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Why would you want to participate in Membership Committee?

Gives you full access to meet all new attendees and reason to have individual follow up conversations. (I have made excellent contacts and received referrals doing this activity alone). Excellent exposure, as attendees will get to know you and your company.


To welcome guests at the Lunches and events, introduce them to members, invite them to join, follow up with guests to thank them for attending and encouraging them to join and come again. To promote value of South Council to area businesses/owners; extending personal invitations. To help bolster attendance and retention of current South Council Members. To help grow South Council so that all of our businesses will thrive. To Address the needs of existing members to determine how to help them get the most value from their membership.


Emily ward –


To promote South Council activities to its members and the business community. Coordinate the publication of the e-newsletter. Managed information and updates for the South Council website, Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Help strategically plan new ways to market the South Council to Northeast Florida.


Wendy Hughes – – 904-608-8029

Social/Special Events

The Social Committee plans and coordinates “special events” hosted by South Council, including after-hours mixers, themed parties, and member-hosted affairs.  The intent is to provide a casual setting in which South Council members have the opportunity to get to know each other personally and professionally with the belief that these connections will lead to business growth for our members.


Jason Santoyo – – 904-398-0807

Community Involvement


To plan, coordinate (upon Board approval), and administer community service projects that make a positive impact on our community and gives our members the opportunity to work together and build rapport outside of a professional environment.


Cynthia Kruty – – 904-398-0807

Of Interest

South Council Small Business Leader of the Year

We would like to congratulate Sarah Marie Johnston of Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails as South Council Small Business Leader of the Year and overall Jax Chamber Small Business Leader of the Year!

As the Owner and Marketing Director, Sarah Marie, along with her husband/business partner, Chef Tom Gray, bring the local flavor of Jacksonville to the popular St Johns Town Center shopping and dining center with their acclaimed restaurant, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails. 
Serving “American flavors from coast-to-coast”, Moxie is locally-owned, with carefully-sourced local ingredients, bold design, professional service and a “full circle” sustainable approach to business.   Find Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails at 4972 Big Island Drive next to the Nordstrom Rack and Verizon stores.

To learn more about our Small Business Champion’s restaurant, visit

Sarah Marie Johnston, 2017 South Council SBLY

Sarah Marie Johnston, 2017 South Council SBLY

Upcoming Featured Event

The Jax Chamber South Council and Jax Chamber West Council present the 7th Annual All Council Golf Tournament. 

Come join the West and South COuncils as we host the 7th annual JAX Chamber Councils and Beaches Division Golf Tournament. Enjoy samplings of some of Jacksonville’s best restaurants throughout the course. On-course contests, gross & net winners, drawings, and tons of prizes. Sponsorships are still available for this prestigious event.  

Great networking, great golf, great cause!
Portion of proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida!
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Monday, October 2nd 

REGISTRATION at 10:15 a.m. 

WHERE: Deercreek Country Club

COST: Sponsorships / Golf Packages: 

Title Sponsorship: $6,000

Gold Sponsorship: $3,000

Cart Sponsorship: $2,500

Silver Sponsorship: $2,000

Bronze Sponsorship: $1,500

Foursome + Hole Sponsor, 4 mulligan packages: $800 ($150 discount)

Foursome: $550 ($150 discount) 

Flag / Hole Sponsor: $250

Single Golfer: $150 

Mulligan package: $25 (1 player) 

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunity, please contact William Gibson at or 904-705-8678

Spotlight Speaker

Our Speaker for the November South Council Luncheon is Courtney Woznek, Director of Sales for the Holiday Inn I-295/Baymeadows Events Center Jacksonville. 

“With over 10 years of event planning experience, Courtney helps make any dream come true! From simple business meetings to elegant weddings, we’ve got the talent to exceed your expectations. Every. Single. Time. Courtney’s eye for detail will ensure your event goes flawlessly!”

To learn more about hosting an event with Courtney, join us at our monthly Luncheon at the Deercreek Country Club or reach out to Courtney at  You may also visit the company website at


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