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Featured Programs and Events

JWBC hosts the ATHENA International, National Leadership Award Luncheon

Join us, Thursday, October 18, 2018. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bella Sera, 919 King Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Complimentary valet service will be available.  Seats are filling fast, reserve your seat today.

Special Keynote speaker, Martha Mertz, Founder, ATHENA International.  Meet National Leadership Award recipient, Bonnie Carroll,  President and Founder of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

Learn about Martha’s eight principles of the ATHENA Leadership Model and her journey in creating the internationally acclaimed program. You will also meet Bonnie Carroll and her incredible story as she turned the tragic death of her husband, Brigadier General Tom Carroll, into the national non-profit 501(c)3 veterans service organization, TAPS.

Sponsorships are available for this event.  Contact Kathy Bolesworth at 904.366.6633 or

Tickets are $45 per person and $350 for a table of 8.  To register click here

To read more about Martha and Bonnie, click here

Marketing Matters Enrolling Now!!

Marketing covers a broad number of topics in the areas of design, strategy, and technology. Under the Marketing Matters umbrella, the JWBC is able to offer a variety of workshops and events aimed at enriching the education of the business owner with modern, implementable tools.

The topics of brand development, marketing strategy, public relations, website development, social media, and much more are covered as participants are guided through the development of an immediately executable marketing plan unique to their projected business goals.

Ideal participants are aspiring and existing women business owners.

All classes are Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon, in the BBVA Compass Bank training room, located inside the JAX Chamber, 3 Independent Drive, JAX 32202.  The only deviation will be November 14, we will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Hadlow Board room on the third floor, due to internal room availability.  Dates are:

  • October 24
  • October 31 (Happy Halloween!!)
  • November 7
  • November 14 (time and room change, this week only, see above)
  • SKIP the week of Thanksgiving
  • November 28

In addition to class time, you will each get a private, one–hour, one-on-one with our facilitator.  With her help you each will develop a 90 day marketing plan so you can step into 2019 prepared to start the year off with a bang! You will be assigned a mentor at the end of the program for three months, with the expectation of six hours of counseling over that time period.

One last added perk, tentatively we will be doing a video shoot December 5, where each of you can do a pitch for your business.  It will be edited and you will each receive a 30 second video clip you can use on your website or in social media.

Cost: $200 per person.  If you need a payment plan, do not register online, but contact Kathy Bolesworth, 904.366.6633, directly and we can work that out.  Otherwise, the link to register and pay is

I hope you  will consider joining us. As a former participant said this morning, “It is worth every penny!”

Customer Development ONE DAY Program

The Customer Development program, a truly revolutionary program to the Northeast Florida area, will teach business owners the practice of gaining customer insights to generate, test, and optimize ideas for products and services that provide the value that customers seek. In turn, this will cre­ate a more profitable business model and ultimately position the enterprise for growth and success.

Participants will:

  • Learn the Customer Journey Canvas Model and apply it to their enterprises
  • Understand the principles that guide the Customer Development Model
  • Learn how to develop and implement customer creation processes
  • Master the strategies for acquiring and retaining customers
  • Expand their mindset
  • Strengthen their confidence
  • Receive the guidance and support throughout the customer development journey
  • Receive confirmation that the strategies learned are working through customer feedback

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, BBVA Compass Bank Room, first floor, JAX Chamber, 3 Independent Drive, JAX, 32202,                            9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,  $150 per person, includes all workshop materials and lunch.

Register and pay here:

Contact:  904.366.6623 or mobile: 904.495.3748

** NOTE: When you register for a JWBC program or event, photography, audio, and video recording may occur.  By registering, you acknowledge these may be used to promote future JWBC programs or events, and you release JWBC, its employees from any liability and waive all rights connected with the use of photos, videos or audio recordings. Question or concerns?  Call 904.366.6600x 7795.**

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The JAX Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1978 and serves Northeast Florida in funding workforce development, leadership and entrepreneurial education programs in support of long-term regional prosperity.


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