Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 66
April 14,  2019


This week we welcome Don Fox, Chief Executive Officer of Firehouse Subs.   Mr. Fox is a restaurant industry veteran with 45 years of experience, whose first job was scrubbing pots and pans at the dish sink of a local Italian restaurant in NJ. He's come quite a long way since! A frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences and universities, this will be one you won't want to miss!

Last week we welcomed Mark Missigman, John Maxwell Team Certified Coach. Mr. Missigman spoke about the "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" and how you can insure success through effective, intelligent and strong leadership that influences people to perform at their best. As John Maxwell says "Leadership is influence; nothing more, nothing less".

Bill Bishop
2019 President
Due to the upcoming renovations to San Jose Country Club, we will be temporarily changing the venue for our weekly luncheons. Beginning in June of this year, we will attend our regular meetings at the beautiful Epping-Forest Yacht & Country Club. More details to come as the date approaches! 

The competition for second quarter has begun!
 Be sure to invite you friends and colleagues for your 
chance to win!
 A prize of $250 will be awarded quarterly to the person who brings in the most new members for that period, with a minimum of three. 
For more information, contact Walter Smith:

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to donate and help out the club's fundraising! Be at the meeting THIS WEDNESDAY when one lucky raffle ticket is drawn!
Ticket prices are $20 and we are currently up to over 25 bottles!!
Purchase tickets now for your chance to win some excellent wine selections!! Our drawing will be Wednesday, April 17th! Please contact Michael Best: 
to purchase your tickets or for further details 

Bring a bottle to the meeting as your contribution for the raffle.  Don't forget to attach your business card to get mentioned!

Our next Meet-A-Member event will be hosted by Hank Duckworth of Hank Duckworth Construction Company! Join us on Thursday, April 18th from 5:30 - 7:30.

Location: 844 Whitlock Ave, Suite 200
 Jacksonville, FL 32211

For more information contact Hank at or 904-783-8384.

Meet-A-Members are an excellent way to network and showcase your business! We still have open dates available, but they will fill up quickly! If you are interested in hosting a Meet-A-Member event, please contact Steve Gibbert at 904-448-3347 or by e-mail at   

Don't delay. Sign up soon!

Join us Friday, April 19th at The Golf Club at South Hampton!

This course is designed to offer every golfer the appropriate risk/reward situations that challenge the experienced player and offer encouragement to the novice. Sixteen large lakes and over 60 contoured bunkers, in combination with meticulous landscaping, provide players with a superbly conditioned facility. The distinctive layout will test shot-making abilities and require the use of every club in the bag.

Won't You Join Us? 
When:  Friday April 19th 2019

Where:  The Golf Club at South Hampton
 315 South Hampton Club Way, St. Augustine, FL 32092

First Tee Time: 11:03 am (9 minutes between)

Cost: $40 Includes Green fee/ Cart fee and Range Balls

Reserve Your Tee Time
You may reserve your tee time by contacting the SBMC Golf Chair Matt Vallez at If you are registering for a foursome, please include the names of all your members.   

Blind Draw
Looking forward to meeting you in person at the bar to collect your $5 for the blind draw. 

Do you have a question about the event? Email

YAP Barbeque
The Annual YAP BBQ is upon Us!!!!  We Need your Help!!!!

We are in need of Sponsors to help the students of Pine Forest Elementary School. 

Location:   3929 Grant Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32207

All proceeds go to help pay the bus fares for the Safety Patrol students' trip to Washington, DC. NO Student left behind!

Sponsorships are $200 and include the benefit of having your company name on the banner and students' T-shirts at the event and in the meeting hall on April 24th!
The club will have BBQ tickets for sale at $10.00 each. This is a great meal for a great cause!
We are also in need of volunteers for the dinner on April 25 th. This will include setting up the tent and serving dinners with a choice of two shifts: 12pm-3pm or 3pm-6pm. 

If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering, please contact Fred Allison at:

SBMC Car Show
Our Annual Car Show will be held on May 11th from 10am - 3pm.

We've changed our location this year to 
Obi's Garage 54 located at 6500 Bowden Road Ste #300, Jacksonville, FL 32216. 
Be sure to check out their website:

This is sure to be an event that you won't want to miss! We look forward to seeing you there!

For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email

Thanks to our  
Club Sponsors

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Jon Hill & Jeanne Peterson
Ameriprise Financial Services

Silver Level

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor and seeing your company's logo here, please contact Jon Hill at:

Spotlight Speakers   

April 17
Matt Vallez
Florida Forklift Supply

April 24
Safety Patrol 
No Spotlight Speaker

May 1
Adam Canni
Performance Wrapz

Lunch Reservations

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