Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 81
July 28,  2019


This week we welcome speaker Carrie Ann Gaines, former  personal training contractor to the military for the Department of Defense. Ms. Gaines will be speaking about her new calling as a child safety advocate and her creation of "A Safe Pack" backpack inserts!

To view future Guest Speakers and Events, please visit our  Upcoming Events Calendar!


Last week we welcomed Jaguars Champions Club Manager, Jeff Fingland. Mr. Fingland spoke of the Jags' upcoming season and the improvements Mr. Kahn continues to make with our great city's growth and development in mind! There are many exciting changes expected in the coming years! 

Don't forget the Celebration of Life to honor our friend Steve Johnston is next Wednesday, July 31st. If you would like to contribute to our donation fund to assist his wife, Elizabeth with the funeral costs, please visit our  GoFundMe page. 

Walter Smith
2019 1st Vice President

We have revised our Membership Competition!
 Be sure to invite you friends and colleagues for your 
chance to win!

 A prize of $1000 will be awarded to the person who brings in the most new members for THE YEAR, with a minimum of three. Any new members you have sponsored up until this point will still count!

For more information, contact Walter Smith:

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!


One of the benefits of being a member is getting five minutes to do a spotlight about yourself, your business, or anything else you want to talk about including events you are promoting.

We have open spots available in July and August! If you are interested in being one of our Spotlight Speakers, please contact Mike Best at
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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   

July 31
Celebration of Life
No Spotlight

August 7
Joe Vickers
New Neighbors

August 14
Roy Shimp
Shimp Sign & Design

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