Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 87, Issue 29
June 24,  2020

This week we welcome Chad Sorenson, President of Adaptive HR Solutions as he speaks to us of employment issues regarding Covid-19.

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

This week we welcomed Ray Driver, Jax Chamber Chair Elect as he spoke to us of what the Chamber has been working to accomplish during the past few months, regarding Covid-19 and social unrest. The Chamber has also voted unanimously to support Duval County Schools sales tax, which over the next 15 years will raise the money for much needed renovations and new schools. Mr. Driver also  spoke of Jacksonville hosting the Republican National Convention and how this is a great opportunity for Jacksonville to be put on the national radar. As he says, with great challenges come great opportunities!

Walter Smith
2020 President


Tickets for our Annual Wine Raffle are frozen at $15! We have collected 33 bottles so far with more wine donated weekly! To purchase a ticket online please click here

We have selected a new drawing date of July 15 for one lucky winner!
If you would like to donate a bottle, please contact Fred Allison at!

For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email

Let's go fishing!

The annual SBMC fishing trip is coming up fast, and is  almost SOLD OUT!  We will head offshore on Saturday, July 18th, from 8am to 4pm.  This trip is always so much fun, and we can take up to 45 people. Friends and family are welcome!

Cost is $100, covers your license, bait & tackle, a crew to take care of you, a boxed lunch, soft drinks, water and BEER for ALL DAY!

Sign up now, this trip sells out every year! We'd also like to thank our sponsors we have this year:
Mark Geil Photography - Lunch Sponsor
Woody Sitterson with Florida Mortgage Corp - Lunch Sponsor
Angelo Volpe with CVSN - Beer Sponsor
Ken Petsch with Apollo Packaging - Beer Sponsor
Jepp Walter with Marlin Technology - Beer Sponsor
Frank Wallmeyer with Standard Feed & Seed - Beer Sponsor
Ken Dean with Compass Group - Water Sponsor
If you have any questions, or want to grab one of the few remaining spots, email or call JeppWalter: 904-838-8400

To register, please visit our website!

Join us for a Meet A Member hosted by Frank Wallmeyer of Standard Seed & Feed! 

Cost: $5 - tickets can be purchased at our regular meetings or online here.

When: July 16 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: 1236 Kings Road
      Jacksonville, FL 3220

Do you want to showcase your company and build strong relationships with SBMC members and grow your business? 
If the answer is yes, then you should host a Meet-A- Member at your place of business.
If you are interested in hosting a Meet-A- Member at your business, pick your preferred month, then contact Past President
Angelo Volpe at (904) 891-8032 or email

As you know, there have been difficult times as of late and many have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the spirit of "Members Helping Members", we would like to assist with finding jobs for those who have fallen on hard times. If you have a job opening that you would like to have posted on our website and in our weekly newsletter, please send that information to

Let's all do what we can to help our fellow members get back on track!
Special Thanks to Our Club Sponsors: 

Gold Level

Silver Level


Sponsor Spots Available!

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

Spotlight Speakers

If you were scheduled to be a spotlight speaker during our closure and would like to sign up for a new date, please contact Fred Allison at


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