Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 95
November 3,  2019


This week we welcome Chris Hand,  former Chief of Staff for Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. Mr. Hand will be speaking to us about his newly revised book, "A Quiet Revolution - the Consolidation of Jacksonville-Duval County and the Dynamics of Urban Political Reform" .

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


Last week we took a break from our regular meeting agenda and enjoyed a wine tasting hosted by Jeanne Maron, owner of The Gifted Cork in St. Augustine. Ms. Maron gave us samples of several excellent wines, paired with a fun and informative game of Wine Trivia! If you weren't there, you missed a great program and will have to wait until next year to have another opportunity. 
Bill Bishop
2019 President

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 on November 13th as SBMC honors Jacksonville's finest at our annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon. At this special meeting we will recognize the Sheriff Department's finest employees of 2019. Sheriff Mike Williams has confirmed his attendance as one of our Guests of Honor. This is a great opportunity for us to show that SBMC Backs the Blue! Pre-register for the meeting  here.


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:

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. This opportunity is FREE and available to you once per year.

We have open spots available in October. If you are interested in being one of our Spotlight Speakers, please contact Mike Best at
For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email


Public Safety Awards - November 13th
Christmas Kids - December 7th
Holiday Party - December 14th

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   

November 6
Fred Allison
DEX Imaging

November 13
Myndi Ziemann
Comcast Spotlight

November 20
Michael Smith
The Benefits Dept. 

Lunch Reservations

Join Our Mailing List