Visit Jacksonville events are the best way to network with your fellow partners and learn more about new trends and need to know info for the visitor industry. Mark your calendars for these great upcoming events!
Partner Benefits Refresher
Partner Benefits Refresher (PBR) allows for networking and Partners to refresh themselves of the services Visit Jacksonville offers and how they can get the most out of their Partnership. Website training follows. This event takes place from 8:30-11:00 a.m. at Partner businesses. Free event to Partners.
Visit Jacksonville for Breakfast & Partner Signature Events
All Partners are encouraged to attend Visit Jacksonville for Breakfast & Special Events. Visit Jacksonville is there to answer any questions or get suggestions from you, our Partners. There is networking time at the start of these events. Networking: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9-10 a.m. at Partner businesses, unless noted differently in the invitation. Free event, unless noted. Topic descriptions on the following page.
*Please note dates and times are subject to change at the discretion and need of the Visit Jacksonville Team, please check the calendar regularly.
July 24, 2014: Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Topic: International Pageants International Business Networking Event
The International Pageant System will be hosting two pageants in Jacksonville this summer. The Mrs. International Pageant showcases the accomplishments of married women with a week of events in Jacksonville leading up to the competition on July 25 and 26. The Miss/Miss Teen International Pageant is the premiere pageant for the young women and will be held from July 28-August 3! Both competitions will be held at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
This is a huge win for Jacksonville as the pageants have been in Skokie, IL just outside of Chicago for the past 10 years and have booked Jacksonville for 2014-2016. To celebrate, Visit Jacksonville is co-sponsoring a business networking reception with Global Jax, Jacksonville Aviation Authority, Indo US Chamber of Commerce, and the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday July 24 at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel to meet and greet with the contestants in the Mrs. International Pageant. The event is free to attend; complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will also be provided. A silent auction featuring personally selected items from the contestants will be available to bid on-all proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association-First Coast!
July 31, 2014: Morocco Shrine Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration, 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Topic: Improving revenue management… Building strategy for your marketing and sales efforts… Increasing your bottom line
Presenter: Laurie Kopstad, Visit Jacksonville
August 21, 2014: Deercreek Country Club
Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Topic: Partner Benefits Refresher
Partner Benefits Refresher (PBR) allows for networking and Partners to refresh themselves of the services Visit Jacksonville offers and how they can get the most out of their Partnership. Website training follows. Free event to Partners.
September 17, 2014: Prime Osborn Convention Center
Destination Celebration Annual Meeting
October 23, 2014: TBD
Topic: Committee Summit (invite only!)
For more information about any of these events, please contact Caitlin Mauney.
Local Experts | All Blogs
Blogs by Kacie Couch
May 29, 2014 4:56 pm EDT
“What a strange looking bird!” exclaimed the bearded man as we looked up at the helicopter flying overhead. It was a beautiful day in July and we were standing outside. I was wearing a sundress that came down to my knees and he was decked out in a woolen long-sleeved uniform. In JULY… In Florida. This was right after he called me a “jezebel,” no less.
Blogs by Gary Sass
July 16, 2014 5:24 pm EDT
Where can you find the best volunteer lifeguards in the world? Just go to Jacksonville Beach and look for the iconic white tower (a.k.a. “The Peg”) along the ocean. This is home for the American Red Cross Life Saving Corps.
May 02, 2014 9:17 am EDT
May is a month teeming with excitement in Jacksonville. There are many historical events which happened in May and the weather is optimal for the outdoor celebrations.
April 04, 2014 2:19 pm EDT
One Spark, the World’s Crowdfunding festival, kicks off this year on Wednesday, April 9 for a five-day event. Within the participating 20 square blocks of Downtown, many One Spark venues are historic treasures. Here’s a few to enjoy as you support your favorite creators.
Blogs by Captain Dave Sipler
July 10, 2014 3:31 pm EDT
Hello Anglers! Summer has been here for quit a while in N.E. Florida. Most of you don't really care what month the calendar says. As a fisherman, I call it summer when the Spanish Mackerel show up at the inlet. And that happened back in May!
May 29, 2014 5:01 pm EDT
Hello Folks, Captain Dave Sipler here.....I'm going to tell you all about Jacksonville's fishing opportunities every month for the next six months.
Blogs by Denise Reagan
July 01, 2014 12:01 pm EDT
Theater is a serious year-round pastime in Northeast Florida.
May 29, 2014 5:06 pm EDT
My passion for the arts started as a child with frequent visits to Jacksonville museums, theaters, and other cultural institutions. I can’t wait to share all the great cultural activities going on throughout Northeast Florida.
Blogs by Void Magazine
July 10, 2014 4:55 pm EDT
Out with the old, in with the bold! Bold Bean Coffee Roasters has just opened its second location in South Jacksonville Beach, ironically where the old Starbucks was located. Bold Bean specializes in handmade, single-origin coffee, espresso beverages, craft beer and a community-orientated atmosphere.
June 10, 2014 5:31 pm EDT
What makes a restaurant romantic? If you’re not sure, you probably ought to ask someone female. When I asked my husband for his suggestions for this article, he said, “Is Guzzle Pipes and Gutty Works open yet?” Having an excellent beer list is not usually high on the list of most women’s romance requirements.
June 02, 2014 12:02 pm EDT
We all love a nice summer night with friends and a cool beer our hand. This list will be your locally-brewed beer guide for the summer, no matter the occasion.