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!
Take a coffee break with Visit Jacksonville’s Marketing Team!
The Marketing and Research team at Visit Jacksonville would love for you to join us for a chat on this August! We will be available to brainstorm with you one-on-one the best ways your business could be offereing packages to consumers on visitjacksonville.com.We want to show you all the amazing things we are doing for you, come tell us how your business is doing over a cup of joe! If you are unable to attend, we would be more than happy to set up a special time to meet with you.
We hope you will join us, Sarah Gibson, Interactive Marketing Specialist and Laurie Kopstad, Research, Reporting and Analytics Manager for Coffee & Conversation!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 l 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Bold Bean Coffee l 2400 3rd Street S, Suite 201 l Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 l 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Panera Bread Company l 13271 City Station Drive l Jacksonville, 32218
Thursday, August 7, 2014 l 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Location: Panera Bread Company l 4720 Town Crossing Drive l Jacksonville, FL 32246
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 l 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Panera Bread Company l 8635 Blanding Blvd l Jacksonville, 32244
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 l 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Panera Bread Company l 1615 Hendricks Ave l Jacksonville, FL 32207
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.
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
Join Visit Jacksonville as we celebrate our destination’s victories and discover new reasons to love our city. Jacksonville has a great story to tell, come experience the story at Destination Celebration: Wave of Impact
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Location: Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Time: 11-11:45 a.m. Registration and networking
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Program
Cost: $35 per person Click here to Register or a table of 8 for $250 Click here to register for a table of 8
Due to food and beverage guarantees, if you RSVP and do not attend you will be billed the full amount. Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to the event.
October 23, 2014: TBD
Topic: Committee Summit (invite only!)
For more information about any of these events, please contact Caitlin Mauney.
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Blogs by Kacie Couch
July 30, 2014 5:02 pm EDT
When you think of a pink bird, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For most people, it would be a flamingo. The flamingo is a very beautiful (and very pink) bird, but it is not a local species to say the least. Lucky for us, we have our own species of pink bird wading in our North Florida waters!
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
August 13, 2014 11:05 am EDT
“On location in Jacksonville”, has been part of movie production history for over one hundred years. From the silent movie era to today’s modern films, it is entertaining to watch scenes with Jacksonville in the background.
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
August 05, 2014 1:58 pm EDT
July was, and August will be too..... Teeth Month, aboard Capt Dave's Jettywolf. From Barracuda's to Sharks, it's all about "Sport Fishing" for the BIG ONES!
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.