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Northeast Florida Green Chamber announces ‘Green Fridays’

The Northeast Florida Green Chamber will have monthly lunch meetings called “Green Fridays.” The first Green Friday meeting for networking and learning about the green business network will be on May 6 at Aloft Tapestry Park.

While Jacksonville companies strive to decrease their environmental impact and improve their green practices, they also have been in need of help to reach their goals. The Northeast Florida chapter will continue the Green Chamber of the South’s mission of supporting sustainability in businesses and innovation and adoption of clean technology.

The Northeast Florida Green Chamber will further develop the strategies used by its parent organization to reach out to potential members. Local monthly events, like Green Fridays, will establish relationships and create a positive environment for sustainable professionals to promote their services and products.  Presiding over the Northeast Florida Green Chamber will be Helen Rake, a principal & investment advisor representative at Collins Capital Management, Inc. Rake believes that Green Fridays meetings will allow local green businesses to continue to grow and prosper on the First Coast.

“It’s exciting to provide this kind of comprehensive forum to local green businesses. The more we come together and learn about each other the easier it is to join forces to put Jacksonville businesses on the fast-track towards sustainability and success. Our goal is to involve local business leaders in the effort to encourage more eco-friendly practices throughout our community starting with their own business. We cannot achieve a truly sustainable City until business leaders throw their considerable clout and influence behind local efforts,” said Rake.

Any business interested in joining the Northeast Florida Green Chamber may contact Helen Rake or visit the Green Chamber of the South. Members can connect on LinkedIn, and members and prospective members can join Facebook and Twitter.


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