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Chamber honors outgoing leaders, welcomes new

The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce honored the past and celebrated the future with 300 community leaders today at its annual City Council Appreciation Luncheon.

Leaders recognized the outgoing City Council members and Mayor Peyton’s dedication to the business community while welcoming new members and Mayor-elect Alvin Brown.

“We have everything we need to take this city to the next level,” said Mayor-elect Alvin Brown. “There is no problem we cannot solve if we work together.”

As the keynote speaker, Mayor-elect Alvin Brown’s message highlighted key issues including the budget, education and public safety. Noting the port as a $19 billion economic engine, Brown spoke of the importance of job creation and his plans for economic development.

“I want to put Jacksonville back to work,” Brown said. “I want to work with the port and small businesses, and I believe we should have a thriving downtown.”

“We are sincerely grateful to the Council members and Mayor Peyton for their unwavering support of the business community during a challenging economic time,” said Hugh Greene, CEO of Baptist Health System and Chamber Chair. “We look forward to working with the new Mayor and City Council to create jobs and enhance the quality of life in Northeast Florida.”


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