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JAX Chamber expands efforts to enhance Downtown Jacksonville; welcomes Allegretti

The JAX Chamber welcomes Tony Allegretti as the Director of Downtown Engagement, a newly-created position focused specifically on enhancing the urban core and engaging members in Downtown activities.

A local entrepreneur and Downtown advocate, Allegretti will lead the Chamber’s Downtown initiatives and streamline efforts to enhance the urban core. Reporting to JAX Chamber Vice President of Operations, Anna Valent, he will collaborate with other Downtown-focused entities, such as Downtown Vision and the City of Jacksonville, to promote and implement activities that attract more residents and visitors to the urban core.

Allegretti has 15 years’ experience in business, marketing and public relations. He was most recently a senior consultant at Keymer, a corporate affairs consulting firm. Allegretti is a partner of Gallery Restaurant Group LLC, which includes Burrito Gallery Downtown, Burrito Gallery at EverBank Field, Burrito Gallery Express at Jacksonville Beach and Uptown Market in Springfield. He is the founding director of the Riverside Arts Market and First Wednesday Art Walk. Art Walk’s economic impact since 2003 is estimated at $10 million.


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