Civic Organization Chair Person’s Message
Since 1932, we have been a local business organization that supports and promotes our southside business community in particular, and Jacksonville as a whole.
Over time, our Club’s mission has grown to include community involvement. Each year, we initiate projects to help provide scholarships, financial donations, goods and services to those who can benefit. From elementary schools students, to military veterans, to single mothers who are getting their lives back on track, SBMC is the oldest and one of the most benevolent local organizations in all of Jacksonville.
In 2015, we expanded our mission to partner with our Club’s non-profit members, to help them achieve their goals. We did this with various projects of their choosing, including: a landscaping project, working on a new house for Habijax, sponsoring local celebrity appearances at fund raisers, assembling and donating care packages for the homeless during the summer heat, providing a free concert at the Jacksonville Landing to thank our military veterans, on Veterans Day, holding a career day expo to help young students learn about life’s career opportunities.
While I am proud of our past accomplishments, there is always more to do. I have the most confidence in President Heatherington’s leadership. He brings a very high level of enthusiasm, organizational skills and professionalism that will help propel SBMC even further.
If you find that giving back to the community is important, If meeting new business contacts and making friends that you want to do business with, is important to you, then you will feel right at home in the Southside Business Men’s Club.
SBMC Chairman, 2016