Issue 13, March 26th

Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting Emily Lisska as our guest speaker. Emily is the executive director at the Jacksonville Historical Society and she shared some interesting facts about Jacksonville and our club, specifically. St. Elmo “Chick” Acosta and John T. Alsop Jr. made significant contributions to our city, and according to historical records, SBMC was directly involved in honoring these two men by organizing the official naming process and dedication of the two Jacksonville bridges which they are named after.

This week we’ll hear from Ken Babby and his plans for our city’s minor league baseball team, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

See you Wednesday!

Bill Bishop 
2nd Vice President

Issue 12, March 19th

We received some great workforce talent insight from last week’s guest speaker, Dolly Penland. Dolly is an award-winning journalist and hiring specialist. She shared some in-depth industry statistics as well as general strategies for attracting and maintaining the right employee in today’s workforce. Dolly expounded on other aspects of workforce talent, such as nurturing the right leadership strengths for your team or individual and reducing turnover. Dolly also spoke about the common differences in generational work styles (Traditional, Boomers, Gen-X, Millennial). It was all very interesting!
Our speaker this week is Emily Lisska, Executive Director of the Jacksonville Historical Society. I guarantee you’ll learn something new about our city’s past.


See you Wednesday! 


Julie Clements 

2017 SBMC President

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