Charlie Barth and previous Film Legacy Award recipients.
September 23, 2011
At the 11th Annual Jacksonville Film Industry Reception, hosted by the city’s Film and Television office, Charlie Barth (photo, first row, center) was honored with the Film Legacy Award that recognizes his achievements and contributions to the local film industry.
A Saft employee oversees the robotic operation.
September 16, 2011
Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, inaugurated the world’s most advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory at the Cecil Commerce Center on the Jacksonville Westside. 

“Having a renowned international company such as Saft choose Jacksonville is a major step in building the economy of tomorrow,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown at the Friday opening. “The new plant gives us high-tech jobs to help put Jacksonville back to work and is a great example of the good that can come from the public and private sectors working together.” 
Smoke hangs over the city of Jacksonville skyline.
September 14, 2011
The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental and Compliance Department issued an air quality alert Tuesday, Sept. 13, due to an excess of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particulate matter. Elevated levels of particulate matter are a result of the wildfires that are burning in adjacent counties.

Teal Deals Certificate Book promotion
September 09, 2011
It really is Go Time, isnt’ it? The Jacksonville Jaguars began their regular season Sunday, Sept. 11, against the Tennessee Titans with no television blackout. 

And there's more Jaguars excitement!

For a limited time, you can purchase the TealDeals certificate book, a $3,000 value of gift certificates from local businesses, for only $50. Previously, only Jaguars season ticket owners could purchase this certificate book so be sure to take advantage of this generous offer. This offer can only be purchased on doubletakedeals.com.

Mayor Alvin Brown enourages Jaguar ticket sales.
September 07, 2011
Mayor Alvin Brown led a crowd of roughly 1,500 business and community leaders on a chant of “no blackouts” during the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual Jaguars Kickoff Luncheon.

“We want to sell out every game,” said Mayor Brown. “My goal is to channel all of our resources to ensure this city and the Jaguars are as successful as possible. We want to be sure that when the Jaguars win, North Florida wins.”

August 22, 2011

The guide has advice on what to do before, during and after a storm, important phone numbers and a disaster supply check list.

Make sure your family and your business have a hurricane and disaster plan in place.  You can find  the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s Business Disaster Plan here.
 


August 19, 2011
Mayor Alvin Brown issued an executive order naming the first Education Commissioner for the City of Jacksonville.

The office is designed to serve as a bridge between City Hall and Duval County Public Schools with a mission to increase graduation rates and better prepare Jacksonville’s youths for the 21st Century job market. The office will have no executive powers over the school system but will serve a crucial supportive function to raise private money and rally community support at a time the schools are facing cutbacks.
August 11, 2011
The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) continues its mosquito-borne illness alert for Duval County. Additional human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern that additional residents will become ill. Duval County has eight confirmed cases of WNV in 2011.

August 04, 2011
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown welcomed an announcement Thursday that Jacksonville was selected as a site for a team in the new North American Lacrosse League (NALL) that begins play in January 2012.  "We are thrilled to welcome the North American Lacrosse League to Jacksonville," he said.  "I have long touted Jacksonville's attraction as a sports hub, and lacrosse will be a wonderful addition to the multiple sports franchises we already have in our city."
July 29, 2011

Mayor Alvin Brown, accompanied by Councilmember Lori Boyer and San Marco business owners, today toured the city’s San Marco Streetscape project and six area small businesses.

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