2017 Partners

Named one of “America’s Best Colleges” in the south for 10 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution. Founded in 1934, JU offers more than 70 majors, including degrees in business, marine science, mathematics, and nursing, as well as those in the more contemporary and specialized fields of aviation, music business, film and animation, sports management, and more. In addition, JU is ranked in the top one percent among Florida’s 400 colleges based on offering the highest lifetime return on investment. For more information, please visit www.ju.edu.

Sight & Sound Productions is proud to have been serving Jacksonville with top-notch event production services since 1987. From corporate meeting planning to conferences, conventions, concerts and festivals, we produce events that leave a lasting impression while providing unmatched customer service. For more information, give us a call at (904) 645-7880 or visit us at www.ssav.net.

For more than 160 years, we have been committed to providing our clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. We are proud of our longstanding history of supporting not only our customers but also our communities, employees and shareholders. Please visit us at www.pnc.com.

Acosta is the sales and marketing powerhouse behind most of the trusted brands seen in stores every day. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., the company provides a range of outsourced sales, marketing and retail merchandising services and solutions throughout the U.S. and Canada. For almost 90 years, Acosta has led the industry in helping consumer packaged goods companies move products off shelves and into shoppers’ baskets. For more information, please visit www.acosta.com.

Under the leadership of Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan and his family, the Jaguars Foundation continues to be a national leader in professional sports philanthropy. The Jaguars are committed to giving back and serving a community that has shown incredible support for the team during its first 22 years.  Alongside Florida Blue, the official Jaguars Community Partner, the Foundation works closely with our partners and donors who help support local issues and programs that are important to our community’s progress and well-being. We work diligently to help ensure that each home, child, veteran and organization has the necessary tools and resources to aid in their advancement. At the core of the Jaguars’ mission, it is our responsibility to strive for excellence on the football field and in the “field of life.”

THE PLAYERS Championship annually combines the best field in golf with the world-class venue that is THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Morgan Stanley, PwC and Optum are the exclusive Proud Partners of THE PLAYERS. Proceeds from THE PLAYERS benefit Northeast Florida charities and have totaled more than $84 million since the event moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1977, including a record $8.5 million generated in 2016. In April 2011, THE PLAYERS announced a new charitable focus, committing to generate $50 million for youth-related charities over 10 years. For more on THE PLAYERS and the surrounding area, visit www.THEPLAYERSChampionship.com or www.floridashistoriccoast.com.

Partnership for Child Health is a coalition of pediatricians and child health organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children in Northeast Florida. The Partnership seeks to engage the expertise and dedication of the entire child health community — working to improve health outcomes for children with special health care needs and those at-risk by improving access to and quality of health services. Making a difference in the community begins by fulfilling the rights of all children to optimal health and well-being. Partnership for Child Health has had the privilege of doing just that since 1993 through effective child advocacy in the domains of clinical care, system development and the generation of relevant public policy. Please visit www.partnershipforchildhealth.org.

CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 190 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike.  More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com.

At JEA, our mission is to energize our community through high-value energy and water solutions. We provide essential services to our community that literally make life possible for everyone who lives, works and even visits Jacksonville.  Our vision focuses on two things: customers and community. Specifically our vision states that JEA is a premier service provider, valued asset and vital partner in advancing our community. For more information, visit www.jea.com.

“G.E.T.” is a group of kindhearted creatives based in Jacksonville; who specialize in branding, design, print, web, video & marketing campaigns. For more information, please visit www.GetEmTiger.com or follow us at @getgetemtiger.

“If  Simon Sinek, Tony Robbins, Tim Gunn & Cee Lo created a company together, it would be Get Em’ Tiger.”

Gresham, Smith and Partners provides design and consulting solutions for the built environment that contribute to the success of national and international clients. For more than 45 years, GS&P has focused on enhancing quality of life and sustainability within our communities. GS&P consists of industry-leading professionals practicing architecture and engineering design as well as scientists and highly specialized strategic and management consultants in Aviation, Corporate and Urban Design, Environmental Services, Federal, Healthcare, Industrial, Land Planning, Transportation and Water Resources. GS&P consistently ranks among the top architecture and engineering firms in the world. For more information, please visit www.greshamsmith.com.

JAX Bridges, a program of the JAX Chamber Entrepreneurial Growth Division, makes the connections from small- and medium- sized companies to larger corporations that provide the game- changing opportunities business owners need to thrive. For more information, please visit www.jaxbridges.com.

Florida Blue is a leader in Florida’s health care industry. Its mission is to help people and communities achieve better health. Florida Blue serves more than 5 million health care members, and nearly 18 million people in 12 states are served through its affiliated companies. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.FloridaBlue.com.

Wells Fargo Private Bank is one of the nation’s leading providers of financial services to high-net-worth individuals and families.  Each client receives a dedicated relationship manager who works to understand the client’s unique situation. Based on the client’s needs and goals, the relationship manager coordinates a team of specialists who together create a tailored, comprehensive wealth management plan. The wide range of custom solutions and services we offer to help clients achieve their goals includes wealth planning, private banking, trust services, investments, and insurance. Learn more at www.wellsfargo.com/the-private-bank.

Stop At Nothing helps leaders strengthen, revitalize and align their organizations to create a long lasting, positive impact by offering management consulting, team building and executive coaching services. Our mission is to ignite the potential of leaders, teams and organizations so that they can innovate, inspire and thrive in a rapidly changing and competitive world. For more information, please visit www.stopatnothing.com.

At Pet Paradise, we offer the ultimate pet boarding, day camp and grooming experience for your pet. Our attentive staff is passionate about pets and will go the extra mile to ensure that your pet has a safe and enjoyable time with us. Whether it’s making a splash in our signature bone-shaped pool or relaxing in their private suite, Pet Paradise promises to create a memorable stay for your pet while giving you peace of mind knowing your pet is in a safe, clean and fun environment. Visit www.petparadiseresort.com for more information.

Crawford Investment Counsel, Inc. is an independent investment firm focused on providing attractive total investment return through high-quality, income-producing securities. Crawford Investment Counsel, Inc. is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. More information about Crawford’s advisory services can be found in its Form ADV which is available upon request. For more information, please visit www.crawfordinvestment.com.

Spout Analytics helps organizations to leverage the power of Big Data and analytics, in order to turn data into insights. Spout’s domain expertise and flexible engagement models empower the businesses to meet their technological and business objectives related to data and Analytics. Spout’s expertise in Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Self Service, Elasticity, Multi-Tenancy is being deployed in  Healthcare, Retail, Financial and other sectors. For more information, please visit www.spoutanalytics.com.

Iconic Real Estate Investments is a small-scale real estate developer specializing in the underwriting, structuring, development, and management of commercial real estate projects in the Northeast Florida market. As a father and son team, Iconic represents multiple generations of Jacksonville striving together to make our city a better place to live, work, and play through the creation of vibrant places. With a focus on cultivating long-term partnerships and a concentration in unique urban infill and adaptive re-use projects, Iconic services an extensive network of high-net-worth investors through strategic planning, innovative thinking, and a passion for the business of real estate.
For more information, please visit www.iconicrei.com.

Pajcic & Pajcic

The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic specializes in representing individuals and families who have suffered a serious personal injury or wrongful death because of the fault of others. We take pride in our service – attentive, personal service to our clients and caring public service to our community and nation. For more information, please visit www.pajcic.com.

For 40 years, US Assure has been a trusted partner for insurance organizations. We exclusively manage, distribute and service the nation’s number one builders risk program insured by Zurich, and other property insurance products. Backed by an insightful, responsive and genuine team, insurance agents and brokers around the country rely on us for access to course of construction protection for new, remodeling and installation projects. US Assure is committed to helping our partners realize new opportunities, grow revenue and, ultimately, assure success. For more information, please visit www.usassure.com.

ChaoLogix is dedicated to enhancing the performance of the next generation of integrated circuits. It aims to provide cutting edge technology solutions for embedded security and low-power applications. The Company’s first product, ChaoSecureTM, exploits its breakthrough technology to drastically reduce the threat of side channel attacks, which can bypass traditional security measures making hardware vulnerable to hackers. By addressing the threat at the core, ChaoSecure fundamentally increases security without compromising performance. For more information, please visit www.chaologix.com.


Centerstage Entertainment and Event Rentals is North Florida’s Premier resource for all of your special event, entertainment and rental needs. From themed events to custom centerpieces, staging to lighting, tents to tables, and many more, Centerstage Entertainment and Event Rentals will find the perfect way to transform your event into the one that brings smiles to your guests’ faces for many years. Please visit us at www.cseefla.com or call us at 904-249-3729 for more information.

Simple, cost-effective solutions for tax compliance, payroll services and employee management. Greenshades thrives on tackling challenges and solving payroll problems so you can focus on more important things–your products, services, and customers. For more than 20 years Greenshades has led the way, creating solutions to make running your business easier. Thousands of businesses use Greenshades every day for payroll and employee management, and the confidence of being fully compliant with all payroll tax filing rules and deadlines. For more information, please visit www.greenshades.com.

MyndVR is a healthcare company delivering Virtual Reality solutions to long-term care facilities, home-health care providers and directly to senior consumers. The company is intelligently curating a vast library of VR content creating an innovative genre of recreational and prescriptive therapies. MyndVR offers a promising future into cognitive health and wellness for our dynamic, aging population. Visit myndvr.com for more information.

For over two decades, Barbara Colaciello has written, directed, produced, and performed socially engaged theater that contributes to vital conversations in the Jacksonville community. Her studio, BABS’LAB, located at the CoRK Arts District North, is a place for experimentation, training, and performance, a place where the community comes together to witness work that uplifts, breaks barriers, and crosses lines. Through the practice of storytelling, she engages performers and audiences in examining complex themes in much more nuanced ways than our local and national discourses often allow. Her company Improv to the Rescue specializes in experiential and creative learning to enhance leadership and communication skills through workshops, classes, and coaching. Visit www.barbaracolaciello.com for more information.

As the largest CPA firm based in the Southern U.S., DHG combines deep industry experience, comprehensive accounting and advisory services and a strong commitment to personal service. Our passion for our clients’ success has fueled the development of dedicated practice groups, each immersed in a specific industry and offering comprehensive solutions that go far beyond traditional accounting services. Although every business and each engagement is unique, our mission remains the same—to build valuable careers for our people and help our clients achieve their goals. For more information, please visit: www.dhgllp.com.

Visit Jacksonville is the Convention and Visitors Bureau, or the official tourism office, for the city of Jacksonville, Florida. Our organization markets the destination’s 22 miles of white-sandy beaches, downtown riverfront hotels, natural preserves, first-class meeting venues and waterfront dining experiences to visitors, travel media and groups all over the world. Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with over 840 square miles. The “River City by The Sea”, is also home to the largest urban park system in the nation with seven state parks, three national parks, a natural and historic preserve and dozens of city parks and gardens. Jacksonville is constantly recognized as one of the Top 25 Big Cities for Arts in the Nation for its top world-class museums and cultural centers. Visit Jacksonville supports a vital and growing component of the local economy, generating $2.2 billion in direct and indirect economic impact annually and supporting 22,000 jobs that span every sector of the economy.  For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to www.VisitJacksonville.com

More than 8 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp. Our features and integrations allow you to send marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns. And our detailed reports help you keep improving over time. MailChimp has been around since 2001. We started as a side project funded by various web-development jobs. Now we send more than 600 million emails a day. We love seeing businesses start small, fund themselves with paying projects, and build up a strong API, so that’s how we run MailChimp. We create products and features that empower our customers to grow. For more information, please visit www.mailchimp.com.