Membership Resources

Everything you need to know about being an active member of the Mandarin Council.

Why join the Mandarin Council?

The obvious reason is to be around other like-minded business people who are interested in doing business together. Mandarin Council is all that plus these exciting benefits:

  • Opportunities to help the community
  • Reduced lunch prices
  • Participation in trade shows
  • Opportunity to display your company material monthly on the information table
  • Spotlight Speaker opportunities
  • Small Business Leader of the Year

Want to join the Mandarin Council?

First, in order to join the Mandarin Council, you or your employer has to be a JAX Chamber member. If your employer is a Chamber member, you are entitled to the same benefits as the member business. Once your membership is set joining the Mandarin Council is easy. The cost is just $35.

You can become a JAX Chamber member and a Mandarin Council member by:

All Council Power Lunches

All council members are eligible to participate in smaller Power Lunch events. If you are interested in facilitating a Power Lunch for the Mandarin Council, please reach out to the Board of Directors for availability.

Power Lunch Etiquette:
Have a scheduling conflict? Simply go online to cancel your seat and feel free to sign up for a more convenient time.

Want to attend multiple power lunches? Power Lunches thrive when you meet new people, so please sign up for no more than two per month. Then, invest time in effective one-on-one follow up meetings.

Spotlight Speaker Information

The Spotlight Speaker program gives Mandarin Council Members the opportunity to showcase their business to the Mandarin Council membership.


  • Five minutes to speak at the lunch meeting in front of our attendees
  • Recognition in the related email marketing newsletters
  • Recognition on the Mandarin Council website
  • Display table dedicated to your company material
  • Ability to exclusively place company material on all place settings at lunch tables


  • The cost of the Spotlight Speaker is $35


  • Click here to pay. Dates will be assigned once payment is received.
  • Once the date has been determined, please forward the following information to George Danforth at 352-702-2081 or by email at
    • Company Logo
    • A short bio of the person who will be the Spotlight Speaker
    • A brief informational paragraph, which will be used to introduce the speaker at the meeting
    • Company URL
    • Headshot of speaker

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We'd love to hear from you. Use our contact form to send a message to the Board of Directors.