General Membership Meetings

Economic Development Director to brief StAR members on county growth

Melissa Glasgow, Director of Economic Development for St. Johns County will be the July Program Speaker for the StAR Council on July 18th at 6 p.m. Members and guests are welcomed to attend at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Historic St. Augustine, 116 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.  Glasgow will update the group on current and emerging business development in the county.

Melissa S. Glasgow serves as the Director of Economic Development for St. Johns County, FL. She is the first person to hold this position and began her work with the County in 2011. As the lead for the County’s primary designated economic development organization, Glasgow coordinates overall economic development efforts in St. Johns County and works closely with the Chambers of Commerce, Industrial Development Authority, Enterprise Florida and other partners to attract new businesses to St. Johns County, as well as support existing businesses.

She is a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), CORENet Global, NAIOP, CREWJAX and Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), among other organizations. She also serves on the University of North Florida’s Small Business Development Center Advisory Council, and is a graduate of Leadership St. Johns.

 

 

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
116 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
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July 18, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Local Entrepreneur, Jay Owen, to talk with StAR Council about “Hitting the Digital Marketing Target”

Jay Owen, owner of Design Extensions, will be the guest speaker for the StAR Council program meeting for the June program. He will speak about “Hitting the Digital Marketing Target” on June 20th.

Jay founded Design Extensions, a digital marketing agency, at the age of 17. He’s grown the business for almost 20 years and loves helping others grow their business through digital marketing. When he’s not working on the company, he’s usually spending time with his wife of 14 years and their five children. Jay is a long time resident of St. Johns County.

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
116 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

June 20, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Gen Anderson Talks About Rookery for May Program

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

May 16, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Gen Anderson, Bird and Mammal Curator for the St. Augustine Zoological Pak will be the guest speaker for the StAR Council program meeting. She will be speaking about the Wading Bird Rookery at the park.

 

 

Megan Wall Talks About Legal Aid for April StAR Program

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

April 18, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Megan Wall will be the guest speaker for the StAR Council program meeting. She will be speaking about the Legal Aid services in St. Johns County.

Megan Wall is the managing attorney for St. Johns County Legal Aid, a division of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid an exclusively pro-bono firm that has been handling general civil cases for the poor, elderly and disabled in the community since 1937.

Clients must meet financial eligibility guidelines to be considered for JALA’s pro-bono legal services. The general income range for consideration is within 125% to 187.5% of the poverty line, although clients below 125% can be considered as well.

Megan regularly counsels clients at the Council on Aging and has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. She lives in St Augustine Beach with her husband Bryan McCloskey, an architect and community volunteer.

StAR Council Welcomes Chief Hardwick

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Historic St Augustine
16 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-0502
MAP

March 21, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Appetizers

Robert A. Hardwick, Chief of Police for the City of St. Augustine Beach, will be the guest speaker for the StAR Council program meeting. He will be speaking about the new K9 Unit and the latest St. Augustine Beach activities.

Robert A. Hardwick was selected in November of 2012 as the 11th Chief of Police for the St. Augustine Beach Police Department. On January 7th of 2013 he assumed the duties and responsibilities for the agency after being sworn in by the Commissioners. He previously served as the Assistant Chief Investigator with the Office of the State Attorney 7th Judicial Circuit, which encompasses Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties. At the State Attorney’s Office he supervised investigations over the four counties to include; homicide, police corruption, Governor Assignments and special prosecutions. During his approximate 24-year law enforcement career Chief Hardwick also worked at the St. Augustine Police Department, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Corrections.