About the Arlington Council

Arlington Small Business Leader of the Year

Each year we nominate one of our members as the Small Business Leader of the Year to represent us at the Jax Chamber's Annual Breakfast and to compete as the #1 SBLY overall!

Melody Shacter - Arlington Small Business Leader of the Year

Arlington Council SBLY 2017

Melody Shacter, TerraWise Homes

About TerraWise

Better Building for Sustainable Living.

David and Melody Shacter, along with their team at TerraWise Homes, are helping families of North Florida live happier, healthier lives by providing exciting new Net-Zero Energy Homes that achieve four key goals for their customers:

  • Energy-efficient: evolving home designs to meet the ever-changing building standards and energy best practices.
  • Sustainable: utilizing responsible and eco-friendly building materials and construction techniques.
  • Well designed: aesthetically pleasing and unique homes.
  • Affordable: fairly priced homes with energy-saving features that will save money now and in the future.

Want to nominate someone for 2018?

A nominee must:

  • Be a member of the JAX Chamber in good standing
  • Be an owner, partner or shareholder of at least 25 percent of the business
  • Be active in the day-to-day management of the company
  • Be established locally in the same business for at least three years
  • Demonstrate professional business acumen and leadership
  • Have gross revenues of less than 5 million dollars per year for the previous three years
  • Fill out the SBLY Nomination Form

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Every year we turn one of our breakfasts into an amazing Teacher's Appreciation event. We recognize the five local Arlington schools, their Principals and their Teachers of the Year. We present to them school supplies and paper that we have collected over the past year and a special gift basket from our Arlington Council members.


Butterfly Festival at Tree Hill Nature Center

We are proud to be one of the main volunteers of this great, family-friendly annual event. The best places to travel are the wild, natural places of the world and we are happy to support those in our area. Come out to support this event and stop by our table to learn about sustainable, family travel.

More information on the Butterfly Festival