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Leadership Jacksonville

Leadership Jacksonville educates established and emerging leaders about our community’s key issues, connects program participants with a vibrant and diverse network of leaders and community partners, and inspires participants to build and strengthen their communities.

Leadership Jacksonville’s programs explore the dynamics of the Jacksonville community, analyzing major areas of community concern, facilitating the development of leadership capacities and promoting a strong network of community trustees.

The programs cover topics including in depth reviews of Jacksonville history, local government and political insight, economic development, business outlook, technology growth, local education, environmental sustainability, arts, infrastructure, poverty, growth forecast, health care issues and much more. All programs are developed and shaped by teams of Leadership Jacksonville alumni and staff.

Boy Scouts of America

From the outdoors experiences to leadership opportunities, Scouting has impacted the lives of Jacksonville’s leaders, such as Judge Brian J. Davis and Sally Corporation CEO John Wood. Watch to hear their stories in Scouting!

Want to get your family involved in Scouting? Find a troop near you today at


Two-Weekend Haunt Experience Will Be Hosted at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery October 19-20 and 26-27

JACKSONVILLE, FL, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 – Client Focused Media and BUZZ Media are hosting a zombie-themed
haunt festival at Jacksonville’s Anheuser-Busch Brewery for two weekends in October:

Friday, October 19, 5:30pm-11:30pm
Saturday, October 20, 5:30pm-11:30pm
Friday, October 26, 5:30pm-11:30pm
Saturday, October 27, 5:30pm-11:30pm

The event will provide brave guests with seven unique haunt experiences—including a zombie maze, zombie
firing range and first-person laser tag hunts (inside the brewery!)—plus food trucks, live music, a zombie
paintball adventure, games, the Zombie Film Festival and, of course, Anheuser-Busch beer. Guests to the
brewery are also encouraged to learn about the passion and high quality ingredients that go into brewing
Anheuser-Busch beer before The Haunted Brewery festivities take place. Learn more about brewery tours at


For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 22 breweries, 20 distributorships and 22 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry.

From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home.





Two-Day Festival Featuring Stein Parties, Live Music, Traditional German Food, Beer Tastings, Games
and More to be Hosted at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery October 12-13

JACKSONVILLE, FL, AUGUST 2, 2018 – You don’t have to be German to celebrate Oktoberfest, you just need to love having a good time! Client Focused Media and BUZZ Media will host the 2018 Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery on Friday, October 12 through Saturday, October 13. What began as a wedding celebration for Prince Ludwig and Princess Theresa of Bavaria in 1810 has become a worldwide celebration of German food, fun and, of course, beer! This annual two-day festival brings an experience filled with German cuisine and dancing, traditional festival fare and a variety of Anheuser-Busch beers made with the highest quality ingredients to quench your thirst. From the moment of the ceremonial keg-tapping to night-long cheers of Ein Prosit!, the Oktoberfest event hosts have designed the experience to make guests feel as if they’ve been transported to one of Munich’s biergartens, all without having to get a passport first. The main gate opens on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and 6:30 p.m. for all ticket levels, and closes at 11:30 p.m. On Saturday, the festival gates reopen to VIP ticket holders at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for all ticket levels, with the revelry continuing into the night, closing at 11:30 p.m. Individual tickets to the family-friendly festival range from $15 to $75, with group, corporate and private party packages available as well. (Admission is free for kids 12 and under.) In addition to beer and food, Oktoberfest Jacksonville will feature brewery tours for guests to learn and experience the art of brewing Anheuser-Busch beers, live music, wiener dog races, brat eating competitions, Oktoberfest games and more! Oktoberfest-goers can learn more about brewery tour experiences and reserve a spot for a tour at

Live entertainment at the festival will feature performances on multiple stages by 16 bands, including the Wunderbar German Band, Austin Park Band, Third Degree, Backwater Bible Salesman and King Guys Brass Band. Information detailing ticket level inclusions, daily schedules, music and entertainment lineups, festival food, parking and sponsorship packages is featured at

Lakeview Health at The Woodlands Has Received Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Accreditation helps to enhance quality and safety of care

The Woodlands, TX, March 23, 2018 – Lakeview Health at The Woodlands has received behavioral health care accreditation from The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs throughout the United States. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that shows Lakeview Health’s commitment to excellence in clinical, medical and administrative performance standards. Lakeview Health is also licensed by the state of Texas Health and Human Services Commission.


“Pursuing this prestigious accreditation from The Joint Commission is just another example of how we go above and beyond to make sure our quality of care and safety standards are second to none,” said Alan Goodstat, chief compliance officer at Lakeview Health. “The surveyor reviewed our processes for helping individuals find their path from addiction to recovery. I am proud of the work of our entire team at The Woodlands. This accreditation brings another level of credibility to our facility and reinforces why we are a nationally-recognized addiction treatment and recovery center.”


The Joint Commission evaluated Lakeview Health at The Woodlands and conducted a customized, intensive review of the facility. The surveyor looked over data and reviewed the actual care processes used at Lakeview Health to help those seeking treatment for substance use and psychiatric disorders.


The Joint Commission’s patient-focused accreditation process was created to organize and strengthen patient safety, provide professional advice and counsel, to enhance staff education, recruitment, and development, and to strengthen community confidence in the quality of care provided by the facility. The Joint Commission was established to continuously improve health care for the public.


“Joint Commission accreditation provides behavioral health care organizations with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas related to the care of individuals and their families,” said Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Lakeview Health at The Woodlands for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”


Lakeview Health at The Woodlands, now an accredited and licensed facility, opened at 2610 Technology Forest Blvd. in The Woodlands, TX in Feb. 2018. The center offers both intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs for those suffering from substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders. The center is staffed with the most highly regarded clinicians in the field of addiction treatment. The 10,727-square-foot facility is open seven days a week and offers day and evening treatment options. Those interested in treatment services can call Lakeview Health at The Woodland’s intake specialists at (281) 886-0606.

About Lakeview Health

Lakeview Health serves individuals with addiction and psychiatric disorders. The staff offer an integrative health approach that addresses the medical, psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of recovery. They offer IOP & PHP treatment in The Woodlands, Texas and gender-responsive detox and inpatient services at the flagship location in Jacksonville, Florida. Their continuum of care allows patients to move successfully toward a life in recovery. To learn more, visit




The 20th Annual Guns N Hoses Charity Boxing Event includes Street Party and Poker Tournament

Jacksonville, Fla., Mar. 13, 2018 – The 20th Annual Guns N Hoses event is right around the corner on Saturday, April 21 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Amateur boxers – both men and women – go head-to-head in the ring while helping to raise money for the FOP Foundation and local charities. Police and firefighters will “Fight for a Better Community,” and for the coveted title.


“Guns N Hoses has raised over $1.8 million for charities since our inception in 1999,” said David Stevens, chair of the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation. “What an incredible honor it has been to see the impact this event has made in the community and how much fun people have coming out to our event each year.”


The event’s entertainment begins with a street party starting at 3:30 p.m. where Nashville singer and songwriter, Jared Ashley, will headline the party. Don’t Call Me Shirley will also perform. There will be Jim Beam booths, fun zones, food trucks, family-friendly activities and more.


Doors open to the arena at 5:30 p.m. and the bell rings at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity judges of the night include Sal Gonzalez, a crowd favorite contestant on America’s Got Talent, and former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker, Tom McManus. Club seats are $55, reserved seats are $40 and general admission is $15.


The Fraternal Order of Police will also be hosting a poker tournament on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at bestbet Jacksonville on 201 Monument Road. Event registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and is limited to the first 100 people. The first prize winner will receive an official Guns N’ Hoses Championship Belt, plus cash. For more information, contact Matt Clements at (904) 509-4424 or (904) 398-7010.


Tickets for Guns N Hoses are currently on sale at or at the FOP office at 5530 Beach Boulevard. Sponsors include Arlington Toyota, the Leb Family, Southern Coast Roofing, Budweiser, Jack Daniels and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Alex Bergamo at 904-993-5218.


About Guns N’ Hoses

Jacksonville’s Guns N’ Hoses event is put on by the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation and is their largest fundraiser of the year. It is the one time of the year the city’s first responders become rivals vying for the title and bragging rights for the year. The firefighters and police officers are all amateur boxers who began training for the fights in January. The matches consist of three one-minute rounds. Fighters will be in full pads and safety equipment. The winner receives the coveted title trophy. For more information, visit




Party of the Decades to benefit the Junior League of Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fla., March 7, 2018 – Join The Buzz Media Group and Junior League of Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch brewery for the Party of the Decades on Friday, April 13! It is a progressive party – different ticket levels will take you into different decades.

Everyone will start in the Swingin’ 50s at 6:30 p.m. with live entertainment from none other than Swingin’ 50s artist Billy Buchanan. For those with a level 1 ticket, there will be all you can drink beer. But if you don’t want to get stuck swingin’ the night away, make sure you upgrade to the level 2 access ticket and move on to the 1970s.

The Funky 70s party gets started at 7:30 p.m. and will have all the electrifying hits from the disco era. The level 2 ticket will give you access to both the Swingin’ 50s and the Funky 70s, as well as unlimited beer. If you don’t want to get stuck doing The YMCA all night long, you can upgrade to the Slammin’ 90s all access ticket, and move on to the final decade of the night. 

The Slammin’ 90s party will be the highlight of the night! The all access ticket gets you into all three decades, plus you get food and unlimited beer all night. The 90s will open up at 8:30 p.m. and the party won’t stop rocking until 10:30 p.m. The all access pass is the way to go if you want to party through the decades and see it all!

With costume contests for each decade and an overall male and female winner, the night is sure to bring out the best of the 50s, 70s and 90s. 

Party of the Decades is proudly sponsored by Publix Aprons, Hanley Home Team, BeBalanced, Make Believe Costumes, Integrity Law, Karstaedt and Stanko and Northwestern Mutual. To get your tickets to the Party of the Decades, visit or

About the Junior League of Jacksonville

The Junior League of Jacksonville is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. They reach out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest and commitment to volunteerism. For more information, visit 

About BUZZ Media Group

BUZZ Media Group produces BUZZ TV, and BUZZ Magazine, which is distributed monthly to more than 900 locations in Jacksonville, The Beaches, St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach, Mandarin and Orange Park. BUZZ Media is located at 1611 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, 32207 and can be reached at (904) 232-3001. For more information, visit