New Employee Spotlight

Welcome Jordyn Bartholomew, our NEW Events Operations Coordinator here at Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission. Jordyn was born on Christmas Day and raised in Jacksonville North Carolina, practically growing up around sports. She is one of four girls and every member...

New River Splash Makes a Splash

On September 16, we held a new event down at the Riverwalk Marina area that was a great success. Considering it was a first-year event without much promotion time, I would say it was a tremendous success. It was a beautiful sunny day and a perfect day to be out by the...

Fall in love with running

It's that time of year again. Summer has come to an end and fall has just begun! Pumpkin everything, leaves falling, temperatures dropping, and most importantly, it is time to get back outside and run. As a long-distance runner who trains year-round, fall is my...

Meet our new Executive Director

My name is Scott Smith, and I’m the new…. Wait, wait, wait! My name is Jordyn Bartholomew, and I’m here to introduce you to Scott Smith, the NEW Executive Director of The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission.   Scott was born and raised in Chattanooga,...

New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions From Marisa Reeder, Assistant Executive Director A new year means a new you----I hear this every year around this time. For 2017 I have made the following resolutions: Professional Development: In 2017 I want to focus on seeking out ways to...

A Look Back at 2016

A Look Back at 2016 I can’t believe it’s already over! 2016 was an amazing year for us at the JOSC. New events were created and launched, new national events were hosted, growth in local events took place, the staff expanded, and new board members were put into place....

Holiday Gift Guide from JOSC

It is that time of year again when we ask ourselves what do I get for my friends and family this year. Tacky Christmas Sweater? Candles? Socks? Coal? Well here at JOSC we have compiled our top 5 gifts we would like this Holiday. Ashleigh Bachert, Executive Director...

#30 Days of Thanks

The month of November reminds us about giving thanks and at the Sports Commission we are jumping in with what we are thankful for. First up is our Executive Director, Ashleigh Bachert.   I’m thankful for staff. Their enthusiasm has reinvigorated me and what we...

MeetingMax

MeetingMax is the new system that the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission will use to help area events with hotel needs. If you have an event that is going to put heads-on-beds, I am the person you should contact for help. MeetingMax streamlines many processes...

Color Vibe

Color Vibe as featured on Good Morning America is a 5k run/walk and consists of a few activities before and after the run. Jacksonville is one of the many places that Color Vibe is held throughout the U.S., it’s also held in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and...

Krispy Kreme Glaze Kraze 6k

You had me at Krispy Kreme- that's what I thought when I saw the advertisement for the 2015 Krispy Kreme Glaze Kraze 6k. I was a little apprehensive about signing up because I didn’t want to run then try to eat a dozen donuts and then run back. Then I saw that there...

Boots on the Run 5k

USO Boots on the Run 5k The siren rings out and I dash across the start line. I glance over to my left and see two firefighters running in their full gear while carrying an American flag. My heart swells with pride because that flag reminds me of why I chose to run in...

Goodbye!

Alright, saying goodbye is hard. As a military child, I know how to say goodbye, but also how to understand that it is not a permanent goodbye. I've said goodbye more times in my life to lifelong friends than years most people have been alive. It is always possible...

What JOSC is to Me…

This sounds like the beginning of a story that a teacher gives to her students right before Thanksgiving and they write about what Thanksgiving means to them and what they're thankful for. This isn't that. Working here and actually becoming apart of this community is...

Ashleigh’s Guide

My Guide to Event Survival - a Pro's Guide. Hey y'all, PANIC… I’m just playing. If you take anything from this, please know that panicking is not good. I spend the week prior to the event going over the details, making the final marketing push and staying calm for the...

Thomas’ Guide

Thomas' Guide to the Galaxy (JOSC Events) If you ever need to survive a JOSC event, just read this guide and you will only have mild panic attacks throughout the event. Prep Work Make a list. Isn't that always step one? Fill up your car with gas because I guarantee...

Chelsea’s Guide

My Guide to JOSC Events and Survival I’ve helped my mom out with a few of her events on top of the ones I’ve been involved in at JOSC so I’d like to think that I’m pretty good at surviving events by now. But we all know about my fall at the Sports Hall of Fame so...

Ew… Phone Calls…

I think my least favorite thing to do is make phone calls. It just makes me uncomfortable and it is probably my most notable of my office pet peeves. It’s just something about talking to someone who I’ve never met, talked to, or seen before that makes me so nervous....

Don’t Forward Me Calls, Ashleigh.

Hiya, So I tasked Chelsea and Ashleigh with this blog post prompt and I can already tell they are going to mention that getting these prompts is a huge pet peeve of theirs. I am fully aware of their disdain, it has been brought up... often... So this little series of...

Will You Take This Rose?

What gets on my nerves working here? Hey Y’all. So I’ve been instructed to write about what gets on my nerves working at the JOSC. I’m actually terrified of being fired for talking about this, so if you are a board member – please stop reading and pick another blog!...

Facebook

I’ve used Facebook a lot more since going to college. It is a place to save and post my pictures, watch cute animal videos, catch up on current events, and keep in touch with long distance friends. I enjoy being able to see what is going on in the world, on the...

Twitter

Hey Y’all! It’s time to discuss social media because let’s be honest – who isn’t discussing social media as a business owner and who isn’t using social media in their personal life? Side note – my parents don’t use social media and we have a couple of board members...

Instagram

Instagram is a great way to use photos, "a picture is worth a thousand words" and all. You have those thousand words and then you can add even more for the caption. I like it because I love photography, grew up with a photographer. Pictures are powerful, especially...

All the Runners Blew Away

Hey Y’all! Some events are more memorable than others and most of the time it is centered on something strange, over the top amazing, etc. that happened that made it so. This is pretty much the case for the first event that I ever worked with the JOSC. So quick note,...

The Bodycheck and the Golden Putter

Two weeks into this internship, JOSC had a huge event already planned, the 2016 Coastal Bank and Trust Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Hall of Fame. This was their 15th sports hall of fame and all I could think was, "What have I gotten myself into?" The day of the event...

Thomas Fitzpatrick

Hiya, I am Thomas, I am a double major at James Madison University in Virginia. I am majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in public relations and Media Arts and Design with a concentration in journalism. I wish I could say I like to write, I only...

Ashleigh Bachert

Hey Y’all! My name is Ashleigh Bachert and I’m the Executive Director of the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission. I am native North Carolinian, born in Carteret County. I graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2005 with a B.S. in Sport Marketing. I then...

Chelsea Thomas

Hello! My name is Chelsea Thomas and I am a sophomore and Strategic Communications major at Elon University. I am currently an intern at the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission. So far I have been helping out with events and races, updating social media, attending...

Who We Are

We are the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports commission, or JOSC for short. We do a bunch of things for the Jacksonville-Onslow community, most everything dealing with sports in the county will probably have been touched by one of our staff member in some way. JOSC is a...

Sports Hall of Fame C/O 2016 Announced

The late Quincy Monk, Homer Spring Jr. and Benjy Taylor will soon add their names to the 33 others before them that are already a part of the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s class will mark the 15-year anniversary of the Hall of Fame and there are...

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