8:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 3
The Mustard Seed Cafe, 833 TJ Courson Road, Fernandina Beach
Grow your business by making and strengthening your connections with Amelia Island-based businesses at the Island Council, which meets at 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month.
Admission is free for AIFBY Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Optional breakfast available. Prospective Chamber members should contact Wendi Groden-Thomas at (904) 261-3248 ext. 107 for information about attending.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, July 8
The Surf Restaurant & Bar,
3199 S. Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Are you responsible for interviewing prospective employees, hiring and firing, payroll, benefits, family leave, workers comp and more? Then, the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce has got a business council for you!
The new HR Council is designed to keep our Chamber members who handle human resources abreast of best practices, the latest requirements and newest trends in this ever-changing field. The first HR Council meeting on Monday, July 8, will be an organizational meeting, giving you the opportunity to help set the direction for the HR Council.
Admission including lunch is $20 for Chamber members, $30 for non-members. Prospective Chamber members should contact Wendi Groden-Thomas at (904) 261-3248 ext. 107 for information about attending.
Registration and payment will be online. To register, go to the HR Council event listing at our website – islandchamber.com – and click on the RSVP link. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or all charges will apply.
If you are unable to attend this first meeting, but would like to be added to the HR Council email list, please contact the Chamber at (904) 261-3248 or email@example.com.
Yulee Area Council
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9
Chick-fil-A, 464004 State Road 200, Yulee
The Yulee Area Council meets at 8:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month to network and discuss issues of interest to the Yulee business community.
Admission is free for AIFBY Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Optional breakfast is available. Prospective Chamber members should contact Wendi Groden-Thomas at (904) 261-3248 ext. 107 for information about attending.
Network with up to 150 Chamber members at Business After Hours, Nassau County’s biggest monthly business gathering, sponsored in July by Suntex Boat Club & Watersport Rentals and the Amelia Island Yacht Club.
Suntex Boat Club and Watersport Rentals is your source for outdoor recreation where they provide the boats, you provide the fun! Boat Club membership offers a hassle-free, convenient boating alternative that provides you a variety of boats, gear and accessories as well as freedom from the concerns that come with owning and maintaining a boat. Watersport Rentals provides daily boat and waverunner rentals to the public.
Amelia Island Yacht Basin is a full-service marina in a first-class resort island setting on one of the East Coast’s most-refined and relaxing resort islands. While your craft is pampered by our experienced service staff, you will be free to enjoy the many luxuries of our truly unique surroundings. For an intimate getaway or a special event, our island offers a memorable setting for any occasion, in any season.
There will be great food and drinks, door prizes and, of course, a chance to meet other local business people and make contacts that can help generate contacts for your business.
Admission to Business After Hours is $5 for AIFBY Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. Cash or check only at the door. Prospective Chamber members should contact Wendi Groden-Thomas at (904) 261-3248 ext. 107 for information about attending.
5 p.m. Thursday, July 25
En Vogue Couture, 8 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach
Join the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate En Vogue Couture’s new location in downtown Fernandina Beach.
Enjoy light refreshments while viewing a fashion show of some of owner-designer Patricia Morrow-Hufenbecher’s beautiful gowns.
Special order or custom design your own gown! En Vogue Couture can bring your vision to life with the help of accomplished fashion designer Patricia Morrow-Hufenbecher. En Vogue Couture Design Studio showcases an elegant collection of bridal and special occasion apparel, fine accessories and a unique line of cosmetics. Specializing in plus sizes and fine alterations.
For more information about En Vogue Couture, visit www.envoguecouture.com.
8 a.m. Friday, July 26
AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G, Amelia Island
The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce’s “Build a Better Business” education series continues with “Mobile Marketing” presented by Caroline Blochlinger of CB Advertising Services, Inc.
According to the Wall Street Journal, there are an estimated 130 million smartphones in use in the United States. Get ideas from a marketing expert Blochlinger for reaching potential customers through these incredibly popular and heavily used devices.
Admission is free for AIFBY Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Space is limited to 25 and reservations are required. Register online by going to the Mobile Marketing event listing at our website – islandchamber.com – and click on the RSVP link.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, July 30
Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach
Join us for the AIFBY Chamber Quarterly Luncheon with A. Hugh Greene, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health, speaking on the new federal healthcare law and its impacts.
The luncheon is sponsored by e-Zassi, Fernandina Chiropractic Center, the Nassau Humane Society and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care.
Baptist Health is a comprehensive community-based health system is comprised of five hospitals, including Baptist Medical Center Nassau. Greene holds a master’s degree in health administration from the Medical College of Virginia and a master’s degree of divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University where he was Phi Beta Kappa.
Luncheon menu includes BLT turkey wrap, chicken and tuna salads, homemade seasoned chips and baker’s choice dessert.
Admission is $20 for Chamber members, $30 for non-members. Prospective Chamber members should contact Wendi Groden-Thomas at (904) 261-3248 ext.107 for information about attending.
Registration and payment may now be done online. To register, go to the Quarterly Luncheon event listing at our website, islandchamber.com, and click on the RSVP link. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or all charges will apply.
For more information about any of these events, contact the Chamber at (904) 261-3248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.