April 2012 Chamber of Commerce Events

Steven GrossmanNassau County, FL – Coming up in April at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce:

Island Council
8:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 4
Amelia Island Montessori School, 1423 Julia St., Amelia Island

The Amelia Island Montessori School will host the Chamber’s Island Council in April. This business council meets at 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month to network and discuss business issues. Admission is free.

Yulee Area Council
8:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 10
Chick-Fil-A, 464004 State Road 200, Yulee

Grow your business by making and strengthening your connections with Yulee businesses at the Yulee Area Council, hosted in April by Chick-Fil-A. This business council meets at 8:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month. Admission is free.

Member Benefits Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17
Amelia River Golf Club, 4477 Buccaneer Trail, Amelia Island

Find out how to make your Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce membership work for you at the Chamber’s next Member Benefits Breakfast.

Get an overview of how to get the most out of your membership and enjoy speed networking during this fun and informative event. The Member Benefits Breakfast is an ideal introduction to the Chamber for new members and great way for existing members to get up-to-date.

There is no admission charge; optional breakfast is available for $7, includes taxes and drinks. Cash only. If you plan to attend the Member Benefits Breakfast, please RSVP to the Chamber at (904) 261-3248 or info@aifby.com by Friday, April 13.

Business After Hours
5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 19
Council on Aging of Nassau County, 1367 S. 18th St., Fernandina Beach

The Chamber’s April Business After Hours, hosted by the Council on Aging of Nassau County, will feature a unique show by 12 Chamber members who also are members of the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise: A1A Wealth Management, Inc., Mark Dennis; Advanced Muscle Therapy, Larry Ogilvie, LMT; Boomer-Care Insurance, Patti Duncan; CB Advertising Services, Inc., Caroline Blochinger; Concierge Services of Amelia, Lila Keim; Council on Aging of Nassau County, Tom Moss; HR Business Connection, Barbi Coyne; Maximize Social Media, Suzanne McLeod; Sharon’s Designs, Sharon Stanley; Sonny’s Bar-B-Q, Mickey Ulmer; A Taste of Wine by Steve, Steve Raszkin; and World On A String, Deb Cottle.

There will be great food and drinks, and a game card to visit each vendor and register for prize drawings. Admission is $5 for Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

Health Care Council
8 a.m. Tuesday, April 24
Baptist Medical Center Nassau, 1250 S. 18th St., Fernandina Beach

The Chamber’s new Health Care Council focuses on raising awareness of health care services in Nassau County as well as developing professional contacts among local health-related organizations.

The group will meet at 8 a.m. the last Tuesday of the month at a participating Chamber member. Baptist Medical Center Nassau will host the meeting in April.

Quarterly Luncheon
11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24
Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach

The Chamber’s Quarterly Luncheon series continues this month with “JAA: An Economic Engine for Northeast Florida,” sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Speaker will be Steven J. Grossman, chief executive officer/executive director of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. Get an overview of how the JAA and its portfolio of assets drive tourism and economic development in our region.

Admission is $18 for Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Reservation deadline is Friday, April 20. Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance or all charges will apply.

For more information about any of these events, contact the Chamber at (904) 261-3248 or info@aifby.com.

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The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to sustain a favorable business climate that enables existing and new businesses to prosper. The Chamber will provide leadership that aggressively promotes responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, responsible government, excellence in education and quality of life.

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