October 2014 Events at YOUR Chamber of CommerceHere are the upcoming events for October 2014 at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce:

Ribbon Cutting – Amelia Boat Club & Rentals
5 p.m. Thursday, October 9
Amelia Island Yacht Basin, 251 Creekside Dr., Fernandina Beach

Join Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate the new owners and name of Amelia Boat Club & Rentals with a ribbon cutting.

The boat club was previously known as Suntex Boat Club and Watersports and operated by the Amelia Island Yacht Basin. Monty and Capprice Kitchen recently purchased the business and changed the name to reflect the community. The boats and business remain at the Amelia Island Yacht Basin, but the location within the marina has moved to Dock E.

Amelia Boat Club & Rentals still provides boat club memberships (offering a hassle-free, convenient boating alternative to boat ownership) and boat & waverunner rentals to the public.

Come learn about the changes at Amelia Boat Club & Rentals and join us in wishing Monty and Capprice success!

Ribbon Cutting – Amelia National Tennis Club
Noon, Friday, October 10
95211 Clubhouse Road, Fernandina Beach

Join Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Directors as we celebrate the opening of the Amelia National Tennis Club with a ribbon cutting!

The Amelia National Tennis Club is a private tennis club that will offer eight state-of-the-art illuminated Har-Tru Clay Courts including two stadium courts. The Amelia National Tennis Club is staged to offer distinguished tennis programs under the direction of Owner and Director of Tennis Joe Mattingly. The highly trained staff, including Head Tennis Professional Vishnu Maharaj, are available to provide you with both private and group lesson instruction.

Amelia National Tennis club will offer Family, Couple, Single, Junior and Snowbird memberships.

Additional club amenities will include a 1500-square-foot club house complete with viewing deck and a full-service pro shop including a racquet customization center, stringing services, apparel from a variety of today’s top brands. A lounge area includes flat screen TVs and comfortable changing areas for both men and women.

For more information call (240) 446-5171.

To get to the Amelia National Tennis Club, take the Amelia Concourse to Amelia National Parkway. Drive approximately 1/2 mile to Clubhouse Road.

Join us in wishing Joe Mattingly and all the staff at Amelia National Tennis Club success, learn about their tennis programs and social activities and enjoy light refreshments, wine and beer.

Yulee Area Council
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 14
Missy’s Kitchen, 850859 U.S. 17, Yulee

Connect with local business owners and professionals, generate referrals and discuss issues of interest to the Yulee business community at the AIFBY Chamber’s Yulee Area Council.

In October, the Yulee Area Council will meet at Missy’s Kitchen on US 17, just south of the intersection with A1A/SR 200. Missy’s breakfast buffet will be available for $7.49.

Admission is free for AIFBY Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Newcomers to the group are always welcome!

Registration and secure online payment required at http://web.aifby.com/events.

Thinking about joining the AIFBY Chamber? Call (904) 261-3248 for an invitation to attend an upcoming event as the Chamber’s guest.

Nassau County Small Business Worksite Wellness Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 15
Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach

Are you looking for ways to make your office a healthy place for yourself and your colleagues? Maintaining a healthier workforce can lower direct costs at your business such as insurance premiums and worker’s compensation claims while at the same time lowering absenteeism and boosting worker productivity.

The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce, the Nassau County Health Improvement Coalition and the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council invite you to the inaugural Nassau County Small Business Worksite Wellness Breakfast for information and tips on creating healthy work environments that make it easier for employees to make healthy choices.

Come learn about evidence-based programs that increase employee engagement, productivity and overall employee well-being while networking with wellness leaders, business owners, HR specialists and physicians.

Sign up to receive free consulting services to develop a worksite wellness program at your company through a program funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control.

Cost to attend the event is $10 and includes buffet breakfast.

Vendors may promote their wellness programs-related business with an informational table at the event. Cost (which includes one breakfast admission) is $20 for AIFBY Chamber members, $100 for non-members.

Online registration is required to attend the breakfast or to be an exhibitor. Go to http://web.aifby.com/events to sign up.

The Fernandina Beach Golf Club is located between Amelia Island Parkway and South Fletcher Avenue in Fernandina Beach. From the Amelia Island Parkway, take Via Del Rey Road; from South Fletcher Avenue, take Bill Melton Road.

Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance or all charges will apply.

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Business After Hours – Quality Health Amelia Island
5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 16
Quality Health, 1625 Lime St., Fernandina Beach

Connect with up to 150 Chamber members at Business After Hours, Nassau County’s biggest networking event, sponsored in October by Quality Health.

Business After Hours is a great way to meet other local business people and make contacts that can help generate referrals for your business, so be sure to bring plenty of business cards! There is always great food, drinks and door prizes.

Quality Health of Fernandina Beach is a long-term care facility where peace of mind for residents and their families is the priority. Quality Health has been an important part of Amelia Island since 1984 as the only skilled nursing facility on the island. Quality Health strives to provide comprehensive care to meet the needs of our growing community.

Quality Health is located on Lime Street across from Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach. This will be our final Business After Hours in 2014.

Admission to Business After Hours is $5 for AIFBY Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers.

Ribbon Cutting – ComForcare
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 21
Horizons, 5472 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island

Join Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
and Directors as we welcome ComForcare Senior Services to Nassau County with
a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. at Horizon’s Restaurant.

This national company is a premier provider of private-duty, non-medical
senior home care. We serve clients who are 18 years of age or older; our
specialty is providing excellent care to our senior population. Our home
caregivers provide personal care for individuals seeking assistance with
Activities of Daily Living. We provide these services in many settings
including residences, assisted living facilities, independent living
facilities, nursing homes, hospitals or wherever our clients reside. Our
goal is to employ and provide our home care clients with the highest quality
caregivers available.

For more information, visit www.comforcarejax.com or call (904) 232-4407.

Horizons will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. where you can meet ComForcare
caregivers who serve Nassau County, learn about the wide variety of services
they offer and enjoy refreshments. Horizons is located in the Park Place
commercial center between Julia & Lewis streets. Entrance is after Summer
Beach Reality & before the BP gas station.

Health Care Council
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 28
Advance Rehabilitation, 1897 Island Walkway, Suite 5, Fernandina Beach

Join us at the October Health Care Council, hosted by Advance Rehabilitation, located in the Beam Center on Island Walkway, next to CBC National Bank.

Admission to the Health Care Council is free for AIFBY Chamber members, $25 for non-members. Registration and secure online payment required. Please note this will be the final meeting of the Health Care Council in 2014.

Admission is free for AIFBY Chamber members, $25 for non-members. Registration and secure online payment required at http://web.aifby.com/events.

Mission Statement
The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of Nassau County businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to provide leadership which will aggressively promote and defend responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, government and excellence in education and quality of life.

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