Chamber of Commerce Activities for March 2014

Here is what is coming up in March at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce:

Chamber of Commerce Activities for March 2014Amelia Island, FL – Here is what is coming up in March at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce:

Island Council
8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5
The Mustard Seed Café, 833 TJ Courson Road, Fernandina Beach

Grow your business by making and strengthening your connections with Amelia Island-based businesses at the AIFBY Chamber Island Council.

Speaker in March is Fernandina Beach Mayor and Chamber member Ed Boner. The Mustard Seed Café is located inside Nassau Health Foods.

Admission is free for Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Optional breakfast is available. Online registration is required.

Ribbon Cutting
5 p.m. Wednesday, March 5
Go Yoga Amelia Island, 2250 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach

Join Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Directors in celebrating Go Yoga Amelia Island’s move to its new location on Eighth Street, just south of the intersection of Eighth Street and Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach.

Go Yoga Amelia Island’s studio has been serving Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Yulee and surrounding areas as well as island visitors and vacationers for more than five years. Go Yoga offers daily yoga classes, yoga teacher training certification, yoga retreats and wellness programs. For more information, visit www.goyogaamelia.com.

Come wish owner Joan Ragona-Suarez success, tour her beautiful new studio, enjoy a wine and cheese reception and enter a drawing for a chance to win a T-shirt and water bottle, a professional Manduka yoga mat or a month of unlimited yoga!

Human Resources Council
Noon, Monday, March 10
AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G, Amelia Island

What benefits should you offer your employees? While not offering benefits can benefit the bottom line, a benefits package may help small businesses in the long run by attracting and keeping top-flight employees.

Learn about employee benefits options at the next Human Resources Council with presenter Dallas Hempstead of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Hempstead provides life, health, disability and long-term care insurance as well as investment products.

The AIFBY Chamber is located in the Gateway to Amelia complex at A1A/Eighth Street and the Amelia Island Parkway. You’ll find our office behind the flag poles.

Admission is $15 for members, $25 for non-members through Friday, March 7, $5 additional afterwards, and includes box lunch from Great Harvest Bread Co. Seating is limited. Registration and secure online payment required.

Yulee Area Council
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 11
Whataburger, 463773 State Road 200, Yulee

Tanya Craven from Florida Blue will give an update on healthcare reform at the March meeting of the Yulee Area Council hosted by Whataburger, located in The Shoppes at Amelia Concourse in 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.

Admission is free for Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Optional breakfast available. Registration and secure online payment required.

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

Ribbon Cutting
Noon, Tuesday, March 18
RE/MAX Sterling, 3391 S. Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach

Join Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Directors as we celebrate the new ownership and location of RE/MAX Sterling with a ribbon cutting.

RE/MAX Sterling will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ribbon cutting will be at noon. The office is located on South Fletcher Avenue just south of the Surf Restaurant & Bar.

Come meet new brokers/owners Jami and Lazaro Marganon, find out about the real estate services offered and enjoy lunch. For more information, call (904) 321-1999.

YBiz
Noon, Thursday, March 20
AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G, Amelia Island

“Leadership Success: Mastering Self-Awareness,” presented by Susan Bowen of Leadership Elements, will be the topic as YBiz focuses on professional development in March.

This session will center on your current level of self-awareness and how that translates into leadership effectiveness. We will link self-awareness to emotional intelligence and discuss the steps needed to increase both.

Bowen is the founder and principal consultant at Leadership Elements, LLC. With more than 25 years of experience in the learning and leadership development fields, Bowen is accomplished in building leadership capacity and capability within teams and organizations

Admission is $15 for Chamber members, $25 for non-members through Monday, March 17, $5 additional afterwards, and includes box lunch from Great Harvest Bread Co. Seating is limited. Registration and secure online payment required at www.islandchamber.com/events.aspx. Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance or all charges will apply.

Business After Hours
5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 20
Amelia Island Yacht Basin, 251 Creekside Dr., Fernandina Beach

Join us at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Nassau County’s largest monthly business gathering, sponsored in March by Amelia Island Yacht Basin and Suntex Boat Club and Watersports Rentals.

Wrap-up your work day by making connections with local business owners, professionals & entrepreneurs in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying great food, drinks & door prizes. Business After Hours is Nassau County’s largest monthly business gathering.

The 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. Visit http://ameliaislandyachtbasin.com for more information.

Suntex Boat Club and Watersport Rentals at the Yacht Basin offers outdoor recreation where we 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. Visit Suntexboatclub.com for more information.

Entrance to the Amelia Island Yacht Basin is located just east of the Shave Bridge to Amelia Island.

Health Care Council
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25
Angel Watch Home Care, 1869 S. Eighth St., Suite A, Fernandina Beach

Join us at the Health Care Council, hosted in March by Angel Watch Home Care.

The topic will be assisted living options with speaker Dana McCoy, director of nursing and owning partner of Angel Watch. McCoy has been an RN for 23 years and has worked in a variety of nursing roles and disciplines.

Angel Watch Home Care is located on South Eighth Street in Fernandina Beach, across from Wells Fargo.

Admission is free for AIFBY Chamber members, $25 for non-members. Registration and secure online payment required at www.islandchamber.com/events.aspx.

Government Affairs Committee
8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 26
AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G, Amelia Island

The AIFBY Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee works to increase awareness of regulatory and legislative issues affecting the local business community.

The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month at the Chamber to discuss issues and to recommend formal policy stances for adoption by the Chamber’s Board of Directors. The AIFBY Chamber is located in the Gateway to Amelia complex at A1A/Eighth Street and the Amelia Island Parkway. You’ll find our office behind the flag poles.

All AIFBY Chamber members are welcome to attend and participate. Online registration is required at www.islandchamber.com/events.aspx.

Ribbon Cutting
Noon, Thursday, March 27
Medcity Pharmacy, 463688 SR 200, Suite 6, Yulee

Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Directors will welcome new business Medcity Pharmacy to the community with a ribbon cutting.

Medcity Pharmacy is a privately owned pharmacy offering free home delivery. Medcity wants to be your community/neighborhood pharmacy and to serve senior citizens with quality pharmacy service. For more information, visit www.medcitypharmacy.com.

Come join us in wishing Medcity success, tour the pharmacy and enjoy light refreshments. Medcity is located near Advance Rehab, Anytime Fitness and The UPS Store in the strip mall across from the Shoppes at Amelia Concourse.

Build a Better Business
8:30 a.m. Friday, March 28
AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101G, Amelia Island

“Connecting Your Online & Offline Business Strategy” is the topic at Build a Better Business in March.

Do your brochures know what your website is up to? Small businesses today are using a wide variety of communication channels to reach customers. Caroline Blochlinger, owner of CB Advertising Services and a business growth design strategist, will show you how to make sure your print and electronic communications work effectively together to present your brand.

The AIFBY Chamber is located in the Gateway to Amelia complex at A1A/Eighth Street and the Amelia Island Parkway. You’ll find our office behind the flag poles.

Admission is free for Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Registration and secure online payment required at www.islandchamber.com/events.aspx.

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