May 2012 Chamber of Commerce Events

Here is what is coming up in May 2012 at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce

May 2012 Chamber of Commerce EventsAmelia Island, FL – Here is what is coming up in May 2012 at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce:

Island Council
Wednesday, May 2, 8:30 am
Applebee’s, 2006 S. Eighth St. on Amelia Island.

Speaker Graeme Nichol will discuss the “Power of Email Marketing” at the May meeting of the Island Council. This business council meets at 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month to network and discuss business issues. Admission is free; optional pancake breakfast is available for $8.

Yulee Area Council
Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 am
Whataburger, 463773 State Road 200 Yulee

Grow your business by strengthening your connections with Yulee businesses.
This business council meets at 8:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month. Admission is free.

Ribbon Cutting
Friday, May 11, 10 a.m. at Fernandina Beach Middle School, 315 Citrona Drive in Fernandina Beach.

Join AIFBY Chamber Directors and Ambassadors at a ribbon cutting for the renovated Fernandina Beach Middle School auditorium, hosted by Nassau County School District Superintendent Dr. John L. Ruis.

The Nassau County School District finished extensive renovation and remodeling of the Fernandina Beach Middle School auditorium in January. Complete with new, theatrical-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting for the stage area and house lighting, and a new control booth for sound and lighting, the auditorium has been transformed into an exciting new venue for school productions. For more information about the auditorium renovations, call the School District at (904) 491-9900.

Ribbon Cutting
Monday, May 14, 5:30 p.m. welcomes Dawn M. Grant Mental Training, 1557 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach. Join AIFBY Chamber Directors and Ambassadors as we celebrate her new office with a ribbon cutting.

Mental trainer and hypnotherapist Dawn Grant offers private and group sessions for weight control, smoking cessation, stress reduction and sports improvement. Grant has been offering services on Amelia Island since 2001, has clients globally and has been privileged to work with PGA professionals, world-champion shooters and Olympic athletes. For more information on Dawn M. Grant Mental Training, visit or call (904) 753-0640.

Business After Hours
Monday, May 21, 5-7 pm at The Amelia Island Club, 5 Ocean Club Dr., Amelia Island.

May’s Business After Hours will move to Monday to help kick off the Chamber’s celebration of Small Business Week. We’ll also be celebrating the graduation of Class 12 of Leadership Nassau.

The Amelia Island Club, a unique private club located within the Amelia Island Plantation, is the sponsor. Come enjoy great food, drinks, door prizes and, of course, networking. Bring plenty of business cards! Admission is $5 for Chamber members; $25 for non-members.

A Passion for Service: How to Win Customers & Reduce Lost Sales
Tuesday, May 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-4 p.m. at the Residence Inn Amelia Island, 2301 Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach.

The AIFBY Chamber and the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau present this action-packed 1/2 day workshop with proven strategies and techniques to help your business go to the next level of service excellence and create lifetime loyal customers.

Presenter will be customer service expert Bill Drury. From 1985 until 1990, Drury was the national training consultant for the Zig Ziglar Corporation. He speaks, trains and travels extensively and has proven to be one of the most effective and entertaining speakers in the industry.

Admission is $99 per person for Chamber members, $89 for 5 or more employees. Cost for non-members is $149 per person. Payment must be received in full by May 15 to reserve your space. Contact the Chamber at (904) 261-3248 to reserve your seat.

Health Care Council
Tuesday May 29, 8 a.m. at Advanced Muscle Therapy & Fitness, 961687 Gateway Blvd. Suite 101H, Amelia Island.

Beverly Pascoe with Rogers Towers will give an overview of HIPPA laws and their enforcement at the May meeting of the Health Care Council hosted by Advanced Muscle Therapy & Fitness. Admission is free.

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

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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