November 2013 at YOUR Chamber of Commerce

Coming up in November at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce:

November 2013 at YOUR Chamber of CommerceAMELIA ISLAND – Coming up in November at the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce:

Island Council
8:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 6
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.

Topic in November is “Who Do You Want to Meet?”

Admission is free for AIFBY Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Optiona breakfast is available. Prospective Chamber members should contact Wendi Groden-Thomas at (904) 261-3248 ext. 107 for information about attending.

Ribbon Cutting
5 p.m., Thursday, November 7
The Travel Agency, 1401 Park Ave., Suite A, Fernandina Beach

Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Directors will conduct a ribbon cutting to highlight a very big announcement from The Travel Agency.

Come celebrate The Travel Agency’s big news and enjoy a champagne toast and light refreshments.

The Travel Agency on Amelia Island has the expertise and resources to make your luxury travel dreams a reality. Our Travel Specialists not only offer personal experience and expertise to assist you, we are continually educating ourselves and becoming familiar with new products so that we can give you the perfect travel experience.

For more information, call (904) 261-5914 or visit the-travel-agents.com.

Ribbon Cutting
8 a.m. Friday, November 8
Little Pirate Park
Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, 2200 Susan Dr., Fernandina Beach

Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Directors will celebrate the dedication of the new Little Pirate Park at Emma Love Hardee Elementary School with a ribbon cutting.

Emma Love Hardee Elementary and its neighbor, First Federal Bank of Florida, have partnered to complete the long awaited Little Pirate Park.

“This picnic area will allow parents to join their kids for lunch outside the cafeteria, and we are glad to have good banking partners to help us build the park,” said Principal Dr. Eric Larsen.

First Federal has committed to help fund the construction of the park through its Community Rewards Program, which generates income for area nonprofits who bank with First Federal.

For more information, contact Mike Mickler at First Federal Bank of Florida at (904) 321-2337, ext. 3583.

Yulee Area Council
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 12
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.

Business After Hours/Ribbon Cutting
5-7 p.m., Thursday, November 14
Florida Public Utilities, 780 Amelia Island Parkway, Fernandina Beach

Connect with up to 150 Chamber members at an extra edition of Business After Hours, Nassau County’s biggest networking event, sponsored by Florida Public Utilities at its new location west of 14th Street at the roundabout on Amelia Island Parkway and Airport Road.

The evening will begin with a ribbon cutting to celebrate FPU’s more “customer-friendly” office.

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!

Since 1924, Florida Public Utilities has provided safe, reliable and competitively priced energy, as well as value added services to approximately 100,000 customers in growing markets throughout Florida.

For more information, visit www.fpuc.com.

Public Officials Reception
5-7 p.m., Monday, November 25
Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 39 Beach Lagoon, Amelia Island

The Chamber’s annual Public Officials Reception is an intimate gathering that kicks off the holiday season by bringing together local, state and federal officials with Nassau County business and community leaders to network in a relaxed social atmosphere.

Business attire is requested for this event with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. The Public Officials Reception is sponsored by Baptist Medical Center Nassau and RockTenn with additional support from Rayonier and the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

Admission is $75 per person for AIFBY Chamber members through November 7, $85 afterwards. Admission is $250 per person for non-members.

All reservations must be made online by November 18. No payments or walk-ins accepted at the door. Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance or all charges will apply. Register at www.islandchamber.com/events.aspx.

Mission Statement
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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