ABWA Invites Area Women to its First Annual Extravaganza: An Evening of Food-Fun-Fashion & Celebrations
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May 18, 2022
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Fernandina Beach, FL—The Eight Flags charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) invites all area women to their first annual ABWA Extravaganza on June 14, 2022, at the Golf Club of Amelia Island, 4700 Amelia Island Pkwy.
“Our education fundraiser is rift with food, fun, fashions, and celebrations,” says current president Lillie Marie Rogers.
“Let’s get together with our peers to network while enjoying a gourmet meal, door prizes, and a silent auction featuring high-end handbags complete with goodies inside,” says Dottie Fortwengler, ABWA membership chair.
The Fashionistas from local businesses Go Fish and Twisted Sisters will showcase fashions and accessories that help businesswomen “dress for success on a budget.” The cash bar opens at 5:30, and the exciting program of celebrations, a plated gourmet dinner, and the fun starts at 6 pm.
Tickets are $45 and are available online at www.abwaeightflags.org.
“The ABWA Extravaganza offers a fantastic evening of fun and fellowship for area women. says President-Elect Jenny Higginbotham. “And, In addition to door prizes, all attendees will receive discounts at the two shops, and we are grateful to our event sponsor L. Moore Aesthetics,” she adds.
The mission of the American Businesswomen’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition. The Eight Flags charter Chapter has been helping the women of Nassau county succeed for 52 years.
This year’s ABWA theme is Together Towards Tomorrow
Nassau County, Florida, May 25, 2022 – On Friday, June 10, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., the Board of County Commissioners will host a Ribbon Cutting in celebration of the completion of the new County Extension Office located at 85831 Miner Road, Yulee, FL 32097.
The Board of County Commissioners broke ground on this project on May 15, 2019. All construction work has been done in-house by Facilities Maintenance staff consisting of over 1,800 man-hours and resulting in significant savings to the County.
Upon completion, this new 2,000 square foot facility will serve as the administrative office for the County Extension staff and will feature classrooms for horticulture, natural resources, agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, and family consumer classes and training rooms for the master gardener volunteers and extension agents. The property will also feature demonstration gardens, a nature trail with learning stations, an orchard, and an aquatic pond for pond maintenance training.
At the May 15, 2019 groundbreaking event, an announcement was made that the facility would be called the “Rebecca L. Jordi Cooperative Extension Office” in honor of Extension Director Rebecca L. Jordi who spent countless hours advocating for a new facility for Extension services. Unfortunately, Ms. Jordi passed away on July 31, 2020, however having the facility named after her will ensure that she will always be remembered for her great passion for agriculture and horticulture and for all her efforts in bringing this project to fruition.
Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in this celebration.
The Smith Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service as a partnership between land grant colleges nationwide, including the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in order to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public through educational programs. The Nassau County Extension is a joint partnership between the University of Florida and the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and has been in operation since 1915.
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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Urges Florida Businesses to Prepare for 2022 Hurricane Season
Tallahassee, FL, - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is encouraging businesses throughout the state to prepare for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1. DEO urges businesses to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season by visiting FloridaDisaster.biz, which provides business owners with resources to prepare for potential disasters, critical updates during a disaster, and post-disaster resources to help Florida’s businesses recover and Floridians return to work.
During the Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, which runs from Saturday, May 28 to Friday, June 10, business owners can also purchase some equipment to prepare their businesses for a disaster tax-free, including batteries, tarps and generators. A full list of eligible tax-free items is available here.
“Thanks to Governor DeSantis’ strong leadership, Florida businesses have access to the resources they need to prepare for disasters and make a quick recovery following a disaster,” said DEO Secretary Dane Eagle. “FloridaDisaster.biz enables businesses to make the best decisions for their employees and business operations during disaster events, and DEO encourages all businesses to utilize this valuable tool.”
Taking the steps to build a business disaster continuity plan, as well as encouraging employees to create a family emergency plan, can reduce the financial and physical impact that a disaster can have on businesses.
For information about how to create a plan, what to include in a disaster kit, where to find storm updates, and more information, please visit the resources below:
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts, expediting economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities and promote economic resiliency. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.FloridaJobs.org.
Barnabas Center Nassau
May 26, 2022
As we approach the long and busy weekend ahead prior to being launched into Summer, Barnabas Center wanted to go ahead and pass along our June events. Due to the rising cost of fuel and raising temperatures we have asked a few considerations when coming to the distributions.
Please don’t waste your gas, arrive close to the scheduled opening time.
Barnabas’ reach is growing, please limit your food pick up to twice a month.
Possible cancellations may occur due to inclement weather.
[Jacksonville, FL – 24 May 2022] With the Memorial Day holiday approaching, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) advises travelers to arrive at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) at least two hours prior to departure to find parking, check bags and navigate through security. Travelers may experience longer lines and wait times than usual throughout the summer travel season, but particularly this holiday weekend.
JAA and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will host a press conference in the JAX courtyard, near the security checkpoint, to provide people planning to fly over the holiday weekend and through the summer with important information to help them travel safely and efficiently.
Thursday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Sari Koshetz, TSA regional spokesperson
Michael Stewart, VP of External Affairs, Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Any capacity closures of parking facilities will be indicated on the JAX Airport website, the airport’s Twitter handle (@JAXairport) and on Airport Road signage approaching JAX.
Please refer to the Transportation Security Administration website for a comprehensive list of items that are prohibited in checked and/or carry-on luggage.
For more information about JAX, visit www.flyjacksonville.com.
Community Hospice & Palliative Care Named as Prestigious 2022 Hospice Honors Recipient
May 24, 2022 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – Community Hospice & Palliative Care has been named a 2022 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys, and advanced analytics. This prestigious annual review recognizes agencies that continuously provide the highest level of quality care as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. It acknowledges the highest performing agencies by analyzing the performance of the CAHPS hospice survey satisfaction measures.
Being the only hospice provider in the Northeast and North Central Florida to receive this distinction, Community Hospice & Palliative Care President, and CEO Phillip Ward credits the dedication and commitment to extraordinary care by the entire team for being named a 2022 Hospice Honors recipient.
“We know that the care provided by our interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and hospice aides is the best available and that it makes a difference for patients and families at the end of life,” said Phillip Ward. “It is gratifying to see that the rest of the nation is recognizing our staff for that great patient care.”
Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality measures. Performance scores were aggregated from completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all hospices contained in the HEALTHCAREfirst’s Hospice CAHPS database. Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions.
Ronda Howard, Vice President of Revenue Cycle and CAHPS at HEALTHCAREfirst said, “We are honored to be aligned with such high performing agencies like Community Hospice & Palliative Care and we congratulate them on their success.”
5/23/22 @ 9:15 a.m.
Last year, the County initiated a drainage study on Chester Road due to drainage issues in Glen Laurel Subdivision. The study was completed by Peters Yaffee, a consulting firm specializing in engineering design. The study analyzed the historical and current conditions of the drainage basins associated with the wetland areas surrounding Glen Laurel Subdivision, Blackrock Hammock Subdivision and Heron Isles Subdivision.
The drainage report has been finalized and Engineering staff is ready to share the findings with the community. The results will be discussed at a Community Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers located at 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097. Members from Peters Yaffee and Nassau County's engineering staff will be in attendance. In addition to discussing the results of the study, County staff will share plans on how to move forward in addressing issues that have been identified.
If you have any questions, please contact Engineering Services at (904) 530-6225.
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Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Director of Partnership Development, Stacy Cruikshank, Announces Retirement
Director of Partnership Development for the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, Stacy Cruikshank, has announced her retirement.
For nearly 8 years, Stacy has been the face of membership at the Chamber and an integral part of our team. During her time at the Chamber, she worked tirelessly to grow advertising initiatives such as the Discovery Map of Amelia Island and the Discover Nassau Life & Leisure Guide, while simultaneously growing membership outreach and engagement throughout the entire county. Stacy's passion for the local business community has been unwavering through the good times and the hard. We will miss her infectious energy, positive attitude, enthusiasm, and most of all, her friendship. Stacy looks forward to traveling and pursuing other passions and interests. She and her husband Kenny, plan to stay in the community.
5/19/22 @ 3:55 p.m. - Attached is the April 2022 edition of the Board of County Commissioner's newsletter. This monthly publication features a variety of information related to projects and activities for departments under the Board of County Commissioners. It also includes information about road projects, special events, adopted policies and procedures, budget discussions, and more!
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If you have any questions, please contact the County Manager's Office at (904) 530-6010 or email email@example.com.
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