Advance your career in a culture of trust and teamwork. Fulfill your career goals, bring new ideas, and continuously learn and grow with the ladies and gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. They are currently hiring for various positions.
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The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Complete & Putter Madness putt putt tournament scheduled for Thursday, September 26th from 5:30-7:30 P.M. at Putt Putt Amelia Island, 6 N. Fletcher Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
This is not your average golf tournament for not your average player. Teams of four people will represent businesses throughout Nassau County and will compete for bragging rights and, of course, and illustrious and enviable trophy. There will be goodie bags for each team, special holes with challenging obstacles and entertainment throughout. Make sure you don't miss this fun-filled evening of teamwork and mischief.
With such a huge trophy up for grabs, the inaugural year brought a lot of competitiveness to the tournament. Ultimately, David Keay and the team at Synovus Bank - Yulee brought home the top prize.
The entry fee for each team is $100.00, which includes food and drinks for each player. Spaces are very limited and advanced registration is required in order to participate. The registration deadline is Monday, September 16, 2019. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 261-3248.
After five successful years serving Southern style BBQ to Fernandina Beach locals and visitors, Chef Kenny Gilbert announces the launch of an exciting new concept change at Gilbert's Underground Kitchen.
After taking some time to slow down and spend some time fishing with his son an other family members this summer, Kenny relished in the memories of his childhood when he would fish with his Grandmother Della Van Dyke. Sitting along the shore at Fort Clinch, and sharing the bonds that inevitably come from waiting for a bite on the line, Kenny was reminded of catching and cleaning Whiting, Sea Bass, Amber Jack, Red's and other bounties from the sea. As he sat and cleaned fish with his son and his Uncle, it dawned on him that the area was in need of bringing these fresh catches and memories to the table. After reaching out to his longtime friend, brother Chef and bellman Robert Pike, the feedback as to what is most requested by visitors to the Island was seafood and fresh oysters. In an effort to provide the community what they are hungry for, Kenny has created a new concept and menu that will bring lightly seasoned, regional fresh catches to the table which will be sure to appeal to the masses. Non-seafood items will be available as well, including kids menu options. For those still hankering for Kenny's exceptional Southern BBQ, Gilbert's Social, located at 4021 Southside Blvd., will be continuing under the same concept which has grown to be a local favorite for exceptional food, service and atmosphere.
Head over to www.undergroundkitchen.co for more information.
Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss, but a May Community Conversation on the subject drew a large number of local residents to discuss risks and prevention strategies.
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare will host a follow-up conversation about suicide that focuses on special populations including LGBTQ+, adolescents and older adults. Suicide in Special Populations: Continuing the Conversation will be held on Monday, August 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Nassau County Council on Aging Fernandina Beach Life Center, 1901 Island Walk Way. The event includes speakers who will outline the specific risks faced by these special populations, as well as how to identify the individuals at risk. The event is hosted by the Nassau County Council on Aging.
Suicide in Special Populations: Continuing the Conversation is free and open to the public. In addition to the presentations, there will be time for questions and discussion with the speakers. Light refreshments will be served and registration is requested.
To register, please email email@example.com or call (904) 415-9350.
About Starting Point
Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The non-profit agency serves more than 2,800 individuals each year and has been serving the region for more than 25 years. Starting Point is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, visit spbh.org.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce announces the next EmpowHER! Luncheon for Monday, August 19, 2019 from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
EmpowHER! is a Professional Women's Network which enhances the personal and professional growth of businesswomen in Nassau County. Luncheons include guided roundtable discussions on trending topics, an inspiring speaker and mentoring and partnership opportunities that will help drive careers.
This month's guest speaker is Megha Parekh, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Megha works with legal, technology and people development teams at the Jaguars. Her teams are responsible for employee training, support and development; technological systems and support for the office and certain systems in the stadium and at the amphitheater; and all legal matters, including transactions, compliance, disputes, risk management, government relations and insurance. In December 2012 and 2013, Forbes Magazine included Megha in the 30 Under 30 Sports List, which honored the country's top sports athletes and executives under the age of 30 who "represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation." More recently, she was selected for Sports Business Journal's 40 Under 40 list in 2018 and has also been named a Woman of Influence in 2014 and Ultimate Attorney in 2016.
Ticket for the luncheon are $25.00 for Chamber members and $40.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are required in order to attend this event. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.
Barnabas Center will be coordinating the annual GoKids! School Supply collection drive in partnership with the Nassau County Public Schools and WestRock. This donation drive provides schools with supplies to distribute to students in need for the upcoming school year. All school supplies may be donated, including backpacks, notebooks, paper, glue sticks, crayons, #2 pencils, scissors, pocket folders, etc.
Donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations in Fernandina Beach and Yulee:
Barnabas will collect and distribute donated supplies to schools in Nassau County. Monetary donations are also accepted and may be sent to Barnabas Center, 1303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Please note that the donation is designated to GoKids! Last year, 1,560 pounds of school supplies were divided among all 13 schools in Nassau County.
For more information about Barnabas' programs, please visit www.BarnabasNassau.org.
Join the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce and the Fernandina Beach Fire Department on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 for Hot Topics: Hands-Only CPR Training from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Hands-Only CPR is a public awareness campaign to encourage more people to act when they see a teen or adult suddenly collapse. The Hands-Only CPR course is under an hour long and will not meet requirements if you need certification for your job - but it just might help you save a life! For more information about Fernandina Beach Fire Department CPR instruction, call (904) 310-3153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Topics workshops are free for Chamber of Commerce members and $25.00 for prospective members. For more information, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.
The 2020 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival (www.aicmf.com) will present music lovers with a dazzling range of world-renowned artists typically seen in New York, London or Chicago. From the opening performance in January with European superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to its closing Season Finale Celebration in April with acclaimed violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman, the 10 concerts of the Festival’s 19th season are packed with a stunning array of star power.
In addition to violin greats Mutter and Zukerman, Festival-goers will thrill to the music of violin superstar Itzhak Perlman, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, dynamic pianist Valentina Lisitsa, virtuoso cellist Lynn Harrell and the internationally acclaimed Dover Quartet. This truly will be a season to remember.
Tickets for the 2020 season will go on sale this September for Festival donors and in October for the general public at www.aicmf.com or by calling 904-261-1779.
Christopher Rex, the Festival’s artistic and general director, said: “Our 2020 schedule clearly reflects our growth into one of the nation’s premier classical music festivals. The ability to grace our stages with such internationally renowned artists is testimony to the strong, abiding support of our valued contributors, ticket-buyers and volunteers. We extend our sincere thanks to our many friends and, we invite you to take part in what will be our greatest season.”
Highlights of the Festival’s 2020 season include:
Anne-Sophie Mutter—January 24
Anne-Sophie Mutter is universally considered one of the greatest violinists of modern times. For more than 40 years, the four-time Grammy winner has been a fixture as a soloist in all of the world’s most important concert halls. Her appearance at the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival will mark one of her few U.S. appearances in 2020.
Ricky Skaggs—February 9
This Grammy-winning singer and composer is a bluegrass and country music legend. Ricky Skaggs has been inducted into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame, the International Bluegrass Music’s Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Dover Quartet—February 16 and April 17
The Dover Quartet, our quartet-in-residence, is one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The first-ever quartet-in-residence for the Kennedy Center, the Dover also is quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Chamber Music Northwest, Artosphere and Peoples’ Symphony in New York. The quartet will be joined by Roberto Diaz, viola, and Christopher Rex, cello, on February 16.
Christiania Piano Trio—February 23
The trio is composed of violinist David Coucheron, concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO); Christopher Rex, the Festival’s artistic and general director and retired principal cellist of the ASO; and Julie Coucheron, an acclaimed pianist who tours internationally.
Pamela Frank and Peter Serkin—March 1
Violinist Pamela Frank performs regularly as a recitalist with many of today's foremost orchestras. Recipient of a coveted Avery Fisher Prize, she also is professor of violin at the Curtis Institute of Music. Pianist Peter Serkin is admired equally for his performances of established repertoire and as a consummate interpreter of contemporary music. He is a founding member of the acclaimed Tashi Quartet.
Itzhak Perlman—March 19
Violinist Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. He has appeared with every major orchestra and in recitals and festivals around the world. His recordings have garnered 15 Grammy Awards, and in 2008 he was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the recording arts.
Valentina Lisitsa--March 31
With more than 83 million YouTube views, piano virtuoso Valentina Lisitsa is one of the most watched classical musicians on the internet. An Amelia Island favorite, Valentina is at ease with a vast repertoire, ranging from Bach and Mozart to Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Bernstein. Her orchestral repertoire includes more than 40 concertos.
Lynn Harrell with Elizabeth Pridgen—April 5
Known as the “Dean of American Cellists,” Lynn Harrell has been revered as one of the world’s greatest cellists for over 50 years. The Grammy-winner’s discography of more than 70 recordings includes collaboration with such eminent musicians as Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Zubin Mehta. Pianist Elizabeth Pridgen is a distinguished soloist and chamber musician. Artistic Director of the Atlanta Chamber Players, she performs regularly at festivals in the U.S. and Europe.
Zukerman Trio—April 26
With a celebrated career spanning five decades, Pinchas Zukerman reigns as one of today's most sought-after and versatile musicians as a violin and viola soloist, conductor, and chamber musician. He launched his trio in 2013, and since then, the ensemble has traveled around the globe and performed at such major festivals as Ravinia, the BBC Proms, Edinburgh, Verbier, and Bravo! Vail.
Spring Institute, the Festival’s premier training program for young artists will occur in early June 2020.
For complete information about the Festival’s 2020 season, visit us at www.aicmf.com and on Facebook.
Cars & Coffee at the Concours allows individuals with vintage, special interest and collectible vehicles to gather on the same show field used to display vehicles entered in the following day’s prestigious Concours d’Elegance.
With growth year after year, the event now includes over 450 vehicles and thousands of spectators. Coffee and donuts are available to enjoy. Manufacturers celebrate their heritage with designated car corrals and invite the public to enjoy an up-close look at their newest vehicles. For the past three years Automobile Magazine has used the venue to announce their Automobile All-Star award winners.
Automobile Magazine revealed the Automobile All-Star Award winners at Cars & Coffee at the Concours in 2019.
Building on last year's success, The Amelia continues to enhance Cars & Coffee at the Concours for 2020. Paul Teutul Jr, from American Chopper and Paul Jr. Designs, will be on hand to present two "Chairman's Choice" awards designed and built by Paul himself. Rod Emory of Emory Motorsports will present the "Outlaw" award to the vehicle that best evokes Emory's "outlaw" builds. Pixar's Jay Ward will select a new "Pixar Pick." Popular YouTubers will be on hand to document the event and meet with entrants. Celebrated drivers will mingle with the crowd, stopping for photos and to chat with attendees.
Along with the wide variety of vehicles welcome, Cars & Coffee at the Concours will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Nissan Z car and the the arrival of the new C8 Chevrolet Corvette with focused car corrals. Owners of Nissan/Datsun Z cars and Chevrolet Corvettes of any year are invited to apply to be included in these special celebrations.
Left to Right: The Amelia's Chris Brewer and Brian Webber congratulate Chairman's Choice winner Buzz St. John who holds the award created by Paul Teutul Jr. of American Chopper and Paul Jr. Designs. Thanks to the team at Miscellaneous Sheet Metal in Jacksonville, Florida for creating the trophy's center logo.
Cars & Coffee at the Concours is free for spectators. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance views Cars & Coffee at the Concours as a gift to the community, a family-friendly “thank you” for supporting the event and making the award-winning show, now in its 25th year, a reality.
Entering your vehicle involves an application and a small registration fee. The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is now accepting applications for 2020. Visit https://www.ameliaconcours.org/cars-coffee.aspx for more details and updates.
Tickets for the 25th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance are now available online.
Tickets for special events including The Porsche Driving Experience, Friday and Saturday Seminars and select Concours ticket packages are selling out quickly. Reserve your spot now.
For more info & to purchase tickets visit, https://www.ameliaconcours.org/shop/tickets.
About The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
THE AMELIA is held March 5-8, 2020 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and The Golf Club of Amelia Island. The show’s Foundation has donated over $3.5 million to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Spina Bifida of Jacksonville and other local and national charities since 1996. To learn more about the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, visit www.ameliaconcours.org.
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Join us for Hot Topics: Mental Health in the Workplace on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 A.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
During this hour-long presentation, guest speaker Katrina Robinson-Wheeler will discuss mental health issues in the workplace, including substance abuse and suicide prevention.
Katrina Robinson-Wheeler is the Community Liaison and Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Educator at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, a community-based behavioral health treatment agency in Northeast Florida, where she has worked for the past 19 years. Katrina has worked in several different capacities in the agency; 11 years as a therapist specializing in women's treatment, and five years in management as the Behavioral Health Team Leader and Clinical Director. Katrina has worked in the behavioral health field for over 20 years and has been active in her community to help increase awareness of behavioral health issues and reduce stigma.
Hot Topics workshops are free for Chamber members and $25.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are always preferred. For more information, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.