Give the Gift of Local is the Chamber of Commerce's annual initiative focused on encouraging the community to get out and shop local during the holiday season.
It's easy to participate and promote your business!
For more information about Give the Gift of Local, contact the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at (904) 261-3248 or email@example.com.
Don't forget to celebrate Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 30, 2019!
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the sixth annual ‘Give the Gift of Local’ campaign, starting November 23rd and lasting until December 31st. This program was created to stimulate and reward local shopping during the holidays. The concept is simple; visit a participating local Chamber of Commerce member business and receive a ticket to be eligible for various prizes. No purchase necessary.
Tickets, available at participating businesses, are printed with a message of thanks for shopping local and are pre-numbered. Retailers simply give out the tickets (no purchase necessary) and winning numbers are published on the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce website at www.NassauCountyFLChamber.com. We will start posting winning ticket numbers on Monday, November 25th and will continue to post winning tickets each Monday morning throughout the month of December. The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce thanks you for shopping local this holiday season.
TOP 10 REASONS TO SHOP LOCAL
1. Shopping local creates jobs.
Most local stores hire within the community. Making them successful allows them to hire more people, which creates more jobs, and therefore more money spent locally!
2. Shopping local saves you money.
It might appear cheaper in big box stores or online but every little bit counts…including gas and shipping. When you shop at the store that you can walk to you won’t have to pay for any of that!
3. Local, independent shops give back to the community.
Most local businesses do a lot to support our communities through local charities, schools, and community events.
4. Great customer service.
Studies have shown us time and time again that people receive great customer service when they shop local.
5. Local businesses support other local businesses.
Local businesses employ a wide array of supporting services such as local architects, designers, cabinet shops, sign shops, contractors, accountants, insurance brokers, computer consultants, attorneys etc.
6. Shopping local keeps services in business.
Local shops go hand in hand with the local services such as the tailor, hairdresser and banker. If there are no shops then there are no services…which means you’d have to cut your own hair.
7. Keep dollars Local
Fact: Locally owned businesses put a greater revenue share back into the local economy compared to chain stores.
8. Support entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is what fuels America’s economy. Be patriotic! Support innovation and prosperity!
9. Help the environment.
Not only are you helping your wallet by not spending money on transportation; you’re also helping the environment. Shopping local means less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.
10. Local shops offer unique products.
Shopping locally provides you with the opportunity to discover something different. You’re not likely to find the same thing at a local store as you would at the mall
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce and Cheney Brothers, Inc. have partnered to form a 'Green Bulk Buying' program for members of the Nassau County business community.
The purpose of the 'Green Bulk Buying' program is to assist local businesses with their transition from plastic to paper products, in the easiest and most cost-effective way possible. Cheney Brothers, Inc. will make available 30 different paper products, including paper bags, food service items and containers, straws and other frequently used items. All items have been pre-negotiated with locked-in margins and secured pricing, ensuring businesses have access to best-in-market reduced prices for paper products.
"At the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, our aim is to continually improve our efforts, services and programs to better serve our business community. With environmental awareness in the forefront, it is our responsibility to create programs and practices in ways that have less impact on the environment but can also help our members' bottom-line. We are dedicated to the contribution of a sustainable future by educating and informing our members and implementing efforts in our business practices that conserve energy and natural resources and reduce waste. We hope to encourage our members to follow these environmentally conscious standards and invite them to participate in this new initiative," said Regina Duncan, President of the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber of Commerce and Cheney Brothers, Inc. will host an Open House on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 10:00-1:00 P.M. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida. This event will enable interested businesses to see sample products and place discounted orders on paper products. For more information, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.
Amelia's Fine Jewelry is having a Christmas in July Sale on Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th. The entire store will be on sale and there will be a drawing for a chance to win a 14k Amelia Island Pendant.
Amelia's Fine Jewelry is located at 317 Centre Street in Downtown Fernandina Beach. For more information, call (904) 277-0665 or visit www.ameliasfinejewelry.com.
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is offering 30% off room rates for Florida and Georgia residents during select dates in 2019!
Call 888-261-6161 or CLICK HERE to book your stay today.
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
On behalf of our 750 Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for your warm words and wishes this week upon the resort’s 28th anniversary. I have enjoyed hearing so many stories of how the resort has played a small part in your family’s memories of Amelia Island! As I have said before, it remains our highest honor to represent Amelia Island to our visitors and brand. I hope you will consider returning to the resort for these upcoming summer events!
SUMMER STAYCATION GUESTROOMS
We are very pleased to offer a locals’ summer rate of $249 per room, per night so that friends and visitors can enjoy a classic beach staycation and all that the resort has to offer. The rate is for coastal view rooms overlooking the pool and resort grounds.
LOCAL GUEST OFFERS – THIS WEEKEND!
Make a break for The Ritz-Carlton this weekend with the following offers and promotions:
SPA HAPPY HOUR – The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Relax at our Spa Happy Hour on Friday June 28th. Enjoy a 20% discount on treatment service appointment between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and spend the balance of your day enjoying the spa lounge and pool. Unwind and renew with a wide range of services including massages, facials, and nail services. You will also enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate your day of blissful relaxation. Advance reservations are required. Please call 904-277-1087 for more information.
SOUTHERN TIDE & LILLY PULITZER SUMMER PROMOTIONS
Two of our iconic summer boutiques are offering extraordinary promotions available only at The Ritz-Carlton on Saturday, June 29th:
Spend $300 in Lilly Pulitzer and receive a complimentary Lilly Pulitzer Swell Water Bottle ($54 value)
Spend $300 in Southern Tide and receive a complimentary Giant Skipjack Pool Float ($75 value)
RED, WHITE AND DEEP BLUE
Join us for a red, white and deep blue Independence Day party on July 4 at 7 p.m. with food, fun and fireworks. Savor a mouthwatering summer holiday menu from the grill that includes steak, beer can chicken and smoked pork sliders. Seaside favorites of local fish, shrimp, oysters and scallop ceviche are served along with classic sides and festive salads. The pastry team delights with 4th of July-themed desserts. Red, white and deep blue guests enjoy reserved seating for a dazzling fireworks show set to music at 9:15 p.m. $99 per guest, $33 for kids ages 5-12, inclusive. Reserve the highlight of the summer at 904-277-1087.
THE RITZ-CARLTON BARBECUE COLLEGE
Unlock the secrets of searing and smoking for mastering your home grill at The Ritz-Carlton Barbecue College with Executive Chef Garrett Gooch. You’ll also learn to add your own personal touch to barbecue using brines, rubs, marinades and sauces. This hands-on class begins with continental breakfast and mimosas and later, a communal lunch of barbecued steak, pork, local fish and shellfish with paired wines and craft beer. Students take home a recipe book and the secrets to great barbecue. $295 per person plus gratuity, Friday, July 5 from 9 am – 2 pm. For reservations call or email Leisure Reservations.
RESORT PASSES NOW AVAILABLE
We are pleased to offer day passes to local guests and visitors seeking to relax at our pool, spa or resort cabanas. Passes are available online for advance purchase on select weekday and weekend dates this spring and summer, with pricing to vary based on availability. If you are interested in spending the day poolside while our Ladies and Gentlemen tend to your every wish, please book your daily resort pass online at http://resortpass.com/ritz-carlton-amelia-island
For more information on offers and events please register your email address online: http://eepurl.com/cimfZz
Thank you again for your support of our Ladies and Gentlemen. I hope to see you again soon at dinner in our restaurants or enjoying a toast to summer at The Lobby Bar!
Do you have an incredible staff and wish there was a way to show them how much you appreciate their hard work?
Host a luncheon, holiday party or corporate meeting at the Golf Club of Amelia Island. They are now offering special pricing for local businesses in Nassau County. Make sure to take advantage of this offer while it lasts!
For more information, contact Katrina Moughton at (904) 277-0021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amelia Island Kayak Excursions is turning 6 and even though it's their birthday, they want to give you a gift!
Any Nassau County resident that joins one of their guided kayak tours during the month of June will be eligible to win a brand new Current Designs Kestrel Kayak (valued at $899). CLICK HERE for more information.
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