Fernandina Beach, FL, October 14, 2021 - Nassau County Businesswomen are invited to join the Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) November 9 at 5:30 pm for an interactive presentation on networking entitled Better networking = Better Business.
Starting at 5:30 pm at Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Bill Melton Road in Fernandina Beach, the chapter will host Elizabeth Pampalone, an International Speaker, Podcaster, Minimalist, and Expert Marketer. Networking can be one of the most daunting tasks of running a business, but the Queen of Networking knows it is how to see your goals become realities through networking.
Pampalone, the owner of Absolute Marketing™ in Jacksonville, has developed proven formulas that help her clients and herself. Her innovative approach helps overwhelmed business owners and burnt-out nonprofit directors to achieve success and freedom through the power of Absolute Marketing™.
The local ABWA chapter just celebrated its 52 year anniversary of helping women succeed in business in Nassau County. Each monthly meeting provides Professional Development speakers who impart the motivation and skills needed to create success in today’s business world. In addition, there is time to network with women from variety of businesses, skill sets, and experience. The organization meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm, beginning with networking, a light meal, and followed by a program starting at 6 pm. Please visit www.abwaeightflags.org to learn more and to register for the meeting.
The Eight Flags Chapter President, Lillie Marie Rogers, shares an inspirational quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, “A Good Leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a Great Leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” Our meetings will inspire you to practice great leadership and confidence in your workplace and as you grow your business.
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.
Nassau County Council on Aging
By Communication Director
October 13, 2021
Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA) will benefit from some Buckeye volunteerism when Seaman Corporation, headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, travels to Amelia Island for its annual corporate meeting, Oct. 26. Volunteers will work on landscaping projects at 1901 Island Walk Way in Fernandina Beach, and make holiday wreaths for local seniors. Several wreaths will also be included in NCCOA’s “A Glimpse of Tuscany” Silent Auction, Dec. 4-11.
The local community is invited to participate in the wreath-making project. All supplies will be furnished by Seaman Corporation. If you’re interested in helping make wreaths for local seniors, contact Margo Morlock, Volunteer Manager, 904-775-5490, or firstname.lastname@example.org, by Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Seaman Corporation encourages associates to volunteer and offers volunteer time off during the year. To support this initiative and also promote team building during the annual meeting, the company reached out to the United Way of Northeast Florida in the host community for volunteer options. Seaman Corporation selected NCCOA since the agency offered a good mix of activities for the group.
“We are thankful to be selected for volunteer support from Seaman Corporation, and are looking forward to hosting their associates on our beautiful island,” said Janice Ancrum, NCCOA President & CEO.
Raymond Pace, Vice-President/GM for Industrial Fabrics at Seaman Corporation, said, “While we routinely give back in our own communities, having our team together in Nassau County offers a unique opportunity and we’re proud to support NCCOA while we are here.”
Seaman Corporation is known worldwide for the production of high-value, high-performance fabrics. With additional manufacturing in Bristol, Tennessee, these innovative, high- performance coated fabrics can be found in a number of markets, including geomembrane liners, architectural structures, truck tarps, military fabrics and roofing membranes. Seaman Corporation is committed to superior customer service and satisfaction.
10/12/21 @ 2:00 p.m. - At the October 11, 2021 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners approved Resolution No. 2021-192 proclaiming the week of October 17 through October 23rd as Breast Cancer Awareness Week in Nassau County, Florida, and declaring Wednesday, October 20, 2021 as "Pink Day".
The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2021, approximately 281,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer would be diagnoses in women in the United States, along with 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. And although breast cancer in men is rare, it is estimated that 2,650 men would also be diagnosed in 2021.
Breast cancer awareness educates men and women about the importance of early detection. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining and the American Cancer Society contributes this change to earlier detection and improved treatment.
Nassau County resident and breast cancer survivor, Renee Stoffel, was in attendance to accept the Resolution. Several friends and co-workers were also in attendance to show their support.
On Wednesday, October 20th, all Nassau County residents are encouraged to wear pink on Pink Day to promote breast cancer awareness and remind everyone of the value of early detection.
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10/12/21 @ 11:15 a.m. - Author and folklorist, Christopher Balzano, has been documenting the unexplained since 1944. Join him at the Fernandina Beach Library Branch on Thursday, October 21st at 6pm, as he discusses his latest novel, Haunted Florida Love Stories.
If you have any questions, please contact the Library at (904) 530-6500.
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Event sponsored by the Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library and the Fairbanks House.
Senator Marco Rubio's staff will be at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce office on Friday, October 15th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. to offer constituent services on items such as social security payments, issues with the IRS, federal disaster claims, and veterans benefits, as well as listen to your concerns and suggestions.
Senator Rubio will not be in attendance, but staff representatives will be onsite to meet one-on-one and provide necessary assistance.
Nassau County Chamber of Commerce
961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Friday, October 15, 2021
If you cannot meet with Senator Rubio's staff members during this time but are in need of assistance, please call their office at (866) 630-7106 and they will be glad to assist you.
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Presents The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis with Special Guest Vocalist Ashley Pezzotti
Amelia Island, FL – Get ready for Big Band Holidays as the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival launches its 21st season with this uplifting and joyful musical performance. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis with special guest vocalist Ashley Pezzotti will fill you with cheer as they perform their unique big band version of holiday classics on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Fernandina Beach, located at 1600 S. 8th Street. Tickets will go on sale soon for general purchase with early ticket purchase available for Ameilia Island Chamber Music Festival Contributors. For more information visit online at www.aicmf.org.
Christopher Rex, the Festival’s General and Artistic Director, said, “It is truly an honor to have The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis with special guest vocalist Ashley Pezzotti begin our 21st season of performances. Our goal has always been to bring the best artists across multiple genres to perform in an intimate setting. This coming season will feature an exceptional lineup of diverse artists. In addition to highly acclaimed Chamber Music performances, we will be announcing a schedule that includes a four-time Grammy winner who is one of the most famous opera singers of our time.”
The Festival is now in its 21st year of bringing celebrated music performances to Amelia Island. Mr. Rex added, “The Festival’s ongoing success and ability to attract premier artists can be directly attributed to the generosity of the Amelia Island community. We are grateful for our patrons, contributors, sponsors, and volunteers who graciously give their time and talent to ensure The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s premier classical music festivals.”
About The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
Founded in 2001, The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is one of the nation’s most renowned classical music festivals. Celebrating its 21st season, the Festival is committed to its mission: Presenting the world’s greatest musical artists in chamber music concerts of classical and alternative genres for diverse audiences; to offer music education to concert attendees, students, and aspiring young musicians; and to promote local businesses and tourism by attracting music lovers from Nassau County, northeast Florida and beyond.
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is a not-for-profit, tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The office is located at 1405 Park Avenue, Suite 101, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034. For additional information, concert tickets, or to learn more about becoming involved visit www.aicmf.org or call 904.261.1779. Follow The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival on Facebook.
10/7/21 @ 11:40 a.m. - The County's Halloween Festival is just a few weeks away and we are happy to report that we have had 47 businesses/groups sign up to hand out candy on Trick or Treat Alley! A big thank you to the following:
If your business or organization would like to join us, please fill out the attached sponsorship form and return it to Jay Robertson at email@example.com. There is no registration fee so the only costs for you will be what you spend on candy and decorating your booth. Don't forget that booths will be judged and will win a prize!
In addition to trick or treating, the event will feature Hay Rides, Face Painting, Halloween Themed Games, Bounce Houses, and a showing of Hocus Pocus. Entry into the event and all activities are free. The Yulee Athletic Association will, however, have food for sale at their concession stand. All sales will benefit the Association.
If you have any questions, please contact Jay at (904) 630-6120.
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Nassau County Chamber of Commerce Partnering with Florida Chamber of Commerce for Campaign School and Community Leadership Training Program
Have you ever wondered how people get elected to local office or how to volunteer to help with a political campaign? Perhaps you are considering running for office yourself but don't know where to start. The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Florida Institute for Political Leadership, an initiative by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, to host 'Campaign School & Community Leadership Training'.
This three-part training is free, open to everyone, and non-partisan. Participants are welcome to attend any or all days offered. Each session will include presentations by state and local political experts, university professors, elected officials, and community leaders. This event is highly recommended for candidates, and anyone interested in running for local or state office, serving their community, or managing campaigns.
The first session, Preparing to Run, is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 5:30-8:00 PM; the second session, Organizing Your Campaign, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 5:30-8:00 PM; the third and final session, Running Your Campaign, is scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 5:30-8:00 PM.
To register online, please visit www.FIPL.org/register and for more information, call (850) 688-8940 or click here.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan organization with a mission to promote and maintain a healthy business environment and quality of life for Nassau County.
10/5/21 @ 9:15 p.m.
The Nassau County Department of Health has coordinated 2 Saturday Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics.
October 9th and October 16th
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:10 - 4:00 p.m.
86014 Pages Dairy Rd., Yulee, FL 32097
FREE for Nassau County residents, ages 12 and older. Pfizer 1st, 2nd and 3rd doses.
Make appointments at www.onenassau.com.
If you have any questions, call 904-875-6110, Option 1.
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Wild Amelia – Wild Night
Submitted by Jay Kayne
October 5, 2021
This free event will be held virtually on Zoom and can be accessed using the following Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3ASioAZ.
The first Wild Amelia “Wild Nite” of the 2021-22 program year is scheduled for 7:00pm on Tuesday, October 12. The featured topic is Black Skimmers, year-round residents of Amelia Island who feed on the small fish and other invertebrates in the coastal waters. NOTE: The Black Skimmer was selected by the Wild Amelia Board as “Critter of the Year” for 2020-21.
The guest speaker will be Bill George, president of the Amelia Island Bird Club. Previously, Bill served as President of the Minnesota Ornithologists Union for three years. In addition, Bill was on the Board of Minnesota Audubon for six years. He has led field trips in Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each February Bill participates in a survey of shorebirds and Black Skimmers for Florida Audubon from Ft. Clinch to Peter’s Point.
Due to continuing CDC guidance related to large indoor gatherings, this free event will be held virtually on Zoom and can be accessed using the following Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3ASioAZ.
Wild Amelia’s mission is to educate residents and visitors about the local bioregion and encourage stewardship of the area’s natural resources through events and programs that educate and entertain while promoting a conservation ethic. For updates on the status of program activities, please visit wildamelia.org and Wild Amelia on Facebook.
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