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.
10/14/21 @ 8:30 a.m. - In case you missed it! The Nassau County Department of Health issued a Press Release last week regarding an enhanced WIC benefit that increases vegetable and fruit vouchers for a period of three months. See Press Release for full details.
For more information on enrollment and eligibility for the WIC Program, call the Nassau County WIC Office at (904) 875-6111.
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10/12/21 @ 5:30 p.m. - If you received your COVID-19 Vaccine in the State of Florida and need a replacement card, you can obtain one from the Yulee Health Department located at 86014 Pages Dairy Road. Please note that you will be required to present a photo ID.
The Nassau County Department of Health has issued the attached FAQs further explaining how to get a replacement card. If you have any further questions, contact the Nassau County Department of Health at (904) 875-6110, Option 1.
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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.
Barnabas Center Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Reduce Number of Patients with Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association and American Medical Association celebrate Barnabas Center for commitment to prioritizing blood pressure control
Barnabas Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for their commitment to helping improve blood pressure (BP) control rates among the patient populations they serve, earning Gold+ level recognition as part of the 2021 Target: BP™ Recognition Program.
The Gold+ award recognizes practices that have demonstrated a commitment to measurement accuracy and have 70 percent or more of their adult patient population with high BP controlled.
Hypertension (high BP) is a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and preventable death in the U.S. In addition, there are 121.5 million U.S. adults living with high BP and less than half of those people have their BP under control  – making both diagnosing and effectively managing hypertension critical. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that heart disease and stroke continue to kill more people in the U.S. than other causes.
“High blood pressure is a leading risk factor of heart disease and stroke that can often be prevented or managed if diagnosed and treated properly,” said Michele VandenBossche, Barnabas Health Services Manager. “Addressing blood pressure management is key for better cardiovascular health – and critical today since heart disease and strokes continue to be a leading cause of death for Americans.”
Target: BP is a national collaboration between the AHA and the AMA aimed at reducing the number of Americans who suffer from heart attacks and strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize BP control. The initiative aims to help health care organizations improve blood pressure control rates through use of AMA MAP BP™ evidence-based protocols and recognizes Barnabas Center committed to improving blood pressure control.
The Target: BP Recognition Program celebrates physician practices and health systems, who treat patients with hypertension, for achieving BP control rates at or above 70 percent within the populations they serve. These achievements will ultimately lead to a reduction in the number of Americans who suffer heart attacks and strokes.
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The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Barnabas Center. The grant will support Barnabas with the purchase of much-needed dental supplies.
The Barnabas dental program provides affordable dental services for low to moderate income adults without health insurance. Services include exams, extractions, cleanings and more. Barnabas provides help and hope to individuals and families in need in Nassau County to improve their stability, health, and well-being. For more information about Barnabas’ programs, visit www.BarnabasNassau.org.
For more information about Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, visit the company website at https://www.deltadentalins.com/about/community/philanthropy/.
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.
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.
The FBPD would like to welcome our newest member, Matthew McKenna. Matt was born in Staten Island, New York and spent his early years in Coconut Creek, Florida. His family relocated to Fernandina Beach during his freshman year of high school. After graduating from Fernandina Beach High School, Matt worked at the Omni and started Florida State College of Jacksonville working on an Associate’s Degree.
Matt recently graduated from the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training Center and was certified as a law enforcement officer in September. Matt’s interest in law enforcement stems from his passion to serve and help people. He was inspired by his brother, a Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy to pursue that passion through a career in local service.
Right now Matt is becoming familiar with all of our policies, procedures and computer programs. He will actually be in a patrol car, training with a senior officer at the end of the month – if you see him out there, give him a wave and a welcome!
WELCOME ABOARD MATT, we are glad you are here.
Contact: Dickie Anderson
October 6, 2021
A new enhanced printing of the best selling book Great Homes of Fernandina has just been released. The new book, Great Homes and Churches – Architectural Treasures of Amelia Island is an expanded edition of the earlier book. The new edition is 80 pages which includes the original 25 profiles of Historic District homes and in addition 9 profiles of historic churches. A walking/driving tour map is included.
Dickie Anderson, an island writer and docent at the Amelia Island Museum of History, has a passion for the Historic District’s beautiful homes and churches. She shares, “Amelia Island’s Historic district offers a living museum. Like sleeping beauties, Amelia Island’s Victorian period homes and historic churches have been frozen in time. Built in the late 1800s and early 1900s each offers a story about the people and events that shaped the history of Florida’s most northern barrier island.”
Phyllis Davis, Executive Director of the Amelia Island Museum of History, shared, “Written to highlight the beautiful homes of Amelia Island, Dickie Anderson’s book is a testament to the importance of the preservation of Florida’s historic resources. Dickie is an ardent supporter and ambassador for Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island and its rich history.”
Anderson is available as a speaker for groups and clubs. The book priced at $17.95 is available at The Book Loft, Story & Song Bookstore and Bistro, Front and Centre, The Amelia Island Museum of History, Courtyard and SpringHill Suites Amelia Island gift shops. For more information contact Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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