Head over to Captain Jack’s Smokehouse this Saturday, November 16th from 4:00-8:00pm for Bikes, Brews & BBQ, an event celebrating America's Military and Veterans. There will be prizes, raffles, a bike show and live music. There will also be $2.00 draft beer, Marlin & Barrel specials, vendors, live music and a pig pickin'.
Click the event link below for more information:
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.
"Sending Joys of Christmas to Our Troops Overseas"
Thursday & Friday, November 7 & 8 / 9am-6pm
Saturday, November 9th / 9am-1pm
Maxwell Hall, Memorial United Methodist Church
601 Centre Street, Downtown Fernandina Beach
Drive Thru Drop Off and Free Pick Up of Donations by calling (904) 206-3938
As per Customs regulations, please NO jerky or other meat products or homemade food
For more information, call Judi Mixon at (904) 206-3938, John Scherer at (912) 320-7840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Trees for America's Troops at www.TreesForAmericasTroops.org.
It's never too young to learn about being clean and green.
Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, partnered with Step By Step Learning Center in Fernandina Beach today for the schools’ annual Career Day aimed at educating children about multiple career paths and employment opportunities for students when they grow up. The Company took the opportunity to help instruct the students about proper solid waste and recycling preparation and disposal ensuring that what needs to be thrown outs goes in the garbage and how to properly sort and rinse accepted recyclable materials to help keep the recycling stream clean. The Meridian Waste team is led by Dave Shepler who brought out residential driver Chris Brooks and a garbage truck.
“Teaching kids of any age, from three to 103, to understand the importance of disposing and recycling the waste materials we all generate daily as a society is critical to the preservation of a clean community and the quality of life we enjoy here in Fernandina Beach and throughout Nassau County,” stated Shepler. “It is so hopeful to see these young students interested in the jobs the environmental services industry can offer from Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) drivers, mechanics, accounting clerks, engineers to company managers, the opportunities truly are great! However, nothing grabbed their attention better than the rear-loading garbage truck Meridian Waste brought to Career Day that “ate” the garbage and made impressive grinding and growling noises. Kids just love a really cool truck!”
Photo 1: Young students of Step By Step Learning Center pose for a group photo in front of the “garbage eating” Meridian Waste rear-load collection truck. For those interested in current job opportunities with Meridian Waste, visit our career page at www.MeridianWaste.com/Careers.
National blood shortages are impacting blood centers across the country, and locally LifeSouth Community Blood Centers also faces emergency need for all blood types.
Summer months take a toll on the blood supply, and this year has been especially difficult here in Duval County and across the country. Hospitals rely on LifeSouth and LifeSouth blood donors to make sure blood is available before it is needed. All blood types are necessary, and donors are asked to donate now to ensure local hospitals have the blood needed to help patients suffering from traumas, cancers and chronic illnesses.
First time donors are always welcome and encouraged to give blood donation a try. All donor receive a thank you gift, and a mini-physical, including blood pressure, temperature, iron level and a cholesterol screen.
LifeSouth is also seeking business partners on the First Coast to host blood drives and save local lives. LifeSouth works with businesses and organizations of all sizes and across multiple industries. LifeSouth makes hosting a blood drive simple and fun with onsite recruiting, themed blood drives, digital and printed media, and support throughout the process. A blood drive is a great addition to any event and could satisfy community service hours and wellness program initiatives.
Donors must be at least 17 or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is needed. LifeSouth's donor center in Jacksonville, FL is located at 7840 Baymeadows Way. LifeSouth's bloodmobiles will also be out at many locations in coming days (see below for schedule of upcoming blood drives). For additional information about donation or to find a blood mobile drive near you, call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org. Appointments can also be made online and walk-ins are always welcome.
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.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is grateful for the support of our local Staples store in Fernandina Beach and want to thank them for being the Title Sponsor of the Annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast on May 29, 2019.
The breakfast would absolutely not be possible without their support and we are grateful to have such an incredible business in the community.
With their new Classroom Rewards Program, you don't have to wait until the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast to support local educators. Head over to www.staples.com/classroomrewards to learn more about how to take advantage of this new program.
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