Chamber to Host Quarterly Membership Luncheon: State of the State - Current Trends in Florida's Demographics, Economy & Housing
Join the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce for the next Quarterly Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, April 25th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, located at 2800 Bill Melton Road in Fernandina Beach. This month's luncheon is sponsored by ERA Fernandina Beach Realty.
Guest speaker Dave Sobush serves as the Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. In this role, Dave oversees the Foundation's numerous research projects, such as TheFloridaScorecard.org, and leads the Florida 2030 Blueprint Caucus to strategically align the business community with trade associations, local chambers and business groups focused on growing Florida the right way. Dave is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with over 20 years of experience in economic development research, economic diversification and resiliency, data analysis, mining and reporting, public policy, stakeholder engagement, and more.
Dave will discuss various topics at the luncheon including the current trends in Florida's demographics, economy, and housing.
The Quarterly Membership Luncheon is $28.00 for Nassau County Chamber of Commerce members and $50.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are required in order to attend. For additional information and to register, CLICK HERE. For questions or additional information, email the Chamber at info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com.
3/21/23 @ 10:30 a.m.- The County's bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. - noon (or until trucks reach capacity... whichever comes first).
Examples of items that will be accepted include:
What: Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event
When: Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8am-12pm (or until truck reaches capacity)
Where: Nassau County Road Department, 86200 Gene Lassere Blvd., Yulee, FL 32097
Please enter the facility utilizing Courtney Isles Way from Chester Rd. (see map below for details)
This event is FREE to Nassau County residents with proof of residency. Small businesses may also be approved to dispose of items for a small fee, however you must call Keep Nassau Beautiful in advance to register at (904) 261-0165.
Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Barnabas Food Pantry.
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Join VegeCooking Camden and celebrate summer with sensational summer recipes, crafts, and fun!
WHEN: May 29-June 2, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
WHERE: Yulee Lions Club, 893 US Hwy 17, Yulee, FL
There are only 10 spots available! (We need a minimum of 4.) So secure your child's spot ASAP! Advanced registration is REQUIRED.
Let your kid come and learn a life skill while having fun this summer! We will LEARN to cook & LOVE our veggies! Kids will learn cooking basics - chopping, whisking, measuring, blending, etc. We will cook two recipes each day They'll work both individually and as a team to create the recipes of the day. Then they sample their creations. We will focus on fun, flavorful, and nutritious summery foods and snacks that they should be able to replicate at home with minimal assistance. Visit the Facebook event page here.
Classes are open to all children ages 5-15. You MUST register by 5/21/23
List of Dates: May 29-June 2; Please let me now if you'd rather just come May 30-June 2.
Please have kids bring their own drinks in spill-proof containers.
For additional information and to learn more about VegeCooking Camden, visit www.Vege-Cooking.com.
Come by the Rayonier Inc. building, located at 1 Rayonier Way in Wildlight, to donate blood on Wednesday, March 22, 2023; remember you can still help even if you can't donate, share this message with friends and family.
Make your appointment today; click the link: Blood Drive - Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Appointments get first priority and be sure to bring your ID. All donors will receive a OneBlood T-shirt and a $20.00 eGift Card, and A wellness checkup includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening.
FACT: A single-car accident victim can require 100 pints of blood
Tips for a successful donation:
You can still help even if you can't donate, share this message with friends and family.
Accolades include best models, best outdoor living space and best community amenity
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 8, 2023) – The Northeast Florida Division of PulteGroup, one of the nation’s leading home builders, was honored by the Northeast Florida Builders Association at its Laurel Awards celebration.
Pulte Homes received the best model home award in the 3,000 to 3,500 square foot category for the Ashby Grand at Bradley Creek. Pulte’s Del Webb brand received four awards including two best model honors for the Prestige model (under 2,000 square feet) and the Stardom model (2,000 to 2,500 square feet) at Del Webb Wildlight. The Stardom model at Del Webb Wildlight was also recognized with the Best Outdoor Living Space award and the Canopy Club at Del Webb Nocatee received the Best Community Amenity award.
The company’s team of New Home Specialists received numerous awards. Million Dollar Circle awards were presented to Catherine Peterson, Ian Kanady, Luis Toyens, Zach Church, Jeff Bass, Kerry Fulford, Harmony Matias, Andrew Mansour, John Glaser, Jeff Nickerson, Gretchen Langer, Braden Dunn, and Asher Harirchi. Harirchi was also named Rookie Site Agent of the Year.
“We are honored to receive these Laurel Awards and the recognition from our industry peers,” said Katie Hensley, Director of Marketing, PulteGroup’s Northeast Florida Division. “I am so proud of the accomplishments of our team. They work exceptionally hard to deliver excellent quality and service, and these awards reflect their dedication and commitment.”
About Pulte Homes
Pulte Homes is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM). Pulte Homes builds consumer inspired homes and communities that provide the move-up buyer the best quality of life. Only Pulte Homes offers the combination of innovative Life Tested Home Designs® with an unwavering commitment to quality and attention to detail. For more information about Pulte Homes, visit pulte.com.
About Del Webb
Del Webb is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM). Del Webb is the pioneer in active adult communities and America’s leading builder of new homes designed for pre-retirement and retirees. Del Webb builds consumer inspired homes and communities for active adults ages 55+ who want to continue to explore, grow and learn, socially, physically and intellectually as they look forward to retirement. For more information on Del Webb, visit delwebb.com.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in more than 40 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, American West and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup’s purpose is building incredible places where people can live their dreams.
Nassau County Chamber of Commerce to Host 'Doing Business with Big Business' Events in April
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce will host two ‘Doing Business with Big Business’ events in the month of April. The first event, with representatives from the private sector, will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, from 8:30-10:00 AM. The second event, with representatives from the public sector, will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 8:30-10:00 AM. Both events will be held at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce office, located at 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G in Fernandina Beach.
‘Doing Business with Big Business’ is a program that provides small Nassau County businesses the unique opportunity to meet with some of the largest companies in our community. Attendees will gain insight into the decision-making process at big companies and learn what these organizations are looking for from smaller suppliers and service providers.
This event is perfect for local, existing businesses, entrepreneurs and startups that want to learn more about how procurement works in large organizations and are looking to gain an understanding of the considerations of buyers during a negotiation.
‘Doing Business with Big Business’ is free for Nassau County Chamber of Commerce members, but advanced registration is required in order to attend. For additional information and to register for Doing Business with Big Business: Private Sector, CLICK HERE. For additional information and to register for Doing Business with Big Business: Public Sector, CLICK HERE.
For questions or concerns, please email the Chamber at info@NassauCountyFLChamber.com.
Thank you all for your assistance in the creation of the Nassau County Community and Business Broadband Survey.
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has worked with a consulting firm to create an online version of both the Community and Business surveys. These surveys are connected to a GIS Backend. We will be able to graphically chart the results with such detailed information as Survey Address, Download Speed, Upload Speed, Location Type, and much more. This platform will also serve as an interactive repository for Nassau County broadband asset inventory (Towers, Fiber Plant, Conduit, Right of Way, DSL, satellite, Copper, Fixed Wireless, etc.).
Community Survey: https://arcg.is/1jXvHb
Business Survey: https://arcg.is/05CfDP0
We are requesting your assistance again. Please help us evaluate the system by taking both surveys. Be sure to select “Share Your Experience” at the end of the survey. The Testing Period will start Feb 21, 2023, and end March 07, 2023.
The information gathered from this survey will be very important as we work to understand where we should focus our efforts to take advantage of the existing Broadband Opportunity Grants from the Department Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program Grant. More importantly, it will assist in challenging the inaccurate FCC Data Mapping of our county, which is the base factor for nearly all the existing broadband grants.
Be on the lookout for information regarding our next Local Broadband Planning Team Meeting. This should be coming via your email next month.
Again, Thank you for your participation and support.
For questions or concerns, please contact Derrick Lindsay, Chief Innovation Officer, at email@example.com or (904) 530-6051.
Baptist Health Building Emergency Center, Imaging Center and Medical Offices in Yulee
Baptist Nassau Crossing Medical Campus will bring a wide range of services to a convenient, new location in Nassau County.
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 27, 2023 – Baptist Health will break ground in Spring 2023 on Baptist Nassau Crossing Medical Campus, a new freestanding Baptist & Wolfson Nassau Crossing Emergency Room & Imaging Center and medical office building, to provide additional health care services to the fast-growing areas of central and western Nassau County, Florida.
The new property is located just east of I-95 on State Road 200.
“Baptist Health has always been committed to making high-quality health care accessible to the community members we serve,” said Catherine Graham, MSH, senior vice president of clinical service lines and ambulatory business development. “Baptist Nassau Crossing Medical Campus will be a convenient hub with a wide range of medical services for all ages.”
Emergency and imaging services
The 23,879-square-foot emergency center features two emergency centers under one roof –Baptist Emergency Center for adults and Wolfson Children’s Emergency Center designed specifically for patients ages 0 to 17. More than 5,500 children in Nassau County sought emergency care between October 2021 - September 2022, according to Florida Agency for Health Care Administration’s Office of Data Collection and Quality Assurance. With the opening of this campus, families in Nassau County will have easier access to the specialized pediatric care of Wolfson Children’s, the only full-service children’s hospital in the region and the only state-designated Pediatric Trauma Center in Northeast Florida.
The emergency facility will have an adjoining Imaging Center for outpatient imaging, equipped with the latest technology to provide X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, mammography and bone density screenings.
The building is designed with the opportunity for future expansion as the community’s need for emergency services increases.
Primary care and specialty physician services
A 32,094-square-foot medical office building will be located behind the emergency center. Initially, the medical office building will house Baptist Primary Care and Baptist Behavioral Health, with the potential to add other specialty services.
The Emergency & Imaging Center and medical office building, a $38 million investment for the health system, is scheduled to open in early 2024.
“For nearly 30 years, Baptist Health has been serving the Nassau community,” said Ed Hubel, FACHE, hospital president of Baptist Medical Center Nassau. “It’s been incredible to see the growth, and we appreciate residents’ trust in us to help make the community an even healthier place to live!”
Run. Jog. Roll. Stroll.
Lace up your shoes and start stretching.
1st Place Sports is putting on the Run Wild 5K on Saturday, March 11th, and we’re going to be running along the trails and through the neighborhoods of Wildlight. And that’s not all that’s taking place at the race. Every registered participant gets a Dri-fit shirt, medal and gift bag. And there will be a Kids’ Zone, warm up with the Wildlight Y, assessments by UF Rehab, massages by Massage Theory, breakfast food trucks, a fruit stand, a scavenger hunt and—because you’ll have worked up a thirst—a free beer from SJ Brewing Company for all racers 21+.
Where to be (and when)
MEET US AT
123 Tinker Street on March 11th
8:30 race start | 9:30 fun run
All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida.
On your mark, get set, GO REGISTER!
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