Friday, October 4, 2019 / 9:00-10:00 AM
This event will take place the first Friday of each month and is hosted by Steve Nicklas and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.
When the markets become volatile and confusing, even the most patient investors may question the wisdom of their investment plan. At Janney, we've seen a lot of difficult markets and we can empathize with people who find the current environment confusing. We want to help, so here's what we have to offer:
A lively and timely discussion of financial issues over a hot cup of coffee. We'll also address topics impacting our community or around the U.S. - and sometimes have a local official drop in to provide insight. Mike Hickox, Nassau County property appraiser, will be a guest speaker at this month’s event. Mike will talk about local property values and his expectations for future growth in the county.
Contact Steven Nicklas at 904.572.0265 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. No RSVP required.
Day 1: Residential Collection Contract Begins
Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, began residential solid waste and recycling collection services on September 30 for the Town of Callahan. The new service is the company’s first Florida exclusive solid waste franchise.
Meridian Waste is providing once a week garbage collection utilizing a 95-gallon cart, once a week yard waste collection, once a week bulk waste collection (limit two items per collection), and every other week recycling collection starting Thursday, October 10. The Company purchased a new rear load collection vehicle, a knuckle boom truck, and all new garbage and recycling carts to service the Town and its citizens.
Specific guidelines regarding what residents may or may not place curbside for correct solid waste and recycling collection can be found here: www.MeridianWaste.com/Callahan and can be printed from here: https://www.meridianwaste.com/media/159683/callahan-information-flyer-collection-guidelines.pdf. Important changes include the elimination of glass from the recycling stream due to it being a common contaminant in single stream recycling processes and the change to every other week collection of recyclables to keep costs low and fewer trucks on the road.
Residential Collection Schedule:
Garbage = Monday
Bulk Waste = Monday
Yard Waste = Thursday
Recycling = Every Other Thursday (starting October 10)
Recycling Collection Calendar: CLICK HERE
Commercial collection becomes an open market effective October 1, allowing businesses the opportunity to choose their waste hauler for the first time in more than a decade. The commercial hauler must hold a Nassau County solid waste permit in order to provide service. Meridian Waste is one of the approved Nassau County solid waste haulers.
“As a business owner who first started his company in Nassau County just outside of Callahan, I am proud to be able to provide vital environmental services to the residents of Callahan,” said Dave Shepler, district manager of Meridian Waste and the founder of Partner Disposal (acquired by Meridian Waste in 2018). “The Town of Callahan has been an incredible partner as we transition the service from the incumbent hauler to Meridian Waste. It is our goal to ensure that this partnership strengthens and thrives through quality service, open communication, and a clean environment for the benefit of the Town, its citizens and Meridian Waste.”
If Town residents or commercial entities need to reach out to Meridian Waste to request a cart or dumpster, please call 904.849.5122 or email CustomerCareNassauCoFL@MeridianWaste.com.
Sign Up for Service Alerts: Stay in the know about your service—sign up for email and/or text alert notifications so we can update you in the event of inclement weather, holidays or other factors that might interrupt your service. Sign up at: www.MeridianWaste.com/Service-Alert-Signup.
You are cordially invited to join the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking with Federal, State and Local Elected Officials and staff at the 2019 Public Officials Appreciation Reception, scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Amelia Island Plantation Community Association - Walker's Landing.
The Chamber's Annual Public Officials Appreciation Reception brings elected officials together with Nassau County business and community leaders in a relaxed social atmosphere. This event is the Chamber's way of thanking elected officials for their hard work and assisting our county, region and state throughout the year. Advanced payment and registration are required in order to attend this event.
CLICK HERE for more information or call (904) 261-3248.
2019 Public Officials Appreciation Reception Sponsors:
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.
The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend Hot Topics: How to Overcome Negative Thoughts (Part 2) on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 AM at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Guest speaker Carlos Bustabad of Carlos J. Bustabad Hypnosis will continue his interactive presentation, providing attendees with simple but effective ways to manage and control negative thoughts, which are often the main cause of our daily stress and anxiety. Participants will not only learn how to manage these thoughts but also various techniques to help prevent negativity altogether.
Carlos Bustabad is a Certified Hypnotist, Certified Sports Hypnotist, and Master EFT Practitioner. His mission is to help clients effectively increase and enhance their confidence, motivation and performance in both their personal and professional lives.
Hot Topics workshops are free for Chamber members and $25.00 for prospective members. Advanced payment and registration are always preferred. For more information, CLICK HERE or call (904) 261-3248.
If you are a Florida or Georgia college football fan, or you simply love tailgating, you are not going to want to miss this event! On Friday, November 1, 2019, Amelia Island Montessori School is hosting the Tailgate Big Game Bash, from 6.00-9.00pm at The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island.
Enjoy live music by the Bay Kings Band, an open bar, tailgate-inspired food, games, live and silent auctions, fireworks and more! Click the link below to reserve your tickets before they are sold out!
If you are a business that would like to help sponsor this event, please contact us at email@example.com.
Tickets:$125.00/Each - CLICK HERE to purchase
Pineland Bank is celebrating its 80th Anniversary with an entire week dedicated to thanking their loyal customers. Starting Monday, September 16th until Friday, September 20th, customers and non-customers alike can stop in to the local Pineland Bank in Fernandina Beach and enter for a chance to win the following:
Winners will be drawn on Friday, September 20th. For more information, head over to www.PinelandBank.com or stop by our local branch, located at 715 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Join the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at the next Quarterly Luncheon on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 11:30-1:00 P.M. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Course Clubhouse, 2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Guest speaker Steve Goranson will present 'Be Service Rich: Helping You Turn Your Customers into a Force...Motivated and Passionate Sales People'. Steve owns and operates the local office of ActionCOACH Business Coaching. Established in 1993, ActionCOACH is the world's largest coaching franchise with over 1000 in 60+ countries. As a Business Couch and Employee Engagement Strategist for over 10 years, Steve Goranson has the tools and knowledge to help educate business professionals to become true leaders who can inspire change and attract and retain the best talent in their industry. His goal is to coach and advise business owners and executives about how to spend less time working in their business and more time working on their business.
The Quarterly Luncheon is $25.00 for Chamber members and $40.00 for prospective members. The luncheon is sponsored by Keep Nassau Beautiful. Advanced payment and registration are required in order to attend this event. CLICK HERE for more information or call (904) 261-3248.
Live2Lead, a half-day, leader development experience designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways, will be presented at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island on Friday, October 11, 2019.
Attendees will learn from world-class leadership experts, be immersed in an environment of inspiration and growth and will learn skills they can immediately put into use to up-level their leadership and influence. The worldwide leadership simulcast event will be hosted locally by JTR Leadership Training.
Doors open at 7:00 am for registration. Live2Lead begins at 8:00am and concludes at 1:00pm. Tickets are $99.00 per person and can be purchased online at the Live2Lead North Florida Eventbrite page. Organizational discount tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Jason Roberts at JTRLeadershipTraining@gmail.com.
“Attending Live2Lead not only gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with leaders you would never otherwise have the chance to, but it gives you the opportunity to be challenged to think differently. John taught that the big picture needs to keep getting bigger and this has completely changed the way I have looked at my personal growth.” Amy Modglin
Speakers include: John C. Maxwell, leadership expert, bestselling author and coach. Marcus Buckingham, a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work. Angela Ahrendts, most recently Senior Vice President of Apple Retail based in Cupertino, CA. Rachel Hollis, a #1 New York Times & #1 USA Today Bestselling Author, a top business podcaster and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. Chris Hogan, the #1 national best-selling author of Everyday Millionaire and Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age. It’s a Financial Number.
Live2Lead is designed to deliver the very best leadership content to inspire and motivate you and your team. It will also connect you with other influencers in your community and expand your business network with relationships that produce tangible results. Live2Lead is being presented to the Jacksonville area by a local company owned by Certified John Maxwell Team members. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Jason Roberts at 904-878-0126 or by emailing JTRLeadershipTraining@gmail.com.
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
Join the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce for the 2nd Annual 'Complete & Putter Madness' Putt Putt Tournament, scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 P.M. at Putt Putt of Fernandina Beach, 6 N. Fletcher Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
This is not your average golf tournament for not your average player. Teams of 4 people will represent businesses throughout Nassau County and will compete for bragging rights and, of course, an illustrious and enviable trophy. There will food, drinks and entertainment throughout the tournament. Join us for an amusing and fun-filled evening of teamwork and mischief.
The entry fee for each team is $100.00 and spaces are limited. The registration deadline is Monday, September 16th. Advanced payment and registration are required in order to attend. CLICK HERE for more information.
This event is sponsored by MosquitoNix.