We were sent a great article we feel everyone should read on Chamber Membership!
How to make the most out of your membership in the chamber of commerce
Once you’ve joined a chamber of commerce it’s up to you to make sure you get the most out of your experience and reap the benefits that it can offer.
If you follow each of these steps, you are sure to gain a valuable experience as well contribute well to your community.
Attend chamber events regularly
Get a calendar of events from your chamber and start planning the events that you and your employees will be able to attend.
From seminars that teach more about running and managing a business to networking events with other businesses, you can gain expert knowledge and meaningful relationships to help your business succeed.
Host your own event
You aren’t limited to attending events hosted by the chamber and other businesses. You can put on your own networking event or seminar and invite chamber and community members alike to attend.
This helps you provide more value to the community and gives you some great exposure.
Your chamber will likely have several committees working on different projects at any given point. Volunteer your time to help a specific committee that is right up your alley. Meet new people and gain more exposure in the community as you volunteer.
Attend ribbon cuttings
Show your support to other local businesses by attending their ribbon cutting ceremonies. If you can’t make it, reach out and congratulate that organization on their membership and be a support to them in that regard.
The moment you step foot into The Perry Hotel, you’ll know you’ve arrived someplace special. From the charming marina village that surrounds it to its many handcrafted touches, the Perry isn’t just another boutique hotel – it’s a one-of-a-kind Key West experience.
Today we are announcing that United Way of the Florida Keys will be merging with United Way of Collier County, bringing us together as United Way of Collier and the Keys. Beginning in April, this unification will allow us to increase our operational efficiency, reduce duplicated internal processes and gain capacity. This will mean donations will go even further towards serving struggling families in the Keys and strengthening our community.
Our current UWFK programs and Community Investment allocations to partner agencies serving the Keys community will continue….support from Monroe County will still serve Monroe County.
Implementation efforts have already begun. Leaders from Monroe and Collier will serve on the new United Way of Collier and the Keys board, ensuring representation from both areas. Local Advisory Boards will also be created with current UWFK board members as a crucial component to identify needs and spearhead local community investment including recommendations for funding and fundraising efforts. Staff will continue to work from our existing office, as I will still oversee Monroe County efforts.
We appreciate your support of UWFK and hope you will join us in our focus on the future; our combined efforts can and will change even more lives of hard-working, paycheck to paycheck Keys residents. More details will be released soon and we will continue to be transparent through this process with online updates. A press release with additional information is attached or available online. If you have any questions, please reach out directly at (305) 735-1929.
United Way of the Florida Keys PO Box 2143 Key West, FL 33045
We had our Business After hours on November 13th at Sunset Grille, with delicious sliders, Sherry’s hard pink lemonade and the most beautiful sunset in the background.
The Luncheon was on November 19th at Overseas Pub & Grill with Rich Lawson, President of Small Association Leadership Alliance, and Stacy Dumas of Keys to Health, as our speakers. We want to make sure everyone has all the opportunities they can have. We are helping inform everyone of an affordable health program. Contact Keys to Health for more information!
We all had such an amazing time at the annual awards and installation banquet this year. October 18th, 2019. Already looking forward to next year. We had a beautiful lady with a champagne dress! Free Rum samples from Zacapa rum and complimentary beer from Islamorada Beer Company.
Milagro is a true gem for dining on Big Pine Key and the Lower Florida Keys. Established and operated by husband and wife Kevin and Maggie Montoya. Milagro offers casual comfort serving local seafood, wood-grilled steaks and chops, Mexican fare, Artisan pizzas and much more. Whether you are looking for a Happy Hour, lunch, quick bite or a celebration dinner Milagro is the place for you.