Another great networking event September 11th at Marlin Bay Resort & Marina.
Another great networking event September 11th at Marlin Bay Resort & Marina.
Please join us for a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for MOSAICS & MORE CORP! September 20th starting at 4:30 pm, the cutting will be at 6 pm. Appearances by Luis Gonzalez and John Bartus!
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.
For over 30 years, American Caribbean Real Estate has been exceeding expectations of buyers and sellers in the Florida Keys real estate market. Establishing a reputation that is synonymous with integrity, professionalism and also unparalleled market expertise. With two locations in the Upper Keys, Islamorada and Key Largo, American Caribbean has become recognized as an industry leader in the Florida Keys’ marketplace, with billions of dollars in closed sales and also listings. We attribute our success to our dedicated sales team and administrative staff.
One of American Caribbean Real Estate’s unique strengths is its affiliation with the world’s luxury real estate leader, Christie’s International Real Estate. American Caribbean’s affiliation with the centuries-old organization is a privilege reserved especially for luxury real estate’s global elite brokerages. American Caribbean’s selection as a Christie’s affiliate recognizes it’s superb performance in the marketing and also sale of the Florida Keys’ most prized residences.
By choosing American Caribbean Real Estate, you can be confident that you have chosen a brokerage that has earned its place in the real estate arena, locally as well as internationally.
The Marathon Chamber partners with our SBA reps to provide quality training and also information to you, our valued members.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 1 pm to 2 pm EST
Today, video content is a vibrant and popular part of the online experience. This creates an opportunity for businesses to re-imagine the role that video content plays within their marketing strategy.
Join this webinar, being presented Certified Google AdWords Trainer Matt Weber, for best practices to connect with customers through online video.
In this session, we’ll discuss how to:
Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 1 pm to 2 pm EST
The number one reason why small businesses fail is not that owners aren’t passionate about what they do, but that they don’t understand their numbers.
Phyllis Johnson, owner of PKJ Consulting, will explain how to become more informed and make better financial decisions simply by understanding these 3 basic financial statements: profit & loss, balance sheet, and also cash flow statements.
Participants will also learn monthly financial tips to ensure the success of your business.
Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 8 am to 9 am EST
Join us to learn valuable information on borrowing money to start or grow a small business. Whether your business needs $500 or $5 million, the SBA offers a wide range of loan programs to suit your needs. During this live webinar we will cover:
Overview of SBA loan programs
How to determine what loan program is the best fit for your business
Insight into what a lender looks for when reviewing and evaluating a loan application
Available resources to help
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how your business can get the funding it needs
Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 1 pm to 2 pm EST
Is your brand instantly recognizable or is it as good as invisible? How can you make sure it gets the attention it deserves? The good news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune on ads to boost your brand’s presence and get noticed. In fact, you can stay on people’s radar for two years or more just by using branded, promotional items.
Join this session, being presented by Carrie Kwapick-Nasvick and Heidi Ott with Deluxe Corporation, for tips on using branded retail packaging, apparel and also swag to turn heads and turn profits.
You will learn:
You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at how promotional branding helped business owners on the “Small Business Revolution – Main Street” TV series make their presence known and also stand out from the competition
Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 1 pm to 2 pm EST
Facebook is on the decline and marketing on the platform has become more difficult. The “Facebook Apocalypse” which started early 2018 is for real and continues to gain momentum. There’s a lot more competition. Ad costs have risen and are also projected to soar even higher.
Can your business still thrive on Facebook? Should you diversify to other social platforms? And if so, which ones?
This webinar presented by the owner and president of The Ruby Marketing Agency, Lynn Ruby, will cover the essential strategies for Facebook marketing today, the mandate to diversify, and also where she recommends you invest your time and resources now:
5 things we know for sure about Facebook marketing
The 3 Facebook strategies CEOs must demand their social media team focus on and measure
2 social platforms that are hot on Facebook’s heels, and which one is right for you.
The hot Facebook trends from 2018 that tanked
5 global guidelines to help you know:
Encore Entrepreneurship for Women. This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business.
5 Myths About Payroll Taxes
If you want to grow your business, you probably need to hire employees to help you. Becoming an employer and expanding your staff entails many responsibilities, one of which is overseeing payroll taxes. Unfortunately, there are many myths about these taxes.
Recorded webinars from SCORE – click here
SBA Learning Center – click here
We have all heard the term, “information is power.” Because the more we know, the better we can understand, solve problems, overcome adversity, and accomplish goals. Your Marathon Chamber values this sentiment, as not only is education one of the pillars of your Marathon Chamber, but it’s also part of your and our success.
Your Marathon Chamber Board recently approved $10,000.00 in continuing education grants to current business-members. In total, we were able to fund eighteen (18) business-members so they can engage in continuing education opportunities to further their knowledge, skills, and abilities. All which will have a positive effect and ROI in our community.
Your Chamber also awarded seven (7), $1,000.00 scholarships to Marathon High School seniors to help pay for their college/trade school tuition, books, etc. Lastly, at our May luncheon, we again donated $5,000.00 to our local (Middle Keys) Take Stock in Children program. In total we will have awarded $22,000.00 in educational-related grants in 2019; something the Board of Directors and I are so very proud of. Actually, since 2010 your Marathon Chamber Board has awarded and donated over $120,000.00 in educational scholarships and grants. Once again we are so honored to be able to provide our members and local students with such funding and to connect them to their desired educational opportunities.
Changing gears a bit; we are excited to announce that our annual Membership Drive will take place this entire month of June. Please be sure to tell your friends, other businesses, etc. about this program. We have some great incentives for new members to join during the membership drive. Free radio ads, newspaper ads, special discounts on other services, and many more items that will all help your business succeed. After all, it is due to our growth in membership (and your membership) that we are able and continue to fund such educational endeavors. Members who refer businesses that end up joining in June will be entered into a raffle to win some great local gift certificates!
Have a great June everyone; please be sure to contact us for any business assistance, needs, and also any advice/help you may need. Our doors are always open and no request is out of bounds.
CEO Daniel Samess
Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce
82990 Overseas Hwy – MM 83, Islamorada, FL 33036
Celebrate History of Diving Museum’s newest Featured Exhibit: Diving With a Purpose: Restoring Our Oceans, Preserving Our Heritage! All are welcome for the opening ceremony, ribbon cutting and also presentations on Sunday, June 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
The community is invited to join History of Diving Museum and partnering organizations, Diving With a Purpose (DWP) and the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), for the opening of the new Featured Exhibit, Restoring Our Oceans, Preserving Our Heritage! The evening will include a chance to meander through the exhibit, a ribbon cutting reception, and also presentations. We will serve light refreshments.
This amazing exhibit looks at underwater archaeology and how it has been used to understand the cultural and historical significance and stories behind shipwrecks and also more. Diving With a Purpose is a non-profit focused on the African-American component of these stories. The underwater sites on display range from sailing vessels to slave ships to the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII.
Sunday evening activities include two enlightening speakers. NASA engineer Erik Densen will speak on his involvement with the DWP organization from its beginnings in 2004 plus the various projects they have worked on with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, National Park Service, NOAA, and also others that helped put this exhibit together. The second speaker is archaeologist, Dr. Justin Dunnavant who has also worked closely with DWP and the research associated with African American history in relation to the archaeological sites.
The exhibit will be on display through December 31, 2019, with an abundance of events and also special presentations. Some include:
Dive Into History Weekend (June 15-16) with a Saturday morning event at the Museum and an afternoon divea and also marine scavenger hunt at Captain Slate’s Scuba Adventure
FREE admission for dads on Father’s Day
Celebrating PADI Women Dive Day on July 20 with a morning presentation at the Museum from Keys local Karuna Eberl (director) as she discusses her award-winning documentary “The Guerrero Project” covering the 1827 slave ship that sank off the Florida coast. Also, the afternoon includes a Heritage Awareness dive with Sailfish Scuba in Key Largo.
Special presentations and dive trips will continue throughout 2019, so stay up-to-date on social media and at DivingMuseum.org/Featured-Exhibit.
The History of Diving Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Islamorada (MM83), open daily from 10-5. It’s a must see for anyone traveling along the Overseas Highway. Divers and also non-divers alike are astonished by over 4,000 years of “man’s quest to explore under the sea.”
The Museum Store has a plethora of gifts for everyone! Become a Member and also support special programming today.