Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce

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Sea Turtle Release

Timmy’s Sea Turtle Release

Timmy, a juvenile green sea turtle was released back to his ocean home today Wednesday, May 1st on Sombrero Beach in Marathon. Timmy was rescued in January 2018 in Islamorada, hence Timmy was treated at the Turtle Hospital for Fibropapillomatosis. Treatment at the Turtle Hospital included 6 tumor removal surgeries, IV nutrition, broad-spectrum antibiotics, fluid therapy, vitamins, and also a healthy diet. Timmy is now healthy and has gained over 20 pounds since arriving at the Turtle Hospital!

 

 

OUR MISSION

The Turtle Hospital (Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. We are a fully functioning veterinary hospital for sick and injured sea turtles. We rescue, rehab, and also release sea turtles in the Florida Keys.

 

OUR FACILITY

On the grounds of the old Hidden Harbor Motel, the Turtle Hospital can rehabilitate multiple sea turtles of varying sizes and illnesses/trauma. The old motel rooms serve as living quarters for our rehab staff and storage.

 

OUR GOALS

1) Rescue, rehab, and release sick and injured sea turtles. 2) Educate the public through outreach events and local schools. 3) Conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles. 4) Work toward legislation making the beaches and also water safe and clean

Turtle Hospital Website Click Here

ADA Expertise

Our Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

April 16th, 2019

Location: Key Colony Inn 

700 W Ocean Dr, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051

Phone: (305) 743-0100

Located in the “Gem of the Florida Keys”. The Key Colony Inn is a local and tourist favorite while serving only the finest Florida Keys seafood. Their menu is seasoned with delicious French and Italian favorites. From succulent lobster and shrimp over angel hair pasta to steak au poivre, veal cutlets, and also fresh yellowtail snapper.

As a result, the family-owned Key Colony Inn has been voted Best Restaurant for 15 years in a row!

Feast in their intimate main dining room or spacious patio, or enjoy live, nightly entertainment in their romantic lounge, while sipping on a vintage wine, frozen libation, or their famous “Espresso Martini”.

Most noteworthy they are proud to offer the largest brunch in the islands, featuring dishes like stuffed shells, yellowtail in a lemon dill sauce, eggs benedict, pancakes and also custom omelets.

Therefore you should stop in for dinner or lunch, they will be expecting you!

Speaker: Marc Dubin owner of ADA Expertise 

Founded by Marc Dubin, Esq. who was responsible for nationwide enforcement of the law on behalf of the United States. As a Senior Trial Attorney for the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, we draw on our expertise in the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and also the Fair Housing Act. Marc was one of the first 10 attorneys hired by the Justice Department to enforce the ADA, in 1992, the year the ADA took effect.

Has Your Property Been Sued For An ADA Violation?
We can help your attorney and your architect, serve as your ADA expert, negotiate a settlement, and also assist you in coming into compliance.

Certainly contact us for information about ADA training, and also reduce your risk of litigation or a Justice Department investigation.

Call 305-896-3000 or email at mdubin@ADAexpertise.com.

 

July Marathon Chamber Business After Hours!

Marathon Chamber Business After Hours at Keys Federal July 11th

Members and Guests gathered together for refreshments and snacks from Island Irie Eats . Keys Federal was celebrating being named NAFCU’s 2018 Credit Union of the Year!

 

About Us


In 1940, a group of Civil Service Employees on Naval Air Station Key West received a federal charter and also founded NAVSTA Federal Employees Federal Credit Union. Our founders believed if they worked together, they could provide more affordable financial services for everyone. They had a vision, and over 78 years later their vision has become Keys Federal Credit Union.

What is a Credit Union?

Credit Unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives. This means a group of people pool their money together to benefit each other, in the form of better loan and dividend rates. A co-ops goal is to help each other, not to make a profit. This is a very important distinction from banks, especially in today’s economy. Locals Helping Locals is the Keys FCU Difference.

Marathon Chamber Business After Hours

Marathon Chamber’s Busines After Hours @ Angler and Ale

Members gathered together to catch up, network and enjoy Angler and Ale’s event space.  Filled with libations and great snacks including Lobster Bites and Thai Curry Peanut Chicken, everyone was all smiles.
Especially Lori and Barry (below)  from Shady Palms Art Gallery – our winners from the 50/50 raffle!

Spenser and Lauren with Mike and Cynthia from Marathon Bagel

Bill Divello with Rings and Things, Erin Dafoe and Kim Plascjak with Contintental Inn, Rich Tompkins with Capital Bank

Marathon Chamber’s CEO Daniel Samess with Lauren and Spenser from Monroe County Sheriffs Office

Kristine Todd Young making all monthly announcments including Daniels 11th year with the Chamber and the winners of the 50/50 raffle!

Jackie Grasley with Centennial Bank, Melanie Slaga with Duck Key Charters, Steve Hurley from DDAI, Steve Grasley with K2M Design and Matt Miller of GFS

Cindy Birkhimer with the Marathon Chamber and Darrel Birkhimer from FKEC, Angela Gruetzmann with Centennial Bank and Margie Casey with Dennis Casey Electric

The Marathon Chamber Ceo Daniel Samess with Lauren Bohnen and Spenser Bryan

Harry Wagner with Marathon Moose Lodge, Bruce Ferarro with Capital Bank

Business After Hours @ DRC

Marathon Chambers Business After Hours at Dolphin Research Center

May 9th, 2018

Chamber Member’s gathered together May 9th for the Marathon Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours to catch up, network and see the newly remodled Dolphin Research Center!

DRC’s new event space!

DRC’s new event space!

Triton Seafood

Marathon Chamber Luncheon

Triton Seafood Now serves Pizza!

Unforgettable signature dishes like Rigatoni Vodka Lobster and whole-fried fish are on the menu. Specialty pasta, steak and chicken is available in addition to seafood. Chef Marvin will also make a la carte dishes and honor special requests. Marvin’s desire is to make everybody happy. His original recipes are designed to appeal to local tastes, but he can serve up international fair as well. Marvin offers lots of traditional American food, but his culinary roots are Italian and French cuisine. “That’s why I cook very tasty food,” he said.

Seafood Festival Donation for IRMA Relief

Check Presentation for IRMA Relief

We are proud of this years event held on March 10th & 11th 2018, 42nd Annual Marathon Seafood Festival! Everyone raised $3,266.30 for the Coldwell Schmitt Charitable Foundation for IRMA Relief.  We had a great turnout for the Festival even after Hurricane IRMA effected the keys extremely. With a proud community and thank everyone for coming out and also supporting. We look forward to next year as well, as the Seafood Festival is always the second weekend in March. So next year will be March 9th & 10th 2019.

Photo Below: Left to Right

Daniel Samess (MArathon Chamber CEO) Steve Hurley (Chamber Board Member) Chase Foster, Brian Schmitt, ____, Jessica Borraccino, Wanda Brock all of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate, Jeanine Christiansen (Chamber of Commerce) and also Natalie Ardis of Coldwell.

SF check presentation IRMA relief

SF check presentation IRMA relief

Website for Foundation

The Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation is a purpose-driven organization, formed to give back to an entire community in thanks for what’s been given to us.
It’s impossible for us to do it all, as we are limited by funds and not by desire.
To help save a life, send challenged adults or kids with disabilities to camp, to soften a neighbor’s last days, provide rental or mortgage assistance to the ill or elderly, or simply provide a helping hand to Keys residents is our mission. Food, shelter and also someone who cares are the necessities of life and we are privileged to be there for them. Your contribution, no matter how small, helps us put back the pieces in a life that is breaking.

After Hours Winter Wonderland

Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce Monthly Chamber After Hours

We had such a great turnout with this Beautiful Winter Wonderland. Delicious food, good times, Toys for tots, Mr. & Mrs. Clause!

INSURANCE CLAIM INFORMATION

The Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce

As we have done and will continue to do; your Marathon Chamber
of Commerce aims to connect, inform, and empower our members
to services and information to assist you and your business post Irma.
The event below is one we recommend you attend and share with
your colleagues, friends, and neighbors.
Thank you,
Daniel Samess
CEO, Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce
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INSURANCE CLAIM INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR/EVENT

For Immediate Release:
Your local law firm (and fellow Marathon Chamber of Commerce member) of
Campbell & Malafy joined by their associates at Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley of
Washington, DC will be hosting an informational meeting to discuss issues
related to business and individual hurricane related insurance claims.
Date: Thursday, December 7th
Time: 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Place: Lighthouse Grille Restaurant, Captains Room (behind The Hyatt Place in
Marathon)
1994 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Food and refreshments will be provided.
Please join us.
Seating and room capacity is limited to about 75 people, first come first serve
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WAS YOUR PROPERTY DAMAGED IN THE HURRICANE?
IS YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY TREATING YOU FAIRLY?

If you feel that your property damages are greater than what your insurance
company is willing to pay, you may need the services of a local law firm. Our
firm is prepared to help you with your hurricane insurance claim.
Contact our firm for a free consultation, we will not charge you a fee or costs
unless you get a recovery, our local law firm will partner with other firms to ensure
that you receive proper representation.
LAW OFFICES OF CAMPBELL & MALAFY
10887 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050
Tel: 1-305-743-2492
rmalafy@msn.com

Marathon Chamber of Commerce

Porky’s Bayside Luncheon

Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Hosted by Porky’s Bayside of Marathon

 

We are known for our good food and friendly island atmosphere. Our unique location has hosted famous Keys visitors and celebrities since the 1950’s, including such notables as Ernest Hemmingway, Jimmy Hoffa and Elizabeth Taylor.

Originally known as “Bill Thompson’s Villas and Marina”, it was the place to be. We know that it still is!

Our BBQ is smoked daily on premises and we offer fresh local seafood. Share a bit of what the Keys used to be.

Relax and Enjoy.
Thanks from Your Hosts,
Magda and Sean

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