Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce

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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

SBA Bridge & Disaster Loans

SBA BRIDGE & DISASTER LOANS

Florida SBDC at Florida Keys Community College, along with your Marathon Chamber of Commerce is currently coordinating the Emergency Bridge Loan Program funded by the State of Florida for small businesses.

These are loans intended for operating capital; $50,000 max, six month term, and also no-interest. Application deadline is October 31st. We are also assisting clients with SBA Disaster Loan Applications. Those loans max out at 2 million for both damage to property and economic injury. If you need help for your small business, please register with us via the link below. No cost of our one-on-one consulting. Our program is funded by the SBA, the State of Florida, and Florida Keys Community College. To register please click on the following link; we serve all businesses in our region from Key Largo to Key West.

SBDC Website

Daniel Samess
ceo@floridakeysmarathon.com / 305-849-9688
Kelly Penwell (SBDC Regional Director)
kelly.penwell@floridasbdc.org

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:
• FEMA Disaster Assistance • SBA Disaster Assistance • SBA Disaster Loan Programs Available
SBA & FEMA Disaster Recovery Center: Open daily from 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Marathon Community Park
3911 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050

SBA BRC (Business Recovery Center; now open in Marathon): Open daily from 9AM – 6PM
Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce
12222 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL 33050
• Also contact our local banks (First State Bank, Keys Federal Credit Union, BB&T, Iberia, Centennial, etc.) about personal loans being offered to help you recover and rebuild, many are offering great programs in the wake of Irma.

FREE EVENT:

Legal Help for FEMA registration, Insurance Claims, and also More…

When: Saturday, Oct. 7th from 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Lighthouse Grille Restaurant (behind the Hyatt Place, Marathon)

Disaster

Luncheon with Sushi Yes Please!

Marathon Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Castaways

Speakers: Rick Freeburg and Wendy Gentes of Fishermen’s Community Hospital.

With A beautiful boat of sushi, there was also tacos, salad, and also more!

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About the Restaurant

The Castaway was originally built in 1951. Known for many years as a place to get beer and also shrimp steamed in beer.  After all, in 1951 there were many shrimp boats parked a stones throw from the restaurant. If you never met a shrimper, you probably don’t know, but them boys can drink some beer.

In 1999 John and Arlene sailed into Marathon, Florida ending a voyage that began in Los Angeles.  Hence they bought the restaurant and began a new adventure. Oh yeah, they also got married that year, quit their jobs, sailed the boat and also moved to the fabulous Florida Keys.

Now 16 years later (John looks it but Arlene doesn’t) The Castaway is busy again but with an expanded menu featuring all the S’s.  Seafood, Steaks, Sushi, and of course Spirits and as of today now serving 52 BEERS ON TAP.  In addition to seating indoor there is outdoor on the water seating. Service includes lunch and also dinner 7 days a week.

If you are hungry, or thirsty or want to talk to a Captain about fishing, stop in and see us.   We are located at MM48, at the end of 15th St, Oceanside in Marathon.  Reservations are always accepted and also can be made by calling us at 305-743-6247.

Sushi is delicious!

Spiegel Grove

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Spiegel Grove Fish ID Seminar and Fish Survey Dive

ISLAMORADA, August 23, 2017 – On Sunday September 3rd, join the History of Diving Museum and REEF for a specialized Fish ID Seminar @ 10:00 AM, in addition followed by a double dip dive on the Spiegel Grove to conduct Fish Survey dives. Carlos and Allison Estape, History of Diving Museum members and also fish identification experts will be conducting the seminar focusing on species found on the Spiegel Grove.

Registration is just $15, and also easy to do online. Proceeds going to support the Spiegel Grove Exhibit, and also Educational Outreach. Once registered HDM will direct you to local participating dive centers to book your boat spot, additional boat fees apply.

Last chance to see the Spiegel Grove Exhibit

The History of Diving Museum special exhibit honoring the USS Spiegel Grove closes Labor Day—Monday, September 4th.  The exhibit features artifacts highlighting those who served on this great ship, missions it participated in, the efforts preparing her for sinking and also the environmental impact she’s had on the area. Learn about how the Name Plaques of Lifetime Medallion holders helped support the artificial reef effort. The HDM Museum Store has Individual and also Keepsake Commemorative Medallion sets available for purchase. Help support this exhibit and also get your medallions today!

The History of Diving Museum is located at 82990 Overseas Highway – MM 83 and also  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to “The Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea”. Help support educational outreach by becoming an event sponsor or Museum Member today.

For more information visit www.DivingMuseum.org or contact Lisa Mongelia, Executive Director at 305-664-9737 or via email: director@divingmuseum.org. Like us on Facebook, and also follow us on Twitter

Brought to you in part by Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and also the Upper Keys Artificial Reef Foundation.

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