Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce

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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!

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!

Marathon Community Theatre

Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

August 9th 2017. Hosted by Marathon Community Theatre, with sponsors Porkys, Plaza Grill, Brutus Seafood, and Hurricane Bar & Grill.

Become A Member Today: How to Redeem Member Benefits 

Once you have clicked on the show or shows you wish to attend, selected you seats, and decided how you wish to receive your ticket (print or will call at the box office), you will be directed to the payment page. At the bottom left of the page, you will see a box that says “Redeem Benefits”. Click that box and the next page will ask for your email that you provided to MCT and your name. Once completed, you will receive the membership price.    


Want to tone up? Lose a few inches? Who says you need a gym? Come to FREE dance classes at MCT. Move your body while you learn something new. Never done it before? It’s a great time to start. Summer classes are just for fun – there’s no show coming up to prepare for, no choreography to learn. Dance classes are FREE to MCT members. What a deal, and what a great way to

your summer!


BAH At The Turtle Hospital

We absolutely love our monthly after hours, and this month’s definitely did not disappoint. The Turtle Hospital hosted BAH this month and it was fantastic. With Food & Drink from Lighthouse Grill & First State Bank, everything was delicious. We had a wonderful 50/50 raffle, with lots of prizes to give away too. Perfect weather, lovely live music, and a large crowd of over 200 people. We love our members, our city, and community! Please see below for further information on The Turtle Hospital and how they help, and how YOU can help!

“The Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and clean for sea turtles.” –

Here are some photos to share from the successful event:

BAH At Dolphin Research Center

This has to be one of our biggest after hours yet! What a phenomenal turnout, thank you so much to DRC for hosting.  Also a big thanks to Centennial Bank for the delicious food and cold refreshments. We had a lot of fun watching the dolphin show and interacting with our members!

Dolphin Research Center was founded as a nonprofit corporation in 1984 by Jayne Shannon-Rodriguez and Armando “Mandy” Rodriguez. Their goal was to ensure the dolphins had a home here for life, and in doing so to establish a unique education and research facility.

The Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions presently living here provide a range of personalities and backgrounds. Over half of our family was born at the Center, while the other members have either come from other facilities or were rescued, rehabilitated and deemed unreleasable back into the wild by the Government and now have a forever home at Dolphin Research Center.


BAH At Wesley House

Our April Business After Hours was held at Wesley House’s new location in Marathon. As always it was a lot of fun and we would like to thank Wesley House for hosting.

“Wesley House Family Services’ vision ,to develop and encourage a more child caring community, is at the heart of everything we do. Each day, Wesley House is protecting and nurturing children and strengthening families. We are committed to helping families learn together, grow together and experience a brighter future.”

For more details on Wesley House Family Services please visit their website:

Join us for May’s BAH to be held at the Dolphin Research Center May 13th from 5:30-7:30.


BAH at Marathon Vet Hospital

We had a great turnout at our March business after hours! Thank you Marathon Veterinary Hospital for hosting us. Also a big thanks to our special guest Jeanne Selander from Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm, our beverage provider Centennial bank, presentation by Aquarium Encounters, and our food provider Marathon Rotary Club. It was a lot of fun hanging out with “Mo” (short for Molasses) the Sloth, his skunk friend, and Boots the Alligator.

October 2014 Business After Hours at LuLu’s Garden Grille

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