Scholarships, Grants, and such!

Now that we are past tax season (unless you filed an extension of course), we can focus on our spring and summer seasons. As you know Marathon is no longer just a winter destination, but a year round one. In fact our summers (April-July) have become so strong we typically average about 75% occupancy in our Middle Keys resorts, hotels, and campgrounds! After all it is the best time for fishing, diving, and all else that brings us in the water. BUT, aside from the great weather and busy summer your Marathon Chamber remains steadfast in serving you, our valued business-member. In fact we have two programs that are designed to help, support, and benefit you!

1) Currently we are accepting applications for our annual Continuing Education Scholarships, where the Chamber Board of Directors will award up to $10,000.00 in scholarships to chamber-members who wish to further their skills, abilities, and education; which in turn will allow their business to further improve and thrive. Applications went out about a month ago and are due May 5th (see application inside newsletter).

2) Also, our 2017 Business Beautification Grant applications recently went out; once again your Marathon Chamber Board will award up to ten (10), $2,000.00 matching grants to help business-members improve the visual appearance of their buildings/facilities.

We are proud to offer these two great programs to you, our valued business-member. By improving business-members abilities through education, and by improving the appearance of our businesses; your Marathon Chamber aims to raise the status, appeal, and performance of your business so all our businesses can reach new heights!

Have a great May everyone; please be sure to contact us for any business assistance, needs, and any advice/help you may need. Our doors are always open and no request is out of bounds.

Most Respectfully,

Daniel Samess, CEO

Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce

(305) 743-5417

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