1.      The 4th annual Conchtoberfest Nights & Poker Run is just around the corner, and we have some exciting parties planned for our locals and visitors throughout the Florida Keys!  These parties are intended to provide a fun atmosphere for our members, locals, and visitors alike while showcasing some great local restaurants.  Each “Night” will be at a different location in Marathon and will feature a special themed party.  Each host will also partner with a local charitable organization to co-host each party.  Each ConchtoberFest Nights party will be unique and feature specials on drinks and food. New this year is our very own Poker Run where players will try to get their best five-card stud hand to win great prizes; so be sure to attend each night in order to complete your poker hand!

Monday Sept. 23rd
Host: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar
Party Theme: Jamaican Me Crazy
Non-profit Partner: Dolphin Research Center

Tuesday Sept. 24th
Host: Salty’s Waterfront Grille
Party Theme: Tacky Tourist
Non-profit Partner: Hospice VNA

Wednesday Sept. 25th
Host: Lazy Days South Restaurant
Party Theme: Mexican Nights
Non-profit Partner: Marathon Chamber Scholarship Foundation

Thursday Sept. 26th
Host: Castaway Restaurant
Party Theme: Oktoberfest
Non-profit Partner: Habitat for Humanity-Middle Keys

Friday Sept. 27th
Host: Cabana Breezes Restaurant & Bar
Party Theme: Pirate Party
Non-profit Partner: Pets for Vets

For more info please go to our event website at: www.floridakeysmarathon.com or contact us at the Chamber for more info; (305) 743-5417.  Hope to see you at the ConchtoberFest Nights & Poker Run parties!

  1.       We are also excited about our ongoing voting where YOU get to nominate businesses for our annual Business Awards! Please be sure to vote by Sept. 8th, voting is via internet (scan QR Code below to access via your smartphone) or you can vote using the flyer insert in this month’s Newsletter
  1.       Finally, do not forget about the Chamber’s BIG RAFFLE CONTEST, buy your raffle tickets now before they sell out!  1st prize is your choice of five luxury vacations valued at over $5,500.00, or you can opt for the cash prize of $2,000.00. 2nd prize (Private Dolphin Encounter & Swim for up to 3 people) is valued at $850.00!  Tickets are only $25/each; only 600 being sold.  Contact us at the Chamber for more info and/or to purchase tickets.  You do not have to be present at the drawing (takes place at Chamber’s Awards banquet on Oct. 18th at Hawks Cay Resort, save the date for an amazing evening) to win.  We are excited to also announce that our keynote speaker at this year’s Awards Banquet will be South Florida radio celebrity Paul Castronovo of the Paul & Young Ron Show!  Invitations going out shortly; you may also call in to secure your seats ahead of time.

Most Respectfully,

 Daniel Samess

Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce
(305) 743-5417


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