Key Largo Chamber Legend
March 2019 Vol. 20 No. 3
Chairman’s Report: Traffic, Visitors, Training and New Members!
While we see an upswing in business levels each year at this time, we are reminded that not all is back 100% since Irma. Please remember to support and promote our members throughout the year. With two new hotels opening and adding over 300 rooms to the Key Largo inventory, the impact to the community is already being felt with the guests going out to area restaurants, attractions, shopping, diving, and medical facilities. While it is important our guests visit all the islands of the Florida Keys, please remind your staff about “50 things to do” while in Key Largo and to not send tourists down the road first. The Visitor Center at the Chamber is an excellent resource for guests to find out what to do during their stay in Key Largo — Your first key in paradise.
participated in the first phase of Governance 4 Good Board of Directors training. All board members were excited to learn how to help pave the way for the future Key Largo Chamber of Commerce board members to be even more successful in their tenures. Phase II, which will take us into the summer months, was recently approved at the last board meeting and will commence in March. This training has proven beneficial at other local businesses and around the country by bringing efficiency and accountability to all areas of governance. Approaching 500 Members The Membership Committee headed by Blaine Vernice is gearing up new ideas and marketing strategies to continue the membership drive momentum through 2019. We all hope to announce our 500th member later in March. My hope is for all of our chamber businesses to have a safe and profitable season!
Mark Charles Chairman of the Board Key Largo Chamber of Commerce
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In This Issue Members in Motion PAGE 2 • Maid in Paradise Donates to Cancer Patients PAGE 3 • Ride for Kids PAGE 4 Winter Lionfish Derby PAGE 5 • DeLoach Joins History & Discovery Board PAGE 6 • Calendar PAGE 7 Social Security Filing PAGE 8 • New Members PAGE 9 • YMCA Spring Break Camp PAGE 9 • Your Board PAGE 11
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