Newsletter | August 2019
Special Chamber Announcements
2019-2020 Chamber Board of Directors' Elections
Please meet our six candidates for this year's Election of voting board members! You will receive a digital notification to cast your vote.*

These regional business leaders are committed to serve you, our Chamber, and business community tirelessly!
In alphabetical order by last name:
  • Brandy Buckner, Crabstop
  • Kyle Bradfield, AAA
  • Nancy Flickinger, FPL
  • Mark Lewis, Tightline Productions
  • Jacque Petrone, H.A.L.O. Rescue
  • Sue Skirvin, Tupperware
*Do you have a candidate that you would like the nominating committee to consider? The person must be an active Chamber Member in good standing and receive 10 genuine signatures from active members to support their nomination. Their name should be submitted to abatchelor@sebastianchamber.com no later than 12PM on Friday, August 9, 2019; and will be reviewed by the nominating committee. The final ballot is selected by the nominating committee working on behalf of our Board of Directors.
Chamber Staff News
Mrs. Vicki Wild, we wish you the best!
One of our team members, Vicki Wild - Membership Director, has an opportunity to move on for a new career change. As you know, Vicki has supported our Chamber over the past five years and has worked tirelessly to recruit and retain members. In addition to her development work, she worked closely with our Ambassador committee and coordinated Chamber member events and programs.

She has shared that it was a pleasure serving as our Membership Director. She cites that her years spent have been memorable and the leadership skills coupled with knowledge of our area have been valuable. She has our full support as she pursues higher heights! We wish her well on these new endeavors and encourage you to also send your well wishes.

Chamber Events for August 2019
Chamber Ribbon Cutting Event *Rescheduled*
Monday, August 12th, 2019
4:30 PM- 5:30 PM
Koji Japanese & Thai Restaurant
13600 US Hwy 1, Ste 3
Sebastian, FL

Chamber Speaker Series Luncheon
"Legislative Luncheon"
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Marsh Landing Restaurant - Main Dining Room | 44 N. Broadway, Fellsmere, FL

Sponsored by: Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative of Indian River County
Keynote Speaker: Representative Erin Grall, District 54

We anticipate high attendance; be sure to lock in your registration early!

Friday, August 16th, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fruit: "Peace, Love & Pineapple"

There is still time to register for this signature event and ignite your summer business! Deadline to register and be included in printed marketing material is August 7th.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pareidolia Brewing Company
712 Cleveland Street, Sebastian, FL

Learn how to use data to drive business growth! Registration includes lunch and program admission. Early-Bird savings through August 16th!

Be sure to take a look at all the great webinars offered this month from the Small Business Administration. Topics include Social Media Must-Do's, Business Finances and more!

VISITORS GUIDE DEADLINE
Get Global Brand Recognition with the Award-Winning Visitors Guide

Total Reach Over Half A Million!

Look at What is New:
  • Extended Regional Map to Include Vero Beach
  • Visitor Resource Section
  • New Categories
  • Revised Events Calendar
  • Advertorial Feature
  • Exclusive Category Highlight Feature
  • Quick Reference Guide

Did You Know?
  • 79% Of visitors pick up a brochure
  • 56% Become aware of attractions or businesses as a result of picking up a brochure
  • 61% Planned to purchase tickets or merchandise they learned about from a brochure
Lock in your ad today by contacting the Chamber at 772-589-5969
Save the Date
Presented by Sebastian River Medical Center
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Capt Hirams Private Bimini Beach & Tiffany Room
1606 Indian River Drive, Sebastian, FL

~ Save the Date ~

26th Annual Media Auction
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Get ready to increase your exposure in the marketplace, stretch your marketing dollars, and make great media connections all in one night!

Advertising is smart. SAVING MONEY on advertising is smarter!

Stay Tuned for More Details!
Welcome New Members! Thank You Renewing Members!
  • Sebastian Masonic Lodge
  • Weichert Realtor Hallmark Properties by Diana Cypress
  • Anthony T Home Improvement
  • Koji Japanese & Thai Restaurant
  • Marine Rescue Technologies, Inc.
  • Adam Preuss Appraisal Services
  • Barefoot Mini Storage
  • Bianca's Cleaning Services LLC
  • Cafe' Latte da 
  • Comfort Chiropractic
  • Complete Alarm, Inc.
  • Executive Roundtable of IRC
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oceanside
  • MBV Engineering, Inc.
  • ORC Services, Inc.
  • Pelican Landing Assisted Living & Memory Care
  • Sebastian Aluminum, Inc. DBA Shoreline Shutters
  • Sebastian Dental Spa
  • Sebastian Gym & Fitness
  • Sebastian Inlet Sail & Power Squadron
  • Sebastian River Medical Center
  • Tiki Bar & Grill
~ Chamber Member Spotlight ~
StoreRight Self Storage
9220 Sebastian Blvd, Sebastian, FL
(772) 783-1110
Welcome to Sebastian’s newest self-storage facility! We strive to provide our customers with excellent service, and are committed to being the Right Place and the Right Price for all of your temporary storage or long-term storage needs.

Conveniently located on County Road 512, or Sebastian Blvd., just East of Sebastian River Middle School, on the North side of the road between Advance Auto Parts and Dollar General, just West of Burger King and 90th Avenue. We are proud to provide you with the area’s best residential storage, business storage, RV storage, vehicle storage, boat storage, and commercial storage solutions in the Sebastian and Vero Beach area!

This facility boasts amenities such as extra wide drive aisles, vaulted ceilings, automated gates and lighting, ADA accessibility, state-of-the-art design and construction, and so much more!
Features
  • Climate & Non-Climate Units
  • RV/Boat/Vehicle Storage
  • Drive Up Storage Units
  • 24/7 Video Recording
  • Fenced and Gated Property
  • Facility Alarm System
  • Gate Access: 24/7 Available Upon Request
  • Residential and Commercial Storage
  • Pest Control
  • Month to Month Leases
  • Senior, College Student and Military Discounts
  • Moving supplies available for purchase on-site
  • and Drive Up Climate Control

Call and pre-book your unit or parking space today!
~ Tourism Partner Spotlight ~
SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Vero Beach
1515 Indian River Boulevard, Vero Beach, FL
772-978-9292
Renewed, refreshed, and as beautiful as ever, The SpringHill Suites by Marriott, located at 5115 Indian River Blvd., has been fully renovated as of August 2018.  The 83-room, all-suite hotel, has a new modern, contemporary, but cozy “West Elm” look throughout its lobby and guest rooms.  This inspiring design make guests feel right at home when they check-in. 
 
The hotel opened in August 2009 and has been well received in the community.  They have won many awards such as “Hotel of the Year” for the SpringHill brand by Marriott in 2011 along with Platinum, Gold, and Silver over the years.  Having a “new look” is both “inviting and exciting”, announces Missy Devenport, General Manager.   I couldn’t ask for a better staff and beautiful hotel as this one.   The combination makes our hotel one of the best choices in our area.  

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott is well positioned in Vero Beach as it is 4 miles to the beach, 2 miles to Miracle Mile, 3 miles from the Jackie Robinson Training Complex and within walking distance to a Publix Shopping center. The Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service that will take you anywhere within a ten-mile radius around the hotel. Before you start your day stop by the complimentary breakfast buffet for a wide variety of tasty breakfast items to choose from. Enjoy some sun in our sparkling outdoor pool or get your work out on in our 24-hour fitness center! Our dynamic staff is knowledgeable about our gorgeous area and will happily offer recommendations for whatever your heart desires while in Vero Beach! 

Whether you’re looking for a stay-cation, have family in town or need a location for a corporate meeting think of SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Vero Beach! You can reach us at 772-978-9292. 
July 2019 Recap
July was filled with so many wonderful events! Thank you for another great month!
A "sweet" Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
at Pops Ice Cream
Fun at the 4th of July Freedom Festival
at Riverview Park, Sebastian
"State of the County" Luncheon
with Keynote Speaker,
County Commissioner Susan Adams
(pictured with our President & CEO, Amber Batchelor)
Lunch was sponsored by Treasure Coast Community Health. Vicki Soule, TCCH CEO (right), provided a great update of all the services they offer.
Adams Homes hosted a great Open House event! Fun had by all!
Karissa Kouchis of the Robbins' Research International had a sold out room of attendees PUMPED for the Peak Performance Strategy Workshop at Disney's Vero Beach Resort. It was engaging and involved audience participation all along the way!
Holiday Builders served up delicious BBQ and a pool party while hosting a Ribbon Cutting for their new community pool at SandCrest in Sebastian, FL!
Member News & Announcements
Tell us your good news and
we'll share it with the business community! 

Email your news to   pwilliams@sebastianchamber.com
Community Events Calendar
Check out the local happenings for the Sebastian River Area

Are You Hiring?
Whether your business is growing, hiring for season, or filling an empty position, we are here to help you get the word out. 
 
Submit   your employment opportunity to us
and we'll post it on our   Jobs Board Page!   
Member to Member Business Discounts
Shop Chamber Members First!

Be sure to take advantage of great savings and discounts from your fellow Chamber Members. Here are this week's highlighted discounts:
Bay Street Pharmacy & Home Health Care
20% Off vitamins/cholesterol testing, free delivery/local business
7746 Bay St.
Sebastian, FL 32958
772-589-2043
The Cat's Meow Clinic
Free Claw Trim
1105 US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32958
772-388-5550
Tupperware
Double thank you gift for host, 10% off products
772-913-2010
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