May 2019 Chamber Newsletter
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Chamber Events & Meetings for May 2019
Wine Down Wednesday Ladies Clinic
Wednesday, May 1st
On-Site Registration Admission: $20
Co-Ed Clinic (Open to All)
Thursday, May 2nd
*No On-Site Registration Available*
28th Annual Pelican Cup Golf Tourney
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time: 7:45 AM Shotgun Start
Breakfast Bar Opens at 6:45 AM
Location: Sebastian Municipal Golf Course
Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week is May 5th - 11th! Join us for the Inaugural Travel Matters Reception
Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Sebastian River Area Chamber and Pelican Porch Visitors Center
Registration: $20
Bring a Guest: $15

#NTTW19 #TravelMatters
Chamber Luncheon
Date: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
Guest Speaker: TBA
Lunch Sponsor: Paradise Home Finders
Time: Noon - 1 PM
Location: Capt Hirams Tiffany Room
1606 Indian River Drive

$20 in advance / $25 at the door

Prospective Members Welcome
$35 in advance / $45 at the door
Reservations requested. RSVP by 2 PM on Monday May 13th.

National Small Business Week is May 5th-11th! Here is how you can take part:
Register now for the Drive Business Results with Google Ads Livestream Workshop
Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
Time: 11:30 - 1:30 PM
Location: SRA Chamber of Commerce

Learn how to help your business evolve and succeed using digital marketing tools and resources.

Register now for the National Small Business Week Virtual Conference
Date: Tues & Wed, May 7 & 8, 2019
Time: 11 AM to 5:30 PM

This free online conference offers exclusive educational webinars, mentoring sessions, networking opportunities and downloadable resources. Hear from industry experts including Visa, Constant Contact and Square about the latest business trends and best practices. 

Webinars include:
  • The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses (Presented by Visa)
  • Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Simple Checklist for Success (Presented by Constant Contact)
  • Mastering Control of Your Cash Flow (Presented by Square)
  • SBA Funding Programs Explained (Presented by SBA)
  • How to Do Business with the Federal Government (Presented by SBA)
  • Disasters Happen: How to Prepare Your Business and Recover (Presented by SBA)

Concert in the Park - Friday, May 17th, 2019
Note 4 Note (60s through the current mainstream hits)
Keep Players Hydrated
Beverage Cart Sponsorship only $300

Serve Up a Good Time
Snack Station Sponsorship only $300
Not a Golfer? Not a Problem!

Attend the Pelican Cup Networking Reception following the Tournament!
Reserve Your Seat to Enjoy:
Lunch * Raffles * Networking * Awards

Who says a golf tournament is just for golfers?
Win a Bahama Cruise, a Staycation Package, or a Casino Cruise!
Available at the Chamber Office, Marine Bank & Trust, Action Realty, Sandpiper Pest Control, AAA Vero Beach, Paradise Home Finders, and Dale Sorensen Real Estate.
Presenting Sponsor (SOLD OUT) :
Oculina Bank

On the Green Level Sponsor:
Sebastian River Medical Center
Treasure Coast Tees & Trophies

Fairway Level Sponsors (SOLD OUT) :
AAA of Vero Beach
Bay Street Pharmacy
Marine Bank & Trust
MN Worldwide
Sandpiper Pest Control
White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery

Welcome Gift Sponsor:
Florida Power & Light
Treasure Coast Tees & Trophies

Welcome Bag Sponsors:
Action Realty
Tiki Bar & Grill
Breakfast Sponsor:
Better Business Bureau Serving South East FL & the Caribbean

Lunch Sponsor:
Holiday Builders

Bar Sponsor:
Marsh Landing Restaurant
Pareidolia Brewing Co.

Beverage Cart Experience Sponsor:
Adam Preuss Appraisal Services
Capt Hirams Resort

Hole Sponsor:
The MilCor Group
Indian River State College
JJ Manning's Irish Pub
The Live Now Team
St Sebastian Catholic Church
Community Events Calendar
Check out the local happenings for the Sebastian River Area
May Member Spotlight
Bette Dion
Advertising Sales Consultant

I'm originally from Pine Point Beach in Scarborough, a beautiful part of Southern Maine. Then lived in Old Orchard Beach where I worked as a Realtor, then a business owner of B & D Printing & Graphics. I came to live in Florida in 2011 with my wonderful husband who passed away from cancer one year later. I tried the snowbird thing for a few years but realized I am truly happy right here in Sebastian. I have had the good fortune to become an advertising sales consultant for the Hometown News Media Group which gives me the opportunity to help businesses grow with advertising in our great publications and with all the aspects of digital advertising, from website designs, hosting, social media management, and so much more. Feel free to give me a call for more information directly 207-420-4950 or email me at . I really look forward to hearing how I can help you!
May Tourism Spotlight

Sebastian Fitness
345 Sebastian Blvd.
Sebastian FL, 32958

(772) 388-4916
Don’t Skip Your Workout
Vacationing in Sebastian means boating, fishing, surfing, golf, skydiving, eating and countless other opportunities for fun in the sun. But all this fun doesn’t mean you should neglect you fitness routine. Sebastian Fitness is not only for the local community but open to everyone visiting Sebastian.

Sebastian Fitness offers a full service health club for all ages and skill levels. More than just a gym, members at Sebastian Fitness are part of a family dedicated to living an active and healthy lifestyle through health and fitness. As a visitor to Sebastian Fitness you can take advantage of everything we have to offer while on vacation. We offer a variety of free weights and weight machines, a large assortment of cardio equipment, over 40 classes each week, personal training, child care, an amazing smoothie bar and tanning; just in case the clouds interrupt you vacation.

At Sebastian Fitness we have classes for everyone. You can find a class like back home or try a new class and change up your routine. Check our class schedule at and choose form Zumba, Yoga, Group Cycling, Pound workout, Step class and many others. Classes aren’t for you? Want that extra push? Schedule an appointment with one of our amazing personal trainers to get the workout of your life. If working out is not part of the vacation plans, then stop by and try something from our smoothie menu with over 40 flavors to choose from.

Sebastian Fitness offers visitors many membership options from 1 day to 1 year, depending on how long you will be visiting Sebastian. We accept Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit, Active and Fit along with a few other insurance memberships. Staying at a local hotel? Check with the front desk for discounted day passes.
At Sebastian Fitness, our motto is “Everybody’s Gym, Everyday”, so while you’re visiting, make it “Your Gym”.

Business to Business Member 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:
The Italian Cousin
buy one get one desert, appetizer or drink
480 US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32958
Sandpiper Pest/Termite Control
$50 off initial clean out for home, $10 off initial lawn service, $120 off initial house termite service
9350 US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32976
Don's Aluminum
10% off products
8960 US Hwy 1
Micco, FL 32976
New and Renewing Members for the month of April
Uncle Louie G's Concession
Sweet Home Vintage
Indian River Magazine, Inc.
Adams Homes by Lori Russell
Adams Homes by Sammi Shapiro
Adams Homes of Northwest FL, Inc.
Vero Beach Flash
Jake Witt State Farm
About Kayaks River Rentals
Del's Barber Shop & Beauty Salon
Florida Floor Fashions, Inc.
Affordable Water & Coffee Service, Inc.
Blue Eyed Salmon, Rustic Style & Cabins
Blue Tangerine, LLC. 
Capp Custom Builders, Inc.
Captain Gus & Khristine Brugger/Realtors
Crab Stop Seafood Bar & Grill
Indian River Fitness, LLC
Indian River Publishers, Inc.
Kashi Church Foundation, Inc.
Pirkle, Patrick & Joshua Chapman
Senior Activity Center of Sebastian, Inc.
Vero Beach Outlets
Vero Beach Theatre Guild
Mary Kay by Krystal Lee Heitz
Busy Bee Lawn & Garden Center
Downtown Crossing
Indian River Habitat for Humanity
Kroegel Homestead Produce
Oculina Bank - Fellsmere
Sebastian Inlet Marina
TD Bank
A Moment's Notice Health Care
Beach Cove - Sebastian
Best Western Sebastian
Big Roman's Pizza
Encore/Sunshine Travel RV Park
Highland Homes Roofing
Maronda Homes, Inc. of Florida
Panda Roof
Polish American Social Club of VB
Sebastian Area Historical Museum
Treasure Coast CrossFit
Trendsetters Construction Inc.
American Legion Charles L Futch Post 189
Cat's Meow Cat Clinic, The
Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts
MilCor Group, Inc., The
Vacation Rentals of Sebastian
Hulett Environmental Services Control
Chamber Events from March
Prizes and Refreshments Galore at Jarvis Breakfast
Luncheon Guest Speakers: Sebastian Inlet District
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