Chamber Connection Newsletter
February 2022

February Networking Events
Hosted By Mel Fisher's Museum & Gift Shop

Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Time: 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Place: Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum
Address: 1322 US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32958

Join us for a complimentary continental breakfast!
Reminder to bring your business cards!

Sign up by Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Cancelation Policy
As a courtesy, please give us at least
24 hours notice if you cannot attend.
Thank you!

Sponsored by White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery
Guest Speaker: Michele Buldo Director of the SAFIR Coalition

Topic: Narcan Training - training provided by Kathy Jones, Intake Coordinator/Certified Recovery Peer Specialist
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Place: Marsh Landing
Address: 44 N. Broadway Street
Fellsmere, FL 32948
Luncheon Cost - $20 for members,
$30 prospective members 

*Registration will close by Friday, February 4th @ 5:00pm

Please remember to bring your business card to be entered into the drawing for the Member Spotlight!
Hosted By Sebastian Dental Arts
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Sebastian Dental Arts - Dr. Roxanne Malone DDS
Address: 1511 US Hwy 1 Suite 201
Sebastian, FL 32950

Pricing: Complimentary for members or $10 donation,
$15 Prospective new members 

*Complimentary Beer, Wine and Mimosas
Hors D'oeuvres, Snacks & Desserts provided by host.
Hot Dog Cart - JRV Mobile Food & Catering "doggonedelish"
*Registration will close by Wednesday, February 16th @ 5:00pm

Bring your business card to be entered into the drawing for the Member Spotlight!
Festivals & Special Events
Save the Date
March 18, 19, and 20th
We invite you and your family to join us for this fun-packed festival and to enjoy delicious shrimp! These succulent shrimp will be prepared in a variety of mouth-watering dishes by the best local restaurants and food trucks. Yummy non-seafood and kid-friendly food options will also be available. Three days of Shrimp, Craft Beer, Live Music and Games for Kids!

Click Here
For More Information
Coming Soon! 2022 Chamber Business Directory
& Community Guide

So excited that our 2022 Business Directory and Community Guide will be printed and available for distribution in Mid February! We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the completion of this project, but especially Sue Skirvin, Tupperware who volunteered countless hours securing Directory Ad Sales!
Welcome to our New Members
Dive Therapy
415 Live Oak Drive
Micco, FL 32976
Skin Garden
920 Village Square, Suite 1
Sebastian, FL 32958
JMM Business Assist
Sebastian, FL 32958

Springhill Suites by Marriott
5115 Indian River Blvd.
Vero Beach, FL 32967

Preferred Care at Home of Indian River and St Lucie
130 S. Indian River Dr. Suite 202
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Melissa Ann Murphy, Realtor Dale Sorensen Real Estate
1013 US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32958
Treasure Coast Girls Coalition
Gifford, FL 32967
Simply Sweets
8905 S. US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32958

PNC Bank
13035 US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32958

JRV Mobile Food & Catering
Sebastian, FL 32958

"Member Spotlight"
(Business card drawn at the Networking Events)

Kimball Stadler
Director of Sales & Marketing | Capt Hirams Resort
It's never a dull moment around here and I think that's why I love this place so much! My background goes on for a while so I'll be brief: Sales Management for many different banks, entrepreneur all my life, and love brainstorming new concepts. Our Marketing Department handles everything from ad creation, event creation, all collateral, Google ads, media placement, website development, social media. The list goes on but I think you get it.
My Mantra
Reverse engineer everything before jumping. If you can't see the end result and how it will unfold, your efforts will fall short. Have the courage to try new things, fail, and learn from it. Park your ego at the curb and get to know the other person first. A conversation does not = a confrontation. 
In life, I have 2 kiddos (21 and 24) and a husband of 34 years that puts up with the best and worst parts of me. Love this chamber of ours and the entire Indian River Community.
Always at your service,
Kimball Stadler
Director of Sales & Marketing | Capt Hirams Resort Website
Ted S Pankiewicz, Executive Director of For The Love Of Paws Senior Pet Sanctuary Inc, is a New Jersey native having retired to Florida in 2003 after a 30 year career in Law Enforcement. His career included 25 years as a K9 Handler and K9 Trainer, Police Academy Instructor and having received over 100 Department and Community Commendations, several for life saving events. Preceding his Law Enforcement Career, Ted was a U.S. Navy Cytological Technician.

Soon after arriving in Florida, Ted was offered the position of Community Manager of a large local retirement community which later on actually became the catalyst for establishing the Mission Statement of The Love Of Paws Senior Pet Sanctuary Inc..
On January 13, 2013, Teds daughter-in-law Jessica, age 32, wife of Ted's son Ted Jr, unexpectedly passed away from complications of an auto immune disease called “Devic's”. and it had been their dream to establish a Pet Rescue, which they had planned to call “For The Love Of Paws”.

For The Love Of Paws Senior Pet Sanctuary Inc was established in Jessica's name and received it's 501c3 Charity Status in February 2015. It has since grown to where it now provides Sanctuary for Senior Citizens pets when they can no longer care for them, A Paws Meals On Wheels program, providing monthly over 12,000 pounds of FREE pet food to Seniors, Veterans, the Disabled and Low Income families with pets, A Precious Paws Veterinary Fund pays vet bills for low income Senior Citizens and a Fur Real Pet Companionship program for Memory Care patients.

You can follow For The Love Of Paws via our website or on Facebook social media at
Having just celebrated our 50th wedding Anniversary with my wife “Cookie” Pankiewicz, I can say retirement is anything but boring.
We would like to welcome our newest team member of the chamber staff, Jody Van Order.
She is the new Operations and Tourism Assistant.
Jody is originally from central Illinois. She and her husband moved/retired to Sebastian in May of 2021. However, they are not new to the area. They were married on the beach at Indialantic 23 years ago. At that time, they fell in love with the Sebastian area returning on several occasions. Jody loves taking advantage of all the outdoor opportunities that the Indian River Lagoon and local parks provide for hiking, biking, kayaking and boating.
Before joining the chamber, Jody spent 30 years working in the education system. She spent ten years working in the higher education field. She began her career as a college admissions counselor then transitioned to the Bradley University Undergraduate Admissions Office Manager. Her next 20 years were spent teaching and coaching in the Illinois public elementary and high school system. Jody feels it is important to be a part of and serve the community in which you live.
January 2022 Recap of Events
Concerts in the Park
Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival
Ongoing Business Marketing Opportunities
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with the community!

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9350 US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32958
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1110 US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32958
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1515 US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32958
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Thank you Renewing Members
  • Barker Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Bay Street Pharmacy
  • Beaudoin Sr., Joseph ,Coldwell Banker Paradise
  • Ceilo Blu Barn LLC
  • CEMCO Construction Company
  • CKIM Group Inc
  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • Coldwell Banker Paradise
  • Complete Electric Inc
  • Davis House Inn
  • Dill, Evans & Rhodeback
  • EliteCare Health Centers
  • Friends of the North Indian River County Library
  • Gingras, Marc Coldwell Banker Paradise
  • G-n-L Flooring
  • Going Coastal Charters
  • Grall, Erin Representative - FL House of Representatives
  • Hen House Eatery
  • Insite Solutions, Inc
  • Live Now Jim & Carolyn/DSR
  • Lulich Attorneys & Consultants
  • McElhenny, Francine, RE/MAX Crown
  • Meeks Plumbing Inc.
  • Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum & Gift Shop
  • National Navy Museum, The
  • Passage Island Construction
  • Pelican's Landing RV Resort
  • Phyllis D. Smith CPA PA
  • Polish American Social Club of Vero Beach Inc
  • Precision Property Inspections
  • RE/MAX Crown Realty
  • Roseland Animal Hospital
  • Sea Tow Sebastian
  • Seawinds Funeral Home
  • Sebastian Area Historical Museum
  • Sebastian Daily LLC
  • Sebastian Insurance
  • Sebastian Masonic Lodge 232
  • Sebastian United Methodist Church
  • SkyDive Sebastian
  • St. Sebastian Catholic Church
  • United Way of Indian River County
  • VanDeVoorde Hall Law P
  • Vero Home Audio
2022 Speaker Series Sponsorships Available!

Becoming a Sponsor provides you the opportunity to promote your business!

  • Speak to business representatives in attendance for 10 minutes describing your business and services.
  • Opportunities to place Promotional Material and Marketing Collateral on tables.
  • Includes a complimentary lunch for two!

Sponsorship fee is $150.00 - Call the chamber office to reserve your spot today!
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