Chamber Connection Newsletter
July 2021

July 2021
Cheryl Thibault - Operations Director

On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on the fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.

Conflict between the colonies and England was already a year old when the colonies convened a Continental Congress in Philadelphia in the summer of 1776. In a June 7 session in the Pennsylvania State House (later Independence Hall), Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented a resolution with the famous words: "Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved."

The Lions Club of Sebastian and the Sebastian Masonic Lodge and the City of Sebastian enthusiastically invites you to participate in the 50th Annual Parade which will be held on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021. The fun-filled day will include an opening ceremony, parade, festival, and fireworks will begin at sunset. This group has provided the City of Sebastian with the best celebration for many, many years!

We have more in the works! Not everybody leaves the Sebastian River Area in August! We look forward to seeing everybody at the Annual Grill Out Night, scheduled for Friday, August 13th, 2021. After last year off, due to COVID-19, Grill Out Night is back! The theme is Polynesian and the fruit is Coconut. If you are not grilling, hopefully you will be chilling, with our businesses!

We also are gearing up for our 2021 Visitors Guide advertising sales! This award-winning publication has been the go to guide for visitor information for over 20 years! We encourage you to consider the added benefits of advertising in the Chamber Visitors Guide. We appreciate the support from our advertisers, we couldn’t make this publication happen without them!

Have a wonderful Fourth of July!
Cheryl Thibault
July Networking Events
Hosted by Pop's Ice Cream
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Place: Pop's Ice Cream
Time: 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Address: 13600 US Hwy 1
Suite 8
Sebastian, FL 32958

Join us for a light breakfast!


Reminder to bring your business cards!
Sponsored by Little Birthday Angels
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jason Radecke, MD, MS

Topic: "The Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery"

Date: Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Place: Captain Hirams
Address: 1606 US Hwy 1
Sebastian, FL 32958

Luncheon Cost - $20 for members,
$30 prospective members 
Bring your business card to be entered into the drawing for Member Spotlight!
Hosted by Pareidolia Brewing Company
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Place: Pareidolia Brewing Company
Address: 712 Cleveland Street
Sebastian, Florida 32958

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

Bring your business card to be entered into the drawing for Member Spotlight!

Pursuant to the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce By-Laws, Article IV, Section 2 (b) and (c), the Chamber’s Nominating Committee submits the following business members as nominees for the slate of new Board of Directors to serve terms from 2021-2022. The timeline of the elections process was approved by the Board of Directors at our May 2021 meeting. Please see the details below. 

Members shall choose three of the candidates to serve three year terms on the Board of Directors of the Chamber. 

The official ballot will be mailed on June 28, 2021 to all members and will be due back to the Chamber no later than Wednesday, August 11, 2021. The election results will be tabulated and certified by the Nominations Committee after August 11, 2021 and the results announced to allow our new board members to be sworn in by the September Chamber Luncheon on September 14, 2021 @ Captain Hirams.

The determination of the Nominating Committee as to the legality of the petitions shall be final. The nominated candidates’ biographies will appear in the ballot mailing and in the September issue of the Chamber Connection newsletter.

We thank the following Chamber members for agreeing to serve if elected:
June 2021 Recap of Events
Chamber Networking Breakfast
Friendly faces at the Chamber Networking Breakfast hosted by Eric Ponce State Farm!
Speaker Series Networking Luncheon
There was a full house at Marsh Landing Restaurant for our monthly Speaker Series.
Lunch was sponsored by ORC Services, Inc - Sita Collins. Guest Speaker, Nichole Johanson - Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum was fantastic!
Business and Pleasure Networking Event
Hosted by Seawinds Funeral Home. Erik Hendrickson-Cruz really put the "Fun" in Funeral, he went above and beyond our expectations and made our partners feel like they where in Margaritaville!
Ongoing Business Marketing Opportunities
Send us your business announcements, press releases, and exciting news! We'll share it with the community.

Shop chamber members first with the Business-to-Business
Discount Program.

See featured B2B discounts in this email. New discounts featured each month!

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Don't forget to take advantage of the Business-to-Business Discounts available!

Minuteman Press-Vero Beach
10% off in-house printing
494 4th St., SW
Vero Beach, FL 32962
Trendsetters Construction Inc.
5% off (up to $2,000
847 Sebastian Blvd.
Sebastian, FL 32958
Sebastian Sandwich Shack & Catering
10% member deal
482 US Hwy 1, Suite 7
Sebastian, FL 32958
See all our Membership Business-to-Business Discounts Here
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"Members Spotlight"
(Business Card Drawn at the Networking Events)

Carolyn Mac Evoy of Mac Evoy Real Estate Co
Carolyn is the licensed broker/owner of the firm, Carolyn manages the Treasure Coast office of Mac Evoy Real Estate and oversees all residential and commercial sales activity.
Active in the Sebastian River area, Carolyn's team has done business from Micco to Vero Beach and they really enjoy helping people discover the beauty and specialness of the Treasure Coast area.
Carolyn's team are mobile and visit their clients at their convenience. Their physical office is located at 800 20th Place, Suite #1, Vero Beach, Florida. Her office number is 844-Mac Evoy Ext., #1. There, she and her team are serving the entire Treasure Coast area --and helping both buyers and sellers to find new: homes, land, buildings and businesses.
Their company motto is 'buying and selling is a joy - at Mac Evoy,' and they mean it! Their focus is on their client's needs and their commitment is to excellence in customer service. 
Please visit their web site at: and contact Carolyn Mac Evoy at: for more information.
Joel Stout - Owner of Sandpiper Pest Control
All of us at Sandpiper Pest Control are grateful to all the individuals and families that have trusted us for the last 23 years to take care of your pest and public health needs. From fire ants and mosquitos to fleas, and rodents to ants and termites we are State of Florida Certified and trained to handle your pest needs.
We usually have to answer at least once a year regarding Sandpiper Pest Control - "Why do you want to kill those birds?" I'll take this opportunity to assure you we DO NOT kill Sandpipers. Here's the story behind our name - One morning in the mid 1990's, my wife Lori and I were sitting at
Lantana Beach where our son Zachary, age 2 at the time, was running along the edge of the surf with his legs moving about 100 mph and we noticed that his legs seemed to be moving as fast a the Sandpipers legs when they were avoiding the incoming surf, so his nickname became "Sandpiper". Three years later, when Zach was 5, Lori and I were trying to come up with a name for our new Pest Control business we were trying different names that reflected the Florida coast theme but nothing was clicking. Zachary was also sitting at the table with us, coloring and listening and he suddenly shouted out "how about Sandpiper?" We knew immediately that was it and quickly decided that the bird with its foot prints in the sand would be our logo. We have never killed a Sandpiper in our life, but "For your pests with more than 2 legs" you can call - "Sandpiper Pest Control"!
Welcome to Our New Members
1st Choice Home Maintenance and Repair LLC
Indian River County
The Marketing Branch, LLC
Indian River County
See All of Our Current Member News Here!
Thank You Renewing Members
  • Affordable Water & Coffee Service, Inc.
  • Barefoot Bay Realty, Inc.
  • Beach Cove - Sebastian
  • Blue Tangerine, LLC
  • Buyer's Advantage Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Care Net Pregnancy Center of IRC
  • Coastal Concierge Services
  • Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc.
  • Indian River County Supervisor of Elections
  • Inside Track Almanac
  • Marketing Branch LLC, The
  • M.C. Miller Co., Inc.
  • Melbourne Orlando International Airport
  • Sebastian Dental Arts
  • Senior Activity Center of Sebastian, Inc.
  • Snyder Plumbing
  • Treasure Coast Food Bank
  • Tupperware
Welcome to our Newest Chamber Teammate
Heather Sears - Tourism and Event Coordinator
Please help us welcome Heather Sears to your Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce team!
Heather joins us as the Tourism & Event Coordinator. Her focus is bringing sustainable tourism to the Sebastian River area that will help boost our economy for years to come! Heather's experience spans over 15 years as a successful marketing, fundraising and events coordinator.
Her professional acumen is keen to expanding the tourism market in our community and encouraging visitors to set their sights on summer travel.
She looks forward to supporting your business and the greater community!