Chamber Connection Newsletter
May 2022




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 active member signatures to support their nomination. Their name should be submitted to no later than 12 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and will then be reviewed by the nominating committee. The final ballot is selected by the nominating committee working on behalf of our Board of Directors.

May Networking Events
Hosted By Sweet Time Quilting

Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Time: 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Place: Sweet Time Quilting
Address: 11638 US Highway 1
Sebastian, FL 32958

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

Sign up by Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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

Sponsored by Senior Resource Association - SRA provides services to support and advocate for independence and dignity of older adults in Indian River County. 
Guest Speakers: Emily Snow Business Development Director Senior Resource Association & Randy Riley Executive Director Senior Collaborative Indian River County

Topic: Connecting Seniors to Services
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Place: Capt Hirams -Tiffany Room
Address: 1606 Indian River Drive
Sebastian, FL 32958
Luncheon Cost - $20 for members,
$30 prospective members 

*Registration will close by Friday,
May 6 @ 5:00pm

Please remember to bring your business card to be entered into the drawing for the Member Spotlight!
Hosted By Rib City
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Place: Rib City at Grant Station
Address: 5390 US Highway 1
Grant, FL 32949

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

*Complimentary Pulled Pork Sliders, Coleslaw, Beer and Wine

*Registration will close by Wednesday, May 18 @ 5:00pm

Bring your business card to be entered into the drawing for the Member Spotlight!
Join the Facebook Group - SRACC Member Connection

Did you know the Chamber has its own private member group? One of the advantages of being a part of the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce is your access to other members!

We encourage you to utilize this group as another way to share business
tips and best practices, offer B2B discounts, and to engage in meaningful
and professional conversations with one another on ways to help increase
your revenue and decrease your expenses.

This group is for active members of the Sebastian River Area Chamber only
and is just one more way for you to engage with other members!
Notary Public Services

The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce is now able to offer Notary Public Services. Our own Cheryl Thibault is a licensed notary. We will be offering the service free to our Chamber Members and for a $10 fee for non-members.
Festivals & Special Events
New Concerts in the Park t-shirts will be available for a $20 purchase.

Get them while they last!

Food vendors will be
For more information call
The Pelican Cup is Sold Out!!!!!

Calling all Pelican Cup Golfers
Bring your "Green"
 $20 Player Pack which includes 
One Mulligan and 10 Raffle Tickets 
 $10 for 10 Raffle Tickets 
$20 for 25 Raffle Tickets 
 50/50 - Only Sold On Day of Event

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

Michael Ansley, recently named the Executive Director of Keep Indian River Beautiful, Inc., is a Florida native and moved to Sebastian in 2018. He decided to continue his education at Indian River
State College and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services with a concentration
in Addictions Studies.

While attending IRSC, he became the president of the Human Services Club, completed the Emerging Leaders Program, and was inducted into and received an Executive Leadership Certificate from the National Society of Leadership and Success. Towards the end of his time at IRSC, he co-founded a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization called the Helping Hands Community of the Treasure Coast. This organization was awarded by the Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA), the Bob Graham Distinguished Service Award for Community Support for the year 2020-2021, for the volunteer opportunities provided to the students at Indian River State College. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he continued his education at Barry University and received a master’s degree in Social Work.

Michael is now an executive director for the Helping Hands Community of the Treasure Coast, as well as Keep Indian River Beautiful on a volunteer basis. My goal is to continue to serve, heal, and inspire others in my community and be a steward of the environment.
Tourism Partner Spotlight

The mission of the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. It's an attractive destination for people of all ages to frequently return to for adventure, learning, and wellness. Visitors experience and appreciate the benefits of immersion in nature, understand the value of a healthy environment, and be inspired to create a sustainable world.  
Activities at this 64-acre lagoon island nature center include pontoon tours, kayak and canoe rentals, miles of nature trails meandering through the mangrove forest, a touch tank, a large salt water aquarium with local critters, hands-on exhibits, a butterfly garden, live osprey web cams, a gift shop, local artist exhibits, meeting spaces, a huge outdoor entertainment pavilion and so much more! 

April 2022 Recap of Events
Networking Breakfast Hen House Eatery
Speaker Series Luncheon Marsh Landing
Business and Pleasure Polish American Social Club

The Sebastian River Area
Chamber of Commerce
Would like to thank
Dr. Ralph Turner,
Chief Operating Officer
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
For His Exemplary Service and Dedication as Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors

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
Discount Program.

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

See All of Our Current Member News Here!
Business-to-Business Discounts
Shop local and shop Chamber Members first.
Don't forget to take advantage of the Business-to-Business Discounts available!
Stanley Steemer
10% off Carpet/Upholstery/Clean Air Duct/Tile Grout Cleaning
Marsh Landing
10% off Food
44 N Broadway
Fellsmere, FL 32948
Panda Contractors
$59 off any repair
1210 Oslo Road
Vero Beach, FL 32968
See all our Membership Business-to-Business Discounts Here!
Welcome to our New Members
Unified Technology Solutions
2050 40th Avenue Ste 3
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Skyline Seamless Rain Gutter LLC
1765 Skyline Lane
Sebastian, FL 32958
Blissful Petsitting
Sebastian, FL 32958
Atlantic Key Realty Group
Vero Beach, FL32967

The Gray Agency
Vero Beach, FL 32967

Rack'M Bar
13527 US Highway 1
Sebastian, FL 32958
Thank you Renewing Members
  • ABC Printing
  • Busy Bee Lawn & Garden Center
  • Crab Stop Seafood Bar & Grill - Sebastian
  • Encore/Sunshine Travel RV Park
  • Eva Tiffany Jeweler
  • Goodall, Jennifer Realtor - RE/MAX Crown Realty
  • I.R.C. Leak Detection and Plumbing
  • Indian River County Property Appraiser
  • Indian River County Tax Collector - Carole Jean Jordan
  • MBV Engineering, Inc.
  • Mental Health Association in Indian River County
  • Pareidolia Brewing Company
  • Riverside Theatre
  • Sebastian Inlet Marina
  • Sebastian Watercraft Rentals
  • Wal-Mart Super Center
  • WeFix Plus Ultimate Phone Repair
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!
Business Resources & Upcoming Webinars

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