January 2020 Newsletter
A Word from the Director:

We hope to see you next week at our February Chamber luncheon. Our February luncheon will be held on Wednesday, February 5th in the Pelican Room at Carysfort Hall. Demonstrating large-scale reef restoration with Coral Restoration Foundation presented by Jessica Levy, Restoration Program Manager.  Space is limited, PLEASE make sure you pre-register here

Our 9th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, May 7th. Please save the date and keep an eye out for sponsorship opportunities and golf rates. 

Toastmasters Update:   Become a better communicator in 2020! Join us at our next Toastmasters meeting on Wednesday, February 12th from 10-11 in the ORC HR Room! 

Business of the month:

Christopher and Stephanie Casariego

305-433-2210 | Stephanie@CSpacearchitecture.com

Wednesday, February 5th @ Noon- Pelican Room

Join us for our February Luncheon 
on Wednesday, February 5th 

Jessica Levy, Restoration Program Manager
Demonstrating Large-Scale Reef Restoration with Coral Restoration Foundation™

Coral Restoration Foundation™ spearheads the world's largest reef restoration efforts right here in the Florida Keys. From Carysfort Reef to Key West, CRF works to restore coral reefs and demonstrate hope. 

$30 with online Registration & Payment

$35 at the door     

 Register Now!

Bring your business cards for distribution  

Don't forget to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to be featured as our Business of the Month for January. Congratulations again to our January winner: 

Thank you to our luncheon sponsor!

  First State Bank of the Florida Keys


Become a Luncheon Sponsor... Promote YOUR Business While Supporting YOUR Chamber!

Ocean Reef Toastmasters Club
Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month

We have Toastmasters members from Fantastic EndeavorsFrank-Keys Landscaping Inc. , IBERIABANK , ORCA Ocean Reef Club Sotheby's International Realty , Reef Tropical Pool & Landscape, and  TechTutorUSA.comWe learn and grow together each month, please join us at our Open House on Wednesday, December 11th, you'll be glad you did!

*Must have a valid ORCA ID card to attend*

Monroe County Annual Pass:

Please contact Don Crouch, Card Sound Toll Authority Operations Superintendent, if you did not have an opportunity to obtain a Monroe County Annual Pass.  Employees can make arrangements directly with Don to meet him either at Ocean Reef or the Key Largo Murray Nelson Center to obtain an Annual Pass.  Don can be reached at 305-453-8761 or Crouch-donald@monroecounty-fl.gov

All Charities Weekend: How Can Your Business Get Involved 


Last year, your Chamber was given a unique opportunity to promote our sponsored businesses to Ocean Reef members while giving back to those in need in the communities of Key Largo, Homestead and Florida City.  Last year's sponsors were exposed to over 400 Ocean Reef Club residents. We are being extended this valuable opportunity once more through All Charities Weekend. 

The most active, engaged and philanthropic families in Ocean Reef join together to support one highly-anticipated social event of the year, All Charities Weekend, which raises over $6 million each year for non-profit organizations. The annual auction will be held on February 7 and 8, 2019.

*Preferred Partners
Each donate $50,000/year to cover event costs. All donated monies go to non-profits and not to their operating expenses thanks to their Preferred Partners. 

*Donate a Silent Auction Item
If item is worth $5,000 or more, one team member will be invited to accompany item at auction.

*Ocean Reef Chamber Luncheon
The luncheon sponsors will be displayed on a banner at the luncheon. Additionally, sponsors will have the chance to volunteer at the Friday night wine tasting event and gain even more exposure.   
Contact Jill at (305)367-3646 or Director@OceanReefChamber.org to learn more

Make It Safe on Card Sound Road
Events Happening in the Community: 
Space for Rent in the Plaza Building

Looking for a Job? These Chamber Members are Hiring...

Contact Delle Cleaveland

Office: (305) 451-0007


Looking for a full time experienced technician
Interested? Reach out to Al Garcia at al@alswifi.com or 305-257-9434




Job Title:              Client Account Manager
Department:           Personal Lines
Location:              Homestead - 566
Provide a high level of customer service by developing a positive relationship with each client. Must demonstrate clear knowledge of personal insurance coverage and remain current with industry offerings. Manage the day-to-day account activity as well as renewal marketing efforts & account rounding opportunities.
Essential Duties and Functions:
  •          Manage daily account activity such as answering client questions, providing coverage analysis, submitting change requests, invoicing, providing claims assistance, & maintaining timely follow-up procedures.
  •          Follow procedures as presented in the Personal Lines Procedure Manual with accuracy and attention to detail.
  •          Manage the monthly renewal process to include market selection and submission, quote analysis/comparison, & company rewrites when necessary.
  •          Participate in cross-selling opportunities and cross-department referrals, as well as proactively striving to increase client retention
  • Once approved/reviewed and if needed, work with Producers to prepare renewal proposal indicating summary of current and renewal/re-write options. 
  • Attend meetings, seminars, and programs to stay up-to-date on new commercial lines products and services and to learn new skills
  • Establish strong relationship with clients and insurance carriers
  • Issue Certificates of Insurance


Contact Yaritza Morris
Private Client Leader
Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc. dba. TR Jones & Co.
at (305) 246-7528 or  ymorris@bbinsfl.com

Full time help in office.

To apply, please contact Eileen Plasky at
eileen@epdesigngroup.com  or 305.735.4589



To apply, please contact Katya Andrade at kandrade@fkcs.org or 305-852-4246 x235 or fax at 305-852-6902.

Youth Mentor

Would you or someone you know enjoy a career inspiring young people?
The Florida Keys Children's Shelter seeks individuals to work directly with preteens and teens at its Children's Center in the Upper Florida Keys. Starting pay is $15-16 an hour. Some evenings and weekends are required. You must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent, have a valid Florida driver's license, and be able to pass a comprehensive background check and drug screening. Experience working with youth and a bachelor's degree are preferred. Send your resume to info@fkcs.org or 73 High Point Rd., Tavernier, FL 33070, or fax to 305-852-6902.


Job Opportunity Submitted
Contact Name
Lorenzo Giles
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Title
A/V Technician, Programmer, Field Manager
Job Description
Please Email: Lorenzo@itssimplified.com for application and inquiries about these positions.

Please review our website for more information on our services. www.itssimplified.com


The Ocean Reef Community Association (ORCA) in North Key Largo is hiring! 
Interested in joining our team? Check out our website at:  orcareef.com
Positions are available in the following areas:
(click on the job title for more details)

ORCA Accounting:

Full-Time Staff Accountant 
Ocean Reef Public Safety Department:
Full-Time Access Control Officer (Welcome Center)
Part-Time/ON-Call Communications Officer/Dispatcher
ORCAT and The Grayvik Animal Care Center:
Part-Time Animal Care Assistant

Ocean Reef Volunteer Fire Department:
Volunteer Firefighter
For consideration, please apply online at  orcareef.com and send your resume to:
Talent Acquisition Division
OCEAN REEF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION  orcaemployment@orcareef.com 


$10-11.00 per hour depending on experience
Call Nicole at 305-367-2036 or email nicole@ownerrentalgroup.com
Experience Preferred, Must Pass Background

The UPS Store at Ocean Reef- Now Hiring!


Apply via email attention Michele Beach: store6171@theupsstore.com 


Job Opportunity Submitted
Contact Name
Christina Watson
Contact Phone
Contact Email

Job Title
Part time receptionist
Job Description
Please call or email Christina if you're interested in applying.  


Zero Dress Code in Islamorada is looking for a 
Full-time or Part-time Sales Position  

The Dress Code in Ocean Reef is looking for a 
Part-time Sales or Seasonal Position
Send Resume to  ZeroDressCode@gmail.com/ Inquire in person at either location or Call Suzi 305-393-4445
Thank you!

Did you Know? 

Let us help you promote your next event, post your job openings, or sh are your member member deals.  The Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce is happy to:

Complimentary (on our website):
-Post job openings
-Share member to member specials
-Post current coupons being offered

Minimal fee:
-Send e-blast to our contact list on your behalf
-Feature your story on our newsletter
-Post flyers on our social networks 

Contact us at 305-367-3646 to find out more!