October 2019 Newsletter
A Word from the Director:
  October was a great month, we had our 2nd Annual Chamber Kayak Cleanup at Ocean Reef Club and 2nd Annual CHAMBOO BASH at Key Largo Chocolates, photos and details below. We have our 3rd Annual Give Thanks Fall Blood Drive scheduled for Thursday, November 21st here at Ocean Reef Club. Please follow us on Facebook so your business doesn't miss out on any of our upcoming events. Do you have an event coming up or job opportunity that you'd like to share? Special fall promotion?  We'd love to share the information on our Facebook page and monthly newsletter,  please email the details to Director @OceanReefChamber.org so we can stay up to date and help promote your business!

ORCA & Card Sound/905 Update: We attended the ORCA contractor meeting yesterday and they informed us that cops will be patrolling 905 and Card Sound Road moving forward, please watch your speed and DO NOT PASS!

Toastmasters Update:  Mary Brady and Megan Lyons  from Ocean Reef Club Sotheby's International Realty   won Best Table Topics during our October meetings.   Please  join us at our next meeting on Wednesday November 13th , you won't regret it! Also follow our new Ocean Reef Toastmasters Facebook  page to see what it's all about! 

Business of the month:


November Luncheon
Wednesday, November 6th @ Noon- Town Hall

Join us for our November Luncheon 
on Wednesday, November 6th

During this meeting, Agent Chris Cropanese, will provide an overview of Cybercrime's- a topic that is important for businesses both large and small.  
It is one of the United States Secret Service's investigative mission to safeguard the U. S. financial infrastructure. Because of the proliferation of computer technologies used by criminals to pursue their illicit endeavors, the Secret Service has increased its efforts to address high-tech crime in all areas of Secret Service jurisdiction. Computers, internet connections, and wireless communication devices have saturated today's society, and these devices in the wrong hands can become weapons which can threaten our national security or destabilize our financial infrastructure
The Secret Service focuses on cyber investigations related to the financial sector with the goal of identifying, mitigating, and facilitating the remediation of network intrusions, unauthorized access, malicious hacking, and other network based crimes. These crimes include intrusions into computer systems, corporate storage servers, Payment Card Industry services, and protected computer systems. This presentation will include a discussion of current cybercrime trends and other aspects of the Secret Service's investigative mission. 
Reserve your seat early, this promises to be an informative program. 


$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 November. Congratulations again to our October winner:



Keen Battle Mead & Company



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

Thank you to our November Luncheon Sponsor: 


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

We have Toastmasters members from Fantastic EndeavorsFrank-Keys Landscaping Inc. , IBERIABANK , ORCA , MassMutual-Coastal Wealth 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 next meeting on Wednesday, November 13th, you'll be glad you did!

*Must have a valid ORCA ID card to attend*

2nd Annual Chamber Kayak Cleanup 
Tuesday, October 22nd @ Ocean Reef Club 

Thank you again to our volunteers from Keen Battle Mead and Company, Ocean Reef Club, Ocean Reef Club Sotheby's International Realty, Rytech, TechTutorUSA.com,  and Watson Luxury Properties that volunteered to cleanup the mangroves at Ocean Reef Club for our 2nd Annual Chamber Kayak Cleanup on Tuesday, October 22nd. 

2nd Annual CHAMBOO BASH 
Monday, October 28th @ Key Largo Chocolates 

  Our 2nd Annual Cham "BOO" Bash was spooktacular! Thank you again to everyone that came out. Special thank you to Key Largo Chocolates for hosting, we really appreciate your continued support of our Chamber!
ORCA Season Hours 
Space for Rent in the Plaza Building
Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th
Upcoming Chamber event:
Events Happening in the Community: 

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.



Looking for help in the office with work orders, deposits, answering phone calls, etc.

Interested? Reach out to MJ at  305-451-9796  for more details

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 Administration Vacancies:
  • Receptionist (Temporary - Full-Time)
Ocean Reef Public Safety Department:
Full-Time Access Control Officer (Welcome Center)
North Key Largo Utility Corporation:
Wastewater Treatment Operator
Collection Systems Technician
ORCAT and The Grayvik Animal Care Center:
Part-Time Animal Care Assistant
Full-Time Animal Services Technician
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!