September 2019 Newsletter
A Word from the Director:
We have our second annual Chamber Kayak Cleanup scheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd, if you're interested in participating, please email We also have our 2nd Annual CHAMBOO BASH scheduled for Monday, October 28th, more details to come later this week. Last but not least, our 3rd Annual Give Thanks Fall Blood Drive is scheduled for Thursday, November 21st. Please follow us on Facebook so your business doesn't miss out. Have an upcoming event or job opportunity that  you'd like to share in our next newsletter, email the details to Director 

Toastmasters Update:  Robert Filella   from IBERIABANK  won Best Table Topics at our September 25th meeting. Do you get nervous speaking in front of large groups?  How did you get to where you are? We'd love to hear YOUR STORY...  Please  join us at our next meeting on Wednesday October 9th , you won't regret it! 
Business of the month:

MarineMax is the world's largest marine retail sales & service organization. Publicly
 owned and traded under the HzO stock symbol, MarineMax has over 60 locations spread across the US and Caribbean.  MarineMax / Ocean Reef is the clubs chosen boat sales & service provider and storage facility operator.  With approximately 480 boats on the five acre property, MarineMax / Ocean Reef handles over 15,000 boat movements annually by way of three fork lift trucks and Travel lift.   The Ocean Reef location is the anchor of the Fishing Village and represents premium boat & yacht brands such as Boston Whaler, Hatteras, Scout, and Ocean Alexander.  Master Tech service specialists for Yamaha and Mercury outboard motors, as well as most all mechanical aspects associated with today's ever growing boat market. 
The recently expanded and vastly renovated marine Ship Store has something for everyone...
  •        Nautical active wear
  •        Large selection of inshore & offshore tackle
  •        Nautical gifts & accessories
  •        Marine hardware
  •        Home hardware
  •        Live bait
  •        Frozen bait
  •        Refreshments & snacks
MarineMax / Ocean Reef is consistently recognized as having one of the highest CSI scores in the marine industry.  51 team members strong, with an average tenure of 14 years on property.
Open from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 364 days a year.

MarineMax Ocean Reef


October Luncheon
Wednesday, October 2nd @ Noon- Golf Clubhouse

Join us for our October Luncheon 
on Wednesday, October 2nd 

Dr. Andy Bruckner, Research Coordinator 
A Blueprint for the Future: Restoring Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 
This luncheon will be a community-based review process for the Restoration Blueprint. The Restoration Blueprint, a draft proposal recommending a range of potential changes to existing boundaries, regulations, and marine zones in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, is available for public comment through January 31, 2020. Information about the proposed changes and how to be involved in the public process can be found at

$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 October. Congratulations again to our September winner:


MarineMax Ocean Reef



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

Thank you to our October Luncheon Sponsor: 


2019-2020 Luncheon Schedule
1st Wednesday of the month September-June


September 4, 2019 @ Town Hall
October 2, 2019 @ The Golf Clubhouse
November 6, 2019 @ Town Hall 
December 4, 2019 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef
THURSDAY January 2, 2020 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef 
February 5, 2020 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef

March 4, 2020 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef
April 1, 2020 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef
May 6, 2020 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef
June 3, 2019 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef 

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

For only $100, your logo will be placed in the luncheon invitation, and prominently displayed on the welcome screen at the luncheon. Have marketing material you want to distribute? Bring it in to be placed at every table for maximum exposure. You will also be given additional time during introductions to tell us about your business. Only three sponsors are allowed per luncheon.

Topics this year include updates from ORCA and Ocean Reef Club, meet the candidates, coral reef restoration, and Cyber security. Have an idea for a speaker or luncheon topic? Email Jill at 

Space for Rent in the Plaza Building
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary offers Restoration Blueprint:
Sponsorship Opportunity:
Events Happening in the Community: 
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 or 305-257-9434


For  seasoned producers the ideal person should have the following:
  • Established relationships with realtors or mortgage brokers
  •  FL General Lines Insurance 220 license (desired)
  •  3+ years of experience in sales - Negotiable
  •  Bachelor's Degree
  •  Willing to travel and engage in networking activities outside of regular business hours
  •   Excellent oral and written communications, interpersonal, prospect and client relationship development, and decision-making skills
  •   Must be Detail oriented, team player and results oriented with a self-drive to succeed

 For the Producer In Training to Stay in Personal Lines
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Tech savvy
  •  Will get licensed after joining our team
  • Willing to travel and engage in networking activities outside of regular business hours
  •  Excellent oral and written communications (preferably English and Spanish), interpersonal, prospect and client relationship development, and decision-making skills.
  • Must be Detail oriented, team player and results oriented with a self-drive to succeed
This will be a salary based / commission / production incentive position with a full benefits package and T&E expenses covered.

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

Full time help in office.

To apply, please contact Eileen Plasky at  or 305.735.4589



To apply, please contact Katya Andrade at 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 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: for application and inquiries about these positions.

Please review our website for more information on our services.


The Ocean Reef Community Association (ORCA) in North Key Largo is hiring! 
Interested in joining our team? Check out our website at:
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 and send your resume to:
Talent Acquisition Division


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

The UPS Store at Ocean Reef- Now Hiring!


Apply via email attention Michele Beach: 


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 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!