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Chamber News

  • That Place on 319 hosts Chamber luncheon

    By PETRA SHUFF
    Of the Chamber

    I always enjoy conversing with people inquiring about our local businesses and I have the most fun when I receive calls for the little restaurant on Crawfordville Highway.
    “What is the name of that little restaurant on the highway?”
    “You mean That Place on 319?”
    “Yes, that one – what’s the name of it?” You get the idea. And That Place is where some networking was going on Wednesday, June 26, at our monthly networking luncheon.

  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: Chamber opposes revision to sign ordinance

    By TAMMIE BARFIELD
    Chamber President

    The Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to assisting and serving Wakulla’s business community.
    The Chamber provides a forum for relationship building among Wakulla’s business owners and provides a public voice to advocate sound public policies that will improve and enhance opportunities to do business in Wakulla County.

  • Ed2Go classes offered

    Ed2Go Online learning is offered to member businesses and employees June through December through the Burt Poole Scholarship Fund, established by the Chamber of Commerce.
    Please call 926-1848 or email the Chamber office  petra@wakullacountychamber.com for registration form and enrollment instructions.
    Start Date: June 19, July 17 and Aug 21. Please call for additional dates
    Speed Spanish II
    Follow-up to our popular Speed Spanish course.
    Speed Spanish III

  • Ribbon cutting: Root 319 Cuts & Color
  • Ribbon cutting: Arte Mexico
  • Business: That Place on 319 Owner: Mike Keller

    Tell us about your business: We have been in the restaurant business for 15 years. You may have known us as That Place on 98 or That Place off 98 located down on the coast.

    What services, products do you offer? Fresh seafood, a little bit of country cooking, nice salad selection, home made desserts, a children’s menu, all at a very reasonable price.    

    What sets your business apart from the competition? We pride ourselves in having a very clean restaurant with a friendly atmosphere while giving the customer a very good value.

  • Ouzts Too hosts Chamber for networking luncheon in May

    By PETRA SHUFF
    of the Chamber

    The May chamber luncheon was hosted by Dorothy White at the quaint Ouzts Too Oyster Bar & Grill in Newport, and it was obvious she was very excited to have us.
    The menu included bacon wrapped shrimp with slaw & Garlic bread,  fried or grilled shrimp over Cajun rice with garlic bread and salad, or smoked mullet, cheese grits and hushpuppies with tea/coffee or soft drink, and fried Oreos for dessert.

  • Chamber chatter: New members, next chamber luncheon, upcoming ribbon cuttings

    New members:
    • Bill’s Signs and Service Inc. – specializing in surveys, logo design, Sign design, construction, permitting, installation, maintenance.
     • Callaway Auto & Truck Repair Inc. -  specializing in automotive repair.  
     • Root 319 Cuts & Color – specializing in full service hair & nail care, Redken and OPI products, airbrush make–up.

  • Business Spotlight: Ed Gardner, O.D.

    Name of business: Ed Gardner, O.D. located in the Wal-Mart Vision Center

    Tell us about your business: Ed Gardner, O.D. has been a licensed optometrist in Florida since 1983.  He started at the Crawfordville Wal-Mart Vision Center in January 2010. Mali joined the practice in November 2012, after working in the Wal-Mart Vision center for a year.

    What services, products do you offer? We offer comprehensive eye exams for glasses and contacts, medical services, diabetic exams, allergy exams and cataract evaluations. Please call for other services.

  • Low Country Boil was fun event

    By TAMMIE BARFIELD
    Chamber President

    Huge thanks to the chamber’s Low Country Boil Committee for putting on another fun, flavorful event.
    Every year the boil just keeps getting better and better with great food, live music, and enthusiastic attendance that keeps growing.
    The committee was headed up by Jo Ann Palmer who deserves much appreciation for the planning of this event. There is a lot that goes into organizing an event for 250-plus people who want to eat, drink and be merry.