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Chamber News

  • Chamber networking luncheon catered by Kast Net

    By PETRA SHUFF
    of the Chamber

    The Wakulla County Extension Office was once again our meeting ground for the Chamber’s monthly networking luncheon held Wednesday, May 23.
    This is the perfect place for us to rent if any of the local restaurants do not have sufficient space to accommodate our luncheons, and their regular lunch crowd, and want to participate in these monthly events showcasing their business.

  • Ribbon cuttings: Lisa's Timeless Treasures, Anytime Fitness

    Lisa's Timeless Treasures

  • Business Spotlight: MyOfficeProducts

    Tell us about your business (include unique facts and history): MyOfficeProducts is the largest national independent office products dealer and the fifth largest office products dealer in the U.S. Our workforce is comprised of 500 employees, 200 of whom are dedicated sales associates.
    While we pride ourselves in our continuous growth and reach, our main focus is providing individual customers with the very best services and products.

  • Best Western Plus is named Business of the Year

    By JO ANN PALMER
    Chamber Member

    Niraj Patel accepted the award for the 2012 Business of the Year for Best Western Plus Wakulla Inns & Suites.
    The award was presented at the Wakulla Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Business Excellence Awards banquet held at the senior center on May 17.

  • President's Message: Goals are membership, education and advocate for local business

    By AMY GEIGER
    Chamber President

    The Chamber has had a very busy beginning to 2012 as we continue to focus on our three top goals: membership, education and advocating for our business community.  
    We are always proud to support our local businesses as they strive to weather this economy.  
    On May 17 we had our annual Business Excellence Awards Banquet and recognized the following individuals and their businesses for being leaders in our community:  
    The award winners were:

  • Chamber Chatter

    Brown Bag Lunch Series – Conflict Management: July 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop identifies the causes and conflict and how to handle it in a sensible, fair and efficient manner. It’s not a question of “if” conflict happens but rather “when” it occurs.
    This workshop is free of charge. Seating is limited, RSVP to Chamber office at 926-1848.

    Upcoming event: Business Excellence Banquet and Awards Presentation will be held Thursday, May 17 at the Senior Center.
    RSVP to Chamber office at 926-1848.

  • Harvest Thrift Store opens in Crawfordville

    Harvest Thrift Store is a ministry of Harvest Fellowship Church. It was a desire of our church to make ourselves more available to the community by turning itself inside out.
    The Harvest Thrift Store is the first of many “marketplace ministries” that we will be  operating in order to meet the needs of our residents. The store has been opened since October 2011 and is located in the North Pointe Center, 1596 Crawfordville Highway. Building 2 Suite A.

  • Networking luncheon held at Spring Creek

    By PETRA SHUFF
    of the Chamber

    A record 58 members and guests packed the house for our monthly networking luncheon at Spring Creek Restaurant on Wednesday, April 25.
    To make it easier on the busy wait staff, the menu was laid out with each place-setting so guests could make their choice of salad, fried or grilled shrimp, tomato pie with grilled shrimp, or chicken breast with fries or cheese grits.

  • FirstBank Senior Products Division opens in Wakulla

    FirstBank Senior Products Division–Florida recently opened with its headquarters in Wakulla County and run by Michael J. Weltman MBA, SRES, CSA. Senior Products Division focuses primarily on reverse mortgages.
    FirstBank has offices in Sebring, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and is headquartered in Wakulla. New offices are slated to open this year in Ocala, Orlando, Gainesville and Jacksonville.

  • Business Spotlight: Wakulla Woodworks Inc.