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Chamber News

  • KWCB ribbon cutting

    Keep Wakulla County Beautiful and the City of St. Marks held a ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize a recent grant awarded KWCB by Zephyrhills Water.
    The grant was offered through Keep America Beautiful and KWCB was one of only four recipients of the grant in the state of Florida. The grant awarded 30 permanent mount recycle bins which are being placed at water entry points and parks around the county. These bins give access to on the go recycling for visitors and residents who utilize our parks and waterways. The grant is valued at over $20,000.

  • Scholarship presentation

    Jo Ann Palmer and Petra Shuff presented the Annual Scholarship on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $1000, made possible through our annual Low Country Boil Fundraiser.   
    This scholarship went to a very deserving student, Danna Richardson. Danna is ranked 6TH overall in the 2017 graduating class.  She has shown great leadership skills throughout her High School years, has been dual enrolled and will enter New College this fall to begin her pursuit of a PhD in Psychology as her ultimate goal.

  • Lunch held at Mad Anthony’s

    By PETRA SHUFF

    Despite it looking like the bottom was going to fall out of the sky, our die hard members braved the weather to join for our monthly get together at Mad Antony’s in Panacea. When the menu calls for fried shrimp and chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, it is something nobody wants to miss. Thank you to Kathleen Porter and her staff for the wonderful spread for our 83 attendants!

  • Chamber hurricane insert planned for July Neighbor

    By MARY WALLACE
     
    Summer time is here and with that comes the start of hurricane season. It is a perfect time to think about being prepared for hurricanes and any other emergency situations.
    The Chamber is working on an emergency preparedness information flyer to be distributed with The Wakulla Neighbor in July.
    When disaster hits, sometimes the information is not always as accessible. Technology and electronic devices do not always work. We may not have electricity to operate them.

  • EDC a critical voice for business
  • Low country boil held Saturday

    On Saturday night, the Wakulla County Chamber successfully hosted another awesome Low County Boil. The “best ever” opinion was shared by so many of the crowd of over 375 guests at the 7th Annual Low County Boil, presented by Capital City Bank.
    Again, this year the boil began with the sampling of a special treat - 1,000 Wakulla oysters donated by the Panacea Oyster Co-op. Taylor Brooke, Brandon Nichols and Sean O’Berry set up an oyster shucking stand and greeted arriving guests with tray after tray of the most delicious delicacies from our local waters.

  • Ed2Go classes available

    Ed2Go online training is made possible by the generous contributions from local businesses and individuals to the Burt Poole Scholarship fund Classes are free to Chamber members. Please inquire with chamber staff on how to register and enroll. Next class start dates are March 15 and April 12.
    • Explore a Career in Medical Coding
    Learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-10-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure.
    • Computer Skills for the Workplace

  • Hamaknockers caters Chamber luncheon at Wakulla Environmental

    By PETRA SHUFF
    of the Chamber

    It’s hard to beat the world of seafood around here, but the barbeque feast at our February networking luncheon hosted by Wakulla Environmental Institute, and catered by Aaron and Christina Baker of Hamaknockers is definitely not to be missed.
    The plates were buckling under the load of juicy chicken, fall off the bone ribs, and tender pulled pork accompanied by all the fixings that go with a traditional barbecue.

  • Your Chamber is here for you

    By MARY WALLACE
    Chamber President

    Spring is just around the corner. A time for renewing, refreshing and rejuvenating! A time to take a fresh look at opportunities to grow your business!
    One of the many benefits of being a Chamber member is tapping into the educational resources available to your business and your employees.

  • Networking luncheon hosted by Wakulla Environmental, catered by Kast Net

    By PETRA SHUFF
     
    We kicked off 2017 at Wakulla Environmental Institute with our first networking luncheon, catered by the Kast Net restaurant, and are grateful to Bob Ballard for hosting our crowd of 88.
    KastNet always does such a wonderful job catering, and Ms. Thu’s egg rolls alone are worth attending. Chamber president Mary Wallace introduced newly elected officials Sheriff Miller and Property Appraiser Brad Harvey, along with attending chamber board members, thanking them for their service to the chamber and community.