As summer draws to a close, September is often referred to as a “quiet” month on Marco Island… but not here at the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce! We are busy signing up new members, supporting our current membership, assembling our annual publication and planning for numerous upcoming events!
During September and October we are offering “Membership Madness” where new members can join now and have their membership active all the way through 2014! (The remainder of 2013 is complimentary.) All members in good standing as of November 1, 2013 will automatically be listed in our 2014 directory and have the opportunity to purchase a display advertisement. Ad sales are in progress; call for more information.
The 3rd Annual Marco Island Paddle Challenge will take place at the Esplanade on Sunday, November 10th. This event is a family-friendly day of fun both on land and on the water. Paddlers from across the region will converge on Smokehouse Bay for this great event which raises money for the Leadership Marco Scholarship Fund, providing education scholarships to deserving local high school graduates. Jacquie Koon of CJ’s on the Bay is this year’s event chairperson. Mark your calendars for November 10th and watch for more information! This event is FREE and open to the public. The committee is currently seeking sponsors for the Paddle Challenge. Call Jacquie at 239-389-4511 for sponsorship information.
The 2nd Annual Marco Island Home Show will be held on Thursday, November 14th from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa Capri Ballroom. This event showcases area businesses providing goods and services for your most important asset – your home! Admission is free to the public, and parking is complimentary. Businesses SIGN UP TODAY to sponsor or participate in this great expo. Visit www.marcoislandchamber.org for more information.
The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and we are proud to welcome 11 new members since our last update at the end of June.
They are: Dance Trance / Victoria Fogarty, Dance Studio: (239) 285-5117 Julie Edmister, Premier Sotheby’s Int’l Realty: (239) 450-4518 Express Employment Professionals: (239) 478-5000 My Blueprinter, Inc., Reprographic Services: (239) 642-7400 Sun Broadcasting, Inc., TV6: (239) 479-5000 Blue Ash Media, Marketing/Advertising: (941) 677-2946 Grey Muzzle Organization, Animal Rescue: (239) 216-0303 Island Escapes, Vacation Rentals: (239) 642-0000 Marco Island Kayak Adventures: (239) 821-3250 Outgoing Charters, Capt. Jesse Hill: (239) 825-6283 The Holiday Life, Vacation Rentals: (239) 349-2494
Please patronize these fine businesses and we WELCOME each of them to the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce.
That makes a total of 39 new members to the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce in 2013. Obviously, businesses are seeing the benefit of being a member of our great organization.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of chamber membership, visit www.marcoislandchamber.org for complete information, give us a call at (239) 394-7549, or stop in to our offices at 1102 N. Collier Boulevard. We look forward to continuing our mission: to promote a healthy business and tourism climate in order to protect the quality of life in the community.