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                                            Ponte     VEDRA
                                            Vedra     BEACH
                                            Chamber Chat

  February 2013
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 Volume 21 Issue 1

CHECK US OUT ON:                       PONTE VEDRA FITNESS
                         OPEN HOUSE AT CHAMBER AFTER HOURS
                                        Wednesday, February 6th
                                   Monday, January 7th
                                  Sponsored by Ponte Vedra Eye Associates
                               CHAMBER BEFORE HOURS
                                        CHAMBER BEFORE
                                Wednesday, January 9th HOURS
                                         Thursday, February 7th
                      Sponsored by Heritage-Giddens Funeral Home
                                        Sponsored by Hampton Inn
                      CHAMBER SOCIAL - Honoring our Ambassadors
                                     CHAMBER BUSINESS
                                 Thursday, January 10th WORKSHOP
      STAFF                              Tuesday, February 12th
                                     POWER LUNCH
                                Michael Jones, CEO Focus “Business Errors”
Sandy Kavanaugh                  Tuesday, January 15th
                                        Wednesday, February 13th
                                   CHAMBER AT NOON
 Melissa Landoll
Membership Sales &              Wednesday, January 16th
 Service Manager                              POWER LUNCH
                               Sponsored by Florida Bank
                                        Speaker February 19th
   Lucia Miller
    Chamber &
Visitor Coordinator                        CHAMBER AT NOON
                                       Wednesday, February 20th
                               Wednesday, January 23rd
 Adam Robinson                      Maria Coppola
                                 Sponsored by Patrick & Robinson, CPAs
                                         Speaker Adam Robinson
 Bryan Goode III               CHAMBER AFTER HOURS
 Counsel Record                         CHAMBER 23rd
                               Wednesday, JanuaryAFTER HOURS
                                       Wednesday, February 27th
                         Sponsored by Arthur Rutenburg Homes
 Maria Coppolla
 Public Relations            Sponsored by La Dolce Vita Luxury Spa and Salon
                                Thursday, January 31st
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          Volume 20 Issue 9

                                                    THE PLAYERS
                              Exclusive Chamber Benefactor Tickets Now On Sale!
                                                 May 6 – 12, 2013
                                   Celebrating the 40th PLAYERS Championship

                                                 The Double Eagle
                                                  $600 Per Ticket
                                   Includes VIP Lot 5 parking (Monday – Sunday)
                                                     SOLD OUT

                                                    The Eagle
                                                 $580 Per Ticket
                                Includes Preferred Lot 9 parking (Monday-Sunday)
                                          Only 4 Eagle Tickets Available

                                                     The Birdie
                                                  $465 Per Ticket
                                    Includes Lot 11 parking (Thursday-Sunday)
                                          Only 18 Birdie Tickets Available

                                                    The Par
                                             $100 Per Pass Packet
                                   Weeklong Grounds Ticket (Monday – Sunday)
                                              No Parking Included
                                         Only 10 Par Packets Available

                  ALL tickets (excluding “The Par”) must be purchased in groups of TWO!
    ALL tickets (excluding “The Par”) provide access to The Benefactor Tent, TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse,
                                           The Turn and Grounds

              For more information, please call the office at 285-2004 or email info@pontevedrachamber.org
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          Volume 20 Issue 9

 The Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce
          and Visitors Center
              Is Moving!

After five years at our current location, our office is
   moving just around the corner into Suite 107,
 115 Professional Drive, next to Ten Salon! As the
 move date approaches, we will send members an
  email to let you know of any date closures. We
 plan to celebrate the move with a Grand Opening
                celebration in March!

                                             26.2 with Donna
                                         Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Ponte Vedra Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses who submitted
                         a promotion for the Ponte Vedra in Pink campaign!

                                                  Aqua Grill
                                                Bolles School
                                             Hilton Garden Inn
                                               Mulligan’s Pub
                                        Ponte Vedra Eye Associates
                                          Pusser’s Caribbean Grille
                                              RPM Automotive
                                             Tim’s Wine Market
                                             Tropical Smoothie
                                           Underwood’s Jewelers
                                               Vision Source
                                       Watson Realty Corp / Mark Ryan
                                            Youthful Medical Spa
                                            5 Elements Massage

                    Visit www.visitpontevedra.com to view their promotion and participate!

                    Remember to “dress” your storefront in Pink for the race weekend!
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                  (as of February 5, 2013)
  Periodontics & Implants-           Ringeisen & Worrell, P.A.
  Dr. Robert E. Karol                Ponte Vedra Wellness Center
  Oceanside Cleaners                 Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc.         Board of Directors
  YMCA                               Jay Morris                            Felicia Cox
  The Morgan Company                 UNF Small Business Development        ~ Florida Bank
  United Rent All of N.E. FL, Inc.   Center - Cathy Hagan                  ~ 543-7055
  Clyde Rader                        Sawgrass Golf & Spa Marriott Resort   Christine Adams
  Florida Bank                       Rogers Towers                         ~ Rogers Tower, P.A.
  Photo Arts Of Jacksonville Inc.    Bogey Grille                          ~ 473-1400

  Watson Realty Corp.                The Plantation at Ponte Vedra         Darby Brower
  Phyllis Frankel Realty Gro.        Pamela Skaff Dental Design            ~Brower Financial Group
                                                                           ~ 280-1669
  Fletcher Management Co., LLC       Florida Times Union-Shorelines
                                                                           Dan Danzieisen
                                                                           ~ Clean Getaway Car Wash
                                                                           ~ 247-1011

                                                                           Dr. Erika Hamer
                                                                           ~Ponte Vedra Wellness Center
                                                                           ~ 273-2691

                                                                           Bill Hughes
                                                                           ~ TPC Sawgrass
                                                                           ~ 273-7689

                                                                           Frances King
                                                                           ~ King & Associates
                                                                           Insurance Agency
                                                                           ~ 273-9839

                                                                           Barry McDonald
                                                                           ~ Sawgrass Country Club
                                                                           ~ 273-3710

                                                                           Dan Monk
                                                                           ~ Pusser’s Bar & Grille
                                                                           ~ 280-7766

                                                                           Michele Smith
                                                                           ~ RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
                                                                           ~ 285-5640

                                                                           Jared Rice
                                                                           ~ The PLAYERS Championship
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                                      CHAMBER AFTER HOURS
         Wednesday, February 6th                   Ponte Vedra Eye Associates provides excellence in eye care,
                                                    through quality eye examinations utilizing State-of-the-Art
              ~ 5:30 PM ~                           Technology, meet patient’s needs in a caring, dedicated and
                                                     professional manner, remain committed to staying in the
                                                   forefront of their profession, and have a positive effect on the
         Ponte Vedra Eye Associates                                    patients’ quality of life.
           ~ 150 Professional Drive ~
                                                        To RSVP please call 285-2004 or email us at
         FREE for members & guests

                                      CHAMBER BEFORE HOURS
          Thursday, February 7th                                         $5 to attend
           ~ 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM ~                                       *Breakfast Buffet*
               Hampton Inn                          Hampton Inn Jacksonville-Ponte Vedra Beach will
         ~1220 Marsh Landing Pkwy.~                               offer the following
                                                      Omelets ,Smoked Sausage, Bagel Toppers, Fresh Baked
                   Sponsored by                    Cinnamon Rolls, Assorted Cereals, Assorted Yogurt, Assorted
                                                       Pastries and breads, Home Made Oatmeal and more!

                                                      To RSVP, pre-payment & registration, please call
                                                   285-2004 or visit www.pontevedrachamber.org/events/

                                  CHAMBER BUSINESS WORKSHOP
          Tuesday, February 12th                     ~ Free for Members ~ Limited to 15 people ~
            ~ 12:00 - 1:00 PM ~
                                                        Speaker Michael Jones, CEO Focus
                Chamber Office                        Gasoline, Cigarettes & Soda – How do You
          ~ 50 A1A North, Suite 102 ~                     Innovate Your Business Model?

           Bring a Brown Bag Lunch                       To RSVP please call 285-2004 or email us at
      Dessert & Beverages will be provided                     info@pontevedrachamber.org

        Wednesday, February 13th                      Dance Alday Ballroom Studio has highly trained
                                                      dance instructors who will make it easy for you to
              ~ 5:30 PM ~                                    dance with style and sophistication.

               Dance Alday Ballroom                   Bring your significant other and come learn to
          ~ 820 A1A North, Suite E17 ~                          Tango, The Dance of Love
                                                             Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
         FREE for members & guests
                                                             To RSVP please call 285-2004 or email us at
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                                          POWER LUNCH
         Tuesday, February 19th
         ~ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ~                      In this small group setting, you will have the
                                                   opportunity to connect, exchange contacts, trade
               Bogey Grille                       business ideas and build strong relationships with
                                                                    other members.
           ~ 150 Valley Circle ~

       Please plan to pay for your own lunch
                                                     To RSVP, pre-payment & registration, please call
                                                  285-2004 or visit www.pontevedrachamber.org/events/

                                      CHAMBER AT NOON
       Wednesday, February 20th                             Speaker Adam Robinson
        ~ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ~
           Sawgrass Golf Club
        ~ 10034 Golf Club Drive ~                   Tips to get your 2012 business and personal
                                                        tax returns done without stressing
                  Sponsored by
                                                    What taxes to be aware of in 2013 after Con-
                                                          gress “averted” the “fiscal cliff”

               $25 for members                       To RSVP, pre-payment & registration, please call
                $30 for guests                    285-2004 or visit www.pontevedrachamber.org/events/

                                  CHAMBER AFTER HOURS
       Wednesday, February 27th
          ~ 5:30 - 8:30 PM~
                                                  Escape your hectic routine and find peace at the
                 Sponsored By                     La Dolce Vita spa situated in a luxury home on 5
                                                            acres of beautiful property!

                                                    Come and see all the amenities La Dolce Vita
                                                                   has to offer!
          ~ 4975 Palm Valley Road ~
         FREE for members & guests                        To RSVP, please call 285-2004 or visit
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       ~ Wednesday, January 9th~
  Sponsor: Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

  Honoring our Ambassadors
       ~ Thursday, January 10th ~

           POWER LUNCH
       ~Tuesday, January 15th~

     ~Wednesday, January 16th~
          Sponsor: Florida Bank
   Speaker: Michelle McManamon with
               THE PLAYERS
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                               New Member Spotlight!
Brumos-Porsche                   Gulf Coast Dermatology           McGowan's Heating and Air
Contact: Nancy Toman             Contact: Dr. Brooke Bair         Contact: Phyllis Regula
Phone: 904-725-9155              Phone: 877-231-337               Phone: 904-278-0339

Brumos Motor Cars,               Discovery Montessori School      Peterbrooke Chocalatier
Mercedes-Benz                    Contact: Kim Bednarek            Contact: Austin Andrews
Contact: Nancy Toman             Phone: 904-247-4577              Phone: 904-273-7878
Phone: 904-724-1080
                                 Florida Kitchens                 5 Elements Therapeutic
Lexus of Jacksonville            Contact: Jim Covert              Massage
Contact: Nancy Toman             Phone: 904-685-4472              Contact: Alicia Poblete
Phone: 904-721-5000                                               Phone: 904-993-8739
                                 D’vine Cuisine
                                 Contact: Hope Dempsey            Northwestern Mutual Financial
Mercedes Benz of Orange Park     Phone: 904-742-7353              Network
Contact: Nancy Toman
                                                                  Contact: Marie O’Keefe
Phone: 904-777-5900              Capital Retirement Plan
                                 Services                         Coldwell Banker
                                 Contact: Dennis Dailey
Brumos Collision Centers                                          Contact: Pam Henry
                                 Phone: 904-395-8298
Contact: Nancy Toman                                              Phone: 904-631-1168
Phone: 904-691-7038              Dance Alday Ballroom and
                                 Latin Studio
Kearney Real Estate Services     Contact: Allan Alday
Contact: Rob Kearney             Phone: 904-270-1020
Phone: 904-655-0512
                                 Gina Conduit Design
                                 Contact: Gina Conduit
                                 Phone: 904-285-4900
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                  Congratulations to Ed Mercel!                                           AMBASSADORS
               Ed Mercel with Re/Max Watermark Realty will now take
               over as Ambassador Chairperson . Mercel has been a loyal         Ed Mercel ~ Re/Max Watermark Realty
               Ambassador to The Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce for                       ~ 904-221-2605
               two years and has helped with selling 50/50 raffle tickets       Lori Adams ~ Ind. Fashion Consultant
               to assisting with larger events as well. Please join us con-                 ~904-285-4278
               gratulating Ed Mercel on his new leadership position.                  Bob Baer ~ Robert Baer Co.
                                                                                            ~ 904-386-1484
                                 New Ambassadors                                        Brian Crooke ~ BB & T
                  Rich Alleger was born and raised in Zionsville, PA just                   ~ 904-280-9390
                 northwest of Philadelphia. After graduating high school          Joe Flask ~ Brightlink Technology
                 Rich attended the University of North Florida where he
                 played rugby until he obtained his bachelor's degree in                    ~ 904-616-1966
                 2008.Rich currently serves as the Membership Director            Dana Merrill ~ John Merrill Realty
                 at the Winston Family YMCA.                                                ~ 904-383-5582
He began his career with the YMCA as an after school supervisor to school-      Heather Senterfitt ~ First Coast Focus
aged children and previously served as the Director of Tennis and Associate
                                                                                            ~ 904-610-3074
Membership Director at the Williams Family YMCA in Mandarin.
                                                                                         Kari Zerrahn ~ Aflac
"I am very excited to serve as an ambassador for the Ponte Vedra Chamber.                   ~ 518-524-5864
I have always enjoyed helping others and this will be an opportunity to               April Biller ~ Hampton Inn
branch out and serve a community I have been a part of for the past 10
                                                                                            ~ 904-373-3111
years in a different capacity."
                                                                                Margaret Miele ~ BBVA Compass Bank
           Andrew Brandler was raised in Washington, D.C. He gradu-
                                                                                            ~ 904-564-8730
            ated from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. In Washington,
            D.C. he owned an emergency road service business, worked in           Jill Ketron ~The Bayat Foundation
            the radiologic technology field, and served as a marketing man-                 ~904-686-1470
            ager for a rheumatology practice specializing in pharmaceutical      Amanda Jones ~First Citizens Bank
                                                                                            ~ 904-543-2685
Andrew moved to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1997 with his wife and two sons.
He worked at Shands Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center, Beaches and           Hamilton Horne ~ First Citizens Bank
South. When Florida State College at Jacksonville started its radiologic                    ~904-543-2680
technology program, Andrew began teaching as an adjunct instructor and           Rich Alleger ~Winston Family YMCA
became the program director in 2006. In 2009 Andrew became the ra-                          ~904-543-9622
diologic technology program director for St Johns River State College in St.
Augustine where he still teaches as an adjunct instructor.                     Andrew Brandler ~ Select Coffee Service
                                                                                           ~ 904 -859-4655
In 2012, having missed the business world, Andrew started Select Coffee
Service - a coffee and espresso beverage service which provides an im-
proved coffee service for businesses seeking to impress their employees,
clients, and customers. Select Coffee Service offers businesses the advan-
tages of flexibility and no-contracts. Andrew enjoys tennis, biking, and
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          Volume 20 Issue 9
Chamber Clips ~ A Chamber Clip is a brief announcement about your business; an employee
highlight; a current event; or other special feature about your company. Chamber Clips is not meant to be an advertisement
for your business, rather a short commentary on what is happening at your place of business. We reserve the right to edit
when necessary.
                                      Guidelines for Chamber Clips submissions:

                                   No brochures                              Include logos

                                   No PDF formats                            Limit to 2 paragraphs

                                                                                        Congratulations to Florida Bank !
                                                                                        The Ponte Vedra Branch was ranked #1
                                                                                              in consumer loan production
                                                                                          for Florida Bank in 2012. If you are
                                                                                           looking for a loan with personalize
                                                                                         service and low interest rates contact
                                                                                          Felicia Cox , Florida Bank 543-7055.

                           REPAIR SHOP IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA.

                     PV teachers, staff hope to bring in the tips during February fundraiser

                  Teachers and staff from Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus
                  will be taking shifts at an upcoming fundraiser for big Brothers Big Sisters
                  of St. Johns County. Bolles family and friends are invited to dine at Bogey
Grille from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on February 5 – and leave their gratuities on the table in sup-
port of the charity’s “Tips for Kids Sake” campaign.
The restaurant “waitstaff” includes many familiar Bolles personalities, who will be serving
guests that evening as part of the fundraiser.

This year’s Bolles celebrity waiters include Amy Coles, Jeanette Edwards, Carolyn Houston,
Principal Julie Hudson, Jennifer Moore, Kathy Rawlins and Cathy Stupski.

                 Gator Office Furniture is moving!
                 After 20 plus years at our Beach Blvd Location Gator Office Furniture is moving to our new and improved
                 location at 4827 Phillips Highway as of January 2nd. Come and Enjoy the savings!
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Chamber Clips
Eastbourne Brands Helps Entrepreneurs Navigate the Stormy Waters of Growth
Our momentum is building and this year I will be reaching out to many of you to assist
with the provision of services that are outside of or beyond Eastbourne's capacity.
                                                                                               The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Until then, I would like to invite you to do 5 things.                                          is proud to commemorate its
1.Visit our brand new website, www.EastbourneBrands.com.
                                                                                                second year of operation. The
2.Tweet it, share it, press it, pin it, like it, or plus it. (did I get them all?)
3.If you are a franchise colleague or supplier, I would welcome you to write a guest post       Ponte Vedra Concert Hall offi-
for our blog. I would be happy to link back to your site when it is posted.                     cially opened on February 13,
4.Send me a link to any releases that you feel are relevant and should be placed on our         2011 with a concert by Great
'News" page (Note: this page is not currently published. It is built and waiting on great        Big Sea. This year, PVCH will
info to add before publishing.)                                                                 celebrate with an open house
5.Pass our URL on to any concept/business that you feel has the potential                      on Tuesday, February 12 from
to franchise.
                                                                                                 6 to 8pm featuring free food,
Tra Williams, CFE                                                                              live music, a cash bar and con-
Managing Partner Eastbourne Brands ~ 404-788-6978                                                cert ticket giveaways. All are
www.EastbourneBrands.com                                                                                invited to attend.

The Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra has begun an innovative lobby refresh, dubbed "Project
Grow." The plan, which coincides with the Sawgrass Village reconstruction project, is to take the lobby from a place of trans-
action to a place of interaction for the guests.
                         Most changes in the new design are furniture-, fixtures- and equipment-based, with minimal struc-
                         tural change. Additional updates, including tailored design colors, patterns, finishes and lobby fur-
                         niture will continue throughout the year. Stop by regularly to catch the progress of Project Grow.
                         Mulligans Pub, in Sawgrass Village, is undergoing significant enhancements to its interior. Besides
                         painting the walls a rich Irish green, stained glass wall sconces, soft rope lighting and heavy frosted
                         pendant lights now enhance the pub's authenticity and add warmth and style. Heavy wooden
                         booths and granite-topped high tops complete the feeling of a timeless pub atmosphere. For an
                         entirely different and more modern effect, late night lighting in the form of colorful laser disco
                         lights and a mirrored ball are available for parties or just fun gatherings.
Now open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (with Ponte Vedra's Best Happy Hour from
3:00 to 9:00), their menus feature daily specials using the freshest ingredients.

On Gossamer Wings is a casual lifestyle butique featuring linen, gauze and other light weight fabrics comfortable apparel
and accessories for active lifestyle women to complete her look with her own individual style..

When women dress with the selections from On Gossamer Wings, not only do they feel great about
themselves, but don't be surprised if others notice too.

Experience our unique styles and our personalized service not found in department stores. Drop by
fro a visit and a chat!

                       First Coast Signs was honored to be engaged by i-Drive Marketing to produce the graphics for
                       Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s “cake” for this year’s “One to Grow On” super Marathon. The 55 candles
                       were 3” PVC wrapped in colorful vinyl naming a child that has been a patient during the past year
                       while other Child Sponsor stickers decorated the rest of the gigantic cake.
                       The cake will remain at Wolfson until the day of the marathon, February 9, when it will be trans-
                       ported to The Jacksonville Landing to encourage the participants in the 55 Mile run. A 5 Mile Run and
                       other family friendly activities will also be taking place during this 4 th Annual Event.

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