April 2016 News

April 2016 News

Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
April's Business Spotlight Raffle Winner
For over 14 years, Ocean Reef Chamber Member, Protech e2, Inc. has delivered excellent service to the Ocean Reef Community and throughout the Keys. 

Protech e2 is a progressive, local Key Largo company specializing in residential and commercial electrical and electronics services. Their business is a 'one-stop shop' providing clients with a diverse assortment of services so that customers do not have the hassle of contacting multiple service vendors. They provide electrical, home theater, and computer services. They also offer large format and blueprint copying/printing services. 

Specialties Include:

Electrical-LED Lighting, Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting, Emergency Generators, Dock Lighting, Lightning and Surge Protection. 

Electronics-Home Automation, Home Theater Design and Construction, Whole Home Music and Video Systems, Surveillance Systems. 

Computer-Emergency computer repair, Data Recovery, Hardware/Software Upgrades, PC & Mac friendly.

*Protech has a showroom located at MM103 Oceanside in Key Largo.

May 4th Luncheon- Ft: Congressman Carlos Curbelo


About Carlos: 
Carlos Curbelo was born in Miami on March 1, 1980, to Carlos and Teresita Curbelo, Cuban exiles who fled Fidel Castro's tyranny in the 1960s. He attended John G. DuPuis Elementary in Hialeah before continuing to Miami's Belen Jesuit Preparatory School where he served as Student Council President his senior year. Carlos subsequently enrolled in the University of Miami where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration while majoring in Political Science. More recently, he earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration, also from UM.
Just months out of college, Carlos founded a public and media relations firm that he operated for 12 years. In 2009, he was named State Director for US Senator George LeMieux and was responsible for overseeing staff in seven offices throughout the state and advising the Senator on Latin-American policy and Hispanic issues. In 2010, he was appointed by Florida's Governor to the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a federally mandated board tasked with prioritizing local transportation and infrastructure projects. Carlos is also the co-founder of Centre Court Charities, a non-profit organization that runs basketball leagues for high school students during the summer months.
In November of 2010, Carlos was elected to the Miami Dade County School Board. Miami Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the country, serving over 350,000 students. Together with his board colleagues and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Carlos was part of a historic effort to improve the quality of education in his community that put students and teachers first and resulted in major gains in student performance and graduation rates.
The people of Florida's 26th Congressional District elected Carlos to represent them in the 114th Congress in November of 2014. Since being elected, Carlos has worked with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to improve the quality of life for the people of South Florida and to build a stronger nation for future generations.
Marrying Cecilia Lowell in 2006, Carlos decided to settle his family in Kendall where he has lived since 1995. The couple's first child, Sylvie Marie, was born In October of 2009, and their second Carolina Beatriz, in May of 2012.


Thank you to our sponsor!

Become a Luncheon Sponsor... Promote YOUR Business While Supporting YOUR Chamber!

We will be collecting donations for earthquake victims in Ecuador.  If you have anything you wish to donate, please feel free to bring them by.  Some of the items needed include
-baby food, diapers, wipes
-water and energy drinks
-hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, soap, bug repellent
-shoes and clothing
-blankets, sheets, tents, mattresses
-over the counter medicine like tylenol, motrin, asprin, vitamins, bandages, gauze



Come & Play at the Legendary Ocean Reef Club 
We've got a fun day planned with lots of amazing auction and raffle items. Registering a team is a great way to thank your employees, impress a potential client or connect with friends and colleagues.  So go ahead and register, support your Chamber and a great cause.  

Raffle/Silent Auctions Include:
- Original artwork by Aquia Fine Arts 
- Foursome and lunch at St. Andrews      Country Club, Boca Raton
- Basket of Cheer
- (2) wine baskets
-(2) $50 gift certificates for Conch House
- $50 gift certificate for uCumbe
-$30 gift certificate for Miss Monroe Boutique

And more to come!

*If you're interested in donating to our raffle, please contact director@oceanreefchamber.org



Welcome New Members
Please give a warm welcome to our new members:

All Stars Tile & Stonework, Inc.
Yojan Ramos

Applied Financial Group, LLC
Richard Pope

Upright Screen Corp
Darryl Schladant

If you have not received your plaque or the 2015/2016 date plate, they will be available for pick up at the Luncheon. You may also email us and we will send it to you.

Do you know everything we have offer?!
Let us hep you promote your next event, post your job openings, or share your member to member deals.  The Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce is happy to:

Complimentary (on our website):
-Post job openings
-Share member to member specials
-Post current coupons being offered

Minimal fee:
-Send e-blast to our contact list on your behalf
-Feature your story on our newsletter
-Post flyers on our social networks 

Contact us to find out more!

Job Postings
The following Chamber members are looking for qualified individuals to fill vacancies.  Please review these job descriptions and contact the person listed for additional information.

Chapman Freeborn-Charter Sales Executive Opportunity:
-Responsible for identifying prospects & target business opportunities across all four Chapman Freeborn service lines within an assigned territory 

-Office hours of 9am-6pm out of their North American HQ in Ft. Lauderdale

-Salary + Commission/Incentive compensation plan
-A minimum of 3 years sales experience coupled with a proven track record of success.  

For more information and/or to apply visit: chapman-freeborn.com

Protech e2
Exciting opportunities are available.  Currently seeking warehouse manager, electrical estimator, and experienced A/V tech.  Application at proteche2.com.

For more information contact Maritza at (305) 367-2700

Zero Dress Code Part-time Sales Associate

Upscale women's clothing boutique is looking for a professional and enthusiastic individual who enjoys fashion while delivering great customer service! We offer "boutique" hours (M-Sat 10-5pm, Sunday 12-5), approximately 20-30 hrs/week, GREAT merchandise discounts, flexible monthly schedules, a stress-free, upbeat atmosphere and a wonderful opportunity to make money while enjoying your job! Point of Sale computer knowledge, a knack for merchandising, social media and marketing is a plus!!! Please apply in person or send resume to Suzanne Gleason at zerodresscode@gmail.com (305) 664-0800.

Please check our website anytime for additional listings.




Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce

Melanie Russo, Executive Director




Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce

1 Dockside Lane

Key Largo, FL 33037 

Phone: 305.367.3646
Fax: 305.367.2799

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To promote the highest standard of professionalism and service to the Ocean Reef Community, to be an advocate for our members, to promote business alliances, to provide valuable benefits and services to our members and to foster economic development within the Ocean Reef Community.

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Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce
31 Ocean Reef Dr.
Suite C101 PMB 179
Key Largo, FL 33037

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