December 2016 News

December 2016 News

Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Chamber Updates

We can not let 2016 conclude without saying "thank you!" to each of our members and to those who support our Chamber businesses. As our Chamber continues to grow, residents of this community have come to us to find the most qualified and trustworthy companies to service their needs.  Through their businesses, our Chamber members have allowed us to deliver those quality services time and time again.  Thank you for your continued dedication to providing the very best in business.  We wish you a prosperous 2017 knowing that we will be on your side, supporting your business in everything we do.

Business of the Month 
At every luncheon, we sell $5 raffle tickets for a drawing to be the next business "spotlighted" in the monthly Chamber newsletter! This month's winner:

Pool & Landscape
Reef Tropical Pool & Landscape would like to use their spotlight to draw attention to All Charities weekend. 

The abiding spirit of charity, and a desire to maximize the impact of giving, motivated Ocean Reef members to establish the Ocean Reef Community Foundation in 1994. The Foundation's mission is two-fold: to encourage and administer philanthropy to benefit effective projects and charities throughout Ocean Reef and the surrounding area; and to work with members to meet their individual charitable goals, establish a legacy, and connect to the causes they care about most.

In 2008, the Foundation joined together with the other major charities of Ocean Reef to introduce the All Charities Auction, an innovative event that eliminated multiple fundraising auctions and enables members to consolidate their support for the entire community in a single weekend of festive events each year. The response to this groundbreaking approach has been overwhelming, and the annual event continues to distinguish the Ocean Reef community each February.

In addition to benefitting charities community-wide, the auction events benefit the Foundation's Community Grants Fund, which awards dozens of meaningful grants each year to relevant and worthy local organizations supporting education, youth and families, arts, culture and the environment beyond the gates.

For more than two decades, Reef Tropical has given back to the Ocean Reef Community, and it is now easier than ever for every company to do the same. Please consider participating in this impactful event through the Chamber's participation, or directly through All Charities. Not only will you be contributing to a great cause, but you will also receive significant exposure to the most active, engaged, and philanthropic families within the community. Visit the Foundation's website: and register through the Chamber below.

Reef Tropical Pool & Landscape

 Luncheon Information

Due to its proximity to the New Year holiday, our January Luncheon has been canceled.  We are looking forward to our upcoming luncheons.  Please Save the Date and bring a friend! 
February 1st @ noon, Cultural Center 



March 1st @ noon, 

Cultural Center 





Become a luncheon sponsor... promote YOUR business while supporting YOUR Chamber

Do you have valuable feedback regarding our luncheons? Your opinion is important to us! Please complete our luncheon survey and submit your answers online: Luncheon Survey

All Charities Weekend-Deadline Extended to Jan 13th
AllcharitiesIt's not too late to participate in All Charities Weekend.  Register today, or contact us for additional details.  This year we will be distributing goody bags containing marketing materials from our donors.  Volunteer positions are available throughout the weekend.  You do not want to miss this opportunity.


New Member Welcome Initiative
Throughout the year, your Marketing Committee has worked tirelessly to initiate a program to welcome new Ocean Reef Club residents to the community and educate them on the valuable resource they have through the Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce. The goal is to ensure that every Ocean Reef Club Member knows that when it comes to hiring quality business, the Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce is the place to go. 

Finally, that program has been established and will begin its deliveries at the dawn of the new year. As pictured below, each new resident will receive a bottle of prosecco with a welcome tag along with their two ORCA phone books and a new insert tab that will lead them to the business listings in the ORCA phone book. The inserts feature ads from the sponsoring companies whose contributions allowed us to finance this incredible initiative. We hope to carry on this program each year and will continue to offer sponsorship opportunities to those who are interested. 

A big THANK YOU to the Marketing Committee and the sponsors who made this initiative possible.


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. To send us your job listings you may visit the Job Postings section of our website by clicking below, or email

Safeway Restoration
We are looking for a very motivated energetic self starter sales and marketing rep to build accounts from Ocean reef to Islamorada . Focusing on property managers, plumbers, HVAC companies, insurance agents and public adjusters. Preferable resident of the keys with strong personal relationships. Primary responsibilities: Identify and develop new customer relationships. Schedule and prepare sales presentations to various groups. Represent the company at Chamber events, industry related conventions, and marketing events etc. Must be willing to answer emergency phone calls 24/7 as needed.Comfortable with face to face meetings Ability to speak publicly. Able to articulately communicate our services to potential clients. Professional appearance. Some knowledge of restoration industry or construction industry preferred.

Contact: Cathy Felton, or (305)741-4335

Ocean Reef Community Association 
Join a great team with the following available positions:
  • Human Resources Specialist (Part-Time)
  • Utility Operator
  • Community/Security Officer (prior law enforcement/military experience a plus)
For Consideration, please send your resume to: Talent Acquisition Division: Ocean Reef Community Association; Yael Skinner, Director of Human Resources at 

Visit for more information.  

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

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 (305) 664-0800.

Please check our website anytime for additional listings.

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!

Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce
Melanie Russo, Executive Director

Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce, 35 Ocean Reef Drive, Suite 142, Key Largo, FL 33037
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