February 2018 News

February 2018 News

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February 2018 Newsletter
A Word from the Director
In case you missed it, we're starting to do giveaways to promote our Chamber members! Thank you again to Key Largo Chocolates for being our first Chamber member to partner with us; they were our February giveaway and gave away a BOX of 12 for Valentine's Day! Make sure you follow our
Facebook page to stay up to date on our upcoming events and giveaways. 
Our March giveaway is fun for all ages and you won't want to miss it! We'll give you a hint, it's something you could do with your kids for Spring Break, with a spouse, or with a friend. Living in South Florida it's something fun that should be on everyone's bucket list! 
We'll also be coming out with a list of Spring cleaning tips and companies that can help prepare your home for Hurricane season. Our chamber members strive for excellence here at Ocean Reef Club, in Homestead, and in the Florida Keys and we want to encourage you to CHOOSE CHAMBER members when hiring.
Finally, our 7th Annual  Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd.  Registration is now open and we want to encourage you to register early! Don't play golf? Consider being a sponsor and treating your top employees or clients to a round of golf. We'll also be having a silent auction and raffle prizes so you can get your business involved that way as well. Call or email me for more information. | Office- (305)367-3646  |  Cell- (305) 340-8905

May 3rd Golf Tournament- Register now! 

* The Golf Tournament is open to our Ocean Reef Chamber Members, home owners, 
and clients or guests of Chamber Members. Non Chamber members cannot register a foursome or be an event sponsor *

Business of the Month:
Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys 
Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys has provides affordable housing in the Upper Keys.  They have built 32 Habitat homes in the Upper Keys and are working toward their Build 50 Initiative to build and complete at least 18 more homes to get to their Build 50 Goal. 

Habitat ReStore- Gently used second hand furniture store. Profits from Restore goes directly towards the Habitat Construction Fund. 

Jack Niedbalski, Director

March Luncheon 
Wednesday, March 7th @ noon - The Cultural Center

Join us for our March Luncheon
 David Ritz, 
Ocean Reef Community Association President 

Join us for our 2018 ORCA Update given by the ORCA President, David Ritz 

$30 with online Registration & Payment

$35 at the door
 Bring your business cards for distribution
Don't forget a Raffle Ticket to win a chance to be featured as a Business of the Month 
Thank you to our luncheon sponsor!
Become a Luncheon Sponsor... Promote YOUR Business While Supporting YOUR Chamber!

Welcome New Members:


Coppertown Plumbing- Marjorie Solano
 Overseas Dental- Dr. Alvaro Maya, DMD CAGS MScD

Got Flu?


Allergies? Do you want a fresh clean air smell, as well as clean air, in your tropical home? Would you like it to smell "just cleaned" all the time? Going-Aire Fixes These Things TOO! Start with duct sanitation and maintain it with full time air purification devices utilizing Photohydroionization that creates an advanced oxidation reaction eliminating odors, mold, viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. An industry source stated the following, "Environmental Protection Agency has reported that indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than the air outdoors."
Going-Aire now offers duct sanitation services with every Preventative Maintenance Service visit! So now in addition to the Five Point Check (Below) originated by Bill Going in 1972, Going-Aire now uses leading edge technology to also clean and help purify your duct work, Step 6. 
1. Clean or replace air filter, clean evaporator section (coil, pan, condensate line and blower)
2. Install algaecide slow dissolve tablets in condensate pan area
3. Check all electrical connections for tightness and lubricate all motors, safety switches and contactors as necessary
4. Clean condenser coil, make necessary adjustments, check refrigerant charge, amperage, and voltage
5. Operational check of thermostat, dehumidistat, time clock and both heating and cooling functionality
6. Connect RGF Rapid Recovery Air Purification System to sanitize the duct work connected to each air conditioning system.
Sign-up for Preventative Maintenance today by calling our office at (305) 367-2974 or simply responding to this email. You can also call just to have your ducts sanitized and keep your house smelling fresh. We offer duct cleaning services for $45 per vent. 
Going-Aire offers a full line of air purification products from the industry leader, RGF. See their web site at  For information on the duct sanitation service please see the brochure at 


So for clean, breathable air, and SERVICE you can count on, please call Going-Aire
Brad Copeland

Looking for a Job? These Chamber Members are Hiring...

Brown & Brown is one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the nation, with continuous service dating back to 1939. Our Company is ranked as the 6th largest such organization in the United States (1st in Florida) and 7th in the World by Business Insurance magazine. Brown & Brown is also one of the selected companies that comprise S&P 400 and stock market index. In September 2007, Brown & Brown was ranked #10 on Forbes's "The 100 Best Mid-Cap Stocks in America".
We need to add an inside/outside sales person to our personal lines team focusing on growing Homestead and the keys.  The ideal person should have the following:
 1.       Established relationships with realtors or mortgage brokers
2.       FL General Lines Insurance 220 license (desired)
3.       3+ years of experience in sales
4.       Bachelor's Degree
5.       Willing to travel and engage in networking activities outside of regular business hours
6.       Excellent oral and written communications, interpersonal, prospect and client relationship development, and decision-making skills
7.       Must be Detail oriented, team player and results oriented with a self-drive to succeed
This will be a salary based / commission / production incentive position with a full benefits package.
If this sounds like something you will like to pursue, please send me an email to arrange for a phone appointment. - Yaritza Morris,
Full Time- Recreational Coach 
 Developing and implementing constructive recreational activities for homeless and at-risk youth (Kayaking, movies, fishing, sporting events, yoga, etc.), case Management, supervision of staff & youth, and promoting positive behavioral growth. 

Education: Bachelors or Masters Degree in recreational therapy, physical education, social work, mental health, or similar field required. 

The Florida Keys Children's Shelter is the only provider of residential services of any kind for youth 10 - 18 years of age in the county. As such, the agency serves, in a collective environment, dependent youth, CINS/FINS youth and homeless runaway youth. We do this by ensuring that all youth, and their families, regardless of the issues they present with, are treated with respect and dignity and are offered Florida Keys Children's Shelter services appropriate to their situations. We also have 3 programs in Key West. A group home , an emergency shelter and Project Lighthouse which helps "travelers" with food, showers, laundry , help with housing and job assistance.  

The Ocean Reef Community Association (ORCA) in 
North Key Largo is hiring! 
Interested in joining our team? Check out our website at: 
Positions are available in the following areas:

            Fire/Rescue Commander
            Special Projects Coordinator/Administrative Specialist 
            Paramedic/Public Safety Officer 
            Community Patrol Officer (Armed)
            Community Patrol Officer 
            Dispatcher (part-time)
            Access Control Officer (part-time)
            Community Patrol Officer (part-time)
             Volunteer Firefighter 
For consideration, please apply online at and send your resume to:

Talent Acquisition Division

Did you Know? 

Let us help you promote your next event, post your job openings, or share your member 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 at 305-367-3646 to find out more!



Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce

1 Dockside Lane

Key Largo, FL 33037 

Phone: 305.367.3646
Fax: 305.367.2799

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Suite C101 PMB 179
Key Largo, FL 33037


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