January 2017 News

January 2017 News

Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Chamber Updates
The season is in full swing, and we are in the thick of it. Many of you have expressed just how busy your businesses have been and, while we know this can be frustrating at times, we are happy to hear that our Chamber businesses are thriving. Please contact us if we can support you in any way. We can post job openings, member to member discounts, special events, etc. 

We look forward to seeing you for our February luncheon where we will be talking about the healthcare system and planning for your future. In March we will be featuring the Florida Chamber of Commerce who will be discussing the future of Florida business, you don't want to miss it. 

Our 6th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Thursday, May 4th.  Please mark your calendars and keep an eye out for sponsorship opportunities and golf rates.

Finally, we would like to thank All Charities for allowing us to participate in their incredible event as well as the 38 Chamber companies who sponsored and made our involvement possible. Not only does this amazing event raise over 4 million dollars to support local non-profits, but it is also a great opportunity for face to face contact with potential Ocean Reef Club customers. If you have not sponsored this event in the past and would like more information on participating in the future, contact us for more details.

 February 1st Luncheon

Join us for our February Luncheon 

Are you ready to take charge of your health and plan for the future? Learn how to navigate the health care system in today's climate.

$35 at the door
$30 with online Registration & Payment

Thank you to our sponsors!

Become a Luncheon Sponsor... Support YOUR Chamber while promoting YOUR business!

Your feedback is important to us! Please complete our  luncheon survey online and help us improve.

Taste Around the World

January 20, 2017
Scammers are again targeting Florida Keys Electric Cooperative members, particularly commercial consumers. The most recent scam threatens to disconnect power if the instructions to purchase a pre-paid cash card are not followed. The scam tactics even include using a recording of our automated phone greeting so that it sounds like you have reached FKEC offices when you call the phone number provided by the scammer. Do not be fooled by these savvy thieves!
If you receive a suspicious call, or any call, threatening to disconnect your power, hang up and dial 305-852-2431 immediately to ensure you are speaking to a bona fide FKEC employee. NEVER provide payment, personal, confidential, or financial information to anyone before verifying they are a bona fide FKEC employee by calling 305-852-2431.
  • FKEC does not accept any kind of prepaid card, including Green Dot and Reloadit cards, as payment for your bill. Don't fall for anyone demanding a prepaid debit card.
  • FKEC will never ask you for payment via a money wire.
  • FKEC will always notify consumers of overdue electric bills prior to calling to disconnect service.
  • Always call FKEC's secure phone payment system when paying your electric bill by phone! 1-855-385-9912.
  • Commercial consumers should make all managers and staff aware of potential utility scams.
  • Never provide personal, confidential, or financial information to unknown individuals.
  • Know your account status and balance. You can check it at
  • If you have any doubt if a call, email, or visit from someone claiming to represent FKEC is legitimate, please call Member Service at 305-852-2431. An operator is available 24/7.
  • Report any suspicious activity to police.
  • Please protect our community by sharing this information with your friends and neighbors.

FKEC is working with Co-op members and law enforcement to prevent these scams, but the best defense against these con artists is to be alert and informed.

Welcome New Members

Air X Aviation, Inc.
Peter Obre

Costal Wealth 
Wil Pena

CSpace Architecture & Design
Christopher Casariego

Flightserve USA
Krystal Fiksdal

Florida Keys Brewing Co
Cheryl McBay

Innovative Technology Solutions
Lorenzo Giles
Marble Merchant 
Dean Martinez

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 visit our website: 

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.


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


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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