June 2018 News

June 2018 News

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June 2018 Newsletter
A Word from the Director
June has been an exciting month, we had ORCA Public Safety and Public Works present at our last luncheon of the season, we moved offices, and we sent out renewal invoices for the 2018-2019 year. It has been an amazing year and we are excited to announce that we'll be having an after hours networking event in the Fall, our 2nd Annual Blood Drive at Ocean Reef and Key Largo Chocolates, as well as our Inaugural Dog Event. Stay tuned for more details on how you can network and get your business more involved in the 2018-2019 year!

May 31, 2018
To: Ocean Reef Chamber Members
From: Brad Copeland, President
Subject: 2017-2018 Season Renewal
Thank you for another year of tremendous success for our Chamber. Each of you help us achieve our service goals for this wonderful community in which we earn our living. I have been blessed to serve as your President for the last four years. It has been an honor to watch our organization go from a small social group to a valued member of the Ocean Reef Community's fabric. We are truly partners with The Club and ORCA in delivering services to our unique market.
This growth has been achieved by the participation of each of you and our amazing succession of leadership from our Executive Directors. Starting with Fayth Ribiero, then Melanie Russo, and now Jill Alonge. Each of these ladies have big brains, a lot of drive, and a focused determination to make our Chamber the best it can be. I thank them from my heart. We should all thank them.
This year we have more plans to help our businesses prosper in the coming year. I hope you will join us and get involved. The more you do, the more we help people Choose Chamber as the professionals to go to for every need. Look for exciting events and opportunities to showcase your organization.
Below you will find two links. The first is an outline of each membership offered and the second your invoice for membership renewal. If you wish to make any changes to your membership, you may do so by logging into your account or contacting the Chamber office.
Thank you again, for all that you do for our Chamber. Have a great summer!


1 Dockside Lane

We are now located in the blue building across from the Service 
behind Wynn's Market next to the nature center and across from Marine Max
Come check out our new digs!

Thank you Castle Services, Inc. for helping us move!



Business of the Month:
JDR Designs, Inc. 

JDR Designs, Inc. 

John Rudolph and Janet Wood provide Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry through their interior design firm. With almost ten years in business, JDR Designs Inc. specializes in creating beautiful space tailored to client's personal dreams. 

Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry is consistently ranked as the first choice by design professionals across the country. Wood-Mode is synonymous with luxury kitchens. 
Since 1942, Wood- Mode quality has been the benchmark for the cabinetry Industry. 

John and Janet enjoy collaborating with clients to collectively filter through their own unique experiences to create a unique inspiration for each project. Their meticulous attention to detail and combined experience of over thirty-five years provide the 
foundation for a successful project. 

Schedule an appointment to visit one of their two Islamorada showrooms, 86000 
Overseas Hwy and 80925 Overseas Hwy, to appreciate the expansive collection of 
luxury suppliers they source. Whether you are considering complete home renovations 
or simply wanting some elegant new window treatments for the guest room, JDR Designs will help you find the perfect solution. 


2018-2019 Luncheon Schedule:
1st Wednesday of the month September-June 


 September 5, 2018 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef
October 3, 2018 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef 
November 7, 2018 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef
December 5, 2018 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef
January 2, 2019 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef 
February 6, 2019 @ Carysfort Hall 

March 6, 2019 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef
April 3, 2019 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef
May 1, 2019 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef
June 5, 2019 @ The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef 

Purchase the 2018-2019 luncheon package today to save!  

Purchase a Luncheon Package for $270. The Chamber organizes 10 luncheons 
throughout the year at the cost of $35 per attendee. Pay for these luncheons 
in advance and save $80 for the year.
Become a Luncheon Sponsor...
Promote YOUR Business While Supporting YOUR Chamber!
For only $100, your logo will be placed in the luncheon invitation, and prominently displayed on the welcome screen at the luncheon. Have marketing material you want to distribute? Bring it in to be placed at every table for maximum exposure. You will also be given additional time during introductions to tell us about your business. Only three sponsors are allowed per luncheon.

Topics this year include updates from ORCA and Ocean Reef Club, meet the candidates    for the 2018 election, and Cyber security. Have an idea for a speaker or luncheon topic? Email Jill at 

Welcome New Members:


In case you missed it, the Chamber renewal invoices have gone out. Payments must be submitted by July 1st to ensure that your business is listed in red in the Ocean Reef Business Listings in the back of the 2019 ORCA Phone Book.

Also pay your ORCA dues if you haven't done so already

Reminder: Summer Holidays!
Member to Member Specials:

Have a promotion or summer special you'd like to share with your fellow chamber members? Email them to me at 
Volunteer Opportunity:


How often have you thought you would like to 'make a difference' in your community?Well now is the perfect time! Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys could use a little of your time volunteering at the ReStore. 

Can you spare 3.5 hours a week for a good cause? Store hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, and 9am-4pm on Saturdays. If you can volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift please give us a call at 305-453-7855 or stop in to say hi!

All operating profits from ReStore sales go into Habitat's building program, and help provide adequate housing for hard working Upper Keys families. 

Perks? First look at all of the cool furniture we get in! 20% discount! Fund environment- sometimes we have cookies!


The ReStore is located at 98970 Overseas Hwy 
MM 98.9 * In the median.

Monroe County: Placard Re-entry Program

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


House Parents 

Job Opportunity Submitted
Contact Name Lorenzo Giles
Contact Phone 3056001411
Contact Email
Job Title A/V Technician, Programmer, Field Manager
Job Description
Please Email: for application and inquiries about these positions. 

Please review our website for more information on our services.


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:
Senior Staff Accountant
Paramedic/Public Safety Officer
Community Patrol Officer (Armed)
Community Patrol Officer (part-time)
Access Control Officer (part-time)
Volunteer Firefighter
For consideration, please apply online at and send your resume to:
Talent Acquisition Division


The UPS Store at Ocean Reef- Now Hiring!


Apply via email attention Michele Beach: 


Job Opportunity Submitted
Contact Name Christina Watson
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Job Title Part time receptionist
Job Description
Please call or email Christina if you're interested in applying.  

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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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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