May 2017

May 2017

Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Chamber Updates

As we approach the summer months, it is an excellent time to look back and see what we have accomplished in one short year.  As it relates to your Chamber, your Board has focused its efforts on bringing you relevant luncheon speakers, enhancing our All Charities involvement, and created a Welcome Initiative that spreads the message that the Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce is the place to go when looking for quality businesses within the community.  We appreciate you being on this journey with us, and we hope that you will attend our last luncheon of the season so that you may learn more about everything that the Chamber does to promote your business growth.  
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:


arsh Private Client Services (PCS)
, a division of Marsh USA, Inc., is a proud supporter of nonprofits at Ocean Reef and in the surrounding communities. We appreciate the unique ease and inherent beauty of the Ocean Reef community, and as an All Charities Preferred Partner, our goal is to support your enjoyment of life while supporting the Reef itself. Through the use of customized personal risk management solutions, we help protect you, your family, your property, your lifestyle, and your legacy.
Meg Dieppa and Cheryl Lyons 
Marsh PCS has been a pioneer in the field of personal insurance advisory services since its beginnings in 1980. We design personal insurance solutions to protect our clients' unique lifestyles and offer lasting peace of mind. Our clients gain access to the nation's top specialty insurance carriers, specifically those catering to affluent individuals and families. In addition to colleagues who have experience and specialization in the high net worth personal insurance marketplace, Marsh PCS has dedicated professionals with knowledge and capabilities in several key areas that require high levels of expertise, including family office, luxury yacht, fine art, and aviation.
By maintaining relationships in the Ocean Reef Club, we know one of the many unique risk exposures its members have in common is natural disasters. As hurricane season approaches, you can stay one step ahead of potential tropical storms by creating, practicing, and following a hurricane preparedness plan:
  • Locate the safest areas to shelter within your home.
  • Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet.
  • Plan where you will go if evacuation is necessary.
  • If your vulnerable home is a secondary residence, identify a local contact to help secure the property.
Visit the Marsh PCS Severe Weather Center  for more natural disaster preparedness tips and updates on changing weather conditions across the US.
Meg Dieppa

For more information about Marsh Private Client Services or to request a complimentary personal risk analysis, visit or contact: 

Meg Dieppa  

Last Luncheon of the Season - Wednesday,June 7th 

 Join us for our June Luncheon 

Receive the latest updates from your Chamber Board. 
Learn more about your benefits and what to expect in new membership year.

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

*Don't forget your business cards for distribution 

Thank you to our sponsor!

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

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It as a beautiful day to play golf!
We would like to thank our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, donors and all who helped us to make the 6th Annual Golf Tournament Great! Fun was had by all who participated and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Click here  to see more pictures from our Golf Tournament. Thank you Fayth Photography for the beautiful photos! 
Annual Scholarships Giveaway


This year, we are offering $1,000 scholarship awards for the 2017/2018 academic year to the dependents of our Chamber members in good standing and their qualified employees. These scholarships are awarded for the
advancement of scholastic, athletic and/or cultural education.
Enclosed please find the scholarship information and application. Please distribute to all qualified candidates. The deadline for submitting an application is July 1st, 2017 and the winners will be announced at our September 6th Chamber Luncheon.

*Applications will not be considered complete until all reference letters are received by our office.

View the list of requirements and full application HERE or on our website:

Job Postings
The UPS Store at Ocean Reef 
Now Hiring! 
Retail Center Manager 

Contact Name: Michelle Beach 
Contact Phone: 305-619-1354
Contact E-mail
Job Title: Retail Center Manager

Join our industry leading one stop neighborhood small business services center where we say to customers, "Welcome to your office!" Put your excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills to work in delivering world-class customer service and managing associates. Experience motivating, training and developing associates to reach sales goals is highly desirable. Strong print and computer skills are required. 
Build a career with the industry leader in the shipping, postal, printing and communications business. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced retail manager who can drive sales and achieve daily sales targets. Must be able to manage and motivate a team to increase sales and ensure efficiency. Requires experience in customer service, sales, problem solving and marketing in a fast-paced retail environment. Computer skills and print experience a plus. We offer a competitive salary plus incentives, in a fun work environment. Apply via email attention Michele Beach: Resume required. 

* Motivate, train and develop all center associates, focusing on excellent customer service, customer engagement, and sales functions including cross and up-selling. 
* Ensure that center achieves its targeted revenue projections. 
* Ensure that each center is fully staffed with a competent team and provide necessary training to perform job requirements effectively. 
* Develop the skills of assistant manager to ensure maximum profit potential. 
* Maintain a high level of orderliness throughout the center and role model appropriate behaviors for center associates. 
* Consistently maintain and improve center imaging, impact zones and display areas. Train assistant manager to perform the above tasks. 
* Implement sales and marketing programs as directed by the Franchisee and/or Multi-Site Retail Manager including but not limited to prospecting outside of center. 
* Communicate with Franchisee regarding all areas of center operations. 
* Ensure that operational systems are in compliance with Company Guidelines. 
* Proactively handle customer complaints and resolve customer issues. 
* Accurately perform daily close-out procedures, general ledger administration, bank deposits and other accounting functions in accordance with Company policy and procedure. 
* Efficiently utilize TUPSS computer systems in support of communication, reporting and other business requirements. 
* Plan, prepare and conduct meetings, develop incentive programs and other associate related activities. 
* Assist with any customer service sales associate duties as needed. 
* Other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job. 

Education and/or Experience: 
3-5 years of progressive retail management experience. Proven sales ability, including the ability to manage and motivate teams to reach sales goals. Print experience a plus. AA degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Language Skills: 
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain harmonious relationships with customers and co-workers, in person and over the phone. 

Other Skills and Abilities: 
Ability to lift 50 lbs. regularly. Ability to stand for extended periods of time. Manual hand dexterity required to operate Point of Sale, copiers and binding machinery, packaging tools, and complete customer paperwork. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Carries out supervisory duties in accordance with federal / state law and company policy.

Ocean Reef Chamber Of Commerce
Position Title: Executive Director
To coordinate the growth and development of the Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce as well as the implementation of programs necessary to achieve the mission of the Chamber.  Responsible for providing highly visible leadership and building upon the Chamber's strong reputation in all issues related to the business community at Ocean Reef. 
The Executive Director has overall responsibility for management of operations; administration; budget;  finance and accounting. Chamber development and marketing programs; long-term strategic planning and oversight of all Board-directed initiatives.  The Executive Director also has direct responsibility for the Administrative  responsibilities of the Chamber. . 

Experience and Education:
The following qualifications are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.
  • Bachelor Degree in business, management, economics, political science, communications, public administration, or other related field with an advanced degree preferred
  • Successful Chamber management experience or similar position of management in membership, non-profit, business or government operations is desirable.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and create own motivation
  • Experience bringing groups and individuals together around complex issues and finding and implementing solutions
  • Solid financial acumen, with experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Understanding of government affairs
  • Experience with public relations, media relations, and public speaking
  • Capable of looking at the "big picture," absorbing information quickly, thinking broadly, analyzing thoroughly, and acting decisively
  • Superior communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability for setting goals and objectives, planning and tracking multiple projects, interpreting data, and holding people accountable for results
  • Willing to play a highly visible role.  The ideal candidate must participate broadly across the leadership structure of the community.
  • Leadership skills sufficient to gain the trust and confidence of Chamber stakeholders.
  • A motivator who creates a sense of mission and service, who values initiative and innovation, and who fosters effective communication and collaboration among people at all levels
  • A proficient knowledge of computer office technology, including working familiarity with data base software
  • Possess professional presence and strong interpersonal skills 
To be considered for this position, complete application at: and send resume to 

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For more information contact Maritza at (305) 367-2700 ext. 111 

Please check our website anytime for additional listings.


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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