October 2014 News

October 2014 News

October 2014    Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

A Letter from the President regarding the "Home Show"

Upcoming Meetings and Events


November Luncheon Meeting featuring 

William (Bill) Avery


Bill Avery is the Deputy Director, Air Operations, Miami Air and Marine Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 

Office of Air and Marine.


**U.S. Customs and Border Protection Statistics**


On at Typical Day in Fiscal Year 2013:



992,243 passengers and pedestrians

67,337 truck, rail and sea containers

269,753 incoming privately owned vehicles

-Conducted 1,153 apprehensions between US ports of entry

-Arrested 22 wanted criminals at US ports of entry

-Refused 366 inadmissible persons at the US ports of entry

-Discovered 440 pests at US ports of entry and 4,379 materials for quarantine


11,945 lbs of drugs

$291,039 in undeclared or illicit currency

$4.7 million dollars worth of products with Intellectual Property Rights Violations

-Identified 137 individuals with suspected national security concerns


Wednesday - November 5th, 2014

Noon at Caryfort Grille at ORC

$30 pp/Reservations Preferred


Everyone WELCOME - Come as you are!

**Invite a friend! FIRST-TIME guests get 1/2 off! 
Just enter: NEWGUEST at registration**




8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM 




  • Contractors will NOT be authorized to enter the property prior to 7:55am and work may NOT start until 8:00am
  • ALL Contractors must be off the property by 5:00pm
  • NO WORK is authorized to be conducted on Saturday.



Welcome Center Hours of Operation



7:30 AM TO 5:00 PM 



9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


These hours will be in effect until MAY 18, 2015


If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center at 305-367-4418.  

Recent News and Events

Make sure Florida Wins by staying informed on the latest developments on the issues that matter most to you and your family!

One of the most important elections in Florida's history is just around the corner. On November 4th, you will vote on major statewide races, such as Governor, decide who should represent your community in the Florida House and Florida Senate, determine if the state should legalize marijuana and decide if the state should spent almost $20 billion on land preservation over the next 20 years. These decisions will affect the future of our state, so it's important that your voice is heard on (or before) Election Day by voting.

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In the News: Ebola Virus

Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal disease that affects humans and some animals (like monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). It is caused by the Ebola virus.


Ebola virus is spread by directly touching an infected person or animal's skin, blood, or body fluids. It cannot be spread simply by being near someone who is infected. Researchers believe that most Ebola outbreaks start when an animal carrying the Ebola virus infects a person, who can then infect other people.


Since the virus can survive on surfaces for a short period of time, people can be infected by touching objects (like needles or bed sheets) that contain infected blood or body fluids. During outbreaks, the disease can spread quickly within health care settings if workers do not wear protective gear and take proper precautions.


People only become contagious after they begin to have symptoms, such as fever. The severity of the disease varies, but over 50% of patients with Ebola have died during past outbreaks. Researchers do not fully understand why some people who become sick with Ebola recover while others do not. 


No confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease have been identified in Florida.



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Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce
Fayth Ribeiro - Executive Director
office   305.367.3646
mobile 305.340.8905


Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce

1 Dockside Lane

Key Largo, FL 33037 

Phone: 305.367.3646
Fax: 305.367.2799

Email Us


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.

Mailing Address

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

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