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October 2017 News

October 2017 News

OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER
A Word from the Director
We are working on some exciting events for the upcoming year and are starting off with our Inaugural Fall Blood Drive on Wednesday, November 15th! We have two convenient locations:

* Ocean Reef Club Town Hall from 11AM - 5PM 
* Center State Bank in Key Largo from 12PM - 6PM (100150 Overseas Hwy- Mm 101 B/S)

The first twenty donors at each location will receive a pair of Heat tickets. Did you know? Each whole blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives! 


Let's stay connected- Do you have an event coming up? New digs? Special fall promotion? We'd love to help share the information on our Facebook page , email Jill at Director@oceanreefchamber.org so we can stay up to date and help promote your business!



Business of the Month
Castle Services, Inc. 

  


"Whether it is your home or business, we treat your property as if it is 
our own"

      Castle Services, Inc. has been our helping hand for 20 years. Starting in 1997 as a small moving company, this family-owned business now offers a wide range of pick-up delivery, receiving, warehousing, and storage along with cleaning and property maintenance services. With a courteous and well-trained stuff it is your one-stop-shop, either residential or commercial. They operate in the Tri-County areas of Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe from Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale down through Miami, Homestead and all Florida Keys, including Ocean Reef. Being an active supporter of our community, Castle Services provided their volunteer. 
        Being an active supporter of our community, Castle Services provided their volunteer work and donations for many non-profit organizations, including your Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Reef Community Foundation. They are always ready to volunteer for any type of charity events, fundraisers or other community needs with any type of help regarding logistics or the services that they provide, including donating furniture. 

Call Freddy (Francisco Castillo) at 305-242-0536 or e-mail to castleservices1997@gmail.com 
 

Inaugural Fall Blood Drive - Nov. 15th  

*The first 20 donors at each location will receive a pair of Miami Heat tickets! *

We have two convenient locations:
Ocean Reef Club Town Hall from 11AM-5PM 

Center State Bank in Key Largo from 12PM-6PM
(100150 Overseas Hwy- Mm 101 B/S)

 

November 2017 Luncheon (Members Only)


Hosted and Sponsored by
  
Learn what the Club has to offer this upcoming season.
To to become a Chamber member call us at 305-367-3646, 
e-mail Director@oceanreefchamber.org, or apply online at oceanreefchamber.org



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If you have not received your plaque or the 2017-2018 date plate, they will be available for pick up at the Luncheon

Final Hurricane Debris Sweep 
Begins Oct. 29 for Some Parts of Monroe County

If you live in Key Largo, Tavernier, Conch Key, Duck Key, Layton or between Mile Marker 5 on Stock Island and Mile Marker 15 on Baypoint, you must put your hurricane debris on the County right of way (curbside) by the evening of Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 to be guaranteed free pickup.

Final sweeps of those areas begin Sunday, Oct. 29.

After the completion of the final sweeps, which will take a few days, residents in these service areas will need to make individual arrangements for the removal of all materials not collected as part of the hurricane debris collection.

In those areas, Monroe County's Hurricane Irma debris removal contractor AshBritt Environmental has removed 338,249 cubic yards of hurricane debris (in 10,681 truckloads) and 4,664 white goods (appliances) from County roads. The Florida Department of Transportation has removed additional debris along U.S. 1 in these areas.

No removal deadline has been set yet for the area between MM 15 and MM 40
. This was the area hardest hit by Hurricane Irma and will take longer to collect all the debris. FDOT has been assisting Monroe County with debris removal, and is handling collection of debris on County roads in this area.

To date, FDOT has removed a total of 497,900 cubic yards of debris in the Keys. This includes 314,351 cubic yards that have been hauled from neighborhoods and the Overseas Highway between MM 15 and MM 40.

NOTE: Hurricane debris should not be put in plastic garbage bags. Any items in garbage bags must be separated from the hurricane debris and put in regular garbage bins for collection. Piles that contain any garbage bags will not be picked up.

Residents should follow all of these County hurricane debris removal requirements:

* Stack hurricane related debris on the county right of way (road shoulder) in front of homes. It must not block the road or driveways.

* Do not put debris on vacant lots of other property. It will not be picked up.

* Separate into five groups: vegetative debris, seaweed, household appliances, non-vegetative debris and household hazardous waste, which includes paints, cleaners, etc. (It is recommended you bring your household hazardous waste to one of the County's three transfer stations).

* Hurricane debris needs to be separate from regular household trash. Contents of refrigerators should be thrown out in regular trash. This gets picked up by regular garbage collection.

* In the areas that have vacuum sewers in Key Largo and Tavernier, make sure not to stack debris near sewer system breathers, which are not in the right of way. In the Upper Keys they look like small concrete pillars.

* In the areas that have vacuum sewers in Key Largo and Tavernier, make sure not to stack debris near sewer system breathers, which are not in the right of way. In the Upper Keys they look like small concrete pillars.

* Debris also should be kept away from fire hydrants and utility poles.

Things that are not eligible for free pick up by hurricane debris contractor include: cars, trucks, motor homes, motor cycles, trailers, boats or other watercraft and car parts like tires.

Small Business Saturday- Nov. 25th 

Saturday, November 25, 2017 is Small Business Saturday® - a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Small Business Saturday has become an annual holiday shopping tradition that last year generated a reported $15.4 billion for small businesses. Show love, #SHOPSMALL 

      

For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, visit their website at 
www.sba.gov/disaster
.


Did you Know? 

megaphone_icon_vector.jpgLet 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, 35 Ocean Reef Drive, Suite 142, Key Largo, FL 33037
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Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce
35 Ocean Reef Dr. Suite 142
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

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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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