2015 sponsors!! - Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce

– March –
Mark your calendar now for these great networking/
informative meetings & events coming in March.
Business After Hours – NEW DAY – NEW TIMES!
Tuesday, March 3rd
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Sponsor: OneBlod
Host: Grover T’s BBQ, 5887 Highway 90
 Free to all members & guests
 Refreshments, door prizes, cash drawing
 Bring your business cards & announcements
Small Business Networking Lunch
Friday, March 13th
12:00 Noon @ Nichols Seafood Restaurant
3966 Avalon Boulevard
Cost: $10 at the Door
RSVP Required: 623-2339
Sponsor & Program: Santa Rosa County Fair Association
E.D.G.E. (Economic Development Growth & Education)
Wednesday, March 11th
11:30 a.m. @ Benny Russell Center
5330 Berryhill Road
Cost: $10 at the door
RSVP Required: 623-2339 or
[email protected]
Guest Presenter: SRC School Superintendent
Tim Wyrosdick
Message From The
Throughout our
life and our career
we are impacted
by leaders whose
paths we may
cross, or study.
Whether it is
Church leaders,
business leaders,
educators, friends,
or family, all of
them have played
a role in molding
and effecting our
lives. Many of us
have been encouraged to pursue a life of success,
which is good, but what if we were to pursue a life
of significance, what is the difference? A life of
success is typically centered on meeting individual
goals and growth. A life of significance is centered
on adding value to others. I believe that success can
be achieved rather quickly, sometimes overnight, but
significance is a process developed over time with
strong moral values and the highest level of integrity,
which creates character and who we are.
“Inherent in a genuine leader is an authentic
desire and commitment to serve others. A real
leader is one who works for the good of people
beside himself.”
– Albert Einstein
Living a life of authenticity, full of good moral
character and pure motives, should be what we all
strive for every day. This will then lead us to making a
significant difference in our community and hopefully
leaving a legacy that future leaders will look up to.
With all of this talk about leadership and living a
life of significance, the Santa Rosa County Chamber of
Commerce is hard at work preparing for the 2nd Annual
Excellence in Business and Leadership Conference,
which will be held on Thursday April 16, 2015. The
conference will be a great opportunity to reflect on
your leadership abilities and prepare you for living a life
of significance. The speakers this year lead by example
and are willing to rise to the challenge of living a life
of character and noble purpose to help add value to
The conference attendance is limited to 300 and is
filling up fast. I have been to many leadership events
and every time I leave with pages of notes that help
me strive to live a life of significance. Please visit www.
ExcellenceInBusinessConference.com and on Facebook:
2015 Excellence In Business and Leadership Conference
for more information, or contact the Santa Rosa County
Chamber at 850-623-2339. Sponsorship opportunities
are still available as well, contact Donna Tucker for
more information.
In closing, remember to “Shop Local” and support
the local businesses of Santa Rosa County and the
surrounding area. The success of our local economy
is dependent upon working together to support and
encourage one another.
Military Community Update
Wednesday, March 25th
7:30 a.m. @ The Atrium
Naval Air Station Whiting Field
RSVP Required for Gate Access
Sponsored By: Okaloosa Gas District
A.M. Network Breakfast
Friday, March 27th
7:30 a.m. @ Oops Alley Family Entertainment Center
3721 Highway 90, Pace
Cost: $10 at the door
RSVP Required: 623-2339 or
[email protected]
Sponsor & Program: City of Milton
Gulf Power Company
West Florida Hospital
Lifeguard Ambulance Service
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Santa Rosa Medical Center
Santa Rosan
Would you like to make a difference in your community?
Meet new people? Have fun?
Expand your networking and knowledge? Discover how you can accomplish collectively what can be
difficult and sometimes impossible to accomplish individually – experience the pride and satisfaction
of helping shape Santa Rosa County’s business climate and maintaining the quality of life we all love. As
a member of the Chamber, you are in partnership with more than 700 members, countless community
leaders and thousands of individuals working continuously to sustain and improve the economy of our
business climate; support our school system and military; educate and promote our members, and address the needs of our community.
We invite you to participate and determine which of these active forums or committees can benefit
your business or help you achieve your goals. Come check us out. If we don’t have something you need,
let us know and we’ll see how we can make it happen.
We’re YOUR Chamber at work for YOU!
Annual Banquet
Budget & Finance
Building Committee
Business After Hours
Community Service Council
Excellence In Business
& Leadership Conference
Dan McKenzie Golf Classic
July 4th Riverfest
Leadership Santa Rosa
Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni
Local Legislative Action
Marketing Committee
Military Appreciation Month
Milton Christmas Parade
New Member Orientation
Military Community Update
President’s Club
Shop Local Campaign
Small Business Networking Lunch
The A.M. Network
Santa Rosan
JoAnn Sisson
Tracy Allen
Margarita Vazquez
Archie Collum
Anna Weaver
Tammy Ward
Charlin Knight
Navy League Santa Rosa Council
Ernie Parker State Farm Insurance
Primerica - Milton
Peter Prince Airport
United Bank
American Cancer Society
SRC School District
Wes Harrell
Larry Strain
Tiffany Sullivan
Kim Cato Chalmers
Bill Brock
Ed Carson
Ray Walker
Lee Parker
Tracy Allen
Connie Clark
Hardy Eubanks
Pete Gandy
Dan Stewart
Tracy Allen
Larry Strain
Tracy Allen
Lifeguard Ambulance Service of Florida
United Bank
Tiffany A. Sullivan, P.A.
Gulf Coast Community Bank
NAS Whiting Field
Individual Member
Affordable Insurance Solutions
Ernie Parker State Farm Insurance
Individual Member
UBX Financial Freedom, LLC
SRC Military Liaison
Attorney At Law
Ernie Parker State Farm Insurance
United Bank
Ernie Parker State Farm Insurance
Rhett Fendley
Premier Wealth Management
Past Chair
Jason Kimbrell
Lifeguard Ambulance Service of Florida
Tiffany Sullivan
Tiffany A.Sullivan, P.A.
Sheila Harris
Santa Rosa Young Professionals
Claude Duvall
The Local Yokel/Fast Cash ATM
Capt. Todd Bahlau
Naval Air Station Whiting Field
Bruce Baker
RE/MAX Infinity
Kevin Brown
Rep. Doug Broxson’s Office
Adair Cotton
Kiwanis Club of Milton
Greg Cowell
Farm Bureau Insurance
Wes Harrell
Lifeguard Ambulance
Service of Florida
Charlin Knight
SRC School District
Lisa Dampier McKenzie
McKenzie Motors
Lee Parker
Affordable Insurance Solutions/
USA Benefits Group
Steve Rhodes
Gulf Power Company
JoAnn Sisson
Navy League Santa Rosa Council
Larry Strain
United Bank
Tina Stewart
SRC Economic Development
Office (Ex-Officio)
Margarita Vazquez
Primerica – Milton
Brian Watkins
City of Milton (Ex-Officio)
Abby Wiggins
United Bank
Mary Young
Howard Young Flooring
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The following sponsors make the monthly networking events we all enjoy; the informative
programs we learn from; and numerous venues prosper possible ~
Please support these businesses that support our business community!
Hancock Bank
Gulf Power Company
Santa Rosa Medical Center
McKenzie Motor Company
July 4th Riverfest Meet & Greet – Blackwater Bistro
C & G First Response
Sacred Heart Health Systems
Tiffany A. Sullivan, P.A.
Firehouse Subs
Santa Rosa County Fair Association
Gulf Coast Community Bank
West Florida Trophies
Howard Young Flooring
Trent’s Prints & Publishing
United Bank
Harvesters Federal Credit Union
Pensacola Teen Challenge
Sacred Heart Health Systems
City of Milton
Troy University
Howard Young Flooring
L-3 Communications Systems Field Support Vertex Aerospace, LLC
No Meeting
Locklin Technical Center
American Diabetes Association
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Howard Young Flooring
Autism Pensacola, Inc.
Santa Rosa Health & Rehabilitation Center
Pruitt Health Santa Rosa
Early Learning Coalition
Leadership Santa Rosa
Woodlands Medical Specialists
Primerica Margarita Vazquez
For an up-to-date calendar of events go
to our Website www.srcchamber.com
March 2
12 Noon
Jay Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Jay Community Center, 5259 Booker St., Jay
March 2
4:30-5 p.m.
Leadership Santa Rosa Executive Committee
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 11
8:30 a.m.
Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition
Gulf Coast Community Bank,
4885 Highway 90, Pace
March 11
11:30 a.m.
E.D.G.E. Meeting
Locklin Tech, Benny Russell Center,
5330 Berryhill Rd, MIlton
March 2
5 p.m.
Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni Governing
Board Meeting
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 13
12 noon
Small Business Networking Lunch - Sponsored
by Santa Rosa County Fair Association
Nichol’s Seafood,
3966 Avalon Boulevard, Milton
March 3
5:15-6:30 p.m.
Business After Hours - Sponsored by OneBlood
Grover T’s BBQ, 5887 Highway 90, Milton
March 16
4 p.m.
SRC CoC Executive Committee Meeting
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 4
8:30-11:30 a.m.
PowerPoint Training Class
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 17
(New) Member Orientation
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 5
Employee Health Screenings
Lifeguard Ambulance Service
7-10 a.m.
March 6
11:30 a.m.
Chamber Ambassadors Luncheon
All About Food, 5701 Highway 90, Milton
March 10
8:30-11:30 a.m.
PowerPoint Training Class
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 11 & 12
All day
Leadership Santa Rosa, Class 29: Tallahassee Trip
Meet at Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office
March 11
Leadership Santa Rosa Curriculum
Committee Meeting
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
8-9 a.m.
2:30-4 p.m.
March 18
8:30-11:30 a.m.
PowerPoint Training Class
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 23
SRC CoC Board of Directors Meeting
SRC Chamber of Commerce
March 25
Military Community Update
NAS Whiting Field, Atrium
4 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
March 26
All day
Leadership Santa Rosa Class 29: Santa Rosa
Government Day
March 27
7:30 a.m.
The A.M. Network - Sponsored by City of Milton
Oops Alley,
3721 Highway 90, Pace
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March 1
2:30 p.m.
Panhandle Community Theatre
Presents “Night Watch”
Woodbine Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Rd, Pace
March 8 10 a.m. exhibitions. 12 noon show
Blackwater Saddle Club Play Day
June Ates Arena, 8604 Bobby Brown Road,
East Milton
March 4
9 a.m.-12 noon
UWF FSBDC Workshop “How to Do Business
with Escambia County Utility Authority”
321 DeVillers St, Pensacola
March 8
2:30 p.m.
Panhandle Community Theatre
Presents “Night Watch”
Woodbine Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Rd, Pace
March 4
12 noon
Baptist Health Care Meet the Doc: “Lose the
Weight and Find the Happy”
1717 North E St., Tower 1,
Avery Street Entrance, Pensacola
March 9
5 p.m.
Sacred Heart General Cancer Support Group
1545 Airport Blvd., 1st Fl. Patient Education
Room, Pensacola
March 4
12-1 p.m.
UWF FSBDC Lunch-n-Learn “Commercial Leasing”
FL Small Business Development Center, UWF,
9999 University Pkwy, Pensacola
March 5
5:30 p.m.
Central Santa Rosa Republican Club Meeting
Grover T’s BBQ, 5887 Highway 90, Milton
March 5
6 p.m.
Caregivers Support Group
Santa Rosa Health & Rehab Center,
Conference Room, 5386 Broad Street, Milton
March 5-7
7:30 p.m.
Panhandle Community Theatre
Presents “Night Watch”
Woodbine Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Rd, Pace
March 6 & 7
27th Annual Forestry Conclave Lumberjack
Flower & Garden Festival
Pensacola State College-UF Milton Campus,
5988 Hwy 90, Milton
March 10
City of Milton City Council Meeting
City Hall, 6738 Dixon St., Milton
5 p.m.
March 11
12 Noon
Navy League Santa Rosa Council Meeting
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 12
1-2:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Support Group - Milton
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 14
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Arcadia Mill Grand Re-Opening
Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site,
5709 Mill Pond Lane, Milton
March 14
10 a.m.
Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County Meeting
Milton Library, 5541 Alabama St., Milton
March 16
11:30 a.m.
North Santa Rosa Lions Club Meeting
United Way,
6576 Caroline Street, Milton 32570
March 7
9:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart “Man 2 Man” Prostate Cancer
Education & Support Program
1545 Airport Blvd.,
1st Fl. Patient Education Room, Pensacola
March 17
Santa Rosa County Fair Association
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton 32570
March 7
USS Harry Mudd SF Club Meeting
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 18
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
FSBDC at UWF GCS Presents “Enterprise Zone Are You in One? What Is It?”
FL Small Business Development Center, UWF,
9999 University Pkwy, Pensacola
Santa Rosan
2 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
March 18
6:30 p.m.
Blackwater Pyrates Meeting
Please call (850) 626-4037 for location.
March 19
5:30 p.m.
GFWC Milton Woman’s Club Meeting
Clubhouse, 6863 Oak St., Milton
9:30-10:30 AM
Friends of the Milton Library
Book Sale Committee
Book Shed, 5541 Alabama St., Milton
Contact: Ned France, 981-7323
March 20
6 p.m.-until
USS Harry Mudd SF Club Game Night
SRC Chamber of Commerce,
5247 Stewart St., Milton
March 21
Walk to Remember 2015
Pensacola State College Track
March 23
Main Street Milton Board of Directors
Faircloth-Carroll House,
5188 Escambia St., Milton
6 p.m.
March 25
7:30-9 a.m.
Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast “Great
Futures” Breakfast
940 Creighton Rd, Pensacola
March 26
11 a.m.
“eXtra Years of Zest” Senior Adult Ministry
First Baptist Church,
6797 Caroline Street, Milton
March 27
10:30 a.m. registration
15th Annual Pen Air FCU Charity Golf Tournament
NAS Pensacola
March 27
11 a.m. registration
Teen Challenge Golf Tournament
Stonebrook Golf Club,
3200 Cobblestone Dr, Pace
March 28
9:30 a.m. registrationa.m.
4th Annual “Steppin’ Up For Kids” Poker Run
610 E. Nine Mile Rd, Pensacola
March 28
11 a.m. check-in
Avalon Middle School PTO’s
2nd Annual Golf Tournament
2365 Chemstrand Rd, Cantonment
12 Noon
Milton Rotary Club
Grover T’s BBQ, 5887 Hwy 90, Milton
Contact: Robin Punyko, 444-6671 or 336-0648
2 PM
Sacred Heart Chemotherapy Orientation Class
1545 Airport Blvd.,
3rd Fl. Conference Room, Pensacola
Contact: 416-2770
7 AM
Kiwanis Club of Santa Rosa Sunrise
Tanglewood Golf Club,
5916 Tanglewood Dr., Milton
Contact: Penny Nichols Wilson, 982-7204
Pace Rotary Club
Stonebrook Golf Club,
3200 Cobblestone Dr., Pace
Contact: Margaret Porter, 994-9797
7 AM
7:15 AM
Business Network International/BNI Tri Cities
Grover T’s BBQ, 5887 Hwy 90, Milton
Contact: Lee Parker, 623-0062
10 AM
Sacred Heart Chemotherapy Orientation Class
1545 Airport Blvd., 3rd Fl.
Conference Room, Pensacola
Contact: 416-2770
7 PM
Primerica Business Opportunity
Call Margarita Vazquez, 626-7188, for location.
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Register Now for Memorial
“Walk to Remember” Children
The Pensacola Chapter of The Compassionate
Friends invites bereaved parents, siblings, relatives
and friends to register now for a “Walk to Remember” Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 9:00 am.
As the world’s largest self-help bereavement
organization, The Compassionate Friends offers
friendship, understanding, and hope to families
that have experienced the death of a child. There
are more than 650 chapters in the United States,
including all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico,
and Guam. The local event is patterned after The
Compassionate Friends National Walk to Remember® in Chicago, IL where as many as 1,500 were
expected to participate. Dozens of chapters across
the country are expected to hold a local Walk to
Remember during 2015.
The local Walk will be held at Pensacola State
College Track (Main Campus). Following the Walk,
there will be brief memorial service.
“You do not need to be a member of The Compassionate Friends to join with us and you do not
need to walk the full walk,” says Michelle Knisley.
“We welcome everyone who wants to join hands
and hearts in remembering all children who have
died too soon.”
Anyone interested in walking should call Margarita Vazquez at 850-554-2592, Debbie Zabukovec at
850-516-0810 or Michelle Knisley at 850-712-5841
to receive a registration form. Registration is $20.00
and walkers will receive a special Compassionate
Friends walk T-shirt, as well as a walk bib to record
the names of those being remembered. Participants
are encouraged to seek pledges that will go to the
local chapter to support outreach and chapter
The Pensacola Chapter meets at Cokesbury United Methodist Church on 9th Ave the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. For more information, call Margarita Vazquez for more information
about the national organization and other chapter
locations, call toll-free 877-969-0010 or visit TCF’s
national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
The Compassionate Friends has a presence in at
least 30 countries worldwide.
Capstone Academy Wins Celebrate Literacy
Week, Florida! Challenge
Guernsey & Associates
recognizes Dr. Gregory McBride
Guernsey & Associates is proud
to recognize Dr.
Gregory McBride
in his successful
completion of
the Series 65 Investment Advisor
exam. In addition
to the 65, Gregg
holds a Series 6
and 63. Guernsey & Associates
holds in high regard the training and education
of its Financial Representatives. We are excited
about Gregg’s achievements and look forward to
the opportunities that await him as he diligently
counsels the clients of the firm.
Guernsey & Associates, founded in 1958, is a
financial firm that seeks to bring together complex financial issues and solid down-to-earth
values that make sense to people on a gut level.
Taking a “Protection First” philosophy the firm
focuses on protecting you against the life occurrences that could derail your financial success.
Guernsey & Associates believes in Free Markets
and provides a powerful, disciplined, and diversified approach to wealth management. Our
team will collaborate with you so that together
we can uncover solutions that fit your unique
circumstances - from discovery to implementation.
Students from Capstone Academy in Milton
proudly display a portion of their newly awarded
books for winning the county-wide literacy challenge, sponsored by the Early Learning Coalition of
Santa Rosa County and the Florida Department of
Education, Feb. 19.
Throughout the week of Jan. 26 – 30, participating child care centers and Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten classes throughout Santa Rosa County were
challenged to take part of in the Florida Department of Education’s Celebrate Literacy Week,
Florida! by amassing the most reading minutes
throughout the week.
“I was so surprised to hear the total amounts
of minutes we had earned,” said Kathy Mueller,
Director of Capstone Academy. “It shows all the
hard work and focus that our students and teachers
place on reading development.”
The center earned a total of 845 reading minutes
and averaged 211 minutes of reading per child.
The Coalition awarded approximately 50 new
books to Capstone to add to their reading centers.
Pensacola State College
L.I.F.E. Center Hosts Open House
Pensacola State College’s Milton campus L.I.F.E.
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Santa Rosan
Center is
hosting an
open house
from 5-7 p.m.
March 9.
The public
is invited to
explore the
center’s indoor track, basketball gym and fitness
equipment. Exercise specialists will be on hand to
answer questions about improving health and quality of life through exercise and fitness.
The L.I.F.E. Center provides a non-intimidating,
family oriented environment and is open to the
community through low-cost continuing education
The outdoor tennis, racquet ball and volleyball
courts are free and are available to the public on a
first come basis, except during scheduled classes.
For more information, call PSC L.I.F.E. Center Coordinator Butch Branch at 850-484-4491.
St. Mary’s Arts and Crafts Show
Calling all vendors, artists and crafters to participate in the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Annual
Spring Arts and Crafts Fair May 1 and 2. This two-day
event will be held at the historic church located at
6849 Oak Street, Milton, Fla. Hours are Fri. and Sat.
from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join us for this much anticipated event to showcase your custom jewelry, woodcrafts, candles and
other creative handiwork. In addition to the arts
and craft selections, the church will have a porch
sale of donated items to benefit its missions efforts.
Attendees look forward to this annual event to
purchase one-of-a-kind treasures.
The Episcopal Church Women will be selling
baked goods, goodies, jams, jellies and other canned
goods, and the Men’s Group will be grilling hamburger lunches both days.
Inside booth space is available for both days at
$40. Booths outside are $20 a day or $35 for both
days. Set up are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., and on
Friday and Saturday from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Space is
limited. Reserve a spot today. Use of electricity will
be provided for $5 and tables can be rented for $5
For a vendor application, contact the church at
850.623.2905 or [email protected]
Santa Rosan
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Chair: Anna Weaver, United Bank
Thank you to our
February (It’s Mardi Gras)
Sponsor Bruce Baker,
MBA, RE/MAX Infinity;
accompanied by his assistant Johanna Truett; and
to our host Blackwater
What a fun-filled
lotta networking going on
Thank you to our Door
Prize Sponsors: Bruce
Baker, MBA, RE/MAX
Infinity; Granny Nannies
Promoted in Full Color on Lighted Marquee
3 Months Daily Rotation of Your Business/
Service Logo (Full Color)
Minimum 2 Times per Hour 24 Hours A Day
Accompanying Announcement of Chamber Events:
“This Message Brought To You By (Your Logo)”
Congratulations Split-the-pot winner: Ed Perry, Business Essentials, LLC & Health
Coach Services. Donated winnings ($50) to Shoes that Fit program.
A $2,500.00 Value
The Facts
The Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce is also the Tourist Information Center for North/Central Santa Rosa County.
ADDT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) Reports estimate 20,000 drivers per day pass through Stewart Street/Berryhill intersection (one way)
40,000 from both directions.
Traffic signal in proximity of sign increases read time.
*Limited Availability*
THANK YOU to Greg Cowell, our 2014 Business After Hours Chair (and 2013 and
2012 and 2011….). Great job Greg, we appreciate your support!
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Santa Rosan
2015 chamber
Chair: JoAnn Sisson, Navy League Santa Rosa Council
Co-Chair: Greg Cowell, Farm Bureau Insurance Agent
Thank you to the wonderful management & staff at Doris Heart & Soul located at
4241 Avalon Boulevard for a warm welcome and incredible southern comfort food!
They offering catering and group events.
JoAnn Sisson (Chair)
Greg Cowell (Co-Chair)
Tracy Allen
Bruce Baker
Susan Clark
Debbie Coon
Eric Diamond
Hardy Eubanks
David Hanssen
Becky Macaa
Darlene Parker
Lee Parker
Ed Perry
Jeremy Reeder
Eddie Smith
Larry Strain
Michelle Tait
Deb Torgerson
Juan Vazquez
Margarita Vazquez
Anna Weaver
Leigh Anne Weekley
Sharon Williams
Navy League Santa Rosa Council
Farm Bureau Insurance Agent
Ernie Parker State Farm Insurance
RE/MAX Infinity
Granny Nannies
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Water Works Sprinkler Systems, Inc.
UBX Financial Freedom, LLC
Kleencare Carpet, Rug & Tile Cleaning
Santa Rosa Health & Rehabilitation Center
Affordable Insurance Solutions
Affordable Insurance Solutions
Business Essentials, LLC
New York Life
Lou Sobh’s Milton Chevrolet
United Bank
State Rep. Doug Broxson’s Office
OnMedia Advertising Sales
Primerica – Margarita Vazquez
Primerica – Margarita Vazquez
United Bank
MaryKay Independent Beauty Consultant
Landrum Human Resource Companies, LLC
WELCOME to our newest “Ambassador In Waiting” Gregg McBride, Guernsey & Associates/
Pensacola Tent Rentals
Santa Rosan
Santa Rosa Leadership Class 29 assembled at Adventures Unlimited in East Milton on
Thursday, February 19, for the program’s annual “Ropes” challenge. The Ropes course is
a day long series of outdoor activities designed to promote teamwork, self confidence,
communication, and trust between team members.
Participants met at the Creekside Kitchen on the grounds of Adventures Unlimited at
7:45 a.m. for breakfast and a briefing of the course objectives. The early morning temperature was in the 20s, but the day was clear and sunny with warmer weather expected in the
afternoon. They divided into groups and, under the guidance and direction of AU staff
members, participated in a series of activities that would challenge them both physically
and mentally. Their last challenge of the day was “The Wall”, an exercise in which class
members must use team work and planning in scaling a vertical wall without the assistance
of hand holds or ropes. After the last member completed the challenge successfully, the
class stenciled LSR 29 inside a smiling heart on the face of the wall and posed for a group
Class 29 would like to thank the day’s keynote speaker, Karen Aloy, a John Maxwell
Certified Coach, Speaker, and Trainer, who presented a program on Leadership, and the
day’s sponsors, Kim Cato-Chalmers of Gulf Coast Community Bank, Lee Parker’s Affordable
Health Insurance Services, and Howard Young Flooring.
Leadership Santa Rosa is a program of the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you to William “Bill” Brock for
serving as our 2014 Leadership Santa Rosa
Alumni Governing Board Chair
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small business
Chair: Larry Strain, United Bank
Thank you to our February Sponsor: Firehouse Subs, represented by Tony Pietsch
and Jimmy Broscious AND we were treated to a delicious variety of Firehouse Subs,
Chips, Cookies & Brownies!
Our sincere thanks to the Firehouse Subs Foundation for their support of our
community Fire Departments!
small business
Congratulations Gerald Gills, All Pro Tune Up located at 6216 Highway 90 in
Gerald supports our community and Chamber through numerous venues. We appreciate his professionalism, integrity and honest work ethic. Thank you for choosing Santa Rosa County!
The Small Business of the Month recognition is designed to recognize those businesses in our community that contribute to the successful business climate in Santa
Rosa County.
A “Small Business of the Month” plaque is presented (Compliments of West
Florida Trophies)
A “Small Business of the Month” banner is presented to display at your place of
business for 30 days (Compliments of Signcrafters)
Qualifications (do not have to meet ALL qualifications)
Congratulations Split-the-pot winner: Darlene Parker, Affordable Insurance Services
 Current Chamber Member
Expanding number of employees
Minimum of one year in business
Outstanding public service contribution
Sales and/or profit growth
Expansion/renovation of services/facilities
Fewer than 50 employees
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Santa Rosan
Capital Campaign
CHANCE TO WIN A 2001 Prowler –
4,900+/- Miles | Mulholland Edition
(on display at Milton Dodge Chrysler Jeep)
$100 Per Ticket / Only 500 Will Be Sold
For Information Call: 623-2339
*Winner Pays All Taxes & Fees
$100 Per Ticket / Only 500 Will Be Sold
For Information Call: 623-2339 | *Winner Pays All Taxes & Fees
The Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce is 78 years old this
We currently have 603 active members, 16.5% of which are based in
Escambia County.
Your Chamber is also the official Tourist & Visitors Information
Center for Central/North Santa Rosa County.
We operate solely on funds received from membership dues and
two annual fundraisers (Leadership Awards & Installation Banquet;
Chamber Golf Classic).
We have two full-time staff persons on payroll.
As per February 16, we have answered 433 phone calls, assisted
175 walk-in visitors, responded to 18 requests for information or
relocation packages, held 9 ribbon cuttings, and signed up 17 new
members. Our website had 2,893 visitors who generated 11,411 page
The most interesting question this month was, “I am new to Pace
Florida. Where is the closest location to purchase kerosene from
a pump to fill you own kerosene fuel can for the winter? Where I
moved from the regular gas stations also had a separate pump station
for kerosene.”
Santa Rosan
THANK YOU Tiffany Sullivan for the donation of a new Keurig for our
board room!
We love it!
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Chair: Pete Gandy, Santa Rosa County Military Liaison
Health Coach Services
Ed Perry
5959 Grandview Drive, Milton
(850) 983-0903
Dieting & Health Coaching
Edward Jones Investments
Terry Miller, CIMA
6259 Highway 90, Milton
(850) 983-1471
Financial Planning/Investments
Let’s Tye The Knot
Janice Spivey
4410 Carl Booker Road, Milton
(850) 607-1225
Event Planner
Used Tire Depot
William Leonard
6650 Elva Street, Milton
(850) 400-1545
New & Used Tires and Repairs
Individual Member
Josh Wilks
Post Office Box 51012
Washington, DC
(202) 870-2156
U.S. Air Force
SSgt. Samantha Higgins
4221 Highway 90, Unit B, Pace
(850) 995-1320
Circle K Stores, Inc.
Thomas Mitchell
5190 Ward Basin Road, Milton
(850) 623-6364
Fuel/Convenience Store
Our thanks to Captain Todd Bahlau, Commanding Officer Naval Air Station
Whiting Field for presenting at our February Military Community Update. Captain
Bahlau updated attendees on activities at the base including the closure of the
Golf Course scheduled for June of this year; the visit of Admiral Jackson and new
updates scheduled for the base including another food venue.
Plans are still pending for use of the golf course following closure. Additionally
Col. Gary Kling provided updates from the Training Wing, and the Military Appreciation Month Picnic date of May 15th was announced.
Santa Rosan
Claude Duvall
7517 Casa Grande Circle, Milton
(850) 393-4828
Bulk Ice
In case you
haven’t already...
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Aaron’s Sales & Lease
Ryan Martin
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 210
Nouveau Pastries & Catering
Paulette Martin
All Risk Insurance, Inc.
Liz Gibson
General Rental Center
Jay Wiscaver
Pace Coins
Mark Hatmaker
Allure Nail – Hair & Spa, Inc.
Tommy Le
Goldring Gulf Distributing Company
Mike Johnson
American Red Cross of Northwest
Jerry Kindle
Granny Nannies
Lynda Hyland
Pensacola News Journal/
PNJ Media Solutions
Jodi Bell
Anytime Fitness – Milton
Contressa Adamson
Gulf Coast Regional Mustang Club, Inc.
Sal Salomone
Gregory Allen
Healthy Families Program of
Children’s Home Society
Alethea Camille Farrie
Bank of America Home Loans
Tracy Morgan-Frick
Helen E. Turner, DMD, P.A.
Helen Turner
Barb Dunn Realty
Barb Dunn
Individual Member
L.L. “Bubba” Drinkard
Better Business Bureau of NW Florida
Norman wright
Individual Member
Gale Thames
Brightway Insurance
Christina Simmons
Individual Member
William Timmons
Charissa H. Cotten, CPA, PA
Charissa Cotten
Individual Member
Oakland Ard
Clark’s Lock & Safe
Saki Filios
Individual Member
Cora Abel
Compass Solar Energy
Dan Gardner
Individual Member
J.D. Gillman
Cotton Electric, Inc.
Mark Cotton
Individual Member
JoAnn Sisson
Deliverance Tabernacle
Christian Center of Milton
Lisa Rutty
Individual Member
Eugene “Red” James
Diane Scott
Santa Rosa County School Board District 1
Jansen Quality Construction, Inc.
Paul Jansen
Domino’s Pizza
Eric Smith
John David Elliott, P.A., CPA
John David Elliott
Don Spencer
Santa Rosa County Clerk of
Courts & Comptroller
Leonard Insurance Solutions
Pat Leonard
Doug Broxson
Florida House Rep. District 3
Durham School Services
James Bagby
Early Learning Coalition of
Santa Rosa County
Melissa Stuckey
East Milton Water System, Inc.
Tandra Powell
Majors Home Improvement, LLC
Michael Majors
Curt Schepper
Milton High School
Mike Thorpe
Milton High School Band
Parent Association
Lynn Barton
Pruitt Health – Santa Rosa
Jodi Holz
Regions Bank
Crystal Berkley
Ronny’s CarWash Express
Ron Scott & Ronnie Douglas
Rotary Club of Pace
Margaret Porter
Sam’s Club
Gay Work
Santa Rosa County School District
Charlin Knight
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Jim Fletcher
Select Physical Therapy
Mary Lee Pement, PT
Signcrafters of NWFL, Inc.
Kevin & Karen Arrant
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Monsignor Michael Reed
Stan Colie Nichols
Santa Rosa County Tax Collector
State Farm Insurance
Eric Cabaniss Agent
State Farm Insurance
Ken Kincaid Agent
SunTrust Bank
James Harville
The Mobile Attic of NW Florida, Inc.
Tommy Goodale
The Retirement Planners
John Steele
UBX Financial Freedom, LLC
Hardy Eubanks
United Way of Santa Rosa County
Guy Thompson
Walmart SuperCenter
Steve Williams
Eddie Hobbs Automotive
Eddie Hobbs
Mooneyham Heating &
Air Conditioning Company
Gary Mooneyham
Waterfront Rescue Missions, Inc.
Michelle Cocco
Family Resource Program
JoAnn Smith
Brenda Nixon
Micca Jackson
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What My Chamber Has Done For Me…..
As I reflect on the 10
years that have gone by
since I joined the Santa
Rosa Chamber, I realize how
fortunate I have been. The
Santa Rosa Chamber with,
its two employee’s, Donna
Tucker and Nicole Frenk,
have been instrumental in the
growth of my business and
being part of this great Santa
Rosa County community. I
used everything they had to
offer such as all networking events, sponsorships and fundraisers to grow the business.
Santa Rosa County Chamber reaches from the North end to the South end of our
County to help business, community and military grow together and make this County
an even better place.
I have the privilege of being an Ambassador for our Chamber and have served on the
Board for over 6 years.
Our Board is comprised of business leaders, community members and military
personnel that make up a very diverse Chamber of likeminded people whose only
interest is to do what is best for our community. The board is a working board that
makes decisions for the betterment of Santa Rosa County as a whole.
I invite you to consider joining Santa Rosa County Chamber and see how you can be
part of this awesome working Chamber that is truly serving others in Business, Military
and last but not least making Santa Rosa County a better place to work and live.
Thank you and God Bless,
Margarita Vazquez-Independent Representative of Primerica
Member Benefits at a Glance…
Tourist & Visitor Information Center
The Santa Rosa
County Chamber of
Commerce is the
official Tourist &
Visitor Information
Center for the north
end/central part of
Santa Rosa County and
assists approx. 2,000
walk-in visitors every
Only Chamber
members may display business cards and brochures in our visitor information area,
giving them the opportunity of reaching up to ten potential clients/customers per
In addition, only Chamber members may rent advertisement panels on our
information display (see www.touchsantarosa.com for details).
And, last but not least, only Chamber members may use our community
announcement board in the lobby to promote their events and/or special offers.
Santa Rosan
Culpepper Printing Co. Inc.
Eugene “Red” James, Individual Member
Primerica Margarita Vazquez
Ronny’s CarWash Express
Rotary Club of Pace
Bell Ridge Apartments, Ltd.
Jansen Quality Construction, Inc.
All Risk Insurance, Inc.
Avalon Baptist Church
Business Interiors, Inc.
Etta Lawlor, Individual Member
First Federal Mortgage
Florida Insurance Agency
Glow Boutique Salon
JBT Med Pro
King Electric, Inc.
The Compassionate Friends - Pensacola Chapter
TLT Transport LLC
XtendaLight Relamping Services, Inc.
Please remember to support these businesses &
organizations that support our community!
In case you
haven’t already...
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Chair: Charlin Knight, Santa Rosa County School District
Co-Chair: Tina Stewart, Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office
(Ssgt. Samantha Higgins, Chase Sellers, Mason Lewis, Jason Billen)
A beautiful fact filled resource for visitors and locals alike.
Thank you Morris Smith, Men In Action Outreach, Inc. for a great program,
and even more for the difference you are making in our community.
Thank You To the Following Sponsors!
Affordable Health Insurance
Milton Computers
Baptist Healthcare
National Cremation & Burial Society/
Brooks Chiropractic
Memory Park
Capstone Academy
Nichols Seafood Restaurant
Charter Bank
Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Clark’s Lock & Safe
RE/MAX Infinity
Eddie Smith Milton Chevrolet
Reeder Financial Group
Farm Bureau
Santa Rosa County Tourist Development
Gibson & Jarvis, P.A.
Gulf Power Company
Santa Rosa Medical Center
Howard Young Flooriing
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Islander Pro Wash
Sunburst RV Resort
Keri Sims Mary Kay Consultant
The Hearing Doctor, Inc.
Leather 4-U
The Mobile Attic
Leigh Anne Weekley Mark Kay Consultant
The UPS Store Milton #2284
Locklin Tech
Troy University
Lou Sobh’s Milton Chevrolet
Water Works Sprinkler Systems
MLR Jewelers
& Thank You Santa Rosa Press Gazette!
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Santa Rosan
5445 Stewart Street, Milton, Florida 32570, 850-983-5600, FAX 850-983-5610
new member
Chair: Hardy Eubanks, UBX Financial Freedom, LLC
Dear Parents/Guardians & Community,
Do you remember the adrenaline and thrill of accomplishment when you ran a
race? Do you remember what it feels like to play a sports game with your friends?
Students with disabilities know and want all of these feelings also. Within Santa
Rosa County, students with disabilities participate in a physical education program
known as Adaptive PE. This program allows these students to have the fun and
thrills of PE time with their friends, and they truly enjoy it.
We need your HELP! This event is one that honors our students who have special
needs and allows them a day to shine! We, as a school and community, will host the
fifth annual games. We have united together for this wonderfully motivating event
known as, “Panther Patriot Games, two sides unite.” In order to make this happen,
we are asking for donations from local area businesses and/or personal funds. If
you make a donation of $50.00 or more, your business/personal name will be
placed on the back of each Panther Patriot Games T-shirt, which every student and
staff member attending will have.
This event has gotten bigger each year with nearly 250 students, staff, and
volunteers attending last year. To continue this wonderful and inspiring event,
which we will host here at Milton High School on April 10, 2015, we are going to
need people like you to step up and make a donation or volunteer your time and
expertise. This is going to take all of us working together collaboratively as a
team, but we feel strongly that we can do just that with your love, generosity, and
support! Each and every one of us has been touched by a person with special needs
at some point in our lives, and now it is our time to return the favor!
If you are available to make any form of donation, to volunteer at the event,
or would like more information, please contact Elizabeth Williamson at 983-5600
or [email protected] Thank you in advance for your time and
support of our ESE students.
Elizabeth Williamson
ESE Teacher
Milton High School
Coach Astley Blackwell
Adaptive PE Coach
Coach Stephen Cone
Adaptive PE Coach
February Attendees:
Taryn Bell
Danny & Margie Black
Derek Eells
Joanne Gamble
Dustin Gautney
Terry Miller
Pastor Brad Odom
Ashley Spinks
Molly Stroud
Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill
Colonial Life
Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners
Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County
Edward Jones
East Milton Assembly of God
Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Hardy Eubanks, UBX Financial Systems – Chair
Lee & Darlene Parker, Affordable Insurance Solutions/USA Benefits Group – Chamber Ambassadors
Tell us what you liked most about Orientation:
Fantastic orientation.
Great information.
Learning about benefits.
Low pressure, laid back, funny.
The marketing tech.
Very informative!
Well organized and presented, significant benefits of being a member.
THANK YOU to Hardy Eubanks for
facilitating our 2014 New Member
Orientations – Great Job!
Santa Rosan
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Business Essentials, LLC
West Florida Budokan
Business Essentials, LLC was
started in 2002. We wanted to
be able to provide our clients
a single source for most of the
consumable products they use
in their office on a daily basis.
Since that time we have
been able to establish a
dealership with the largest
wholesaler of office supplies
in the US. We offer web based
ordering at competitive prices
and FREE next day delivery. We
also offer the largest selection
of offset and digital print products in the market today at very competitive prices and
fast delivery.
Another part of our business is our office furniture offerings. We have access to
most of the major manufacturers of office furniture in market today. We offer a design service and also expert installation for any size project.
So, why would you use the BIG BOX stores when you can get everything from a
local supplier that offers personal and experienced service at competitive prices?
Contact: Ed Perry, (850) 983-0903. On the web at www.bepurchasing.net
West Florida Budokan is devote to highest level of Martial
arts training in a world class
facility. This state of the art facility has safety first. IJF and IBJJF
certified tatami mats, with foam
underlayment system for added
safety, are throughout the training area as well as protective
wall padding provided by Zebra
Mats. No other martial arts training facility in the area provided
this level of safety.
West Florida Budokan’s will
provide martial Arts instruction
in Judo, Wu-Wei Gung Fu, and
Yoga. All Instruction is conducted by nationally certified
instructors. Judo is an Olympic
martial art. Wu-Wei Gung Fu is
a self-defense system directly
from Bruce Lee’s Seattle training
method as taught by Bruce Lee’s
student Joseph Cowles, an original member of the Seattle Jun
Fan Institute, and Joe Purcell, Jr.,
Wu-Wei Gung Fu inheritor. Yoga
is world renown physical and
mental discipline for life-long
Lonnie Ross has more than 34
years in Wu-Wei Gung Fu with
a ranking of 7th degree Black
Sash and is a lineal successor to
this system. In addition, With
more than 32 years of Judo experience, Lonnie holds the rank
of 3rd degree Black belt in Judo,
is a United States Judo Association (USJA) Level 1 Coach, and is
United States Olympic Committee, Team USA, Safe Sport Program certified. He was
an assistant instructor at Nagasawa Budokan, Yokosuka, Japan, from 2005-2014.
Elizabeth Strong, RYT, has taught Yoga for over 10 years, and has been an ongoing
student for over 20 years. She is enthusiastic, positive, and sensitive to the individual
needs of her students. These classes are designed to accommodate any age or skill
level. The atmosphere is professional and caring. Elizabeth’s special skill is the deep
relaxation segment at the end of each class. All classes last one hour She is a national
certified Yoga Alliance Instructor.
West Florida Budokan is creating the next generation of martial artists and transforming lives thru mutual respect and benefit.
Ferris Hill Baptist Church
Ferris Hill Baptist church
is a Bible-believing church,
through both understanding
and application, with a heart
for our local community and
for unreached people around
the world.
In addition to ministering
to the congregation through
music, ministries and practical messages for people of all
ages, FHBC opens its facility
to the homeless and heatless.
Each winter, (Dec-Mar) when the temperature dips below 40 degrees, many people
throughout Santa Rosa County come to FHBC to receive a warm meal and a friendly
and safe place to rest for the night.
FHBC also supports the local community through our I-58 Benevolence ministry
(I-58 is based off of Isaiah 58). Every Tuesday FHBC ministers to the physical and
spiritual needs of our community by distributing food, clothing, prayer and encouragement to those in need. We also seek to assist our community by offering GED
Tutoring, resume writing and budget development.
FHBC is also very active in supporting and engaging in mission work around the
globe. FHBC has been sending missionary teams to Haiti while training Pastors via
Skype in Haiti on a monthly basis and is also beginning work in North Korea.
Reaching UP, Reaching OUT and Reaching IN
For more information log on to our website at www.ferrishill.org
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Santa Rosan
March 7, 2015
From: 10:00 - 12:00 am | From: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Judo Clinic
Special Guest
Sensei Naoya Haraguchi
Sensei Naoya Haraguchi is a former member of Tokai University Judo
team, the number 1 university Judo team in Japan. Sensei Haraguchi is
a direct student of the great champion Kosei Inoue. He comes from
a Judo family, his father ( Kenichi) is a former 2-time All Japan Judo
champion and a 1983 World Championship Bronze medalist.
Sensei Haraguchi took 2 bronze medals at the Pacific International Judo
Championships, and Gold medal at the Florida State Judo Championship,
and a Gold medal at the Matsumura Judo Championship. In addition to
Judo, Sensei Haraguchi also actively competes in Sambo, and is the 2014
USA Sambo 74 kg champion, and is a former All Japan Sambo and All
Japan University Sambo championship silver medalist.
Sensei Haraguchi is currently a visiting instructor from Tokai University
Judo Exchange with Metro Orlando Judo Kai.
This clinic is a jointly sponsored by West Florida Budokan, Bushido
Sports Judo Club, The Academy of Pensacola, and Zebra Mats.
Address: 5719 HWY 90; Milton, FL 32571
Cost: $30.00 for the day.
Limited space available, so reserve your space early.
Contact: Lonnie Ross
Santa Rosan
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Your Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition
made our annual trek to Tallahassee to voice
our concerns and garner support for our small
businesses, industries and manufacturers.
Ray Walker (AT&T), Ed Carson (Chair), Tony
Alexander (Navarre Chamber), Kristen Loera
(Gulf Breeze Chamber), Josie Cotti (Gulf Breeze
Chamber Member) and Donna Tucker (Santa
Rosa Chamber), visited with Sen. Greg Evers,
Rep. Doug Broxson, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Clay
Ingram and Rep. Mike Hill’s office. Issues addressed were:
Urge support of the elimination of the sales tax on commercial leases, this tax makes
Florida less competitive with other states in attracting and retaining businesses of all
sizes. HB245, by Ahern.
Urge support for the extension or permanent repeal of the sales tax on manufacturing equipment. SB 316, Hukill
FDOT – Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement project. The funding has been approved
and plans are being finalized but the impact of construction could have an adverse
effect on the businesses in Gulf Breeze. Please urge FDOT to make available Business
interruption Funds available.
Garcon Point Bridge – Pursue all options for bridge and the increasing tolls.
Backflow preventers – The issue was raised about the lack of discretion local utilities have with regard to the statewide requirement that residential and commercial
backflow preventers be installed above grade regardless of the risk of flood or other
considerations. The obvious fix to this “one size fits all” requirement in our area is to
allow the local utility discretion to place it in the ground to avoid the potential of
Fire Main Installation – The issue is the requirement that the piping work be done by
a Fire Sprinkler contractor, at a sometimes higher cost, instead of a licensed plumbing
contractor at a lower cost.
Project permits and approvals – The issue is regarding the transferability and/or the
ease of renewals and extensions for permits for projects delayed by external factors
such as declining market or financing opportunities.
Elevator Inspections – The issue is that the Building Official, Fire Marshal and the
State elevator inspector have to sign off on new elevator installations. The requirements of each may be in conflict and cause confusion and delay. Correlating the
requirements or transferring jurisdictions would streamline the process.
In addition the Coalition supported the 2015 Legislative Issues as outlined by the
Santa Rosa County Commission.
GEO/Blackwater River Correctional Facility hosts a quarterly luncheon
bringing together representatives of community organizations & community leaders to provide updates on activities and services available
through the facility.
Blackwater River Correctional Facility currently has openings in numerous areas, interested parties should visit the website at: www.geogroup.
Earlier this year Warden Scott Middlebrooks and staff gathered for one
of the Chamber’s “I Belong” photos.
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Santa Rosan
Santa Rosan
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“Serving Our Members - Enriching our Community”
Celebrating 79 years of serving the business community
President/CEO: Donna Tucker
Administrative Assistant: Nicole Frenk
Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (850) 623-2339 • www.srcchamber.com
Please help us with our mailing list and check address and addressee.
For changes, phone us at (850) 623-2339. Thank you.
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Santa Rosan