Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County News

Posted 9/26/21

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Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County News


We want to welcome RiteLife, one of our new businesses in our community, with a Ribbon cutting and help them celebrate their Grand Opening on Friday, Oct. 1, from noon to 12:45 p.m. at 202 N.E. Second Street. Stop in and learn about services that they offer and hear about all their programs. Light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss out on celebrating with Barbara Moody Holbrook and her team and of course you’ll want to be there for the Ribbon cutting photo too.

Lake & Trail Storage would like for you to mark your calendars for a special Ground Breaking Ceremony on Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. for Lake & Trail USA at 1253 S.R. 78 W., across the street from Lake & Trail Storage. You’ll want to celebrate with them as they unveil phase two of their business expansion plans.

Our Chamber October After Hours will be hosted by Treasure Coast Hospice. Come help us celebrate their new Okeechobee Office at 425 S.W. Park Street on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. There will be a ribbon cutting along with refreshments, door prizes and Music played by Raisin’ Cain band in Flagler Park. Don’t miss out on stopping by to meet their Okeechobee Care Team and learn about their services and programs.

Chamber Business of the Year Awards dinner is fast approaching and the cutoff for ticket purchases is Friday, Oct. 1.  Don’t miss out on attending the Business of the Year Awards on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Downtown Venue. Thank you to The Downtown Venue and 1 Stop Party Shop for the amazing facility and dinner that Kim will have prepared.

Our 22 finalists for these awards are: 211 Helpline, Badcock Home Furniture & More, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County, Florida Outdoors RV Country, Guardian Ad Litem, Helping People Succeed, Lake Okeechobee News, Mixon Real Estate Group, Okeechobee County Emergency Response Team, Okeechobee Healthy Start, Okeechobee Livestock Market, Okeechobee Main Street Arts & Culture Alliance, Our Village, Penrod Construction, Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee, Raulerson Hospital, Remington Real Estate, SourceOne Solutions, Taylor Creek RV Resort & Marina, The Rustic Store and Zaxby’s.

Our six finalists for our Leading Star Award are: Matt Bowen, J.D. Mixon, Andrea Medellin, Austin Harvey, Tyler Rinderknecht, and Andrea Mulligan.

We want to thank our Gold Sponsor SouthState Bank for quickly stepping up and giving us their continued support of the Chamber and our initiatives. Thank you also to our Silver Sponsors, Treasure Coast Hospice and FPL. We have four Burgundy Sponsors. They are MID-FLORIDA, Mixon Real Estate, Badcock Home Furniture & More and Performance Napa, Inc. Thank you to each of them for their support! We could not celebrate our many deserving businesses without all of your unwavering help.

Thank you to our many table sponsors: FSBDC, Trademark Metal Recycling, Okeechobee Cty Community Response Team, Florida Outdoors RV, Healthy Start Coalition, Remington Real Estate, Helping People Succeed, SeaCoast Bank, Hospice of Okeechoee, Pregnancy Center, Vitas, Gilbert Family of Companies, Mixon Real Estate Group, Zaxby’s, GDC, Raulerson Hospital, SourceOne Solutions, Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd and Lloyd and Fast Break Bait & Tackle.