April 20 was the first day of class for our 2022 Leadership Okeechobee and it was certainly an amazing beginning. Our 10 participants found this orientation to be a great start to their eighth month learning expedition. We have seven businesses that have graciously offered to sponsor a day session and Commissioner Terry Burroughs has offered to sponsor their final graduation day. Thank you to Martha’s House, Southeast Milk, Glades Electric, Army Surplus, Friends of the Kissimmee Prairie, Helping People Succeed, Treasure Coast Hospice and Commissioner Terry Burroughs. We’re excited for our 2022 class and can’t wait to see all that they accomplish and learn from this experience.
Our next Rise Up with the Chamber will be hosted by T-Mobile and will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. at their T-Mobile store located at 3236 U.S. 441 South in the Winn-Dixie Plaza. T-Mobile is one of our new platinum partners and Carmen and her team want to share all the great programs that they have to offer. We’ll have two other guest speakers that will share information about their organization/business. Be sure and mark your calendar for this early morning event.
Light breakfast items will be served. Be sure to watch the replays later in the day as Mariah will be videoing each guest for our live Facebook post. Hope to see you there. As always our events are always open to the public.
Our May Business After Hours will be held on May 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., hosted by Verizon of Okeechobee, one of our newest members. Khristian Moore, regional sales manager, and team are excited to be hosting this event and it will be held at La Mariposa Restaurant located at 202 N.E. Second Street, Suite 10. Come and find out all that Verizon has to offer. Mark your calendars and enjoy an hour of great networking with friends and make some new acquaintances as well. Our events are always open to the public.
Our 2022 Okeechobee County Business Journal & Community Guide for the Chamber has arrived. If you would like to stop by and pick up one, please do.