Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee News

Posted 8/12/22

NOTE: Venue change: On Thursday, Aug. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be our annual Chamber Hero...

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Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee News


On Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 11:30 a.m, – 1: p.m. will be our annual Chamber Hero Appreciation Awards Luncheon at IRSC – Dixon-Hendry Campus Okeechobee, with our special guest speaker, Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James S. “Hammer” Hartsell.   Join the Chamber and presenting sponsor SouthState Bank in recognizing those who serve as Public Safety, Health Care Providers, Educators, Service Organizations and Military Veterans, our Community Heroes.

General Hartsell served in the United States Marine Corps with honor for 37 years of active and reserve duty, ‎beginning as an enlisted Marine in 1981 and completing a distinguished and highly decorated ‎military career as a Major General.‎   Register NOW to reserve your seat @ $18 for early registration at and SEATING IS LIMITED!!

The Warning signs of Alzheimer's are often subtle, but recognizing them can lead to an early diagnosis and improve quality of life.  Come learn more on Monday, August 29 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, Conference Room, located at 55 S Parrott Ave.

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Alzheimer's Association have partnered to create the ALZ STARS program, a joint initiative to bring increased awareness of dementia and the resources available to Floridians.

This short program will help you: Identify warning signs of Alzheimer's and other dementia, Take steps to receive an accurate diagnosis, Understand simple communication tips and Access to additional resources.  Graduates will receive an official completion award.   To Learn More or to RSVP, please call 800-272-3900

On August 31,  come celebrate with the Chamber of Commerce a one year anniversary and ribbon cutting for Okeechobee Cell Phone Repair at 5:00p.m.  The office is located at 2939 SW 3rd Terrace in the Cedar Plaza.  Don't miss out on an opportunity to see all that Christina Honeycutt and her team have to offer.  You'll be surprised.   Light refreshments will be provided. 

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