Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County News

Posted 6/3/22

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Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening - The Exchange at Our Village invites you to come to our Grand Opening on Friday, June 10, at noon. We are located at 202 NE Second St. Suite 7. The Exchange is directly across the street from Our Village between My Aunt’s Closet and Rite Life.

The Exchange offers customers the chance to shop for gifts and household items by selecting items and leaving a donation. For our clients this is more than just a “store”; it is an opportunity to rebuild their lives with common household items we all take for granted. Clients are able to leave a donation or put in some “sweat equity” at Our Village in order to exchange their work for goods.

The Exchange will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Exchange makes it possible for us to provide services to our community and your support is critical. We accept donations of household items and gifts but they must be clean, not broken, and ready to go on the sales floor. Please call to schedule a drop off or ask questions at 863-532-2527.

All of our events are open to the public!

Mark your calendars to attend this Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting at noon on Friday, June 10, and let’s help them celebrate. Don’t miss out on the photo opportunity with the ribbon cutting at noon.

ALZ STARS program - 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 June 14, at 11 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 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, and
• Understand simple communication tips.

Access additional resources. Graduates will receive an official completion award. To learn more or to RSVP, please call 800-272-3900.

Our June Afterhours is being sponsored by the city of Okeechobee and will be held at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 SW 16 St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on June 14. Have you ever had the experience of speed dating? NO? Well this will be a fun event where instead of speed dating, we will be speed networking! A great way for each of us to learn a little more about each person in attendance. We will have cards made up with questions that you can use to ask, or you can prepare some ahead of time, or just use whatever questions comes to mind as you meet them. It’s your choice, just make it fun and informaive. Don’t miss out. Just plan to come join in the speed networking! We will start a little after 5 p.m. to give everyone time to speed through the conversations with each one attending. I’ll be ringing the bell as you move to the next person. Looking forward to seeing you on the 14th at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

Ribbon cutting/Grand Opening for “Granny’s Ceramics and Crafts” located at 1033 Hunter Road Buckhead Ridge, on Thursday, June 16, at 5 p.m. Be sure and stop by and welcome Martha Reyes as she opens her new business to the community and check out all of her great ceramic and craft items. Light refreshments will be available.

The United Way of St. Lucie & Okeechobee will host the Summer Business Exchange Lunch on Wednesday, June 29, and share exciting news about investments made to support organizations and residents in Okeechobee County. Join Jessica Parrish, president & CEO for the United Way, and members of the organization’s board as they award grant funds to strengthen Okeechobee County and encourage residents to “Live United” through a network of services and partners.

Register early at Cost of lunch will be $18 until June 23, and will be $20 after. Doors will open at 11:30 p.m. and lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. The program will begin at noon. Be sure and mark your calendars and show your support for the many organizations that help our community.

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