The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County and Okeechobee Main Street are excited to announce that SBDC is offering Better Business classes to all our local businesses. The total cost for ALL Better Business classes is only $15. You can attend one or all classes for just $15 however, you must pre-register for each class so that the instructor will be aware of how many will be in each session. (SBDC – is Small Business Development Center)
The location for all classes will be at IRSC Dixon-Hendry Campus in the Williamson Center, please report to Room C-112. The SBDC Better Business program provides business counseling, technical assistance and training for small business owners and merchants. The purpose of the Better Business program is to enhance Business & Entrepreneurial skills, create jobs and assist in the expansion and growth of our existing business community.
The schedule for dates and time are:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – Introduction to Internet Marketing
Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Financial Literacy (Capital Access, Record Keeping, Etc.)
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – Time Matters
Thursday, September 30, 2021 – Understanding Sales and Marketing
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – Social Media in Today’s Changing Environment
Go to our website: www.okeechobeebusiness.com and click on each class that you want to attend. They will be scrolling down the left side of the page.
Chamber Business of the Year Awards dinner — Grab your partner and plan to attend the Business of the Year Awards on Saturday, October 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at The Downtown Venue.
We have 4 categories, Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Community and Leadership. Presentation for 4 businesses, one in each category will be given that evening. We will also be awarding a deserving individual the Future Business Leader award.
Tickets are now on sale! Mark your calendars to be sure and reserve your individual tickets or table. NO TICKETS will be sold at the door, so make sure to get yours early! Ticket sales cut off is October 1st. Seating will be LIMITED
ONLY ONE SPONSORSHIP is still available, please call the Chamber at 467-6246 for all the details. Please go online to www.okeechobeebusiness.com and you will see the calendar of events scrolling on the left side of the page. Click on the event, Oct 23, Business of the Year event and fill out the information for your ticket or table sponsor. If you have any questions, please just give us a call. Be sure and choose your meal choice. Meal preparation is being served by 1 Stop Party Shop. It’s going to be delicious!
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 Sponsor, Treasure Coast Hospice.
And we have 4 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 your unwavering help.
Why Join the Okeechobee Chamber?
Okeechobee has long been a trusted partner of business leaders. Put simply, your membership is an investment in your business and the Okeechobee community at large. Through collaboration, our team makes your business our top priority. We’re working towards your success by providing you with valuable resources and networking opportunities to help your business thrive.
You can be an influential voice of the business community. There are so many ways that the Chamber can help your business by supporting and promoting you in whatever way is best for you.
There’s an old quote that reads: “When you’re through learning, you’re through!” We can always do better or do more…investing in the Chamber is investing not only in your business, your employees, your customers but, the community too. Together, we strengthen our community ties.
To put it more simply: We’re here “To serve Businesses… How and When they need us”. So, Come join us, our Roots run deep!”