Chamber of Commerce 6-10-22


The Exchange offer 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 – Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. 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. 

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.  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..access additional resources and more.   Graduates will receive an official completion award.  Please call 800-272-3900

The United Way of St. Lucie & Okeechobee will host the Summer Business Exchange Lunch on Wednesday, June 29th, 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 www.okeechobeebusiness.com.  Cost of lunch will be $18 until June 23rd  and will be $20 after.  Doors will open at 11:30pm and  lunch will be served at 11:45am.  The program will begin at Noon.  Be sure and mark your calendars and show your support for the many organizations that help our community.

Free – Google class – Customer focus marketing for your business on Thursday, June 30th, from 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. This will be held in the Chamber conference room.

More than just good products or service, it’s important to have customer focused marketing to reach your audience and turn them into loyal customers.  Who doesn’t want that?  Be sure to sign up for this important workshop to help grow your business.  Sign up at www.okeechobeebusiness.com class will be scrolling on the left side of the page, click into it and then register filling out your information.  If you have any questions, please contact Mariah Parriott at 863-467-6246.

Our next Rise Up with the Chamber will be on Thursday, July 14th from 7:45am – 8:30am, here in our Chamber conference room and is sponsored by Trilogy Home Health Care. This is a great early morning wake up and a time to meet with friends and have a cup of coffee together before the busy day begins.  Mark your calendars now to make sure that you don’t miss out on hearing some great information not only from Trilogy Home Health Care, but also 3 other guest speakers. Each guest will have 5 minutes to tell us about their business or organization and you may learn something about them that you might not have known.  If you cannot be here in person, catch us live on #chambercandidcamera, or watch it later on our Chamber Facebook page.  Hope to see you on the 14th.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.  All of our events are open to the public.