Chamber member drive nets 55 additions


Isabelle Rodriguez, Vice President of Operations of the St Johns County Chamber of Commerce, informed local Historic City News business reporters that 55 new businesses have been recruited to join the county’s largest business organization this week — pushing the Chamber’s membership over 800 in total.

On Wednesday and Thursday more than 30 members from different industries and across the county volunteered to inform other businesses of the key benefits of Chamber membership.

“We would like to thank our members for their enthusiasm,” said Chamber President Kirk Wendland, “There is strength in numbers and we are pleased to welcome these new members to the Chamber network.”

Len Weeks, of Len Weeks Construction enlisted the most new members and won a 32’inch flat panel television. Weeks also pushed his team to claim the top team prize. Week’s team included Matt Hartley, Robert Mora, and Greg McLeod.

Volunteers each spent a shift in the membership drive phone bank. More than $1,600 in special offers were added to the almost $400 advertising package traditionally provided to all new members during the two-day campaign.

Charlie Williams won the “905” award and received a Kindle Fire for signing up the most new members by 9:05 a.m.

New Chamber members include:

All About Smiles Family Dentistry
Allstate-Linda Ventura
Ancient City Insurance
Atlantic Stone & Tile
Bath Junkie
Bayfront Marin House
Childrens Home Society
Classic Cars & Custom
Coastal Realty & Property Management
Dailey Construction
Dan Lamb & Associates
DGG Taser
Diane’s Natural Market
Dispatch Depot
Dixon Design Group
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Falafal Queen
Feature 23
First Florida Insurance
Florida Get Fit, LLC
Good News Church
Good Samaritan Health Center
Hairbenders Garage
Humic Growth Solutions
Inn at Camachee Harbor
J Adams Roofing
Jerome Properties
Kilwin’s Chocolate
Legacy Insurance
Maguire and Associates
Medical Specialists
Metal Artz
Real Estate & Rentals, Inc.
Shores United Methodist Church
St Augustine City Walks
St Augustine Distillery
St Augustine Team Realty
St Johns Food Service
St Johns Printing
St Johns Realty Group – Rental Dept
Stanford Restoration
Stop for Pilates
The Dance Company
The Hyppo
The Look & Lifestyle
The Meeting Room
The Starving Artist
The Tasting Tours
The White Lion
University of St Augustine for Health Science
Young’s Masonry

Volunteers included John Regan, City of St Augustine; Verna Brown, Associate Member, Scott Mitchell, Custom Canopies East; Tracy DeVack, Navy Federal Credit Union; Tracey Phillips, Promotional Presence; Diane Quick, Habitat for Humanity; Charlie Williams, Associate member; Shannon Anderson, Human Market Point; Matt Hartley, Capstone Labs; Robert Mora, CopyFax; Greg McLeod, St Johns River State College; Len Weeks, Len Weeks Construction; Letha Wiseman, Herbie Wiles Insurance; Victor Raymos, St Augustine & St Johns County Board of Realtors; Steve Jones, Herbie Wiles Insurance; Dan Alexander, Thompsonbaker Agency; Rob Matthews, Matthews Design; Ralph Klein, Herbie Wiles Insurance; Janeen Helms, TD Bank; Donna Wendler, St Johns Realty Group; Donette Nasta, Office Depot; Lu Moore, Blue Sky Farms; Christine McGlade, Northrop Grumman; Sims Rogers, Keller Williams Realty – Atlantic Partners; Aaron Kleist, Harbor Community Bank; Bob Tackett, Total Office Solutions; Maxine Levy, Davidson Realty; Michelle Santorelli, Davidson Realty.; Julie Strait, StraitRay Corporation; Jeff Strait, StraitRay Corporation; Tara Vighetti, Endeavor Coaching and Consulting; Tasha Peters, By Design Catering.

Special thanks to the St Augustine & St Johns County Board of Realtors and their staff for their hospitality during the membership campaign and to these businesses for providing incentives and prizes: Business Solutions Unlimited, Endeavor Coaching & Consulting, Office Depot, Old Town Trolley Tours, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, Ponte Vedra Recorder, Raintree Restaurant, San Sebastian Winery, Serenata Beach Club.


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