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      president’s message

        I wa nt  t o t ha nk                             also a great mentor, every time I said I couldn’t do this he   In addition to our monthly breakfasts, after hours and ribbon
      EVERYONE for this                                  said, “Yes and you will be great.”  For that I thank you, Tyson.  cuttings, the Palm City Chamber of Commerce continues to
      amazing opportunity to                               On February 5, the Palm City Chamber of Commerce   create opportunities for our local businesses to network and
      serve as President of the                          held its 43rd Annual Installation Gala. The theme for this   promote themselves.
      Palm City Chamber of                               year’s gala was a Salute to Service where we celebrated     We are here for you and your business, big or small. The
      Commerce.  It is an honor                          the 100th Birthday of World War II Veteran Seymour   Palm City Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for you
      and privilege to serve the                         Hoffman. Missi had arranged for an American flag to be   and your company. As we look forward to 2022, we will keep
      business community in this                         flown over the Capitol to celebrate Seymour’s birthday.   the focus on our community and its needs. This is why we
      capacity. I am so excited                          The flag was presented to him at the gala by Representative   are #YourCommunityChamber!
      to have your trust in doing                        John Snyder and Commissioner Ed Ciampi.  We had
      so. I want to thank Missi, Nikki and Liz for being the best   everyone dressed in red, white and blue which added the              christina l. franco
      group of women to lead this Chamber over this past year.   final touches to the wonderful event. Senator Gayle Harrell   President, Palm City Chamber of Commerce
      We cannot wait for the new events and fun you have to share   swore in the 2022 Board of Directors. As I mentioned in               Hampton by Hilton
      for the upcoming year! We are grateful for your dedication   my speech, we are a great organization striving to do great
      and love for our Palm City Chamber of Commerce and   things for our community.
      our community. Thank you for making us the Chamber of     Keep  and eye  on our Palm City Chamber website,
      Commerce that local businesses want to be part of.  I also   Facebook page and emails. We have exciting events in the
      want to send a big thank you to Tyson Waters, our Immediate   weeks and months to come. I encourage you to get involved
      Past President, for his leadership this past year. Tyson was   with the Chamber! We can help you and your business grow.
      march news

        The Palm City Chamber of                         the generosity of the amazing residents and visitors of Martin   Design for their continued work in Martin County over the past
      Commerce had the opportunity                       County. We have instituted a Nonprofit of the Month program   38 years. They were the company that constructed the new and
      to install our new Board of                        so that we can highlight a different nonprofit each month.   improved Mapp Road. Sunshine Land Design works with many
      Directors at our Salute to Service                   We had amazing award winners at our Installation Gala.   of our local homeowners and communities to improve their road
      43rd Annual Installation Gala                      The Michele Radcliffe Dutro Award was given to Dr. Rex   structures, drainage, and landscaping.
      on Saturday, February 5th.                         Sentell, by State Representative Toby Overdorf, for his over     The Board of Directors for 2022 were sworn in by State
      We were privileged to honor                        30-year commitment to Palm City and the beautification of   Senator Gayle Harrell. Her speech to our new Board was
      all  veterans but especially                       Mapp Road. Rex has served as President of the Palm City   inspiring and uplifting.
      Mr. Seymour Hoffman, our                           Chamber of Commerce, been on the Board of Directors, chaired     The upcoming year looks fabulous for the Palm City
      100-year-old World War II Veteran. Mr. Hoffman was presented   the Neighborhood Advisory Council and built his practice,   Chamber of Commerce!
      a United States flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol in   Palm City Animal Medical Center, in the new Community
      his honor celebrating his 100th birthday. The flag was presented   Redevelopment Agency.                                    Photos by Patty D Photography
      to Mr. Hoffman by Marine Veteran and Florida Representative     Our 2021 Ambassador of the Year is Evie Klaassen with
      John Snyder and Commissioner Ed Ciampi.            Colorado Pawn and Jewelry. Evie is always there to assist any                       missi campbell
        This event reminded us all how our country has been shaped   members and volunteers at all of our events.                          Executive Director
      by the amazing men and women of our military. The gratitude     David Bradford, with Edward Jones, is the 2021 Board     Palm City Chamber of Commerce
      and respect that was on display at our event was overwhelming.  Member of the Year. David serves as the Treasurer for the Palm
        The 2022 Board of Directors under the leadership of   City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and always has
      President Christina Franco with Hampton by Hilton, has a   our best interest.                               2022 palm city
      strong agenda for this year. The mission of the Palm City     Our first Nonprofit of the Year Award went to Boys and Girls
      Chamber of Commerce is to serve as the principal advocate   Clubs of Martin County. We are incredibly proud of Boys and   chamber of
      of the community and its businesses, acting as the catalyst in   Girls Clubs of Martin County because their vision, passion,
      promoting the economic development of the Palm City area,   and perseverance during the pandemic has led to extraordinary   commerce
      stimulating jobs, and improving the quality of life. We believe   outcomes for the youth they serve and the community.
      that this can be attained in a variety of ways especially focusing     The New Business of the Year for 2021 is Rude Bwoy Spirits.
      on many of our nonprofits. Martin County has many needed   Rude Bwoy has created a wonderful presence in our area in a   board of directors
      and necessary nonprofits that provide support and guidance   short period of time. They offer high class tastings and financial
      for our community members. As the Community Chamber,   opportunities for local nonprofits and our community.  President   Christina Franco   Hampton Inn and Suites
      we promote our local nonprofits so that they can benefit from     Our 2021 Business of the Year Award went to Sunshine Land   President Elect  Don Pipes   Atlantic Aviation

                                                                                                            Director   Keith (Fletch) Fletcher  Boys & Girls Club of Martin County
                                                                                                            Director   Gigi Suntum   Caring Children Clothing Children
                                                                                                            Director   Cheree Ramirez   Children’s Services Council of MC
                                                                                                            Director   Peter Sicoli           Sailfish Insurance
                                                                                                            Director   Robin Hall                 Out2News
                                                                                                            Director   Tara Biek-Robison     Tara Biek Creative
                                                                                                            Ex-Officio   Toby Overdorf       State Representative
                                                                                                            Ex-Officio   Ed Ciampi      Martin County Commission
                                                                                                            Ex-Officio   Michael DiTerlizzi   Martin County School Board
                                                                                                            Vice-President  Anne-Marie Persaud    iThink Financial
                                                                                                            Treasurer   David Bradford          Edward Jones
      World War II Veteran Seymour Hoffman, State Representative   Ambassador of the Year Evie Klaassen from Colorado   Past President  Tyson Waters   Fox McCluskey Bush & Robison
      John Snyder, and Martin County District 5 Commissioner   Pawn & Jewelry                               Director   Shaun Plymale        Treasure Coast Legal
      Ed Ciampi
                                                         march news on next page                            Director   Meghan Shirey      Ocean Republic Brewing
                                                                                                            Director   Rob McLaughlin   Access 365 Urgent Care/Back in Action
                                                                                                            Director   Patrick Gleason          State Insurance
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