On Friday, March 17, show your St. Patrick's Day spirit and help the foster children by purchasing an iced green tea at Panera. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to benefit the Foundation for Foster Children. Donations will also be accepted at the register.
On Saturday, March 18, the 33rd annual Florida Challenge Triathlon will start at 7:30 a.m. at Clermont's Waterfront Park. Competitors in the Intimidator 70.3 distance will complete a 1.2 mile swim in Lake Minneola, a 56 mile bike through the scenic roads of Lake County, and a 13.1 mile run along the South Lake Trail. There will also be a long distance aqua bike, sprint triathlon, and an open water swim the same morning. For a map of the 56 mile bike route, click here. For more information about the Florida Challenge Triathlon, click here.
On Sunday, March 19, the 34th annual Great Clermont Triathlon will begin at Clermont’s Waterfront Park at 7:30 a.m. Athletes participating in the international distance triathlon will complete a 1.5K swim in Lake Minneola, a 40K bike along the shores of Lake Minneola, and a 10K run along the South Lake Trail. International distance aqua bike and international distance duathlon races will also take place that morning. For more information about the Great Clermont Triathlon, click here.
If you’re thinking of starting your own business, or just need some information about what small business financial options are available, then you will want to attend Securing Capital to Fund Your Business, a seminar conducted by Mid-Florida SCORE on March 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Clermont City Center.
The workshop will give you access to experienced mentors that can provide you with personal advice and will help you analyze your finances so you can determine which financing option is best for your business. To register, click here.
The South Lake Business Awards, presented by CenturyLink and hosted by the Chamber, is the premier business awards program in the South Lake area. This event will be attended by 300 people and starts with a cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. on Bella Collina's ballroom patio over looking the beautiful grounds of the club, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. and a program which includes the:
To become a sponsor, or purchase your ticket for the event, click here.
Looking for a home for your business? The Hunt Industrial Park has over 200,000 square feet which offers businesses of all sizes many options. Hunt Industrial Park's zoning ca accommodate industrial/manufacturing, commercial, retail and professional office space. There are also 15 furnished office suites and 10 virtual offices. For more information, visit their website.
The spring is almost here, which means it’s time for softball tournaments! PFX Athletics is selling booth space for their three large softball tournaments:
Booths are 10x10 and include a tent, tarp and table. The booth costs are:
If you would like to purchase a booth for an entire week, discounts are available. They are:
If you would like to book a booth for any of the above events, please contact Jennifer Box and she will put you in touch with the right person at PFX Athletics.
Purchase a cookie and help children! From February 1 to February 14, when you purchase a Valentine cookie at Panera, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Show your love today!
Community Corner is a weekly blog post created by the Chamber to highlight what our members are doing to help the community. If you would like to see your business highlighted in Community Corner, please contact Jennifer Box.
The third annual Wellness Challenge, sponsored by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce and South Lake Hospital, in affiliation with Orlando Health, will take place from March 1, 2017 to May 24, 2017. This 12 week fitness challenge is open to all members of the South Lake Community, not just Chamber members.
There are three ways to sign up:
For just $100, participants will receive:
Awards will be given in the categories of:
In order to track your progress, please weigh in every Wednesday at the National Training Center between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The weigh in dates are:
We are also competing with the Leesburg Chamber to win back the Wellness Challenge Trophy.
Participants can register by clicking here, or by contacting Jennifer Box at the Chamber at 352-394-4191 or email@example.com. The registration deadline is February 15, 2017.