Tonight's Young Professionals Social has been moved to Graffiti Junktion. The event is open to all members and begins at 5 p.m. See you there!
The Board of Directors of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously to oppose a 19.6% increase in workers’ compensation insurance rates by working with the Florida Chamber of Commerce and fellow members of the Florida Chamber Coalition. “We are committed to supporting a legislative remedy for this proposed increase that is harmful to local business,” said South Lake Chamber President David Colby.
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 2016 Hob Nob on Wednesday, August 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center located at 3700 S. Highway 27, Clermont. The event is free and open to the public.
Kara Dewberry was named the July 2016 Gem of the Hills by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s monthly breakfast this morning. Dewberry was honored for her community service work, especially with the homeless and those in need in the South Lake community.
The South Lake Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee named Ben Homan their July Member of the Month.
Homan is the founder of Skillful Antics, a web design and online marketing company, with locations in Clermont, Fla. and Nashville, Tenn. Skillful Antics began as a small graphic design practice in Minneola, Fla. in 2008.
Congratulations to Doris Bloodsworth, the Public Information Officer for the City of Clermont, on her induction into the Lake County Schools Alumni Hall of Fame.
Doris is a member of the inaugural Alumni Hall of Fame class and was inducted during a ceremony held on June 10 at Mission Inn.
SCORE is offering all Chamber members a 40% discount on their June 16th workshop, The Close – Techniques that Increase Sales. The workshop will be held at the Clermont City Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To receive your discount, use the code CLERMONT when you register online.
Insight Credit Union, a member of the South Lake Chamber, donated 12 printers, worth about $3,000, to the Educational Foundation of Lake County on May 25.
The printers will be available to teachers in the county through Apple-Mart, a store created by the Educational Foundation where teachers can shop for free. Teachers are given a pass to the store at the beginning of the school year and are able to shop at Apple-Mart once a month. There are three Apple-Mart locations in the county, all of which are stocked by donations and run by volunteers.
Bob and Julie Bennett were named the Gem of the Hills at the Chamber’s May 20th monthly breakfast. The Bennetts were honored for their work at the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at the Montverde United Methodist Church.
Bridgette M. Bennett was named the Young Professionals Member of the Month for May. Bridgette has been an immigration attorney for the past five years, thought she never seriously considered becoming an attorney until 2008.
After living in Washington, D.C. for a few years, Bridgette relocated to Groveland in 2005 to be with her ill mother, and after fighting her husband's deportation case for eight years, Bridgette decided to attend law school full time in the summer of 2008, with the goal of helping others who were facing deportation.