The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Announces THE NEW “SHOP LOCAL CARD” SHOP, DINE, & STAY LOCAL!
The Siesta Key Chamber believes in the power and value of small, locally owned businesses. The Shop Local Card promotion highlights our local businesses through discounts and specials. Currently over 30 businesses are participating with more expected to join. The greater the variety, the greater the value! The participation list will be kept updated on the Chamber website and be enclosed with the purchase of the cards. Cards will be valid from October 1, 2017 – September 31, 2018. Let the shopping begin!
How it works: Cards will be sold through the Chamber for $25 each, or 5 for $100. Card holders may use the cards as frequently as they wish but must show card to receive the specials and discounts. No refund or replacement card will be given if lost or stolen. Cards are perfect for residents, tourists, gift giving, and they make great stocking stuffers!
Participating businesses will display a participation window “sign”, with the artwork pictured above. Cards may be purchased online at siestakeychamber.com or at the Chamber Office, located at 5114 Ocean Boulevard, Siesta Key, FL 34242.
Thank you for supporting our local businesses!
Save the Date - Chamber Annual Awards Dinner
Thursday, January 25, 2018, Social Hour: 5:30 p.m. Dinner & Awards Program: 7:00 p.m.
Marina Jack - 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota, FL 34236
Award Nominations Now Accepted!
Each year, the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce accepts member nominations in four award categories. Awardees are recognized for outstanding business and or personal achievements and contributions in the following categories:
Large Business of the Year (10+ employees)
Small Business of the Year (1-9 employees)
Businessperson of the Year
2017 Shining Star Award
In addition to the awards given for Large Business, Small Business, and Businessperson of the Year, the Shining Star Award is presented to an individual who provides an exceptional level of service. SKCC members, their customers or employees may nominate an employee or volunteer who has this "Shining Star" attitude.
Completed nomination forms must be received no later than Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
TOP SUMMER BEACH HOUSE DESTINATIONS FOR FAMILIES
– Trip Advisor -
There are great family rental destinations all over Florida, but only one sports the best beach in America. Siesta Key, with its stunning traveler-favorite Siesta Beach, gets our vote for your summer getaway because of its serene beauty, powdery sand, clear blue waters, and local attractions for all ages. On the water, families can enjoy scuba, snorkeling, jet-skiing, kayaking, fishing, or whale/dolphin-watching tours. On land, there’s Segway rentals and leisurely bike tours.
Enjoy the ride and take the new Siesta Key Breeze Trolley - it’s FREE! The trolley route goes to and from Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach approximately every 30 minutes, every day 8:00 a.m. to Midnight, March through September. Riders may also be picked up and dropped off at bus stop locations along Beach Road or flag it down south of Stickney Point Road.
2017 Board Officers & Directors
Chair: Mark Smith, Smith Architects
Thank you to Kay Kouvatsos, Keith Martin, Bob Shaffer, Brad Stewart, and Aledia Tush for your service to the Board and the Chamber!.
Save Our Siesta Sand Project:
For more information and to sign up to receive the SOSS2 newsletter, please go to wwwsoss2.com. Also here is the link to the library of information collected about this project. and a direct link to the Army Corps own study.
2018 SKCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 2018 is going to be a busy year with many networking opportunities! Get the most out of your membership by attending our events!
Win a free one year membership by attending the most events in 2018!
Winner announced at the December 2018 Holiday Dinner.
* Dates and events subject to change
2018 SKCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January 11: Ribbon Cutting – The Sanctuary
January 18: BCE – Sun Deck Grill, SandVenture and Positive Re:Percusssions at the Siesta Beach Pavilion
January 25: Chamber Awards Dinner – Marina Jack - The Dining Room
January 27: Grand Opening and Noon Ribbon Cutting Sarasota Apothecary (11 - 4 )
February 2: SKCC Luncheon – Senor Siesta
Monday, February 12: BCE – LeBarge Sunset Cruise
February 14: Village Valentine Stroll
February 21: SKCC Quarterly Membership Meeting
February 24 -25 : Siesta Village Craft Fair
March 2: SKCC Luncheon – Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen
March 15: BCE – Thriveology Holistic Center
March 31: Easter Egg Hunt at Turtle Beach
April 6: SKCC Luncheon - Ruth’s Chris/Nothing Bundt Cakes
April 19: BCE – Best Western Plus – Siesta Key Gateway
April 28 - 29: Siesta Fiesta – Weekend Arts Festival
May 4: SKCC Luncheon –Mattison’s 41
May 7: SKCC Annual Golf Tournament (TPC Prestancia)
May 16: SKCC Quarterly Membership Meeting
May 17: BCE – Sarasota Honey Co.
June 1: SKCC Breakfast – Siesta Key Oyster Bar
June 7: Tri-Chamber Beach BBQ
June 21: BCE – Siesta Jet Ski/CB’s Saltwater Outfitters
July 4: Community Fireworks (Siesta Public Beach)
July 6: No SKCC Luncheon this month
July 19: BCE- SunCoast Blood Bank
August 3: SKCC Luncheon – Clayton’s Siesta Grille
August 15: SKCC Quarterly Membership Meeting
August 16: BCE – Escape Countdown
September 7: SKCC Breakfast – TPC Prestancia
September 20: BCE – Tiny House Siesta
October 5: SKCC Luncheon – First Watch Café - South
October 18: BCE – Pedego Electric Bicycles of Sarasota
October 15: Volunteer Accommodation Trolley Tour
October 31: Halloween Safe Treats for Kids
November 9-12: Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Festival at Siesta Beach
November 21: SKCC Quarterly Membership Meeting
November 24: Light-Up the Village Holiday Parade
December: TBD Volunteer Holiday Cocktail Party
December: TBD Member Holiday Dinner
Thank you for your continued support and membership to the Siesta Key Chamber.