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March 2017 BeachBiz

March 2017 BeachBiz
February 28, 2017 Ignacio Fiallos

(Pictured left to right) Bill Reily, owner/operator Pitchford’s RV Resort I Treasurer, Chris Egan, General Manager, Vistana Beach Club I Lee Tilton, partner Tilton & Tilton Law I Darren Shepherd, Manager, Treasure Coast Square I Past Chair, Andres Castellanos, Safe & Sound Storage Centers I Martn County Commissioner, Doug Smith I Jason Carr, Staton Manager, Coast 101.3 WHLG I Secretary, June Meehan I P.J. Anson, Jr., President, STS Aviaton Group I Linda Fitzpatrick, Keiser  University I Peggy Culbertson, owner, Jensen Beach Plumbing, Inc. I Vice Chair, Lisa Vasquez, Relatonship Manager, Seacoast Bank I Vince Franco, owner, Franco Constructon, Inc. I Mike Winters, owner, Bagel Break Deli I Chair, Ed Gri?th, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriot Hutchinson Island and Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa I Reed Hartman, Hartman Aucton Group.


Ed Griffith Installed as Board Chairman

Ed Griffith was installed as the Board Chairman during the Chamber’s annual installation ceremony and awards presentation held recently at the Holiday Inn, Port Saint Lucie. Nearly 100 Chamber members attended the annual event. Ed also led the Chamber in 2009. Ed is the general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Hutchison Island and the Hutchison Shores Resort & Spa opening in July. During his acceptance speech, Ed emphasized member development as his top priority. He also champions tourism and education. Ed, his wife Michelle, and their three children are members of the Shorelife Church. He is a recipient of the President’s Award from Marriott International. Other awards include Frank A. Wacha, Sr. Achievement Award 2011, Citizen of the Year 2009, and the Gene Hoke Distinguished Service Award 2008. He served as chair of the Chamber’s Education Committee 2010-2015. Ed is past president of the Martin County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Martin County Hotel & Motel Association. He currently serves as president of The Entrepreneurship Foundation., Inc.

January’s member networking luncheon was held at the Olive Garden Italian Kitchen, Jensen Beach. Members can join the Education Committee and support committee initiatives, such as the teacher and student of the month, by calling the Chamber at (772) 334-3444. Gift donations for the teachers and students honored are encouraged.

Mast stops by Jensen Beach Satellite Office

U.S. Congressman Brian Mast stopped by the Jensen Beach Satellite District Office that his Port St. Lucie District Office staff recently hosted at the Jensen Beach Community Center. District Satellite Office hours and days will be periodically scheduled to assist residents with federal agencies, grants, and services. For information on all offices go to

Win a two-night stay at the new Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

To be eligible to win… 1. You must be a Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce member in good standing. 2. Register as a mini-membership drive contest par?cipant with the Chamber o?ce. 3. Sign up a minimum of 5 new business members. The Chamber member who signs up the most new members between now and the new Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa Grand Opening, will win a complimentary two night stay. In the event of a ?e, winner will be decided by revenue generated or if necessary by random drawing. Membership applicatons can be downloaded by clicking HERE, or can be picked up at the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce o?ce, 1960 NE Jensen Beach Boulevard. Please call the Chamber (772) 334-3444 to register as a contestant and with contest questons.