News from around the Clay County business community and Chamber of Commerce.
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The Board of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of Tresa Calfee as the permanent President of the Chamber. Calfee has served as the interim president since August 23, 2017, and as vice president since July 2014.
"We spent significant time both reviewing and updating the job description to meet the needs of our future, as well as considering many candidates,” said Bob Olson, who chairs the Board of Directors and served on the Search Committee. “A number of people were interviewed for the role. The committee and the Board of Directors both unanimously agreed that Tresa has the best experience, expertise, and passion to move our Chamber forward in a time of anticipated growth and an evolving business climate in Clay County."
“It’s a great honor to be selected as Clay County Chamber’s new president. I am truly honored and privileged to serve Clay Chamber members,” said Tresa Calfee. “Over the past four years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a strong group of business leaders and I am ready to take Clay Chamber to the next level.”
“Tresa thoroughly understands the Clay Chamber’s dedication to our members,” Olson said. “As a board, we have rededicated our efforts in focusing on our members’ needs and proactively identifying true value for all our stakeholders. During the time she has served as interim president, Tresa has done a tremendous job of strengthening the Chamber by increasing sponsorships, improving community engagement, and, most importantly, discovering and meeting the needs of our members.”
Tresa joined the Clay Chamber in July 2014 as vice president. During her tenure as vice president, the Clay Chamber significantly increased its membership, the Leadership Clay program expanded, and two new Councils were launched. Prior to Clay Chamber, Tresa was the Director of Member Benefits at the JAXChamber, and is credited with starting various councils and creating development strategies the JAXChamber continues to use today.
She serves on several professional boards including Jacksonville Women’s Business Council, Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, and the SBDC Advisory Council and on civic boards including Sunrise Rotary of Orange Park. She was recognized by Advantage Business Magazine in 2011 as one of Jacksonville’s Top 50 Business Influencers.
Calfee assumes the role of President immediately, Olson said.
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About the Clay Chamber
The Clay County Chamber of Commerce is a business membership organization. Its mission is to lead, advocate and promote opportunity, education, growth, networking, and best practices that serve the membership. The Clay County Chamber of Commerce develops and promotes programs that provide services and support specifically oriented to the small business sector of the Chamber membership. The Chamber has a wide array of services specifically designed to help your business grow and prosper in Clay County.
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Clay County District Schools will announce the launch of Motivational Coaches of America (MCUSA) at several of its campuses this month. The program, approved by the school board last year, provides services at no cost to students identified as at-risk of disengaging from the learning process due to attendance, behavioral, and academic concerns.
We invite you to join Superintendent Addison Davis and MCUSA Founder Julio Avael on January 31, 2018 to learn more about the program.
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The Florida House passed Florida Chamber-backed legislation that will curb Assignment of Benefits abuse that is driving up the cost of insurance and threatening the affordability of home ownership for many Floridians. The Florida Chamber, and its Consumer Protection Coalition, thank Rep. Jay Trumbull for leading efforts to stop AOB fraud and abuse with his bill, HB 7015, and we urge the Florida Senate to follow suit and send a signal that these abusive practices have no place in Florida.
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VISIT FLORIDA has extended the application period forthe new 2017-18 Targeted Marketing Assistance Program (TMAP).The application deadline isFriday, December 15, 2017.
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