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Clay Business Connection

News from around the Clay County business community and Chamber of Commerce.

UNF Division of Continuing Education Wins Distinguished Award

The University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education was just recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Holmes Corporation as a TOP 20 SHRM Educational Provider nationwide! The awards ceremony took place in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 2-4, 2017. Certificates were presented to the institutions that had the highest enrollments for the 2016 SHRM Learning System® course.

Lots of News

I hope everyone is getting some time to enjoy the summer vacation period.  If it is anything like the Chamber, when not resting on vacation or off hours, it is a frantic pace to keep up with many tasks.  The biggest news is our impending move in late September to our new home in Fleming Island.  There will lots of posts and news as we prepare so you will be able to follow along leading up to our own ribbon cutting and grand re-opening. 

Your Opinion Counts!

Clay County residents and employees have through Sunday, July 16 to express their opinions about transit service within, to and from the county, as part of a study to help identify the county’s need for public transportation and recommend transit initiatives.

 

ONLINE PAYMENT PROCESSING IS DOWN

IF YOU ARE TRYING TO REGISTER FOR THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION LUNCHEON, WE ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES PROCESSING ONLINE PAYMENTS AT THIS TIME.

PLEASE CALL THE CHAMBER AT (904) 264-2651 EXT 214 TO REGISTER BY PHONE.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Cheers to Your Health! at Canterfield of Clay County

Canterfield of Clay County is pleased to host its inaugural event Cheers to Your Health! in order to encourage healthy living for the citizens of Clay County.   

Tropical Cyclone Conditions are NOT Expected for Southeast Georgia & Northeast Florida

  • Tropical cyclone conditions are NOT expected for our local area.
  • Very high moisture well east of the center of PTC#3 will stream over the local area through Thu = Locally Heavy Rainfall Potential
  • A few strong thunderstorms could develop each day and produce gusty winds.
  • An elevated risk of rip currents is expected along the coast. 

 

SBA Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in Florida is July 17

SBA Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in Florida is July 17

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Florida that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 3 - 19, 2016.

“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the July 17 deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.

MEGA Job Fair

We continue to add more and more great Companies to this event who will be interviewing and hiring for "Hundreds" of Positions including:  

 


SBA Disaster News

SBA Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in Florida is June 28

 ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Florida that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by Hurricane Hermine that occurred on Aug. 31 – Sept. 11, 2016.

“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the June 28 deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.

Florida 2030 Project

The Florida 2030 Project

Are You Ready to Put the Long-Term Ahead of the Short-Term?

Florida is now the third most populous state and by 2030, six million more residents will call Florida home and two million more jobs will be needed. To prepare for this continued growth and ensure Florida remains successful, the Florida Chamber Foundation is leading the charge to write the blueprint for Florida’s future — Florida 2030. This two-year research program will stimulate strategic thinking about Florida’s future and engage business and community leaders in each of Florida’s 67 counties and identify key trends and the factors that can drive their regional economy. Florida 2030 is our opportunity to work together to strengthen your community, business and future. The future belongs to all Floridians and we need your help to plan for the future.