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Clay Business Connection

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

Florida Chamber Releases Quarter 3 Small Business Index Survey Results

“One important trend to note is that two years ago, 'Workforce Quality' was ranked fifth as the top issue,” said Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation. "One year ago, it moved up from third and now it consistently ranks as a top issue for Florida's small businesses."

On the bright side, 70 percent of respondents expect their sales will increase over the next year.

"Florida’s small businesses continue to face a number of challenges, including increased concerns about workforce quality and government regulations,” said Tami Fitzpatrick, Chair of the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council, and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Entropy Technology Design, Inc. “The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council looks forward to working together to identify and support solutions that will help and grow Florida’s small business community."

Your Opinion Matters: Help Develop the 2018 Florida Business Agenda

Your opinion is important to help us shape Florida's best possible future. We invite you to take this survey and share your voice in creating the 2018 Florida Business Agenda - a member-driven, consensus agenda built by thousands of business leaders, partnering associations and local chamber members, just like you.

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.

 

County Road 220 near Sleepy Hollow Drive to Close for Railroad Crossing Work

County Road 220 near Sleepy Hollow Drive to Close for Railroad Crossing Work

Please be aware that railroad crossing reconstruction will take place at the railroad crossing on County Road 220 near Sleepy Hollow Drive beginning June 8 at 9:00 am and plans to remain closed to traffic through June 18, 2017. Traffic in both directions will be rerouted.

Make Your Voice Heard: Take Our D.C. Fly-In Survey Today

The Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees are traveling to Washington, D.C. in June 2017, to meet with members of Florida's Congressional Delegation and federal agencies to urge support of Florida's job creators.

Keeping You Informed: Florida Chamber Releases Small Business Index Survey Results

The Florida Chamber of Commerce recently revealed the results of our second quarter Small Business Index Survey, which shows  “Workforce Quality” and “Government Regulations” as the top issues Florida's job creators are concerned about.

DANGEROUS FIRE POTENTIAL

NOAA Upgrades the Fire Weather Watch to a RED FLAG WARNING

North Florida Land Trust 6th Annual Fish Fry

Elevated to Critical Fire Danger Today

Hopefully you were on the receiving end of some much needed rainfall with yesterday's system.  Here's an estimate from our radars of how much rain fell: