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December 2013 - EABC Treasure Hunt through Historic Fernandina Beach

December 2013 – EABC Treasure Hunt through Historic Fernandina Beach

…and what a great adventure it was! Tim Burningham and Elizabeth Rawson thought about everything on the first annual EABC HOLIDAY TREASURE HUNT THROGH HISTORIC FERNANDINA BEACH. The hunt started at the Picket Market and several groups followed the provided map to find lots of surprises, treasures and prizes and to come up with the correct answer to the provided riddles. The local pirates made sure things stayed under control and in some cases helped […]

November 2013 - Great presentation by Sean McGill from McGill Aviation

November 2013 – Great presentation by Sean McGill from McGill Aviation

Everyone knows where the FB municipal airport is located. and there is no lack of interest on how it operates. This meeting was well attended and Sean McGill answered many of our questions about the airport. Among other items of interest we found out why at least once a year there are lots of airplanes parked on the runway. Sean McGill became the president of McGill Aviation (see their website here) in 2007. McGill Aviation […]

October 2013 - We heard from Val Schwec, the Port Director for the Port of Fernandina

October 2013 – We heard from Val Schwec, the Port Director for the Port of Fernandina

The meeting started with an introduction by Phillipe Boets who made us aware of the “Coffee stop” in downtown Fernandina of the classic cars that were shipped in from Belgium to Newark. These 160 Belgium classic cars drove from New York to Miami in 8 days. Quite an achievement! To learn more about this adventure visit their website at www.TourAmerical.com. The meeting continued with Val Schwec who talked more about how Kinder Morgan is involved […]

September 2013 - Tim Burningham talks about the State of Health Insurance and Health Care

September 2013 – Tim Burningham talks about the State of Health Insurance and Health Care

Tim talked about the significant changes that are coming in 2014 to health insurance. He also touched on how our system compares with our European counterparts. This presentation gave everyone an opportunity to get the facts about Obamacare, overcome some of the uncertainties and discuss how it effects everyone. Tim Burningham is experienced in providing health insurance policies to small business owners, self employed and retirees in South Georgia. You can see Tim’s full presentation […]

August 2013 - EABC visits the new Amelia Office Suites

August 2013 – EABC visits the new Amelia Office Suites

Phil Griffin the principal and manager of the Amelia Office Suites, gave EABC members and their guests an exclusive tour of the building. Amelia Office Suites offers affordable professional office space. Offices are available from single occupancy offices to deluxe 1-2 person suites all the way to full corporate suites. There are flexible terms which means offices can be leased by the day, week, month or annually. Amelia Office Suites also offers conference or meeting […]

June 2013 - Indeed a hidden gem - the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center

June 2013 – Indeed a hidden gem – the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center

Don Hughes, the Executive Director since 1994, introduced us to this 100-acre hidden gem. The Betty P. Cook Nassau Center is fully equipped with both computer and technology enhanced classrooms and labs. Its program labs include practical nursing, air traffic control, emergency services, science, heating and air conditioning (HVAC)/electrical, carpentry, AutoCAD® and culinary. In his delightful presentation Don also mentioned that just because the Center is located hidden in Yulee it does not mean that […]

May 2013 - The Florida Small Business Development Center Helps Businesses to Succeed

May 2013 – The Florida Small Business Development Center Helps Businesses to Succeed

The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida (SBDC at UNF), the State of Florida’s principal source for small business assistance recently announced the opening of a new full-service SBDC office in Nassau County. We had the honor to hear from Tracy Nazzaro, a Certified Business Analyst, who joined the SBDC. Tracy works one on one with clients who are interested in starting or who already own a small business. She works […]

April 2013 - Shrimps Are Saltwater Bugs ...  Really!

April 2013 – Shrimps Are Saltwater Bugs … Really!

Captain Kevin McCarthy an expert in the field told us a little about the local shrimping industry and how it came about. He is the owner of Amelia River Cruises & Charters and offers richly narrated sightseeing cruises. In his presentation he covered some of Fernandina’s historic waterfront and touched on the local surroundings as well. According to him we have only about 8 shrimp boats left and sadly 90% of all shrimp caught today […]

March 2013 - Crawford Diamond is one of the top 10 sites for the next "Big Kahuna"

March 2013 – Crawford Diamond is one of the top 10 sites for the next “Big Kahuna”

Daniel Camp, the Director, Project Management with TerraPointe Services, the professional real estate services subsidiary of Rayonier told us how the 1,800 acre flexible megasite, within extensive logistical solutions, will benefit our area and our businesses. The Crawford Diamond Industrial Park can accommodate a broad range of large-scale industrial projects within an eight hour drive of 45 million people. It has been approved for up to 10.5 million square feet of Industrial Land Use which […]

February 2013 - It's the Year of the Golden Shrimp!

February 2013 – It’s the Year of the Golden Shrimp!

2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. It will be held May 3-5 2013. The Executive Director, Sandy Price told us what kind of planning and the overall economical impact this highly successful Festival has in our area. Sandy has been a volunteer for the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach, Florida since 1991. She has served as the festival as secretary, treasurer, committee director […]

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