A non-profit Business Club
Based in Amelia Island, Florida

Interesting Speakers - Diverse Topics

Meet interesting people with joint
American & International heritage

Meetings are open to everyone

Great local speakers and
relevant presentations at every meeting

Everyone is welcome

Interesting Speakers - Diverse Topics

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July Meeting

Pablo’s Pub Night

Raffaela Marie FennRaffaela Marie FennMarie Fenn, President of Ottima Group (ottimagroup.com) a brand management and strategic planning company, will be April’s guest speaker. As President and Managing Director for the National Peanut Board, Marie will share some interesting insight on the complications of managing through political quagmire and regulatory barriers to help the humble peanut industry flourish in the international marketplace. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM at the Florida House Inn, 22 S 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, and many of us will meet earlier at the bar to catch-up. Come join us and enjoy a mixture of fun, fellowship and learning – we would love to meet you.

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May Meeting

Wrecking the News on Amelia Island

Dave ScottDave ScottOur guest speaker in May will be our own Dave Scott, local journalist, blogger and people-watching satirist. He will give us a view into the inter-workings of the Amelia Island News-Wrecker, the humous and highly popular tabloid about the island’s culture; famous since 2015. Don’t miss it! The meeting starts at 6:00 PM at the Amelia River Golf Club (map) and many of us will meet earlier at the bar to catch-up. Come join us and enjoy a mixture of fun, fellowship and learning – we would love to meet you.

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Make plans for these Upcoming Events

Special Event
August 13

White Oak Tour

Pub Night
August 25


Regular Meeting
September 13

John Cotner
Pub Night
September 22

Don Patron’s 

Regular Meeting
October 11

Chad Johnson
Jax Jags

Pub Night
October 20


Special Event
November 8

Tour Distillery
Maritime Museum
Pub Night
November 17


Christmas Event
December 13

Florida House Inn


Please check-back often for meeting updates & RSVP so we plan appropriately

some of our past speakers

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Tim Digby EABC Event Speeker

Tim Digby
Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Donna Deegan Collage

Donna Deegan
Local Celebrity, TV Anchor, Author
& Wellness Warrior

Ian Murray Collage

Ian Murray - Author

Mike Bowling Pound Puppies

Mike Bowling
Creator of Pound Puppies

Deb Cottle 4-step GUTS presentation to EABC

Deb Cottle
Motivational Speaker
A World On A String

Scott McGill Aviation Collage Nov 2013 EABC

Sean McGill - McGill Aviation

Brandy Carvalho Presentation about White Oak to EABC

Brandy Carvalho- White Oak

Michael Dell The Heritage Singers of Jacksonville EABC Concert

Michael Dell
The Heritage Singers

Helmut Albrecht presents Starlab to EABC

Helmut Albrecht
Science First
STARLAB Portable Planetariums

Val Schwec Discusses the Port of Fernandina with EABC

Val Schwec
Commercial Director - Southeast Region
Kinder Morgan Terminals

Our meetings are a mixture of fun, fellowship and learning.
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November Meeting

Our guest speaker for the November meeting was travel expert, Ange Wallace, President, Wallace Pierson Travel here on Amelia Island. Ange is a true travel consultant who walks the walk, flies the skies and sails the seas and is therefore well-qualified to guide others who wish to explore the world. She shared some of her knowledge and advice about how travel has evolved over the years and suggest some new and exciting destination ideas. She also offered some guidance on how to experience old destinations in new ways, such has how the river boat excursions have improved in Europe and have now migrated to other countries such as China and India. She also talked about … read more


October Meeting

At the October, 2015 meeting we were treated to an excellent presentation on Rayonier’s partnership with Nassau County on two large-scale land use plans that will evolve over many decades – the Crawford Diamond Industrial Park and the East Nassau Sector Plan, a mixed-use development, known to some locals as the TerraPointe development. Over the next 70-100 years, the East Nassau Sector Plan will include houses, offices, shops, resort facilities, medical facilities, schools, and industrial space on 24,000 acres that is largely located north of SR 200/AIA between I-95 and Chester Road to the state line. It is one the largest proposed development projects in the Southeast and will dramatically change the entrance to Florida. … read more


September Meeting

Our speaker in September 2015 was Mr. Todd Lindner from the Jacksonville Aviation Authority who is project manager for the new Cecil Field Spaceport operation. Todd gave us an overview of the lengthy and complex process it took to get Cecil Field certified as a spaceport. He and his team had to coordinate with a number of government agencies, all branches of the military, the FAA and local governing authorities and communities. After several years of effort Cecil Spaceport is now officially certified and they are hosting several companies in the space travel industry at the site. … read more

August Meeting

Shaun Harrell from Prospectus Web Development was our featured speaker at the August 11th meeting. He discussed trends in website development and demoed several example sites. He also presented an outline of the evolution of Search Engine Algorithms and their effect on website visibility, especially the recent Mobilegeddon update. Since April, if your site is not deemed mobile ready by Google, you will not be shown in mobile queries. He then launched the new EABC website and described how it incorporated some of the new trends. As promised during the meeting, he posted an outline of his presentation and links to several of the resources displayed at the meeting. If you missed the meeting you can see examples of the web trends and follow links to test & evaluate your site. Follow this link:

If you attended the meeting and have any comments about the meeting or this new website,
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June 19 Petanque Social

The Petanque social on Tuesday June 19 was a complete success with more than 50 members in attendance. After some brief instructions from Phillipe, everyone played Petanque until we broke for snacks. A nice breeze and mild temperatures punctuated a special evening timed to include a spectacular sunset over the Yacht Basin and Amelia River.

A few photos from the Petanque Social – click to enlarge

All you need is dirt balls and a pigInstructions from Phillipe to the EABCEABC Welcome to PetanqueThe Petanque compitition EABCStudying the Petanque Game EABCWatching the Petanque competitors EABCThe women trouncing the men Petanque EABCGuess who is victorious Petanque EABCAwesome snacks from Bright Mornings Cafe EABC
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