I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for engaging in the business community spirit here in Osprey and Nokomis. Your membership in our Chamber really did make a difference in 2013/2014 and we are all proud to be founding members of an historic organization that currently is turning heads in the corridors of far larger organizations.
Our Chamber has proven to be the most fun and friendly of environments to network in. Whether we are operating tables together at the Halloween event in Oscar Scherer Park, kayaking up the Intra-Coastal Waterways or sharing a drink at Bayside Grill, we all have one thing in common. Friendship and this wonderful environment that we live in. This is truly a very special Chamber filled with very lovely people and so many of us now doing business with our fellow members. I for one have engaged many of you too, from insurance, kayaking, pet food, hair cuts, banking and oh! so much more.
This year our emphasis has been on technology and we are spending a lot of time, money and energy in areas such as the website: www.ospreynokomisflorida.com (also: ospreynokomischamber.com) This is a state of the art mobile-responsive website that is reaching nearly 10,000 visitors monthly, giving our local area and it’s businesses a lot of exposure online.
Renewal of your ONCC membership ensures your business will have a custom webpage on our site. After your updated application and payment has been processed your webpage will be created by the team at Target Marketing Promotions. Sue and Gus Traeder have worked hard on the site (and have donated a huge amount of their time and expertise) to make sure it can be found in web searches and provides the information visitors want in an easy to navigate directory format.
Please help them, to help you when they call for information regarding your business webpage listing. All webpage listings will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis and will feature up to 5 images as well as a business description. (Your member app will be used for: Address, phone, email, website URL & Social Media links)
The printed Osprey Nokomis Directory has been distributed and will be made available to thousands of visitors that enjoy this area each year. Bentley’s Hotel itself hosts in excess of 50,000 guests per year and that is a conservative count. Imagine when these historic books are made available just how many potential customers you could be attracting.
Check us out on line at www.ospreynokomisflorida.com and attend a meeting if you have any doubts whatsoever. Don’t forget to tune in to www.radioearnetwork.com every Thursday 3:00 PM and listen to Chamber Chat. Also our Facebook and Twitter accounts are managed by Mary of Silent Sports and Tracey from Suntrust Bank, be sure to check them out too.
Renew your membership TODAY to avoid disappointment and missing out on the benefits of being in this very special LOCAL Chamber of Commerce. We also reach out to the greater Sarasota, Venice, Englewood & Northport areas.
Thank you for your time, energy and contribution to our LOCAL area economy.
For and on behalf of Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce.
Rod Thomas. 2014 President Tel: (941) 441-9043