RC/Grand Opening- Mainsail Beach Inn

XR6Y3813_4_5_6_7_8HDRI exterior sunset 1 11wide Mainsail Beach Inn Grand Opening!
Overlooking stunning turquoise waters of Anna Maria Island is the Mainsail Beach Inn offering guests a superb island experience. This ideally located resort offers 12 upscale vacation rentals, all with beachfront access, and some with a Gulf view. Our community vacation rental amenities include a heated resort-style swimming pool, hot tub, pool side grill, and beach lounge chairs & umbrellas.

A rare opportunity for ownership… Mainsail Beach Inn is offering two and three bedroom beachfront condominiums for sale along with our professional management and rental program. Each unit offers exquisite interior designs, spectacular views, access to Mainsail Lodge & Marina and many more resort amenities. Only a few units available for sale! Please contact our real estate sales office for more information.

Mainsail Beach Inn
101 66th Street
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
813.849.4104 Real Estate Sales
888.849.2642 Vacation Rental Reservations/Information


Calling all Young Entrepreneurs

I love, love, love that I get emails and tweets and comments and more that alert me to the newest and coolest things online. Sometimes I feel like there is just so much information out there, that it would be easier to ignore than to try to sift through it all!

Somehow along the way, I signed up for an E-newsletter from some online radio show about small business trends. Each week, I graciously pull up the email in my reader pane and glance to see if anything looks like it would benefit me or the Chamber. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is never enough time for learning when it comes to small business, big business, or even life- so don’t glance too quickly! There’s a tidbit in every newsletter, but only if you’re open to finding it.

Back on track, today’s radio show features (at 1:30 p.m. Eastern):

Natalie MacNeil co-founded Garage Entrepreneurs shortly after starting her first business as a student entrepreneur. Garage Entrepreneurs is the community she says she wished she had when she started her first business. Natalie is passionate about encouraging young people to consider entrepreneurship as a career option. She shares her insights on young entrepreneurs, what it takes to build a successful business, and the impact of the recession on new businesses.


What an awesome concept! Garage Entrepreneurs offers support and sounding boards to students & young entrepreneurs. It’s a free site with tons of resources and plenty of support from peers.

I certainly don’t expect that everyone who reads this blog will run right our and join the site, but I hope that you’ll at least keep it in your memory banks to share with the next budding sticky note developer or search engine genius. But, in the mean time, keep building your business with your Chamber membership- it’s fun & it usually includes food. What more could you ask for?


Business & Breakfast This Thursday!

Estates at Carpenters logoDon’t let the holidays slow you down! Keep your business going with the Chamber…

You won’t want to miss out on the final Business & Breakfast of 2009!

Hosted by Estates at Carpenters, this Thursday’s event will feature Rusty Fox of Sandler Training.

Business & Breakfast events are a great opportunity to meet and network with nearly 40 fellow members… and enjoy a wonderful breakfast!

Thursday, December 10 | 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Estates at Carpenters | 1001 Carpenter’s Way

Sandler LogoSpeaker: Rusty Fox, Sandler Training

“The Buyer/Seller Dance… Who’s Really Leading?”

$5 Chamber members | $15 Guests

Register online using a credit card by clicking here, or choose to pay at the door (cash or check only, please).


RC – Smart Creative

RC - Smart Creative Smart Creative is a brand communications agency with a focus on retail and consumer brands. We have a phenomenal team of talented artists, designers, copywriters and photographers who help businesses express themselves through advertising, marketing, and web. The company is owned by Wayne Stults, president of the Winter Haven-based Partner Marketing Group. The day-to-day operations are managed by Fred Koehler.

Located: 208 E. Pine Street   Phone Number: 863/286-8040


RC – Boys & Girls Club of Lakeland, Inc.

RC - Boys & Girls Club of Lakelan, Inc. Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry serve 2,000 youth annually, at four facilities. We serve kids ages 6-18. Concentrating on those youth “who need us most.” We are very excited about the grand opening of our John L. Sanders Teen Center.  It is our hope that by having a designated area for our oldest members that they will feel even more at home and accepted in our facility.  Only then can we go about the business of changing lives.

Located: 1525 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue

Phone Number: 863/686-1719