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Chamber Recognizes St. Johns County Business Leaders Bookmark

St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce awarded several members of St. Johns County’s business elite for their participation in strengthening the local business community.

Healthy Holiday Shopping Bazaar with Health Partners! Bookmark

Skip the mall for an intimate holiday shopping event that will support local businesses!

Business Continuity - Post Irma (updated 9-19-17) Bookmark

The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce is the designated local business contact for businesses during emergencies in St. Johns County. Follow the Chamber on Facebook, reach out to us directly at 904-829-5681 or email Bob Porter at bob.porter@sjcchamber.com. The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce stands ready to assist you in any way that we can. For those that will need professional services to help you get back on your feet we've created this quick guide to reach those professionals that may be able to help during your recovery. If you need a specific service not listed in the guide you can search our member directory.

Take the Damage Assessment Survey
Report damages resulting from Hurricane Irma to the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center. Its business damage assessment surveying tool has been activated at  http://flvbeoc.org/index.php Click on Resources, then complete survey at Damage Assessments. This information will be used to determine the needs and level of assistance for impacted businesses. Those damages include economic Injury due to loss of revenue. 

Disaster Recovery Center Open in St. Johns County for those Impacted By Hurricane Irma
St. Johns County, Fl – A Disaster Recovery Center to help those affected by Hurricane Irma opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday September 16 at the St. Johns County Wind Mitigation Building, 3111 Agricultural Center Drive. The center will remain open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for the immediate future. Disaster Recovery Centers serve as one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors seeking one-on-one help. Representatives from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and various other state agencies will be at the center to answer questions and provide assistance. For more information, please call the Emergency Operation Center Hotline at 904.824.5550.

Attention Small Business Owners: The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program has been activated by the Governor of Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma. More info
 
This program provides a source of expedient cash flow to Florida small businesses that have been physically and/or economically impacted by this storm.
 
Eligible Counties: All 67 counties in Florida.
 
These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.

Long Term Disaster Recovery Loans from SBA for Physical Damage and Economic Injury
For a longer term loan, consider applying for an SBA Loan--The U.S. Small Business Administration has declared St. Johns, Duval, Flagler and Putnam County businesses and private nonprofit organizations eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery, equipment, inventory and other business assets. Interest rates are as low as 3.305% for businesses and 2.5% for nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Apply online via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Best of St. Augustine - Preview Event, June 1st! Bookmark

Join us for our Best of St. Augustine Preview Event, June 1st @5pm at The St. Augustine Record!

SCORE Workshop - Sources of Capital to Fund Your Business Bookmark

In partnership with the St. johns County Chamber of Commerce, a free seminar will be held to review the available options for accessing debt financing.

2017 Tips For Kids Sake Bookmark

Mark your calendars and get ready to tip BIG!  Make your reservations at Aqua Grill February 7, 2017. 

Chamber and FPL to help light more businesses this holiday season Bookmark

In partnership with the Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce is working to bring back the holiday lights to several St. Augustine businesses in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, giving them the opportunity to fully participate in the city’s annual Nights of Lights celebration.

PVB Division Ambassadors Community Outreach Program Bookmark

PVB Division Ambassadors Community Outreach Program

St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce - Ponte Vedra Beach Division Ambassadors are participating in the St. Johns CARES Giving Tree initiative. This is to benefit multiple charity organizations in St. Johns County, focusing specifically on seniors and veterans. 

USA Today Names St. Augustine Distillery Best Craft Gin Distillery Bookmark

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – St. Augustine Distillery has been named Best Craft Gin Distillery in the United States in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. It was one of 20 distilleries from around the country nominated by a panel of industry experts including Brian Christensen from Artisan Spirit Magazine and Olivier Ward from Gin Foundry. 

St. Augustine Distillery Releases First Bourbon Made in Florida Bookmark

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (August 24, 2016) – St. Augustine Distillery is proud to announce the official release date of its eagerly awaited Florida Double Cask Bourbon, the first bourbon to be put into barrel in the State of Florida since Prohibition. Florida Double Cask Bourbon will be available at the distillery’s gift shop on Friday, September 9th from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and select retailers, bars and restaurants shortly after.