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Business powerhouse joins new chamber

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Romi White

This week the newly formed Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce got a shot in the arm of its founding membership drive when the Navarre Area Board of Realtors® joined its ranks.

“We are excited by their energy and their business-focused mission,” said NABOR Executive Director Angela Campbell. “As an organization, we always enjoy working to strengthen Navarre’s business community and ensure that our members have the very best representation.”

Chamber CEO Tony Alexander said since membership opened mid-September 2016 the organization has nearly reached the halfway mark of its inaugural year goal of gaining 100 total members. “We expect to hit 50 percent of our first year goal by the end of December,” he said.

The new chamber also stepped up to become part of NABOR’s 400-plus members.

“The Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce is also excited to become an Affiliate Member of the Navarre Area Board of Realtors. NABOR has long been a leader in the advancement and promotion of our community and a tremendous resource for our realtors and real estate industry,” Alexander said.

CHAMBER BREAKFAST DEC. 9

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The chamber’s next event will be its December monthly membership breakfast, which will take place Friday, December 9 at the Navarre Conference Center, located at 8700 Navarre Parkway.

Registration starts at 7:30 p.m, and a presentation by Navarre businessman Ed Carpenter will begin at 8 a.m. Carpenter has been in the insurance industry for more than two decades and owns Carpenter Insurance. “I will be speaking on difference case studies,” said Carpenter, who also plans to discuss commercial auto insurance.

Cost for the breakfast is $10 for members and $15 for one-time guests and potential new members.

RSVP is required no later than Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Members can register online, and others can email rsvp@greaternavarrechamber.com.