Chamber Chatter
A Publication of the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce
Chamber to Sell Pecans!
Just in time for the Holidays!

This year the Xi Zeta Mu Sorority has graciously given the pecan ordering over to the Chamber.

We will be carrying a variety of Pecans in addition to the classics - pecan halves and pecan pieces. Included in our lineup are:

Chocolate Covered Pecans
Dark Chocolate Covered Pecans
Glazed Pecans
Cinnamon Glazed Pecans
Caramel Clusters

Each bag will sell for $12.00 and each case (24 count) will be $275.00 - we knocked off $13 for the case! The case makes great gifts for your employees.

Pecans will be available late October (waiting for this year's harvest) and will be shipped in plenty of time for Thanksgiving.

For more information you can visit our website and look in our store.

Click here for the store.

Please call us to reserve your order or if you have any questions. 561-996-2745.
Chamber Breakfast is Back!
Chamber members are invited for a free breakfast along with great networking opportunities. For additional information call the Chamber, 561-996-2745.

Click here to register:
Leadership Glades Orientation
New & Renewing Members
We would like to welcome our new chamber members!

Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.

Stay tuned - next month we will be spotlighting them!
ARC of the Glades
Bank of Belle Glade
Chosen Ag Services
Community Partners of South FL
Hand Properties
Lake Hardware
Lighthouse Cafe
Milton Carpenter Insurance
Orsenigo Repair & Maintenance
Quality Telephone
Resent with Alisha
RM Hooker Properties
South Florida Fair
South Florida Foot & Ankle
Tabitha's Mission
TKM Bengard
WPBC Farm Bureau
An Interview with Ramona Hyson - CPM, President/CEO of Nelson & Associates
Tell us about your business.
Hampton Inn Clewiston opened its doors on 16 July 2020. We are a Hilton hotel located just 2 miles from Lake Okeechobee. Whatever may bring you to Clewiston, you will always find yourself at home in America’s Sweetest Town. Some highlights of our property include a conference and meeting room, complimentary hot breakfast, a modern fitness center, outdoor pool, and much more.

Does your business have a mission/vision?
Here in America's Sweetest Town, we will go the extra mile to make sure your stay exceeds expectations. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, when you stay with us, you will bewelcomed by our staff with the utmost hospitality, because making you happy makes us happy.

Tell us about your management team.
Our management team, Goji Hospitality, is homegrown. We have over 20 years of hospitality experience in the Clewiston area and are eager to continue to learn and grow in order to provide the best hospitality to all our guests.

Why did you decide to join the chamber?
Being located in Clewiston, there is an undeniable sense of community around Lake Okeechobee. We joined the Chamber to be more connected with the businesses and embrace the community around us as well as give members a chance to better know more about us.

Is there something special about your business that you would like to share?
One of our favorite parts of our property is the lobby. When you walk in, you are instantly greeted by our lovely front desk staff, hot coffee and tea, a selection of different treats to enjoy, refreshing ice cold juice, and more. Our lobby has plenty of seating for our guests to relax after a long day of travel or just start getting some work done.

Name a “fun fact” about your business.
Our team is all Clewiston area natives. We believe that the best hospitality is one that has a connection to the people it serves and we aim to do just that.
Hampton Inn
305 W Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Phone: 863-301-5403
Fax: 863-301-5404

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An Interview with Annie Ifill, Project Director - Heathier Glades

Tell us about your business?
Eight years ago, Palm Health Foundation invested 1 million dollars into 6 communities throughout Palm Beach County where residents and community stakeholders can decide what they want to focus on to improve health outcomes in their respective communities for the next 5 years. In 2017, Healthier Glades was launched serving the communities of Belle Glade, Canal Point, Pahokee and South Bay. Our area of focus is behavioral health and its impact on resident’s ability to achieve overall health and wellness. 

Does your business have a mission/vision?
Yes. Our vision is for all residents to be thriving physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our mission is to assist residents in coping with life stressors and creating a sense of wellbeing that will impact the Glades communities. 

Tell us about your management team.
For Healthier Glades it is a resident-led initiative in which I was hired by the community as the Project Director. I am a staff of one that receives direction from my leadership team that consists of residents and community stakeholders. The majority of my work involves engaging residents to build their capacity to do things to better their communities. In each community, we have residents that are already doing the work and Healthier Glades role is to support resident-led efforts when asked or needed
Why did you decide to join the chamber?
By joining the Belle Glade Chamber, this will give Healthier Glades the opportunity to connect and partner with other local businesses to promote/support healthy activities for Glades residents. Also, I am an alumni of Leadership Glades 2019.
Is there something special about your business that you would like to share?
For the past 3 years, we have been offering “Mini Grants” to residents and non-profit organizations as a way to support local resident and grassroot efforts. With this effort, we are educating residents about how to apply for grants to improve their communities and provide them with support and mentorship throughout the process

Name a “fun fact” about your business.
With our efforts being “resident-led”, we get an opportunity to work with all residents of the Glades including family members/classmates and each interaction is unique. The Project Director is a native of the Glades and a 1990 Graduate of Glades Central Community High School.  

Healthier Glades
491 E. Main Street Suite 5A
Pahokee, FL 33476
(561) 685-4829

Hours: Monday-Friday (hours vary between 8:30am-7pm)
Saturday (when needed)

Alliance Church Fall & Christmas Bazaar
Belle Glade City Events
Upcoming Events

October 31 - OctoberFest
For additional information or if you are interested in additional City events check out the City calendar.

City of Belle Glade is accepting RFP's for the former Gove Elementary School Property Development

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Email: Neil Appel, C.P.M., Purchasing Manger
Belle Glade Gets a New Heath Center!
Grand Opening October 10th
Habitat for Humanity News
West TEC News
“THE FROG PRINCE” Rescheduled!

THE FROG PRINCE will be presented on Saturday, October 8th at 11am. The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located on the Palm Beach State College/Glades Campus at 1977 SW College Drive in Belle Glade. For more information, call the Box Office at 561-993-1160.
Check out the calendar for Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center here
Interested In More Events?
We have more events going on this month! Check out our updated events calendar by clicking here.
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Just contact us by the 20th of the month and we will place it in the newsletter for the following month.

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