Join us on Wednesday, December 21st for a very special CHRISTMAS ISLAND STYLE After Five at the Speak Easy Marco!

Admission for all is $10 and will go to Christmas Island Style!

The fun starts at 5:30. Grab your business cards, put on your holiday garb and join us!

The 2017 Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Magazine - the "official" publication of Marco Island is currently at the printer and expected to be available the 3rd week of January.

This beautiful, 136-page full-color publication is a comprehensive guide to everything Marco Island and contains a both alphabetical and categorical listings of all members of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce.*

For those who have advertised with us before, you already know the value. For those who have not been in past issues, NOW is the time!

We print 50,000 copies of our publication and provide them (via mail) to anyone calling for information on Marco Island. They are distributed to all visitors who come to the chamber Visitors Center, and are available at numerous Southwest Florida locations FREE!!

In addition to providing information to visitors, this publication is frequently used as the "Island Directory" for residents looking for reputable businesses and services in the area AND will be available for viewing ONLINE with advertiser links toward the end of January.

The Annual Glory of the Grape Fundraiser for the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce took place on Sunday, June 5th at CJ's on the Bay at the Esplanade.

One of our most popular events, the Glory of the Grape includes a wine tasting paired with delicious hors d'oeuvres, and a spirited LIVE AUCTION of summer-inspired gifts donated by our fabulous local businesses.

More than 130 joined us for a wonderful evening.
Photos can be found here!

https://www.facebook.com/273921743704/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1015392...

Click below to see the photos from our 2016 EXPO!

https://www.facebook.com/MarcoChamber/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1015381...

Thank you to all of our sponsors, participants, volunteers and attendees!

Be sure to stop by this special outdoor art show on Saturday, January 21st, between 10am - 3pm. Held at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd on Marco Island.

Providing educational ecotours in Big Cypress, Stepping Stone Ecotours is happy to offer a "For-ever-glades" discount. Our already great price of $29 for a 2 hour tour gets even better!!! Only $22 for all Chamber members...all the time!!!! Forever!!!
Learn from trained Florida Naturalists how the 'Glades came to be and what's going on to restore this pristine area. Enjoy the wildlife along the way!!! Call Bob for more info at 293-0800 or log on to www.steppingstoneecotours.com

Classic Chamber Concerts is pleased to announce the Amernet String Quartet will be performing at the Rose History Auditorium at MIHS on February 6 at 8 pm.

The Amernet Quartet, which consists of Misha Vitenson, Violin, Franz Felkl, Violin, Michael Klotz, Viola, and Jason Calloway, Cello are praised for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times. Amernet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets and are Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world flavor.” Strad Magazine described the Amernet as “…a group of exceptional technical ability.”

In accord with CCC’s commitment to educational outreach, the Amernet Quartet will conduct a clinic with students in the music program at Marco Island Charter Middle School the day after their concert—performing and engaging in an educational Q&A.

For information on tickets for the Classic Chamber Concerts on Marco Island, please visit www.ClassicChamberConcerts.org, or call 239.434.8505. Group Sales Available.

Happy Monday! The start to another sunny week in South Florida and the weather is perfect for a walk in the Everglades. We captured this image of a Great Egret patiently hunting last week. We're excited to see what is in store for us this week on the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk.

Todays trip to the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk was filled with sightings of wading birds and gators of all sizes! Check out our mother alligator taking a snooze in the sunshine. Not too far from mom we saw 3 hatchlings basking in the sun and 5 other gators under two feet long. Adding to the excitement a Great Egret got daringly close to the adult gator while a Wood Stork watched from a high branch. Interested in getting to experience the wildlife for yourself? Tours meet at the boardwalk, just 30 minutes from Marco Island, and start at 9 and 12 daily, book online now http://www.steppingstoneecotours.com

Join us on Wednesday, January 18th for our monthly "After Five Networking" Event at the Marco Island Historical Museum.

Admission for Chamber Members: $5, Non-Members: $15
Doors open at 5:30PM
Hors d'oeuvres provided by PINCHERS
50/50 Raffle, Food, Networking & FUN!

JOIN US to kick off 2017 RIGHT!

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