Letter from the Director


Since arriving here four months ago, I have been busily immersing myself in the Ponte Vedra Beach Community. During my first four months as the director of the Ponte Vedra Beach Division of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, I have had the opportunity to experience a number of memorable events, including THE PLAYERS Championship, Roscolusa Songwriters Festival, Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest, Tropical Storm Colin, and a number of great chamber events such as the Chamber Golf Classic, EDC Breakfast/ Legislative Update and our Membership Appreciation After Hours Event.

The Membership Appreciation event was definitely one of the many highlights. The annual event provides the opportunity to honor members who during the previous year went above and beyond to help strengthen and advocate for the business community. Among the award recipients we recognized was the Colonial Quarter’s Carole Everitt with the Curious Traveler Award, given to a member that regularly traveled to both Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine events; and the Crushing It Award, given to Brian Anderson of Fluffy Cuts for best utilizing his chamber membership and for growing his business. SERVPRO of The Beaches/Ponte Vedra was also recognized as the Master of Social Media. Those were just a small sampling of the 11 awards that were presented to our valuable members. We probably could have handed out more.

During this event, and others, I have had the opportunity to meet many of you, and I have seen firsthand how you, our members, are giving referrals, offering best practice suggestions, and attending sponsored events and ribbon cuttings. These are all award-worthy activities and they go a long way in advancing the chamber’s mission to grow business in St. Johns County.

Lin Jones
Ponte Vedra Beach Division
St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce