St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce to hold annual awards celebration

‘Business Boogie’ theme of Oct. 19 event


A new format, a new venue and a new theme are just a few of the highlights of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming annual awards celebration.

To be held Oct. 19 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, this year’s event will feature a more celebratory atmosphere, organizers said. Featuring a 1970s theme of “Business Boogie,” with 70's attire encouraged, the event will include a brief awards presentation followed by dancing to the popular “Boogie Freaks." Guests will also be able to move among a variety of food and drink stations and bid on silent auction items while networking.

SJC Chamber CEO Isabelle Rodriguez noted that this year’s celebration is open to not only chamber members but all companies that are interested in joining the chamber to help grow their business.

 “This is an annual signature event that businesses do not want to miss,” she said. “This year it has a different twist with more entertainment as well as networking opportunities. Attendees will enjoy great food and drinks and dancing to the fun hits of the ’70s!”


Celebrating accomplishments

“Business Boogie” will also celebrate the chamber’s accomplishments of the previous year, with awards presented to leaders who have made significant contributions to the chamber’s mission. Awards to be presented include the President’s Award, the Fred Schroeder Member of the Year Award, the St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Ambassador of the Year awards and the Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year Award.

Sponsors of the event include Northrop Grumman Corporation, Auld & White Constructors, LLC, Ponte Vedra Recorder and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

Susan Griffin, publisher of the Ponte Vedra Recorder, is heading up the silent auction effort.

“Silent auction donors will position their goods and services before a large gathering of local business and community leaders,” said Griffin, who said the chamber celebration is a highly anticipated annual gathering. “So get on your boogie shoes and come party with the chamber!”

An early bird ticket rate of $95 per person is available to chamber members. Tickets for non-members are $125 per person. To register, visit For information on available sponsorships, contact Events Manager Debra Bulak at To donate an auction item, contact Griffin at