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Sunday, August 1 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Liberty Pines Academy

Free! An event by Access Church
Food • Water Fun • Bounce Houses • Shaved Ice • Face Painting • And More!
Come as you are and enjoy environments for the whole family at 10:30am, then stay after for Summerfest.

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Ponte Vedra Council – Networking Mixer

Wednesday, July 28 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Pusser’s Bar and Grille, 816 A1A N, Ste 100, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Ponte Vedra Council – Networking Mixer
Please register for this free event:

Join us Wednesday, July 28 for our second social event of the year! Enjoy a fun evening of networking with old friends and new from 4:30-6:30PM at Pusser’s Bar and Grill (816 A1a N Ste 100, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082) in the heart of Ponte Vedra in a nice open environment that will be safe for all who want to attend. Appetizers will be served. Bring your business cards.

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Speed Networking – Culhane’s Irish Pub

Monday, July 26 at 5:30 PM
Culhane’s Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL

What we’ll do
Speed Networking for your business at Culhane’s Irish Pub Atlantic Beach!

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Connect one-on-one with 15-25 other business professionals though a series of 3 minute mini-meetings.

Make new contacts, generate referrals, establish new Joint Venture relationships, acquire leads and customers and make new friends.

Tips on How To Speed Network Effectively
• Take plenty of business cards.
• Be gracious. Allow the other to speak first unless he or she defers.
• Exchange business cards with everyone. Sometimes, ways in which two people may be beneficial to each other are not immediately apparent. Having a business card allows for the opportunity to follow up with additional questions.
• Make quick notes on cards collected as reminders of what was interesting about a particular person. It will make follow-ups easier.
• Don’t forget to follow up. Too many times people make a great connection and then fail to follow through.
• After the event, make note of what worked well and what didn’t. Consider how to change your presentation to make it more user-friendly and more persuasive.

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The cost is $10 if you register and pay in advance, $15 if you pay cash at the door and includes free light appetizers and open networking between 5:30 and 6:00.
Let’s network!!!

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Block Party Half Marathon

Saturday, November 20


NOVEMBER 20, 2021
The inaugural Block Party Half Marathon & 5K is coming to Jacksonville, FL for a thrilling day of running and celebrating all things Jax! You’ll have a blast running through the heart of downtown Jacksonville and along beautiful St. Johns River, with the run triumphantly concluding in bustling James Weldon Johnson Park where the festivities are just getting started.

The post-race block party will feature local businesses and vendors, rockin’ music, and delicious craft beer! Plus, we are proud to support the St. Johns RIVERKEEPER, a non-profit watchdog organization dedicated to defending the St. Johns River and advocating for its protection.

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Whiskey Wine and Wildlife

Thursday, September 9 to Sunday, September 12
Jekyll Island, Ga

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best chefs and local culinary superstars, with a chance to experience coastal wildlife up-close, all in one weekend!

The weekend’s events will raise funds and awareness for programs of the Jekyll Island Foundation, with the island’s research and education experts on-hand Friday and Saturday, showcasing some fun, interactive programs with coastal wildlife, from sea turtles to alligators!

It’s a culinary weekend experience like no other. Expect to sip and savor great whiskey, spirits, wine, beer and culinary tastings – all oceanfront with music and a relaxed island vibe.

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Tequila Dinner – Visit Savannah

Saturday, July 24 at 6:00 PM

Join us for a night of celebrating good food, good spirits, and good conversation!

From 6-6:30 p.m. we will be welcoming you to our cocktail hour where you will sip bubbles as Tequila Ocho’s distilling expert, Jesse Estes, speaks about tequila and its history.

From there you enter our private dining room where you will indulge in a 6-course dinner.

Each course will be paired with a cocktail incorporating various types of tequila. You will also be given tastings of each tequila to allow you fully appreciate the spirit.

As you make your way through the dinner, Jesse will discuss the uniqueness of each tequila and how it is made.

Each guest will be gifted with specialty glasses from Tequila Ocho.

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Vosa: Ultra-Premium Vodka Infused Sparkling Water Cocktail

Vosa made its U.S. launch at the Sports Illustrated swim show Saturday, July 10th at the Mondrian Hotel Miami Beach, inaugurating the official partnership between the hotel and the new ultra-premium vodka-infused sparkling water cocktail.

More than 1000 guests attended and celebrities such as TikToker Jade Kircus, actress Jena Sims, TV personality Nicole Williams English, Marcel Katz a.k.a The Art Plug, Taylor Morland, models CJ Gibson & Taylor Morland, NFL’s Wes Saunders, Duke Riley, & Olumide Ogunjobi and others were seen enjoying this very unique water cocktail.

Vosa is now distributed up and down the East Coast from New York to Miami and will be launching on the West Coast in Autumn 2021.

Vosa sets itself apart from other libations within this category by using all ultra-premium ingredients and is 100% organic and natural. Sparkling water instead of hard seltzer, real fruit juices, and six-time distilled vodka as opposed to using a malt-based liquor like many of its competitors. It has a very clean, light, and refreshing taste. Vosa only has 99 calories, zero sugars, zero carbs, and is gluten-free! The product was a real hit with the Sports Illustrated models.

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Posh Monaco Bags: On the Go with Style

Luxurious, Sleek and Versatile, the Luli Bebe Monaco Is THE Must Have Bag For Trendsetters, Travelers and Families On-The-Go.

Sophisticated, sleek and luxurious, the eco-friendly Monaco backpack style diaper and travel bags by Luli Bebe are one-of-a-kind in the world of chic and stylish gear. Monaco’s easy-carry and durable design make it the perfect fashionable companion for both every day on the go use as well as on your weekend getaway or longer travels. These beauties are now available in a variety of posh colors!

La Cucina Italiana’s Cooking Class

Friday, July 23 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online from Milan


La Cucina Italiana’s official Milan-based cooking school heads to the Italian Riviera for our second English-language virtual cooking class. Log on from anywhere in the world to learn the techniques behind two typical Ligurian recipes taught by one of our expert chefs.

You’ll learn about:
Linguine with pesto, green beans, and potatoes
Focaccia di Recco

It’s just $34.99 for the course and there’s a coupon to get a package of ingredients.

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Cocktails in a Can – Clubtails

Clubtails Cocktails are crafted from a proprietary fermented malt base like traditional beer, but with an extra kick! Geloso has spent a lot of time perfecting the taste profile so their products taste like an actual spirit based cocktail.

Clubtails are 10% ABV flavored malt beverages that taste like your favorite cocktails.

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Sunburn Soap and Spray – Wild Organic Skincare

More than 100 million Americans get sunburned every year and are seeking real relief. Despite the myriad of products available to treat sunburn, none of them are specifically made for the shower – until now. A new, all-natural product from WILD Organic Skincare, a woman-owned, American skincare company, can help sunburn sufferers feel better faster.

“The Original Sunburn Soap is handcrafted with aloe extract, honey, coconut milk, marshmallow root, witch hazel, and peppermint oil, and will gently exfoliate dead skin and heal sunburn at the same time,” said Monika Angelini, inventor of the The Original Sunburn Soap.

The first shower after getting burned is a crucial moment in determining how long and painful your sunburn will be. Ingredients in conventional soaps can make your sunburn feel worse. The Original Sunburn Soap is fortified with certified organic, all-natural ingredients that rehydrate and gently exfoliate skin, while decreasing redness, irritation, pain, and peeling.

“Years ago, my mother-in-law asked me to make a soap bar that could help alleviate the terrible sunburn she was suffering from. The combination of ingredients required to make a soap specifically for sunburns was complex and would melt after one use. After seven years of research and experimentation, we can proudly say that this one-of-a-kind soap is finally ready to share with the world. And, the best part is it actually works!” said Monika.

The creation of The Original Sunburn Soap sparked more innovative ideas for after sun remedies, but also raises an important question: What can you do the moment you realize you got too much sun? Enter WILD’s After Sun Recovery Spray with Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful rehydrator that’s ready to use with instant, on-the-spot results. A spray that will cool the skin, replenish moisture, and ease stinging redness. Using this spray combined with The Original Sunburn Soap, the owner claims that most sunburns can be cut down to one day or less!

“The Original Sunburn Soap and After Sun Recovery Spray are a powerful combination for treating sunburns. The soap is perfect for reducing irritation and gliding on silky smooth during that first shower. The recovery spray builds on the benefits from the sunburn soap, providing hydration and healing,” said Monika.

Wild Organic Skincare finely handcrafts organic skin care products from scratch. Everything from the formulas, to making the soap, to the custom labeling and packaging, is all done by hand. After 10 years, WILD Organic Skincare continues to innovate new products and strives to be the leader in affordable organic skin care.

Monika and Brandon can comment on the following hot topics:

Why The Original Sunburn Soap and Forever Summer skincare line are different from anything on the market.

How their soaps and skincare products are made to treat different skin types.

Why conventional soaps and skincare products rarely contain 100% transparency about their ingredients, source, sustainability, and overall quality, and why skincare packaging and ingredient lists are too often convoluted and confusing.

Why going natural is better.

The challenges and opportunities of being a woman-owned start-up and what Monika would tell other women interested in pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams.

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Sustainable Seafood Selection from D’Artagnan

D’Artagnan, the trusted expert in sustainable proteins and the purveyor of choice to top chefs across the nation for the last 35+ years, has taken a dive into the waters of sustainable seafood. This expansion is in direct response to consumer’s growing culinary sophistication and interest in responsibly sourced proteins being conveniently delivered to their homes.

“During the early months of the pandemic we partnered with a local fish purveyor to both support their business and provide our customers the convenience of home delivery on a range of grocery items. Seafood was so popular we wanted to make it a permanent addition to our offerings, specifically for our website customers,” said Andy Wertheim, President of D’Artagnan.

D’Artagnan is committed to working with conscientious farmers, ranchers and fishers who respect the environment and the ecosystems that support animal life, on the earth and the seas. That’s why all D’Artagnan seafood is certified sustainable, fair trade, or organic by gold-standard international watch groups.

“Because of our name and reputation, we were able to partner with outstanding sources for our fish,” said Ariane Daguin, CEO and Founder of D’Artagnan. “We are proud of the choices we now offer – from jumbo scallops and sockeye salmon to organic shrimp and Chilean sea bass. And now you can get surf and turf ingredients together at”

“Fish is a great choice for summer cooking – it is always a fast and delicious meal. With the rise of keto and emphasis on gluten-free eating, fish fits so many dietary needs today,” said Daguin.

All are flash-frozen at sea immediately after catch, or soon after on shore to protect the flavor, texture and freshness, and portioned individually for convenience. The selection includes:

Organic Black Tiger Shrimp – Jumbo sized, farm-raised, Certified European Union Organic and Best Aquaculture Practices with no additives, preservatives or antibiotics.

King Turbot – Farm-raised in Spain on sustainable aquafarms. Certified Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices).

Norwegian Salmon – Sustainably farm-raised in open aquaculture, Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and Marine Stewardship Council for best practices.

Sockeye Salmon – Wild-caught Alaskan salmon, Marine Stewardship Council certified for sustainability. Rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Red Grouper – Sustainably line caught in the Gulf of Mexico; certified by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Mahi Mahi – Wild, line-caught, responsibly sourced, with mild, sweet flavor and firm texture.

Ahi Yellowfin Tuna – Premium-quality ahi tuna, wild-caught by hand-line fishermen. Marine Stewardship Council certified fishery for traceability and sustainability.

Jumbo Dry Sea Scallops – Wild-caught in New England, dry-packed, never treated with additives or preservatives, Jumbo U10.

Hawaiian Pink Snapper Wild, rod-and-reel caught in Hawaii, responsibly sourced, prized for its clear, light-pink flesh and delicate flavor. Certified Sustainable by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Chilean Sea Bass – Wild, line-caught, responsibly sourced. A restaurant classic, with snow-white flesh, comparable to sablefish or black cod. Certified Sustainable by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

North Atlantic Cod – Wild, line-caught, responsibly sourced and Certified Sustainable by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Swordfish – Wild, line-caught, responsibly sourced from Mediterranean Sea. Moist and flavorful with a slightly sweet taste, moderately high oil content and a firm, meaty texture.

With everything from grass-fed beef, organic chicken, heritage-breed pork, foraged mushrooms, caviar, and now a selection of seafood, is a destination for conscientious consumers who truly care about where their food comes from.

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