Message from the President/CEO

St. Johns Chamber strategic planning goes virtual


The St. Johns County Chamber, for the first time in its history and as a result of the COVID 19, held its Annual Strategic Planning Session on-line virtually.

Thirty-eight participants met via Zoom on August 26 and Sept. 2 to review the Chamber’s quick response to the pandemic outbreak. Local businesses needed accurate timely resources and information and the Chamber provided a resource center on its website to provide resources to local businesses.

The Chamber continues to provide new information and virtual webinars to Chamber members and has begun incorporating innovative networking opportunities during the virtual events.

The Planning Session was attended by the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 board of directors. I was joined by the Chamber lead volunteer St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce and Chairman Mark Nighbor, as well as representatives of the Ponte Vedra Beach Division--Incoming Chair Matt Price, Regions Bank, and Ponte Vedra Beach Division Director Karen Everett and Senior Coordinator Lucia Miller.

 The meeting was facilitated by Nancy Dering Mock and members discussed new priorities and projects to meet the needs of the Chamber’s 1100 members during FY 2020-2021.

Subsequently, the Ponte Vedra Beach Division held its annual planning sessions virtually as part of an extended September Board of Directors meeting. Planning will continue at its Oct. 13 board meeting.

 Visit the Chamber’s website at  and go to Business Recovery to view videos created to share information, read documents full of useful and timely information and make plans to attend upcoming events.


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