Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee News

Posted 3/21/22

Reserve your seat now for the first Google Livestream of the year. Only 20 seats will be available for this information packed event.

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Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee News


OKEECHOBEE -- Reserve your seat now for the first Google Livestream of the year. Only 20 seats will be available for this information packed event. Bring your lunch and we will supply dessert. Registration is mandatory and we will have a waiting list. This event will take place on Tuesday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learning Objective: Anyone with a website or business presence online can benefit from search engine optimization (SEO), the process of helping search engines find and display your site in search results. Hosted by one of Google’s internal SEO experts, this workshop will give you a behind-the-scenes view into how Google approaches SEO for its own sites. You will learn practical strategies that you or your web development team can implement to help drive traffic from Google Search to your site.
Audience: Small businesses

Products/Skills Covered: SEO

You will want to be present on Saturday, April 2, at 8:45 a.m. for the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for one of our newest businesses, Rugged Earth Outfitters located at 3421 U.S. 441 S. in the Northlake Village Plaza/Publix. We are excited to have them and feel proud that Okeechobee has been chosen as one of their six sites across the U.S. and the only one in Florida at this time. Rugged Earth Outfitters is a part of the Bealls family of stores and each store has their own centralized theme, as this one will be around fishing. Their normal store hours will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Many of their corporate representatives, along with the president of Bealls, will be in attendance. Let’s show them our support. Hope to see you there.

Our Spring Business Exchange luncheon will be on Wednesday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Allow us to introduce you to our “Brand” new award-winning hospital, HCA Florida Raulerson Hospital. New name, same family. How exciting for us to have them share all the new connected and collaborative healthcare experiences that will be available for Floridians and visitors in years to come.

As they strive to do their best in the day-to-day care, service to others, caring, prayers and sometime tears, let’s give our doctors, nurses, administrative team, staff and healthcare workers the support they need to continue providing the best for our community. You don’t want to miss meeting them and hearing all the updates that they will share. It’s going to be a riveting time for them and us.

Lunch will be catered by D & G Catering and the cost will remain $18 prior to April 19 and $20 thereafter. You’ll want to get registered as soon as possible as there will be limited seating for this event. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. Event registration is now open on our website:

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