IRC Chamber Teams with The Source’s Dignitary Catering for Monthly Breakfast
The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce has long produced Business at Breakfast sessions where local business representatives come together to network over a hearty breakfast before their work day begins. That is, until the Pandemic arrived last spring, and like many other area events, put their event on hold…that is until recently.
“The shutdown of our popular monthly event gave us an opportunity to make some positive changes to an already popular business event, stated Dori Stone, Executive Director of the Chamber. “After months of virtual Business at Breakfast events, we realized it was time to meet in person again with appropriate safety precautions such as mask requirements and limited seating. At the request of our members and in the spirit of the Chamber’s mission to support the community, we also brought in a new source to cater our meals. Thanks to the Dignity Caterers at The Source, we have their “new” Dignity Food Truck come with a hot meal and an affordable price tag and the attendees are enjoying the change.”
The Indian River County Chamber holds the breakfast event the second Wednesday of each month at the Heritage Center in downtown Vero Beach, starting at 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. A prepaid reservation is necessary and the fee is $15 per person.
“We offer an opportunity for a local member business to be host each month, which allows them the chance to speak openly to the group about their business while those around their tables eat and network to one another. It’s a positive way to market your business in a very casual and friendly atmosphere” Stone adds.
The next meeting will be held in the same spot at the same time on Wednesday, January 13. Interested in attending or becoming a sponsor? Please contact the Chamber with your request now. Attendance is growing regularly and it shows that businesses are in the swing of getting back to normal with the New Year upon us all.
The Dignity Food Truck was launched this past fall as an income producer for The Source. The Food Truck travels around the county serving daily lunches, offering appreciation lunches to businesses, and attends local community events. The Source offers life-changing possibilities to residents in crisis; offer emergency hunger relief, clothing, counseling, support groups, hygiene items, showers, mail and telephone services, benefit referrals, cold weather refuge, and much more. As first responders, The Source helps provide critical care for physical, spiritual, civic, and social needs. For more information on The Source and The Dignity Food Truck, contact Executive Director Anthony Zorbaugh, 772-564-0202, Ext. 204
Photos: By Lee Orre – Action Photo
Picture 1 -(left to right) Anna Valencia Tillery, White Glove Moving & Storage and Event Sponsor, Summer Kessler, Higgenbotham Media LLC, Tracy Higginbotham, Higgenbotham Media LLC, Dori Stone, Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, Douglas Herron, The Education Foundation of Indian River County, Inc.
Picture 3 – Robyn Berry, Vero Heritage Center
Picture 2 – (left to right) Elisa Sielinski, Holiday Inn Express, Kat Redner, Environmental Learning Center Inc., John Matthews, John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry and Chamber Board Director, Denise Boehning, Coastal Waterways and Engineering Inc and Chamber Board Director.