A World of Commerce Surrounds THE PLAYERS Championship!

20160505_174432I think my Facebook post (included below) says it all about the St. Johns County and Jacksonville Chambers of Commerce (COC) kickoff event for the 2016 THE PLAYERS Championship—this upcoming week shows the world what we residents of Northeast Florida experience and are grateful for year round (when we are here, LOL)—our vibrant, caring and sharing community of country, city, forests, salt-water marshes and beautiful beaches!

Here are some of the people I met last night, who they are, what they do and why they are so excited about their business and this years PLAYERS!

CLICK here for Part 1 of 2 Video Interviews with COC Members…

Matt Rapp, Executive Director of THE PLAYERS Championship

Michele McManamon, Tournament Chairman, Sandler Training

Alicia Sisco, Florida Accouts Manager, Gas South

Kim Malatesta, Director of Professional Services, JMI Resource

Darnell Smith, Market President of North Florida, Florida Blue

Rose Conry, CEO, Staff Time

Tina Robbins, Senior Account Manager-Sales, JAX Chamber

Anita Comisky, Founder & Owner, Amelia Toffee

Chuck from Mulligan’s Pub in the Hilton Garden Inn in Ponte Vedra Beach

Joey from Black Finn Ameripub at St. Johns Town Center Jacksonville

John E. Anderson, Allstate Insurance Agent

Tanya Guydos, Vice President, Iberia Bank

Mike with Lab Testing

Katherine Way, Creator & Owner, Katherine Way Collections

The 2016 THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass was officially kicked off by Executive Director Matt Rapp and Tournament Chairman Michele McManamon at the JAX Chamber & St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce event. Immersed in a world of commerce, THE PLAYERS continues to give back to the Northeast Florida community with a record $8.1MM last year and more than $75MM since 1977 when the tournament was first played here. I think the young couple from Australia says it all about the excitement and feelings of goodwill surrounding THE PLAYERS! The weather will cooperate and it will be the best PLAYERS ever! (-:   (Facebook Post with Highlight Video, Andy Reistetter, May 6, 2016)