What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

Ten Students Given Citizen Honors By Chamber

Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Student Citizens for February 2020 pause for a photo op with Chamber representatives at the Student Citizen of the Month ceremony held February 19th, 2020. FRONT: Mackenzie Selvaggio, a Kindergarten student at Woodland Elementary School; Ansh Patel a 2nd grade student at West Zephyrhills Elementary School; Caleb Lare a 5th grade student at Academy of Spectrum Diversity; Julian Martinez, a 7th grade student at East Pasco Adventist Academy and Vicky Jones, Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce President. BACK: Katy Boyd, GZCOC Ambassador Chairperson; Jasen White, a 5th grade student at Chester W. Taylor Elementary School; Lt. Nathan Gardner, Zephyrhills Police Department;  Austin Linville, a 12th grade student from Zephyrhills High School; Grace Murphy, a 5th grade student at Heritage Academy and Melonie Monson, Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Director. (Not Pictured: Angel Wansor, a 5th grade student from Stewart Middle School and Tayler Stanley, an 11th grade student from Zephyrhills Christian Academy)

    The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce advances economic growth and prosperity for our community.

    The Chamber of Commerce is incorporated in the State of Florida as a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization. Our membership is comprised of businesses, government agencies, public-private corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals with a shared interest in preserving and enhancing the quality of life in Zephyrhills. 

    We promote a vibrant and active business climate supporting economic growth through leadership and active involvement by our membership.

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Zephyrhills Chamber Executive Director To Step Down In July

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Zephyrhills, FL (May 5, 2015)

Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vonnie Mikkelsen announced her resignation today having accepted a position as executive director/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in Springfield, Ore.

Mikkelsen’s final day will be July 2 and she will begin her new position July 13. The Springfield Chamber is located 10 miles from the rural city of Junction City, Ore. where Mikkelsen grew up.

“I have grown very fond of Zephyrhills, and so the decision has been a difficult one. But I also know that with change comes endless possibilities. I’m certain that the next Executive Director will find, like I did, that this position offers a rare opportunity to work with remarkable people and serve in a place that is truly special,“ Mikkelsen said.

The Zephyrhills Chamber has formed a search committee to find a replacement for Mikkelsen by the end of June. Chamber president Carolyn Hodges said that applications will be accepted between May 11 and June 1. A job description for the position may be found on the Chamber website ZephyrhillsChamber.org.

“Vonnie has been a tireless advocate for the Zephyrhills community and an inspiring leader for the Chamber of Commerce. We’re excited for her to be returning to her roots in Oregon,” Hodges said. “It’s a new chapter for the Zephyrhills Chamber,” Hodges continued, “and we are looking forward to finding the person who is the right fit and can build on the foundation that Vonnie established over the past six years,”

Mikkelsen came to the Zephyrhills Chamber in 2009

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Pigz In Z’Hills Coming January 17, 2015


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