Message from the CEO – Moving Business Forward

Good Afternoon Valued Chamber Member,

We are getting closer to hopping on the Brightline Train Station in Boca Raton! Yesterday, Jackie Reeves, the Chair of the Boca Chamber Board of Directors, and I attended the Topping Off Ceremony of the station. A topping-off ceremony traditionally signifies the near completion of a construction project where the “last beam” is placed on top of the structure. Chair Reeves and I both signed the beam with our best wishes for what we know will be a game-changing asset to our community! The station is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Get ready to get All Aboard Brightline!

The Golden Bell Education Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser, Battle of The Bands Rocked by Truist in partnership with the School of Rock, is just five weeks away! 20 non-musician business professionals have been working hard all summer to learn their instruments and practice their song for their final performance. The concert is on September 24 and will be held at Lynn University. For complete event details and to support the Rock Stars, please, click here. This event will sell out so get your tickets early! The proceeds will help Golden Bell continue to support thousands of students in our public schools. Rock ‘n Roll and education – a perfect match!

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the establishment of two new federal advisory committees – the Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (IIEAC) and the Investment Capital Advisory Committee (ICAC). The two committees were created to accelerate support for startups driving critical innovation across the United States and increase small business access to capital. They intend to help gain valuable insight into how the SBA can improve programs and policies to strengthen the innovation ecosystem across the nation and accelerate the flow of private and public capital to innovative startups and small businesses. The SBA’s top priority is to provide small businesses and innovative startups with access to critical patient capital and R&D funds to advance innovation and support small companies. The SBA is seeking nominations to serve on either of the committees from members of the public. For information on nomination requirements, please click here.

The Chamber’s Business Leaders United Political Action Committee (BLU-PAC) has endorsed Erica Whitfield for Re-Election to Palm Beach County School Board, District 4. Erica is a proven leader and has the experience to keep our schools safe, manage the budget, help students achieve their academic success, and ensure our teachers are trained and compensated. Erica will help to keep the Palm Beach County School District moving forward.

The Boynton Beach Food, Wine & Brew Fest is an exclusive showcase of some of Boynton Beach’s & South Palm Beach County’s finest. This annual event features some of Boynton’s popular restaurants and lounges along with wine and craft beer tastings from local breweries. This event is a paradise for all foodies, wine connoisseurs & beer lovers that strive to eat and drink locally! Additionally, this exciting event provides you the opportunity to highlight your company to over 200 businesspeople in the local community! This is an exclusive opportunity to increase business exposure and build your brand! Click here for the sponsorship opportunities or contact Jonathan Porges at jonathan@boyntonbeach.org.

Looking for a quick way to find an event, register for an event, and receive pop-up notifications of important Chamber, County, City of Boca Raton, and City of Boynton Beach information? Download the Boca Chamber App – found on the App Store and Google Play Store. Keep your Chamber at the tip of your fingers! You can also stay up to date on all Chamber activities by visiting us at bocachamber.com

Below is a list of our upcoming activities:

8/18 – 8:00 a.m. Boynton Beach: Coffee Plus Network  

For more information and to register, click here

8/18 – 5:30 p.m. Successful Women In Business (SWIB) Networking Reception

For more information and to register, click here

8/20 – 5:30 p.m. BCFD: Tour of the Boca Raton 

For more information and to register, click here

8/21 – 2:00 p.m. BCFD: Ride for the Unicorns

For more information and to register, click here

Save the Date! The Chamber’s Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, October 15 at The Boca Raton. Party with your fellow Chamber Members as we Celebrate Celebrity Style. For additional information, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table or ticket, click here.  

Together, we continue to Move Business Forward in South Palm Beach County, making our region the best place to Live, Work, Learn and Play!

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