OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
Letter from the President                    
The aftermath of Hurricane Irma couldn’t stop the chamber membership from attending the first breakfast of the season. Programming for the 2017-2018 season has something for everyone interested in business insights and economic indicators. We will start networking this year at 7:30AM and begin the breakfast at 8am to be finished at 9am. Our October 12th Breakfast will be at the Kravis Center with speaker Jason Kelly from Bloomberg. We are also adding a motivational thought to end our meetings from board member, Roy Assad of the Human Capital Group.

The benefits of membership cannot be emphasized enough, I encourage you to take advantage of what our website can offer your business. We are now allowing all members to upload a logo, post photos and videos to increase your visibility to the business community. Please encourage others in the business community to join our chamber by going to  http://business.palmbeachchamber.com/member/NewMemberApp/
I look forward to working with all of you this season and if you ever need anything please reach out.

Carrie Bradburn
All members of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce are invited to join us the last Wednesday of each month to learn about all the exciting opportunities that the chamber has to offer. This is a chance to meet your fellow members and the staff of the chamber.

October 25
9:00 am - 10:00 am

400 Royal Palm Way #106
PROGRAMMING
           This month’s speaker, Jason Kelly, works for Bloomberg, writes books and has the inside scoop on the skyrocketing sports industry – find out how much it costs to take a run…

SPONSORSHIP
We’re grateful for the response to both table and breakfast sponsorships for the 2017-2018 season. If you are interested in either for the 2018-2019 season, let us know. 

Breakfast sponsorships are $4000 – including all collateral material branding, a healthy buffet prepared by The Breakers Palm Beach and an outstanding audience of 500. You have the stage for an 8-minute presentation that can include an audio-visual piece. Staff is on hand to distribute your materials.
2017 PBYP Schedule


October 26 th: 5:30-7:30, The Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown with special guest speaker Justin Nelson from Tony Robbins Companies.

PEAK PERFORMANCE STRATEGIST
Justin advises and consults with Fortune 500 companies, executives, managers and sales professionals in the areas of Peak Performance, leadership, organizational behavior, psychology of achievement and sales. Justin conducts training sessions for distinguished audiences including Toyota, Ford, Remax, Coldwell Banker, Prudential, Century 21, Citibank, Marriott, American Express Financial, Bank of America, Washington Mutual, and Chambers of Commerce all over the United States.
Justin uses Tony Robbins’ Peak Performance Strategies to help companies to unleash their full human potential. Justin has a passion for inspiring people and helping them to achieve their full potential and dreams.

November 9 th: 5:30- 7, The EAU Palm Beach will host out monthly Social and Thanksgiving Food Drive 

December 14 th: 5:30- 7, Location TBD, Holiday Social and Toy Drive 
Advertise your business on the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce's website

Take advantage of this limited opportunity!
2017 - 2018 Breakfast Season
RSVP for the Full Breakfast Season

October 12th  Sponsored by Sacred Heart –  Jason Kelly, Bloomberg   (HELD AT KRAVIS CENTER)* - The Economy of the Sports Industries
 
November 9th  Sponsored by the Palm Beach Daily News –  The Forbes Group The Luxury Market
 
December 12th  Sponsored by Hedrick Brothers Construction -  Ken Himmel. President & CEO Related Urban - CityPlace 2.0
 
January 9th  Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Community Care -  Charles Cohen, CEO Cohen Brothers Realty Focusing on the Future
REGISTER HERE (HELD AT KRAVIS CENTER)*
 
February 13th  Sponsored by Rosarian Academy -  Brad Deflin, Total Digital Security Cyber Threats: Who Knows You?
 
March 14th  Sponsored by Florida Crystals Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washinton, LLC Hawks & Bulls
 
April 10th  Sponsored by the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Senator George LeMieux
 
May 3rd  Sponsored by The Breakers Palm Beach Annual Awards Breakfast

*This season all breakfast events will be held at The Breakers Palm Beach except for the October 12th & January 9th events which will be at The Kravis Center.
Wear your own business name tag to breakfast to better highlight your business!

We will provide paper name tags if you would like to create your own!
DISPLAY TABLES
Call today and schedule your high top display table! This is a member benefit that you should take advantage of this season.

We have 6 high tops each breakfast for our members to utilize. They go fast so make sure to schedule yours today Sandy
MEMBERSHIP
Yes, there’s been a change to the membership fees structure but it really is more equitable and includes significant upgrades to your social reach. Sales, videos, photos of the latest merchandise can all be yours at the click of the key. The advertising opportunities for all businesses and non-profits are expanded beyond the guide and news tabs. Banner ads on the website, combined with your timely content can drive more visits to your site.

Combined with the generous sponsorships, membership is one of the best marketing tools you provide the company and your team. Four people can attend breakfast at The Breakers Palm Beach every month. Display tables are available at no cost, your young professionals have a dynamic group to meet with, socialize and do good deeds while promoting your business.

The new dues structure, with only three categories, goes into effect October 1 st. All for-profit businesses will be charged $450. Non-profits will pay $350. Community Leaders will remain unchanged at $200.

If you have questions about the changes, please give us a call.  561-655-3282
DOING BUSINESS IN PALM BEACH  
Don’t let the naysayers distract you from doing business in one of the most desirable towns in the country. The Town of Palm Beach employs some of the most talented individuals in the industry – individuals who are on hand to answer any questions you might have from signage to store hours to square footage.

For additional information on How to do Business in Palm Beach CLICK HERE
MAKE MARKETING EASY AND GAIN
POWERFUL VISIBILITY ON THE CHAMBER WEBSITE!

All business members of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce will be able to utilize the enhanced website capabilities beginning October 1, 2017.  

This is a great way to grow your digital foot print and reach more customers!

Individuals visiting our website have already made an important decision, they are looking for a business right here in our area. Statistics indicate that people searching the internet are experienced, educated consumers who use the web to help make purchasing decisions! In fact, 87% of American adults use the internet. Are you reaching this targeted market?

Many chamber members realize the real benefits of their membership and the value of targeting the market already driven to the Chamber’s Online Business Directory. It is about utilizing the web and the Chamber name to promote your business.

Marketing opportunities are available, including the ability to display your logo in our Online Business Directory, increase visibility to your own web link, and provide enhancements that give a professional first impression to stand out from the crowd!!!

WEB BENEFITS:
·      Your live website link, plus 5 bulleted live weblinks to highlight your business, will be accessible from your chamber webpage
·      Your logo will be displayed to build brand identity
·      Your photos and videos can be uploaded to highlight your business
·      You can have a 1600 Character Business Description, with an additional 200 Character Description right in the Search Results
·      People will know where to find you with the Enhanced Map Listing
·      Social Media links right from your chamber webpage
·      Post hot deals, member to member deals, job opportunities and press releases

You will be able to update your chamber page by accessing your online benefits from the chamber’s website. Log in at www.palmbeachchamber.com and select Membership and on the drop down bar select Member Login, enter your login & password, if you don’t know your login/password email sandy@palmbeachchamber.com .  Once you log in use the menu on the top navigation bar or the Dashboard to access your online benefits. Always remember to click Save if you make any changes.
Is your business going to be listed in the 2018 Palm Beach Guide?

If your company is not a member of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce you are missing a great marketing opportunity! The guide will be distributed to 15,000 potential customers - don't miss the chance to be listed or to advertise in this years edition.

Join by October 5th to be listed in the 2018 Palm Beach Guide. Join Here!

The guide is just one of the great benefits of membership! Member Benefits

Due to business interruption caused by Hurricane Irma the release date has been changed to November 9th.
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Save Money! Use the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce code!

TEXT: PalmBeachSPC to 555-888
Share your knowledge with the membership. We are finalizing our workshop schedule and look forward to a great season. Let us know if you would like to host a workshop.