A Publication of the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce
The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Golf Tournament!!!
Although the COVID pandemic delayed this annual event for several months, we were able to host it on December 12th.  with just a hint of rain in the morning followed by beautiful weather for golfing soon afterward. 

The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of our Corporate Sponsors, Bank of Belle Glade, H.E. Hill Foundation, First Bank, NAPA, Belle Glade Rotary Club, Tru-Flo Corporation, Royal’s Furniture, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, Pioneer Growers, Wedworth’s Inc., Grid One, U.S. Sugar, Florida Crystals and Brian Carter, as well as our Tee Sponsors, Stein Sugar Farms, Belle Glade Lions Club, Kirchman Oil, McDonalds of Belle Glade, Glades Gas, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, and Lakeside Medical Center for their continued support of the Chamber and this very important fund raising event.  
Dr. Manuel Soto and his wife, Tamara, carried out the 1970’s theme for their open house celebration for Glades Chiropractic Center on October 28. The community was invited to stop by and enjoy food and fellowship during this Patient Appreciation Day.
1st Place went to The Hill Foundation
L to R:
Marvin Bain, Eddie Boswell, Harm Schutte and Dale Alston

2nd Place - Florida Crystals
L to R:
Amanda Ochoa, Alberto Ramos, Ben Siegel and Carlos Hernaiz

3rd Place - Bank of Belle Glade
L to R:
Steve Prielozny, Graham Chancey, Roy Lee and Shands Bussey.

Door Prize Winner - Boo Mosley won oe of many door prizes. This one holds special meaning for 2020.   
50/50 Raffle Winner - Debbie Miller won $300.00
Santa paid a visit to Belle Glade
on Saturday, December 5th
at the Chamber’s Small Business and Craft Fair
Approximately 15 businesses and vendors participated in the December 5th event that was held in the vacant lot just north of the Lawrence E. Will Museum at the corner of Main Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
 
Santa arrived at about 9:30 a.m. compliments of the Belle Glade Fire Department and children were able to talk to Santa as well as make candy cane tree ornaments, picture frames, and write letters to Santa (just in case he forgets what they tell him) which were then deposited directly into the North Pole Express Mailbox. 

Lawrence E. Will Museum Director, Cheryl Stein, opened the museum for tours and stated that several people (many of which were from out of town) visited.  
Thank you to everyone who stopped by, purchased items from one of the vendors and brought their kids out to see Santa.  
Santa with a few of the children
Santa's workshop had a lot of fun things for the children to do!
Boost Mobile of Belle Glade Donation Sponsors Scholarships for the Medical Sciences Academy at West Technical Education Center

Belle Glade, FL - Boost Mobile of Belle Glade has made a generous donation of $1,600 to offset cost for students wishing to attend the adult Medical Sciences Academy at West Technical Education Center (West Tech). The Sana Mohamad Scholarship awards are for interested adult students that do not qualify for financial aid through other local organizations such as CareerSource, Farm Workers Career Development Program, Community Action Program, etc. 

West Tech is currently enrolling adult students for the next medical science cohort that will begin on January 4, 2021. Students have two program options within medical science – Home Health Aide and Phlebotomy. Both programs are 15 weeks in length and are delivered in a hybrid model, which consists of both online line and in-person instruction.

In addition to training in the medical field, West Tech offers pre-apprenticeship training in the areas of welding, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and carpentry; these classes are offered in partnership with Florida Training Services, Inc. 
West Tech’s Adult General Education program serves those who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills; improve their oral and written English; practice for the GED® test to attain a high school equivalency diploma; and, prepare for college. Instructors also help students with science and social studies test preparation for GED® testing.

For additional information about the Sana Mohamad Scholarship or any of the programming offered at West Tech, please call 561-829-4615 or 561-992-2109.
New and Renewing Members
Lake Express Pharmacy, specializing in community/retail pharmacy. Located at 25 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite B in Belle Glade. The telephone number is 561-983-8505. Please stop in and meet Samira Ahmad the Pharmacy Manager.  


Thank you to the following businesses who renewed their membership during the month of November, including: 
Belle Glade Housing Authority
First Baptist Church of Belle Glade
Florida Power and Light
Glades Health Care

L.O.R.E (Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic Alliance)
OB/GYN Specialist of Lakeside
Stein Sugar Farms
The Gents Club

 
Chamber Events
Chamber January Calendar
Click on the link below to download the January 2021 Calendar.


Member News
Holly Hand Cultural Arts Center
2020 - 2021 Season Poster

January Events
January 8 @ 7pm
Free Movie Friday - Phantom of the Opera


January 14 @ 7pm
Music of the Nights
$35 adults
$15 Children &
PBSC students/staff


January 29 @ 7pm
Free Movie Friday-
Forest Gump
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