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Welcome to our Board of Directors:

The Chamber would like to thank the following members who will serve on the Chamber's Board of Directors for 2019.  We appreciate their willingness to serve in this capacity and look forward to working with them.  
Jeff Dash, Dash Travel
Ron Kaniuk, Kaniuk Law Office
Steve Mackey, Mack Industrial
Manish Mehta, Doughnut Works  / Pixel Glue
Kristen Noffsinger, Kristen Rose Agency
Dr. Marcie Young, Young Dentistry

Members of the Board of Directors are an essential part of our organization.  We welcome these new Board Members!

  Vince Canning Shoes

Congratulations to Mark Denkler of Vince Canning Shoes on celebrating their 66th Anniversary of business in Delray Beach.     

This is a tremendous milestone for any small business and we are thankful they chose Delray Beach!  Founder, Vince Canning was an icon in our City and did so much to give back to our community.  Mark now carries on the tradition, serving on several area Boards, including the Chamber Board of Directors.  

Thank you to Vince Canning Shoes and congratulations on 66 wonderful years in business in our downtown!

NON PROFIT MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
Roots & Wings

Roots and Wings is a 501c3 organization that focuses on children and families in need. Currently, our focus is entirely based in Delray Beach. We have two major programs currently: the Above and Beyond Awards and Project Uplift.
  The Above and Beyond Awards honors teachers and staff in all of the public schools in Delray Beach. Each teacher award bag consists of a plaque for their  wall or desk, a car magnet with signified that they are a "dedicated teacher", as well as an envelope containing two $50 bills, one for them to enjoy a meal and the other to help with supplies for the classroom.  

Project Uplift's involves reading and reading comprehension in the public schools of Delray. We offer after-school programs for both second and third grade students who need and want help. We want to help them to pass the required FSA reading test at the end of the school year. Otherwise, they are retained for another year as a third grader. In addition to the organized program at Orchard View and Pine Grove, we gifted $5,000 to SD Spady to allow them to purchase an LLI reading kit. These kits allow for small group teaching by one teacher with only four students. This kit is used during the normal school day. Twice a year we will reward the students at both Pine Grove and Orchard View with certificates when they record improvement of their iReady tests.  
 
For further information and to help in whatever way you can, contact Ted Hoskinson at ted@rootsandwingsinc.org or by phone at 301/442-3463. Visit us on the web at http://www.rootsandwingsinc.org and follow us and like us on Facebook.   

We always welcome community leaders and members of the Chamber to join us. If you have a business that would like to help us fill with gift cards and services such as a car wash, pizza, a trip to a restaurant, grooming services etc, please contact us.

MEMBER OPPORTUNITY:
  Avenue Church 

LOVE DELRAY workdays are a new quarterly initiative through the Avenue Church that come alongside and serve the incredible non-profits in our city.  LOVE DELRAY started about 6 months ago when a handful of local churches partnered to love our city through service work.  

The greater community has also now committed to being involved and so the impact continues to grow.   We have served The Milagro Center, The Delray Beach Community Children's Garden, Delray Beach Calvary Chapel, Cityhouse Delray, Carver Middle School, Habitat for Humanity, Homeless care packages,Beach Cleanup, Plumosa School of the Arts, and Delray Beach Miracle League.  

Would your non-profit benefit from the next LOVE DELRAY workday?   If you are interested, please contact Mitch Thompson mitch@theavechurch.com,  561-714-5599


NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
Mitch Ziffer
RSVP of South Florida

The Chamber would like to welcome new member RSVP of South FloridaRSVP is a "Direct Mail to the Upscale" program. We generate high end qualified leads for home improvement and life style businesses and increase traffic for upscale restaurants and retail establishments. RSVP is going on 34 years of business in over 80 metro markets helping businesses grow and increasing profits by connecting them the affluent home owners in a unique and effective format.
 
RSVP of S. Florida opened up in Palm Beach County in Feb 2018 and is gaining a lot of traction with over 40 businesses that have partnered with us. If you are looking for an effective and economical way to grow your business contact Mitch Ziffer @ 561-402-0453 or mitch@rsvpsfla.com 






AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH
Nancy Reagan
Bella Reina Spa
C ongratulations to Nancy Reagan of Bella Reina Spa for being named the Chamber's November Ambassador of the Month!  

Nancy is no stranger to the Chamber, she has been involved for many years and also served as the Chamber's Chairman of the Board at one time. 

Nancy was selected as the Ambassador of the month for stepping up to volunteer at every event and attending almost all grand openings while keeping her very busy schedule at her business Bella Reina Spa. She is an extremely valuable Chamber Ambassador .  Thank you Nancy for all you do for our Chamber and our members!  
To learn more about the many benefits the Chamber offers 
to our members, please contact a  staff member. 
 
We look forward to assisting you!

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Please help welcome the newest members of our Chamber community.
Refer business and get to know each other!



Chamber 
Holiday Party
December 4th at 5PM
at Delray Station 
Apartment Homes
Special Thanks to Waste Management 
 
The Chamber would like to extend a very special thank you to Ellen Smith of Waste Management for presenting a check to the Chamber in sponsorship of the 2019 Chairman's Club. 

We greatly appreciate their involvement in this special program within the Chamber.  

To learn more about Chairman's Club, please click here
RSVP Today for this Workshop.   You will learn about:  
-grasping basic to advanced concepts
-engaging relationships
-sizzling content
-identifying ideal clients
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LEADERSHIP DELRAY
PARTICIPANT SPOTLIGHT:
Kellie Ames, 
Program Manager
Downtown Development Authority


















Meet Kellie Ames, a Leadership Delay participant and very active member of our community.   Recently we asked Kellie How would you like to deepen your contribution to your organization or your city?

Kellie says "When I moved here 3 years ago, I could tell immediately that Delray was a place I wanted to establish some roots. It was the first place that truly felt like home after moving from city to city for several years. Delray already looked to be a town that was moving forward in a great direction and I knew I wanted to be a bigger part of that change. I see so much potential in this Village by the Sea, and I work hard each day to help market and advertise what an amazing town we have-I want to continue to bring new ideas to help Delray grow while still preserving our small town charm."
When asked about her leadership legacy she spoke about " Teamwork : I believe that "teamwork makes the dreamwork" and with so many separate entities within Delray Beach, it can sometimes be hard to keep everyone working together as a unit. I think it's so important that Delray exudes a cohesive look and feel and adds to its value, so to me working with (and not just among) other teams is of utmost importance."
 
To learn more about the Downtown Development Authority, click here.  Thank you Kellie for all you do in Delray Beach.  We are pleased to have you in this year's Leadership Delray class.