The 50th Annual Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, produced by John Fischer of Code 3 Events, kicks off tonight for a fun weekend of events.  PRE PARADE FESTIVAL:  F riday March 16th at Old School Square  5pm - 10pm
PARADE DAY:  Saturday, March 17th at 2pm along Atalntic Avenue
and FESTIVAL at Old School Square from 11am - 7pm

Come out and support this fun filled, family friendly weekend with live band music, food / beverages, vendors, and other various forms of entertainment.E njoy this traditional parade, showcasing the founders family (Maury Power) up front, leading the parade. 1st Responders, WW2 Vets, local Businesses, Nonprofits, Schools, Arts and Entertainment, Civic groups, and citizens. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Delray!  

Congratulations Jessica Rosato
 Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty

Member Spotlight
The Wine Wave
The next time you are strolling down east Atlantic Avenue, be sure to stop in at The Wine Wave!  Sample a new wine, attend a wine tasting or consider hosting an event there!  
The Wine Wa ve, a premier wine store, provides a great place to purchase wine, craft beer, champagne and liquor. The Wine Wave opened in June 2013 by owners Lindsey Gasparini and Jeremiah Flores.   Their goal is to create a luxury wine shop with a comfortable atmosphere offering unique, high-quality and competitively priced wines. 

Locally owned yet globally sourced, they strive to curate a unique wine collection  featuring small production, biodynamic and sustainably farmed as well as highly sought after producers, brands and winemakers.   The selection isn't typical and likely not found in a typical grocery store or big box brands.   Through their hand-picked selections, customized events and flexible service, they are focused on finding the wines that fit your palate, personality and style preference.   

The Wine Wave,  900 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach - (5 61)  276-2076 
Since this Member Mentions newsletter is all about our members, we certainly want to recognize the passing of an active member of our Chamber and our Community - Vince Canning.  

Vince Canning moved to Delray Beach in 1957 to own and operate his father's shoe store at 335 E. Atlantic Avenue.  Over the years he was very active in the downtown area and in many charitable organizations.  He not only believed in giving back - he was passionate about it.
Through his leadership, Vince Canning Shoes has sponsored over 50 local football, softball, soccer and lacrosse teams in the area; donated thousands of dollars for Rotary International and Kiwanis's International towards college scholarships for high school students; and has raised over $160,000 for the Achievement Center for Children & Families.  Vince Canning, Jr. served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce in 1963 and was named 2011 - 2012 Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by the Chamber of Commerce for unprecedented devotion of time, talent and commitment to the community of Delray Beach. 

Vince will be greatly missed by our community.   


To learn more about the many benefits the Chamber offers 
to our members, please contact a  staff member. 
We look forward to assisting you!

Did You Know  
The new Delray Beach Community Calendar is now LIVE!  Be a "know it all" by visiting the calendar at
You can also list your events!  
Director Profile
Robert Hickok
Robert is the Founder and President of Hickok Law Firm, P.A. From the University of Florida he holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Accounting, a J.D., and an LL.M. in Taxation. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is a Florida Certified Public Accountant. Robert's areas of focus are estate planning, probate and trust administration, accounting for estates and trusts, tax returns for estates and trusts, IRS controversy, and complex legal research.  
Robert was recently elected to the Chamber's Board of Directors and we look forward to him serving in this capacity.  


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Did You Know  
Did you know that attending a Contacts & Cocktails network development event or a business Grand Opening is a great way to expand your customer base? 
When you attend one of these programs, not only will you meet new business professionals, but you can speak with them about how your business can help their business and vice versa.  
Each of these programs are at the end of the day, so as not to interfere with your work day!
Plan to attend the next C&C or Grand Opening.  All dates and additional information are on the Chamber's website.