Good Morning Valued Chamber Member,
The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) South Florida District Office will be hosting a webinar this afternoon from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm to introduce the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Grant program before it goes live for applications. The webinar will feature available information on the RRF grant including eligibility and use of funds. Additionally, the SBA will offer a preview of the application form to help you prepare to apply. Click here to register.
The Boynton Beach City Commission approved a ban on polystyrene. The newly created ordinance prohibits the use and distribution of polystyrene foam food ware and unencapsulated polystyrene foam products on city property and city facilities. This ordinance also bans balloons and confetti in outdoor areas. Businesses who take the pledge to eliminate Styrofoam will receive discounted facility rentals at city-owned facilities. There will be a 12-month educational period for businesses.
Boca Chamber Festival Days is the Chamber’s commitment to supporting the non-profit community. Non-profit Chamber Members join forces with for-profit Chamber Members to hold fundraising events during the month of August! The goal is to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the non-profit members to advance their important missions. The non-profit members receive tremendous exposure and marketing, including insertion in the Chamber’s Events Calendar, Community Calendar, multiple social media outlets and a printed calendar distributed throughout the community. For more information about getting your business involved in Boca Chamber Festival Days, contact Alison Miuccio, Membership Development Manager. The deadline to participate is June 11, 2021.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and current economic challenges, the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC) has formed a Task Force to assess and identify the extent of economic distress that local communities in the Treasure Coast Region are experiencing. The TCRPC is looking for volunteers to join their Task Force who will be responsible for the development of a COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan, which will be incorporated into the current Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan. If you are interested in becoming a member of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force, complete the form by Friday, May 14, 2021. For more information, contact Terry Ann Paulo, Disaster Economic Recovery Coordinator.
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We continue to provide you with valuable virtual and in-person experiences. Most virtual programs are recorded and available for you to access on the Boca Chamber’s YouTube Channel. Hit the subscribe button to find out when new content is posted on our channel.
Below is a list of our upcoming virtual and in-person experiences:
4/27 – 12:00 p.m. Virtual Smart Talk For Women
Topic: Networking or Marketing in the New Normal -
How Do You Intend to Stay in Front of People and Get Noticed?
Speaker: Nancy Proffitt, Founder, Proffitt Management Solutions
4/27 – 5:00 p.m. Virtual Live After Five
Topic: Meet, Connect and Have Fun at this Virtual Happy Hour
5/4 – 12:00 p.m. Virtual International Business Alliance Roundtable
Topic: Update on Tourism in Palm Beach County
Speaker: Jorge Pesquera, President & CEO, Discover the Palm Beaches
5/7 – 8:30 a.m. Virtual Prime
Sponsored By: Allegiance Home Health
Topic: Hiring Experienced People
Speaker: Penny Morey, Founder & Managing Director,
5/12 – 12:00 p.m. Virtual Boynton Beach Lunch and Learn
Sponsored By: iTHINK Financial
Topic: Health Insurance Answers for Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, Franchisees & 1099 Contractors
Speaker: Eric Geier, President, Puresurance
Sponsored By: West Boca Medical Center
Topic: The Boca Center for Women’s Care – Continuing the Journey at West Boca Medical Center
Speakers: George Rizzuto, Chief Executive Officer, West Boca Medical Center
Dr. Jorge E. Perez, Medical Director of Neonatal and Newborn Services, West Boca Medical Center
Dr. Sharise Richardson, OB/GYN, West Boca Medical Center
Marriott at Boca Center
5150 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, FL
5/13 – 11:30 a.m. Virtual Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Topic: Legislative Session Recap
Speakers: Representative Mike Caruso, Florida House of Representatives – District 89
Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County has selected 20-year nonprofit executive Jennifer C. Thomason, M.A. as the next President & CEO. She officially takes the helm on May 20th. She most recently served as Area Director of Philanthropy/Gift Manager for Trustbridge Hospice Foundation. Congratulations Jennifer! We look forward to our continued partnership.
Together, we will continue to Move Business Forward in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and South Palm Beach County, making our region the best place to Live, Work, Learn and Play.
Moving Business Forward,