Hope you all enjoyed our November breakfast with speaker Bill Rubino, President and Partner at Panzano + Partners, who shared his insights on trends in the retail and luxury markets. As a marketing and management expert (clients include The Forbes Company), Mr Rubino threw out some dynamic and dramatic strategies for attendees to take away based on the fact that tech is changing the way we all do business and customers are looking for an experience as well as a product! Very engaging and with something to think about when going into the holiday shopping season! We look forward to seeing you at our December Breakfast on the 12th sponsored by Hedrick Brothers, with speaker Ken Himmel from The Related Group. 

Happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year!!!

Carrie Bradburn
Please welcome the following new members who have joined the
Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Please join us at our January orientation! This is a chance to meet your fellow members and the Chamber staff.

January 24th
9:00 am - 10:00 am

400 Royal Palm Way #106
The wait is over! Boxes are being loaded onto the delivery truck and should reach your doors before long. If you simply can't wait another minute, stop by the Chamber Office - boxes are easy to transport as they hold 16 copies. You have a choice of covers too, either the Chanel ice cream pop or the Hermès orange ice cream cone.

The Cover Artist, Becky Rosa, was born and raised in London. She began her career in fashion, but in 2015 began bringing her designs to life through sculpture, like the two photographed on our Palm Beach Guide. In December 2015, Rosa won the Bombay Sapphire Rush Arts Award. She plans to continue releasing sculptural and other mediums of work in line with her unique take on consumerism. To see more of Becky Rosa's art, click here.

We recommend you send copies to your seasonal customers with a welcome back note.
This month’s speaker, Ken Himmel, has transformed communities and continues to gauge the ever-shifting landscape to ensure on-going growth. He will be discussing the evolution of retail and the rise of mixed-use districts. As Preisdent and CEO of Related Urban , he is preparing for a major makeover of CityPlace and brings a valuable perspective to this topic.
A glimpse into our February Programming Topic!
Total Digital Security sent this suggestion:
"Please be aware a particularly well-engineered fake email, purportedly from Netflix, warns of potential account suspension and urges an account update. Remember, an important rule-of-thumb related to your email box:
Don't fall for this scam or others of its kind; instead, use the vendor's website or call them directly for the information you need. The email is targeting over 110 Netflix subscribers..."
The PBYP recently elected a new committee chair.
Be sure to reach out to committee members about membership and events!
Joshua Daniels - Habitat for Humanity - Chair
Greg Etimos - Brewster Allen Wichert - Vice Chair
Ann Maus - Maus & Hoffman - Secretary
Ashley Berry - The Brazilian Court Hotel
John Bowers - City National
Ashley Mock - Floyd Consulting
Julia Murphy - Compass

Thank you to everyone who attended the November 9 th event at EAU Palm Beach and who gave food donations. The event went great! We received bags of food donations that were taken to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. Thanks for helping to make a difference in the community!

December 14 th: 5:30- 7, Location TBD, Holiday Social and Toy Drive for Quantum House
Really? Yes, the doorways are wider, there may be an automatic door-opener and other adaptations; however, is your website ADA-compliant? A recent trial found that Winn-Dixie's website must be updated for the blind.

In 2010, the US Department of Justice made changes to Title III of the ADA that requires websites to be accessible to those with disabilities. The DOJ received 6,391 complaints about this issue in 2016 - don't be one of these companies! Make sure you are ADA compliant. Some suggestions: add audio descriptions to your photos, include a skip navigation button to help text readers, use a simpler layout, include a caption for every graphic, and obtain feedback on sites's ease of use from people who have disabilities.

Want more information? See the links below:
A day to remember at
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Saturday, November 11 will be etched in the mind of Philip Brice for many years to come. While going about his work as Club Lounge Manager at the Forbes Five-Star Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa earlier this month, Philip’s day was anything but typical when a guest knocked on the kitchen door and said, “Philip, come quickly, a guest is choking.” Philip immediately returned to the lounge and sprung in to action and performed the Heimlich maneuver. The 81-year-old guest, whose son is a frequent guest of ours, was of course tremendously grateful for Philip’s quick work which saved her life. “You made my day,” she said with a grin from ear to ear.

Philip has worked for the resort for more than a decade and has come to know many of his guests and their families. In fact, guests return year after year because of the thoughtful and intuitive service Philip and his team deliver. Please be sure and introduce yourself to Philip the next time you stop in to the resort.
2017 - 2018 Breakfast Season
RSVP for the Full Breakfast Season

December 12th  Sponsored by Hedrick Brothers Construction -  Ken Himmel. President & CEO Related Urban - CityPlace 2.0
January 9th  Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Community Care - 
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 Brea kers Pa lm Beach Annual Awards Breakfast

*This season all breakfast events will be held at The Breakers Palm Beach except for the January 9th event, which will be at The Kravis Center .
A special thank you to the
2017 - 2018 Table Sponsors! 
Are you connected to the Chamber on social media? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date on events and happenings in the community! We may even feature your business in our posts!

Instagram: PalmBeachChamber
Twitter: PB_Chamber
The Town and the Chamber are collaborating on a 2-hour workshop to address issues that are specific to the business community. We hope to answer a lot of the 'whys' as to how things are done, but we need your suggestions to make the content all that it should be!

Let us know your concerns - permitting, signage, parking, delays in process? We will maintain your anonymity. Email Laurel!

Also on the agenda, experts in marketing, landmarks and ARCOM will share insights.

For additional information on How to do Business in Palm Beach CLICK HERE.
 Worth Avenue was named one of the top ten retail streets in America. It was commended for its use of technology and loyalty of customers. See the link below to read the whole article. What a pleasure it is to do business in Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach Fire Rescue, and Town of Palm Beach United Way are partnering together for their annual Holiday Toy Drive.

What can you donate? New toys, gift cards, and checks (made payable to Town of Palm Beach United Way). *Stuffed animals are no longer accepted*

Collection Centers:
  • Palm Beach Daily News Office, 400 Royal Palm Way, Suite 100
  • Palm Beach Fire Rescue Stations, 300 S. County Road and 2185 S. Ocean Blvd
  • Town of Palm Beach United Way, 44 Cocoanut Row

Thank you in advance for your donations!

Want more information? Click Here

We have scheduled two workshops for our members to attend. Workshops are a member to member benefit and we invite you to share your knowledge with your fellow members! If you would like information on how to schedule a workshop please email Sandy.

January 16th 8:30 am
Roy Assad will host a workshop that will change your life! The Human Capital Group is dedicated to taking people and teams on a journey of self-discovery that will deliver breakthrough results. There method is edgy, invigorating, challenging and rewarding.

February 6th 9:00 am
Laura Eiman - Olympic Weightlifting Gold Medalist will share the benefits of

You will learn how TM reduces
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • and helps you enjoy life to its fullest

President Trump will in town throughout the 2017/2018 season. Here is a helpful map, courtesy of the Worth Avenue Association, for your employees and customers to find the best route to reach your location.

Feel free to share this with your employees and customers!
In light of the holiday season, our office will be closed from December 25th-January 2nd.
We hope you enjoy this special time!
Advertise your business on the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce's website

Take advantage of this limited opportunity!
Extra, extra, read all the news!
Save Money! 
Use the Palm Beach
Chamber of Commerce code!

Share with members of your organization to spread the savings

TEXT: PalmBeachSPC to 555-888
Check out the events calendar!