NORTH PALM BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UPCOMING EVENTS EMAILED TO THE PORT OF PALM BEACH POST 8-31-2017…

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, September 1
8:30 – 10:30 AM
Palm Beach State College – Gardens Campus
3160 PGA Blvd, Room #SC161
Palm Beach Gardnes, FL 33410
We invite all new members to a complimentary orientation and best practices class.
Chamber U is a great networking opportunity with your fellow new Chamber members. Attendees will receive information about the Palm Beach North Chamber and our team members. You will learn about the various events, community involvement, member benefits and resources, advocacy, and more. Members will learn how they can engage with our Chamber to maximize their membership.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the session or one-on-one with a Chamber team member.
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Thursday, September 7
5:00 – 7:00 PM
PGA National Resort and Spa
400 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Committee invites you to join them for an evening of networking at PGA National Resort and Spa’s Palm Terrace in beautiful Palm Beach Gardens! This event is sponsored by First Citizens Bank.

Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while participating in a comfortable networking format.

Professionals in health care related fields are encouraged to attend and learn more about the Chamber’s Health Care Committee.

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Wednesday, September 13
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Abacoa Golf Club
105 Barbados Dr
Jupiter, FL 33458
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advisory Council presents its unique version of power networking, which offers a fast-paced, exciting, and extremely effective networking and professional relationship-building experience.

This is your chance to meet up to 36 individuals. The format features one-on-one discussions with 18 rounds where each individual is given the opportunity to give a 2 – 2 1/2 minute introduction.

Our members enjoy this unique opportunity to network and develop professional relationships within our community.
2017 Mayor’s Breakfast

Wednesday, September 20
7:15 – 9:00 AM
Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
4000 RCA Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Join us for our Annual Mayor’s Breakfast on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Every year we invite the local mayors from Riviera Beach all the way to Tequesta to join us for this popular event and give a brief update on what has occurred over the past year and what is to come in the future for their designated municipality.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet your local mayors and hear what they have planned for the upcoming year!
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Wednesday, September 27
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
661 US Highway 1
North Palm Beach, FL
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them for their monthly Business After Hours! This month’s event will be held on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Guests of our Business After Hours event will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and the opportunity to network with other professionals in the local business community.

Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit our non-profit selected by our Ambassador Committee. Every month we highlight a member of our Chamber that is a non-profit by inviting them to share their mission with our Business After Hours’ guests. Remember to bring cash to be a part of the fundraising for this particular non-profit!
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Egypt, America’s Ally in the Larger War

Shoshana Bryen  August 25, 2017 •  American Thinker

U.S. President Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi walk the colonnade at the White House on April 3, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)

In his televised address on the future of American operations in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump took a sharp turn from his predecessors.

  • I share [the American people’s] frustration over a foreign policy that has spent too much time, energy, money, and most importantly lives, trying to rebuild countries in our own image, instead of pursuing our security interests above all other considerations.
  • Ultimately, it is up to the people of Afghanistan to take ownership of their future, to govern their society, and to achieve an everlasting peace. We are a partner and a friend, but we will not dictate to the Afghan people how to live, or how to govern their own complex society. We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists.
  • We will no longer use American military might to construct democracies in faraway lands, or try to rebuild other countries in our own image. Those days are now over. Instead, we will work with allies and partners to protect our shared interests. We are not asking others to change their way of life, but to pursue common goals that allow our children to live better and safer lives. This principled realism will guide our decisions moving forward

Think “Egypt” in place of “Afghanistan” in each phrase and then ask how the administration decided to cut nearly cut nearly $100 million dollars in U.S. military and economic aid to Egypt and withhold another $200 million in military financing over human rights concerns and a change in law governing civic organizations and NGOs.

Is Egypt a paragon of the American definition of human rights? No. Is Egypt an American-style democracy? No. Is Egypt a bulwark against both ISIS and Iranian-supported radicalism in the Middle East? Yes, it is. Is Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi “protect(ing) our shared interests” and “pursu(ing) common goals” with the United States? Damned right he is.

Egypt and Israel have partnered to control the tidal wave of Iranian-sponsored and ISIS-related people and weapons moving across Sinai and Egypt and into Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. (Note that all of these are less than stable and lie just south of NATO.) Egypt sells natural gas to Jordan, which is facing its own security threats. Egypt moved with Saudi Arabia to highlight the problem Qatar’s support for Iran, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood and Sunni jihadist groups, has caused in the region — and for Egypt itself. And, most recently, Egypt — with the concurrence of Russia — has begun diplomacy in areas of Syria to shore up local ceasefires and, by the way and by design, to discomfit Iran.

Nothing should suit the United States more than to find Egypt working to ensure that Iran does not have a permanent hold on Syria.

While Russia is seeking an exit from Syria that preserves its naval and air bases in the country, Iran’s long-term objective in Syria is to be there. And in Lebanon. And in Iraq. The three countries constitute an overland avenue for Iran to the Mediterranean Sea and a lid over American allies Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Israel. Then consider Iranian expansion in the areas south, east, and west of those countries — in the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea with a base in Yemen — potentially able to close the Bab el Mandeb Straits, cutting off Israel and Jordan’s only outlet to the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. Egypt, on the northwest side of the Red Sea, can also be stymied by Iranian aggression there, particularly since Sudan and Eritrea, south of Egypt, are corrupt, unstable, and susceptible to smuggling.

It isn’t so much a Shiite Crescent as a Shiite encirclement of American allies.

And why? The Islamic Republic declared war on the West when it came to power in 1979 and it remains at war with us today. There are no Iranian “moderates” in power in the government or the military. In the same way President Trump rightly sees Afghanistan as the locus of organizations, weapons, and funding that threaten Western interests from a Sunni orientation, Iran is the same from the Shiite orientation — only more so. Iran has money unimagined by ISIS and al Qaeda (thank you, President Obama). Iran has weapons capability, including missiles and always the potential for nuclear weapons. Iran the assets of a state and ties to North Korea. Iran is building missile factories in Syria and has already spread a hundred thousand or more rockets and missiles across southern Lebanon through its mercenary army, Hizb’allah.

The American review on Afghanistan was a necessary and welcome exercise, but if Washington believes it can address problems serially — leaving the Iran problem until the ISIS problem has been “solved” in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq — it is mistaken. They are corresponding and overlapping issues. Allowing Iran to “win” in Syria because it means ISIS “loses” contains the seeds of a bigger war with a state-based enemy that seeks the destruction of the West no less than ISIS does.

Egypt’s President al-Sisi is willing to do what President Trump is willing to do – put its military where its strategic interests are. For this, Egypt should be welcomed as an ally and an asset in the defense of the West.

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

August 30, 2017
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Chamber U
Friday, September 1
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Palm Beach State College – Room #SC161
3160 PGA Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens

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Health Care Committee Mixer
Thursday,
September 7
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
PGA National Resort – Palm Terrace
400 Ave of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens
 
Power Networking
Wednesday, September 13
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Abacoa Golf Club
105 Barbados Drive
Jupiter

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Business Before Hours: 2017 Mayor’s Breakfast
Wednesday, September 20
7:15 – 9:00 a.m.
Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
400 RCA Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens

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Hot Deals

Job Postings

Welcome, Jeanne Ford!

We would like to recognize Jeanne Ford as our new Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer here at the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce!

Jeanne Ford joins us from Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando where she was a Public Affairs senior leader responsible for Cast fundraising, community outreach events, the Ambassador Program and Disney VoluntEARS, the nation’s largest employee volunteer program.

Originally recruited to be a core member of the Opening Team for Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, her 20-year career also included leading the Park Special Events business, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Conventions & Catering, Media and College & International Programs.

Jeanne serves on the Florida State University College of Communication & Information Leadership Board. She is a 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient honored by the Florida State University College of Communication & Information.

We are glad to have you on board, Jeanne!

Congratulations, Jorge Pesquera!

Discover the Palm Beaches CEO Jorge Pesquerawas featured in this week’s South Florida Business Journal for making his mark on a destination.
Before taking on the chief role at Palm Beach County’s official tourism marketing bureau in November 2007, he led efforts to build the $450 million Puerto Rico Convention Center during his decade as the president of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau. His father, whom Pesquera calls the best salesperson he’s ever known, had occupied the same position decades before him. Read more

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Seacoast Bank – Jupiter Branch
585 W. Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL
Seacoast Bank had a premier event yesterday evening to unveil their recent remodel of their Jupiter branch to the business community. Seacoast Bank has been a long time member of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, and takes pride in investing in their local communities. Stop by their location to see the spectacular renovations!

Woman of the Year Nominations

The 2017 Woman of the Year nominations are available! Nominations will close next Tuesday, September 5 at 5:00 p.m. The nomination form can be found here.
The recipient for this award must meet or exceed the following criteria:
  • Demonstrate leadership that benefits the Palm Beach North community by creating or contributing significantly to the success of one or more local organizations.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Palm Beach North community by inspiring community-wide support.
  • Exemplifies the highest standards of business and community leadership.
  • Positively impacts the growth of the Palm Beach North Community.
The Woman of the Year Award recipient will be announced at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place on Tuesday, October 24 beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Member News

KOKO Fit Club kicked off a 12 week fitness challenge for 10 women from their community in conjunction with the American Heart Association. These women all work in Palm Beach County, for companies such as Jupiter Medical Center and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. They will have the benefit of their technology and coaching while being supported by AHA’s education programs.

Member Events

September 9
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League‘s Countdown2Zero Pet Adoption Event will be Saturday, September 9 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. They are in need of volunteers in a variety of ways. Please visit this link to view roles and to sign up for shifts.

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WHEN
Wednesday,
August 30

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE
Abacoa Golf Club
105 Barbados Dr.
Jupiter

COST
$35 for members, non-members and walk-ins are welcome

Last Chance!
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
ANNUAL TEA

Please join the Women in Business Council for their Annual Tea with guest speaker, Leslie Streeter of The Palm Beach Post. Flaunt your best tea dress and hat as we enjoy tea, light bites and desserts!

Attendees are welcome to bring a minimum $25 value door prize to the event. Please let the staff know at the registration table if you brought a door prize. When the winner is announced, your name and company will be represented.
Interested in becoming an Orchid Sponsor for the Women in Business Council? Please contact Erika for more information at erika@pbnchamber.com.

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