We would like to recognize Bianca Colon as our new Marketing and Events Coordinator here at Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce!
Bianca graduated from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management with a BS degree in Event Management. Throughout her years at UCF, Bianca was a student athlete on the Knightmoves Dance Team. She was then the representative for her team in the Student Athlete Leadership group. In addition to classes and dance commitments, she had an internship with California Pizza Kitchen’s Catering and Events department. Within her senior year at UCF, Bianca began to produce different events on her own time to build her own brand.
We are excited to see what is in store for her. Welcome to the Chamber, Bianca!
The mission of this leadership program is to educate and inform participants about the distinct characteristics that make Palm Beach North Florida’s Prosperity Coast. The program will focus on a prosperous economy, high quality of life, smart and connected region, and regional leadership within the 10 municipalities that make up Palm Beach North. You will attend presentations given by key community leaders and learn more about the diverse civic, economic and social environments within each area. Our goal is to provide a platform where current leaders of our business community will have access to elected officials, top executives and leaders, while becoming immersed, engaged and informed about our region.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the 2019 Prosperity Leadership Program, please contact Whitney West at Whitney@PBNChamber.com or 561-746-7111.
Know of anyone who has demonstrated high potential in the nonprofit or public sector space? If you do, then nominate them for Nonprofits First‘s next RisingLeaders Class. To learn more about the program or to nominate someone, visit https://www.nonprofitsfirst.org/page/RisingLeaders.
The Gardens Mall welcomes five new stores and a number of expansions this season. From fashion to footwear and furniture to food, shoppers will find new choices at each of these exciting new additions.
Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) is accepting applications for the 2019 Focus Program. The program is designed for those interested in deepening their knowledge about Palm Beach County. Open to the first 50 applicants. Learn more here http://bit.ly/1JvLSSv.
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc: Smart, Green and Gold, that’s 951 Yamato — 951 Yamato undergoes a series of property improvements, earning the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR rating — Read more: https://naimhcreal.blog/
You can make a difference in the Riviera Beach Community! We are looking for volunteers to help us during the International Coastal Cleanup. Please join us for team staging at Riviera Beach City Hall as we Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful. Call 561-844-3408 to register.
Join Loggerhead Marinelife Center on Saturday, September 15 at 8:30 am for the International CoastalCleanup. Last year nearly 800,000 people world-wide collected more than 18 MILLION pounds of trash. We will enjoy a light breakfast provided by Another Broken Egg, Whole Foods Market and coffee provide by Oceana Coffee. PLUS….a FREE Tee Shirt for the first 200 who attend!!! Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come support Friends Of Jupiter Beach on Tuesday, September 25 11:00am-9:00pm at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza @ 2680 PGA BLVD! When you purchase your meal mention your group’s name and follow the restaurant’s instructions to receive 20% of your meal’s price donated back to Friends of Jupiter Beach. Commit to eat here: https://www.groupraise.com/events/67637
You’ll never run out of reasons to participate in “Cardio at The Commons.” Saturday, September 29 is World Heart Day, so strap on your walking shoes for a 1.8-mile walk around PGA Commons. The “friend-raiser” kicks off a local teen’s efforts to raise awareness about heart disease. For more information, call (561) 630-8630 or visit pgacommons.com.
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, 5520 PGA Blvd, Suite 200, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL PANEL THIS FRIDAY ON SOBER HOMES
State Attorney Dave Aronberg has accepted an invitation to testify on fraud and abuse in the sober home industry before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. Aronberg, who leads a Sober Homes Task Force that has made 54 arrests for patient brokering and insurance fraud since October 2016, will provide a five-minute opening statement, followed by questions and answers. Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) extended the invitation for Aronberg to testify before the subcommittee, which includes local Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL).
This will mark the second time that Aronberg has testified on this subject. He and Chief Assistant State Attorney Alan Johnson testified before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee last December. Aronberg has repeatedly urged the federal government to review and revise its laws that have been exploited by unscrupulous individuals within the drug rehab industry to keep addicts in a perpetual cycle of relapse.
“Although we’ve had success at the local level in cleaning up the sober home industry, we can’t solve this problem by ourselves,” said Aronberg. “Hopefully, our upcoming hearing will lead to decisive federal action,” he said.
The Committee hearing is scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2018 at 9:00 am room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
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