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Welcome to the Chamber Connect!
A weekly update giving you the latest and greatest news from the Chamber and the Palm Beach North community. The Chamber Connect will be delivered
every Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Have you heard of our new shop local campaign, #ilovelocalPBN?
Spending money at your favorite local business may lead to more money in your pocket. In a partnership with the PGA Corridor Association and Palm Beach North municipalities, #ilovelocalPBN is a month-long shop local campaign that encourages consumers to support the Palm Beach North businesses that have been affected most by the COVID-19 crisis.
Here’s how it works: spend $100 or more at a local Palm Beach North business within the retail, hospitality or personal care services industries, send a photo of the receipt to, and you will be entered into a random drawing on July 31 where one lucky winner will win $1500.
We need our Chamber supporters to help us SHARE the LOVE!
Show your love for local businesses through social media by sharing a photo with the business’s sign, logo or handle; use the hashtag #ilovelocalPBN and tag @pbnchamber.
Palm Beach Gardens Councilmember Chelsea Reed showing her love for local at HOTWORX in Palm Beach Gardens.
Immediate Past Chair John Carr enjoying 1000 North in Jupiter.
The Women in Business Council is dedicated to offering education and networking opportunities for Women in Business. WIBC Mentorship Bootcamp, presented by Lickstein Plastic Surgery, is an opportunity for women facing challenges affecting their career or business to grow personally and professionally. The three-month Bootcamp will offer one-on-one mentorship paired with a virtual classroom in three main focus areas: Public Speaking, Budgeting, and Goal Setting.
Upon the completion of the course, participants will have gained valuable knowledge and skills to advance their careers while building a network of personal and professional contacts.
Sessions include:
August 19: Public Speaking for the Virtual Speaker. Perfecting your introduction, story, and presentation.
September 16: Budgeting for Beginners, Presented by Financial Investment Network, Inc.
October 28: Goal Setting for Personal and Business Solutions, Presented by Proffitt Management Solutions
Interested in being a mentor?
Deadline is Friday, July 31
Interested in being a mentee?
Deadline is Monday, August 3
Have you taken The Pledge?
The Palm Beach North Chamber is committed to your health and safety. To show our unwavering support, we are proud to have signed The Palm Beaches Pledge, where we promise to follow the guidelines from health and government
officials designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We invite you to learn more about The Palm Beaches Pledge here.
Just because we are practicing social distancing, does not mean we have to stop engaging, learning and growing. We’ve got virtual events for you to keep you going.
Tech Toasts: Leadership Theme for Small Business Owners
Thursday @ 4PM
Tech Toasts are now FREE for members!
Social distancing does not have to prevent you from socializing. We invite you to join our Tech Toast each Thursday at 4 PM. Catch up with your peers and discuss how your business is dealing with the current situation.
This interactive virtual event is limited to 40 participants and we will break out into smaller groups. Feel free to bring in a glass of wine to bring the workday to a close.
This week’s theme is: The Conversation of Values in Leadership for Small Business Owners and Managers
You will need to order the 5 Levels of Leadership Value cards online today! They’re $10 online. These will be used to guide you through finding your values during this week’s Tech Toasts.
Thursday, July 16 @ 4 PM
Members: FREE | Future Members: $10
On the second Tuesday of each month, we feature one of our Executive Trustee Council Members. The Executive Trustee Council is a preferred membership program comprised of executive-level business leaders who share a united vision with the Chamber to further commerce in our community.
Thank you to Jim McCarten for being a member of our Executive Trustee Council. Jim is General Manager of The Gardens Mall, and has been for the past 30+ years.
The Gardens Mall has supported us for many years. They have been an active member of the Chamber since 1986. They host us annually for our Holiday Mixer, one of our most popular events. You may also recognize that they sponsor the Main Stage at ArtiGras every year.
In addition to being a board member and trustee, Jim stays involved by serving as Treasurer of the NorthPAC II Committee.
Did you know there are local businesses in The Gardens Mall that you can support through #ilovelocalPBN?
  • Oil & Vinegar
  • Park Avenue BBQ
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies
  • Fit 2 Run
  • Pandora
Old Bags Luncheon Purse-veres Through Pandemic
Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc. continues to think outside of the ‘bag’ with respect to their beloved Old Bags Luncheon®. The Center is excited to announce this summer’s Old Bags Luncheon® designer handbag Pop-Up Shop hosted online by Pioneer Linens.
The sale will run for the month of July and all proceeds will benefit Center for Family Services.  Over 80 new and gently used designer handbags will be available including Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Celine, Nancy Gonzalez, Daniella Ortiz, Frances Valentine, Tory Burch, Coach, Prada, Tiffany & Co., Adeam, Chloé and more! Read more.
Downtown Adds Life and Style to Upscale Lifestyle Center
The City of Palm Beach Gardens approved plans tonight that will transform the eat, live and play areas of ShopCore’s flagship property at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens. The common areas of the lifestyle plaza will be reimagined with new murals, landscaping, sculptural seating and swings. Read more.
Coronavirus Waivers: Be Cautious About Signing, Consumer Reports Says
Scott Medintz of Consumer Reports raises some timely and important questions. Even as coronavirus cases climb across the nation, many businesses are trying to reopen, and some are doing so with a new twist—asking customers to sign documents waiving their right to sue in the event that they contract COVID-19 on the premises. Read more.
Stretch Zone Announces Studio Opening in Palm Beach Gardens
Stretch Zone, the leader of practitioner assisted stretch and the pioneer of the Stretch Zone MethodÒ, announces the opening of its newest location in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Located at the newly renovated Seminole Shoppes on US1. The PGA East Stretch Zone is owned and operated by Helen Martin. Helen is a Stretch Zone owner with 11 studios from Orlando to Coral Springs. Read more.
Benjamin Commemorates 60th Anniversary
This year marks the 60th anniversary of what was once a three-car garage erected on a pineapple farm by two pioneering Northern educators. That dream, quite literally a one-room school house built by Marshall and Nancy Benjamin and called North Palm Beach Private School, has transformed over the past 60 years into The Benjamin School of today. Read more.
Have a story to tell? Let us know! Chamber members can submit press releases through ChamberMaster.
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce | 5520 PGA BlvdSuite 200Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

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