Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
In This Issue
Trustee Luncheon
Former Chair Wins Award
2010 Business Awards
May Mixer
Ribbon Cuttings
Upcoming Events
Trustee Luncheon
Wednesday, April 28
12:00 p.m.
Invitation Only
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April Breakfast
Friday, April 30
7:45 a.m.
PBC Convention Center
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YPOP Relay for Life Benefit
Wednesday, May 5
Blue Martini - CityPlace
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Power Networking @ Lunch
Monday, May 10
Hilton PB Airport/Club 10
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Craig F. Thomas to Speak at Trustee Lunch on April 28
Craig F Thomas
Craig F. Thomas is vice president and senior economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for leading PNC's regional economic forecasting and analysis for the 13 states and major metropolitan areas, including the District of Columbia, that comprise PNC's core economic footprint. In addition, Thomas focuses on economic issues related to residential and commercial real estate nationwide. Thomas also assists with the analysis of U.S. economic and financial market conditions and prospects.
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Former Chamber Chair Wins Community Award
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GoodlettDavid Goodlett, former Chair of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, was awarded the 2010 Leadership Palm Beach County Excellence Award this month. This annual award is presented by the Leadership Palm Beach County organization. The award recognizes individuals who have provided exceptional leadership and volunteer service to the Palm Beaches.

Goodlett currently serves as Vice-President of Government & Community Relations for the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida.
2010 Business Awards Finalists Announced
The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches is pleased to announce the 2010 Business Awards Finalists. These awards recognize Palm Beach County companies that lead with confidence, demonstrating a solid commitment to their business goals, their employees and their local community.

The Small Business Person of the Year finalists are:
Jennifer Hampton, CEO - Superior Virtual Services
Christine Hanley, President - Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A.
Derrick McCray, owner - McCray's II Backyard BBQ.
The award is sponsored by AT&T Advertising Solutions, publisher of the AT&T Real Yellow Pages and YP.COM, the new YELLOWPAGES.COM.

The Business of the Year finalists are:
Good Karma Broadcasting/ESPN 760
Gunster, Attorneys at Law
Palm Beach Kennel Club
St. Mary's Medical Center and the Children's Hospital at St. Mary's
The award is sponsored by The Palm Beach Post.

The finalists in the Non-Profit category are:
Easter Seals Florida
Hanley Center
Little Smiles
Seagull Industries for the Disabled, Inc.

The finalists in the Health Care Provider of the Year Award include:
Dr. David Friedman, M.D., Chair, Departments of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery - Cleveland Clinic Florida Health and Wellness
Rosetta Rolle Hylton, Communications Coordinator/Community and Donor Family Services - Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency at The University of Miami
Dr. Mark T. Marciano, Optometric Physician, Marciano Family Optometric.
This award is sponsored by Florida's Blood Centers.   

The Business Awards Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 27 at 7:45 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Registration is open for tabletop displays and seats. Please click here to register online and for more information, contact Kelley Burke.
Gratify to Host Mixer
GratifyDowntown's newest restaurant, Gratify - An American Gastropub, will host the Chamber Mixer on Wednesday, May 12. It is located at 125 Datura Street, across from the Meyer Amphitheater, steps from the new waterfront. A Gastropub is a new type of eating place bridging the gap between booze joints and upscale restaurants. It is open for lunch and dinner.

Admission includes 2 beverages (beer, wine or soft drink) and appetizers. Register before 5pm on Tuesday, May 11 and save. To Register Click here.
The Chamber's Trustee Program: Fast Track to the Top
Looking for a way to reach the decision-makers of the most influential Chamber members?  Consider a Trustee membership for your company's top level executive.  The Trustee program provides an opportunity for executives to receive the prestige of networking with their peers while achieving maximum recognition.  

When they join the program, Trustees are introduced to the membership and the community with a feature article, color photograph and biography in the Chamber newsletter, Business Watch. They also appear in the Guide to the Palm Beaches in the Trustee section - again, with company logo, a photo and biography of the Trustee and in a special section of the Chamber's website. The deadline for inclusion in the Guide to the Palm Beaches is April 30.  

In addition to all the recognition and highlighted opportunities, Trustees have the benefit of exclusive networking and educational events specifically targeted to Trustee members and their guests. These include private events with local, state and national leaders, such as the upcoming event with Craig Thomas, Vice-President and Senior Economist with the PNC Financial Services Group.  

For more information on the program, its events and publication deadlines, contact Kelly Fanelli, Membership Director, at (561) 833-3711 ext 235. 
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