The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) unveiled a collaborative, multi-platform campaign to create awareness about the vital importance of supporting local businesses. In an effort to generate support for local businesses and help bolster Palm Beach County’s “recovery economy,” a 40-foot banner was installed on the west wall of its West Palm Beach headquarters at 310 Evernia Street that encourages businesses and citizens to buy local, meet local, eat local, stay local, play local, dine local, etc. This message will also appear in hundreds of email signatures, email campaigns and newsletters over the next six months from members of the business community, as well as the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. More > “PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BOARD LAUNCHES NEW “INVEST LOCAL” CAMPAIGN”
Meanwhile our *local* PGA Tour stop is continuing to do so much good in our community …granting over 205-thousand dollars to The Glades Initiative’s food program ….who’ve provided food to 4-times more people since the Coronavirus hit.
Business leaders shared advice and lessons learned to revive the economy and keep corporate philanthropy growing at Boca Chamber’s webinars this week.
Summer enrollment is up at Palm Beach State College, and students also are taking more classes than last year. More > “PBSC SEES HIKE IN SUMMER ENROLLMENT”
Florida Farm Bureau Federation has named Rick Roth as its 2020 Florida Farmer of the Year. Roth is a longtime, Palm Beach County-based vegetable, herb, rice, sugarcane, and sod producer. He’s also an active participant in local politics, being a member of the Florida House of Representatives.
Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., has been elected by her peers from around the nation to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges.
Today, industrial and commercial real estate leaders heard local, national and international perspectives from real estate experts at the Business Development Board’s virtual Real Estate Roundtable meeting. This particular meeting brought leaders from across the world to take a look at “Trends in the Marketplace Post COVID-19”, sponsored by Jesse Flowers of CenterState Bank and Moderated by Christopher Thomson of Cushman & Wakefield. More > “EXPERTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WEIGH IN ON PALM BEACH COUNTY’S FUTURE MARKETPLACE”
What are the most popular programs for the college?
As a state college, 60% of our students come here to earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree and transfer to our bachelor’s programs or to a university bachelor’s program, most frequently in the state. Most of our students want to transfer to Florida Atlantic University or the University of Central Florida. Florida International University and the University of Florida are also top choices.
PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will transition from pre-summer feeding at eight locations to the full Summer Food Service Program feeding schedule. Beginning June 1, 43 sites throughout the county, including 16 Palm Beach County Library locations, will serve as meal distribution sites with additional sites added weekly.
Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, applications opened for $16 billion in U.S. Department of Agriculture financial support through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to help American farmers impacted by COVID-19. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging all eligible Florida farmers and ranchers to apply immediately through their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.