• Showing the Love.

    With more than 93% of Delray Beach companies having 30 or fewer employees, small business is big business in Delray Beach. Our local small business owners contribute both to our economy and to our sense of community. They are our bosses, our neighbors, our sponsors, and our friends.

     

    In Delray Beach "small" doesn't mean insignificant. We're proud to be home to so many entrepreneurs and innovators that work hard to be successful. We ♥ Small Biz in Delray Beach, and we work hard to show them the love everyday.

     

    Check the schedule below for details on events and happenings around town that can benefit your small business!

  • Small Biz Event Calendar

    2016

    Aug 25, 8-9am

    Business & Bagels

    Start your day off at the Chamber of Commerce with coffee, breakfast snacks, and making new contacts while getting to know Chamber President Karen Granger.

     

    Members $5, Non-members $10. Register online.

    August 18, 5:15-7pm

    Contacts & Cocktails

    @ The Surfing Museum & Gallery

     

    Members $10 in advance, $15 at the door, future members $20. Register online.

    August 8, 3:00pm

    CRA Business Grants Workshop

    @ Chamber of Commerce, 140 NE 1st Street

     

    Learn about the grant opportunities available through the Delray Beach CRA, including eligibility criteria, application requirements, and the approval process.

     

    Advance registration required. Call the CRA at 561.276.8640 for info and registration.

    August 1-7

    Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2016

    Diners can enjoy special three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus and culinary experiences including wine & beer tasting/food pairing dinners, juicing/nutrition class, cocktail classes, chef demonstrations and more. The week-long event is produced by the Delray Beach DDA, in partnership with downtown restaurants and merchants.

     

    Restaurant reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made directly through the restaurant/merchant. Details on the DDA website.

    July 28, 5:30pm

    YPAD Social @ Saltwater Brewery

    The Young Professionals Association of Delray (YPAD) will be headed to Saltwater Brewery to Explore the Depths of Beer. Bring your co-workers and friends for a night of networking with the most talked about young professionals networking group in South Florida!

     

    Details and free registration available on the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce website.

    June 30, 8-9am

    Business & Bagels

     

    @ Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce (140 NE 1st Street)

     

    Get your day started out right building business relationships while enjoying coffee and bagels.

     

    Admission is $5 for Chamber members; $10 for non-members. Online registration available on the Chamber website.

    May 24, 5-8pm

    Biz-Tech Delray 2016

    @ Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Avenue

     

    Don't miss out on the biggest and best networking event of the year from the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce!

     

    Free to attend! Details and vendor registration available on the Chamber website.

    May 21, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket has extended its season through the end of May! This open-air market is a Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    May 20, 5-9pm

    Sets in the West - Neighborhood Block Party

    Historic NW 5th Avenue, in front of the Spady Museum (170 NW 5th Avenue)

     

    Join the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative and other community partners for this free neighborhood block party celebrating the beginning of summer. There will be live entertainment, a kids corner, food trucks, and more. Visit www.setsinthewestdelray.com for details.

    May 18, 10am

    Business Walk - The Set

    Representatives from the city's economic development team will make their second annual walk through the West Atlantic Avenue commercial corridor, visiting each business to offer personal introductions and a little love, while administering a brief annual survey.

    May 14, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket has extended its season through the end of May! This open-air market is a Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    May 12, 10am

    Downtown Core Business Walk

    Representatives from the city's economic development team will take a walk through the core of the downtown business district, visiting each business to offer personal introductions and a little love, while administering a brief annual survey.

    May 10, 11:30am-1pm

    New Members Orientation Luncheon

    @ Chamber of Commerce

     

    FREE for new members. Enjoy lunch, learn about the Chamber and how to make the most of your new membership

    May 9, 3pm

    CRA Business Grants Workshop

    @ Chamber of Commerce, 140 NE 1st Street

     

    Learn about the grant opportunities available through the Delray Beach CRA, including eligibility criteria, application requirements, and the approval process.

     

    Advance registration required. Call the CRA at 561.276.8640 for info and registration.

    May 7, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket has extended its season through the end of May! This open-air market is a Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    May 6, 6-9pm

    Art Walk in Downtown Delray

    Stroll throughout downtown Delray Beach and a special night featuring special artist showings, jewelry, entertainment, receptions and more at over 14 Fine Art Galleries in Pineapple Grove District and along Atlantic Ave.

     

    First Friday of every month. Check out the DDA website for a list of downtown art galleries.

    May 4, 8am-1pm

    Small Biz MiniCon

    @ Old School Square Fieldhouse

     

    The 2016 Small Biz MiniCon is a free half-day mini conference for current and prospective small businesses based in Delray Beach. Connect with representatives of Delray Beach’s economic development team and get practical advice from local business owners, all while expanding your network of professional connections. Also, learn how to leverage market research and financial planning tools from the SBDC at Palm Beach State College to take your business to the next level.

    Seating is limited. Register for free today!

     

    Register: http://2016smallbizminicon.eventbrite.com

    May 3, 5:30pm

    We ♥ Small Biz Month Proclamation Photo

     

    @ City Hall, 100 NW 1st Avenue

     

    Join us for photos with Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein, our economic development team and small business owners as we celebrate the adoption of the We ♥ Small Biz Month Proclamation.

    April 30, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket has extended its season through the end of May! This open-air market is a Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    April 28, 5:30-7:30pm

    Meet the Brewers

    @ Old School Square Fieldhouse

     

    Join the Young Professionals Association of Delray to meet and mingle with 5 local brewers offering exclusive industry insight and samples. Hosted by Kavita Channe.

     

    $10 in advance, $15 at the door. More details and registration available online.

    April 28, 8-9am

    Business & Bagels

    @ Chamber of Commerce

     

    Start your day off with coffee, breakfast snacks, and making new contacts.

    $5 to attend. RSVP online at http://goo.gl/pqs15f

    April 27, 3-7pm

    Google Street Party

    @ Libby Wesley Plaza, SW corner of the intersection of West Atlantic Avenue and SW 5th Avenue

     

    The Florida Women's Business Center has partnered with Google in the National Put Our Cities on the Map program to help small businesses get found online. This event also provides an opportunity to showcase products and services and network. Small business owners will be featured, from fashion shows to musical entertainment and food.


    Local small business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone thinking about starting or expanding a business should attend. Free registration online: www.flwbc.org.

    April 23, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket has extended its season through the end of May! This open-air market is a Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    April 21, 5:15-7pm

    Contacts & Cocktails

    @ SOFA, 151 SE 3rd Ave

     

    Members $10 in advance, $15 at door; future members $20. Details and registration online at http://goo.gl/QkKVXv

    April 16, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket is an open-air Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    April 12, 8:30am

    Residential Realtor Roundtable

    @Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

     

    The session will include presentations by the Property Appraisers’ office and Delray Beach Code Enforcement Division, followed by a roundtable discussion on issues affecting the Delray Beach residential real estate market.

     

    Free for Chamber realtor members; $25 for non-members. For details, call Patty at 561-278-0424 x105 or visit the Chamber website to register.

    April 11, 3pm

    CRA Business Grants Workshop

    @ Chamber of Commerce, 140 NE 1st Street

     

    Learn about the grant opportunities available through the Delray Beach CRA, including eligibility criteria, application requirements, and the approval process.

     

    Advance registration required. Call the CRA at 561.276.8640 for info and registration.

    April 8-10, Fri-Sun

    54th Annual Delray Affair

    April 8-10, 2016

     

    The award-winning Delray Affair is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue.

     

    Fri & Sat: 10 am - 6 pm; Sun: 10 am - 5 pm. Visit www.delrayaffair.com for maps, vendor list and more info.

    April 2, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket is an open-air, Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    March 31, 5:30-7:30pm

    YPAD Event: Building A Winning Culture

    @Honey, 16 E. Atlantic Ave

     

    The Young Professionals Association of Delray welcomes Florida Atlantic University head football coach Charlie Partridge, who will share insights on how he motivates his team and staff in an exciting talk in an engaging setting.

    Giveaways and fun prizes offered by FAU Athletics, and happy hour specials offered by Honey. Entertainment by The Supersede Group.

     

    Free to attend for all young professionals under age 40. No RSVP required. For more info call 561-287-0424 or visit delraybeach.com/ypad.

    March 26, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket has extended its season through the end of May! This open-air market is a Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    March 19, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket has extended its season through the end of May! This open-air market is a Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    March 15, 7:45-9am

    Membership Media Breakfast

    @ Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave..

     

    Learn how to get coverage and have your business in the media by hearing from a panel of media experts. Moderated by writer and media guru Rick Pollack with Q&A to follow. $22 members, $30 future members. Register online

    March 14, 3pm

    CRA Business Grants Workshop

    @ Chamber of Commerce, 140 NE 1st Street

     

    Learn about the grant opportunities available through the Delray Beach CRA, including eligibility criteria, application requirements, and the approval process.

     

    Advance registration required. Call the CRA at 561.276.8640 for info and registration.

    March 10, 5:15-7pm

    Contacts & Cocktails

    @ Carl's Patio, 14859 Lyons Rd, Delray Marketplace.

     

    Members $10 in advance, $15 at the door, future members $20. Register online

    March 5, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket has extended its season through the end of May! This open-air market is a Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    Feb 27, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket has extended its season through the end of May! This open-air market is a Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    Feb 25, 8-9am

    Business & Bagels

    @ Chamber of Commerce

     

    Start your day off with coffee, breakfast snacks, and making new contacts, RSVP online, $5

    Feb 20, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

    @ Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Avenue, a half block north of Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Delray GreenMarket has extended its season through the end of May! This open-air market is a Saturday morning destination, operated by the Delray Beach CRA. More than 60 vendors offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, 100% grass-fed and finished (antibiotic and hormone free) Florida beef, poultry, pork and lamb, fragrant artisan baked goods, plenty of gluten free, vegan and sugar free products, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

    Feb 17, 5:45pm

    10th Annual Chamber Tennis Bash and Contacts & Cocktails

    In the 'Hospitality Pavilion' at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, at the Delray Beach Open, RSVP online

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    We ♥ Small Biz is a collaborative initiative, implemented through the joint efforts of nine organizations that serve local small businesses. Each of us offers a different set of resources, and collectively we're here to help you start up, expand, and sustain your enterprise.

     

    Not sure which organization you should work with? No problem. Once you connect with any of us in the Delray Beach family, we'll make sure you're well taken care of.

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    Marketing Cooperative

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