• Small Biz Event Calendar

    2018

    October 25

    Downtown Goes PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    @ Downtown Delray Beach

     

    Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority & the Downtown Merchants are going PINK to raise funds & awareness for local, life saving, breast cancer programs and research to find a cure! The Delray Beach DDA & the Downtown businesses will be "painting the Downtown pink."

     

    Details and participating merchants are available on the DDA website.

    October 13, 8:30am-1pm

    2018 Subcontractor Min-Conference

    @ Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue

     

    This free half-day event—produced by the SBDC at FAU Division of Research, the City of Delray Beach, Delray Beach CRA, and the Delray Beach Public Library—is for all subcontractors in Delray Beach. The agenda includes top-level networking, access to industry experts, a State of the Construction Industry overview, and more.

     

    Free event, with advance registration. Breakfast and lunch included. Registration and more details on the Go Build Delray website, or call 561.243.7009.

    October 6, 8:30am-3:30pm

    5th Annual Women's Business Conference: Strategies to Grow

    @ South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL, 33446

     

    The Florida Women's Business Center presents its 5th Annual Women's Business Conference. This exciting event is a great resource for entrepreneurs seeking resources to grow their operations and revenue. The agenda includes networking, expert panel, and keynote address, as well as a “Tuna Tank”© funding pitch competition.

     

    Tickets are $99 and include breakfast and lunch. Free parking. Visit the Florida Women's Business Center website to register. For more info, call 561.265.3790 x111.

    June 2, 8am-4pm

    The 9th Annual SCORE Business Conference

    @ St. John Paul II Academy, 4001 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton

     

    Expert speakers will offer exclusive tips, insight and tools to grow your small business. Network with other entrepreneurs and service providers.

     

    Tickets are FREE but space is limited. Register in advance online.

    May 31, 8am

    Business & Bagels

    @ Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, 140 NE 2nd Avenue

     

    Get your day started out right building business relationships while enjoying Starbuck's coffee and treats.

     

    Free for Chamber members. More info on the Chamber website.

    May 24, 11am-1pm

    Brain Break

    @ Libby Wesley Plaza, SW corner of Atlantic and SW 5th Avenues

     

    T'he Delray Beach DDA, joined by other community partners, is leading the community in some playful lunchtime fun, promoting positive mental health & well-being to downtown employees, business owners and visitors alike.

     

    Free to attend. No RSVP required. For more info, contact the Downtown Development Authority at (561) 243-1077 or dda@downtowndelraybeach.com.

    May 24, 9am

    "Keep It Local" Seminar

    @ Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, 140 NE 1st Street

     

    The City of Delray Beach is committed to "keeping it local" by providing more contract opportunities to local businesses. The City's Purchasing Department and Office of Economic Development will share various resources and opportunities for local businesses to do more work in their own community.

     

    Free to attend. For more information, contact the Office of Economic Development at 561-243-7054.

    May 24

    Get Your Green On

    @ Citywide

     

    Healthier Delray Beach is reminding everyone that May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Let's all wear green in support of mental health and wellness, and a community made up of healthy people and businesses! Be on the lookout for special deals and promotions from local businesses as they get their green on, too! 

     

    For more info, visit getyourgreenon.org.

    May 23, 5:30-7:30pm

    YPAD Wealth & Wellness Wine Down

    @ Hyatt Place Hotel, 104 NE 2nd Avenue

     

    The Young Professionals Association of Delray is back with the latest installment of their signature entrepreneur roundtable series. The Wealth & Wellness Wine Down will feature 5 entrepreneurs ready to share their insights on the challenges and opportunities of business success. Attendees get face time in small groups with each entrepreneur while networking and sampling wine.

     

    Seating is limited; advance tickets are recommended. Get more information about YPAD and the event on the Chamber of Commerce website.

    May 22, 6-7:30pm

    Key Elements of Business Planning

    @ Inc.Pad, 2nd Floor of Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue

     

    Learn a method to map your business strategy in preparation for creating a business plan. We’ll use a Business Model Canvas to either envision your new start-up or check your progress in the business you currently run. You’ll leave with both your map, as well as resources to take the next step of creating a full business plan document. Presented by the Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida Atlantic University Division of Research (Florida SBDC at FAU), in partnership with the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the Delray Beach Public Library.

     

    This program is a part of the ongoing Delray Beach Learning Series, dedicated to leading entrepreneurs through each step of launching a business.

     

    Free to attend, but RSVP required. Click here to register online.

     

    May 21, 9-10:30am

    DDA Hurricane Readiness Meeting

    @ Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue

     

    The DDA and the City's Emergency Management Department will help our merchants and businesses prepare for the approaching hurricane season. Topics for discussion include: individual and family preparedness; physical hardening and shuttering facilities; emergency communications; evacuations and sheltering; damage assessments; reopening for business; SBA loans; National Flood Insurance Program, and so much more!

     

    Free to attend. For more indo, call the DDA at 561-243-1077.

    May 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.

    May 19, 6-11pm

    TED Center & FWBC "Shining Stars" Gala

    @ Benvenuto Restaurant, 1730 N. Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach

     

    Join us as the TED Center and Florida Women's Business Center prepare to honor outstanding businesses in our community at their 2017 annual awards gala.

     

    For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and table purchases, email TED Center Executive Director Seabron Smith.

    May 18, 8am

    Chamber Foundations: Protecting Yourself & Your Business

    @ Chamber of Commerce, 140 NE 1st Street

     

    Foundations, a monthly meeting open to all Delray Chamber of Commerce members for starting or growing your business. This month, get practical insights from an experienced local entrepreneur on how to better prepare for both successes and failures in business.

     

    Free to attend, no RSVP necessary, coffee provided. More information on the Chamber website.

    May 17, 6-8pm

    Marketing & Promotions for Visual Artists & Creatives

    @ Arts Warehouse, 313 NE 3rd Street

     

    Self promotion and success go hand-in-hand and are a learned skill. This workshop is about self-promotion for visual artists, however, nearly all of what is offered would work for any creative person seeking to market themselves.

    Join the Arts Warehouse to hear an interactive panel of experts offer priceless information to you develop your business skills. It's an interactive discussion so bring your questions!
     

    $20 admission. Full event details and tickets available online.

    May 15, 5-8pm

    Delray Business Expo 2018

    @ Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Avenue

     

    The Delray Business Expo 2018 is the signature annual trade show and networking event by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. With more than 200 attendees each year, it's a great opportunity to discover new products, services and technologies while meeting leads, customers and service providers from new and established companies of all sizes in the Delray Beach area.


    Free admission. Details and vendor information available on the Chamber website.

    May 12, 6-10pm

    Frog Alley Caribbean Festival

    LIbby Wesley Plaza (SW corner of W. Atlantic Avenue and SW 5th Avenue) and along SW 5th Avenue to SW 1st Street.

     

    The tastes, sights and sounds of the Caribbean are coming to The Set in Delray Beach at this free family event.

     

    Free event. Visit thesetdelray.org/frogalley for more info.

    May 12, 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 10, 8:30am

    Downtown Merchant & Business Association Meeting

    @ Northern Trust Bank, 770 E. Atlantic Avenue

     

    The Downtown Merchant & Business Association (DMBA) provides a forum for downtown businesses to collaborate on programs, communicate, and be a collective voice that advocates for activities that promote the retention and smart growth of the downtown business community. Owners and operators of all restaurants of restaurants, businesses, and retail shops throughout the DDA district are welcome to join.

     

    More information is available from the Delray Beach DDA website.

    May 8, 5:30-6:30pm

    Launching A Small Business

    @ Inc.Pad, 2nd Floor of Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue

     

    Learn the steps necessary to put your business on the right course, including ideas from companies that have successfully taken this path, and resources that can be of help. Presented by the Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida Atlantic University Division of Research (Florida SBDC at FAU), in partnership with the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the Delray Beach Public Library.

     

    This program is a part of the ongoing Delray Beach Learning Series, dedicated to leading entrepreneurs through each step of launching a business.

     

    Free to attend, but RSVP required. Click here to register online.

     

    May 5, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

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

     

    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 4, 6-9pm

    DDA First Friday Artwalk

    @ Downtown Delray Beach

     

    Experience an evening of art, education and relaxation in our award-winning Arts Town. This self-guided tour and year-long event invites you to explore the heart & soul of our art scene on the First Friday of every month from 6 - 9 p.m. Enjoy art galleries and working studios while you meet with many of our talented, local artists. The Art Walk features three artistic areas; Atlantic Avenue, Pineapple Grove and Artists Alley.

     

    Free event - no ticket, pass, or coupon required. Don't forget to use #DelrayArtWalk when you share your Art Walk photos on social media. Details and list of participating galleries and studios available on the DDA website.

    May 1, 6pm

    We ♥ Small Biz Proclamation

    @ Delray Beach City Hall, Commission Chambers, 150 NW 1st Avenue

     

    Help us commemorate Delray Beach's fourth annual "We ♥ Small Biz Month" observance, as the City Commission prepares to adopt a proclamation in support of the initiative.

     

    For more information, contact the Office of Economic Development, 561-243-7009.

    May 1 through May 13

    Annual Mother's Day Shopping & Orchid Giveaway

    @ Downtown Delray Beach

     

    Shop in downtown Delray Beach May 1 - May 13 and receive one Phalaenopisis Orchid Plant with every $200 spent at Downtown Delray Beach fashion boutiques, specialty stores, gift shops, art galleries, spas, salons and fitness studios.

     

    Visit the Delray Beach DDA website for details.

    April 28, 9am-2pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

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

     

    Join the Delray Beach Office of Economic Development at Delray Beach's favorite open-air weekly market! Operated by the Delray Beach CRA, the GreenMarket hosts more than 60 vendors who offer local farm-to-fork produce, just picked citrus and juice, farm fresh eggs, raw milk and butter, artisan baked goods, fresh cut flowers, plants and other unique gourmet fare.

     

    Free event, with live music each week, and kid's activities. Visit delraycra.org/greenmarket for more info.

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