• Small Biz Event Calendar

    May 2019

    Wed. May 1 - Sat. May 11, All Day

    Downtown Delray Beach Mother's Day Orchid Giveaway

    @ Downtown Delray Beach


    Shop Downtown May 1 - May 11 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. Keep your receipts and return May 8 - 11** to pick up your Orchid Plant(s) at the following 2019 Orchid Stations:

    1. Hands – 325 E. Atlantic Ave

    2. Coco & Co – 209 E. Atlantic Ave (New this year!)

    3. Sara Campbell – 1051 E. Atlantic Ave (New this year!)


    *There is a limit of 10 orchids per person.

    **Orchid Pick-Up Dates and Times: Wednesday, May 8 – Friday, May 10: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Thurs. May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 9 am - 2:30 pm

    Art Space Co-Working Art Studios

    @ Arts Warehouse, 313 NE 3rd Avenue


    BYOM[aterials] and start making art | $15.00 per/session. 2 studios to choose from:

    WET STUDIO | sink, 6 easels, white board and 1 standing table and stools, natural lighting (in artist studio hallway)

    DRY STUDIO | 6 tall work tables, stools and natural lighting (off gallery). There is no storage available for artist. All equipment tables, easels, stools are limited to first come first serve. Visit Arts Warehouse for all details.

    Fri. May 3 and 17, 9 am - 4:00 pm

    #FreelanceFriday Pop-Up Coworking Space

    @ Pop Up, Pop In - 708 W. Atlantic Avenue


    Calling all Delray Beach freelancers and digital nomads! Come work in a fresh environment while connecting with other locals. Free entry and WiFi. Bring your own device.


    For more information, call the Office of Economic Development at 561.243.7009.

    Sat. May 4, 11 and 18, 9 am - 2 pm

    Delray GreenMarket in the Park

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


    The Delray GreenMarket is a Saturday morning open-air 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.


    On May 4th, drop by the Delray Beach Office of Economic Development tent as they kick-off the celebration of the 2019 We Small Biz Month! Get some free swag to show your love for local small businesses.


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

    Tues. May 7, 3:30 pm

    We ❤ Small Biz Month Proclamation + Team Photo

    @ Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave


    Join the Delray Beach Office of Economic Development and other community partners for a group photo with Mayor Shelly Petrolia and as the City Commission approves a proclamation to commemorate May 2019 as the 5th Annual We Small Biz Month.


    For more information, email the Office of Economic Development.

    Fri. May 10, 11 am - 1 pm

    Contracts & Agreements hosted by the Florida Women's Business Center

    @ Florida Women's Business Center, 401 W. Atlantic Ave. - Ste. O9, Delray Beach, FL 33444


    Free Workshop. Understand the language and basics of contracting of the growing Construction Industry. Space is limited and registration is required at www.flwbc.org. Questions? Call Victoria @ 561.265.3790 x 103.

    Sat. May 11 and May 18, 12 - 2 pm

    TED Center's Youth Entrepreneurial Program - Ages

    @ TED Center, 401 W. Atlantic Ave. - Ste. O9, Delray Beach, FL 33444


    Free Workshop. Space is limited and registration is required at www.flwbc.org. Questions? Call Victoria @ 561.265.3790 x 103.

    Wed. May 15, 4 - 6 pm

    OED Office Hours and Small Talk with Morris Carstarphen

    @ Pop Up, Pop In - 708 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444


    Do you have questions about doing business in Delray Beach? Drop into this new pop-up space to speak with the Office of Economic Development and other partners. Then join us at 5:30pm for the debut of our new entrepreneur conversation series called Small Talk. Our first guest entrepreneur is Morris Carstarphen, Owner/President of MAC Express Cleaning Services. For more info, contact the Delray Beach Office of Economic Development: BizHelp@mydelraybeach.com 561.243.7009.

    Fri. May 17, 11 am - 1 pm

    RFPs & RFQs: Learn to Respond by the Florida Women's Business Center

    @ Florida Women's Business Center, 401 W. Atlantic Ave. - Ste. O9, Delray Beach, FL 33444


    Free Workshop. Space is limited and registration is required at www.flwbc.org. Questions? Call Victoria @ 561.265.3790 x 103.

    Tues. May 21, 4 - 6 pm

    Key Elements of Business Planning by Florida SBDC at FAU

    @ Delray Beach Public Library Business Resource Center, 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. Click here to register online, or visit floridasbdc.org/get-training

    Wed. May 22, 4 - 7 pm

    Chamber East Delray Business Expo

    @ Delray Beach Arts Garage


    Boost your brand and elevate your networking by attending the 2019 East Delray Business Expo, the Chamber's signature annual trade show and networking event.

    • Discover new products, services & technologies 
    • Meet leads, customers and service providers from both new and established companies of all sizes in the Delray Beach area.
    • Hundreds attend so don't miss it this year!

    Visit the Chamber website for all details.

    Thurs. May 23, All Day

    Get Your Green On

    Throughout Delray Beach


    Folks in Delray Beach will wear green on May 23, 2019 to raise the visibility of Mental Health Awareness Month. Some of our favorite local small businesses joined in with special deals, promotions, and events too. Help raise awareness for good mental heath and trauma informed care. Get Your Green On!

    Thurs. May 23, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

    YPAD Hustle & Hops Entrepreneur's Roundtable

    @ Hyatt Place Delray Beach, 104 NE 2 Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444


    Professionals under 40 years of age are invited to an energized roundtable discussion with small business owners & influencers featuring Christina Allen, Ethan Dangerwing, Kilburn Sherman, Nada Virgili Dr. Marcie Young and accompanied by a beer tasting and light bites. Purchase tickets at delraybeach.com/ypad. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

    Thurs. May 24, 11 am - 1 pm

    How to Locate Potential Bid Opportunities

    @ Florida Women's Business Center, 401 W. Atlantic Ave., Ste. O9, Delray Beach, FL 33444


    Learn key strategies and tactics to find new opportunities with public agencies and for government projects and contracts. Visit the FWBC for all details.

    Wed. May 29, 6 pm

    SCORE Marketing Tips to Grow Your Business

    @ IBMSECU, 1000 NW 17 Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33445


    Hosted by the IBMSECU team, join this unique opportunity to learn the basics of business from an industry professional. Workshop highlights:

    • Learn the critical role Marketing  plays within a business plan
    • Explore how Marketing is a tool to define revenue channels and drive sales
    • Understanding your competition
    • Improve the awareness and health of your business
    Please RSVP for the in-person seminar (seats are limited) or webinar by May 28th:

    Thurs. May 30, 8 - 9 am

    Business & Bagels

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


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


    Admission is $10 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members. Details and event registration available on the Chamber website.

    Fri. May 31, 8 - 9 am

    Blackmer's Market in The Set

    @ Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 40 NW 4th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444


    A new night market in The Set featuring local artisans with beauty products, jewelry, crafts, savory and sweet food (jams, jellies, sauces and spices), clothing, accessories, art and entertainment. Interested vendors should contact @Thrive Delray and register with the Peach Umbrella network -

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