February Breakfast - 2023
The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches is pleased to announce another outstanding keynote speaker for our February Breakfast. The Business Development Board (BDB) of Palm Beach County President and CEO, Kelly Smallridge, will discuss Economic Development in Palm Beach County: An overview of companies that have relocated or expanded into the county over the past 12 months.
The Palm Beach International Boat Show is providing two VIP Windward Lounge tickets to the 2023 Show that can be used for one day on one of the four days of this year's Show, March 23-26, 2023. Valued at $750. Raffle tickets sold day of breakfast. Must be present at the drawing to win.
Kelly L. Smallridge is President and CEO of Palm Beach County's public/private economic development agency, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB). She serves as the longest tenured economic development president in the State of Florida and has a solid track record in facilitating some of the largest job creation projects for Palm Beach County. In 2013, Governor Rick Scott awarded Kelly with the Governor's Ambassador Medal recognizing her hard work in creating jobs in Palm Beach County.
Kelly oversees all operations of the Business Development Board, which is one of only two Accredited Economic Development Boards in the State of Florida. In 2004, she became the first female President of a South Florida economic development board after serving in many different capacities within the organization including the lead role for the Recruitment, Retention and Expansion from 1988-2004. In addition, she serves as Chair of the Florida Economic Development Council and as a director of the following boards: Enterprise Florida, South Florida Fair, the Homeless Coalition, and The Education Foundation. She is a member of the International Women's Forum and International Economic Development Council.
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