Friday, November 23, 2018

Palmetto Bay - working to support our local business

Palmetto Bay has many small business - and I make it a habit to support our local businesses first whenever possible - whether it is a pump store, flooring, restaurant, pool supply, have our cell phones repaired - you get the idea. we even had a TV repaired (remember repairing, rather than simply 'replacing' TVs?).  We did and we found a local TV repair right here in Palmetto Bay - just north of 144 street.  I can't pick the most outstanding small business in Palmetto Bay - we need to support all of them. So where do you take your business in Palmetto Bay? I posted a photo collage below of some of the places I tregularly patronize. I honestly do not have enough room to list all the businesses I patronize.

Nurturing small businesses in Palmetto Bay is one of the reasons I sponsored the creation of the Palmetto Bay Partnership Advisory Committee which was created via Ordinance.

Its Mission: To realize the economic and social potential of the Village of Palmetto Bay by providing advisory input, and recommendations to the Mayor and Council. Assist the Mayor and Council in implementing these recommendations, and those recommendations that accrue from the Village’s Strategic Plan, as requested by the Mayor and Council.

Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy.
According to the SBA, more than half of Americans own or work for a small business. Entrepreneurs also help create two out of every three new jobs in the United States, yearly. Since the week-long event was first issued in 1963, the number of small businesses created has continued to rise. Fewer businesses are failing, too. Although it is quite popular to cite startup failure statistics — particularly in their first year — the reality is that 50 percent of small businesses survive five years or more in business.

Recognizing that it is always important to support our local businesses, I am proud to have participated in the origination of the Palmetto Bay Business Association (PBBA) . As stated on their website (CLICK HERE):

These businesses are where we shop, dine, workout or receive other services including various repairs. The Palmetto Bay Business association is largely made up of local owners living in and around our Palmetto Bay community.

The PBBA meets the first Thursday of each month and members pay only $20 to enjoy fabulous food, conversation and a featured speaker. The monthly event gathers to network at 11:30 a.m. and is usually finished by 1:15 p.m.

A “highlight” is always the Village update, a short presentation on relevant updates regarding Palmetto Bay.

Please support our local business, including those listed in membership of the PBBA.

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