By: Stephanie Immelman Interim CEO of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers
It’s that time of year. It’s the start of our Community’s Season. October is the best time to be in Delray Beach because our favorite events start taking place and it’s still quiet enough in town to enjoy them. I always look forward to the Witches ride, the Green Market and the Friday Night Concerts at Old School Square.
It’s also time for Party in Paradise, the Chamber’s annual fundraising event. This year it takes place on Oct. 10, from 6-9 p.m. at the Delray Beach Club. It’s a luau theme so expect tropical drinks and Hawaiian entertainment. Tickets are $100. Go to www.delraybeach.com to register.
Leadership Delray kicks off on Oct. 16.
Leadership Delray kicks off on Oct. 16. Twenty young business leaders in the community take one day per month to learn about what makes this City tick —from visits with the Mayor and tours of the Police and Fire Departments to field trips out to the Agricultural Reserve in Belle Glade. This year we are partnering with the National Leadership Institute who will provide Leadership training modules during each session.
The Chairman’s Club welcomes Art Hogan, CNBC Financial Correspondent , on Oct. 9 at the Seagate Beach Club.
We’ve got a lot going on and we want you to engage with the Chamber.
But it’s a two way street.
When I started as the Interim CEO, I felt that it was really important that the Chamber staff and Board participate more in Community events. The team here took that direction and ran with it and nowadays, you’ll find Chamber staff at events and happenings all over town such as welcoming kids back to school at Village Academy.
That’s why the Chamber offices will be open on the First Friday Artwalk on Oct. 4. We’re partnering with artists from the Arts Warehouse and the kids from the Milagro Center to showcase their artwork with a Climate theme.
You’ll also find us at the Police Department’s National Night Out against crime which was rescheduled to Oct. 3 on the grounds of Old School Square.
Enjoy the beginning of our Community’s Season this October. We hope to see you around town!