The 2018 Treasure Coast Business Summit is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary with an exciting lineup of educational and inspirational experiences.

2018 Keynote Speaker


Peter W. Busch has been the proud owner of Southern Eagle Distribution, a leading, full-service beverage distributor on the Treasure Coast of Florida since 1984. Mr. Busch has been Chairman of Advisory Board at High Performance Beverages Company since March 2014. He served as President of the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association. In addition to his business accomplishments, he has also taken a leadership role in corporate social responsibility and in giving back to his community. He has created the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of Florida’s wildlife and natural resources.  Peter W. Busch has been a national and community supporter, activist, and philanthropist for many years. He is a business champion in many ways.  Peter will share his captivating family business story and inspirational experiences.

2018 Annual Update Luncheon presented by The St Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council

Click here to register for the luncheon or submit the form below directly to the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce.

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2018 Afternoon Breakout Sessions

2:00pm Breakout Session: weVenture

The business center at we VENTURE offers a business coaching program that assists start-up and established business owners (1-2) years who can benefit 1 – on – 1 counseling sessions with experienced business experts who provide positive support, feedback, and advice to individuals.

2:45pm Breakout Session: FLVEC

The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center is an online directory of resource agencies that serve entrepreneurs like you, organized for each stage of your business.  FLVEC is powered by The Corridor, a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida.

We’re all entrepreneurs and Michael Zaharios, Director of the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center is ready to prove it to you.  His presentation will inspire you to dream big while looking at yourself and your employees as entrepreneurs.  In addition, Michael will provide a live demonstration of, an online directory for all things entrepreneurship in Florida.  FLVEC lists over 900 business resource agencies, has a master calendar of events/activities and features the stories of more than 500 Florida-based company owners.

3:30pm Breakout Session: Florida Power & Light

Mary Dempsey
Business Analyst

Mary Dempsey joined Florida Power & Light in November 2012 as the Economic Development Business Analyst to support the promotion and management of the discounted economic development rate.

Mary will share small business tools that can assist you with future strategic planning.  Competitive Intelligence, Demographic & Advertising Analysis, and Business & Industry Analysis.

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