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Dana Trabulsy 772-475-3883
Lynette Marraffa 772-359-6984
The 10th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit
St. Lucie County, Fla. -The 10th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit will be held at the Port St Lucie Civic Center on Thursday, May 27th, 2018 from 10am to 4pm. Local business leaders Dana Trabulsy and Lynette Marraffa are producing this year’s Summit and Expo in collaboration with the Peter W. Busch Family Foundation. The Summit is endorsed and sponsored by The City of Port St. Lucie. Outreach and representation from city governments and businesses in all four counties is expected for a wonderful attendance turnout.
The Treasure Coast Business Summit is the Treasure Coast’s largest business-to-business summit and expo, providing a networking and educational experience which will include a unique opportunity to meet other business leaders and professionals, learn about current opportunities, and establish relationships. This combination of information and networking will help business owners and entrepreneurs identify their inner strengths, and provide the tools and resources necessary to implement positive growth in their business. The TCBS will offer a comprehensive agenda of regional and local speakers. In addition, attendees will benefit from small panel group discussions facilitated by the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.
The theme of this year’s summit is A Celebration of Growth, as this 10th year marks a strong economic recovery period after the 2008 fallout. Peter W. Busch is the keynote speaker. He will share his captivating family business story and inspirational experiences. As you may know, Peter Busch opened his business Southern Eagle Distributing here on the Treasure Coast in 1984 and has been a community supporter, activist, and philanthropist for many years. He is a business champion in many ways.
The St Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council have partnered with us this year to produce the highly educational annual “Area Update Luncheon” wherein business community members will learn and understand how recent developments in manufacturing, tourism, business procurement and selection processes have stimulated the local economic environment. They will also provide updates on the Ft. Pierce Port, Treasure Coast Airport, Citrus Grove development, and upcoming business ventures on the Treasure Coast.
Proud Sponsors Include: WBPF 25 News, The Peter W. Busch Family Foundation, Dyer Chevrolet, Bank of America, The EDC of St. Lucie County, The Pharus Group, DLF Media, Tobacco Free Florida, Two Men and a Truck, UBU Brands, Post Insurance, Mid-Florida Credit Union, Traxx Entertainment and All Things Treasure Coast.
Sponsor, Dyer Chevrolet, will present their monthly Dyer Difference Award for Indian River and St Lucie Counties in an exciting fashion at the summit. The Dyer Difference Award salutes a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization making a difference. For more information on the Dyer Difference Award or to nominate an outstanding nonprofit visit: http://www.dyerdifference.org.
Sponsorships as well as vendor packages are currently available and will sell out quickly! Act now to reserve your space today for the 10th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit. www.tcbizsummit.com
Dana Trabulsy / Lynette Marraffa
Treasure Coast Business Builders
772-475-3883 / 772-359-6984
The 8th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit will be held on May 20 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. This year’s theme is the BUSINESS of Business and will feature a panel discussion with local experts.
The panel will include: Julie Kleffel, EVP, Small Business Banking Leader at Seacoast Bank; Andrew Cagnetta, President, Transworld Business Brokers, LLC; Christopher E. Fogal, CPA, Partner at Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogal; and Scott Turnbull, Shareholder Crary Buchanan Attorneys At Law.
In addition, there will be a presentation by Pete Tesch, President of the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County, an Education and Economic update by E. Wayne Gent, superintendent of St. Lucie Public Schools and a short presentation by the Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year Aleshia A. Johnson. The MC for the event is WPBF-TV25’s News Anchor Tiffany Kenney.
This event is open to all businesses and was created especially for small to mid-sized business owners/managers and entrepreneurs. The fundamentals of business and economic discussions will cross industry lines and prove to be extremely valuable for all in attendance.
Tickets are available at Seacoast Bank locations or online at www.tcbizsummit.com. Limited space remains for vendors planning to display their products or services in the exhibition hall. Visit tcbizsummit.com for details.
PORT ST. LUCIE — Coletta Dorado, a leader in health records technology, has been added to the panel at this year’s Treasure Coast Business Summit.
This business-to-business event will be held at the PSL Civic Center on Friday.
Coletta’s leadership turned the AZZLY vision into a reality, growing the company from the ground up.
She has dedicated herself to the design and development of an affordable, fully-integrated cloud based system to improve both the clinical and business outcomes of Substance Abuse Treatment & Transition Centers and Mental Health & Behavioral Health Practices.
Prior to co-founding AZZLY, Coletta’s 25 years of executive management experience includes a history of building highly profitable companies and applying transformative technology to help them succeed.
AZZLY is a 2014 Grow FL Company to Watch winner and selected for the second year to present at the global Emerge Americas Conference in Miami.
The summit is open to all businesses and was created especially for small to mid-sized business owners/managers and entrepreneurs. The fundamentals of business and economic discussions will cross industry lines.
At the summit, regional business and community leaders will meet to discuss the issues, obstacles and trends facing entrepreneurs today.
Tickets and reservations are now being taken for vendors planning to display their products or services in the exhibition hall. Visit tcbizsummit.com for details.
Port St. Lucie, Fla- Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the State of Florida is scheduled to speak at the Treasure Coast Business Summit, May 15. This is the 7th year of the TCBS and the theme is the BUSINESS of Healthcare.
Panuccio joined the DEO as Executive Director on January 8, 2013. DEO is the state agency charged with coordinating and managing statewide economic, labor force, and community development. As executive director, Panuccio oversees the department’s 1,600 employees and $1 billion budget. Under his guidance, DEO has implemented a variety of agency-wide initiatives to strengthen the ties between economic, community, and workforce programs, while also streamlining agency operations and increasing transparency.
Prior to joining DEO, Panuccio served as the General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott, where he managed the legal affairs and staff of the Governor’s office, helped direct and coordinate litigation and legal policy across state agencies, advised the Governor on over eighty judicial nominations, and served as the Governor’s chief ethics officer. Before joining the Scott Administration, Panuccio practiced law with the Washington D.C.-based law firm of Cooper & Kirk PLLC.
Panuccio received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Duke University.
The TCBS is open to all businesses and was created especially for small to mid-sized business owners/managers and entrepreneurs. The fundamentals of business and economic discussions will cross industry lines and prove to be extremely valuable for all in attendance. At the TCBS, regional business and community leaders will meet to discuss the issues, obstacles and trends facing entrepreneurs today.
Tickets and reservations are now being taken for vendors planning to display their products or services in the exhibition hall. Visit tcbizsummit.com for details.
The largest business-to-business event on the Treasure Coast will be held on Friday, May 15 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. This is the 7th year of the event and the theme is the BUSINESS of Healthcare.
The Treasure Coast Business Summit (TCBS) was created in 2009 by a small group of business owners with the goal of creating a stimulus for the local economy. The idea was to bring business owners and managers together to share ways to make their companies more profitable, operate efficiently and grow their businesses in a challenging economy.
The TCBS is designed to provide valuable educational information, professional resources, economic news and reports and professional motivation to keep business on track and moving forward. This unique combination of information will help business owners and entrepreneurs identify their inner strengths and provide the tools and resources necessary to implement positive change in their business. In addition to the comprehensive agenda of speakers, attendees will benefit from the relationships that will be forged through the networking opportunities and visiting the business-to-business vendors who participate in the event.
This Summit is open to all business types and was created especially for small to mid-sized business owners / managers and entrepreneurs. The fundamentals of business and economic discussions will cross industry lines and prove to be extremely valuable for all in attendance. At the Treasure Coast Business Summit, regional business and community leaders will meet to discuss the issues, obstacles and trends facing entrepreneurs today.
“This year’s topic – the BUSINESS of Healthcare is an important topic that affects all of us,” stated Douglas Farrell, a founding partner. “We’ve got a great lineup of speakers that will be both informative and educational.”
The agenda includes a panel discussion on the BUSINESS of Healthcare featuring leading healthcare professionals. It will include an economic update on the area and a session on leadership. In addition there will be over 140 business vendors and virtually every media outlet that serves this area. The TCBS is being held at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on US1 and Walton road. The event will run from 8am-3pm.
Guest speakers include: Mark Robitaille, President and Chief Executive Officer for Martin Memorial; Dawn Connelly, a founding member of the John Maxwell Leadership Team; S. Darrell Lee, M.D, founder of Lee Plastic Surgery & Laser Centers; John Rhodes, Senior Principal of Moran, Stahl & Boyer an economic development company, and more.
This year’s title sponsor is Seacoast Bank . The event has been sold out the last three years. To get involved visit tcbizsummit.com. Basic vendor packages are available with one 8 foot display table, 2 chairs, 2 admission tickets to the event and your company name will be listed in the program. The cost for the General Vendor Package is only $100. If electricity is needed, there will be an additional $35 charge.
A cocktail reception, sponsored by PGA will follow from 3-5pm. It is a great networking opportunity for anyone participating in the Summit.
In addition, Bronze, Silver and Gold packages are available offering greater branding and exposure, with prices ranging from $750 – $2500. Details are available on the website tcbizsummit.com.
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Port St. Lucie, Fla- The Treasure Coast Business Summit (TCBS) is pleased to announce Seacoast Bank as title sponsor. The 7th Annual TCBS will return to the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Friday, May 15th.
This year’s theme is The Business of Healthcare. It will feature a panel discussion with area Hospital CEO’s, a discussion on Leadership, welcome address by Mayor Greg Oravec, Exhibit Hall with over 150 vendors and a cocktail hour for networking.
The BUSINESS of Healthcare is a vital component of the overall regional economy. Attendees will learn more about the economic impact of health care services; and how they can participate and profit as part of the economic infrastructure that drives the business of healthcare on the Treasure Coast/Research Coast.
“This is an important and relevant topic for everyone living in our area,” stated Douglas Farrell, Co-Founder of the TCBS. “Each year we select a topic that will most impact our business community. The panel discussions and speakers provide education and insight to help local businesses grow and prosper.”
This is the largest Business-to-Business event on the Treasure Coast. It has drawn vendors and attendees from throughout Florida. “This event has touched thousands of businesses and individuals since its inception,” added Chris Morhardt, Co-Founder. “It is a great economic stimulus for the community. Local business owners network with other like-minded individuals, they learn about the area and opportunities. It helps them build and grow their business.”
This event is open to all businesses and was created especially for small to mid-sized business owners/managers and entrepreneurs. The fundamentals of business and economic discussions will cross industry lines and prove to be extremely valuable for all in attendance. In order to survive in the fast-paced world of small business, it’s necessary for business owners to come together as a single body, uniting their efforts to better understand and overcome the barriers to success that face us all. It’s time to develop a common ground, a powerful network of small business owners in the Treasure Coast who are striving for success in statewide, national and international marketplaces. At the Treasure Coast Business Summit, regional business and community leaders will meet to discuss the issues, obstacles and trends facing entrepreneurs today.
Seacoast Bank began in 1926 and today has offices from the Palm Beaches to Orlando and west of Okeechobee. They have been actively involved in the communities they serve since their very beginning. They have supported hundreds of charities and non-profits, to make the communities stronger . They offer a full array of services for both individuals and businesses. To find out more visit seacoastbank.com.
Tickets and reservations are now being taken for vendors planning to display their products or services in the exhibition hall. Visit tcbizsummit.com for detail
PORT ST. LUCIE
Murphy to speak at Treasure Coast Business Summit
U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy will be a guest speaker at the fifth annual Treasure Coast Business Summit on May 3 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Blvd.
The focus is business growth, continuity and disaster recovery. Murphy represents Florida’s 18th Congressional district, which includes Martin, St. Lucie and northern Palm Beach counties.
For more information, go to www.tcbizsummit.com or call 772-224-2898.
PORT ST. LUCIE – Rep. Patrick Murphy will be a guest speaker at the 5th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit (TCBS). The focus of this year’s TCBS is Business Growth, Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
Murphy represents Florida’s 18th Congressional District, which includes Martin, St. Lucie, and northern Palm Beach counties. He was sworn into Congress at the age of 29, becoming the youngest Member of the 113th Congress. He currently serves on the prestigious House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Small Business, where he serves as the ranking member on the Agriculture, Energy, and Trade Subcommittee.
Given Murphy’s background as a CPA and operating a small business, he knows firsthand the importance of bringing smart, efficient rules of the road to protect taxpayers from reckless behavior and the need to work together to find new ways to support small business growth. Serving on the Small Business Committee, he will work to promote smarter regulations rather than more regulations and to create a predictable and globally competitive tax code that will help small businesses to spur economic growth through job creation.
The TCBS continues to be the single largest business to business event of the year on the Treasure Coast and has participation from businesses from as far north as Jacksonville and as far south as Boca Raton. There has also been an increased awareness of local business to business activity helping to stimulate local economic recovery.
Based on reports from attendees and participants, we have estimated the annual financial impact of the summit is in excess of $200,000 and an unknown number of jobs created each year. However, we estimate the total to be approaching 100-110.
For more information on the 5th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit, visit http://www.tcbizsummit.com.
This story is contributed by a member of the community and is neither endorsed nor affiliated with TCPalm.
In a time when hundreds of children and teens in St. Lucie County are not receiving the guidance they need to graduate from high school, to avoid the effects of violence, gangs and drugs, or to become responsible adults, the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County is there to help children and young adults.
The Boys & Girls Club relies on individuals and businesses to assist in its mission of helping kids succeed. The Club recently received a $1,000 contribution from the Treasure Coast Business Summit.
The Treasure Coast Business Summit was held on May 11 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. The summit featured keynote speaker Former Senate President Ken Pruitt, as well as other local, state and national speakers, and included breakout sessions and workshops.
The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the youth of the community. By providing a safe place to learn and grow, as well as life enhancing programs and character developing experiences; the club strives to inspire and enable all members, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
With 19 locations throughout the county, the Boys & Girls Club programs serve a diverse group of kids age 5-18. The more than 3,000 members come from a variety of backgrounds. Reach the Club by calling 772 460-9918 or visit www.bgcofslc.org or www.facebook.com/bgcofslc.