BDB WEEKLY BUSINESS NEWS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020

 
 
 

County-Wide BDB Telephone Town Hall Meeting

 

On Friday, March 20, the Business Development Board is hosting a County-Wide COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall meeting for Palm Beach County business, government and education leaders.

Friday March, 20 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The following speakers will provide updates on the call:

  • U.S. Senate: Senator Rick Scott
  • Palm Beach County: County Administrator, Verdenia Baker
  • School District of PBC: Superintendent, Dr. Donald Fennoy 
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office: Sheriff Ric Bradshaw
  • Palm Beach International Airport (PBI): Executive Director, Laura Beebe 
  • Port of Palm Beach: Director of Planning and Development, Carl Baker
  • Small Business Development Center:  Regional Director, Sandra Marín

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BDB Continues to Support Local Business During COVID-19

As the nation navigates this new pandemic, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County has been in daily contact with state, regional, and local elected officials to ensure that Palm Beach County's business community is at the forefront of information.

BDB members will receive weekly updates on exclusive information as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak continues. We are committed to supporting local businesses in the Palm Beach County and hope that this new weekly resource will assist your company through any challenges.

You'll also learn about new initiatives that we've launched to foster remote networking for BDB members. If you have questions or if we can support you locally in any way, please reach out to the BDB team at info@bdb.org.

For updated information daily, follow the BDB's dedicated webpage for business updates:

www.bdb.org/CORONAVIRUS

 
 
 
 

New BDB Virtual Introduction Program

 

Are you remotely working? No problem. The Business Development Board has launched a new program to encourage social distancing while still being introduced to business leaders in the community. Our BDB management team can make virtual introductions to help you continue networking.

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New BDB Investor Connector Program

BDB members share a common passion for investing in economic development in Palm Beach County. We've launched an interactive way for you to connect with your fellow BDB members. 

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New BDB Retention Response Program

As COVID-19 restrictions increase, Palm Beach County businesses may experience some inconveniences. Please keep in mind the BDB’s economic development services, free of charge. Use this organization as a tool to keep everyone employed at your company. 

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Member Media Exposure

If there’s a press release that your company would like to go out to thousands of business leaders in Palm Beach County, please share it with the BDB. As an effort to keep the business community informed and engaged, we’re sending out weekly news tips.

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Latest Business News

SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses
March 18, 2020 - View News >

CareerSource PBC Expands Assistance for Expected Unemployment Claims
March 18, 2020 - View News >

The State of Florida Issues Updates on COVID-19
March 17, 2020 - View News >

Governor DeSantis Activates Emergency Bridge Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
March 16, 2020 - View News >

 
 
 
 

Business Damage Assessment Survey - Call to Action

Governor DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey. We encourage you to take this survey because it could provide additional funding for Florida businesses by assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Florida's local business operations.

 
 
 

Business Preparedness Checklist

To give businesses a better chance at survival post-disaster, the U.S. Chamber Foundation offers a free toolkit called Resilience in a Box, in partnership with The UPS Foundation. This collection of resources educates business leaders on disaster preparedness and helps put them on a path to resilience. 

 
 
 
 

More Resources for Businesses

 

POSTPONED BDB EVENTS:

Education Foundation Luncheon >

BDB Upper Level Breakfast >

 

 
 
 
 

Investors:

Chairman's Council

            

 

Investor Partners

           

                         

 


 

For updated information daily, follow the BDB's dedicated webpage for business updates:

www.bdb.org/CORONAVIRUS

 

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