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Business Before Hours: State of the County

Date: January 17, 2018 Time: 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
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Event Description Join the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce for our monthly breakfast on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott. The Presenting Sponsors are Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC and Palm Beach Gardens Medical CenterThis year's State of the County program will feature County Administrator, Verdenia Baker, who will provide an update on accomplishments of the County over the past year as well as plans for the future of the County. 

Our Education Committee will be hosting a Back-to-School Supply Drive for Public Schools in the Palm Beach North region during check-in!  Make it your New Year's Resolution to make a difference in Our Community by donating items such as:
  • Crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencils
  • Colored Paper
  • Copy Paper


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Event Sponsors

Event Location Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
4000 RCA Blvd
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Date/Time Information Wednesday, January 17, 2018
7:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Contact Information
Jill Mondo
Members: $30 in advance | $35 at the door
Non-Members: $40

Table of 10: $300 Members | $400 Non Members

Coupon Policy:
To register with an event coupon, please call (561) 746-7111. You cannot register with a coupon online. Coupon registrations will be treated the same as cash registrations, and adhere to the event cancellation policy (below). If you register with a coupon and are a no-show, your coupon will still be collected and cannot be used for a future event. 
Event Cancellation Policy: 
 A notice of cancellation must be received by email within 72 hours (3 business days) prior to the event. NO verbal cancellations will be accepted. All cancellation notices received within 72 hours (3 business days) prior to the event will be given an event credit of equal value. Event credits will be applied upon request and are good for up to 1 year from the purchase date. There are NO REFUNDS.
 ArtiGras Tickets, Loggerhead Triathlon Registrations, and The Leadership Awards Dinner do not qualify for an event credit upon cancellation.  Contributions or gifts to the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. 
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