Small Business Advisory Council

The Small Business Advisory Council identifies the needs of, and serves as a resource for small businesses and those who serve them. The specific program areas (and subcommittees) of this council include CEO Connection, Small Business Seminars, Power Networking, and Coffee with Beth.

Recent Activity

The Small Business Advisory Council has several amazing events planned for this fiscal year.  Starting in September, we have our Power Networking event and we are also kicking off our 5 part Digital Series which will now be located at the Double Tree Hotel.  We have Ken Kennerly with the Honda Classic for our CEO Connection in October.  With several new members on our council, new and exciting programs are being discussed.  It is our goal to provide the small businesses in our community the tools needed to grow and succeed.

Council Chair

Rick Opton
Loggerhead Fitness


Jon Arnold, The J. Arnold Wealth Management Company
John Carr, JRC Consulting Group
Saul Cohen, CLU, ChFC, Wealth With Wisdom Advisors, Inc.
Brandon Day, Data One Merchant Services
Terri Dew, Abacoa Golf Club
Jed Dorsey, Insurance Office of America
Kevin Elwell, BDO USA, LLP
Terry Eve, B2B CFO
Natalie Garland, The Law Offices of Natalie M. Garland, P.A.
Bob Goldfarb, Bob Goldfarb – Men’s Custom Clothier
Donna Goldfarb, Servpro of North Palm Beach County
Beth Kigel, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
Laura King, First Citizens Bank
Noel Martinez, Hoover Architectural Products
David Middleton, Intelligent Office
Rick Opton, Loggerhead Fitness
Sue Park, Florida Power & Light Company
Sharon Quercioli, Sprouts, Inc.
Ron Reguero, TD Bank
Russell Ruskay, Town of Jupiter
Team Store, STORE Self Storage & Wine Storage
Cynthia Wilson, Cynthia Wilson CPA, LLC


Scheduled regularly by council members.


Council membership is by invitation-only. The council is limited in size to 25 members with a maximum of 3 consecutive years.

Staff Contact

Joel Flores
VP, Business Development & Small Business Initiatives
(561) 748-3953