Events Overview

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is pleased to serve the 10 municipalities that make up Palm Beach North. The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce strives to be a dynamic organization that serves as a vital business and community resource. We focus on the development and retention of businesses by taking an active role in issues that affect the profitability of local companies, protecting and improving the quality of life for residents and, above all, providing superior services and resources to our members.

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization with over 800 business members, and the vast majority of our funding is secured through the private sector. We have evolved into a “knowledge broker,” connecting businesses with prospective clients. The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce seeks to be an invaluable partner in increasing our business members’ bottom line. Business is still about relationship building, and understanding this basic principle is the foundation for developing programs, special events and social functions.

Networking at over 100 events 

  • Monthly events include:
    • Business Before Hours– breakfast that offer members the opportunity to network and engage with business leaders of our community, while hearing timely, informative presentations from the most compelling speakers of our region and beyond 
      • Annual Events include, but are not limited to:
        • Legislative Update: Features Legislators from Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate
        • Palm Beach County Schools Update
        • Mayor’s Breakfast: Features Mayors from Palm Beach North
        • State of the County: Featuring County Administrator 
        • Annual Education Awards: Teachers of the Year and John C. Giba Student Leadership Awards 
        • State of the Chamber
    • Business After Hours– mixer that offers members the opportunity to network and engage with business leaders of our community in a more informal setting 
      • Annual Events include, but are not limited to:
        • Holiday Mixer at The Gardens Mall
        • Baseball After Hours at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
        • Palm Beach North Valor and Community Service Awards (Honoring PBN’s First Responders)
    • New & Existing Member Orientation – New and veteran members are provided with monthly orientations to hear first-hand how to make the most of their Chamber membership; members receive information about the Chamber’s structure, events, community involvement, member benefits and resources, advocacy, learning Chamber Master and more
    • Successful Connections: Chamber 101 – All current members are provided with a complimentary Best Practices and Networking Training session; members receive information about how to best activate their relationships in the Chamber. In addition, we review the various ways members can engage with our Chamber to ensure they are capitalizing on their membership

PBNCC Councils and Committees also put on monthly or quarterly networking opportunities or seminars:

Small Business Advisory Council: act on behalf of the 83% of small businesses within the Chamber to identify the needs and be a resource for small businesses and those who serve them 

Business Summit: Half-day business networking event that consists of a business expo and tradeshow, informational breakout sessions throughout the day and a Business After Hours event in the late afternoon 

Small Business Seminars: offer educational programs and tools to small business owners 

  • Each presentation includes a Best Practices sharing portion so the group and can network and learn together; topics vary based on assessed need through member surveys

Power Networking: offers a fast-paced, exciting and extremely effective networking and professional relationship-building experience 

  • The format features one-on-one discussions, where each individual is given the opportunity to give a 2 – 2 1/2-minute introduction

CEO Connection: a member-exclusive event in which a local CEO speaks in a more intimate setting to give insight on their background, experience, words of advice, hobbies and more 

Women In Business Council: dedicated to offering education and networking opportunities for Women in Business; men are welcome to attend 

Quarterly events:  

Annual Tea: A signature event held every fall where women in business get dressed up for a “Tea” occasion; features guest speaker and a competition for best hat 

Luncheon: Offer educational programs and tools to women in business with a featured guest speaker; held one-two times a year 

Connect Event: after hours event that offer a more informal setting meant for networking 

Annual “Woman of The Year” Luncheon: Celebrates the Woman of the Year nominees and recipient alike and recognizing their outstanding leadership and commitment to the Palm Beach North region 

Bi-Monthly events: 

TWE: The Women Effect: The Woman Effect is a virtual podcast-style interview with women who have made it, in a male dominated industry. 

S.H.E. Seminars: Smart. Honest. Effective.: Open forum discussion with women business leaders who share ideas on ways to manage business successfully 

Young Professionals Of Palm Beach North: dedicated young professionals between the ages of 21 to 39 who are charged with ensuring that the needs of Palm Beach North’s young professionals are addressed by the Chamber; members of any age can attend the YP events

Quarterly events: 

Connect Events – After hours events that offer a more informal setting meant for networking 

Professional Development Luncheon – Offer educational programs and tools to the up-and-coming workforce of young professionals 

Session Days – Offer the ability to discover and learn more in depth information about the variety of industries in Palm Beach North 

Anniversary Party – Celebrates the “end of the year” for young professional development and engagement in Palm Beach North 

Health Care and Life Sciences Committee: A resource for businesses to connect, educate, discuss and promote healthcare and life science topics that affect Palm Beach North’s quality of life 

Civil Engagement Event – Panel discussion with high-level healthcare and life science professionals on a current topic affecting our 10 municipalities, local businesses and our community 

Healthcare and Life Science Mixers – two annually 

Community Service Event – Beach clean-up 

Premier & Community Events

Leadership Awards Dinner: Annual award ceremony held in the evening with a silent auction, dinner, live entertainment, and the awards ceremony honoring outstanding leaders and businesses making an impact in the Palm Beach North community; categories of awards include: Business of the Year, Community Leader of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, and the Gaeta Chairman’s Award of Excellence. 

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival: The premier fine art festival of the Palm Beaches. Ranked as #10 out of the top 100 art shows in the United States, ArtiGras showcases a unique juried exhibition of 300 fine artists from all over the country and draws tens of thousands of patrons. The two-day event also features interactive art exhibits, live music, children’s interactive art activities, food and drink, and demonstrations that provide an arts experience like no other in South Florida. ArtiGras 2019 was named the 10th Best Fine Art & Design Show in the Nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine. ArtiGras benefits over 60 school art programs and non-profit organizations. 

ArtFest by the Sea: A springtime tradition for residents and snowbirds alike. Located in Juno Beach and along the oceanfront along A1A, the festival brings together longtime favorites and the newest names in the contemporary art scene. Life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and much more make for one fabulous weekend. 

Loggerhead Triathlon: Held each fall in Carlin Park in Jupiter, Loggerhead Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event. The course consists of a 3/8 mile ocean swim, 13 mile bike and flat 3.1 mile run. Awards are given to the top 3 overall in each division.