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October 8, 2008: Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce and City focus on supporting local businesses at next Wake Up Breakfast

All local businesses are encouraged to attend the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce Wake Up Breakfast on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:15 a.m. at La Quinta Inn, located at 3701 University Drive. This event is the first in a series of open houses planned under the City’s Business Sustainability Initiative, which is geared toward helping business owners thrive in tough market conditions and beyond.

A representative from the Coral Springs Economic Development Foundation (EDF) will discuss details of the Business Sustainability Initiative. This event is the Chamber’s annual “Stars Among Us” breakfast, where the Chamber honors is volunteers and its Board of Directors for their contributions and the new Board is inducted. Business owners can learn more about the Chamber’s committees and how they can help members grow their businesses.

In partnership with the Chamber and the EDF, the City of Coral Springs will make a presentation as part of its comprehensive support initiative for local business owners. The initiative is multifaceted and involves numerous City and community partners, including the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce, Broward College, Barry University, the Florida Sterling Council, SCORE and the Small Business Administration.

Key drivers of this effort are findings from an April 2008 Business Needs Assessment, which surveyed 200 local businesses about their needs and wants. To help address these needs, partner organizations Broward College and Barry University will offer instruction in business planning, marketing, workforce training and education, obtaining financing, customer service training, networking and creating strategic alliances. Business owners will find all of the details on a new web site currently being developed by the City.

The cost is $18 for members and $25 for future members. Tickets at the door will be $25. For more information or to sign up, please call 954-752-4242 or e-mail

About the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce:

The Chamber is member-focused organization serving as a visionary business leader and community voice in Coral Springs. The Chamber’s mission is to enhance the marketability and profitability of its members and to be the voice of business.

About the Coral Springs Economic Development Foundation:

The EDF is a private, non-for-profit independent agency established to promote economic development in Coral Springs. Since is inception in 1993, the EDF has attracted 120 corporations to the city, assisted in the expansion of 21 others and helped to retain seven more. The EDF’s mission is to implement an economic program, which through careful planning and public/private cooperation, will diversify the commercial tax base, consistent with the City’s quest to be the premier community in which to live, work and raise a family.


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