Palm Beach County in the SPOTLIGHT – A discussion with Kelly Smallridge, CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. Limited Seating Capacity - Register TODAY!
Known for its luxury tourism, increased development, AAA bond rating and a President who visits often, Palm Beach County with over 2,000 square miles represents the South Florida County to watch in the coming years. Throughout it all, the Business Development Board is a unique organization paving the way for more businesses to open their offices and expand their employment in this area. Meet Kelly Smallridge, a top notch company facilitator and dealmaker and find out how it’s done!
6:30pm Reception in Terrace II room
7:30pm Presentation and Q & A in Club room
Fabulous food & beverages - wide variety of appetizers and drink tickets provided at event. FREE Valet and Self-Parking. Excellent location just off Glades Road exit of the Turnpike.
MEMBER Cost: $35
Non-Member Cost: $45
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About our Speaker:
Kelly L. Smallridge, President and CEO of Palm Beach County’s public/private economic development agency, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), has served over 25 years as the longest tenured economic development President in the State of Florida. She has a solid track record in facilitating some of the largest job creation projects for Palm Beach County. Kelly also serves on the Governor’s Enterprise Florida Board of Directors. Among her many job creation efforts is her role in bringing two of the world’s largest bioscience organizations to the state: The Scripps Research Institute from San Diego and the Max Planck Society from Germany. Thanks to Kelly’s aggressive style in insuring local companies continue to expand, announcements of new job creations abound among ADT, Pratt & Whitney, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and TBC Corporation in Palm Beach County.
In 2013, Governor Rick Scott awarded Kelly with the Governor’s Ambassador Medal recognizing her hard work in creating jobs in Palm Beach County. She was also named the Small Business Leader of the Year by the Sun Sentinel and a recipient of the Palm Beach County Public Schools Distinguished Alumni Award. Kelly was also recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as an “Ultimate CEO” and by South Florida CEO as one of the top 40 business leaders in Palm Beach County.
Kelly Smallridge is a lifelong resident of Palm Beach County and graduated from the University of Florida.