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What's Happening

March 26

5:30 PM
Entrepreneur Night

You are invited to join fellow Flagler, Volusia and St. John's County startup founders, entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, business people, investors and those folks who stand behind entrepreneurs at this event. This is a call to established and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. At the Entrepreneur Night event, you will enjoy complimentary appetizers, and an optional cash bar. You are guaranteed to make some new connections, meet interesting people, and have meaningful conversations with Entrepreneurs, Investors, and folks who provide support and services to entrepreneurs. Find out more, RSVP, and see the next location of Entrepreneur Night by going here: http://entrepreneurnight.com/rsvp/

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March 31

12:00 PM
European Village Farmer's Market

Weekly European Village Farmer’s Market Grand Re-Opening October 14th. 2018 | Sunday | 12pm – 4pm European Village of Palm Coast will re-open the weekly Farmer’s Market every Sunday starting October 14th, 2018 after the summer break. Participating vendors have been hand selected and will include; local grown and organic produce, culinary artisan olives, oils and vinegars, artisanal truffles and chocolates, fresh citrus juices, 100% Arabic fresh roasted coffee, fresh baked breads and desserts, cheeses and seafood, jerk seasonings, handmade soaps and lotions, amazing crystals and shells, beautiful crafts and stones, grass fed meats, culinary creations and art, native silversmith jewelry and more. The Kick-off will include live music, giveaways, a pumpkin patch for the kids and special offers from the European Village shops. For more information go to our new website: www.EVFarmersMarket.com or e-mail to EVFarmersMarket@gmail.com

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April 03

9:00 AM
1 Million Cups Flagler County

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012-a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities. As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life-and we're here to fulfill that mission.Come network with local entrepreneurs building startups and growing existing businesses in Flagler County. Free coffee with like minded Individuals. For more infomation, vist https://www.1millioncups.com/flaglercounty

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March 08

City Bids Open Week of March 11

This week at the City of Palm Coast, there are 10 bids open and 13 quotes requested. Through bids and quotes, the City purchases a wide variety of supplies, materials, equipment and services using competitive requests. For bids: The City uses an online bidding system, called Bonfire, to publish and receive formal bids and proposals. As a business, registering as a vendor on Bonfire will enable you to receive email notifications when a contract within your commodity comes open for bid. To register as a vendor or see the latest bids, visit http://bit.ly/2H1FcWQ This week at the City, the following bids are open: Ref Bid # Project ITB-UT-19-45 Replacement PEP Pumps - Price Agreement Contract RFSQ-CD-19-47 / ITB-CD-19-47 Belle Terre Bridge Rehabilitation ITB-CD-19-22 Stormwater Utility Site Maintenance LOI-CD-19-38 Request for Letter of Interest (LOI) for Central Park Master Plan Update and Design Services RFQ-PW-19-39 Debris Disposal Services RFP-ADM-19-30 Request for Proposal (RFP) for Hearing Officer Services LOI-CD-19-41 Request for Letter of Interest for Professional Services for SWCS K-6/Smith Trail Replacement Design Services RFSQ-CD-19-43 / ITB-CD-19-43 Water Treatment Plant No. 1 (WTP1) Electrical Upgrades RFSQ-CD-19-40 / ITB-CD-19-40 Belle Terre Parkway Right Turn Lane at Eastwood Drive ITB-PW-19-46 Invitation to Bid (ITB) for Celebration Sod (265,000 square feet) installed on ITSC fields 1 & 2 For quotes: The City uses the GovQuote web tool to secure quotes for goods and services. This site is not used for bids, only for the collection of quotes for goods and services. Please register to ensure you receive notification for all requests for quotes at http://bit.ly/2XJsOjp. Registration and use of GovQuote is a free service to secure quotes that do not require a Formal Quote or Bid Process. Local business preference: As a local business, competitive offers are awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible offer. Vendors located within the City of Palm Coast limits can be awarded a solicitation if their cost if within a 3%-5% (depending on amount) and up to total of $20,000. If no vendors with a local business address respond to a City solicitation, preference is then given to vendors/contractors within Flagler County.

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March 04

City Bids Week of March 4

The City of Palm Coast purchases a wide variety of supplies, materials, equipment, and services by using competitive request for bids and proposals. The City uses an online bidding system, called Bonfire, to publish and receive formal bids and proposals. As a business, registering as a vendor on Bonfire will enable you to receive email notifications when a contract within your commodity comes open for bid. As a local business, competitive offers are awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible offer. Vendors located within the City of Palm Coast limits can be awarded a solicitation if their cost if within a 3%-5% (depending on amount) and up to total of $20,000. If no vendors with a local business address respond to a City solicitation, preference is then given to vendors/contractors within Flagler County. To register as a vendor or see the latest bids, visit http://bit.ly/2H1FcWQ This week at the City of Palm Coast, 11 bids are open! Bid Ref # Project ITB-PW-19-46 Invitation to Bid (ITB) for Celebration Sod (265,000 square feet) installed on ITSC fields 1 & 2 ITB-UT-19-45 Replacement PEP Pumps - Price Agreement Contract ITB-CD-19-22 Stormwater Utility Site Maintenance LOI-CD-19-38 Request for Letter of Interest (LOI) for Central Park Master Plan Update and Design Services RFQ-PW-19-39 Debris Disposal Services RFP-ADM-19-30 Request for Proposal (RFP) for Hearing Officer Services LOI-CD-19-41 Request for Letter of Interest for Professional Services for SWCS K-6/Smith Trail Replacement Design Services RFSQ-CD-19-43 / ITB-CD-19-43 Water Treatment Plant No. 1 (WTP1) Electrical Upgrades RFSQ-CD-19-40 / ITB-CD-19-40 Belle Terre Parkway Right Turn Lane at Eastwood Drive RFSQ-CD-19-10 / ITB-CD-19-10 Whiteview Parkway Force Main Crossing RFP-ADM-19-31 Request for Proposal (RFP) for Real Estate Acquisition Services

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February 16

4 Ways to Celebrate Entrepreneurship Week (Feb 16 - 23) in Palm Coast

Starting this Saturday, February 16, the Palm Coast Business Assistance Center is joining a national movement in celebrating entrepreneurship for National Entrepreneurship Week - and we want you to join us! We've come up with 5 easy ways to celebrate this federally-recognized holiday, including: 1. Get to know our local heroes and say thank you. So what's an entrepreneur anyway? Entrepreneurs are business owners who work towards the ultimate goal of making a profit while often being involved in taking great risk and uncertainty while simultaneously working to overcome challenges and manage multiple aspects of the business's operation Whew - that's a lot! Entrepreneurs get to oversee the many facets of running a business. They work hard day in and day out - while on top of supplying almost half the jobs in the US, helping lower community taxes, and supplying the goods and services we get to know and love. As risk takers who are dedicated to their product or service, they truly stand as heroes of the community. Can you think of at least one hero in our community? Why not send them a thank you note, make a shout out to them on social media or make a special effort to connect with them this week. As a hero, they often times do a thankless job and could use a little kindness (just like everyone else!). 2. Be local, buy local. When you shop local, you're helping our local entrepreneurs - also known as our friends, families and neighbors. Local businesses are often run by the people you know and their profits generally go right back into the community - paying for the family groceries, dance lessons, sports fees, the family car and other such things. In addition to supporting local entrepreneurs, when you eat at restaurants, shop in stores and buy your gas in Palm Coast, a portion of the sales tax collected is returned to our community. This is an easy way for the community to fund new parks, street improvements, sidewalks and more - without taking on debt. 3. Experience our local entrepreneurial ecosystem Entrepreneurial ecosystems drive local economic vibrancy, innovation and economic growth. And where these ecosystems thrive are in areas that are built on connections. Local connections, as opposed to national or global contacts, are vital to an entrepreneur's success and are centered on enabling entrepreneurs to think and act together while building a robust local ecosystem in return. For Palm Coast, we have a great events like Entrepreneur Night, 1 Million Cups, and other events found on the BAC Event Page. 4. Release your inner entrepreneurial mindset There are many misconceptions around entrepreneurship and starting a business that prohibit many from taking the next step. No, the journey ahead isn't easy, but the outcome can be truly outstanding. At the BAC, we offer an array of business services and guidance to meet you where you are, including online tools, guides and free consultations. We'd love to help make your business idea a reality and it can all start with just on simple click here.

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