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With over 140+ clients assisted each year, our ‘one-stop-shop method’ in aiding businesses through start-up, marketing, financial planning, local permitting and much more speaks for itself when we see the positive impact our clients make in the community each and every day!

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What's Happening

February 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/

Event Details

March 06

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 22

8:30 AM
Flagler Schools Connect 2 Community Academy (Session III)

"Connect 2 Flagler Schools" Community Academy is an ideal opportunity to learn about the largest employer in Flagler County, and what it takes to educate over 13,000 students. The four 8:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. monthly sessions, will cover how your public schools create a pipeline of talent for Flagler County and how we're transforming education in and out of the traditional classroom setting. See firsthand the quality and breadth of opportunities afforded our children in Flagler County Schools as we pursue our vision to become the Nation's premier learning organization.

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September 16

News-Journal story: Bedtops Mattress and the BAC

Gary and Judy Lemay sought out advice from the Palm Coast Business Assistance Center when they opened Bedtops Mattress Clearance Center on Hargrove Grade in Palm Coast. The business has been a big success, and now the Lemays have opened a second store in Ormond Beach. Read the Daytona Beach News-Journal story about their business model and their journey to success.

Announcement Details

August 31

City of Palm Coast creates Innovation District for downtown Town Center area

In 2018, the City of Palm Coast's Community Redevelopment Agency created an Innovation District as part of a review of Town Center, located in the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The area has been largely infrastructure-ready for several years, and yet, the vision for Town Center had never fully been realized. In over a 10-year period, Town Center had only reached a 17-percent developed threshold as of the beginning of 2018. Yet, with a fresh look at the area and new approach, the Agency made developing Town Center a high priority. Through research and analysis, the Agency found that an Innovation District would not only be a great fit for growing Town Center, but also would be economically, socially, and culturally viable for the future for Palm Coast. As defined by the Brookings Institute, an Innovation District, "facilitates the creation and commercialization of new ideas and support for economies by growing jobs in ways that leverage their distinct economic attributes." For Palm Coast, the City plans to build on the Innovation District vision by leveraging proximity, density, authenticity and fostering it to become an experiential-living hub where our residences can live, work and play. The Innovation District is centrally-located in the urban core of Town Center. To kick start forward-thinking residential and non-residential developments within this area, it has been designated as an Opportunity Zone and a part of the Innovation Kick Start Program. For more information, contact Wynn Newingham, City of Palm Coast Head of Innovation & Economic Growth, at wnewingham@palmcoastgov.com and 386-986-3779.

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August 31

Kick start your downtown development with Innovation Kick Start Program

The Innovation Kick Start Program was created to encourage new development projects and business in the defined Innovation District, an area located in Palm Coast's Town Center. The Program is designed to kick start development that will facilitate the creation and commercialization of new ideas and support our economy by growing jobs in ways that leverage proximity, density, authenticity and progress by the end of 2020. Through the Innovation Kick Start Program, the City of Palm Coast will provide assistance towards utility impact fees to property owners, developers and/or business owners. For information on the Program's guidelines, requirements and process, click here. For more information, contact the City of Palm Coast Planning Division at 386-986-3736 or planningdivision@palmcoastgov.com.

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