Steering Committee

Claudia Salazar

Event Chair
Palm Tran

Sandra Hammerstein

City of West Palm Beach

Tonya Davis Johnson

Luncheon & Marketing Chair
Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity

Laura Beebe

Palm Beach County Department of Airports

Pamela Daley

Hospitality / Volunteer Co-Chair & Strategic Plan Chair
City of Riviera Beach

Tiffany McCray

Hospitality / Volunteer Co-Chair, Logistics Co-Chair
City of West Palm Beach

Seabron Smith

Finance & Budget Chair,
Technology Chair
Center for Technology,
Enterprise & Development (TED Center)

Heidi Galloway

Awards Chair
School District of Palm Beach County

Angie Whitaker

Power Talks Chair
Palm Beach County Office
of Equal Business Opportunity

Martha LaVerghetta

Workshops Chair
PBC Department of Airports

Colleen Robbs,

Palm Beach Partner
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Bruce Lewis

Event Consultant & Fundraiser
L.B. Limited & Associates, Inc.

Maria Cole

Paragon Florida Inc.

Vicky Cronell

Palm Beach Partner
Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity

Venice Johnson


Palm Tran

Dicky Sykes, M.Psy.

Director of Diversity in Business Practices
School District of Palm Beach County

Joni Lynn Fox

Sr. Contract Compliance Specialist - SBE Procurement Bureau MSC 6612
South Florida Water Management District

Dr. Otelia Dubose



The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region.

The group includes: City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Solid Waste Authority, Office Equal Business Opportunity, Department of Airports and Palm Tran), School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center), and PARAGON Florida, Inc.


Our goal is to extend this distinctive business opportunity beyond our respective geographic and organizational borders to benefit small, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (SBEs, M/WBEs, or DBEs) throughout the entire South Florida region.

Please join us in making the 2019 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.


  • Workshops exposing business on how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies, and how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan.

  • Sign-Up for a Power Talk meeting with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.

  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception and Awards Presentation

  • Who will you meet?

  • The Matchmaker Conference provides the opportunity to meet with Procurement Representatives from public and private entities attending and supporting this event exclusively to meet with Small Businesses

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