Steering Committee

Sandra Hammerstein


City of West Palm Beach

Claudia Salazar

Event CO-Chair


Tonya Davis Johnson

Luncheon & Marketing Chair

Palm Beach County Office of Small Business Assistance

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

Rebecca Reed

Hospitality / Volunteer, Co-Chair

City of Lake Worth

Angie Whitaker

Power Talks Chair

Palm Beach County
Office of Small Business Assistance

Martha LaVerghetta

Workshops Chair

PBC Department of Airports

F. Frank Hayden

Palm Beach Partner

City of West Palm Beach

Bruce Lewis

Event Consultant & Fundraiser

L.B. Limited & Associates, Inc.

Colleen Robbs,

Palm Beach Partner

Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Maria Cole


Paragon Florida

Vickie Cronell

Palm Beach County

Dicky Sykes, M.Psy.

Director of Diversity in Business Practices

School District of Palm Beach County

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: South Florida Water Management District, City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, (Office of Small Business Assistance, 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 2017 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.


  • Workshops exposing business owners to the latest social media and marketing technology, how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan and how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies.

  • Power Talks with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.

  • Keynote Luncheon and Spotlight on Vendor Awards.

  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception And Awards Presentation

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