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  • September Newsletter
    TMS
    September 01,2015

    Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

    Peter Drucker

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    September 2015

    LOVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL?

    Join us for the Braman Motorcars College Game Day, Saturday, November 28, at Meyer Amphitheater for a full day of all your favorite college football rivalries, on two giant screens. Admission is FREE. Watch the UF Gators take on the FSU Seminoles on the big screens at "Meyer Field". See high school bands and cheerleaders, while ESPN revs up the crowd interviewing former players.

    Downtown merchants will offer food and drink specials, holiday shopping discounts, the Green Market, Boca Bowl Field Goal Kicking contests, South Florida Fair tickets, Roger Dean Stadium schedules, mascots, raffles and more to entice fans to come early and stay late.

    MVP tickets are available for "50 yard line" reserved seats, complimentary food and beverages for $50. There are only 80 seats left, tickets can be purchased online:

    HTTP://WWW.WPBCOLLEGEGAMEDAY.COM/#!BUY-MVP-TICKETS

    Dock space is available for those who wish to arrive by boat. UBER is offering free rides to first time users up to $20, and the City of WPB parking garages are free with a purchase up until 6pm. For more information about sponsorships, media, and vendor opportunities, contact:

    LAURA@THEMERCHANTSTRATEGY.COM

    WWW.WPBCOLLEGEGAMEDAY.COM

    WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/COLLEGEGAMEDAY2015


    ALL ABOUT YOU JANUARY 29, 2016

    The 2nd Annual All About You conference for women returns to the Palm Beach Hilton, for another great day of enlightenment, entertainment, and fun with some of South Florida's most interesting speakers.

    Don't miss the full day of relaxation, great food, wine tasting, make-overs, champagne, the No Pressure Zone, Tito's cocktails, vendors and inspirational speakers. Check out our website for the latest details and where to get your discount tickets. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit THE PLACE OF HOPE. There will be 100 great, unique, and valuable items for the auction, so bring your credit card!

    Discount tickets will be available online October 1 to November 15 so don't wait. Seating is limited to 300. Vendor and sponsorships are available now.

    HTTP://WWW.THEMERCHANTSTRATEGY.COM/ALL-ABOUT-YOU

    FLORIDA TAXWATCH

    Join us at the Florida TaxWatch meeting October 12-14 to network and brainstorm with Florida's business and policy leaders at the 36th Annual Meeting at the Breakers. There will be roundtable discussions on Educational Performance and Accountability, Smart Justice, Government Efficiency, Citizenship, Competitive Florida and Health and Aging. Florida TaxWatch is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institue and government watchdog. Their mission is to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. For an invitation, email us at:

    INFO@THEMERCHANTSTRATEGY.COM

    WWW.FLORIDATAXWATCH.ORG

    COUNTY MAY TOP TOURISM RECORD

    A record-breaking number of tourists came to Palm Beach County during the first six months of 2015, and tourism leaders said Friday they expect the surge of out-of-town guests to continue through the end of the year. Roughly 3.7 million people visited the county between January and June, up 12 percent over the same period in 2014, according to Discover The Palm Beaches, the county's official tourism marketing organization.

    During the first six months of the year, the county saw a 16 percent jump in the number of domestic tourists, while the number of visitors who came here from other parts of the state grew by 10 percent, according to the marketing organization. Discover expects roughly 6.7 million people to visit the county in 2015, up from a record 6.3 million in 2014.

    By Jennifer Sorentrue, Palm Beach Post

    TMS LUNCH & LEARN WITH STANLEY CONSULTANTS

    TMS hosted a lunch and learn presentation with Stanley Consultant professionals to discuss services offered by TMS and to demostrate past experience. We appreciate the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and learn about how we can work together for the benefit of both firms.

    TMS WELCOMES CHRISTI FEARNLEY AS OFFICE MANAGER

    Christi Fearnley has provided expert support services in a diverse career including the banking industry, engineering and public service sectors. She is highly qualified to manage budgets, schedules, travel, meetings, sensitive information and constituent services. Her research skills have been invaluable to many Florida elected officials for over ten years - including former State Representative Sharon Merchant. She has eight years with local engineering firms and worked for the State Attorneys Public Records Appeals division. She has experience providing public involvement and taught herself to prepare traffic studies, capacity analyses, and is a certified traffic engineering technician. We're very excited to have her on our team!


    SUGAR PUT COUNTY AGRICULTURE ON TOP

    Palm Beach County agriculture continues to be a powerful economic engine and ranks first in the state in its total value of crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries at more than $1 billion, a newly released University of Florida report found. At $1.356 billion in output for those sectors, Palm Beach County ranked highest in the state, almost double the next largest county, Miami-Dade, at $783 million, said Alan Hodges, a scientist with the UF Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences Extension.

    Palm Beach County's sugar cane industry accounted for more than $511 million, and vegetable farming totaled $386 million in direct industry output, the report states. Support activities for agriculture and forestry totaled $225 million, and plant nursery production made up the next largest sector, at $163 million.

    By Susan Salisbury, Palm Beach Post

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