Women in Business Celebrate!

In conjunction with CareerSource Flagler/Volusia, the Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce kicked off a three-phase small business program designed to help Flagler County small businesses strengthen and grow.

Joe Roy

Phase 1 of this program included selecting local business leaders that wanted to engage in a one-year business coaching partnership (at no cost) with the Coastal Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute. Scholarship recipients and a brief overview of the 3-phase program is below:

Phase 1: “Strengthen My Business” scholarship

Phase 2: Small Business Bootcamps (January 2022)

Phase 3: Small Business Saturday (Spring 2022)


Phase 1 Progress – Scholarship Announcement and Recipient Selection & Engagement

Greg Blosé, II

Chamber President Greg Blosé and Coastal Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute President Joseph Roy reviewed numerous applications for the scholarship. 13 small businesses were identified as strong candidates. Mr. Roy agreed to accept all 13 candidates at no additional cost, despite only agreeing to originally partner with 10.

The Chamber has notified all 13 Strengthen My Business scholarship recipients, which are listed below:

Company Name Contact
2K Ranch Karla Key
Clean Eats Kitchen Jodee Soltes
Cosmic Hippie Amber Embers
Dexters Dog Snacks Robyn Grobe
Flagler Fish Company Chris & Carolyn Casper
Flagler Surf Carla Cline
Funky Fandom Fashion Cynthia Geiges
KEM Ice Cream Elizabeth Owens
Peculiar People Photography Sarah Roberts
Premier Chiropractic Dr. Erika Equizi
Sexpertease Erica Rivera
Smart Guard Shutters Kaleigh Rickard
Whipped Ariel Veroline

These businesses will now begin meeting directly with the Coastal Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute for the next year.



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