Palm Beach State College’s Loxahatchee Groves campus held a Welcome Back & Community Roundup networking event Friday, Aug. 26 for faculty, staff and local businesses from the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.
The western-themed event was attended by 67 faculty, staff and community members, and it was organized to welcome PBSC faculty back to campus, give college updates on the start of the fall 2022 term, and thank staff for their hard work. It also connected 11 local businesses to the campus and gave faculty members the opportunity to meet representatives from those businesses and potential career possibilities for PBSC students and graduates.
“Having the opportunity to collaborate with members of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and introduce our faculty and staff to some of the businesses that the Loxahatchee Groves campus partners with was simply icing on the cake,” said Kimberly Lancaster, dean of academic affairs at the Loxahatchee Groves campus. “It was a pleasure to have so many in attendance and have the opportunity to provide our campus with an update on all the exciting things happening at PBSC and the central-western campus.”
Businesses that participated and hosted information tables were: All Temp Solutions Inc., Big Ink Graphics, Dave Knows Health, EZ Media, Feel Better Fitness, First National Bank Coastal Community, Gast Construction Group, Leischen Marketing Research, MaxHealth Chiropractic, Sally Wealth Management and Your CBD Store Lake Worth.
“As always, Dean Lancaster and her team exceed all expectations,” said Michela Green, executive director of the Wellington Chamber, who helped coordinate the event. “The Wellington Chamber was honored to be able to showcase some of our exceptional businesses, and we look forward to the next event, as well as continuing this amazing partnership with the Palm Beach State College Loxahatchee Groves campus.”
Following the event, faculty and staff enjoyed music and lunch provided by McCray’s Backyard Bar-B-Q and Seafood in West Palm Beach.