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About the Trustee Program

The Trustee program was designed for top-level member executives to network with their peers and high profile speakers in a relaxed and informal forum.  These networking opportunities create business alliances that contribute to the growth and development of member companies.  They meet for presentations from local, state and national leaders regarding issues impacting the business community in the Palm Beaches.  The program allows them to gain access to the speakers, build relationships and exchange ideas and information regarding those issues.


 
Trustee members also receive recognition through a variety of communication styles:                 

  • They are introduced to the membership and the community with a feature article, color photograph and biography in the Business Watch.  It is sent electronically to all Chamber members and also appears in the Palm Beach Post, where it reaches 80,000 households in the West Palm area. 
  • Trustees also appear in the Guide to the Palm Beaches in the Trustee section, complete with company logo, a photo and biography of the Trustee and featured in the Who’s Who in the Palm Beaches in a section exclusively for their leadership group. 
  • The Chamber’s website is host to over 45,000 unique visitors per month and many of those create hits that are tracked to the Trustee section of the website.  There, again, the Trustees are featured with their company logo and a photograph and biography of the individual Trustee.  The website allows for up-to-date information to be available on the program and its members regardless of publication schedules.  

In addition to all the recognition and highlighted opportunities, Trustees have the benefit of exclusive networking and educational events specifically targeted to Trustee members and their guests.  These events include: 

  • Private events with local, state and national leaders and presentations designed to give Trustees insight to issues and speakers perspectives on them.  Recent luncheon speakers include Republican candidate for Governor Rick Scott, Allen West, Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress in Florida’s 22nd District.  Both are excellent examples of the access the program provides its members to leadership interested in their perspectives and challenges.
  • Trustees have the opportunity of meeting with the Chairman of the Board and CEO for private luncheons to discuss upcoming Chamber issues and community events.
  • They are also invited to attend monthly Board of Directors’ meetings, giving them insights to timely issues facing our Chamber, its members and Palm Beach County at large.  

The Trustees include some of the Chamber’s most influential and active members.  Presently consisting of approximately 50 members, the program continues to attract business leaders from the most vital economic segments of the Palm Beaches business community.  For more information on the Trustee Program and its members, contact Kelly Fanelli, Membership Director at (561) 833-3711 ext 235 or kfanelli@palmbeaches.org.