The newly branded Fort Lauderdale Village District hosts Small Business Week 2016!

A-few-happenings-from-SMALLThe newly branded Fort Lauderdale Village District hosts Small Business Week 2016!

Entrepreneurs at Genl. Provision; 100 Black Men at Chima Burey Sales Workshop and Wayne Johnson at Conference.

From Ann Masrie Sowell

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL –  The newly branded Fort Lauderdale Village District hosted its 2nd Annual  National Small Business Week on May 5th through 7th, with the Fort Lauderdale NPF-CRA celebrating small businesses that make a big impact.  The “Small Business Week’s events focused on empowering and creating awareness for existing businesses within the NPF-CRA region, attracting new business interest to the area, and encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs to launch new ventures.

The exciting week of activities included the opening day Money Matters Mixer sponsored by Mellow Mushroom and Jack Daniels at the F.A.T. Village co-working space General Provision, as well as a Small Business Conference with presentations such as How to Get Your Business Funded and Marketing in the Digital Era at Historic Sistrunk’s Old Dillard Museum.

A ribbon-cutting at Progresso Village’s Sistrunk Park opened the final day’s Small Business Saturday events, showcasing pop-up businesses at the park and Negro Chamber of Commerce, activated art spaces in MASS District (Music & Arts South of Sunrise), restaurants in Flagler Village, young entrepreneurs at the Midtown Commerce Center and healthy lifestyle businesses at the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.

“I am excited about Small Business Week Fort Lauderdale 2016.”

“I look forward to continuing to showcase new and existing businesses and the opportunities the City of Fort Lauderdale and the CRA have to offer,” said Jonathan Brown, NPF-CRA Manager.

Small Business Week Fort Lauderdale is a collaborative effort of the City of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale NPF-CRA, The Mosaic Group, Fort Lauderdale Negro Chamber of Commerce, Midtown Business Association, and the Urban League of Broward County.

For information about Small Business Week and the Fort Lauderdale Village District, call (754) 300-8959, email or visit


National Small Business Week is a program designed by the U.S. Small Business Administration to celebrate small business accomplishments throughout the United States. During this period, the many accomplishments of small business owners are acknowledged and entrepreneurs are encouraged to succeed with workshops that help with strategic planning, best practices, mentorship and networking.


The Mosaic Group is a full service events management, marketing and public relations firm, which employs experienced specialists to make any event, campaign and community involvement effort successful.  Our clients are organizations that are interested in diversification, increasing their visibility in the community and developing mass marketing opportunities.

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