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Business owners on east side of Delray host Holiday Beachside Stroll

Don’t stop at the Intracoastal bridge while you are shopping on Small Business Saturday.

Head to the east side of the Intracoastal waterway from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Nov. 24 for the Holiday Beachside Stroll.

“The Holiday Beachside Stroll is a partnership among the merchants East of the Intracoastal waterway,” said Chris Carey, Manager, Sara Campbell. “It’s a way to visit new shops featuring unique items for you or someone on your holiday list. This year, patrons can enjoy shopping on Small Business Saturday, walking along the beachside with holiday décor, sweet treats, curbside entertainment, caroling and maybe even an appearance from old St. Nick as you enter the boutiques. While it is a new tradition, it’s one that will grow among families for years to come. We, along with the assistance of the DDA, wanted to showcase the variety of small businesses that the beachside has to offer.”

Petro Andreadis joins Prediq Media Group as Chief Growth Officer

Boca Raton-based Prediq Media, a digital marketing agency, has hired Petro Andreadis as Chief Growth Officer.

In his new role, Andreadis will be responsible for creating strategic growth plans for current clients, forging new business relationships, acquiring and developing new talent and furthering the company’s mission.

“I am very excited to join this leadership team, as I’ve worked with Prediq Media on a number of projects in a multitude of capacities throughout the years,” said Andreadis. “I truly believe in Prediq Media’s culture, purpose and approach to client success, and I look forward to the journey ahead with our amazing clients and team.”

Divine Savior Academy opens Delray Beach campus

Divine Savior Academy recently opened the doors of its Delray Beach campus during a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.

President of Somerville Architects Mike Kadow, Chief Executive Officer of Burke Construction Tony Burke, Executive Director of the WELS Church Extension Fund Scott Page, President of Divine Savior Ministries Carlos Leyrer, as well as Divine Savior Governing Board members and officers, Divine Savior Academy and Church administration, faculty, staff, and families of Divine Savior attended.

“We are so excited to be a part of the community of Delray Beach, and we are confident that our beautiful facilities, supportive faculty, excellence in education, and loving, supportive Christian environment will serve our students and families well for years to come,” Director Alison Kolander said.

Divine Savior Academy operates a network of schools that serves students in preschool, elementary, middle, and high school on its four campuses in South Florida and Texas. DSA’s network is part of one of the largest private school systems in the United States, one that has operated highly-regarded schools for over 150 years.

Divine Savior’s mission is to provide college-prep academics, supportive teachers, and a Christian environment to share Christ’s love with students and their families.

Working as a multi-site system has allowed Divine Savior to develop excellence in systems, curriculum, and teacher training and development in order to support their schools in its mission.

Divine Savior’s campus in Delray Beach will serve students in preschool and elementary school. The campus itself has 41,600-square-feet of educational space on 10 acres of land.

The Academy’s new, modern building features a library-media center, an auditorium with a performance stage, and an indoor play area in addition to large, light-filled classrooms. The grounds include a playground, parking and a future recreational field.

Shop Small downtown Delray

Downtown Delray Beach shops, salons, spas, art galleries and other small businesses invite you to “shop small” on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.

Small businesses comprise 93 percent of businesses in downtown Delray.

Shop Small Business Saturday is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses, while helping communities to thrive and stay vibrant. American Express created this national shopping day event for cardholders and merchants to encourage people to shop at small businesses.  Participating businesses will be distributing branded Shop Small giveaways provided by American Express, while supplies last, as well as celebrating “Shop Small” in various ways such as with refreshments and special in-store promotions.

Visit the Shop Small Hospitality Booth where customers who spend $50 at a Downtown Delray Beach small business can receive complimentary gifts and Shop Small giveaways, while supplies last. The Shop Small Hospitality Booth will be in Pineapple Grove by the Banyan tree in front of Addison Gallery, 206 NE 2nd St., from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and in front of Hands Office & Art Supply, 325 E. Atlantic Ave. from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Snap a selfie in your favorite Downtown Delray Small Business(es) using #DowntownDelray #SmallBizDelray and help share the love for our small business community.

Already sold-out Boca Raton Mayors Ball to honor local individual, nonprofit, business

Those lucky enough to snag a ticket to the fourth annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball before they sold out, will see the presentation of the George Long Awards.

Named for the city’s first appointed mayor in 1924, the awards recognize a person, nonprofit and business that have “championed the tradition of bringing indelible visionary ideas and transformation to Boca Raton.”

This year, Jerry Fedele will be honored for the individual category, Best Foot Forward for nonprofit and Modernizing Medicine for business.