Panelists announced for TCBS

PORT ST. LUCIE – An impressive list of panelists has been announced for the 5th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit. Their discussion will focus on business growth, continuity and disaster recovery. The panel includes Jim Arrigo, president of Arrigo Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep; Gordon Proctor, partner with Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogal, CPA; Ken Pruitt, St. Lucie County property appraiser; and Paul Seldes, CHS III, FPEM -NTB Group. The panel will be moderated by David Bernstein, CEO of Pharus Group, a Port St. Lucie-based management advisory firm.

“We are very pleased with our group of panelist,” said TCBS partner Doug Farrell. “They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to this discussion. Those in attendance will gain valuable insight on how businesses grow, maintain and recover.”

The TCBS continues to be the single largest business to business event of the year on the Treasure Coast and has participation from businesses from as far north as Jacksonville and as far south as Boca Raton.

There has also been an increased awareness of local business to business activity helping to stimulate local economic recovery. Based on reports from attendees and participants, the estimated annual financial impact of the summit is in excess of $200,000, with an unknown number of jobs created each year that could be approaching 100-110.

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