The 10th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit Celebrates Success!


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Dana Trabulsy 772-475-3883

Lynette Marraffa 772-359-6984


The 10th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit



St. Lucie County, Fla. -The 10th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit will be held at the Port St Lucie Civic Center on Thursday, May 27th, 2018 from 10am to 4pm. Local business leaders Dana Trabulsy and Lynette Marraffa are producing this year’s Summit and Expo in collaboration with the Peter W. Busch Family Foundation. The Summit is endorsed and sponsored by The City of Port St. Lucie. Outreach and representation from city governments and businesses in all four counties is expected for a wonderful attendance turnout.


The Treasure Coast Business Summit is the Treasure Coast’s largest business-to-business summit and expo, providing a networking and educational experience which will include a unique opportunity to meet other business leaders and professionals, learn about current opportunities, and establish relationships. This combination of information and networking will help business owners and entrepreneurs identify their inner strengths, and provide the tools and resources necessary to implement positive growth in their business. The TCBS will offer a comprehensive agenda of regional and local speakers. In addition, attendees will benefit from small panel group discussions facilitated by the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.


The theme of this year’s summit is A Celebration of Growth, as this 10th year marks a strong economic recovery period after the 2008 fallout. Peter W. Busch is the keynote speaker.  He will share his captivating family business story and inspirational experiences.  As you may know, Peter Busch opened his business Southern Eagle Distributing here on the Treasure Coast in 1984 and has been a community supporter, activist, and philanthropist for many years.  He is a business champion in many ways.


The St Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council have partnered with us this year to produce the highly educational annual “Area Update Luncheon” wherein business community members will learn and understand how recent developments in manufacturing, tourism, business procurement and selection processes have stimulated the local economic environment.  They will also provide updates on the Ft. Pierce Port, Treasure Coast Airport, Citrus Grove development, and upcoming business ventures on the Treasure Coast.


Proud Sponsors Include: WBPF 25 News, The Peter W. Busch Family Foundation, Dyer Chevrolet, Bank of America, The EDC of St. Lucie County, The Pharus Group, DLF Media, Tobacco Free Florida, Two Men and a Truck, UBU Brands, Post Insurance, Mid-Florida Credit Union, Traxx Entertainment and All Things Treasure Coast.


Sponsor, Dyer Chevrolet, will present their monthly Dyer Difference Award for Indian River and St Lucie Counties in an exciting fashion at the summit. The Dyer Difference Award salutes a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization making a difference. For more information on the Dyer Difference Award or to nominate an outstanding nonprofit visit:


Sponsorships as well as vendor packages are currently available and will sell out quickly!  Act now to reserve your space today for the 10th Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit.


Thank you,

Dana Trabulsy / Lynette Marraffa

Treasure Coast Business Builders

772-475-3883 / 772-359-6984



Boys & Girls Club receives donation

In a time when hundreds of children and teens in St. Lucie County are not receiving the guidance they need to graduate from high school, to avoid the effects of violence, gangs and drugs, or to become responsible adults, the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County is there to help children and young adults.

The Boys & Girls Club relies on individuals and businesses to assist in its mission of helping kids succeed. The Club recently received a $1,000 contribution from the Treasure Coast Business Summit.

The Treasure Coast Business Summit was held on May 11 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. The summit featured keynote speaker Former Senate President Ken Pruitt, as well as other local, state and national speakers, and included breakout sessions and workshops.

The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the youth of the community. By providing a safe place to learn and grow, as well as life enhancing programs and character developing experiences; the club strives to inspire and enable all members, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

With 19 locations throughout the county, the Boys & Girls Club programs serve a diverse group of kids age 5-18. The more than 3,000 members come from a variety of backgrounds. Reach the Club by calling 772 460-9918 or visit or

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Business Summit to benefit Boys & Girls Club

The Treasure Coast Business Summit will be held at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on May 11.

The summit will feature local, state and national speakers. Breakout sessions and workshops will be offered. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County.

TCBS has been expanded to accommodate more than 100 vendors and sponsors. Former Senate President Ken Pruitt is the keynote speaker.

Sponsorship, vendor space and tickets are available at

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Business Summit planned for May 20

The 3rd Annual Treasure Coast Business Summit returns to the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on May 20.

The theme this year is Education and Economic Development.

Frank T. Brogan, chancellor of the State University System of Florida, will be the keynote speaker. He formerly served as lieutenant governor of Florida; president of Florida Atlantic University and commissioner of education.

There will be a CEO Forum Panel Discussion featuring James Crocker of Waterblasting Technologies Inc.; Brian Ziemba, market president at TD Bank; Richard Houghten of Torrey Pines Institute; Jonathan Snyder of Argus International Risk Solutions; and others from across the Treasure Coast.

There will be an economic development update with Larry Pelton (St Lucie County), Brian Cartland (Okeechobee), Tim Dougher (Martin County) and Helene Caseltine (Indian River County) to inform the local business community of activity and news affecting growth in the region; and an educational roundtable is planned..

This year’s format will feature more business-to-business vendors and fewer speakers. Participants will have more time to look over and discuss business related products and services.

The event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County.

For more information regarding registration, sponsorship or tickets, visit or call 772-224-2898.

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