A Publication of the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce
Florida Power & Light Company is leading the way to cleaner energy landscapes.
Pictured Above: The FPL solar trees and solar canopies at Manatee Lagoon provide shade to visitors while generating clean energy for the grid.
To date, FPL has built 12 large-scale solar energy centers throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast that, together, feature more than three million solar panels. They produce enough clean, emissions-free energy to power about 180,000 homes per year while preventing emissions equivalent to removing close to 168,000 cars from the road annually. The clean energy generated by these solar energy centers feeds directly into the grid to power Florida homes and businesses in our community and beyond.
FPL also demonstrates clean energy in the local community through the FPL SolarNow program. The solar trees and canopies at Riverview Park in Indian River County; Kiwanis Park in Martin County; Jessica Clinton Park in St. Lucie County; and popular destinations like the Palm Beach International Airport and the Palm Beach Zoo in Palm Beach County not only provide much-needed shade on sunny Florida days, but they also serve as symbols of clean energy in the community.
Manatee Lagoon, an FPL Eco-Discovery Center®, is another fantastic place to see clean energy in action right here in the community. It was designed to help visitors understand Florida’s manatees and their surrounding ecosystem, and it brings clean energy to life with solar trees and canopies.  
Alishia's Corner
Halloween Doesn't Have to be Scary !
Do you have a sweet tooth? I definitely do! Whether in weight loss mode or maintenance mode, you don't have to avoid the Halloween candy.  Instead, let's talk about making better choices and enjoying them in moderation. Since overindulging and feeling deprived seems to sabotage us. Try these tips instead …

Choose a 100 calorie snack-size portion.  Of course, you have to watch how many pieces you eat if you want to lose weight, but you don't have to give up chocolate and sugar or ignore your sweet tooth. Use the chart below to help you along the way.

As Halloween approaches, purchase your candy at the last minute so it won't be sitting around temping you and your family each time you walk past it.

Then, after the great event of "trick or treating," stash the goodies in containers and put them away inside the pantry, freezer, or cabinet. Be mindful.  Out of sight, out of mind, comes into play here.

Finally, take one or two pieces out for lunch boxes, a mid-afternoon treat, or after-dinner dessert.

Once or twice a week, swap out the sugary soda, juice, or cocktail for the candy treat.

Finally, fall is here, and the weather is changing. So now is the perfect time to take a walk around your neighborhood to start moving your body and burning calories.
Bank of Belle Glade
Belle Glades Lions Club
Big Lake Snack Sales Inc
Chosen Ag Service Inc
Gilberts Jewelers & Gifts
Glade Initiative
Grid One
James Shine
K&M Drugs
Lake Hardware & Farm Supply
Lighthouse Café
Milton Carpenter 
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Orsenigo Repair & Maintenance
Quality Telephone Service
RM Hook Properties
Slim’s Fish Camp
South Florida Fairgrounds
South FL Foot & Ankle
TKM Bengard Farms
Treehouse Learning Center
Western PBC Farm Bureau
Xi Zeta Mu Chapter

Black Gold Jubilee Booklet will also become Digital!
Although the 2022 Black Gold Jubilee is still six months away, planning has already begun!

Each year a jubilee booklet is designed, printed and distributed, but next year it will be different. In addition to having the printed booklet, there will be a digital version on both the Black Gold Jubilee Website and the Belle Glade Chamber's Website.

"With technology changing we want to take advantage of it and to offer our advertisers and sponsors more of a return for their investment in the jubilee" commented Lamar Weathers, booklet editor.

The booklets from the past two jubilees have been converted to a digital format and are available to view on the Black Gold Jubilee website under the Booklet Tab, and on the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce website by clicking on the Events tab and then the Local Events tab.

Those booklets are seen here with the link to their full digital version located below them.

Leadership Glades
Class Graduation
The long-awaited graduation for the Leadership Glades Class of 2019-2020 took place on September 24,2021 at the Lawrence E. Will Museum.

The 2020 pandemic prevented the class from attending the Water Management Day with airboat ride; and from completing the 2020 Leadership Program and from graduating.

Lunch was catered by Sam King, and the ceremony was followed with an opportunity (or those who desired) to receive that missed airboat ride - provided by Master Gator Airboat Tours.
Chamber Member Spotlight
Glades Gas of Belle Glade
Glades Gas of Belle Glade is a 3rd generation, family owned and operated business with a rich history spanning over 90 years. Their focus is superior workmanship and dedicated service.

They work, not only as a team, but also as a family. Glades Gas offers money-saving memberships for central air conditioning (Premium Air Club or PAC) and ice machines (Penguin Club) which afford their clients super low diagnostic fees and 24-hour service.

There is always someone on the other end of the phone in case of emergencies. Their members have peace of mind knowing they’re covered, even on holidays and weekends. Technicians are drug tested and background checked to guarantee that their clients are safe and secure with who is in their home.

Giving back to the community, their clientele and serving others are the central ideas of their mission statement. It shows through their immense loyalty to the Glades and her people: everyone is family here.

They are currently located at 620 SW 16th Street in Belle Glade (Just north of college next to Marathon) and are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Give them a call at 561-996-3046 and see how they can make you smile!

Find them at their website: GladesGasAC.Com or follow them on Facebook Glades Gas of Belle Glade for updates and community information.
2022 Season at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
The 2022 season at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center promises to be an action-packed one. Among the talent this year is; The Singing Contractors, The Pam Tillis Trio, Helen Miller-Best, the World of Musicals, and Mariachi Herencia de Mexico!

Order your season tickets now, buy the Professional Guest Artist Series and get 5 shows (World of Musicals, The Singing Contractors, Motones vs. Jerseys, The Pam Tillis Trio and Mariachi Herencia de Mexico) for the low price of $130 person or the NEW Gospel Series (Blind Boys of Alabama and Helen Miller-Best) for only $45!

Pick-up your tickets now at the theatre or call Debbie Bowles at 561-993-1160, the box office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9am-4pm and Friday from 9am-Noon.
Habitat for Humanity News
October Calendar
Click the link below to go to October's Calendar!

Lawrence E Will Museum
Grand Re-Opening
The Next Revolution in Fitness!
Introducing MYX II
Click here to see it in action!
Give the gift of health this Christmas!

CALL Alishia for Introductory pricing and special offers.

Independent Team Beachbody Coach

We Have Your PPE Needs Covered!
Alliance Church Bazaar
City of Belle Glade Trust the Facts & Get the Vax
Peanut Butter Challenge
West Tec News
Palm Beach State College News
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561-996-2745 or Lamar@bellegladechamber.com.

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Just contact us by the 20th of the month and we will place it in the newsletter for the following month.

Contact Lamar Weathers at the Chamber.

561-996-2745 or Lamar@bellegladechamber.com

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