Chamber Chatter
A Publication of the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce
2023 Chamber Banquet Recap
Take a quick glimpse at our 2023 Awards Banquet!

January Breakfast in a Snapshot!
Leadership Glades Class
January 18,2023 was Agriculture and Agribusiness Day for the Leadership Glades Class. The day was filled with tours of King Ranch Sod, Duda Farms, Orsenigo Farms, Everglades Research & Education Center, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, and TKM. This action packed day was designed to familiarize them with the day-to-day challenges of agriculture and agribusiness in the Glades.
New & Renewing Members
We would like to welcome our new chamber members:

Belle Glade Dental Group
Mr. Auto Insurance of Belle Glade
Victory Nursing Inc.
Jaws Seafood and Chicken Belle Glade

Stay tuned - next month we will be spotlighting them!
Atlantic Pacific Insurance
Belle Glades Lions Club
Boys & Girls Club of the PB
Cee Bee Produce
Comfort Air Conditioning & Sheet Metal
Donia Roberts, PA
Farm Credit of S FL ACA

There's a New Restuarant in Town!
Grand Opening- March 6th
An Interview with Onaney Pulles, owner and President of El Rinconcito Inc.
Tell us about your business.
 My business is a restaurant called Taqueria El Rinconcito Mexicano. It has a very Mexican name because my business partner, and chef, is Mexican as well. We currently have a food truck that has been operating for three years here in the city of Belle Glade next to Bravo Supermarket. The truck is a very successful little business that gave us the big push to expand our idea of taking our business to the next level. El Rinconcito INC is a dream come true. It took us a year to rebuild a 30-year-old restaurant, “Mi Tierra”, into the beauty we have today.

Does your business have a mission/vision?
We decided to bring a new concept to our customers, something fresh and modern, cozy, and familiar. Our vision is to offer an excellent customer experience and the satisfaction of our community is our main priority.

Tell us about your management team.
As a new business, we have a small work staff. I, Onaney Pulles am the owner and president of the corporation and my partner, and chef, is the vice president. Additionally, we have two employees on the floor and a chef assistant.
 Why did you decide to join the chamber?
I really didn’t know I could be part of the chamber, but my friends told me about this great opportunity, and I took it. Friends from the city of Belle Glade and business owners in the community. I think is a very positive way of support my business and the city as well.

Is there something special about your business that you would like to share?
Something special about my business is that it was created by two friends, with different nationalities, point of views, different idiosyncrasy, but with one idea in common, to serve and to change the concept of a small town. You don’t need to travel to other cities to find decent food, better prices, and fun!

Name a “fun fact” about your business.
A fun fact about El Rinconcito is that it was a “One Day Decision”. We didn’t think about how much money we would spend in fixing a 30-year-old restaurant, or how long it would take us to renew every wall, or how many permits we would need, we just knew that dreams come true and that we had to use opportunities wisely. The secret to success is to hug every one of them in the perfect moment and people that do not take risks loose the chance of the their life.

Taqueria El Rinconcito Mexicano
1624 Gator Blvd.
Belle Glade, FlL 33430
Phone: 561-983-8086

Instagram: el_rinconcito_mexicano_2

Hours: Mon- Fri 7am-10pm

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Habitat for Humanity News
Greg Brown, Jennifer Thomason, Julia Murphy and Tara Okler

Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County Come Together to Form
Habitat for Humanity Greater Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County, FL (January 23, 2023) Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County and Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County are thrilled to announce that they have joined forces to form a new and consolidated affiliate, Habitat for Humanity Greater Palm Beach County! This strategic collaboration brings together resources, skillsets, and strengths to serve the community better while remaining laser-focused on its mission.
Habitat for Humanity Greater Palm Beach County, dedicated to building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter, will be headquartered in Delray Beach and serve all of Palm Beach County. The newly formed Habitat affiliate is projected to build 20 homes in Palm Beach County in 2023 and now operates five Habitat ReStores in the county.
"This is an exciting time for all of us at Habitat," said Jennifer C. Thomason, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater Palm Beach County. "To be able to become one Habitat affiliate for our community in such a unified and productive way is truly incredible. Together we will have a greater impact on our Habitat partner families, volunteers, donors, supporters, neighbors and the community as a whole.”
As the two well-established affiliates merge into one, the combined impact is impressive with 420 homes built, and 721 homes revitalized through A Brush With Kindness and Critical Repairs programs. Over 1,100 families and individuals have been served and that number continues to grow.  
About Habitat for Humanity Greater Palm Beach County:
Habitat for Humanity Greater Palm Beach County is a 501(c)(3) organization and an
affiliate of a global nonprofit, Habitat for Humanity International serving Palm Beach
County. Families and individuals in need of a safe, decent, and affordable housing
partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.
Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an
affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to
support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability
and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we
empower. To learn more, visit
Habitat for Humanity greater Palm Beach County.
Clewiston Museum News
Check out the calendar for Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center here
Belle Glade Library Events!
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