Happy Thanksgivukkah – I’m thankful for all our small businesses.

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

It’s cold outside, there are turkeys in the oven and living in paradise we have a lot to be thankful for!

Enjoying Clematis St. every day it’s easy to take what we have for granted. But when I introduce new people to our downtown areas they are always impressed with the thriving urban ecosystem that has been built in our small downtown area.

I want to thank all the small business owners who work hard to build our city.

This week we saw the grand opening of Cycle PartyIt is a small business that joins the other thriving businesses such as Palm Beach Segway Tours and iScoot Palm Beach to provide unique ways to travel through and explore downtown West Palm Beach.

The Cycle Party is in Town

Eat Scene is working hard between Fern and Rosemary to create a unique market experience for the downtown area. For centuries the market has been the heartbeat of a town, a place where people would gather to meet friends and enjoy food, and now the Eat Scene is bringing this experience into downtown. Eat Scene has already started work on the largest wall mural in Palm Beach County, bringing together six talented artists from West Palm Beach to work on this project.

Palm Beach County’s largest mural at Eat Scene

As seen through the successful Startup Weekend and Entrepreneur Week we also have a bustling Startup Community. More small business owners and inventors have chosen West Palm Beach as the place to start and grow their business.

One new project that just popped on the radar is South End resident and inventor Chic Kelty who created the Immerset, a brand new way to brew your coffee. The Immerset is being funded on Kickstarter and will be built in the US. I’d like to encourage all my local friends and coffee drinkers to help fund this project and make the Immerset a reality.

Downtown business owner Sean Scott with the Immerset!
Downtown business owner Sean Scott with the Immerset!

These are just a couple of the small businesses who worked hard to build businesses and have risked their own capital to come to West Palm Beach and help service our residents, as well as bring additional business and visitors into our city.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy. So instead of waking up at 6am and lining up outside big-box stores on Friday, let’s sleep in and then show our appreciation by visiting one of our local businesses to start our shopping season!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Great Hanukkah,

Aaron “aGuyonClematis” Wormus