Riviera Beach, FL (December 5, 2017) – On November 27th, the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (RBCRA) hosted the Creativity Station Open House at the Riviera Beach Marina Event Center located at 190 E 13th Street, Riviera Beach.

The Max M. Fisher Boys and Girls Club Marching Band opened the event with an exciting drumline repertoire and Digital Vibe entertained with music and dance as parents gathered to pre-register to RBCRA’s new winter, spring break and summer camps, as well as for the Small Business Resource Center.

“Our goal with these new camps is to provide youth and adults with real world educational and training tools,” said Scott Evans, interim executive director of Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. “The diversity of these programs exposes children to find something they are passionate about at an early age.”

Partners, such as the Junior Achievement (JA) and Comerica shared information about the RBCRA’s new programs on the entrepreneurship, technology, financial literacy and business fields for both children and adults. Camp pre-registration is still open. Programs offered are:

Comerica
• Adults: Small Business Resource Center – The Business Ambassador Service Center, located at 1229 E. Blue Heron
Boulevard, Riviera Beach, will provide adults with business development training, financial literacy and readiness
components.

Riviera Beach
• Youth & Seniors: TechBus – At this program youth and seniors become more tech-savvy by learning how to access
their email, use Facebook, Internet safety, and sharpen their reading skills.

STREAM3 Academy
• Ages 12 to 18: Hack-A-Thon – At STREAM3 Academy, youths can learn about coding, game design, robotics, app
development, 3D printing, web design and filmmaking.

Junior Achievement (JA)
• Ages 5 to 11: JA More than Money – This program allows kids to learn about the role of money in society and provides practical information about early earning, saving, and sharing money.
• Ages 8 to 13: JA BizTown – This fully interactive simulated town helps students connect the dots between what they
learn in school and the real world.
• Ages 14 to 18: JA SPARK – Kids ages 14 to 18 who are passionate about business can take advantage of this business
and entrepreneurship focused program. Participants can pre-register by calling the RBCRA at (561) 844-3408. Slots are limited.

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ABOUT RBCRA
The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of the dramatic transformations underway within its district. Formed in 1984, by the Riviera Beach City Council, the CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attractions and retention; finances new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves perception of safety in an area; guides the city’s redevelopment efforts; and creates and supports many programs that enhances daily life in Riviera Beach.

ABOUT THE MOSAIC GROUP
The Mosaic Group is a full service events management, marketing and public relations firm, which employ experienced specialists to make
any event, campaign and community involvement effort successful. Our clients are organizations that are interested in diversification, increasing their visibility in the community and developing mass marketing opportunities.

Riviera Beach, FL (November 15, 2017) – On Saturday, November 25, 2017, the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (RBCRA) will celebrate local small businesses during Small Business Saturday®, a national effort created by American Express to support local businesses that make our communities strong.  The goal is to help bring more holiday shopping to small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The initiative encourages customers to support small businesses by shopping at their locations and spreading the word by using #ShopSmall on their social media platforms.

The City of Riviera Beach has celebrated Small Business Saturday® for a few years, however, the RBCRA has taken on a more targeted approach to feature businesses operating within the CRA boundaries.  The CRA Business Watch Committee submitted an application for ten (10) local businesses to utilize the Shop Small Initiative and as a result each business was presented with a Small Business Saturday® marketing kit for their storefront and online presence including posters, promotional flyers, website badges, email templates, logos, social media materials, shopping bags and a welcome mat.  Owners can also encourage customers to join the #ShopSmall conversation during #SmallBizSat; this will, in turn, bring more shoppers to their stores.   In addition, the RBCRA will market those businesses on the RBCRA website and social media platforms.

The CRA Business Watch Committee also hosted a kick-off breakfast on Tuesday, November 14th at the Ambassadors Service Center; catering was done by local Riviera Beach business, Kafe Hub.  At the breakfast, new initiatives were discussed to include pop-up shops at the Marina Event Center.

“Small business is the backbone of our local economy,” says Rod McLeod, public safety officer at RBCRA.  “The Riviera Beach CRA Business Watch program is a proud supporter of this initiative.  We appreciate the national support from American Express and the Shop Small Collaborators and encourage our residents to shop small and shop local on Saturday, November 25th.”

Featured Local Small Businesses in the CRA: Kafe Hub, Rafiki Tiki, MTBP Marketing, All Safe, Grator Gator, Pura Divers, Paradise Chic Boutique, Massage Island Day Spa, Get Wet Water Sports, Blue Water Boat Jet Ski Rentals, and Casa Farneti.

American Express reports that small business owners generated an estimated $15.4 billion and 112 million people came out to shop on Small Business Saturday® in 2016.

For small business owners who want to learn more about how to participate in Small Business Saturday®, please contact Rod McLeod, Public Safety Officer, RBCRA at (561)-844-3408.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Tammy Martinez
E: tmartinez@upscalebymosaic.com
P: 561.651-9565

ABOUT RBCRA

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of the dramatic transformations underway within its district. Formed in 1984, by the Riviera Beach City Council, the CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attractions and retention; finances new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves perception of safety in an area; guides the city’s redevelopment efforts; and creates and supports many programs that enhances daily life in Riviera Beach.

ABOUT THE MOSAIC GROUP

The Mosaic Group is a full-service events management, marketing, and public relations firm, which employ experienced specialists to make any event, campaign and community involvement effort successful.  Our clients are organizations that are interested in diversification, increasing their visibility in the community and developing mass marketing opportunities.

Monthly ‘Clean & Safe’, ‘Neighborhood Watch’ Program Meetings

(Riviera Beach, FL – November 16, 2017) – The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (RBCRA) (www.rbcra.com) will host a Clean and Safe Neighborhood Watch program monthly meeting every third (3rd) Thursday of each month. The first meeting will be on November 16, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Healthy Food Healthy Living, located at 1101 Avenue E, Riviera Beach, FL  33404. Residents will be provided strategies and best practices to keep their neighborhoods safe and protected and will participate in safety and security workshops in an effort to build strong neighborhood relations.

One of the RBCRA missions is to create a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area. The Neighborhood Watch Program consists of an organized group of citizens devoted to improving safety and reducing crime by working together to patrol the Riviera Beach Heights and Park Manor South neighborhoods and report suspicious activities to law enforcement. Riviera Beach residents have the option to also join the Clean and Safe team.

The Ambassadors of the Clean and Safe team works together to make a visible difference in the Riviera Beach CRA district. The team meets every day at Ocean Mall and at the Riviera Beach Marina Village, to greet visitors and work alongside law enforcement to assist with safety and security. The Clean and Safe team assists with neighborhood cleanups including the removal of litter, graffiti stickers and posters within the community and power-washing sidewalks and roadway medians.  Some of the benefits for residents participating in these programs are:

  • Developing strong neighborhood relations
  • Educating residents to recognize suspicious activities and take appropriate action
  • Implementing safety and security measures
  • Contributing to the reduction of home burglaries and neighborhood crimes

“A clean neighborhood is a safe neighborhood and we always look for ways to enrich our community and change the perception of redeveloped neighborhoods,” said Scott Evans, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency interim executive director. “With both programs, residents become part of the Agency’s continuing efforts to make a difference and provide a clean, safe and economically vital place to live, work and play.”

Meeting locations vary and will be announced each month. For more information please contact the Neimah Spence at nspence@rbcra.com or (561) 693-1171 or visit rbcra.com.

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ABOUT RBCRA

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of the dramatic transformations underway within its district. Formed in 1984, by the Riviera Beach City Council, the CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attractions and retention; finances new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves perception of safety in an area; guides the city’s redevelopment efforts; and creates and supports many programs that enhances daily life in Riviera Beach. 

ABOUT THE MOSAIC GROUP

The Mosaic Group is a full-service events management, marketing, and public relations firm, which employ experienced specialists to make any event, campaign and community involvement effort successful.  Our clients are organizations that are interested in diversification, increasing their visibility in the community and developing mass marketing opportunities.

Riviera Beach CRA Presents ‘Movie Daze & Food Truck Frenzy’

(Riviera Beach, FL – November 16, 2017) – One of Riviera Beach Marina Village’s most prominent landmarks, Bicentennial Park (190 E. 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL), will transform into an ‘outdoor cinema’ every third (3rd) Friday of the month as the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (RBCRA) (www.rbcra.com) presents Movie Daze & Food Truck Frenzy starting November 17, 2017.   Residents are invited to pack their chairs and blankets and join the RBCRA for a family-friendly, fun night out.

Movie Daze mixes classic and modern featured films, such as “The Greatest Turkey Movie of all Times” (November 17); “The Grinch” (December 15); “Disney’s Frozen” (January 19); “Casablanca” (February 16); “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (March 16); “Remembering the Titans” (April 20); “Johnson Family Vacation” (May 18); and “Marvel’s The Avengers” (June 15) to name a few.

Food Truck Frenzy, features ‘restaurants on wheels’ where family and friends can enjoy a variety of food options while watching free family-friendly films surrounded by lush landscaping and stunning views of the Intracoastal.

“We have transformed the Marina Village into a modern waterfront and exciting destination for both our residents and tourists and have included many activities for them to enjoy”, expressed Scott Evans, interim executive director of Riviera Beach Redevelopment Community Agency. “The relaxing views of the Bicentennial Park and its capacity to host shows, concerts, and festivals, allows us to create something enthusing for our visitors and we look forward to continuing offering great selections of events.”

The RBCRA shows continued commitment to engage with and give back to the community through events such as Movie Daze & Food Truck Frenzy, the Riviera Market at Marina Village which takes place every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., water sports, eco-tours and more.

Food Truck Frenzy starts at 5:00 p.m. followed by Movie Daze at 7:00 p.m. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information on movie listings and/or food truck displays, call (561) 881-7438 or visit www.rbcra.com.

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ABOUT RBCRA

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of the dramatic transformations underway within its district. Formed in 1984, by the Riviera Beach City Council, the CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attractions and retention; finances new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves perception of safety in an area; guides the city’s redevelopment efforts; and creates and supports many programs that enhances daily life in Riviera Beach.

ABOUT THE MOSAIC GROUP

The Mosaic Group is a full-service events management, marketing, and public relations firm, which employ experienced specialists to make any event, campaign and community involvement effort successful.  Our clients are organizations that are interested in diversification, increasing their visibility in the community and developing mass marketing opportunities.