Category Archives: Your Business

Pompano Beach to offer construction management courses

By David Volz

The City of Pompano Beach and its Community Redevelopment Agency will work with the Turner Construction Company to bring its School of Construction Management Program to Pompano Beach. The program is being offered free of charge.

The School of Construction Management Program is designed to help minority and women owned businesses in the construction industry. Each course is taught by Turner staff and includes such topics as risk management, construction estimating, blue print reading and specification, purchasing and bidding procedures, project engineering, record set-up, building code compliance, insurance and bonding, safety and effective marketing. It is now offered in more than 30 cities and has graduated more than 30,000 students since 1969.

The program will run from January 26th through April 15th on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Mitchell/Moore Community Center located at 901 NW 10th Street.

Pompano Beach GreenMarket opens


By David Volz

The Pompano Beach GreenMarket held a grand opening event on the morning of October 11. City leaders cut a ribbon made of peppers and Bill Clancy sang the official Pompano Beach song. The GreenMarket will run until April. On the opening day, there were 47 vendors offering fresh vegetables, baked goods, flowers and other food products.

“This is good for Pompano Beach. We bring a local food producers together for the GreenMarket,” said Shanna Benson, spokesperson for the CRA. The CRA and the Pompano Beach Historical Society are working together to put on the event.

Commissioner Rex Hardin said, “This is fantastic and great for the community,” he said.

Mayor Lamar Fisher said, “We are so excited to be starting our 12th year of the GreenMarket.