Wellington, FL—November 11,  2013—On Saturday,  November 23, from 2:00p.m. until 6:00p.m., the Western Communities Business  Group will be holding their 2013/2014 Season Kick-Off Reception at the  Wellington Equestrian Gallery and Mall.  The Wellington  Equestrian Gallery and Mall has relocated and is now open in its beautiful, new  location at 13920 Wellington Trace, Ste. 44 in the Wellington  Marketplace.

Last year, some creative local business owners banded together and  formed the Wellington Business Group.  This group successfully  utilized common advertising, promotions and creative marketing to reach out to  members of the equestrian industry that call Wellington home during the  equestrian season.   The growth and success of last  year’s group has proven that there is a definite need in the Western Communities  to have a business group that is responsive to the needs of the local business  owners and will concentrate their efforts on strengthening the area’s  businesses, and thus the economy.  This year they are planning  on expanding their membership numbers and their targeted geographic membership  base to include ALL of the businesses in the Western Communities.   In order to reflect this, they have decided to modify the original name  of the organization and to be called the Western Communities Business  Group.

Maureen Gross will be joining the leadership team of the Western  Communities Business Group this year.  Gross has  extensive experience in meeting the needs of area businesses and business owners through her years of working as a director of development for many area  non-profits and at the former Palms West Chamber of Commerce.   “I am looking forward to growing the outreach and targeted programs that  this business group will provide to the local businesses that are its members,”  said Gross, “and to increasing the group’s economic impact in our local  communities.”

Any business person that is located in the Western Communities is  invited to stop by the Wellington Equestrian Gallery and Mall on Saturday,  November 23, for the reception.  The afternoon will include  refreshments, networking and a place to catch up with fellow, local business  leaders.  While there, they can get information on the Western  Communities Business Group’s member benefits or suggest some benefits that they  would like to see added to the current programs.  2013/2014  membership applications, door stickers for member’s entrances and membership  cards will be available.  Guest will be able to either renew their current membership or sign up as a new member this year at a cost of $150  per business membership.  Everyone is encouraged to drop in to  get information on what the business group is planning on doing this upcoming year. 

The Western Community Business Group mission is to focus on local,  community-rooted businesses and to provide them with the tools and programs that  will help their businesses thrive.  This will ultimately  strengthen the community and build a vibrant, durable local economy…here in  the Western Communities.

For information and to RSVP for the reception, please  call the Gallery (561)333-3100 or Maureen Gross  (561)714-0887.