Are you a Hollywood resident interested in gaining invaluable experience, connecting with experts, and getting certified in Broadband & Fiber Optic Technology at no cost?
The City of Hollywood, in partnership with OIC of South Florida, is offering Work Skills Training Scholarships to eligible Hollywood residents. The 12-week course provides FREE in-depth vocational training, preparing participants for entry-level positions on their career paths.
Only those applicants residing within the City's low to moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods may participate in the Work Skills Training Scholarship Program. All submitted applications will undergo an address verification process to ensure participants meet this program requirement.
Median Potential Positions & Salaries Upon Completion: * Tech Installer $37,000 * Fiber Optic Installer $60,000
Broadband & Fiber Optic Technology Course Schedule: Every Saturday, 9 am- 4 pm September 23 - December 16, 2023
In honor of National Black Business Month, Miami-Dade County Public Schools & Broward County Public Schools present the South Florida Black Business Symposium. Meet panel experts and business leaders, and discover current opportunities and resources available to help grow your business.
Meet the Rental Car Reps and Airport Concessionaires
FREE In-Person Workshop & Networking Event
Learn about upcoming rental car company contracting opportunities at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Engage - Participating airports and airport car rental concessionaires across the nation will be holding a simultaneous, single-day outreach event to provide contracting opportunities to small businesses.
Hear about the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certification, other Supplier Diversity certifications and understand the benefit to your small business firm. You do not have to be certified to attend this event.
Sell Your Products and Services to Over 60 Countries!
On October 4 - 5, 2023, Broward County and all of South Florida will welcome local and international companies for a unique opportunity to engage key leaders, experts, and attendees from around the world in dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment, and culture. The goal of FITCE 2023 is to expand awareness of Broward County as a premier importing and exporting trading capital, while helping to nurture existing businesses, establish new businesses and spur continued growth.
• Sell your products and services to over 60 countries at the World Expo Marketplace •Meet & Greet international delegations, consulates, trade commissioners, and bi-national chambers at Doing Business with the World, World Expo Marketplace & Speed Matchmaking with Country Representatives •Learn about international trade resources and assistance during the “11 Steps to Exporting,” “How to Import into the United States,” Doing Business with the World panels and more •Immerse yourself with worldwide culture – visit the local & international visual art exhibit & enjoy multicultural performances •Special Sessions & Activities from Life Sciences Industrial Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Symposium (LSIPMS) and Sustainable Fashion & Tech Week (SFTW) •It's FREE!
Dine Out Lauderdale is Extended Through Sept. 30
Popular Annual Culinary Event Features Over 100 Participating Restaurants
There’s good news for foodies in Greater Fort Lauderdale who want more time to explore the destination’s vibrant culinary scene. By popular demand, Visit Lauderdale’s “Dine Out Lauderdale” month has been extended through September 30, 2023, giving locals and visitors ample time to enjoy exceptional culinary experiences from a choice of 100 diverse eateries.
In addition to the popular culinary tradition consisting of curated, three-course prix fixe meals, this year’s Dine Out Lauderdale invites restaurateurs to enhance their offerings with sweet treats and specialty foods at promotional prices.
From classes on the art of making Asian dumplings to creative pizza-making and other lessons for foodies, this year’s Dine Out program is offering a diversity of dining and cooking experiences that sets Greater Fort Lauderdale apart from other destinations.
For Dine Out Lauderdale details and participating restaurants, click here.
It's Hurricane Season - It's Time To Prepare
The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season is underway, so now is the time to prepare. You can find important information on making your hurricane plan, evacuation information, storm surge information and shelter locations on the City's Hollywood's hurricane preparedness website.
We’ve got you covered! Expand your knowledge of federal government contracting, human resources management, marketing, finances, trademark and copyright laws, and more. Generate leads by participating in various webinars offered. Each webinar is free to attend, approximately an hour long, and interactive.
For a list of upcoming webinars, please click here.
Available Grants and/or Loans and Credit Program
Small business grants exist for entrepreneurs and small businesses that meet the right criteria. Find out how you can use them to start or grow your business.
Single-Use Plastics and Foam are Prohibited on Hollywood Beach, at City-Owned Parks and Facilities, and by City Vendors
The City of Hollywood is committed to reducing our environmental impact and becoming more sustainable. One step the City has taken in achieving this goal is to ban the use of nonbiodegradable containers, like plastics and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), for serving food products.
If you're planning on going to the beach or park or attending an event or meeting at City Hall, a community center, park, ArtsPark at Young Circle, or other city facility, please don't bring plastic bottles, bags and other single-use plastics and foam containers.
Program Provides Late Shift Employees Direct Rides to and From Work
The Broward County Transits' (BCT) Late Shift Connect provides on-demand and direct transportation for late shift workers when regular transit services are generally not available. For more information or to enroll, visit lateshiftconnect.org.
Paycheck Protection Program borrowers: If your loan is $150,000 or less, you may be eligible to apply for direct forgiveness through the SBA, using their online portal. Follow the steps below. 1. Find out if your lender is participating. 2. Watch a video about how to use the portal. 3. Apply for forgiveness.