Let’s be the village!

Summer break is here. What now? Today marks the close the school year for Broward Schools. Our youth are as excited about the summer as we were growing up. Trust me, I know. I have 2 boys of my own who attend elementary and high school here in Pompano Beach. But, what will our children do this summer? Will they attend a summer school session or will they be attending summer camp? Can we even afford to send them to summer camp? As much we've seen evidence that our economy is rebounding, many of us are still facing financial challenges. ... Read More
Whitney RawlsLet’s be the village!

Rawls Supports Small Businesses

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), "Small business is BIG!" The SBA reports the following facts and trends about the impact of America's small business sector. 23 million small businesses in America account for 54% of all U.S. sales. Small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs since the 1970s. The small business sector in America occupies 30-50% of all commercial space, an estimated 20-34 billion square feet. See more of the SBA's Small Business Trends here. Take the SBA's information and apply it on a smaller scale and you may find that most states and their ... Read More
Whitney RawlsRawls Supports Small Businesses

Two Pompano commissioners won’t seek reelection

—Repost from Sun Sentinel | Written by Ariel Barkhurst, March 28, 2014 All five Pompano Beach city commission seats will be up for election this November, and two of the five incumbents announced they don’t intend to run again. Commissioner George Brummer says that at 84 years old, he wants some time to relax. “Considering that I started working when I was around 14 and I’ve been working every since, I figure 70 years is enough,” he said. “There are some other things I’d like to do and one of those things is I’d like to smell the roses from above … Read More

Whitney RawlsTwo Pompano commissioners won’t seek reelection