Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors Endorses Our Campaign

I’m proud to be recognized and endorsed by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors Association. I believe their endorsement is  a testament to my vision and plan for responsible redevelopment that places the needs of people first and grows local small businesses. I encourage development and redevelopment, particularly when our community has a direct and tangible benefit. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors Association supports their members, of which, many are small business owners, by providing resources to help them grow. That’s a concept that aligns with my desire to provide resources for District 4’s small businesses and our residents. It’s a concept that often … Read More

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Keep Our Money Local (Most of it, at least!)

Spending locally helps to recycle dollars in a city's or region's local economy. The benefits include stabilization for locally owned businesses, continuity in employment, more jobs, community pride and a sense of unity. We should do everything in our power to keep our money local. A Local Works! study in West Michigan showed that shifting ten percent to local spending created a huge impact to an area. Additionally, it showed that when we spend $100 locally, $73 stays in the community as opposed to only $43 when we spend with non-local businesses. (see pie chart below) See the executive summary or ... Read More
Whitney RawlsKeep Our Money Local (Most of it, at least!)

Commissioner Poitier and Friends Host Breakfast for Whitney

Commissioner Woody Poitier, Pastor Robert Kintchen and Pastor Gary McLamore will be hosting a breakfast and meet and greet for Whitney Rawls on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 8:45 am. The breakfast will be held at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Pompano Beach. The effort is not only a show of support for Whitney Rawls but will also be an opportunity for residents to come and meet with Whitney and share their ideas about the future of Pompano Beach's District 4. All are welcome to attend. Who: Commissioner Woody Poitier, Pastor Robert Kintchen, Pastor Gary McLamore and Friends What: Morning Breakfast and Fellowship ... Read More
Whitney RawlsCommissioner Poitier and Friends Host Breakfast for Whitney

Happy Labor Day

Friends... Our nation, states, and the cities we live in were built on the backs of many who labored to create the infrastructure, services and amenities that we so often take for granted. From the settlement of this great country, through the industrial era, and right up to today, the strength and well-being of our country lies in the hands and labor of our people. This Labor Day, let's give tribute to all of our hard workers who have labored in love and left us with a legacy of hope and determination. Even here in Pompano Beach, I'm mindful of ... Read More
Whitney RawlsHappy Labor Day

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