POMPANO BEACH CRA BBQ COMPETITION & TASTING EVENT: The Pompano Beach CRA is hosting the Collier City BBQ Throwdown on February 26, from 2pm to 6pm, where they will crown the BBQ Rib Champion of Pompano Beach.

This St. Louis-style barbecue rib competition is free and open to the public and will include rib tastings, music, entertainment and kids’ activities.

All contestants will be provided five racks of ribs and will bring their own equipment for the preparation and cooking of their entry. Registration to compete is free.

Sponsored cash prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants, and essential information will be provided to those aspiring to launch a successful business in Pompano Beach, including how to apply for a Business Tax Receipt (BTR), how to register as a stationary or mobile vendor, how to explore land opportunities for brick-and-mortar locations in the Northwest CRA District, and other helpful CRA Initiatives.

“This is an exciting opportunity for local chefs, both amateur and professional, to showcase their grilling skills to the community,” said Nguyen Tran, director of the Pompano Beach CRA. “And more importantly, the event will provide aspiring business owners with the guidance necessary to facilitate their entrepreneurial potential.”

A representative from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will be on site from 3:30pm to 5pm to discuss the SCORE organization and to take appointments for their free mentorship programs, which help small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals.

In addition, the City of Pompano Beach will have a representative from the Job Placement Center on site to provide information on the Train to Gain Programs, job opportunities and other resources available to the residents of Pompano Beach.

The event will take place at 900 NW 27th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33069.

Contest details are available at www.pompanobeachfl.gov/government/cra/cra-events.

For more Pompano Beach news and things to do in Pompano Beach read Pompano! magazine and search our website.

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