Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell “rolled-up” her sleeves on Mar. 31 during her first monthly “Work Day” at the Original Lots of Lox Deli in Palmetto Bay.
Surrounded by plenty of hungry patrons, Commissioner Bell spent the day as a server at the popular delicatessen where she was able to obtain a first-hand appreciation of the everyday pressures and challenges that local small business owners, employees and customers face.
“I am glad to have had this great opportunity to immerse myself in this very demanding workplace environment and take back to the county commission a true appreciation of the needs of our community,” Commissioner Bell said.
“In this very tough economic climate, local government must be a partner to small businesses all over South Florida. They must listen closely to their needs and provide them with the necessary tools so that they may recover and provide much needed jobs to the many of our residents who have long suffered with unemployment,” she added.
“Commissioner Bell’s innovative and hands-on approach to the challenges faced by our local small businesses is refreshing,” said Nick Poulos, proprietor of the Original Lots of Lox Deli. “I hope that through forums like these, she can formulate policies to create an environment where small businesses can thrive while staying in touch with local business leaders.”
If you are a business owner who would like to invite Commissioner Bell for a “work day,” or if you would like more information on the program, contact Commissioner Bell’s office at 305-378-6677.