Small Business Challenge


The Children Services Council of St. Lucie County along with the St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce has established the Small Business Challenge Program to help incentivize the use of locally owned St. Lucie County businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also supporting local non-profit providers

Utilizing their extensive networks, including more than 13,000 followers on Facebook, a radio show and several local access TV spots, the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County and the St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce want to issue a “challenge” to residents to find ways to support local businesses and local non-profits during these trying times.  

The program will work like this: participating businesses, nominated by the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce will choose a non-profit, funded by the Children’s Services Council, as a partner. On a selected day, the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County will donate an amount equal to the selected business’ revenue (up to $1,000) to their non-profit “partner”. Both the business and the non-profit, as well as the Chamber and CSCSLC will promote the partnership via social media and other marketing channels.

Upcoming Challenge DaysSBC APR 2021

Wednesday, April 21st

Mervis' Cafe benefiting Hibiscus Children's Center

Past Challenge Participants

Friday, July 10th

Taco Dive Downtown Fort Pierce benefiting Tykes and Teens

Friday, June 26th

Sal’s Italian Ristorante benefiting Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County

Friday, June 19th

Pot Belli Deli benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties

Friday, June 12th

Lakeview Bar & Grille benefiting YMCA of the Treasure Coast

Friday, June 5th

PP Cobb Neighborhood Eatery benefiting SWORD Outreach and Mentoring Center

Friday, May 29th

3Natives (Tradition and St. Lucie West) benefiting Multi-Cultural Resource Center

Friday, May 22nd

2nd Street Bistro benefiting Healthy Start Coalition of St. Lucie County

Friday, May 15th

Berry Fresh Cafe benefiting Inner Truth Project

Friday, May 8th

Mervis Cafe benefiting Future Generations

Friday, May 1st

St. Lucie Draft House benefiting PACE Center for Girls

Friday, April 24th

Phatz Chick N Shack benefiting Roundtable of St. Lucie County

Friday, April 17th

Jimmy John’s (both Fort Pierce and St. Lucie West locations) benefiting 211 Helpline

Friday, April 10th

Taco Dive (both Fort Pierce and Tradition locations) benefiting END IT Corporation

Friday, April 3rd

Texas Roadhouse-Port St. Lucie benefiting Families of the Treasure Coast