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Table of Contents A Message From our President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Buy Chamber! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Diamond Award 2014 Luncheon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Committee Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Leadership Boca 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Member Buzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Young Entrepenuers Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Boca’s “Seen” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Member Anniversaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Chamber Programs & Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Community Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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You don’t need to go far to get a top-notch, accredited bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Right in your own backyard, Lynn University in Boca Raton offers graduate and bachelor’s degrees online and during the evening on campus. Time is money. And wherever you see yourself post-degree, we want you to get there. Sooner. Our accelerated eight-week terms mean you finish your degree faster, and our small class sizes ensure that you get the personalized attention you deserve from professors with real-world experience. So whether it’s fulfilling a lifelong dream or wanting to become a more valuable employee, you can do it with a degree from Lynn University. And we’ll be there to help you every step of the way. Make the first move and call us at 561-237-7566, or email us at admission@lynn.edu. It’s your time—and Lynn’s your place. Learn more at our Open House on Wed., Nov. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability and/or age in administration of its educational and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and /or other school-administered programs. Lynn University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; phone number: 404-679-4500) for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University.

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FROM OUR PRESIDENT Publisher: Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP Editor: Patricia Lammle Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce

NEW YEAR, NEW PROGRAMS, NEW LEADERSHIP

With every New Year comes change. For us at the Boca Chamber that means new leadership, new programs, and new ideas. As the largest and most Officers influential Chamber in Palm Beach County, we Randy Nobles, Croskey Lanni P.C., understand the importance of change. Renowned Chair Jerry Fedele, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, author and motivational speaker, Anthony Robbins, Chair-Elect has said, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll Ethel Isaacs Williams, Florida Power & Light, get what you’ve always gotten.” Therefore, we start Vice Chair this year with innovative ideas that will help our main Rick Hayduk, Boca Raton Resort & Club, purpose: to help businesses thrive. Treasurer This edition of Connection is focused on advancing commerce, and we thank Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO/ you for making it possible to have a prosperous economy. We consider this edition Secretary to also be focused on you, our loyal members because we, as a Chamber, understand Keith O’Donnell, Avison Young, that you are the foundation of our organization, and we are here to help you succeed Immediate Past Chair in your business. Therefore, in order to maintain our commitment to your business’s ever-changing needs, we have added a new staff member whose primary focus is on DIRECTORS enhancing your experience. Anthony Barbar, Barbar & Associates, LLC In November, we proudly announced Yvonne Boice as the 2014 DIAMOND Vic Beninate, AT&T Award Winner. A Diamond businesswoman is Dedicated, Inspiring, Accomplished, Dennis Crudele, Florida Atlantic University Motivated, Outstanding, Noble and Driven to make her community thrive. Yvonne Michael Daszkal, Daszkal Bolton LLP Melanie Dickinson, South Florida Business Journal has achieved success in her professional career and continually makes a difference in our community. People like Yvonne maintain economic prosperity in our great city. John Duffy, 3Cinteractive, LLC Technology has become a necessary part of our lives and our businesses. In fact, Jim Dunn, JM Lexus technological advances have allowed businesses to become global. In an effort to Mark Edoff, The ADT Corporation bring international business owners together to help them succeed in today’s global Mitch Feldman, West Boca Medical Center economy, we created our newest program, the International Business Alliance (IBA). Peter Gallo, Ph.D., Saint Andrew’s School We are certain that the IBA will create better, faster, and stronger commerce in our Elisa Garcia, Office Depot, Inc. community and around the world. In the ever-changing world of technology, it is Larry Katz, Wells Fargo crucial to be current with the latest advancements. We all need to be informed and Mike Kaufman, Kaufman Lynn Construction educated on these essential business building tools, so our Technology Committee Bonnie Kaye, Kaye Communications is already planning more innovative, free workshops for this year. John Maloney, Jr., Bluegreen Vacations We strive to support strong businesses through programs and opportunities Jackie Reeves, Bell Rock Capital Rocki Rockingham, Jarden Consumer Solutions that connect members and advance commerce by engaging our community to participate in local events such as the Allianz Golf Championship, Boca Bacchanal, Kevin Ross, Ed.D., Lynn University and Festival of the Arts Boca. These events provide a positive economic impact to Tim Snow, George Snow Scholarship Fund our business community as they bring customers to your restaurants, visitors to your Chuck Stout, CBIZ Meridian Insurance Group hotels, and shoppers to your stores. Philip M. Studer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch As we start this New Year with the leadership of Randy Nobles of Croskey Professional Team Lanni, PC as Chairman of the Board, we thank you for believing in us and for helping Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO us become a better and stronger Chamber. Your commitment to our organization Beth Johnston, Executive Vice President assists us with our mission, which is to promote and sustain economic prosperity in Firdaus Dotiwala, V.P., Finance & Administration Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. Sarah Pearson, V.P., Business Development Patricia Lammle, Marketing & Communications Chasity J. Navarro, Events Coordinator Cynthia Capaccio, Membership Specialist Steven Bleier, Senior Sales Associate Sharon Ramsey, Sales Associate Troy M. McLellan CCE, FCCP, President & CEO Kathy Sheridan, Member Service & Adm. Associate Lynn B. Grant, Executive Assistant to the Pres. & CEO bocaratonchamber.com

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BUY CHAMBER! SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW CHAMBER MEMBERS BY BUYING THEIR PRODUCTS AND USING THEIR SERVICES Advertising / Public Relations Backus Turner International (954) 727-9977 www.backusturner.com

Anxiety Relief Specialist The Source for Change

(561) 300-4069 www.thesourceforchange.com

Arts & Culture / Non-Profit The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum

Caterers A Alexander Event LLC (561) 243-2539 www.alexanderevent.com

Cosmetic & General Dentistry Steven R Alman, DMD (561) 470-0007 www.almanandkatzdmd.com

Credit Card Processing National Transaction Corporation

(561) 995-2333 www.thewick.org

(954) 346-3300 ext 1156 www.nationaltransaction.com

Attorney - Family Law Lewert Law Offices, P.A.

Financial Services / Consultants Popper, Kaufman and Katz Team at Morgan Stanley

(561) 544-6861 www.lewertlaw.com

Attorney - Intellectual Property Entertainment / Ligitation The Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A. (561) 953-9300

Bookkeeping FL-Accounting, LLC / Roxana Scaffidi, CPB (561) 939-2553 www.fl-accounting.com

(561) 620-5113 www.morganstanleyfa.com/ eliot.popper/focus.htm

Home Healthcare Services There4U (888) 974-8988 www.there4u.biz

House Sitting & Home Service Boca Condo Care, Inc. (561) 289-7364 www.bocacondocare.com

Bookkeeping Services / Quickbooks Boca Bookkeeping

Import / Export Samandhel Corporation

(561) 392-3301

(954) 415-3175 www.samandhel.com

Business Coaching / Strategic Planning / Leadership Training Global Business Development Center

Insurance - Health Florida Blue

(561) 894-4500 www.globalbusinessdevelopment

Business Training & Consulting Success Through Enhanced Performance, Inc. (954) 376-3767 www.step-360.com

Interested in having your business listed in BUY Chamber? Contact Steven Bleier or Sharon Ramsey for details 561.395.4433 4

800-FLA-BLUE (352-2583) www.floridablue.com

Insurance - Health & Life Life Audit Professionals, LLC (561) 948-2420 www.mylifeaudit.com

Kitchen & Baths Distinguished Kitchens and Baths, LLC

(561) 278-3000 www.distinguishedkitchen.com

Lighting Fixtures Capitol Lighting

(561) 994-9570 www.1800lighting.com

Limousine Services A1A Airport & Limousine Service (800) 330-4762 www.a1alimo.com

Public Relations / Marketing / Strategic Planning Kaye Communications (561) 392-5166 www.kcompr.com

Printing Minuteman Press of Boca Raton (561) 392-8626 www.mmpboca.com

Roofing SK Quality Roofing, Inc (561) 276-8040 www.skqualityroofing.com

SEO / SEM / Website Services SEO Mavericks (561) 542-9606 www.seomavericks.com

Almighty Web Designs

(561) 737-2866 www.almightywebdesigns.com

Schools St. Paul Lutheran School (561) 395-8548 www.cyberfalcon.com

Interior Design / Space Planning Meryl Deutsch & Associates

Signs / Lettering / Graphic Design image360 - Boca Raton

Jewelry Cristino Fine Jewelry

Tutors Tutor Doctor

(954) 725-1717 www.mdainteriors.com

(561) 210-5222 www.crstinojewelers.com

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COMMITTEE BRIEFS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

TECHONOLOGY

Chamber’s Economic Development Committee and the City of Boca Raton Working Together A sub-committee of the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee— chaired by Andrew Duffell, President and CEO of the Research Park at FAU and the City of Boca Raton Development Services Department, under the direction of Building Official, Mike Fichera—is working on solutions to expedite the process of permitting in Boca Raton. Through analysis of past projects, collaboration has netted gains in the areas of notifications to contractors and service enhancements to the city’s customers. Moving forward, the synergy of the two groups will continue to look for avenues to create an even greater business-friendly environment in Boca Raton.

Enhancing Members’ Businesses Through Tech-Education

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Palm Beach County Business Leaders Fly-In to Tallahassee

This past October, a delegation of business and community leaders took the voice of Palm Beach County’s business community to national leaders. This year, we will participate in the Florida Chamber Board of Governors Capitol Days activities and discussions for the Tallahassee Fly-In scheduled for February 10 - 12, 2014. The current agenda includes scheduled visits for our Palm Beach legislators on our Capitol Hill; a Governor’s Mansion reception to meet Governor Rick Scott; a government affairs luncheon with state senators and representatives; panels that discuss federal health care law, legal reform, military and defense, and higher education; and Capitol briefing where attendees will hear from all Florida Chamber bill sponsors. Discussion topics are as follows: Making Florida the #1 private-sector job creator, creating a competitive and stable insurance market, doubling Florida-origin exports, further diversifying Florida’s economy, and reducing burdensome regulations on Florida’s businesses. Our chamber’s Legislative Agenda—focusing on city, county, state and federal issues that affect businesses—will be ready for distribution in late January. 6

Our Technology Committee had a very successful turnout for the “Get Your Head in the Cloud” Tech Forum this past September, hosted by FAU and sponsored by Cloud Computing Concepts, LLC (C3), with 150 Members in attendance. Cloud computing is an expression used to describe a variety of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication operating system such as the Internet. Members learned how to implement the Cloud to (1) reduce the cost of expensive software (2) ensure their important files are safe, and (3) be able to work productively anywhere, at anytime! Join us for our next forum on video and social media entitled “Lights, Camera, Customers!” on January 17. Upon receiving your invitation, register quickly because seats fill up fast. Remember: these workshops are FREE, so take advantage of these business-building forums, and reap the rewards of your chamber membership.

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COMMITTEE BRIEFS TOURISM Class is a certification facilitated by Dale Carnegie. Based on

Members Collaborate to Ensure Year-Round Visitor Spending

The Boca Chamber’s Tourism Committee is barely a year old, but that hasn’t stopped us from working diligently with some of the best Chamber Member professionals in the hotel, restaurant, retail, travel, recreational and entertainment industries to better serve our visitors. We are also working in the Medical Tourism sector to streamline Boca’s services and attractions for domestic and international visitors that come to Boca Raton for medical treatment. Boca attracts many visitors in need of medical care who come with their families and who are in need of guidance with what our great city offers. With so many industries, the task could be daunting, so we have partnered with West Boca Medical Center and Boca Raton Regional Hospital to form alliances with Chamber Members in the hotel, restaurant, retail, travel, recreational and entertainment industries to better serve our visitors seeking medical treatment at our facilities. Hosted by the Sonoma House, the Committee’s B.A.S.K (Boca’s About Service & Kindness) in Boca Customer Service

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Carnegie’s course “Attitudes of Service,” this class serves to turn every visitor and customer encounter into a positive, memorable experience. Customers who have a positive experience are more likely to not only return in the future, but they will also share their enthusiam about Boca with their friends and family. Our first class was launched on October 2, 2013, and it was a success, attracting over 100 participants. We intend to host this class every quarter as everyone benefits— the customer, the business community, the local economy and, most importantly, South Palm Beach County. Our next class will be on January 22 at the Wyndham Hotel-Boca Raton, you can register by going to our website or by calling Sarah Pearson at 561.395.4433 ext. 238.

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LEADERSHIP BOCA LEADERSHIP BOCA 2014 CLASS Engage, Experience, Elevate! Leadership Boca is an annual eight-week program developed for top business and community leaders looking to gain in-depth knowledge about the city of Boca Raton and surrounding communities. The application process for this competitive and exclusive program is currently open. This year, more than 40 participants will make up the Leadership Boca class of 2014. Participants of the class will come from a variety of industries and fields representing both small business owners and corporate executives in areas such as law, banking, education, and health care, to name a few. This dynamic program offers participants the opportunity to interact with leaders, businesses, agencies, and attractions surrounding the city and county landscape. Prior classes have benefited from visiting best-in-class corporate headquarters such as ADT, Office Depot, NCCI, and 3Cinteractive where participants were able to speak directly with top executives about how their businesses tie into Palm Beach County. In addition, participants visited vital community resources such as hospitals, universities, media outlets, government offices, attractions, nonprofits, and other community infrastructures. Another great quality of the program is that it demonstrates how active networking can develop into building long lasting relationships. These relationships strengthen our community and allow for both professional and personal growth. As part of the graduation celebration that takes place in June 2014, a new class president is introduced to assist with creating and executing the community class project. The project is designed with the goal of positively ELEVATING the community. Leadership Boca goes beyond many leadership programs becuase it creates unique and meaningful experiences that strengthen business leaders that live, learn and play in our community.

Meet the 2014 Chair and Co-Chair of Leadership Boca Brian Altschuler, Executive Director of Human Resource Operations for Boca Raton Regional Hospital, is serving as the Chair of Leadership Boca 2014. Jennifer Seremetis, owner of Plum Productions Chair, Brian Altschuler and Co-Chair, Jennifer Seremetis Video, will be serving as Video, will serve as Co-Chair. Together, they will assist in organizing this year’s program and its 40 accepted participants. Leadership Boca 2014 begins in March, 8

and each of these participants will not only benefit from meeting and networking with community leaders, but they will also build relationships with one another. Leadership Boca kicks off with a unique program in which the class participates in a simulated society. This experience helps set the tone for the rest of the program for all participants. In addition, the program includes a Leadership & Strategy session led by an internationally-recognized strategist. The culmination of the various activities included in the Leadership Boca class has opened many opportunities for graduates to further advance their professional and personal goals with many going on to serve on local non-profit boards and becoming involved with local politics. Graduation for the Leadership Boca class of 2014 is scheduled for June 2014.

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MEMBER BUZZ LATEST MEMBER PRESS RELEASES Host.net Achieves 126,230,400,000 Milliseconds (Four Years) of Continuous Uptime. Host.net, a multinational provider of managed infrastructure services focusing on Colocation, Cloud Computing, Connectivity and Continuity celebrates a major milestone as it achieves 126,230,400,000 Milliseconds (Four Years) of Continuous Uptime on its state of the art Cloud Infrastructure. “We’ve achieved a feat that is almost unheard of in our industry and certainly in the South Florida marketplace by elevating the 99.999% uptime guarantee to making 100.00% uptime a reality,” said Jeff Slapp, CTO at Host.net. Sklar Furnishings Expands Involvement With Habitat For Humanity Of South Palm Beach; Sponsors 105th Home Built In The Community. Demonstrating its commitment to making a positive difference in the community where its employees live and work, Sklar Furnishings of Boca Raton sponsored the construction of Habitat for Humanity’s most recent South Palm Beach County home. The keys to the fourbedroom, two-bath home were presented to new homeowner Erica Heath and family by Sklar Furnishings principals Rick and Pat Howard with Sklar General Manager Cyndi Rigley in attendance at the recent home dedication ceremony Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood community at Ocean Breeze West in Boynton Beach. Families by Design, Inc. Dr. Laurie M Emery, PsyD. Receives 2013 Best of Boca Raton Award. For the fifth consecutive year, Families by Design, Inc. Dr. Laurie M Emery, PsyD. has been selected for the 2013 Best of Boca Raton Award in the Clinical Psychotherapist category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Tri County Humane Society “Hero” Honored By Palm BeachesTreasure Coast Red Cross. Tri County Humane Society’s longtime volunteer and new board member, Sandra Greenblatt, has once again been honored for her extraordinary contributions to the community. Greenblatt was recognized by the American Red Cross Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast Region as one of its 2013 Everyday Heroes. She was honored for her tireless efforts on behalf of animals in need at an event on Oct. 24 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. After retiring from an exciting career producing Broadway musicals with her husband and partner, Greenblatt is now immersed in her passion for animal rescue. She now “works” 16 hours a week supporting Tri County Humane Society, and has served for more than 15 years as an Honorary Board Member before her recent appointment as an official member of the board. Greenblatt initially contributed her time in the shelter’s animal care area and continues to support its veterinary staff by transporting animals in need of chronic and emergency care. The time she has invested in the rescue and socialization of thousands of abandoned pets sheltered by Tri County Humane Society has contributed to numerous pet adoptions.

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Upfront Foods Non-Gmo, Kosher, Grab-And-Go Granola. Upfront Foods® single serving, grab-and-go granola has achieved Vegan Certification through the Vegan Awareness Foundation. The Vegan Certification means that Upfront Foods granola contains no animal products or byproducts and has not been tested on animals, said Gigi Twist, company founder. The certification permits Upfront Foods to display the Vegan Awareness Foundation’s Certified Vegan logo on the package, which allows consumers to identify easily that the granola is vegan without having to study the ingredient list. In addition to the new Vegan Certification, Upfront Foods granolas are made with organic and natural ingredients, are OK Kosher certified, and have non-GMO Project Verification. Three flavors are available: Straight Up Granola™, Straight Up Granola with Cranberries, which adds sweet-tart cranberries to the crunch of flaxseed and certified organic whole grain oats, and Upfront Nutty™ Granola with almonds and pecans. Cara Snyder, M.D., Announces Opening of Oculoplastic Surgery Practice. A new oculoplastic surgeon is now in practice in Boca Raton, specializing in surgery of the eyelids, tear system and orbit. Cara Snyder, M.D. is now accepting new patients and providing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as non-surgical procedures at 120 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Dr. Snyder specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery, such as the repair of droopy eyelids, repair of tear duct obstructions, removal of tumors in and around the eyes, eyelid reconstruction and tearing correction, many of which are performed as outpatient procedures. In addition, Dr. Snyder’s practice also includes non-surgical in-office cosmetic enhancements for the face. Farmer’s Table, Area’s Largest Health-Focused Restaurant, Launches In Boca Raton. South Florida’s health-minded diners have reason to celebrate: Farmer’s Table—a healthy, delicious and affordable new dining concept—opened in Boca Raton this past November. Founded by Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel Owner Mitchell Robbins and Chef/Restaurateur Joey Giannuzzi, Farmer’s Table seeks to create health, wellness and community through food, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a to-go concept, Farmer’s Table Café. The cuisine centers on whole, fresh, high-quality ingredients and avoids unhealthy factors like excess salt and fat, antibiotics, hormones and processing. No butter or cream is used in any dishes, and the restaurant does not have a deep fat fryer or microwave. Farmer’s Table will accommodate diets such as gluten free, Paleo, vegetarian and low glycemic. FAU Named Military Times 120 Best Colleges for Vets. Florida Atlantic University has been named Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges 2014” rankings for the third year in a row. The organization comprising the Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual “Best for Vets: Colleges Survey,” a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans. The rankings are published in full in the November issue of Military Times’ EDGE magazine, the premier publication for military transition, and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com.

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY Boca Chamber’s YEA!—a Program of the Boca Chamber Education Foundation, Golden Bell—Class of 2014 Launches into Phase Two The Boca Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) has launched into the second phase of this year’s program. Kimberly Gramm, Assistant Dean and Director of the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship at FAU, is instructing the students for 10 weeks. She will be focusing on working with students on the completion of their business plans and guiding the Business Plan Mentors as the students prepare for their presentations to the Investor Panel. In these 10 weeks, the students will also hear from guest speakers in the areas of accounting, insurance, law and graphic design. The graduating class of 2014 will have started many exciting businesses, including a website for after school activities, land based fishing tournaments, a notfor-profit that helps students in foster care decorate their dorm rooms, and an app that allows users to create channels that anyone who shares a similar interest or passion can post on.

What does being a mentor mean? men•tor noun 1. A wise and trusted counselor or teacher. 2. An influential senior sponsor or supporter.

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ocal business leaders have committed to mentor the YEA! businesses for seven weeks by providing students guidance in writing their business plans and preparing their presentations for the Investor Panel Event.

YEA! Class of 2014 Student Orientation

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Thank you to the following individuals: John Ahern Patricia Burdett Ed Gagliardi Emmett Gumm Vicki Katz John Kemp Susan Klein Mike Lupo Sunil Malik John McClaskie Mike Miller Ron Popp Jackie Reeves Don Schneider Rick Schuster Phil Voluck

Business Update: Justin Bentayou, 9th Grade, Boca Chamber YEA! Student Graduating Class of 2013 Pitch Perfect Products, Inc. is releasing their first product, the Tar-Tap, this spring during baseball season. C.E.O. Justin Bentayou will be selling Tar-Tap at many baseball fields and Opening Day ceremonies around Boca Raton. The Tar-Tap is an innovative way for baseball players to dispense pine tar. Through the support of the Boca Raton YEA! program, Justin Bentayou was able to make his idea a reality by creating a product that fulfills a need in baseball. Bentayou will have his product available for sale at the ball parks with the capabilities of filling team orders with cash or credit card. Pitch Perfect Products, Inc. is excited to see the product on the gloves of baseball players across Boca Raton. No Mess! No Hassel! Just Tar-Tap!

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BOCA’S “SEEN” MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST

Keith O’Donnell, Barbara Cambia, Nancy Proffitt, Troy McLellan

Bob Simon, Roxana Scaffidi

Lisa Elkan, MarySol Gonzalez

Frank Barbieri, Chad Jernberg, Keith O’Donnell, Troy McLellan, Jill Salach, JC Perrin, Wayne Gent

Valentina Moretti, Hugo Vargas

Donna Biase, Debie Ellman

SWIB

Jackie Reeves, Dr. Carlos Barosso

PULSE

Peggy Price, Margie Osborn, Rosalie Rhodes

Barbara Cambia, Sindee Kerker, J.D., Sarah Pearson

Matthew Hurley, Josh Kshonz, Kyle Stewart

Paul Metcalf, Mark Wilchinsky

Kate Volman, Susan Klein, Robin Newman

Meredith Dodrill, Roxana Scaffidi, Scarlett Barsky

Laura Golden, Scott Filhaber, Alana Brean

Jesse Flowers, Daniel Heflin

Mary Jo Cioffi, Cary Roman

Erica Reuter, Alex Pool

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BOCA’S “SEEN” TRUSTEE LUNCHEONS

Adam Beighley, Edward Myrick

Beth Johnston, Dick and JoAnn Lee

Juan Pellerano, Dr. Marta Rendon

Kevin Ross, Randy Nobles, Sarah Pearson, Eric Woolworth, Adam Beighley

Dr. Chere Lucas-Anthony, Penny Morey, Lise Orr, Bobra Bush

Rick Howard, Sarah Pearson, Clayton Idol

Randy Nobles, Eric Woolworth

MarySol Gonzalez, Cathi Dorn, Jodi Simmons

ANNUAL CELEBRATION “THE GREAT SOIREE”

Randy Nobles, Patricia Maczko, Diane Paez, Keith O’Donnell

Hugo and Michelle Vargas

Marie Speed and Fred Astaire Dancer

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Jason and Jackie Reeves

Troy McLellan, Mike and Heather Gervais

Mike and Cathy Arts

Joe and Rosie Martin

Cheryl and Steve Budd

The Great Soiree

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Gareth Fowles, Kylan Ward

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MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES THANK YOU FOR BEING MEMBERS OF THE BOCA CHAMBER January through March Anniversaries 35 Years As A Member

Beacon Group, Inc. Insurance

34 Years As A Member

Brown’s Interior Design Showroom

28 Years As A Member

American Cancer Society American Equipment Company American Red Cross, Palm Beaches/ Treasure Coast Region Arrow Exterminators, Inc. AT&T AT&T Yellow Pages Babione Funeral Homes Bank of America Berkowitz Pollack Brant Best Western University Inn Boca Aviation Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club Boca Museum of Art Boca Raton Christian School Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum Boca Raton Police Department Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation Carman Law Firm, P.A. NCCI Ro Rabozzi/State Farm Insurance Agency The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens Waterstone Resort & Marina

27 Years As A Member

24 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Travel & Cruises March of Dimes

23 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Mausoleum, Inc. Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. Hazen and Sawyer, PC Philip R. Oranburg, MD, PA The Volen Center Sevell Realty Partners, Inc.

22 Years As A Member

Aucamp, Dellenback & Whitney Delray Beach Marriott Holiday Inn - Highland Beach JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Wyndham Hotel - Boca Raton

12 Years As A Member

19 Years As A Member

11 Years As A Member

18 Years As A Member

10 Years As A Member

AXA Advisors South Florida CareersUSA Florida Aquastore Holiday Inn Express West Boca Sign A Rama, USA, Boca/Delray Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Ctr

16 Years As A Member

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Bennardo & Bennardo, Attorneys at Law Bloom & Freeling, Attorneys at Law Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton Pan American Cigars Export, Inc.

Fairman & Associates, Inc.

26 Years As A Member

Boca Country Club RKB Architects Planners, Inc. Romberger Associates Architects PA

13 Years As A Member

Berkowitz & Associates, PA South Florida Business Journal The Learning Center Preschool

17 Years As A Member

25 Years As A Member

Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A. Greenspoon Marder, PA MG Concepts, LLC Ocean Properties, Ltd. Hotels & Resorts Schoeppl & Burke, PA Strathmore Gate-1 Homeowners Assn., Inc. Telcom / Telcare Corp. The Rendon Center for Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine Transworld Business Brokers

21 Years As A Member

Mercedes-Benz of Pompano Office Depot, Inc. Super Printers Toshiba Business Solutions Florida Weiss, Handler, Angelos & Cornwell,PA Becker & Poliakoff, PA Delray Medical Center George Snow Scholarship Fund, Inc. Hilton Suites Boca Raton Merrill Lynch (Bank of America) Michael’s Body Scenes Mutual of America One Park Place Penn-Florida Companies Residence Inn By Marriott Shubin Property Company The Sena Group Uncle Tai’s

14 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Community Middle School Joe Bonnie & Son Moving & Storage Loggers’ Run Middle School Oasis Outsourcing, Inc. Crown Trophy Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Promise Healthcare Randstad Ress Plastic Surgery / Weatherall Dermatology SLK Realty, Inc. T. Cozzie Consulting, Inc.

15 Years As A Member

Arnold-Hanafin Corporation Jarden Consumer Solutions Karen E. Lord Elegant Homes Research Park at Florida Atlantic University SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tyco

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Elizabeth A. Dunn, CPA, PA Kaufman Lynn Construction Residence Inn Rosemurgy Properties Workforce Alliance, Inc. Cendyn Equity Land Title, LLC Guarantee Floridian Pest Control Mercator Asset Management, LP The Boca Raton Observer Two Men and a Truck Ultimate Staffing Services West Boca Raton Community High School

9 Years As A Member

5-Spice Asian Street Market Commercial Florida Realty Services, LLC Hanley Center Republic Services of Palm Beach

8 Years As A Member

Barnes & Associates Certified Public Accountants, P.A. M. J. “Mike” Arts Self Discovery Group LLC Mercantil Commercebank

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MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES Join us on the 2nd Thursday of every month for breakfast and network with future customers.

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Ameriprise Financial Boca Raton Charter School, Inc. Heritage Investment Group MDG Advertising, Inc. Ocean Lodge Hotel PayDay PayRoll Services Raymond Lee Jewelers RemarkAbleHR, Inc. The Maui Spa & Wellness Center The Shops at Boca Center

6 Years As A Member

American Association of Caregiving Youth Bluegreen Vacations Cloud Computing Concepts, LLC (C3) Delray Yacht Cruises Douglas Root Architects, Inc.

Extra Space Storage Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC M&R & Sons, Inc. Max’s Grille Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP Nationwide Interpreter Resource, Inc. Océ North America Office Depot Foundation Panera Bread Tint World Tyco Retail Solutions Villa Oceana Luxury Waterfront Apartments

5 Years As A Member

Blue Martini Compounding Docs Pharmacy CopySource, Inc. Economos Properties

Fowler White Burnett, PA Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc. (Golden Bell) Jardin Spirituel, Inc. Jaycee Realty, Inc. Malema Engineering Corporation Palm Air Air Conditioning, Inc. Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau Premier Publishing, Inc. R2 Unified Technologies Skin Apeel Day Spa Stir Crazy, Inc. Sunshine Self Storage The Capital Grille The Ruhl Financial Group - Northwestern Mutual Vander Ploeg & Associates, Inc.

MARCH 6TH - 15TH TICKETS ON SALE NOW PURCHASE TICKETS AT FESTIVALBOCA.ORG OR CALL 866.571.2787

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 561.368.8445

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CHAMBER PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ALLIANCE Our Chamber’s Newest Program is Helping the Business Community Go Global

This past November we held our first International Business Alliance roundtable discussion,sponsored by image360, at Lynn University. The International Business Alliance focuses on helping business owners succeed on a global scale and will open new doors to better, faster and stronger commerce around the globe. “The future is global and as a Chamber of Commerce we understand that, and we believe that by expanding our knowledge on global business, we can help our members advance and enhance their businesses,” says Troy McLellan, President & CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

As the largest Chamber in Palm Beach County and one with the most diverse cultural group of members, we understand that the world is changing, and we are constantly moving along with it. It is our mission to promote and sustain economic prosperity in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County, and we are certain that this new program will bring our community together and expand its knowledge on international business. The program runs the 1st Tuesday of every month and seats are limited. If you are interested in attending, please go to our website or contact Sarah Pearson at 561.395.4433 ext. 238 or via email at spearson@ bocaratonchamber.com

CHAMBER UPDATES NEW EMPLOYEES

Patricia Lammle

Cynthia Capaccio

Marketing & Communications Coordinator Patricia joined the Boca Chamber in late September, after having graduated from Lynn University with a Master of Science in Communication and Media. While at Lynn, Patricia worked as editor-in-Chief of iPulse, the University’s daily newspaper for nearly four years and was awarded ninth place as “Journalist of the Year” by the Southeast Journalism Conference. She has brought fresh, current insight and creative strategies on building an even stronger Marketing Department at the Chamber. She is the editor of Connection magazine and the Annual Directory. She also manages all the graphics, social media and outgoing communication as well as the website and public relations.

Cynthia is the newest addition to the Chamber’s professional staff. With over 14 years in post-secondary education, a doctorate and ordination, Cynthia is a ceremony officiant, writer, and lecturer. As an entrepreneur and Chamber Member herself, not only does Cynthia recognize the everchanging needs of our members as their businesses develop, but she also understands how invaluable membership with the Chamber is for companies of all sizes. Acting as liaison, Cynthia helps New Members settle in and navigate the many benefits and rewards the Chamber has to offer while ensuring that our goals remain consistently aligned with all our members’ needs.

Contact Patricia: 561.395.4433 ext. 235 or plammle@bocaratonchamber.com

Contact Cynthia: 561.395.4433 ext. 226 or ccapaccio@bocaratonchamber.com

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS ALLIANZ GOLF

Allianz Extends Tournament Title Sponsorship Through 2017 Ryan Dillon, Allianz Championship tournament director, announced that Allianz will continue as the Title Sponsor of the Allianz Championship through 2017. In this year alone, $500,000 were raised for charities thanks to the Championship. The 2014 Allianz Championship will again tee off at The Old Course at Broken Sound Club in Boca from February 3rd—9th. Not only does this golf event continue to feature some of the best athletes in golf, but the tournament has an annual economic impact of $15 million to the South Florida area, with Boca Raton Regional Hospital as the major beneficiary. Its primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players and to entertain and inspire its fans. But it also delivers substantial value to its partners by creating outlets for volunteers to give back, protecting the integrity of the game, and generating significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays. This reputation has attracted the top 31 of 34 professionals to Boca along with golfing legends, with Allianz as the title sponsor of the tournament’s inception.

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

8th Annual Festival of the Arts Will Be a Very Special One The Festival of the Arts Boca, March 6 – 15, 2014, will assemble the biggest parade of stars in the event’s eight-year history at the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts and the Mizner Park Amphitheater. It will open on March 6th with one of the world’s most beloved instrumental soloists who will perform with the Festival Orchestra conducted by Festival Music Director, maestro Constantine Kitsopoulos. Other performances include America’s leading dance troupe, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company; the blazing, technically flawless trumpeter from Cuba, Arturo Sandoval; and a delight for families of all ages, the Cirque de la Symphonie, combining the best elements of cirque and symphonic music, with some of the most amazing veterans of today’s cirque programs – aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen – Anna Deavere Smith accompanied by the Festival Orchestra. Headlining this season’s Authors & Ideas Program is Doris Kearns Goodwin, acclaimed presidential historian. Others include James Fallows, award winning national correspondent for the Atlantic; Anna Deavere Smith, award winning actress; and Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winning author of numerous books, including most recently Caleb’s Crossing. It will close with the Florida premiere of the multicultural operatic tenor trio Forte whose performances on America’s Got Talent captivated millions and launched the group into the national spotlight. For more information call 561.368.8445 and to purchase tickets visit www. Arturo Sandoval festivaloftheartsboca.org or call 866.571.ARTS.

BOCA BACCHANAL

2014 Boca Bacchanal Will Consist of Three Main Events The 12th Annual Boca Bacchanal (March 28-30, 2014) is a festive weekend in Boca Raton which celebrates and enhances the appreciation of wine and food. Boca Bacchanal brings together world class chefs and vintners, offering their finest specialties. The Bacchanal provides the entire community with a delightful opportunity to support the heritage, education and historic preservation programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. bocaratonchamber.com

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SEPTEMBER

RIBBON CUTTINGS

Elite Sports Nutrition 2240 NW 19th Street, Suite 907 Boca Raton, FL 33431

At Risk International 7700 Congress Avenue Suite 3209 Boca Raton, FL 33487

Cantina 101 133 SE Mizner Boulevard Boca Raton, FL 33432

Lord & Taylor 200 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432

Dr. Maya Clinic 5301 N. Federal Highway, Suite 200 Boca Raton, FL 33487

NOVEMBER

OCTOBER

Wick Theater 7901 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33487

Gear Hero HQ 1650 S. Powerline Road, Suite G Boca Raton, FL 33442

Boca Regional Work Care 745 Meadows Rd Boca Raton, FL 33486 18

Fortuneoff Backyard Store 601 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33432

Levis JCC Thrift Store 9801 Donna Klein Boulevard Boca Raton, FL 33428 January - March 2014

Hilton Hotel 8201 Congress Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33487

Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa 670 Glades Road, Suite 240 Boca Raton, FL 33432 bocaratonchamber.com


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Wick Costume Museum 7901 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33487

Fit2Run 6000 Glades Road, Suite 1350 Boca Raton, FL 33431

Jody Jack & Co. 21090 St. Andrews Bvld., Suite B5, Boca Raton, FL 33428

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NEW MEMBERS TRUSTEE MEMBERS The Addison (561) 372-0568 www.theaddison.com Jamie Salen Boca Raton, FL 33432

FirstCity Bank of Commerce (561) 514-7354 www.firstcityboc.com Kyle Jemtrud Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408

Plum Productions Video (561) 800-2105 www.plumproductionsmedia.com Jennifer Seremetis Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Banner (561) 544-0147 pegandlee@gmail.com Peg Greenspon Boca Raton, FL 33432

Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc. (954) 979-7100 www.jasouthflorida.org Susan Beaudry Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Recovery Billing Solutions (561) 270-2361 www.recoverybillingsolutions.com Michael Watt Delray Beach, FL 33483

Croskey Lanni, PC (561) 289-6281 www.croskeylanni.com Randy Nobles Boca Raton, FL 33432

Montanti Advisory Services, Inc. (561) 620-9260 www.montanti.com Vincent Montanti Boca Raton, FL 33431

Sandler Training / Lewis Fogel (561) 279-3300 www.flsales.sandler.com Lewis Fogel Delray Beach, FL 33445

101 Cantina (561) 300-5280 www.101mg.com Ryan Prodesky Boca Raton, FL 33432

Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa (561) 417-0171 www.drberman.com Barbara Berman Boca Raton, FL 33432

Cool Media Vision (561) 271-8894 www.CoolMediaVision.com Steve Darras Miami, FL 33137

FarFromBoring Promotions (561) 999-9097 www.farfromboring.com Allyson Lipnack Boca Raton, FL 33487

Advanced Pension Programs, Inc. (561) 244-9927 www.pensionprograms.com Dwight Harris, CLU Delray Beach, FL 33484

Boresha Fat Burnig Coffee & Tea (516) 749-3609 www.boreshacoffee.com Lisa LaMay Boca Raton, FL 33486

Cutler Rader, PL (954) 913-2273 www.CutlerRader.com Kenneth Cutler, Esq. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Farmer’s Table sixpots@yahoo.com Joey Giannuzzi Boca Raton, FL 33431

All My Sons Moving & Storage (561) 233-7900 rgigee@allmysons.com Rachel Gigee Jupiter, FL 33478

Cara Snyder, M.D. Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery (561) 395-7616 carasnydermd@gmail.com Cara Snyder, M.D. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Cypress Financial Group, An Office of MetLife (954) 331-5024 cbarr2@metlife.com Cindy Barr Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Caron Renaissance (561) 241-7977 www.caronrenaissance.org Michelle Gonzalez Boca Raton, FL 33487

Destination Dance (561) 826-1055 www.destinationdance.org Sharon Sabga Boca Raton, FL 33487

Ceremonies With Cynthia (786) 925-5891 www.CeremoniesWithCynthia.com Rev. Cynthia Capaccio, DD Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Dunay Miskel Backman and Blattner LLP (561) 405-3300 www.dmbblaw.com Bonnie Miskel Boca Raton, FL 33432

Unique Gifts & Premiums (561) 750-8380 www.uniquegiftsandpremiums.com Arnie Zak Boca Raton, FL 33431

GENERAL MEMBERS

Allied Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. (954) 485-5922 www.alliedroofingfl.com Kamy Costa Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 American Express OPEN Small Business Credit Cards (212) 640-0088 www.americanexpress.com/us/smallbusiness/credit-cards/ Alice Wong New York, NY 10285 Bellagio Home (561) 449-6271 www.bellagio-home.com Alana Hatfield Boynton Beach, FL 33435 The Berman Law Group (561) 826-5200 www.theBermanLawgroup.com Alana Brean Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Chili’s Boca Raton (561) 391-2300 www.chilis.com Rob Toland Boca Raton, FL 33431 Coldwell Banker/ Jana Ozaktay (561) 994-8886 jana.ozaktay@floridamoves.com Canan (Jana) Ozaktay Boca Raton, FL 33431

Express Messenger Service (561) 432-1500 www.express messenger.com Rose Thomas Boca Raton, FL 33432 Ex-Soli Productions, LLC (718) 669-0590 www.exsoliproductions.com Mireille Baptiste Boynton Beach, FL 33437

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First Home Mortgage (561) 855-4944 www.gofirsthome.com Dani Caine West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Fit2Run, The Runner’s Superstore (561) 362-3824 www.fit2run.com Kevin Brennen Boca Raton, FL 33431

Fortunoff Backyard Store (561) 886-4500 www.fortunoffbys.com Justin Thurber Boca Raton, FL 33432 The Fountains Nursing Home (561) 395-7510 www.thefountainsnursinghome.com Amy Friedman Boca Raton, FL 33431 Genos Americas (888) 974-3667 www.genosinternational.com Jackie Ramirez Boca Raton, FL 33432

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NEW MEMBERS Continued from Page 20 Gimme A Burger (954) 708-2553 www.gimmeaburger.com Jonathan Wolf Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Leadership Palm Beach County (561) 833-4321 LeadershipPBC.org Christina D’Elosua West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Personal Concierge Services (239) 269-2956 rosalierhodes1@gmail.com Rosalie Rhodes Parkland, FL 33067

Gloria Wank, GRI/Realty Associates (561) 756-7345 www.raflorida.com Gloria Wank, GRI Boca Raton, FL 33434

Meatball Room (561) 409-4111 www.meatballroom.com John Hanely Boca Raton, FL 33434

Premium Kitchens (561) 381-1546 www.premiumkitchens.com Therry Pigeot Boca Raton, FL 33487

Merrill Lynch / Justin Hanlon (561) 361-1805 www.fa.ml.com/gs Justin Hanlon Boca Raton, FL 33486

Quest Workspaces (561) 210-8300 www.questworkspaces.com Amanda Medeiros Boca Raton, FL 33432

Moonshine Molly’s Country Saloon (561) 245-8072 www.moonshinemollyscountrysaloon.com Rebecca Alexander Boca Raton, FL 33487

ReachLocal / Saul Cooper / Brad Sharenow (954) 343-5956 www.reachlocal.com Saul Cooper Plantation, FL 33324

Group One Mortgage (561) 358-9599 www.grouponemortgage.us Bob Clinton Jupiter, FL 33477 Integrated Management Solutions USA LLC (561) 283-0772 www.intman.com Rafael Beck Boca Raton, FL 33433 iShine Car Wash (561) 368-3333 Leticia Lallier Boca Raton, FL 33431

Morgan Stanley / Eitan Fishbein (561) 393-2092 www.morganstanleyfa.com/eitan. fishbein Eitan Fishbein Boca Raton, FL 33432

Ivy College Organizers (305) 469-0365 www.ivycollegeorganizers.com Barbara Leventhal Boca Raton, FL 33496

Murdoch, Weires & Neuman, PLLC (561) 347-8700 www.mwnlegal.com Rick Murdoch Boca Raton, FL 33432

Jon Smith Subs (561) 479-3339 www.jonsmithsubs.com John Futch Boca Raton, FL 33498

Nozzle Nolen, Inc. (561) 964-6200 www.nozzelnolen.com Chris DeBehnke Lake Worth, FL 33461

Kravit Estate Holdings, LLC (561) 809-5667 www.kravitestate.com Bianca Morabito Boca Raton, FL 33431

OK Generators (954) 428-9990 www.OKGenerators.com Bob Birdsong Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Kristen Bomas, P.A. (954) 725-7200 www.kristenbomas.com Kristen Bomas Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches (561) 972-9600 www.oapb.org Ulle O’Connor West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Law Offices of Richard Tendler (561) 613-4080 www.tendlerlaw.com Richard Tendler Boca Raton, FL 33487

Padgett Business Services (561) 361-0115 www.padgettboca.com David Lappin Boca Raton, FL 33432

The Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches (561) 727-2760 www.rapb.com Matthew Leger West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Reifkind, Thompson & Rudzinski (561) 331-6920 www.rtrlaw.com Shaun Serelson, Esq. Lake Worth, FL 33461 Remax Services / Kathy & Beth Wennerstrom (561) 901-1755/(954) 295-4292 kwboca@aol.com Kathy Wennerstrom Boca Raton, FL 33487

Santa Barbara Photography & PhotoBooths (561) 998-8568 www.santabarbaraphoto.com Lou Santa Barbara Boca Raton, FL 33487 Saving in Boca Raton Magazine (561) 969-7412 www.couponsavermag.com Hillary Friedman West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Seacoast National Mortgage (561) 573-1312 John.McClaskie@SeacoastNational.com John McClaskie Boca Raton, FL 33486 SmartWater CSI, LLC (954) 315-3938 www.smartwatercsi.com Bryan Sakolsky Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 TapSnap Phototainment (954) 649-3207 www.tapsnap.net Ralph Krugler Boca Raton, FL 33486 Tasti D Lite/Planet Smoothie (561) 393-8288 www.tastidlite.com Fernando Kohler Boca Raton, FL 33486 TradeFirst Florida, Inc. (954) 781-5000 www.tradefirst.com Shana Gardner Pompano Beach, FL 33069

RIA Compliance Group, LLC (561) 600-0564 www.ria-compliance.com Ara Jabrayan Boca Raton, FL 33487

Tremayne Consulting (772) 261-0896 www.tremayneconsutling.com Wesley Tremayne Delray Beach, FL 33445

Rodan & Fields Dermatologist / Cheryl A. Myers (561) 789-1755 camboca@comcast.net Cheryl Myers Boca Raton, FL 33433

Upper Cervical Institute of Florida, P.A. (561) 231-0109 www.UCI-Fl.com Dr. Gregory Jean-Pierre Boca Raton, FL 33433

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See an error? The Boca Chamber strives for accuracy in all of our information. If you see an error in your company’s information, please log in to your account at www.bocaratonchamber.com or email info@bocaratonchamber.com with the corrected details. Thank you!

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NEW MEMBERS Continued from Page 21

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US Mortgage of Florida (561) 886-0300 www.usmortgageofflorida.com/ Hugo Vargas Boca Raton, FL 33431

White Hot Media (970) 479-6333 www.whitehot.tv Abraham White Boynton Beach, FL 33437

The Veranda Club (561) 368-2122 www.theverandaclub.com Lisa Stettler Boca Raton, FL 33433

Your Easiest Move, LLC (561) 672-1781 www.youreasiestmove.com Katia Delouya Boca Raton, FL 33431

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FREE MARKETING Take advantage of the FREE ways in which you can advertise your business through us! Your Chamber Membership comes with a lot of benefits, one of which is having the opportunity to advertise your company, product or services for FREE!

For instance, did you know that your business has a listing in

EDITORIAL 2014 EVENTS CALENDAR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH

JANUARY 7

International Business Alliance

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Membership Breakfast

the Business Beat email blast within a month of joining?

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New Member Orientation

Or that your business is listed in our Connection magazine and

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Sucessful Women in Business

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PULSE Network

And that a “New Member Alert” is sent through our social media

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Smart Talk for Women Medical Expo

...But that’s only the beginning! These are merely just a few of the immediate marketing benefits that are included with your membership.

FEBRUARY

There’s more! Take advantage of these amazing marketing

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New Member Orientation

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Membership Breakfast

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PULSE Network

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DIAMOND 2014 Luncheon

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Smart Talk for Women Membership Network

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Sucessful Women in Business

our Annual Directory, which have an outreach circulation of more than 20,000+? platforms with a link to your company’s website?

tools below:

•Post your events on our Facebook page, and we will share that information in our status updates! •Active on Twitter? Be sure to tag us @bocachamber (or include #bocachamber) on all of your business related tweets. We will retweet your posts! •Send us your press releases, and we will list them on our website’s front page “Member Buzz” section.

International Business Alliance

MARCH

•Post your job listings on our website. •Log-in to our website to post coupons, events and memberto-member discounts. Remember to use our hashtag #bocachamber in both Twitter and Facebook! See you online!

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