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Boca Chamber

The Official Publication of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce October - December 2013

Connecting Members Connecting Members Advancing Commerce Advancing Commerce Protecting Business Protecting Business Enhancing Community Enhancing Community

Boca Chamber

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The Official Publication of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce October - December 2013

Publisher: Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP Editor: Sandy Cimbaro

Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Officers Keith O'Donnell, Avison Young, Chair Randy Nobles, Chair-Elect Kevin Ross, Ed.D., Lynn University, Vice Chair Jerry Fedele, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Treasurer Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO/Secretary Cheryl Budd, NCCI, Immediate Past Chair DIRECTORS Anthony Barbar, Barbar & Associates, LLC Vic Beninate, AT&T Michael Daszkal, Daszkal Bolton LLP Melanie Dickinson, South Florida Business Journal John Duffy, 3Cinteractive, LLC Mitch Feldman, West Boca Medical Center Peter Gallo, Ph.D., Saint Andrew’s School Elisa Garcia, Office Depot, Inc. Rick Hayduk, Boca Raton Resort & Club Ethel Isaacs Williams, Florida Power & Light Company Larry Katz, Wells Fargo Mike Kaufman, Kaufman Lynn Construction Bonnie Kaye, Kaye Communications Rick Konsavage, Ocean Properties, Ltd. John Maloney, Jr., Bluegreen Vacations Jackie Reeves, Bell Rock Capital Rocki Rockingham, Jarden Consumer Solutions Tim Snow, George Snow Scholarship Fund Chuck Stout, CBIZ Meridian Insurance Group Philip M. Studer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Message - Chamber President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Buy Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Chamber Member Anniversaries . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Your Chamber in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Leadership Boca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ecnomic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Healthcare Reform News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The Boca Chamber “Seen” . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Boca Chamber Festival Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Young Entrepreneurs Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Member News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Golden Bell Education Foundation Breakfast . . 23

Professional Team Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO Beth Johnston, Executive Vice President Firdaus Dotiwala, V.P., Finance & Administration Sarah Pearson, V.P., Business Development Sandy Cimbaro, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Chasity J. Navarro, Events Coordinator Steven Bleier, Senior Sales Associate Sharon Ramsey, Sales Associate Kathy Sheridan, Member Service & Administrative Associate Lynn B. Grant, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO


October - December 2013

Business is About Community

A message from your Chamber President & CEO Connecting, Advancing, Protecting, Enhancing


hat does community mean to you? To us at the Boca Chamber, community means working together to advance local commerce and to support South Palm Beach County’s charitable needs while maintaining a thriving economy that includes: A-rated public schools, low taxes and award-winning public parks and beaches. We strongly believe that the key to our economic sustainability is the partnership between our local businesses and our community. In fact, with a membership of over 1,300 businesses, our community possesses unique regional leadership to ensure that partnership is authentic and robust.

By Troy M. McLellan CCE, FCCP President & CEO

Furthermore, we actively spotlight local businesses and their leaders to honor them for their success as well as for their contributions to our community. It is our belief that a community thrives with active and well-informed leaders. Our Leadership Boca program educates and trains business leaders to be more effective participants. This enables them to speak about issues and concerns that affect our community with more influence to make a positive difference. During the month of August, Boca Chamber Festival Days brought over 30 events to South Palm Beach County, which benefitted the non-profit organizations by raising funds that support the educational, cultural and humanitarian needs of our community. Additionally, throughout the past 21 years, we have been able to donate over $1.1 million to Boca Raton public schools thanks to our Golden Bell Education Foundation. The Chamber’s Government Affairs committee is continually working to ensure that Boca Raton’s tax rate remains low, fostering a healthy environment where businesses can thrive in a tightly-knit community where their employees can live, learn and play where they work. The Boca Chamber also supports community programs such as the Allianz Golf Championship and Boca Bacchanal, which provide positive economic impact to our business community and the Festival of the Arts BOCA, which also enriches our local culture. We at the Boca Chamber will continue to be committed to supporting your business by ensuring it thrives in an enviable community that provides a rich diversity of resources. By working together and joining hands to create a successful and purposeful business climate, we can move forward and prosper. That is community! To your success,

Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce 1800 N. Dixie Highway • Boca Raton, FL 33432 p: 561-395-4433 • f: 561-392-3780 •

October - December 2013


BUY Chamber! Support your fellow Chamber Members by buying their products and using their services. Advertising / Public Relations

Backus Turner International (954) 727-9977

Anxiety Relief Specialist

The Source for Change

(561) 300-4069 Arts & Culture / Non-Profit

The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum (561) 995-2333

Attorney - Family Law

Lewert Law Offices, P.A. (561) 544-6861

Attorney - Intellectual Property / Entertainment / Litigation

The Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A.

College Planning / Funding

Ducerus, Your Total College Solution (561) 995-1418

(561) 278-3000

Condo & HOA Association Management

Lighting Fixtures

Hawk-Eye Management, Inc.

(561) 392-1600 Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Steven R Alman, DMD

(561) 470-0007 Credit Card Processing

National Transaction Corporation (954) 346-3300 ext 1156

Financial Services / Consultants

Popper, Kaufman and Katz Team at Morgan Stanley

(561) 953-9300


House Sitting & Home Services

FL-Accounting, LLC / Roxana Scaffidi, CPB (561) 939-2553

Kitchen & Baths

Distinguished Kitchens and Baths, LLC

(561) 620-5113

Capitol Lighting

(561) 994-9570 Limousine Service

A1A Airport & Limousine Service (800) 330-4762

Non-Profit / Thrift Store

Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc (561) 391-9379

Public Relations / Marketing / Strategic Planning

Kaye Communications (561) 392-5166 Printing

Boca Condo Care, Inc.

Minuteman Press of Boca Raton

Import / Export

SEO / SEM / Website Services

(561) 289-7364

(561) 392-8626

Bookkeeping Services / QuickBooks

Samandhel Corporation

(561) 392-3301

(954) 415-3175

(561) 542-9606

Insurance - Health


Boca Bookkeeping

SEO Mavericks

Florida Blue

St. Paul Lutheran School

Insurance - Health & Life

Signs / Lettering / Graphic Design

(561) 948-2420

(561) 395-0745

Success Through Enhanced Performance, Inc.

Interior Design / Space Planning


(954) 725-1717

(561) 715-3276



Website Services - SEO & SEM

(561) 210-5222

(561) 737-2866

Business Coaching / Strategic Planning / Leadership Training

Global Business Development Center (561) 894-4500

Business Training & Consulting (954) 376-3767

A Alexander Event LLC (561) 243-2539

800-FLA-BLUE (352-2583)

Life Audit Professionals, LLC

Meryl Deutsch & Associates

Cristina Fine Jewelry

(561) 395-8548

image360 - Boca Raton

Tutor Doctor

Almighty Web Designs

Join the Buy Chamber club and drive more attention to your business!

Contact Steven Bleier at 561-395-4433 ext. 229 or email for details.


October - December 2013

GBRCC Member Anniversaries

The companies listed below joined between July and September of the given year.

Connecting, Advancing, Protecting, Enhancing 32 Years As A Member Osborne & Osborne, P.A.

27 Years As A Member

Morgan Stanley Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel Ross Realty & Appraisal, Inc. Royal Palm Place Saint Andrew’s School Smith & Knibbs, Inc. SunTrust Bank Tomasso’s Pizza & Subs Town Center at Boca Raton/Simon Property Group Wells Fargo West Boca Medical Center YMCA of South Palm Beach County

26 Years As A Member First Southern Bank

24 Years As A Member

Daszkal Bolton LLP La Boca Casa by the Ocean Resort

23 Years As A Member

Sevell Realty Partners, Inc. Thomas Workman & Associates CPA’s, Chtd.

22 Years As A Member

Bill T. Smith, Jr. PA Boca Arbor Club Boca Raton Community High School Courtyard Boca Raton

21 Years As A Member

McClosky, D’Anna & Dieterle, LLP

20 Years As A Member

Palm Beach County Sports Commission

19 Years As A Member

Boca Ballet Theatre Company Rexall Sundown, Inc.

18 Years As A Member

Olympic Heights Community High School

17 Years As A Member

Evert Tennis Academy Klein Chiropractic Center NAI Merin Hunter Codman

16 Years As A Member Simon & Sigalos, LLP Eden Day Spa

15 Years As A Member

Anthony J. Reitano, CPA, LLC Compson Associates, Inc. ISG Graphics Lectra Living, Inc., Electrical Contractors Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Gora, PA

14 Years As A Member

Choice Mortgage Bankers HSBC Bank USA Jewels In Time Marzak Redgrave & Rosenthal LLP Sabadell United Bank

13 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Children’s Museum

12 Years As A Member

Bryason Realty Corporation Dent King, Inc. - Paintless Dent Removal Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council Sunrise Senior Living

11 Years As A Member

Bazua Enterprises LLC, dba Global Alliance Envirogreen Building Solutions Competitive Edge Healthcare Marketing Inc. Keller Williams Realty Boca Raton Mycom, LLC Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service Sklar Furnishings Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

8 Years As A Member

Grand Floridian Estate Realty Pinar International Inc. Unity School

7 Years As A Member

Allianz Championship Bogart’s Bar & Grille Boston’s on the Beach & 50 Ocean Comcast Spotlight Henry’s Miami Dolphins N Spa Rapoport’s Restaurant Group

6 Years As A Member

Crest Management Group Inc Dubliner EY JPMorgan Chase Lexington International, LLC Mitchell B. Kirschner, P.A. Renal Associates of Boca Raton Stoltz Realty Company of Florida, Inc. Whitehall Boca Raton

5 Years As A Member

Alan C. Kauffman & Associates, P.A. Bell Rock Capital, LLC Dawn of Designs Graphic Studio Evershore Financial Group Gray Robinson, P.A. HSBC Bank USA Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy By Coppola M-D-I Consulting, LLC Meryl Deutsch & Associates Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort

10 Years As A Member

Avita Coffee & Provision CBIZ Meridian Insurance Group Law Offices of Alice B. Newman, PLLC TD Bank

9 Years As A Member

Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club Schwartz Law Group The Ostroff Group, Inc.

Thank you Members!!! 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 or email with the corrected details. Thank you!

October - December 2013


Your Chamber in Action Enhancing Community


day outdoors was enjoyed by community members, business professionals and families on Saturday, March 2nd, at the Community Cookout held at the Peter Blum Family YMCA. Members of the Boca Chamber’s Board of Directors and the YMCA’s Board of Directors served the more than 600 attendees by grilling hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken. FAU’s Owlsley kept the kids entertained along with bounce houses and slides. Staff from the YMCA held a dance party for the children and the few adults who were brave enough to participate. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station #55 brought two of their fire trucks for our next generation of firefighters to try out their seats. The West Boca Raton Community High School’s Vanguard Brass Band ended the day with a live musical performance. It was a fun day for family members of all ages.


oca Chambers 43rd Annual Golf Classic, held June 7th, and was a memorable day for all participants. The day began with breakfast followed by warming up on the driving range and a set of stretches lead by Busy Body Gym. The tournament began at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start of four person scrambles. There were interactive contests throughout the day including: beat the pro, closest to the pin, longest drive and a hole in one contest. There were many great networking opportunities and amazing raffle prizes. Lunch and

awards concluded the day of golfing, strengthening relationships and a whole lot of fun on the green.


he Tourism Committee held their first internal Familiarization Tour (Fam Tour) on July 19th. The tour was organized and attended by the tourism committee whose mission is to promote, develop and coordinate yearround tourism in the greater Boca Raton area. Participants boarded a bus at 7:30 a.m. and toured key tourist spots throughout the day. The tour created an awareness and understanding of tourism’s effect on the local economy and overall quality of life. The tourism industry has an economic impact of $67 billion on Florida’s economy.


ine & All That Jazz, one of Boca Raton’s largest wine tasting parties, was held August 3rd at the Boca Raton Resort & Club’s Mizner Center. Over 500 people sampled more than 100 fine wines and enjoyed delectable food provided by some of Boca Raton’s finest restaurants. Live music, dancing and an exciting drawing of prizes added to the evening’s happenings! Guests of the VIP room experienced an upgraded wine selection, Cirque Du Soleil themed contortionists and stilt walkers and fare provided by the Boca Resort and Trulucks. The event concluded with an official After Party in the Resort’s Palm Court and Luna Bar!

These events are only possible through partnerships with Chamber members. The Boca Chamber invites every business professional and resident who cares about Boca Raton to engage in our events. If you would like to sponsor a Chamber event please contact Chasity Navarro at


October - December 2013

Presenting Sponsors

Changemaker Level Sponsors

Visionary Level Sponsors

Heathcott Family

Moabery Family

Innovator Level Sponsor

Sustainer Level Sponsors The Stein Family

Charitable Foundation

Thank you to the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for their support and Assistance Saint Andrew’s School is honored to have been selected to host the annual Round Square International Conference on our campus in October 2013. The Round Square association of schools focuses on IDEALS - International Mindedness, Democracy, Environmental Awareness, Adventure, Leadership, and Service. The scope of this international conference reaches around the globe bringing together nearly 1000 students and school leaders from nearly 100 schools on 6 continents. The conference theme, Waves of Change, challenges young people to enact positive change in their communities and around the world.  During their seven days in Boca Raton, the delegates will be inspired by keynote speakers and panels and will participate in dynamic collaborative activities on campus and in the greater South Florida community. We thank our conference sponsors for their generous support.

October - December 2013


Leadership Boca Now Accepting Applications Enhancing Community


he Leadership Boca Class of 2013 has taken the first step to enhancing the community of South Palm Beach County. On August 30, 2013 they purchased a paver from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s “Pave the Way!” program which helps to preserve the environment and support the center. Future plans include assisting Boca Helping Hands, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers and the Boca Raton Children’s Museum. Leadership Boca represents the Boca Chamber’s effort to ensure that our community leaders possess the knowledge that will enable them to meet the challenges of the future. This program is designed to educate civic-minded individuals in South Palm Beach County about issues and concerns facing our community. Graduates develop an awareness of business issues and challenges facing our community and become a pool of leaders that get involved in creating, maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Boca Raton. Participate in Leadership Boca 2014 to discover your personal leadership strengths while finding new areas where you can make meaningful contributions. The program involves learning about civic issues, questioning situations and formulating solutions by learning how different areas of the community work together. This special experience includes meeting with experts in the fields of government, health care, environment, education, social services, business, public safety, the arts, the media and much more. Applications are now being accepted for the Class of 2014 and must be submitted to the Boca Chamber before Friday, November 30, 2013. Contact Chasity Navarro at or 561-395-4433 ext 233. Visit for more information and to download an application.

2013 Chairman’s Award and Chamber Person of the Year Award Our community encompasses some of the best and brightest business leaders in Florida. The Boca Chamber has an annual tradition of Enhancing Community honoring two individuals who have demonstrated exemplary business achievement, community leadership and commitment to the Boca Chamber.

Barbara Cambia


Nancy Proffitt

We are proud to award Barbara Cambia, Director of Corporate Relations at Lynn University with the 2013 Chairman’s Award and Nancy Proffitt, Owner of Proffitt Management Solutions, Inc. with the 2013 Chamber Person of the Year Award in recognition of their achievements. October - December 2013

October - December 2013


The Economic Development Committee Paves the Way for Progress


Protecting Business

he Boca Chamber’s economic development committee is focused on bringing resources for growth to the attention of the business community in greater Boca Raton and the South Palm Beach County region. Monthly meetings are held under the leadership of Andrew Duffell, President & CEO of The Research Park at FAU. The committee exchanges ideas with organizations such as the US Commercial Service, Florida Atlantic University, the Business Development Board and local legislators to retain and attract business that maintain a diverse and robust economy, maximize employment opportunities, grow the city’s tax base and enhance the quality of life.

“The work of the economic Development Committee is at the core of the Chamber’s mission and the members that have worked on our initiatives have done so with zeal and commitment.” said Andrew Duffell, the Chair of the Committee. In an effort to continuously enhance the business environment in Boca Raton, a subcommittee led by committee member Dick Lee, Lee Realty Team, is working with the City of Boca Development Services department. The collaboration between the Boca Chamber and the City is focused on analyzing the current permitting process and will recommend improvements as necessary to ensure an efficient and positive experience for businesses and residents to utilize their services. The Boca Chamber Economic Development Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Chamber. All members are welcome to attend.


Healthcare Reform News

n March 23, 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, into law. The law and changes made to the law by subsequent legislation, focuses on provisions to expand coverage, control health care costs, and improve health care delivery system. The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce remains committed to educating our membership on how this legislation will affect business. The Government Affairs Committee of the Chamber was instrumental in arranging seminars by Chuck Stout, CBIZ Meridian Insurance Group and a Boca Raton Chamber Board of Directors member to facilitate a better understanding of the new law. Jason Altmire, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Government Affairs and Community Affairs for Florida Blue was the keynote speaker at the Boca Chamber Membership Breakfast in June of 2013. There are resources to help the business community evaluate the healthcare programs for their employees. The Boca Chamber will be arranging more seminars on this topic. Listed below are web sites with the most current information. Kaiser Family Foundation - Florida Blue - The Health Insurance Marketplace - 10

October - December 2013

Get a first class education at lynn university

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 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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Save The Date 32nd Annual Holiday Auction December 11, 2013 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Via Mizner Golf and Country Club

October - December 2013


Welcome to the Bo Connecting Members, Advancing Commerce,

Membership Breakfast

Elizabeth Nixon, Angie Vyas-Knight

Membership Breakfast

Amy Zak, Keith Doughty

Membership Breakfast

Jonathan Bennett, Adam Mayer

Membership Breakfast

Kim Jones, Kris Carter, Elida Barrios



Joanne Davis, Christina Brower Sandra Jakubow


Trisha Plateroti, Gail Eagle, Particia Burdett


Sarah Pearson, Jacqueline M. Lopez-Devine Greg Leach


Michelle Eyal, Janine Friedman

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Gabe Vitale, Dustin Kuehn


Alex Bimonte, Bryan McConnell Danielle Kenney


Tatum Mesorio, Sheriann Namer


Shanel Joseph, Brianna Trevino Sandra Dominijanni

ca Chamber ‘Seen’! Protecting Business, Enhancing Community

Wine and All That Jazz

Wine and All That Jazz

Dr. Linsey Willis, Penny Morey

Michael Jacobson, Rita Jacobson

Wine and All That Jazz

Pyro Fusion, Eveles Church, Michael Church

Wine and All That Jazz

Wine and All That Jazz

Council Woman Constance Scott, Keith O’Donnell, Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie

Trustee Luncheon

Paula Alderson, Jacob Spruit

Trustee Luncheon

Jay Berkowitz, Joan Kuntz, Karen Marinov

Karen Delaney, Jodi Simons

Wine and All That Jazz

Rick Konsavage, Pyro Fusion Jennifer Ferguson

Trustee Luncheon

Jay Whelchel, Michael Budd

October - December 2013

Trustee Luncheon

Fern Cole, Andrea Chen, Lenny Chesal

Trustee Luncheon

Jess Flowers II, Anamary Olivares


Member Sightings at Boca Chamber Festival Days Events Enhancing Community

Meet Me at the Museum Mindy Horvitz, Elizabeth Kelley-Grace

Light up the Night Michael Miller, Sharon Ramsey Frank Feiler

2nd Annual FondueRaiser Lisa Elkin, Steve Muccio Shana Overhulser Grace

Juried Art Exhibit Linda Merkin, Michael Trachtenberg Irene Trachtenberg, Jon Sahn

Margarita Monday Bob Simon, Particia Burdett Jayne Scala, LiseOrr, Mike Orr

3rd Annual Karaoke Contest Erica French

F.A.C.E.S. and Places Dick Lee, Marsha Gandy, Joann Lee

Shoes, Champagne and Chocolate Yonnyt Dalfonso, Valentina Moretti Ellyn Okrent, Mary Sol Gonzalez

Putting for Charity Jeff Frank, Sharon Ramsey, Jon Sahn Bob Simon, John McClaskie

Back to School Breakfast Joe Martin, Rosie Inguanzo-Martin Bucky Dent, Gerry Fallon

Party to the Max Mary Sol Gonzalez, Lisa Jensen Cathy Dorn, Marilyn Wilson


October - December 2013

Rock and Roll Motor Show Robert Barnum, Penny Morey, Lisa Elkan

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October - December 2013


Boca Raton Community Cheers YEA! For Entrepreneurship Enhancing Community

Boca Chamber Welcomes Young Entrepreneurs Academy Students The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own business. The Boca Chamber and its partner, FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, are excited to announce the start of the 2013-2014 YEA! Program at the FAU College of Business. YEA! is a program of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s Golden Bell Education Foundation. It is a groundbreaking program that takes 24 students, between the ages of 12 and 18, through the process of starting and launching a real business over the course of an academic year. By the end of the program, students own and operate fully-formed and functioning businesses, which may continue on after their graduation from the program. YEA! aims to teach students at an early age how to make a job, not just take a job.

Jeff Rubin, CEO of It’Sugar inspires the students with this entrepreneurial spirit

Business Partners to date for this year’s program are: FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, FPL, NCCI, Bluegreen Vacations, Bloom & Freeling Attorneys at Law, First Citizens Bank, Florida Blue Foundation, SunTrust Foundation, Plastridge Insurance, Modernizing Medicine, Saint Andrew’s School, Minuteman Press Boca Raton and SCORE. The Boca Chamber is pleased to announce the class of 2014! The students were chosen through an application and interview process. Congratulations to the following students: Jack Artzi Gabriela Barbieri Owen Beylus Amber Boyle Matthew Pohl Drew Feinerman Fernando Crespo Joaquin Goquiolay Dong Hyun Kim Patrick Israel Jonah Kaye Connor Kreunen

Spanish River Community High School A.W. Dreyfoos High School of the Arts Spanish River Community High School A.D. Henderson University School Spanish River Community High School Saint Andrew’s School Boca Prep International School Spanish River Community High School Saint Andrew’s School West Boca Raton Community High School Saint Andrew’s School Saint Andrew’s School

Zachary Kirschner Zachary Maizes Nicholas Martin Daniel Meisel Martin Ribeiro-Ochoa Ethan Rossler Thiago Schneider Fernando Spada Holden Taylor Kory Wagner Daniel Zampini

A.D. Henderson University School Donna Klein Jewish Academy The North Broward Preparatory School Pine Crest School Don Estridge High Tech Middle School Logger’s Run Middle School West Boca Raton Community High School Boca Prep International School Atlantic Community High School Spanish River Community High School Home School

The program requires a nine-month commitment from its young executives. In that time they brainstorm and form their enterprises, make pitches to potential investors, obtain funding, register their companies with governmental agencies, and actually launch their own company. Business mentors, graphic designers, and local entrepreneurs support the students throughout the program and all of the learning is real and experiential. Parents and Students attend YEA! Orientation at FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship


For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, please call 561.395.4433 ext. 236

October - December 2013

Boca Chamber Member Ribbon Cuttings Advancing Commerce

Firehouse Subs 1920 NE 5th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431

Diagnostic Centers of America 8142 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434

Dorjon Aveda Salon 6000 Glades Road, Suite 1046 Boca Raton, FL 33431

3D Learner Institute/3D Learner Sports Performance 7100 W. Camino Real, Suite 215 Boca Raton, FL 33433

South East Japanese Karate/ Family Karate 7400 N. Federal Highway, Suite A-11 Boca Raton, FL 33487

Image360 Boca Raton 6560 East Rogers Circle Boca Raton, FL 33487

Boca Brickhouse 2880 NW Boca Raton Boulevard, Suite 2 Boca Raton, FL 33431

Peter Blum Family YMCA Wellness Center 6631 Palmetto Circle South Boca Raton, FL 33433

Families By Design 7900 Glades Road, Suite 350 Boca Raton, FL 33434

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Boca Chamber Member News Connecting Members Boca Raton Firefighters and Paramedics are helping to keep your children safe by offering the “Child Safety Passenger Program”. Specially trained personnel from Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services will install your child safety seat and check your existing seat for proper installation. The free of charge program is offered on the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Fire Station #5, located at 2333 W. Glades Road across from the Town Center Mall. For more information please call 561-982-4000. Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. DoubleTree by Hilton, AWH Partners, LLC and The Lane Organization, LLC today announced the launch of a dramatic renovation of the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, a waterfront hotel in Boca Raton, FL, scheduled for completion in late 2013. The hotel’s transformation will be centered upon a bold redesign and new name that celebrates its distinctive waterside location – Waterstone Resort & Marina – a DoubleTree by Hilton. The property will continue to be managed by Spire Hospitality. Unveiling a 270-foot wraparound seawall and dock dubbed the “waterfront promenade,” Waterstone Resort & Marina – a DoubleTree by Hilton offers the only “dock to dine” option in Boca Raton with the opportunity to arrive by boat and dine on the water at the resort’s outdoor restaurant. Lewert Law Offices, P.A., is pleased to announce that it’s principal attorney, Tina L. Lewert, Esq., has recently been selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers list of The Top Attorneys in Florida. This is an honor limited to fewer than 5% of all attorneys in the entire state. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process, which is patented by the US Patent & Trademark Office, is impartial, multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. South Florida-based Kaye Communications, Inc. has been retained by Federal Realty Investment Trust to support its market presence and engagement, re-development and diversified tenant mix in Florida. The firm will develop and implement strategic positioning and consumer-driven marketing and public relations initiatives for Federal Realty’s three Florida properties: Tower Shops in Davie, Del Mar Village in Boca Raton and Courtyard Shops in Wellington. Federal Realty is a real estate investment trust with a portfolio of approximately 20 million square feet whose properties include Santana Row in San Jose, CA, Bethesda Row in Bethesda, MD and The Village of Shirlington in Arlington, VA. The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) named Andrew Duffell, President & CEO of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, the 2013 Young Professional of the Year at the 2013 Florida Economic Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. Gary S. Lesser, Managing Partner at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (LLL&S) was sworn in for his second two-year term as a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit on Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 63rd annual Florida Bar Convention, held this year at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. LLL&S attorneys were joined by


more than 200 guests, including community, business and civic leaders, in observing the proceedings, following the previous day’s judicial luncheon sponsored by the Firm. Mike and Lise Orr, owners of Minuteman Press Boca Raton, were recognized with the “Top Overall Performance Award” by Minuteman Press International, Inc. President, Robert Titus, at the biannual Minuteman Press International World Expo conference in Chicago. The “Top Overall Performance Award” is an unsolicited award that is presented personally by Titus only to those franchise owners whose operational expertise exemplifies the company’s highest standards of quality, service, cleanliness and dependability. The South Florida Digital Alliance (SFDA) has recruited Palm Beach County-based Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) to join the diverse coalition that currently spans major government, healthcare, education, private sector, and nonprofit organizations throughout South Florida. As the newest member of SFDA, C3 joins a well-vetted roster of stakeholders. C3 is tasked with providing cutting-edge Cloud technologies, on-site support, and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions to fellow SFDA members. Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and American Airlines are pleased to announce new direct daily service to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) beginning Nov. 21, 2013. Booking will be available starting Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. These flights will be year-round. There will be two daily direct flights between PBI and LGA, with seasonal service beginning Nov. 12, 2013 and ending March 31, 2014. All flights will be operated with American’s Boeing 737 aircraft. Modernizing Medicine®, the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), a cloud-based specialty-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system, announced today that it has received $14 million from Summit Partners, a global growth equity investor. Modernizing Medicine’s userfriendly EMA adapts to each healthcare provider’s unique style of practice and integrates seamlessly into the practice’s workflow, saving physicians and their staff time and increasing efficiencies. EMA’s cloud-based approach to collecting and storing patient information enables physicians to create, visualize and consume treatment data to better care for their patients with the EMA Network™ To put an end to texting and driving, AT&T launched the It Can Wait campaign. When it comes to texting and driving, the attitude of “do as I say, not as I do” widely persists. Today, more drivers than ever recognize the dangers of texting while driving, but continue to engage in this risky behavior. Originally introduced in 2009, the program aims to educate millions of wireless users, employees and the general public - particularly teens - about the dangers of texting while driving. The “No Text on Board” pledge has brought consumers, policymakers and companies together to help end this dangerous behavior.

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Welcome New Members! Advancing Commerce Due to press deadlines, members listed are those that joined from June 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013

TRUSTEE MEMBERS GENERAL MEMBERS Capitol Lighting (561) 994-9570 Ken Lebersfeld Boca Raton, FL 33487 Frank, Weinberg & Black, P.L. (561) 395-3350 Steven W. Deutsch Boca Raton, FL 33431 Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton (561) 886-1811 Melissa Poage Boca Raton, FL 33487 image360 - Boca Raton (561) 395-0745 Mary Sol Gonzalez Boca Raton, FL 33487 Lord & Taylor Mindy Horvitz Boca Raton, FL 33432 O’Donnell Agency (561) 832-3231 Carey O’Donnell West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Penn-Florida Companies (561) 750-1030 Dyana Kenney Boca Raton, FL 33432 Regions Bank (561) 837-8233 Patrick Sargent West Palm Beach, FL 33401 The Shoppes at Village Pointe (561) 338-8443 Yvonne Boice Boca Raton, FL 33433


101 Renaissance Centre (561) 750-1030 Boca Raton, FL 33432 (800) 228-1127 Kristen Obst Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 3D Learner Institute/3D Learner Sports Performance (561) 361-7495 Mira Halpert Boca Raton, FL 33433 4IT, Inc. (954) 341-6000 Raymond Mobayed Pompano Beach, FL 33069 561 Media, Inc. (561) 417-8505 Beth Wilcox Boca Raton, FL 33432 Alfa J Services Pest Control (561) 488-1759 Jerry Marquina Boca Raton, FL 33433 Almighty Web Designs (561) 737-2866 Glenn Garamella Boca Raton, FL 33431 Atrium Financial Center (561) 750-1030 Boca Raton, FL 33432 Autism Speaks (561) 465-0050 Jacqueline Nicholson West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Backus Turner International (954) 727-9977 Rene Turner Mahfood Lighthouse Point, FL 33064 Barrel of Monks Brewing, LLC (561) 754-4199 William McFee Boca Raton, FL 33486

Beach Aviation, LLC (855) FLY-BAFL James Eddy Boca Raton, FL 33431

Burt & Max’s (561) 638-6380 Burt Rapoport Delray Beach, FL 33446

Berk Wealth Management (561) 962-4152 Lynn Pagans Boca Raton, FL 33432

Celler Law, P.A. (561) 869-8988 Seth Greenhill Boca Raton, FL 33431

Berkman Technology Solutions (561) 337-1362 Ethan Serlin Palm Beach, FL 33480

The Container Store (561) 910-0730 Carrie Lorey Boca Raton, FL 33432

Big Star Teleproductions (954) 599-5195 Peter Mastrorio Boca Raton, FL 33432

Crystal Corporate Center (561) 750-1030 Boca Raton, FL 33433

Biz Ranger, LLC (561) 212-2091 Lisa Elkan Boca Raton, FL 33432 Boating & Beach Bash for People With Disabilities, LLC (561) 715-2622 Jay Van Vechten Boca Raton, FL 33429 Boca Bookkeeping (561) 392-3301 George Williams Boca Raton, FL 33486 Boca Brickhouse (561) 235-2240 Christine Kochte Boca Raton, FL 33431 The Boca Raton Gridiron, Inc. (561) 213-6447 Shirley Iamunno Boca Raton, FL 33432 The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging (561) 417-7920 Gary Grandovic Boca Raton, FL 33433 Brittany Lynn Akyaz/Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate (561) 962-1152 Brittany Akyaz Boca Raton, FL 33432

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Custom Vision Care (561) 487-3340 Richard Marrotte Boca Raton, FL 33434 Del Mar Village (561) 347-6520 Jeff Purisch Boca Raton, FL 33433 Dressbarn (561) 487-0693 Terri Lennox Boca Raton, FL 33432 Elite Sports Nutrition (561) 447-8808 Eric Koeppel Boca Raton, FL 33431 FL-Accounting, LLC (561) 939-2553 Roxana Scaffidi, CPB Boca Raton, FL 33486 Florida Shirt & Laundry Company (847) 845-4524 James Giannoulis Boca Raton, FL 33498 Frank Entertainment Companies / Cine Bowl & Grille (561) 454-8002 Tara Nesseralla Delray Beach, FL 33414

Gear Hero HQ (954) 429-3535 Trisha Price Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Gelinas & Company (954) 598-7990 Kenneth Gelinas Boca Raton, FL 33432 Great Florida Insurance Boca Raton / South Florida Insurance Experts, Inc. (561) 405-6444 Andrew Goldwasser Boca Raton, FL 33446 Hileman Law, PA Diane Hileman Delray Beach, FL 33445 Holistic Pet Cuisine (561) 241-9151 Howard Ratner Boca Raton, FL 33487 Holt Lee Construction, Inc. (954) 725-4881 Richard Holt Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Homemakers and Companions of Florida/ StaffingRUS Nurses Registry (561) 929-7535 Joan Williams Delray Beach, FL 33445 Jazziz Nightlife (561) 300-0730 Brian Frey Boca Raton, FL 33432 Jess Frank Golf Academy (561) 213-8579 Jess Frank Boca Raton, FL 33428 Jody Jack & Co. (561) 391-7545 Jody Jack Boca Raton, FL 33433 Juicy Results (888) 311-9033 Ann Shea Boca Raton, FL 33432 Keller Williams / Rachael Kobin (954) 536-1756 Rachael Kobin Boca Raton, FL 33432

Paychex, Inc. / John Countie (954) 907-1888 John Countie Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

The Refinery (561) 395-0707 Lawrence Krakow Boca Raton, FL 33431

Kogen Construction (561) 577-2619 Julie Miller Boca Raton, FL 33432

PBC Office of Small Business Assistance (561) 616-6840 Angie Whitaker West Palm Beach, FL 33415

LA Design (561) 367-0550 Linda Allard Boca Raton, FL 33432

Penn-Florida Commerce Center (561) 750-1030 Boca Raton, FL 33487

Regenerative Orthopedic Group (561) 221-6700 www.regenerativeorthopedicgroup. com Stephanie Esrig Boca Raton, FL 33431

Law Offices of Berman & Berman/Joseph C. Schulz, Esq. (772) 283-9200 Joseph Schulz Stuart, FL 34994

Personal Senior Services, Inc. (561) 368-7422 Mary Kelly Boca Raton, FL 33429

The Kimmel Institute / Richard D. Kimmel, DO, FCCP, FACOS (561) 477-0210 Alice Rodriguez Brockwell, ARNP Boca Raton, FL 33496

Linda Weisberg-Licensed Realtor (Prudential Florida Realty) (561) 716-4912 Linda Weisberg Boca Raton, FL 33496 The Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A. (561) 953-9300 Lorri Lomnitzer Boca Raton, FL 33487 M&M Limo & Airport Service, Inc. (561) 488-6014 Barbara Proctor Boca Raton, FL Marks & Klein, LLP (561) 981-6166 Gena Dobbins Boca Raton, FL 33431 Miceli/Castellon, Your Personal CFO (561) 226-4607 Cinthya Castellon Boca Raton, FL 33431 Miller Wealth Advisors (561) 613-0130 Bill Miller Boca Raton, FL 33433 Morgan Stanley / Karl Miranda (561) 393-1830 Karl Miranda Boca Raton, FL 33431 One City Centre (561) 750-1030 Boca Raton, FL 33432

PGA Tour Super Store (561) 214-7000 Kyle Thompson Delray Beach, FL 33444 The Place of Hope at The Haven Campus, Inc. (561) 483-0962 Charles Bender Boca Raton, FL 33433 Playimage Communications, Inc. (561) 212-1405 Bob Buruchian Boca Raton, FL 33431 Premier Creative Group (248) 514-0875 Doug Soper Pompano Beach, FL 33060 Princeton Absolute Returns, LLC (609) 375-2450 Ray Galkowski Princeton, NJ 08540 Priority Payments Jupiter (561) 613-3437 Thomas C. Halikman Boca Raton, FL 33432 Prudential Florida Realty / Pam Orzan (561) 302-5630 Pam Orzan Delray Beach, FL 33483 Prudential/Debra Dear Financial Professional Associate (561) 206-5383 Debra Dear Boca Raton, FL 33486

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Regents Park Boca Raton (561) 483-9282 Leslie Curtis Boca Raton, FL 33433 Reyes Miller, P.L. (561) 227-9150 Yvette Reyes Boca Raton, FL 33431 Richman Capital Management (561) 368-6400 Craig Richman Boca Raton, FL 33431 RKS Consulting (954) 295-3512 Rochelle Seide Boca Raton, FL 33433 RLC Architects (561) 393-6555 Bruce W. Retzsch Boca Raton, FL 33432 Robert E. Frare Associates (914) 525-9967 Robert Frare Boynton Beach, FL 33436 The Rustic Cellar (561) 392-5237 Deb Brubaker Boca Raton, FL 33432 Seacoast Uniforms (561) 439-8005 Dawn Mason Atlanits, FL 33462 Shade Software Solutions, LLC (561) 282-6655 Lasell Anderson Lake Worth, FL 33461 Showcase Publishing, Inc. (561) 585-4544 www.relocatingtopalmbeachcounty. com Fritz Waldorf West Palm Beach, FL 33409


Social Fusion Group, Inc. (954) 692-3565 Chris Muccio Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Unique Interior Designs, Inc. (561) 396-8222 Patricia Turner Boca Raton, FL 33431

SoFlo Coffee (561) 412-9810 Edmund Schlacher Boynton Beach, FL 33435

United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC (561) 353-4440 Kathleen Grace Boca Raton, FL 33432

South City Plaza (561) 750-1030 Boca Raton, FL 33432 South Florida Gold - ABA Professional Basketball Team (954) 850-4045 Michale Watson Boca Raton, FL 33431 South Palm Beach County Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation (561) 482-2867 Stuart Perlin Boca Raton, FL 33488 Sun Gas Marketing & Petroleum-Regency and Signature Car Wash (561) 995-0199 signaturecarwash Jay Vogel Boca Raton, FL 33434 There 4 U (888) 974-8988 Scarlett Barsky Boca Raton, FL 33496 Thrive Wellness Center of Boca Raton / Center for Health & Longevity (561) 416-4391 William Gutierrez Boca Raton, FL 33431 TLC Animal Hospital (561) 997-8090 Sandra Schoenke Boca Raton, FL 33487 Treatment Alternatives (561) 637-4766 Alana Manko Boca Raton, FL 33487

Vera’s Home Kitchen (561) 908-2744 Vera Cerny Boca Raton, FL 33432 Westchester Financial Group (561) 488-8048 Aloysio Vasconcellos Boca Raton, FL 33433 The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum (561) 995-2333 Kelly Kigar Boca Raton, FL 33487 Wizard Creations (561) 245-5164 Luke Freeman Boca Raton, FL 33431 Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program (305) 371-3331 Lisa Peterfreund Miami, FL 33131 World of Scuba (561) 368-2155 Bob Meadows Boca Raton, FL 33432 The WoW Factory (954) 380-8623 Nicole Lanni Coconut Creek, FL 33073 XM Distribution Group (877) 533-4654 Ernesto Rodriguez Boca Raton, FL 33486

Due to press deadlines, members listed are those that joined from June 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013. Interested in joining the Boca Chamber? Please call 561.395.4433 to speak with a Sales Associate.

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