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Boca Chamber

The Official Publication of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce April - June 2013

Protecting Business

Boca Chamber

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The Official Publication of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce July - August 2013

Message - Chamber President . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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

Buy Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Greater Boca Raton Chamber Of Commerce

Leadership Boca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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., St. 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 Cynthia Prestwood, Merrill Lynch (Bank of America) Jackie Reeves, Bell Rock Capital Rocki Rockingham, Jarden Consumer Solutions Dr. Mary Jane Saunders, Florida Atlantic University Tim Snow, George Snow Scholarship Fund Chuck Stout, CBIZ Meridian Insurance Group 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



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Chamber Member Anniversaries . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Businesss Awards Luncheon . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Government Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Boca Chamber “Seen” . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 Community Cookout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Member News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Young Entrepreneurs Academy . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Instant Consumer Awareness . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

2013 New Board Members Connecting, Advancing, Protecting, Enhancing

The Boca Chamber has welcomed two new Board Members, Rick Hayduk with the Boca Raton Resort & Club and John Maloney, Jr. with Bluegreen Vacations. The Chamber is very fortunate to add such intellectual capital to our existing Board of powerful business leaders.

Rick Hayduk Boca Raton Resort & Club

John Maloney, Jr. Bluegreen Vacations

Looking To The Future

A message from your Chamber President Connecting, Advancing, Protecting, Enhancing It’s our job to help business succeed by Connecting members, Advancing commerce, Protecting business and Enhancing community. I’m proud of the impact the Boca Chamber has had in Protecting business throughout the years. Our Chamber has been at the forefront of many issues, and has worked hand-in-hand with our partners at the federal level in Washington D.C., the state level in Tallahassee and at the local levels with the county’s Business Development Board, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Boca Raton’s City Council. With the collaboration of these entities, Boca Raton is the leading destination for tourism activity and location for Corporate Headquarters.

By Troy M. McLellan CCE, FCCP President & CEO

Your Chamber has been working side-by-side with the City to create a sustainable funding source for new business in Boca Raton. Through years of hard work to Advancing commerce in our City, I am pleased to announce The City of Boca Raton now has dedicated funding in the city budget available for economic development activity. This is an accomplishment that will ensure a robust business community well into the future. A major local priority for the Chamber is the creation of an independent Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Director reporting directly to the CRA. This structural enhancement, in collaboration with residents, property owners, businesses and other organizations will foster redevelopment in the CRA District which includes downtown Boca Raton. We work diligently to stay informed of potential anti-business policy that may harm the economic viability of our city and ultimately affect the success of your business. To accomplish the important role of advocating on behalf of business and protecting your interests, the Boca Chamber met with state policy makers in March at the Tallahassee Fly-In and will take the hill in May at our Washington Fly-In. In addition to our successful efforts in ensuring pro-business policy, the Boca Chamber has seen many other achievements. In the last 12 months, businesses have grown and prospered because of exposure received at events, connections made through networking opportunities and lessons learned at our many educational seminars lead by experts in our region. The Boca Chamber offers a myriad of opportunities for personal and professional growth, and the success stories are on the rise. 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 •

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Insurance Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (561) 962-2927

Advertising – Outdoor Billboard Connection (561) 632-8807

Jewelry Gregory’s Fine Jewelry (561) 638-8522

Attorney - Mediator Law Office of Robin Caral Shaw (561) 504-9090

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling MTI Kitchen & Bath (561) 200-3791

Attorneys - Personal Injury Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (561) 367-7799

Learning Center Learning RX (561) 361-4010

Business Services Elite Executive Assistants (561) 853-2230

Marketing Consultants Marketing & Events By Priscilla (954) 803-9016

Martial Arts / Self Defense Progressive Self Defense Systems (561) 398-3013

Condo / HOA Association Hawk-Eye Management, Inc. (561) 392-1600

Massage / Yoga The Royal Treatment (561) 716-6569

Consultants Proffitt Management Solutions Inc. (561) 582-6060

Printing Minuteman Press of Boca Raton (561) 392-8626

Counseling Relational Consultants (561) 715-6404

Real Estate Lee Realty Team / Keller Williams Realty (954) 629-3069

Credit Card Processing Credomatic Merchant Services (954) 755-8960

Restaurant Fit Foodz Café (561) 451-1420

Dry Cleaning Delivery / Pick Up DryClean To Go (561) 479-8411

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

Hair Restoration for Men/Women Bauman Medical Group (561) 394-0024

School - Elementary - Secondary Boca Raton Christian School (561) 391-2727

Health / Fitness Clubs Michael’s Body Scenes (561) 750-7945

Signs & Lettering Signs Now Boca Raton (561) 395-0745

Caterers A Alexander Events Catering (561) 243-2539

Hospital / Healthcare Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (954) 265-JDCH (5324)

Waxing - Women / Men Green Wave Body Waxing (561) 367-7323

Hotels & Motels Wyndham Hotel - Boca Raton (561) 368-5200 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.



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GBRCC Member Anniversaries

The companies listed below joined between January and March of the given year.

Connecting, Advancing, Protecting, Enhancing 55 Years As A Member

17 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Printing Co.

27 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Resort & Club Boca Raton Transportation, Inc. Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Inc. C. B. Schwaderer, Inc., Realtors CBIZ Goldstein Lewin and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Comerica Wealth Management Dataman Group Direct Mail and Telemarketing Lists Embassy Suites Hotel Florida Atlantic University Florida Power & Light Company Habilitation Center for the Handicapped Hardrives, Inc.

Twisters Gymnastics Boca Raton, Inc. Meyers Properties SCORE - Counselors to America’s Small Business

16 Years As A Member CreditGUARD of America Kaye Communications, Inc. Lang Diversified Services Southwinds Golf Course Via Mizner Golf and Country Club

15 Years As A Member Applied Card Systems

13 Years As A Member City of Boca Raton

12 Years As A Member

23 Years As A Member

Deer Creek Golf Club Horizon Coach Lines Tri County Humane Society

JKG Group

22 Years As A Member

Rosemary and Ben Krieger Siemon & Larsen, PA

11 Years As A Member

Boca Helping Hands JM Lexus Maggiano’s Little Italy North Broward Preparatory School Prudential Financial

21 Years As A Member Plumbing Experts

20 Years As A Member

Premier Estate Properties, Inc.

10 Years As A Member

19 Years As A Member

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail

American Heritage School of Boca/ Delray Boca Pointe Community Association Fogel Law Group Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.

8 Years As A Member LF Stores Tripp Scott PA UBS Financial Services

7 Years As A Member

Bank Atlantic Center Boca Raton Symphonia Carrabba’s Italian Grill Comfort Inn Oceanside Frank, Weinberg & Black, P.L. TEC Florida

6 Years As A Member

Boomer Times & Senior Life Magazine Coldwell Banker/Luke Redigan Emerald Transportation Towing and Heavy Hauling Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Mootz’s Homemade Italian Ice, Inc. Office Edge

5 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Sleep Disorders Center Bonefish Grill Certified Graphologist/Carole AK Wilson Florida Public Utilities Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library Gregory’s Fine Jewelry, Inc. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office District 7 Schulz Training

9 Years As A Member

Delray Beach International Tennis Championships Dr. Gary Burns / Designer Body, Inc. Mizner Park Success Technologies Inc. The GEO Group, Inc. The Pension Company

18 Years As A Member

Avison Young Pak Mail Centers of America Southern Region Rooms To Go Shoppes at Village Pointe The Salvation Army

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!



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Leadership Boca Class of 2013 Enhancing Community The single most important ingredient for Enhancing a successful, thriving community is an investment in leadership. Each year the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce hosts a Leadership Boca class to ensure that our future leaders possess the knowledge that will enable them to meet the issues and challenges facing our community in the future. The program is designed for chamber members who are seeking to gain in depth knowledge of Boca Raton and surrounding communities. Created similarly to leadership programs across the State of Florida, Leadership Boca is a 3 month Co-Chair Brian Altschuler commitment that requires participants to interact with community and business Chair Tajiana Ancora-Brown leaders. Depending on the day, participants may be taking a tour of an international company’s headquarters or sitting at a roundtable with one of the county’s top elected officials. Tajiana Ancora-Brown, Marketing and Admission Director for Boca Prep International School, is serving as the chair of Leadership Boca 2013. Brian Altschuler, Executive Director of Human Resource Operations at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, is serving as the co-chair. Together they will assist in organizing this year’s program and the 42 participants who were accepted into the program. Each of these participants will not only benefit from meeting and networking with community leaders but also building relationships with one another. Leadership Boca kicks off with a unique program in which the class participates in a simulated society. This experience helps to set the tone for the rest of the program for all participants. In addition, the program includes a strategy session with an internationally-recognized strategist. The culmination of the various activities included in the Leadership Boca class has led to many graduates finding opportunities to further advance their professional and personal goals with many going on to serve on local nonprofit boards and getting involved with local politics. Leadership Boca 2013 began in March. Graduation for the Leadership Boca class of 2013 is schedule for June 2013. If you are interested in participating in the Leadership Boca 2014 class, applications will be available July 2013. For more information call Chasity Navarro, Events Coordinator at 561.395.4433 ext. 233 or email her at

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The 2013 Boca Chamber annual magazine is now available. Stop by the Chamber office to pick up a copy or a box for your office lobby or waiting room. Visit to view it on line.

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Business Awards Luncheon 2013 Advancing Commerce, Protecting Business The Business Awards Luncheon celebrates entrepreneurs, business people, and institutions that create goods, services, and jobs, as well as bring opportunity and economic prosperity to Boca Raton’s community. We proudly recognize these outstanding leaders for their efforts - both business and personal - that contribute to the betterment of our community.

2013 2013 Small Business Leader of the Year

2013 Business of the Year

Mike and Lise Orr Minuteman Press

2013 Business Leader of the Year

Anthony Barbar Barbar & Associates

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Government Affairs Update Protecting Business The Florida 2013 Legislative Session is in full swing. Members of the South Palm Beach County business community should advocate for probusiness decisions to be made by our Legislators. Effective communication is the key to sending a successful message. The most important step is to communicate your viewpoint to the appropriate officials. Depending on the scale of the issue, this could be anyone from a local to a national official. It’s vital to address your message to someone at the appropriate level to deal with your concerns. Attorney General Pam Bondi

Here are the most commonly used methods of directly communicating. • Personal Meetings - Face to face contact is usually the most effective way to communicate your viewpoint. Leave a written summary so they can make an informed decision. • Telephone Conversations - Phone calls have a quality of immediacy and personal directness approaching that of personal meetings, but take much less effort to arrange and usually take less time. For these reasons, they are more common than meetings. • Individually Written Mail including fax and email - This is the most common method of sending your views to politicians, and is in the medium range of effectiveness. • Individually Addressed Mass Mail - If you have gone to the trouble of writing a good letter, you may use technology to address it to a number of representatives. Apart from individual addressing, these letters should be hand signed. • Petitions - These are often the first resort of the inexperienced campaigner. Petitions are rarely noticed by politicians, and their reading is a mere formality. The effectiveness of an effort depends on its timing, as well as other factors. Usually sooner is better, although late efforts can sometimes be successful. If you fail on the first try, it may be time to consider a longer-term campaign targeted months or years ahead. • Generally - advocating may also be done when no particular issue is in the air, just to keep representatives aware of your views and of your interest in their performance.

The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, South Palm Beach County’s voice for business, has unveiled its 2013 Legislative Agenda. It was developed based on input from the US Chamber of Commerce, Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Palm Beach County Business Development Board and the Boca Chamber membership. The agenda is a blueprint to chart the course for a strong and sustainable regional business community and it is focused on the business climate and lowering the cost of doing business. The agenda includes the following priorities: • Support the stoppage of new mandatory leave initiatives that will increase costs for business and create an uncompetitive business environment in Florida. • Support amending Florida statues so that a referendum is prohibited in regard to local comprehensive plan amendments. • Support lowering Worker’s Compensation insurance costs by stabilizing the price of prescription medicine dispensed through a physician’s office. • Support the reduction of sales tax charged on commercial real estate property. • Support the reinstatement of the 2012-2013 reduction of 300 million in the 2013-2014 higher education budget. Thank you for your support of the Boca Chamber and for helping secure Florida and South Palm Beach County’s future by engaging in the legislative agenda.

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Welcome to the Bo Connecting Members, Advancing Commerce,

Membership Breakfast


Peggy Price, Margie Osborn

Dr. Virginia Crist, Toni Nieves

Membership Breakfast


Jon Sahn, Linda Prior

Membership Breakfast

Bob Cirulnick, Sherry Hall

Trustee Lunch


John Ruhl, Andy Cohen

January EXPO

Corrine Moder, Mike Bolduc

Trustee Lunch

Nelly Ganeva, Karen Delaney



Fern Cole, Tiffany Yetts, Joanne Davis

Paul Lykins, Tasha Hirsch

John Strickroot, Jane Lozano


Mike Kay, James Garber

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January EXPO

Trustee Lunch

Joe Martin, Rosie Inguanzo-Martin

ca Chamber ‘Seen’! Protecting Business, Enhancing Community

DIAMOND Award Luncheon Claire Rhodes, Carlos Barroso

DIAMOND Award Luncheon

DIAMOND Award Luncheon

Cecilia Lacayo MD, Dollie White, Jean Evans

Dr. Marta Rendon, Jackie Reeves

DIAMOND Award Luncheon Kim Rivera, Lise Orr

DIAMOND Award Luncheon

DIAMOND Award Luncheon

Rick Konsavage, Margaret Mary Shuff, Matt Roos

Ethel Isaacs Williams, Lorrine Maier

Past DIAMOND Award Recipients

DIAMOND Award Luncheon

Edward Smith III, Patricia Burdett, Clive Cholerton

DIAMOND Award Luncheon

Dr. Marta Rendon, Jackie Reeves, Cheryl Budd, Rocki Rockingham

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2nd Annual Community Cookout A Day of Fun is Always Good Business Enhancing Community The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce celebrated a day outdoors with community members, business professionals, and families on Saturday, March 2nd at The Y of South Palm Beach County. The event, which welcomed more than 600 attendees, was part of the Boca Chamber’s initiative to Enhance the Community in which we live, work, learn and play. Members of the Boca Chamber’s Board of Directors and The Y’s Board of Directors spent the afternoon grilling and serving hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken to the Boca Raton Community. FAU was represented by their mascot Owlsley and FAU Student Athletes. Staff from The Y coordinated a dance party for the children and adults alike, featuring music from DJ Kris Prime. Future firefighters had the opportunity to try out their seats in fire trucks provided by the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station #55. The day ended with a live musical performance by West Boca Raton Community High School’s Vanguard Brass Band. The event was made possible by the partnership with The Y, Bluegreen Vacations, CitiBank, Comerica, FAU, US Food, and South Florida Bounce.



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Boca Chamber Member News Connecting Members SBA Communications Corporation, a leading owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure, has won the Platinum Award in the 2012 Spotlight Awards Global Communications Competition sponsored by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP). SBA won in the category Web/Intranet Sites for its new website Daszkal Bolton was again named as one of the 2012 “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” by “Accounting Today” Magazine and Best Companies Group. This award identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in the nation in the accounting industry. Daszkal Bolton won, for the 5th year in a row, as a medium sized firm. Daszkal Bolton is also proud to announce that Managing Partner and Co-founder Michael I. Daszkal, CPA, has received the 2012 Economic Development Council “Volunteer of the Year Award” for his volunteer contributions to the achievement of economic development goals for Florida’s Southeast Region. This award comes on the heels of Michael being named the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America “Man of the Year” for his work on behalf of Alzheimer’s. For more information please visit Workforce Alliance, the nonprofit organization chartered by the state to lead workforce development in Palm Beach County, is offering $6.3 million in grants to help local companies train and retain workers, as well as scholarships to help employees update their skills or train for a new career in a high-demand field. Businesses interested in applying for training grants should contact Katherine Bonner, Workforce Alliance program funding manager, at 561-340-1060, ext. 2344, or send an email to Individuals interested in training scholarships through Individual Training Accounts should contact any of the career centers in Palm Beach County. Workforce Alliance provides a wide range of employment and job training services for all job seekers and employers in Palm Beach County. Most services are provided at no cost. More information is available on the company’s website at Ayşe Papatya Bucak, associate professor of creative writing within Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, has been awarded a prestigious 2013 PEN/O. Henry Prize for her short story, “The History of Girls.” Considered by The Atlantic Monthly to be “…the nation’s most prestigious awards for short fiction,” the PEN/O. Henry Prize recognizes 20 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines in the U.S. and Canada. The winning stories will be featured in an anthology by Anchor Books due in the fall of 2013. Dick and JoAnn Lee owners of Lee Realty Team, LLC, announced they have joined Boca Luxury Realty, LLC. For many years, the Lee’s have successfully managed a leading real estate business. They specialize in residential real estate in Boca Raton with expertise from Parkland up to Wellington. They also provide seller’s with expertise in home staging. Extensive training in selling and buying distressed properties rounds out the Lee Team’s potential value to investors. For more information visit

3Cinteractive®, a leading mobile platform company, announced it ranked #1 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Most Promising Companies”. The third annual list recognizes U.S.based, high-growth, privately held companies. To view 3Ci’s AMPC online profile visit: Kaye Communications, a South Florida integrated marketing and public relations firm that provides seriously strategic integrated communications counsel, develops authentic original content and implements market-relevant multiaudience initiatives for regional and national brands in a variety industries, was presented two coveted 2013 Bernays Awards that honor excellence by the local PR & Marketing community. The firm received the Gold Coast PR Council’s (GCPRC) BERNAYS PR STAR AWARD for best overall and long-standing excellence and a BERNAYS AWARD for a project on behalf of a nonprofit organization, the Order of St. John, for its Our Legend, Her Legacy: Countess de Hoernle’s100th Birthday Gala and Community Celebration. For more information visit Fogel Law Group a Boca Raton-based full-service public relations and market is pleased to announce that Rachel Ricci, Esq. and Esmeralda Romero, Legal Assistant, have joined the Firm. Fogel Law Group, well known nationally and highly respected for its expertise and service in SBA and governmentguaranteed lending, also advises it’s clients in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions, leasing, title insurance, business purchases and sales, hospitality matters, entity formation and governance, and business startups. FLG’s attorneys act as counsel for many local and Florida-based clients, as well as several major national clients. Each FLG attorney and staff member is dedicated to providing every Firm client with the highest level of personal service, skill and communication. For details, please visit the Firm’s website: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today named Rapoport’s Restaurant Group of Boca Raton, FL one of seven finalists for the 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®. Rapoport’s Restaurant Group will be honored during America’s Small Business Summit, April 29 – May 1, in Washington, D.C., where a national winner will be announced and will receive a $10,000 cash prize, courtesy of the U.S. Chamber. The DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award honors businesses that excel in the areas of staff training and motivation, community involvement, customer service, and strategy. Boston Proper, a leading women’s direct apparel and accessory retailer based in Boca Raton, is opening their flagship boutique at the Town Center in Boca Raton on April 19, 2013. Located in Palm Court between Bloomingdale’s and Bulgari, the new boutique will be an unforgettable destination featuring the most exclusive fashion, exemplary service and innovative technology. Stop by to discover fashion’s best kept secret!

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Boca Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy Program Past, Present and Future Enhancing Community As this year’s YEA! program heads into the final stretch, we celebrate the accomplishments of our past students, the potential of our current students and the promise of what the future brings.

A program of the Golden Bell Education Foundation

The final ten weeks of this year’s class brings to us Bonnie Kaye, Founder and President of Kaye Communications Inc. as the Instructor. This is Bonnie’s second year as an Instructor for the program and Bonnie is guiding the students through the “launch of the business” sector of the class.

Bonnie Kaye

In 2012, YEA! graduated 22 students from the program. Sam Steiner, CEO of Senior Link Consulting and a sophomore at Saint Andrew’s School has grown his business. SeniorLink, brings technology to the senior community by providing in-home consulting and tutoring services to the 65+ community in Southern Palm Beach County. His services are provided by knowledgeable high school students and include basic tutoring, installation, computer purchasing assistance, and troubleshooting. Founded in 2010 the business model is based on the belief that the senior community enjoys learning from high school aged students. For more information call: (561) 699-6084 or email: The YEA! graduating class of 2013 will present their businesses to 8 judges during this year’s Boca Chamber YEA! Business Plan Competition th Track on April 10 . This year, the program is partnering with the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition to take the YEA! business presentations to the next level and secure further visibility. More information about the competition can be found at Sam Steiner helps Katie Gamble with the technology on her new computer

The applications for the 2014 class of YEA! will be available online April 15th. Please visit www.bocaratonchamber. com/yea for more information. The space is limited to 24 students and begins in September, 2013.

Rachel Zeitz, winner of the Elevator Pitch Contest with Kim Gramm and Ross O’Brien.



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Angela Blevins, Vice President of Club Services, Bluegreen Corporation speaks to YEA! students about Customer Service

Boca Chamber Member Ribbon Cuttings Advancing Commerce

AJ Zaki / Remax Realty Pros 1906 Clint Moore Road, Suite 6 Boca Raton, FL 33496

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 21073 Powerline Road, Suite 33 Boca Raton, FL 33433

Chic et Glamour 100 NE 2nd St. #120, Mizner Plaza Boca Raton, FL 33432

Dr. Richard M. Davidson Integrated Health & Performance Systems, PA 1449 Yamato Road Suite 2 Boca Raton, FL 33431

The Loft at Congress 530 NW 77th Street Boca Raton, FL 33487

Ducerus, Your Total College Solution 621 NW 53rd Street, Suite 240 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Phase IV Data Center Boca Design Center

Dr. Virginia Crist Ph.D, LMFT 1200 N. Federal Highway Suite 200 Boca Raton, FL 33432

Slow Burn Theatre Company 12811 West Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33498

Chewy Chic 100 Plaza Real, Suite G Boca Raton, FL 33432

Boca Chiropractic Spine & Headache Center 2300 Glades Road, Suite 430W Boca Raton, FL 33431

Buddha Sky Bar 217 E. Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444

3500 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 901 Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Boca Chamber Member Ribbon Cuttings Advancing Commerce

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

The Infiniti Group International, Inc. Real Estate 190 NW Spanish River Blvd., Suite 102 Boca Raton, FL 33431

Maxim Life 499 NE Spanish River Blvd., Suite 5 Boca Raton, FL 33431

Medi Weightloss Clinics 555 North Federal Highway Suite 18-20 Boca Raton, FL 33432

Celedinas Insurance Group 2000 Glades Rd Suite 210 Bank America Building Boca Raton, FL 33431

Boca Skin Solutions 7491 North Federal Highway Suite C-16 Boca Raton, FL 33487

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Investing in the Future ...YEA! NCCI proudly supports the development of our community’s young adults as they explore the path from student to CEO. The skills and values they learn along the way are lessons that will help them master the world of work and build a more prosperous community in the years to come. We salute the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) for giving students a road map to achievement. NCCI is the nation’s most comprehensive source of workers compensation information. We gather data, analyze industry trends, and prepare objective insurance rate and loss cost recommendations. These activities, together with our research, analytical services and tools, and overall commitment to excellence help foster a healthy workers compensation system. Visit

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Welcome New Members! Advancing Commerce Due to press deadlines, members listed are those that joined from December 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013

TRUSTEE MEMBERS 4KIDS of South Florida, Inc. (954) 979-7911 Sharon Ellington North Lauderdale, FL 33068

Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, Inc. (561) 367-0711 Joe Martin Boca Raton, FL 33486

Aliant Payment Systems Inc. (954) 492-2530 Eric R. Brown Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Arts Garage (561) 450-6357 Alyona Ushe Delray Beach, FL 33444

Boston Proper (561) 241-1700 Sheryl Clark Boca Raton, FL 33487 8294

Baer’s (561) 391-2012 Wendy Rossi Boca Raton, FL 33432

Neiman Marcus (561) 417-5151 Patty Soltis Boca Raton, FL 33431

Best Care (516) 245-2804 Marc Spector Boca Raton, FL 33431

Pink Palm Properties (561) 300-2647 Shant Epremian Boca Raton, FL 33431

Boca Prep International School (561) 852-1410 Tajiana Ancora Brown Boca Raton, FL 33428

Popper, Kaufman and Katz Team at Morgan Stanley (561) 620-5113 Eliot Popper Boca Raton, FL 33431

Five Star Home Care (561) 447-6600 Will Martinez Boca Raton, FL 33431

Chic et Glamour (561) 245-7379 Samuel Suarez Boca Raton, FL 33432 Client World Marketing (561) 948-4163 Lenny Wilkins Boca Raton, FL 33432 Cohen Laser and Vision Center (561) 981-8400 Courtney Sousa Boca Raton, FL 33431 Corporate Interiors, Inc. (954) 354-1711 Julie Carr Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Deitsch & Wright, P.A. (561) 962-2715 Duke Ray Greenacres, FL 33463 Dr. Stephen Abrams PC (813) 445-2229 Stephen Abrams Lady Lake, FL 32159 The Endurance International Group, Inc. (866) 897-5421 Burlington, MA 01803

California Pizza Kitchen (561) 368-2805 Michael Hanzas Boca Raton, FL 33431

EZpaint (917) 399-3868 Beth Kaufman Boca Raton, FL 33433

Carlos G. Rodon Jr./Postmaster Boca Raton Florida (561) 998-8856 Boca Raton, FL 33431

Families By Design (561) 994-7222 Mark H. Rubenstein Boca Raton, FL 33434

ADP Business Services (561) 656-5172 Melissa Santiago West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Celedinas Insurance Group (561) 514-5632 Marilyn Smiley Boca Raton, FL 33431

Families First of Palm Beach County (561) 721-2802 Samantha Whiteman West Palm Beach, FL 33406

AK Building Services (561) 471-8817 Mark Cedar West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Chewy Chic (954) 907-6344 Maria Diz Boca Raton, FL 33432

Field of Flowers (954) 680-2406 Patricia Egan Boca Raton, FL 33434

21st Century Photography, Inc. (561) 488-0000 Emily Brooks Boca Raton, FL 33428 A Better Process (561) 981-6436 Mike Weaver Boca Raton, FL 33487



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Gallery White Salon / Spa (561) 392-1550 Sandra Dominijanni Boca Raton, FL 33432 Game Changers Productions / Forgotten Soldiers Outreach (561) 503-5819 John Oldham Boca Raton, FL 33431 Gourmet Services, Inc. (561) 868-3027 Christine Dixon

Body & Strength (561) 305-2303 Gina Chiangi Boca Raton, FL 33432


Gabriel Chocron, PA Re/Max Complete Solutions (561) 716-9611 Boca Raton, FL 33433

Green Payroll, LLC (561) 665-1840 Howard Silverstein Delray Beach, FL 33446 Grey Matters Magazine (561) 450-9310 Sherri Rothberg Boca Raton, FL 33433 H & R Block (561) 737-0133 Lisa Tamucci Boca Raton, FL 33433 Independent Print & Design (561) 223-1111 Greg Montalvo Boca Raton, FL 33487 The Infiniti Group International, Inc. Real Estate (561) 929-7177 Gary Goldberg Boca Raton, FL 33431

J. Alexander’s (561) 347-9875 Carl LeMaster Boca Raton, FL 33431 Jonathan Asbell, MBA/Keller Williams, South Florida & Miami (561) 247-5650 Kustom (561) 491-2188 Paul Lutwin Boca Raton, FL 33499 Lewert Law Offices, PA (561) 544-6861 Tina L. Lewert Boca Raton, FL 33431 Lucy Chua, CPA Financial Services Professional at NYLIFE Securities LLC (954) 240-7212 www.fractional Boca Raton, FL 33487 Marcum LLP (954) 320-8088 Andrew J. Leonard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Marketing Divaz (561) 373-5366 Kate Volman Coral Springs, FL 33076 Massage Envy West Boca Raton (561) 368-2111 Carol Boaziz Boca Raton, FL 33433 Maxim Life (561) 955-0099 Adriana Guardia Boca Raton, FL 33431

Mikey’s Hotdog & Pizza Emporium (561) 620-2008 Tim Patel Boca Raton, FL 33431 Morgan Stanley Wealth Managementi (561) 620-5115 Sam Paolini Boca Raton, FL 33431 New Horizon Academy (561) 750-8111 Matt Marcus Boca Raton, FL 33431

Professional Payroll (954) 969-3399 Sean Cassidy Deerfield Beach, FL 33073

The Storick Group (800) 301-8113 Scott Storick Boca Raton, FL 33496

Right Technology Solutions (561) 244-9970 www.right Darcy Soleil Boca Raton, FL

Sunrise Park Elementary School (561) 477-4300 Park_Elementary_S Alicia Steiger Boca Raton, FL 33498

Samandhel Corporation / Import & Export (954) 415-3175 Valentina Moretti Boca Raton, FL 33431

O’Donnell Agency (561) 832-3231 Carey O’Donnell West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Sam’s Club (561) 586-9260 John Foster Lantana, FL 33462

OGK Creative (561) 450-6721 Craig Kuperman Delray Beach, FL 33483

Sam Simon Presents (561) 433-0933 Sam Simon Lake Worth, FL 33467

Peak Performance Consulting Service, Inc. (954) 742-8332 John Haughton Sunrise, FL 33351

Sarasohn & Company (561) 368-5000 Stephen Sarasohn Boca Raton, FL 33429

Peak Seven Advertising (561) 465-3177 Darren Seys Boca Raton, FL 33432 Picture it Perfect (954) 657-1037 Dario Maldonado Boca Raton, FL 33486 Pictures with Magic (561) 703-9789 Milagros Para Castro Boca Raton, FL 33498

Trasformare Fifth Avenue (561) 807-6046 Katie Guenthner Boca Raton, FL 33432 The Troika Group (561) 232-3160 Rob Jager West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Ultimate Real Estate, LLC (954) 296-8850 Robert Cirulnick Boca Raton, FL 33432

Sarrell, Sarrell & Bender, P.L. (561) 807-7107 Steven Sarrell Boca Raton, FL 33487 Sick Puppies Comedy (561) 573-2955 Casey Casperson Boca Raton, FL 33432 Slim Body Laser Spa (561) 962-2253 Diane Carrales Boca Raton, FL 33433

Medi Weightloss Clinics (561) 299-3881 Maribel Cruz Boca Raton, FL 33432

PIP Printing and Marketing Services (954) 564-1224 Amanda Geller Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33432

South East Japanese Karate/ Family Karate (561) 305-2316 Sensei Ronald Browne Boca Raton, FL 33487

Mellex Title Services, LLC (954) 748-5550 Melanie J. Levine Plantation, FL 33324

Potter’s Lawn & Landscaping (954) 946-7544 Nina S. Potter Pompano Beach, FL 33069

SpotOn (561) 504-8398 Brittany Gadt Boca Raton, FL 33432

United Water Restoration Group, Inc. (954) 972-7510 Cathryn Utterback Pompano Beach, FL 33069 Vistage Florida (561) 702-4339 Greg Bellomy Boca Raton, FL 33434 Win Win Ventures, Inc. (561) 221-5445 www.Win Tommye Frey Boca Raton, FL 33432 Yoga Journey (561) 922-9293 Leslie Glickman Boca Raton, FL 33431 Yoram Kaldes / Internet Web Graphics Printing (404) 642-6193 Yoram Kaldes Boca Raton, FL 33432

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