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Boca Chamber

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

Boca Chamber

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

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

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

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

Greater Boca Raton Chamber Of Commerce

Chamber Member Anniversaries . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Wine & All That Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Connect With Members Through Networking . . 7

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 Tim Snow, George Snow Scholarship Fund Chuck Stout, CBIZ Meridian Insurance Group

Government Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Leadership Boca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Boca Chamber “Seen” . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 Boca Chamber Committees . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Young Entrepreneurs Academy . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Member News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Surf Into Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Reach More People

Like the Chamber Fan Page today • Post Your Deals, Specials and Events! • Find out about Chamber Events • Check out the photos! • Chat with Chamber Members • Get Noticed

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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Business is About Connecting

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


s you can see by the cover of this Connection magazine, this issue focuses on Connecting Members. Since the Boca Chamber was established in 1952 we have been creating connections. By connecting your business to the Boca Chamber, you immediately multiply your connections to your target audience and build long-term relationships to grow your business. On page 5 you will read about the signature event for the Boca Chamber Festival Days, Wine & All That Jazz. Boca Chamber Festival Days, held during the month of August, is a series of events where non-profit and for profit companies connect to Enhance our Community.

By Troy M. McLellan CCE, FCCP President & CEO

Starting in September our Chamber will be connecting you to a series of business development sessions lead by Annette Gray, President/CEO, Global Business Development Center. This series, titled IMPACT, provides the tools you need to effectively connect your business with your market. Annette’s article, on page 7, provides some great tips for networking effectively. Leadership Boca 2013, which was successfully completed in June, connects business leaders with the issues that affect our community and businesses. These business leaders also form strong connections with each other which builds a strong network of business leaders in our community. This enables them to contribute their resources to enhancing South Palm Beach County. The Boca Chamber committees represent a broad cross section of the industries and professional leadership of Boca Raton. These committees work constantly for you to ensure you can connect with community leaders and elected officials, stay informed of advances in the healthcare industry, learn about technologies that will help your business succeed, and bring year-round tourism to the greater Boca Raton area. You can learn more about our committees on pages 14 and 15. If you are interested in hearing more about them, please contact Sarah Pearson at Business is about connecting. Whether it’s to other businesses, community leaders that influence the way you work, or technologies that will improve your business and your reach, the Boca Chamber has you covered! 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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BUY Chamber! Support your fellow Chamber Members by buying their products and using their services. Advertising Premiums / Specialties Unique Gifts & Premiums (561) 750-8380

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

Advertising – Outdoor Billboard Connection (561) 632-8807

Insurance Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (561) 962-2927

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

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

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

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

Business Services Elite Executive Assistants (561) 853-2230

Learning Center Learning RX (561) 361-4010

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

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

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

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

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

Counseling Relational Consultants (561) 715-6404

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

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

Real Estate Lee Realty Team / Bcoa Luxury Realty (954) 629-3069

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

Restaurant Fit Foodz Café (561) 451-1420

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

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

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

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

Caterers A Alexander Events Catering (561) 243-2539

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

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

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. 4

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Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton

Cirque Du Soleil Meets “Wine & All That Jazz” AVESaturday THE DAugust ATE 3rd! Boca Chamber Festival Days Features Wine & All That S Jazz Enhancing Community

Connecting Members

The Boca Chamber's WINE & ALL THAT JAZZ

Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce will be wining and dining members of the community at “Wine & All That Jazz” on August 3rd.

Are You a VIP?

August 3, 2013 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Boca Raton Resort & Club 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton

Enhancing Community

Wine & All That Jazz, one of the state’s largest wine tasting parties, will be Artistic entertainment will invoke your held on Saturday, August 3rd from 7:00pm – 9:00pm theyour Boca Raton asResort senses and at evoke imagination you & Club. This August night’s classic gives guests the opportunity to sample enter the VIP room. Enjoy succulent food along with an upgradedby wine selection.local over 100 fine wines, enjoy lavish hors d’oeuvres provided several restaurants, while listening to the sounds of “sweet” jazz. VIP guests will be $120 for VIP admission astonished with the Cirque Du Soleil theme throughout VIP information room! General Click herethe for more and to register tickets are available for $60 and VIP tickets are available for $120. Trustee tickets are available for $50 and Trustee VIP tickets are available for $100.

Wine & All That Jazz is the signature event for Boca Chamber Festival Days, a series of city-wide events held during the month of August, organized by the Boca Chamber where non-profits and businesses team up to conduct extraordinary events for the entire community. This year, over 40 events are scheduled! Don’t miss any – the detailed calendar of events is available now at Sponsorships are available. For sponsorship information please contact Sarah Pearson at or 561-395-4433 ext. 238..

Are You a VIP? Artistic entertainment will invoke your senses and evoke your imagination as you enter the VIP room. Enjoy succulent food along with an upgraded wine selection. General VIP admission $120 Trustee VIP admission $100

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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 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.

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3601 N. Military Trail Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-237-7566 5

GBRCC Member Anniversaries

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

Connecting, Advancing, Protecting, Enhancing 27 Years As A Member

BOCA RATON magazine JES Publishing DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Deerfield Beach - Boca Raton Hospice by the Sea, Inc. IBM Investments Limited John Hancock Financial Network Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc. Landon & Associates, PA Leonard A. Geronemus, CPA, PA Lynn University Palm Beach State College Personalized Air Conditioning Plastridge Insurance Agency, Inc. Pope John Paul II High School Proskauer Rose LLP

16 Years As A Member

All-Tag Security Americas Inc. Linda J. Ehrlich, PA Southern Self Storage Weisberg Brause & Company, PA

Accrinet Corporation

Blackstone Property Management Boca Raton Firefighters & Paramedics Benevolent Assoc, Inc Cartridge World Boynton Beach ComputerWorX, Inc. Coverall Cleaning Concepts Devcon Security Services Corp. Katzman, Wasserman, Bennardini & Rubinstein, P.A. LFC Development, LLC Nature’s Best Prestige Limousines, Inc. Sol Children Theatre Troupe Weiner, Lynne & Thompson, P.A.

13 Years As A Member

7 Years As A Member

15 Years As A Member

Bauman Medical Group, PA Del Prado Elementary School Fox’s Personal Limousine Service of Boca Raton

14 Years As A Member

Kaufman, Rossin & Co., PA

Body Kneads Therapeutic Massage & Chiropractic Centers, Inc. Feldman Design Studio National Multiple Sclerosis Society Premier Residences of Boca Raton Ruth’s Chris Steak House Schnabel Learning

22 Years As A Member

12 Years As A Member

24 Years As A Member Boca Raton Airport

23 Years As A Member

Publix Supermarkets

21 Years As A Member

Alan I. Garber, CPA, PA Lang Realty, Inc. Omni Middle School South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

20 Years As A Member

Happy & Healthy Products, Inc.

19 Years As A Member

American Heart Association Greenfield Group Mary Kay, Inc.

18 Years As A Member

Capitol Lighting Minuteman Press Stanley Steemer of South Fla, Inc. 17 Years As A Member Boca By Design Boca Nursing Services, Inc. Grandview Preparatory School Twin Palms Center for the Disabled

8 Years As A Member

Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, Inc. Danburg Properties of Boca Raton Hospice of Palm Beach County PNC Bank Ronald Korn Consulting Terry Lite Consulting, Inc.

11 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Dermatology, PA DJS Consulting, Inc.

10 Years As A Member

1st United Bank Club Bow Wow Kids In Distress N4L Strategy Consulting The Florida Panthers Unique Gifts & Premiums Vivian Hernandez, MD, FACS Winner’s Award Group, Inc.

9 Years As A Member

Computer Community Hospital Fred Astaire Dance Studios Nat Steinart and Associates, LLC

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. (AVDA) Claire Sheres, P.A. Real Estate Copans Printing & Graphics, Inc. Global Corporation, Inc. HSBC Securities, USA Mattlin & Kovacs, PL Morton’s The Steakhouse, Boca Raton Ten Golden Rules Valerie Kolbert ARNP, PA

6 Years As A Member

All Global Solutions International Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops Community Blood Center of South Florida Fairfield Inn & Suites Boca Grace A. Noethen, P.A. Intra-Lock System International Katz Baskies LLC Kiwanis of Boca Raton Konquest Inc., General Contractor Stortec Systems Co. LLC The Gordon Agency

5 Years As A Member

ADCO Technology Solutions, LLC Boca Biolistics, LLC Carlos Aristizábal Distinguished Kitchens and Baths, LLC Five Star Painting Law Office of Robin Caral Shaw, PA MedExpress Urgent Care Sunrise Recycling

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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Connect With Members Through Networking by Annette Gray, President/CEO, Global Business Development Center Connecting Members


etworking effectively is a great way to build your business. By taking the time to meet with other business people and discovering Synergies you can develop relationships that will provide great rewards for you in the future. Undoubtedly, networking is one of the proven methods for growing a business. Networking is not now, nor never has been, a quantifiable process. Although there are academics who study social networks who are mathematicians, behaviorists and even physicists, the reality is that day to day treatment of others, support and exchanges we call networking is an ART... the art of communication. Below are a few tips for preparing for and making your networking activities meaningful.

Define your purpose for attending meetings

Before going to a meeting, decide the goal you have for attending. Is it to gain new leads, develop relationships with other people at the meeting, or present a new product or service? Having a purpose in mind will help you be effective in your efforts.

Be on time for meetings, and don’t leave early

When you go to a meeting, respect the other attendees and the host. If you arrive late, you disrupt the flow of the meeting. If you leave early, people who have heard your presentation will not be able to find you to ask questions or offer assistance.

Wear your name tag on the right

By placing your name tag on the right, people you shake hands with will easily be able to see it, making it more likely that they will remember you later on.

Have an effective handshake

Your handshake is the first impression that many people will have of you when you meet them. Your handshake should be firm, but not bone-crushing. Nor should your hand flop around like a limp fish. Practice your handshake with a partner until you have it down right.

Speak Clearly and Concisely

When you have your opportunity to speak at a meeting, make sure that everyone can understand what you are saying, and that you get your message across. If you are given a microphone, make sure to use it so people on the far side of the room can hear your message. Respect the other people in the room by limiting your speech to the allotted time.

Make eye contact

As you give your introduction to the group, look around the room and try to catch the eyes of those listening to you. Don’t just stare at an empty wall, or at one person. Make each person in the room feel like you are addressing them personally.

Work the room with small talk first; don’t stay in one place too long and plan your conversation generators. Plan how you are going to meet and engage people at the event. Rather than jumping into conversations with a sales pitch, think of a few pieces of small talk that you can use to get started. (Topics like the weather and sports results are OK, while politics and religion are probably not). Also, have some conversation starters that reflect your purpose for attending the meeting. Finally, don’t take up all your time talking to one person. Start a conversation, and if there is mutual interest, plan on coffee or lunch to get into depth. Your goal should be to meet several people.

Build relationships of support and respect

Think of networking as a long-term process, where you develop a list of contacts that you can refer business to, and who can refer business to you. The best way to accomplish this is to create lasting relationships.

Be a resource to others and genuinely care about people People you meet will be much more likely to provide you with referrals if they know that you care about them and their business. After all, they will be referring their clients and friends, and don’t want to be embarrassed by a bad experience.

Be helpful, and go the extra mile

While you’re building your reputation and expanding your referral base, nothing will get you further faster than offering a helping hand that over-delivers on expectations. In today’s active and busy environment the question becomes what does one do after mastering the tips above. The answer is not a simple one; but, technology can be used quickly and effortlessly to convert those business cards into a system that can be used to begin a conversation.

Networking does not mean global emailing

By the end of the event, you will probably have obtained several business cards. Don’t go back to your office and send an email to everybody reminding them that you attended the meeting and what you have to offer. That is spam, and a sure way NOT to get business. Instead, try some of the current ways of sharing information via your smart phone. It is easy, efficient, and reduces the clutter of business cards on your desk. Bump [iOS, Android] A great way to connect in business environments, Bump acts the same way a paper business card does: it stores and exchanges contact information when tapped against another Bump-enabled device. However, this can at times be a limitation because contacts must be Bump users. Continued on page 8

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Connect With Members Through Networking by Annette Gray, President/CEO, Global Business Development Center Connecting Members Continued from page 7

WorldCard Mobile [iOS, Android, Windows Mobile] Strictly a business card reader and scanner, WorldCard Mobile scans paper business cards and stores the information in a digital format. This app can also be linked to iCloud and Dropbox accounts for universal access. CardFlick [iOS, Android] Perhaps one of the simplest card reading apps out there, CardFlick users merely “flick� their business cards to each other. A highlight of this app is that for contacts who are not CardFlick users, business cards can be emailed.

CardMunch [iOS] An innovative concept from LinkedIn, this app gathers information after scanning paper business cards and then transfers it into LinkedIn user profiles. One of its drawbacks however, is that it is only available for iPhone users. CamCard [iOS, Android] Fast, efficient, and easy to use, this app scans entire sets of business cards that are then cropped to form individual cards. Contact information can also be converted into QR codes.

For more marketing, business development and planning tips; join Annette Gray and The Boca Chamber team each quarter for the new IMPACT (Interrogate, Manage Your Image, Plan Act Create & Test) Series; a quarterly business development series that provides you with the tools you need to reinvent your business. More information can be found at or call Sarah Pearson at 561.395.4433 ext 238


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Government Affairs Update Protecting Business


y placing the long-term interests of Florida over short-term fixes, elected leaders and the business community continue working together to help ensure Florida’s economy is coming back strong. Leading by example during the 2013 Legislative Session, lawmakers helped make Florida more competitive by passing more than 25 business-backed bills. Florida continues to adopt policies that will help small businesses and families by standing up for free enterprise and growing the private sector. The following key state initiatives endorsed by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors bills passed are: • Protection From Mandated Leave – Protecting Florida businesses and jobs from union mandates by creating a single statewide leave standard. • Protecting Growth Management – Clarification that an initiative or referendum process in regard to any local comprehensive plan amendment or map amendment is prohibited. Supporting a Change in Worker’s • Compensation Reimbursement – Revises requirements for determining amount of reimbursement for repackaged or relabeled prescription medication to lower business insurance cost.

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Reinstating the 2012-2013 reduction of $300 million in the 2013-2014 higher education budget was also a priority for the Boca Chamber. The FY2013-14 Budget allocates approximately $4 billion for the State University System and fully restores the $300 million that was removed from last year’s budget. This represents over a $24 million restoration to FAU. The 2013 Florida Legislative Session was a win for job creation. There were 27 business backed bills passed by the legislature that moves the dashboard in the positive direction for business. 10

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Leadership Boca 2013 Participants Enhance Our Community Enhancing Community


eadership Boca is an annual program developed by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for top executives and business leaders to gain in depth knowledge about South Palm Beach County. Participants apply for this exclusive program, which is only offered once a year. This year, the 40 participants in the Leadership Boca class of 2013 represented small business owners and corporate executives in the areas of law, banking, education, health care and more.

Throughout the program, participants had the opportunity to interact with leaders of our business community. The class visited the corporate headquarters of ADT, Office Depot, NCCI, and 3Cinteractive where participants were able to speak directly with top executives about the business and their commitment to Palm Beach County. In addition, participants met and spoke with leaders such as executive directors of non-profit organizations, local schools and government officials. During the program participants were able to network with one another and build relationships that will be beneficial both personally and professionally for years to come. The professional bonds that were created go beyond the traditional business card exchange which creates a meaningful network of business leaders in the community, thus enhancing South Palm Beach County. The class of 2013 graduated in June after completing nine full days of the program, in addition to a unique program called SIMSOC, which takes participants through a simulated society experience. Leadership Boca Class of 2013

If you would like to be a part of Leadership Boca 2014 and would like more information, please contact Chasity J. Navarro at

Showcase your business in front of thousands of local buying prospects for an entire year with a single ad! The 2014 Boca Chamber Annual Magazine is in the planning stages and we are offering you the opportunity to advertise your products or services in this annual publication. This is your once-a-year opportunity to reach the entire Chamber membership plus the greater Boca Raton business community and new residents. A total of 25,000 copies - 12,000 printed and 13,000 digital - will be distributed over the publication’s one-year shelf life. The digital version will not only have a link to each advertiser’s website, but will also be available 24/7 on the Chamber’s and Boca Raton magazine’s websites. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity please contact Bruce Klein at or 561-239-3595.

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Welcome to the Bo Connecting Members, Advancing Commerce,

Membership Breakfast

Mike Miller, Lucy Chau, Phil Perlman

Membership Breakfast

David Pankey, Casey Casperson, Rob Sures

Membership Breakfast

Angie Vyas-Knight, Saul Cohen, Jayne Scala

Membership Breakfast

Carlos Ayala, Matthew Swanson Mike Campbell



Maya Sarkisyan, Susan Wandersman



Joshua Carelli, Flavia Melo, Andre Melo, Coco Frey


Debbie Cancilla, Susan Brotman

Eric Ciupak, Sarah Pearson, Robert Hudson

Trustee Luncheon

Philip Studer, Tabitha Stambaugh

Trustee Reception

Trustee Reception

Patrick Chun, Naren Gursahaney, Randy Nobles

Keith O’Donnell, Wayne Huizenga, Melissa Aiello, Troy M.McLellan

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Trustee Luncheon

John and Dee Sena

ca Chamber ‘Seen’! Protecting Business, Enhancing Community

Business Award Luncheon Mike Gelin, Paul Garner

Business Award Luncheon

Business Award Luncheon John Ruhl, Gisele Camargo

Business Award Luncheon

Peter Fernandez, Joe Dayan

Business Award Luncheon

Mike Wolfson, Jacqueline Grellinger Shari Gherman, Patricia Egan

Nancy Proffitt, PJ Layng Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, Penny Morey

Business Award Luncheon

Alina Gagnon, Bob Gittlin, Kari Oeltjen

Business Award Luncheon

Jerry Fedele, Jane Ciraulo, Ken Kaylor

Business Award Luncheon

Troy M. McLellan, Lenny Chesal, Jeffrey Davis Anthony Barbar, Lise Orr, Mike Orr

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Boca Chamber Committees: Connecting Members South Healthcare Advocacy Network (S.H.A.N.) The Boca Chamber is committed to the healthcare industry sector as an economic driver in the city of Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. The South Healthcare Advocacy Network’s mission is to provide advocacy, leadership, education, and a networking opportunity for healthcare professionals in South East Florida. Together, the two groups are a powerful source of information and education. Any healthcare provider that works in the healthcare industry is invited to be a part of this Ambassadors monthly healthcare consortium! This committee is chaired by A Boca Chamber Ambassador is a unique individual with the Barbara Roche, Hospice of Palm Beach County. motivation, drive, and desire to help propel local business. This group is the largest committee the Boca Chamber has The committee focuses on the following: LEADERSHIP: Connecting and leveraging health resources with over 60 volunteers and is chaired by Chim Francisco, and organizations to healthcare professionals. Juice Plus and co-chaired by Michael Jacobson, Future Focus EDUCATION: Providing resources for relevant issues that Financial, Inc. affect the healthcare community. Boca Chamber Ambassadors are committed to expanding their NETWORKING: Providing a forum in which members can knowledge of Boca Chamber affairs and are reputed as very exchange ideas, resources and solutions to better serve the reliable sources of information. This select group takes great healthcare community pride in representing the Chamber and assisting members ADVOCACY: Utilizing committee expertise to resolve issues in their quests for success. At regularly scheduled Chamber surrounding the healthcare community. functions and ribbon cuttings, Ambassadors are visible, helpful and friendly - meeting and welcoming new Boca Chamber All attendees work in the healthcare industry. Each meeting members, obtaining possible new member leads for the Boca has an educational component and networking time. If you Chamber’s Sales Department, and making monthly phone are interested in hosting a meeting and/or presenting, please calls to new and existing members. They are able to answer contact Sarah Pearson at questions about the Chamber and continually advance their skills as the public relations arm of this organization. They take their expertise from their business to the Chamber functions, and into the community. Ambassadors represent the Boca Chamber, not only at every Chamber function, but also take part in many city and civic functions as well.

Economic Development

Government Affairs The Economic Development Committee’s mission is to retain and attract business to maintain a diverse and robust economy, The Government Affairs Committee is comprised of Boca maximize employment opportunities, grow the city’s tax base Chamber members that are interested in the political and and enhance the quality of life. This committee is chaired by governmental issues affecting our community. Andrew Duffell, President & CEO, The Research Park at FAU. Chaired by Jim Nau, General Manager Residual Markets, With this in mind, the committee works collaboratively NCCI, this committee is responsible for informing the with local government, regional business organizations, membership about pertinent legislation facing the business commercial real estate firms, educational institutions, human community. Current legislative information is discussed at resource professionals, manufacturers and venture capital bi-monthly meetings and once a consensus is reached on the firms to identify and implement strategies aimed at retaining Boca Chamber’s position, dissemination of the information existing business and attracting new business. The committee takes place. This committee is vitally important because facilitates development of a healthy/diversified economy in the Boca Chamber is your political advocate on issues that which businesses can locate/innovate/ grow and prosper, and most affect your business. The committee contributes to the all residents have opportunities for economic prosperity. It formation of policy after vetting business industry issues and also develops a business retention strategy and determines recommends action or non-action. The format of the meetings ways to help existing businesses expand and thrive in South includes exploring opportunities for proactive partnerships Palm Beach County. and coalitions. 14

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Always Working For You Connecting Members Tourism Committee The Boca Chamber has an active Tourism Committee because of the importance of tourism to our local economy. The mission of the Tourism Committee is to promote, develop and coordinate year-round tourism in the greater Boca Raton area, while creating an awareness and understanding of tourism’s effect on, and enhancement of, the local economy and overall quality of life.

Technology Committee

EVOLVE |ADVANCE | PROGRESS The mission of the Boca Chamber’s Technology Committee is to successfully Identify and effectively communicate existing and new technologies that can further the Boca Chamber’s mission and help members’ businesses succeed. This committee is chaired by Jay Berkowitz, Ten Golden Rules. The technology committee strives to be a credible, trusted source for useful tech-related information, education and best practices that promote the success of the Boca Chamber and its members. Through the educational programing offered, Boca Chamber members’ businesses will be more competitive and successful by applying the right technology at the right time. The committee - a small group of experts in the technology industry - along with the Boca Chamber, creates quarterly events with high level experts in the field, in return giving business professionals the opportunity to stay abreast of tech related issues and advancements.

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To ensure the success of the mission, the committee focus is on the following areas: • Familiarization - create synergy between businesses in the hospitality industry so that we can develop marketing packages to encourage visitors to shop, stay and play in Boca • Healthcare Tourism - attract the domestic and international visitor to Boca for medical purposes • Road Signage - advocate for enhanced signage on highways and main thoroughfares into Boca • Customer Service - provide customer service training classes for professionals in the hospitality industry • Luggage Tags - roll out the new “Bask in Boca” luggage tags to help promote Boca The Boca Chamber’s Tourism Committee is chaired by Ken Kaylor, General Manager of the Wyndham Hotel – Boca Raton. Committee members consist of professionals in the hotel, retail, restaurant, travel, medical and recreation industries that are critical to the well-being of our state’s economy. This committee impacts our local economy!

For more details, please contact: June Nisbet 561-901-1341

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Boca Chamber YEA! Program Graduates Class of 2013 Bronsen Bloom, Pine Crest School, Investor Panel Rochester Finalist Enhancing Community

From Students to CEOs… A program of the Boca Chamber’s Golden Bell Education Foundation The Boca Chamber YEA! Program graduated 22 students and created 15 businesses from its 2012-2013 class of young entrepreneurs. After eight months of hard work, in partnership with the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, this year’s instructors Chim Francisco, Kimberly Gramm and Bonnie Kaye, awarded the class their diplomas, alongside the Chairman of the Golden Bell Education Foundation, J.C. Perrin, and the program’s director, Beth Johnston. The Boca Chamber Board of Directors, and Family and Friends of the students gathered to honor the class. A program of the Golden Bell Education Foundation

2013 Graduating Class This year’s graduating class included the following students: Shirley Bazua Justin Bentayou Bronsen Bloom Alex Bruens Taylor Burrell Zachary Close Kalvaince Die Dylan Ehrnst Julia Galang Gabriela Heizer Chaz Hermanowski Gabriel Louvet Carly Manzella Lauren Miller-Petrovich Donald Nelson Drew Novak Jorge Soares-Paulino Jordan Rand John Sutor Oliver Vinograd Tuana Yazici Rachel Zietz

Cardinal Gibbons High School Eagles Landing Middle School Pine Crest School A.D. Henderson University School Eagles Landing Middle School Home Schooled A.D. Henderson University School Boca Raton Community High School Coral Springs Charter School Atlantic High School Saint Andrew’s School Spanish River High School Boca Raton Community High School Boca Raton Christian School Saint Andrew’s School St. Joan of Arc Boca Raton Community Middle School Pope John Paul II High School Boca Raton Community Middle School Spanish River Community High School Pine Crest School Pine Crest School

Bronsen Bloom, a Pine Crest School student, was chosen by the judges at the Investor Panel Event to represent the program at the national YEA! Finals in Rochester New York. Bronsen’s Not for Profit Business, Musical Cares is a business that collects, donates and provides musical instruments to schools and programs that are in need. “YEA! is an amazing experience that allowed me to bring my business to the next level” said Bronsen. To find out more information about Bronsen and his business Musical Cares, visit

Do you know a promising young entrepreneur? Visit www. for details about this innovative YEA! program. For more information contact Beth Johnston, Boca Chamber Executive Vice President and YEA! Program Director, 561.395.4433 ext. 236 or

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Boca Chamber Member Ribbon Cuttings Advancing Commerce

H&R Block 21090 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33433

Slim Body Laser Spa 6018 SW 18th Street, Suite C-11 Boca Raton, FL 33433

Boca Helping Hands Cafe Esperanze Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting held at 1800 N. Dixie Highway Boca Raton, FL 33432

Popper, Kaufman and Katz Team at Morgan Stanley 1801 N. Military Trail Boca Raton, FL 33431

Peak Seven Advertising 40 SE 5th Avenue, Suite 402 Boca Raton, FL 33432

Reni’s Livingroom 499-6 NE Spanish River Blvd Boca Raton, FL 33431

Fierce Ultimate Dance Company 51 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33432

Shake Shack 1400 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431

SpringHill Suites by Marriott 5130 NW 8th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33487

Caffeine Spaces 3701 FAU Blvd, Suite #210 Boca Raton, FL 33431

Broadstone North Boca Village 7801 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33487

Worth Avenue Realty, LLC 100 Plaza Real South, Suite F Boca Raton, FL 33432

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Boca Chamber Member News Connecting Members On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the American Cancer Society – South Palm Beach Chapter Leadership along with chairs Mark Sunshine, President and CEO of Veritas Financial Partners and Mark Seigel, CFO of Veritas Financial Partners brought the Hope Gala to Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. The gala coincided with the organization’s 100th birthday and was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the lifesaving progress against cancer that we have made together in this past century. “Proceeds from the Hope Gala will support the mission of the American Cancer Society, to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service,” said Jamie Lober, Public Relations Chairman. Highlights included fabulous silent and live auctions, entertainment and dancing with the NY Minute Band, fine dining, American Cancer Society 100th birthday wish and emcees Nikko Capria and Liz Quirantes, CBS-12. “We look forward to an even bigger and better Hope Gala in 2014,” said Lober. Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management announced today that Michael J. Shapiro, a Sr. Vice President and Wealth Advisor in the Firm’s Boca Raton office, has been named to Barron’s annual list of America’s Top 1000 Advisors: 2013 State-by-State, for the 5th consecutive year. The “Barron’s Top 1000 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients. L.A. Perkins is excited to announce the opening of L.A. Perkins Law Firm PLLC at 1800 N. Military Trail, Suite 470, Boca Raton, FL 33431. The practice focuses on counseling, litigation, and mediation in the areas of trademark & copyright law, employment law, and business disputes. Perkins’ clients have ranged from individuals to Fortune 500 companies and her breadth of experience includes resolving legal and business issues in a variety of industries, including finance, automotive, internet marketing, pharmaceutical, hospitality, home health care, education, real estate, publishing, and more. At America’s Small Business Summit 2013 on April 30, 2013, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Rapoport’s Restaurant Group of Boca Raton, FL with the Community Excellence Award, recognizing the success it has achieved and the strong support it received from its employees, customers, and community. “Aspiring small business owners in Florida and across America should look to Rapoport’s Restaurant group as a great example of a small business that gives back and shows leadership in their community,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “Today we honor Burt Rapoport and Rapoport’s Restaurant Group for their accomplishments.” The Faulk Center for Counseling announces their 2013 Board of Trustees. Dr. Kenneth Stevenson has been appointed as President and Mara Bernstein, Esq. has been appointed as a new member. The Faulk Center for Counseling was formerly known as the Center for Group Counseling.


Demonstrating its long-standing “Community for Community” commitment, Broken Sound Club, an award winning 5-Star Platinum Club of America, sponsored the construction of Habitat for Humanity’s most recent South Palm Beach County home with donations of $50,000 and more than 200 volunteer hours from staff members. The keys to the home were presented by Habitat For Humanity leadership and Broken Sound Club members and staff to new homeowner Rhonda Jenkins with her daughter Rashema and granddaughter Kei’jah alongside her at a dedication ceremony yesterday at the new house. Broken Sound Club has donated $100,000 and 400 staff volunteer hours to the Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County Village in the spirit of one community making life better for another. Bonnie Kaye, President and Chief Strategist, and Jon Kaye, Chief Operating Officer and Marketing Strategist, of Kaye Communications, Inc., a South Florida-based strategic fullservice marketing and public relations firm, were presented the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Board of Trustees Service Award at the University’s 2013 Honors Convocation held in the University Theatre on the Boca Raton campus. Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine welcomed Dr. John W. Newcomer, M.D., as Vice Dean for research and graduate programs, and Dr. Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H., the first Sir Richard Doll Professor in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, as senior academic advisor to the dean. The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University has entered into a formal agreement with TecnoCampus, a science and technological park located in the city of Mataró, in Barcelona (Spain). The partnership will establish a collaboration framework to create working synergies and develop interrelationships. The goal is to enhance internationalism through the sharing of ideas, facilities, and resources which will benefit both institutions by stimulating economic growth and creating new jobs. Allegiance Home Health & Rehab Inc. has been named to the 2012 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the topperforming home health agencies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement, and financial performance.

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

TRUSTEE MEMBERS GENERAL MEMBERS AW Architects (561) 997-1244 James R. Williams Boca Raton, FL 33487 Boca Medical Plaza, LLC (561) 235-5434 Zvi Schwarzman Boca Raton, FL 33433 Busy Body Fitness Center East (561) 367-3542 Jonathan Larkin Boca Raton, FL 33432 Cristino Fine Jewelry (561) 210-5222 Gloria Hosh Boca Raton, FL 33432 Gerrits Construction, Inc. (561) 477-3553 Randy Pierce Boca Raton, FL 33434 (561) 869-6100 Lenny Chesal Boca Raton, FL 33431 Minuteman Press (561) 392-8626 Mike Orr Boca Raton, FL 33432 ResMac (866) 500-1510 Mo Kamalzadeh Boca Raton, FL 33487

A Stroke Of Genius (561) 393-3833 Rob Sures Boca Raton, FL 33432 Accountkeepers of Florida (954) 271-1103 Ken Baer Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306 ADP/ Kelli Rahm Major Accounts District Manager (561) 613-8492 Kelli Rahm Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 American Diabetes Association (954) 772-8040 Jeff Robin Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Andrea Hoffer Associates (561) 829-5611 Andrea Hoffer Delray Beach, FL 33444 Arne Roslund Photography (561) 392-8333 Robin Roslund Boca Raton, FL 33432 At Home Senior Care of South Florida (954) 566-8922 Phyllis Timlin Boca Raton, FL 33432

Boca Dance Studio (561) 391-8557 Melanie Gibbs Boca Raton, FL 33433

Computer Orange (561) 771-0101 Lu Jaksic Boca Raton, FL 33432

Boca Raton (561) 285-2647 Amir Talebzadeh Boca Raton, FL 33432

Cosmetic Solutions LLC (561) 226-8600 Warren Becker Boca Raton, FL 33487

BoomTech, Inc. (561) 300-5080 Philipp Baumann Boca Raton, FL 33431

De Varona Law (561) 886-0403 Alexandra Sierra De Varona Boca Raton, FL 33431

Bright Horizons Dental (561) 221-3593 Dr. Arelis Martone DDS Boca Raton, FL 33496

Dorjon Aveda Salon (561) 361-1113 Maryann Boccia Boca Raton, FL 33431

Budget Blinds of West Boca (561) 405-6370 Jeff Gottlieb Boca Raton, FL 33428 C. Gonzalez Photography, LLC (561) 866-3309 Carolina Gonzalez Caffeine Spaces (561) 541-0441 Mark Laymon Boca Raton, FL 33431 California Closets (954) 946-2218 Lori Hoyt Boca Raton, FL 33432

Driscoll Capital Advisory (954) 325-9700 Martin Driscoll Elizabeth H. Faulk Foundation, Inc., dba Faulk Center for Counseling (561) 483-5300 Vicki S. Katz, CFRE Boca Raton, FL 33433 Enerzine (561) 405-9062 Dr. Robert Goldstein Boca Raton, FL 33487 The Fashion Doctors (561) 843-9554 Marianna Dubois Boca Raton, FL 33496

Sklar Furnishings (561) 862-0800 Rick Howard Boca Raton, FL 33487

At Risk International, LLC (561) 948-2835 Chuck Tobin Boca Raton, FL 33487

The Children’s Healing Institute (561) 687-8115 Sandy Munoz West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Fierce Ultimate Dance Company (561) 338-7778 LeeAnn Pastore’s Boca Raton, FL 33432

Woodfield Country Club (561) 997-7704 Claude Dubois Boca Raton, FL 33496

Bagmet Enterprises (561) 444-9102 Dmitriy Bagmet Boca Raton, FL 33432

Coast Sales (781) 910-6035 Keith Doughty Delray Beach, FL 33483

Firehouse Subs (561) 245-8219 Doroty Dessalines Boca Raton, FL 33431


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First Choice Professional Painting, Inc. (561) 395-1602 Miljce Donev Boca Raton, FL 33431 Francy G. Cook/Electronic Payments Innovation (561) 350-1921 Francy G. Cook Boca Raton, FL 33428 Gaita & Liszt, P.L. (561) 869-3703 Juliana Gaita, Esq. Boca Raton, FL 33432 General Hardwoods & Millwork, Inc. (954) 463-2577 Elizabeth Nixon Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Glenn Miller Certified Hypnotist (561) 201-1838 Glenn Miller Boca Raton, FL 33434 The Golf Truck (561) 672-7911 Scott Ross Boca Raton, FL 33487 The Greenbot Company (954) 288-4543 Don Chambers Pompano Beach, FL 33069 HomeTeam Inspection Service, Inc. (954) 941-1602 Colin Conroy Pompano Beach, FL 33062 Jaramillo Enterprises (561) 487-8999 Alejandro Jaramillo Boca Raton, FL 33428 Johnson, Morgan & White (561) 241-2500 Andrea Weisberg Boca Raton, FL 33487 Keep Everything Green (561) 299-8597 David Myers Boca Raton, FL 33431

L.A. Perkins Law Firm, PLLC (561) 910-8923 L.A. Perkins Boca Raton, FL 33431 Law Office of Jason Throne, P.A. (561) 361-1000 Jason Throne Boca Raton, FL 33432 Law Offices of Anne Dufour Zuckerman P.A. (561) 212-1271 Anne Dufour Zuckerman Boca Raton, FL 33431 Local Management (561) 346-9781 Staci Schneider Boca Raton, FL 33431 Mark Shearer Enterprises (973) 270-7775 Mark Shearer Boca Raton, FL 33486 Medical Staffing Network (561) 676-8326 Cheryl Rhody Boca Raton, FL 33431 Michaela Fine Italian Jewelry, LLC (561) 306-7769 Michelle Eyal Boca Raton, FL 33487 Mint Home Management (561) 900-7045 Franco Policaro Delray Beach, FL 33483 Morris Loskove Associates (561) 235-3035 Morris D. Loskove Boca Raton, FL 33434 My Learning Springboard (561) 714-8173 Deena S. Borzak Boca Raton, FL 33433 National Transaction Corporation (954) 346-3300 Richard Delos Santos Coral Springs, FL 33065

New York Life / Gisele Camargo (954) 789-9871 Gisele Camargo Sunrise, FL 33323 Next Level Business Planning (561) 997-1229 David Saxe Boca Raton, FL 33496 Ninja Spinning Sushi Bar (561) 361-8688 Lixii Sun Boca Raton, FL 33432 Palm Beach International Airport (561) 471-7467 Stephanie Richards West Palm Beach, FL 33406 Paul Ferraro Hair & Tanning Salon (561) 392-7285 Paul Ferraro Boca Raton, FL 33431 Perrella & Associates, P.A. (954) 563-1156 Ted Perrella Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306 Physioactive (561) 241-5499 Rose Brito Boca Raton, FL 33487 Players Edge Baseball Academy (561) 245-1478 Myles Runsdorf Boca Raton, FL 33428

Raw Fitness (561) 465-3745 Sam Russell Boca Raton, FL 33431 Red Pepper Group (561) 818-8984 Joseph Hammond Delray Beach, FL 33445 Remax Consultant Realty (561) 302-9013 Joni Tabano Boca Raton, FL 33432 Reni’s Livingroom (561) 945-3313 Reni Velez Boca Raton, FL 33431 Sequins B (561) 392-7676 Jossie Cordoba Boca Raton, FL 33432 Shake Shack (786) 470-3701 Dustin Dykstra Boca Raton, FL 33432 Shelley Bakst and Edward B. Cutting (617) 909-8366 Shelley Bakst Boca Raton, FL 33496 Sheryl A. Moore/Fowler, White, Burnett (954) 914-2178 Sheryl A. Moore Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

PowerCard Mailer (561) 706-6044 James Lunde Boca Raton, FL 33487

Splendore’ Esthetics (561) 400-0261 Rachel Petullo Boca Raton, FL 33487

ProMarc, Inc. (954) 520-2397 Marc Morone Boca Raton, FL 33432

Stepping Out Florida (561) 929-4449 Deby Goldfarb Boca Raton, FL 33433

Pure Salon & Spa (561) 362-7102 Frank Deckert Boca Raton, FL 33432

Success Talk Inc. (561) 479-1665 Michael Solomon Boca Raton, FL 33496

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Superior Plumbing and Air (855) 241-2822 Alan Schnall Boca Raton, FL 33432

Ultimate Wellness LLC (561) 391-7820 Mercedes Flores Boca Raton, FL 33431

Tax Advisors, Inc. (561) 395-0902 Mark King Boca Raton, FL 33432

USA Benefits Group (561) 393-3770 Murray Halperin Boca Raton, FL 33486

Taxi Taxi (954) 241-8102 Michael Solomon Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Web Printing, Inc. (561) 449-3516 Camilo Gomez Pompano Beach, FL 33062

The Tech Society Consulting, LLC (561) 628-0185 Andres Paipa Delray Beach, FL 33446

Worth Avenue Realty, LLC (561) 395-0510 Nicholas Rokanas Boca Raton, FL 33432

The Therapeutic Alternative (561) 392-3340 Heidi Mirisola Boca Raton, FL 33432 Tilson PR (561) 998-1995 Tracy Tilson Boca Raton, FL 33431 TriGen Insurance Solutions, Inc. (561) 540-8636 Carla Busick Boca Raton, FL 33432

Worthy Spaces (561) 289-4140 Michelle Worthington Boca Raton, FL 33428 Yakitori Sake House (561) 544-0087 Tina Wang Boca Raton, FL 33432 Zone Funding / Florida Women Business Owner’s Network (561) 306-3445 April Iannazzone Boca Raton, FL 33432

Tutor Doctor (561) 715-3276 Paul Bonomo Boca Raton, FL 33431 Due to press deadlines, members listed are those that joined from March 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013. Interested in joining the Boca Chamber? Please call 561.395.4433 to speak with a Sales Associate.

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