January - March 2016
Boca Chamberâ€™s Quarterly Magazine
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CONNECTION MAGAZINE Publisher: Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP Editor: Morgan Goldstein Boca Chamber OFFICERS Jerry Fedele, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Chairman Ethel Isaacs Williams, Florida Power & Light, Chair-Elect Michael Kaufman, Kaufman Lynn Construction, Treasurer Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO, Secretary Randy B. Nobles, Croskey Lanni PC, Immediate Past Chair DIRECTORS Vic Beninate, AT&T Eric Brown, Aliant Payment Systems Inc. Michael Daszkal, Daszkal Bolton LLP Charles Deyo, Cendyn Melanie Dickinson, South Florida Business Journal Jim Dunn, JM Lexus Mark Edoff, The ADT Corporation Mitch Feldman, West Boca Medical Center Peter J. Gallo, Ph.D., Saint Andrew’s School Elisa Garcia, Office Depot, Inc. Larry Katz, Wells Fargo John W. Kelly, Ph. D., Florida Atlantic University Richard Pollock, YMCA of South Palm Beach County Jackie Reeves, Bell Rock Capital Rocki Rockingham, Jarden Consumer Solutions Kevin Ross, Ed.D., Lynn University Sal Saldana, Town Center at Boca Raton Susan Saturday, Bluegreen Vacations Chuck Stout, CBIZ Meridian Insurance Group PROFESSIONAL TEAM Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO Sarah E. Pearson, Senior V.P., External Relations Firdaus Dotiwala, V.P., Finance & Administration Chasity J. Navarro, Events Manager Carolina Rush, Sales & Member Relations Manager Morgan Goldstein, Marketing & Comm. Coordinator Sharon Ramsey, Senior Sales Associate Natalia Serrato, Events Administrator Jenna Reed, Development Director, Golden Bell & YEA! Vicki Pearson, Executive Assist. to the President & CEO Kathy Jones, Member Service & Admin. Associate
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Table of Contents From Our President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Chamber Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Government Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Chamber Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Boca Chamber Festival Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Member Buzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 Your Scene, You’re Seen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Member Anniversaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Community Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Young Entrepreneurs Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Golden Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Leadership Boca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Mark Your Calendars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Why Is It Important for Your Chamber to have a PAC? Each year hundreds of laws, rules and government regulations are enacted by state and local officials. These regulations have a far-reaching impact on a number of important business issues, such as: tax rates and regulations, unemployment and workers’ compensation insurance rates; licensing fees and requirements; and environmental restrictions; to name a few. The Chamber’s BLUPAC (Business Leaders United – Political Action Committee) works towards ensuring that you, as a concerned businessperson, have an opportunity to impact the election of those who will regulate your business. For more information, call Sarah Pearson at 561.395.4433 ext. 238
FROM OUR PRESIDENT HELPING YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS Your Chamber is dedicated to helping you become a better business professional by giving you the tools you need to prosper. Whether you meet a new client at a networking event, create strategic alliances at our roundtable programs or utilize the discounts found in the Chamber’s Coupon Book, you have the opportunity to take advantage of these tools to increase your slice of the economic pie. Continuing to learn the latest technology trends and how to network effectively also helps you operate your business with increased efficiency. This is why we partner with experts such as Greta Schulz, Jay Berkowitz and Omar Periu to provide you with free educational seminars to facilitate your business growth. We just experienced the 2nd Annual Marmot Boca Raton Bowl on the Campus of Florida Atlantic University. This event grew significantly from it’s inaugural year and has a $4 million economic impact to our community. With the 30,000 fans filling FAU Stadium and the international television exposure through ESPN, the bowl game brings our city well-deserved international attention. Community events like the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl and the upcoming Allianz Championship, Boca Bacchanal and Festival of the Arts also create a positive impact on Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. These premiere community happenings attract tourists that eat at your restaurants, shop at your stores and stay at your hotels. We are proud to support these events that continue to boost our local economy. Business success and sound pro-business policy go hand in hand. Your Chamber works diligently to ensure that decisions being made at City Hall, the County Commission and the State Capitol are helping you advance in your business and not deter from increasing your bottom line. Lastly, I am honored to welcome the new Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Jerry Fedele will carry the gavel as Chairman of the Board with the support of Chair-Elect Ethel Isaacs Williams, Vice-Chair Rick Hayduk and Treasurer Michael Kaufman. In addition, Randy Nobles will continue his leadership on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chair. I look forward to working with these leaders to help Advance Commerce and your business growth. Together, we all make Boca Raton the BEST place to Live, Work, Learn and Play! Moving Forward,
Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP President & CEO
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CHAMBER EVENTS ANNUAL CELEBRATION
Recognizing the leadership of Randy B. Nobles and welcoming Incoming Chairman Jerry Fedele
Jerry Fedele, President & CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, at the Passing of the Gavel Ceremony Jerry and Terry Fedele, Richard Schuller , Mindy Shikiar
Jerry Fedele, Troy McLellan, Randy Nobles
Deputy Mayor Robert Weinroth, Pamela Weinroth, Mayor Susan Haynie and Neil Haynie
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Randy Nobles, Patricia Maczko, Lisa and John Mulhall
CHAMBER EVENTS HOLIDAY AUCTION
Celebrating the holiday season with an evening filled with networking, holiday cheer and of course, shopping!
Heads or Tails Game Mohamed Abdalla, Jenna Reed, Clayton Idle
Deputy Mayor Robert Weinroth, Mayor Susan Haynie, Peter Arts
Gold Coast Coffee
Lewis Fogel, Veronica and Scott Romney
Randy Nobles and Patricia Maczko
Jerry Fedelle, Troy McLellan
Amanda Ellis, Ashley Sherman
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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CHAMBER ANNOUNCES THE 2016 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA 2016 South Palm Beach County The South Palm Beach County Legislative Agenda sets priority issues and regional advocacy in motion for our City Council, County Commission, Business Legislative Agenda State Legislators and U.S. Congressional leaders during the 2016 sessions.
The Boca Chamber, South Palm Beach County’s voice for business, has created its annual Legislative Agenda. It was developed based on input from 13 entities including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the 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 is focused on creating a positive business climate and lowering the cost of doing business. As you know, The Chamber uses the items outlined in the legislative agenda as a guideline to endorse pro-business candidates for city, county and state elections. This is done through our political action committee Business Leaders United Political Action Committee (BLU-PAC). Ensuring a pro-business environment where your company has the opportunity to succeed and thrive is a priority for The Chamber. In order to provide that environment, it is critical that our elected officials understand the needs and demands on what it takes to operate a successful business. BLU-PAC exists to endorse and fund candidates that are in alignment with The Boca Chamber’s views and priorities regarding business.
City Issues • Streamline and enhance the City of Boca Raton’s building permit issuance procedures, Individual Development Approvals and approve and fully implement the pattern book and IDG . Fully implement all Planned-Mobility (“PM”) districts and ensure sufficient housing units are contained therein • Support an ordinance that allows a local preference positive adjustment in the bid process when the company holds a Business Tax Receipt issued by the City of Boca Raton. • Support Florida Atlantic University’s efforts to work in collaboration with the City of Boca Raton on the reinvention of the 20th St. district and the development of an ongoing comprehensive “Town and Gown” relationship. In addition, The Chamber supports the University as it seeks to achieve these goals by creating a steering committee of partners, which includes representatives from the University’s administration, student body, faculty, and police and fire departments; representatives from City of Boca Raton’s leadership; and community representation, including Chamber leaders, local business owners, and residents. • Monetize the City-owned former Wildflower property for purposes of increasing City revenue to improve infrastructure and the downtown while creating a sense of place. • Create an Independent CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) Director to enhance the CRA district and create a sense of place in Downtown Boca Raton. • Create additional parking and transportation opportunities that meet the demands of sustainable growth to include the construction of a parking garage, establishment of a Downtown and FAU circulator. • Support targeted and timely annexation of those areas that provide opportunity to enhance the City of Boca Raton and increase its tax base tax and revenue, create jobs and support economic development. • Support the BID (Business Improvement District) Steering Committee and its activities to provide a funding mechanism to enhance and improve the Downtown infrastructure, parking, transportation and marketing.Support the BID (Business Improvement District) Steering Committee and its activities to provide a funding mechanism to enhance and improve the Downtown. • Support the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University’s efforts to further integrate its activities with those of the wider business community and Florida Atlantic University in order to ensure a viable environment for technology entrepreneurs to develop and grow successful companies that create jobs and improve the quality of place in Boca Raton. • Support a Foreign Trade Zone (“FTZ”) encompassing the airport, the Research Park at FAU and adjoining commercial areas. • Advocate for the use of public/private partnerships to deliver capital and infrastructure improvements in the City of Boca Raton. • Support pension and other benefit reforms to sustain the City of Boca Raton and mitigate financial risk to the city. • Support those public policies which sustain Boca Raton’s quality of life as a place to live, work, learn and play.
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CHAMBER BRIEFS PRIME PROFESSIONALS GROUP Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Prime Professionals Group If you have not attended a Prime roundtable yet – you have been missing out! Prime is a fantastic and informative program geared toward professionals over 40. This program follows the same format of the successful Smart Talk for Women and International Business Alliance programs. Prime gives you the opportunity to sit with 25 other business men and women - over the age of 40 – in a roundtable setting, to discuss topics that are relevant to seasoned business professionals. This past year some of the topics discussed were Managing Millennials, Dealing with Aging Parents as a Business Professional, Branding and Marketing, End of the Year Taxes and Planning for Retirement. The program is on the first Friday of each month at Regents Park and is sponsored by Allegiance Home Health.
is a proud sponsor of Prime Professionals Group
TECHNOLOGY Tips from TechSplosion! Presenters Our Technology committee functions as a collaborative forum, bringing together Chamber Members to increase knowledge about the upcoming trends in technology. In October, we hosted TechSplosion, an interactive technology seminar, that featured seven leading experts in the technology industry. Here are some tips from the presenters: - Mobile messaging is a channel that works best when integrated across the entire digital marketing mix, not only helping to increase customers’ basket size, but delivering powerful customer engagement. (Mark Smith, COO, 3Cinteractive) - In order for your website to be considered responsive it needs to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones). (Alex Oliveria, CEO, Prediq Media) - Prospective clients expect immediate engagement. If you take your time responding, they will have already moved on. (Craig Agranoff, FAU Professor, President, PoliticalConsulting.com)
- To see measurable results on LinkedIn, you need to stay active on the site, continually building your Network with personalized invitations to connect. Always initiate the invitation from the person’s profile to personalize, and Share Updates of value often. (Debbie Wemyss, President, DW Consulting Solutions) - Reputation Management is the strategy of protecting your brand, your name and your CEOs name in online searches. Create a report of your current online reputation, take screen shots of Google searches for your name and your brand. (Jay Berkowitz, Founder & CEO, Ten Golden Rules) - When posting on your business’ Facebook page, the most important thing is to engage, entertain and educate about your organization’s products or servcies. (Morgan Goldstein, Marketing & Communications, Boca Chamber) - When uploading an informational video to YouTube, title it exactly what you expect someone searching for that information would type into the search bar. Often this will take the form of a question, like ‘How do I...’ or ‘What are the benefits of...’ (Jennifer Jager, Creative Director, Plum Productions) Connection Magazine | 7
BOCA CHAMBER FESTIVAL DAYS GEARING UP FOR BOCA CHAMBER FESTIVAL DAYS 2016 Annual Logo Contest with West Boca High School
The Chamber is excited to continue our partnership with West Boca High School’s Draft and Design Academy for the 2016 Boca Chamber Festival Days (BCFD) logo. Through their innovative program, students study Photoshop and InDesign as well as expand their skills in the areas of photography, screen printing, embroidery and more. We are looking forward to seeing the entries for this coming year from talented students in our own backyard! Previous BCFD Logos Designed by West Boca High School Students
It’s Not Too Early to Start Planning It’s never too early to start planning your BCFD event. Here are some helpful tips to help you plan a successful event: • Start planning early • Get multiple event sponsors • Keep it simple • Ask for help when needed • Set deadlines • Partner with a for-profit that compliments your non-profit • Set out roles of responsibility up front for both organizations • Reach out to your Board of Directors
Important Dates: Registration for Boca Chamber Festival Days 2016 opens on March 1, 2016. Be sure to get your registration in as the event days are given out on a first come, first served basis. The last day to register is June 15, 2016. If you have any questions or would like additional information about BCFD, contact Carolina Rush at 561.395.4433 ext. 236.
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MEMBER BUZZ LATEST MEMBER PRESS RELEASES
Due to press deadlines these news releases are from October through November
Connecting Members: Green Integrated Marketing Services Awarded Advancing Commerce: Two easy options from FPL for lowering Delray Recovery Center Account energy operating costs Business owners and operators understand better than anyone that energy costs can be a significant part of a business’ operating budget. Yet many mistakenly treat these as fixed expenses. Cost control can be achieved by managing energy use, and fortunately, there are simple steps that businesses can take to reduce energy use and improve the bottom line. FPL recognizes that reducing operating costs and managing energy usage is crucial for businesses trying to stay competitive and run successfully. That is why the company provides businesses with custom solutions to help manage electricity expenses and identify ways to save through FPL’s free Business Energy Evaluation (BEE) and Online Business Energy Dashboard. Businesses can keep track of their usage by logging into their Online Business Energy Dashboard at FPL.com. This smart technology dashboard provides a breakdown of energy use by the month, day and hour. In addition, customers can get a projection of their next month’s bill, historic weather information and more. Enhancing Community: Friends of the Boca Raton Pubic Library Receive Grant from IBM for New Discover Studio
Boca Raton-based Green Integrated Marketing Services has been awarded the marketing services account for Delray Recovery Center. Green is joining Delray Recovery at a pivotal moment, as the company changes its name to the Mandala Healing Center. Green will be providing a range of services to facilitate the company’s rebrand, including video and radio production; social media and blog content; and PR and media outreach. Delray Recovery Center has a rich history of providing exceptional clinical care to individuals suffering from substance misuse disorders and other addictions. The new name, Mandala Healing Center, represents the company’s holistic approach to recovery, and epitomizes their treatment protocol — “Not Treatment. Healing.” Protecting Business: Targeted Tax Reforms Will Make Florida More Competitive In an ongoing effort to make Florida more competitive, the Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces support of targeted tax reforms that will further strengthen Florida’s economy and families, including reducing the business rent tax, reducing the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment and continuing to support a reduction of the corporate income tax. The Florida Chamber will continue to support reducing Florida’s corporate income tax. Since Governor Scott and the Florida Chamber started championing increasing the corporate income tax exemption in 2011, 79 percent of qualifying Florida businesses are fully exempt from paying corporate income tax under the current $50,000 exemption. Florida is currently the only state in the nation that charges a Business Rent Tax. That means in Florida, businesses pay a six percent tax on the space they lease, including added costs to that lease, such as property taxes, maintenance and the cost of insurance.
The Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to announce that IBM has awarded a $2,000 grant to Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library for the new Discover Studio. The award will be used to fund equipment and instructors to teach emerging technologies to members of the community, including 3D printing, music production, audio podcasting, and photo and film editing. Thanks to this unique opportunity, library patrons and the community can develop new talents and skills through technology at the Discover Studio. Each year, IBM provides grants for specific projects to non-profit organizations that have IBM retirees as volunteers. Former IBM employee Krista Maki serves on the Board for the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library. Notes Maki, “The money Enhancing Community: Festival of the Arts Boca Ushers in Milesone will be put to good use by the library as it transforms itself to better 10th Season meet the educational needs of [library patrons] as they prepare for success in today’s world. The commitment of IBM to volunteerism The 10th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, and to the important roles of non-profits in building a better world presented by the Schmidt Family Centre make me proud of my days as an IBMer.” for the Arts, will have everyone “on their feet,” March 4 – 16, 2016 at the Mizner Connecting Members: Ro Rabozzi, Small Business Success Story in Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Downtown Boca Raton 201 Plaza Real (2nd Floor) in Boca Raton. This season’s Festival will open Ro Rabozzi, your Downtown Boca State on Friday, March 4, 2016 with the Florida premiere of Raiders of the Farm Insurance Agent is celebrating her 30 Lost Ark, presented with live orchestra. Digitally remastered, the film Year Anniversary in business. Ro opened that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, her office October 1, 1985 in a small bay is back and better than ever before. John Williams’ epic score will be on North Dixie Hwy. She has been located performed live to picture by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra in several Boca Raton locations, but has from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and conducted come full circle and offices at The Arbor, by Constantine Kitsopoulos. Other highlights include jazz trumpet 400 South Dixie Hwy. Ro and her licensed legend Herb Albert and his wife, Grammy Award winning singer, Lani staff provide insurance for your autos, Hall; Cirque de la Symphonie; 12-year old phenom, Joey Alexander homes, apartments, life and more. Ro is presenting a night of symphonic jazz with The Symphonia and also authorized with State Farm Bank, which Constantine Kitsopoulos; and Opera Night at Mizner Park. Tickets for offers deposit and loan products. Stop in to the 10th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA range from $15 to $225 per celebrate with Ro and her team. person and are available at www.festivalboca.com or by calling (866) 571-ARTS (866-571-2787).
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MEMBER BUZZ LATEST MEMBER PRESS RELEASES
Due to press deadlines these news releases are from October through November Enhancing Community: Marmot Becomes Title Sponsor Marmot is the new title sponsor of the Boca Raton Bowl, the postseason college football game owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. The event will now be known as the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl. The 2015 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl kicked off Tuesday, Dec. 22, on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET, at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. The game, in its second year, will featured a team from the Mid-American Conference against a team from the American Athletic Conference. Marmot is an outdoor clothing and equipment company that is part of Jarden Corp., which is based in Boca Raton. For more than 40 years, Marmot has been worn by skiers, climbers, mountaineers and adventurers worldwide. Marmot works with professional mountain guides and world-class athletes to pioneer what’s possible in the most extreme environments on Earth. If you need optimal protection from the elements or if you just enjoy being outside, Marmot makes high-performance clothing and equipment that keeps you warm, dry and comfortable.
Connecting Members: EBikes2You Launches Innovative “Green” Electric Bike Service Ebikes2U, LLC (“Ebikes2you”), an electric bike rental, adventure and sales company, announced the availability of its innovative services and products to the residents and guests of the Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach and Pompano Beach areas today. “We are excited to have Ebikes2you as a partner in renting and selling our folding Enzo ebikes into the marine, aircraft, camping and home markets in South Florida and beyond” said Founder and President, Enzo eBikes, Vincent Tabburello. www.Ebikes2you.com is the online store component of the business where other innovative forms of technology and eco-friendly transportation options will be sold including hoverboards, electric skateboards, wearable technology and other various green accessories.
Advancing Commerce: Florida Businesses Raised $380 Million Florida Businesses Raised $380 Million from Venture Capitalists in the First Nine Months of 2015. YTD South Florida Businesses Raised $241 Million, An increase of 74 Percent Compared to $139 Million raised in 2014. Venture capitalists invested $47.2 billion in 3,329 deals across the U.S. in YTD 2015, compared to $35.1 billion and 3,305 deals in 2014. Florida businesses closed 31 deals valued at $380 million during the nine months ended September 2015, an increase of 36 percent compared to the same period in 2014. in total venture capital investment in both 2014 and 2015, accounting for .8 percent of all U.S. venture capital investments.
It’s all about connections At AT&T, we know businesses are a lifeline for communities like Boca Raton. That’s why we partner with local development groups and chambers of commerce to help keep those businesses connected.
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YOUR SCENE, YOUâ€™RE SEEN
Membership Breakfast Randy Nobles, Jerry Fedele, Mindy Shaikiar, Tim Snow, Troy McLellan
Randy Nobles, Paul Metcalf, Jennifer Jager, Troy McLellan
Jon Robertson, Katrina Carter- Tellison, Lance
Donna Biase, Donna Failla, Lise Orr
Randy Nobles, Doug Mosley, Catherine Briggs, John Mulhall, Troy McLellan
Successful Women in Business
Chiara Broccoli, Jacqueline Grellinger, Dawn Forgione
Jerry Fedele, Jon Robertson, Devin Crosby, John Gallo, Troy McLellan, Steve King
PULSE Professionals Under 40
Amanda Ellis, Danielle Rosse, Ashley Sherman
Terresa Whitman, Laura Ruben, Renne McCabe
Troy McLellan, Rocco Mangel
Louise Petraitis, Pamelah Antoine
State Senator Maria Sachs, District 34
Diana Hileman, Esq.
Lori Klein, Shari Sweeny
Margo Hall, Caroline Porkney, Lisa Elkin
Michael Church, John Ruhl, Michael Kowalski
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Mohamed Abdalla, Stacey Rosen
Sarah Pearson, Diana Hileman, Esq.
Paul Metcalf, Morgan Goldstein, Dre Baldwin
Marylin Wilson, Mary Kenyon, Sandra Santese, Joni Jones
Susan Saturday, Ethel Isaacs Williams
Chris Curran, Sara Sethi
Ashley Prichard, Karen Bahn
YOUR SCENE, YOUâ€™RE SEEN Trustee Events Exclusive Events Specifically Designed for Trustee Members
Marc Bell, Managing Director of Marc Bell Capital Partners LLC
Gerald Czarnecki, Raelyn Barlow, Michael Wolfson, Mike Orr
Jeff Stoops, CEO of SBA Communications
James Constantine, Keren Gee, Chuck Stout
Sarah Pearson, Marc Bell, Randy Nobles, Chief Dan Alexander
Troy McLellan, Jeff Stoops, Jerry Fedele
Randy Nobles, Ivan Baron, Adam Baron
Fall Business EXPO
TechSplosion! Technology Seminar Jay Berkowitz, Sarah Pearson
Roxana Scaffidi, Nancy Walsh, Guy Regalado
TLC Animal Hospital
Scott Romney, John McClaskie, David Knezevich
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THANK YOU FOR BEING MEMBERS OF THE BOCA CHAMBER 36 Years As A Member Beacon Group, Inc. Insurance
25 Years As A Member Boca Raton Travel & Cruises
24 Years As A Member 35 Years As A Member Brown’s Interior Design Showroom Boca Raton Mausoleum, Inc. Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate Florence Fuller Child Development 29 Years As A Member Centers, Inc. American Cancer Society Hazen and Sawyer, PC American Equipment Company Philip R. Oranburg, MD, PA American Red Cross, Palm Beaches/Treasure Coast Region 23 Years As A Member AT&T Aucamp, Dellenback & Whitney AT&T Yellow Pages Delray Beach Marriott Babione - Kraeer Funeral Home Delray Sands Resort Bank of America JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Wyndham Hotel - Boca Raton Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants 22 Years As A Member Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club Fairman & Associates, Inc. Boca Raton Christian School Boca Raton Historical Society & 20 Years As A Member Museum AXA Advisors South Florida Boca Raton Museum of Art CareersUSA Boca Raton Police Department Florida Aquastore Boca Raton Regional Hospital Holiday Inn Express West Boca Boca Raton Regional Hospital Sign A Rama, USA, Boca/Delray Foundation Carman Law Firm, P.A. 19 Years As A Member NCCI Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Ro Rabozzi/State Farm Insurance Community Ctr Agency The Morikami Museum & Japanese 18 Years As A Member Gardens Boca Raton Community Middle Waterstone Resort & Marina, a School DoubleTree by Hilton Joe Bonnie & Son Moving & Storage Loggers’ Run Middle School 28 Years As A Member Oasis Outsourcing, Inc. Office Depot, Inc. Toshiba Business Solutions Florida 17 Years As A Member Weiss, Handler, Angelos & Crown Trophy Cornwell, PA Greenberg Traurig, P.A. LIV Plastic Surgery 27 Years As A Member Promise Healthcare Becker & Poliakoff, PA Randstad Delray Medical Center SLK Realty, Inc. George Snow Scholarship Fund, Inc. 16 Years As A Member Hilton Suites Boca Raton Arnold-Hanafin Corporation Merrill Lynch (Bank of America) Jarden Consumer Solutions Michael’s Body Scenes Research Park at Florida Atlantic Mutual of America University One Park Place SpringHill Suites by Marriott Penn-Florida Companies Residence Inn By Marriott 15 Years As A Member Shubin Property Company Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A. The Sena Group Greenspoon Marder Law, PA Uncle Tai’s MG Concepts, LLC Ocean Properties, Ltd. Hotels & 26 Years As A Member Resorts Boca Country Club Schoeppl & Burke, PA RKB Architects Planners, Inc. Telcom / Telcare Corp. The Rendon Center for Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine Transworld Business Brokers
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14 Years As A Member Bloom & Freeling, Attorneys at Law Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton Pan American Cigars Export, Inc. 13 Years As A Member South Florida Business Journal The Learning Center Preschool 12 Years As A Member CareerSource Palm Beach County Elizabeth A. Dunn, CPA, PA Kaufman Lynn Construction Residence Inn Rosemurgy Properties 11 Years As A Member Cendyn Mercator Asset Management, LP The Boca Raton Observer Two Men and a Truck Ultimate Staffing Services West Boca Raton Community High School 10 Years As A Member 5-Spice Asian Street Market Commercial Florida Management Services, LLC Republic Services of Palm Beach 9 Years As A Member M. J. “Mike” Arts Mercantil Commercebank Self Discovery Group LLC
6 Years As A Member Blue Martini Capital Grille Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services Compounding Docs Pharmacy Discover the Palm Beaches, The Official Tourism Marketing Corporation for Palm Beach County Economos Properties Fowler White Burnett, PA Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc. (Golden Bell) Jaycee Realty, Inc. Malema Engineering Corporation Palm Air Air Conditioning, Inc. Stir Crazy, Inc. Sunshine Self Storage The Ruhl Financial Group Northwestern Mutual Vander Ploeg & Associates, Inc. 5 Years As A Member Academy Mortgage Home Loan Corporation B2B CFO Campus Management Corp. Client First Settlement Funding, LLC Cutting Edge Recruiting Solutions Digital Media Arts College, LLC image360 - Boca Raton Oceans 234 The Heritage at Boca Raton Apartments Universal Telecommunications Inc.
8 Years As A Member Ameriprise Financial Boca Raton Charter School, Inc. Heritage Investment Group Ocean Lodge Hotel PayDay PayRoll Services Raymond Lee Jewelers RemarkAbleHR, Inc. The Maui Spa & Wellness Center The Shops at Boca Center 7 Years As A Member American Association of Caregiving Youth Bluegreen Vacations Cloud Computing Concepts, LLC (C3) Extra Space Storage Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC M&R & Sons, Inc. Max’s Grille Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC Office Depot Foundation Tyco Retail Solutions Villa Oceana Luxury Waterfront Apartments
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Chamber Member for 29 Years
Chamber Member for 29 Years
COMMUNITY EVENTS ALLIANZ CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2016 Allianz Championship celebrates its silver anniversary of being in Boca Raton when the marquee Champions Tour event is held at The Old Course at Broken Sound on Feb. 1-7. The tournament has a history of close, exciting finishes with three major champions (hometown hero Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman and Corey Pavin) having taken home the trophy. Moreover, three of the nine Allianz Championships held at Broken Sound have gone to playoffs and four others were decided by a shot. Popular South Florida resident Jesper Parnevik and Miguel Angel Jimenez, the “coolest man in golf,” are among the newcomers scheduled to play in the Allianz Championship, as well as Hall of Famers Nick Price, Colin Montgomerie, Tom Kite, Mark O’Meara and Langer. Among the glitzy entertainment options are the Celebrity Cruises Slush Lounge on the 16th green -- fans present will have a chance to win a daily celebrity cruise -- and Club 18 Presented by the Premier Club at the Boca Raton Resort & Club at the final hole. And there’s so much more than golf. Wednesday might, there will be a Savor the Green event where top South Florida chefs turn the fairways tasty with their delicious dishes. There’s the Grapes on the Green Wine Event on Thursday night, as well as Saturday’s fun-filled Family Day. The Allianz Championship is a perfect way to grow your business while helping out the tournament’s primary beneficiary, the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Allianz Championship is where Business, Community and Charity come together. Make a call to get involved. For ticket and sponsor information, visit AllianzChampionship.com or call our tournament office at (561) 241-4653.
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
From Joshua Beall to Herb Alpert, the Festival of the Arts BOCA ushers in milestone 10th Anniversary Season with its most robust, diverse and dynamic line-up. The 10th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA will have everyone “on their feet,” March 4 – 16, 2016 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center. Headlining the Festival will be violin superstar and conductor Joshua Bell, who will be the soloist and conductor in a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. This Festival opens on Friday, March 4th with the Florida premiere of Raiders of the Lost Ark, presented with live orchestra. Other highlights include jazz trumpet legend Herb Alpert and his wife, Grammy Award winning singer Lani Hall; Cirque de la Symphonie; 12-year old jazz piano phenom Joey Alexander and Mozart’s The Magic Flute in a new family-friendly, semi-staged 90-minute English translation. The Authors & Ideas program welcomes Fareed Zakaria, CNN host, Dr.Robert Sapolsky, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow; Laila Lalami, author of The Moor’s Account, a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize; Dr. Jay Winter, specialist on World War I and II. Visit www.festivalboca.com for information and tickets.
BOCA BACCHANAL The 14th Annual Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival will be a two-day affair featuring the spectacular Bacchanalia event on Friday, April 8th followed by six amazing Vintner Dinners on Saturday, April 9th. Bacchanalia is now known as the must-attend community event for everything wine, food and fun. Held this year at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, attendees will enjoy fine wine tastings from unique vintners across the world, delectable cuisine from over 30 different restaurants and a craft beer garden. Live entertainment, fashion demonstrations and car tours will also take place all throughout the evening of Bacchanalia. The ever-popular Vintner Dinners take place on Saturday, April 9th at various unique locations in Boca Raton. These intimate dining experiences each feature a vintner and chef pairing their wine and cuisine to create a sumptuous 5-course meal. Guests attending the Vintner Dinners will also be given the opportunity to hear from their chef and vintner to learn more about the pairings of the evening. Both events start at 7pm with tickets for Bacchanalia at $125/person and tickets for Vintner Dinners at $325/ person.
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YEA! THE BOCA CHAMBERâ€™S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY (YEA!) Students Learn to Make a Job Not Just Take a Job
YEA! is a groundbreaking program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and launching a real business over the course of an academic year. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried on after their graduation from A program of the Golden Bell Education Foundation the program. YEA! aims to teach students at an early age how to make a job, not just take a job. Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, and develop their brand identity and much more! For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or how you may become involved as a volunteer, sponsor, or supporting partner contact Jenna Reed at 561-3954433 ext. 232 or Jreed@bocachamber.com.
INSTRUCTOR HIGHLIGHT: Lewis Greenberg, Director of Marketing, Daszkal Bolton As the Director of Marketing for Daszkal Bolton, Lewis oversees the development and implementation of the firmâ€™s marketing strategy. He is responsible for overall management of promotional activities, including public relations and direct and digital marketing as well as oversight of the marketing department. Prior to joining Daszkal Bolton, Lewis served in successive marketing roles with a leading national accounting firm over the course of eight years. Over that time, he was responsible for the marketing strategies for national and regional industry practices. Some of his experience involved developing and implementing content management strategies, including the development of an industry newsletter. Lewis' email marketing activities earned national recognition for best practices. He also managed several in-person seminars and a regional alumni program. Additionally, Lewis is an adjunct professor of marketing with Nova Southeastern University where he has taught courses in the principles of customer relationship management, promotional management, businessto-business marketing, and introduction to marketing. We look forward to bringing all of this valuable experience to the students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! 16| Connection Magazine
GOLDEN BELL ENHANCING THE EDUCATION LANDSCAPE IN BOCA RATON
The Boca Chamber’s Education Foundation, also known as Golden Bell, is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that was created for the sole purpose of supporting the Boca Raton Public School System, grades K-12. Founded by The Chamber's Board of Directors, the Foundation funds educational programs that promote business Golden Bell Education Foundation skills. Donation Card Each year, we invite all Boca Raton Public Schools to submit applications for a Golden Bell Grant. Funds are awarded to Name: __________________________________ deserving and innovative programs. The Golden Bell Foundation’s Address: ________________________________ Board of Directors convenes annually to review grant applications City: ________________ State: ____ Zip:______ and select recipients. Recipients are notified during the summer Phone: _________________________________ and receive their grants at the Chamber’s September Membership Donation Amount: $_______________________ Breakfast. With this newest round of funding, the Golden Bell Credit Card #: ____________________________ Education Foundation is pleased to announce that nearly $50,000 was granted to Boca Raton public schools and scholarship programs Expriation: ___________________ CCV #: _____ in 2015! Thank You For Your Support We ask that you consider donating to The Golden Bell Education of Boca Raton Public Schools! Foundation. With your generosity, it is our goal to continue to give the gift of supporting our children’s future. To donate, please use the donation form to the right and mail it to The Boca Chamber, Tax Number 65-0181758 or contact Jenna Reed at 561-395-4433 ext 232. Because of YOU, A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. we are helping to make young minds brighter, smarter, and more REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THE TOLL FREE NUMBER OF THE DEPARTMENT IS 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) - CALLING FROM creative. Right here. Right now. WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, OR (850) 488-2221 - CALLING FROM OUTSIDE OF FLORIDA. THE WEBSITE IS HTTP://WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM/ WHICH CAN ALSO BE USED TO LOOK UP OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION
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Message From The Leadership Boca Chair It is my privilege to welcome the Leadership Boca Class of 2016. Throughout the program, these men and women will have the opportunity to delve into various the assets here in South Palm Beach County -- ranging from Corporate headquarters to cultural organizations – and everything in between! As a result, each classmate will uncover the many needs that face our region and ultimately be a part of the solution to fill those needs. By meeting with and learning from local organizations and leaders, the Leadership Boca Class of 2016 will join the hundreds of other leadership alumni in moving our great city forward and ensuring that Boca Raton is the BEST place to Live, Work, Learn and Play! Mohamed Abdalla, Leadership Boca Chair, is an Assistant Director of Graduate & iLynn Admissions at Lynn University.
Michelle Adams CenterState Bank
Anthony Altieri Lynn University
Chrissy Biagiotti City of Boca Raton
Best Foot Forward Foundation, Inc.
Kathy Bowersox 3Cinteractive
Toshiba Business Solutions Florida
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Valley National Bank
The Bold Mind Group, Inc
Office Depot Foundation
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Maria Del Moral Kim Dillon
Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
Marti Freund Steven Fuino
West Boca Medical Center
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith Debbie Levine PLLC Boca Helping Hands
Junior League of Boca Raton, Lynn University Inc. Kendra McDonald
Rita De Mier
South Florida Fair
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Habilitation Center for the Handicapped
The Law Office of Douglas J. Rudman, P.A.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Kelsey Johnson Shannon Coates Boca Raton Museum of Art Sylvester Comprehensive Ashley Krivoy Cancer Center The Striano Financial Group /
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Wyndham Hotel - Boca Raton
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Steven Goldstein Gina Chase SunTrust Bank Croskey Lanni, PC Jonathan Harrison
Mindy Nichols Bank of America
The ADT Corporation
GrayRobinson, P.A. West Boca Medical Center
Erick Solms Simplitfy
Nicole Stelzer SunTrust Bank
Gary Sterling PNC Bank
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4KIDS of South Florida, Inc.
Nancy Walsh Walsh Designs
Jonathan Whitney Aucamp, Dellenback & Whitney
Cassandra Zayne Roig Lawyers
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NEW MEMBERS TRUSTEE MEMBERS Jessica Greenfield (561) 862-7725 Jessica Greenfield West Palm Beach, FL 33401
GENERAL MEMBERS 40 Day Reset (561) 789-7315 www.40dayreset.com Gail Case Boca Raton, FL 33432 AAA-The Auto Club Group, Inc. (561) 865-1400 www.aaa.com/Delray Bob Long Delray Beach, FL 33484 AFLAC/Grant Helm (904) 502-3754 Grant Helm Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 American Heart Association (561) 697-6000 www.heart.org Melissa Martinez West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Apex Systems LLC (954) 892-5412 www.apexsystemsinc.com Steven Blake Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Artistic Elements (561) 750-1554 Leigh Anne Auger Boca Raton, FL 33432 Astracare LLC (844) 811-4401 www.astracare.com Tanija Constantaras Boca Raton, FL 33431 Autism Speaks (561) 465-0054 www.autismspeaks.org Melissa DiNuzzo West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Balistreri Realty (561) 886-1600 www.balistreri.com James Balistreri Boca Raton, FL 33432 Bardot Salon (561) 989-8011 www.bardotexperience.com Michelle Mascari Boca Raton, FL 33431
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EOX Technology Solutions (561) 900-0288 www.eoxtechnologysolutions. com David Knezevich Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Fastport Passport (877) 910-7277 www.fastportpassport.com David Williams Boca Raton, FL 33487 FASTSIGNS (561) 465-2325 www.fastsigns.com/2043 Katherine Arama Boca Raton, FL 33431 Forever Young & Trim Plastic Surgery Center (954) 577-7772 www.ForeverYoungandTrim.com Stacy Reed Boca Raton, FL 33487 GourmetPhile LLC (561) 757-6208 www.gourmetphile.com Richard Leavell Boca Raton, FL 33432 Gulf Stream Council (561) 694-8585 www.gulfstreamcouncil.org Peter Thate Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Home Angels (855) 938-2374 www.homeangelsfl.com Nicholas Partington Delray Beach, FL 33445 Homemakers and Companions of Florida/StaffingRUS Nurses Registry (561) 276-2602 www.myhmcservices.com Joan Williams Delray Beach, FL 33445 Illume Energy Solutions (561) 571-9744 www.illumeenergysolutions.com Fred Goldstein Boca Raton, FL 33487 Lifeline Repairs (561) 502-5882 www.lifelinerepairs.com Roberto Marquez Boca Raton, FL 33498
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LUXE Travel Management (561) 910-0400 www.luxetm.com Crystal Green Boca Raton, FL 33432 Multi Image Group (561) 994-3515 www.mig.cc Bonnie Kirshner Boca Raton, FL 33487 Multi-Media Works, Inc. (202) 277-2522 www.multi-mediaworks.com Karen Lustgarten Delray Beach, FL 33445 MyHealth.Us (917) 699-2419 www.myhealth.us C.J. Wilson Boca Raton, FL 33431 North Broward Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants (954) 427-5700 www.northbrowardperio.com C. Nicholas DeTure Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 One World Cargo Solutions LLC (954) 633-5526 www.oneworldcargos.com Michele Liu Boca Raton, FL 33433 Patty Cakes Bakery of CT (860) 529-9808 www.pattycakesct.com David Santapaola Rocky Hill, CT 06067 Petri Pest Control, Inc. (954) 781-4100 www.petrispestcontrol.com Trevor Cavanagh Pompano Beach, FL 33069 Planned Growth (954) 617-6000 www.plannedgrowth.com Melanie Rainwater Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Quantified IT (561) 247-4696 www.quantifiedit.com Eric Bucher Boca Raton, FL 33431
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NEW MEMBERS QXC Communications (561) 288-6989 www.qxccommunications.com John Von Stein Boca Raton, FL 33432
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Talent Maestro’s (561) 353-8902 www.talentmaestros.com Haiva Marks Meyer Boca Raton, FL 33431
Title Connect LLC (888) 903-4940 www.title-connect.com Ashley Prichard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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Tap 42 (561) 235-5819 www.tap42.com Brandon Albers Boca, FL 33432
Tradesmen International (561) 346-9853 www.tradesmeninternational.com Stephen Devolin West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Regulated Payment Systems (899) 471-6100 www.regulatedps.com Gabriel Solomon Boca Raton, FL 33487
Stem Cell Centers of America (561) 368-1880 Jared Kahn Boca Raton, FL 33432
The Hamister Group (716) 839-4000 Mark Hamister Buffalo, NY 14203
Stroemer & Company, LLC (954) 203-1285 www.stroemercpa.com Kathy Naughton Aventura, FL 33180
The Kannico Agency (828) 419-0259 www.kannico.com Kirsten Stevens Delray Beach, FL 33483
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SwiftChecks Payroll Services (877) 298-7770 www.swiftchecks.com John Magaletti Boca Raton, FL 33487
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Retcom Construction, LLC (561) 235-6179 www.retcomconstruction.com Nick Carraba Boca Raton, FL 33428 RRML Capital Resources (201) 849-4590 www.rrmlcapital.com Gwendolyn Harris Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Sachs Media Group, Inc. (850) 222-1996 www.sachsmedia.com Amy Rosen Boca Raton, FL 33432
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FEATURE MEMBERSHIP PERKS: FREE WORKSHOPS Professional Development Seminars One of the benefits of being a member of The Boca Chamber are the free workshops we offer. The Chamber is constantly partnering with experts in the professional development industry to help give you the tools to advance your business. Seminars such as “How to Wow”, facilitated by Greta Shulz, CEO & Founder of Shulz Consulting, teaches you how to create an endless stream of prospects, network more efficiently, leverage partnerships, build your personal brand and truly maximize your Chamber membership! “How to Wow” is offered several times throughout the year and is always sure to sell out so stay tuned for the next upcoming workshop and be sure to register. Omar Periu, President & CEO of Omar Periu International, is a world renowned speaker on the topics of sales, negotiation and wealth building. As a self-made multi-millionaire before the age of 31, he passes on his business tips for success in seminars exclusively for Chamber Members. “From Management to Leadership” teaches you to how assemble the right team, recruit winning performers and how to increase employee productively. These highly anticipated seminars are offered a few times a year and are not to be missed. Technology is constantly changing how businesses run. In order to keep up with the latest technological trends, The Chamber sponsors technology seminars led by experts in the industry to keep our members up-to-date on current technological advancements and how they can be used to increase business.
To Stay Up to Date on our FREE Professional Development Seminars, visit: bocachamber.com/events Congratulations to all our new members! Welcome to the Boca Chamber!
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