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October - December 2015

Boca Chamber’s Quarterly Magazine

Connecting Members www.bocachamber.com

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The Perks of Being A Chamber Member

Table of Contents

The Boca Chamber offers more than just networking events. As the leading business advocate in South Palm Beach County, the Chamber is your watchdog to ensure that sound public policy is made to create a probusiness environment. Since 1952, The Boca Chamber has enabled businesses to thrive by helping them gain consumer trust, providing small businesses support and being a positive voice for the business community.

From Our President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Get Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Meet Your New Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Commitee Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Chamber Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Member Buzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 & 15 Ambassadors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Leadership Boca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Boca’s “Seen” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Member Anniversaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Young Entrepreneurs Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

A Few Benefits of Being A Member:

Golden Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

• Gain a Voice in Government • Increase Promotion and Publicity • Positive Community Image • FREE Marketing Opportunities • Small Business Support

New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21

Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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CONNECTION MAGAZINE Publisher: Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP Editor: Morgan Goldstein



I have been fortunate to be President and CEO of the Boca Chamber for the past ten years. The most rewarding Boca Chamber part of my job is bringing members together and forming OFFICERS mutually beneficial relationships that advance the Randy B. Nobles, Croskey Lanni P.C., Chamber’s mission to: Promote and Sustain Economic Chairman Prosperity in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. Jerry Fedele, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Since my first day as President, advancing your business Chairman-Elect and stimulating the Boca Raton economy has been my Ethel Isaacs Williams, Florida Power & Light, ultimate goal. Looking back on the past decade, I am Vice Chair proud of the accomplishments that we have achieved Rick Hayduk, Boca Raton Resort & Club, together and I look forward to what the next ten years will bring. Treasurer As a member, you understand the value of forming meaningful connections. Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO Whether it’s meeting fellow business professionals at a networking event or at one Secretary of our committee meetings, the Chamber is dedicated to facilitating these strong Keith O’Donnell, Avison Young, business relationships. It is often said “people do business with those they know, like Immediate Past Chairman and trust.” Part of our mission is to increase the amount of people you know who may potentially become your customers. One way in which we connect members is DIRECTORS through our monthly events. Anthony Barbar, Barbar & Associates, LLC The Chamber is constantly bringing you, our member, together in a variety Vic Beninate, AT&T of ways. You have the opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals at our Eric Brown, Aliant Payment Systems Inc. Government Affairs and Economic Development Committee meetings. In addition, Michael Daszkal, Daszkal Bolton LLP you can participate in our monthly programs such as Successful Women in Business, Melanie Dickinson, South Florida Business Journal International Business Alliance and Pulse Professionals Group. Jim Dunn, JM Lexus Success in business hinges upon making connections. Jennifer Jager (Plum Mark Edoff, The ADT Corporation Productions), Lewis Greenberg (Daszkal Bolton LLP) and Hugo Vargas (Mortgage Mitch Feldman, West Boca Medical Center Consultant) experienced the “power of connections” and how it has helped them achieve success. These three members were able to grow their network and learn Peter Gallo, Ph.D., Saint Andrew’s School from other professionals to increase their business. On page 22, you can read more Elisa Garcia, Office Depot, Inc. about how connecting with members improved their bottom-line. Larry Katz, Wells Fargo Just a few months ago, we celebrated Boca Chamber Festival Days (BCFD). Mike Kaufman, Kaufman Lynn Construction During the entire month of August, the Chamber connected non-profit with for-profit Bonnie Kaye, Kaye Communications John W. Kelly, Ph. D., Florida Atlantic University organizations to raise funds and awareness for the non-profit’s charitable cause. With a record number of events this year and $450,000 dollars raised, BCFD highlights the Richard Pollock, YMCA of South Palm Beach County Chamber’s commitment to the community. For more information about BCFD, turn Jackie Reeves, Bell Rock Capital to page 8. Rocki Rockingham, Jarden Consumer Solutions November 1st marks the start of our new fiscal year, In-Coming Chairman Jerry Kevin Ross, Ed.D., Lynn University Fedele, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, will succeed Randy Nobles, Florida Market Susan Saturday, Bluegreen Vacations Director with Croskey Lanni, PC. We are grateful for the leadership of Randy Nobles, Chuck Stout, CBIZ Meridian Insurance Group who led the Chamber for the past two years as Chairman. Randy will continue working closely with the Boca Chamber as the Immediate Past Chair. We are also PROFESSIONAL TEAM welcoming new additions to our Board of Directors: Charles Deyo (Cendyn), Fred Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO Ariola (Florida Blue) and Sal Saldana (Town Center at Boca Raton). We look forward Sarah Pearson, Senior V.P., External Relations to their addition of time, talent and treasure. Firdaus Dotiwala, V.P., Finance & Administration From Connecting Members, to Advancing Commerce, to Protecting Business Morgan Goldstein, Marketing & Comm. and Enhancing Community, the Boca Chamber could not positively impact our community without the support of our leaders on the Board of Directors and active Coordinator Chamber Members. Whether at a sold out monthly event or at an ice cream shop Chasity J. Navarro, Events Coordinator in our thriving downtown, connections met through the Boca Chamber are always Carolina Rush, Sales & Member Relations apparent. Through these connections, we can all work together to keep Boca Raton Manager the best place to live, work, learn and play. Sharon Ramsey, Senior Sales Associate Moving Forward, Anna Rosenthal, Sales Associate Kathy Jones, Member Service & Adm. Associate Vicki Pearson, Executive Assistant to the Pres. & CEO Jenna Reed, Program Manager, Golden Bell & YEA! Troy M. McLellan, FCCE, FCCP

President & CEO


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GET INVOLVED IN THE BOCA CHAMBER Take Advantage of Your Membership by Joining a Group

One of the best ways to market your company is to become active in the various groups and committees that the Chamber offers. Connect with like-minded individuals at one, two or all of our groups! Ambassadors Committee Also known as the “Welcoming Committee,” the Ambassadors Committee serves as the PR arm of the Chamber and facilitates networking for new members at monthly Chamber functions. Leadership Boca This popular annual program is designed to educate civic-minded individuals on local issues through the

eight session themes - SIMSOC (Simulated Society), Economic Development, Health & Human Services, Education, Environmental Awareness, Government, Media, and Culture & Tourism. Leads Groups There are five leads groups, each consisting of non-competitive businesses providing the opportunity and setting for leads exchange and business advice in order for participants to strengthen their own business and expand their individual networks.

leaders in our community. PULSE Professional Group This group provides professionals in their 20’s and 30’s with the opportunity to network and learn from one another, while enjoying educational programs. *If these programs are not applicable to you, be sure to pass this information along to someone in your office who may attend on behalf of your company.

Successful Women in Business This dynamic group provides women in business opportunities to network and become motivated by one another while hearing from inspiring successful female

Boca Chamber

Annual Celebration 10.24.15 Boca Raton Resort & Club A Black Tie Affair

Annual Celebrati

For more information visit www.bocachamber.com/gala


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Jerry Fedele, President & CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) starts his new position as Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors on November 1st. Fedele has a notable 30-year healthcare career with extensive experience in executive leadership, law, network development and strategic planning. Since joining Boca Raton Regional Hospital in 2008, Fedele has spearheaded initiatives that have earned the Hospital numerous accolades. Boca Regional was recently recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s Top Ranked Regional Hospitals as the 4th ranked hospital of more than 70 hospitals in south Florida and the 12th ranked hospital of more than 300 hospitals in the entire state of Florida. Under Fedele’s leadership, Boca Regional has evolved from a capable community hospital into a tertiary, academic medical center that is the vanguard of medicine today. During his tenure, the Hospital has opened new facilities, developed innovative clinical programs and acquired cutting edge technology that are among the finest in the country. Included in this impressive list are the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, the Marcus Neuroscience Institute, the new Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute, the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine and the Irving and Barbara C. Gutin Center for Robotic Surgery.

Chamber Welcomes New Chairman of the Board

I look forward with great enthusiasm to my role as Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. These are very exciting times for the Hospital, the City of Boca Raton and the many businesses and organizations that are flourishing here. In my leadership role, I hope to galvanize our collective skills and talents and continue to foster the positive changes that are making Boca Raton a vibrant community in which to live, work, learn and play. -Jerry Fedele

Quality patient care has also been a cornerstone of Fedele’s administration at the Hospital. A self-described “patient satisfaction zealot,” he boasts of Boca Regional’s patient satisfaction scores that have consistently ranked in the top 10 percentile in the nation. “We are creating a culture that establishes Boca Raton Regional Hospital as a national leader in patient satisfaction.” “I look forward with great enthusiasm to my role as Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. These are very exciting times for the Hospital, the City of Boca Raton and the many businesses and organizations that are flourishing here,” said Fedele. “In my leadership role, I hope to galvanize our collective skills and talents and continue to foster the positive changes that are making Boca Raton a vibrant community in which to live, work, learn and play.” In addition to his leadership at the Chamber, Fedele currently serves as a

member of the boards of directors of the George Snow Scholarship Fund, VHA Southeast and the PGA Champions Tour Allianz Championship Event. Fedele earned an M.B.A. from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law where he was class valedictorian, and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jerry Fedele

Jerry Fedele in the Community:

Jackie Reeves and Jerry Fedele


Jerry Fedele, Randy B. Nobles, Jon Sahn, Patricia Burdett and Troy McLellan

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Randy B. Nobles and Jerry Fedele



Your Chamber, Your Watchdog!

Be Part of the Process The Boca Chamber - South Palm Beach County’s voice for business - works each year to create a legislative agenda focusing on the business climate and lowering the cost of doing business. Your Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee – lead by Jim Nau, NCCI and comprised of Chamber members, has worked for several months to finalize the analysis and research required to create the 2016 Legislative Agenda. Based on input from organizations like the US Chamber of Commerce, Florida Chamber of Commerce, and the Palm Beach County Business Development Board along with members of our Chamber, the agenda will be used as a blueprint to chart the course for a strong and sustainable business community. This agenda will help ensure the right legislation is being passed and ultimately the right public officials are elected. These are critical components to the future success of our community and your business. It is extremely important, as a business professional, to keep abreast of issues such as tax and regulation, legal reform, private property rights, growth management, economic development, education, and many others. ALL members are welcome to attend and participate. Meetings take place at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Chamber office.

Have a Seat at the Table The Boca Chamber's annual South Palm Beach County 2016 Tallahassee Fly-in, is scheduled for January 1315, 2016. This three day experience is designed to bring together CEOs, small business leaders, Chamber executives and elected officials from across the state to discuss Florida's transitioning economy and top business priorities for the 2016 Legislative Session. Register now for the 2016 South Palm Beach County/ Florida Chamber's Board of Governors Capitol Days which includes: two luncheons, two breakfasts, one evening reception - plus all the meetings and daytime events designed to put you in touch with administration officials and Florida's Congressional members and staff. In partnership with the Florida Chamber, this trip will allow you to engage with top leaders in our state. Event Accommodations: Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol 600 W Gaines Street | Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 329-9080 Chamber Rate: $190/night (Expires December 22, 2016) *Cost for the Tallahassee Fly-In is $250.00 and does not include hotel, airline fees or meals not mentioned above. For more information contact Sarah Pearson at spearson@bocachamber.com or call 561-395-4433 ext. 238.

2016 South Palm Beach County Capitol Days

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COMMITTEE BRIEFS TECHNOLOGY Stay Up to Date on the Latest Tech Trends Our Technology committee functions as a collaborative forum, bringing together members of our Chamber. Through this coordinated meeting of the minds, valuable new ideas and insights are generated to enhance our area’s growth centered economy. The tech committee and the Boca Chamber then put these ideas into action, organizing events for business professionals so that they can stay ahead of the top advertising, marketing trends and interactive media. These are free events, for you, our members, where you will hear from a variety of interesting speakers on relevant topics and provides a great opportunity to network. For sponsorship opportunities, please call Carolina Rush at (561) 395-4433 x 236 or email crush@bocachamber.com.

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CHAMBER EVENTS BCFD, 31 DAYS, 34 EVENTS = $450,000 RAISED Recognizing a Fundraising Success

Boca Chamber Festival Days (BCFD) is a true example of community partnership and August 2015 proved it! From salsa and ballroom dancing to talent shows and lip sync battles, this month was packed with over 30 exciting and fun-filled events, raising more than $450,000 for the participating nonprofits. A very special Thank you to our Boca Chamber Festival Days Chair, Jon Sahn and Co-Chair, Pamela Weinroth for their commitment of time and energy. We would also like to thank Lifespace Communities for their incredible support as our first exclusive sponsor in the history of Boca Chamber Festival Days. Logo Created by: Their partnership has elevated BCFD’s position in this community to receive financial support and awareness to the non-profits in Boca Raton. Presented By: Congratulations to all of the non-profits for their hard work and success and to all of the for-profits and sponsors who supported the philanthropic community. The support of for-profit partners and sponsors raises the awareness of the nonprofits and adds to the existing philanthropy that Boca Raton is already blessed with. We are thrilled that BCFD continues to be a successful and impactful BCFD EVENT FACTS: program and we look forward to even more successes in the coming years. • Planned and run by non-profits Boca Chamber Festival Days is the Boca Chamber’s outreach to the non• Supported by for-profits profit community. Non-profit Chamber Members join forces with for-profit • Raised awareness and funds for the nonChamber Members to hold a fun-filled event during the month of August! The profits goal is to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit member’s philanthropic • Held throughout the month of August at efforts. All month long, residents of South Palm Beach County will travel from various locations in the greater Boca Raton event to event, participating in everything that is great about Boca Raton - from area the smaller events to the grand! • Offered a unique and fun advertising and For more information about Boca Chamber Festival Days, contact Carolina philanthropic opportunity to for-profits Rush at (561) 395-4433 x 266 or via email at crush@bocachamber.com

Steve Glazier and Sam Kerrigan

Marleen Forkas and Tim Snow

Jamie Caps, Rob Jager and Toni Nieves


Scott Singer, Troy McLellan and Mike Wolfson

Louise Petraitis, Jon Sahn and Pam Weinroth

Depuity Mayor Robert Weinroth, Troy McLellan, Pamela Weinroth, Louise Petraitis, Jon Sahn and Carolina Rush

Mary Sol Gonzalez, Roxana Scaffidi and Deby Goldfarb

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Susan Gillis, Mayor Susan Haynie and Troy McLellan



Due to press deadlines these news releases are from July through September Patricia Burdett Joins Allegiance Home Health

Four Elements Reflexology and Wellness Spa

Patricia Burdett joins the Allegiance Home Health team in the position of Care Coordinator. Bringing with her an ability to build and develop quality business relationships, Patricia will be enlightening the community on the benefits of compassionate home health. Whether the concern is for a loved one recently discharged from the hospital or a rehabilitation facility, or requiring an aide at home to assist with dayto-day needs, Allegiance is there to provide your loved ones excellent care with the compassion and dignity they deserve. As an active community member, Patricia is involved with numerous organizations including the Boca Chamber (2014 Chamber Person of the Year), Best Foot Forward Foundation, Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Florence Fuller Child Development Center, Women in Insurance and Financial Services, Women For Excellence, George Snow Scholarship Foundation, Help Reboot America Musically, and National Society of Arts and Letters.

Relax the mind and body by rejuvenating in a more delicate and private spa experience at the Four Elements Reflexology and Wellness Spa (4elementsmassage.com). The spa boasts unique elemental rooms to enjoy spa services while de-stressing the body to help restore, balance, and refresh. Enjoy a massage with the added benefit of reflexology to reduce pain and treat ailments such as arthritis, migraines, high blood pressure and circulatory problems. Four private rooms allows clients to experience each sensation: Earth for balancing, Fire for healing, Air for cleansing, and Water for nourishing. Relax in the air room featuring aromatherapy, the water room with soothing water fountains, the earth room with living foliage, or the fire room lit by candles. At 64 S. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, Florida, the space includes 1,500 square feet and carries a private blend of organic wild-crafted pure essential oils. Reflexology massage allows for thirty, sixty, and ninety-minute increments starting at $27 and ranging to $60. Full body massage options include Swedish and Deep Tissue, with times available from thirty minutes up to two hours, and prices from $50 to $185. Aromatherapy add-ons for massage include thirteen different scents for a variety of benefits.

Plum Production’s Jennifer Jager Contributor for Enterpreneur.com Jennifer Jager, Creative Director of Plum Productions (www. plumproductionsmedia.com) is now a Contributor for Entrepreneur. com, a world renowned, leading resource for business owners. “It’s a great honor,” said Jager. “Entrepreneur.com is a go-to site for any business owner, and I’m flattered to have been invited to Contribute content.” With topics like “The Three Videos Every Business Needs on Its Website” and “4 Tips for Hiring a Great Video Production Company,” Jager’s articles have gone viral on social media, with thousands of Facebook and LinkedIn shares and retweets. Her articles have been picked up by many other outlets including Yahoo Finance and FoxNews.com. While at an Entrepreneur conference in Miami, Jager’s expertise in video marketing caught the attention of one of the website’s editors. With high demand for video marketing content at Entrepreneur.com, the editor jumped at the opportunity to add a Contributor with this specialized expertise and a high level of credibility. Other notable Entrepreneur.com contributors include Sir Richard Branson, Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec.

Diamond by Raymond Lee Kicks off $1 Million Renovation on Federal Highway

Raymond Lee Jewelers of Boca Raton broke ground on its new location Friday, August 7th, 2015. The $1 million project will extensively renovate 2801 North Federal Highway, former home of the Boca Diner. Friday’s ceremony attended by the Mayor of Boca Raton Susan Haynie, along with city council members, and executive members of the Boca Chamber. Raymond Lee Jewelers’ expansion from their current location in Palms Plaza marks a milestone in the multi-generational jeweler’s 32 year history. The new location, appropriately named Diamonds by Raymond Lee, will be an engagement ring and wedding band retail experience. The store’s grand opening is scheduled for February 2016. The new 5,000 square foot space will feature more than $10 million in diamonds certified by the Gemological Institute of America. The store will also stock the largest variety of high end designer engagement rings in the area, including Tacori, Verragio, A. Jaffe, Simon G, Gabriel & Renouned Neurologist, Dr. Mark Brody joins SoundHealth’s Co., Uneek, and more. All major brands are designed and manufactured in the USA. The store will also feature an in-house jewelry repair and Leadership Team design studio and an on-site state of the art watch repair facility. Dr. Brody is the founder of Brain Matters Research, one of our nation’s largest and most respected, private clinical research facilities Boca Raton Airport Authority Debuts New Branding for Alzheimer’s diagnosis, treatment and prevention, located in Delray Beach, Fl. “In joining the SoundHealth leadership team, Mark Re-envisioned branding completes the airport’s mission, to be a brings with him a portfolio of medical and scientific innovation, world class general aviation airport that is a vital element in the area’s developed over more than a decade, and focused on neurological economic development initiatives. The airport fulfills that role by issues. SoundHealth’s ‘hyper-efficient’ process for accelerating providing superior infrastructure and service to its tenants and users and the development & deployment of medical innovations – without by creating thousands of jobs throughout Boca Raton and surrounding the Drama – will benefit tremendously with his participation and areas. The elements of the new logo capture the elegance of flight, as the airplane elevates and proceeds forward, signifying not just air travel experience” said Michael Miller, founder of SoundHealth. “At SoundHealth, along with providing access to resources to but the direction the Airport is taking.Vibrant green and blue hues efficiently develop innovations, which I’ve been nurturing during my complement the tropical atmosphere of the Airport’s east Boca Raton career, we will be working on creating an educational platform that location, which is less than three miles from the Atlantic Ocean and its will blend education with entertainment – Edu-tainment. I see this as white sand beaches. Signifying the Airport’s bright future, rich history, an important opportunity to help people understand how to recognize, and community partnership, the branding will serve the Boca Raton treat and deal with the many health challenges we face today. I believe Airport as it grows into one of the country’s premier Public Use General a platform like this is long overdue and much needed and, something I Aviation facilities. have had on my ‘bucket list’ for a while” admitted Dr. Brody. Continued on Page 15


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Welcoming, smiling, positive individuals with good communication skills. No, it’s not a job interview…we are looking for more fantastic Chamber members to become a part of the Boca Chamber’s Ambassador program to assist in connecting members with other members. The Ambassadors are a select, motivated and informed group of Chamber member volunteers who take great pride in representing the Boca Chamber. Ambassadors are committed to expanding their knowledge of Chamber affairs and are reputed as very reliable sources of information. Ambassadors serve as the backbone to the Chamber’s membership and outreach programs. Their efforts include volunteering at regularly scheduled Chamber functions, attending ribbon cuttings, meeting and welcoming new Chamber members at the New Member Orientation and obtaining possible new member leads for the Chamber’s Sales Department. All of these actions create more opportunities for members to connect. When members connect, their membership becomes more rewarding, and ultimately increase client base, sales and new friendships! Do you want to get more involved with the Boca Chamber by helping connect members with one another? If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please fill out an application found on www.bocachamber. com and let us know why you think you would be a great fit as an Ambassador. Lise Orr (left) of Minuteman Press Boca Raton and Michael Church (right) of Elements Therapeutic Massage, Ambassador Co-Chairs


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A Message From the Leadership Boca Chair, Mohamed Abdella Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a difference or how YOU can play a larger role in your community? If you answered “yes”, then Leadership Boca is the program for you! Not only will you benefit from having the opportunity to network alongside 40 other inquisitive business individuals like yourself, you will meet and learn from leaders and entrepreneurs who are passionate about the success of their organizations, the growth of their city and the overall economic vitality in South Palm Beach County. Leadership Boca will provide you with the opportunity to connect with local and state officials, CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies and community activists. As these leaders share their knowledge and experience with you; you will be able to share your innovative ideas with them as well. It’s never too late to learn something new or use your skills to improve upon others. As the Chairman of Leadership Boca 2016, I encourage you to register for Leadership Boca and join 40 other professionals who ultimately become your trusted colleagues and friends. Do you want to get more involved in the non profit community and unearthing cultural and environmental attractions you never knew were in your backyard? I encourage you to enroll in Leadership Boca 2016. For more information please contact Chasity J. Navarro at cnavarro@bocachamber.com. Join in the conversation. Enroll in Leadership Boca 2016 today! #LeadershipBoca2016

2016 Co-Chair, Sabita Ramnarace and 2016 Chair Mohamed Abdalla

Mohamed Abdalla, Leadership Boca Chair, is a Graduate and iLynn Counselor at Lynn University.


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Due to press deadlines these photos are from June through August events

Michael Church, Chuck Stout, Dr.Carmella Sebastian, Fred Ariola and Troy McLellan

Coach Schellenberge, Rep. Bill Hager, Mayor Susan Haynie, Councilman Scott Singer, Councilman Robert Weinroth, Jerry Fedele and Dr. John Kelly

Penny Morey and Pamelah Antoine

Marylin Wilson, Mary Kenyon, Sandra Santese and Joni Jones

Sarah Pearson and Linda Yates


Patricia O’Meara, Louise Petraites and Ami Zak

Michael Church, Jess Frank and Matt Swanson

Courtney Gannon, Mark Toor and Stephanie Sherman


Jill Pavlov, Alex Bimonte and Anne Marie Van Casteren

Anne Erdman and Doug Ragan

Ro Rabozzi and Chrissy Biagiotti


Amanda Ellis and Ashley Sherman

PULSE Luncheon

Peggy Price and Margie Osbourne

Rita Thrasher

Ken Kaylor and Susan Welsh

Alexis Cabrera and Michelle X

Jacqueline Coleman and Lauren Bouffard

Daniel Cane

Michael Church and Philip Piedt

Linda Yates

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Carolina Rush and Keith O’Donnell

George Sigalos, Andy Thomson and Philip Studer

Laura Cohen, Julie Clairmont-Shide, Penny Morey and Rita Thrasher

Ami Zak and Susan Saturday

Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa

Randy Nobles, Frank Barbieri, Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa and Troy McLellan

James Constantine, Ed Gagliardi and Steven Garber

Randy Nobles and Lauren Cohen


Joyce Hunter and Yvonne Graber

PrediQ Media

Debbie Goldfarb, Nathan Devore and Rose Williams



Jay J. Greene and Dick Pollock

VIP Room

VIP Room

Sweet Heaven

Hugo and Michelle Vargas

VIP Room

Mary Sol Gonzalez, Carolina Rush and Sarah Pearson

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JM Lexus

Mohamed Abdalla and Ethel Isaacs Williams

Councilman Jeremy and Mandy Rodgers



THANK YOU FOR BEING MEMBERS OF THE BOCA CHAMBER October through December Anniversaries 50 Years As A Member

Ross Realty & Appraisal, Inc.

14 Years As A Member

34 Years As A Member Osborne & Osborne, P.A.

Brayson Realty Corporation Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council Stratford Court

29 Years As A Member

13 Years As A Member

Morgan Stanley Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel Royal Palm Place Saint Andrew’s School Smith & Knibbs, Inc. SunTrust Bank Tomasso’s Pizza & Subs Town Center at Boca Raton/Simon Properity Group Wells Fargo West Boca Medical Center

28 Years As A Member

Daszkal Bolton LLP La Boca Casa by the Ocean Resort

25 Years As A Member

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

24 Years As A Member

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

22 Years As A Member

Palm Beach County Sports Commission

21 Years As A Member

Bazua Enterprises LLC, dba Global Alliance Envirogreen Building Solutions Keller Williams Realty Boca Raton Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services Sklar Furnishings

12 Years As A Member

Avita Coffee & Provision CBIZ Meridian Insurance Group TD Bank

10 Years As A Member

Grand Floridian Estate Reality Pinar International Inc. Unity School Allianz Championship Bogart’s Bar & Grille Boston’s on the Beach & 50 Ocean Comcast Spotlight Henry’s Miami Dolphins N Spa Rapoport’s Restaurant Group

8 Years As A Member

19 Years As A Member

Evert Tennis Academy NAI Merin Hunter Codman

18 Years As A Member

7 Years As A Member

Simon & Sigalos, LLP

17 Years As A Member

Anthony J. Reitano, CPA, LLP Compson Associates, Inc. ISG Graphics

16 Years As A Member

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

15 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Children’s Museum


AppleOne Employment Services Barbara Beznos R, LD/N - Integrated Nutrition, LLC BocaFertility Center Reality Associates/Boca Raton Properties Deck 84 EG Communications Group First Citizens Bank Florida Blue Incapital Level Five Mgmt. Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation NAIFA - Plm Beaches, Inc. Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. Prime Cigar & Wine Bar Shraiberg, Ferrara & Landau, P.A. The Meditation Doctor Ulysse Nardin, Inc.

9 Years As A Member

EY Dubliner JPMorgan Chase Lexington Internation, LLC Renal Assocates of Boca Raton Stoltz Realty Company of Florida, Inc.

Boca Ballet Theatre

5 Years As A Member

Bell Rock Capital, LLC Dawn of Designs Graphic Studio Evershore Financial Group Keratin Complex Meryl Deutsch & Associates Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort

Saint Andrew’s School, 29 Years As A Member

Town Center at Boca Raton, 29 Years As A Member

6 Years As A Member

Boca Dunes Golf & Country Club Family Rentals and Guest Services Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc. Metro Taxi Plum Productions Video Rocco’s Tacos Sell-Ware Shendell & Pollock, P.L.

October - December 2015

Royal Palm Place, 29 Years As A Member




Due to press deadlines these news releases are from July through September Gabriela Vega, Director of Public Relations at TransMedia Before joining TransMedia, Gabriela was a successful entrepreneur who co-founded and operated a leading adventure travel company in El Salvador, Central America. Quickly she became a recognized figure in the rapidly-growing industry, working with the top tour operators, tourism boards and governmental organizations. She is globally recognized for her creativity and resourcefulness in bringing new adventure experiences to travel and now to the public relations profession more generally. Today she provides astute public relations counsel to clients in a variety of fields, while still playing an active role in the Adventure Travel Trade Association, including speaking at its world summits, which annually attract key players in the fastgrowing industry along with international media coverage by National Geographic Magazine, Outside Magazine, Google, Yahoo Travel, Trip Advisor and other media. “Gabriela is a seasoned graphic designer and a brilliant bilingual/bicultural communications expert who delivers impressive results and brings fresh perspective, passion and enthusiasm to every project and to every account she handles deftly and intelligently,” said TransMedia CEO Tom Madden. Capitol Lighting Expands in South Florida Following a robust 90th anniversary, Capitol Lighting -- a leading omni-channel retailer of high quality lighting fixtures and home accessories -- is expanding its presence in South Florida with new showrooms in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The new 4,600-square-foot showroom at 1001 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale is set to open this fall and the 4,500-square-foot showroom in the Doral Design District is scheduled to open this winter. The additional showrooms will increase Capitol’s total retail locations to

10 and generate 15 new jobs. Capitol currently operates showrooms in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, and Stuart, Florida as well as East Hanover, Eatontown, Green Brook, and Paramus, New Jersey, where the company’s family retail tradition was founded in 1924. An industry leader and respected ‘lighting authority’, Capitol features a diverse selection of 300 high-quality indoor and outdoor brands in 40 lighting categories with more than one million products available in-stores and online. Its services include lighting design for both residential and commercial spaces, in-home and in-office consultations, and installation and fixture cleaning. Open seven-daysa-week, operating hours for the two new locations (subject to change) will be Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., evenings by appointment. Gov. Rick Scott: West Palm Beach Added More Than 14,00 Jobs Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach metro area gained 14,200 jobs over the year in August 2015. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.0 percentage point over the year, from 6.5 percent in August 2014 to 5.5 percent in August 2015. Florida businesses have added 940,600 private-sector jobs since December 2010. Governor Scott made the announcement at ADT, a leading home security company headquartered in Boca Raton. ADT has more 3,000 employees in Florida and more than 20 offices across the state. Florida created 20,100 private-sector jobs in August 2015, and a total of 940,600 private-sector jobs since December 2010. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate for August 2015 was 5.3 percent. In August, more than 37,900 Floridians were placed in jobs by CareerSource Palm Beach and the state’s other 23 regional workforce boards.

For more member news visit www.bocachamber.com/news

Save The Date 10th anniversary

February 19, 2016 www.bocachamber.com

October - December 2015


YEA! YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACADEMY (YEA!) CLASS OF 2016 Students Learn to Make a Job Not Just Take a Job

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. 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, develop their brand identity and much more! By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation. YEA!’s direct mission is to help students embrace their passion, energy, creativity and talents, launch a venture, and view entrepreneurship as synonymous with success and freedom. need to succeed in the 21st Century.

YEA! Students learned from the experts in entrepreneurship at 3C Interative. While touring their offices, students heard from 3C Interactive CEO, John Duffy, about his journey to owning one of the top mobile marketing companies in South Florida.

INSTRUCTOR HIGHLIGHT: Jennifer Jager Plum Productions Plum Productions is headed by award winning producer Jennifer Jager. Jennifer has worked as a television profession for more than a decade and has produced segments for many world renowned corporations like Bentley Motors, Cotton Incorporated and Dow Building Solutions. Since founding Plum Productions in 2009, Jennifer has been helping local business grow through the power of video. She is also an Entrepreneur Magazine Contributor. Jennifer is skilled in every facet of the video production process, including writing, producing, shooting, and editing. She supervises every Plum project to make sure each piece gets the special finesse only a video professional with her level of experience can deliver.

This year’s graduating class included the following students: Adrian Abedon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine Crest School David Benjamin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miramar High School Bryan Edwards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Broward Prep School Indira Fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boca Raton Community High School Ethan Foreman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine Crest School Jesse Fox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Heritage Anthony Gerard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine Crest School Regina Howson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boca Raton Community High School Anthony Ianniello. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saint Andrews School Tia Jenkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Home School Cody Katari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine Crest School Ori Leibovici. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dreyfoos High School Skylar Mandell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saint Andrews School Tarini Padmanabhan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine Crest School Maxwell Peck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saint Andrews School Nicole Rafferty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Joan of Arc Nicholas Schauer. . . . . . . . . . . . . Boca Raton Community High School Leah Serrano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Westglades Middle School Charlot Silien. . . . . . . . . . . . West Boca Raton Community High School Arianna Staton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spanish River High George Staton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine Crest School Landon Tice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Broward Prep School Jordan Zakka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pope John Paul II High


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Donating over $50,000 in Grants to Public Schools The Golden Bell Education Foundation has now granted more than $1.2 Million since its inception in 1991! The Boca Chamber’s Education Foundation, otherwise known as Golden Bell, is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that was created by the Chamber’s Board of Directors as a separate operating entity for the sole purpose of supporting the Boca Raton Public School System and administrating educational programs that promote business skills. We invite all Boca Raton Public Schools to submit applications for a Golden Bell Grant. Funds are awarded to deserving and innovative programs. The Golden Bell Foundation’s Board of Directors convenes annually to review grant applications and select recipients. Recipients are notified during the summer and receive their grants at the Chamber’s September Membership Breakfast. In addition, the Boca Chamber and Golden Bell recognizes all Contributing Partners at the Boca Chamber’s September Membership Breakfast. With this newest round of funding, the Golden Bell Education Foundation is pleased to announce that close to $45,000 is being granted to Boca Raton public schools and scholarship programs in 2015! We invite all Boca Raton Public Schools to submit applications for a Golden Bell Grant. We believe education is the cornerstone to building bright futures and a stronger community. Our commitment to improving educational opportunities is best exemplified by our grant program. Achieving education excellence means providing all the pieces of the enrichment pie. It takes dedicated teachers, administrators, achieving students, parents, and supporters like you, to create and maintain the educational excellence we have enjoyed for many years in the Boca Raton Public School System. Donate today to continue to support our children’s future! Please fill out the donation card (right) and mail to the Chamber offices or scan a copy and email to Jenna Reed at: jreed@bocachamber.com

2015 Golden Bell Education Foundation Grant Recipients Elementary Schools • A.D. Henderson University • Boca Raton Elementary • Coral Sunset Elementary • Hammock Pointe Elementary • JC Mitchell Elementary • Sandpiper Shores Elementary • Sunrise Park Elementary • Waters Edge Elementary • Whispering Pines Elementary Middle Schools • A.D. Henderson University • Boca Raton Charter • Eagles Landing Middle School • Loggers Run Middle School High Schools • Olympic Heights • Spanish River • West Boca Raton


Name: _________________________________ Address: _______________________________ _______________________________________ City:___________State:__________Zip:______ Phone: ________________________________ Donation Amount: $______________________ Credit Card #:____________________________ Expiration: ___________ CCV#:____ THANK YOU!



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Bauman Medical 1450 S. Dixie Highway Boca Raton, FL 33432

Cancer Treatment Centers of America 6000 Broken Sound Parkway, NW Boca Raton, FL 33487


Xtend Barre 21200 St Andrews Blvd., Suite 15 & 17 Boca Raton, FL 33433

Florida Swim School 1021 S. Rogers Circle, Suite 12 Boca Raton, FL 33487

Raymond Lee Jewelers 2801 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33431


Edward Jones 165 S. Mizner Blvd., Suite 17 Boca Raton, FL 33432

Best Foot Forward 9045 La Fontana Blvd., Suite 108 Boca Raton, 33434

Rock N Angels 7200 N Dixie Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33487

Everything Hair 21200 St Andrews Blvd Boca Raton, FL 33433

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October - December 2015


34th Annual

HOLIDAY AUCTION December 9, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Via Mizner Golf & Country Club


October - December 2015


NEW MEMBERS TRUSTEE MEMBERS Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (305) 243-8511 www.sylvester.org Shira Kastan-Goldstein Miami, FL 33136

ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, Inc. (561) 368-5600 www.actsretirement.org Joya Marotta Boca Raton, FL 33433

ABR Investment Strategy, LLC (561) 948-2300 www.abrinvestmentstrategy.com Brad Gastwirth Boca Raton, FL 33487

Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. 561) 681-5527 www.csklegal.com Drew Kapneck West Palm Beach, FL 33401

GENERAL MEMBERS ABT Medical (866) 492-6591 Ziad Hamandi Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 AFLAC/Grant Helm (904) 502-3754 Grant Helm Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 AOD / Stratis Business Systems, Inc. (561) 447-7111 www.aodsoftware.com Aric Agmon Boca Raton, FL 33431 Aspen Air Conditioning, Inc. (561) 395-1500 www.aspenac.com Viviana Maguire Boca Raton, FL 33431 Bang Glass (561) 430-5179 www.bangglass.com Scott Avidon Boca Raton, FL 33431 Barracuda Bar & Seafood (954) 531-1290 www.barracudabarandseafood-hub.com Kenny Nassar Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Benedict Enterprise LLC (561) 310-3915 Benedict Bogard Delray Beach, FL 33445 Boca Office Furniture (561) 362-2492 http://www.BocaOfficeFurniture.com John Haas Boca Raton, FL 33487 Boca Woods Country Club (561) 487-2800 www.bocawoodscc.com Julie O’Neill Boca Raton, FL 33428 Bocaview Optical (561) 221-6636 www.bocaview.com Dennis Evans Boca Raton, FL 33433 BPS Digital Media Solutions (954) 214-2598 www.bpsdigitalmedia.com Steven Bleier Deerfield Beach, FL 33441


Brickel & Company, P.A. (561) 443-0755 www.brickelgroup.com Jill Brickel Boca Raton, FL 33434 Casa D’Angelo (561) 996-1234 www.casa-d-angelo.com Kelly Zacharias Boca Raton, FL 33432 Cash 4 Canines Inc. (954) 270-2815 www. cash4canines.com Jennifer Sorrentino Delray Beach, FL 33482 Celebrity Cleaners (561) 419-8626 www.celebritycleaners.net Josh KShonz Boca Raton, FL 33431 Cendyn SPACES (561) 419-2500 www.cendynspaces.com Amanda Zook Boca Raton, FL 33432

Delray Beach Open (561) 330-6000 www.yellowtennisball.com Ivan Baron Delray Beach, FL 33444

GrayRobinson, P.A. (561) 368-3808 www.gray-robinson.com Mitchell B. Kirschner Boca Raton, FL 33432

e-Council Inc.com (954) 914-3914 www.ecouncilinc.com Lauren Cohen Boca Raton, FL 33433

Ruth’s Chris Steak House (561) 620-2192 www.ruthschris.com Michael Wilcox Boca Raton, FL 33432

Dance for Life Studios (561) 901-6711 www.scottlappin.com/weddingdance Scott Lappin

EmbroidMe of Boca Raton (561) 325-8915 www.embroidme-bocaraton.com Raymond Fernandez Boca Raton, FL 33434

Digi-Camp, LLC (561) 236-0938 www.digicamp.com Jeffrey Stansell Boca Raton, FL 33487 Dignity Memorial (954) 614-1023 www.dignitymemorial.com Ryan Sherman Boca Raton, FL 33431 Duane Morris LLP (561) 962-2100 www.duanemorris.com Kevin Vance Boca Raton, FL 33486 eBarbershop.com (561)-353-8377 www.ebarbershop.com Tonja Widiger Boca Raton, FL 33498

Centurion Payment Services (561) 221-2273 www.centurionpaymentservices.com Michael Kleinman Boca Raton, FL 33487

Ebikes2you, Electric Bike Rentals and Sales (561) 826-4358 www.ebikes2you.com Don Moore Boca Raton, FL 33487

Classmaids LLC (561) 901-3054 www.classmaids.com Joshua Schneider Boca Raton, FL 33431

Edgewater Pointe Estates (561) 368-5600 www.actsretirement.org Joya Marotta Boca Raton, FL 33433

Clive Daniel Home (239) 261-4663 www.clivedaniel.com Claudia Lubner Boca Raton, FL 33431

Elite OBGYN/Jennifer Harper MD (561) 922-3809 www.eliteobgyn.com Jennifer Harper Boca Raton, FL 33496

CNS Environmental (561) 288-3815 www.cnsenviro.com Ryan Ramsey Boca Raton, FL 33433

Ellen B. Rosenthal Daily Money Management Services (561) 703-0776 www.ellenbrosenthal.com Ellen Rosenthal Boca Raton, FL 33487

Coldwell Banker / Tarrin Aliff (561) 994-8886 Tarrin Aliff Boca Raton, FL 33433

Eltringham Law Group (561) 338-0420 www.eltlaw.com David Eltringham Boca Raton, FL 33432

Everything Hair (561) 571-9500 www.everythinghairboca.com Peyton Regalado Boca Raton, FL 33433 Fashion Scoop USA (561) 674-0031 www.fashionscoopusa.com Kami Turturro Boca Raton, FL 33434 Flavor Palm Beach (561) 315-8803 www.flavorpb.com Briana Beaty North Palm Beach, FL 33408 Florida Health and Chiropractic Medicine (954) 570-7699 www.floridahealthandchiropracticmedicine.com Bruce Beaulieu Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Four Elements Reflexology and Wellness Spa (561) 757-6211 www.fourelementsmassage.com Vanessa Lvovsky Boca Raton, FL 33432 Get Insurance Anywhere (561) 734-3884 www.getinsuranceanywhere.com Paul Cholak Boynton Beach, FL 33437 Ginzler Studio Gallery (561) 613-9729 www.doreneginzler.com Dorene Ginzler Boca Raton, FL 33432 Global Sales Expansion (954) 253-9839 www.globalsalesexpansion.com Peter Kallestrup Coral Springs, FL 33076

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NEW MEMBERS Gold Coast Coffee (954) 822-9883 www.facebook.com/pages/Gold-CoastCoffee Tim Myette Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Heritage Home Brands (561) 482-1530 www.Thomasville.com David DiTiberio Boca Raton, FL 33434

La Luna Italian Bistro (754) 246-6479 Freddy Attias Boca Raton, FL 33496 La Rosa Nautica (561) 296-1413 www.larosanautica.us Marianna Polastry Boca Raton, FL 33431 Lime Fresh Mexican Grill (561) 488-9870 Melissa Harrison Boca Raton, FL 33498

Ilovekickboxing - Boca Raton (561) 536-5659 www.bocaratonkickboxingclasses.com Victoria Heck Lipocavi.com Boca Raton, FL 33486 (561) 409-2312 www.lipocavi.com Integrity Financial Corporation Karine Bar (863) 458-6727 Boca Raton, FL 33433 www.ifclegacy.com Scott Smith M & P Apparel Sebring, FL 33872 (561) 465-3247 www.mpapparel.com Ivy Leez Luxury Makeup Lounge Estrella Sanchez (561) 409-4065 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Lisa Pompile Boca Raton, FL 33432 Marvin Singh / Crystal Singh (703) 869-0100 Janney Marvin Singh (561) 361-2709 Palm City, FL 34990 www.janneyflorida.com Michael Levin Massage Green Boca Raton, FL 33431 (954) 774-1579 Javier Martinez Jasmin Boca Raton, FL 33496 (561) 235-8270 Jasmine Otero Massive Impressions Online Marketing www.instagram.com/jasminboutique- (561) 232-2424 boca www.massiveimpressions.com Boca Raton, FL 33432 Jason Pelish Boca Raton, FL 33432 Joey’s Home Bakery Gluten Free (561) 292-4004 McKinnon Wealth Management www.joeyshomebakeryglutenfree.com (954) 634-4042 Victor Weiss www.mckinnonwm.com Boynton Beach, FL 33426 Laura Tyree Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Kendra Scott (561) 430-2520 Messana, P.A. www.kendrascott.com (954) 712-7400 Leisa Stone www.messana-law.com Boca Raton, FL 33432 Thomas Zeichman Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Kensington Nanny Service (561) 757-5628 Michael Liss Law Offices, P.A. www.mykensingtonnanny.com (561) 981-2507 Angela von Dietrich www.MikeLissLawyer.com Boca Raton, FL 33432 Michael Liss Boca Raton, FL 33431 Keyes Commercial Realty/Jessica Greenfield N2 Publishing (561) 862-7725 (516) 945-7800 Jessica Greenfield www.n2pub.com West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Dylan Lang Boca Raton, FL Klein Law Group, P.A. (561) 353-2800 National Leadership Institute www.kleinattorneys.com (561) 923-8909 Eric Klein www.nationalleadershipinstitute.org Boca Raton, FL 33431 Raelyn Barlow Boca Raton, FL 33431 Kure Corp (561) 277-0002 www.kuresociety.com Eric Brown Boca Raton, FL 33432


New York Life Insurance Co/Courtney Townsend (321) 591-4296 Courtney Townsend Sunrise, FL 33323 Nicks New Haven Style Pizzeria and Bar (561) 368-2900 www.nickspizzeriabar.com Justin Stevenson Boca Raton, FL 33431

Pure Performance Golf Labs (561) 465-5586 www.pureperformancegolflabs.com Norberto Jurado, Jr. Boca Raton, FL 33487

NUSKIN Vitality (561) 368-9363 www.nuskinvitality.com Sarah Vasta Boca Raton, FL 33431

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (561) 241-6616 Jason Mamalis Boca Raton, FL 33431

Olympic Heights Community High School (561) 852-6902 www.edline.net/pages/Olympic_ Heights_Community_HS David Clark Boca Raton, FL 33434

Regent Analytics (917) 626-5710 www.regentanalytics.com Bernie Davidovics Boca Raton, FL 33433

Omni Advertising (561) 620-4774 www.omni-advertising.com Donna Golden-Uliano Boca Raton, FL 33431 Pandora Media (813) 789-9657 www.pandora.com Kelly Byrnes Delray Beach, FL 33445 Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (866) 353-3310 www.pldw.com David Sweet Boca Raton, FL 33432 Paradise Spa Essentials (561) 394-4082 Mary Ann Rarick Boca Raton, FL 33433 Peck Financial (800) 566-0642 www.peckfinancial.com Randall Peck Boca Raton, FL 33487

QSTS, Inc. (561) 573-1007 www.qstsinc.com Laurie Glover Boca Raton, FL 33432

Reliant Card Processing (479) 567-7004 www.reliantcardprocessing.com Marko Askic Los Angeles, CA 90017 Representative Kevin Rader (561) 218-5010 Kevin Rader Boca Raton, FL 33434 Restoration Alliance (561) 508-4080 www.restorationalliance.com Aj Terrell Lake Worth, FL 33461 Revive Family Chiropractic (561) 350-0993 Sandy George Boca Raton, FL 33487 Royal Blues Hotel (954) 857-2929 www.royalblueshotel.com Claude Dubois Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Penn Mutual (561) 699-0883 Larry Adkins Boca Raton, FL 33431 PetsinDanger, Inc. (561) 292-1304 www.petsindanger.com Steve Hughes Hypoluxo, FL 33462 Plan for Life, Inc. (772) 245-7681 www.planlifetoday.com Doug Ragan Stuart, FL 34994 Prediq Media (561) 402-7227 www.prediqmedia.com Alex Oliveira Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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“My involvement with the Chamber has occurred on several different facets. It began with being part of The Leads Group #1, to participating in The Economic Development Committee Meetings, and hiking my peer circle by becoming a Trustee member. These are a few of the teams/committees I participate in on a monthly basis, including lunches & evening networking events the Chamber co-sponsors in an effort to meet other business professionals, learn about them, tell them about me, and mutually help our business grow. I believe The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce has dramatically elevated my business without question or doubt! It is accurate to state that about 30% of my current referrals are being derived directly from said organization. The Boca Chamber is extraordinary on it’s own and I know I speak for all of us who participate in it when I say that they provide great opportunities to make new connections for the sole purpose of growing our businesses and establishing lasting relationships.” - Hugo Vargas, Mortgage Consultant


“Daszkal Bolton has been an active corporate member of the Boca Chamber for many years. We’re proud to be trustees and to have our managing partner, Michael Daszkal, serve on the board of directors. My individual involvement with the Chamber began when I started with Daszkal Bolton more than two years ago. While local to South Florida, Boca Raton was a relatively foreign city to me. The Boca Chamber has been a great way to connect with others in the business and notfor-profit community. It wasn’t long before I lost count of how many enjoyable events I was attending. I am proud to have recently joined the ranks of Leadership Boca alumni (class of 2015)—an experience I readily recommend. Having attended the last couple of rounds of business plan presentations, I am also excited to serve as an instructor for the 2015-2016 YEA! program in the coming months.” - Lewis Greenberg, Director of Marketing, Daszkal Bolton LLP


“When I first started Plum Productions, all I had was an idea. I had a lot of experience in corporate video production, but virtually no contacts, and no experience running a business. On a whim, I joined the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce in hopes of gaining clients and learning a thing or two about the business world. It was the best decision I’ve ever made for my business. The Chamber offers many free educational seminars that really helped me develop my company, and once I got networking Plum Productions started to snowball. Now, six years later, the Boca Chamber continues to be one of our best referral sources. I’m amazed at the caliber of clients we’ve acquired through our membership. For Plum Productions, the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce is easily the most effective organization to which we belong. Thank you Boca Chamber!” - Jennifer Jager, Creative Director, Plum Productions

October - December 2015


EDITORIAL TOP 5 THINGS EVERY SALES PERSON SHOULD KNOW Tips on How to Sell in Today’s Business Environment

What’s the new normal when it comes to developing business? This is not the old ‘ask a few questions, give your features and benefits and trial close’. The 70s wants their slick sales guy back. Today you need to be smart, curious and a true consultant to sell. Here are a few things that today are imperative in business growth. Tell the prospect its OK to break up….Rejection is a result of trying to sell someone your product or service as opposed to tell them what you are calling about, let them know it seems that because of what they do you could potentially work together, but (pull back) you don’t want to assume that you are a good fit. What you’d like to do is ask a few questions to see if the two of you are a fit and if not, we decide it’s a NO then we only wasted a few minutes? Sound OK? This allows you to give a NO as an option right upfront. Mining for customers is different today. Networking is the true key to finding and keeping customers but most people do it wrong. Networking events are not for direct prospecting! Go to an event and look for Strategic Alliances, people that you can refer business back and forth to as opposed to hitting your potential prospects so hard. We all know building business on referrals is the best way to do business so lets network for good alliances that you can refer business to and that is a good source for your referrals. Research should be used for credibility. Research is essential today before you pick up the phone and call anyone. No excuses! The most important reason to do your research is to create good, quality questions to ask them to engage your prospect in conversation and truly understand their needs. If you need to discount to get the business is almost always a result of one of these things. a) The customer doesn’t truly trust you/ your product or service so there is only price to use as a differentiator or b) you haven’t truly understood the need for the product. I know need seems simple but it isn’t. What are they trying to say? What impression are they trying to leave, how do they want to be seen? Listen and shut up!! If I could teach people that are in sales/business development to ask questions and listen there would be a lot more success in business! Telling isn’t selling…but it comes from a good place. We are excited about what we represent and want other to be excited too but excitement doesn’t sell, questions and true engagement does. When you ask a question, wait for the answer and whatever the answer is, especially if it may be something your product or service can help with, the best next question is, “tell me about that”, then SHUT-UP!!! Greta Schulz is president of Schulz Business SELLutions. She is the best selling author of “To Sell is Not to Sell”. Greta does corporate training for fortune 1000 companies and she has an on-line training course for entrepreneurs. For more tips go to: www.schulzbusiness.com


October - December 2015




PRIME Professionals Group Round Table Ambassadors Meeting


New Member Orientation Membership Breakfast Government Affairs

8 15

Successful Women in Business


PULSE Network Economic Development

21 24

South Healthcare Advocacy Network Annual Celebration


Smart Talk for Women Fall Business Expo


Leadership Boca Alumni Network


International Business Alliance PRIME Professionals Group Round Table Ambassadors Meeting


New Member Orientation


Membership Breakfast Government Affairs


PULSE Luncheon Smart Talk for Women After Hours Network Economic Development

18 19 26-27

South Healthcare Advocacy Network Successful Women in Business Chamber Closed

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Trustee Holiday Party Holiday Membership Breakfast New Member Orientation Holiday Auction Chamber Closed 23

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October - December 2015 Connection Magazine  

Connection is a quarterly magazine of the Boca Chamber. It has an outreach of 4000+.

October - December 2015 Connection Magazine  

Connection is a quarterly magazine of the Boca Chamber. It has an outreach of 4000+.


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