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The Official Publication of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce January - March 2013

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Boca Chamber

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

www.bocaratonchamber.com

Message - Chamber President . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Buy Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Diamond Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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

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

Greater Boca Raton Chamber Of Commerce

Trustee Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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

PULSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Leadership Boca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ambassador Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Employee Engagement Impacts ROI . . . . . . . 11 The Boca Chamber “Seen” . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 Young Entrepreneurs Academy . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Member News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Allianz Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Boca Bacchanal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Your Membership Enhances Your Business 23

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

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Looking To The Future

A message from your Chamber President Enhancing, Protecting, Advancing, Connecting At The Greater Boca Raton Chamber, the largest and most influential Chamber in Palm Beach County, our purpose is to Help Business Thrive. As a member-only supported organization of more than 1,300 small, medium, and large businesses, we work together to achieve this goal by focusing on these four strategic objectives; Enhancing Community, Protecting Business, Advancing Commerce, and Connecting Members. A strong Chamber means strong business. A thriving community means an unmatched quality of life. It is your Chamber’s responsibility to not only help you develop and grow your business, but also to make sure that your business thrives in a desirable community. That is why we support important community programs such as the 2013 Allianz Golf Championship, Boca Bacchanal and Festival of the Arts. These programs enrich our area, elevate our national recognition, and provide positive economic impact to our businesses, thus Enhancing our Community.

By Troy M. McLellan CCE, FCCP President & CEO

The Boca Chamber works year-round to Protect Business by ensuring local elected officials and other decision makers are educated on the impact their actions have on the local economy. In 2013 your Chamber will host a Tallahassee “Fly-In” in order to strengthen the relationships necessary to forge a pro-business legislation. At the top of the Chamber’s priorities is Advancing Commerce! The Chamber’s new Tourism Committee -- set to launch this month – will focus on promoting, developing and coordinating year-round tourism in the greater Boca Raton area. A continued partnership with the Business Development Board will help recruit new and viable business to our area and create jobs. 2013 will be the year of Economic Development! The Boca Chamber has proudly been Connecting Members for over 60 years! With programs geared toward business growth in technology, healthcare, women in business, entrepreneurs, professionals under 40 and much more, Chamber members will be able to benefit from the 100+ events scheduled for 2013 by building relationships with their fellow chamber members and ultimately supporting one another. With the new year, comes new leadership. This year we welcomed three new members to the Board, Larry Katz with Wells Fargo, Cynthia Prestwood with Merrill Lynch and 2013 New Board Members John Duffy with 3Cinteractive. We are very fortunate to add such intellectual capital to our existing Board of powerful business leaders. As you can see, we have many reasons to feel good about the upcoming year, through enhancing, protecting, advancing and connecting both business and community in South Palm Beach County, the Chamber will yield positive business results for you in 2013! Lawrence Katz Wells Fargo

Cynthia Prestwood Merrill Lynch (Bank of America)

John Duffy 3Cinteractive, LLC

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

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Buy Chamber Support your Community of Chamber Members! Advertising Premiums / Specialties Unique Gifts & Premiums (561) 750-8380 www.uniquegiftsandpremiums.com

Insurance Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (561) 962-2927 www.ruhlfinancial.nmfn.com

Advertising – Outdoor Billboard Connection (561) 632-8807

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

www.bocabillboards.com

Attorney - Mediator Law Office of Robin Caral Shaw (561) 504-9090 www.robincaralshaw.com

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling MTI Kitchen & Bath (561) 200-3791 www.mtikitchenandbath.com

Attorneys - Personal Injury Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (561) 367-7799 www.lesserlawfirm.com

Learning Center Learning RX (561) 361-4010

Business Services Elite Executive Assistants (561) 853-2230

www.eliteea.com

Marketing Consultants Marketing & Events By Priscilla (954) 803-9016 www.marketingbyp.com

www.alexanderevent.com

Martial Arts / Self Defense Progressive Self Defense Systems (561) 398-3013 www.progressiveselfdefensesystems.com

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

Massage / Yoga The Royal Treatment (561) 716-6569 www.youdeservetheroyaltreatment.com

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

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

Counseling Relational Consultants (561) 715-6404 www.relationalconsultantsgroup.com

Real Estate Lee Realty Team / Keller Williams Realty (954) 629-3069 www.leerealtyteam.com

Credit Card Processing Credomatic Merchant Services (954) 755-8960 www.credomaticmerchantservices.com

Restaurant Fit Foodz Café (561) 451-1420

Dry Cleaning Delivery / Pick Up DryClean To Go (561) 479-8411 www.mydrycleantogo.com

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

Hair Restoration for Men/Women Bauman Medical Group (561) 394-0024 www.baumanmedical.com

School - Elementary - Secondary Boca Raton Christian School (561) 391-2727 www.bocachristian.org

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

Signs & Lettering Signs Now (954) 969-9191

Caterers A Alexander Events Catering (561) 243-2539

www.bodyscenes.com

Hospital / Healthcare Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (954) 265-JDCH (5324) Hotels & Motels Boca Raton Wyndham Hotel (561) 368-5200

www.jdch.com

www.learningrx.com/boca-raton

www.mmpboca.com

www.fitfoodzcafe.com

www.skqualityroofing.com

www.signsnowmargate.com

Waxing - Women / Men Green Wave Body Waxing (561) 367-7323 www.greenwavebodywaxing.com

www.wyndhamboca.com

Join the Buy Chamber club and drive more attention to your business! Contact Steven Bleier at 561-395-4433 ext. 229 or email sbleier@bocaratonchamber.com for details.

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The prestigious DIAMOND Award luncheon honors a woman who enjoys success in her field, while making a difference in the Boca Raton Community. In 2013, the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce will honor Jacqueline Reeves, as the recipient of the Annual DIAMOND Award. A DIAMOND Businesswoman is: Dedicated, Inspiring, Accomplished, Motivated, Outstanding, Noble, and Driven to help make her community shine. Jacqueline Reeves is Managing Director of Bell Rock Capital, LLC. She heads the firm’s bank research and portfolio strategy group. Ms. Reeves is a frequently used resource about banks by national media, including CNBC, Bloomberg television and radio, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and various other printed media. Prior to joining Bell Rock Capital, Ms. Reeves was Managing Director at Ryan Beck & Co., leading the financial institutions research effort. Prior to 2003, Ms. Reeves was Director of Research at Putnam Lovell NBF as well as a senior publishing analyst. Jackie reviewed all financial services sector research products, encouraged the development new ideas, and promoted interaction among the sectors covered. She managed planning, recruiting, budgeting and forecasting for the Research department and the Production area. She has also been an integral component of the highly regarded bank equity research team at Salomon Smith Barney, which received high rankings from Institutional Investor and Greenwich. Jackie is a Board member of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, a 2010 recipient of the Chairman’s Award, a recent Leadership Boca graduate 2009 and chaired the 2011 Leadership Boca class. Jackie remains very active in the community, volunteering at her daughters’ school, on the Professional Advisory Committee at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and with the Junior League of Boca Raton where she has held several leadership positions including Chair of the Woman Volunteer of the Year signature fundraiser at the Boca Resort. She is a Past President of the Junior League of Boca Raton Endowment and is President of the Junior League of Boca Raton for the 2012-2013 year.

Show your support for our 2013 DIAMOND Award Recipient and simultaneously market your company through sponsorships or corporate tables at the DIAMOND Award Luncheon. Contact Chasity Navarro at 561.395.4433 ext. 233 or cnavarro@bocaratonchamber.com.

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GBRCC Member Anniversaries

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

Connecting Members 33 Years As A Member

Penn-Florida Companies Residence Inn By Marriott Shubin Property Company The Sena Group Uncle Tai’s

Brown’s Interior Design Showroom

27 Years As A Member

Acts, Inc./St. Andrews Estates South American Cancer Society American Equipment Company American Red Cross, Palm Beaches/ Treasure Coast Region Arrow Exterminators, Inc. AT&T Babione Funeral Homes Bank of America Beacon Group, Inc. Insurance Berkowitz Pollack Brant Best Western University Inn Boca Aviation Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club Boca Raton Bridge Hotel Boca Raton Christian School Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum Boca Raton Museum of Art Boca Raton Police Department Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation Carman Law Firm, P.A. NCCI Ro Rabozzi/State Farm Insurance Agency The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

24 Years As A Member

Boca Country Club RKB Architects Planners, Inc. Romberger Associates Architects PA

23 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Travel & Cruises March of Dimes

22 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Mausoleum, Inc. Campbell & Rosemurgy Real Estate Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. Hazen and Sawyer, PC Philip R. Oranburg, MD, PA The Volen Center

21 Years As A Member

Aucamp, Dellenback & Whitney Delray Beach Marriott Holiday Inn - Highland Beach JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Wyndham Hotel - Boca Raton

20 Years As A Member

Fairman & Associates, Inc.

19 Years As A Member

The North Star Centre, LLC

26 Years As A Member

Mercedes-Benz of Pompano Office Depot, Inc. Super Printers Toshiba Business Solutions Florida Weiss, Handler, Angelos & Cornwell, PA

25 Years As A Member

Al Hoffer’s Pest Protection, Inc. Becker & Poliakoff, PA Delray Medical Center George Snow Scholarship Fund, Inc. Hilton Suites Boca Raton Merrill Lynch (Bank of America) Michael’s Body Scenes Mutual of America One Park Place

18 Years As A Member

AXA Advisors South Florida Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP CareersUSA Florida Aquastore Holiday Inn Express West Boca Sign A Rama, USA, Boca/Delray

17 Years As A Member

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Ctr

15 Years As A Member

Crown Trophy Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Promise Healthcare Randstad Ress Plastic Surgery/ Weatherall Dermatology SLK Realty, Inc. T. Cozzie Consulting, Inc.

14 Years As A Member

Arnold-Hanafin Corporation Jarden Consumer Solutions Karen E. Lord Elegant Homes Research Park at Florida Atlantic University SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tyco

13 Years As A Member

Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A. Greenspoon Marder, PA MG Sales & Consulting, Inc. Ocean Properties, Ltd. Hotels & Resorts Schoeppl & Burke, PA Strathmore Gate-1 Homeowners Assn., Inc. Telcom / Telcare Corp. The Rendon Center for Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine Transworld Business Brokers

12 Years As A Member

Bennardo & Bennardo, Attorneys at Law Bloom & Freeling, Attorneys at Law Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton Lima Vision Center, PA Pan American Cigars Export, Inc.

11 Years As A Member

Berkowitz & Associates, PA South Florida Business Journal The Learning Center Preschool Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

16 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Community Middle School Joe Bonnie & Son Moving & Storage Loggers’ Run Middle School Oasis Outsourcing, Inc.

Thank you Members!!! See an error? The Boca Chamber strives for accuracy in all of our information. If you see an error in your company's information, please log in to your account at www.bocaratonchamber.com or email info@bocaratonchamber.com with the corrected details. Thank you!

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GBRCC Member Anniversaries

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

Connecting Members 10 Years As A Member

5 Years As A Member

Caron Renaissance Commercial Florida Realty Services, LLC Gerson, Preston, Robinson & Company, PA Republic Services of Palm Beach

Charge Card Systems, Inc. Elizabeth A. Dunn, CPA, PA Kaufman Lynn Construction Professional System Services Inc. Residence Inn Rosemurgy Properties Workforce Alliance, Inc.

American Association of Caregiving Youth Andrew S. Roddick Foundation, Inc Bluegreen Corporation Cloud Computing Concepts, LLC (C3) Constant Contact Delray Yacht Cruises Douglas Root Architects, Inc. Extra Space Storage Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC M&R & Sons, Inc. Max’s Grille Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP Nationwide Interpreter Resource, Inc. Océ North America Office Depot Foundation Panera Bread Tint World Tyco Retail Solutions Villa Oceana Luxury Waterfront Apartments

7 Years As A Member

9 Years As A Member

Cendyn Equity Land Title, LLC Guarantee Floridian Pest Control Legal Sea Foods, Inc. Levick Consulting Corp. Mercator Asset Management, LP The Boca Raton Observer Two Men and a Truck Ultimate Staffing Services West Boca Raton Community High School

8 Years As A Member

5-Spice Asian Street Market

Barnes & Associates Certified Public Accountants, P.A. Mercantil Commercebank Self Discovery Group LLC

6 Years As A Member

Ameriprise Financial Boca Raton Charter School, Inc. Heritage Investment Group MDG Advertising, Inc. Ocean Lodge Hotel Panzer Law, P.A. PayDay PayRoll Services Raymond Lee Jewelers RemarkAbleHR, Inc. The Maui Spa & Wellness Center The Shops at Boca Center

The PULSE of Business Boca Chamber’s

If you haven’t been to a Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s PULSE event lately, you’ve missed the dramatic transformation in the program. Over the past year, the program has repeatedly broken attendance records at events and attracted high-level sponsorships targeting business professionals under 40. More importantly, PULSE business professionals under 40 assisted countless professionals to form strategic alliances, and make lifelong friendships. Inspiring speakers such as startup junkie Dan Cane and College Football Coach Carl Pelini have imparted their wisdom on our attendees. Best of all, we’re hearing that many attendees have benefited from successful business leads generated by attending PULSE breakfasts and lunches. In 2012, the Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association signed on to be the first PULSE title sponsor. Our events have been flooded with FAU alumni, and we have increased the visibility of the Alumni program through the awareness of FAU’s graduate and professional academic programs and special events. Our first PULSE breakfast at the FAU stadium was one of the most popular events of the year. We are delighted with our partnership from FAU and excited about the inquiries from other organizations that are seeking to sponsor the PULSE program and gain exposure with our enthusiastic attendees. If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to Sarah Pearson, Vice President Business Development, Boca Chamber. Program Sponsor As the PULSE program continues to improve its programming through high-value networking and featuring renowned speakers, be sure to register for the events in advance and invite your colleagues and employees under 40 to participate. www.bocaratonchamber.com

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HONORING

JIM ROBO

President and Chief Executive Officer of NextEra Energy, Inc.

st BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARDS BREAKFAST

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Friday, February 8, 2013 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Boca Raton Resort and Club 561.297.0927

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Join the Trustee Members! Surround Yourself with Excellence

Advancing Commerce The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce created this group of invited-senior level executives to have an exclusive forum in which to network, make contacts, and discuss major issues affecting the business community.

Ensure Your Seat at the Table. Become a Trustee Member!

As a Trustee Member, you have the opportunity to convene with South Florida’s leading executives and decision makers. You will be invited to attend various events and meetings, receive private direct emails and group newsletters, and have member benefits and exclusive offers put to you. Most importantly we will be working closely with each other so that all group members prosper and benefit from one another.

Networking forums, VIP events, small group Trustee lunches, happy hours, and meetings with locally elected officials and community leaders are some of the benefits of a Trustee membership. Additionally, Trustee Members receive special recognition in the Chamber’s Annual Directory, web-site and at a variety of events. Your participation as a Trustee member allows you to be a part of our concerted effort to strengthen the economic vitality and quality of life for which Boca Raton is so well known. Contact Sarah Pearson at 561.395.4433 ext. 238 or at spearson@bocaratonchamber.com for details.

Trustee Spotlight! Ed Gagliardi

Life Audit Professionals, LLC 1) How long have you been in business? October 2008. There is over 70 years of collective insurance experience in the business. 2) What is the main goal of your business? We have a passion for providing peace of mind for families and enhancing legacies. We accomplish this by working with clients and their trusted advisors in a review of their insurance portfolios and how it relates to their long term family goals. 3) Who/What inspires your business? The inspiration for this business is the need in the marketplace for awareness among clients and professional advisors of underperforming life insurance policies and the options open for improvements. Over 75 percent of existing life insurance policies are underperforming or have some problem that should be addressed. www.bocaratonchamber.com

4) What are the two greatest advantages of doing business in Boca Raton/being a member of the Boca Chamber? The Boca Raton area is the home for many families who have a need for our insurance consulting and auditing expertise. As a result of this demand many estate planning attorneys, CPA’s and wealth managers have established practices in the Boca marketplace. These advisors are our conduit to this market. Most of the top firms in their respective professional disciplines are members or Trustees in the Greater Boca Raton Chamber making it a perfect platform for us to work within and grow our business. 5) Where should I go to find out more? Our new website is being rolled out over the next few months. You can find us at www.mylifeaudit.com

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Are You A LEADER? Enhancing Community Leadership Boca 2013 - Planning Underway! If you have been a part of the Leadership Boca program, you have shown that you truly believe in this community and the strength of its future. We hope that drive and desire will bring you back to help! Leadership Boca 2013 sponsorship opportunities are still available. TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR: Sponsor day-long, coach bus transportation for a single session. Your sponsorship includes: opportunity to attend the session day you sponsor along with the Leadership Boca Class of 2013, opportunity to distribute marketing materials to all participants, and company logo in Leadership binder, chamber website and graduation program. EXCLUSIVE BINDER SPONSOR: Each participant will receive a binder filled with information pertaining to the program. As a binder sponsor, your investment includes company logo on the spine of the official Leadership Boca binders, opportunity to have a section of your company’s marketing materials in the binder, and company logo in Leadership binder, chamber website and graduation program. If you would like to be a part of Leadership Boca 2013 and would like more information, contact Chasity J. Navarro at cnavarro@bocaratonchamber.com

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Ambassador Spotlight Connecting Members Michael Church

Elements Therapeutic Massage – Boca Raton

1) How long have you been in business? The first Elements started in Colorado in 2006 and now there are over 80 locations nationwide. Elements Therapeutic Massage in Boca Raton opened in October of 2009. 2) What is the main goal of your business? To provide the industry’s best therapeutic massage in a professional and inviting environment where our clients can experience the Elements difference. 3) Who inspired you to go into business? My family inspired and challenged me to open a business that created a positive impact in the lives of our employees, our clients, and the local community.

4) What are the two greatest advantage of doing business in Boca Raton / being a member of the Boca Chamber? Boca Raton is the ultimate, year round, destination to work, play, raise a family, and retire. Being an active member of the chamber allows me to get a pulse on the local economy, education system, cultural activities and non-profit organizations. 5) Where should I go to find out more? Elements Therapeutic Massage – Boca Raton The Polo Club Shoppes 5030 Champion Blvd – Suite D7 Boca Raton, FL 33496 561.241.6690 www.touchofelements.com/bocaraton

A Boca Chamber Ambassador is a unique individual with the motivation, drive, and desire to help propel local business.He or she has a deep understanding of the importance of relationship-building, is motivated to succeed in business, and wants to help others to do the same. An Ambassador is the front line for the Chamber’s business-enhancing and networking efforts - those members who comprehend the true and complete picture of how these efforts translate into good business for Boca Raton and all of the surrounding communities.

Employee Engagement Impacts ROI for Big and Small Companies Engaged employees have your back. They don’t just show up for • People like to feel that they’re doing something meaningful. work, punch in at 9:00 a.m., and leave at 5:00 p.m. They make In some cases, that meaning can be found outside the office. that extra call to make sure a customer is happy. They ensure Some companies allow their employees time off to volunteer that a presentation looks not just good enough—but great. And at their favorite charity. you don’t have to ask them to come in early or stay late. They • Show your employees you care by matching their personal are proud of what they do and where they work. donation to a charity they care about. It is perfectly acceptable Research has shown that an engaged workforce leads to a to set a dollar limit to the business match. 6% higher profit margin. These companies often have five times higher shareholder returns over five years (Forbes article • Local nonprofit groups and volunteer organizations, such as food kitchens, always need people to help. Many times, June 2012). Additionally, their employees tend to stay with the a small group from a single company can make the biggest company longer, keeping down costs for hiring and training. difference. And a day in the kitchen can be a great teamThe challenge all businesses face, however, is building that building exercise for a group of office workers. employee connection in their workplace. The best companies get it right by building a culture of quality, responsibility, service, • Have a collection drive for a local charity. Food kitchens need canned foods. Shelters for abused women and children need and commitment. It doesn’t happen overnight, but here are five your discarded cell phones. Toiletry articles and gently used easy ways you can build a little employee engagement in your shoes are easy to collect and greatly appreciated by homeless workplace this winter season. shelters. • To foster a sense of camaraderie, bring departments together Demonstrating that management is caring and committed to at community or nonprofit events. Whether it’s sponsoring a employees’ interests and passions helps to build employee team at an organized run/walk for charity or a cultural event, pride. Successful companies know that and make it a priority. such initiatives break down communication barriers that may exist among departments. Information provided by Corporate Communications at NCCI. NCCI is the nation’s most comprehensive source of workers compensation insurance information. Visit ncci.com.

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Welcome to the Boca Chamber ‘Seen’! Enhancing Community, Protecting Business,

Membership Breakfast

SWIB

Steve Lewis, Donna Biase, Cherie Benjoseph

Penny Morey, Jennifer Bernard-Zack

Membership Breakfast

PULSE

Mindy Raymond, Melissa Durbin, Karen Poole

Jimmy Messick, Joe Girvan, Joshua Dorman

Membership Breakfast

Trustee Lunch

Valentina Moretti, President Kevin Ross, Mary Gonzalez

Membership Breakfast

Barbara Sageman, Jayne Scala

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Trustee Holiday Party

Jane Lozano, Kristy Whelchel Hartofilis

Holiday Membership Breakfast

Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Anthony Barbar, Jonathan Barbar

Bob Simon, Debra Cancilla, Marc Goldberg, Diane Paez, Robin Babitt

Membership Breakfast

Holiday Membership Breakfast

Stephen Garber, Charles Shane, Jodi Simons, Ed Gagliardi

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Trustee Holiday Party

Sarah Pearson, Dr. Anthony Dardano, Jennifer Schesser

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Councilwoman Constance Scott, Jamie Goodman, Particia Burdett, Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie

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All lasting business is built on friendship. ~Alfred A. Montapert

Advancing Commerce, Connecting Members

Annual Celebration

Annual Celebration

Tony Joffee, Judy Joffe, Craig Ehrnst

Marc Levy, Bobra S. Bush, Dick Pollock

Annual Celebration

Marilyn Monroe impersonator, Carlos Barroso, Victoria Zingarelli

Annual Celebration

Ethel Williams, Clarence Williams

Annual Celebration

Keith O’Donnell, Cheryl Budd, Victoria Rixon, Richard Gold, Michael Gora, J.C. Perrin, Al Travasos, Thomas Workman

Annual Celebration

Thomas Workman, Al Travasos, Mike Arts, Mayor Susan Whelchel, Troy M. McLellan, J.C. Perrin

Annual Celebration

Troy McLellan, Cheryl Budd, Keith O’Donnell

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Boca Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class of 2013 Launches into Phase Two of Program Enhancing Community The Boca Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) has launched into the second phase of this year’s program. Kimberly Gramm, Assistant Dean and Director of the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship at FAU is instructing the students for the next 10 weeks. She will be focusing on working with students on the completion of their business plans and guiding the Business Plan Mentors as the students prepare for their presentations to the Investor Panel. In these 10 weeks the students will also hear from guest speakers in the areas of accounting, insurance, law and graphic design. This year’s YEA! CEO Roundtable, will be held at the beautiful Keith C. and Elaine J. Wold Performing Arts Center on the campus of Lynn University. The Thursday, January 17th event will feature six prominent CEO’s in Palm Beach County. Boca Chamber members are invited to attend as the YEA! students ask questions of the CEO’s and learn more about entrepreneurship. For more information on this event, please visit the Chamber’s web site, www.bocaratonchamber.com.

Kimberly Gramm

Business partners for this year’s program are FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, FPL, NCCI, Bluegreen Corporation, First Citizens Bank, Plastridge Insurance, Modernizing Medicine, Saint Andrew’s School and the Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine. For more information on how your business can get involved, please contact Beth Johnston at bjohnston@bocaratonchamber.com. Correction: In the last issue of CONNECTION, one of the students name was mis-spelled. She is Tuana Tuba Yazici, a student at Pine Crest School.

Business Plan Mentors work with students on their plans

Kevin Reynolds, Partner Tax Services Daszkal Bolton speaks to the YEA! Students

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Business Plan Mentor Rick Schuster of Jaycee Realty Inc. working with YEA! Student Carly Manzella on the financial section of her business plan.

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Boca Chamber Member News Connecting Members SKLAR Furnishings (www.sklarfurnishings.com), recognized as one of the finest contemporary furniture retailers and interior space designers in the nation, is marking its 10th anniversary on November 14 in Boca Raton. Opening in 2002 with seven employees, SKLAR now employs 28 and generates $10 million in annual sales, with a steady growth each year, even during the height of the recession. SKLAR attributes its growth to its core philosophies: item customization, product quality and dedicated customer service. “While the economy has tightened in recent years, we have never veered from our commitment to quality and our thoughtful customization and attention to client needs,” said Rick Howard who owns SKLAR along with his wife Pat Howard. “We were leaders in the green movement, being among the first in the nation to promote and use LED lighting and other steps to drastically reduce our carbon footprint.” Upfront foods gaining distribution for its kosher, non-gmo upfront nutty granola: Upfront Foods®, a new producer of gourmet granola, is now available in Whole Foods 17 Florida markets and is adding distribution throughout Florida and in the Northeast. Upfront Nutty Granola is OK Kosher certified, has Non-GMO Project Verification, and is certified 100 percent whole grain by the Whole Grains Council, said Gigi Twist, company founder. All Upfront Foods granola is handmade at the company’s new commercial production facility in Boca Raton when it is ordered, never made ahead of time, for maximum freshness. Attorney and Partner Brian G. Cheslack celebrates his 10th anniversary with Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack this year. He joined the firm in 2002, and was made partner in 2003, focusing his practice on tax law and the preservation and transfer of wealth. Cheslack notes, “I have found in the past ten years that the most supreme compliment a client can give you is, ‘You don’t act like an attorney.’ I try to make my explanations simple, my advice practical and always stop now and again to have a good laugh at myself.” To go with this milestone of a decade of service with his firm, Cheslack recently marked 30 years of patriotism to country, announcing his retirement as a Captain of the United States Navy Reserve after 30 years of active and reserve service. “I value my military service because it taught me humility, perspective and the tenacity of the human spirit,” he said. Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest business law firms, is pleased to welcome Elaine Bucher as a shareholder. Bucher will join the firm’s private wealth services practice and be based in the firm’s West Palm Beach office. Bucher brings extensive experience to Gunster’s private wealth services practice focusing on wills, trusts and estates, concentrating in the areas of sophisticated estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues, as well as fiduciary litigation and trust and estate administration. Bucher is Florida Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates and is a fellow and Florida chairelect of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. with honors from Washington University.

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The American Cancer Society – South Palm Beach Chapter leadership team is proud to share that the planning for the 2013 Hope Gala is underway. Save the date for Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Woodfield Country Club. All proceeds will benefit R.O.C.K. (Reaching out to Cancer Kids) Camp, Florida’s first and only residential camp solely for children with cancer. R.O.C.K. Camp serves youth between ages 7 and 16 who are referred by pediatric oncologists and are currently receiving or previously received cancer treatment. The 5th Anniversary Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, the largest fun-day event in the United States for people with physical and/or intellectual challenges, will once again celebrate community diversity on March 16, 2013, in Boca Raton, Florida. The event also honors the families and caregivers of attendees, and Purple Heart recipients living in South Florida. It is free to all, thanks to community support, donations and corporate sponsors. The sting of loss from last year’s final has given way to jubilation following Lynn University’s 3-2 victory over Saginaw Valley State in the NCAA Division II Championship final, claiming the program’s fourth national title and the 20th in school history. Johnny Mertl and Yannick Braeuer scored first-half goals but it was Anthony Desperito’s goal with 20 minutes remaining that allowed the Fighting Knights to hoist the championship trophy. Lynn finishes the season 19-3-1 overall. The Blue & White previously won national crowns in 2003, 1991 and 1987. Desperito was honored as the Most Outstanding Offensive Player while Jason Sangha earned Most Outstanding Defensive Player recognition. The duo was joined on the alltournament team by James Aldred, Roberto Cadilhe, Julian Halder and Martin Wehlert. Kaye Communications, a Boca Raton-based full-service public relations and marketing firm providing “game-changing” branded communications strategies, community relations and media relations has been retained to develop and implement strategic communications initiatives for three internationally recognized brands: California Pizza Kitchen in support of unveiling the California-style Pizza Authority’s new national corporate vision and the debut of its new flagship location at Sawgrass Mills; Broken Sound Club with strategic counsel re: brand messaging, community relations, media relations and e-marketing initiatives; and AWH Partners, LLC (AWH), the new owners of the iconic waterfront Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, for brand messaging, media relations, community relations, and business-to-business collaboration to support its reinvention and transformation to a 4-star luxury boutique hotel.

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Boca Chamber Member Ribbon Cuttings Advancing Commerce

Law Offices of Lawlor Zigler 1877 South Federal Highway Suite 110 Boca Raton, FL 33432

First Trust Mortgage Corporation 7092 Beracasa Way Boca Raton, FL 33433

SUREFIRE Business Exchange 2499 Glades Road, Suite 205B Boca Raton, FL 33431

Vado Therapy 3416 South Federal Highway Delray Beach, FL 33483

PNC Bank 2255 Glades Road, Suite 138W Boca Raton, FL 33431

GetMed Urgent Care 7600 West Camino Real Suite 102 Boca Raton, FL 33433

The Courtyard at The Shops at Boca Center 5200 Town Center Circle Boca Raton, FL 33486

Donna Pascoe Salon 6006 SW 18th Street Boca Raton, FL 33433

Pearle Vision - Boca Raton 21126 Saint Andrews Boulevard Boca Raton, FL 33433

Tijuana Flats 22191 Powerline Road Boca Raton, FL 33433

Diagnostic Centers of America 8142 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33484

Nailtopia 2 9181 Glades Road, Suite 110 Boca Raton, FL 33434

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2013 Allianz Championship Enhancing Community It’s time to “get in the game” as the 2013 Allianz Championship drives significant business, play, economic impact, and charity in Boca Raton February 4th-10th.

For companies and entrepreneurs seeking to catapult business opportunity in 2013, the Allianz Championship is “tee-ing up” plenty of “on-the green” opportunity for business camaraderie and relationship-building, social and leisure enjoyment, economic impact and charity. The first fullfield PGA Champions Tour event of the season with a celebrated roster of golf legends at The Old Course at Broken Sound Club is jam-packed with interactive business-generating “events within the event”. In addition to viewing three days of championship play from company-hosted executive skyboxes overlooking the 18th green with clients and colleagues and mingling with other business and community leaders, tournament week offers “up close and personal” experiences for every interest. These include an Executive Women’s Power Breakfast, Clinic & Pro-Am with LGPA legend and eight-time “Player of the Year” Annika Sorenstam; two days of Executive Pro-Am play pairing participants with PGA pros; “social, power and play” at the popular annual “Grapes On The Green” Golf & Wine Experience during the second round play, Saturday Family Day, signing up to be a volunteer, and showcasing products and services in the popular Exhibitor Village. Produced by the nonprofit Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities (BRCGC) board, the Allianz Championship continues to “chip-in” net proceeds to benefit the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Tournament Director Ryan Dillon reports that this year’s event is expected to exceed the impressive 2012 tournament deliverables of $15 million in economic impact to the community (i.e. area hotels, restaurants, retailers, and more), 65,000 spectators, viewership by 4.9 million with all three championship rounds televised live by the Golf Channel, $300,000 raised for the Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities and remaining “one the greenest golf tournaments” on the PGA Champions Tour. Sponsorship packages (which include branded opportunities, premium seating, and a variety of invitation-only receptions, Pro-Am play, meet-and-greets with tournament players, etc.), Pro-Am spots (which include admission to Draw Party with golf legends), and VIP and Executive Skybox Seating are available. To “get in the game”, call 561-241-GOLF (4653) or visit www.allianzchampionship.com.

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Boca Bacchanal Enhancing Community Cheers! Celebrate the 11th annual Boca Bacchanal March 22-24, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. This popular weekend of great wine matched with delectable culinary delights features acclaimed chefs and awardwinning vintners to benefit the Historic Preservation and Heritage Education Programs of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. Sip, savor and bid through the event’s world-class weekend of The Bacchus Bash Vintner Dinners and The Grand Tasting. Highlights include:

One Weekend - Eight Events - Variety of Ticket Packages Celebrated Chefs and World-Class Vintners Friday Night’s Bacchus Bash featuring 14 chefs and vintners, extraordinary cuisine and wine, and lively auction bidding. Exclusive Vintner Dinners The Grand Tasting welcomes 30 local restaurants, 140 wines and a new Beer Garden

The acclaimed chefs are:

Eric DiStefano, Geronimo, Santa Fe, NM Peng Looi, August Moon Chinese Bistro and Asiatique, Louisville, KY Paula DaSilva, 1500º -Eden Roc Resort, Miami Beach, FL Chris Ponte, Cafe Ponte, Clearwater, FL Piero Premoli, Pricci, Atlanta, GA Christopher Prosperi, Metro Bis, Simsbury, CT Michelle Weaver, Charleston Grill, Charleston, SC

The award-winning Vintners are:

Count Patrick d’Aulan, Alta Vista Winery, Argentina Luciano Castiello, Castello Banfi and Vigne Regali, Tuscany, Italy Thierry Roset, Champagne Charles Heidsieck, Reims, France Cynthia Lohr, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, San Jose, CA René Schlatter, Merryvale Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA

Christopher W. Silva, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, CA

Founding Partners are Republic National Distributing Company, The Boca Raton Resort & Club and Boca Raton Magazine, and they are joined by Cendyn, JM Lexus, Crown Wine & Spirits, Comerica Bank, The Buzz Agency, Publix Supermarkets Charities, City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council. Promotional Partners are Atlas Party Rental, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, livingfla.com and Sun-Sentinel. Tickets on sale now! Visit www.bocabachanal.com or call 561-395-6766, ext. 106

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Welcome New Members! Advancing Commerce Due to press deadlines, members listed are those that joined from September 14, 2012 to November 30, 2012

TRUSTEE MEMBERS Akerman Senterfitt (561) 653-5000 www.akerman.com Eric A. Gordon, Esq. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 BNY Mellon Wealth Management (954) 343-9124 constantine.hs@bnymellon.com Constantine Hatzivassiliou Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Broken Sound Club (561) 241-6845 www.brokensoundclub.org Christina Sophocleous Boca Raton, FL 33496 Flashback Diner (954) 321-3400 www.flashbackdiner.com Toula Amanna Boca Raton, FL 33432 FMSbonds, Inc. (561) 893-6188 www.fmsbonds.com Philip Perlman Boca Raton, FL 33431 RCC Associates (954) 415-2790 www.rccassociates.com Beverly Raphael Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Republic Services of Palm Beach (561) 578-8345 www.republicservices.com Joanne Stanley West Palm Beach, FL 33411

GENERAL MEMBERS A1A Extreme Green Cleaning (561) 613-3996 a1aextreme@mail.com Ronald Holley Boca Raton, FL 33427

Addison Mizner Elementary School (561) 362-3104 www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/ AddisonMizneres/ Kelly Burke Boca Raton, FL 33486 Advent School (561) 395-3631 300 E. Yamato Road http://adventschoolboca.org Vicki Randle Boca Raton, FL 33431 Aflac / Graham Paul Wellington (561) 901-7813 www.aflac.com Graham Paul Wellington Boca Raton, FL 33486 AJ Zaki / Remax Realty Pros (561) 843-7010 zakihomes@gmail.com A.J. Zaki Boca Raton, FL 33496 American Board (305) 393-9629 www.abcte.org Alicia Fosse Boca Raton, FL 33431 Andres Silva Design (561) 305-2380 www.andressilvadesign.com Andres Silva Coral Springs, FL 33071 Appleton’s Home Health (561) 200-0255 riccasusan@yahoo.com Susan Ricca Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Barbara Katz (561) 391-1066 www.barbarakatz.com Lauri Katz Parker Boca Raton, FL 33431

Brooks Brothers (561) 367-8634 www.brooksbrothers.com Jon Wagstaff Boca Raton, FL 33432

BMI Elite (561) 330-6666 www.BMIelite.com Casey Kurlander Delray Beach, FL 33483

Calusa Elementary School (561) 989-7500 www.edline.net/pages/Calusa_ Elementary Jamie Wyatt Boca Raton, FL 33496

Boca Accounting, LLC (561) 226-4646 www.bocaaccounting.net Richard Grassano Boca Raton, FL 33431

Coral Cadillac (954) 426-1800 www.coralcadillac.com John Zohn Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Boca Condo Care, Inc. (561) 289-7364 www.bocacondocare.com Donna D. Hoey Boca Raton, FL 33433 Boca Raton Weight and Wellness Institute (561) 955-1633 www.bocaweightandwellness.com Cecilia Lacayo MD Boca Raton, FL 33432 BocaRaton.com & The Bites! Network (561) 338-7594 www.bocaraton.com Russell Spadaccini Boca Raton, FL 33432 Boca Skin Solutions (561) 705-2760 www.bocaskinsolutions.com Janine Friedman Boca Raton, FL 33487

DIYSecurity.com (800) 349-2434 www.diysecurity.com Elias Janetis Boca Raton, FL 33431 Dr. Jonathan Rouffe (561) 929-5600 jmr827@gmail.com Boca Raton, FL 33431 Entrevant (305) 600-6615 www.entrevant.com Gary Roux Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Execustay Marriot (954) 970-4461 www.execustay.com Denise Walker Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Arthur Norek (561) 213-1491 www.vipcolor.com Arthur Norek Boca Raton, FL 33428

Brazelia Med Spa (561) 353-2265 www.brazeliamedspa.com Brazelia Lazzari Boca Raton, FL 33432

Foodoozle (855) 336-6953 www.foodoozle.com Flavia F. Melo Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Back In Balance (561) 361-4888 www.bocabackinbalance.com Dr. Elana Kaplove Boca Raton, FL 33433

Brightway Insurance (561) 372-3100 www.brightwayboca.com Eric Rand Boca Raton, FL 33496

FORMA Technology (954) 984-4116 www.formatechnology.com Joseph Leventhal Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Baja Beach Club (561) 362-7000 www.bajaboca.com Ashley Sherman Boca Raton, FL 33433

Broadstone North Boca Village (561) 756-8980 khaluska@allresco.com Kari Haluska

Forte Interactive (561) 833-4040 www.forteinteractive.com Adam Greenhaus West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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GFWC Boca Raton Woman’s Club (561) 767-6825 www.bocaratonwomansclub.org Gwen Herb Boca Raton, FL 33429 Hammock Pointe Elementary School (561) 477-2204 www.edline.net/pages/ Hammock_Pointe_ES Carol Crilley Boca Raton, FL 33433 HoneyBaked Ham Company (561) 479-2669 www.honeybakedham.com Kym McBean Boca Raton, FL 33434 Insphere Insurance Solutions (561) 368-6564 www.insphereis.com/ jbernardzack Jennifer Bernard Zack Boca Raton, FL 33432 iPower Technologies (561) 922-3365 www.goipower.com Priscilla Doyle Boca Raton, FL 33486 irock2read (561) 465-2924 http://irock2read.com Pam Weldon Boca Raton, FL 33432

Lavalle Brown & Ronan PA (561) 395-0000 www.bocalaw.com Heather Ronan Boca Raton, FL 33432

Omega Watches (561) 544-0007 www.omegawatches.com Maged Asuoty Boca Raton, FL 33431

Law Offices of John T. Mulhall III, P.A. (561) 416-0170 johnmulhall@me.com John T. Mulhall III Boca Raton, FL 33487

Owl’s Howl (561) 629-0078 www.owlshowlmag.com Ryan Schmederman Boca Raton, FL OwlTV Florida Atlantic University (561) 297 0037www.owltv.fau.edu Addiel Gomez Boca Raton, FL 33431

Mario’s Osteria (561) 239-7000 http://mariososteria.com Sande Weinstein Boca Raton, FL 33431

Pasternack Associates (561) 235-2829 www.taxbypa.com Jeff Pasternack Delray Beach, FL 33446

Menorah House (561) 483-0498 www.menorahsnf.com Karin DiPiero MS,NHA Boca Raton, FL 33428

Pita Pit (561) 544-0810 www.pitapitusa.com Kimberly Marcil Boca Raton, FL 33431

Metrix Medical (561) 721-7373 www.metrixmedical.com Reed Smith Juno Beach, FL 33408

Promotional Partners, Inc. (508) 229-2211 www.promotional partners.com Steve Zophin Boynton Beach, FL 33437

The Mexican http://www.themexicanbymax.com Boca Raton, FL 33432 Milagro Center (561) 279-2970 www.milagrocenter.org Barbara Stark M.A. Delray Beach, FL 33444

Italio Modern Italian Kitchen (561) 392-7778 www.italiokitchen.com Shameel Koya Boca Raton, FL 33432

Mrs. Brigs Gourmet Sweets (561) 306-3461 www.Facebook/Mrs. Brigs Francis Boechat Delray Beach, FL 33445

Joe Le Grand, LLC (561) 424-1603 joe@jlegrand.com Joe Le Grand Boca Raton, FL 33433 Joy! Communications (561) 622-3311 www.joycomm.com Kenrick Herrmann Stuart, FL 34994

South Florida Fair (561) 793-0333 www.southfloridafair.com Vicki Chouris West Palm Beach, FL 33411

The Loft at Congress (561) 716-5989 www.theloftatcongress.com Wes Goldstein Boca Raton, FL 33487

Isolda’s Art Gallery (561) 574-3515 www.isoldart.us Isolda M. Noli Boca Raton, FL 33432

Jaffe Design Associates, Inc. (954) 346-8558 www.jaffeInteriorDesign.com Marla Jaffe Nassau Coral Springs, FL 33065

Sandpiper Shores Elementary School (561) 883-4000 www.edline.net/pages/ Sandpiper_Shores_ES Kathy Jakubiak Boca Raton, FL 33498

MSi Consulting (561) 948-6533 www.msiconsulting.net Sherry L. Hall Boca Raton, FL 33431 Nailtopia 2 (561) 487-7770 www.facebook.com/nailtopia2 Nancy Tunis Boca Raton, FL 33434 Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce, P.A. (561) 471-3524 www.nasonyeager.com Greg Hyden West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Reel Addiction Fishing Charters, LLC (561) 400-8261 www.rafishingcharters.com Chris Stohlberg Boca Raton, FL 33487 RE/MAX Advantage Plus (561) 394-7800 barbara.oleska@gmail.com Barbara Oleska Boca Raton, FL 33432 Renaissance Regulatory Services, Inc. (561) 368-2245 www.RRSCompliance.com Louis Dempsey Boca Raton, FL 33432 Ricoh USA, Inc. (305) 496-5061 www.ricoh usa.com Justin Clay West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Rodan & Fields Dermatologists / Susan Kurdziel (954) 461-8338 www.skurdziel.myrandf.com Susan Kurdziel Pompano Beach, FL 33062

TGI Office Automation (561) 471-7000 www.tgioa.com Alan Herzog Boca Raton, FL 33487 TIAA CREF (561) 393-1301 www.tiaa cref.org Joseph Kelly Boca Raton, FL 33486 Tijuana Flats (561) 465-2723 www.tijuanaflats.com Kelly Radell Boca Raton, FL 33433 Trendtea (561) 445-9006 www.trendtea.com Nata Mason Boca Raton, FL 33431 United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC (561) 347-6662 www.united capital boca. unitedcp.com Clive Cholerton Boca Raton, FL 33431 VIP Caterers (561) 241-8000 www.vipcaterersboca.com Neil Wasserman Boca Raton, FL 33431 Woodfield Country Club (561) 997-7704 www.woodfield.org Claude Dubois Boca Raton, FL 33496 Workscapes (561) 271-1773 www.workscapes.com Mike Bancroft Boca Raton, FL 33433

Due to press deadlines, members listed are those that joined from September 14, 2012 to November 30, 2012 Interested in joining the Boca Chamber? Please call 561.395.4433 to speak with a Sales Associate.

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Corporate Events Weddings Special Events (561) 243-2539

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Community Volunteer Training is NOW available for Palm Beach County and it is FREE.

Learn how to be the best volunteer you can be, get fingerprinted and learn about 60 different nonprofits that are looking for someone like YOU to volunteer with them.

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Golden Bell Education Foundation 2013 The march to $1 Million More! Be a part of history! (...and math and English and science.)

Golden Bell has donated more than $1 million to public schools in Boca Raton. Visit www.bocaratonchamber.com/goldenbell to join us on our march!

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