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January- March 2015

The Official Publication of the Boca Chamber



Connecting Members Connecting Members Advancing Commerce Advancing Commerce January - March 2015


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Table of Contents From Our President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Buy Chamber! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Young Entrepenuers Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Your Chamber at Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Committee Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chamber Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Member Buzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Chamber Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Boca’s “Seen” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Member Anniversaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Community Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22 Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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CONNECTION Publisher: Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP Editor: Patricia Lammle Boca Chamber



Advancing Commerce can mean many things, like learning new and effective ways to better market your business, bringing more awareness to your products and services by meeting more potential customers, or connecting OFFICERS with like-minded business professionals. Randy B. Nobles, Croskey Lanni P.C., It was with that in mind that we created our Coupon Chair Book this past November. Designed to encourage Chamber Jerry Fedele, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Chair-Elect members to do business with one another and to help enhance Ethel Isaacs Williams, Florida Power & Light, the overall economy in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County, these coupon Vice Chair books will give you a quick return on your membership investment, attract new Rick Hayduk, Boca Raton Resort & Club, customers and earn more business! Treasurer Advancing commerce is also achieved by engaging the community to Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO participate in local events such as the Allianz Golf Championship, Boca Bacchanal, Secretary and Festival of the Arts Boca. These events provide a positive economic impact Keith O’Donnell, Avison Young, to our business community as they bring customers to your restaurants, visitors to Immediate Past Chair your hotels, and shoppers to your stores. Therefore, we continue supporting these DIRECTORS events that support your business! Turn to page 17 to learn more about these events. Anthony Barbar, Barbar & Associates, LLC Without the essential business building tools, commerce wouldn’t be possible. Vic Beninate, AT&T Technology has become a necessary part of our lives and our businesses. Therefore, Eric Brown, Aliant Payment Systems Inc. we all need to be informed and educated on the most recent advances available. Our Michael Daszkal, Daszkal Bolton LLP Technology Committee is planning more innovative and free workshops for this Melanie Dickinson, South Florida Business Journal year. Find out more about the next technology seminar on page 7. Jim Dunn, JM Lexus As we keep working to advance commerce and improving our brand to support Mark Edoff, The ADT Corporation our mission, we are proud to have launched our new Trustee logo - which reinforces Mitch Feldman, West Boca Medical Center our re-branding initiative. The fresh and current look of our new trustee logo is a Peter Gallo, Ph.D., Saint Andrew’s School modern representation of who the trustees are - the power base of the business Elisa Garcia, Office Depot, Inc. community of South Palm Beach County. We are also proud to celebrate the oneLarry Katz, Wells Fargo year anniversary of our newest and most successful program - the International Mike Kaufman, Kaufman Lynn Construction Business Alliance (IBA). If you haven’t been to one of these stimulating luncheons, Bonnie Kaye, Kaye Communications make sure to sign up for one as soon as possible! John W. Kelly, Ph. D., Florida Atlantic University In November, we proudly announced Mary Sol Gonzalez as the 2015 Richard Pollock, YMCA of South Palm Beach County DIAMOND Award recipient. A Diamond businesswoman is Dedicated, Inspiring, Jackie Reeves, Bell Rock Capital Rocki Rockingham, Jarden Consumer Solutions Accomplished, Motivated, Outstanding, Noble and Driven to make her community Kevin Ross, Ed.D., Lynn University thrive. Mary Sol has achieved success in her professional career and continually Susan Saturday, Bluegreen Vacations makes a difference in our community. She is dedicated to her business, to her Chuck Stout, CBIZ Meridian Insurance Group family and to our Chamber. She naturally engages people with her energy level and Philip M. Studer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch passion. It is people like Mary Sol who maintain economic prosperity in our great city. Join us on February 20th as we recognize her. PROFESSIONAL TEAM This year, we are fortunate to have our executive committee continue to serve in Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO their current roles for another year. Randy Nobles will carry the gavel once again with Sarah Pearson, Senior V.P., External Relations the support of Chair-Elect Jerry Fedele, Vice-Chair Ethel Isaacs Williams, Treasurer Firdaus Dotiwala, V.P., Finance & Administration Patricia Lammle, Marketing & Comm. Coordinator Rick Hayduk and Immediate Past-Chair, Keith O’Donnell. We look forward to working with those leaders as we continue to advance commerce in 2015! Chasity J. Navarro, Events Coordinator

Carolina Rush, Sales & Member Relations Manager Shaun Coletto, Sales Associate Anna Rosenthal, Sales Associate Kathy Jones, Member Service & Adm. Associate Vicki Pearson, Executive Assistant to the Pres. & CEO Sonya D. Deros, Program Manager, Golden Bell & YEA!

Moving Forward,

Troy M. McLellan, FCCE, FCCP President & CEO January - March 2015



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Anxiety Relief Specialist The Source for Change

Credit Card Processing National Transaction Corporation

Transportation Services / Airport Transportation Boca Raton Van Rentals

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Arts & Culture / Non-Profit The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum (561) 995-2333

Attorney - Family Law Lewert Law Offices, P.A. (561) 544-6861

Attorney - Intellectual Property Entertainment / Litigation The Lomnitzer Law Firm, P.A. (561) 953-9300

Bookkeeping FL-Accounting, LLC / Roxana Scaffidi, CPB (561) 939-2553

Bookkeeping Services / Quickbooks Boca Bookkeeping

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Business Coaching / Strategic Planning / Leadership Training Global Business Development Center (561) 894-4500 www.globalbusinessdevelopment

Business Training & Consulting Success Through Enhanced Performance, Inc. (954) 376-3767

College Planning Ducerus, Your Total College Solution (561) 995-1418

Condo & HOA Management Hawk-Eye Management, Inc.

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Financial Services / Consultants Popper, Kaufman and Katz Team at Morgan Stanley (561) 620-5113 eliot.popper/focus.htm

Home Healthcare Services

There4U Trusted Medical Companions (888) 974-8988

House Sitting & Home Service Boca Condo Care, Inc. (561) 289-7364

Import / Export Samandhel Corporation (561) 391-7502

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Insurance - Health & Life Life Audit Professionals, LLC (561) 948-2420

Interior Design / Space Planning Meryl Deutsch & Associates (954) 725-1717

Jewelry Cristino Fine Jewelry

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Kitchen & Baths Distinguished Kitchens and Baths, LLC

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Lighting Fixtures Capitol Lighting

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Limousine Services A1A Airport & Limousine Service (800) 330-4762

Public Relations / Marketing / Strategic Planning Kaye Communications (561) 392-5166

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

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

SEO / SEM / Website Services SEO Mavericks (561) 542-9606

Almighty Web Designs

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Signs / Lettering / Graphic Design image360 - Boca Raton (561) 395-0745

Tutors Tutor Doctor

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Teaching students how to make a job, not just take a job! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students 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 volunteer industry leaders, 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. Students learn to make a job--not just take a job! 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. For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or how you may become involved as a volunteer or supporting partner please contact Sonya Deros at 561-395-4433 ext. 232, or

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INSTRUCTOR HIGHLIGHT YEA! Welcomes Its Second Segment Instructor, Karen O’Byrne, Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Modernizing Medicine Karen O’Byrne joined Modernizing Medicine in 2011 and serves as Chief Financial and Operating Officer. In her dual role she oversees all financial, human resources, facilities operations, client services and sales and marketing for Modernizing Medicine. Karen brings more than twenty years of financial, operational and strategic experience from technology-based organizations including enterprise software, B2C technology, systems integration, web hosting and managed services. She is strategically minded with a proven record of driving profit improvement, leading business growth; establishing and scaling efficient operations and building operationally focused teams.

January - March 2015


YOUR CHAMBER AT WORK POLITICALLY SPEAKING Florida, Where Nothing Ever Really Changes or Does It? By Bobra Bush, BLU-PAC Board Member If you didn’t live in Florida, you probably thought that November’s elections brought a sweeping sea of change. Here in the land of sunshine, things couldn’t be more the same, on the surface. We re-elected the entire four-member State Cabinet, including, Governor Rick Scott. The 40-member Florida Senate had absolutely no turnover, with Republicans in 26 seats and Democrats holding 14. Republicans picked up six seats in the already Republican-held 120-member Florida House. On the national scene the Republicans lost one northern Florida Congressional seat, but picked up one in Miami-Dade, leaving both parties with a net gain of zero, with 17 Republicans to 10 Democrats. But if we look just a little closer at what may appear very unchanged, there are some sweeping changes that should - key word - should have some very large, longterm impacts. • Governor Scott won by fewer than 65,000 votes, just over 1%, which is a mirror to his win in 2010. Floridians are starting to see the importance of the old adage that every vote counts in this razor-thin environment. • Over 50% of the votes cast were during Absentee and Early Voting. The days of holding all your campaign cash to spend on mailings and ads that drop in the last four or five days are officially over. Spending will need to earnestly begin before Early Voting opens, and remain steady over the voting period. This may be a hard pill of change to swallow for campaign strategists, who rely heavily on using large expenditures to rise above the noise during those last few days. The analysis will surely continue, but in the meantime, we have an immediate concern; the City of Boca Raton Council Elections in March. We need to elect a new City Council member for term-limited Vice Mayor Constance Scott’s seat, and also Council Member Robert Weinroth’s seat was only for a one-year term. BLU-PAC will, of course, be actively involved in making sure that Business wins this election by interviewing candidates, researching the issues, and with your generous donations, supporting candidates who will keep our City Council working to support our pro-business community. Of course the strong support of our members will give BLU-PAC major influence at the ballot box. 6

Interested in contributing to BLU-PAC? Please send contributions to: BLU-PAC, P.O. BOX 811567 Boca Raton, FL. 33481. Please make all checks payable to BLU-PAC *Political contributions to BLU-PAC, PC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. As a donor, your name will appear on the Florida Divisions of Elections reports.


Learn About the Chamber’s Newest Program

The Boca Chamber is proud to offer you a new program designed to encourage Chamber members to do business with one another and to help enhance the overall economy in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. The new “Buy Chamber Coupon Book” features special discounts on products and services BY Chamber Members - FOR Chamber Members! 1,000 copies of these new coupon books are printed and distributed each quarter. For as little as $60, your coupon will be distributed at Chamber events like the Membership Breakfasts, Successful Women in Business Luncheons, Smart Talk Roundtables and New Member Orientations. Your Chamber is committed to helping you, our member, cut costs and save money whenever possible. By taking advantage of this special program, you will see a quick return on your membership investment, attract new customers and earn more business. Please call Carolina Rush at 561-395- 433 ext. 236 for more details or to purchase your coupon now!

January - March 2015



Professionals Under 40 Network with Trustees

Strategize & Maximize with Social Media – A Tech Forum

Advancing commerce is not just an aspiration for young working professionals in South Palm Beach County – it is a reality for the members of PULSE. PULSE (Professionals United for Leadership, Service and Empowerment), is the Boca Chamber’s group for business professionals under 40 and is sponsored by the FAU Alumni Association. The group hosts monthly events to encourage business connections and relationships among the next generation of leaders in our business community. PULSE also offers specific opportunities to network with Chamber Trustees and members of its Political Action Committee, BLUPAC. If you or one of your employees is interested in attending a PULSE after-hours or luncheon, please visit for upcoming dates, or contact Chasity Navarro at

Whether your organization is a start-up or a large enterprise, our upcoming Tech event will provide you with information on how to strategize and maximize using social media for business. Find out how to boost your social media marketing efforts and reach your company’s business goals. You’ll learn how to effectively leverage your company’s social media presence, create meaningful content for marketing and maximize your lead potential. Our expert panelists will provide attendees with emerging strategies on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & LinkedIn and the latest social tools and insights from successful social media marketing campaigns executed by leading brands. This event will be held at Lynn University on Thursday, January 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and it is free to attend for Chamber members. The Boca Chamber is looking for a single company to sponsor these quarterly seminars. Sponsorship availability is on a first come, first serve basis. To become the exclusive sponsor or for more information, please contact Carolina Rush at 56-395-4433 ext. 236 or

INAUGURAL S.H.A.N. EXPO Presented by Allegiance Home Health Maximize your opportunity for meaningful connections at the Boca Chamber’s Inaugural S.H.A.N. Expo: South Healthcare Advocacy Network community expo, presented by Allegiance Home Health. The expo will take place on Wednesday, February 18th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Shops at Boca Center. The Boca Chamber is committed to the Healthcare sector as an economic driver in the city of Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. SHAN’s mission is to provide Advocacy, Leadership, Education and Networking opportunities for healthcare professionals in South East Florida. Your partnership can be a powerful source of information and education. To participate as a vendor (for only $199) or for more information, please contact Carolina Rush at 561-3954433 ext. 236 or

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January - March 2015


CHAMBER EVENTS 2014 ANNUAL CELEBRATION Chamber Recognizes Leaders Polynesian Style

Troy McLellan, Pamela and Robert Weinroth, Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Mayor Susan Haynie

Nancy and Mike Osherow

Randy Nobles

Randy Nobles, Meredith and Peter Gallo

Philip and Joanne Studer

Paul and Lisa Metcalf, Stephanie and Carlos Barroso

Patricia Mazcko and Randy Nobles

33rd ANNUAL HOLIDAY AUCTION Chamber Gets Into the Holiday Spirit!

Elton Pride, Heather Ronan,Jen & Rob Jager

Isabel Garcia, Robert Weinroth and Terry Fleites were the lucky winners of the Android tablets sponsored by TouchSuite

Live Auction Bidders


We invite your organization to pay tribute to an individual who has made a significant difference to your organization. A panel of prominent members of the community will select one of the nominees to receive an award. All of the nominees will be honored individually at the luncheon, recognized in the program and included in all publicity. The Business Ability Awards Luncheon will be held on February 13, 2015 at Florida Atlantic University. This event gives companies an opportunity to provide community-wide recognition and thanks to an Executive or Employee who have given their time, talent and resources to make life better for others by promoting disability diversity & inclusion. We want to acknowledge their efforts and thank these special individuals who have made a difference in the lives of others.

Wine Toss game

James Constantine, Jerry Fedele and Anthony Greco

Rick and Pat Howard

Bill Hood as auctioneer

Your participation in the Business Ability Awards Luncheon benefits Stand Among Friends, a nonprofit organization, providing quality services for people with disabilities. Programs include vocational services, assistive technolog and disability diversity training, we help to achieve disability diversity & inclusion in the workplace. By recognizing the accomplishments of our community’s most dedicated individuals, we can truly let them know how much their efforts are appreciated. For information on how to participate in the event Call 561.297.4402 or email to

January - March 2015


Due to press deadlines these news releases are from September through November

Modernizing Medicine Closes First $15M Tranche of Expected FAU Ranks among Top 100 Colleges and Universities in Producing Undergraduate, Graduate Degrees for Minorities $20M Round of Funding Modernizing Medicine, Inc., the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system, announced that it has closed on approximately $15M of an expected $20M funding round. The latest funding comes from existing investors, led by Summit Partners and Pentland Group, many of whom are medical specialists who use EMA. “At Modernizing Medicine we believe that properly captured and leveraged health data has the power to increase efficiency, improve patient outcomes and transform healthcare,” said Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. “This latest round of funding reinforces that belief and the strength of our marketdifferentiating products and services. With the investment we intend to continue focused development in the surgical-specialties, while also committing resources for development in telemedicine, IBM Watson and mobile applications.” The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University has been awarded the Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for 2014 by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Selected from more than 560 international applicants, this award comes to the Research Park for the second year in a row. The honor was presented to Bruce C. Rosetto, Board Chair, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University and Andrew Duffell, president & CEO, at an awards ceremony during the recent IEDC Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world’s best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year’s most influential leaders. These awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Sklar Furnishings Receives 2014 Office Depot Leadership In Greener Purchasing Award: The Only Small Business Recognized In State Of Florida South Florida-based Sklar Furnishings -- the only independent contemporary furniture showroom and design center of its kind in the region – was the only small business in the state of Florida to recognized with a 2014 Office Depot Leadership In Greener Purchasing Award. Sklar was in good company, joining prominent fellow nationally ranked award winners this year in a variety of categories that included the City of Chicago, TD Bank, JM Family Enterprises, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Michigan and the Miami Heat. The Office Depot Leadership In Greener Purchasing Award program annually recognizes no more than 30 organizations throughout the U.S. out of thousands evaluated. Sklar Furnishings Co-Owner Rick Howard received the honor at an awards dinner at The Addison that concluded the Office Depot Leadership in Greener Purchasing Summit that was held at Office Depot global headquarters. Respected as an industry leader in green advocacy, Sklar ‘leads by example’ in forging of furniture alliances around the globe with designers and manufacturers that share its strong commitment to the environment.

Florida Atlantic University is ranked one of the top 100, four-year colleges in the nation conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees on to minority students, according to a survey in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a magazine published bi-weekly that informs leaders from academe, industry and public policy about current trends and issues that are going on in the United States. The National Center for Education Statistics tracked the 2013-14 academic year from U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by all postsecondary institutions. “We take tremendous pride in the fact that Florida Atlantic University has long ranked as the most racially, ethnically and culturally diverse institution in Florida’s State University System.,” said FAU President John Kelly. Telcom Corporation Turns 25! Twenty-five years ago, Bobra Bush started her telecommunications consulting firm with $10 worth of business cards in the corner of her Boca apartment’s bedroom, with one client willing to give her a shot. Over the years, Bush has served dozens of large and small clients across the U.S., saving them millions of dollars by reviewing their telephone and internet bills. With the advent of higher technologies pushing carriers to offer IT and Telephone as a single offering, Bush has expanded her scope to now include IT consulting. Telcom’s no-lose, contingency-based fee structure guarantees that clients don’t pay a penny if Telcom doesn’t find one. Find Telcom at Capitol Lighting: A Family Retailing Tradition Celebrates 90 Years From a small shop on Prince Street in Newark, N.J. in 1924 to now more than 85,174 square feet of storefront showroom space in eight cities and in all 50 states and around the world through its1-800LIGHTING. com, the Lebersfeld family’s retailing tradition officially celebrates nine decades of ‘making lives brighter’. Illuminating more than a million homes – with Capitol Lighting’s high quality traditional to transitional, mid-century to modern design lighting fixtures -- the small business leader today with four showrooms in New Jersey and four in Florida generates more than $40 million in annual showroom and Internet revenue. It features a diverse selection of 300 design lines in 40 lighting categories with 500,000 products available online; employs 170 professional lighting consultants, showroom managers, warehouse, delivery, installation and administrative staff (ranging in age from 20 to 101); serves more than 12,000 PRO designers and donates more than $170,000 annually to community nonprofits. Kaye Communications Announces Its Inaugural ‘Great Doggie DineOut & Paws Fest’ To Support Tri-County Animal Rescue (TCAR) To celebrate ‘Love Your Dog Week’, Kaye Communications will be ‘unleashing’ plenty of free paw-raising ‘fur and fun’ as the general public and their pooches come out to enjoy The Great Doggie Dine-Out & Paws Fest (GDD&PF) held to support Tri-County Animal Rescue (TCAR), Saturday, February 21st at Sanborn Square in Downtown Boca at 72 North Federal Highway. Held from noon to 9 p.m., themed activities for pet lovers of all ages and their furry friends kick-off with opening ceremonies that include a TCAR parade of alumni pups and their families, yoga and massages for dogs and their owners, a first-ever Great ‘Smooch Your Pooch’ Challenge, and Yappy Hour Singles ‘Speed Dating With Dogs’.

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The Boca Chamber Education Foundation, Inc., known as Golden Bell, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that was created by the Chamber’s Board of Directors as a separate operating entity for the sole purpose of supporting Boca Raton Public Schools. Since its inception in 1991, Golden Bell has granted more than $1.2 Million to Boca Raton’s K-12 public schools. Now, on the cusp of its 23rd Anniversary, the Foundation’s Board of Directors believes that, now more than ever, a quality education is the cornerstone of a successful business community. Help us on our March to $1 Million more! For information on how you can make a difference through volunteering, or through taxdeductible donations, please contact Sonya Deros, Program Manager of Golden Bell and YEA!, at

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CHAMBER UPDATES INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ALLIANCE Chamber’s “Newest” Program Celebrates its First Year!

What comes next?

We have great plans for our second year. We will start with a cocktail reception at Lynn University on January 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We are also planning to host an International Summit. We look forward to going global along with you in 2015!

On November of 2013, the Chamber held our first International Business Alliance roundtable discussion at Lynn University, sponsored by image360. The International Business Alliance (IBA) focuses on helping business owners succeed on a global scale and will open new doors to better, faster and stronger commerce around the globe. Additonally, this program will position Boca as a Global hub for businesses considering moving to our area. Every month, IBA has sold out, demonstrating the interest within our business community on international issues. Some examples of topics that were discussed at these luncheons are: Real Estate in Florida and Beyond, International Trade, New Marketing Tools and Immigration Law.

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of every month for breakfast and network

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BOCA’S “SEEN” Due to press deadlines these photos are from September through November events

Randy Nobles, Patricia Soletti, Troy McLellan and J.C. Perrin

Katrina Carter-Tellison, Dr. Kevin Ross, Scott Singer and Greg Malfitano

Randy Nobles, Chris Boniforti and Troy McLellan

Peter Krimstock, Jess Frank and Brian Rensing


Elton Pride and Gayle Elliott

Mohamed Abdallah and Toni Nieves

Joe and Rosie Martin


Patricia Burdett, Lauren McCauley and Micol Weissman

Larissa Pozner and Dominique Jusme

Sarah Pearson, Constance Scott, Jennifer Carroll and Susan Haynie.



Penny Morey and Ashley Sherman

Philip Piedt, Alex Bimonte and Erica Reuter

Rob and Jen Jager and Brian Altschuler

Meredith Dodrill, Donna Failla and Connie Hudson

Sarah Pearson and Officer Gwynne Friters

Barbara Patti and Susan Haynie

Katherine Tolman, Peter DeBaptiste and Amanda Gross

Sarah Pearson, Andy Cohen and Keren Gee

Jess Frank, John Ruhl, Mary Wolleon, Mike Sorrell and Keren Gee

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Isabel Garcia, Mohamed Abdalla and Ashleigh Fowles


Chief of Police, Dan Alexander and Troy McLellan

Linda Conahan, Arnie and Ami Zak, Marylin Wilson and Tom Last

Cathi Dorn and Steven Garber

Jackie Reves and Lisa Jensen

Lewis Fogel, Keren Gee and Mike Wolfson

Randy Nobles, Eben Molloy, Jay DiPietro, John Crean, Troy McLellan and Jim Singererling

Peg Greenspoon, Bonnie Kaye and Susan Wandersman

Johnpaul Ladue and Louis Petraitis



Adaeze Amaram, Roxana Scaffidi and Cassandra Bergeron

Jess Frank and Rob Jager

South Florida Business Journal table

People enjoying the great networking opportunity

Joyce Hunter and Deby Goldfarb

Massage Heights offered free chair mssages

Ellyn Okrent and Eliot Popper

Jackie Ledea and Hugo Vargas

Valerie Schreibman, Shaun Coletto and Rosalie Rhodes

Patricia Mazcko and Randy Nobles

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Deby Goldfarb and Denis Feldman

Mark Hanson, Cheryle Carlton and Adrienne Mazzone

John McClaskie, Anna Rosenthal, Philip Piedt, Michelle Marr, Peter Krimstock and Eli Rivera



Beacon Group, Inc. Insurance

34 Years As A Member

Brown’s Interior Design Showroom

28 Years As A Member

American Cancer Society American Equipment Company American Red Cross, Palm Beaches/ Treasure Coast Region AT&T AT&T Yellow Pages Babione Funeral Home Bank of America Bank of America Merrill Lynch Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants Best Western University Inn Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club 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 Waterstone Resort & Marina, a DoubleTree by Hilton

27 Years As A Member

Office Depot, Inc. Toshiba Business Solutions Florida Weiss, Handler, Angelos & Cornwell, PA

26 Years As A Member

Becker & Poliakoff, PA Delray Medical Center George Snow Scholarship Fund, Inc. Hilton Suites Boca Raton Michael’s Body Scenes Mutual of America One Park Place Penn-Florida Companies Residence Inn By Marriott Shubin Property Company The Sena Group Uncle Tai’s

24 Years As A Member

Boca Raton Travel & Cruises March of Dimes

14 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

Ellis, Ged & Bodden, P.A. Greenspoon Marder, PA MG Concepts, LLC Ocean Properties, Ltd. Hotels & Resorts Schoeppl & Burke, PA Telcom / Telcare Corp. The Rendon Center for Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine Transworld Business Brokers

22 Years As A Member

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23 Years As A Member

Aucamp, Dellenback & Whitney Delray Beach Marriott Delray Sands Resort JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Wyndham Hotel - Boca Raton

21 Years As A Member

Fairman & Associates, Inc.

19 Years As A Member

AXA Advisors South Florida CareersUSA Florida Aquastore Holiday Inn Express West Boca Sign A Rama, USA, Boca/Delray

18 Years As A Member

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Ctr

17 Years As A Member

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

16 Years As A Member Crown Trophy Greenberg Traurig, P.A. LIV Plastic Surgery Promise Healthcare Randstad SLK Realty, Inc.

15 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

Bennardo Levine LLP Bloom & Freeling, Attorneys at Law Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton Pan American Cigars Export, Inc.

12 Years As A Member

Berkowitz & Associates, PA South Florida Business Journal The Learning Center Preschool

11 Years As A Member

CareerSource Palm Beach County Elizabeth A. Dunn, CPA, PA Kaufman Lynn Construction Residence Inn Rosemurgy Properties

10 Years As A Member

Cendyn Equity Land Title, LLC Mercator Asset Management, LP The Boca Raton Observer Two Men and a Truck Ultimate Staffing Services West Boca Raton Community High School

9 Years As A Member

5-Spice Asian Street Market Commercial Florida Realty Services, LLC Hanley Center Republic Services of Palm Beach

8 Years As A Member

Barnes & Associates Certified Public Accountants, P.A. M. J. “Mike” Arts Mercantil Commercebank Self Discovery Group LLC

25 Years As A Member

Boca Country Club RKB Architects Planners, Inc.


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

6 Years As A Member

American Association of Caregiving Youth Bluegreen Vacations Canon Solutions America Cloud Computing Concepts, LLC (C3) Extra Space Storage Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC

M&R & Sons, Inc. Max’s Grille Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC Nationwide Interpreter Resource, Inc. Office Depot Foundation Tint World Tyco Retail Solutions Villa Oceana Luxury Waterfront Apartments

5 Years As A Member

Blue Martini Capital Grille Compounding Docs Pharmacy Discover the Palm Beaches, The Official Tourism Marketing

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Corporation for Palm Beach County Economos Properties Fowler White Burnett, PA Jaycee Realty, Inc. Malema Engineering Corporation Palm Air Air Conditioning, Inc. Premier Publishing, Inc. R2 Unified Technologies Stir Crazy, Inc. Sunshine Self Storage The Ruhl Financial Group Northwestern Mutual Vander Ploeg & Associates, Inc.

Thanks for being a Chamber member!


DIAMOND AWARD recipient mary sol gonzalez Before coming to Boca and starting her business, Image 360 Boca Raton, Mary Sol was very active in supporting Hispanic immigration efforts. She also was an advocate for abused and neglected children working with Yale Psychiatric Hospital and the children and families department. Mary Sol also worked closely with several organizations to save wild life around the globe. As the franchise owner of Image 360, Mary Sol marries her burning desire to help the community with her business goals. As she constantly says: "business is not only about profits, it is about how you impact the community." She has grown her business through hard work, sweat and many tears. In 2013, one of her accomplishments was to win one of the "Top Places for People on the Move" awards from the Sun Sentinel as well as Creating the International Business Alliance with Yonnit D'Alfonso and Valentina Moretti. In 2014, she was nominated for the Giraffe Awards by the Women's Chamber of Palm Beach County. Currently she sits on the board of the Boca Raton Children's Museum, the Board of Networking Hispanos and the Community Academy Advisory Board (CAAB) of West Boca High School.


Friday, February 20, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. January - March 2015 Woodfield Country Club


2015 Allianz Championship Will Tee Off at The Old Course at Broken Sound The 2015 Allianz Championship will once again tee off at The Old Course at Broken Sound this February, which recently underwent a $3 million restoration in regrassing all fairways, rough and added over 2,000 trees and flowers. For the 9th consecutive year the tournament will be played in Boca Raton from February 2nd – 8th with all proceeds benefitting the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. In addition to the attractive new faces of the 2015 rookie class, such as Davis Love III, Lee Janzen and Vijay Singh, the tournament has a new, hip hospitality venue located on the semi-island 16th green. The modern and luxurious hospitality tent will be sponsored by Celebrity Cruises and feature cool cocktails with perfectly balanced ingredients from fresh pressed lemon juice, raspberries, cucumbers and mint to Persian lime, Florida Valencia and Hamlin organic juice with organic agave nectar. Fans present will have a chance to win a daily Caribbean cruise. Looking to grow your business? Try entertaining top prospects and clients in Club 18 presented by South Florida Business Journal in our brand new corporate boxes overlooking the 18th green. For ticket and sponsor information visit or call our tournament office at 561-241-4653.


2015 Boca Bacchanal Information

This year’s Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival will be a two-day affair featuring the new Bacchanalia event on Friday, March 27th followed by six fabulous Vintner Dinners on Saturday, March 28th. Bacchanalia will be a community celebration held Friday night at the Boca Raton Airport Hangar with cuisine prepared by 30+ local restaurants, fine wine tastings from vintners across the world, a craft beer garden, chef demonstrations, Jet and Car tours, live entertainment and many more surprises for the community. The always-popular vintner dinners will take place on Saturday, March 28th at various unique locations throughout Boca Raton. Both events start at 7pm with tickets for the Bacchanalia event $125/person and tickets for the vintner dinners $325/person.


The 9th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca to Dazzle With Ten Days of Beethoven, Broadway, Ballet And Banjos The 9th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, will bring ten days of dazzling and diverse cultural experiences to South Florida March 6 – 15, 2015 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. This season’s Festival opens on March 6, 2015 with the Florida premiere of the ten time Academy Award winning film, West Side Story. Festival Orchestra Boca will play Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact. Other highlights include a performance by Grammy award winning husband and wife banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn; the Stars of International Ballet featuring Principal Dancer and Choreographer Guillaume Côté from the National Ballet of Canada & Friends; a Mozart Gala bringing together living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway, pianist Conrad Tao, and Arnaud Sussmann. with the Festival Orchestra Boca led by Constantine Kitsopoulos; and the Young People’s Chorus of New York and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Master Chorale of South Florida and Festival Orchestra Boca. Tickets for the 9th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA range from $15 to $125 per person and are available at or by calling (866) 571-ARTS (866-571-2787).

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Cendyn 980 N. Federal Highway, Suite 200 Boca Raton, FL 33432

Florida Accounting & Advisers 7100 W. Camino Real, Suite 302-2 Boca Raton, FL 33433


Boca Fertility 875 Meadows Road, Suite 334 Boca Raton, FL 33486

Boca Raton Weight & Wellness Institute 2300 Glades Road, Suite 260W Boca Raton, FL 33431

Ability Medical Health & Wellness 145 S. Congress Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33445

Boca VIPediatrics 5458 Town Center Road, Suite 13 Boca Raton, FL 33486

Community Table 1901 NW 2nd Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33432

4Ever Young Anti-Aging Solutions 5458 Town Center Road, Suite 19 Boca Raton, FL 33486

Holy Cross Clinic 4725 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33308

Kids Choice Sports, Dance & Fitness 6500 W. Rogers Circle, Suite 1000 Boca Raton, FL 33487

The Fountains Nursing & Rehabilitation 3800 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33431

Voodoo BBQ & Grill 5030 Champion Boulevard, Suite G1D Boca Raton, FL 33432


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Walk to end Alzheimers 327 Plaza Rea Boca Raton, FL 33432

Yoko-San Hibachi Fushion 99 SE Mizner Boulevard, Unit 110 Boca Raton, FL 33432

Crepe Cafe 123 NE 20th Avenue Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

DaVinci’s of Boca 6000 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431

Faces 365 Spa, The Beauty Experts 21200 St. Andrews Boulevard, Suite 1 Boca Raton, FL 33433

LoSoMo Inc. 1420 NW Boca Raton Boulevard, Ste. 5 & 6 Boca Raton, FL 33432

La Ferme 9101 Lakeridge Boulevard, Suite 2 Boca Raton, FL 33436

The Pineapple Newspaper 455 NE 5th Avenue, Suite D151 Delray Beach, FL 33444

Sicilian Oven 21170 St. Andrews Boulevard, Suite 9 Boca Raton, FL 33432

Interested in having a grand opening or ribbon cutting?

Wellness & Hormone Centers of America 5030 Champion Boulevard, Suite C-2/C-3 Boca Raton, FL 33496

We Rock The Spectrum Boca Raton 19635 State Road 7, Suite 46 Boca Raton, FL 33498 January - March 2015

Please call 561.395.4433 to speak with a Sales Associate!


NEW MEMBERS TRUSTEE MEMBERS Bloom & Freeling, Attorneys at Law (561) 864-0000 Jonathan Bloom Boca Raton, FL 33431 Boca Ballet Theatre (561) 995-0709 Dan Guin Boca Raton, FL 33487

GENERAL MEMBERS 24/7 Water Restoration (888) 877-9155 David Athanasaw Royal Palm Beach, FL 33432 4Ever Young Anti-Aging Solutions (561) 320-8111 Carlton Washington Boca Raton, FL 33486 AGTSI (561) 994-0000 Felix Tutuianu Boca Raton, FL 33487 AIM Abruzzo Issues Management (561) 997-4902 Chelsea Thomas Boca Raton, FL 33431 Allstate (954) 428-4355 Phillip Kittell Boca Raton, FL 33431 Alzheimer’s Association (561) 496-4222 Jessie Brooks West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Boca Raton Airport Authority (561) 391-2202 Clara Bennett Boca Raton, FL 33431

El-Ad National Properties (954) 846-7800 Eyal Borowitsh Plantation, FL 33324

Doreen M. Yaffa P.A. dba Yaffa & Associates (561) 276-3880 Doreen M. Yaffa Boca Raton, FL 33431

Landmark Bank, N.A. (561) 300-3332 Lisa Jensen Boca Raton, FL 33487

Boca Beach Cantina (561) 430-3899 Richard Gibson Boca Raton, FL 33432

Charles Medical Group (561) 395-5544 Pamela Carlson Boca Raton, FL 33432

Boca Biolistics, LLC (954) 449-6126 Joseph Mauro Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Chez Marie French Bistro (561) 997-0027 Marie Gattacieca Boca Raton, FL 33496

Boca Raton Florist (561) 395-1943 Michael Payten Boca Raton, FL 33432

Community Table (561) 672-7854 Andrew Stellino Boca Raton, FL 33432

Bogaert’s Boards LLC (954) 531-8752 Heath Van Den Bogaert Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Bowers Roofing, Inc. (561) 274-2896 Randall Bowers Delray Beach, FL 33483 Brian Rensing (513) 708-9209 Brian Rensing Boca Raton, FL 33428

Apira Science, Inc. (561) 465-7000 Morgan Pepitone Boca Raton, FL 33432

Cambridge Security Services (954) 320-4407 www.cambridgesecurityservices. com Bill Denio Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Boca Bar and Hospitality LLC (561) 491-9500 Danielle Hulshizer Boca Raton, FL 33487

Carpèggeo LLC (954) 303-9776 Charles Riggle Parkland, FL 33076


Corporate Janitorial Services (561) 491-9570 Dusko Rauzan Boca Raton, FL 33432 Crepe Café (954) 419-9620 Alex Kalinic Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 DermPartners (561) 883-5640 Jan Shandler Boca Raton, FL 33428 Douglas Schooler, PHD, PA (561) 395-3033 Douglas Schooler Boca Raton, FL 33432 Dyess Insurance Services (954) 916-2626 William (Bill) Dyess Plantation, FL 33324

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U.S. Mortgage of Florida (561) 843-5626 Hugo Vargas Boca Raton, FL 33431

Engel & Völkers Luxury Real Estates & Properties (561) 699-3450 Claire Collins Boca Raton, FL 33432 Executive Confidential (631) 392-1530 David Schwartz Delray Beach, FL 33446 Faces 365 Spa, The Beauty Experts (561) 394-5304 Barbara Johnson Boca Raton, FL 33433 First Class Plumbing of FL, Inc. (561) 594-1149 Trisha Borges Boca Raton, FL 33432 Fresh Meal Plan LLC (855) 373-7467 Richard Silverman Boca Raton, FL 33487 Global Housing Development LLC (561) 866-6778 Leonard Albanese Boca Raton, FL 33487 Gravity & Oxygen (561) 683-5161 Joseph Drake Boca Raton, FL 33432

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NEW MEMBERS Continued from Page 20 Green Ackerman Frost (561) 347-2400 Greg Barthelette Boca Raton, FL 33432 Hampton Inn Boca Raton (561) 988-0200 Jason Delgrosso Boca Raton, FL 33431 Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. 5614489353 Luis Gandia Boca Raton, FL 33428 Jaffe Animal Clinic (561) 395-4030 Daniel Sosa Boca Raton, FL 33432 Jeremy Horelick/Bernstein Global Wealth Management (561) 820-2174 Jeremy Horelick West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Josephine’s Italian Restaurant (561) 988-0668 Josephine Tribunella Boca Raton, FL 33487 Kids Choice Sports, Dance & Fitness (561) 998-4225 Julie Willmott Boca Raton, FL 33487 La Ferme (561) 430-3731 Angela Letra Boca Raton, FL 33436 Larissa Pozner (561) 789-2505 Larissa Pozner Boca Raton, FL 33496 Law Office of Catherine I. Favitta, LLC (561) 859-9223 Catherine Favitta Boca Raton, FL 33431

Law Offices of Steven Serle, P.A. (561) 912-3580 Steven Serle Boca Raton, FL 33487 Liquid Capital Funding (954) 227-9312 Benjy Wolf Boca Raton, FL 33431 Liv Yoga Institute LLC (561) 445-3262 Lauren Golen Boca Raton, FL 33498 Losomo Inc. (561) 923-9698 Veronica Romney Boca Raton, FL 33432

Molly Dayton Orem, UT 84097

Maylynn Menoud Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Mummaw and Associates, Inc. (561) 361-0375 Douglas Mummaw Boca Raton, FL 33432

Salon Sora (561) 338-7597 Kerry Resnick Boca Raton, FL 33486

Nolan Construction Comany (954) 596-0100 Daniel Nolan Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning (561) 747-5420 Rhonda Kirkendall Jupiter, FL 33458

Olympia Flame Diner (954) 480-8402 Patty Miranda Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Orkin Pest Control (561) 688-0449 Michael Dunkley West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Lymphatx, Inc. (561) 392-5131 Pamela Cohen Boca Raton, FL 33486 Madison’s New York Grill & Bar (561) 994-0808 George Andrianopoulos Boca Raton, FL 33431 Manas Technologies LLC (561) 706-5169 Ferda Kavak Boca Raton, FL 33431

Overseas Cargo, Inc. (561) 447-2998 Steve Winters Miami, FL 33137 Papalani Gelato (561) 213-7538 Mark Rubenstein Boca Raton, FL 33498

Mark H. Roberts (561) 990-6930 Mark Roberts Boca Raton, FL 33433

Pinnacle Advertising & Marketing Group (561) 338-3940 Peter Gary Boca Raton, FL 33432

Meridian Realty and Property Management (561) 901-4275 Sherman Lein Boca Raton, FL 33487

Public Reputation (561) 245-7149 Maureen Rowland Boca Raton, FL 33431

Millennium Hypnotherapy (561) 367-3312 Garry Melfa Boca Raton, FL 33432

Reloved Consignment (561) 409-0506 Rhonda Taasa Boca Raton, FL 33434

Molly Dayton/Doterra (801) 310-5432

Roig Lawyers (954) 462-0330

Sicilian Oven (561) 750-9772 Andrew Garavuso Boca Raton, FL 33432 Social Ribbit (516) 495-9107 Craig Yaris Boca Raton, FL 33431 South Florida Commercial Cleaning (954) 899-4881 Bernardo Grinblat Boynton Beach, FL 33437 SuperGreen Solutions (305) 321-2856 Hanna Khouri Boca Raton, FL 33433 Symbiotic Consulting Group (561) 922-0117 Raminder Singh Boca Raton, FL 33431 The Grounds Guys of Boca Raton (561) 699-3151 Marie Mathieson Delray Beach, FL 33444 The Law Office of Douglas J. Rudman, P.A. (561) 367-1123 Douglas Rudman Boca Raton, FL 33432

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Continued from Page 21 VooDoo BBQ & Grill - Boca Raton (561) 923-9779 Brian Bruk Boca Raton, FL 33432

Trusted Debt Solutions, LLC (888) 592-4901 Schimeon Frederick Jr. Boca Raton, FL 33432

We Rock The Spectrum Boca Raton (818) 257-2927 Tatyana Yukhtman Boca Raton, FL 33498

VITAS Healthcare (561) 733-6300 Beth Harple Boynton Beach, FL 33426

WebXL (855) 932-9500 Shane Bellotti Boca Raton, FL 33431

Whitney Center Permanent Cosmetics & Medical Tattooing (551) 804-9245 Joan Freedman Boca Raton, FL 33432

Z Wealth Solutions (954) 858-8557 Greg Shapiro Weston, FL 33326

Worldwide Exclusive Services LLC (561) 654-4569 Katia Delouya Boca Raton, FL 33432

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Yoko-San Hibachi Fusion (561) 430-3565 Stiv Ostrovski Boca Raton, FL 33432

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The Striano Financial Group / Northwestern Mutual (561) 948-1762 Brad Mitchell Boca Raton, FL 33432

LEADERSHIP BOCA WELCOMES ITS NEW CLASS! I’m excited to welcome the Leadership Boca Class of 2015. During this experience, they will explore the many professional, cultural and natural assets that are unique to Boca Raton and surrounding communities. They will gain insight into the needs or our neighbors, and likely find a cause that compels them to get involved. They will form lasting personal and professional relationships, and by the end of their adventure they will fully appreciate why Boca Raton is such an amazing place to live and work. Jennifer Jager, Creative Director, Plum Productions Chair, Leadership Boca 2015

Welcome, Class of 2015! Stephanie Brown Claudia Camacho Michael Campbell Darren Cook Rebecca D’Amica Alexandra Flugel Ellen Franklin Joan Freedman Abbi Freifeld


Timothy Frost Cameron Gill Mary Anne Gioia Lewis Greenberg Glenn Gromann William Gruitza Mark Harrison Jeremy Horelick Rosie Inguanzo-Martin

Steve King Beth Levine Veronica Lopez Caron McGinley Terence McIntyre Paul Miller Zakir Odhwani Marissa Pascucci Philip Piedt

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Eliot Popper Sabita Ramnarace Lana Rosenzweig Michael Salamone Susan Saturday Beth Sena-Parker Mindy Shikiar Michelle Shulman Haley Swartz

Deborah Trotten Ivan Vich Gloria Wank John Webb Mark Wilchinsky Ami Zak

PURPOSE, PEOPLE, PASSION A Truly Profitable Plan for 2015 – and Life! By Steven Garber Director, Third Level Ltd. Boca Raton is a great place to live and work. We are all blessed with sun, surf, and a sensational business climate. As we enter the New Year, it‘s a good time to say ‘Thanks’ for all the richness we have in our lives. And, as always, take the time to plan for an even better 2015 and beyond. Plan your business. Plan your vacations. Plan your continued growth, in all areas of your life. And start with the three P’s to have a year and a life where everyone truly profits to give and get a true benefit. Purpose: Start with your “Why?” Why are you in the business or job you are in? I honestly believe that the pursuit of meaning is at least as important as the pursuit of happiness. What is one of our innate questions as humans – as seen by the 2 year old in us all? “Why?” We seek to understand, to make a difference, to give our lives and businesses meaning, we become more motivated and fulfilled. It is very powerful to ask about any task or event, “What is my purpose for…” And, as we plan for the New Year, it is very powerful to ask, “What is my purpose for 2015?” My purpose for 2015 is to deepen and expand my connection to my communities: personal, business and spiritual. People: All business is about people. Even the online solo entrepreneur relies on people. How we relate, communicate and connect with people determines the quality of our lives. Think about the people in your life. How can you connect with them even more meaningfully than you do already? With whom would you enrich your life – and your business – to help, support, teach, mentor in 2015? People do business – and have relationships – with people they know, like and trust. How can you connect more, be kinder to, and build more trust with the people in your life? Tune out turn some of the noise, turn off the screens, and really pay attention to what people in your life are telling you. Be present. You will learn about your family. You will know more about your business. People will appreciate your time and attention. You will get results…



Membership Breakfast


New Member Orientation


International Business Alliance Network Successful Women in Business


PULSE Network


South Healthcare Advocacy Network


Smart Talk for Women Winter Business Expo


Technology Forum


International Business Alliance


New Member Orientation


Membership Breakfast


PULSE Network


S.H.A.N. Expo


DIAMOND Award Luncheon


Smart Talk for Women After Hours Network


Successful Women in Business


International Business Alliance


Community Cookout

Passion: How you express yourself is totally unique. We all are different. And having passion for your vocation and your relationships makes it a lot more fun. Websters defines it as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.” Help people find their passion. It is a lot more fun that way - and we do all like to have fun while everyone profits in 2015 and beyond.


New Member Orientation


Membership Breakfast


PULSE Luncheon


South Healthcare Advocacy Network

Stephen Garber’s mission is to make a difference in the world by helping people passionately create well, together. He can be reached at, or 1-800-262-0705.


Successful Women in Business


Smart Talk for Women

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