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20th Annual ATHENA Awards Finalists Announced Congressman Allen West Breakfast Ribbon Cuttings and New Members

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Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST

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Power Networking 9 @ Lunch 11:30 a.m. Crowne Plaza

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To Sell is NOT to Sell 8:30 a.m.

Business Builder Seminar 8:30 a.m.

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Science and Technology1 Committee 8:00 a.m. YPOP HotSpot - Village Tavern - Boynton Beach 5:30 p.m. 7 8 Women in Business Palm Beach Photographic Center 11:45 a.m. Business Builder 14 Seminar 8:30 a.m. Ambassador Committee 11:45 a.m.

To Sell is NOT to 15 Sell 8:30 a.m. ATHENA Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. PBC Convention Center

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22 Chamber Mixer El Dorado Furniture 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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29 Facebook = Money & Fame Seminar 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Health Care Committee Location TBA 12:00 p.m. 25

12 Special Breakfast Congressman West PBC Convention Center 7:45 a.m.

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25 Back to School Breakfast PBC Convention Center 7:45 a.m.

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*All meetings are held at the Chamber unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change

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401 N Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | Phone: 561.833.3711 Fax: 561.833.5582 | www.palmbeaches.org

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Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches 401 N. Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Phone: (561) 833-3711 Fax: (561) 833-5582

6 ATHENA Awards Finalists 9 Congressman Allen West Speaks at Chamber Breakfast

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Visit us online at: www.palmbeaches.org

Staff

Dennis Grady Chief Executive Officer Sandy Pullens Director of Administrative Services Kelley Burke Director of Sponsorships and Special Events Donald Burgess Operations Coordinator Alexandra Guth Communications Coordinator/Webmaster Kelly Fanelli Membership Director Mike Penn Membership Development

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$60 million

is spent in Palm Beach County on school supplies‌ Can you cash in on Back to School? Source: 2010 ESRI

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Sharon McIntosh Information Coordinator

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Officers

Chair Carey O’Donnell O’Donnell Agency Chair-Elect Michelle Diffenderfer Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. Treasurer David D. Brooks, CPA Secretary Harvey E. Oyer III Shutts & Bowen, LLP General Counsel Paul Krasker Trident Title, LLC At-Large Member Wesley Lauer Akerman Senterfitt Past-Chair Don DeWoody WGCompass Realty Companies

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Board of Directors

Larry B. Alexander - Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. Christopher Benvenuto - Gunster David Brooks - D. Brooks and Associates CPA’s, P.A. Scott Butler - Butler Construction Co. John Cassidy - John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning, Inc. Don DeWoody - WGCompass Realty Companies Michelle Diffenderfer - Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. Dr. David Dorfman - Mobile Chiropractic of the Palm Beaches Tom Dye - Carlton Fields Bill Fleming - Palm Beach Atlantic University Charles Gerardi - The Palm Beach Post Clint Glass - Balfour Beatty Construction Russell Greene - Grand Bank & Trust of Florida Christine Hanley - Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A. Patti Hamilton - Southern Waste Systems LLC/Sun Recycling Rick Herman - PNC Bank Beth Kigel - KBS Strategies Group, LLC Don Kiselewski - Florida Power & Light Co. Patrick Koenig - Flagler Realty & Development, Inc. Paul Krasker - Trident Title, LLC Scott Lampert - Broad and Cassel Wesley Lauer - Akerman Senterfitt Trish Lowry - Florida’s Blood Centers Monica Manolas - CEMEX Danny Martell - Florida Crystals Corporation Daniel Miller - Broad and Cassel Frank Newman - WACHOVIA, A Wells Fargo Company Mark Nosacka - Good Samaritan Medical Center Carey O’Donnell - O’Donnell Agency Harvey E. Oyer, III - Shutts & Bowen, LLP Kevin Probel - Related Companies Jay Shearouse - First Bank of the Palm Beaches Keith Spina - Glidden Spina & Partners Jonathan Teaford - Digital Domain Media Group John Templeton - Templeton & Company, LLP Ricky Wade - McDonald’s/”B”ing the Best, Inc. Steve Wasserman - WPTV NewsChannel 5 William S. Williams - Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Kathy Willoughby - Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Upcoming Chamber Events: August

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Business Builder

Free event! Tuesday, August 23 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chamber boardroom.

• Learn how the Chamber helps you build your business • Build your contacts by making your networking work • Meet a roomful of business owners and area professionals • Receive an information packet including a calendar of events, copies of the Chamber’s directories, committee information, and more! Sponsored by

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Back to School Breakfast

On Thursday, August 25 from 7:45 - 9:00 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, the Chamber will host its annual Back to School Breakfast with guest speaker Bill Malone, Superintendent School District of Palm Beach County.

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Anniversary ATHENA Awards Supporting, Honoring & Developing Women Leaders ATHENA FINALISTS NAMED The 2011 ATHENA Awards honor an individual, young professional and business for professional excellence, mentoring, and activity engaging in the promotion of women into leadership roles. The Chamber is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the ATHENA Awards and takes pride in presenting one of the most prestigious leadership awards that focus on the mentorship of women.

ATHENA Young Professional: Christina D’Elosua, Gordon & Doner, P.A.; Alison Fowler, Napleton’s Northlake Auto Park; Brandyce Stephenson, The Society of the Four Arts; and Brandy Upright Truex, Upright Marketing Solutions. This year’s nominees included: ATHENA Young Professional – Beth Beattie, Beth Beattie Branding, PR & Events; Tasha Dickenson, Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.; Jessica dos Santos, Downtown Dance LLC; Anne Hendricks, Greenspoon Marder; Krista Lyon, Fuoco Group; Deana Pizzo, I.T. Managed Solutions of South Florida; Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, Maltz Jupiter Theater; Jennifer Sullivan, O’Donnell Agency; and Rena Toppe Ueltschi, C3 Consulting.

ATHENA Business: 1st United Bank; Bank of America; Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A.; and Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

ATHENA Individual: JoAnne Berkow, RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery; Dari Bowman; Stacey Branchini, The Alexa Foundation; Fabiola Brumley, Bank of America; Yvonne Cabrera, 1st United Bank; Rachel Docekal, MBA, Ed.D, Hanley Center Foundation, Inc.; Terry Gearing, Florida Atlantic University; Sharon Gill, Oasis Compassion Agency; Roberta Jurney, Quantum House; Suellen Mann, Palm Beach State College Foundation, Inc.; Nancy Marshall, Arthur R. Marshall Foundation; Cynthia McCauley, Good Samaritan Medical Center; Pam Paine, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Beatrice Coleman Patrick, State of Florida Legislator; Virginia Spencer, Illustrated Properties Real Estate; MaryAnn Morgan Stetson, West Palm Pools, Inc.; Yvette Trelles, Trelles Law, P.A.; and Ethel Williams, Florida Power and Light.

ATHENA Individual: Kathleen M. Anderson, Ph.D., Palm Beach Atlantic University; Dione Christy, Ph.D, School District of Palm Beach County; Darlene Kostrub, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County; and Suzanne Turner, YWCA of Palm Beach County.

Tickets are on sale now, www.palmbeaches. org, for the ATHENA Awards Luncheon, to be held on Thursday, September 15 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. For further information, please contact Kelley Burke at kburke@palmbeaches.org or 561-833-3711 (ext. 231).

The ATHENA program was created over 25 years ago and, over the years, more than 6,000 recipients have been honored worldwide.

This year’s finalists are:

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HANLEY PRESENTS AT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE PALM BEACHES Christine D. Hanley, Esq., of Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A., presented an FLSA Executive Briefing on July 22, at the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. This Briefing was a one-hour dialogue covering the issues and perils facing local businesses and managers and was intended for an organization’s senior-most managers and business owners. Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A., founded in 1993, is a West Palm Beach-based law firm limiting its practice to employment and labor law and litigation representing employers, exclusively.

Senator George LeMieux Addresses Trustees

Danny Martell, Don DeWoody, Linda Barnette, George LeMieux and Richard Rampell Former Senator George LeMieux addressed 35 business men and women at the August Trustee Luncheon. Senator LeMieux shared his thoughts on the recent activity in Washington regarding raising the debt limit and cutting Federal spending. He also shared his thoughts on international issues as well as his campaign for United States Senate. “The Trustee program of the Chamber provides many wonderful opportunities to meet and dialogue with key business and governmental leaders at both the local and state level, who directly impact our businesses and everyday lives. Prior to becoming a member of the board, I also enjoyed attending the board meetings as a Trustee to gain valuable insight on issues and initiatives in our community and better understand how the Chamber supports local business.” Trish Lowry Director of Business Development Florida’s Blood Centers

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Top 10 Reasons to Belong to the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches 1. Visibility for your business! The Chamber’s newsletter, website and publications are all geared to assist members in getting the word out about their products and services. 2. Credibility! That “stamp of approval” that Chamber membership provides helps members stand out above their competition! Chamber logos for their websites and door stickers for their locations make them easy to find. 3. Build your business! From educational seminars to cost saving programs, the Chamber helps members take their business to the next level. Attend a Business Builder for a complete overview of all the Chamber’s programs and services. 4. Appear in Chamber publications! The Chamber produces a variety of award-winning directories that include contact information for every member. 5. Expand your internet presence! The Chamber’s website averages 125,000 unique visitors a month, and includes all members, custom keyword searches, hot links to member’s websites, a community calendar and much more. 6. Referrals! The Chamber receives requests for every product and service imaginable. Make sure that your business is getting the every referral possible! 7. Get involved! From young professional groups to executive level CEOs there is something for everyone. How will members get to know you? Join a committee! 8. Network! Morning, noon and night, some are structured meetings while others are full of mixing and mingling. Find the ones that fit your schedule and comfort level. 9. Brochure displays! The Chamber responds to more than 20,000 telephone, e-mail and walk-in inquiries annually. Make sure your brochures are working for you and get them in the Chamber lobby! 10. Contacts! The Chamber is full of members just like you; area business owners and professionals looking to build their contact base and expand their businesses. “After trying a number of networking groups around the County without much success, I decided to focus in on one organization and compare the results. I chose the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches because of its reach, not only in Palm Beach County, but all of South Florida. The results have been incredible and the business I’ve developed has far exceeded anything I did in the past. The Chamber’s networking events have given me the opportunity to meet and mingle with far more business leaders than I could ever do on my own and the monthly ‘Business-Building Seminars’ and leadership meetings keep me up-to-date on the latest trends and technical advancements available to me as a small business owner.” David DuHamel President/CEO Seminole Marketing, LLC

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Congressman Allen West Breakfast

Congressman Allen West (R-22) addressed nearly 300 business men and women at the Chamber’s special breakfast at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The breakfast was sponsored by AT&T Florida. Congressman West focused much of his remarks on the economic challenges facing our country. He stated that as a Freshman in Congress, he was elected to change the culture of our nation’s Capitol. He said, “Washington has spent too much, borrowed too much and created an atmosphere hostile to families and job creators.”

Harvey Oyer - Shutts & Bowen LLP, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, Cathy McKenzie - AT&T Florida, Congressman Allen West, Chamber CEO Dennis Grady and Moore Hallmark - U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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New Members

Ambassador Pest Management Blue Caniff - Sales Manager 1401 Forsythe Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 (561) 689-1411

www.ambassadorpestmanagement. com

PEST MANAGEMENT SERVICES

British American Consultants Inc. David P. Roberts - Owner 3000 N. Ocean Dr., Suite 10-A Singer Island, FL 33404 (561) 594-0911 www.britishamerican.net INVESTIGATIONS Brown & Brown Insurance Michael Melim - Commercial Insurance Advisor 1401 Forum Way, Suite 400 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 688-5045 www.bbinsurance.com INSURANCE - PROPERTY & CASUALTY C3 Consulting Rena Toppe - President 101 Bradley Place, Suite 204 Palm Beach, FL 33480 (561) 626-7874 www.c3pb.com PUBLIC RELATIONS COUNSELORS Cash America Jack Pinder - Market Manager 5178 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33417 (561) 891-6604 www.cashamerica.com PAWNBROKERS Coudert Institute Dale Coudert - President / Founder 1217 S. Flagler Dr., 3rd Floor West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 659-9752 www.coudertinstitute.com NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Foundation Mortgage Neil J. Lavikoff - Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator 33 SE 7th St., Suite N Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561) 302-2760 www.bocamortgageloans.com MORTGAGES Gardens Urgent Care of Lake Worth Rebecca Sasser - Administrator 7408 Lake Worth Rd., Suite 700 Lake Worth, FL 33467 (561) 721-7227 www.gardensurgentcare.com URGENT CARE ITC Phone Center - AT&T Authorized Retailer Jessica Danaei - Owner 5177 Lake Worth Rd. Greenacres, FL 33463 (561) 966-6069 WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, P.A. Jane Kreusler-Walsh - President 501 S. Flagler Dr., #503 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 659-5455 www.kwcvpa.com ATTORNEYS - APPELLATE LAW Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. Robert A. Bertisch - Executive Director 423 Fern St., Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 655-8944 Ext:247 www.legalaidpbc.org LEGAL SERVICES & PLANS Long Term Care Consulting, Inc. Kim Gerard - MSW 11331 SW 1st Court Plantation, FL 33458 (561) 622-8049 www.ltcconsultinginc.com HEALTH CARE CONSULTING & SERVICES

M&M Medical Enterprises / Vascular Access Specialists Michelle Bowman - RN, BSN, CPUI 954 Flamango Lake Dr. West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 719-2223 www.mandmmedical.net HEALTH CARE CONSULTING & SERVICES McCabe Rabin, P.A. Ryon M. McCabe - Shareholder 1601 Forum Place, Suite 301 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 659-7878 www.mccaberabin.com ATTORNEYS NPC / A Vantiv Company Kim Casey - Sales Executive 252 Beverly Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 (561) 315-7324 www.npc.net CREDIT CARD SERVICES Paradise Home Health Care Linda LeMonte - Owner / Administrator 399 NW Boca Raton Blvd. # 214 Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561) 672-7170 www.paradisehomehealthcare. com HOME HEALTH SERVICES Paramount Ballroom Alec Lazo - Owner 211 Royal Poinciana Way Palm Beach, FL 33480 (561) 832-2141 www.paramountballroom.com DANCE INSTRUCTION Pre-Paid Legal Services Kathy Hardy - Small Business, CDLP & Group Benefits Specialists 5645 56th Way West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561) 452-7092 www.prepaidlegal.com/hub/ kathyhardy LEGAL SERVICES & PLANS


Rinker Realty Brandon Rinker - President 2448 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561) 623-0131 www.rinkerrealty.com REAL ESTATE Smooth Transitions of South Florida Sonya T. Long - President 401 W. Atlantic Ave., Suite 9 Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 213-7331 www.smoothtransitionssfl.com MOVERS & MOVING SUPPLIES Southwest Airlines Alison Hoefler - Community Affairs Manager 5364 Ehrlich Rd., #361 Tampa, FL 33624 (813) 968-2260 www.southwest.com AIRLINES Sunshine Cleaning Systems, Inc. Gui Newlands - Business Development 1253 Old Okeechobee Rd., Suite B7 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 800-5678 www.sunclean.com CLEANING SERVICES Sweet Boo Design + Communication Cheryl Baldwin - Principal 203 Via Rosina Jupiter, FL 33458 (561) 401-9461 www.sweetboodesign.com GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Sweet Pea’s Antiques and Collectibles Mike Maddox - Owner 5900 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33405 (561) 585-1449 www.sweetpeasondixie.com ANTIQUE DEALERS

Tec Direct Tim McBride - Owner 480 Hibiscus St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 358-8950 www.mytecdirect.com INTERNET - MARKETING & ADVERTISING The Toby Center for Family Transitions Dr. Mark D. Roseman - Executive Director 1100 S. Federal Highway, Suite 7 Boynton Beach, FL 33435 (561) 509-6112 www.thetobycenter.org SOCIAL SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS

Wheels For Kids Denise Jungbert - President PO Box 57 West Palm Beach, FL 33402 (561) 577-3800 www.wheelsforkids.org NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Worth Asset Management Anya Garcia - Assistant 102 S. Olive Ave., Suite 404 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (561) 833-7227 www.worthassetmanagement.com PRECIOUS METALS BROKER / DEALER

Tiery J. Boykin Architect Tiery Boykin - AIA 400 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 324 Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561) 392-7221 www.TieryArchitect.com ARCHITECTS

Zuccarelli’s - Catering For All Occasions Olimpia Zuccarelli - Owner / Operator 4595 Okeechobee Blvd. The Emporium Shoppes West Palm Beach, FL 33417 (561) 686-7739 www.zuccarellis.com RESTAURANTS

Tree of Life Enterprise Services Amanda Schumacher - Founder / President 3015 Exchange Court, Suite 106-B West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 656-5038 www.treeoflifeenterpriseservices. com NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Zuccarelli’s - Pizza Bar Olimpia Zuccarelli - Owner / Operator 5530 PGA, Suite 101 PGA Commons West Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 (561) 626-4030 www.zuccarelliswpb.com RESTAURANTS

Waterstone at Wellington Shawn Reynolds - Regional Support Specialist 2141 Vinings Circle Wellington, FL 33414 (561) 753-7880 www.waterstoneatwellingtonapts. com APARTMENTS Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Hillary Longo - Branch Manager 1400 Centrepark Blvd., Suite 601 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 616-9222 www.wfhm.com/centralpalmbeach MORTGAGES

Flagler Drive will be closed for up to 6 weeks between 7th street and Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., starting July 21.

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Ribbon Cuttings

NPC / A Vantiv Company Kim Casey, Sales Executive 252 Beverly Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 (561) 315-7324 | www.npc.net National Processing Company (NPC-A Vantiv Company) is a leading provider of debit and credit card processing services. The company is the third-largest processor of credit cards in the U.S., and is dedicated exclusively to the small-to-medium merchant market. NPC offers unique technology solutions and an unparalleled culture of service and execution that have made the company an attractive partner for merchants and distribution partners. NPC supports all major card payment applications, including credit, debit, electronic government benefits, gift and loyalty cards and check conversion. Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, Inc. Jane Hesser Lill, Director, Volunteer Services 1300 S. Olive Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 802-6979 www.mealsonwheelspalmbeaches.org

Chef Brenda Wade (Good Samaritan Medical Center), Heyward Whetsell (Board Chair), Charlie Ring (Executive Director), Mayor Muoio, Dr. Rodney Blair (Board Member), Jane Lill (Director, Volunteer Services), Andrea Ramsey (Board Member), Tajiana Ancora-Brown (Board Member)

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, Inc.’s mission is to provide a daily, hot, nutritious lunchtime meal to the homebound of West Palm Beach. Good Samaritan Medical Center is their meal provider partner and oversees the preparation of these meals and menu selection recognizing the importance nutrition can have with respect to illnesses such as diabetes, obesity or heart disease. A caring group of trained volunteers delivers the meals to the homebound. This newly formed 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation is affiliated with the Meals on Wheels Association of America, Inc.

Elite Property Inspection & Management Preston and Pilar Halstead - Owners 4201 Westgate Ave. Suite B4, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561) 420-0277 | info@MyEliteInspector.com Preston and Pilar Halstead, owners of Elite Property Inspection & Management, were joined by Chamber Ambassadors at their recent Ribbon Cutting. Elite Property Inspection & Management is a multi-inspector home inspection company that also specializes in Wind Mitigation, Four Point Inspection and Mold Inspection. They are also a State Certified General Contractor and State Certified Building Inspector. They are proud to know more about the “nuts and bolts” of how a house is put together than other companies, and they have over 20 years of experience in the construction and inspection industry. This has helped them become a leader in inspections, and they travel throughout the state to aid and train other inspectors in the industry.

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Renewals

All Global Solutions International, Inc. Allstate Insurance Co. Anderson - Moore Construction Corp. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Inc. Boca Nursing Services, Inc. Brandon Transfer & Storage Co., Inc. Comfort Inn & Conference Center Cumberland Heights Cushman & Wakefield DiSalvo’s Trattoria Doane & Doane, P.A. Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. Elite Property Inspection & Management Evelyn F. Parkes, C.P.A., P.A. Express Employment Professionals Fidelity Investments LLC FitzGerald Mayans & Cook, P.A. Gregg Weiss HB3 Services I.J. Morris Funeral Directors LCA Architecture, Inc. Management Services Group of Healthcare REIT Marciano Family Optometric Nova Southeastern University Ovations Food Services - PBC Convention Center Palm Beach Day Academy Lower Campus Palm Beach Day Academy Upper Campus Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League/PBC Humane Society Quantum House South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report Southwest Airlines St. Mark’s Episcopal School STORE Self Storage and Wine Storage The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-South Florida Chapter Weiss Group, LLC West Palm Pools, Inc.

Facebook = Money & Fame (For You & Your Business) Thursday, September 29; 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Chamber Boardroom

Are you using social media to increase your sales? Are you getting the publicity you deserve? Are you overwhelmed with the why, how and when? In this seminar, we will learn: • The Facebook tools business owners are using to SKYROCKET the number of Facebook friends who do business with them. • How to instantly increase your trust factor with followers, bringing you more sales. • How to target the RIGHT people. You want SERIOUS prospects ONLY. • Tools the most successful social media champions use to manage all social media sites in LESS time. You will leave this seminar with ideas to activate, energize and super charge your social media activities strategies.

Presented by Kim Walsh-Phillips, President, Inside Out Creative

FREE for Chamber Members Future Members $10 For more information, contact Kelly Fanelli at (561) 833-3711 ext. 235 or kfanelli@ palmbeaches.org

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Members In Motion CLEVELAND CLINIC FLORIDA RANKED ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP HOSPITALS FOR GASTROENTEROLOGY BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Cleveland Clinic Florida has been ranked as one of America’s best hospitals for gastroenterology in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, accessible online at www.usnews.com/ besthospitals. For the second year in a row, Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked among the top 20 U.S. hospitals in gastroenterology and achieved a No. 19 ranking. LLW ATTORNEYS NAMED 2011 FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS AND 2011 FLORIDA LEGAL ELITE Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., shareholders Terry E. Lewis, Stephen A. Walker, Anne Longman, Michelle Diffenderfer and Dennis Stotts have been selected as 2011 Florida Super Lawyers in the area of Environmental Law. Wayne Flowers has been selected as a Super Lawyer in the area of Environmental Litigation and H. Hamilton “Chip” Rice has been selected as a Super Lawyer in the area of Government/Cities/Municipalities Law. SIR SPEEDY OF WEST PALM BEACH RECEIVES CENTURY CLUB AWARD Sir Speedy in West Palm Beach recently received a Century Club Award, placing them in an elite group of Sir Speedy franchises worldwide. Sir Speedy in West Palm Beach is owned by Yuda Raz. GUNSTER ATTORNEY BERNARD R. “ROBIN” BAKER, III ELECTED TO THE NATIONAL CLUB ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bernard R. “Robin” Baker, III, an attorney of counsel to Gunster, Florida’s Law Firm for

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Business, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Club Association (NCA). He focuses his practice on private golf clubs, hospitality projects, including hotels, resorts, club membership programs; mixeduse properties, and highly-amenitized masterplanned communities, club membership plans and real estate development and finance. OAKWOOD CENTER RENAMED “JEROME GOLDEN CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, INC.” Local dignitaries and supporters of the Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches recently gathered for the official renaming of the Center to the “Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health, Inc.” This renaming comes on the heels of a most-charitable gift from Jerome (Jerry) Golden. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE PALM BEACHES BOARD MEMBER, CHRISTOPHER P. BENVENUTO, SHAREHOLDER OF GUNSTER, FLORIDA’S LAW FIRM FOR BUSINESS HAS BEEN NAMED A “RISING STAR” BY FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE. CBS RADIO West Palm Beach Announces New Marketing Director CBS RADIO West Palm Beach is pleased to announce that Karyn Barone has joined the team as Marketing Director, overseeing all marketing and promotion activities for the company’s five stations in the market. JONES FOSTER ANNOUNCES THAT TASHA K. DICKINSON HAS BEEN ELECTED AS A FIRM OFFICER AND THAT JOANNE M. O’CONNOR HAS BEEN ELECTED AS A FORUM CLUB BOARD MEMBER


TENET FLORIDA AND SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE PLANS TO BUILD NEW 80-BED ACUTE-CARE HOSPITAL Tenet Florida Inc. and The Scripps Research Institute have entered into a collaborative agreement to develop and build an 80-bed acute care hospital and academic medical center that will be located on 30 acres within the Scripps Florida Campus near Donald Ross Road and I-95 in Palm Beach Gardens.

July Mixer The Hilton Palm Beach Airport’s Lakeside Bar and Grill hosted the August Mixer. Drive over or sail over on Lake Cloud; the Tiki Bar is open 11am – midnight daily, and has great Happy Hour specials from 3 - – 7pm Monday through Friday. The Hilton Palm Beach Airport is centrally located and a great place to hold social events, fundraisers, reunions and pool parties. BocceNation was on hand to provide free bocce instruction, as it is every Thursday evening. Attendees enjoyed the tropical breezes of the Tiki Bar and the cool air-conditioned Club 10 atmosphere for networking.

Special thanks to the Hilton staff - Kristina Viola, Ali Etemadi and Isabelle Bremer for their hospitality.

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Palm Beach County Counts www.pbccounts.org

New web site provides free data for health, economics, social demographics, best practices research for Palm Beach County Local businesses, municipalities, charities, residents benefit from collaborative effort The Economic Development Research Institute (EDRI) along with seven additional partners launched Palm Beach County Counts (www. pbccounts.org) an online research and data resource for Palm Beach County. More commonly known as a data dashboard, this web-based collaboration features 100 Palm Beach County quality of life indicators in the areas of economy, health, education, environment, transportation, public safety, government and politics, and social environment. Businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations will use the site in a variety of ways to assist with strategic planning, fundraising and community program accountability. “One of the most beneficial features of Palm Beach County Counts is that it provides businesses with near real-time economic and demographic information by zip code. This will allow us to gauge community needs more accurately and plan accordingly,” said Chris Roog, CEO of the Gold Coast Builders Association. “Having access to unbiased, centralized information about Palm Beach County is a critical step in building a world class community.” The community-based indicator program was developed in partnership with the Healthy Communities Institute, Inc. The

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goal was to design a dynamic, interactive webbased information system that will provide easy to understand data for all segments of the community to access at no charge. In addition to dashboard indicators and census information, the site currently links visitors to more than 1,600 county-level promising practices and other planning resources that encourage and promote informed community action. The following organizations provide funding and governance for Palm Beach County Counts: The United Way of Palm Beach County, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Health Care District of Palm Beach County, Quantum Foundation, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County, and Workforce Alliance, Inc. On-going funding for the project is needed. Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. For more information, call Greta Von Unruh, EDRI executive director at 561- 366-9558.


August HotSpot Hosted by Rooney’s All-In Sports Bar & Grille The Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches “YPOP” hosted their August HotSpot on Tuesday at Rooney’s All-In Sports Bar and Grille. Over 65 young professionals enjoyed networking, food and fun at this great event. Special thanks to Rooney’s All-In for generously hosting this event and to both Rooney’s and ESPN Radio 760 for donating raffle prizes. For more information visit www.ypopconnect.org.

YPOP Heads to Village Tavern in Boynton Beach for September HotSpot Calling all South County Young Professionals! Join YPOP on Thursday, September 1 at the Village Tavern in Boynton Beach for our next HotSpot event. This event is free and open to all young professionals ages 21-40.

YPOP is Sponsored by:

Using your smart phone, scan this QR code to RSVP for the event.

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August 2011 Business Watch  

ATHENA Awards Finalists, Congressman Allen West Breakfast, New Members, Renewals, Ribbon Cuttings, Networking Events

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