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Introducing the Palm Beaches App

February 2012


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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 Visit us online at: www.palmbeaches.org

Staff

Dennis Grady Chief Executive Officer Sandy Pullens Director of Administrative Services

7 Trustee Happenings 9 State of Our City 10 New Members and Renewals

14 Chamber App 16 Leadership West Palm Beach

Kelley Burke Director of Sponsorships and Special Events Donald Burgess Operations Coordinator Alexandra Guth Communications Coordinator/Webmaster Kelly Fanelli Membership Director Lisa Minns Membership Development Sharon McIntosh Information Coordinator

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Officers

Chair Michelle Diffenderfer Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. Chair-Elect Harvey E. Oyer III Shutts & Bowen, LLP Treasurer David D. Brooks, CPA Secretary Danny Martell Florida Crystals Corporation General Counsel Paul Krasker Trident Title, LLC Past-Chair Carey O’Donnell O’Donnell Agency At-Large Member Don DeWoody WGCompass Realty Companies www.palmbeaches.org

Board of Directors

Larry B. Alexander - Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. Scott Atherton - Akerman Senterfitt Doug Augeri - CEMEX Christopher Benvenuto - Gunster David Brooks - D. Brooks and Associates CPA’s, P.A. Scott Butler - Butler Construction Co. 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 Charles Gerardi - The Palm Beach Post Clint Glass - Balfour Beatty Construction Christine Hanley - Christine D. Hanley & Associates, P.A. Patti Hamilton - Southern Waste Systems LLC/Sun Recycling Rick Herman - PNC Bank Matthew Hoffman - Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida 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 Danny Martell - Florida Crystals Corporation 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 - Jones Lang LaSalle Jay Shearouse - First Bank of the Palm Beaches Keith Spina - Glidden Spina & Partners Jonathan Teaford - Digital Domain Media Group John Templeton - Templeton & Company, LLP John Vander Wagen - Rybovich Boat Company, LLC Ricky Wade - McDonald’s/”B”ing the Best, Inc. Steve Wasserman - WPTV NewsChannel 5 William S. Williams - Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath


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Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FEBRUARY

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

1 Science and Technology 2 Committee 8:00 a.m. YPOP HotSpot Ambassador Committee Leopard Lounge 12:00 p.m. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 5

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Women in Business 9 11:45 a.m. Chamber Mixer CBS Radio 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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1 Science and Technology Committee 8:00 a.m.

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Business Builder 8 Seminar 8:30 a.m.

9 Social Media Seminar 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

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Business Builder Seminar 8:30 a.m.

Digital Marketing Breakfast; PBC Convention Center 7:45 a.m.

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

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29 Baseball Bash, Roger Dean Stadium 6:00 p.m.

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One-on-One 101 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Business Builder Seminar 8:30 a.m.

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14 Power Networking @ Lunch 11:30 a.m. Embassy Suites (formerly Crowne Plaza)

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20 21 Microsoft Do More In Less Turning Business Cards Time Seminar - Keiser University 8:30 -10:00 a.m. into Business Workshop. Keiser University Health Care Committee 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location TBA 12:00 p.m.

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

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

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Croquet Mixer – A Swinging Good Time

Chamber members started their 2012 networking at the Chamber’s January Mixer at the National Croquet Center, the largest dedicated croquet facility in the world. The NCC is located on the corner of Summit Boulevard and Florida Mango Road in West Palm Beach. Early arrivals were able to learn and play croquet on the beautifully- manicured croquet courts before dark, while others enjoyed the view from the wraparound veranda of the 19,000 sq. foot clubhouse. The National Croquet Center offers free lessons on Saturdays at 10 a.m. By combining the elegance of the Croquet Center and the professionalism of SandyJames Fine Foods and Productions, its exclusive caterer, the Center is the perfect place to host any affair. By mixing the fun game of croquet with great food, drinks and ambience, they offer corporate and social groups an unmatched entertainment package ideal for corporate outings, team building, charity fundraisers, incentive groups, client entertainment, V.I.P. functions and award ceremonies. Special thanks to our ambassadors Roy Wiley, E.J. Matot, Bob Wickwire and Dave DuHamel for their assistance.

Top Ten Reasons to Belong to the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Reason # 4 Appear in Chamber publications!

The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches is proud to announce the release the 2012 issue of the Guide to the Palm Beaches. The Guide debuted at the Chamber’s “State of Our City Address” breakfast in January, where Mayor Muoio spoke to an audience of nearly 900 local business men and women. Each of the event attendees received a copy of the newly-released publication. With a distribution of over 8,000, the Guide is full of information on the Palm Beaches as a community as well as a business environment. It contains information on neighborhoods and schools, transportation and medical care, where to go and what to do. There are also demographics, newcomer information and insights into the business community. The Guide is included in the countless visitor and relocation packages sent out by the Chamber each year. It is the most frequently requested item in the Chamber lobby from the extensive foot-traffic and visitors to the Chamber seeking information and resource tools. All Chamber members are listed twice in the publication - once alphabetically and once by category with complete contact information, including website addresses.

palm beaches Guide to the

Scott Rieser, Shelly Mayes & James Bartle

www.palmbeaches.org

For more information on the Chamber publications and the many benefits of membership, contact Kelly Fanelli, Membership Director, at (561) 833-3711 ext. 235 or kfanelli@ palmbeaches.org.

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Trustee Happenings

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Chamber Welcomes New Trustee

Michael J. Coady serves as Area Executive for First Citizens Bank & Trust (NASDAQ: FCNCA), Palm Beach and Treasure Coast markets. First Citizens Bank based in Raleigh, North Carolina is the 2nd largest family owned bank in the United States with $21B in assets and 442 offices in 17 states. Michael has actively participated numerous community organizations and local chambers of commerce since 1998. Over the last fourteen years, Michael has supported market leadership roles at both commercial and community banks in Palm Beach County and south Florida. Prior to banking, he served as Executive Assistant to Connecticut Governor Lowell P. Weicker, was a member of Connecticut Indian Affairs Council, and represented clients in Connecticut legislative process He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut and a former U.S. Army Reserve Infantry Officer. He is married to wife Jennifer of fourteen years and has 2 sons William and Graham.

Trustee Reception Chamber Board members and Trustees attended a reception at The Philips Point Club by The Breakers. It was an opportunity for the group to meet in a social environment for an informal evening together. Hostess Meg O’Grady, Membership Sales Manager, was on hand to welcome the guests and share information about the new membership structure the club is introducing. The combination of a beautiful view, wonderful food and excellent company made the evening a great success!

I have been a Chamber Trustee for the last 4 years representing Cleveland Clinic Florida. The luncheons and receptions offer great networking opportunities at an executive level. The speakers that present during the luncheons provide important information regarding Palm Beach County. I enjoy being part of such an esteemed group of professionals. Jill Burgess Cleveland Clinic

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Baseball Bash This year’s Annual Spring Training event will be held on the main ball field at Roger Dean Stadium. At the Baseball Bash, attendees will be able to get autographs from select Miami Marlins and 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals players and coaches (6:00 – 7:00 p.m.) from the warning track, and children will be able to run the bases. The Baseball Bash will be held on Wednesday, February 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. Each attendee will receive a Marlins and Cardinals pennant for autographs courtesy of Toshiba Business Solutions of Florida. The Cardinals 2011 World Series Trophy will be on display and guests can take photos with it. Managers Mike Metheny and Ozzie Guillen will give their outlook for the upcoming season and introduce the players. There will also be a silent auction for an autographed team jersey from each team which benefits the Cardinals-Marlins Fund. After the autograph session, dinner, provided by McCray’s II Backyard BBQ, will be served on the party deck. Refreshments will be courtesy of Pepsi and Brown Distributing Company. Special thanks to our media partners, The Palm Beach Post and 760 AM ESPN for their support. This unique event is very popular, so register now to avoid a shut-out. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. It’s a ticketless event, so retain your registration confirmation when you register. The event is rain or shine. For further information, please contact Kelley Burke at kburke@palmbeaches.org or (561) 833-3711 ext. 231.

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State of Our City Address Breakfast An Inspirational City

Mayor Jeri Muoio delivered her first State of Our City address, presented by Grand Bank & Trust of Florida, on Wednesday, January 18 to approximately 900 business men and women. It was themed “Building an Inspired City” and she discussed how West Palm Beach is an inspiration city built on the talents of the residents and business and neighborhood leaders. In the concourse of the convention center, the Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Ensemble performed using ordinary objects like city garbage cans, parking signs and traffic barricades. Some of the key topics the Mayor addressed included building on our existing resources, focusing on continuing to enhance economic development, public safety, government efficiency, environmental sustainability, and quality of life opportunities. West Palm Beach is a city that truly inspires its residents, businesses and visitors. The Mayor unveiled a new website where residents and businesses can send ideas that the Mayor will personally read – wpb.org/ideas. The speech concluded with an inspiring dance by the Theater Department of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Many thanks to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor, Grand Bank & Trust of Florida; parking, Hedrick Brothers Construction; centerpieces, Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC; attendee gifts, Gunster; and pre-event coffee, the O’Donnell Agency. The PGA National Resort & Spa package winner was Saul Cohen, Wealth with Wisdom. The Chamber would also like to thank our Ambassadors for assisting with this event.

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New Members

“A Fresh Start” Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Preparers, Inc. Keira Berry - Vice-President 501 S. Flagler Dr., Suite 201 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (954) 394-5077 www.afreshstartnabp.com LEGAL SERVICES & PLANS Bottom Line Marketing Kendall Brooks - President 83 Uno Lago Dr. Juno Beach, FL 33405 (561) 776-6128 www.bottomlineblack.com ADVERTISING - MARKETING AGENCIES Cancer Sensibility Foundation Peter Cambariere - Dir. of Marketing & Community Relations 2501 Bristol Dr., Suite A12 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561) 249-0766 www.cancersensibility.org NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Council of Great Public Service Leaders Dr. Dione Christy - Founding President-Community Leader PO Box 222787 West Palm Beach, FL 33422 (561) 247-1782 CONSULTANTS

Ground Zero Fitness Inc. Rod Redzanic - President / Owner 48 Lake Eden Dr. Boynton Beach, FL 33435 (561) 886-8124 www.GZFbootcamp.com PERSONAL TRAINERS-FITNESS

Peter F. Bono, Wealth Planning Solutions, Inc. Peter Bono - President 324 Royal Palm Way, Suite 203 Palm Beach, FL 33480 (561) 802-3770 www.peterbono.comINSURANCE

McLaughlin & Stern, LLP Dena Sisk Foman - Attorney, Partner 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1530 CityPlace Office Tower West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 659-4020www. mclaughlinstern.com ATTORNEYS

Ship Your Car Now Anthony Pisano - Finance 2200 N. Federal Hwy. #206 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (888) 532-8805 www.shipyourcarnow.com AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORTERS & DRIVE-AWAY COMPANIES

Mr. Amazing Loans Bianca Williams - Customer Service Manager 2695 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561) 293-7078 www.mramazingloans.com LOANS Northwestern Mutual Bill McKernan - Field Director 4500 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 (561) 630-6300 www.northwesternmutual.com INSURANCE

Palm Beach County Office of Small Business Assistance Tonya Davis Johnson - Small CREDOMATIC Merchant Services Business Development Angel Melendez - Independent Specialist Relationship Manager 2393 S. Congress Ave., Suite 200 50 S. Military Trail, Suite 202 West Palm Beach, FL 33415 West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 616-6840 (561) 932-7633www. credomaticmerchantservices.com www.pbcgov.com/osba GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, CREDIT CARD SERVICES ENTITIES, CONSULTANTS & ORGANIZATIONS Florida PIP Law Firm, P.A. Abraham S. Ovadia - Attorney 2263 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite Perception Is Everything, Inc. Clover Henry-Gilroy - Executive 103 Director Boca Raton, FL 33431 8741 Bearing Point (561) 367-3256 West Palm Beach, FL www.floridapiplawfirm.com (561) 422-3549 ATTORNEYS - HEALTH INSURANCE www.pieinc.org LAW NOT FOR PROFIT www.palmbeaches.org

Signature Living, Inc. Carla Andrews - President PO Box 220984 West Palm Beach, FL 33422 (561) 444-9180 www.johnmaxwellgroup.com/ carlaandrews COACHING - PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL St. John Rossin Burr & Lemme, PLLC Al Fielder - Firm Administrator 1601 Forum Place, Suite 700 Centurion Tower West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 655-8994 www.stjohnrossin.comATTORNEYS Synergy Home Care, LLC Ann Perez - Owner 1005 Lake Ave., Suite 313 Lake Worth, FL 33460 (561) 899-0980 HOME HEALTH SERVICES The Goldwater Taplin Group, Inc. Beth Kigel - Executive Vice President 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Ste 1510 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 684-8399 www.goldwatertaplin.com CONSULTANTS


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Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy Virginia Philip - Proprietor 101 N. Clematis St., Suite 150 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 721-6000 www. virginiaphilipwineshopacademy. com WINE & SPIRITS

Renewals

A. Duda & Sons Inc. Ackerman CPA, PA All-Ways Advertising Company AutoCricket.com Brickman Group Caldwell Pacetti Edwards Schoech & Viator LLP Callaway & Price Inc. Capital Realty Advisors, Inc. Chase Management, LLC Christine D. Hanley & Associates P.A., Employment Law & Labor Relations Cochrane & Company Critical Care Management, LLC D. Brooks and Associates CPA’s, P.A. Easter Seals Florida Inc. ESPN Radio 760 Executive Coffee Service Inc. Furniture TLC Genesis Partners Palm Beach LLC Goldstein & Jette, P.A. Guarantee Floridian Pest Control Gunster Hedrick Brothers Construction

Hillcrest Memorial Park / Mizell Faville Zern Funeral Home & Cremation Services Holland & Knight LLP Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach Humana MarketPOINT, Inc. INTECH Investment Mangement LLC Ira Walden & Sons, Inc. John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning, Inc. Jones Foster Johnston & Stubbs P.A. Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, Inc. Keiser University KPA Promotions, Inc. Liberty Tax Service Lion Country Safari, Inc. - FL Love’s Flower Shop Massey Clark Fischer Inc. Max Planck Florida Institute Metropolitan Systems Inc. Minto Communities Palm Beach Maritime Museum & Academy Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Inc. Payment Alliance International Performance Data Pruitt & Pruitt, P.A. Rampell & Rampell P.A. Residence Inn by Marriott Resolutions Medical Services, Inc. Seminole Marketing Song + Associates, Inc. South Florida Fair & PBC Expositions, Inc. Springhill Suites West Palm Beach Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida

Sunshine Aluminum Specialties Inc. The Lacy Wealth Management Group The Law Office of Jaimie R. Goodman The Pension Source The Weitz Company Timothy M. Deckert P.A. U & Me Records Management & Destruction VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Wafer World Inc.

“My Legal Shield business has definitely benefited from being on the Ambassador Committee and on the Women in Business Committee. The people involved in both these committee, chaired by Kelly Fanelli and Kelley Burke respectively, have been great to work with and are always trying to promote each others businesses.

Testimonial

The Grounds Guys Brian Norton - President / Owner 350 Tall Pines Rd., Suite C West Palm Beach, FL 33413 (561) 249-1454 www.groundsguys.com LANDSCAPING

In addition, by my being a member of the Chamber and by attending a lot of the functions that the Chamber offers, my business has profited from all of the alliances that I have made and prospects that I have met. Without this membership, none of this would have happened. I would strongly advise people to seriously consider joining the Chamber of the Palm Beaches, especially if they want to see their business grow and prosper.” Joan Quittner jquittner@prepaidlegal.com

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Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches Introduces New Format for 2012

To better serve area young professionals, the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches has made some changes to the young professionals program for 2012. The Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches, YPOP, will now have an official application, affordable annual dues, and a membership card. For only $22, all members will be listed in the Young Professionals Directory on the YPOP website, receive a YPOP membership card, and gain free access to all of the HotSpot events for 2012. Membership in the young professionals group is open to anyone between the ages of 21-40 regardless of Chamber membership status. Only current members may attend events. To download an application, visit www.ypopconnect.org. For more information, please contact Alexandra Guth at aguth@palmbeaches.org or (561) 833-3711 (ext. 234).

The Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches held their first HotSpot of 2012 on Thursday, February 2 at the newly redecorated Leopard Lounge at the Chesterfield Hotel on Palm Beach. YPOP members enjoyed networking with new and familiar faces while listening to the live piano performance. Special thanks to the staff of the Chesterfield for their hospitality. YPOP also thanks Scott Shrader of Liberty Tax for donating a free tax return as a door prize. www.palmbeaches.org


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2012 Power Networking Starts Year with Its Largest Crowd - Ever The 2012 Power Networking season had capacity registrants. Almost 100 people attended January’s session held at the new Embassy Suites West Palm Beach – Central. The fast-paced lunch event has been described as “speed dating with business cards.” Build your business and strategic alliances in a fun atmosphere. Interested attendees are urged to register in advance because this popular event may sell out. The next session will be Tuesday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites West Palm Beach – Central.

Digital Marketing - The New Frontier The web, mobile and social media have transformed the way goods and services are sold. Find out how consumers are using this new technology at an exciting, interactive breakfast on February 16 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center from 7:45 - 9:30 a.m. Mike Anderson, a noted speaker and Vice President of Consumer Insights and Communication at the Center for Sales Strategy, will be the guest speaker. He studies the behavior of companies and consumers, and watches for trends which are likely to affect the relationship between the two. Raul Vielma, Director of Digital Services for Cox Media Palm Beach, will speak about the technical side of consumer behaviors as it relates to e-mail marketing, Interactive Games, Rich-Media and Social Media. Register online at www.palmbeaches.org.

Two iPads will be given away at the breakfast!

Mike Anderson

Raul Vielma

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Introducing the Palm Beaches App

Experience even greater benefits from the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches now as mobile as you are!

The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches now supports you on the go! The Palm Beaches app makes your membership even more rewarding, putting its invaluable resources right in the palm of your hand. With your Palm Beaches mobile application you get: • Full member company directory • Upcoming events and local news • Exclusive Palm Beach County offers and deals • Chamber Facebook and Twitter feeds • Other interactive content, including click to call, mapping and a QR Code reader

Members In Motion

THIRTEEN SOUTH FLORIDA GUNSTER ATTORNEYS NAMED TOP LAWYERS AND FIVE NAMED TOP UP AND COMERS BY SOUTH FLORIDA LEGAL GUIDE Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, is pleased to announce that 13 South Florida attorneys have been named Top Lawyers and five have been named Top Up and Comers by the South Florida Legal Guide (SFLG). In addition, Gunster’s Miami and West Palm Beach offices have been named Top Law Firms.

Scan this QR Code with your smartphone or visit www.palmbeaches.org/ app to download the Palm Beaches mobile App.

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HARVEY E. OYER III RECEIVES AWARD FROM FLORIDA PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION Harvey E. Oyer III, a partner in Shutts & Bowen’s West Palm Beach office, was recently awarded a Gold Medal for Children’s Fiction by the Florida Publishers Association for his book, The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Last Egret. The Last Egret, one of the bestselling books in Florida, also received the 2010 Mom’s Choice Award, 2011 Florida Book Award, 2011 James Horgan Award and was included on Florida First Lady Ann Scott’s Recommended Summer 2011 Reading List for Children.


eBusiness Watch CLARK FOUNTAIN WELCOMES NEW ASSOCIATE Poorad Razavi has joined the law firm of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin as an associate in the West Palm Beach office. TARA W. DUHY NAMED SHAREHOLDER AT LEWIS, LONGMAN & WALKER, P.A. Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., is pleased to announce that Tara W. Duhy has been elected as a shareholder of the firm, effective January 1, 2012. JONES FOSTER ANNOUNCES THAT KEITH W. RIZZARDI WAS RECENTLY ELECTED CHAIR OF MAFAC Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. announces that Keith W. Rizzardi, Special Counsel to the firm, was recently elected Chair of the U.S. Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). SCORE OF WEST PALM BEACH SCORE of West Palm Beach is offering a free 90 minute workshop designed to help you discover what you need to know to be successful in starting your own business. It will be held on Thursdays, February 9 and 23, 2012 at 9:00 am-10:30 am at the SCORE Office, 500 South Australian Avenue, Suite 115, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. To Register, visit our website www.palmbeach.score.org or call SCORE at (561) 833-1672. WEST PALM BASED GRETA SCHULZ ELECTED TO KEISER UNIVERSITY ADVISORY BOARD Greta Schulz, president and CEO of West Palm Beach-based sales consulting company, Schulz Business was elected to the Advisory Board of Keiser University’s West Palm Beach Campus for its business program. IBERIA WEALTH ADVISORS EXPANDS IN PALM BEACH IBERIA Wealth Advisors, the trust

and asset management division of IBERIABANK, is pleased to announce Mary Beth Goldman, CTFA, has joined the Company as Vice President, Senior Wealth Advisor /Trust Officer in Palm Beach. FUOCO GROUP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF FUOCO TECHNOLOGY AND THE MERGER OF XT GROUP Fuoco Group LLP has acquired information technology firm XT Group. The acquisition increases the size and capabilities of Fuoco Group’s growing Information Technology Services Group; the two now form Fuoco Technology. O’DONNELL AGENCY SELECTED BY RED BULL, BROWARD HEALTH FOUNDATION AND CROSS COUNTRY HOME SERVICES O’Donnell Agency, one of Florida’s largest public relations agencies, has added Red Bull, Broward Health Foundation and Cross Country Home Services (CCHS) to its roster of blue-chip clients. The agency offers fully integrated marketing services, including advertising, design, digital media, web content development and video production services. They were one of the first firms in the state to consolidate comprehensive marketing services under one roof in 2005. BROAD AND CASSEL RECEIVES TOP HONORS IN 2012 BEST LAWYERS® The Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel is pleased to announce that West Palm Beach Managing Partner Patricia Lebow and Partner Clifford Hertz were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Lebow was honored in both Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation categories and Hertz was recognized in the Real Estate category.

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Leadership West Palm Beach – Class 2012: Jon Arnold - The J. Arnold Wealth Company Catherine Ast - Downtown Development Authority Carrie Browne - Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Jonathan Burgess - Land Design South Julie Hermes - Morgan Stanley Christine Kirsch - ITT Technical Institute Tony Lodovico - Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Diana Matty - West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Ron McElhone - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church & School Mark Owens - The Continental Group, Inc. Althea Pemsel - City of West Palm Beach Stephanie Rapp - Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. Alex Ream - JPMorgan Chase Melissa Roettger - Florida Power & Light Adelina Ruiz Baez - Kelley & Fulton, P.L. Joseph Sandora - Veolia Environmental Services Kirsten Stanley - Meisner Electric Tom Veenstra - Workforce Alliance Matthew Zimmerman - Holland & Knight, LLP Special Thanks to our Class 2012 Sponsors:

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