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Chamber Trustees Welcome Congressman Adam Putnam The Chamber includes, among its many opportunities for involvement, an executive level networking group, the Trustees. This group enjoys a highlighted presence on the Chamber’s website as well as in all publications and has its own schedule of events. They are invited to monthly luncheons with high-profile speakers and presentations. The program is designed to provide them with the contacts and information to keep them apprised of issues in our business community and the ability to contribute to the solutions of those problems. They are also invited to attend Board of Directors meetings and have the benefit of presentations prepared for the Board. Trustees enjoy highlighted positions on the Chamber’s website and in its publications. The Chamber Trustees met in October for a breakfast meeting with Congressman Adam Putnam. He has been serving in Congress for the past 9 years and is a candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture in 2010. Putnam spoke to the group about his views of the challenges facing the nation at large and Florida specifically. The topics ranged from health care reform to Hometown Democracy. He also spoke of Florida’s future and the role of agriculture as a driving economic force and renewable energy source. For more information on the Chamber’s Trustee program and events, please contact Kelly Fanelli at kfanelli@palmbeaches.org or (561) 833-3711 ext 235.

Chamber Salutes Firefighters October is Fire Prevention month and the Chamber once again paid tribute to Florida’s Bravest. The Firefighter of the Year for the City of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County were announced at the October breakfast, sponsored by St. Mary’s Medical Center. Mayor Lois Frankel announced that Lt. Nate Lasseur is this year’s West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Firefighter of the Year. He is a firefighter/paramedic at Station 3 located on Broadway. In his spare time, he helps train firefighters in Haiti, collects old fire equipment and takes it to the impoverished country. Last November, while he was visiting Haiti, a school collapsed and over 100 children died. For 15 hours, Lt. Lasseur helped in the search and rescue efforts of children buried under concrete.

St. Mary’s CEO Davide Carbone, State Senator Dave Aronberg, West Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Lt. Nate Lasseur, Mayor Lois State Senator Dave Aronberg presented the Palm Beach Frankel, Chief Phil Webb, Chamber Chairman Mark Elhilow

County Fire Rescue award to Captain Doug McGlynn, who is with Battalion 9, serving unincorporated parts of Wellington and Royal Palm Beach. He is known for his leadership qualities as an advocate for employee training and his willingness to promote new innovations. He designed and implemented an Exemplary Customer Service program that helps firefighters better assist the families and loved ones of the sick or injured.

St. Mary’s Medical Center displayed a pictorial of Palm Beach County and West Palm Beach Firefighters. A photo of the first responders was taken at area fire stations and will be displayed in the hospital’s Emergency Room waiting area. Recent additions to St. Mary’s Medical Center Include the Orthopedic Reconstruction & Limb Lengthening Institute, the Pediatric Open Heart Program, a new Partnership with the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the St. Mary’s CEO Davide Carbone, State Senator Dave Aronberg, Neuroscience Center. St. Mary’s CEO Davide Carbone Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Captain Doug McGlynn, introduced David Petruska, M.D., Neurosurgeon. Chamber Chairman Mark Elhilow, Chief Steve Jerauld

Upcoming Events Annual Dinner & Silent Auction When: Friday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. Where: National Croquet Center, West Palm Beach $150 members in advance; $165 non-members

Chamber Chair Mark Elhilow, Beth Kigel, Congressman Adam Putnam, Trish Lowry and Patrick J. Rooney, Jr.

Power Networking @ LUNCH When: Monday, November 16 at 11:30 a.m. Where: Hilton Palm Beach Airport Club 10 $30 in advance members; $35 in advance nonmembers

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Open House Coffee When: Tuesday, November 24 at 8:30 a.m. Where: Chamber Boardroom Marathon Kick-Off Breakfast When: Friday, December 4 at 7:45 a.m. Where: West Palm Beach Marriott $25 members and non-members in advance For information about upcoming events contact Kelley Burke (561) 833-8711 ext 231 or kburke@palmbeaches.org November 2009


Spots for the Marathon and Half Marathon are filling up fast. Register now for one of the fastest growing 5K events in South Florida or to secure your spot for the first annual Bill Bone Bike tour.


Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Ranks Third in Tri-County Area

In a county with 14 Chambers, the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches works hard to raise the bar in an industry of exceptional professionals. Recently recognized as the third largest Chamber in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, it remains among the premier business groups in the tri-county area. The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches continues to grow, averaging 40 new members each month to date for 2009. That provides members with a new group of potential customers and clients to market their company’s products and services. It also gives them a larger list of vendors from whom to purchase, strengthening the business community and benefiting the bottom line of member companies.

Committed to the success of its members, the Chamber also recognizes a responsibility to create the most dynamic environment available for business growth. Its events and membership programming reflect a desire to remain at the top of the list of outstanding business organizations in South Florida. 2010 promises to be an active and productive year for the Chamber and its members. The event calendar is already filling up with exciting venues and insightful programs. With the support of its members, the best is yet to come!

Kelly Fanelli Networking 101 Tip Ever been to a networking event where some guy is walking around handing his business card like Halloween candy, shoving his card in peoples hands as he flies around the room “networking”? Guess where those cards end up?

Think of your card as a $100 bill. Present it to people who you truly want to have it, people who get what networking is – building relationships, not handing out business cards. Your card will end up on the desk of people who are anxious to take your call, meet with you, do business together and exchange referrals.

Chamber Welcomes Trustee Theodore S. Kypreos, Esq. A shareholder with the firm, Theo practices in the areas of probate and trust litigation, trust and estate administration, guardianship law, and fiduciary litigation. He has litigated and advised on a broad range of probate, trust and guardianship matters, including will/trust contests, creditor’s claims, contested guardianships, elective share proceedings, and homestead disputes. Theo routinely represents both corporate and individual fiduciaries, as well as individual heirs and charitable beneficiaries, and he has experience at both the trial court and appellate levels. Theo graduated with high honors from the University of Florida College of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his undergraduate degree, with honors, in accounting. Within the community, Theo currently serves as President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Palm Beach County Bar Association, is a former Board member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and is a 2006 graduate of Leadership West Palm Beach. Theo also serves on the Florida Bar’s Probate & Trust Litigation Committee and Probate Rules Committee, and is a member of the Law Alumni Council for the University of Florida College of Law.

The Chamber’s Trustee Program is a Fast Track to the Top Looking for a way to reach the decision-makers of the most influential Chamber members? Consider a Trustee membership for your company’s top level executive. The Trustee program provides an opportunity for executives to receive the prestige of networking with their peers while achieving maximum recognition. Trustee members receive recognition through a variety of communications styles. They are introduced to the membership and the community with a feature article, color photograph and biography in the Business Watch. It is sent electronically to all Chamber members and also appears in The Palm Beach Post, where it reaches 40,000 households in the West Palm Beach area. Trustees also appear in the Guide to the Palm Beaches in the Trustee section, complete with company logo, a photo and biography of the Trustee. This section appears in the first twenty pages of the 260-page award-winning publication and provides excellent exposure for the Trustees and their companies. They are also featured in the Who’s Who in the Palm Beaches in a section exclusively for their leadership group.

The Chamber’s website is host to over 4,000 hits per month and many of those are tracked to the Trustee section of the website. There again, the Trustees are featured with their Brush up on your networking skills, attend one company logo and a photograph and biography of the individual Trustee. The website allows of our FREE monthly Member Money Makers! for up-to-date information to be available on Business Watch Page 3

the program and its members regardless of publication schedules. In addition to all the recognition and highlighted opportunities, Trustees have the benefit of exclusive networking and educational events specifically targeted to Trustee members and their guests. These include private events with local, state and national leaders. Past luncheon and breakfast events with Congressmen Tom Rooney and Adam Putnam are excellent examples of the access the program provides its members to leaders interested in their perspectives and challenges.

Trustees have the opportunity of meeting with the Chairman of the Board and CEO for private luncheons to discuss upcoming Chamber issues and community events. They are also invited to attend monthly Board of Directors’ meetings, giving them insights to timely issues facing our Chamber, its members and Palm Beach County at large. Networking opportunities with highlevel executives and high profile speakers create business alliances that contribute to the growth and development of member companies. This allows the Trustee members the access necessary for fostering growth and driving success in the Palm Beaches. For more information on the Trustee Program and its members, contact Kelly Fanelli, Membership Director, at (561) 833-3711 ext 235 or kfanelli@palmbeaches.org. November 2009


Chamber Welcomes New Board Members

Larry B. “Ben” Alexander, Jr. - Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

Ben Alexander, a shareholder at Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. in West Palm Beach, is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Agricultural Law and Private Client Services practice groups. Ben has performed sophisticated legal transactions for a broad range of commercial and residential real estate clients, including retail, office and community developers, lenders and agricultural users.

Dr. David Dorfman - Mobile Chiropractic

Dr. David Dorfman has been a chiropractor serving South Florida since 1997. In addition to the traditional practice of chiropractic, he has obtained additional education and licensure in Manipulation Under Anesthesia which enables him the unique opportunity to work in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers on chronic pain patients suffering with low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and fibromyalgia.

Chamber Remembers Former Chair Larry Sartory John Lawrence “Larry” Sartory of West Palm Beach and Lake Placid, Florida, passed away on October 17 after a 20 month battle with cancer. Larry served the community for many years and was a former Chair of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Larry’s daughter, Wendy Sartory Link, also served as the Chamber’s Chair in 2007. Those caring to support a permanent memorial to Larry can make a contribution to the “Larry Sartory Community Involvement Scholarship” awarded by Junior Achievement, c/o Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches, 6903 Vista Parkway North, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

Patti Webster Hamilton - Southern Waste Systems LLC/Sun Recycling

John Templeton - Templeton & Company

John Templeton is a Partner with Templeton & Company and serves as the firm’s Director of Assurance Services. He is an experienced provider of accounting, auditing, and advisory services for private enterprises in a variety of industries including non-profit, agriculture, manufacturing and distribution.

Patti Webster Hamilton is the Vice President/Director of Business Development for Southern Waste Systems LLC and Sun Recycling. Ms. Hamilton‘s previous affiliations include being a Board member of the March of Dimes- Palm Beach County, Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, and President of the Northwood University Alumni Association. She is also a past recipient (2002) of the ATHENA Award.

Beth R. Kigel - KBS Strategies

Beth R. Kigel is Senior Vice President of KBS Strategies. She provides general oversight of the firm and serves clients in a government relations capacity by providing a wealth of insight and experience in both the political and public sector arenas. Ms. Kigel is a member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches.

Ricky Wade - “B”ing The Best, Inc. dba McDonald’s

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Ricky Wade is a McDonald’s franchisee of ten restaurants in Palm Beach County. He is on the Board of Trustees for Palms West Hospital and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Board member of United Way of Palm Beach County, The Arc of Palm Beach County, ASPIRA of Florida and

Chamber Installs 2010 Chairman

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he Chamber welcomes new Chair Donald K. DeWoody, Jr. of WGCompass Realty Companies. Don will be formally installed on November 13, 2009 at the Annual Dinner and Silent Auction.

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his year, the event will be held at the National Croquet Center with catering by SandyJames Fine Foods. The Silent Auction and reception is sponsored by Akerman Senterfitt. Valet is sponsored by the Professional Firefighters and Paramedics of Palm Beach County. Other sponsors include AT&T and Blue Ocean Capital. Fabulous auction prizes include a Nintendo Wii, hotel stays at The Four Seasons, The Omphoy Ocean Resort, tickets to a Rachael Ray show taping and JetBlue airline tickets.

Donald K. DeWoody, Jr.

The Chamber also bids farewell to retiring Board Members:

Sean Alveshire - Stiles Corporation Gregory Daniel - Ibis Partners llc Eric Fischer - Massey, Clark, Fischer, Inc. Clint Glass - Balfour Beatty Construction David Goodlett - Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida Timothy Hanlon - Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A. Theo Kypreos - Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. Rod Macon - Florida Power & Light Co. Steve Mayans - FitzGerald Mayans & Cook, P.A. Neil Merin - NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc. Martin Perry - Perry & Taylor, P.A. Wilton White - Moyle, Flanigan, Katz, White & Doorakian, P.A.

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Press Releases - The Key to MEMBER-TO-MEMBER Free Publicity

Does your company offer a discount to fellow Chamber Members?

If so, submit the details of your discount to Alexandra Guth at aguth@palmbeaches.org for a chance to have your member-to-member discount displayed here! Entries will be drawn randomly each month.

Members In Motion FRESH NEW DINING CONCEPT, TACO VIDA, TO OPEN AT CITYPLACE South Florida restaurateur Lirim Jacobi will open a new, Mexican-inspired restaurant concept, Taco Vida at CityPlace. Located on the highprofile corner of South Rosemary Ave. and Fern St. across from Publix, the 2,800-square-foot taco and burrito bar is scheduled to open before Thanksgiving. PALM BEACH COUNTY’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS TOURISM HONOR WILL BE AWARDED BY THE CVB ON NOVEMBER 12 Roger Everingham, Vice President and General Manager of The Colony Hotel, today announced that the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has named the four-diamond boutique hotel a winner of this year’s prestigious Providencia Award.

One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to keep your business in the public eye is to send out press releases. A press release is a quick article written in news style that promotes a recent accomplishment, event, or new feature in an informative way. Writing a press release can be a very persuasive way to get your message out, and they are easier to write than you may think. Just keep these key points in mind. Is your news “newsworthy?” The purpose of a press release is to inform the world of your news item. A good press release answers all of the “W” questions (who, what, where, when and why), providing the media with useful information about your organization, product, service or event. A press release should be written like a news article, not an advertisement. Start strong. Your headline and first paragraph should tell the story. The rest of your press release should provide the details. Oftentimes only the first few sentences will be published, so make sure they have all the key information. Write a press release as you would like it told as some media will run it exactly as it is submitted. Even if your article is not reprinted verbatim, you still will be gaining exposure. Not everything is news. While the opening of a new store or the completion of a big project is exciting for you, it is important to ask yourself what about it is exciting for other people? Focus on the aspects of your news item that truly set you apart from everyone else. Newsworthy examples: Offering a unique product or service

Ambassadors Meet for Review of Committee Events and Plan for 2010

INTERNATIONAL DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION SELECTS SONG + ASSOCIATES AS WINNER West Palm Beach’s City Center, designed by Song + Associates, received an Award of Distinction from The International Downtown Association (IDA). The Award of Distinction is presented for projects At the October Ambassador Committee that meet a rigorous standard of excellence meeting, the Ambassadors’ first action was in downtown and urban development and to discuss the Call-A-Thon held on Tuesday, management. October 6th and hosted by Milner Inc. Milner graciously donated its call center to make this event possible. Volunteers called GUNSTER ATTORNEY NAMED TO BOARD OF on area businesses to share information on DIRECTORS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE the Chamber of the Palm Beaches and how MUSEUM Stephen G. Vogelsang, a shareholder in the Private it acts as a marketing tool for its members. Carrabbas Italian Grill on Palm Beach Lakes Wealth Services practice at Gunster, Attorneys at Blvd hosted a Happy Hour that evening for Law in West Palm Beach, has joined the board of the volunteers as an added “thank you” to directors for the South Florida Science Museum. them. Business Watch Page 5

Receiving an award or community honor Fundraisers and Charity Events Special Certifications The media loves “feel good” news and such stories will often get you the most exposure. Attach photographs when possible. Illustrate real life: Use real life examples about how your company or organization solved a problem. Identify the problem and identify why your solution is the right solution. Corporate milestones: When announcing a corporate milestone, be sure to attribute your successes or failures to one or more events. Illustrate what you did right or how you recovered from hardship. Be truthful and avoid fluff and embellishments. Bring your press release to life by using an active, not passive, voice. Use as few words as possible to get your point across while still painting a picture of the event. Avoid the hype and limit exclamation points. Be sure to get written permission from any individuals you quote or companies that you mention. When writing about an event, it is best to submit a “media advisory” release before the event promoting it, as well as a press release. Your press release should end with a short paragraph (company boilerplate) that describes your company, products, service and a short company history. If you are filing a joint press release, include a boilerplate for both. Submit your press release to local newspapers, clients and, of course, your local Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Send press releases to Alexandra Guth at aguth@palmbeaches.org It was an extremely successful event, resulting in several new members joining the Chamber and allowing the Ambassadors to meet the newest members of the Chamber and become their first point of contact there. The second half of the meeting focused on future events and activities for this dedicated group of individuals and programming for 2010. The next Ambassador Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 18 in the Chamber Boardroom at 12:00 p.m. For more information about the Ambassador Committee, please contact Jaime Crespy, Membership Development at (561) 833-3711 Ext. 230 or email jcrespy@palmbeaches.org. November 2009


The Palm Healthcare Foundation + Chamber of Commerce Social = Smashing Success! Chamber members and invited guests enjoyed a great evening with wine, food, and of course… networking! This after-hours event, held on Tuesday, October 27th, was well attended and attendee feedback was more than positive. The hosts were incredibly generous with their beautiful new facility and tours of this state of the art facility were the highlight of the evening. The Palm Health care Foundation (www.Palmhealthcare.org) is located at 5205 Greenwood Ave, West Palm Beach, just behind St. Mary’s Hospital main building. The Chamber members, and invited guests were invited to see how doctors and health care professionals are trained and what services are available through the Foundation. The Foundation facility includes a Simulation Center (digital mannequins), Apartment for Caregiver Education, Healthy Kitchen, and a Conference Center.

Catch the Wave at the Reef Rd.

The event was a collaborative effort between the Chamber’s Ambassador and Health Care Committees. As the Chamber’s public relations committee, the Ambassadors are instrumental in welcoming new members, such as the Foundation, and assisting them in their transition into the Chamber. The Health Care Committee is comprised of health care providers, health related non-profits and companies that represent vendors to the health care industry. They work together in support of the health care community to network, educate and represent Chamber members in that important industry. For more information on Chamber committees and events, please contact the Chamber at (561) 833-3711.

Marge Sullivan, John Peters, Melanie Otero, and Judy Brustad.

December Mixer Scheduled at Include Advertising in Your the New Omphoy Ocean Resort 2010 Budget

ith a private beachfront location and panoramic water views, The Omphoy W Ocean Resort Palm Beach creates a new

standard for boutique oceanfront luxury and sophisticated chic. The first new boutique hotel to open in almost 20 years, the Omphoy also features Exhale Spa, from New York, specializing in wellness in body and mind. Michelle Bernstein’s at the Omphoy offers guests a chic dining experience combined with a sweeping view of the Atlantic Ocean.

he Omphoy will be hosting the Chamber’s Members Only Holiday Mixer on December T 9, sure to be a sell-out. It is located at 2842 South Ocean Boulevard on Palm Beach.

he Reef Rd. Rum Bar, downtown West Palm Beaches’ only seafood restaurant, T hosted the Chamber’s October mixer. The

he most effective way of establishing a T brand and bringing in new business is through advertising. The Chamber offers

advertising opportunities for all budgets. Electronic opportunities include long-term content sponsorships on palmbeaches.org, to weekly sponsorships of the e-newsletter Chamber Update. Beginning in December, new advertising opportunities will become available within our electronic Business Watch newsletter. The Chamber also offers membership mailing address labels for sending out printed materials as well as advertising within our printed directories such as the Guide to the Palm Beaches. Custom packages are now available for members who would like to take advantage of a number of our advertising venues.

dvertising opportunities are limited to A Chamber members only. For additional information including rates and availability,

newest restaurant on Clematis Street has a cool and casual vintage surfer look and feel. The menu offers seafood classics with a grilled island style in addition to its extensive rum list of over 125 selections that features fresh fruit flavored Mojitos and classic rum drinks.

contact Alexandra Guth at (561) 833-3711 ext. 234 or aguth@palmbeaches.org.

Special thanks to or raffle prize donors: Reef Rd. Rum Bar, ESPN 760 and The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. The restaurant, located at 223 Clematis Street, is a joint venture between the owners of Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill and Dr. Feelgood’s.

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Women in Business Committee Tours New West Palm Beach Library

Ribbon Cuttings

Reef Rd Rum Bar 223 Clematis Street West Palm Beach (561) 838-9099 | ReefRdRumBar.com

Primerica Financial Services Domenic Buonanno www.primerica.com/buonanno domenicbuonanno@msn.com

Ambassador of the Month Brett Aks is the Palm Beach County District Sales Manager for Milner, Inc. He has been with Milner for over 10 years and is looking forward to another great year. At Milner, Brett manages a group of 8-10 sales people with an average tenure of 9 years. Milner is one of the largest independent distributors of document management and imaging solutions in the United States with an annual revenue exceeding $85 million. Brett Aks Milner, Inc. Palm Beach County District Sales Manager (561) 713-1741 baks@milner.com | www.milner.com

MorseLife Hosts the Monthly Health Care Committee Luncheon

Vesna Poirier, Director of Patient Care Services for MorseLife Home Care and Judy Gelpey, Clinical Program Director of Just Checking! Care Management of MorseLife shared their knowledge regarding Community Resources for Seniors. The Chamber’s Health Care Committee strives to engage Chamber members with current topics which impact Palm Beach County and beyond, while providing a platform for networking for members with common interests. The Committee, which has grown to over 180 members, meets every third Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting will be held on November 17th @ noon, at a site to be determined.

The October meeting was hosted by If you would like more information about the MorseLife in West Palm Beach. Judy Gelpey Health Care Committee, please contact Ron and the MorseLife staff sponsored the lunch Walters at (561) 833-3711 ext. 236 or and gave tours of their facility inclusive of rwalters@palmbeaches.org. their new rehabilitation gym. Business Watch Page 7

The Women in Business Committee’s October meeting was held at the new West Palm Beach Library, located at City Center in downtown West Palm Beach. The ladies were welcomed by Elizabeth Arevalo who explained that the West Palm Beach Library Foundation is the charitable arm of the library. Their fundraising supplements the library’s budget from the city. For example, as a result of donations they have gathered, an additional 25 computers will be added to the library in the next few months. Library Director Chris Murray conducted the tour of the new library, which is 2 ½ times larger than the former library, and has meeting rooms, free classes, an auditorium, an amazing kid’s area and of course, books. A great amount of thought was put into every detail to heighten the experience of the library-goer. The West Palm Beach Library will issue a free library card to anyone who lives, works, learns or plays in West Palm Beach. You will need your photo identification to be issued a card. The Women in Business Committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 11:45 a.m. in the Chamber board room. For more information, contact Kelley Burke, kburke@palmbeaches.org or call (561) 833-3711 ext 231.

Get Involved

There is a committee that meets the interests and talents of nearly everyone. Our committees are as follows: • Ambassadors • Governmental Affairs and Economic Development • Health Care • Women in Business November 2009


RENEWALS Anderson & Carr Inc. Blue Ocean Capital Boca Nursing Services, Inc. Brown Moving & Storage Inc. Cheney Brothers Inc. Consumer Credit Counseling Service Dailey Janssen Architects, P.A. Good Samaritan Medical Center Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort Ira Walden & Sons Inc. Jacobs Engineering & Construction, LLC Karl Corporation Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC LeTip International - West Palm Beach, Inc. Lifetime Leisure Experiences Mark S. Scherer D.C. P.A. Merrill Lynch / LLH Group Miami Sod Company Michael S. Nason O.D. P.A. Palm Beach Daily News Palm Beach Pops Provident Jewelry & Loan Residence Inn by Marriott Roger Dean Chevrolet Inc. Rybovich Saturn of West Palm Beach Smith & Ballard, Inc. The Palm Beach Post

NEW MEMBERS ADCAHB Medical Coverages Robyn Sand - Individual & Groups Jupiter (561) 676-8424 INSURANCE Air Pro Services of South Florida Inc. Robert Fiaschi - Vice President Lake Worth (561) 964-1121 AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTORS & SERVICES Alchemy Financial Solutions, LLC Kim Brown - Owner Lake Worth (561) 596-3587 BOOKKEEPING SERVICE Binks Forest Golf Club Greg Schroeder - Director of Sales and Marketing Wellington (561) 333-5731 GOLF COURSES – PUBLIC

Blossom’s Quilt Creations Blossom Fagan - Owner West Palm Beach (561) 790-6555 QUILTING

KeyCorp Executive Suites Alberto Siblesz - General Manager West Palm Beach (561) 721-3700 VIRTUAL OFFICE & EXECUTIVE SUITES

Broadcast Technologies of the Palm Beaches Nick Her - CEO North Palm Beach (561) 459-8068 SECURITY SYSTEMS & CONSULTANTS

L.J. Craig & Associates Inc. Dr. Lindsey C. Willis - President Boca Raton (561) 750-8669 MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

Catalyst Business Brokers / Cost Management for Small Business Tami Dreifuss Wellington (561) 718-6384 BUSINESS BROKERS Complete Legal Investigations, Inc. Mark Murnan - President West Palm Beach (561) 687-8381 INVESTIGATIONS

La Bamba Mexican & Spanish Restaurant Rosenvel Molina - Owner / Manager North Palm Beach (561) 882-1718 RESTAURANTS Masters Holdings Group, LLC Todd Durand - Managing Member Wellington (561) 290-4705 REAL ESTATE – INVESTMENTS

Costco #180 - Lantana Tatiana Parra - Marketing Manager Lantana (561) 533-0958 WHOLESALE MEMBERSHIP CLUBS

McDonald Law Firm Marshall McDonald, III - Attorney Tequesta (561) 748-2233 ATTORNEYS - WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES

Edward’s Window Decor Inc. Ed Yennock - President North Palm Beach (561) 932-3712 WINDOW TREATMENTS

Nonprofits First Pedro del Sol - President & CEO Boynton Beach (561) 214-7435 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Elite Subcontractors, Inc Kevin Priddy - President West Palm Beach (561) 656-4701 MARKETING CONSULTANTS

Plastridge Agency Karen Bottcher - Office Manager Palm Beach Gardens (561) 630-4955 INSURANCE

Focus Video David Doty - Managing Director Palm Beach (561) 697-0096 VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES

Platinum Financial Funding Scott Pasolli - Business Development North Palm Beach (561) 296-4543 MORTGAGES

Fuoco Group LLC Mitchell Zachary - Managing Partner North Palm Beach (561) 209-1101 ACCOUNTANTS - CERTIFIED PUBLIC

Quartell Chiropractic Janie Haines - Office Manager Palm Beach Gardens (561) 625-5556 CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANS

Gardens Drugs Shailesh Shah - President West Palm Beach (561) 841-1801 PHARMACIES

RWG Brokerage Corp. Roy Guttman - President Greenlawn, NY (631) 757-7474 INSURANCE

ITC Global Translations Jean-Michel Conseil - P.R. Palm Beach Gardens (561) 932-3417 TRANSLATORS & INTERPRETERS

Solantic Walk-in Urgent Care Muffy Forsythe - Market Leader West Palm Beach (561) 420-8900 URGENT CARE

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Square D Marketing David Trumpler - President / CEO Royal Palm Beach (561) 324-7387 BUSINESS CONSULTANTS TAMMANYtechs.com Gregory Tammany - President Hypoluxo (561) 281-4501 INTERNET - MARKETING & ADVERTISING Tropical Smoothie Café Angela Barba - Owner Palm Beach Gardens (561) 624-4513 RESTAURANTS Tropical Smoothie Café Delrose / Cornel Marriott - Owners Boynton Beach (561) 733-0059 RESTAURANTS Tropical Smoothie Café Pat Sedlak - Owner Palm Beach Gardens (561) 626-0412 RESTAURANTS Tropical Smoothie Café Paul Golden - Owner Jupiter (561) 748-4457 RESTAURANTS Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Abacoa Melinda Price - Owner Jupiter (561) 624-8775 RESTAURANTS Tropical Smoothie Cafe - East Boca Raton Agnes Gregory - Owner / Manager Boca Raton (561) 338-7127 RESTAURANTS Tropical Smoothie Cafe - West Boca Raton Eric Speed-Owner Boca Raton (561) 620-0888 RESTAURANTS

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November Business Watch  

Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches monthly newsletter Business Watch. November 2009 edition.