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THRIVE Health and Wellness Expo
Power Networking @ Lunch Hilton PB Airport Club 10 at 11:45 a.m.
Member Money 8 Maker 8:30 a.m. Women In Business 11:45 a.m. - Florida’s Blood Centers Ambassador Committee 12:00 p.m.
New Member Jump Start 5:30 p.m.
Open House Coffee 8:30 a.m.
ATHENA Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. PBC Convention Center
23 Killer Marketing & Social Media Tactics Seminar 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Ribbon Cuttings 8:30 a.m. By appointment only
One-on-One 101 8:30 a.m.
Open House Coffee 8:30 a.m.
YPOP HotSpot Hilton Club 10 5:30 p.m.
Health Care Committee 12:00 pm TBD
Donuts with Dennis 8:30 a.m.
30 Mixer - Rooney’s All In 5:30 p.m.
Ribbon Cuttings 8:30 a.m. By appointment only
Power Networking @ Lunch Hilton PB Airport Club 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Member Money Maker 8:30 a.m. Chamber Boardroom
Open House Coffee 8:30 a.m. YPOP HotSpot Mambo Italiano’s 5:30 p.m.
THRIVE Health & Wellness Expo Hilton PB Airport 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Committee Women In Business 12:00 p.m. Committee 11:45 a.m.
SunSet Mixer McCormick & Schmicks 5:30 p.m.
19 Health Care Committee 12:00 pm TBD
Employment Law Seminar 8:30 a.m.
Firefighters Breakfast 7:45 a.m. PBC Convention Center
Yappy Hour CityPlace 5:30 p.m.
Open House Coffee 8:30 a.m.
*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
ATHENA Awards September Mixer
Tom Feltenstein Seminar Donuts with Dennis
Market your company through Chamber events and programming
Chamber Offers Trip to Tuscany MEMBERSHIP
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New Members and Renewals
Leadership West Palm Beach
THRIVE: Health and Wellness Expo - Call for Exhibitors
Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches
Board of Directors
Chair Don DeWoody WGCompass Realty Companies
Larry B. Alexander, Jr. Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.
Chair-Elect Carey O’Donnell Carey O’Donnell PR Group
Jon Blunk Crocker Partners LLC
Treasurer David D. Brooks, CPA Secretary Charles Gerardi The Palm Beach Post General Counsel Michelle Diffenderfer Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. At-Large Member Harvey E. Oyer III Shutts & Bowen, LLP Past-Chair Mark Elhilow Blue Ocean Capital
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 Deborah Drotar Membership Development Bryan Baker Membership Development Sharon McIntosh Information Coordinator
Davide Carbone St. Mary’s Medical Center John Cassidy John C. Cassidy Air Conditioning, Inc. Dr. David Dorfman Mobile Chiropractic Bill Fleming Palm Beach Atlantic University Russell Greene Grand Bank & Trust of Florida Patti Webster Hamilton Southern Waste Systems LLC/ Sun Recycling Lynda Harris Carlton Fields, P.A. Richard Herman PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Beth Kigel KBS Strategies Diego Lezcano JP Morgan Chase Trish Lowry Florida’s Blood Centers
Daniel Martell Florida Crystals Daniel Miller Broad and Cassel Monica Manolas CEMEX
Catherine McKenzie AT&T Florida Frank Newman Wachovia | A Wells Fargo Company Nat Roberts Callery-Judge Grove Joe Santoro Gunster Nicole Scimone Akerman Senterfitt Mike Slade Callaway & Price, Inc. John Templeton Templeton & Company Ricky Wade “B”ing The Best, Inc. dba McDonald’s Steve Wasserman WPTV NewsChannel 5 Kathy Willoughby Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Awards Luncheon Friday, September 17, 2010
Check-in at 11:00 a.m. Program begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Guest Speaker: FAU President, Dr. Mary Jane Saunders
FINALISTS: ATHENA Individual
Kathleen Anderson, Ph.D. Palm Beach Atlantic University
ATHENA Young Professional
Sarah Alsofrom State Attorney’s Office
Victoria Chouris Kimmy Bloemers South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Palm Beach Atlantic University Expositions, Inc. Christina Dombrowsky Theresa LePore Zavee Stephen A. Walker Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Bank of America
City of West Palm Beach Cleveland Clinic Florida Health and Wellness Center Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Johanna Kandel Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness
The Palm Beach Post
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For corporate tables and information, please contact Kelley Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 833-3711, ext. 231. ATHENA AWARDS Luncheon Friday, September 17 11:00 a.m. Check-In 11:30 a.m. Lunch & Program Registration Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 9
MUST PRE-PAY TO BE REGISTERED FOR EVENT Either fax to (561) 833-5582 or register online at www.palmbeaches.org Please Check Appropriate Boxes Individual Chamber Member $60 in Advance Individual Non-Member $75 in Advance Friend of ATHENA $85 (Name listed in Program) Mentoring Sponsor (Table of 5 w/signage) $600
Thursday, September 30; 5:30 p.m.
# of Attendees _______ Total $____________ Check Enclosed Cash _________________________________________________ Visa/MC AMEX Company: ________________________________________ 6901 Name Okeechobee Blvd on Card: ___________________________________ Address: __________________________________________ WestBilling PalmAddress Beach, 33411 of Card Holder: ______________________ at Jog Rd. Phone: ___________________________________________ City, State, Zip: __________________________________ Phone number of Card Holder: ______________________ E-mail: ___________________________________________ FreeCredit Poker Tournament Fun Card Number: ______________________________ Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches During the Mixer 401 North Flagler Drive Exp: ______/______ V-Code: ______ West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Signature: _______________________________________ Phone: (561) 833-3711 Fax: (561) 833-5582 _________________________________________________
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Donuts with Dennis
A new event to the Chamber calendar, Donuts with Dennis, gave members the opportunity to meet the Chamber CEO, Dennis Grady, hear from him about business trends in Palm Beach County and share their thoughts about Chamber programs. Mr. Grady gave the attendees an overview of what’s going on in business in Palm Beach County, what the major industries are and how they are affected by the current economic environment. Many of his observations were helpful to the attendees as they create marketing strategies for their own businesses and determine in what business segments to focus their sales efforts. The members were also able to make some excellent suggestions for additions to the Chamber programming. They shared ideas for events and networking opportunities and offered insight as to which Chamber programs work best. The next Donuts with Dennis will take place on Friday, September 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chamber boardroom. For more information, contact Kelly Fanelli, Membership Director, at (561) 833-3711 ext 235.
Donuts with Dennis was a very informative talk about the economy and business in Palm Beach County. Laurie V. Steele Steele The Show Public Relations
Explode Your Sales with Killer Marketing & Social Media Tactics Learn marketing strategies using the latest tactics in the areas of eMarketing, Social Networking and Neighborhood Marketing from marketing visionary Tom Feltenstein in a special morning workshop. Each attendee will receive his new book “501 Killer Marketing Tactics to Increase Sales, Maximize Profits, and Stomp Your Competition.”
Tom Feltenstein, marketing legend and bestselling author, will present the “Explode your Sales with Killer Marketing & Social Media Tactics” seminar on Thursday, September 23 in the Chamber Board Room beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast buffet courtesy of Chick-fil-A. The workshop will run from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. As a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, franchises and independent businesses for the past 30 years, Tom will share some of his 501 Killer Marketing Tactics, a short-cut to extraordinary profits and some of his recommendations for bucking conventional marketing recommendations. Registration, in advance is $40 for members and $50 for non-members and includes the Feltenstein book (retail value of $22.95). Register online at www.palmbeaches.org. If you have any questions, please e-mail Kelley Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (561) 833-3711 (ext 231).
Back-to-School Breakfast Gets High Marks Hulett Environmental Services, in partnership with Bank of America, presented this morning’s annual Back-to-School Breakfast, featuring Dr. Art Johnson, Superintendent of the Palm Beach County School District. DirectAir, Palm Beach International Airport’s newest airline, donated a pair of tickets from PBIA to San Juan, Puerto Rico. On behalf of DirectAir, Jorge Pesquera, President and CEO of the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, pulled the winning business card belonging to Jennifer Witt Schnipper of Good Samaritan Medical Center. Lily Chang of Northern Trust was awarded an Office Depot tote bag filled with office supplies. Kelly Sobolewski, the Market Manager for Bank of America in Palm Beach, spoke about the financial institution’s commitment to education. Hulett Environmental Services’ Greg Rice’s quick wit and one-liners served as the opening act for Dr. Johnson. In his State of the Schools address, Dr. Johnson pointed out that the Palm Beach County School District is once again an “A” Graded District for the 6th consecutive year. Newsweek magazine just unveiled its top 1600 public high schools, and Palm Beach County’s Suncoast, Dreyfoos, Boca Raton and Atlantic High Schools were ranked in the top 100. The Women in Business Committee, along with the Office Depot store on Okeechobee Boulevard, donated school supplies that served as the morning’s centerpieces. Immediately following the Breakfast, they were delivered to Belvedere Elementary School. The school, in which approximately 80% of its students are supported by the No Child Left Behind federal program and receive free or reduced meals, were in need of uniforms, which are part of the mandatory dress code. Attendees contributed approximately $500 and a check will be presented to Diane Mahar, Principal. The Chamber’s Firefighters Breakfast will Kelly Sobolewski - Bank of America, Dr. Art Johnson, be held on October 20 at the Palm Beach Greg Rice - Hulett Environmental, Kathy Willoughby - County Convention Center. Bank of America, Don DeWoody - Chamber Chair
Committee Connection Health Care Committee Thanks to the Health Care District of Palm Beach County/Healthy Palm Beaches, Inc., for hosting and sponsoring such a wonderful and exciting August Health Care Committee meeting at the Trauma Hawk Center. Special thanks to Peretheiura A. Baker, the Marketing & Outreach Coordinator and Debbie Robinson, Enrollment & Marketing Manager for Vita Health. The guest speaker was Gary Pagano, Director of Medical Transport and Aero medical facilities, who gave the committee an overview of the center. Committee members were able to tour this state-of –the-art facility and agreed that Trauma Hawk provides an invaluable service for all of us. • The Trauma Hawk flight crew is highly skilled and experienced. Dedicated crew members work every day to make sure Palm Beach County visitors and residents receive the critical life-saving care they need. • That’s the time when treatment literally makes the difference between life and death. • The team includes at least one commercial instrument-rated pilot, a Florida-licensed registered nurse who is also a state-certified paramedic, and an additional state-certified paramedic. The Health Care Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For more information on the Health Care Committee or to host a luncheon, contact Deborah Drotar, Membership Development at email@example.com or call (561) 833-3711 (ext. 236).
The Ambassadors recently welcomed seven new members to the committee: Kim Brown - Alchemy Financial Solutions, LLC Diane Cunningham - International Network Solutions Teri Edgar – CBS Radio Mia Farland - Goodness Made Easy Inc. Eva Hendricks - CMIT Solutions of South Palm Beach David Staples - Connections for Business Laurie Steele - Steele the Show Public Relations, Inc.
This month at the Ambassador Committee meeting, effective communication between members and Chamber staff was discussed. As the Chamber’s most task-oriented committee, the Ambassadors came up with some great ideas.
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Ideas and activities for a healthier, happier life
Thursday, October 14 Set-up 9 a.m. Tear-down 3 p.m. Event hours: 10am – 3pm Hilton Palm Beach Airport Free event, open to the public
Exhibitor Tables Still Available
THRIVE: Health and Wellness Expo - Call For Exhibitors
The Expo is intended to showcase businesses and organizations whose products/services are geared toward health and wellness. Participants will be able to promote their business, inform attendees and products available to own help steps them towards take theirbetter own steps take their health; Attendees will learnabout ideas services and activities toward better health, and gather numerous resources to increase awareness of the for leading a healthier, happier life at the to gather numerous resources to increase importance of being healthy. Inaugural THRIVE: Health and Wellness Expo, awareness of the importance of being healthy.
on Thursday, October 14 at the Hilton Palm Special thanks to Good Beach Airport, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. will be Highlights will include: health tests It and screenings; demonstrations, “AskSamaritan the Doctor”Medical and a Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Palm Beach free and open to the public. diverse exhibitor marketplace. Gardens Medical Center and The Palm Beach Post for their support of this new event. The Expo is intended to showcase business Want to Exhibit? Do you promote any of the following? and organizations whose product/services Sponsorship and exhibitor space is available are geared toward health and wellness. Acupuncture Healthy lifestyle and education (click). For information, contact Kelley Burke Participants will be able to promote their Alternative healing and therapy Homeopathy business; to inform attendees about the at Massage firstname.lastname@example.org or call (561) 833Aromatherapy therapy services and products available to help them 3711 ext 231. Chiropractic Care Medical and health organizations Fitness facilities and programs Skin care products For more information about the Ambassador The Ambassadors the products Chamber’s Health food are andfueling nutritional Stress reduction Committee, please contact Bryan Baker, Anniversary Challenge with new member Health Spas Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi Membership Development at (561) 833-3711 suggestions and promise to be among the Ext 230 or email at email@example.com. program’s strongest supporters. Additionally, the Ambassadors showed up in force at last months ribbon-cuttings. of …then you can’t affordHaving to missthis thiskind opportunity to exhibit.with Space limited and only Working theisAmbassador Committee member presence at the ribbon-cuttings helps Chamber members can display. has been a wonderful experience. I have been reinforce the Chamber’s commitment to its able to grow my business as well as help other membership. business owners to expand their business. The
For sponsorship information or any questions, please contact Kelley Burke at (561) 833-3711 Chamber offers business’s great exposure to ext. 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Ambassador events include an Invitation Only Ambassador Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 15. The next committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 13, at 12:00 p.m. in the Chamber Boardroom.
new markets, prospects and business’s. As an Ambassador I receive a win, win relationship. Christina Bieber Health and Wellness Coach USANA Health Sciences
Chamber Welcomes New Members Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Inc. Jeanie Flanagan - Customer & Public Relations 5033 S.E. Federal Highway Stuart, FL 34997 (772) 283-8373 email@example.com www.mentorbig.org NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION BNT For Kidz, Inc. Bob Huebner - CEO 14973 72nd Court North Loxahatchee, FL 33470 (239) 390-6529 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bntforkidz.org NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Cabo Flats Peter Lang - General Manager 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., #5101 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (561) 624-0024 email@example.com www.caboflats.com RESTAURANTS Community Mediation Network John Cohen - Chairman 1530 Wilderness Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561) 317-7579 firstname.lastname@example.org www.communitymediation.us NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DiSalvoâ€™s Trattoria Patrick J. DiSalvo - Owner 1760 N. Jog Rd., Suite 180 West Palm Beach, FL 33411 (561) 275-1000 www.disalvostrattoria.com RESTAURANTS Evergreen Insurance Agency Jennifer McDeavitt - President 583 105th Ave. N., Suite 2 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 (561) 966-8883 www.evergreenins.net INSURANCE
Jeaga Middle School Kevin L. Gatlin - Principal 3777 N. Jog Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33411 (561) 242-8001 email@example.com www.palmbeachschools.org SCHOOLS Kay Health Services Danielle Murphy - Administrator 8895 N. Military Trail #204E Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (561) 694-8886 HOME HEALTH SERVICES Kidsville News! of Palm Beach Richard Howard - President 931 Village Blvd., Suite 905-506 West Palm Beach, FL 33409 (561) 707-0002 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kidsvillenews.com/ palmbeach NEWSPAPERS Madrelle Medical Billing Rachelle Desrosiers - President 8461 Lake Worth Rd. #110 Lake Worth, FL 33467 (561) 713-1133 email@example.com www.mgbmedical.com MEDICAL BILLING SERVICE Ocean Drive Companies Tony Solo - President 524 Datura St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 632-4906 firstname.lastname@example.org www.oceandrive.co.com REAL ESTATE - DEVELOPERS Oh-Lah Spanish Professional Services Cristina Cardona - Director of Language Professional Services 505 Anchorage Dr. North Palm Beach, FL 33408 (561) 228-1375 email@example.com www.oh-lah.com BUSINESS SERVICES
Palm Health Partners Paul Walczak - CEO 4225 E. Main St. Jupiter, FL 33458 (561) 366-6600 firstname.lastname@example.org www.palmhealthpartners.com HEALTH CARE CONSULTING & SERVICES South Florida Radiation Oncology Mary Martinez - Marketing Director 3343 State Rd. 7 Wellington, FL 33449 (561) 795-9845 Ext:161 email@example.com www.sfrollc.com PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS - CANCER (RADIATION / ONCOLOGY) Tan Construction Services, Inc. Komal Abdullah - President 801 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 5 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (561) 688-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org CONTRACTORS - GENERAL White Crescent Burgers, Inc. Tom Adubato - General Manager 5023 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33417 (561) 681-0796 www.whitecrescentburgers.com RESTAURANTS Windstream Communications Doug Sheinberg - Senior Account Executive 1641 Worthington Rd., Suite 140 West Palm Beach, FL 33467 (561) 721-2131 email@example.com www.windstream.com TELECOMMUNICATIONS WXEL - TV & FM Ilsa Lauretano - Executive Marketing Consultant PO Box 6607 West Palm Beach, FL 33405 (561) 737-8000 www.wxel.org TELEVISION STATIONS
For a full list of members visit our Online Membership Directory at www.palmbeaches.org
Achilles Networks, Inc. Bear Lakes Country Club Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Inc. Cleveland Clinic Florida Health and Wellness Center Comfort Inn & Conference Center Family Rentals and Guest Services Florida Business Development Corp. Fowler White Burnett, P.A. Globalearning Network LLC Greenspoon Marder, P.A. Guarantee Floridian Pest Control KPA Promotions, Inc. Mariner’s Key - BH Management Mr. Electric of the Palm Beaches Network Professionals Inc. of Palm Beach & East Broward County Nova Southeastern University OCD Professional Cleaning Services, Inc. Palm Beach County Cultural Council Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Palm Beach Daily News Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. PayMaster Payroll Service PNC Bank Roy & Eaton, P.A. Savannah Court SeniorBridge Staffing Now Inc. Stuart R. Manoff & Associates, P.A. Superior Virtual Services Support Our Schools Fund, Inc. The Crexent Business Centers The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society USA Contract Furniture, Inc. Village Place Apartments Vulcan Materials Company/Florida Rock Division Weiss Group, LLC Westgate-Belvedere Homes Community Redevelopment Agency
FPL is proud of our long-standing partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. As our community has changed and grown over the years, the Chamber has afforded businesses the opportunity to express a strong, unified voice on issues critical to our shared success.
Cabo Flats Mixer – Muy Caliente
The second August mixer was held at Cabo Flats Cantina & Tequila Bar in Downtown at the Gardens. The capacity crowd enjoyed Margaritas, along with menu samplings quesadillas, empanadas, guacamole and ceviche (Mexican sushi). A cantina-style Mexican restaurant, Cabo Flats, is known as the Mexican party spot in northern Palm Beach County. Their philosophy is to treat its guests as if they were on vacation each time they visit. Finding the time to build your base of business connections can be a challenge, but the Chamber makes it easy – and fun – with regular events when the workday is done. Thanks to the following businesses who donated raffle prizes: Cabo Flats, South Florida Science Museum, TooJays Gourmet Deli, Tasks Unlimited. Special thanks to Pete Lang, General Manager; Melissa Hartman, Assistant Manager and the staff of Cabo Flats.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center 3360 Burns Rd. Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410 561-622-1411
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s new $13.6 million Emergency Department expansion is here, with more than triple the amount of space as before, allowing the hospital to meet the needs of the growing northern Palm Beach communities. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is ranked as One of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades® and ranked in the Top 5% of Hospitals in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services.
Clear Link Networks, Inc. 319 Clematis Street Ste. 301 West Palm Beach FL 33401 561-253-6500 www.clearlinkworks.com
Clear Link Networks is an information technology consulting firm based in West Palm Beach with a second location in Tequesta. We provide scalable IT solutions for small and medium sized companies, specializing in customer design, development, virtualization, implementation and support of business networks and related systems. Our data network solutions include full-spectrum e-mail, groupware, file storage, remote access/remote office, and network security measures. in addition to an array of other customer IT services such as support and computer repair.
BNT For Kidz, Inc.
14973 72nd Ct. N. Loxahatchee, FL 33470 888-470-2444 www.bntforkidz.org BNT For Kidz is a non-profit charity dedicated to combating malnutrition and hunger in children ages 4-12, worldwide. They will distribute for free a line of natural and nutritional food products. Each will provide a school aged child 150% of their daily nutritional needs as well as address medical challenges associated with malnutrition. By attacking the problem at its source, and with your support, BNT for Kidz will change the face of humanity, one child at a time.
DiSalvo’s Trattoria-Pizza 1760 N. Jog Road, Suite 180 West Palm Beach, FL 33411 561-275-7000 www.disalvostrattoria.com
DiSalvo’s Trattoria is a family owned neighborhood Southern Italian/Sicilian restaurant. Our authentic recipes have been handed down from our family which originated in Sicily. Our mission is to share our passion for freshly prepared authentic Italian/Sicilian cuisine with our patrons in a clean, fun, friendly and clean environment that is rich in Italian and Sicilian cultures and to provide you with a truly memorable dining experience and outstanding value.
Members In Motion PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF NURSING ACHIEVED A 100% PASS RATE Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of Nursing achieved a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses on their first attempt. Palm Beach Atlantic University congratulates the School of Nursing class of 2010, Dean Joanne Masella and the faculty. JONES FOSTER ANNOUNCES THAT SIDNEY A. STUBBS, JOANNE M. O’CONNOR AND THE FIRM HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED BY CHAMBERS USA 2010 Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. announces that Chambers USA has recognized Joanne M. O’Connor and Sidney A. Stubbs as Leading Lawyers, and Jones Foster as a Leading Law Firm. CHRISTINE D. HANLEY SELECTED AS ONE OF THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA Christine D. Hanley has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Labor & Employment Law. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than 3.1 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. NEW RESEARCH GROUP LEADER AT MAX PLANCK FLORIDA INSTITUTE Dr. Jason Christie has joined the Max Planck Florida Institute as a Research Group Leader. His team of researchers and postdocs will study the basic properties of synapses – the point-topoint connections between neurons – to gain new insight into brain function. His group has a particular focus on how the strength of individual synapses can change when used repeatedly. TWO GUNSTER WEST PALM BEACH ATTORNEYS EARN BOARD CERTIFICATION --Highest Level of Evaluation by the Florida Bar— Gunster is pleased to announce that Adi Rappoport and Daniel A. Thomas have earned their Board Certification from the Florida Bar.
Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism, and ethics in practice. UPSIDE DOWN ICEBERG SELECTED BY EMPLOYERS RX TO PROVIDE SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES Upside Down Iceberg, LLC in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is pleased to announce their strategic partnership with Employers Rx LLC, an industry leader in providing proactive HR solutions for small and mid-sized employers that reduce costs and increase productivity, efficiency, and profitability. Upside Down Iceberg will be working in conjunction with Employers Rx to create a variety of social media resources highlighting the advantages of Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) and Human Resource Organizations (HRO). HEDRICK BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES & SAFETY Hedrick Brothers Construction announces that Barbara L. Laing, PHR, MBA has joined the company as Director of Human Resources & Safety. WPBF 25 NEWS MORNINGS SURPASSES COMPETITOR IN KEY TIME PERIOD More and more South Floridians are waking up with WPBF 25 News Mornings. According to final household results from the Nielsen Company’s July 2010 measurement period, WPBF 25 has surpassed WPEC 12 as the #2 station for local morning news and programming between 5:00AM and 9:00AM. ANGEL INVESTMENT FORUM OF FLORIDA APPOINTS BRAD NEIDER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bradley E. Neider has been appointed to the eleven-member board of directors for the Angel Investment Forum of Florida. Mr. Neider is the founder and Managing Director of the management consulting firm Von Consulting Group, Inc. based in Palm Beach Gardens.
Submit Press Releases to Alexandra Guth, Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be Seen. Be Noticed. Be Heard
Position your company as a proactive business and community leader as you gain valuable marketing through the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches sponsorship programs. Research shows that consumers are more likely to think favorably of businesses that are involved in their Chamber and are more likely to think your products, goods or services are superior to the competition. Promotional opportunities help a business gain and maintain top-of-mind awareness for your products and services with the thousands of employees of the over 1500 Chamber members companies – your customers.
The Chamber offers many programs and others can be customized to meet your marketing and budget objectives. For instance, INK & TONER USA is a small business that was looking for visibility. As sponsor of the Open House Coffee, they interact with the attendees as well as receive logo inclusion in all Chamber communications promoting the event. “The exposure of our business, INK & TONER USA, in all Chamber weekly updates and e-mails has increased our awareness within the community. We have been able to meet potential customers by speaking at the Open House Coffee events twice a month. As a small business, all exposure is important to our growth,” said Jane Bloom, President of INK & TONER USA. The Chamber hosts more than 100 events and programs annually, focusing on key issues facing our community and celebrating the success of area businesses and individuals. Some of the Chamber’s signature productions, such as the State of the City Breakfast, ATHENA Awards, and Yappy Hour provide our members unique opportunities to increases their company’s visibility to business decisionmakers and offer a targeted alternative to standard marketing. Chamber events reach key business owners and managers throughout the area and are communicated through the weekly Chamber Update, e-mails, monthly newsletter “Business Watch” distributed by The Palm Beach Post, as well as our website.
“Grand Bank & Trust of Florida has benefited from its sponsorship of the annual State of the City address because it is exposed to nearly a thousand of the area’s prominent business leaders and residents. This sponsorship alone has put our bank’s name at the forefront of many people” said Russell Greene, President and CEO of Grand Bank & Trust of Florida. Benefits of becoming a sponsor include enhanced networking opportunities, exposure to a broad cross-section of the business community, company featured in promotional materials developed by the Chamber for your business, and recognition at the event through sponsor signs, illuminated logo and podium announcements. Sometimes a custom sponsorship is created to meet the sponsor’s needs. “We saw the potential in the monthly breakfast parking sponsorship opportunity to engage – through humor – Chamber members and their guests each month with a series of small billboard featuring a rhyming message focused on the speaker’s topic. This sponsorship has given us a monthly vehicle to reinforce our brand and remind the business community that there’s an agency out there that knows how to make a big impression…that gets the message across powerfully,” said Carey O’Donnell, President of Carey O’Donnell Public Relations Group. Tabletop displays at the Chamber monthly breakfast (including 2 seats) are only $175, Presenting sponsorship of breakfasts is approximately $3800, partnership in the Yappy Hour event held at CityPlace is $750 and sponsorship of a Power Networking event is $350. As you can see, there are many ways to increase your visibility with various Chamber events. For more information, contact Kelley Burke, Director of Sponsorships and Special Events at (561) 833-3711 (ext.231) or kburke@ palmbeaches.org.
Sponsorship Means Visibility • Hosting an event is the perfect vehicle for getting the business community to your location. This allows them to experience firsthand what it is that makes you unique. • Sponsorships also provide tremendous exposure. Not only are you featured in the event program, you are included in the pre-event invitations, press releases and event promotion. This means flyers and e-mails to the business community carry your company name and logo to a targeted demographic of professionals and business owners.
• Company banners hung in the venue and the opportunity to place promotional products or company literature at the tables keep your company’s name in front of the attendees the entire time of the program and sometimes beyond. Some events will include media coverage. This is advertising you can’t buy at any price. Remember to factor sponsorships into your marketing plan and budget. They go a long way in establishing your reputation and reinforcing your branding. You’ll be sought after and respected as a “mover and shaker”. They say you get what you pay for and sponsorships are a perfect example of making the most of your marketing dollars.
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Leadership West Palm Beach The mission of Leadership West Palm Beach is to cultivate the leadership potential of those individuals who reside or work in the City of West Palm Beach and utilize their skills to foster the development of programs and opportunities that would enrich and improve the quality of life in the Palm Beaches. Participants are exposed to a variety of aspects of the community including government, health and human services, education, economic development, arts, culture and festivals, neighborhoods and even the water catchment area. All of these areas are integral components of our community. Informing the class participants generates leaders with a well-rounded knowledge base to assist in future planning and decision-making for the betterment of West Palm Beach. Leadership West Palm Beach members are chosen by a selection committee that reviews the applications. Up to 25 individuals are selected for each class. To request an application or for more information on Leadership West Palm Beach, please contact Sandy Pullens at spullens@ palmbeaches.org or (561) 833-3711 (ext. 228).
Sponsor Leadership West Palm Beach Benefits of Leadership West Palm Beach $1,000 Sponsorship include the following: • Your company name listed as a sponsor in all press releases regarding Leadership West Palm Beach Class 2011 • A representative from your company (in addition to class member) invited to attend Class 2011 Graduation • An opportunity for you or a member of your company to briefly (3-5 minutes) address the Class during lunch on one of the Class days • Your company listed as a sponsor of Leadership West Palm Beach Class 2011 in Business Watch (Chamber newsletter) articles • Your company listed as a sponsor of Leadership West Palm Beach Class 2011 in Chamber Update (Chamber e-newsletter) articles • Your company/logo included in the Leadership West Palm Beach section of the Chamber’s website www.palmbeaches.org
“Being part of the 2010 West Palm Beach Leadership class was an overwhelming erudition of all that our community has to offer. I have a new network of professionals from many different industries. I now have resources to assist my organization with doing its part in serving the community as well as to help West Palm Beach develop as the destination of choice for future businesses. I recommend this class to any professional in the community whether a native of West Palm Beach or a new resident seeking integration into the business community.” Dena Felico Perez, MBA, SPHR Vice President Director of Human Resources Grand Bank & Trust of Florida
New - YPOP Sponsorships The Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches, aka YPOP, the Chamberâ€™s networking group for individuals ages 21-40, recently announced a number of exciting new sponsorship opportunities. These sponsorship opportunities are aimed towards companies looking to market to Palm Beach Countyâ€™s future business leaders.
Sponsorship Levels include: HotSpot Sponsor - a one-time sponsorship of an evening HotSpot event. Includes: Company logo on all promotional materials, mention in pre- and post-event articles, company brochures at check-in, halfpage ad in e-Business Watch and business cards of all attendees. $300 YPOP Supporter - Silver Level Annual Sponsorship Includes: Company Name on Welcome Sign, Company profile in e-newsletter announcing your sponsorship, Logo with link on YPOP website, Logo on event flyers and programs, Two full page ads in e-Business Watch. $500 YPOP Sponsor - Gold Level Annual Sponsorship (Limited to 5 non-competing companies annually - 4 remaining for 2011) Includes: Logo on Welcome Sign, Event flyers and Programs, and Email Communications. Email sent to all YPOP members announcing your sponsorship, acknowledgement in articles, Banner ad on YPOP website, Free booth at annual Showcase, Ability to hand out materials at events, Four full page ads in e-Business Watch and more! $1,500
Upcoming YPOP Events September HotSpot
When: Thursday, September 16 Time: 5:30-7:30p.m. Where: Hilton Club 10 150 Australian Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33406 Cost: FREE Complimentary appetizers. First 50 attendees will receive a complimentary beverage
When: Thursday, October 7 Time: 5:30-7:30p.m. Where: Mambo Italianos 308 Clematis St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Cost: FREE Complimentary appetizers and drink specials. First 50 attendees will receive a complimentary beverage.
In addition to sponsorships, YPOP HotSpot host opportunities are available.
RSVP at www.ypopconnect.org
For more information regarding the Young Professionals of the Palm Beaches, please contact Alexandra Guth at (561) 833-3711 ext. 234 or email@example.com.
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The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Presents
Nine Days including hotel, meals, day trips, and airfare from Miami, FL March 9-17, 2011
From $2,199 per person double-occupancy including air from Miami, FL.
Tuscany, located in the heart of Italy, is an incredible place for a vacation with perfectly preserved hill towns, fabulous art, the most beautiful countryside imaginable, culturally rich cities, top quality restaurants and food, possibly the best cafes in the world, and wine, wine and more wine. Staying in historical Montecatini Terme gives you the perfect resting place to view the scenic sights in the area, and gain a touch of spa relaxation. Join us and experience a new side of Italy.
For More Details and Reservations Contact Kelley Burke, Director of Sponsorships and Special Events At the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Telephone: (561) 833-3711 ext 231 e-mail: Kburke@palmbeaches.org CST # 2097125-40
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