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July - September 2017

Boca Chamber’s Quarterly Magazine




ENHANCING COMMUNITY Connection Magazine | 1

CONNECTION MAGAZINE Publisher: Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP Editor: Jordi Gerking

TABLE OF CONTENTS From Your President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Golden Bell: Making a Difference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5

BOCA CHAMBER OFFICERS Ethel Isaacs Williams, NextEra Energy Inc. Chair Michael Kaufman, Kaufman Lynn Construction Chair-Elect Susan Saturday, Bluegreen Vacations Vice Chair Michael Daszkal, Daszkal Bolton LLP Treasurer Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO of the Boca Chamber Secretary Jerry Fedele, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Immediate Past Chair DIRECTORS Michael Allison, Office Depot Michael Antonello, Lynn University Clara Bennett, Boca Raton Airport Authority Charles Deyo, Cendyn Melanie Dickinson, South Florida Business Journal Andrew Duffell, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University Jim Dunn, JM Lexus Mitch Feldman, West Boca Medical Center Larry Katz, Wells Fargo John W. Kelly, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University Ahnich Khalid, Maggiano's Little Italy Ken Lebersfeld, Capitol Lighting Jackie Reeves, Bell Rock Capital LLC Rocki Rockingham, Jarden Consumer Solutions Sal Saldana, Town Center at Boca Raton Keith Sonderling, Gunster John Tolbert, Boca Raton Resort & Club Bob Tucker, ADT Corporation PROFESSIONAL TEAM Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO Sarah E. Pearson, Executive Vice President Firdaus Dotiwala, VP, Finance & Administration Chasity J. Navarro, Events Manager Karen Rocha, Events Administrator Alison Miuccio, Sales & Member Relations Manager Jordi Gerking, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Christie Workman, Foundation Manager, Golden Bell Education Foundation & YEA! Andrew Goodman, Sales Associate Kathy Jones, Member Services & Administrative Associate Rebecca Robin, Executive Assistant to the President 2 | Connection Magazine

Leadership Boca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 BCFD & Boca Chamber Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Q and A with Houston S. Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Member Buzz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Your Scene, You're Seen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Member Anniversaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Welcome New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 YEA! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Boca Restaurant Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Mark Your Calendars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Where Business & Community Connect


The Boca Chamber's mission to promote and sustain economic prosperity in Boca Raton is made stronger through our efforts to enhance this great community. We are united through our homes, our families, our friends and our businesses. The businesses we are fortunate to partner with and work alongside represent thousands of jobs that foster economic growth, and it is this growth that ensures a vibrant future for our city! While we are excited about our role in maintaining our unique quality of life, excellent education, and positive growth in recent years, we are also proud to have been a large part of this city's history. In 1989, the Chamber was instrumental in securing the development of Mizner Park, and now 30 years later we continue to advocate for progress. In our efforts to feature the delectable variety of restaurants that Boca Raton has to offer, we are thrilled to be launching the inaugural Boca Restaurant Month this September. Eat, stay, and play locally while enjoying an incredible array of dining experiences right here in Boca Raton. This year's theme – Boca Loves New York, was chosen based on the vast culinary influence New York has had on our city. Join the celebration from Sept. 1-30, 2017 and explore an abundance of great tastes while supporting our local economy at participating establishments. For more information on Boca Restaurant Month, please see page 17.

President & CEO Troy McLellan served as grill master at the 2017 Boca Chamber Community Cookout. We served over 1200 guests!

"We are united through our homes, our families, our friends and our businesses."

Outside of our fabulous food, an essential contributor to Boca's quality of life stems from our top-rated education. The Chamber's Golden Bell Education Foundation exists to support the Boca Raton Public School System and administer educational programs that promote business skills. For the 2017-18 academic year, the foundation secured a record-setting $85,000 to distribute to local public schools. Learn more about Golden Bell on pages 4 and 5. In addition to our focus on education, the Boca Chamber highly values the growth of the nonprofit sector. To recognize our 100+ local nonprofits, the 2017 Boca Chamber Festival Days (BCFD) will take place throughout the month of August. BCFD exists to connect nonprofit members with the for-profit community as well as raise funds and awareness for the participating nonprofits. We hope to see you out supporting the cause! Turn to page 8 for more information. Finally, we are thrilled to have two signature events coming up that present wonderful opportunities for you to connect with our great community. I hope you join us for a night of fun, food and friends as we celebrate Wine and All That Jazz at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday, Aug. 26. Our Annual Celebration is slated for Saturday, Oct. 28, where we will honor the wonderful work that has been done by current Chair Ethel Isaacs Williams and the entire Boca Chamber Board of Directors. Enjoy an evening of dining, networking and dancing as we celebrate our past year, but set our sights on even bigger and better community-wide accomplishments in 2018!

Moving Forward,

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-- Are Happening At The --


-The Impact-

-The Application-

This year, 22 schools have received grants from Golden Bell. These funds will be used for literacy development, STEM programs, career preparation, etc.

Teachers and principals submit their application between January and April requesting money for educational programs that promote business skills.

-Golden Bell-

$85,000 was awarded to public schools in Boca Raton for the 2017-18 academic year by the Golden Bell Education Foundation.

-The Meeting-

In May, the Golden Bell Education Foundation Board meets to finalize the top applicants and choose how funding is disbursed among the schools.

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-The Breakfast-

At the Boca Chamber's September Membership Breakfast the grants are awarded to the principals of receiving schools.


-By the Numbers-

700K+ KIDS

received benefits from the Golden Bell Education Foundation's charitable efforts & activities.

1,000+ CLASSROOMS were benefited from the Golden Bell Education Foundation to give students a better learning experience.

SPOTLIGHT: WEST BOCA MEDICAL CENTER PARTNERS WITH WEST BOCA HIGH SCHOOL • The Golden Bell Education Foundation partnered with West Boca Medical Center to donate two EKG machines to the West Boca Medical Academy during the 2016-17 academic year. Jennifer Napuli, the West Boca Medical Academy Director stated, "This newer technology is exactly what our students needed to keep up on their studies and pass their certification exams!" Most high schoolers do not get to experience this prior to graduation. Our hope is to enhance education in public schools to give our students a competitive advantage in accomplishing their future goals. West Boca Medical Center's donation is enhancing this community, and we're so proud to be a part of it. • The Golden Bell Education Foundation goes above and beyond handing out yearly grants. With the purpose of supporting the Boca Raton Public School System and administering education programs that promote business skills, they are determined to fulfill this mission. By strategically partnering with members of the business community, they are ensuring success for today's students who are the future leaders of this community.


1,000+ GRANTS

were funded by the Golden Bell Education Foundation and given to K-12 public schools in Boca Raton.


has been donated back to Boca Raton Public Schools by the Golden Bell Education Foundation with your contributions.

Each year, the Boca Chamber's September Membership Breakfast focuses on Golden Bell! Mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept. 14 and join us at Via Mizner Golf and Country Club. We will be awarding 22 schools grants that will be used for literacy development, STEM programs, career preparation and more. Additionally, expect to hear from students who have been personally impacted by a grant at their school, and support the local teachers, principals, Superintendent Robert Avossa and District 5 School Board Member Frank Barbieri, who will be in attendance. This is an amazing celebration where we take time to acknowledge the schools that have been awarded grants, and the teachers and principals who will put them into action. See you in September!

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LEADERSHIP BOCA 2017 A LETTER FROM THE CHAIR One of the most important ingredients for building a successful community is an investment in leadership. Well-informed leaders can further their commitment and knowledge of Boca Raton through participation in Leadership Boca.

Leadership Boca 2017 stopped for a group photo at Arthur Marshall Wildlife Refuge on Environmental Awareness Day.

The 10-session program centers on a variety of themed field trips including: Culture & Tourism, Government, Media, Environmental Awareness, Education, Health & Human Services, Economic Development and SIMSOC (Simulated Society). By graduation, participants become well-rounded and informed members of our community. Each graduating class concludes their experience by coming up with and executing a class project aimed at giving back. Throughout the program, the 2017 class of 40 traveled by bus and spent an entire day at each session. Embarrassing ice-breaker games and food on the bus were plenty, but so was the wonderful opportunity of meeting fellow classmates and engaging with speakers and community leaders. Lasting friendships and business relationships are almost guaranteed!

Steve Markham and Ryan Lee try their hand at being anchormen during our visit to WPTV in West Palm Beach.

Looking ahead, the 2018 program begins in March and is open to outstanding individuals who have demonstrated commitment to our area, motivation in their current role and an interest in getting more involved in the greater Boca Raton community as well as with the Boca Chamber. Applications for the Class of 2018 are available on the Chamber’s website beginning July 11th or through Chasity Navarro, the Chamber’s Events Manager, at I look forward to working with the new class of 2018 when I serve as Chair. All the best to our future leaders!

On our last day of touring Boca, we had some fun! The 2017 class is pictured here at Living Room Theaters.

Lloyd Comiter Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith Chair, Leadership Boca 2018


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BCFD 2017 Boca Chamber Festival Days Is Right Around the Corner!

Boca Chamber Festival Days (BCFD) is the Boca Chamber’s outreach to the nonprofit community. Nonprofit Chamber Members join forces with for-profit Chamber Members to hold fun-filled events during the month of August!

2017 BCFD logo designed by Chadd Paradise of West Boca Raton Community High School.

The goal is to raise awareness and funds for our nonprofit member’s philanthropic efforts. All month long, residents of South Palm Beach County will travel from event to event, participating in everything that is great about Boca Raton from the smaller events to the grand!

Who Can Attend?

Everyone's invited! To see the full list of our events, visit the Chamber's event page at You can also stop by the Chamber and we will provide you with a printed calendar describing each event. From cocktails to dancing and everything in between, these events are sure to spice up your summer. Want to get your business involved for next year? Contact Alison Miuccio at amiuccio@ Home Health

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor: Allegiance Home Health & Rehab “Providing Nursing, Therapy, & Private Caregiving in your Home”

Celebrate Summer BCFD Event at Oceans234

Culture & Triva BCFD Event at the Boca Raton Museum of Art




Visit us online at:

Chamber members are able to place an ad on air!

Download the app on your iPhone or Android device.

Chamber members are able to host their own show!

Feel free to stop by. Come see our studio at the Boca Chamber!

Listen and stay informed about all things Boca Raton!

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Houston S. Park IV

Special Operation Captain Palm Beach Fire Rescue About Houston:

Houston Park is assigned the Emergency Medical Services Division of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. He has spent the last 26 years serving the citizens and visitors of Palm Beach County, Florida. A self-motivated professional with deep fire/EMS service knowledge, he has championed the efforts of the community to resolve the opioid crisis and chairs the Heroin Task Force. As a career firefighter paramedic captain, Houston functions as the department's hospital liaison and developed an innovative approach to dealing with the heroin epidemic. In short, he implemented a rapid “detox to the streets� pilot study with JFK Hospital and the University of Miami.

The Epidemic

"If you can't treat people like people, then don't treat people." -Randy Boaz

Q: Talk about the seriousness of the Heroin Epidemic. How is your task force making strides to combat it? A: The Heroin Epidemic is detrimentally serious. Every 15 hours last year, someone died of an opioid overdose in Palm Beach County. Our task force is making strides by doing our research. A Harvard study helped us come up with a treatment plan that involves more than just reviving patients after an overdose. Heroin addicts are suffering from a lifelong addiction, but if they get medical treatment combined with psychological treatment, the success rate is much higher.

How Can We Help?

Q: What is our duty as members of this community? A: As ambassadors of this community, your continued support and consistent effort to stay informed will help combat these challenges. I believe it's crucial that we make an effort to discourage shame and reduce the stigma surrounding those who need help. This epidemic cannot be defined by age, gender, or economic status. My goal is for the community to support us in our mission of finding facilities that deliver a combined medical and behavioral health treatment plan that is proven to be a long-term solution to the epidemic.

Research & Results

Q: Has the task force made a notable impact? A: Our initial JFK Suboxone pilot study is complete, and early indicators show a 76% success rate. Success meaning, no opiate use by those in the study. Lives are being saved and improved. Our goals include expanding to as many hospitals as possible and helping as many people that we can. We also strive to increase awareness and education to all ages.

The Motto

Q: What keeps you motivated after 26 years of service? A: A favorite quote of mine comes from my paramedic instructor in 1984, Randy Boaz. He stated, "If you can't treat people like people, then don't treat people." I'm committed to this job because I'm committed to helping people in my community. Connection Magazine | 9



Due to press deadlines these news releases are from March through May

BOCA RATON ADDS THREE NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS The City of Boca Raton has added three new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to its network. Two new stations are located at City Hall (201 West Palmetto Park Road) and one at the Spanish River Library (1501 NW Spanish River Blvd). The first EV station was installed in October of 2015, at the Downtown Library. The Schneider EVlink 220-volt station can charge two vehicles at a time, enabling users to top off their car within hours while visiting the libraries or downtown. The addition of the new electric car charging stations furthers the City’s environmental stewardship efforts. The Boca Raton City Council recently passed a resolution adopting a climate action pledge and is continuing its efforts to integrate sustainability actions within the framework of the Regional Climate Action Plan. “We hope that more commercial businesses will follow our lead and start installing stations as well,” noted Mayor Susan Haynie. “Transportation models are changing and electric vehicles are a big part of that change; we all need to do our part.” For more information about the City of Boca Raton’s sustainability efforts, visit the City’s website at or download the City’s app, MyBocaLink, at both the Apple and Google Play Stores.

KOLTER HOSPITALITY TO HOST ANNUAL SALES LEADERSHIP SUMMIT IN BOCA LATE JULY Kolter Hospitality announced plans to host its annual Kolter Sales Summit at the newly opened Hyatt Place Boca Raton/Downtown which is centrally located in Boca Raton’s downtown shopping, dining and business district. The Kolter Sales Summit is a two-day gathering of all Sales Leadership from the Kolter Hospitality portfolio of hotels located throughout Florida. The two-day conference is held annually and focuses on team leadership, team building, sharing of hotel sales best practices as well as training and informational sessions delivered by hotel community partners such as, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Smith Travel Research and many others. Kolter Hospitality currently operates 6 hotels totaling 910 guest rooms and is in the development and construction stages for additional hotel projects in Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota and St. Petersburg, FL which will grow the portfolio to 2,030 guestrooms total.

BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART MIDSUMMER PARTY AS PART OF BOCA CHAMBER FESTIVAL DAYS As part of the Boca Chamber Festival Days, the Boca Raton Museum of Art is celebrating the opening of four exhibitions with a preview reception open to the public. The Midsummer Party at the Museum takes place on Monday, August 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Tickets are available online at “We are thrilled to partner with E&M Culinary, Events, & Creative for our Midsummer Party,” said Mary Beth Harris, the Museum’s Special Events Manager. “Their team has put together a fabulous menu of scrumptious light bites and refreshing libations!” 10| Connection Magazine

The Midsummer Party celebrates four exhibitions newly installed and on view through October 22. Shows include: Shirin Neshat: Fervor and Turbulent, Photography from the Bequest of Isadore and Kelly Friedman, Patricia Nix: American Baroque and Deep Line Drawings by Carlos Luna. For more information on the shows, please visit The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Midsummer Party is part of Boca Chamber Festival Days – a series of fun-filled events held at different locations during the month of August – and is facilitated by the Boca Chamber. RSVPs for this event are required by July 31 at bocamuseum. org/midsummer. Museum Members: Free; Non-Members: $25.

MODERNIZING MEDICINE ANNOUNCES $231 MILLION EQUITY INVESTMENT Modernizing Medicine, Inc. announced on May 10, 2017 that funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, have made a substantial investment of $231 million into the company to provide liquidity to existing shareholders, fund further expansion and support future strategic endeavors. Modernizing Medicine’s success can be attributed to its development of technology to support the unique needs of physicians in surgical and medical specialties. With the premise that it was easier to teach physicians how to code software rather than for engineers to learn medicine, Modernizing Medicine hired practicing physicians to build EHR software. The company now offers a full suite of products and services to empower physicians including Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Telehealth for dermatology, Analytics and more. With the latest round of funding, the company anticipates pursuing certain strategic initiatives, that may include automation of prior authorization workflows, deployment of an eCommerce platform, investment in data exchange and reconciliation to help practices move clinically relevant data effectively throughout the evolving ecosystem of a patient’s healthcare experience and improvement of access to healthcare via telemedicine.

SARAH PEARSON PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE BOCA CHAMBER The Boca Chamber announced the promotion of Sarah Pearson to Executive Vice President. “Sarah’s talent and contributions have been invaluable to our organization. Her innovative thinking and vision will continue to enhance the strategic direction and growth of our Chamber,” said Troy McLellan, President and CEO of the Boca Chamber. Pearson has been with the Chamber since 2011 and holds over 10 years of experience in the industry. In July of 2016 she graduated from the Institute for Organization Management – the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Prior to her promotion, she served as the Senior Vice President of External Relations. In her role, Sarah will oversee the Communications, Events, Sales and Foundation departments while guiding the Chamber through a rigorous accreditation process.

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[1] Chris Sapp, Jason Hagensick, Barry Davis and Gary Flaks [2] Sarah Pearson, the official snack and beverage cart attendant [3] Brad Mitchell, Jeff Schnars, Doug Fash and Stephen King [4] Sue Diener, Brook Qualk, Amy Fontage and Teri Kennedy [5] David Singleton and Eric Jensen [6] Tim Snow, George Petrocelli, Doug McLain and Troy McLellan

PULSE Professionals Under 40





[1] Chuck Stout, Marilyn Blanco-Corey, Christie Workman, Jonathan Bennett and Troy McLellan [2] The fundraiser showcased over 60 premium raffle items and 20 silent auction packages [3] Boca Chamber Ambassador Deby Goldfarb & her donated item 12| Connection Magazine



[1] Clayton Idle, Jason Gudaitis and Conor Flynn [2] Michael Church and Mohamed Abdalla [3] Amanda Ellis and Shanine Dorta






[1] Rob and Jenn Jager, the 2017 Small Business Leaders of the Year [2] Table centerpieces by Boca by Design [3] Andrew Duffell, the 2017 Business Leader of the Year [4] Jeffrey Stoops, President & CEO of SBA Communications, the 2017 Business of the Year [5] Troy McLellan, Rob and Jenn Jager, Jeff Stoops and Andrew Duffell





[1] Robert Weinroth, Victor Reiss, Michael Myers, Ethel Isaacs Williams, Troy McLellan, Susan Haynie, Rick Lassiter and Andrea O'Rourke [2] Jason Hagensick and Roxana Scaffidi [3] Ellen Crane, Director of Public Affairs at CTCA



[1] Ken LaVicka interviews Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin at the May Trustee Luncheon [2] Troy McLellan and new Trustee Member, Inger Ellen Nicolaisen [3] Head Coach Lane Kiffin with Sarah Pearson Connection Magazine |13



37 Years as Chamber Members!

Our Member Anniversaries

Thank You For Your Commitment! 31 Years As A Member BOCA RATON magazine JES Publishing IBM Investments Limited Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc. Landon & Associates, PA Lynn University Palm Beach State College Personalized Air Conditioning Plastridge Insurance Agency, Inc. Proskauer Rose LLP Saint John Paul II Academy TrustBridge Health 28 Years As A Member Boca Raton Airport Authority 27 Years As A Member Kaufman, Rossin & Co. 26 Years As A Member Publix Supermarkets 25 Years As A Member Garber & Garber CPAs, P.A. Lang Realty, Inc. Omni Middle School South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry 24 Years As A Member Happy & Healthy Products, Inc. 23 Years As A Member Greenfield Group 22 Years As A Member Capitol Lighting Minuteman Press Stanley Steemer of South Fla, Inc. 21 Years As A Member Boca By Design Boca Nursing Services, Inc. Grandview Preparatory School Twin Palms Center for the Disabled 20 Years As A Member All-Tag Security Americas Inc. 19 Years As A Member All Points Limousine Bauman Medical Group, PA

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17 Years As A Member Feldman Design Studio National Multiple Sclerosis Society Schnabel Learning 16 Years As A Member Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, Inc. Danburg Properties of Boca Raton Hospice of Palm Beach County PNC Bank 14 Years As A Member Unique Gifts & Premiums Valley National Bank Winner's Award Group, Inc. 13 Years As A Member Computer Community Hospital Nat Steinart and Associates, LLC 12 Years As A Member Boca Raton Firefighters & Paramedics Benevolent Assoc, Inc LFC Development, LLC Nature's Best Slomin's Security/Tasha Hirsch 11 Years As A Member Copans Printing & Graphics, Inc. Morton's The Steakhouse, Boca Raton Ten Golden Rules Valerie Kolbert ARNP, PA 10 Years As A Member Fairfield Inn & Suites Boca Grace A. Noethen, P.A. Intra-Lock System International Katz Baskies LLC Kiwanis of Boca Raton Michael Gordon, AAI Stortec Systems Co. LLC 9 Years As A Member Carlos Aristizรกbal MedExpress Urgent Care 8 Years As A Member Block Advisors Chris Evert Charities Day Pitney/ Chapin Ballerano & Cheslack Elements Therapeutic Massage Kencos, LLC Loxahatchee Everglades Tours NFP - FDR Financial Group Town Center Executive Suites Travelpro International, Inc.

Lynn University Celebrates 31 years as a member.

7 Years As A Member 3Cinteractive Advent Square Senior Community BarCharts Publishing, Inc. Beighley, Myrick and Udell, P.A. Defender Resorts dba Ventura at Boca Everglades University Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County Lakeside Terrace Regal Home Health/Regal Care Management Shutts & Bowen, LLP Sinclair Broadcasting Group - WTVX Spanish River Community High School SuMa Partners, Ltd. (Inc.) The Boca Raton Tribune - Heizer Corp, Inc. The Buzz Agency of Florida, LLC The Coastal Star TooJay's United Way of Palm Beach County US Foods Weblink International Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. 6 Years As A Member Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine - Florida Atlantic University Computer Care, Inc. Doctor Maya Clinic Ducerus, Your Total College Solution Hollander Sleep Products, LLC Hurricane Coffee & Tea Intranet Communications Group, Inc. Jason's Deli U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management Vidpop Productions 5 Years As A Member Advantage Tenant Leasing LLC Budget Blinds of East Boca Raton Diagnostic Centers of America Inbound Call Experts Lee Realty Team with Boca Luxury Realty Positive Pocket Prestige Technology Corporation SBA Communications Corporation Sharon & Caron Group of Keller Williams Singer Law Office, P.A. StarMark Business Solutions, Inc. State Representative Bill Hager United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC *July to September Member Anniversaries


WELCOME New Members

To the Chamber Family

THANK YOU TO OUR REFERRING PARTNERS! Sarah Fuchs Fresh Kitchen Jerry Spielman Boca’s Best and City News Michael Miller Sound-Health


J. Jay Greene Ducerus Sophia Beckston FPL Barbara Roche Hospice of Palm Beach County Valerie Walker Restivo Monacelli, LLP


Phil Liberty Universal Telecommunications

Nizan Mosery Cornerstone Investment Partners, LLC Elizabeth Kelley-Graced The Buzz Agency of Florida Sharon Peress BocaFertility Bobra Bush Telcom / Telcare Corp. Jon Sahn Peck Financial Yvonne Graber Computer Community Hospital Eliot Popper Morgan Stanley Angel Gonzalez Transworld Business Brokers



Win big by referring a new member to the Boca Chamber!

One FREE ticket to a membership breakfast One FREE spotlight ad in a Business Beat email blast Highlight in Connection Magazine as a referring partner Connection Magazine |15



YEA! Student Spotlight:

2017-18 Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Student Criteria for the YEA! Program The Boca Chamber Education Foundation’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a program of the Golden Bell Education Foundation. YEA! is for students in grades six through twelve who have demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, determination, enthusiasm, the ability to communicate, and a commitment to their community and family. Students who apply to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) should be responsible individuals who pursue goals with tenacity. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. If you have any questions about the application process, please email or call Christie Workman at or 561-3954433. Visit to apply.


Aprogram of the Golden Bell Education Foundation

Aprogram of the Golden Bell Education Foundation


David is a homeschooled seventh-grader who has suffered from lifelong chronic headaches. He took his problem and created a solution with his company and patent-pending product, The Headache Reliever! This device, which is attached to the back of the neck, applies pressure to the sub-occipital muscles to relieve pain. David excelled in the YEA! Program – coming in FIRST PLACE at the YEA! Investor Panel Competition at the Office Depot Headquarters in April and competed at the YEA! Regional Competition in Rochester with over 100 other YEA! competitors in May. Although David did not place in the competition, he did exceptionally well and made us all very proud.


David has plans to continue working on growing his product and company. He attended the Boca Chamber's Membership Breakfast in May and networked with community business leaders in the medical field, including President and CEO of Boca Regional Hospital, Jerry Fedele.



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David Fleming The Headache Reliever

The sky is the limit for David Fleming. In the meantime, if you're suffering from a headache... you know just who to call!

A month-long restaurant promotion of Boca Raton's incredible array of culinary experiences, Sept. 1-30.

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A P R I L Tide Dry Cleaners 6950 N. Military Trail

Healing Moments 3200 N. Federal Highway


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Geisha Asian Bistro 2201 N. Federal Highway

Symphony at Boca Raton 21865 Ponderosa Drive

Boca Raton Orthopaedic Group 660 Glades Road, Suite 460

Hampton Inn Boca Raton 1455 Yamato Road

The Salt Suite 6063 SW 18th Street

Planet Ballroom Boca Raton 346 Esplanade, Suite 57, Royal Palm Place



Nikita Hair USA 193 E. Palmetto Park Rd.

Mr. Print Ink 206 N. Federal Highway

I Love Juice Bar 5200 Town Center Circle

Fresh Kitchen 5550 N. Military Trail, Bay 214

J U N E Boca Chamber Radio 1800 N. Dixie Highway

Dental Designs 21685 State Road 7

New Exhibits at Boca Raton Children's Museum 498 Crawford Boulevard

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar 1841 S. Federal Highway Connection Magazine |19


(March 1 to May 31, 2017)

CallSprout (561) 500-VOIP (8647) Eric Bucher Boca Raton, FL 33431

Cinemark Palace 20 (561) 395-4695 Hope Bruens Boca Raton, FL 33431


Burtons Grill & Bar (860) 324-6740 Andy Holyst Boca Raton, FL 33496

Aastro Roofing Company Inc (561) 409-3280 Jason Blair Boca Raton, FL 33486 Affordable Care at Home (561) 513-6650 Brooks Holbrook Greenacres, FL 33467 Allenby Cosmetic Dermatology (561) 499-0299 Bridgette DeBrino Delray Beach, FL 33484 American Dream Investing (561) 571-5742 Karl Kaufman Boca Raton, FL 33432 Armstrong Relocation Florida (954) 956-0059 Steve Glassman Pompano Beach, FL 33069 AutoMED (516) 369-7091 Joe Persky Boca Raton, FL 33432 Balancing from Within (561) 305-3236 Jill Avery Boca Raton, FL 33428 Berkowitz & Associates, PA (561) 982-7800 Ian Berkowitz Boca Raton, FL 33431 Blue Moon Mexican Cafe (561) 571-7000 Jeff Lewis Boca Raton, FL 33486 Boca Raton Firefighter Benevolent (954) 816-0619 Tory Buckman Boca Raton, FL 33432 Brain Matters Research (561) 374-8461 Tequesta Alston Delray Beach, FL 33445

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Campbell Creative (561) 562-6119 Courtney Campbell Delray Beach, FL 33444 Cartier (561) 367-9100 Monica La Valette Boca Raton, FL 33431 Center For Information Security Awareness (561) 325-6050 Michael Levin Boca Raton, FL 33481 Cohen & Newmark, PLLC (561) 859-0900 Scott Newmark Delray Beach, FL 33483 Corporate Debt Advisors (800) 691-7211 Michele Sharpe Boca Raton, FL 33487 D-Day Memory Tour (561) 409-4036 Jean-Pierre Paviot Boca Raton, FL 33487 Delray Beach Bike Club LLC (561) 702-6376 Patrick Halliday Delray Beach, FL 33444 Dental Designs (561) 756-9343 Astrid Cortes Boca Raton, FL 33428 Dr. Mitch's Total Health (561) 674-0555 Alexandra Ghen Boca Raton, FL 33432 DxWeb Management LLC (212) 967-1944 Lewis Stahl Boca Raton, FL 33486 E & M Culinary, Event & Creative (561) 412-5500 Andy Cohen Boca Raton, FL 33432

Guzzetta and Associates (561) 994-2500 Mark Guzzetta Boca Raton, FL 33431 Nikita Hair USA (413) 519-0009 Andrea Lyman Boca Raton, FL 33432

Event Services Group (561) 324-9910 Coral Springs, FL 33065 Fitlife Foods (239) 357-4945 Gianna DePalma Boca Raton, FL 33431 Florida Environmental Pest Management (561) 689-8911 Ian Whalen Mangonia Park, FL 33407 Frankel Estate Homes, Inc. (561) 994-6443 John Shahzade Boca Raton, FL 33487 Fred Astaire Dance Studios (561) 391-8591 James Brann Boca Raton, FL 33432 Fresh Kitchen (561) 406-0400 David Pullman Boca Raton, FL 33432 Geisha Asian Bistro (561) 931-2222 Natee Posang Boca Raton, FL 33431 Giano Gelato Pablo Barbieri Boca Raton, FL 33486 Go Team Travel (561) 221-2661 Flavia Aliberti Boca Raton, FL 33431 Great People Skills (954) 812-8281 Andrea Lindwall North Lauderdale, FL 33068 Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa (561) 419-1117 Katherine Blake-Chenier Boca Raton, FL 33431 Harvest Seasonal Grill (561) 266-3239 Reba Larney Delray Beach, FL 33435

NEW MEMBERS Healing Moments LLC (561) 931-2187 Tracy McDonough Boca Raton, FL 33431 Health Care District of Palm Beach County (561) 659-1270 Peretheiura Baker Palm Springs, FL 33461 Healthy Steps Nutrition & CrossFit HSN (954) 592-4484 Nicole Aucoin Deerfleld Beach, FL 33064 I Love Juice Bar (561) 757-3311 Denison Davis Boca Raton, FL 33486 Integrated Financial Solutions, LLC (561) 210-8527 Phillip Kittell Boca Raton, FL 33432 James Ross Advertising (954) 974-6640 Brandon Fertig Pompano Beach, FL 33069 K & G Insurance House (561) 962-4110 Bill Katab Boca Raton, FL 33432 Kuhn Flooring Gallery I, LLC (954) 422-9935 Sherry Zapatos Lighthouse Point, FL 33064 Lake Ida Cleaners (561) 278-4141 David Berish Delray Beach, FL 33445 Les Bijoux LLC (561) 350-4951 Jennifer Miller Boca Raton, FL 33432 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (561) 616-8682 Terrie Mooney West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Levi & Associates Insurance Agency (561) 353-1234 Jeremy Cohen Boca Raton, FL 33431 Lifegate Acupuncture (561) 921-5433 Jeffrey Zurawin Boca Raton, FL 33431 Low TE Florida (954) 791-4498 Carolyn Zaumeyer Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 Muscle Maker Grill 954-429-1818 Paul Chovan Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Nephie's Kloset (561) 419-0590 Barbara Laurince Boca Raton, FL 33432 NETRECRUITER (561) 400-5677 Bret Hollander Boca Raton, FL 33487 Netsense Solutions LLC (561) 208-5558 Joe Signore Boca Raton, FL 33431 Orange Theory Fitness (561) 750-0900 https://boca-raton.orangetheoryfitness. com/ Jhoel Gaona Boca Raton, FL 33431

Sachs Sax Caplan (561) 994-4499 Michael Weiner Boca Raton, FL 33487 Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier, PLLC (561) 990-1699 Robert Bamdas Boca Raton, FL 33487 Scott A. Field, MBA, Realtor Associates (561) 573-1828 Scott Field Boca Raton, FL 33431 Seeman Holtz Property and Casualty, Inc. (561) 948-9000 Janice Vasquez Boca Raton, FL 33431

Orion Business Consulting LLC (561) 843-3495 Francisco Moreno Boca Raton, FL 33486

Seva Beauty (561) 705-2220 Regenia Guariglia Boca Raton, FL 33431

Palmetto Promenade (561) 338-3328 Adria Worthington Boca Raton, FL 33432

Simply the Best Magazine (561) 789-1001 Adam Goodkin Boca Raton, FL 33431

Performance Aquatics (Swim Club) (561) 212-7175 Kathleen Prindle Boca Raton, FL 33431

Spine & Orthopedic Center (888) 409-8006 Tiffany Reed Boca Raton, FL 33434

PIP Construction (561) 508-9500 Greg Guzzo Delray Beach, FL 33483

Swim Pools of Boca Raton, LLC (561) 325-6874 Marcus Moreira Boca Raton, FL 33428

Precision Door Service of South Florida (561) 515-5339 Jim Migani Riviera Beach, FL 33407

Tech Knowledgy Academy, LLC (561) 295-8325 Donnavan Kirk Boca Raton, FL 33432

Prime Health Management LLC (973) 670-9043 Christian Skillen Delray Beach, FL 33445

Tech Talent Infusion | Recruiting (561) 672-5247 Patrick Murphy Delray Beach, FL 33444 (718) 704-3841 Michael MacKenzie Sunrise, FL 33322

The Bill Tome Foundation for Kids & Families, Inc. (561) 504-6510 Linda Tome Boca Raton, FL 33487

Rainbow International (954) 633-9500 Aaron Wentworth Coconut Creek, FL 33073 Restivo Monacelli, LLP (561) 210-9351 Valerie Walker Boca Raton, FL 33431 Retirement Planning Institute (561) 929-1668 Anthony Cottone Boca Raton, FL 33487 Rooster Florida, Inc. (561) 703-3941 Brian Niles Boca Raton, FL 33432

The Pink Collective (954) 241-1400 Roly Rodriguez Hollywood, FL 33020 The Unicorn Group (301) 717-2288 Charles Sutton Vienna, VA 22182 The World Organizer (954) 866-3858 Meredith Epstein Boca Raton, FL 33434 Triton Submarines, LLC (772) 770-1995 Michael Haley Vero Beach, FL 32966 Connection Magazine |21



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Quarterly Magazine of the Boca Chamber focusing on Enhancing Community.