December 20, 2013

RISING WORLD TENNIS STAR, RUSSIAN-BORN GALINA VOSKOBOEVA SELECTS BROKEN SOUND CLUB AS TRAINING SITE FOR 2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN, THE FIRST GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT OF THE NEW YEAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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RISING WORLD TENNIS STAR,
RUSSIAN-BORN GALINA VOSKOBOEVA
SELECTS BROKEN SOUND CLUB AS TRAINING SITE
FOR 
2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN, THE FIRST GRAND SLAM
OURNAMENT OF THE NEW YEAR 

Broken Sound Club’s Tennis Pro Erwan Le Ridant – Her Touring Coach –
To Travel With Her to the Four Majors

BOCA RATON, FL (December 19, 2013) – Rising world tennis star Galina Voskoboeva has chosen Broken Sound Club, a Platinum Club of America, as her official training site as she prepares for the hotly contested mid-January 2014 Australian Open in Melbourne Park accompanied by her long-time professional touring coach Erwan Le Ridant, who runs the high performance group at the Broken Sound Club Junior Tennis Academy alongside Vernon Gettone, BSC Tennis Head Professional. Each year Le Ridant travels with her to the four majors: Australian Open-the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open.

“Voskoboeva faced Venus Williams in the first round of the 2013 Australian Open, has been training diligently to triumph in 2014,” notes French-born Le Ridant who has been coaching Voskovoeva for several years. “During the two months of training on the courts at Broken Sound Club, Galina has been extremely focused, and exceptionally determined to begin the new year with a strong competitive start at the Australian Open where she will challenge some of the world’s most accomplished tennis players.”  

Le Ridant reports that the 2014 Australian Open will feature 99 of the top 100 women and 99 of the top 100 men tennis players in the world. The roster includes Florida’s own Serena Williams (vying to win the title for the first time in four years) and Rafael Nadal with each of their top 10 rivals, including defending women’s champion Victoria Azarenka, 2013 finalist Li Na, who ranked No. 3 in the world, the highest ranking ever achieved by an Asian player, male or female, and Maria Sharapova who is on the come-back trail and men’s top ranking players Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray (following a few months out of the game due to injury).

Russian-born Voskoboeva, who began playing tennis at the age of six and turned pro in 2002 at the age of 18 (representing Kazakhstan – formerly Russia since 2008), has steadily grown in Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings to no. 67 in singles. Playing right-handed with a two-handed back-hand and favoring clay (like those at Broken Sound Club) and hard surfaces, she has won 63 career matches and nearly $2 million in prize money to date. She has been awarded the International Master of Sports for her efforts representing her home country, and has appeared in 13 WTA Finals, 12 of which coming in doubles play, and she has won two International Tennis Federation (ITF) singles titles. [The WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 2,500 players representing 92 nations competing for more than $118 million in prize money at the WPA’s 54 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries; the ITF is the world governing body of tennis, overseeing administration and regulation, international competition organization, and game structure, development and promotion.]

“Broken Sound residents and their guests love coming out to watch Galina as she trains with Erwan,” said Cindy Braun, chair of the Club’s tennis committee. “We’ve taken her on as our own, with all the pride and encouragement of the community behind her as she rises in the tennis world. We will all be cheering for her as she hits the courts at Melbourne Park in January and beyond.”

When asked why she chose Broken Sound Club as her training location, Voskoboeva cited the excellent facilities and the people. “It’s a very nice club, an excellent place for practice. I’ve played all over the world –the people here are very friendly, and it makes me very comfortable. You can feel their genuine support on and off the courts.”

“While training here, Galina has spent time with our junior tennis players, sharing tips on the game and giving advice to those striving to make the college and pro tennis circuit,” noted Arnaud Delanoe, Broken Sound Club Junior Program Manager. “She is a great role model, taking the time to interact with the youngest tennis players who live in Broken Sound Club and play regularly with and receive guidance from her coach Erwan and other certified tennis pros at the Club throughout the year.”

From a young age, her mother Elena inspired her to pursue a professional sport, introducing her to the worlds of synchronized swimming and tennis and supporting her training in both.  When it was time to prepare to make a choice for college play and professional aspirations, she chose tennis and never looked back. A graduate of University of RUPG in Moscow (2005) who majored in public relations, Voskoboeva speaks Russian and English. Off the court, she enjoys reading, dancing, and Russian music.

When asked what was her most memorable tournament, she immediately points out the 2011 Toronto Open. “I was on fire!” she shared, thrilled when she beat Marion Bartoli, who had won Wimbledon. She also said she was pleased to make it all the way to the finals in singles and doubles in Seoul, Korea.

While she has competed ‘round the globe in Russia, China, Australia, Canada, U.S., U.K. (Wimbledon), Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Mexico and New Zealand, she says her favorite pro tennis competitions are the French Open in Paris (her favorite city), the U.S. Open, and the annual Kremlin Cup tournament in Moscow. “There is nothing like competing in your home country!” she says, beaming with pride. “It is so exhilarating to have all your country’s fans, your family and friends filling the stands to cheer you on. You feel the energy and excitement that makes you want to win for them.”

Voskoboeva’s advice for her young fans getting in the game for pleasure or serious competition: “There are going to be good moments and bad moments. Just give 100% of what you have… even in the bad moments because you still need to be strong and believe.”

She continues sharing that advancement in professional tennis “is a long journey and to be ready for serious competitive success, it requires more than just a ‘like to’ approach.  Often there is not time to do what you like to do such as getting to see friends, staying out late, or going on vacations, and that can be tough.”

Having grown up in tennis, she also cautions parents not to compare their children to their others in their competitive circuit, but rather show support focused on their children, encouraging them to advance their
own core strengths, build confidence and improve their competitive skills. Parents also need to be sure that
they find the right coaching professionals and role models to help their children to succeed.” 

“In addition to Galina, we have hosted many tennis greats on our courts over the years, offering wonderful ‘tennis spectating’ opportunities for our Club members and young tennis academy players,” noted Broken Sound Club Director of Tennis Greg Wheaton, Florida’s former number one ranked head tennis pro who competed and ranked as a finalist at the 2012 USTA National Men's 50 Clay Court Championships. “Having such regular ‘upclose and personal’ experiences with champions as Kevin Anderson and Jesse Levine who played each other in a ‘friendly’ exhibition match this month is priceless for avid players and sports enthusiasts alike.”

Offering a world-class facility with 23 Har Tru courts and pro shop, Broken Sound gives players at every skill level the complete tennis experience. Under the direction of Tennis Director Wheaton, who recently was presented the Distinguished Achievement in Leadership award by BoardRoom Magazine (the most respected and influential magazine in the private club industry), Broken Sound Club offers active tennis programs for men, women, juniors and seniors; organizes competitive Club, league, and Pro-Am tournament events for singles, doubles, ladies, men, mixed doubles and seniors; private instruction; provides complimentary clinics and hosts Club, IntraClub and Member/Guest tennis socials. Broken Sound is also home to a renowned junior tennis academy and pro exhibitions with world-class tennis champions.

About Broken Sound Club:
Whatever one’s passion or interest…their active enviable home life, business life, sporting life, and social life complement each other perfectly at Broken Sound Club. Known as the “friendly” club for its signature blend of warmth, elegance and genuine hospitality, this award-winning private gated golf and country club community offers a choice of 27 lushly landscaped intimate residential villages, each with its own character. All are just minutes away from its main clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining, two Audubon Sanctuary certified signature golf courses (one host to the PGA Champions Tour season opener), a new two-acre $6 million poolscape with bistro, a new $7 million 38,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, and 23 tennis courts. This 5-Star Platinum Club of America is conveniently close to two international airports, and just a few miles from the private Boca Raton Executive Airport, Boca’s burgeoning Class A office parks and vibrant Downtown, pristine beaches, A-rated public and award-winning private schools, two universities, sports arenas and stadiums, and an exciting world of shopping, dining, art and culture, recreation, and nightlife.


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November 26, 2013

"Snow, Shred & Salute Saturday" to Bring Six Tons of Real Snow to Courtyard Shops at Wellington for Family Play and "Wishes From Wellington" Holiday Video Greetings to our Troops December 7th


 Admission Free with Donation of a Canned Good or Unwrapped Toy;
Loved Ones with Family Serving in US Military
Away from Home This Season
Can Tape Personal “Holiday Greeting” to Send And Share;
Popular “Shred-4-Ed” Program Returns
To Raise Funds To Benefit Local Schools

WELLINGTON, Fla. (November 25, 2013) – Courtyard Shops at Wellington invites the community to celebrate the holiday season amidst six tons of snow at the shopping center’s memory-making “Snow, Shred & Salute Saturday” family shop-and-dine event on December 7th from 12 noon to 4 p.m. that will benefit area nonprofits and schools, and provide a special opportunity for families to tape “Wishes from Wellington” holiday video greetings produced and donated by Michael Miller of Sell-Ware for loved ones to send to active duty troops stationed away from home this holiday season.

A jam-packed open-to-the-public program of fun for all generations awaits event-goers, as the Courtyard Shops becomes a family-packed afternoon winter wonderland destination. There will be both a snow-filled play area and a spirited holiday-themed photo stop, with FREE admission granted for bringing a canned good or unwrapped new toy that will be donated to local nonprofit organizations just in time to make the holiday brighter for those in need. In addition to holiday sidewalk chalk art fun along designated walkways of the center, games and prizes, “chances to win” and merchant holiday specials, sales and discounts, a special “salute video spot” will also be set up on-site where families of those serving in active military service can tape their own holiday greeting video to send and share. To assure a timeslot, military families are asked to reserve a session in advance by calling Kaye Communications at 561-756-3099 or emailing videosalute@kcompr.com.

The popular Courtyard Shops at Wellington “Shred-4-Ed” program also returns to give area residents and businesses yet one more year-end opportunity to “turn their trash into cash” to benefit local school(s) of their choice. Taking place alongside the snow activities from noon to 3 p.m., participants can use the free Shred-4-Ed service to discard unwanted clutter and gain peace of mind by safely disposing of personal documents, credit card offers, receipts, check stubs and any other material with sensitive data, all at no charge, with a donation to a local school of their choosing made by Courtyard Shops at Wellington for each container brought to be shredded. The donations accumulated through the three-month series and this additional opportunity will be distributed among more than a dozen local elementary, middle and high schools following this event.

“What a great way to ring in the holidays… for community by community in community,” noted Jeff Purisch, property manager at Courtyard Shops. “With tons of snow, family fun, memory-making, shopping, dining, charitable giving, and salutes to our troops, Courtyard Shops at Wellington merrily rolls out the holiday welcome mat.”


Conveniently located at 13860 Wellington Trace in Wellington at the corner of Wellington Trace and Greenview Shores Blvd, the Courtyard Shops at Wellington is a retail destination with more than 30 shops and restaurants including Publix, Kontiki, Van Dell Jewelers, Eyes of Wellington, Lindburgers Restaurant, Tijuana Flats, Sam Jon’s Hair Studio and My Gym Children’s Fitness Center. For more information on this event, visit courtyardshopsatwellington.com, become a fan at facebook.com/courtyardshopswellington, or call (561) 347-6521.

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November 08, 2013

Sklar Furnishings Expands Involvement with Habitat for Humanity of South PBC; Sponsor 105th Home Built in the Community

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Kaye Communications, Inc. 561-392-5166
Bonnie S. Kaye, bkaye@kcompr.com, cell: 561-756-3099
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SKLAR FURNISHINGS EXPANDS INVOLVEMENT WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
OF SOUTH PALM BEACH; SPONSORS  105th HOME BUILT IN THE COMMUNITY

Home Constructed on Behalf of New Homeowner Erica Heath and Family the Eighth
in Income-diverse “Ocean Breeze West” Neighborhood Designated by the Boynton Beach CRA
BOCA RATON, FL (November 10, 2013) – Demonstrating its commitment to making a positive difference in the community where its employees live and work, Sklar Furnishings of Boca Raton sponsored the construction of Habitat for Humanity’s most recent South Palm Beach County home. The keys to the four-bedroom, two-bath home were presented to new homeowner Erica Heath and family by Sklar Furnishings principals Rick and Pat Howard with Sklar General Manager Cyndi Rigley in attendance at the recent home dedication ceremony Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood community at Ocean Breeze West in Boynton Beach.

Since Sklar Furnishings -- a Florida-based contemporary furniture store with an emphasis on high levels of design and customization -- opened its doors in November 2002, ownership and staff established a strong partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Sklar Furnishings donates thousands of dollars in merchandise to the organization that is sold in Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores; the proceeds go right back into Habitat for Humanity’s underwriting of residences. When Rick Howard joined the Board of Director of Habitat for Humanity in 2009, Sklar Furnishings took an on-going active role and expanded the company’s support of the Habitat for Humanity mission. For its efforts, Sklar Furnishings has been a recipient of the “I Gave at the House” Award six times.

The new Heath household is one of eight Habitat for Humanity homes (with three currently under construction) in Palm Beach County that have been built as part of an initiative to construct Ocean Breeze West, a development of 21 single-family homes on Seacrest Boulevard in the heart of Boynton. The houses are of a similar design to ensure a cohesive community, and are built in for families who demonstrate a need for housing and a willingness to work with Habitat for Humanity to purchase a home of their own.

“Sklar Furnishings has a tradition of making significant contributions to our community,” said Sklar President Rick Howard. “Whether we donate items, pledge financial support or open our showroom to host events, Sklar Furnishings is pleased to offer help to those organizations whose mission is one of service to others, making where we live, work, learn and play a better place.”

Diana Hileman, President of the Habitat for Humanity Board, welcomed dedication attendees, who included many of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to build the Heath’s dream home. She noted that “Habitat’s for Humanity’s mission is only made a reality through the generous support of dedicated community partners like Sklar Furnishings.”

For more information on Sklar Furnishings and its initiatives to “give back to the community”, visit www.sklarfurnishings.com or call (561) 767-8093. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, headquartered at 181 SE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483, visit www.hfhboca.org, call (561) 819-6070, or email info@hfhboca.org.

About Sklar Furnishings
Sklar is committed to Your Space, Your Lifestyle, Your Choice. Founded to be the best contemporary furniture store in Florida, Sklar Furnishings provides consistently high levels of design and service to its customers making customization the foundation of its philosophy. It's what sets Sklar apart and, ultimately, sets its clients apart. Selections allow customers maximum freedom in expressing their own personal style by specifying the exact color, fabric, wood finish, shape and size of their furnishings, from sofas and tables to wall systems. Sklar is a good neighbor and steward to our planet, making a positive difference in the community in which it does business and beyond. For more information on Sklar Furnishings and its initiatives to “give back to the community”, visit www.sklarfurnishings.com or call (561) 767-8093.

About Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County
Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (SPBC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that works to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking and deserving families in the cities of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton, Florida. We build homes in partnership with families who demonstrate a need for housing and a willingness to work with us to purchase a home of their own. With the help of our generous supporters and volunteers, since our establishment in 1991 we have empowered over 100 families in our community to achieve their dream of owning a safe, decent and affordable home. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, headquartered at 181 SE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483, visit www.hfhboca.org, call (561) 819-6070, or email info@hfhboca.org.


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Rick Howard, Pat Howard, and Cyndi Rigley -- Sklar Furnishings


Homeowner Erica Heath gets the keys from Rick Howard

October 17, 2013

Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) Expands: Moves Headquarters to Downtown Delray Beach



DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (October 14, 2013) – Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) -- a leading provider of Cloud-based and on-site technology solutions, services, and management for organizations nationwide -- has relocated its headquarters to Delray Beach in the heart of the city’s downtown district at 110 East Atlantic Avenue, Suite 420. The new penthouse level 2,500-square-foot facility will include a 24x7 Network Operations Center, a state-of-the-art technology demonstration lab, and several additional seats for C3’s expanding technical support team.

“Our move to Delray is a strategic step up for us,” noted C3 CEO Rick Mancinelli. “The city is focused on attracting fast growing and economically relevant companies, with a particular interest in technology firms such as ours.”  He continued, “More importantly, the vibrant downtown location provides a fantastic environment for our employees, prospects, and clients alike.”

The move is the latest of several expansions for the fast-growing and award-winning firm.  In the past 18 months, the company has added an additional data center in New York City and several new highly skilled network engineers. C3 has also rolled out new services -- including a high-performance Cloud-based disaster recovery and business continuity solution -- to meet the evolving needs of its burgeoning client base. Soon, C3 will also announce the availability of its third data center in Miami, Fla. and will then turn its sights to opening its fourth just outside of Las Vegas, Nev.

C3 cost-effectively brings enterprise grade cloud computing technologies, services, and support to small and medium sized businesses nationwide. Its cloud-based approach eliminates the need for substantial IT-related capital investments. Instead, C3 provides on-demand access to computing resources, flexible pay-as-you-go billing, 24x7 remote support, and expert on-site support. The C3 solution immediately drives down IT costs, increases stability, enhances security, provides for employee mobility, is environmentally friendly, and ensures business continuity in the event of a disaster. C3 provides clients a choice of Hosted Cloud, On-site Cloud, or Hybrid Cloud, thus enabling the development and deployment of true client-driven solutions.  

The firm was recently tapped by the South Florida Digital Alliance (SFDA) as the only Cloud-based and custom IT service provider in the state. Further, C3 was recently ranked as number 84 among the world’s top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs) in the Nine Lives Media’s second-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report, and was recognized as a 2012 Florida Company to Watch by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida.  

To learn more about C3 and how its unique combination of Cloud-based solutions and on-site support can help organizations grow and prosper, visit www.c3office.com or call (561) 939-4035.

ABOUT C3 
Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) cost effectively brings enterprise grade cloud computing technologies, services, and support to small and medium sized businesses nationwide. C3's cloud based approach eliminates the need for substantial IT related capital investments. Instead, C3 provides on-demand access to computing resources, flexible pay-as-you-go billing, and expert on site support. The C3 solution immediately drives down IT costs, increases stability, enhances security, provides for employee mobility, is environmentally friendly, and ensures business continuity in the event of a disaster. Further information is available at http://www.c3office.com or by calling 561.939.4035.

(L to R ) Stuart Sycle, Irene Revelas, Lester Chin Cheong, Mike Wolfson, Rick Mancinelli, Robert Mancinelli, Lindsay Sturm, Byron Dent and Alex Hortynski.

Broken Sound Club (BSC) Spa & Fitness Center Named 2013 "Outstanding Fitness Facility of the Year"


Fitness Institute International (FII) Presented Coveted Award to BSC Director of Spa & Fitness Michael Tompkins and BSC Assistant Director of Fitness Doug Rotondi at Annual FII Awards Ceremony

Broken Sound Club (BSC) Spa & Fitness Center was named the 2013 “Outstanding Fitness Facility of the Year” by the Fitness Institute International (FII).  According to FII President & Founder Dr. Anthony A. Abbott, EdD, FACSM, FNSCA, the prestigious FII Merit Award was presented for “setting the standard of excellence and professional service through the employment of a highly credentialed and caring staff with a commitment to providing their members with the safest and most effective fitness instruction along with outstanding personalized exercise programming.” He added that the BSC Spa & Fitness Center was also recognized for its unique concern for the health screening of members and the availability of professional medical services.

When presenting the award to BSC Director of Spa & Fitness Michael Tompkins and BSC Assistant Director of Fitness Doug Rotondi, Dr. Abbott noted that this is the first time this honor has been given to a country club spa and fitness center since the award’s inception in 1996.

“Broken Sound Club has been a unique contribution to not only the health and fitness of their residents, but also the Club Spa and Fitness Association as well as the fitness industry as a whole,” said Dr. Abbott. “We congratulate Broken Sound Club, its Club leadership and the exceptional professionalism demonstrated daily by spa and fitness leadership of Michael Tompkins and Doug Rotondi for their management of a fitness facility that is doing it the right way.”

Earlier in the year, BSC — a 5-Star Platinum Club of America — was named as a finalist for the South Florida Business Journal’s (SFBJ) 2013 Healthiest Employers Award. The recognition came within weeks of the Club being named one of “America’s Healthiest Clubs”, scoring the highest overall private club rating to date in the nationwide competition by the club industry’s premier wellness expert Prevo Health Solutions, and being named a Distinguished Emerald Club by Boardroom Magazine.  Eight members of the administrative staff were also presented with the Distinguished Achievement in Leadership award by BoardRoom Magazine, widely viewed as the most respected and influential magazine in the private club industry.

Named “Moonstone”, the spa that opened in April was conceptualized by Peacock + Lewis Architects, constructed by The Weitz Company, and features treatment concepts and protocols, product selection, and operational fluidity created by American Leisure that has developed and managed spa programs for the Spa at Fisher Island, Spa at Williams Island in North Miami, The Spa at the landmark Plaza Athenee, NYC and Setai Club & Spa, Wall Street. The new fitness center offers the latest in fitness equipment, scheduled aerobics classes and by-appointment private training sessions, a dedicated Pilates area, and a state-of-the art spin room with interactive video that would rival any area residential community spa.

“We at Broken Sound Club continually strive to be a trailblazer in the club industry on many levels, with a significant priority on the health and wellness of our members,” said John Crean, CCE, CHA, the Club's General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. “We are honored that our new Moonstone Spa & Fitness Center has been recognized by Fitness Institute International, knowing how this award aligns with our Club’s core values and commitment to our members.”

BSC Director of Spa & Fitness Michael Tompkins – who was presented the Distinguished Achievement in Leadership award by BoardRoom Magazine last month – added that the award “means a great deal to all who call Broken Sound Club home, from employees to residents. Our members’ spa and fitness committee, and team of trainers, fitness instructors, spa professionals, food and beverage staff, and even tennis and golf pros collaborate for health and wellness success and it feels gratifying to know that we have been recognized by Fitness Institute International for our expertise and commitment to excellence in service.”

“We were so proud to share Dr. Abbott’s letter regarding the award recognition with our entire Spa and Fitness team and membership…and now we get to share the Merit Award plaque with them as well as we install it in the BSC Fitness Center for all to see,” noted BSC Assistant Director of Fitness Doug Rotondi.

For more information on Broken Sound Club, its residential villages, and club membership program, visit BrokenSoundClub.org or facebook.com/brokensoundliving or contact Maureen Schreiber, Director of Membership at (561) 241-6820 or Maureen_Schreiber@BrokenSoundClub.Org.

About Broken Sound Club:
Whatever one’s passion or interest…their active enviable home life, business life, sporting life, and social life complement each other perfectly at Broken Sound Club. Known as the “friendly” club for its signature blend of warmth, elegance and genuine hospitality, this award-winning private gated golf and country club community offers a choice of 27 lushly landscaped intimate residential villages, each with its own character. All are just minutes away from its main clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining, two Audubon Sanctuary certified signature golf courses (one host to the PGA Champions Tour season opener), a new two-acre $6 million poolscape with bistro, a new $7 million 38,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, and 23 tennis courts. This 5-Star Platinum Club of America is conveniently close to two international airports, and just a few miles from the private Boca Raton Executive Airport, Boca’s burgeoning Class A office parks and vibrant Downtown, pristine beaches, A-rated public and award-winning private schools, two universities, sports arenas and stadiums, and an exciting world of shopping, dining, art and culture, recreation, and nightlife.

About Fitness Institute International:
Since its incorporation in 1978, Fitness Institute has been committed to enhancing life through sound education in health and fitness. To date, the Institute has provided for the education and certification of thousands of fitness instructors and personal trainers who in turn have assisted others in improving their personal health behavior. Providing the requisite knowledge base in exercise science and documentation of such training, Fitness Institute offers a premier program of comprehensive education and professional certification. Unlike weekend cram courses, the Institute attracts serious and discriminating students who desire more than cursory instruction and meaningless certification – they insist upon a “first class” education. Its demanding curriculum is taught by professionals with graduate degrees in exercise physiology, nutritional biochemistry and the practice of medicine. Standards are those outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength & Conditioning Association which are the recognized authorities within the field of exercise science. Philosophical and value based concepts are presented within the context of our American heritage and Judeo-Christian values. For more information, visit FitnessInstituteInternaitional.com or call (954) 786-1442.


BSC Director of Spa & Fitness Michael Tompkins; FII President & Founder Dr. Anthony A. Abbott, EdD, FACSM, FNSCA; BSC Assistant Director of Fitness Doug Rotondi


September 17, 2013

“Get Your Game On” And Show Your Team Spirit at the “Fall for Courtyard” Champions Tailgate Party With Plenty of Shops, Game Stops, Restaurants and Gourmet Food Trucks to Tackle

Celebrate a Day of FAN-atic Football Fun with Games,
Music, “Chances to Win” and Sales, Specials, Demos and Tastings
 from the Courtyard Shops at Wellington Merchants



Wellington, FL (September 13, 2013) – Courtyard Shops at Wellington invites area football fans of all ages  to “get their game on” and celebrate the kick-off of high school, college and the NFL football season at the “Fall For Courtyard” Champions Tailgate Party, a free, special tailgate event on Saturday, September 28th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tailgate-goers are encouraged to show off their team spirit to win prizes for the most FAN-atic attire, as Courtyard Shops’ merchants dress in their favorite team fashions and host fun activities.

The program schedule is jam-packed with family-friendly activities, including tailgate games; an inflatable 5-in-1 sports center and bounce house; a DJ playing music and spirited fight songs; a FAN-atic teamwear contest for adults, children and pups; a “find the football” scavenger hunt, and more. In addition, Courtyard Shops at Wellington merchants will be offering sidewalk specials, shopping discounts, demos and tastings, coupons, offers and promotional items from participating stores and restaurants. Courtyard Shops restaurants and a fleet of food trucks from Gourmet Truck Expo will serve up a “food fest” for visitors to tackle, serving delicious tailgate grub curbside and delivering an authentic tailgate atmosphere.

Furry Friends Can Also Get In On The Action
A special “Tail-gate For Tails” area will promote pet rescue and showcasing pets available for adoption through the Tri County Humane Society. In addition to prizes and treats for the pets donning the best “team spirited” attire, there will be “cool-down” watering and “dog pool” stations to keep your pet comfortable and refreshed.

Come Early To Shred-4-Ed To Benefit Area Schools
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, Courtyard Shops at Wellington will be continuing its free “Shred-4-Ed” program that invites area residents and businesses to “turn their trash into cash” to generate much-needed funds to support area schools. Event-goers can use the free shredding session to safely dispose of personal documents, credit card offers, receipts, check stubs, any other material with sensitive data, granting both security “peace of mind” and getting rid of unwanted clutter; a donation to their favorite school will be made by Courtyard Shops at Wellington for each container they bring to shred.

Conveniently located at 13860 Wellington Trace in Wellington at the corner of Wellington Trace and Greenview Shores Blvd, the Courtyard Shops at Wellington is a retail destination with more than 30 shops and restaurants including Publix, Kontiki, Van Dell Jewelers, Eyes of Wellington, Lindburgers Restaurant, Tijuana Flats, and Sam Jon’s Salon. For more information on this or other “Fall for Courtyard” events, visit courtyardshopsatwellington.com, become a fan at facebook.com/courtyardshopswellington, or call (561) 347-6521.

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August 27, 2013

Courtyard Shops at Wellington Launches Three-Month "Shred-4-Ed" Program to "Turn Trash Into Cash" to Benefit Local Schools


Free and Open-to-the-Public Shredding Sessions
To Provide Personal Security For Residents and Businesses
While Helping To Support Community Education 



Wellington, FL (August 26, 2013) – The public is invited to “turn their trash into cash” as the Courtyard Shops at Wellington launches its “Shred-4-Ed” program to support community education at area schools by donating funds for each container brought to free monthly shredding sessions, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the center parking lot on the last Saturday of each month, specifically August 31st, September 28th and October 26th.

Area residents and businesses can use this program to discard unwanted clutter and gain peace of mind by safely disposing of personal documents, credit card offers, receipts, check stubs, any other material with sensitive data, all at no charge, with a donation to a local school of their choosing made by Courtyard Shops at Wellington for each container they bring to be shredded. In appreciation, each supporter of community education will receive special offers,  and other promotional items provided by Courtyard Shops at Wellington’s diverse collection of more than 30 stores and restaurants that are featuring special sales, samplings, demos, discounts, and more during the program session days.

Conveniently located at 13860 Wellington Trace in Wellington at the corner of Wellington Trace and Greenview Shores Blvd, the Courtyard Shops at Wellington is a retail destination with more than 30 shops and restaurants including Publix, Kontiki, Van Dell Jewelers, Eyes of Wellington, Lindburgers Restaurant, Tijuana Flats and Sam Jon’s.

“We are very excited to be able to provide an opportunity to raise much-needed funds for local schools,” said Jeff Purisch, Property Manager of Courtyard Shops at Wellington, a Federal Realty Investment Trust property. “With the school year now just getting underway and knowing the vital need to support community education in the face of budget cuts, it is inspiring to have the support from both Courtyard merchants as well as business, education and community organizations embracing this program and helping to get the word out.”  

For more information on the “Shred-4-Ed” program, visit courtyardshopsatwellington.com, become a fan at facebook.com/courtyardshopswellington or call (561) 347-6521.


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August 12, 2013

South Florida Digital Alliance Recruits Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) to Add Cloud, IT and Disaster Recovery Services to Trailblazing Technology Coalition


Award-winning Cloud Technology and IT Service Provider C3
Further Tapped to Assist in Eliminating South Florida’s “Digital Divide”

MIAMI/BOCA RATON, FL (August 12, 2013)– The South Florida Digital Alliance (SFDA) has recruited Palm Beach County-based Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) to join the diverse coalition that currently spans major government, healthcare, education, private sector, and non-profit organizations throughout South Florida. As the newest member of SFDA, C3 joins a well-vetted roster of stakeholders that include Microsoft; FiberLight; FPL FiberNet; Miami Data Vault; twTelecom; US Gas & Electric; Florida East Coast Realty; Cities of Miami, Miami Beach, Doral; Knight Foundation, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association. C3 is tasked with providing cutting-edge Cloud technologies, on-site support, and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions to fellow SFDA members while contributing a portion of its revenues, Cloud capacity, and technical staff time to support the SFDA’s mission of bridging the digital divide in South Florida.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, C3 was recognized as a 2012 Florida Company to Watch by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida. C3’s selection was based on strong employee and sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, a sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths. As a testament to its unique combination of Cloud-based services and custom tailored on-site support, C3 is ranked number 84 among the world’s top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs) in the Nine Lives Media’s second-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report.

“With C3 as a partner, the SFDA will be better equipped to position and build respect for South Florida as a competitive game-changing force in the global IT space,” noted James E. Osteen, Jr., executive director of the South Florida Digital Alliance/Miami-Dade Broadband Coalition. “After a multi-year search, we feel that in C3 we have finally found the ideal Cloud and Managed Service provider to assist in reliably delivering the cutting-edge technology services required to foster and support economic growth throughout the region. C3 has demonstrated the community leadership in this area that is critical to furthering our Alliance’s digital literacy, outreach and engagement mission.”

C3 CEO Rick Mancinelli added that everyone at C3 — from management to our technical team members — is pleased to have been invited to join the impressive, accomplished, forward-focused SFDA membership. 

“As a result of the economic challenges of recent times, many organizations are struggling with aging infrastructure, technical talent shortages, and tightening budgets,” he noted. “C3’s unique combination of Cloud services and custom tailored on site consulting and support can help companies, nonprofits, and government agencies overcome these challenges and better position them for future success.” He further noted that, rather than providing commodity IT hardware and support, C3 prides itself on delivering an IT ‘experience’ that is all encompassing, proactive, and designed to meet the needs of each individual client for a fixed monthly fee.

In 2011, C3 grew its revenue nearly 200% and in 2012, the Company expanded its IT and sales teams and added a second Cloud hosting facility in New York City. Since January of this year, C3 has continued to expand its staff, broadened its geographic coverage to include Philadelphia and surrounding Delaware Valley area, and has begun planning for a third Cloud hosting facility in Nevada.

ABOUT C3 
Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) cost effectively brings enterprise-grade cloud computing technologies, services, and support to small and medium-sized businesses nationwide. C3's cloud based approach eliminates the need for substantial IT related capital investments. Instead, C3 provides on-demand access to computing resources, flexible pay-as-you-go billing, and expert on-site support. The C3 solution immediately drives down IT costs, increases stability, enhances security, provides for employee mobility, is environmentally friendly, and ensures business continuity in the event of a disaster. Further information is available at http://www.c3office.com or by calling 561.939.4035. 

ABOUT THE SOUTH FLORIDA DIGITAL ALLIANCE 
Established in 2009, the South Florida Digital Alliance, formerly known as Miami-Dade Broadband Coalition, is an unprecedented collaboration of diverse South Florida entities representing government, health care, education, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Its shared goal is to increase South Florida’s economic competitiveness through the support of digital literacy programs and the elimination of the “digital divide”, especially in the underserved areas of the community. The mission of the SFDA is to transform the community through the promotion of digital literacy and the adoption of affordable broadband access by all citizens of South Florida. What makes the Alliance unique are its members: anchor institutions and businesses working together toward the organization’s common goals. For more information, please visit www.sfdigitalalliance.org

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C3 CEO Rick Mancinelli

July 30, 2013

Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of Iconic Boca Raton Hotel To Debut As Waterstone Resort & Marina - a DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton, AWH Partners and The Lane Organization 
Announce Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of Iconic Boca Raton Hotel

Waterstone Resort & Marina – a DoubleTree by Hilton
to Debut this Winter


BOCA RATON, Fla. (July 30, 2013) – DoubleTree by Hilton,  AWH Partners, LLC and The Lane Organization, LLC today announced the launch of a dramatic renovation of the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, a waterfront hotel in Boca Raton, Fla, scheduled for completion in late 2013. The hotel’s transformation will be centered upon a bold redesign and new name that celebrates its distinctive waterside location – Waterstone Resort & Marina – a DoubleTree by Hilton. The property will continue to be managed by Spire Hospitality.

“The Waterstone Resort & Marina – a DoubleTree by Hilton will offer the perfect convergence of forward design, intuitive hospitality and casual waterfront comfort,” said Matthew Lane, principal, The Lane Organization, LLC. “The strength of the DoubleTree by Hilton name and reputation, combined with the power of Hilton Worldwide’s global channels, bring tremendous value to this resort.”

Gensler, a global design and architectural firm, has been commissioned for the reinvention, which will include a stunning lobby that evokes a heightened sense of arrival, and upgrades throughout guestrooms and public spaces to reflect the property’s signature waterside locale. Unveiling a 270-foot wraparound seawall and dock dubbed the “waterfront promenade,” Waterstone Resort & Marina – a DoubleTree by Hilton offers the only “dock to dine” option in Boca Raton with the opportunity to arrive by boat and dine on the water at the resort’s outdoor restaurant. The new promenade will flank the property’s Lake Boca perimeter while providing direct access to the Atlantic Ocean.

Waterstone Resort & Marina – a DoubleTree by Hilton is ideally located on the Intracoastal Waterway among pristine beaches, championship golf courses, world-class dining, upscale shopping at the Boca Raton Town Center and village-style shopping in downtown Boca Raton. Located one block from the beach, the hotel will unveil a new outdoor pool area, expansive meeting and event space, and on-site watersports and bicycle rentals. All of the hotel’s 128 guest rooms and 11 suites offer private balconies with panoramic waterfront views.

“With its boutique-style appeal and proximity to key leisure destinations in Boca Raton, this hotel is ideally-suited to join the DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio,” says John Greenleaf, global head – DoubleTree by Hilton. “The Waterstone Resort & Marina – a DoubleTree by Hilton is a perfect testament to the unique, upscale hotels offered across our collection.”

Following the renovation, guests will enjoy DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including the welcome of a warm chocolate chip cookie presented to each guest upon arrival, the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast™, gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn and an industry-recognized service culture which is built around the idea of CARE (Create a Rewarding Experience) for guests, team members and the community. Guests can earn and redeem points through the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program. Gold and Diamond level members will receive complimentary breakfast and high speed Internet access during their stay.

For more information about Waterstone Resort & Marina – a DoubleTree by Hilton, visit www.waterstoneboca.com or call 866.909.2622.


About AWH Partners, LLC
AWH Partners, LLC (“AWH”) was formed by alumni from Blackstone and Related to invest in, develop and manage various hospitality-related ventures. Since 2009, AWH and its principals have completed in excess of $200 million of hotel investments, and have managed hotel redevelopment projects totaling more than $75 million. In early 2012, AWH acquired Lane Hospitality, a top-tier national hospitality platform formed in 1980, to expand AWH’s capabilities in the hospitality sector by aligning its institutional investment expertise with Lane’s first class operating platform and industry-leading executive team. In May of 2013, AWH rebranded Lane: Spire Hospitality. For more information, visit www.awhpartners.com.

About The Lane Organization LLC
The Lane Organization LLC (“Lane Organization”) was founded by Clifford P. Lane and his son Matthew in 2011. Focusing on luxury hotels, the Lane Organization enters into cities to reposition assets and team up with management firms who can assimilate to their locations while standing out amongst the competition. The Lane Organization emphasizes building strong partnerships while maintaining the company’s core ideas, beliefs, and values to ensure the success of all of its properties. For more information please visit www.thelaneorganization.com.

About Spire Hospitality
Spire Hospitality offers expertise in all facets of hospitality management and is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the value of hotel real estate. For more information, visit www.spirehotels.com.

About DoubleTree by Hilton
With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 350 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 65,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveler feel human again.

EDITOR’S NOTE:
What this announcement means to Boca Raton:

  • First and foremost, the most significant benefit is the transformation of a blighted property in a spectacular location into beautiful luxury boutique property that will now fit the affluent neighborhood it is positioned in, and now offers more of the benefits of a destination resort with new improved waterfront amenities not previously available.
  • Name change was critical to re-position the hotel in the consumer and business travel and leisure industry as a totally new four-star hotel experience--not just a re-vamp of a previous property. The new name gives the property a fresh, “brand” new slate with a new product on various levels, separating it from previous travel planner and other recommender impressions, online guest reviews.
  • This is a soft branding with the Waterstone Resort & Marina name headlining all the marketing efforts with a Doubletree by Hilton tagline announcing the affiliation… whereas the typical brand affiliation is headlined DoubleTree by Hilton.
  • Doubletree by Hilton affiliation:
    • Gives more exposure globally for Boca Raton via brand marketing, news and social media, promotions, SEO
    • Increases destination marketing via international multi-brand reservations system and loyalty programs, such as Hilton HHonors®, etc.
    • Generates stronger business and leisure guest occupancy year 'round resulting in:
      • increased local spending by hotel guests
      • exposure to potential buyers of residential and commercial real estate 
      • IMPORTANT NOTE: More than 40% of the rooms business experienced in the DoubleTree Brand is Hilton HHonors® guests. This loyal percentage is huge, and a segment of the business the Bridge Hotel did not previously experience.  Having the Hilton HHonors® frequent stay awards program now being available at the Waterstone Resort & Marina will have an extremely positive impact on attracting new leisure, destination-oriented clientele, as well as the numerous corporate HiltonHHonors® travelers participating in the points program…that ultimately results in business to the community.
    • Increases already established collaborative synergy with Waldorf Astoria Collection: locally the Boca Raton Resort & Club


July 25, 2013

Community Invited to Celebrate the "New Power" of Tower Shops at Family Fun Event on Back-to-School No-Tax Saturday, August 3rd

Event To Feature Free Non-Stop Family Fun And Games, Live Entertainment,
Scavenger Hunt, Discounts, Samplings, Celebrity Appearances Including
Cast Of Soon-To-Be-Released Movie “Tio Papi”
Including Fatima Ptacek, The Voice Of “Dora The Explorer”

Davie, FL (July 24, 2013) – When searching for the ideal destination for back-to-school shopping that will also be serving up plenty of family fun and discounts, Tower Shops in Davie is the place to be on No-Tax Saturday, August 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tower Shops invites shoppers to “get set” for the new school year amidst on-going free interactive family activities, entertainment, celebrity appearances, a scavenger hunt, shopping and dining discounts, sidewalk samplings, games and prizes, a mini car show and more. There will also be a special up-close-and-personal opportunity to meet-and-greet the cast of the soon-to-be released movie “Tio Papi,” including Fatima Ptacek, the voice of “Dora the Explorer,” from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

During the event, the Tower Shops’ diverse collection of more than 47 stores and restaurants will be the ultimate one-stop hub for all types of back-to-school shopping including school supplies, fashion, shoes, electronics, room organizers, lunch box treats and much more during Florida’s annual statewide tax-saving program. To make it both exciting and convenient, Tower Shops will run a special open-air train that will shuttle shoppers around the recently renovated shopping destination. 

Conveniently located at 1904 South University Drive, Davie, Florida just south of I-595, Tower Shops is a 67-acre regional retail destination with a strong anchor line-up including Ross, TJ Maxx, DSW, Michaels, Old Navy, Office Depot, Best Buy and Home Depot amidst a collection of 40+ popular specialty shops, service businesses and restaurants. For nearly 25 years, Tower Shops has served the South Florida community as a popular center for fashion, dining, health and beauty, business/office needs, home improvement, arts and crafts and more.

New stores and restaurants that have opened within the past year include Lane Bryant, Spaghetto Express, Tilly’s, DelVecchio’s Pizzeria, Discovery Clothing, Ulta, Kids Under 10 and BurgerFi.

“We are very excited to roll out the ‘family welcome mat’ during no-tax weekend as we celebrate and showcase Tower Shops’ new look and new stores,” said Barb Nicklas who directs the marketing of Tower Shops for Federal Realty. “There will be much to do, see and enjoy, including celebrity appearances, face painting and magic shows, plus plenty of great back-to-school shopping for clothes, supplies, electronics and more.”

While individual store/restaurant hours may vary from official center hours, Tower Shops hours are Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on the “Power of Tower” Family Fun Event, visit towershops-davie.com, become a fan at facebook.com/towershopsdavie or call (954) 473-9619.


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July 23, 2013

Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Celebrates Its First Year Anniversary

Media Contact:
Kaye Communications, Inc. 561-392-5166
Jon A. Kaye, jkaye@kcompr.com, Mobile: 561-756-3097
Bonnie S. Kaye, bkaye@kcompr.com, Mobile: 561-756-3099



ROTARY CLUB DOWNTOWN BOCA RATON
CELEBRATES ITS FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY

BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN BY
CITY OF BOCA RATON MAYOR SUSAN WHELCHEL

Boca Raton, FL (July 22, 2013) — The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton held an installation of officers luncheon Friday, July 19th with honored guest Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel.  Dr. Ron Rubin and Robin Trompeter were voted in as new members to the board, and board member Frank Feiler was appointed President-Elect for 2014-2015. The other board members were renewed for a second term and  include; Alan Kaye, President, Janice Williams, Secretary, Deborah Freudenberg, Treasurer and the following directors; Ingrid Fulmer, Dr. Ira Gelb, Gary Hickory, Bob Hildreth, Jon Kaye, Dr. Robert Klein, and JoAnne Williams.

“This has been extraordinary inaugural year for this club,” said President Alan Kaye. “We have been recognized by Rotary International as one of the most successful start-up clubs in Rotary History and accomplished amazing things in our first year.”  Kaye reported the clubs achievements with a champagne toast to be the following:

  • Received our Charter July 17, 2012 with 32 Charter Members
  • Sponsored the Downtown BOCA “Meet Me on the Promenade” car show
  • Clothing Drive for victims of Hurricane Sandy w/ cleaning supplies, diapers, etc.
  • Rotary United Social at City Furniture in which we invited all 6 Clubs in Boca
  • Won $5,000 Chef competition at Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival in Boca
  • Delivered 160 Meals to the homebound on Christmas Day w/ our own Santa and representatives from all 6 Clubs
  • Honor Your Doctor Luncheon- Raised the level of the event with 235 people at Broken Sound Club
  • Golf Tournament honoring the esteemed Dr. Ira Gelb raised the most money in 26 year history of the tournament
  • Invited to Rotary District Convention June, 2013 for Panel on – “How to Start a Rotary Club”
  • Membership has grown to 38 Members
“I am amazed how fast the year has gone by and how much your club has accomplished in such a short time,” said City of Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel.  “I can’t wait to see what great things your club does in the future”.
For information about Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton, please visit www.rotarydowntownbocaraton.org

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Cutline: Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Board From Left (click to enlarge):

Alan Kaye, Ingrid Fulmer, Dr. Ron Rubin, Robin Trompeter, Robert “Bob” Hildreth, Jon Kaye, Janice Williams, Gary Hickory, Joanne Williams, Frank Feiler, Not pictured are Deborah FreudenbergDr. Robert Klein and Dr. Ira Gelb







July 12, 2013

Kaye Communications Sponsors Third Annual "White Coats-4-Care" Reception to Benefit FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

 



Event Co-Hosted By  JAZZIZ Nightlife Is First Event In The Month-Long
Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce 2013 Annual Festival Days  

Kaye Communications, Inc. invites the community to the third annual “White Coats-4-Care” awareness and fund raising reception to benefit Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine on Thursday, August 1, 2013  from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at JAZZIZ Nightlife at Mizner Park, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton.  The theme of the event – to “dress and equip” the college’s incoming class for success – is presented to heighten awareness of the first and only medical school in Palm Beach County, to embrace Florida’s future physicians with a warm community welcome, and raise vital funds to equip these students with the tools they need to begin their medical education and launch their careers.

Reception admission is a pledge or donation of a minimum per-person gift of $100 to underwrite and dedicate a white coat for a new medical student or a choice of other contribution opportunities, including:
·         $100 White Coat
·         $250 White Coat Ceremony Sponsorship
·         $500 Medical Student Scholarship Award (based on need)
·         $750 Family/Business Medical Student Scholarship Award (based on need)
·         $1,000 Named Seat in the Medical Education Auditorium (a personalized donor recognition or tribute plate will be placed on back of each seat)
·         $5,000 “Named” Medical Student Scholarship Fund
FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine officially welcomes its third incoming class of 64 students on August 5, 2013. During a special ceremony on August 9th, each medical student will receive a white coat that represents integrity, compassion and trust and symbolizes their shared commitment to serve patients and honor the Hippocratic Oath. 

The incoming class of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has a cumulative GPA of 3.6 and an average MCAT score of 31. Most of the major colleges in Florida are represented. Other students in the class attended undergraduate institutions such as Arizona State, Brown, Cornell, Case Western Reserve, Emory, Furman, Georgia Southern, Maryville, Princeton, Rice, State University of New York, University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan, University of Alabama, U.S. Air Force Academy and Tufts.

To be attended by a cross-section of healthcare, business, community and civic leaders, White Coats-4-Care is the first event scheduled in the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s month-long “Festival Days,” now in its 22nd year.  The series pairs non-profit and for-profit chamber members to raise awareness and vital funds for non-profits.

Pairing Kaye Communications, a South Florida-based strategic integrated marketing and public relations firm, with FAU’s medical school continues to be a natural fit.  Firm Chief Operating Officer Jon Kaye serves on the Dean’s Medical Advisory Board for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and President Bonnie Kaye serves on the board of directors for both the Chamber and FAU Foundation.

For more information about “White Coats-4-Care”, pledge your gift to attend the event, or make a contribution, contact Kari Oeltjen, Director of Development, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, at koeltjen@fau.edu or 561-699-7198.