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, become a fan at 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.

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 or by calling 561.939.4035. 

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


C3 CEO Rick Mancinelli