March 31, 2014

Cloud Computing Concepts (C3) Announces Nationwide Channel Partner Program; Taps Industry Veteran Denny Harabin


Taps Industry Veteran Denny Harabin as Director of Channel Sales

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (March 31, 2014)Cloud Computing Concepts (C3), an award-winning provider of Cloud and on-site technology solutions, is pleased to announce that Denny Harabin has been named Director of Channel Sales.  Denny is a seasoned telecommunications industry veteran who has previously held channel sales and management positions with leading global firms including Level 3, Global Crossing, and MCI/Worldcom.  He has been tasked with the development and rollout of nationwide agent and wholesale programs for C3’s cloud-based services, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, remote and on-site support, and the recently added portfolio of global voice and data communications services.

 “We are thrilled to welcome Denny to our team,” said C3 CEO Rick Mancinelli.  “In order to support the continued growth of our business, we understand the need to evolve from a direct sales approach to a partner-driven model.  With more than 40 years of telecommunications experience, many of which included managing wholesale and channel programs, I can think of no one better suited than Denny to help lead that change.”
C3’s planned agent and wholesale programs will allow companies such as CLECs, VoIP Providers, IT Integrators, PBX Vendors and local Data Center Operators to add some or all of C3’s offerings to their existing suite of products and services.   The ability to provide existing and prospective customers with a single source solution for their technology and telecommunications needs will allow C3’s partners to grow their customer base and revenue stream while simultaneously reducing customer churn.

“I am pleased to be joining C3 at what is truly an exciting time,” said Harabin.  “After more than four decades with global providers, it feels great to be a part of a company that represents the next generation of voice and data communications.”

Further details on the C3 Agent and Wholesale programs will be released in the next 30 days, but current inquiries can be directed to Denny Harabin via email at or by telephone at 330-273-0066.

About Cloud Computing Concepts (C3)
C3 provides cost-effective cloud technologies, services, and support to small and medium-sized businesses nationwide. Its unique combination of cloud-based technologies and expert onsite and remote support substantially reduce both IT-related capital investments and ongoing management costs.  C3 provides on-demand access to computing resources with flexible pay-as-you-go billing.  This approach immediately drives down IT costs, increases stability, enhances security and employee mobility, and ensures business continuity in the event of a disaster.  CFOs benefit from C3’s fixed cost approach, while business owners and CEOs benefit from the single point of contact for all of their telecommunications and technology strategy, implementation, support and management needs. 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 or call (561) 939-4035.


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March 25, 2014

New Name and Logo for Tri County Humane Society Plus Campus Expansion Plans Unveiled at 12th Annual Doggie Ball

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Kaye Communications, (561) 392-5166
Bonnie S. Kaye, ­ (561) 756-3099 (cell)
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 23, 2014) – Before more than 550 board members, staff, volunteers, donors and advocates donned in their finest Western fashions, cowboy boots and hats and diamonds and pearls at its 12th Annual Doggie Ball, Tri County Humane Society leadership announced a new organization name and unveiled a new logo and plans for campus expansion. The new name – Tri County Animal Rescue (TCAR) – and visual re-branding was launched to best reflect the distinctive brand promise, critical mission, and expansive reach of the largest 100% no-kill regional 501(c)3 animal rescue nonprofit that operates 100% on donations.

“Our new name now accurately defines our organization’s brand promise of rescuing animals and preserving lives,” noted TCAR Chair and Doggie Ball Co-Chair Harriet Lewis-Mooney, Esq. “We have spent a great deal of time strategizing on a re-freshened branding that effectively communicates ‘what we do’ and ‘what drives us’ and determined that Tri County Animal Rescue achieves that.”

She added that the new logo design is symbolic in both color and elements. “It is a dramatic departure from the rescue organization’s previous branding mark that featured an umbrella and a variety of animals, including ducks, bunnies, hamsters and birds, that are not rescued by Tri County for adoption.” 
The new TCAR logo features:
Colors of red, yellow and orange, each evoking their own meaning while vibrantly blending to reflect a shared relationship and relevancy that has evolved into today’s TCAR brand. The choice of:
o   red reflects the action and passion of its Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, donors and advocates who support and champion the TCAR mission and vision
o   yellow infusion emulates the warm Florida sun, happiness and cheer awaiting the thousands of abandoned, abused or neglected dogs and cats, puppies and kittens rescued by TCAR each year, and
o   orange awakens social communication of and within community to join and advocate for TCAR and those it protects and saves, AND stimulates the optimism of finding loving “furever homes”, either on campus or through carefully vetted adoptions.

·         A more accurate representation of the today’s Tri County Animal Rescue mission and services, with only a dog and cat (a canine and feline) are featured living in harmony in a protective haven with the brand promise of “100% no kill” arched above their heads.  A Florida Palm Tree, with generous frowns, provides a sense of geographical place with added protection to dogs and cats in need — near and far.
TCAR Co-Founder and Executive Director Suzi Goldsmith reported that the new nearly 9,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Animal Rescue Center has been a dream for more than seven years and in development by TCAR board leadership for 18 months. With input from staff and volunteers, the center has been designed to boost TCAR’s ability to expand quality intake services, including veterinary health assessments and medical treatment, inoculations and grooming. The center will house an examination room, a treatment room, and isolation facilities for rescues with contagious illnesses and conditions. 

Lewis-Mooney noted that “if a dog or cat is in need of medical care, it will receive it at the new center if level of care is possible. Once cleared medically, and as disease-free and non-contagious, only then will it join the other animals at the main facility for adoption.”

“The dedicated Tri County Animal Rescue staff, volunteers and advocates witness first-hand the rough, lonesome road many furry paws have traveled to its doors, not understanding why they’ve been abandoned or surrendered by their owners,” added Lewis-Mooney. “These animals long to be loved and yearn for acts of loving kindness. Their stories and resilient spirits inspire us to help write a new chapter in their lives, one with a happy ‘furever home’ ending!”

“TCAR’s compassion for homeless animals has no boundaries or borders,” reports Sharon DiPietro, TCAR board member and co-chair of this year’s Doggie Ball that annually raises significant funds to enable TCAR to continue its life-saving work and restoring wholeness on a daily basis to animals in need, providing a safe home, comfort, nutritious food, lots of tender loving care and veterinary treatment until they can be adopted.

Successful rescue stories abound from TCAR:
·         When news hit of the Oklahoma EF5 tornadoes, Tri County deployed five employees and two vans to the Moore, Oklahoma area that had 200 dogs/cats in various shelters to make room for displaced animals from the tornado devastation. They brought back 81 dogs and cats, and all but one has been adopted.
·         Earlier this month, Tri County partnered with the all-volunteer Pilot for Paws organization to rescue and fly-in 18 abandoned puppies and dogs from the Bahamas for medical care and then to find their “furever homes” in South Florida.

Located at 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, TCAR is open for adoptions Tuesday-Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (561) 482-8110.

About Tri County Animal Rescue (
Saving lives in Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Martin counties and beyond, the TCAR is a protective haven to thousands of abandoned, abused or neglected pups, kittens, dogs and cats from other facilities in South Florida, Treasure Coast and as far as Sarasota, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Louisiana. A top rated 501(c)3 animal rescue center, TCAR has rescued more than 42,000 animals since its inception, offering homeless pets a welcoming forever home, either on campus or through carefully vetted adoptions that total more than 3,000 per year.

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March 10, 2014


T2T And WWP Programs Raise Public Awareness,
Help Injured Servicemen and Women with Unique Needs,
and Build “Smart Homes” for Military Men and Women
Returning Home With Devastating Injuries

More than 220 Broken Sound Club members and their invited guests will tee-off the "Golf Fore America's Bravest" Tournament hosted by the Club to benefit two organizations: the Wounded Warrior Project and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation in partnership with the Gary Sinese Foundation that serve U.S. armed forces veterans seriously wounded while serving our country in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. To support the tournament and recognize Broken Sound Club’s commitment to supporting U.S. military, Broken Sound was chosen as home to the Palm Beach County debut of the new Tunnel to Towers “Mobile” Never Forget Exhibit that is currently touring the U.S.

The tournament awards luncheon program will feature Broken Sound Club’s “Golf Fore America’s Bravest” Tournament Co-founders Sal Caragliano and his wife WendyTunnel to Towers Foundation Chairman Frank Siller; wounded decorated U.S. Marine Corporal Todd Love; music by America’s Tenor (one of New York’s Finest) Danny Rodriguezknown as the “The Singing Policeman" in his former work with the New York City Police Department, due to his role as one of the department's designated National Anthem singers. In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, he received widespread attention with his rendition of "God Bless America", which he sang at memorial events and on television. During the luncheon patriotic artist Scott Lobaido, known for his “Flags across America” creative initiative, will paint a portrait of Rodriguez for auction.

Also participating on behalf of the City of Boca Raton will be Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie and Boca Raton City Council Member Mike Mullaugh (a Broken Sound Club resident).

Monday, March 10, 2014; Broken Sound Club’s Two Golf Courses and Clubhouse 
            7:00 a.m. – Tunnel To Tower “Mobile” Never Forget Exhibition Opens: Main Clubhouse
                  8:00 a.m. – Shotgun: The Old Course: 1401 NW 51 Street (Old Course Way)
                  8:30 a.m. – Shotgun: Club Course: 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Raton
                  1:00 p.m. – Awards Luncheon: Main Clubhouse at 2401 Willow Springs Drive, Boca Drive

8:00 a.m. – Color Guard from local fire department accompanied with drums and bagpipes on driving range at The Old Course 
8:30 a.m. – Color Guard on driving range at Club Course with national anthem sung by
Danny Rodriguez 
(bio info above)
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Shotgun tournament play on both courses
1:00 p.m. – Awards Luncheon at Main Clubhouse with programs guest speakers:
·   Introduction by Sal Caragliano
·   Danny Rodriguez—sings God Bless America 
·   Tunnel to Towers Video
·   Frank Siller – Tunnel to Towers Chairman/CEO
·   Wounded Veterans U.S. Marine Corporal Todd Love and U.S. MC Retire Sergeant Mike Nicholson 
·   Boca Raton Council Member Michael Mullaugh
·   Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie
·   Danny Rodriguez sings
·   Scott Lobaido will be painting Danny Rodriguez while Rodriguez is singing with the painting to be auctioned off at end of event. Lobaido’s greatest creative accomplishment thus far was “Flags across America” where he drove across the United States, in 10 months, and painted a large American flag on one rooftop in each of the 50 states. His goal was to ensure that all soldiers flying home from war would look down and see an American Flag greeting them home…Scott’s mission was to make sure that the soldiers knew how grateful we all are for their service to this great country, and to acknowledge the families of these great men and women, and of course express his pride in being a free American.

Broken Sound Club members have tremendous empathy for all members of the armed forces who have been wounded while in action. By hosting this tournament, Broken Sound Club is helping a diverse group of warriors who have been protecting our country. A Broken Sound Club members' son-in-law along with several fellow wounded soldiers will benefit from funds raised by the tournament, as all funds donated will be shared by all of the eligible beneficiaries.

How The Tournament Began
After learning from his son-in-law Ben Harrow, a West Point graduate, Army Captain, Green Beret (with three Bronze Stars) that a friend of his had lost both his legs, and almost his life, in Afghanistan in 2011, Broken Sound Club Resident and Club Member Sal Caragliano and his wife Wendy founded the annual Broken Sound Club golf tournament to benefit the national Wounded Warrior Project. They did so with the help of fellow club member and friend Retired Col. Ed West, himself a West Point graduate and decorated hero of the Korean War.

Just three months after the second tournament at Broken Sound Club, Sal and Wendy’s son-in-law himself, a decorated soldier stepped on a live IED while on duty and was severely injured, and thus Broken Sound Club expanded this year’s tournament to also benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation that builds "Smart Houses" for military returning home with devastating injuries, such as Ben Harrow, Sal’s son-in-law.

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 35,000-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.


March 03, 2014


The American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC), the largest and most prestigious All-American Invitational in the country, celebrates with a night of indulgence, discovery, and giving at South Florida’s finest premier wine event, the seventh annual American Fine Wine Competition Charity Wine Gala (Black Tie Optional) on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club to benefit Deliver the Dream.  The not-for-profit hosts retreats that enable families who are experiencing serious illness or crisis to regain strength, mend spirits, and just be families and kids again.

Guests, including South Florida’s top business professionals, philanthropists, wine enthusiasts and collectors, will delight in visiting 30 “Winery Tasting Rooms” hosted by the winemakers themselves who will be pouring their highest award-winning wines. A five-course gourmet feast, prepared by the chefs of the Boca Raton Resort will be created to pair with the record 766 wines from the 7th annual American Fine Wine Competition that was held this January at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.  All the competition wines will be poured at the gala, tableside by 50 volunteer “Wine Angels” and one bottle of each signed by the winemaker or vintner will be available for purchase via silent auction. Highlights of the evening also include a live auction of rare wines and vineyard travel packages by celebrity emcee and auctioneer Alan Kalter, announcer for Late Night with David Letterman plus entertainment by Jazz vocalist Hilary Kole.

"The goal of the AFWC is to promote the finest wines produced in the U.S., some of America’s world-class treasures, while also promoting local business, supporting American wineries, and raising funds for charity -- this year for Deliver the Dream," said American Fine Wine Competition President and Co-Founder Shari Gherman. "Toward that mission, the AFWC has raised more than $600,000 for charity since its inception seven years ago, and this year builds on that impact for Deliver the Dream.”

Gala sponsors of the event include Jim Kar, Financial Advisor at Principal Financial; Florida Fresh Meat; Northstar Seafood, FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality; Air Around the Clock; Coventry Health Care;
Total Wine & More; The Produce Connection and Aqua Panna S. Pellegrino, Rod Coleman & Associates,
Scott Roberts Assoc., Wells Fargo, and Bank of America.

Individual tickets for the event are available for $310 per person; corporate tables also available which include a table of ten, VIP seating, a full-page ad in the beautiful event program and a “Concierge Wine Angel”. Special rates for Gala weekend are available at the Boca Raton Resort & Club – starting from $229 per night – by calling toll-free (888) 557- 6375 and requesting the AFWC Group rate. RedCap, a personal car driver membership service has a special AFWC rate available for rides home.

To purchase ticket or learn more about the gala and sponsorship/volunteer opportunities, visit, LIKE American Fine Wine Competition on Facebook, follow @afwcandgala on Twitter, or call (305) 627-3409, (561) 504-0206 or email

Third Annual American Fine Wine Competition Charity Wine Carnival & Consumer Challenge Uncorks Friday, March 11th At Sonoma House In Boca Raton

In countdown to its seventh annual American Fine Wine Competition Charity Wine Gala in April, the American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC) -- the largest and most prestigious All-American Invitational in the country -- presents The AFWC Wine Carnival & Consumer Challenge on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Sonoma House in Boca Raton. The third annual event will provide an opportunity for guests, including South Florida’s top business professionals, philanthropists, wine enthusiasts and collectors, to try their luck at wine-themed “carnival game booths,” all while promoting the finest wines produced in the U.S., local business, supporting American wineries, and raising funds to benefit South Florida not-for-profit Deliver the Dream

Amidst game booths like “Ring the Wine Bottle”, “Toss the Ping Pong Ball” into the wine glass, “Pull a Winning Cork", and other festive games, there will be wine tables supplied by Total Wine & More -- the official AFWC retail wine sponsor -- as well as an AFWC table with pours of award-winning wines from this year’s competition. Attendees can also expect surprise tastings from visiting wineries and enjoy fabulous delicacies from area restaurants like Segreto, Terra Fiamma, Publix Apron’s and others, plus wine-paired fudge tastings from A Flair for Fudge. Ten guests will have the chance to win a spot at the Consumer Challenge Table to see how much they really know about wine; the most wine-knowledgeable (or best guesser) will win two tickets to the AFWC Charity Wine Gala (a $600 value).

"This is a fun, exciting and unique evening for all wine lovers to experience the AFWC and help raise funds for this year’s benefiting charity, Deliver the Dream," said American Fine Wine Competition President and Co-Founder Shari Gherman. "The AFWC has always placed a priority on supporting the community, evidenced by our raising more than half-a-million dollars for charity since our inception seven years ago. This year’s proceeds are earmarked to support Deliver the Dream’s family retreat program that enables those who are experiencing serious illness or crisis to regain strength, mend spirits, and just be families and kids again.”

The 2014 AFWC sponsors include: Jim Kar, Financial Advisor at Principal Financial; Florida Fresh Meat;
FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality; Air Around the Clock; Coventry Health Care; Total Wine & More;
Northstar Seafood, The Produce Connection and Aqua Panna S. Pellegrino, and Rod Coleman & Assoc.

AFWC Wine Carnival & Consumer Challenge admission is $50 per person. To purchase tickets, learn more about the Carnival and AFWC Wine Charity Gala and related sponsorship/volunteer opportunities, visit, LIKE American Fine Wine Competition on Facebook, follow @afwcandgala on Twitter, or call (305) 627-3409, (561) 504-0206 or email