June 18, 2014

Kaye Communications Sponsors Fourth Annual “White Coats-4-Care” Reception To Benefit FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine


Event Co-Hosted By Waterstone Resort & Marina Is The Kick-off Event In The Month-Long Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce 2014 Annual Festival Days  

Kaye Communications, Inc. and its principals Bonnie and Jon Kaye invite the community to the fourth annual “White Coats-4-Care” awareness and fund raising reception to benefit Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the all-new Waterstone Resort & Marina’s Penthouse Atlantic Ballroom, located at 999 East Camino Real in Boca Raton. Conceived to
“dress and equip” the college’s incoming class each year for success, the event 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

Guests also have the opportunity to attend a pre-reception private lecture from 4 to 5:15 p.m. sponsored by Michael T.B. Dennis, M.D., Chairman of the Advisory Board for FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of medicine. “Modernizing Medicine: Building Software, Transforming Healthcare” will be presented by Co-founders Daniel Cane, Chief Executive Officer and FAU Board of Trustees member, and Michael  Sherling, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical Officer. Modernizing Medicine was a recent recipient of the Boca Chamber’s 2014 Business of the Year. Limited seating is available for the pre-reception lecture on a first-reserved basis.

“Jon and I are so proud to continue our ‘White Coats-4-Care’ legacy for a fourth year,” noted Kaye Communications Founder & Chief Strategist Bonnie Kaye who along with partner and husband Jon Kaye were presented the 2013 FAU Trustees Appreciation Award for their embracement, advocacy and scholarship fundraising for the medical school. “Being an annual sell-out event during the summer months, speaks volumes as community leaders in business, healthcare, education and government recognize and converge to celebrate one of Boca Raton’s most treasured health and wellness assets and support its new incoming class of medical students.”

FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine officially welcomes its fourth incoming class of 64 students the following week on Friday, August 8, 2014. During the special ceremony, each medical student will receive a white coat that represents integrity, compassion and trust and symbolizes their shared commitment to serve patients and honor an oath they will collectively develop before the ceremony that will serve as its own code of conduct throughout medical school and as physicians. 
The incoming class has a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and an average MCAT score of 33, which is above the national average. Most of the major colleges in Florida are represented including 10 students from FAU. Other students in the class attended undergraduate institutions such as Boston College, Duke University, Emory University, Johns Hopkins, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, San Diego and San Francisco, University of Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt University, Yale University, and others.

White Coats-4-Care 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. For 24 years, the summer event series pairs non-profit and for-profit chamber members to raise awareness and vital funds for non-profits.

Pairing Kaye Communications, an award-winning, Seriously Strategic full-service integrated public relations and marketing firm based in South Florida that empowers regional and national brands to grow and dominate with FAU’s medical school continues to be a natural fit.  Firm Chief Operating Officer Jon Kaye served for three years as a founding member of the Advisory Board for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and President Bonnie Kaye serves on the board of directors for both the Boca Chamber and FAU Foundation.

Kaye Communications is now headquartered at One Boca Place, 2255 Glades Road, Suite 324A, Boca Raton, FL 33431. For more information and updates, visit kcompr.com, follow on Twitter, or like on Facebook, email SmartStrategiesStart@kcompr.com, or call (561) 392-5166.

For more information about “White Coats-4-Care”, pledge your gift to attend the event, or make a contribution, contact Gisele Galoustian, Director of Communication at the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, at ggaloust@fau.edu or 561-297-2676. Online registration is also available at https://fauf.fau.edu/wc4c.

About Kaye Communications:
Founded in 1996, this award-winning Seriously Strategic integrated “marketing” public relations firm has delivered 18 years of successful innovative, game-changing communications initiatives that empower regional and national brands to grow and dominate. Practice areas include C-Suite level strategic “think tank” communications planning, brand development for revisioning, reinventions and launches; broad-based and niche market business-generating communications; business-to-business initiatives, community engagement and alliance-building; media relations; social media initiatives; and crisis communications.

June 17, 2014


As The Region’s Largest 100% No Kill Nonprofit Rescue Center, TCAR Is Bringing The International Initiative To “Boca & Beyond”, Encouraging Palm each County Companies To Celebrate The Great Companionship of Dogs And Promote TCAR Adoptions 

Kaye Communications (kcompr.com) serves as the “communications and business participation hub” for Tri-County Animal Rescue’s (TCAR) efforts in taking the lead in Boca and beyond to encourage employers to open their doors to their employees’ furry, four-legged best friends to join businesses worldwide in participating in the 16th annual celebration of Pet Sitters International’s (PSI) “Take Your Dog To Work Day” (TYDTWDay®) and support TCAR through its programming. Established in 1999 by PSI, TYDTWDay is the one coveted day of the year when pet lovers around the globe take a break from “working like a dog to workingwith their dogs” to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to promote adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies.

To participate, TCAR, the region’s largest 100% no-kill 501(c)3 animal rescue nonprofit, recommends a variety of spirited TYDTWDay fund and awareness-raising free-style activities that employers can best tailor to fit their own workplace, workforce, work shifts and budget. To help raise funds and/or defray expenses, TCAR suggests that for employees to participate by bringing their dog(s) into the workplace on June 20th, employers collect either a small monetary donation (possibly incentivized with a company match) and/or an item from the TCAR “wish list”.

Kaye Communications and TCAR report that business free-style TYDTWDay programming can include an employer’s choice of:
• Onsite bake sales and silent auctions to benefit TCAR
• Collection hubs for much needed everyday items on TCAR’s wish list, such as paper towels, cleaning products, 50-gallon black or clear trash bags, dog and cat beds, dog shampoo,
gift cards from Home Depot, PetsMart or PetCo
• Onsite TCAR showcases with adoptable puppies and dogs
• Canine photo and “tricks” contests
• Pooch parades with themed awards
• Pet Care “Lunch & Learns” on training and pet sitting tips, grooming, nutrition and exercise

Companies are encouraged to actively share their “dog lovin’” passion and compassion with live streaming of their activities and TCAR “adoption” messaging on social media and website pages using hashtags #tricountyanimalrescue and #TYDTWD. Special “Paws Up” Business Canine Awards from TCAR will be presented to businesses that complete and submit a TCAR participation form posted on www.tricountyanimalrescue.com that includes their specific programming. Upon registration, the names of participating companies will be featured at TCAR throughout the month, on its website and included in news announcements and social media.

“We experience the joy of working with our furry friends every single day here at Tri-County,” said TCAR Founder and Executive Director Suzi Goldsmith. “When companies support Tri-County during the TYDTWDay celebration, they not only provide an enjoyable perk for their employees—they also increase Tri-County’s community outreach, raise funds and heighten awareness of the loving pets we have available for adoption who are looking for their ‘furever home’.”

Saving lives -- one pet at a time -- in Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Martin counties and beyond, TCAR is a protective haven to thousands of abandoned, abused or neglected dogs and cats from other facilities in South Florida, Treasure Coast and as far as Sarasota, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Louisiana. A top-rated animal rescue center that operates 100% on donations, TCAR has rescued more than 42,000 animals since its inception in 1996, offering homeless pets a welcoming forever home, either on campus or through carefully vetted adoptions that total more than 3,000 per year.

For updates on TCAR’s celebration plans for Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog To Work Day,visit www.tricountyanimalrescue.com, become a fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter. To participate, contact Kaye Communications PR & Marketing, TCAR’s TYDTWDay Coordinator atdog2workday@kcompr.com or 561-392-5166.

Located at 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, TCAR is open for adoptions during summer months until August 6th on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on TCAR, call (561) 482-8110 


Air Around the Clock AC Sales and Service (ATC)  (http://atcair.com), an independently owned and operated Rheem Team Top Contractor in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning category headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. has been recognized for finishing first place among Rheem Top 10 Contractors Worldwide in 2013.

To achieve this honor, ATC serving Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach County, consistently provided local homeowners with the highest level of sales and air conditioning customer service. Known for its whimsical,
engaging “Your Wife Is Hot” advertising campaign, ATC continues to deliver on its brand promise with professional, cost-effective air conditioning, cooling and HVAC repair, air conditioner service and maintenance programs.

Its full-time technicians are experienced in all areas of residential and commercial air conditioning, HVAC, refrigeration service, installation and maintenance. 
“We congratulate Air Around the Clock for its stellar performance nationally as number one among the Rheem Team Top 10,” said Nitish Singh, director of marketing and product management Rheem Heating and Cooling Division.  “We look forward to seeing them on this list for years to come.”

“We are extremely proud that based on our staff focusing on exceptional customer service that we are recognized again by Rheem as a leader in the AC Sales and Service Industry,” said Lenny Pereira, Owner, Air Around the Clock AC Sales & Service.  “We are very excited to be number one, and we owe much of this success to the support we receive from our 150 Air Around The Clock team members.  Without them, this success would not be possible.“

About Air Around the Clock
For 37 years and more than 400,000 customers Air Around the Clock AC Sales and Service delivers with 100 radio-dispatched ATC air conditioning vehicles on the road, 150 Team Members continuously providing the lowest possible prices, the highest level of professional service and South Florida’s most dependable A/C sales, service and maintenance values to each and every one of our customers.  Air Around the Clock phones are answered 24-hours-a-day, 365 days per year.  For more information, call 954-742-5544.

About Rheem Manufacturing Company

Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.reheem.com) is a privately held company with headquarters in Atlanta, GA. In its 81st year of operation, the company manufactures a full line of high- quality residential and commercial heating and cooling systems, water heaters, swimming pool heaters and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets.  The premium brands of Rheem Manufacturing Company include Ruud, Raypak and Rheem. 

June 16, 2014


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

Cloud Computing Concepts (C3), a leading provider of Cloud-based and on-site technology solutions, services, management and disaster recovery for organizations nationwide, today announced its appointment of William P. Mulcahy as COO, effective February 1stDrawing from expertise and experience honed through his demonstrated C-suite executive and industry leadership throughout his 29+ year career, Mulcahy will be in responsible for directing C3’s daily operations, driving revenue, building industry and customer relationships and guiding C3 through its continued growth. He will report to C3 CEO Rick Mancinelli.

Prior to joining C3, Mulcahy served as the COO of BCN Telecom, Inc. for 11 years, responsible for planning and managing the telecom company’s operations following a tenure as VP of Technology and New Ventures. With a track record of developing processes and procedures to increase overall operational performance, Mulcahy also founded/co-founded two start-up Internet companies that provided advanced services based on multimedia technology, serving global clients such as AT&T, Boeing, Goldman Sachs and Reuters.

“We are delighted to have Bill join our team at this exciting, pivotal time in the evolution of our company,” said Mancinelli. “The COO role in a burgeoning IT company in an ever-changing industry is a significant one to fill, and we are fortunate to have Bill with his extensive experience, leadership and diverse array of skills and technical capabilities guiding us through our next phases of development.” 

“As a former COO and company founder in the technology industry, I understand the necessary operations and service culture and deliverables that C3 needs to capture and maximize opportunities that best serve its clients while growing its own market share,” said Mulcahy. “Rick and his C3 team are respected trailblazers; I look forward to helping the organization to develop and deliver even more IT innovation while expanding operations and relevant services platforms for strategic growth.” 

Mulcahy’s appointment at C3 follows the recent relocation of the firm’s headquarters to Delray Beach, in the heart of the city’s downtown district. The new penthouse level facility includes a 24/7 Network Operations Center, a state-of-the-art technology demonstration lab, and several additional seats for C3’s expanding technical support team.

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, 24/7 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.  

C3 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 ranks as one of the top fie 2013 Fast Tech companies in region by South Florida Business Journal and 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. In addition 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.

June 02, 2014

Rick & Pat Howard of Sklar Furnishings Recognized As "Small Business Leaders Of The Year" By Boca Raton Chamber Of Commerce



BOCA RATON, FL (June 2, 2014) -- Contemporary furniture industry leaders Rick & Pat Howard, co-founders and co-owners of Sklar Furnishings, were presented the coveted 2014 “Small Business Leaders of the Year” Award by the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at the Boca Raton Resort & Club with more than 500 business, civic, and community stakeholders in attendance.

According to Boca Chamber CEO & President Troy McLellan, the Howards and their achievements represent all that is “business mission critical” for success, serving as inspiring role models of innovation and best practices supported by stalwart community-conscious, eco-friendly business leadership. “From their stewardship of Sklar’s 22,000-square-foot contemporary home and office furnishings showroom and design center into the only one of its kind in the region, directing a diversified team of credentialed home and office designers and space planners, collaborating with hundreds of custom vendors and suppliers from around the globe to their robust industry leadership roles, long-standing “commitment to community” and “sustainable live/work” philosophy, they set the standard extremely high for others who work, live, and play in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County.”

The Howards were applauded for their year ‘round efforts to help drive the message of building a greater eco-community as industry leaders in green advocacy who seek and forge furniture alliances around the globe with designers and manufacturers that share its strong commitment to the environment. As members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, the Howards said they take great pride in collaborating with a variety of custom furniture lines that are invested, as they are, in heavily reducing the environmental impact of its operations and use of reclaimed natural materials. Going beyond the obvious best practices, Sklar Furnishings partners in creating forests via the National Forest Initiative by donating a tree to one of Florida’s four natural forests for each purchase of a wood product.

Rick Howard serves as president of the North American Home Furnishings Association that champions the independent home furnishings retailer -- the nation’s largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers, with more than 1,800 members representing more than 7,000 storefronts across all 50 states and several foreign countries. 
Since Sklar Furnishings opened its doors by the entrepreneurial husband and wife team in November 2002, the company has had a long, strong community presence and engagement, including a partnership with Habitat for Humanity that provides "simple, decent, and affordable" housing for low-income families. Sklar donates thousands of dollars in merchandise to the organization that in turn is sold in ReStores, thus being recognized as a recipient of the “I Gave at the House” Award for six consecutive years. With Rick Howard serving on the Habitat for Humanity board of directors, Sklar’s support escalated to underwriting the construction of its first Habitat For Humanity home that was completed and dedicated in October 2013. Other nonprofits supported include Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Junior League of Boca Raton and Rotary International. 

Open seven days a week with showroom hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays 12 Noon to 6 p.m., Sklar Furnishings is located at 6300 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487. For more information on its furniture and accessory lines, call (561) 862-0800. 

About Sklar Furnishings 
Complete with a full team of credentialed home and office designers and space planners, Sklar provides high levels of design and service with customization at the foundation of its philosophy. As an industry leader committed to “Your Space, Your Lifestyle, Your Choice,” Sklar works with selected high-end furniture, accessory and lighting suppliers from North America, Italy, Scandinavia and the Far East to offer customers maximum freedom in expressing their personal style by specifying the exact color, fabric, wood finish, shape and size of their furnishings. From sofas to dining tables, chairs and wall units, clients can literally design themselves by choosing the colors, finishes, fabrics, size and configurations to fit their requirements. Also committed to being a good neighbor, Sklar works to make a positive difference in its immediate community and beyond while being a good steward to the planet in its day-to-day operations and personally, in its team’s personal lives.