July 28, 2014

Tri-County Animal Rescue Dedicates New ‘Sunshine’ Cat Room & Patio Extends “9 Lives For $9” Cat Adoption Program Through August

Tri-County Animal Rescue’s (TCAR) grand opening and dedication of its new ‘Sunshine Cat Room’ 
and screened patio was purrfect for the 70 cats and kittens currently residing at the no-kill shelter.
 Proving it's a true ‘cat’s meow’, the dedication drew a cross-section of Boca Raton City officials, 
Boca Raton Chamber ambassadors, pet advocates, and TCAR staff and volunteers, including 
off-duty fire fighters who often ‘rescue paws’ when they and their families are in life-threatening 

To share the celebration with South Florida cat lovers, the region’s largest 100% “no kill” 501(c) 3 
animal rescue nonprofit also has extended the “9 Lives for $9” cat adoption program it launched this 
June in partnership with Best Friends Animal Society to run through Aug.31.

To accommodate the new facility, the shelter’s cat room that served as a temporary home to 719 
rescues this year and yielded 310 successful adoptions, was gutted down to the beams and
 concrete floors, says TCAR Co-founder and Executive Director Suzi Goldsmith noting that the cat 
room was 10 years old and in dire need of renovation.  The $10,000 worth of enhancements included 
the demolition of existing walls and the installation of new dry wall, non-bacterial polyurethane floors,
 air-conditioning and vent/filter system, washer and dryer, litter boxes, scratching poles and shelving.

 “Since Tri-County operates solely on donations, sponsorships grants, and proceeds from special
 events and sales at our Downtown Boca thrift shop, we are grateful for our compassionate,
‘paw-passionate’ donors who underwrote the much-needed improvements,” Goldsmith notes.

The extensive renovations were made possible by the generosity of two feline-loving TCAR donors 
and the dedicated planning and construction oversight of longtime cat advocate and TCAR donor and volunteer Ardath Rosengarden who has long underwritten the operations for the cat room and medical 
care, including spaying and neutering services for its resident rescue cats and kittens. The 1,300-
square-foot cat room was named in honor of Rosengarten’s beloved “Sunshine,” a black visually 
impaired domestic short hair cat rescue she adopted from TCAR.  The 120-square-foot patio
 enhancements were donated by TCAR Board Chair Harriet Lewis-Mooney, Esq. She and her 
husband share their home with five cats Runway, Jerry Lee, Amos Calhoon, and Merlin and eight dogs, Mo-Town, Sgt. Friday,Bonnie Sue, Buster, Bow Diddley, Lakota, Flo and Sophia.

“It is wonderful to see the cats and kittens once again playing, climbing on their scratching poles,
 snuggling in their beds in their new home and sunning on the patio,” says Lewis-Mooney. “I hope the
 area’s cat lovers come out to find their ‘feline favorite’ and take advantage of Tri-County’s
9 Lives for $9 cat adoption program. They so deserve a loving furever home as we make room to bring

 in more rescues from area shelters to ready for adoption.”

Goldsmith shared that thousands of cats and kittens are brought to shelters in South Florida each 
year - and they are at risk due to overpopulation. Tri-County’s 9 Lives for $9 adoption promotion 
means those seeking to adopt will pay a reduced adoption fee of $9 for cats 12 months and older; the 
program’s special discounted adoption fee for those under 12 months is $25.

“We at Tri-County are committed to do all we can to save as many as we can and find them homes,” 
she says.  With frequent cat adoption promotions, we hope to expedite opportunities for both our 
felines and those looking to adopt.”

Saving lives, one pet at a time, in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-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 not limited to regional borders, 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.

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. Beginning August 7th, TCAR will resume regular weekly schedule from 
Tuesdays-Sundays. For more information on TCAR, call (561) 482-8110.

Important TCAR Links:

·         facebook.com/TriCountyHumane
·         twitter.com/TriCountyAR



July 25, 2014


New menu adds Fire-Grilled Ribeye and Hearth-Roasted Halibut Main Plates, seasonal items such as a Sunny Side Up Bacon + Potato Pizza and Roasted Garlic Chicken, Lunch Duos and unique handcrafted California-themed cocktails

Boca Raton, Fla. (July 9, 2014)— California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority on California-style pizza and industry leader in creative dining, has announced the debut of its reimagined menu in the newly remodeled Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale restaurants. The enhanced menu, which still features California Pizza Kitchen’s signature hand-tossed California-style pizzas, pastas and salads, incorporates new Main Plates, unique seasonal offerings, Lunch Duos and handcrafted cocktails made with fresh juices, fruits, purées and herbs.

Town Center at Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale are the first locations in Florida – and among the first in the country - to roll out the new menu. To date, other reimagined locations with the new menu include Market Square at Arden Fair in Sacramento and the first-ever California Pizza Kitchen location in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The carefully curated menu represents the second phase in the transformation of the Florida restaurants, both of which recently underwent extensive remodels that serve as an elevated backdrop to a reimagined dining experience.

“We are excited for our guests in South Florida to experience all that our new menu has to offer,” says California Pizza Kitchen CEO G.J. Hart, whose vision is taking the company back to its roots of innovation and authenticity, from the food to the restaurant design to the service. “The menu has been designed to include unique offerings made with seasonal and unexpected ingredients in every category.”

New additions to the Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale California Pizza Kitchen menu include the following:

Fire-Grilled Ribeye
A 12-oz. USDA choice ribeye grilled with housemade Pinot Noir sea salt and topped with creamy bleu cheese butter. Served with roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-garlic arugula salad. Pairs well with Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon.

Hearth-Roasted Halibut
Wild caught from the Aleutian Islands, roasted on a cedar plank with butternut squash farro and grilled asparagus. Pairs well with Clos du Bois Unoaked Chardonnay.

Guests can choose any two options from a selection of 7’’ pizzas, salads, half sandwiches (with the option to order a full size) and soups. Examples of pairings include California Pizza Kitchen’s Original BBQ Chicken Pizza with a Caesar Salad; a Shaved Mushroom + Spinach Pizza and the new Farmers Market Soup, with roasted squash, market vegetables and a touch of cream; a half Oven-Roasted Turkey + Brie Sandwich with a Super Spinach + Quinoa Salad, and the list of possibilities goes on, to accommodate any mood and any palate.

Sunny Side Up Bacon + Potato Pizza
Shaved fingerling potatoes, Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, caramelized leeks, Parmesan, Mozzarella and fresh cracked black pepper. Topped with two sunny-side-up eggs.

Maine Lobster Flatbread
Maine Lobster, mayo, fresh herbs, arugula and shaved red onions on a Parmesan flatbread.

Harvest Kale Salad
Baby kale, toasted farro, heirloom carrots, napa cabbage, red grapes, marinated cranberries, almonds and goat cheese tossed with housemade citrus vinaigrette.

Roasted Garlic Chicken + Seasonal Vegetables
Crispy-skin chicken breast in lemon-garlic sauce, with hearth-roasted cauliflower, fingerling potatoes and Mediterranean herbs.

The new beverage menu features a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails made with fresh juices, fruits, purées and herbs. Among them are the California Roots, made with Svedka Vodka, fresh avocado and mint, fresh Agave Sour with a fennel salt rim; The Executive Decision, with Casamigos Blanco Tequila, muddled mint, fresh Agave Sour, Monin Organic Agave Nectar and fresh lime; and the Blueberry Ginger Smash, with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Monin Organic Agave Nectar, Domaine de Canton Ginger liqueur, fresh blueberries, lime and cranberry juice.

Town Center at Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale’s recent remodel incorporates flexible seating with fewer booths and more tables to comfortably accommodate a variety of diners and groups. New dishes, glassware and utensils further complement the upscale-yet-relaxed aesthetic.  California’s environmental roots are evident in the use of unfinished reclaimed wood, and warm, inviting colors are used throughout. Elements such as a living herb wall inside the restaurant reflect a commitment to using fresh, local ingredients.

About California Pizza Kitchen
Born in Beverly Hills in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California-style cuisine and is widely known for its innovative menu items. California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of California-inspired dishes for guests who Seek the Unique, from signature hand-tossed and hearth-baked pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrées, soups, sandwiches and hand-crafted cocktails. A Southern California classic, CPK incites international cravings in more than 11 different countries. In 2013, CPK was named America's Best Pizza Chain in a survey conducted by The Daily Meal and in 2014 was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine and its readers as one of The 120 Most Trusted Brands. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen visit cpk.com. Follow us on Twitter @calpizzakitchen, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/californiapizzakitchen and stay connected through http://instagram.com/californiapizzakitchen (#cpknextchapter).
Media Contact:
Kaye Communications, Inc. (561) 392-5166
Bonnie S. Kaye
, bkaye@kcompr.com, (561) 756-3099-cell
Jon A. Kaye,
jkaye@kcompr.com, (561) 756-3097-

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