Boca plumber Les Goldstein, Plumber I Am, solved the oil spill by sending BP a sketch of a new valve that would cap the leak. BP used it to stop the oil from pouring out of the well and Goldstein was featured on the CBS news last Friday.
Boca Raton resident Steve Geffrard won the national amateur heavyweight boxing championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado last weekend.
Prominent South Florida Actor Gordon McConnell returns to his leading role of Dr. Bob Brock in the Caldwell Theatre production of Secret Order on Wednesday July 21, 2010, after being hospitalized. McConnell was disoriented after the matinee performance on July 10 and was immediately taken to the hospital where he underwent testing. He was released on July 12, without any definitive diagnosis. Secret Order continues with performances through August 1. Call 561.241.7432 or go to www.caldwelltheatre.com to order tickets.
Florida State Rep. and Senator-elect Maria Sachs has been recognized by the independent Colleges & Universities of Florida with the All Star Award for her exemplary efforts during the past legislative session and throughout the year. She was also recognized by the Florida Bar with the Florida Legislative Award for her four years of outstanding service to the legal profession during her tenure in the Florida House of Representatives.
Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce upcoming events: SMART TALK FOR WOMEN
Date / Time: Tuesday, July 27 / 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: GBRCC Boardroom (1800 N. Dixie Hwy., Boca Raton, FL 33432)
Program: Does Your 30 Second Commercial Work?
Cost: $30 (member and non-members - online and at the door)
MEMBERSHIP AFTER-HOURS NETWORK miniEXPO**
Date / Time: Tuesday, July 27 / 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel (2000 NW 19th St., Boca Raton, FL 33431)
Cost: $10 (member online and at the door), $20 (non-member online and at the door)
Exhibitor tables are still available! Click here to download the form.
Date / Time: Thursday, August 12 / 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Where: Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel (2000 NW 19th St, Boca Raton, FL 33431)
Cost: $15 (member online and at the door), $50 (non-member online and at the door)
Sponsor: City of Boca Raton For more information or to register for these events, please visit www.bocaratonchamber.com/events today!
West Boca Chamber of Commerce network is Thursday, July 22 at Ben’s N.Y. Kosher Deli. Details at www.westbocachamber.com. RSVP to info@westbocachamber or call 561.482.9333. The August 10 Chamber breakfast at European Corner Café features Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. Details and info will be on the website.
On Tuesday, July 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sharon Geltner will teach "Effective Business Communications," at Palm Beach State College, Room HT213, 3000 St. Lucie Ave., Boca Raton campus. This interactive $26 course will be taught in a computer lab and include business subjects ranging from memo writing to e-mail "netiquette" to Internet marketing. To register, call: Abby Lazo at 862-4705.
Movies opening this weekend include Salt, The Kids Are All Right, Ramona & Beezus and Restrepo.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (www.westbocachamber.com), with a weekly internet television show on www.wrpbitv.com and a link to it alternate Fridays on the Sun-Sentinel editorial page, www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion. His website is www.publicrelations.nu and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can friend him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/barryepstein or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to: email@example.com.