Thursday, September 16, 2010

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Sept. 16, 2010

West Boca Chamber of Commerce fourth Thursday network will be Sept. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Caldwell Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway. Come and mingle with Chamber members and guests while enjoying delicious hors’doevres and libation in the beautiful theatre lobby. Tickets are $10 for Chamber members and first time guests, $35 for returning guests, if reserved by 4 p.m. on September 22; $15 for Chamber members and first time guests, $40 for returning guests, if reserved after 4 p.m. on September 22 and $20 for Chamber members and first time guests, $45 for returning guests at the door. Additional information and membership applications at RSVP to or call 561.482.9333.
Noted television news anchor and commentator Bob Nichols, has been named to head the Film and Television production academy at SouthTech Academy. Further information is at
Palm Beach County Commissioners will conduct a public hearings on September 28 at 6:00 p.m. on the 2011 Fiscal Year budget recommended by County Administrator Robert Weisman. Public testimony will be taken on the 6th floor in the Commission Chambers of the Governmental Center, 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Hearings will also be televised live on PBC-TV Channel 20 and Webcast live on mms:// Budget documents, including the County Administrator’s recommended budget reductions, are posted online at:
The West Boca Chamber of Commerce will hold its first West Boca Women in Business Luncheon on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 11:30 AM. The luncheon will be held at City Fish Market Restaurant, 7940 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Elaine Simmons, Image, Etiquette and Body Language Consultant and President of Exclusive Corporate Image will be the guest speaker. In her presentation, Business Etiquette: How to Make an Entrance and Work the Room Elaine will explain the etiquette of how to use the entrance to ones advantage. She says “Its your window of opportunity!” The West Boca Women in Business luncheon was started to bring together business and professional women and provide them with a forum to learn, network and build business relationships in an effort to foster growth in the local business community. The luncheon will be held the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and will feature a guest speaker.
Networking begins at 11:30 with lunch to follow at 12 PM. Cost for West Boca Chamber of Commerce Members and first time guests is $25 and all others are $40 with advanced reservations by Friday, 10/1/10. For reservations after 10/1/10 cost is $30 for members and $45 for all others. PLEASE RESPOND BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010 BY CALLING 561-482-9333 or email
Mark your calendars and plan to attend The Fall Festival at The Waterway Shoppes of Parkland, (7499 N State Road 7) just south of the Palm Beach County line, on Sunday, October 24th. 10 am- 5pm. This event offers old fashioned family fun for all ages with cars and shopping for mom & dad and pumpkin painting and crafts for the kids. Win all day passes to Boomers, get goodies from WRMF, take fall family photos in our "pumpkin patch"and decorate a trick or treat bag with Gard Gallery. Free performances, plus food, music, and more! Free admission, free parking. All donations and net proceeds benefit local pet rescue.
Starting in the fall, Direct Air will service Palm Beach International Airport with 6 non-stop flights to domestic and international destinations and Air Canada inaugurates service to and from Montreal. Throughout the month of September you can enjoy a three-course lunch for $20 or dinner for $30 with a selection of restaurants in Palm Beach County. Go to for details.
Movies opening this week include The Town, Alpha & Omega 3D, Easy A and Devil. Michael Douglas’ Wall Street sequel, opens Sept. 24. Happy birthday to the best son in the world!!
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 (, with a weekly internet television show on His website is and his email is His blog is also on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal site: You can friend him on Facebook at or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:

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