Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Dec. 2, 2010
Sachs Sax Caplan has been named “Business of the Year”, Jonathan Rausch has been named “Leader of the Year” and Ed Marshall has been named “Volunteer of the Year” by the West Boca Chamber of Commerce and will be honored at the West Boca Chamber of Commerce 7:30 a.m. Dec. 14 breakfast at Boca Lago Country Club, along with outgoing chair Jeff Schildkraut and featuring “All you want to know about Social Media” with Javier Morales, Associates in Business speaking, along with Lisa Sparks from Constant Contact and be sponsored by Property Damage Consultants. More details are at www.westbocachamber.com. RSVP to email@example.com, or call 561.482.9333 for information.
Jeff Karsin, president of American Financial Consultants, has been elected Chair of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce for 2011. Other officers elected were: Seth Marmor, partner in Shapiro Blaise Wasserman Gora, as Chair-elect; Larry Coomes, Chief Operating Officer of West Boca Medical Center, as Vice-chair; John Formica, Peninsula Bank as Treaurer; and Barry Epstein, president of barry r. epstein associates, as President/secretary. New directors include Paul Cloutier, P & G Financial Group, Doug Heizer, publisher of the Boca Raton Tribune, Len Wilder, Sachs Sax Caplan and Craig Winograd, Winning Information Technology.
Six relatives of disgraced jailed Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff are being sued for $5 million they received, including Boca residents Joan and Robert Roman, who is the sister of Madoff’s wife and Charles and Carolyn Weiner, the nephew and niece of Madoff. Their parents, Sondra and Marvin Weiner, who live in Boynton Beach are also being sued for the ill-gotten gains.
Word has it that Congressman-elect Alan West is being touted to run for president in 2012 by Conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts, possibly on a ticket with Sarah Palin.
Palm Beach County Democratic Chairman Mark Alan Siegel is out of the race for state Democratic Party chairman with former State Senator Jim Davis and former Lt. Gov. hopeful slated to head the party.
Boca Raton police were featured on the Today show Thanksgiving.
Starting today for their grand opening and through Dec. 5, tickets are only $2, including free popcorn, soda and movie passes at the new Living Room Theaters movie complex on the FAU campus on Glades Road. Among the movies playing is Client 9, The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.
For the fourth annual year, Rick Newman will be featuring his awesome holiday light and sound display at his home, through Jan. 2 at the corner of 9th Ave. and 7th Street, 699 NW 9th Ave. which features snowflakes as part of the laser light show with 25,000 LED lights.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital lost $3.9 million in its fiscal first quarter, improved from a loss of $4.1 million in the same period last year.
Sprint 4G service is now available in South Florida.
ADT’s new Pulse smart-home devices let homeowners control energy use and video-moniter the premises. One of Boca’s largest private employers, ADT has 2,600 workers in 22 offices in Florida and 450 in Boca, where it moved into its new North American headquarters.
The West Boca Leaders one-of-a-kind networking group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Mission Bay Office Plaza, 20283 State Road 7, Suite 300. Cost is $60 per quarter. See www.westbocaleaders.com. Call 561.852.0000 to determine category availability.
Holiday special to promote your business is now available. “barry epstein live” an internet television show with over 32,200 viewers has five minute interviews available for only $100. Call 561.852.0000 for further information. Here is a link to a previous show: http://vimeo.com/17178146.
The Boca Raton Children’s Museum will be sponsoring the 17th annual “Breakfast with Santa”, Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 498 Crawford Blvd. featuring live music, real snow, multi-cultural crafts, entertainment, cartoon sketches, fresh orange juice and photos with Santa. Reservations at $9 each are required by calling 368.6875.
The 34th annual City of Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade will be Saturday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. from the C-15 canal (Boca-Delray city limits) south to the Broward County line, sponsored by Summit Brokerage, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Marine Industries of PBC, barry r. epstein associates and others.
Movies opening Friday include: Leaving, Enter the Void and The Warrior’s Way.
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. His website is www.publicrelations.nu and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. His blog is on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal site: http://barrys-journal.blogspot.com/. 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.