Thursday, May 12, 2011

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – May 12, 2011

A Yard House restaurant will be opening in 20,000 sq. feet of space in the Mizner Park cultural arts building currently housing Zed 451 in 14,000 sq. ft. The space was originally intended for a bookstore after the Cartoon museum closed.
Boca Raton based publisher of Penthouse Magazine Marc Bell is doing a $750 million stock offering.
Florida Atlantic University has named Brenda Claiborne as University Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
After only three months at the helm of prestigious Pine Crest School, with campuses in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Henry “Hank” Battle Jr., was put on administrative leave indefinitely, along with his deputy, David C. Bowman, whom Battle had brought to Florida from his prior post in North Carolina.
Vice President Dana Markham was named acting president, according to a Board of Trustees memo.
Kendrick Meek, the former congressman who was defeated in his bid for U.S. Senate, has joined the website Politic365 as chairman of its editorial board.
The Grassy Waters Preserve non-profit has shut down due to lack of funding from West Palm Beach.
Microsoft has purchased “SKYPE” for $8.5 billion. Sources say it may be the death knell of Skype.
Barry Epstein has been named president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce by Founder and Chairman Jay Shapiro. Nationwide networking events for purveyors of luxury goods and services will be held all over the country.
“Barry Epstein Live” is on the internet at 10 a.m. Friday on Guests include, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy and Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson discussing reapportionment of the Florida Legislature and Congressional seats.
The West Boca Chamber of Commerce sponsors a noon shotgun start golf tournament at Southwinds Golf course tomorrow, May 13th to benefit the West Boca Chamber Foundation to be used for student scholarships. Entry fees are only $100 and includes golf, lunch, beverages, goodie bag and cocktail reception. Sponsorships are also available. Call 561.482.9333 or email
Soroptimist International of Boca Raton-Deerfield Beach will present the 2011 winners for "Non-Profit Community Service Awards” on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. In the third floor community room of the Atrium building, 1515 N. Federal Highway, Each year "Soroptimist of Boca" invite the local non-profit organizations to submit their applications for consideration. Finalists receive monetary awards from "Soroptimist of Boca" during the ceremony. RSVP to
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace are Bridesmaids, Everything Must Go, The Beaver, and Priest. New Movie opening at the Movies of Delray is Queen to Play with Kevin Kline.
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 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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