Thursday, June 16, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – June 16, 2011

Regan Communications Group of Boston has acquired Barry R. Epstein Associates of Boca Raton, Florida. With over 100 employees, the acquisition expands the reach of the 9th largest independently owned public relations agency in the nation and the largest in New England.
Boca developer and Ambassador Ned Siegel hosted a $2300 a plate fundraiser Tuesday night at his Wooodfield Country Club home for Mitt Romney.
The Tea Party is still trying to avoid paying the bill to the City for security and barricades, claiming they shouldn’t be charged because they were practicing “free speech”.
Most of the attendees at the West Boca Community Council meeting Tuesday indicated when Burt Aaronson asked if they would be willing to pay a tax increase to keep county services.
Temple Beth El barred a reporter from covering a public speech by AIPAC.
County Commissioner Steve Abrams announced Palm Beach County has procured federal grant dollars to be used to upgrade the security system at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
The grant money will be used to modify its current dispatch and closed circuit television systems, creating a more secure environment, particularly, in the labor and delivery areas.
The $50,000 in funding was obtained from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with a new program titled Urban Area for Security Initiatives. The county partnered with numerous agencies including Palm Beach County Sheriffs office and Broward County, to successfully obtain these grant dollars. No county match dollars are required.
Entr’acte Theatrix presents How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying at the Caldwell Theatre now through June 22. Go to for information and tickets.
Barry Epstein Live will feature Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission Operations Director Michelle Hillery discussing the Legends of Florida awards Ceremony on June 30 at the Wold Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Lynn University, tickets for which can be obtained at, along with Kingsley Guy editorial columnist of the Sun-Sentinel, discussing his upcoming columns Friday and Sunday on Privatization and Marco Rubio. The show airs on Fridays at 10 a.m. on Tune in to win a pair of tickets to the Cinemark and Movies at Delray theatres, as well as two $50 tickets to the Film Legends awards.
A classic car show of autos from the 1920s to 1960s will be on display in Mizner Park from 9 to 9 on Father’s Day, Sunday June 19, with free admission. The show will also include post-war European sports and exotic cars by Lou La Vie. Some vehicles are rare or one of a kind.
West Boca Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Davito's Restaurant, 19635 State Road 7, Boca Greens Shopping Center, 5:30 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, June 23. For more information visit and register at
Network with dynamic Business Professionals and watch live, the Barry Epstein interview, on the, Coach Judy Live Talk Show. offering Practical Tips for Achieving Personal and Professional Success. June 28th, Paradise Salon, Spa & Café 140 NE 2nd Avenue Delray Beach..4:45PM, talk show interviews 5 to 6 pm Cost::Donation that fits your budget to benefit National Single Parent Resource Center. To help reduce risks of abuse children and parent can face. RSVP 561.441.8557.
A gourmet truck expo will be on June 29 at Boca Center on Military Trail with free admission from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. and $10 VIP tickets are available from 5:30 to 6:30. Go to to purchase and see the truck line-up.
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere Theatres are: The Tree of Life with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn; Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively; Mr. Popper’s Penguins with Jim Carrey and The Art of Getting By with Sam Robards, Emma Roberts and others.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is the president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (, and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on His websites are and, 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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