Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Barrys Buzz Jan. 5, 2012

Boca will have its own Internet television station next week. WRPBITV will have a new home in the Shoppes of Village Pointe on S.W. 18th street between Powerline Rd. and Military Trail. Very inexpensive rates for advertising and having you own show apply during the inaugural period. Contact Wayne Filowitz at 561.779.1250 or email him at for details.
MobileHelp, a medical alert company in Boca Raton, is expanding its office space in the city with plans to add 55 jobs, the majority being in sales, customer service and technical support, with the average s with benefits. The employer provides medical alarm service for seniors by integrating cellular technology, GPS, and medical alarm technology. salary in the low $40,000 was founded in 2006, and recently moved into a new 13,000-square-foot office space at Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. which currently has about 50 employees, recently receiving a $36,000 rent subsidy in the research park from Boca Raton. See for more information about the company. Go to the "careers" tab to apply.
Connie Mack, son of a former senator, is far outpacing the rest of the field of Republican Senate candidates in Florida. The survey of 780 Republican voters, conducted from Dec. 15-19, shows Mack carrying 39 percent of the vote. Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, tea-party favorite Mike McCalister and former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner all trailed in single-digits.
Greenberg Taurig shareholder and Chair of the Caldwell Theatre Bruce Rosetto, has been named to the board of directors of the Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority.
U.S. Bonds are now paperless, as you can now only purchase them on line now.
Powerball tickets are doubling to $2 starting Jan. 15.
Brian Nelson has been named general manager of Town Center at Boca Raton.
Gary Betensky, a shareholder with Richman Greer and a Boca resident, has been named president of the Palm Beach Regional Office of the American Jewish Committee and a member of AJC since 2006.
Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring Miami Herald gossip columnist and Jose Lambiet, Sun-Sentinel editorial columnists Kingsley Guy and Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson, Leon Blumberg presenting the Glenn Miller Orchestra at Olympic Heights High School, Jan. 18, Palm Beach Pops executive director David Quillen and movie maven Morrie Zyrl on movie theatres operations. Watch to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark theaters. You can also watch archived shows on the site.
Movie opening at the Cinemark Theatres Friday is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Movies opening at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth is Women on the 6th floor. Delray also has War Horse and Lake Worth has Mission Impossible.
Cokie and Steve Roberts headline the JCC book luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at Delaire Country Club in Delray Beach. Tickets ar $45 for members and $55 for guests. For tickets, visit
Temple Beth Shira plans its annual fundraiser Sat. Jan. 14 at Spanish River High School: Ultimate Elton John & Billy Joel; with two amazing tribute bands in one spectacular evening. 561-912-1453.
The 15th Annual OPAL awards will be presented by the Rotary Club of Boca Raton on Jan. 14 at Boca Pointe Country Club with cocktails at 6:30 and dinner at 7:30 p.m., honoring Tom Snow, Patricia Thomas, Rabbi Merle Singer, Warren Orlando and Ken Davis. Call 477.76180 for more info.
Don’t miss the Concert by the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Featuring the original Miller arrangements of pieces like Moonlight Serenade, In The Mood, String Of Pearls and Chattanooga Choo Choo. Wednesday, January 18th at 8:00 PM. Olympic Heights Community High School Auditorium, 20101 Lyons Road, Boca Raton. Free Parking. Tickets $28.00 and VIP Seating $35.00. Charge by phone: 1 800 595-4849. On line:, or call: 561 367-1689.
The late Gloria Drummond, founder of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, will be honored and paid tribute at the hospitals Golden Gala on Jan. 21 with a video and commemorative journal.
The 30th annual Caribbean Cowboy Ball, sponsored by the George Snow Scholarship fund, will be Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Red Reef Park, 1401 N. State Rd. A1A. Call 561.347.6799 for more info.
The U.S. Holocaust Museum luncheon at Boca West Country Club, on Jan. 30 features John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Miami Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation and special guest Joshua Bolten, Former White House Chief of Staff and Vice Chairman of the USHM Council. You can reserve tickets at 561.995.6773 or email
Dr. Marta Rendon will be honored with the DIAMOND award at a Feb. 23 luncheon at the Boca Raton Marriott by the Boca Raton Chamber. For ticket information, call 561.395.4433.
The 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Classic will be Feb.24-26 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, sponsored by Mercedes Benz. Call 954.563.2822 or email
The 6th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, March 7th 18th, 2012 are on sale and can be purchased via or 866-571-ARTS.
Barry Epstein, APR, Senior Vice President of Regan Communications Group, (, 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 is now a division of His email is or and blog is:

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