US DESIGNER PERLA LICHI AND TURKISH CARPET WEAVER HAN HALI PLAN SIGNATURE CARPET LINE

“At Han Hali, we believe a carpet should be as special in character as the person who possesses it.”

Coral Springs, FL– Perla Lichi, Perla Lichi Design, Coral Springs, FL, and Erhan Ör of Han Hali Hereke Carpet Weavers of Turkey, have joined forces with plans for a new line of carpets.
Designed by Perla Lichi, the initial offering will be twenty hand-knotted, one-of-a-kind carpets featuring unique colors and designs. The carpets will be on sale at the Han Hali website and at their stores in Turkey, and available for order at Perla Lichi’s offices in Florida and Dubai.

“The old world hand-knotted carpets will feature my brand new designs,” explained Perla Lichi. Erhan and I are both innovative people who like to think outside the box. We met at a carpet show in Doha and in subsequent meetings decided on a collaboration to bring fresh, new carpet designs to the market.”

Perla Lichi is a Florida State licensed interior designer, ID#1727 and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers.  Perla Lichi Design is a full service, professional interior design company with offices in Coral Springs, Florida and Dubai, UAE, [Perla Lichi Gallery] and servicing residential and commercial clients worldwide. Perla Lichi Home, a brand new contemporary design showroom, will open in April at 3304 NE 33rd Street in Fort Lauderdale.

The outstanding leader in Hereke production today is Han Halı. The House of Han is a family business, dating back four generations. The Ör brothers lead the company with a passion for their art. The Ör family tradition of making hand knotted carpets began with their great grandfather, who was supervisor of the carpet department in the Sultan’s Hereke Factory. He passed along his knowledge to his son, who went on to hold the same position. The skills inherited from their forefathers allowed the Ör brothers to initiate improvements in fine hand knotted carpet production for the local Turkish and international markets. The Hereke tradition continues today, as exquisite 100% handmade wool and silk rugs are produced for discerning collectors worldwide.

For more information about Hali Han, visit http://www.hanhali.com.

For more information about Perla Lichi, visit www.perlalichi.com or email info@perlalichi.com.
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LUXURY CHAMBER TO HOST EVENT AT ATLANTIS SALT CAVE

"West Boca Lifestyle Soiree”

 

Boca Raton, FL  -  On Monday, March, 20th 2017 Luxury Chamber of Commerce will host "Lifestyle Soiree".  The function will be held from 6-9pm at Atlantis Salt Cave in Boca Raton. Atlantis Salt Cave is the first ever salt cavern facility in Boca Raton, Florida. Salt therapy is a holistic medicine practice and relaxation session which provides essential minerals via breathable air inside the cavern.  Many benefits are touted such as help for those with asthma and cystic fibrosys.

The evening will commence at 6pm and for three hours guests will enjoy complimentary wine, cheese and caviar followed by door prize announcements,  the new member welcome ceremony and  an introduction to our charity benefactor.

Tickets can be purchased before March 12th for $15. advance or $25. cash only on the day of the event.  To purchase an event ticket or become a member of the chamber please visit: www.luxurychamber.com

Atlantis Salt Cave is located at: 9184 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL  33434

ffi: please contact Jay Shapiro at: jshapiro@luxurychamber.com or 561-376-0033


 

Festivals of Speed - Amelia Island March 11th

FRIDAY, March 11th LUXURY LIFESTYLE COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 8:00-11:00pm The Luxury Lifestyle Cocktail Reception Presented by AMELIA ISLAND SELECT AUCTIONS kicks off the weekend and will showcase a dazzling collection of vintage and contemporary automobiles inside the grand ballroom of the Omni Resort. Culinary offerings will include multiple chef attended stations featuring a variety of gourmet items. Premium brand open bars will provide fine wines, hand crafted cocktails and craft beers. The evening supports in part KIDS BEATING CANCER FOUNDATION. 5 TH FESTIVALS OF SPEED MOTORSPORTS DISPLAY. OMNI PLANTATION RESORT. 10:00am-4:00pm Friday, March 10th & Saturday, March 11th will see 200+ exotic cars and luxury brands all placed for display on the pristine fairways of the resort. This elegant setting offers magnificent views of the water and woodlands. Automotive designs by Porsche, Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, TESLA, McLaren and more will all be on site. Onsite cafes will offer exciting culinary creations available to all attendees. Automotive art, smooth jazz, cigar lounges and luxury brand displays will also be a part of the enjoyment. FESTIVALS OF SPEED founder Joe Sabatini had this to say “We are pleased to see this event grow year after year. This year we are proud to honor ALL THINGS PORSCHE as our featured marque. We will have a fine selection of both vintage and contemporary cars for attendees to enjoy.” “The vintage and contemporary motorcycle display continues to grow as well. The company goal is to have 100-150 motorcycles on display at all events. We invite everyone to register their car or motorcycle with us to share with our attendees. The Amelia Island Select Auction is the official auction house of FESTIVALS OF SPEED and the WERKS REUNION. Auctions will take place Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th. The WERKS REUNION will take place at the Omni Amelia Island on Friday, March 10th. It features 500+ PORSCHE vehicles on display and is located adjacent to FESTIVALS OF SPEED. FESTIVALS OF SPEED will also be operating at the Mission Inn Resort & Golf Club on Sunday, March 26th and in St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 2nd in Vinoy Park. All are welcome to register their car or motorcycle for display by visiting www.festivalsofspeed.com About FESTIVALS OF SPEED. Headquartered in Eustis, Florida, FESTIVALS OF SPEED was founded in 2004 as the ultimate luxury showcase for discerning enthusiasts with a passion for all forms of transportation. Events are held in Orlando, Miami, St. Petersburg and Amelia Island. FESTIVALS OF SPEED display the very best in automotive, aircraft, marine and motorcycle transportation alongside the finest luxury brands. Tickets can be purchased at www.festivalsofspeed.com or call 352-385-9450. General admission is $20.00. www.festivalsofspeed.com. About the KIDS BEATING CANCER FOUNDATION. Kids Beating Cancer’s vision is to have a place dedicated to curing the children of Florida and beyond at the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center. Kids Beating Cancer’s focus is on the belief we all strive for the day when no child will die in the dawn of life. Contact: Joe Sabatini 352-385-9450 / Joe@festivalsofspeed.com PO BOX 1130 EUSTIS, FL 32727 WWW.FESTIVALSOFSPEED.COM


LUXURY CHAMBER TO HOST EVENT AT PERLA LICHI DESIGN IN CORAL SPRINGS
"Cheers, Charity & Cheese" to Benefit Eat Better Live Better

  Coral Springs, FL  -  On Monday, January, 16th 2017 Luxury Chamber of Commerce will host its first networking event of the new year.  The special event will serve both as a socialite mixer and a fundraiser for Eat Better-Live Better which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping to fight childhood obesity.  The function will be held from 6-9pm at Perla Lichi Design Center in Coral Springs.  Perla Lichi is one of the world's most awarded interior designers specializing in extreme luxury.  Perla has Mediterranean Sephardic & Latin roots and her designs are popular with Kings, Sheikhs, and Sultans in Dubai and India who love to hire her to design their palaces and mansions. 
The evening will commence at 6pm and for two hours guests will enjoy complimentary wine, cheese and caviar followed by the new member welcome ceremony and  an introduction to our charity benefactor Ms. Debra Tendrich the founder of Eat Better Live Better.
Tickets can be purchased before Jan 12th for $15. advance or $25. cash only on the day of the event.  To purchase an event ticket or become a member of the chamber please visit: www.luxurychamber.com
Perla Lichi Design is located at: 7381 West Sample Rd. Coral Springs, FL  33065
ffi: please contact Jay Shapiro at: jshapiro@luxurychamber.com or 561-376-0033

                                                               

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Luxury Chamber members invited to VIP Experience at Int'l Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale Boast Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world, attracting a world-wide audience of approximately 100,000 boating enthusiasts. The show draws an impressively diverse, international crowd of buyers, sellers and browsers who come to see the latest that the global boating industry has to offer and to do business in the “Yachting Capital of the World.” In an industry that takes personalized service and luxury to extraordinary heights, the show offers guests the option to further enhance their visit with the VIP Experience at the Windward Club. Located at the show’s Hall of Fame Marina location, adjacent to many of the show’s largest yachts and an impressive display of exotic automobiles, the private club will provide guests with exquisite food and specialty drinks from The Grateful Palate, all set in an artfully-designed, air-conditioned space with comfortable seating and entertainment. “The VIP Experience was such a success at last year’s show that we chose to repeat it with thoughtful improvements based on feedback from attendees,” said Brett Keating, vice president of consumer marketing for Show Management, the event’s producer. “We’ve elevated the catering, brought in a few remarkable partners and added an extra day to the schedule, delivering a heightened experience at an even better price point.” One of the Windward Club’s most attractive benefits is the dedicated concierge team who work on behalf of VIP pass-holders to arrange yacht tour appointments. This streamlined service efficiently improves time spent at the show, allowing guests to see everything they came to see. VIP Experience passes are $100 per day per person and are available for purchase through Show Management’s online ticketing system. Passes must be registered in the name of the person entering the Windward Club and are non-transferrable. VIP Experience passes do not include entry to the boat show. Tickets to the boat show can be purchased separately in advance online, or in person at the gate. Valet parking is available at the show’s Las Olas Marina location, 201 South Birch Road, for $65 per day, and can also be purchased in advance online. The Windward Club will be open from Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. To purchase VIP Experience tickets and for more information, visit http://vip.flibs.com. The Windward Club is sponsored by National Jets, Bank of America, Luxury Law Group, The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, and YachtWorld. There also will be special evening showcases each night provided by Florida Luxurious Properties and the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, which will be celebrating a major announcement. Gosling, Sky Vodka, Budweiser and Espolon Tequila also will be contributing specialty happy hours each day. The 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is set to take place November 3-7 at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. FLIBS covers seven locations with nearly 1,500 boats displayed across more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space. The show draws approximately 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 countries that display an amazing array of boats, marine products and accessories, from astonishing super-yachts, fishing boats, runabouts and boats for every budget, to fishing gear, marine art, jewelry and more, all valued at more than $4 billion. Other attractions include on-the-water boat handling classes from Carefree Boat Club, the IGFA School of Sportfishing, the Blue Wild dive and marine art show, and Hook The Future kids' fishing clinics. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show contributes $11.5 billion to the region’s economy and supports the sustainability of 136,000 marine industry jobs in South Florida. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® is owned and presented by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, managed and produced by Show Management, and sponsored by Audi, Bank of America, Gosling’s, International Gamefish Association (IGFA), Smallwood’s Yachtwear, and TAITRA/Taiwan Excellence. Like the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Facebook at facebook.com/fortlauderdaleboatshow, follow the show on Twitter at twitter.com/boatshowupdates, connect on Instagram at instagram.com/boatshowphotos, and tune into Boat Show TV at youtube.com/showmanagement. 2016 SCHEDULE: Thursday, Nov. 3 (Prime Time Preview) 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. GENERAL ADMISSION: Adults $28 Children (ages 6-15) $12 Children (under 6) Free Prime Time Preview (Thursday, Nov. 5) $45 Two-Day Ticket $46

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              CONTACT:  Jay Shapiro,  (561)376-0033
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LUXURY CHAMBER TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL POMPANO LUXURY SOIREE
Luxury Networking Event to benefit Outre Theatre Company


Pompano Beach, FL August 30th 2016 -  Tickets & Sponsorships are still available for Luxury Chamber's 2nd Pompano Luxury Soiree. The function will be held at Sample-McDougald Preservation Society House in Pompano Beach Florida on Monday September 19th from 6-9pm.  The networking soiree is Luxury Chamber's second event at the historic venue and will also serve as a fundraiser for Outre Theatre Company which is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to theatre as a living art form.
 

Enjoy photo opps at our new member welcome presentation honoring our new Vice-President Mr. Allen Kopelman and Membership Director Susan Tannin.  Celebrity fashion designer Candy Woolley will be on hand as well as Boisset Collection fine wines offering some of the very best in vintage boutique wines.  The evening will start at 6pm and for two hours guests will enjoy complimentary wine & cheese followed by the new member welcome ceremony, an introduction to our charity benefactor Outre Theatre Company which will be culminated by some fabulous door prizes by Giorgio Armani & Ralph Lauren.
 

The event is generously supported by Luxury Chamber members and sponsors including:  Sample-McDougald House, Candy Woolley, Perla Lichi, Luxury Brands Inc., Revel Spirits, and NPS Apps.

  Tickets can be purchased now for $15. advance or $30. cash only on the day of the event.  To purchase an event ticket or become a member of the chamber please visit: www.luxurychamber.com
 

  Sample-McDougald House is located at: 450 NE 10th St in Pompano Beach, FL 33060
ffi: please contact Jay Shapiro at: jshapiro@luxurychamber.com or 561-376-0033

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LUXURY CHAMBER CELEBRATES 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT BOTANIKO WESTON
Luxury Networking Event Honors Our Veterans

Weston, FL August 5th -  Tickets & Sponsorships are still available for Luxury Chamber's Botaniko Luxury Soiree. The function will be held at the lavish Corporate office of Terra Group's Botaniko Weston project inside of Bonaventure Country Club on August 15th from 6-9pm.  The networking soiree is Luxury Chamber's premiere event in Weston and will also serve as a fundraiser for Patriot Placements who enable U.S. Veterans to reenter the workforce.
In addition to being the chamber's first event in Weston it will also serve as the 7th anniversary event for Luxury Chamber which held its first event in Aventura on August 9th 2009.  The event will also feature a new member welcome presentation honoring celebrity fashion designer Candy Woolley and others who recently joined.  The evening will start at 6pm and for two hours guests will enjoy complimentary wine & cheese and  passed appetizers followed by the new member welcome ceremony, an introduction to our charity benefactor Patriot Placements which will be culminated by vocalist Joanie Howard performing the national anthem.
The event is generously supported by Luxury Chamber members and sponsors including:  Botaniko Weston, Terra Group, Candy Woolley, Perla Lichi, Revel Spirits, Bonaventure Country Club, Sublime Photos Photography, and NPS Apps.
Tickets can be purchased now for $20. advance or $30. cash only on the day of the event.  To purchase an event ticket or become a member of the chamber please visit: www.luxurychamber.com
Bonaventure Country Club is located at: 200 Bonaventure Blvd, Weston, FL  33326
ffi: please contact Jay Shapiro at: jshapiro@luxurychamber.com or 561-376-0033

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Barry's Buzz of Boca Raton - June 28th 2016

 The former Club Boca in the City National Bank building at Powerline and Palmetto has a new operator, putting in a kitchen and having a Tilted Kilt or Hooters type theme to be open after offices are closed. Disco dancers are wanted for Club Gold.

      Citizens Property Insurance Corp. hiked its 2017 rates because of dubious practices by outside contractors. To fix the issue, the company was planning on rolling out a managed repair program that would offer homeowners a rate discount for using pre-approved contractors. Instead, the program will take a different form and begin later than anticipated.

     Mike Campbell is leaving after a decade as the head of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County. Former Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce chairman Randy Nobles is the new president and CEO of the nonprofit affiliate based in Delray Beach.

     Suzanne King is the new principal at Boca Raton Community High School, Dianne Rivlli-Schreiber moves from the top job at Waters Edge Elementary in West Boca to Calusa Elementary in Boca and Edmund Capitano moves from Galaxy Elementary in Boynton to Loggers Run Middle School in West Boca.

     West Boca Leaders is the best networking group in the area. One of a kind networking group. First and Third Thursdays. Next meeting is July 7, 2016, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tulipe Café, Boca Grove Shopping Center on Powerline Road between Glades and Palmetto Park Roads. $60 per quarter. Fill out form on site if you qualify and bring $60 for fourth quarter. For more information or questions, call 561.702.0000.      

     Boca based A-1 Limo has the best deals for a night on the town and corporate as well as family events, including funerals. Call 561.622.2222.

     Here are some good inexpensive ways to spend the lazy days of summer for the entire family. Take the Diva Duck Tour out of City Place in West Palm Beach, 561-844-4188 and spend the day on the Water Taxi out of Ft. Lauderdale stopping at many landmarks where you can get on and off.  Call 954-467-6677.

        Mike and Dave Needs Wedding Dates, Swiss Army Man, The BFG, The Legend of Tarzan and The Purge opens at the Boca and Boynton Cinemarks. Viva Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt and Our Kind of Traitor opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres. The BFG and Our Kind of Traitor opens at the Movies of Delray. Our Kind of Traitor opens at the Movies of Lake Worth.  DePalma and out, Swiss Army Man and Our Kind of Traitor opens at the Classic Gateway. Genius and Now You See Me 2 opens at the Last Picture show.     

     The Soul of Motor City will run to July 19 at Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Margate.  Tickets are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available.  Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line athttp://www.stagedoortheatre.com

          Summer in the City: Music and Movies Under the Stars will run through Aug. 19 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in downtown Boca Raton. On nights with free concerts, the event will start at 7:30 p.m., Movies are set to begin at 8 p.m. Here’s a list of the free performances and movie showings: July 8: “Minions” showing; July 22: David Bowie tribute by Stardust Memories; July 29: Bob Marley tribute by Ruffhouse; Aug. 5: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” showing; Aug. 12: Eagles tribute by The Long Run; Aug. 19: The Symphonia.

     “Forever Plaid” performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 30 through July 24, at The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum, 7901 N. Federal Highway, in Boca Raton. Tickets are $55 at thewick.org or by calling 561-995-2333.

     Broadway Bound will run from July 8 – August 14 at Stage Door Theatre at 8036 Sample Road, in Margate. Tickets for Broadway Bound are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available.  Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at  www.stagedoortheatre.com.

       Office Depot will hold a shareholder’s meeting 9 a.m. July 13 at the Boca Marriott Hotel, the first after the breakup of the proposed merger with Staples.

        The next Luxury Chamber network is 6 to 8 pm, July 18 at Perla Lichi Design 7381 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs. Early Bird tickets until July 1, $15. $30 at the door cash only for non-members only. Free for members. RSVP: http://luxurychamber.com/upcoming-events.php.

     The Business & Professional Division has a networking happy hour 6 pm July 26 at New York Prime, 2350 Executive Center Drive. $25 per person. Register at jewishboca.org/bphappyhour or call 852.3128 or visit sonnis@bocafed.org.

     Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach and her husband Andrew Shue will be the keynote speakers at the 13th Annual Go Pink luncheon to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. Save the date: October 21, 2016. 

     Woman of the Year Luncheon is Nov. 18 at the Boca Resort & Club with fashion show by Saks Fifth Ave. Tickets and info at wvoy@jlbr.org or 620.2553.

      The 2016/2017 Broadway series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts include Cinderella, Cabaret, The Little Mermaid, Something Rotten!, Matilda and Finding Neverland. More info at browardcenter.org.

    The Marmot Boca Raton Bowl game will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. It will be the third annual bowl game for FAU.

      Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Boca Life Magazine, and Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.

     Have a safe and fun Fourth of July Holiday with your friends and loved ones or your family.

     Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the goldcoasttigerbayclub.com, the luxurychamber.com, the westbocaleaders.com and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. Email: pr@publicrelations.nu, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  Read his blog on www.barry’s.buzz. His blog is also on bocatribune.com, facebook.com/BarryEpstein and on his website: publicrelations.nu.

  



The Boca Raton Airport Authority is aiming for the morning of July 21 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Customs building.

    City leaders will wait until after the November election to decide whether to lease city-owned land in downtown for a waterfront restaurant. The City Council was expected to vote on a lease agreement between the city and Hillstone Restaurant Group next month.  

     State Rep. Irv Slosberg filed for a State Senate seat against Kevin Rader and his daughter Emily filed for his House seat against Kelly Skidmore.

     Results of the city’s $50,000 downtown traffic study affirmed what residents and city officials have been saying all along: The city should put left-turn lanes back in at the busy downtown intersection of Palmetto Park Road and Northeast/Southeast Fifth Avenue. The City Council directed city staff to move forward with installing left-turn lanes at the Fifth Avenue intersection as well as at the intersection of Palmetto Park Road and Mizner Boulevard. City Manager Leif Ahnell said both intersections will have turn lanes come November.

     The Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) presented its 2016 awards at an annual conference in Orlando, Fl. The statewide organization, which is devoted to advancing excellence in professional management of local government, recognized a group of distinguished individuals for outstanding service to Florida’s communities, including Boca Raton’s own Deputy City Manager, George Brown. Brown, who received the award for Excellence in Leadership, has been with the City for 33 years. Mayor Susan Haynie was in attendance to present the award to Mr. Brown.

     Cancer Treatment Centers of America, headquartered in Boca Raton, has named Dr. Rajesh Garg as its new president and CEO, effective June 20.

     Boca Raton Garden Club installed two co-presidents at the annual Officers’ Installation Luncheon, ushering in new leadership for the group during National Garden Week with Grace Johnson passing the gavel to Emilie Palmieri after a two year term as president.

     Whole Foods gives back: If you shop at a Palm Beach County Whole Foods on Wednesday, 5 percent of your purchase will be donated to a good cause. If you shop at the Boca store, beneficiaries of Whole Foods Market’s 5 Percent Day are NamaStacy Yoga of South Florida.

         The downtown Boca Raton Public Library will present a lecture from 7 to 8 p.m Wednesday. The civic lecture for savvy citizens is “THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION” The lecture is funded by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library. Pamela Goodman, President of the League of Women Voters of Florida, will discuss how women’s votes will likely impact the general election. To register for “The Role of Women in the 2016 Presidential Election” or other free Civic Engagement programs at the Boca Raton Public Library, visit the calendar at bocalibrary.org.

     West Boca Leaders is the best networking group in the area. One of a kind networking group. First and Third Thursdays. Next meeting is June 16, 2016, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tulipe Café, Boca Grove Shopping Center on Powerline Road between Glades and Palmetto Park Roads. $60 per quarter. Fill out form on site if you qualify and bring $60 for fourth quarter. For more information or questions, call 561.852.0000.

      New Art Gallery Exhibit at the Spanish River Library through June 25.  Well-known local artist, Jim Campbell, will be showing his oil paintings and acrylic paintings in the Friends Art Gallery.  This collection will include favorites from his travels abroad and some still-life compositions done in his studio.  The Library is located at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.

     Putting It Together will run to June 19 at Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Margate. Tickets for Putting It Together are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at stagedoortheatre.com.  

      Finding Dory and Central Intelligence opens at the Boca and Boynton Cinemarks. Wedding Doll and Weiner opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres. Genius, Wedding Doll, Ratchet and Clank opens at the Movies of Delray. Finding Dorie, Wedding Doll and Zombie opens at the Movies of Lake Worth.  Genius opens at the Classic Gateway. Jungle Book, A Bigger Splash and Me Before You opens at the Last Picture show.

     The Soul of Motor City will run to July 19 at Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Margate.  Tickets are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available.  Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line athttp://www.stagedoortheatre.com.

          Summer in the City: Music and Movies Under the Stars will run through Aug. 19 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in downtown Boca Raton. On nights with free concerts, the event will start at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of Father’s Day when the concert will start at 7 p.m. Movies are set to begin at 8 p.m. Here’s a list of the free performances and movie showings: June 10: The Symphonia Boca Raton; June 17: Billy Joel tribute by Turnstiles; June 19: FAU Old Time Concert in the Park; June 24: Led Zeppelin tribute by Zoso; July 8: “Minions” showing; July 22: David Bowie tribute by Stardust Memories; July 29: Bob Marley tribute by Ruffhouse; Aug. 5: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” showing; Aug. 12: Eagles tribute by The Long Run; Aug. 19: The Symphonia.

     Catch a concert at Mizner. Enjoy a free concert Friday night at Mizner Park featuring “Summer Enchanted Evening” with Kyle Prescott, Conductor and Mei Mei Luo, Violin. The Symphonia Strings will delight you with movements from Serenades by masters such as Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Dvorak and Mozart’s famous Eine Kleine Nacht Music. In addition, works by Aaron Copeland, Leroy Anderson and Strauss. Blankets and chairs permitted, for your convenience chairs will be available to rent for $5. Food and beverages available for purchase. Please leave at home outside food and beverages and pets. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

    The city of Boca Raton is hosting a free concert Friday. Turnstiles a Billy Joel tribute band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Mizner Park. Visit the Beer Garden to sample a variety of craft beers, learn how to make your own, play games, and meet experts from Hollywood Brewery starting at 6:30pm. Blankets and chairs permitted, for your convenience chairs will be available to rent for $5. Food and beverages available for purchase. Please leave at home outside food and beverages and pets.  

     FAU theatre performance: Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Theatre and Dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has announced its summer lineup for Festival Repertory Theatre 2016. “Hay Fever” a comedy by Noel Coward, will run through Sunday, June 26. Tickets are $20 and all shows are in the University Theatre and Studio One Theatre. There will be an opening night reception on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Schmidt Gallery on the Boca Raton campus. Tickets for the reception are $100 and include preferred seating for that night’s performance and a $50 tax-deductible gift for theatre student scholarships.  

      Boca library launches summer reading program: The Boca Raton Public Library is launching its summer reading initiative “Exercise your Mind, Read!” with a kick-off party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 at the Spanish River Library. There will be local athletes, snacks and a DJ. The initiative encourages families to read during summer break to keep their reading skills sharp.

     The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] runs from June 17 – 26 at Sol Theatre, 3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students. Group rates are also available. Call 561-447-8829 or on line at www.eveningstarproductions.org. Warning! This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars, degrees in Elizabethan history and/or people inclined to motion sickness. Evening Star Productions cannot be held responsible for expectant mothers!

     Celebrate dad at the sixth annual Mizner Park Downtown Drive Car Show on Father’s Day. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 19 at Mizner Park, 327 Plaza Real. Admission to the event is free. The event will feature more than 150 cars including antiques, classics, custom builds, race cars, imports and street rods. For more information, visit miznerpark.com or call 561-362-0606.

        The Luxury Chamber network will be 6 to 8 pm June 20 at New York Prime 2350 NW Executive Drive. Tickets at http://luxurychamber.com/upcoming-events.php.

     The Israel Scouts performing troupe will perform at Temple Beth Shalom in Century Village in Boca Raton on Tuesday morning, June 21. The performance will be at 10 a.m. at the temple — which is located at.19140 Lyons Road within Century Village in west Boca Raton. Coffee and cake will be served.

     Fresh off great notices for her Bessie Smith at the Arts Garage, Avery Sommers will morph into Bloody Mary. Julliard schooled baritone Graham Fandrei becomes Emile de Becque, the French planter. Throw in soprano Rebekah Diaz-Fandrei as Nellie Forbush, members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida as the sailors and Marines and mix with Aaron Kula’s 40-musician orchestra. “South Pacific” the concert version comes to life at 3 p.m. June 26 in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University. Rodgers and Hammerstein would have loved it. “South Pacific” in concert, 3 p.m. June 26, Florida Atlantic University Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Tickets $20 to $42; group prices available at fauevents.com or 800-564-9539. Free for current FAU students; $5 for ages 18 and younger only at FAU Box Office.

     “Forever Plaid” performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 30 through July 24, at The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum, 7901 N. Federal Highway, in Boca Raton. Tickets are $55 at thewick.org or by calling 561-995-2333.

     The Business & Professional Division has a networking happy hour 6 pm July 26 at New York Prime, 2350 Executive Center Drive. $25 per person. Register at jewishboca.org/bphappyhour or call 852.3128 or visit sonnis@bocafed.org.

     Christina Applegate will be the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Go Pink luncheon to benefit the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. Save the date: October 21, 2016.

   The 2016/2017 Broadway series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts include Cinderella, Cabaret, The Little Mermaid, Something Rotten!, Matilda and Finding Neverland. More info at browardcenter.org.

    The Marmot Boca Raton Bowl date has been set. The bowl game will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. It will be the third annual bowl game for FAU.

      Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Boca Life Magazine, Boca Newspaper and Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.

     Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the goldcoasttigerbayclub.com, the luxurychamber.com, the westbocaleaders.com and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. Email: pr@publicrelations.nu, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  Read his blog on www.barry’s.buzz. His blog is also on bocatribune.com, facebook.com/BarryEpstein and on his website: publicrelations.nu.



Barry's Buzz of Boca Raton - June 1st 2016

St. Andrew’s School, a private Episcopal school in Boca Raton, has been rocked by the abrupt departure of its headmaster and the hiring of two law firms to investigate whether any students have been sexually abused there. Whether the two events are related is unknown, but the timing of the announcements less than a month apart has rattled parents and fueled rampant speculation in school circles. Parents learned of both events via emails from the school’s board of trustees, whose members include Bishop Peter Eaton of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida. But parents say the school has refused to provide key details or respond to questions. The lack of information has jarred them, particularly after the school’s May 17 announcement that it had retained the prominent law firm Holland & Knight to “investigate any reports of sexual abuse of Saint Andrew’s students.”

      Boca YMCA president and CEO for ten years, Dick Pollock is retiring July 8 to be succeeded by Jason Hagensick, formerly of Austin, Texas.

     Coconut Cove water park in the Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park in West Boca, will be open 7 days a week starting June 3, after school ends.

    Both the city of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County will rely on social media to get the word out about hurricane preparation plans, and in some cases even after a storm hits.

      Anat Jatwes from Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA) is the 2016 winner of the Grinspoon Teacher of Excellence Award. The award is sponsored by the Department of Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to recognize local teachers who make a lasting impact on the lives of Jewish children, and contribute to excellence in Jewish education. Jatwes was nominated by Yafa Levit, DKJA Principal of Lower School Judaic Studies.

        West Boca Leaders is the best networking group in the area. One of a kind networking group. First and Third Thursdays. Next meeting is June 2, 2016, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tulipe Café, Boca Grove Shopping Center on Powerline Road between Glades and Palmetto Park Roads. $60 per quarter. Fill out form on site if you qualify and bring $60 for fourth quarter. For more information or questions, call561.852.0000.

     New Art Gallery Exhibit at the Spanish River Library through June 25.  Well-known local artist, Jim Campbell, will be showing his oil paintings and acrylic paintings in the Friends Art Gallery.  This collection will include favorites from his travels abroad and some still-life compositions done in his studio.  The Library is located at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.

      The Delray Beach Playhouse is concluding its season with a Golden Age Murder Mystery by Agatha Christie, the most successful mystery writer of all time. The play is called BLACK COFFEE and it is the only play Christie ever wrote featuring her most famous character, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The Show runs to June 5, 2016. Tickets are available on-line at delraybeachplayhouse or by calling the box office at 561-272-1281 Ext. 4. Tickets are $30.00.  [Student tickets are half-priced.]

     Putting It Together will run to June 19 at Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Margate. Tickets for Putting It Together are $38 - $42; $16 student tickets are also available at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765or on line at stagedoortheatre.com.  

     Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Me Before You and Popstar opens at the Boca and Boynton Cinemarks. The Idol and Deephan opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres. Me before you and To Life opens at the Movies of Delray and the Movies of Lake Worth.  Lobster and Dark Horse opens at the Classic Gateway. To Life, Nice Guys and Barbershop the Next Cut opens at the Last Picture show.

     Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie will talk about the city's plans during her annual State of the City address June 7. Haynie is scheduled to speak during the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center, located at 150 Crawford Blvd.

     The Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club will feature Donald Trump's former butler, Anthony "Tony" Senecal, 11;30 a.m. June 8 at City Fish Market, 7940 Glades Road across from Turnpike exit. RSVP at GoldCoastTigerBayClub.Com now. Limited seating.

Local estate professionals are invited to a special opportunity on June 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm to learn from two national and international experts and earn Continuing Education Units amid premium networking and a cocktail reception. The Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) anticipates about 150 guests at its 32nd Annual Seminar for Professionals at The Polo Club, 5400 Champion Blvd. in Boca Raton. The seminar, featuring guest speakers David Cooney, Partner at Ogier, Cayman Islands; and Al W. King III, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, South Dakota Planning Company. Registration will begin at 5:00 pm, the seminar will begin at 5:30, and the cocktail reception will follow, with dietary laws observed. The couvert for the program and reception is $75 for PAC members and $90 for non-members. For more information, please contact Lisbeth Rock Cauff at 561.852.3188 orlisbethc@bocafed.org. To register, visit jewishboca.org/pacseminar.

     Summer in the City: Music and Movies Under the Stars will run June 3 through Aug. 19 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in downtown Boca Raton. On nights with free concerts, the event will start at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of Father's Day when the concert will start at 7 p.m. Movies are set to begin at 8 p.m. Here's a list of the free performances and movie showings: June 10: The Symphonia Boca Raton; June 17: Billy Joel tribute by Turnstiles; June 19: FAU Old Time Concert in the Park; June 24: Led Zeppelin tribute by Zoso; July 8: "Minions" showing; July 22: David Bowie tribute by Stardust Memories; July 29: Bob Marley tribute by Ruffhouse; Aug. 5: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" showing; Aug. 12: Eagles tribute by The Long Run; Aug. 19: The Symphonia.

     Christina Applegate will be the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Go Pink luncheon to benefit the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. Save the date: October 21, 2016.

   The 2016/2017 Broadway series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts include Cinderella, Cabaret, The Little Mermaid, Something Rotten!, Matilda and Finding Neverland. More info at browardcenter.org.

    The Marmot Boca Raton Bowl date has been set. The bowl game will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. It will be the third annual bowl game for FAU.

      Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Boca Life Magazine, Boca Newspaper and Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.

     Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the goldcoasttigerbayclub.com, theluxurychamber.com, the westbocaleaders.com and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. Email: pr@publicrelations.nu, or fax column items to561.451.0000.  Read his blog on http://www.barry’s.buzz. His blog is also onbocatribune.comfacebook.com/BarryEpstein and on his website:publicrelations.nu. 

Luxury Chamber to Host Glenn Miller at Snapper's Seafood in Boynton Beach, FL on April 20th 2015 

  Glenn Miller's career, at birth, was predetermined to be in show business. How can anyone be named Glenn Miller and not end up on the stage? Glenn was born in Brooklyn, NY where so many other outstanding talents emanated from. Danny Kaye, Barbara Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld and the list goes on including Glenn Miller.
It was destined for Glenn to pursue an entertainment career because it was in his blood. His great grandfather, Jack Manishor, was a notable orchestra leader in New York City at special events.
Glenn's career started as a musician in rock bands. He eventually transitioned to radio where he became a disc jockey and talk show host. It wasn't long before he became a notable personality on K-Rock, Z-93, KXFM and KSMA all in California. Glenn's "glib tongue" opened the door to his being projected into doing commercials for Coca Cola, Budweiser, Ford Pontiac, Mazda... Glenn was also the comedy voice of the Miami Dolphins on Miami radio station WIOD.

Glenn's thirst for knowledge created his interest to delve into the mystiques of the mind. He studied hypnosis and it's ramifications. Glenn Glenn Miller is a Certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. His private practice includes "one on one" sessions with people who need his assistance with regard to Weight Loss, Stop Smoking, Stress, Insomnia, Fear of Flying, etc 

Luxury Networking at Piano Hollywood

Luxury Chamber & Pianist Appreciation Society of South Florida is proud to announce the February Networking Social at Piano Hollywood in the Hard Rock Casino. The event will held on Tuesday February 24th from 6-9pm.

Chamber members and guests will have an opportunity to network and socialize at a Luxury Piano Bar and enjoy live performances by Pianists provided by Piano Showcase. Event attendees will include: retired affluent individuals, waterfront realtors, pianists, musicians, designers, exotic car dealers, publishers, philanthropists and business owners. Patrons of this months event will enjoy:

  • Complimentary Passed Appetizers

  • Complimentary Cocktail / Drink

  • Business Card Exchange

  • Gift Bags

  • Name Tags Provided

  • Introductions via Microphone

  • Live Music

Luxury Chamber of Commerce prides itself on hosting networking events at unique venues with a select clientele.

The investment to attend is:

FREE for members

$25.00 at the door for non-members

To attend as a non-member please contact us to see if we have an opening for your business profession at this event.


Piano Hollywood is located at: 5805 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314



for media inquires please contact Jay Shapiro at: 561-376-0033 or email: pr@associatedpr.com



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Luxury & Marine Networking at McNab's Dockside Grill - January 12th 2015

Luxury Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first event of the new year at McNab's Dockside Grill in Pompano Beach. The event will held on Monday January 12th from 6-8pm.

In bringing back the tradition of Monthly Monday Marina Mixer chamber members and guests will have an opportunity to network and socialize at an on-the-water venue with South Florida professionals. Event attendees will include: retired affluent individuals, waterfront realtors, boat captains, yacht brokers, designers, exotic car dealers, publishers, philanthropists and business owners. Patrons of this months event will enjoy:

  • Complimentary Appetizers

  • Complimentary Cocktail / Drink

  • Business Card Exchange

  • Name Tags Provided

Luxury Chamber of Commerce prides itself on hosting networking events at unique venues with a selective clientele.

The investment to attend is:

FREE for members

$20.00 at the door for non-members

To attend as a non-member please contact us to see if we have an opening for your business profession at this event.


McNab's Dockside Grill is located at: 200 East McNab Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33060



for media inquires please contact Jay Shapiro at: 561-376-0033 or email: pr@associatedpr.com


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