Published On: Tue, Jul 7th, 2015

Page Two: Barry’s Buzz – July 8, 2015

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     The Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club will host a free cocktail party (cash bar) for all 6 to 8 p.m. July 8 at City Fish Market, Glades and the Turnpike. RSVP at

      Boca Raton based company sends their Online Dating Gurus to meet with you face-to-face to set up or tweak your existing online dating profiles. Your Guru writes an accurate and effective custom profile for you, selects your best photos, and teaches you the skills and strategies you need to finally have all the success you ever wanted with online dating. Mention Promo Code: BT1501 to save 15%. Visit them on the web: or call/text (561) 510-0105.

    Robb & Stucky will be opening a $12 million new store at the former space of the Epicure Gourmet Market & Café at 2016 N. Federal Highway in Boca.

     Town Center in Boca Raton is redoing exterior signs, colorful landscaping and a glass covered entrance for vehicles to drive under and dropoff folks.

     Avid Technology plans to open an administrative office in Boca Raton and create 100 jobs over three years. The Burlington, Mass.-based company (NYSE: AVID) develops software and hardware to create media content for feature films, music, television, live concerts and news broadcasts. It posted $530 million in revenue in 2014. Now the company has committed to a $2.6 million capital investment in a facility in Boca Raton which has awarded $285,000 in economic development grants and a $140,000 local portion of $700,000 in tax funds awarded by the state, tied to job creation.

     The regional transit authority has agreed to pay for and conduct a ridership and traffic analysis that the city will use for a proposed Business Improvement District downtown. The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority approved funding the study for $65,000 to $85,000.

      Waterstone Resort & Marina – A DoubleTree by Hilton, Boca Raton’s newest luxury boutique hotel, has been awarded AAA’s Four Diamond Rating. This most recent success situates the resort as part of a select group of establishments in North America, as only 5.4 percent of more than 28,000 hotels approved by AAA receive this rating.

     Looking to be inspired? Get an exclusive Better Your Life offer.  Spend $10 on 12 Issues of Forbes Magazine and your company name, website or favorite charity will be broadcast on the Money Channel. Click in the link below to get this special offer:

        Boca Raton production company, Information Television Network (ITV) celebrates 23 years of business with a coveted Gracie Award added to their list of accomplishments. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation recently awarded ITV for the program titled Learning about Advanced Breast Cancer. The documentary aired as part of the television series Healthy Body, Healthy Mind (HBHM). The successful health and wellness TV series, HBHM Mind celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary with ITV producing nearly 300 episodes, airing on Public Television since 2004. These are powerful patient stories with America’s leading doctors exploring the latest medical breakthroughs in a wide variety of topics.   

     Boca Leaders East meets every Wednesday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Corner Bakery Café, 2240 NW 19th St. #800 in the Boca Glades Plaza, just west of I-95. No dues, no fees, no mandatory meetings, just pay for your own breakfast. Bring business cards and friends.

      Watch Barry Epstein live at to win free tickets to the Cinemark Theatres. This week’s guests are president Tom McDermott and former Daytona Beach Mayor Richard Kane. You can be on too to promote your business and we send a link of your segment to put on your website and send out in emails to prospects and clients. It also goes out on Vimeo, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube. Taping is 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Call 561.852.0000.         

          Boca Leaders West meets every Thursday 7:45 a.m. at First Watch in Mission Bay Plaza, 441, just north of Glades Road. No dues, no fees, no mandatory meetings, just pay for your own breakfast. Bring business cards and friends.

     Cafe Cinematheque Foreign Films with Shelly Isaacs is every Thursday at 10:30 Movies of Delray 561-638-0020 and Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Movies of Lake Worth 561-968-4545. Visit for more information.

     Amy, Minions, Self/less and The Gallows opens at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere theatres. Infinitely Polar Bear opens at the FAU Living Room theatres.  Manglehorn and a free showing of Nickys family opens at the Movies of Delray. Inside Out and The Audience opens at the Movies of Lake Worth. Amy and Infinitely Polar Bear opens at the Classic Gateway. Spy and San Andreas opens at the Last Picture Show in Tamarac. Read movie capsules at

     The Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies’ 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour with Violent Femmes and Colin Hay, formerly of Men at Work and Ringo Starr’s band, comes to Sunset Cove Amphitheater in West Boca Friday night. For TV watchers, the Barenaked Ladies wrote and performs the theme for “The Big Bang Theory,” among its claims to fame. This is an AEG Live concert and the tickets are $50, with $10 for parking. VIP packages go for $125 and $199, all through Ticketmaster, Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, 20405 Amphitheater Circle.

         The Movies of Delray and The Movies of Lake Worth will be showing The Met Opera Live, simulcast from The Met Opera, and the Encore for the 2014-2015 season. In HD with Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound on new wider screens and new high back seats with more leg room.  Tickets are $19.00 and reserved seats are available.  Tickets are available online and at the box office. Visit and 

          Sisters of Swing is at The Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Margate, 33065 to July 12.  Tickets for Sisters of Swing are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available. Get tickets at the box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at

     The Delray Beach Playhouse Children’s Theatre presents Shrek The Musical JR. beginning July 11. With a cast of over 20 local, talented artists, ages 6 – 17, this family-friendly musical comedy is a must-see this summer. Productions are July 11 at 4PM and 7PM, July 12 at 4PM and July 18 at 4PM. Tickets are $15 Adults and $12 Students (18 and younger), or Day of Show tickets are $18 Adults and $15 Students. For tickets call 561-272-1281 Ext. 4. is the best networking group in the area and meets at City Fish Market, Glades and the turnpike on the first and third Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. Cost is $60 per quarter. Check out the website for openings in some categories. Next meeting is July 15. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.

        The 2nd annual Boca Black Film Festival is at the Embassy Suites Boca Raton, July 16th-18th. As one of Florida’s only festivals dedicated to the art and craft of filmmaking for black content makers, the BBFF organization strives for authenticity and originality in promoting and screening film works. The Festival celebrates the imaginative, organically grown, perspective that is uniquely black American. For more info please visit

     The B&P Professional Division hosts a Networking Happy Hour, 6 p.m. July 28 at NY Prime, 2350 Exec. Cntr. Dr. $25 per person. For more info, contact 561.852.3128 or RSVP at

     The Broward Stage Door Theatre at 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, has announced their 22cnd Anniversary Season; Harvey, July 31- Sept. 6; The Fantasticks, Sept. 4- Oct. 11; Promises, Promises, Sept. 25 – Nov. 1; Dial “M” for Murder, Oct. 30 – Dec. 6; Gypsy, Nov. 20 – Jan. 3, 2016; Pompadour, Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 31, 2016; Carnival, Jan. 22, 2016 – Feb. 28, 2016; What’s New Pussycat?, Feb. 19, 2016 – March 27, 2016; Sunset Blvd., March 18 – April 24, 2016; Same Time, Next Year, April 15, 2016 – May 22, 2016; Putting it Together, May 13, 2016 – June 19, 2016; A Night in Motown, June 10, 2016, July 17, 2016; Present Laughter, July 8, 2016 – Aug. 14, 2016. Get tickets at 954.344.7765, or visit

     Save The Date: Fifth Annual White Coats-4-Care Reception, presented and co-chaired by Bonnie and Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. August 3 at the Waterstone Resort & Marina, Atlantic Ballroom 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. Call 561.297.2097 or email

     Save the Date: The Inaugural black tie Boca Raton Mayor’s Ball presented by the Rotary Club Downtown will present the “George Long Awards” named for the city’s first appointed mayor in 1924, and will be presented to both an individual and an organization who embody the tradition of bringing big visionary ideas to Boca Raton, Oct. 17 at Broken Sound Club. For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities as well as ticket reservations, visit or contact Deborah Freudenberg at 561-299-1429, email

     Save the Date: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak will speak Dec. 2 at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Leadership Gifts Event. For more information, Call Ida Novack at 561.852.3342. Sponsorship opportunities available.

     Save the Date: JARC Golf Tournament, Dec. 7. 2015 at St. Andrews Country Club. Continental breakfast & Lunch. Limited to 100 players. Individual and foursomes welcome. Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact or call 561.558.2572 for information.

     Kravis on Broadway Announces 2015-2016 Series Packed with Broadway Hits & Kravis Center Debuts: BLUE MAN GROUP (December 8-13, 2015); 42nd STREET (January 5-10, 2016); MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (February 9-14, 2016); MATILDA THE MUSICAL (March 1-6, 2016); Woody Allen’s BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (March 22-27, 2016); THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY THE MUSICAL (April 26 – May 1, 2016). Subscribers for the Kravis on Broadway series will receive their renewals in mid-March. Kravis Center donors will receive information on becoming a Kravis on Broadway subscriber for the 2015-2016 series in mid-May. For more information about becoming a donor, log on to, or call (561) 651-4320. Subscriptions for all six Kravis on Broadway productions are $180 to $499 and will go on sale to the general public midsummer. For information about purchasing a subscription to Kravis on Broadway, contact the Kravis Center box office at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471, or log on to

     The Boca Raton Bowl will be at the Howard Schnellenberger Field on the FAU Stadium 7 p.m. Dec. 22 with teams from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and the American Athletic Conference (as opposed to Conference USA).

     The 10th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by AutoNation and Mercedes-Benz, will be celebrating a decade of philanthropy February 19-21, 2016 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton.  This year the Concours will feature the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Grand Classic® and showcase Packard as the marque, along with presenting two Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards to event founders Rita & Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group and Steve Cannon, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, renowned comedian, actor, television host and car collector Jay Leno will perform on Saturday, February 20th at the Gala Dinner & Show and will also appear as a celebrity judge on the showfield Sunday, February 21st for the main event at the Boca Raton Resort & Club

     Melissa Rivers will be the speaker at the Jewish Family Services Reflections of Hope Luncheon, Feb. 25, 2016. Visit or call 561.852.3333.    

    The Palm Beach Post, the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel contributed items to the column.

            Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the, the, the and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on, and His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  Read his blog on www.barry’ His blog is also on, and on his website:

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