Published On: Fri, Aug 11th, 2017

Boca Beat: 8/11

• Congratulations to edgeMED for being the winners of the first Boca Means Business award. The award is the first of many to be awarded through the Boca Raton Tribune and the Office of Economic Development to Boca Raton-based companies which exhibit a grand impact on the local corporate community.

• BocaLead returns from summer vacation on Thursday September 7th 2017 at Noon. Come see (and hear) what your neighbors already know — BocaLead is Business Lunch with a Purpose. The lunch is held at the Boca Raton Community Church Ministry Dining Room (470 NW 4th Ave Boca Raton FL 33432). The cost is $12 per person (leadership nah included) or $85 per table of eight.

• Congratulations to City of Boca Raton Police Services Department Officer Reissi for receiving the Officer of the Month award!

• Faith-based foster care organization Place of Hope is set to expand their housing as six acres of land is being cleared on Boca Rio Road. Those six acres of land will partly be used to house teenagers in their foster care program once they reach 18 years of age. Once a child turns 18 and leaves foster care, they are suddenly on their own. With the construction of the building it will allow those teens to continue to have a place they can call home.

• Last week Governor Rick Scott was in  Boca Raton to highlight one of our city’s greatest success stories, Modernizing Medicine, one of the fastest-growing tech companies in South Florida. Modernizing Medicine’s landing of $231 million in venture capital in May was among the top 10 deals in the country in the second quarter, according to the MoneyTree Report released this week. The Boca Raton com- pany’s venture capital raise swelled Florida’s numbers for the quarter to $291.1 million in- vested in 16 deals. That compares with $85.7 million in 25 deals in the second quarter last year, according to the report.

• #SummerInTheCity continues at the Mizner Park Amphitheater – this Friday, Aug 11th with Ruffhouse, a Bob Marley tribute band. The free concert is opened by School of Rock at 7:30PM and Ruffhouse hits the stage at 8PM.

• A Palm Beach County network of education institutions under the umbrella of Florida Atlan- tic University was recognized by Google for its innovative approach to teaching through technology, the first in the state to earn the honor.

• Shoppers, diners, and visitors to Down- town Boca’s Mizner Park now have the op- portunity to brush up on their short game at the new Putt’n on the Plaza. The 20×20, four holes putting green was installed this month and has accompanying putters and balls available to use for free. The green is located on the east side of Mizner Park just north of the center fountain.

• Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is playing a key role in ensuring that South Florida has an adequate workforce of Nurse practitioners. The Col- lege has received a $1.4 million grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Ser- vices Administration, for an evidence-based curriculum to prepare NPs to deliver relevant, culturally competent, and skilled primary care services for underserved populations in Broward County.

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