Business is back in Boca…
PR gurus Jon & Bonnie Kaye had a great turnout for the grand opening of attorney clients Lesser, Lesser & Landy & Smith’s new Boca office. More than 200 people filled a spacious tent complete with heaters and seasonal music by Boca Raton Symphonia members.
Guests included Melissa Fronstin, newly appointed executive director of the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts who’s charged with producing the 2011 Festival of the Arts BOCA, March 4-12.
Most of us ventured outside for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony where Chamber of Commerce head honcho Troy McLellan wielded the giant ribbon-cutting scissors and then ducked back inside to the bar and buffet – oh yes it wasn’t all business, although there was a lot of business talk going on!
More new business celebrations… Maui Spa & Wellness Center is celebrating its fourth anniversary-I remember the opening like it was yesterday! Owner Gayle Wentworth, who opened the center with mother Chickie in 2007, gave me a tour of newly added features. The Zen lounge is totally Feng Shui correct (the fountain will put you instantly into relaxed spa mode) and the huge roof top terrace now has an all-weather awning. Congratulations both!
In upcoming fundraiser news, fundraising super star Lynda Levitsky is spear-heading the Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Parkland recruitment drive (pardon the pun!) for the Second Annual Rally For Kids With Cancer “Scavenger Cup” taking place in Miami April 29-30. The celebrity-spotting fun starts on Friday evening with “The Qualifiers” Celebrity Draft Party at race headquarters, The Eden Roc Hotel.
So, if you have a passion for exotic cars, want Desperate Housewives Star Eva Longoria Parker as your Celebrity Navigator and raise fund for kids with cancer, call Lynda at 561-703-1738 or visit www.rallyforkids.com.
From new fundraising events to one of Boca’s oldest. The 49th Annual Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball takes place Jan. 15 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The Olde World-themed, black-tie gala will feature a cocktail reception, sumptuous dinner and dancing to the music of South Florida’s Heatwave. (Something to look forward to as we bundle up in winter coats this week!)
Honorary gala chairs are Jean Blechman, Barbara & Irving Gutin, Joan & Myron Kaufman, Marianne Minkoff Lerner & Howard Lerner, Rose Procacci, Jo Ann & Philip Procacci and Gail & Peter Salvatore. Tickets are $400 per person by calling 561-955-4142.
And that is life in Boca…