Last Week

Most of us redirected our focus last week.  As a result of Hurricane Dorian spinning too close for comfort, many events in Palm Beach County were either cancelled or postponed.

Most of us were reduced to watching ever changing spaghetti models making it clear that West Palm Beach was about to have an uninvited visitor.

Alex Borstei, Rachel Brosnaham and Michael Zegen

After securing the house (that patio furniture didn’t look so bad in the living room), buying groceries (lots of water, canned soups and more batteries than we will use for the next 10 years), getting cash, filling the car, and checking on parents and children, we hunkered down with the dogs on Monday and Tuesday, binge watching “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime.

  Marin Hinkle (Midge’s mom) and Tony Shalhoub

Now with two seasons under our belt, we are anxiously awaiting the release of season 3 in December. If you have any suggestions on a series (Netflix or Amazon) that is light, fluffy and as well written as this gem, please drop me a note at Without Rachel Brosnaham (Mrs. Maisel a/k/a “Midge”), Tony Shalhoub (Midge’s forlorn father), Michael Zegen (Midge’s estranged husband, Joel) and, not to be forgotten, Alex Borstein (Midge’s manager, Susie), to fill our nights, not sure what we’re going to do for entertainment.

While we are breathing a sigh of relief in South Florida, Dorian’s catastrophic wrath has devastated the Bahamas. Our hearts go out to the Bahamian people, and we encourage you to seek reputable organizations to whom you can donate and provide support. It is clear the damage wrought by Dorian will take years (if not decades) to repair. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the Not-To-Miss September Events:

2019 Boca’s Ballroom Battle – September 20th from 6 – 10PM

The event of the summer is fast approaching! “Boca’s Ballroom Battle” will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

This is the 12th annual dance showcase starring Boca Raton community leaders and patterned after the popular “Dancing with the Stars” television program.

This is the DO NOT MISS event of the summer as eight of our community’s most recognizable personalities take to the dance floor for a good cause. Not to mention that coveted “Mirror Ball” trophy.

Paired with professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Boca Raton, community leaders will be given a series of dance lessons to perfect a routine, and then compete for the Fundraising “Mirror Ball” trophy at an elegant cocktail reception and dance showcase.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the George Snow Scholarship Fund.





2019 Boca’s Ballroom Battle Community Dancers are:

Margaret L. Blume – Philanthropist

Jason Hagensick – President & CEO, YMCA of South Palm Beach County

Fran Nachlas – OR Nurse, Boca Raton Outpatient Surgery, President,The SafeSun Foundation

Tim Quinn – Celebrity Makeup Artist, Giorgio Armani Beauty

Diana Riser – President, Pace Advertising

Jody Saffert – Director, Organizational Development & Effectiveness, Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Dr. Minelle M. Tendler – Owner, Tendler Orthodontics

Eddie Ventrice – Managing Director, BV Group- UBS Private Wealth Management

he George Snow Scholarship Fund is a Boca Raton-based 501(c)3 public charity, providing educational grants to some of our areas brightest and most deserving young scholars. These scholarships are four-year commitments and are designed to bridge the gap between other financial aid and what the scholar and their families can afford. In addition, the Scholarship Fund provides products and services designed to benefit all Snow Scholars. For information and tickets, visit:

2019 Golden Bell Battle of the Bands – September 28th from 7 – 11PM

In its second year, Golden Bell Battle of the Bands will bring together five bands made up of South Palm Beach County business professionals. Teams will trade in their business suits for musical instruments and microphones to battle it out on stage in front of a live audience! In partnership with the School of Rock Boca Raton, participants will learn real musical skills.

he event itself will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 when the teams battle it out at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC).

Rock Lobsters:

• Hank Jawhari, Comerica Bank

• Roger Romance, OneSouth Florida Wealth Advisors

• Audra Durham, Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort

• Tara Auclair, Auclair Company

• John Tolbert, Boca Raton Resort & Club

Game of Tones:

• Ken Lebersfeld, Capitol Lighting

• Elias Janetis,

• Paul Adams, Capitol Lighting

• Nic DeSiato, Rosemurgy Properties

• Eric Lebersfeld, Capitol Lighting

Federal Highway:

• Casey Ademski, Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center

• Debbie Levine, Boca Raton Police Foundation

• Mark Toor, Computer Care, Inc.

• Brianne Fearon, Fearon Real Estate Team

Mechanical Solidarity:

• Dan Davidowitz, Polen Capital

• Jennifer Jager, Plum Productions

• Shanine Dorta, Oceans 234

• Erick Solms, Simplitfy

• Valentina Moretti, Samandhel Corp.

The Stilettos:

• Stephanie Hicks, Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel

• Mindy Shikiar, Boca Raton Regional Hospital

• Danielle Vennett, Crocker Partners

• Barbara Cambia, Lynn University

• Rosie Inguanzo-Martin, Allegiance Home Health

• Jackie Reeves, Bell Rock Capital

The Golden Bell Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation created by the Chamber’s Board of Directors as a separate operating entity, for the sole purpose of supporting the Boca Raton Public School System and administrating educational programs that promote business skills and workforce readiness.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!

nd coming up in October … I will be helping to inaugurate a brand new event Real Men Wear Pink’s Battle of the Bartenders.

We have REAL men, bringing about REAL change!

This FUNdraiser will be hosted by the Loch Bar on Thursday October 10th from 5:30 – 7:30PM.