August 2015 - Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce

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August 2015 - Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce
Does The Pelican
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Welcome
Our Newest
Chamber Members!
Celebrate
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Vol. 24 Issue 3
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3rd Annual Progressive Dinner Party Scheduled for Oct. 2015
Mark your calendars, the 3rd Annual Dine Around
Hobe Sound Progressive Dinner Party will take place
on Saturday October 3rd.
We are shaking things up again this year and kicking off our evening at the Champions Club at
Summerfield. Guests will enjoy appetizers and cocktails prepared by their award-winning chef before
heading out to dinner.
Guests will progress to their main course at one of
9 celebrity chefs who will prepare an elegant themed
dinner. After dinner, guests will come back together
at Flash Beach Grille for desserts, after dinner drinks
and entertainment.
Tickets are $50 per person and you can make your
reservation by calling the Chamber at 772-546-4724.
A listing of celebrity chefs and their themes, will be
available on our website www.hobesound.org.
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August Meetings
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Wednesday, August 5th
AMBASSADORS MEETING
12:00pm at the Chamber Office
Tuesday, August 11th and 25th
HOBE SOUND TOASTMASTERS MEETING
7:00-9:00pm at Hobe Sound Bible College,
Administrative Building, Herron Center, 2nd Floor,
11298 SE Gomez Avenue, Hobe Sound
Open to Chamber members and the public
Call 772-546-4724 for more information.
Photo Provided
During the 2014 Progressive Dinner, Andy and Cassie Andersen and
Jill and Howard Kretzer arrive at the Mary and Larry Lopopolo
home for a “Mad Men” early 60’s themed dinner.
– completed by August 30th
• Overseeing Team’s pipeline (4 prospects from each
team member)
• Keeping Team informed daily of new members
• Setting up call times during the two-week drive –
Chamber office
• Providing motivation and goals for your team’s success
• Closing the sale!
You will be assisted by the Chamber staff and the
membership drive Chair. Among other things, the staff
will coordinate lists of leads from the Teams, manage
duplications, help facilitate training and provide training guide, as well as coordinate lunch for teams on their
sales day.
6 hours in 6 weeks can equal $5000 for the chamber
we love, and $500 for your team! Email Pete today, like
right now…try to find the pelican hiding in an ad later.
We need you as a Team Captain or a Team Member,
email Pete at [email protected]
Find the Pelican, Win a Prize!
Win a prize by being one of the first 10 people to find the tiny Pelican in one of the ads in
this issue and then call the business advertised.
Let them know you found him in their ad in
the August/September/October issue.
Hobe Sound Chamber of
Commerce Calendar
Aug-Oct 2015
2015 Hobe Sound Chamber Membership Drive is Scheduled
for September!
The Hobe Sound Chamber membership drive is happening Sept 8th-18th. The goal is to bring in $5,000 in
new membership dues. There will be as many as 5 teams
of 5 competing to win the $500 cash prize for the most
successful team. There will also be a VIP Membership
Party thrown in honor of the winning team. Everyone
who is part of this membership drive and the new members that have signed on during the drive will be invited
to this exclusive VIP event.
Do you have 6 hours in 6 weeks to donate to the
chamber to be a Team Captain, get a chance to win
your share of $500, to bring folks into an active and
exciting chamber, to celebrate at a VIP Party that could
be thrown in your honor? Then sign up as a Team
Captain today. Email Pete from the UPS Store at
[email protected] The creative tasks associated
with the role of Team Captain are as follows:
• Recruiting 4 team members
• Creating a Team Name
• Coordinating Team training – approximately 1 hour
Aug-Oct 2015
Do you want to be one of the advertisers
with the “hidden” Pelican? Call Jan at the
Chamber, 772-546-4724, to find out how you
can be part of this exciting way to drive people
to your ad and your business!!
Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1507
Hobe Sound, Florida 33475
Phone (772) 546-4724
Fax (772) 546-9969
www.hobesound.org
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Supplement to the
Stuart News
Or Current Occupant
Monday, August 17th
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
5:30pm at the Chamber Office
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August Events
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Thursday, August 6th
PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL MIXER
6:00-8:00pm on the Manatee Queen Cruise
1065 N Highway A1A, Jupiter, FL
By Invitation Only
Friday, August 7th, 14th, and 28th
SCORE COUNSELING
10:00am-1:00pm at the Chamber Office
For information or to schedule an appointment call
772-546-4724 or email [email protected]
Thursday, August 13th
MONTHLY BREAKFAST
8:00-9:15am at Hobe Sound Bible College,
Schmul Dining Center, 11298 SE Gomez Avenue,
2nd Floor, Hobe Sound
Sponsored by: O’Donnell Impact Windows
& Storm Protection
Guest Speaker: Jon Milton,
Milton Engineering Consultants
Topic: Hurricane Preparedness for Businesses
RSVP Required/No Shows Will Be Billed
Register online at www.hobesound.org
$12 Members/$15 Non-members
Wednesday, August 19th
WILDLY SUCCESSFUL WOMEN’S
WEDNESDAY LUNCHEON
Noon-1:30pm
First United Methodist Church of Hobe Sound
10100 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound
Sponsored by: Ron Walters, Elite Payroll Solutions
Catered by: Ellie’s Downtown Deli
RSVP Required / No Shows Will Be Billed
$25 Members and Non-members
Register online at www.hobesound.org
Wednesday, August 20th
COCKTAILS & CONNECTIONS
5:30-6:30pm
Hosted and Sponsored by Beaches Hair Salon
8965 SE Bridge Road, Ste. 101, Hobe Sound
By Invitation/RSVP Required
Call Jan at 772-546-4724 or
email [email protected]
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Hobe Sound Pelican
www.hobesound.org
The Pelican is Bigger, Brighter and Flying High!
Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce
2015 Board of Directors
Officers
President: Steve Fenton, Fenton Services
Vice President: Ike Crumpler, Upstairs Communications
Treasurer: Jonathan Milton, Milton Engineering Consultants
Secretary: Doug Smith Janus Investigations
Past President: Charlene Oakowsky, Oakowsky Properties
Ex-Officio: Ralph Davino, Secure Storage of Martin County
Board of Directors
Glen Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Strategic Realty
Melinda Brault . . . . . . . . . . . .Geminye Design Group
Michael Dooley . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Illustrated Properties
Michael Ennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ennis Construction
Robert “Bob” McLean . . . . . . . . . . . . .Avalon Air, Inc.
Pete Morello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The UPS Store
Theresa Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Beaches Hair Studio
Kim Nash . .Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County
Nicole Townsley . . . . . . . . . .Merritt Family Chiropractic
Brandon Woodward . .Law Office of Brandon Woodward
The Pelican is flying high – well, maybe not high,
but certainly bigger and brighter!
In the last issue we introduced the “find the pelican”
game and it was a huge success. Those of you who
found it know it was located in Word of Mouth
Computers and Electronics ad. Derreck Ogden
received over 40 calls letting him know, “I found the
pelican.” Derreck offered a great prize of a T-shirt and
a PC Tune up to the first 10 who called him. “It was
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2015 President’s Council
Tom Balling . . . . . .Treasure Coast Irrig/Rood Landscape
Mike Bouse . . . . .Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty
Amy Brunjes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Florida Power & Light
Blake Capps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Capps Roofing
John Carr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JRC Consulting Group
Scott Fay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bridge Boat & RV Storage
Marc Gaylord . . . . . . . . . .Law Office of Marc Gaylord
Paul L. Kleinfeld . . .First Florida Dev. & Construction
Steve Landwersiek . . . . . .Ameriprise Financial Services
Gary Lesser . . . . . . . . . .Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith
Mary Lopopolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SeacoastBank
Jason Lovelady . . . .Carpenter’s Roofing & Sheet Metal
Cal Meeker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Florida Living Realty
Derreck Ogden . . . . . . .Word of Mouth Comp. & Elect.
Dennis Root . . . . . . . . . . . .Dennis Root & Associates
Jeff Sabin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Waste Management
Tony Sementelli . . . . . . . . . . .Hobe Sound ShipCenter
James Stedham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Costco
Sue Stutzke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nightingale Private Care
Frank & JoAnn Tricarico . . . . . . . .Metz Construction
Ambassador Committee
Janet Otten . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director, Chamber Staff
Amber Shirk, SeacoastBank . . . . . . .Committee Chair
Peggy Batch-Gattone, The Keyes Company . . .Secretary
Theresa Smith, Beaches Hair Studio . . . . . . .Vice Chair
Amanda Beese . . . . . . . . . . . .A & B Aquarium Services
Bill Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Glory Association
George Kleine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Smart Source
Noreen Nelson-Slenker . . . . . . . . . .Illustrated Properties
Sharyl Pratt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Illustrated Properties
Kim Toth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Edward Jones
Linda Wolf . . . . . . . . . . .ActiveCanvas Interactive Media
From L to R: Bill Brown, Glory Association, Burt Hogan, Brightway
Insurance/Barletta Agency, Vincent Zanfini, Brightway
Insurance/Barletta Agency, Angela Hoffman, Hobe Sound Chamber,
Amber Shirk, SeacoastBank, Andi Harness, Visionary School of Arts,
Lynne Barletta, Visionary School of Arts, Tony Barletta, Brightway
Insurance/Barletta Agency, Alex Barletta, Brightway
Insurance/Barletta Agency, Linda Wolf, ActiveCanvas, Sharyl Pratt,
Illustrated Properties, Chessa Zanfini, Brightway Insurance/Barletta
Agency, George Kleine, Smart Source, and Peggy Batch-Gattone, Keyes
Company. Up front: Ryan Madison Zanfini and Tristan Zanfini
Visionary School of Arts
Lynne Barletta
1724 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997
772-283-4888
www.visionaryschoolof-arts.org
Staff
Angela Hoffman, Executive Director
Janet Otten, Director of Member Services
Volunteers
Judy Arbeznik, Carol Branch, Marge Cabaniss,
Bette Evans, Suzan Hughes, Lillian Johnson,
Bobbi Kauffman, George Kleine, Jeanne Nash,
Richard Nash, Rich Otten, Ray Stewart, & Jean Tierney
The Hobe Sound Pelican is published quarterly by the
Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce
11954 SE Dixie, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-4724
Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-3:30pm
Managing Editor:
Janet Otten, Director of Member Services
Front Row: Angela Hoffman, Hobe Sound Chamber, Vincent
Zanfini, Brightway Insurance/Barletta Agency, Linda Wolf,
ActiveCanvas, Lynne Barletta, Visionary School of Arts, Tony
Barletta, Brightway Insurance/Barletta Agency, Ryan Madison
Zanfini, Alex Barletta, Brightway Insurance/Barletta Agency, Chessa
Zanfini, Brightway Insurance/Barletta Agency, and Tristan Zanfini.
Back Row: Amber Shirk, SeacoastBank, Bill Brown, Glory
Association, Burt Hogan, Brightway Insurance/Barletta Agency,
George Kleine, Smart Source, and Sharyl Pratt, Illustrated Properties
Brightway Insurance/Barletta Agency
Tony Barletta
1728 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997
772-872-7800
www.barlettabrightway.com
great fun getting those calls from people who actually
saw my ad and responded. I was amazed at how many
people actually took the time to search for the little guy,
find him in my ad, and then call to let me know,” stated Derreck. “The exposure was definitely worth the little extra I paid for my ad.”
Now, as you hold The Pelican in your hand and see
the new larger size and the whiter, brighter paper, take
a look at the advertisers who help support this amazing
publication. The new size is 13% bigger than the previous format, therefore each ad is that much larger as
well. The Pelican committee has some more changes
they are contemplating that will add value to the advertisers and more exciting content to our readers.
The rates for advertising will be slightly increased
beginning with the November 2015 issue. Each
advertiser will be required to fill out a new contract,
found at the bottom of the new rate sheet and return
it to the Chamber office in order to be included in the
upcoming issues.
If you are interested in having the pelican in your
ad or becoming a new advertiser, please call Jan Otten
at the Chamber office 772-546-4724 to discuss the
many possibilities.
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• Membership Drive, September 8-18
• Save the date, Saturday, October 3, 2015, for
the 3rd Annual Dine Around Hobe Sound
Progressive Dinner
• Applications for participation in the 30th
Annual Hobe Sound Christmas Parade are now
available in the Chamber office
• You can have the tiny Pelican in your ad, reap
the benefits; call Jan at the Chamber to schedule
your date
• New ad rates beginning November due to the
increased size of The Pelican
• We are beginning to schedule sponsors and
guest speakers for 2016. If you are interested in
sponsoring or hosting an event, speaking at a
breakfast, Coffee Talk, or Wildly Successful
Women’s Wednesday Luncheon, please call Jan to
discuss dates and details – 772-546-4724
• And remember: Put your $$ where your ♥ is
– Do business with Chamber members!
www.hobesound.org
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Hobe Sound Pelican
Community News
The Keep Martin Beautiful (KMB) Board Members and Sponsors
are excited for the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup, but they
need your help! For more information, or to register contact KMB at
772-781-1222 or [email protected]
Keep Martin Beautiful Seeks
Local Volunteers to Join in
Worldwide Coastal Cleanup
The 2015 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is
right around the corner and Keep Martin Beautiful
(KMB) is encouraging residents to join the community
by taking action to help improve the quality of our
beaches and waterways.
Approximately 560,000 volunteers from more than
100 nations around the world come together on a single day to participate in the waterway cleanup.
Spearheaded globally by the Ocean Conservancy and
coordinated locally by Keep Martin Beautiful (KMB),
this year’s International Coastal Cleanup will take place
on Saturday, September 19 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
“The volunteers who participate in this cleanup
each year are a dedicated and passionate group. From
every walk of life, young and old, they are the quiet
heroes in Martin County and the real protectors of
our beaches and waterways,” said Craig Ahal, KMB
president. “It is always inspiring to go to different sites
during this coastal cleanup and see the mass of people
with garbage bags, gloves, pick up sticks and data
cards, combing the coastal waterfront and beaches and
removing debris that can cause harm to marine life. It’s
an important task and wouldn’t happen without the
support of our volunteers.”
The cleanup efforts are a vital part of motivating
people to do something tangible in their community to remove trash and debris from beaches and waterways. More importantly, the cleanup educates people
to become aware of the problems associated with litter
and challenges citizens to change the behaviors that
cause the pollution in the first place. Last year, over
2,000 KMB volunteers removed more than 41,000
pounds of litter and marine debris from our shorelines.
“Every piece of trash that is picked up during the
cleanup should be a challenge for change,” said Allison
Schutes, marine debris specialist of Ocean
Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program. “The trash
that tops our top 10 list every year – things like cigarette butts, bags and bottle caps – include disposable
plastics meant for one-time usage. These items simply
do not belong in our natural environment.”
Groups and individuals are welcome to join the
cleanup effort at Stuart Beach, but KMB encourages
volunteers to sign up in advance to clean the beach or
waterway of their choice to ensure clean waterways all
over Martin County. All volunteers are invited to
attend a volunteer appreciation party at Stuart Beach
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to thank volunteers, sponsors
and community supporters. The event will feature
food, drinks and family friendly activities.
Keep Martin Beautiful thanks the generous sponsors
and community supporters of the 2015 International
Coastal Cleanup, which include: Amerisweeps; Captec
Engineering; Cook Electric; FPL; Indiantown CoGeneration; Jenkins Landscape; Kohl’s; Martin
County Solid Waste; Organic Laboratories; Pineapple
Cove Apartments; R3 Recycling; Ram Realty; Sailor’s
Return; Wallace Nissan; and Whiticar Boat Works.
What Volunteers Need to Know
• The International Coastal Cleanup targets waterways throughout Martin County, from Lake
Okeechobee to the Atlantic Ocean and everything in
between
• Pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure
volunteers are assigned to areas most in need
• Volunteers who do not pre-register can join Keep
Martin Beautiful at Stuart Beach on the morning of
the cleanup
• The unique data gathering feature of this cleanup
records every piece of litter collected
• Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes
• Participants will be provided with water and
cleanup supplies, as well as a complimentary T-shirt
(while supplies last)
For more information about the 2015 International
Coastal Cleanup, or to register your family, business,
civic or school group, contact KMB at 772-781-1222
or [email protected]
Keep Martin Beautiful (KMB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization founded in 1994 as
an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Its mission is
to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Martin
County through litter prevention, the promotion of
recycling, improvement of solid waste management
practices, and beautification and community revital-
Ribbon
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Pictured from L to R: Jen Ahern, A Team Marketing, Bill Brown,
Glory Association, George Kleine, Smart Source, Angela Hoffman,
Hobe Sound Chamber, George Cruz, Coconuts Island Ice Cream,
Anthony Cruz, Coconuts Island Ice Cream, Linda Wolf,
ActiveCanvas, and Amber Shirk, SeacoastBank
Coconuts Island Ice Cream
Anthony Cruz
6056 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34997
772-210-6851
www.coconutsislandicecream.com
ization activities. KMB signature events and programs include the annual Environmental
Stewardship Awards, the International Coastal
Cleanup, the Great American Cleanup, the Adopt-ARoad and Adopt-A-Street programs, and other educational and outreach activities. Find KMB on
Facebook at facebook.com/KeepMartinBeautiful,
follow KMB on Twitter at twitter.com/KMBmartin,
visit KeepMartinBeautiful.org or call 772-781-1222.
Humane Society of Treasure
Coast Recognized with
Multiple Honors
One of Martin County’s favorite “pet” charities has
been recognized with several honors. The Humane
Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC) extends its
appreciation to the 55,000 people who voted in The
Stuart News/TC Palm 2015 Treasure Coast Choice
Awards contest. As a result, the HSTC was named
Favorite Civic Organization.
Stuart Magazine also recognized the HSTC as one of
the best places to work in Martin or St. Lucie County.
The HSTC was one of 24 businesses mentioned in the
1-150 employee category.
“We are grateful to the public and to Stuart
Magazine for this unsolicited recognition of our charity for the outstanding work we do on behalf of the
shelter animals,” said HSTC President and CEO
Frank Valente. “We have hundreds of dedicated and
enthusiastic volunteers along with a hard-working,
committed staff who put their heart and soul into caring for the animals.”
This recognition comes at a time when the HSTC
has set records for number of animals adopted, number
of animals spayed and neutered, and number of pets
fostered and saved in its 60 year history.
Earlier this year, the HSTC also was notified that
it had achieved the coveted 4-star rating for sound
fiscal management and fiscal transparency from
Charity Navigator, America's premier and largest
independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is
the highest rating possible. Approximately 20 percent
of the charities evaluated receive the highest rating,
indicating the HSTC outperforms most other charities in America.
Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure
Coast, located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm
City, has been the leading advocate for homeless,
abused and abandoned animals. The HSTC provides
the Treasure Coast’s most progressive spay-neuter and
adoption programs, dynamic humane education services, and partnerships with like-minded organizations.
The HSTC does not euthanize to make space at its
shelter, there are no time limits on how long animals
stay in its care, and no animal is turned away for any
reason because the HSTC believes that is the humane
thing to do. For more information, visit
http://www.hstc1.org or call 772-223-8822.
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• Build Your Business •
Prospecting Existing Clients
Submitted By John Carr, JR Consulting Group
Prospecting when defined for business, is to search
for potential customers or buyers. There are several
ways to prospect: advertising, existing clients, networking, referral partners and cold calling. If the thought of
cold calling for business gives you so much anxiety you
call in sick or want to quit, there is a way out! There is
hope for all the sales professionals in the world.
Prospecting your existing clients should be part of
almost any business prospecting plan. This type of
prospecting is usually underutilized or not properly
executed. Your clients may be the best referral source
for you. A few things to consider when meeting with
your clients and asking for referrals is to remember it is
always about them and never ask for that referral without first asking how you can help them.
Depending what type of business you are in, it is
important to stay in touch with your clients. I train
my clients that they should be “touching” their clients
a minimum of twice a year. I prefer to double that and
have some sort of communication with my clients at
least quarterly. This can be accomplished through
email, card in the mail or a phone call. These communications should be about building your relationship
not getting referrals or more sales that day. I am pretty confident we all have that one sales person that calls
you every time there is some sort of “deal of a lifetime” going on. In some cases this may be true, however if the only time you contact your existing client
is to sell them something you lose credibility. I completely understand that in some cases it is impossible
to contact all your
clients, but the clients
that you can help and
can help you build
your business should
be contacted regularly.
It is also important not
to pre-judge by how
“big” the client is. Treat
all your clients like the
“big” client and you
will be amazed how
John Carr
often you will receive
referrals from your
existing clients. I still
remember when I followed up with a former coaching
client that only retained me for 3 months, I just called
to see how things were going and to see how I may be
able to help him (with referrals). In return he asked
how he could help me and I told him what I was looking for and two months later I was training fourteen
sales people as a direct result of a referral from him.
Let’s, break this down. Keep track of all existing
clients and develop a plan to contact them regularly.
I encourage you to have some type of Customer
Relationship Manager (CRM) software. This will
help you track your clients and prospects while setting reminders to contact them, notes about the
client/prospect and more importantly stores information for you to build relationships. Contact them
with true intentions of helping them first. Ask them
how you can help them grow their business, and follow up with true action on helping them. If you can’t
help them don’t tell them you can. Make sure they are
happy with your products and services. Once you
establish they are happy, ask them for referrals and be
very specific with who or what you are looking for.
When reaching out to your clients please remember not to always be selling! You should always be
looking for ways to help them solve a problem or
challenge they may be having. This could mean sending them to a referral partner, taking care of an issue
they may have felt your company needs to take care
of, or a new product or service from you. If you communicate with your clients regularly they don’t feel
like you are always selling!
These are some of the tips we train at jrc
Consulting Group in our advanced sales training in
regards to time management. I hope you enjoyed
them and if you would like more information about
jrc Consulting Group please contact me at [email protected]
John Carr is the founder of JRC Consulting
Group, 4440 PGA Blvd Suite 600, Palm Beach
Gardens, FL 33410. Telephone: 561-623-5349
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Hobe Sound Pelican
www.hobesound.org
Welcome New Members:
Advanced Media Group
Anthony Sementelli
8771 SE Bridge Road #100, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-888-6500
www.amg123.com
Business Classification: Publishing
Organization Description: Advanced Media Group
(AMG) publishes full color Community Resource
Directories for the most affluent communities along
the Treasure Coast. They are successful because they
connect their advertisers with their most desirable customers in a cost effective manner. AMG is focused on
offering their clients marketing solutions that work.
Effective advertising is about getting the right message
in front of the right people at the right time! They call
it Geo-Targeting. AMG...as easy as 123.
Amplified Designs
Ellen Morris
8515 SE May Terrace, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
561-529-1598 • www.amplifieddesigns.com
Business Classification: Video Production
Organization Description: Amplified Designs is creative production for your business. They specialize in
video production, with expertise in filming, editing
and motion graphics. They also have a robust background in graphic design and photography. Whether
you are marketing on the screen, in print, or both;
their creative skills and years of experience can solidify
your customer acquisition and retention goals in
today’s multimedia driven marketplace.
Audi Stuart/Infiniti Stuart
Devin Carlson & Gregg Herbst
5990 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34997
772-214-3700
www.audistuart.com/www.infinitistuart.com
Business Classification: Auto Sales, Leasing & Service
Sponsored by: Kim Nash, Tobacco Free Partnership of
Martin County
Organization Description: As the preferred Audi dealer and Infiniti dealer of the Treasure Coast, Audi Stuart
and Infiniti Stuart are dedicated to being the pioneers
in developing the next generation of automotive excellence in Florida and beyond. It is their belief that they
will achieve this through a culture that embraces their
guests, their employees, and their community in a way
that creates a maximized luxury experience for everyone. They are passionate about their business, will
deliver on their promises, and their successes can only
be measured by the long term relationships they build.
Bank of America
Rita Murray
11900 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-8767
Business Classification: Banks
Berkshire Hathaway HS Florida Realty – Bouse
Mike Bouse
2363 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996
772-692-8853 • www.mikebouse.realtor
Business Classification: Real Estate
Sponsored by: Steve Fenton, FedEx Ground
Organization Description: Mike Bouse of Berkshire
Hathaway HS Florida Realty represents buyers & sellers not only in Hobe Sound and Jupiter Island, but all
along the Treasure Coast. Calling Martin County his
home for his entire life he knows the area like no one
else. Whatever your demands are Mike has the skills,
knowledge, and personality to work alongside you to get
what you want. As a Buyer, Mike will start with your
“dream list” and your budget and work from there. He
respects your budget and what you “want” in a home or
school, or community and will work tirelessly to find
that special home. If you are considering selling, now or
later, make an appointment with Mike and he will listen
to what your needs are and you and he will develop a
plan around those needs and get your home sold.
Bonner Mobile Bar
Jim Freitas
19900 Mona Road, Unit 105, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-603-4899 • www.bonnermobilebar.com
Business Classification: Restaurants/Catering/Food
Service
Organization Description: Bonner Mobile Bar is
Florida’s premier mobile liquor catering service. They
cater for parties, weddings, banquets, corporate events,
Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, family reunions and more.
They have packages to fit any size budget or event.
They offer premium liquor, specialty bars, ice sculptures, professional bartenders and catering.
Cinnabon
Mark Blount
3312 NW Federal Highway, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
561-452-8430
Business Classification: Restaurants/Catering/Food
Services
Organization Description: Mark Blount is a former
NBA star who played with the Miami Heat and the
Boston Celtics. He is a resident of Hobe Sound and
recently purchased the Cinnabon store in the Treasure
Coast Square Mall. Mark also owns two Auntie
Anne’s pretzel shops in the Palm Beach Outlet stores
and City Place.
Coastal Living Realty
Steven Beams
9044 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-324-5445
Business Classification: Real Estate
Organization Description: Coastal Living Realty has
been helping Floridians with their real estate needs since
2001. Their new Hobe Sound office on Bridge Road
has recently opened to better serve their friends and
neighbors in Martin County and the rest of the Treasure
Coast. Whether you are looking for a small condo or a
seaside villa, they are available to answer your questions
and help you find the home that is right for you.
Courtney’s STUFFED Burgers, LLC
Thomas Courtney
8855 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-4093
Business Classification: Restaurants/Catering/Food
Services
Organization Description: Courtney’s STUFFED
Burgers does not say it all!! The Courtney’s #1 store
has opened in Hobe Sound. Truly a destination for the
whole family’s dining experience…with pleasant,
friendly service and a menu that includes one of the
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barbequed Mahi salad that has been described as “to
die for.” The kid’s meals are excellent and everyone can
enjoy a handmade shake to go with their meal. And of
course, there’s fries and banana splits.
Crown Custom Painting, Inc.
Cory King
5134 SE Orange Tree Place
Stuart, FL 34997
561-262-7718
Business Classification: Painting Contractors
Organization Description: Crown Custom Painting,
Inc. has been serving the Palm Beaches and the Hobe
Sound area since 2008. CCP prides itself on providing
superior quality craftsmanship and impeccable cleanliness. Their clients are regarded with the utmost respect
and customer service. CCP provides interior and exterior painting, faux finishing and wall papering with
over 20 years of experience. They are a family-owned
and operated company that still delights in providing
excellent quality service.
Dennis Root, Candidate for Sheriff
Dennis Root
P.O. Box 1481, Port Salerno, FL 34992
772-266-7735 • www.dennisrootforsheriff.com
Business Classification: Political Candidate
Organization Description: Dennis Root is a renowned
law enforcement trainer and nationally recognized
expert, with a law enforcement career that spans more
than 25 years. He is a successful Martin County business owner, whose dedication to community service
goes beyond his law enforcement experience. Dennis is
also the founder of the Dennis Root Public Safety
Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing crime prevention and personal safety programs to the community for free.
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Welcome New Members:
DiMeo Family Dental
Dr. Brian DiMeo, DDS
5683 SE Crooked Oak Ave, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-266-0962 • www.dimeofamilydental.com
Business Classification: Dentists
Organization Description: Dr. Brian DiMeo opened
DiMeo Family Dental as a Family Dental Office for the
surrounding community in 2012. Dr. Brian has had
extensive experience as General Dentist. Dr. DiMeo is
extremely proud to be the owner of DiMeo Family
Dental. He is a native of Martin County and has been
married to his wife, Lana, for six years. He truly loves the
practice of dentistry and ejoys creating beautiful smiles.
He believes that having a beautiful smile helps people
feel better about themselves and, ultimately, helps raise
their self-esteem. Dr. DiMeo also prides himself on his
sense of integrity and his mission to help others. Prior to
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becoming a dentist, he served as a Captain in the United
States Army and earned his undergraduate degree from
the United States Military academy at West Point, NY.
First Florida Insurance Agency, LLC
Frank Reilly
5639 SE Crooked Oak Ave, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
561-402-8725
Business Classification: Insurance Agencies
Organization Description: First Florida Solutions is
an insurance agency specializing in the senior market.
They are a life and health agency focusing on medical
supplements, medical advantage and final expense
insurance. Their interest is creating professional client
agent relationships that last and the client receives
information and service that they deserve.
GHS Custom Woodwork, Inc.
Guyton Stone
14601 SW 168th Avenue, Indiantown, FL 34956
772-260-8670 • www.ghscustomwoodwork.com
Business Classification: Cabinet Makers
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Sponsored by: Derreck Ogden, Word of Mouth
Computers & Electronics
Organization Description: GHS Custom Woodwork,
Inc. specializes in all types of custom woodworking
including: kitchen and bathroom remodeling, crown
molding, custom furniture, built-in closets, doors and
hardwood flooring. Whether it’s getting your home
remodeled or repairing wood damage that has
occurred, they are can help you every step of the way.
GHS Custom Woodwork, Inc. is dedicated to prompt,
friendly, reliable service and product availability. They
believe that building successful long-term relationships
with their customers starts with offering superior products at affordable prices in addition to great customer
service. At GHS Custom Woodwork, Inc. they’ve built
their livelihoods on improving people’s homes. From
the simple to the lavish, they have experienced it all.
No job is too small. GHS Custom Woodwork, Inc. can
help make your dream home into a reality.
Grassam Spine & Wellness Center
Dr. Lisa Grassam
516 Colorado Avenue, Stuart, FL 34994
772-286-5433 • www.grassamchiro.com
Business Classification: Chiropractors
Organization Description: Grassam Spine & Wellness
Center has been serving the Treasure Coast since 2001.
As a third generation chiropractic physician, Dr. Lisa
strives to treat each patient as her only patient. Health
is truly her passion and it is her mission to not only
help patients get well but stay well.
Green Apple Produce
David Estrada
11543 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-75-2128
Business Classification: Grocery Stores
Organization Description: Local meat market and
fresh produce located in Hobe Sound. Selling pork,
beef, T-bone steaks, filet mignon, tenderloin, special
cut and served fresh. Select meats are butchered to your
specifications and needs. Green Apple Produce and
Meat Market also offers fresh baked breads, specialty
foods and spices, as well as fresh local produce, herbs
and high quality meats. All sausage is made in-house,
as well as house marinades and spices. Visit their store
and see for yourself what they have to offer.
Honeydew Home Services
David Jones
9245 SE Karin Street, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
561-596-9333
Business Classification: General Contractors/Home
Repairs
Organization Description: Honeydew Home Services
was founded by a philanthropic Hobe Sound resident
to help people in need. They provide dependable and
affordable home maintenance services that focus on
helping busy families and physically limited individuals. Some of the common jobs they perform include
monthly A/C filter replacement, changing light bulbs,
installing door locks, house numbers and lettering, and
more. If you can’t find enough time in your day or are
physically unable to perform common household fixes,
give them a call. They are affordable, reliable, and a
prominent member of our community.
In the Shade
Jan Scott
2460 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994
772-223-1212 • www.intheshadeflorida.com
Business Classification: Interior Design
Organization Description: In the Shade has been serving the Treasure Coast since 1987. The original owner,
Jan Scott, and her design team, with over 100 years of
experience, specialize in all aspects of custom window
treatments, draperies, upholstery, and bedding. The
showroom features the Hunter Douglas Window
Fashion Gallery displaying all their name brand products. Technology has grown in leaps and bounds and
they are one of the few stores on the Treasure Coast
offering the latest in battery operated motorization for
your window coverings. When visiting the showroom
the consumer has thousands of fabric selections and all
styles of window treatments on display making their
purchases for their home a one stop shop experience.
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Welcome New Members:
JC Consulting
Josh Calhoun
8419 SE Croft Circle, Apt. #4, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-932-4335 • www.joshcalhoun.consulting
Business Classification: Web Site Developers
Organization Description: JC Consulting is here to
provide the Treasure Coast with excellent, efficient,
and cost effective web design. They offer a complete
set of web design services including domain purchase,
hosting, graphic design, responsive websites, basic web
updates, manager friendly websites and more. Beyond
web development, they also provide a complete array
of marketing services to get you noticed on Google,
Yelp, Yahoo, Yellow Pages and more and provide SEO
services and analytics tracking. They also offer web
translation services to expand your business to the
Spanish speaking community. JC Consulting is committed to making your business shine online using the
most efficient and modern techniques.
JK Marine, Inc.
Katie Unfried
9038 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
561-775-0700
www.jkmarineinc.com
Business Classification: Agriculture, Fishing, Forestry
Organization Description: JK Marine has been serving
the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches for the past 15
years. With locations in Hobe Sound and Jupiter, JK
Marine will meet all of your boating and fishing needs.
From our full service repair facility in Jupiter, to our
one stop marine supply and tackle shop on Bridge
Road, as well as full mobile service. Whether you are
looking for boat maintenance, outfitting or live bait for
fishing fun, JK Marine can meet and exceed all of your
expectations. Stop in and visit their friendly staff.
PNC Bank
Thomas Schinske
2980 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994
772-359-6294 • www.pnc.com
Business Classification: Banks
Real Estate Book of Martin County
Tara Biek
6526 S Kanner Highway #144, Stuart, FL 34997
772-486-3684 • www.realestatebook.com
Business Classification: Publishing
Renzzinny Pizza
Renzo San Andres
8423 SE Church Street, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-7727
Business Classification: Restaurants/Catering/Food
Services
Sailfish Realty Commercial, LLC
Don MacIntosh
101 East Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL 34994
772-494-6999 • www.sailfishrealty.com
Business Classification: Real Estate
Organization Description: Sailfish Realty Commercial
is in business to address the diverse needs of their
clients and serve them faithfully until they accomplish
their mutual goals.
Sign Store & More, LLC
Kimberly Sahyoun
1784 NW Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
772-692-2323
www.signstoreandmore.com
Business Classification: Signs
Organization Description: Any and all kinds of signage, banners, posters, decals, T-shirts.
Spherion
Richard Kolleda
240 NW Peacock Boulevard, Ste. 104
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
772-336-9545
www.spherion.com
Business Classification: Human Resources
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Organization Description: Since 1946, Spherion has
been offering companies a unique combination of personalized customer service backed by resources, knowledge and geographic breadth of a $2 billion dollar
workforce leader. Their Treasure Coast office is locally
and veteran owned and operated by Rich and Sherry
Kolleda. With a team that is entrenched in the community, Spherion reaches the ideal talent for your business’ growing needs. Their experts can provide customized solutions for your temporary, temp to hire or
direct hire needs. Call Gretchen Frazier, V.P. of
Business Development at 772-233-7274 for any of
your hiring occasions.
TD Bank
Nicole Hibbs
5300 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34997
772-828-9739
Business Classification: Banks
Sponsored by: Steve Fenton, FedEx Ground
Organization Description: Nicole Hibbs is a Vice
President/Relationship Manager for Commercial lending with TD Bank in the Treasure Coast market. Her
banking career spans twenty years and includes time in
business and consumer lending, loan workouts, deposit
product sales, and branch operations. In her current
role, she has won TD’s WOW CEO Leadership Award
for sales and service excellence, as well as numerous
other TD production awards. In 2013 Nicole was
named a mentor in TD’s talent development program
for prospective lenders.
The Champions Club
David Ladd
3400 SE Summerfield Way, Stuart, FL 34997
772-283-1500
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www.thechampionsclubgolf.com
Business Classification: Golf Courses
Organization Description: The Champions Club Golf
course is a unique award-winning 18-hole Tom Fazio
design course. Guests enjoy the spectacular wildlife
and preserve views and the well-manicured fairways.
The MilCor Group, Inc.
Melissa Corbett
10955 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-223-8850
www.themilcorgroup.com
Business Classification: Engineers
Organization Description: The MilCor Group is a
consulting civil-engineering firm providing civil-site
design, agricultural engineering, permitting and construction inspection services. MilCor was established
in 2008 by Melissa Corbett, who has over 18 years of
engineering experience. The MilCor Group prides
themselves on their principle of client satisfaction.
The Pension Source
Glen Hughes
2110 SE Rays Way, Stuart, FL 34994
772-287-9163
www.thepensionsource.com
Business Classification: Financial Services
Organization Description: For over 33 years their
professionals at The Pension Source have provided
small businesses with recordkeeping, administration
and actuarial services for their retirement plans. The
Pension Source, Inc. provides services to more than
650 clients ranging in size from one to over a hundred employees. They are proud of their reputation
for providing efficient, accurate and affordable services to their clients.
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Welcome New Members:
The Terrio Group
Cassie Ottofaro
2104 SE Rays Way, Stuart, FL 34994
772-807-4628 • www.theterriogroup.com
Business Classification: Financial Services
Organization Description: The Terrio Group is a team
of highly skilled professionals that work for their
clients. The Terrio Group is an Independent Registered
Investment Advisor, overseeing and coordinating
finances in Port St. Lucie, Stuart and surrounding communities. Their mission is to provide families and businesses with innovative financial strategies, solutions,
and planning. The team includes Financial Advisors,
Retirement Planners, Insurance and Tax professionals.
Their team works as one to cover all aspects of your
financial portfolio to maximize profitability and minimize tax consequences. The Terrio Group has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of their clients at all
times. They spend quality time with their clients discussing goals and strategies. Their clients trust them
and the advice they give. They are not tied to an organization or group of funds allowing them to choose the
funds that fit them best. They spend quality time with
their clients discussing toals and strategies. Their clients
trust them and the advice they give. They are not tied
to an organization or group of funds allowing them to
choose the funds that fit them best.
Today and Tomorrow Strategies
Jim Manna
19 Harbor Isle West, PH 05, Ft. Pierce, FL 34949
772-252-9081
Business Classification: Financial Services
Vakani Orthodontics
Dr. Arvind Vakani
1963 SE Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994
772-287-8415 • www.vakaniortho.com
Business Classification: Dentists
Organization Description: The goal of Vakani
Orthodontics is to provide the highest quality care and
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most effective treatment available in the most conservative means possible. They create smiles in a caring
environment and sign their name proudly to each and
every one. Their motto, "Your smile is the signature of
our reputation." Please call 772-287-8415 to schedule
your complimentary consultation today!
V.F.W. Post 10132 Hobe Sound
George W. Schwarz
6101 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-288-1040
Business Classification: Non-profits
Organization Description: Hall-Bryan Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Post 10132, is a fraternal organization
founded by Veterans for Veterans serving the veterans
of foreign wars in Martin County, FL. Military veterans, their spouses, sons and daughters are welcome to
be part of the Post. Their mission is to “honor the dead
by helping the living” through veterans’ service, community service, national security and a strong national
defense.
George W. Schwarz is the current
Commander of the Post.
Vortex Security
James Billig
185 E Indiantown Road #117
Jupiter, FL 33477
772-631-3653
www.vortexsecurity.us
Business Classification: Alarm Systems/Burg.-Fire
Organization Description: Expertise at work for you,
Vortex Security was established by top sales and upper
management performers from some of the largest security companies in the nation. Their core management
team has over 60 years of experience in the residential
and commercial alarm industry. They offer 24-hour,
Central Station monitoring from their CSAA-Five
Diamond Certified facility. They specialize in cellular
and remote access control, home automation, video
surveillance and life safety devices, all enhanced with
tamper-resistant “crash and smash” protection. With
decades of customer service, installation and Law
Enforcement experience, Vortex Security has managed
to create the most versatile security product available
on the market. They pride themselves on building lifelong relationships with their customers based on trust
and unparalleled service. Vortex security is dedicated
to providing their customers the peace of mind they
deserve, because “Protecting What Matters” to you, is
what matters most to them.
President’s Council
Law Office of Marc R. Gaylord, P.A.
Marc Gaylord
12000 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-545-7740
Business Classification: Attorneys
Organization Description: Bringing 30 years of experience, Marc R. Gaylord, P.A. represents clients in
Hobe Sound, Florida and the surrounding area –
including Jupiter, Jupiter Island, Tequesta, Juno Beach
and Stuart, They are a general practice and transactions law firm handling clients’ needs in real estate
transactions, title insurance, and wills, trusts and
estates. Their law firm is recognized by clients and
peers alike for skilled representation, superior client
service, fairness and high ethical standards.
Members upgrading to President’s Council
Costco, James Stedham
First Florida Development and Construction
Berkshire Hathaway HS Realty, Mike Bouse
Florida Living Realty, Cal Meeker
The Dangers of Social Media
By Dennis Root
Have you ever
thought about the
dangers associated
with your use of
social media? I am
regularly asked about
the dangers of using
social media. Parents
and
grandparents
often ask me about
criminals using social
media as a tool for
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dren. It is true that
those who prey on
children use the
Internet as an effective means of grooming a potential victim. However, it is not just our children being
victimized through the use of social media. There are
those who use social media as a means of targeting
you for burglary, theft, and so much more.
The truth is, social media itself is not the problem.
It is what we post that creates the issues. Even the
most well intended post could have a disastrous
effect. For example, after the birth of a child, the
proud parents share the child’s full name, with a picture from the hospital on the day of the birth. The
criminal has just been given two important pieces of
information needed to steal the child’s identity, the
child’s date of birth and full name. Another example
of our sharing the wrong information, or perhaps
just sharing information at the wrong time, is when
we post those beautiful pictures of our family vacation, as it is happening. We are telling the bad guy
that the entire family is not home and exactly where
we are.
Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more
enable families and friends from across this nation
and around the world to communicate almost
instantly on a daily basis. However, we must use it
wisely. Consider simple adjustments to your use of
your chosen social media. For example, post vacation
pictures after you get home. Do not post a picture of
the brand new television you just installed at your
home. Stop sharing personal information for the
world to read.
We do not have to stop using social media. We
simply need to consider the value of what we post.
Not just to us personally, but to those who would use
that information for criminal activity. Stay safe and
post wisely!
Dennis Root, FCPP, FCP, VSPD is the founder of
the Dennis Root Public Safety Foundation, Inc. The
mailing address is: Post Office Box 443, Port Salerno,
Florida 34992. For more information you may call
him at his office 772-324-8147 or visit
www.DennisRootPublicSafetyFoundation.org.
Welcome Social Members:
Bob & Bonnie Colonnese
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Business Briefs
Joanne Campbell Wilson (left) with her son, Darin.
Congratulations CampbellWilson Insurance Agency
Celebrating thirty years in business in
Hobe Sound
Joanne Campbell Wilson fell in love with the insurance industry at the tender age of 16 when she obtained
a receptionist position with the Tucker Insurance Agency
on A1A in Hobe Sound. She went through six months
of the most “boot-camp-type training you can ever imagine” by a lady who stood 4-foot 11-inches tall and spoke
“with dragon-tongue.” Joanne says she was one of
smartest people she had ever met, “but her diplomacy
might have been a little lacking.” Joanne states that she
“can’t imagine her job was too fun trying to form me into
anything but an airheaded female teenager with a bright
red Mustang, beach music and boys on my mind.”
The Campbell family history in Hobe Sound began in
1959 when one wintery night in Butler County,
Pennsylvania, Joanne’s dad, Thomas, returned home
from the steel mill where he worked the midnight shift
and said to his wife, Eva, “Momma, load up the five kids,
the dog and let’s strap the mattress to the roof of the ol’
Merc, we’re heading south.” They drove until they found
Hobe Sound. They rented a house on Indian River Drive
and started rooting into the community. Joanne’s older
sister, Beckie Lee Campbell, attended the Apollo School
along with Kathy Spurgeon. The rest of the Campbell
clan “tortured Hobe Sound Elementary, Stuart Jr. High,
Murray Middle and then Martin County High.” Joanne
says that the teachers and administrators had a huge party
when she finally graduated.
In 1981 Eva Campbell was very involved in the birth
of the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce along with
Chris & Mickey Johnston and Doc Smith, among others. She worked at the local newspapers, the Stuart News
and Mirror and the Jupiter Courier. Eva was also instrumental in creating the original “Your Hobe Sound
Chamber Newsletter” which in late 1990 became “The
Pelican”. Eva was a talented writer and a wonderful photographer. If you stop into the Campbell-Wilson office
you can see some of Eva Campbell’s pictures. Thomas
worked at Hendry’s Tri-County Gas and later Econogas.
He was one of the backbones of the Hobe Sound
Volunteer Fire Department.
In her youth, Joanne wanted to be a teacher but it suddenly hit her during her middle school years that “we
kids were creeps.” Fortunately, for many folks in the
Hobe Sound area she fell in love with the insurance
industry and as it turns out, she says, “I am a teacher of
sorts. My job requires forming relationships looking at
the long term and most certainly requires involvement in
the community as I become a trusted partner to my
clients on many levels. In 1985, after having been told
that ‘Hobe Sound is too small to open an insurance
agency’ I thumbed my nose at all the naysayers and did it
anyway. I have never had the desire to be anywhere else.
This is my roots, this is my home. My family, extended
family and friends are all here….why go anywhere else?
During my 40 years in the business I have met and
become partners with some of the finest folks imaginable
and, if the clock turned back, I wouldn’t do anything any
different.” She continues, “Today, as we reach our 30th
year birthday , I can’t believe it’s been that long. And now
my middle son, Darin, has made noises of settling here
after having gone out to see the world, the circle appears
to be continuing.”
Joanne has been married to her husband, Kim Wilson,
for 34 years and they have 3 sons, Thomas, who lives in
Stuart with his wife and 3 sons; Darin, who lives in Hobe
Sound and works at the agency; and Daniel, who lives in
Nashville. Let’s not forget to add into the family a five
year old, four legged “furry daughter,” Peanut.
FPL’s Eric Silagy Appointed to
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced
that its President and Chief Executive Officer Eric
Silagy has been appointed to the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors for a two-year term.
Silagy joins an influential group of 100 business leaders
who champion the interests of more than 3 million
businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions.
“I’m pleased and honored to have the opportunity to
work alongside chamber and business leaders from
across the country to advocate for pro-business legislation and advance issues that are critically important as
we navigate today’s competitive landscape,” said Silagy.
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“Florida continues its strong economic rebound,
attracting new good-paying jobs from around the
country, and I look forward to engaging with my colleagues in sharing what has worked for us in ensuring
a robust business climate here in the Sunshine State.”
Silagy has been with FPL and its parent company
NextEra Energy, Inc. for more than a decade, having
served as senior vice president of regulatory and state
governmental affairs, chief development officer, and
vice president of business development among other
positions. Prior to joining NextEra Energy, he served as
vice president, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures at
Entergy Wholesale Operations, and as vice president
and managing director, Southeast Asia, for The Wing
Group, a subsidiary of Western Resources. He also
worked for U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston of
Louisiana in several capacities, including chief of staff.
“The Chamber’s volunteer leadership plays a crucial
role in helping to set our policy positions, to serve our
members, and to advance our free enterprise mission,”
said U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J.
Donohue. “Eric has deep experience in some of our top
issue areas, like energy and regulations, and a proven
track record of leadership. We welcome him to the
Chamber board and look forward to his contributions
over the course of his service.”
Silagy is the immediate-past Chair of the Florida
Chamber of Commerce and holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in economics from the University of Texas at
Austin, and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown
University Law Center.
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Hobe Sound Chamber of
Commerce Calendar
Limited to the first 15 who sign up
No fee to attend
Call 772-546-4724 to attend
Aug-Oct 2015
Thursday, September 10th
MONTHLY BREAKFAST
8:00-9:15am at Hobe Sound Bible College
Schmul Dining Center
11295 SE Gomez Avenue, Hobe Sound
Sponsored by: The Terrace at Hobe Sound/
Formerly The Manors at Hobe Sound
Guest Speaker: Laurie Gaylord, Superintendent
of Martin County School District
RSVP Required/No Shows Will Be Billed
Register online at www.hobesound.org
$12 Members/$15 Non-members
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Wednesday, August 26th
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
5:30-7:00pm
Sponsored by Gateway School of Real Estate
11970 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound
RSVP Required
$10 Members/$15 Non-members/$5 Social Members
RSVP online at www.hobesound.org
Thursday, August 27th
NEW MEMBER
ORIENTATION LUNCHEON
12:00-1:30pm
Hobe Sound Bible College
Herron Center, Administration Building, 2nd Floor
11298 SE Gomez Avenue, Hobe Sound
Sponsored by John Carr, JRC Consulting Group
By Invitation
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September Meetings
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Wednesday, September 2nd
AMBASSADORS
MEETING
12:00pm
Chamber Office
Monday, September 7th
LABOR DAY
Chamber Office Closed
Tuesday, September 8th and 22nd
HOBE SOUND
TOASTMASTERS MEETING
7:00-9:00pm at Hobe Sound Bible College,
Administrative Building, Herron Center, 2nd Floor,
11298 SE Gomez Avenue, Hobe Sound
Open to Chamber members and the public
Call 772-546-4724 for more information.
Tuesday, September 15th
CHAMBER VOLUNTEER
TRAINING/LUNCH
12:00pm
Chamber Office
Wednesday, September 30th
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
5:30-7:00pm
Sponsored and Hosted by: Avalon Air
and Capps Roofing
10810 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound
RSVP Required
Register online at www.hobesound.org
$10 Members/$15 Non-members/$5 Social Members
◆
October Meetings
◆
Wednesday, October 7th
AMBASSADORS
MEETING
12:00pm
Chamber Office
Tuesday, October 13th and 27th
HOBE SOUND
TOASTMASTERS MEETING
7:00-9:00pm at Hobe Sound Bible College,
Administrative Building, Herron Center, 2nd Floor,
11298 SE Gomez Avenue, Hobe Sound
Open to Chamber members and the public
Call 772-546-4724 for more information.
Monday, October 19th
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEETING
5:30pm
Chamber Office
◆
October Events
◆
Tuesday, September 15th
PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL MIXER
6:00-8:00pm at Fox Brown Outfitters
7600 SW Fox Brown Road, Indiantown
By Invitation Only
Friday, October 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th
SCORE COUNSELING
10:00am-1:00pm at the Chamber Office
For information or to schedule an appointment call
772-546-4724 or email [email protected]
Monday, September 21st
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEETING
5:30pm
Chamber Office
Thursday, October 8th
MONTHLY BREAKFAST
8:00-9:15am at Mariner Sands Country Club
6500 Mariner Sands Drive, Stuart
Sponsored by Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith
Guest Speaker: Michael Josephson, Josephson
Institute, Founder of Character Counts
RSVP Required
No Shows Will Be Billed
$16 Members/$20 Non-members
Register online at www.hobesound.org
◆
September Events
◆
Friday, September 4th, 11th, and 25th
SCORE COUNSELING
10:00am-1:00pm at the Chamber Office
For information or to schedule an appointment call
772-546-4724 or email [email protected]
Tuesday, September 8th
COFFEE TALK
8:00am at the Hobe Sound
Chamber of Commerce Office
Guest Speaker: Josh Calhoun, JC Consulting
Topic: Social Media, Website Best Practices,
Tools to Use to Save Time & Money
Sponsored by JC Consulting
Wednesday, October 14th
INSIDE HOBE SOUND TOUR
8:30am-2:00pm
Begins at the Chamber office then proceeds
by bus to points of interest
Free and open to the public; space is limited
Box Lunch available for $10; order at time of RSVP
RSVP Required at 772-546-4724
Thursday, October 22nd
COCKTAILS & CONNECTIONS
5:30-6:30pm
Hosted & Sponsored by Regions Health Group
8805 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound
By Invitation
Wednesday, October 28th
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
5:30-7:00pm
Hosted & Sponsored by the
Law Offices W. Trent Steele
10995 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound
RSVP Required
$10 Members/$15 Non-members/$5 Social Members
Thank You Renewals:
Since 1996
Martin County Fair Association
Since 1999
Edward Jones – Andersen
Since 2002
Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Since 2004
AMAC Insurance Agency
IguanafarmGroup
Since 2005
Carrere General Contractors, Inc.
Hobe Sound Deli
Pro-Tech Fire Sprinklers
Since 2006
Costco – President’s Council
Education Foundation of Martin County
Since 2007
Almar / Jackson Pools
Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast
Florida Living Realty – Michelle Tucker
Keith & Sons Landscaping
Since 2009
The Keyes Company – Peggy Batch Gattone
Since 2011
B’ing the Best, Inc./McDonald’s
Illustrated Properties – Noreen Slenker
Keyes Company – Gena Duvall
Seabranch ShipCenter
St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church
Since 2012
Hobe Sound Art Gallery
Hobe Sound Community Chest
J. O. Jones Plumbing
Old Dixie Café North
State Representative Gayle Harrell
Tobacco Free Partnership of Marti County
Since 2013
Hobe Sound ShipCenter
Illustrated Properties – Dooley
JRC Consulting Group – President’s Council
SelectShred
Since 2014
A Team Marketing & Consulting
Chapman & Plymale Law
Cruise Planners
Florence Godino, Social Member
Kip Kennedy
Mario Mangone Architect
The Keyes Company – Hobe Sound
The Keyes Company – Kelley Smith
www.hobesound.org
Hobe Sound Pelican
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Celebrates Their 5th Year
of Membership in GuildQuality’s Community of Quality
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of SE Florida Relies on GuildQuality to Help
Deliver Excellent Customer Service
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of SE Florida (Stuart) is
pleased to announce their affiliation of 5 years with
GuildQuality. North America’s leading customer satisfaction surveying provider for the residential construction
industry, GuildQuality helps thousands of home
builders, remodelers, and home services professionals,
improve their delivery of customer service.
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of SE Florida (Stuart)
strives to provide the best experience possible to their
clients, and being a member of GuildQuality’s community of quality serves to support that mission. In order to
honestly assess how well DreamMaker is performing,
GuildQuality gathers unbiased feedback from their
clients, and provides the responses to DreamMaker in
real-time, allowing them the opportunity to follow up
with clients and correct any mistakes.
In addition to assembling authentic feedback from
their customers, DreamMaker, now has the opportunity to monitor employee performance and trends more
closely. GuildQuality features an advanced reporting
suite which enables DreamMaker to analyze their customer feedback in a variety of ways, furthering their
understanding about what is working well within their
company and what could be improved upon.
DreamMaker knows that homeowners, now more
than ever, are relying on experiences from previous customers before selecting a company to hire. With that in
mind, DreamMaker uses their GuildQuality Member
Profile page to display customer comments, project photos, and more.
To learn more about DreamMaker and review their
customer feedback, visit their GuildQuality Member
Profile page at www.GuildQuality.com/DreamMakerSEFlorida.
DreamMaker is located at 6118 SE Fed. Hwy., Stuart
(just south of Cove Rd. in the Tropical Smoothie Plaza),
772-288-6255, www.DreamMaker-Stuart.com.
North America’s best contractors, remodelers, and
home builders rely on GuildQuality's customer satisfaction surveying, performance reporting, and marketing
resources to help them deliver exceptional service, and to
promote their quality to prospective customers. For more
information, visit www.GuildQuality.com.
A Challenge for the Times – Money and Memory Issues
By Steven W. Landwersiek, CRPC®, APMA®, Financial Advisor and Business Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
The increasing prevalence of dementia diagnoses such
as Alzheimer’s is affecting more families in America.
Family members must confront a wide range of issues,
from determining when someone is no longer capable of
driving, to suitable care giving options, to managing
financial affairs.
Financial matters can become particularly complex.
Ideally, there would be time to prepare a strategy in
advance and take the appropriate steps to make sure all is
in order. Unfortunately, things don’t always work out that
way. Any planning that can be done ahead can make
things easier for everyone involved.
It isn’t unusual for issues related to dementia to come
to light as a person begins to have difficulty managing
financial matters, failing to pay bills on time, losing track
of funds coming in and going out or even making wildly
erratic decisions about their money.
As a person’s inability to manage finances becomes
more evident, family members need to approach this
issue delicately. The person affected may be hesitant to
acknowledge that issues exist or resent having other adults
tell them how to handle their money. It is best to frame
any help in the context of “lending a hand,” not with the
implication of taking control of their financial lives.
One important step to take well in advance is to designate a person as “power of attorney.” A general power of
attorney gives the designated person the ability to act as
principal for another, including opening or closing financial accounts. This function no longer applies after an
individual becomes incapacitated. At that point, a person
who has already been named durable power of attorney
assumes control of financial matters on behalf of the incapacitated individual. This person is committed to working in the interests of the person they represent. By having a durable power of attorney designated in advance,
family members won’t need to seek court approval to
establish a guardianship over financial affairs.
If a person who is beginning to face issues related to
dementia is working with a financial advisor, that professional should be contacted and a meeting held to discuss
the circumstances and to review all financial assets owned
by the individual who has memory issues to make sure all
are properly titled.
Determine sources of income, including Social
Security and pensions. Make sure a structure is in place so
that all payments are directed to the right accounts.
Establishing automatic bill paying will make things easier
for the individual and caregivers.
Think about insurance. Be sure all life, health,
long-term care and disability insurance policies are identified and
proper beneficiaries are
named. Make certain
the right coverage is in
place to meet the needs
of the individual who
might require additional medical attention in the years ahead.
Careful planning is
Steven W. Landwersiek
needed to prepare for
expenses related to
ongoing care of an individual diagnosed with dementia.
Over time, care needs will probably become more significant. A plan should be put in place, including arrangements for in-home care or moving to a facility that can
provide the necessary level of support as the condition
worsens.
These are among the many issues that should be laid
out in advance, ideally while a person who faces challenges with dementia is still able to be part of the discussion. If adult children are concerned about issues with
their parents, it may be beneficial to get the conversation
started soon. Consulting with a financial advisor and an
attorney familiar with elder law may also be helpful.
Steven W. Landwersiek, CRPC®, APMA® is a
Financial Advisor and Business Financial Advisor with
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Stuart, Florida. He
specializes in fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 26 years.
To contact him call 772-233-4315, or visit the branch
office located at 6530 S. Kanner Hwy, Stuart, FL. 34997.
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA
and SIPC.
© 2015 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.
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IRSC Ranked 3rd Top
College in State For
Trade Certification
A recent conference at Indian River State College
took a look at the modern applications of light and
light-based technologies. “The Unlimited Power of
Photonics and Light” conference was held in celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light, recognizing how light has revolutionized medicine,
opened communication via the Internet and impacted millions of daily lives throughout the world.
Over 600 Treasure Coast residents earned trade,
technical or health care certifications from Indian
River State College this school year propelling IRSC
to the third top spot in the state in the Florida
College System for the number of graduates earning
certification. Certifications are nationally recognized
credentials such as Automotive Service Excellence
(ASE) or Cisco computer certification that attest to
an individual’s knowledge and skills.
The affordable hands-on training can be completed in a step-by-step manner to develop increasingly
sophisticated skills, which students often combine
with working in a related field or while preparing to
launch a new career or open a business.
The automotive certificate program at IRSC gave
Mario Abascal the knowledge and skills to launch his
own business, Gearhead Fabrication in Stuart. The
young entrepreneur works on super chargers and race
cars. Geoff Paddock used his IRSC training in air conditioning as the springboard for Paddock Air
Conditioning in Port St. Lucie, where he serves residential customers and property management companies.
Programs include industrial training in air conditioning, welding, automotive and manufacturing,
computer science, public service and over 20 health
care programs.
One of the newest programs is the Fast Track to
Manufacturing, delivering customized training for
manufacturing companies and seven-week boot
camps for people seeking employment. Participants
earn the Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential from the Manufacturing Skills Standard
Council and they can also earn an OSHA 10 workplace safety certification.
IRSC also offers apprenticeships, with no tuition
cost, in plumbing, electrical, masonry, air conditioning and culinary. Academy-based certificate programs prepare the region’s law enforcement officers
and fire fighters.
The College’s over 20 health care programs standout as the most prolific generator of certifications
and supply a pipeline of employees for Treasure
Coast hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, dentists
and health care facilities.
For more information, visit www.irsc.edu or call 1866-792-4772.
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Hobe Sound Pelican
www.hobesound.org
Dr. Leon Gonyo D.C.,F.I.A.M.A. Introduces Affordable Body Contouring Lipo-Laser (NLAL)
and Straight Medical Labs Healthy Weight Loss Systems
Dr. Leon Gonyo combines the Straight Medical
Labs Healthy Weight Loss program with Body
Contour Lipo-Laser (Near Laser Assisted LipolysisNLAL) for a revolutionary approach to fat loss without needles, pain or downtime.
Dr. Leon Gonyo is pleased to announce its affiliation with Straight Medical Labs Healthy Weight Loss
Program and the introduction of the new Body
Contour Lipo-Laser (Near Laser Assisted LipolysisNLAL) Treatment. The Straight Medical Labs &
NLAL treatments are a natural partnership for Port
Saint Lucie and Stuart Chiropractic Centers as it ties
perfectly with the philosophy of preventative care,
healthy lifestyle and wellness.
The Straight Medical Labs Healthy Weight Loss
Program was developed by Dr. Sasson Moulavi M.D.
when he noticed a disturbing trend: heart attacks among
people in their 30s and 40s. The resulting science-based
program uses organic ingredients, triple-filtered water,
and hunger-controlling foods such as muffins, shakes,
and soups to help clients lose weight without starvation.
When the healthy food program is combined with the
lipo-laser, clients’ results can be maximized as the fat
released by the lipo-laser is used by your body for calories in this unique weight loss program.
Lipo-Laser (NLAL) body contouring is the new
frontier for fighting fat and getting rid of unwanted
inches. The revolutionary lipo-laser NLAL treatment
eliminates fat cells with a non-invasive, completely
painless procedure. There are no needles, no downtime, and no bruising with the positive impact of permanent fat loss. Single sessions are completed within
20 minutes and when an 8 treatment package is com-
bined with the Straight Medical Labs program,
clients can expect to lose minimally between ten and
fifteen pounds in a month.
For more information on Body Contouring LipoLaser (NLAL) or Straight Medical Labs Healthy
Weight Loss Program, call Stuart Family Chiropractic
& Acupuncture Center at 772-781-0193 or St. Lucie
Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center at 772-789-3444.
Receive a complimentary Lipo-Lazer (NLAL)
treatment and vibration-plate session today, you have
nothing to lose but the fat!
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