Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Lunch for $20.09 or have dinner for $35 per person for a 3-course meal – appetizer, main course, dessert. Beverages, tax and gratuity are additional. Here are the restaurants, addresses and phone number for reservations in alphabetical order:
· Bice, 313 ½ Worth Avenue, 561-835-1600
· Café Boulud at Brazllian Court, 301 Australian Ave, 561-655-6060
· Café L’Europe, 331 So County Rd, 561-655-4020
· Charley’s Crab, 456 So Ocean Blvd, 561-659-1500
· Leopard Lounge and Restaurant at Chesterfield Hotel, 363 Cocoanut Row, 561-659-5800
· Coco Palm Beach, Bradley Park Hotel, 290 Sunset Ave, 561-832-3734
· Flagler Steakhouse at Breakers, One South County Road, 561-659-8488
· Italian Restaurant at Breakers, One South County Road, 561-659-8488
· Seafood Bar at Breakers, One South County Road (reservations not accepted)
· Ocean Bistro at Four Seasons, 2800 So Ocean Blvd, 561-582-2800
· Renato’s, 87 Via Mizner off Worth Avenue, 561-655-9752
· Temple Orange at Ritz-Carlton, 100 So Ocean Blvd, 561-533-6000
· Ta-Boo, 221 Worth Avenue, 561-835-3500
- Trevini, 150 Worth Ave, 561-833-3883
Enjoy these “gifts of summer.” Great way to try out new restaurants, or go back to old favorites!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Heard the expression “VOCs”? That stands for VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS. Consider that the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) says that out of about 300MM Americans, 60MM have allergies or asthma.
· Painting your home to show it off? Be sure to get paints that have low VOCs as those with VOCs can have smells that linger and cause symptoms such as eye irritations
· Re-staining your floors? Ask for low VOC stains and use pre-treated floors rather than raw wood where you have to apply polyurethane on top so the house is not chemically offensive
· New flooring going down? Be aware that carpets harbor dirt and moisture that can cause mold and mildew. You might want to choose tile and consider area rugs. Avoid biocide-treated (moth repellent) wool or cotton carpets. Remember that the padding under carpets is tough to clean or to remove for drying.
· Don’t use PVC shower curtains as they might release over 100 VOCs, some which could be hazardous pollutants
· Instead of cleaning with bleach, which has a strong odor, use hydrogen peroxide or sodium perborate to avoid allergic relations when prospects com to look at your property.
· When replacing wallboard, use mold resistant products.
· Cracks in foundation can be mold sources
· If windows are not completely sealed, a mold problem could occurThese are suggestions from the AAFA. If you want to read more, go to asthmaandallergyfriendly.com. You might want to spend some time on this site!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Alan Veingrad is a professional motivational speaker, a member of the national speakers association, and ”just happens to wear a Superbowl ring”. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Boca Jewish Business Network, Chabad of East Boca, and J.A.C.O.B. ( Jewish American Chamber of Business) Investment of $20. at the door is all inclusive for food, beverages, tax, tip, etc...
· Business Introductions
· Card Networking
· Kosher Meal
· Door Prizes
· Celebrity Speaker
Former offensive lineman with the Dallas Cowboys & Green Bay Packers, and a member of the Super Bowl XXVII World Champion Dallas Cowboy Team in 1992, Alan Veingrad uses sports metaphors to characterize his journey, and vividly relates the discipline of being a professional football player to success in life. For information on the even go to http://bocaratonbusinessnetworking-rss.eventbrite.com. For details about Alan, go to http://www.alanveingrad.com. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime business luncheon! Address: 120 NE 1st Avenue, just south of Mizner Park.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
NOT SITTING ON THEIR HANDS, THE HOUSING WORKING GROUP OF BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE HAS PROPOSALS TO STIMULATE THE HOUSING MARKET
The Housing Working Group of Business Roundtable is an association of leading US corporation CEOs and, applauded by the National Association of Realtors, they are concerned about returning stability and growth to the US housing market. Their recommendations include
· Keeping 30-year mortgage rates at historically low levels for the nest 12 months
· Expand current first-time homebuyer tax credit to 10% of the purchase price of the home or $15,000 for all homebuyers and remove current income restrictions and includle all primary residence purchases for the next 12 months
· Thoroughly review current foreclosure mitigation and loan-modification programs which are currently showing rising loan-modification re-default rates
· Make current temporary conforming loan limits permanent
· Review and strengthen government efforts to review and refine mortgage lending practices.For information about the Housing Working Group and Business Roundtable, go to http://www.businessroundtable.org.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Florida Atlantic University In Boca Raton is hoping to get by with a 13% tuition raise, but will ask for 15% when the board of trustees meets June 10th. The additional 2% will be dedicated to need-based financial aid and will increased this funding by nearly a half-million dollars.. This increase will generate about $900,000. The state increased base tuition by 8%, and each state university is now allowed to levy an additional 7% differential tuition on top of that. This equates to about $500 more per year for instate students. Thirty employees will be laid off and 45 courses will be discontinued to meet legislative-mandated funding cuts. Many of the deleted positions are in the administration and staff categories. One solution FAU has come up with: additional courses may be added to online and distance learning making it very easy for you to learn-at-home.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
As hurricane season fast approaches, you may be worried about your office continuing to operate when problems arise as a result of a hurricane. No need to worry; now there is a solution that others are using. Talked with Senior Global Account Manager, Don Sabol recently. His 1Vault Networks (www.1Vault.net) true CAT 5 Rated & SAS 70 type II Data Center in Ft. Lauderdale has created a full suite of Business Continuity Planning. The company offers a Co-location center where data communications and media converge and interconnected, servicing multiple high end IT solutions customers. Each client can locate network, server and storage equipment there and interconnect to a variety of telecommunications and other True Tier 1 network service providers. Co-location is provided on a massive scale for needs ranging from modest-sized racks to custom cages with 22,000 sq ft of raised floor. Hardware and software installation, maintenance, managed and unmanaged servers and IT consulting are offered. If you are a Co-location client at 1 Vault, DR Seats and DR Suites are available, so your entire businesses can temporarily relocate to ensure continuity to customers in spite of outside conditions. They also provide and full range of Managed Security, Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions. Check this out! Contact Don Sabol, Office # 954-736-2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CALM YOUR WORRIES NOW, folks! Remember that old saying, "AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE."