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  • January Newsletter
    January 06,2016

    January 2016


    Merchant Strategy’s “It’s All About You” Conference was single handedly the best thing I did for myself as a woman in 2015! …in just one day, on, it addressed so many personal and business topics in my life, which I had been neglecting or putting off for years. From women’s health to personal finance and planning to embracing and enhancing social media, you had experts to address important issues to women, including the unthinkable topics no one expects to address in a public setting with peers (but everyone has on their mind – you know what I’m talking about). We gasped, we laughed, we contributed to conversation, and it was AWESOME! Michelle Anaya DePotter

    Bridgestone Tires returns as the official sponsor of All About You conference for women, taking place Friday, January 29, 2016 at the airport Hilton. The Bridgestone DRIVEGUARD TIRE is the inspiration for the No Pressure Zone that offers chair massages, makeovers, hair touch ups and luxury pampering. The full day emceed by WRMF 97.9 Tracy St. George includes breakfast, a champagne lunch, wine tasting, interesting speakers and vendors. A silent auction with over one hundred quality items will benefit PLACE OF HOPE.

    Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is sponsoring lunch keynote speaker Dr. Linda A. Kiley, M.D., FACOG. Dr. Kiley specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology female pelvic medicine, and a reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kiley is a gold medalist second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a classical pianist since the age of five, and plays in a Rock and Roll band. She is interested in mind-body medicine, incorporating lifestyle changes to restore or maintain health.

    TMS welcomes The Presser Law Firm as a new sponsor. Lissette Crescimone and Ariel Enisman will speak to you about protecting your hard earned assets. Brenda Swanson, Los Angeles’s model, actress, health fitness and beauty guru brings her celebrity secrets on how to ‘Eat Like a Pig and Look Like a Fox’. Beauty tips and advice she shares with celebrities as well as changing their image, style and bodies both inside and out. Other speakers will cover physical and mental health, social media updates, in addition to other fun and informative topics. Check out the website or Facebook page for updates on speakers and topics.

    For the closing of the day we will regroup for an open session with renowned sex therapist, Dr. Maureen Whelihan, Tito-tinis, and fine wine tastings by The Vine Post, a perfect ending to a day All About You.

    For vendor, sponsorship, tickets or more information call Laura South at 561-371-7818 or see: WWW.ALLABOUTYOUFORWOMEN.COM


    This January, Fair visitors will have the opportunity to "Discover The Palm Beaches" powered by FPL as part of the Fair experience. As visitors stroll through the Fair's main exhibition center, they will be greeted by representatives from the county's top attractions and will learn all about the great places to play, stay, shop, and dine in The Palm Beaches.

    The seventeen day South Florida Fair is Palm Beach County's must see event! With four stages of first class music and entertainment, sensational midway with over two hundred rides and games, unique shopping, the best fair food, an award winning agriculture and livestock program that features more than one thousand exhibitors from more than thirty Florida Counties, a historic Yesteryear Village, the South Florida Fair is truly a place where families make memories and traditions begin. Don’t miss the Hambone Pig Racing!

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    TMS provides public involvement services including website and social media information and updates for our clients CDM Smith and Boynton Beach utilities. CDM Smith is the design team and project manager for the this progressive design build project for the East Plant Ion Exchange and Upgrades Project. CDM is providing design, procurement of services and equipment, and construction services to result in a turn-key facility. CDM has identified $537,754.03 in potential savings through the design-build process, completed 79 site specific safety orientations, relocated three gopher tortoises, and recycled 58 tons of metal on the project in preparation for construction of a new 3 million gallon finished water ground storage tank. The project continues to proceed below budget and on time. More information about the project can be found at:



    Florida TaxWatch announced last week a new research internship program for college students that will begin in January as part of a program honoring the late Florida Senator Ken Plante, co-founder and former President of Florida TaxWatch. The program will be called The Senator Ken Plante Memorial Internship. Thanks to a $25,000 contribution from AT&T, Florida TaxWatch will hire three college students as interns to assist on research projects, focusing on issues such as taxation and budgets, education and corrections. "Ken helped instill the values of integrity, productivity, accountability, independence and quality research in everything we do," said Dominic M. Calabro, president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch.

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    Senator Ken Plante


    Meet Phoenix who resides in New York City but is a world traveler. Joan Quittner has been painting since she was thirteen years old but only started painting pet or animal portraits since she retired to Florida 25 years ago. All paintings are done from a photograph and painted on canvas in oil hair by hair. The most important feature of the paintings are the eyes which reflect the soul of the animal. She loves making the animal come alive on canvas so it is always immortal.

    Joan is a former resident of New York City and currently resides in Palm Beach. She is a specialist in small business and group benefits working for Legal Shield. Legal Shield connects you to law firms for legal protection to protect your family and business. She is a volunteer Co-Chair of the Women in Business Committee of the Chamber of the Palm Beaches.

    Joan can be contacted at:

    QUITTEX50@GMAIL.COM or 561-313-3023

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