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March 2011

Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey, LLP Sponsoring The 15th Annual Big Taste!

By | March 15th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kara Thornberry
Kthornberry@mentorbig.org
Phone: 772-283-8373

Stuart, FL (March 15, 2011)- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc is proud to announce Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey LLP (Fox Wackeen Dungey) will be the Signature Sponsor for The Big Taste. Fox Wackeen Dungey has been the signature sponsor of The Big Taste for the last three years, contributing over $15,000.
The Big Taste will be held on April 5th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at The Evergreen Club in Palm City. All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc (BBBS) and their mentoring programs serving over 300 children in the community. The Big Taste is preceded by The Big Tournament, also hosted by The Evergreen Club. Tickets to The Big Taste are on sale now at www.thebigtaste.net for $30 each or two for $50 and tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event for $40 each. Tickets are also available at all Martin County Seacoast Bank branch locations.
“Fox Wackeen Dungey has a long history of supporting beneficial programs in our community like Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said law firm partner George Bush. “It is important that children in our neighborhoods have the opportunity to excel and achieve their potential. We’re excited to be a part of that process.”
“We are grateful for the continued support from Fox Wackeen Dungey,” said BBBS President/CEO Bill Bee. “Community partnerships are imperative to our success and we are glad to count Fox Wackeen Dungey as one of our strongest partners.”

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

BBBS provides at-risk children ages 6-18 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986, the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO Bill Bee as “CEO of the Year – Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS Martin County in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.MentorBig.org or call 772-283-8373 to learn more.

Neiman Marcus Partnership Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

By | March 7th, 2011|Categories: News|

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kara Thornberry
kthornberry@mentorbig.org
Phone: 772-283-8373

Stuart, FL (February 28, 2011)-Neiman Marcus stores across the country helped raise over $175,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America this holiday season. Through an in-store promotion from December 7-10 customers were invited to donate $25 to Big Brothers Big Sisters. In return, customers received a $50 gift card to Neiman Marcus. Proceeds were divided between the national and local organizations based on the location of each store. Neiman Marcus of Boca Raton and Neiman Marcus of Palm Beach both participated on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
“We are excited to work with such a fantastic company,” said William Bee, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. “Everyone we spoke with was helpful and accommodating. We were invited to present at each store’s staff meeting to explain how our programs work and the impact we have on the lives of children in our community. Without the support of local business partners like Neiman Marcus we could not provide our much needed services.”
“Big Brothers Big Sisters is a fantastic charity, and we’re glad we could help,” said Lauren Johnson, Public Relations Manager for Neiman Marcus in Boca Town Center. “Our staff and customers were very receptive to the program. Who doesn’t love an opportunity to help local children while getting a gift?”
“Palm Beach has historically been a very generous community,” said Marilyn Connor, Public Relations Manager for Neiman Marcus in Palm Beach. “We were happy to continue that tradition this holiday season.”

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides at-risk children ages 6-18 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986, the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO Bill Bee as “CEO of the Year – Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS Martin County in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.MentorBig.org to learn more.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Prepares for The 15th Annual Big Taste and Big Tournament

By | March 4th, 2011|Categories: News|

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kara Thornberry
kthornberry@mentorbig.org
Phone: 772-283-8373

Stuart, FL (February 28, 2011)- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc is excited to present the 15th Annual Big Taste and Big Tournament! The venue has changed to The Evergreen Club in Palm City, and the big day is set for April 5th, 2011 at 5:00pm.

The Big Taste, sometimes referred to as The Taste of Martin County or A Taste of Martin County’s Best, showcases local restaurants, caterers, food wine and beer vendors and offers attendees a “taste” of what everyone has to offer. Restaurants compete for votes from attendees in each of the six categories: Best Soup, Best Salad, Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert and Best Presentation. New this year will be a Best Beer category with the addition of a Beer Garden to the event. Fox Wackeen is proudly sponsoring this year.

The Big Taste is preceded by The Big Tournament, sponsored by Bayview Construction, is a fantastic golf tournament kicking off at high noon with a shotgun start. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place foursomes as well as closest-to–the-pin and hole-in-one prizes.

Both events are hosted by The Evergreen Club which gives local patrons an opportunity to enjoy this dazzling private golf club nestled in Palm City. Rick Zipsir, Chief Operating Officer of The Evergreen Club is looking forward to the “Big” day. “We’re thrilled to host The Big Taste for Big Brothers Big Sisters this year,” he said. “We’re looking forward to a great time!”

“The Big Taste and Tournament are always our “Biggest” events,” said William Bee, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. “We encourage everyone to buy their tickets early! This year we are offering online ticket sales and registration- visit www.thebigtaste.net or www.thebigtournament.com to sign up!”

Tickets are available in advance for $30 each or two for $50 and can be purchased online and at the BBBS office at 5033 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart FL 34997. Tickets will be available at the door for $40 per person.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

BBBS provides at-risk children ages 6-18 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986, the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO Bill Bee as “CEO of the Year – Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS Martin County in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.MentorBig.org to learn more.

February 2011

Keiser University Graphic Design Class Creates Logo for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Fundraisers

By | February 8th, 2011|Categories: News|

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kara Thornberry
kthornberry@mentorbig.org
Phone: 772-283-8373

Keiser University Graphic Design Class Creates Logo for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Fundraisers

Stuart, FL (February 2, 2011) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties has a new logo for their upcoming fundraisers thanks to the creativity of a Keiser University graphic design class.

“The logos are wonderful! They’re colorful and creative- exactly what we were looking for,” said Aleisha Garcia, Development Associate for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBS). “The students did a fantastic job and we’re thrilled with the results!”

BBBS has two major fundraisers scheduled for April 5th 2011 at Evergreen Golf Club in Palm City. The Big Tournament, a golf tournament sponsored by Bayview Construction, will begin at 12:30pm. The Big Taste, BBBS’ annual culinary event sponsored by Fox Wackeen will open at 5:00pm that same day. Proceeds from these events will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties and the programs they provide to local children.

“The Big Taste is always a fantastic event,” said Mel Nobel, chairman of The Big Taste Committee and Board Chair for BBBS. “We look forward to it every year. This year we hope to engage more than 30 restaurants and over 1,200 attendees.”

“Keiser University is excited to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties,” said Keiser University President Gary Vonk. “Big Brothers Big Sisters does so much for children in need in our community, and we’re glad to help in any way we can. In addition, this project is great for our students- it gives them an opportunity to develop a product for a ‘client’ in a real-world environment.”

The logo designs can be seen on the event websites: www.thebigtournament.com and www.thebigtaste.net. Tickets and registration for these events are also available at these sites.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

BBBS provides at-risk children ages 6-18 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO Bill Bee as “CEO of the Year – Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS Martin County in 2009 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.MentorBig.org to learn more.

About Keiser University

Keiser University is Florida’s leading statewide provider of career-focused, postsecondary education and is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Keiser University serves approximately 18,000 students seeking associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 50 high demand degree programs at its 15 campuses and through its online, Graduate School and College of Golf divisions. Keiser University’s educational reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division, a cooperative agreement in the Eastern European nation of Moldova, and a campus in Shanghai, China.

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