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4 03, 2011

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|0 Comments

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.

8 02, 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|0 Comments

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.

21 01, 2011

Top 100 Small Business Award

By | January 21st, 2011|Categories: News|0 Comments

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Thornberry

kthornberry@mentorbig.org

Phone: 772-283-8373

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Selected by Business Leader Media’s Top 100 South Florida Small Businesses

Stuart, FL (January 20, 2011)- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc is proud to be listed in the Business Leader Media’s Top 100 South Florida Small Businesses again this year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBS) was selected for this honor in 2009 and again in 2010. Business Leader Media, publishers of the South Florida Business Leader Magazine, selected winners from across South Florida from companies with fewer than 100 employees. Each company’s revenue growth, business achievement, and community involvement were also evaluated.

“We sincerely appreciate this recognition,” said BBBS President/CEO Bill Bee. “Receiving this award from the business sector is a great achievement for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. It’s important for nonprofits to be included as businesses and evaluated with our peers. While our mission and nonprofit status may make us a little different, charities are businesses and economic engines.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties began their expansion process into Palm Beach County in July of 2010. The nonprofit is expecting mammoth growth in the next year in revenues, staff and children served.

When asked why his organization is being selected, Mr. Bee pointed to the dedication of his staff and board. “We simply couldn’t undertake an expansion of this size without an incredible staff and board in place. I’m proud to be working with these talented and dedicated people every day. My board consists of some of the finest business and corporate leaders in our area and we are working together to achieve our goal of providing caring adult mentors to children in need in our community.”

Bill Bee will accept this award on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc at the Top 100 Small Business luncheon scheduled for January 31st at the Intercontinental Hotel Doral, Doral Florida.

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.

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