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The Taste Of Martin County

By | March 18th, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|

   18th Annual Taste of              Martin County                 presented by:
Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Kilbride, Waters & McCluskey, LLP
           Tuesday, 8th April 2014              5:00pm to 8:00pm
Memorial Park – 100 East Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994
Advanced Ticket Prices:
1 for $50.00, 2 for $90.00
Ticket Prices at the Door:
$60.00 per person
Children 12 & under are FREE
Local chefs from 30 or more dining establishments will prepare and serve their signature culinary delights and compete for a prestigious title in one of the seven TASTE OF MARTIN COUNTY award categories.
All proceeds to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Inc.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Kilbride, Waters & McCluskey, LLP; Treasure Coast Estate Buyers; Advantage Ford Stuart, The Stuart News/TC Palm; PNC Bank; EventMakers; WHLG The Coast 101.3; The Deck; Gilden Real Estate; Peter F. Avonda; Joseph F. Jones; Harbor Inn and Marina; Paramount Wealth Management of Raymond James; Stuart Jet Center; Freedom Waste; Children’s Services Council of Martin County; Supervisor            of Elections Martin County and Macaroni Kid

 

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Announces 2011-2012 Board of Trustees

By | July 27th, 2011|Categories: News|

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Announces 2011-2012 Board of Trustees

Stuart, FL (July 18, 2011)- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBS) is proud to announce their 2011-2012 Board of Trustees members. The 2011-2012 board is enthusiastic about serving children facing adversity in Martin and Palm Beach Counties and looking forward to an exciting 25th Anniversary year.

“I don’t serve on many boards,” said Florida Representative William Snyder. “But the passion our CEO Bill Bee exudes is contagious. I believe by investing pennies in children now, we can save thousands down the road by diverting children from a life that ends in crime and jail time. Programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters will be the future of the nonprofit world.”

“This is an incredibly strong and committed board. We are lucky to attract such dedicated community leaders,” said Bill Bee, President and CEO of BBBS.

The new board of trustees includes:
Chairman: John Yudin, Partner, Guy, Yudin & Foster, LLP
Chair Elect: Larry Stern, Chief of Staff, LaBovick Law Group in Palm Beach Gardens
Vice Chair: Gary Vonk, President of Keiser University, West Palm Beach Campus
Vice President: Richard Levine, General Manager, Macy’s, Treasure Coast Mall
Treasurer: Michelle Nelson, Regional Manager, Treasure Coast South Region, PNC Bank
Secretary: Mary Healy, President, Q.S. International, Ltd.
Dr. Doug Warns
Dr. Madeline Warns
Frank Byers, Jr, President, Byers Auto Group
Gary Uber, President, Family Private Care
Spencer Davis, Vice President of Commercial Banking, SunTrust Bank
Ken Ringe, President, Bayview Construction
Richard Worthy, Florida Power and Light
Chief Frank J Kitzerow, Town of Jupiter Chief of Police
Rep. William Snyder, Florida House of Representatives
George W. Bush, Partner, Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Sobel, Bush & McCluskey, LLP
Janice L Jennings, Esq, Principal, Law Office of Janice L. Jennings, West Palm Beach
Denny Sullivan, Manager, Publix Super Markets, Jupiter Farms
Susan Maupin, General Manager, Macy’s, Palm Beach Gardens
Conrad Steinhardt, Owner, Cubby Co.
Honorary Chair Emeritus: Mel Nobel, President of The Travel Guy in Palm City

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. 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.

President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Visits Palm Beach and Martin Counties

By | May 25th, 2011|Categories: News|

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

President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Visits Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Stuart, FL (May 23, 2011)- Karen Mathis, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America visited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties last week, meeting with board members and agency advocates in support of the recently expanded agency. Ms. Mathis gave presentations, met with the board of trustees and select supporters and visited State Attorney Michael McAuliffe’s office to meet with Career Skills Program mentors.

“I look forward to seeing this agency continue to grow,” said Ms. Mathis. “It is important to emphasize that Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donor supported volunteer driven organization, and our agencies need significant support on the local level to provide our programs to children facing adversity. We are an independently evaluated mentoring organization with proven outcomes and impact. These programs change lives, and I am excited to see the Palm Beach community getting involved.”

“We truly enjoyed Ms. Mathis’ visit. Her enthusiasm, encouragement and support will go a long way towards our expansion,” said Bill Bee, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. “Her vision and can-do attitude towards improving the lives of children is inspiring. We hope to harness the positive energy she created as we continue our expansion process into the Palm Beaches.”

More than 200 children are on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sisters in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Volunteers and financial support are needed to provide a positive role model to these children facing adversity. To volunteer or donate, please visit www.mentorbig.org. You contribution might be the start of something big.

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.

 

The 15th Annual Big Taste and Big Tournament Raises Big Money

By | April 21st, 2011|Categories: News|

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

The 15th Annual Big Taste and Big Tournament Raises Big Money For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
Stuart, FL (April 14, 2011)- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc (BBBS) is excited to announce the 15th Annual Big Taste and Big Tournament raised an estimated $60,000 on April 5, representing an increase of over 30% from the previous year despite weather concerns.

“We are proud to be the recipient of such community generosity,” said BBBS President/CEO Bill Bee. “The food was fantastic- our presenters really outdid themselves this year. Everyone enjoyed themselves while supporting our programs for local children. We are lucky to live in such a charitable and giving community, and we thank everyone for their support. As our community knows, we will use these funds efficiently and effectively to improve the lives of our local children.”

2011 Taste Winners
Best Soup: Artichoke Cafe for Bistro Soup
Best Salad: Key Lime Cafe for Triple Cherry Berry Salad with Grilled Chicken
Best Appetizer: Ian’s Tropical Grill for Hawaiian Escolar Sashimi
Best Entree: Palm City Grill for Parmesan Crusted Seabass
Best Dessert and Best Presentation: Edible Spirits for Banana Coconut Rum Cake

Competitors included- Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Big Apple Pizza, Big Kahuna, Carmella’s Brick Oven Pizza, Charlie’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, Chef Mark Muller, Indian River State College School of Culinary Arts, Jersey Mike’s Subs, La Bortaga, Manero’s, Mulligan’s Beach House, Padrino’s Original Hoagies, Palm City Grill, Palm Cove Sports Grill, Panera, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Publix Super Markets, Southern Pride, Splash Poolside Bar and Grill, The Chef’s Table, The Evergreen Club and TooJay’s.

 

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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