News Release: 3/24/2023
Join us for our Ribbon Cutting ceremony at our new Palm Beach Gardens location! Meet the team and learn about our services! We will be serving light refreshments during the event and extend an invite to join us downstairs at Rocco Taco's afterwards for lunch.
Corporate Sustainability + Employee Performance Enhancement = Smart Business
Sustainability is about more than LED light bulbs and solar panels. it is about people. Your staff is your biggest risk and biggest opportunity. The Big 5 (insomnia, stress, anxiety, phsical pain and mental acuity) in your employees causes a 5% GDP negative impact on your business each year. If your sustainability program does not include a 'people piece' to address employee performance, health and happiness, it is not a true sustainability program. This article discusses this point.
Podcast on how to use sustainability certification to differentiate and grow your business
Assuming you care about the environment and future generations, this article, which includes a podcast and a PPP, will help you use sustainability certification to differentiate and grow your business.
Tax Collector Office Employees Donate More Than $17,000
Tax Collector Office Employees Donate More Than $17,000 Donations supported homeless students and families affected by addiction.West Palm Beach, Fla. – Constitutional Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon is pleased to announce employees at the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office raised $17,594 in 2022 in support of two local non-profit organizations: Living Hungry and Making Every Day Count. Checks were presented to representatives from the charities during a ceremony held at the Tax Collector’s
Is your corporate message what your market wants to hear?
You spend a lot of time and money trying to convince people to buy from you versus the other guy. But are you saying what they want to hear? 75% of Gen X and Gen Z (which combine for 64% of the world’s population and is the future of your business) say sustainability is more important than your brand name. Similarly, 70% of all consumers will move their purchases to a certified sustainable company when they find one. This is why certified sustainable companies are growing 75% – 20x faster than their
Tender Care’s Lake Park Center is Officially Open!
On Friday, March 3rd, Tender Care officially opened the doors of their Lake Park location. Their grand opening included free food, ice cream, and a ribbon cutting. They had over 20 people attend including the mayor of Palm Beach Gardens, commissioners, the police chief, the fire department, the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce CEO, Chasin A Dream Foundation members, healthcare workers, families, and more! Tender Care was one of the first PPECs in the State of Florida, opening its first
Forbes 2023 State of Sustainability survey
This post presents the Forbes 2023 State of Sustainability survey Main point - If you are a vendor to a larger company with a sustainability officer, expect a call
Another company shows its continued commitment to sustainability
Sea Coast Professional Window & Door, of Deerfield Beach, FL, has renewed its Edenark Group ISO 14001 environmental sustainability certification through 2023. Sea Coast was originally certified in 2022 and, because it is the right thing to do, and because the certification generates a positive ROI, they have renewed. This post shows the release.
Michael Meekins Named Port Executive Director
Riviera Beach, Fla. – Michael Meekins, the Port of Palm Beach’s current Director of Operations and Business Development, will take the helm on Monday, March 20th as the new Executive Director of the Port of Palm Beach. The Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners finalized Meekins three-year employment agreement during today’s Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting. The announcement comes just one month after the Board unanimously selected Meekins as the top candidate to fill the executive
Client Video on the ease of the Edenark Group ISO 14001 application process
The biggest question/fear we get from our prospects is over the perceived time commitment to become certified sustainable under the Edenark Group ISO 14001 program. In point of fact, Edenark Group handles the vast majority of the work for you. This client video addresses that perception/fear.
How We’re Earning Millions of Dollars ?for You
One of the most important roles that this office holds is that of Palm Beach County’s Treasurer. We are the custodian of the billions of tax dollars that our county brings in and it is our responsibility to invest and earn interest on that money. Our office’s certified investment professionals proactively manage an average portfolio of $3.3 billion to maximize investment earnings, while ensuring that tax dollars are protected, providing the County with the cash they need when they need it. When I was
Sarah's Slow Jam now teaching classes!
Sarah's Slow Jam is proud to announce Master Food Preserver, Sarah Cohen, is now teaching food preservation classes! In small class settings, Sarah teaches a two hour instructional. Sarah is a renowned local business owner whose preserved food product line including gourmet jams, jellies and marmalades is downright scrumptious!! During this beginner courses, attendees will learn the tips, tricks & the special recipes to transform and preserve fresh fruits and veggies into nutritious & delicious fermented
News Release: 3/15/2023
Take Stock in Children PBC is expanding services to include workforce development opportunities for our students. We hope to partner with local businesses that seek to provide training tools and resources to 18-22-year-old college going students. As our students transition from education and into the workforce, this is a great opportunity for students to explore career options in a field they are interested in. We hope to also influence your business and success through recognition and by increasing
Supply Chain Sustainability Certification is attainable for even your smallest vendors
If you are a certified sustainable company you already know that you are mandated to use vendors that can also prove (via certification or 3rd party audit/verification) that they are also sustainable. Per this article in Sustainability Magazine, the historical problem has been that small vendors have pushed back, saying there are no globally-recognized programs that are designed and priced for them. And what do you do? You blink. Going forward, when your vendor says there are no programs built for them,
Els for Autism® hosts The Autism Innovations and Global Impact Conference: RE-creating RECREATION in Jupiter, Florida
The Autism Innovations and Global Impact Conference: RE-creating RECREATION kicks off March 23 and 24, 2023 at The Els Center of Excellence®, 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, Florida. Co-Hosted by Dr. Marlene Sotelo and Dr. Erin Brooker Lozott of Els for Autism®, the conference will focus on demonstrating how RECREATION can be used as a platform for other therapeutic interventions. The conference will provide tools and best practices for organizations, providers, and practitioners interested in
Warrior Athletic and Arts Foundation invites you to The Met Gala on April 12th at the Pelican Club in Jupiter
Warrior Athletics and Arts Foundation Inaugural Fundraising Event not to be missed!Tickets and tables are going fast so don't miss this black tie event! The Met Gala, at the Pelican Club in Jupiter on April 12, 2023 with doors opening at 7 PM. Join us for a fabulous silent auction, hors d'Oeuvres, elegant plated dinner, music, and live auction. Proceeds are to build a field house for the Jupiter Community High School student athletes. To purchase your ticket or table- http://bidpal.net/themetgala or scan
Is your advertising giving you the greatest ROI?
The consumer of today expects different things. Per this article, 75% of Gen X and Gen Z say Sustainability is more important than your brand name. So, next time you write that check for your ad spend, think about this - "Are you saying what you want to say, or are you saying what they want to hear?" But be careful. Don't Greenwash. If you say you are sustainable, you need to have 3rd party verification or certification. You can't just make it up. If the market finds out you Greenwashed, they will
Struggling to find, hire and retain top talent?
The job market is tight. It is a seller's market. If you are going to find, hire and retain, top talent, you can either over-pay, and lose them later, or offer an environment they want to be part of. This article talks about what today's job seekers want.
Choose to lead, not follow, on this one
As a small business owner, part of your job is sorting through the noise - ie, "Is this something I need to commit time to, or is it something I can ignore?" - Proving your company is sustainable is one of the ones you should commit the time to - Choose to lead, not follow, on this one.Here is a World Economic Forum post on your business being key to a sustainable and inclusive world.
Edenark Group Adds to its Europe team by adding a UK-focused member
Edenark Group is excited to add Dave McColl to its sales team. Dave is located in London and will focus on the UK market. link
Top Sustainability Predictions for Asia/Pacific for 2023 - 2027
This article talks about the top sustainability predictions by IDC for Asia/Pacific (the study does not include Japan) from today (2023) to 2027. We are seeing the same significant expansion of sustainability in North America and Europe.
Harvard Law - ESG trends to watch in 2023
This article talks about the ESG trends you should watch in 2023; impacting the future of your business.
Five Lesser Law Firm Attorneys Named 2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC is proud to announce that five attorneys made the prestigious list of Lawdragon’s 2023 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers for their outstanding dedication to fighting for justice on behalf of their clients. These skilled personal injury trial attorneys are part of an illustrious group of leaders in the legal profession. Their inclusion in this list, year after year, speaks volumes about their dedication to professionalism, integrity and ethics, and their commitment
Another Company that cares about the future
Com-ESCO is a top South Florida construction company, ESCO (energy services company) and parent to a number of sub-companies. They want to grow and they also want to be part of protecting our planet for you and me. They are renewing their environmental sustainability certification as it allows them to do both.
Support Our Local Athletes
Warrior Athletics and Arts Foundation Inaugural Fundraising Event not to be missed!Tickets and tables are going fast so don't miss this black tie event! The Met Gala, at the Pelican Club in Jupiter on April 12, 2023 with doors opening at 7 PM. Join us for a fabulous silent auction, hors d'Oeuvres, elegant plated dinner, music, and live auction. Proceeds are to build a field house for the Jupiter Community High School student athletes. To purchase your ticket or table- http://bidpal.net/themetgala. Don't
Former Department of Agriculture Attorney Joins Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
West Palm Beach, Fla., March 8, 2023 – Florida law firm Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. is excited to announce Kylie Werk has joined the firm as an associate in its West Palm Beach office. Kylie is an excellent addition to the firm as it continues to expand its environmental, land use and agricultural law practice in Florida. Kylie has been an attorney since 2021 and was most recently at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services where she was a Senior Attorney and the Acting Director of
Are you maximizing your hiring odds...or fishing with bait that only attracts half the fish?
This post talks about the advantages certified sustainable companies have over their non-certified peers when it comes to hiring and retaining employees.
ESPN West Palm Celebrates 20 Years of Defining Sports and Serving Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast: March 3 ESPN West Palm Day
The year was 2003. Just six years after founding Good Karma Brands, the parent company to ESPN West Palm and many other sports-focused initiatives, Craig Karmazin, Steve Politziner and the team were looking to expand their geographic footprint – they couldn’t get enough of sports both on and off the air, they had found their niche. The first show the West Palm community heard was the Steve (Politziner) and Craig (Karmazin) Show airing from 4pm – 7pm followed by Evan Cohen and John Martin from 7pm – 9pm. In
Ransomware Risks Persist in 2023
Last month’s “ransomware and data exfiltration event” suffered by the U.S. Marshals Service was a stark reminder that cybersecurity threats continue as a significant risk to businesses of all kinds. No organization—not even law enforcement—is exempt.Here are some of the latest troubling statistics:International IT trade group CompTIA reports that ransomware attacks grew 41% last year.CompTIA analysts also found that “identification and remediation” for a ransomware incident took 49 days longer than the
Let's start the week with a Happy Jump - Countries Agree to Historic Oceans Treaty!
All of us in PBNCC, as we live near the ocean and appreciate its power and fragility, should do a happy jump, as this post suggests.
Best Buy Grand Opening Event March 17th
The old Palm Beach Gardens Best Buy® store is moving to an all-new location that’s bigger and better than ever at 11231 Legacy Avenue Palm Beach Gardens. Experience a brand new store that includes an added assortment of products and brands, including experiential premium sections that include luxury appliances from Viking, Dacor, Thermador and more, plus premium home entertainment gear from McIntosh, Bowers & Wilkins, Savant, and MartinLogan, and finally, an expanded assortment of Health and Fitness
What did we learn this past week?
We covered a lot of ground this past week and this post summarizes the key things we learned.
Top Florida/Caribbean environmental engineering firm renews its sustainability certification
Sustainable Performance Solutions (SPS) is one of the top environmental engineering firms in the FL/Caribbean market. They know all the sustainability programs, standards and certifications. Per this post, for their own company, they became certified, and recently renewed that commitment, via the Edenark Group ISO 14001.
Avoid Greenwashing Risk
If your company has a home-grown, self-certified, sustainability program; and you want to promote your company as sustainable, you rish market pushback for Greenwashing. This post discusses options that are available to you.
MHCommercial Real Estate Fund II Acquires Premier Tampa Office Building, Bridgeport Center for $40,000,000 Million ($222/SF)
MHCommercial Real Estate Fund II Acquires Premier Tampa Office Building, Bridgeport Center for $40,000,000 Million ($222/SF) West Palm Beach, FL – MHCommercial Real Estate Fund II (“MHCREFII”), a South Florida based real estate private equity fund, has closed on the purchase of Bridgeport Center in the Tampa Westshore submarket for $40,000,000 ($222/SF) in a joint venture partnership with Siguler Guff & Company, LP (“Siguler Guff”), a multi-strategy private markets investment firm with over $16 billion
Taxes Filed Free - United Way of Palm Beach County VITA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nicole HernandezDirector of Brand ExperienceNicoleHernandez@unitedwaypbc.org561-375-6657 United Way of Palm Beach County Launches 20th Year of Taxes Filed Free ProgramFree, Fast, and Safe Income Tax FilingWest Palm Beach, Fla. (February 8, 2023) – United Way of Palm Beach County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program begins its 20th year of service, offering free income tax preparation throughout Palm Beach County to those with a 2022 household income of $70,000 or less.
New UF Speciality License Plate, Available Now Statewide
For the first time in nearly 15 years, the University of Florida has released a redesigned specialty license plate. Available now statewide at all county tax collector’s offices, the refreshed Florida Gators plate is a great way for Gators to take their Gator pride on the road. All first-time buyers are eligible for a $25 rebate. Visit UFplates.com for more information. And remember, wherever you go, Go Gators!
Mint Eco Car Wash Breaks Ground on New Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard Location
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, January 26, 2023— Today, Mint Eco Car Wash officially broke ground on its development of 1890 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, located at the corner of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and I-95. The Company has shared previously that it currently owns 10 properties with the goal of developing a portfolio of 50 car washes in Palm Beach County.“One of the biggest differences about Mint Eco Car Wash is our approach to the market,” shared CEO and Co-Founder, Geoffrey Jervis, at today’s event. “We
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Hires Matthew Brown as Chief Operating Officer
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Hires Matthew Brown as Chief Operating Officer West Palm Beach, FL – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate services and investment firms has hired Matthew Brown as Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Brown will be responsible for overseeing the growth and operation of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s real estate brokerage and property management businesses as well as playing a key role in identifying and closing real
Mint Eco Car Wash Acquires Tenth Site, Becomes the Largest Car Wash in Palm Beach County
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, December 20, 2022 — Mint Eco Car Wash has announced the acquisition of its tenth site in Palm Beach County, officially making the award-winning, local brand the largest car wash business in the County.“We announced at the beginning of 2022 that Mint Eco’s mission is to bring happiness to Palm Beach County through the acquisition and development of 50 car washes over the next ten years,” shared CEO and Co-Founder Geoffrey Jervis. “Our goal for 2022 was to build a portfolio of ten
Farmer's Table Now Open for Lunch!
Join Farmer’s Table North Palm Beach for lunch. Step out of the office and enjoy the amazing views of the 18-hole signature golf course for a farm-fresh lunch! Your favorite community restaurant, Farmer’s Table, is open for lunch again Monday-Friday from 11:30AM-3PM! Delicious highlights from the lunch menu include: Farmer's Table Cheeseburger with Grass Fed-Grass Finished Burger topped with your Choice of Cheese, LTO, and Pickle on a Toasted Brioche Bun, Farmer's Table Cobb Salad loaded with Romaine
Mint Eco Car Wash Hires CFO and COO, Relocates Headquarters
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida, September 21, 2022 — Mint Eco Car Wash has filled out its senior leadership team with the additions of a Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Gagnon, and Chief Operating Officer, Preston Black. In addition, as a result of the team’s growth, Mint Eco has relocated its corporate Headquarters to Palm Beach Gardens.Kevin Gagnon, Chief Financial Officer, was most recently the CFO of TooJay’s Restaurants and brings over 30 years of experience in finance and management to Mint Eco’s team.
Ladies Drink FREE Thursdays at NPB Public House
NPB Public House, North Palm Beach's best Tavern on the Green, is launching Ladies Night Thursdays on August 25th! Every Thursday from 8-11PM, ladies drink FREE (select wines, beers & cocktails). Enjoy beats by DJ Immortal and DJ Real 1 plus happy hour priced bar bites. Mark your calendars & grab your girls to make NPB Public House your new go-to for Ladies' Night! Reserve your spot and RSVP today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-drink-free-thursday-tickets-397112643607 Like, follow & tag
FL Board of Medicine Approves Historic Revision to Obesity Treatment Standard
On August 8th, the Florida Board of Medicine approved the revision of a rule dating back to 1998 that highly restricted the treatment of obesity as a chronic disease. Under the new revised law, patients have access to the full spectrum of medical, evidence-based treatments, already available across the nation, for long-term management of this complex disease. The Standards for the Prescription of Drugs that Treat Obesity 64B8-9.012, issued in 1998, restricted prescribing, ordering, dispensing, or
Mint Eco Car Wash Announces Plan to Improve Traffic at Southern Boulevard Location
A Fresh Approach to Washing Cars Mint Eco Car Wash Announces Plan to Improve Traffic at Southern Boulevard LocationWEST PALM BEACH, Florida, August 10, 2022 - Mint Eco Car Wash has announced its plan to invest over $1.25MM to solve the well-known West Palm Beach Southend neighborhood traffic issue on Southern Boulevard and South Olive Avenue. This particular intersection near their 316 Southern Boulevard location has many problems, one of which is the traffic flow Southbound on Olive Avenue. Mint Eco
MHCommercial Real Estate Fund II Acquires Boca Raton Office Complex, Yamato Office Center, for $45.9 Million
Press ReleaseMay 10, 2022Melissa BeierNAI/Merin Hunter CodmanPhone: email@example.com MHCommercial Real Estate Fund II Acquires Boca Raton Office Complex, Yamato Office Center, for $45.9 Million West Palm Beach, FL – MHCommercial Real Estate Fund II (“MHCREFII”), a discretionary real estate private equity fund formed by Dung Lam, Neil E. Merin and Jordan Paul, has closed on the purchase of Yamato Office Center in Boca Raton for $45,925,000 ($267/SF) in a joint venture partnership with
MHCommercial Real Estate Fund and Waterfall Asset Management Purchase LEED® Gold Certified 100,525 SF Office Building in West Palm Beach, Florida for $32.5 Million
Press Release For immediate release:April 4, 2022Melissa BeierNAI/Merin Hunter CodmanPhone: firstname.lastname@example.org MHCommercial Real Estate Fund and Waterfall Asset Management Purchase LEED® Gold Certified 100,525 SF Office Building in West Palm Beach, Florida for $32.5 Million West Palm Beach, FL – A joint venture between affiliates of West Palm Beach based MHCommercial Real Estate Fund II (“MHCREF”), a discretionary real estate private equity fund formed by NAI/Merin Hunter
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Announces Commercial Associate Alexandra Bazo, Selected to be Georgetown University’s AFIRE Representative
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Announces Commercial Associate Alexandra Bazo, Selected to be Georgetown University’s AFIRE Representative-- Only two 2022 Georgetown University Master’s in Real Estate Candidates were chosen as AFIRE Representatives. -West Palm Beach, FL – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate firms, is proud to announce that NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Commercial Associate, Alexandra Bazo, a 2022 Master’s Degree in Real Estate candidate at Georgetown
News Release: NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s Adam Starr Brings Fort Lauderdale’s Cypress Plaza Office Building to 100% Occupancy, Signaling a Strong Cypress Creek Submarket
Press ReleaseFebruary 3, 2021 NAI/MERIN HUNTER CODMAN’S ADAM STARR BRINGS FORT LAUDERDALE’S CYPRESS PLAZA OFFICE BUILDING TO 100% OCCUPANCY, SIGNALING A STRONG CYPRESS CREEK SUBMARKET-- Over 10,000 SF of new leases have been completed within the first seven months of representing the landlord. --South Florida – One of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate services firms, NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., proudly announces that Cypress Plaza, 6365 NW 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale is now 100% leased.
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Announces 2021 Broker of the Year
Press Release For immediate release:February 1, 2022Melissa BeierNAI/Merin Hunter CodmanPhone: email@example.com NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Announces 2021 Broker of the Year-- Lesley Sheinberg wins her third Broker of the Year award from top South Florida commercial real estate firm, NAI/Merin Hunter Codman -- West Palm Beach, FL – NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc., one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate firms, is pleased to announce that Managing Director, Lesley
MHCommercial Real Estate Fund and Contrarian Capital Management Acquire Lakewood Ranch Office Property from The Dilweg Companies – 9000 Town Center Parkway - for $20,250,000
Press Release For immediate release:June 14, 2021Melissa BeierNAI/Merin Hunter CodmanPhone: firstname.lastname@example.org MHCommercial Real Estate Fund and Contrarian Capital Management Acquire Lakewood Ranch Office Property from The Dilweg Companies – 9000 Town Center Parkway - for $20,250,000 West Palm Beach, Fla. – MHCommercial Real Estate Fund LLC (“MHC”) a Florida based discretionary private real estate fund has formed a joint venture with Contrarian Capital Management, LLC
NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Negotiates 33,488 SF Lease on behalf of Boca Raton’s LGM Pharma as part of their Nexgen Pharma Acquisition
Press Release For immediate release:June 29, 2021Melissa BeierNAI/Merin Hunter CodmanPhone: email@example.com NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Negotiates 33,488 SF Lease on behalf of Boca Raton’s LGM Pharma as part of their Nexgen Pharma AcquisitionMid-pandemic, NAI/Merin Hunter Codman’s Senior Associate Jeffrey A. Cebula partnered with NAI Capital Commercial to complete a 7-year, 33,488 SF, industrial lease in Orange County, CA. Boca Raton, FL & Irvine, CA – NAI/Merin Hunter