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Clive Daniel Home recognizes Boca Circle of Distinction winners 

Home furnishings retailer Clive Daniel Home recently honored the top five sales performers from its Boca location during the second annual “Circle of Distinction” awards ceremony.

Circle of Distinction winners for 2018 are: Fran Bernstein, ASID, NCIDQ, CAPS; Wendy Fielding, Lori Gilman, Beverly Perlin and Patti Wind.

Held at the Boca Raton showroom, the dinner honored the store’s highly successful sales associates and designers. Daniel Lubner, Clive Daniel CEO and President presented engraved Lucite awards to each winning associate.

“These extremely talented designers and top sales professionals helped us to achieve record-breaking sales for our store,” Lubber said.

LoSoMo president serving on BBB board

Veronica Romney, president of Boca-based LoSoMo Inc., is serving on the Better Business Bureau overseeing Southeast Florida and the Caribbean.

Each BBB is directed by its local Board of Directors, to best serve consumers and businesses in the designated area of service. The BBB Board of Directors is composed from different businesses throughout Southeast Florida, including small businesses and Fortune 500 businesses so that the expertise helps BBB better serve each part of the local economy.

“Had it not been for the BBB, my immigrant parents’ air conditioning company would have never taken off 30 years ago. They are one of the few A-plus rated air conditioning companies in South Florida and their accreditation gave them the trust customers needed to work with them,” said Romney who’s business LoSoMo Inc. also holds an A-plus rating with the BBB. “I’m grateful and honored to be able to serve on the board of directors to help businesses like my parents’ make a difference in their communities.”

Boca Woods hires new director of golf

Boca Woods Country Club has hired Jason Hrynkiw as PGA Director of Golf.

He comes to Boca Woods from Sarasota’s Laurel Oak Country Club. Prior to his three years there, he was the head professional at Gleneagles Country Club.

He competed full-time on the  Canadian Pro Tour for many years, and has made appearances in PGA Tour and Web.Com events. Most recently, he was the Tournament Chairman for the Southeast Chapter PGA and has won many South Florida PGA tournaments.

Jason has been married to his wife Dawn for 22 years.  They have a daughter Victoria, 18 and son Tyler, 17.

NCCI raises money for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue

NCCI raised more than $4,000 during the Paws for the Cause Campaign.

More than 40 NCCI employees and their pets participated in the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 17th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals. Two dogs and one cat found their forever homes when they were ultimately adopted from the Peggy Adams PetMobile.

Delray DDA Executive Director named to IDA

Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Laura Simon has been selected to serve on the International Downtown Association (IDA) Nighttime Economy Council.

She will work with five other members representing Downtown Orlando, Jacksonville, Lower Eastside NYC, Denver and Winnipeg, to create best practices for developing a nighttime economy for established, growing and emerging Downtown urban districts.

Downtowner continues Aspen service

Downtowner, a tech and data-focused micro-transit company, was once again awarded a contract to operate Aspen’s on-demand transportation service.

Downtowner’s on-demand ride service was initially brought in to help alleviate the traffic and parking issues that were plaguing downtown Aspen. The primary goal outlined by the city was to get single occupancy vehicles out of the core, and in doing so reduce congestion, increase parking turnover, improve air quality, and enhance the overall downtown experience.

Downtowner has been operating its fleet of 100 percent electric vehicles in Aspen for the past two years.

“It is very exciting to see the contract with the Downtowner service get extended in the city of Aspen. I support any microtransit system in Aspen that helps cut down on the congestion, because there’s fewer cars coming into town looking for a parking space. The service is also one of the things we have done in Aspen that has received near unanimous support from the local business community. I look forward to even stronger ridership and fewer vehicles needing to park in town.” said Mitch Osur, Director of Parking and Downtown Services for the City of Aspen.