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UNTUCKit opens at Town Center

The brand that makes it OK to not tuck in your shirts, UNTUCKit, is now open at the Town Center Mall.

The brand was created in 2011 to solve the problem of the sloppy look of untucked dress shirts by designing shirts that are meant to be worn untucked.

This is the company’s 51st store nationwide. Five stores are already open in Florida and this is the first one in Boca Raton.

“We like to open stores where our customers are, so after seeing that so many people from the Boca Raton community were shopping with us online, we wanted to bring the product to them,” UNTUCKit founder Chris Riccobono said. “The Town Center is a perfect location, and we’re in some great company with other retailers, so we’re excited to have picked the area for our first store in Boca.”

The 1,600-square-feet shop will feature the shirts the company is known for and other lines including T-shirts, polos, sports jackets and performance wear.

Hanley Foundation to host seminar in Boca to educate attorneys on substance abuse

Hanley Foundation, a statewide leader in substance use disorder education, will host a “Lunch & Learn” seminars for legal professionals entitled Addressing and Combating Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession on Feb. 4.

The seminar will run from noon to 4 p.m. at FAU’s Tech Runway. It includes lunch and provides four Continuing Legal Education credits, including two ethics credits.

Research shows that 18-20 percent of attorneys abuse alcohol or other substances – double the rate of the general population. Of those lawyers facing disciplinary actions, 25 percent are found to be abusing drugs or alcohol and suffering from a mental disorder.

“As we fight the current opioid crisis and other forms of addiction on all fronts, we especially want to provide assistance to particularly vulnerable populations,” said Jan Cairnes, CEO of Hanley Foundation. “According to the American Bar Association, because many lawyers and judges are overachievers who carry an enormous workload, the tendency to ‘escape’ from daily problems through the use of drugs and alcohol is prevalent in the legal community.”

There will be four speakers: D. Culver ‘Skip’ Smith III, P.A., Michael J. Pike, Molly J. Paris and Kevin Vance. They will focus their presentations on substance abuse in the legal profession and its ethical implications.

Tickets are $75 per person and include lunch, with limited seating available. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit hanleyfoundation.org/lunch-and-learn or call 561-268-2355.

Healthier Delray Beach looking for new director

Healthier Delray Beach is looking for a new director to lead the nonprofit.

The organization’s first director Lauren Zuchman is stepping down as of Feb. 1 as she is starting a new role as Executive Director of BeWellPBC, a new behavioral health institute in Palm Beach County.

The nonprofit has formed a search committee to identify candidates to lead the nonprofit in the new year.

Ed Morse Automotive Group acquires seven franchises in Dallas

Delray Beach-based Ed Morse Automotive Group acquired several dealerships in Dallas, Texas.

Ed Morse purchased the dealerships from Roundtree Automotive Group.

“It’s tremendously exciting to be expanding outside of Florida which has been our home for over 70 years. Dallas is a market that we’ve coveted for a long time and look forward to establishing our trusted family name in such an important region,” said Teddy Morse, Chairman and CEO of Ed Morse Automotive Group.

The Ed Morse Automotive Group is headquartered in Delray Beach and has been family owned for over 70 years. This acquisition will add over 260 employees to their 900 plus employee base, growing their locations to 16 dealerships locations, 22 franchises and 13 automotive brands.

“Dallas is a great car market and these dealerships were well run. We are looking not only to continue these dealerships’ history of great deals and outstanding customer service, but to make significant capital improvements. We also look forward to supporting the local community with job growth and giving back to local non-profits,” Morse said.