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LEGO® Store headed to Town Center Mall

Do you like to build? Palm Beach County’s first LEGO® store will open this fall in the Town Center Mall.

The store will feature a kid-chic design, innovative displays and play areas.

“The LEGO store at Town Center at Boca Raton will deliver an immersive LEGO Brand experience with a wide LEGO product assortment, hands on building, exclusive promotions and fun events,” said Kurt Rachdorf, Head of Americas Brand Retail Stores for The LEGO Group. “Shoppers and children will encounter friendly and engaging staff, unique LEGO experiences like our Build a Minifigure tower and Pick and Build wall, and plenty of inspiration.”

The store will feature the following three key design components. The “Pick & Build Wall” offers the option to hand pick and purchase specific LEGO bricks and elements in a variety of colors and shapes in bulk. The “Living Room” is an interactive play area prominently positioned in the center of the store, giving consumers a chance to get “hands-on, minds-on” with LEGO products. Finally, a “Brand Ribbon” runs the circumference of the store, featuring LEGO® model displays.

Boca Helping Hands hires new development specialist

Anna Campitelli Rubenstein has been named Development Specialist at Boca Helping Hands.

Previously, she was a Development Associate at the Dallas Zoo and a grant writing consultant. She graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in English and Zoology and DePaul University with a Masters in PR and Advertising.

Her current job responsibilities include soliciting donor and foundation support for Boca Helping Hands programs, general operations and capital needs; writing and managing grants; helping develop targeted and data-driven online and social media development campaigns; working to expand funding sources and grow monthly and individual contributions; and wearing her communications/editor hat as needed.

Campitelli Rubenstein’s work experience includes more than 5 years in nonprofit development/fundraising writing and managing grants, building relationships with foundation staff and donors and working as an advisor and consultant. She spent three years working for a public affairs and strategic communications firm, where she developed and implemented communications plans for corporate, public sector and nonprofit clients, pitched stories to the media, represented clients at events and organized roundtable discussions to engage stakeholders on key issues. She also has more than six years of experience in publishing, writing and editing.

Her prior positions include serving as Grant Writer/Development Associate at the Dallas Zoo where she raised $2.16M for capital projects, programming, and general operations through grants and supported a $14 million capital campaign for a new hippo exhibit.

She was also an Account Executive at Resolute Consulting where she worked with a variety of clients in the firm’s homeland security and international practice groups, developing strategic communications plans, securing media coverage for clients and organizing outreach efforts for several campaigns.

Seed co-work space to launch in Delray Beach

Looking to rent co-working space in Delray? Seed, a new co-working alternative for business people, will begin pre-leasing space this month.

Slated to open late summer, Seed is a co-working space located at 660 Linton Blvd. at the Delray Beach Station shopping plaza.

The 6,000-square-foot space will house solopreneurs and small business owners.

Located on the second floor of the retail office building, the upscale and inspiring work environment will include several office options to choose from, including 58 co-working hot desks with daily, weekly or monthly membership options, 14 executive offices catering to 1-3 people, and private meeting spaces with technological offerings for conference calls and telecommuters.

Co-workers at Seed will also have access to several open space areas, a zen relaxation lounge, a reception center, and more.

“Seed is entirely unique in this market and offers an energetic, hi-tech and inspired atmosphere as an alternative to a traditional office space,” said Terry Marks, a representative for the owner. “Additionally, the second-to-none location is situated next to the soon-to-open Whole Foods Market and the other varied retailers in the retail hub.”

Pre-leasing for Seed opens in mid-July, and the grand opening will take place in late summer 2019. For more information or to reserve your space, visit  www.WorkAtSeed.com.

Palm Beach Medical Society honors Kaye Communications as ‘Hero in Medicine’

Boca Raton-based Kaye Communications was recently recognized as a 2019 “Hero in Medicine” by the Palm Beach County Medical Society.

The public relations firm was honored during the nonprofit’s annual Heroes in Medicine Luncheon. The event honors local individuals and organizations who provide extraordinary services that address or have responded to health care needs in the county, the nation or around the world.

As a 2019 PBCMS Community Organization Hero, KCOM-PR was honored for its initiatives that assist others and contribute to the betterment of health care. The firm has represented hospitals, physicians and wellness-focused nonprofits.

It has also provided pro bono services for Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Kaye Communications and its principals conceived and have co-chaired the college’s annual White Coats-4-Care reception for 9 years, an event created to welcome and help “dress and equip” each incoming class through community engagement and scholarship funding.

The KCOM-PR’s BOCA BRAVE campaign it created for Boca Raton’s Promise drove heightened awareness and increased education on mental health and wellness in Boca Raton through proactive critical community conversations held with news media; at home; among City agencies; in schools, universities, libraries, houses of worship, neighborhoods and businesses and during public events. KCOM-PR forged relationships and alliances to support the nonprofit’s Voice Awards and Mental Health First Aid training sessions.

“We are so fortunate that we at KCOM-PR can do the work we love while benefiting the community we love,” said KCOM-PR Founder, President and Chief Strategist Bonnie Kaye. “To be recognized by the Palm Beach County Medical Society as a ‘Hero in Medicine’ is a pinnacle we never imagined and are so very appreciative of this honor.”