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 Since 1989                               Wilton Manors - A Great Place To Do Business   December 2006                                                                                                           Since 1989




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                                                                                                                                               Wilton Manors - A Great Place To Do Business               December 2006

                                                                                                         Message from
                                               Wishes appy
                                                                                                                                                                           Next Meeting

                                                                                                          the Board of
                                                                                                                                                                       Monday, December 11th, 2006


                                              Sa fe & Heason                                                Directors
                                                                                                                                                                                   PLACE


                                                 liday S
                                                                                                                                                                           Georgie’s Alibi Party

                                             Ho                                                               For those who have been members
                                                                                                         for a long time, you know how successful
                                                                                                         of annual Holiday Social has become.
                                                                                                                                                                          Room 2266 Wilton Drive
                                                                                                                                                                           Holiday Cocktail party
                                                                                                                                                                              6:00 - 7: 30 PM
                                                                                                         For our newest members, this would
                                                                                                                                                        $12 payable at door includes 1 house drink and appetizer buffett,

   WELCOME
                                                                                                         be the perfect time to network and
                                                      ETANT, A SPA FOR THE WELL BEING                    socialize in an informal festive setting.
                                                                                                                                                                            happy hour prices apply
                                                             Scott St Cyr/John Pimenta

   NEW MEMBERS
                                                                                                              As you prepare your Business Plan         Bring an unwrapped toy or donation for Wilton Manors Elementary
                                                    2153 Wilton Drive • Wilton Manors, FL 33305          for 2007 what better way to get to know                        School (special needs children)
                                                 954-630-1444 • Fax 954-630-1443 • www.etant.com         your Business Partners. Everyone                                      Business card raffle
                                                                                                         likes to do business with people they                          Members and guests welcome
                                                                                                         know.                                                              further information check
                                                                                                              WMBA is dedicated to serving you,
                                                                                                                                                                   www.wiltonmanorsbusinessassociation.com
                                                                                                         our members, by providing the best                                     Purpose
                                                                                                         networking and informative programs.
                                                                                                         When you attend our events, you build          To Attract & Promote Businesses within Wilton Manors.
                                                                                                         personal and professional relationships
                                                                                                         with fellow members on an intimate
                                                                                                                                                       GOALS:
                                                                                                         group level. We encourage you to be
                                                                                                         involved with our events throughout the
                                                                                                         year. Some of the activities this past
        P.O. Box 24332                                                                                   year included sponsoring Kids Day (at         A. Attract new and more customers to existing Wilton
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307-4332                                                                           the elementary school), the 5 k Race             Manors area shopping.
                                                                                                         and Pride festival. We also provided you
 NEXT MEETING                                                                                            with post hurricane disaster updates,
   Monday, Dec. 11th, 2006                                                                                                                             B. Attract new types of business to existing storefronts.
                                                                                                         candidates? night, and business
              PLACE                                                                                      spotlights on your premises, political
                                                                                                         action, and Wilton Manors Main Street
                                                                                                                                                       C. Promote inter-commerce trade between Wilton
     Georgie’s Alibi Party
    Room 2266 Wilton Drive                                                                               involvement. We look for opportunities           Manors businesses.
     Holiday Cocktail party
        6:00 - 7: 30 PM                                                                                  to improve our business climate in
                                                                                                         addition to helping local organizations.      D. Encourage interaction between city officials and
 $12 payable at door includes 1 house                                                                         Start your next year now, by                business leaders.
drink and appetizer buffett, happy hour
               prices apply                                                                              meeting new business Partners at our
  Bring an unwrapped toy or donation                                                                     Holiday Social and get in the Spirit.
 for Wilton Manors Elementary School                                                                                                                   E. Help promote the small town image with advantages
                                                                                                              Wishing you Happy Holidays and a
         (special needs children)
                                                                                                         Healthy New Year.
                                                                                                                                                          of big city surroundings.
           Business card raffle
     Members and guests welcome
        further information check                                                                        Alan Renzer
www.wiltonmanorsbusinessassociation.com                                                                  On behalf of the Board of Directors
Since 1989                               Wilton Manors - A Great Place To Do Business                 December 2006       Since 1989                              Wilton Manors - A Great Place To Do Business           December 2006

                         SPOTLIGHT                                                                                        Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                     Alan Renzer
                                                                                                                                   Acting President
                                                                                                                                                                 Greetings from the Mayor
                           Bank Lending
                  ColonialThrower, VP-CRE Loan OfficerOffice
                       Ray
                                                                                                                               Sun Trust • 954-396-4302

                                                                                                                                     Bill Mattax
                                                                                                                                                                              Happiest of Holidays friends and neighbors!

                                                                                                                                                                    What a great year 2006 has been for the City of Wilton Manors! Besides
             300 SE 2nd Street, Suite 760 • Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3301                                                           Past President              the fortune of good weather( aka- no hurricanes!), our City continues to
                                                                                                                              Mattax.Net • 954-987-8525         grow and prosper. In March, the citizens approved a bond referendum
                         Tel: 954-712-6958 • Fax: 954-525-3795                                                                                                  to fund a new city hall. The Wilton Manors Business Association took a
         E-Mail: rey_thrower@colonialbank.com • Web: www.colonialbank.com                                                           Beth Cooper                 leadership role in seeing this bond pass. I would like to thank WMBA for
                                                                                                                               Vice President/Secretary         being a driving force of commerce and progress in our community. As
    Do you need a commercial real estate loan for an         of Charleston, South Carolina’s Planning department.            Sunshine Chiropractic Center
income producing property? Or maybe you need a                                                                                                                  our city grows and prospers, so do our local businesses.
                                                                 Colonial Bank is currently the fifth largest commercial             954-390-0818                    As we look ahead to 2007, Wilton Station will be completed soon,
commercial real estate construction loan? Do you             bank in Florida. We understand the local market                                                    bringing hundreds of new residents to Wilton Manors, ensuring a boost
currently own an office, retail, multi-family, industrial,    dynamics of the “Island City,” as the bank has been a                Victoria N. Garcia            to our business community. Other development projects are scheduled
self-storage, or hotel/resort property and have equity in    part of the community for over two decades. In addition,                 Treasurer
                                                                                                                                   VNG Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                to be completed throughout 2007- keeping out City moving forward. I
your property? If your answer to any of these questions is   our regional President and CEO of Retail Banking, Eris                                             am so happy that we have such terrific businesses in our City to serve
“yes” then Colonial Bank is your bank of choice! Quality                                                                            954-564-5983
                                                             Sandler, is an active community leader, currently serving                                          them!
personal service, a wide array of business and personal                                                                                                             WMBA is a big part of what makes Wilton Manors so special. From
                                                             as a board member for Kids in Distress. This holiday                   Dean Hackley
financial products and convenience, are some of the                                                                                 Sergeant at Arms             the annual directory to the support of the Taste of the Island, WMBA is
                                                             season, Colonial Bank will partner with Kids in Distress
factors most important to you in choosing a financial                                                                                Flags Are U.S.              a tremendous community partner. I look forward to continuing to work
                                                             to help make wishes come true for children in need by
institution. Colonial Bank offers these advantages and                                                                              954-439-1958                together to make Wilton Manors an ideal place to live and do business!
more.                                                        collecting toys in 48 branches throughout South Florida.                                               On behalf of the Commission and the City Manager, as well as my
    With more than 20 years of experience, I understand          We are committed to your success and have the                    Virginia Flaherty             family, I wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons and tremendous
the banking needs of our communities. Prior to joining       financial tools you need to support the growth of your                    Newsletter                success on the New Year!
the Colonial team in 2002, I worked for eight years as a     business. We look forward to meeting you and helping               About Town Lock & Safe
commercial real estate loan underwriter with a nationally    your financial dreams come true. For more information                   954-566-8957                   With best regards,
known financial firm. I also spent eight years as a city       about our quality products and services, call us at 954-                                              Scott Newton
                                                                                                                                     Rick Miller                   Mayor of Wilton Manors
planner with the Architectural and Preservation Division     712-6958 or visit www.colonialbank.com.                        Barton & Miller • 954-566-4314


                         SPOTLIGHT                                                                                                                                            November Meeting
                                                                                                                                   Wynn Fesperman
                                                                                                                           Tri-Square Building & Construction
                                                                                                                                     954-630-8958

             Wilton Manors Elementary School
                       Mark Narkier, Principal
                                                                                                                                   Gerard Andrews
                                                                                                                                  Executive Director
                                                                                                                              Wilton Manors Main Street
                                                                                                                                                                    Jason Halle from ABC Web Services discussed many interesting
                                                                                                                                                                tips for setting up business web sites at our November 13th meeting
                                                                                                                                                                at Hagan Park. New members who attended were presented WMBA
                          2401 NW 3rd Avenue · Wilton Manors, FL 33305                                                              954-568-0504                membership certificates.
                                       Tel: 754-322-8950                                                                            King Wilkinson                  Several door prizes were also raffled off from business card entries.
    Wilton Manors Elementary School is proud to be a         of Wilton Manors sponsored a “Touch a Truck” program          Island City Realty • 954-564-4004
candidate school for the International Baccalaureate         to expose children to different types of transportation.                                               Members and guests who attended included Wynn Fesperman, Tri-
Organization’s Primary Years Programme. This program             Embracing the relationship with community and                    Sandra Mahadeo
is implemented in kindergarten through fifth grade.                                                                         Overseas Traders Co./WoodTrends      Square Building & Construction; Lou Blum, CCSI; Audrey Arbuckle,
                                                             volunteers is a key ingredient to support student
The aim of this rigorous, inquiry-based curriculum is to     achievement. The school is proud to have committed                     954-567-1000                Realtor; Virginia Flaherty, About Town Lock & Safe; John Albert, Waste
teach the essential elements through six global themes:      partners and community members involved in the                                                     Management; Yolanda Worley, Point Pleasant; Shekar Reddy, Wilton
Who we are, Where we are in place and time, How              program and in the education of students.                           Danielle Sylvester             Discount Liquor; Owen Kaufman, OK Promotions; Gerard Andrews,
we express ourselves, How the world works, How we                                                                             DS Miracles • 954-608-8218        Wilton Manors Main Street; Ed Kalis, Edwards Cremation & Funeral
                                                                 In addition to the City of Wilton Manors, other
organize ourselves, and sharing the planet. In the spirit    partners include: Barton & Miller Cleaners, Borders                                                Service; Tod Johnston, Needed Touch; Joseph Gallegos, Wilton
of internationalism, every student will study a foreign                                                                     EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS
                                                             Books, Music and Café, Cookies by Design, Intercoastal                                             Manors City Manager; Ray Thrower, Colonial Bank; Sandra Mahadeo,
language and citizenship as an essential part of the
program.                                                     Pizza dba Domino’s, Kiwanis Club of Wilton Manors,                   John P. “Jack” Seiler         Wood Trends; Mike Gaupin, Orchadia; Marilyn Reed, MLR Designs;
    At Wilton Manors, learning is facilitated by the         Publix Supermarkets, Inc. RMS Accounting, Smiley Kids           Florida House Representative,      Jason Deitch, Boone & Davis; State Representative Jack Seiler,
collaborative efforts of school, community and business      Dental, Stiles Corporation, and Upchurch Management                        Dist. 92                Attorney; Mark Narkier, Principal Wilton Manors Elementary School;
partnerships. Students and community work together on        dba McDonald’s.                                                 954-786-4848 • 850-488-0880        Wilton Manors City Commissioner Joe Angelo; John Abruzzese,
units of inquiry such as: man’s impact on the environment,       For additional information on the Wilton Manors
                                                             Elementary International Baccalaureate Organization’s                                              SunTrust Mortgage; Vanessa Koutalidis, Island City Chiropractor; Alan
why transportation is important to our world, and how the                                                                           Scott Newton
media can influence our choices. Last month, students         Primary Years Academy or to schedule a tour, conduct                Mayor • 954-390-2100           Renzer, SunTrust; Cory Ewing, Ewing Consulting; Kenneth Brown, Any
were invited to Wilton Manors City Hall for student          Lori Goldsmith, magnet coordinator at 754-322-8950.                                                Color in the Rainbow; Celeste Ellich, First Service Realty International;
government day. This activity supported a unit about ways    For information on becoming a partner or volunteer,                    Joe Gallegos                Howard Goodman, Prestige Printwear; Bob Schneider and Jason
government affects people’s rights. Additionally, the City   contact Jan Weinraub at the same number.                        City Manager • 954-390-2100        Halle, ABC Web Service; and Mike Sobeck, Lightning Auto.