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
the Board of
Monday, December 11th, 2006
Sa fe & Heason Directors
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,
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
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,
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
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
Greetings from the Mayor
ColonialThrower, VP-CRE Loan OfﬁcerOfﬁce
Sun Trust • 954-396-4302
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: firstname.lastname@example.org • 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
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
Tri-Square Building & Construction
Wilton Manors Elementary School
Mark Narkier, Principal
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.