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Cervera Real Estate expands into Palm Beach, Broward

MIAMI — Cervera Real Estate, which handles high condos throughout South Florida has added five  offices, and expanded its reach into Broward and Palm Beach counties. The firm also doubled its sales staff to more than 250. Cervera’s new West Palm Beach office is at 900 South Dixie Highway, Unit No. 3. Maurico Canete will manage the office. The Broward office is at 1800 S. Ocean Drive in Hallandale. Mathy Garcia Chesnick will manage the office.

Coldwell Banker Residential office recognized

mary ann rozoPALM BEACH — Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is pleased to announce that the company’s West Palm Beach Intracoastal office was recognized by NRT, the nation’s largest real estate brokerage company and Coldwell Banker’s parent company, as the  No. 5 office in the U.S. based on total units for 36-50 sales associates.

“The associates I work with are consummate professionals who work hard to meet the needs of our clients. Working with the residents of West Palm Beach and the surrounding communities is a pleasure and we do appreciate their support,” said Mary Anne Rozo, managing broker of the office.

“Mary Anne leads the West Palm Beach Intracoastal office by example and is admired and respected by her peers and associates in the real estate community. Her sales associates continually provide extremely high levels of professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service to their transactions,” says Coldwell Banker Regional Senior Vice President for Palm Beach Linda Lafferty.

NAFE recognizes Office Depot for divesity

BOCA RATON — Office Depot has been named to the NAFE Top 50 Companies and 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives for the seventh consecutive year. The list recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage women’s advancement and whose numbers at the highest levels of leadership demonstrate that commitment.

“Office Depot is one of the rare companies with four women on the board of directors, ensuring strong governance,” NAFE President Betty Spence said. “In the executive ranks, women have moved into over a third of the positions responsible for revenue generation. That’s a smart company, and NAFE is proud to have Office Depot as one of our Top Companies for Executive Women.”


Sachs Sax Caplain named West Boca Business of the Year

Sachs Sax Caplan, a law firm with its principal office in Boca Raton, has been named “2010 Business of the Year” by the West Boca Chamber of Commerce. The firm has practices in  Boca Raton for more than 30 years.

“We are very proud to have Sachs Sax Caplan as members of our chamber”, said Schildkraut.  “They epitomize the type of business that gives back to the community.”  Indeed, Sachs Sax Caplan has a long history of community service by being active in multiple civic, political, professional and charitable organizations.”

Founder Peter S. Sachs has served as chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission, former member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, former chair of the Florida Independent Living Council, former president of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association, and has recently been appointed by Governor Crist to the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. The law firm has 30 attorneys in three offices located in Boca Raton, Port St. Lucie and Tallahassee.

Also recognized by the chamber breakfast were Jonathan Rausch as the “2010 Leader of the Year” and Ed Marshall as “2010 Volunteer of the Year”.

Enterprise Florida honors Southern Waste Systems

LANTANA — Enterprise Florida has has recognized Southern Waste Systems, and its sister company, Sun Recycling, for taking a leadership role in making the state a greener place to live and do business by awarding the companies the 2010 Governor’s Business Diversification Award in the category called “Green-to-Gold.” The “Green-to-Gold” is for Florida companies, universities or other organizations that “through product or process best exemplifies ‘green’ leadership as it pertains to the state’s goals to become a leader in this emerging field.”

Sun Recycling is Florida’s largest independent recycler of construction and demolition debris, which accounts for 30 percent of all of the state’s waste. The company has 10 facilities in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

In Broward County, Sun Recycling processes materials for the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Deerfield Beach and Oakland Park and has state-of-the art recycling facilities in Dania Beach and Pompano Beach. In Palm Beach County, the company recycles materials for Lantana, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth, and has facilities in Lantana and West Palm Beach.

United National makes Inc list

FORT LAUDERDALE — United National Consumer Suppliers, a wholesale distributor specializing in manufacturer's closeouts, excess inventories and overstocks headquartered in South Florida, has been named to the 2010 Inc. 5000 list, a compilation of the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing companies in America.

In its first year on the Inc. 5000 list, United National placed 3,501 The company said it has incorporated various technological advancements along with a culture of fun to separate itself from the market and build success.

Labor Finders earns top honors

PALM BEACH GARDENS — Labor Finders International, the oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing company in the United States received top honors in Best of Staffing 2010, presented by Inavero Institute and CareerBuilder. 

 To qualify, a staffing firm was required to provide all their customers current email addresses to the Inavero Institute. Inavero asked the customers to respond to a simple survey based upon Net Promoter; and posed the basic question, “Would you recommend Labor Finders?”  That response is calculated on a 1-10 scale. Ratings of 9 or 10 are promoters. A score of 6-8 are passive. Less than six is a detractor and the company loses points.

 According to research done by Inavero, the staffing industry averages a Net Promoter score of 40 percent. Labor Finders earned a score of 63% and the company’s other division LF Staffing received a score of 67 percent. That amounts to more than 50% higher than the average score of Labor Finders competitors.

 “I am so impressed with the efforts of the staff in the Labor Finders and LF Staffing offices across the country, as well as that of the workers we place at our client’s workplace every day, said Dan Shube, Director of Marketing for Labor Finders International. 

Office Depot recognized for helping women-owned businesses

BOCA RATON — The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council named Office Depot to its annual listing of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises in recognition of the company’s efforts to help women-owned businesses compete for corporate contracts. This marks the ninth consecutive year that Office Depot has been included on the list.

“Office Depot’s commitment to women-owned businesses is a focus for our entire organization,”  Office Depot’s president ofNorth American Business Solutions Division Steve Schmidt said. “We are proud of our achievements and for being recognized by WBENC for the ninth consecutive year. It is a true honor for Office Depot, our partners and our customers.”

Florida Power & Light recognized for energy efficiency

JUNO BEACH — Florida Power & Light Co. has been named a nationwide winner in the Edison Electric Institute’s 2009 National Key Accounts Customer Service Awards program for outstanding service in energy efficiency.

FPL was one of six utilities to receive the recognition from businesses that include national chain and multi-site brands such as Walgreens, Target, Staples, McDonald’s, HealthSouth and Wal-Mart.




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