CycleBar® Studio to Open in Davie on November 14, 2016


CycleBar is the first premium and only indoor cycling franchise in America

Davie, Fla. (October 4, 2016) – CycleBar® Davie, a new concept in premium indoor cycling that offers a high-energy workout in a concert-like atmosphere, will open on November 14, 2016 at 2270 S. University Drive, Suite 120, Davie, FL 33324. The new studio is one of over 50 CycleBar studios that will be open nationally to riders in 2016.

From November 14, 2016 through November 27, 2016, CycleBar Davie invites area businesses and charities to “Rock the Ride” via free private events. To schedule, email davie@cyclebar.com. Then on November 28, 2016, it will host its popular CycleBlast® to celebrate the grand opening by offering 50 free sessions of 47 riders each to the general public. Registration is required at davie.cyclebar.com.

“More than 54 million Americans are working out at boutique fitness studios, which makes it the fastest-growing sector of the fitness industry,” said Joelle Bouhadana, one of the franchise owners of CycleBar Davie. “Davie is such an active, vibrant area and CycleBar fits into our community’s health and fitness lifestyle while making the experience fun for both new and experienced riders.”

The dynamic classes take place in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre® led by CycleStar® instructors who take participants through a 50-minute high-energy ride. The CycleTheatre® features tiers for 47 bikes plus LED lighting, wide-screen graphics and state-of-the-art audio with a DJ booth. Riders will be able to track their performance via CycleStats® as well as download the playlist used during their classes using Cyclebeats®. After class, riders cool down with fresh fruit and water, while aromatherapy helps guests relax throughout the facility. For more information, visit davie.cyclebar.com.

Joseph Bouhadana, Joelle Bouhadana and Motty Klainbaum are partners in SFL Cycle LLC. Joseph Bouhadana is an information technology executive with more than 15 years of corporate leadership experience. Joelle Bouhadana has extensive experience throughout South Florida in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, fitness consultant and master instructor over the past 16 years. Motty Klainbaum is a former senior business development and project management professional with Plastiflex Group, a family business.

CycleBar offers a pay-per-class model, with no memberships. Concierge service and amenities include free shoes, complimentary water bottles, snacks, towels, showers, lockers, and other toiletries.

In addition to individual cycling sessions, the Cyclebar philosophy centers on an innate passion for giving back to the community by creating exciting and energetic indoor cycling rides for charities, companies, teams, groups and families to help raise proceeds that benefit their cause.  CycleGiving™ is a philanthropic movement created for this sole purpose. In 2015, CycleBar supported Susan G. Komen to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, the American Heart Association to raise funds for heart disease research and prevention and The Movember Foundation to raise awareness for men’s health and well-being.

Feeding South Florida® to Host Grand Opening Harvest Celebration for New Branch Location, Feeding Palm Beach County®, on Oct. 21


Invitation-Only Event Sponsored by Events on the Loose, E. & J. Gallo Winery, and Texas Roadhouse

Who/What:

Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the South Florida region, will host the much anticipated, invitation-only Grand Opening Harvest Celebration of its new branch location, Feeding Palm Beach County®. Attendees will tour the Feeding Palm Beach County facility, learn about plans for the new branch location, and meet Feeding South Florida team members, as well as the organization’s donors, volunteers, and community supporters. Light bites and drinks will be served. The event is sponsored by Events on the Loose (eventsontheloose.com), E. & J. Gallo Winery (gallo.com), and Texas Roadhouse (texasroadhouse.com).

When:

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016; 6–8 p.m.

Where:

Feeding Palm Beach County Facility

4925 Park Ridge Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33426

Background:

In response to the growing needs of the Palm Beach County community and its increased efforts to end hunger throughout South Florida, Feeding South Florida is opening its new Palm Beach County branch, Feeding Palm Beach County. The branch is based in a 25,644-sq.-ft. facility, conveniently located off I-95 and Gateway Boulevard with an additional two acres of land to allow for future expansion.

For the past 25 years, Feeding South Florida occupied the former Cheney Brothers, Inc. facility in West Palm Beach. However, in nearly doubling its output of food to Palm Beach County from 5 million meals (6 million pounds) in 2012 to more than 9.1 million meals (11 million pounds) in 2015, the organization needed a space that could handle the increased volume of food and grocery products. It also required a space for a resource center and innovative programming for Feeding Palm Beach County’s more than 100 nonprofit partner agencies and those they serve: 199,460 individuals, including 60,340 children.

In addition, Feeding Palm Beach County will provide volunteer opportunities; a Community Kitchen™; innovative programming including a client choice pantry, nutrition education, financial literacy, and family dining; benefits assistance (SNAP, TANF, Florida KidCare), computer skills training. And much more.

About Feeding South Florida®

Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Feeding South Florida® is the sole Feeding America® food bank in South Florida, and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the region, serving 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population. Through a local network of more than 400 nonprofit partner agencies, Feeding South Florida rescues 44 million pounds of food annually, serving 784,110 individuals in need of food assistance, 264,280 of whom are children, and 130,000 are older adults, throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. For more information, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.

Rising Tide Car Wash Selected as One of Only 10 Stories Nationwide to be Featured in “Upstanders,” a Starbucks Original Series Inspiring Positive Change


Special Event to Take Place at Starbucks in Deerfield Beach on Sept. 21;  Actress & Activist Sharon Stone Provides Rising Tide’s Pre-Taped Introduction

Parkland, Fla. – Sept. XX, 2016 Rising Tide Car Wash, a groundbreaking social enterprise and high-quality car wash experience located in Parkland, Florida, was selected to be featured as one of 10 nationwide stories of humanity on “Upstanders,” Starbucks’ first original content series. The series, which aims to inspire Americans to engage in acts of compassion, citizenship and civility, features various stories, each told in written, video and podcast form, about ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities.

Rising Tide’s “Upstanders” story is viewable at www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SCb2X280sw&feature=youtu.be.

With a primary mission to empower individuals with autism to build a career/full life through employment, Rising Tide employs 35 individuals at its Parkland location. In late 2016/early 2017, Rising Tide is opening a second location, 1½ times larger than the first, in Margate, Florida, enabling the company to employ a total of 90 individuals with autism. It is one of the largest employers of people with autism in the U.S.

John D’Eri, CEO and co-founder of Rising Tide, will participate in a special event, along with Starbucks Executive Producer Rajiv Chandrasekaran and members of the community, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1–2 p.m. at Starbucks, located at 3349 West Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach. D’Eri will discuss with Chandrasekaran how opening a car wash changed his life and the lives of individuals with autism.

Actress and activist Sharon Stone pre-taped the introduction, viewable at www.facebook.com/sharonstoneofficial/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf, to Rising Tide’s story. The series is written and produced by Chandrasekaran and Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman and CEO.

The series is distributed via the Starbucks mobile app, and online at Starbucks.com/Upstanders. Audio versions of each story that will launch weekly through downloadable podcasts are also accessible through the site. In addition, the series can be viewed on Starbucks’ in-store digital network.

“We are extremely proud to have been chosen for the ‘Upstanders’ series,” said D’Eri. “Since our 2013 launch, we have made a positive impact on our associates, helping them to realize their incredible capabilities, gain confidence that they never had before, make friends, gain financial independence, and have a place to call their own.”

“We’ve asked ourselves what is the role and responsibility of a public company and, as citizens, how we can catalyze hope in a time when we need more optimism, empathy, compassion and leadership,” said Schultz. “The upstanders featured in this series are inspiring individuals whose actions are emblematic of the American spirit and what is missing from so much of today’s national dialogue. We have always been storytellers at heart, and more of these stories need to be heard. We are using our scale to share them as broadly as possible.”

About Rising Tide Car Wash

Rising Tide Car Wash is a scalable social enterprise with the primary mission to employ adults with autism. By delivering a first-rate car wash experience to the consumer, Rising Tide strives to inspire communities to change their perception of the capabilities of people with autism. Through intensive training, team building and caring for the community, Rising Tide sets its employees up for success. With this model, Rising Tide has a goal to provide people with autism with an opportunity to build a career and achieve an independent lifestyle. Rising Tide Car Wash is located at 7201 N. State Rd 7, Parkland, FL 33067. A second location at 2970 N. State Rd 7 in Margate, Florida is due to open in late 2016/early 2017. Rising Tide is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.–7 p.m. For more information, visit www.risingtidecarwash.com, call (954) 344-1855 or email info@risingtidecarwash.com.

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through its unwavering commitment to excellence and its guiding principles, it brings the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit Starbucks in its stores or online at www.starbucks.com.