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National Volunteer Month


April is National Volunteer Month, and Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company is happy to suggest some fun ways to participate! D&Co is proud to represent and support a number of nonprofit clients who make an extraordinary difference in the community. One of our favorite quotes in the D&Co office is “Don’t give back, just give.” So, in honor of National Volunteer Month, here are some ways to get involved in the South Florida community, whether it be volunteering or participating in nonprofit events.

Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K – On April 30 at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, more than 2,000 walkers and runners will make strides in the ongoing fight against drunk driving. Help make our community a safer place by signing up to walk or run in this fun-filled event. Volunteer Chairperson and National Board Member Heather Geronemus established the Fort Lauderdale event in 2011. Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K has raised over $1 million for MADD Broward & Palm Beach. All event proceeds benefit MADD Broward & Palm Beach’s community education, victim support services and youth programs.

FLIPANY – FLIPANY’s mission is to empower youth and their families through physical activity and nutrition education programs while raising awareness and creating policies for a healthier community. On June 2, volunteers will be building a new playground for children in the community. The best part? Children were challenged to draw images of their ideal playground, and those drawings will be used to pick out the equipment! Click here for more information on volunteering with FLIPANY.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade – BGCMIA provides great futures to today’s youth. You can get involved by being a special events volunteer or club volunteer assisting with the members. Special events volunteers assist with the Clubs’ big fundraisers, including the annual “Claws for Kids” happening in just a few weeks on May 7. They have both one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities, so you can do what works best for your schedule.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami – Get involved with MOCA by joining their docent program, interning, or volunteering during Art Basel or other special events. Docents and volunteers will learn about the various exhibitions at the museum and broaden their knowledge of contemporary art. During Art Basel, volunteers experience behind-the-scenes work at Miami’s most prestigious art events.

All four of these organizations do so much to make our community a better place and we couldn’t thank them enough. Do your part and get involved this month, or anytime! They truly appreciate all their volunteers and know that they couldn’t do it without all the support they receive from those who donate their time.

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

Coldwell Banker’s The Jills® List Fashion Mogul Tommy Hilfiger’s Estate at 605 Ocean Blvd. in Golden Beach for $27.5 Million


MIAMI (Feb. 23, 2017) — The Jills® have listed 605 Ocean Blvd. in Golden Beach, FL, 33160, the home of internationally renowned fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee Hilfiger, for $27.5 million. The 14,075-square-foot beachfront estate is completely designed by acclaimed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to the Hilfigers’ tastes, and features a design of art gallery/1960s/1970s style. The Jills sold the estate to the Hilfigers in 2013.

Boasting breathtaking direct ocean views and 100 feet of water frontage, the estate features seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, four half bathrooms, and an elevator. Situated on a lush
27,500-square-foot lot, the estate offers a large oceanfront infinity pool as well as beautiful palms presiding over the private beach. It is one of a very small number of beachfront homes in exclusive Golden Beach, a luxury community home to many celebrities.

Additional property details include:

  • Designed with a polychrome motif, the estate, featured in the September 2014 issue of Architectural Digest, is a palace of whimsical color, eclectic furnishings and vibrant Pop and post-Pop art.
  • The bright and airy estate welcomes with clean white walls and white-glass tiles, accentuated by a black marble central staircase.
  • In the center of the home is the spacious living room, highlighted by a hair-on-hide carpet featuring vivid swirls. Black and white stripes don the kitchen floor.
  • The bedrooms entice with bright and bold colors and patterns. Scratch-and-sniff fruit wallpaper covers the walls of several of the guest bathrooms.
  • Tommy’s private office pays homage to the Hilfiger brand, with a montage of blue and red wall panels with white reveals.

Quotes:
“The Hilfigers had this estate designed to be a glamorous, sexy home where they could showcase their amazing collection of artwork, as well as incorporate a ‘groovy,’ colorful 1960s/1970s feel,” said Jill Hertzberg of The Jills. “This estate is truly a unique, spectacular find in Golden Beach, perfect for the luxury buyer who enjoys upscale, beachfront living.”

“This estate is pure Hilfiger style,” said Jill Eber of The Jills. “Designed with vibrant colors and a Studio 54 style, the estate is a beachfront gem in exclusive Golden Beach. Having sold this home to the Hilfigers four years ago, we are elated to once again showcase it to prospective buyers.”

Tweet: Tommy Hilfiger’s #GoldenBeach estate, featuring stunning 1960s/’70s style, listed by @TheJillsMiami @CB_Florida for $27.5M. #realesate #luxury

The Jills® team includes Jill Hertzberg, Jill Eber, Felise Eber, Danny Hertzberg and Hillary Hertzberg and specializes in high-end, multi-million dollar luxury properties in South Florida’s most elite enclaves representing celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, diverse international clientele and long-time Miami Beach residents. The Jills have been ranked the No. 1 Coldwell Banker team internationally five times.

About Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a leading full-service residential real estate brokerage company with approximately 85 offices and 5,000 affiliated sales associates serving the communities of Central Florida, Flagler, Brevard, Palm Beach, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida, Tampa Bay and the Panhandle. For more information, visit ColdwellBankerHomes.com.

Sapoznik Insurance, Emphasizing Optimized Employee Health for a Stronger Bottom Line, Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Complete Re-Branding, Including New Website, Logo, Tagline & More


Company is the Largest Employee Benefits Agency and One of the Largest Independently Owned Agencies in the South Florida Region

Differentiating itself from the insurance industry by presenting a unique, education-based approach to healthcare, and serving as an intermediary between the employee and employer, Sapoznik Insurance will celebrate its 30th anniversary throughout 2017.

In honor of this milestone, the company is re-branding itself with a new website, new logo, new tagline: “Where Health Benefits,” and videos which highlight its mission and goals. Always supportive of the communities it serves, including charities such as Children’s Garden and Teach-A-Thon, and the Sapoznik Insurance Alumni Achievement Awards honoring successful graduates from Miami-Dade County public high schools, Sapoznik Insurance will participate in numerous charitable and philanthropic events during its anniversary year.

Founded by native Miamian and published author of the book “A Passion For Wellness: Healthy Employees, Healthy Bottom Line” Rachel Sapoznik, Sapoznik Insurance is now the largest employee benefits agency and one of the largest independently owned agencies in the South Florida region. The company currently employs 65 culturally diverse employees.

“As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, I would like to thank our customers, who have made us a success for 30 years,” said Sapoznik. “When I founded Sapoznik Insurance in 1987, I realized that health and wellness education is integral to our healthcare system. Today, that is what our agency revolves around: educating employees to help them make better decisions and improve their health and well-being. We want to make a difference in their lives. In the same manner, we place great importance on supporting the community through our philanthropic efforts.”

Sapoznik Insurance can create wellness solutions that help enhance employees’ lives, while controlling spiraling healthcare costs. The company integrates real help such as wellness fairs and support groups with a customized benefits solution and claim service. It connects employers and employees with wellness through strategic benefits, education and customized communication programs. For employers, the company provides decision support, compliance, benefits administration, communications and insurance guidance.

According to a report by the CDC Foundation noted productivity losses linked to absenteeism from worker illness and injury cost employers a staggering $225.8 billion annually, or $1,685 per employee. By contrast, a Harvard Business Review study, “What’s the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs?,” revealed that most employers see an ROI of $6 saved for each $1 spent on wellness programs. Benefits of wellness programs include:

  • Increased productivity
  • Decreased health care costs per employee
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Decreased temporary labor costs

A full-service national agency, Sapoznik Insurance serves national retailers, municipalities, manufacturers, hotels and non-profit organizations. Group benefits include health, life, disability, long-term care insurance, dental, cancer/hospital plans, voluntary products, vision, and more.

Sapoznik Insurance and Sapoznik’s recent numerous accolades include:

South Florida Business Journal’s Ultimate CEO, 2016

  • The Education Fund’s Red Star of Impact Award, 2016
  • The Commonwealth Institute Top 50 Woman-Led Businesses in Florida, 2011–2015
  • South Florida Business Journal’s Top Insurance Agencies in South Florida, 2014–2016
  • South Florida Business Journal’s Top Corporate Giving/Corporate Foundations, 2014 and 2015
  • JAFCO’s (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options) Women of Valor Award 2014
  • South Florida Business Journal’s Influential Businesswomen of 2014
  • South Florida Business Journal’s Top 100 Power Leaders of 2013 & 2014
  • YWCA Miami “W” Award 2013
  • American Red Cross Spectrum Award for Women 2012

About Sapoznik Insurance

Sapoznik Insurance is an employee benefits agency focusing on health and wellness education and personal accountability for health. As the largest employee benefits agency and one of the largest independently owned agencies in the South Florida region, Sapoznik Insurance partners with businesses which truly care about their employees. The company transforms its wellness expertise into a healthier bottom line for its clients. The agency was founded in 1987 by native Miamian and published author Rachel Sapoznik. It is located at 1100 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. For more information, call 1-877-948-8887, visit www.sapoznik.com or email info@sapoznik.com.