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Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade to Host 7th Annual “Claws for Kids” Private Brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab on Sunday, May 6


Miami, Fla. —Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beachwill once again host Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 7thAnnual “Claws for Kids” fundraising brunch on Sunday, May 6. Guests will enjoy delicious stone crabs and other signature menu items without the wait. Proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many positive programs, including after school programs, homework assistance, computer training, social skills, dance, arts & crafts, professional mentoring, and summer and athletic programs. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception at 11 a.m., followed by brunch at noon.

Located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139, Joe’s will be open for brunch only on May 6 for supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s “Claws for Kids” event. Menu items include stone crabs, coleslaw, hash brown potatoes, creamed spinach and Key Lime pie. For attendees who don’t eat stone crabs, main course options also will be available.

Andy Stuart, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines, will receive the Clubs’ ‘From the Heart Award,’ which honors a person, family or organization that has shown overwhelming support and constant dedication to the children of the community.

Frank Sinatra impersonator Jeff Grainger of Sinatra Sounds Entertainment will provide entertainment.

Judy Kramer, a retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools executive, is graciously chairing this year’s event for the fifth time in a row. Also on the “Claws for Kids” committee are Special Events Chair Olga Guilarte; Lisa Kramer; Mark Walker, M.D.; Rae Stein; Willie Ho; Vanessa Bertran, and Lisa Mendelson.

“This event continues to grow each year,” said Kramer. “It’s exciting for us to see both steadfast supporters well as new faces enjoying Joe’s delectable cuisine — without any wait — to raise funds that benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s many programs.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Table sponsorships range from $2,500 to $10,000. Underwriting opportunities also are available, and individual tickets are priced at $250. For information, please contact Anneleise Sanchez at (305) 446-9910 ext. 30, or via email at asanchez@bgcmia.org.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade  

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five Clubs serving thousands of boys and girls year-round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream. For more information, please visit www.bgcmia.org.

About Joe’s Stone Crab

Joe’s Stone Crab, which celebrated its 100thanniversary in 2013, was established when Joseph Weiss came to Miami for a change of climate to help his asthma. Weiss opened a lunch stand, originally offering fish and fries, on Miami Beach, which eventually evolved into today’s establishment. It is located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit www.joesstonecrab.com.

Durée & Company Named a Finalist for GFLCC Small Business Awards!


While we go big in everything we do, we at Durée & Company are proud to be a small business based in Fort Lauderdale (especially this week, which is National Small Business Week). That being said, we are extremely excited to announce that the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of CommerceSmall Business Committee just named us a finalist in its 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards competition, Professional Services category! Winners will be named at the May 4 Small Business Awards ceremony, at Fort Lauderdale’s Downtown Events Center.

As a member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and an advocate for the organization for many years, we are incredibly honored to have been named among three finalists in the Professional Services category. Finalists were determined based on several factors, such as philanthropic and chamber involvement, what makes their business unique, goals for success, and much more.

Founded by our president Durée Ross nearly 19 years ago in Fort Lauderdale, we at D&Co. are proud to have grown with, and contributed to, the community in many fascinating and rewarding ways.

 More than 200 chamber members are expected to be in attendance at the ceremony, and we are ecstatic to be attending this event with so many other esteemed community leaders. We hope to see you there!

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.

Top 10 Ways to Improve Well-being in the Workplace


At Durée & Company, we believe the best in each other, want the best for each other and expect the best from each other. We also know life’s responsibilities can sometimes get overwhelming, so we’ve created a supportive work environment that allows for flexibility and freedom while still serving our clients. In honor of our year of mindfulness, we’re sharing 10 ways we’ve incorporated wellness into our office culture.

  1. Group Outings Outside the Office
  • Group outings can be very beneficial to employee well-being as they allow our team to learn more about each other in settings outside the office. For example, our team participates in the annual Fort Lauderdale Corporate Run. We also take part in other 5K runs in our community that give back to causes we care about such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Parkinson’s Foundation.

2. Play Music Around the Office

  • The D&Co dream team loves playing different types of music throughout the office. Studies have shown that music improves mood and can help boost productivity and creativity. Music also keeps us motivated and inspired while taking on our daily tasks.

3. Host Lunch and Learns

  • Working in an industry like communications involves staying up to date with new trends and technologies. We like to choose a day and time to block time off to learn together. We also use our weekly meeting to share company updates, news and relevant lessons learned with the rest of the team.

4. Celebrate Work Anniversaries

  • Make milestones a celebration! Not only do we celebrate Dynamo birthdays with a lunch and cake, we also celebrate annual workversaries in our agency. This recognition fosters a sense of pride in our team.

5. Team Meditation Challenges

  • There’s nothing like a good challenge to get your team into gear. We’ve used this energy for our personal development and taken on a 28-day meditation challenge that had something for everyone to introduce us to this life-changing and beneficial practice.

6. Company Swag

  • Share the love with branded swag you give away at conferences and social events with your team! Equipping our team with the latest tech and innovations in merchandising keeps us excited and engaged. Have you seen our new selfie lights?

7. Office Yoga

  • Yogis new and old have all enjoyed the benefits of an on-site yoga class as another way to relieve stress and unwind before the weekend. Even just a session every couple of weeks can produce great benefits for your team. Nothing like meditating in savasana to relax the multitasking mind of a PR practitioner!

8. Healthy Snacks

  • Our kitchenette is stocked with plenty of healthy sweet and savory snacks. These options are very helpful when the team is busy and can choose from a range of options to stay fueled and energized.

9. Provide Reusable Water Bottles and Tumblers

  • Your branded swag can also double as a way to internally promote hydration and sustainability! You’ll also be providing a way to reduce the estimated 1.5 million tons of plastic waste that bottled water creates every year.

10. Work with a Mindfulness Coach

  • A coach can assess and help you better address issues of workplace stress since they work outside of the bubble your team does. They’re also great resources for your team to be more productive and better working together.

Now it’s your turn! What are some ways your team bring wellness and mindfulness to your work environment? Share them with us on Twitter at @DureeCoPR!

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, MarketingAdvertisingSpecial Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.