It’s Peter Gary, Publisher of the Boca Voice welcoming you to our May edition.
Summer is coming, which usually signals a little bit of a slowdown for Boca. Our snowbirds take flight back up north, and things get a little quieter, City meetings are more infrequent, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t still happening every day all-around us.
The Boca Voice will continue to bring you the latest in development, new business, restaurants, events and all the important things going on right here in your own backyard.
We like to think of ourselves, especially on our Facebook Page, as being THE place to come together with your neighbors and discuss local happenings, a free space to share your opinion and ideas about all our local issues. But we also want to be your go-to publication, providing a comprehensive look at ourselves as a community giving you the bigger picture – how Boca Raton looks as a community to the outside world.
Look around, Boca is booming and taking its place on the world stage with institutions like the Boca Regional Hospital, Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University, Everglades University and the amazing Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences. This Award-winning luxury hotel doesn’t just pop up in any community – the locations are strategically chosen.
It’s a testament to how Boca looks on the world stage — standing with Hong Kong, Paris, Miami, Tokyo, New York, London, Las Vegas, Boston, Washington D.C – and, Boca Raton!
It’s an exciting time.
In that vein, our own publication would like to reflect that same concept by establishing our brand. A commitment to our readers about what we intend to deliver.
This month, we’ll spring ahead by doing what we do best – featuring lots of interesting people in town, new businesses and things to do with the family — especially with summer right around the corner we’ll all need some fresh ideas.
Our Facebook video segments continue to delight our viewers.
In May Fact or Fiction Friday will continue to delve into the issues — keeping up on the topics of the day, and having exclusive interviews with the movers and shakers of Boca – it’s the interesting people that make Boca a special place. As always, we’ll be keeping up on Boca politics and new developments.
On Key’s to Boca, Realtor Ben Arce will be discussing renovation loans with expert Matt Weaver. These loans are specifically for buyers who want to purchase fixer-uppers that need work but who don’t necessarily have the upfront cash to do it. Ben and Matt will explain how buyers can roll the purchase and renovation costs all into one mortgage right at the initial purchase.
Ben will also take us on a tour of the new preview center for The Residences at the Mandarin Oriental – phase two of the Via Mizner Project.
Our own Dr. Amy Hakim, industrial-organizational psychologist, who continues to provide answers to our viewer’s questions about resolving conflict in the workplace and helping us open the lines of communication with our co-workers, managers and the boss, in her video series, Ask Dr. Amy.
In May, Dr. Amy is in! As she continues her series that is helping us all cope better in our working environments.
We’ll look forward to getting some tips on how to handle anxiety before an interview and something we can all relate to with the amount of time we all spend on the internet. Dr. Amy will give us tips to ensure social media doesn’t zap our time and energy.
Raise Your Voice will continue to concentrate on the current issues facing our residents, bringing you insight on topics that affect everyone in the community.
Lori Ann Riolo will keep us busy this summer as she continues to take us with her to new and exciting area restaurants in her segment What’s Cooking Boca – Join her on her quest to find fabulous, fun, romantic dining, as well as family friendly places and in the process, maybe show us some delicious secret recipes.
Although the dog days of summer are just around the corner, we won’t be slowing down anytime soon. We hope you’ll continue to join us – Stay in the know Boca with YOUR Boca Voice!
Peter Gary – Publisher