Archive for June 2011
First automotive dealers in Florida ever recognized by Ernst & Young as entrepreneurial leaders in Retail and Consumer Products with exceptional service to their customers and community.
DAVIE, FL (June 20, 2011) – Rita and Rick Case, of the Rick Case Automotive Group are the 2011 recipients of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Winners were announced Thursday, June 16, 2011 at a black-tie gala with over 500 business leaders from throughout the State of Florida at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program recognizes that entrepreneurs can transform economies, drive innovation and change communities, and honors businesses and organizations that do just that.
“Rita and I are proud to accept this award as we are the first husband-and-wife team to win. We believe in delivering unrivaled service and commitment, through the Rick Case Automotive Group and our various community endeavors, not only to our customers but to our neighbors, which include area businesses, charitable organizations, and the people that call Florida their home,” said Case. “I believe that it is our effort to always exceed expectations – whether it be setting sales records within our industry; developing philanthropic initiatives to support our area youth, education and families; or setting the standard of customer service by offering Rick Case customers our personal cell phone numbers on every business card and unique things that no other car dealer offers like free car washes for life, discount gas, rewards card, convenient one stop shopping with the competition’s cars to compare at each of our dealerships – that qualifies us for such an award.
Rita Case adds, “It’s an honor to become part of this elite group which includes Wayne Huizenga, the only American to ever be awarded the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year, and be among some of the most influential, forward thinking and do-good leaders in the country. Winning this award has only encouraged us to work harder and contribute to our growing community in even more ways.”
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and sharing it’s vision – a celebration of the world’s most influential and innovative entrepreneurs. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The global program now spans more than 140 cities and 50 countries worldwide. Rita and Rick Case now qualify for the national award to be presented in Palm Springs, California November 9–13 during the Strategic Growth Forum® and 25th annual Entrepreneur Of The Year national awards.
The Rick Case Automotive Group, founded in 1962 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Located in South Florida since 1986, it is owned and operated by the wife and husband team of Rita and Rick Case. With 15 dealerships in Florida, Georgia and Ohio, The Rick Case Automotive Group offers Acura, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Fiat and Honda Cars & Cycles to customers, including the World’s Largest Honda and Hyundai dealerships in Broward County, Florida. With locations on I-75 at Griffin Road and on 441 at Sunrise Blvd., Rick Case Automotive Group’s corporate offices are located at 875 North State Road 7 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please call (954) 377-7410 or visit www.rickcase.com.
Aventura, FL (June 7, 2011) – King Jewelers—South Florida’s premier jeweler of integrity since 1912, is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with the innovative and highly coveted BRM Watches to create the BRM V12-44 Japan Limited Edition timepiece to benefit the Japanese Relief Fund.
Housed in a 44mm stainless steel case, this automatic chronograph with date function features sapphire crystals front and back and ensured water resistance of up to 100 meters. Only 25 of the BRM V12-44 Japan watches will be made available for purchase exclusively through King Jewelers, each featuring a numbered inscription on the back of the case i.e. “Japan Relief #1 of 25.” The limited edition timepiece retails for $7,950 with a three-year warranty and portion of all proceeds being donated to the Japanese Relief Fund.
With over 25 years of watch making experience, BRM manufactures only 2,000 watches of all models each year, deliberately shying away from huge annual productions to maintain the brand’s reputation for extreme innovation and exclusivity. The partnership with King Jewelers is a milestone in that it marks the first time a retailer has taken the initiative to create a watch to raise funds for a natural disaster.
“We’re thrilled to partner with such an esteemed brand as BRM watches on this exclusive and important fundraising initiative,” says Jonathan King, Director of Sales for King Jewelers. “Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States. We wanted to do our part in helping to raise still much-needed funds to help Japan get back on its feet, as every little bit counts.”
King Jewelers is located at 18265 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura, Florida. For more information, or to reserve your limited edition timepiece please call (305) 935-4900 or contact Jonathan King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About King Jewelers
Established in 1912, the King family has owned and operated King Jewelers for five generations while building an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value, and first-class service. King Jewelers has brick-and-mortar stores located in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN, both of which have won numerous regional and national awards of distinction, along with an award-winning website. Offering a magnificent selection of fine jewelry collections including the hottest Italian designs, estate jewelry, colored gemstones and fancy-colored diamonds, as well as luxury European timepieces, King Jewelers prides itself in being one step ahead of the trend. In addition, King Jewelers offers on-site jewelry and watch repairs, custom design services, appraisals, estate buying, and corporate gift programs. For more information, visit www.kings1912.com.
About BRM Watches
Armed with over 25 years of watch making experience, BRM manufactures 2,000 watches of all models every year and deliberately shies away from huge annual productions. Reflecting exceptional mechanical sophistication and acclaimed by the aficionados of mechanical sports, BRM watches provide their wearers with an extraordinary timepiece. BRM seeks to present outstanding pieces every year which mirror the universe of their owner, preferring imperfection of crude brushing and polishing reminiscent of the finish on sports car and bike parts to over-polished and over-angled stereotypes. No other watch in the world is so impregnated with mechanical sports. Every craft-made BRM model, entirely modular to suit its customers’ aspirations, is an individual and deliberately racy creation. For more information, visit www.brm-manufacture.com.
21 South Florida Charities, Over 1,000 Philanthropic Supporters to Join Rita and Rick Case Jan. 14 at the Signature Grand to Celebrate “50 Years of Rockin’ & Rollin”
DAVIE, FL (June 7, 2011) – In recognition of their valued support and friendship over the years, Rita and Rick Case, and the Rick Case Automotive Group announced today that they have invited 21 local charities and community organizations to attend its 50 year anniversary milestone event to celebrate ‘60s style in a groovy-themed party called “50 Years of Rockin’ & Rollin’” on Saturday, January 14, at the Signature Grand in Davie, FL.
This evening will be a tremendous celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and the founding of the Rick Case Automotive Group. More than 1,000 of South Florida’s most influential business, community, and philanthropic leaders will attend the rockin’, fun-filled event which will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and a live and silent auction. The Rick Case Automotive Group will donate a 2012 Acura TL, 2012 Honda Accord, 2012 Hyundai Sonata, 2012 Fiat 500, and a Honda VTX 1300 Cruiser Motorcycle to the live auction, where 100 percent of the bid price will be donated to the participating charity of the winning bidder’s choice.
Setting the stage for a memorable event, and promising to have guests dancing all night long, will be two of the best “tribute” bands in the country – a Beatles band from the streets of New York and a Beach Boys band from the beaches of California – who will perform the rock-and-roll legends’ greatest hits of all time. This year also marks 50 years of pop culture history for these two bands, from when they took the music world by storm.
“To have enjoyed so much success and happiness in our more than 25 years in South Florida couldn’t have been possible without our wonderful friends and community partners,” said Rick Case of the Rick Case Automotive Group. “So we wanted to show our sincere appreciation with a celebratory night of great food, great drinks, and, of course, great ‘60s music!”
All costs for the event will be underwritten by Rita and Rick Case, the Rick Case Automotive Group, and the Signature Grand, allowing the charitable organizations to participate in 100 percent of all proceeds raised. Sponsorship opportunities are available and include various options for sponsors to divide their commitment between more than one participating charity. For more information visit: www.RickCase50th.com
The South Florida charitable organizations selected to be a part of the event and with which Rick Case Automotive Group has partnered with and developed strong community relationships for over 25 years are:
- 4KIDS of South Florida Inc.
- American Heart Association
- Ann Stork Center
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
- BPHI Broward Partnership for the Homeless
- Can’t Stomach Cancer: The Foundation of Debbie’s Dream
- Dorothy Mangurian Women’s Center at Holy Cross
- Habitat for Humanity of Broward
- Handy, Inc.
- Here’s Help
- HospiceCare of Southeast Florida Foundation
- Humane Society of Broward County
- Jack & Jill Children’s Center
- JCC Soref Jewish Community Center
- Junior Achievement of South Florida Inc. and JA World
- Northwood University
- Nova Southeastern University
- Pace Center for Girls
- SOS Children’s Village
- Sun-Sentinel Children’s Foundation
- Women in Distress of Broward
The Rick Case Automotive Group, founded in 1962 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. Located in South Florida since 1986, it is owned and operated by the wife and husband team of Rita and Rick Case. With 15 dealerships in Florida, Georgia and Ohio, The Rick Case Automotive Group offers Acura, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Fiat, and Honda Cars & Cycles to customers, including the World’s Largest Honda and Hyundai dealerships in Broward County, Florida. With locations on I-75 at Griffin Road and on 441 at Sunrise Blvd., Rick Case Automotive Group’s corporate offices are located at 875 North State Road 7 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please call (954) 377-7410 or visit www.rickcase.com.
More than 200 design professionals enjoyed an evening of networking and honoring fellow designers for exquisite works in South Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (June 2, 2011) – Allied Kitchen & Bath, a family owned and operated one-stop shop for kitchen and bath design and remodeling, hosted the 2011 Gulfstream Media Group Design Awards presented by Allied Kitchen & Bath on April 21, 2011.
More than 200 of South Florida’s most inventive and successful designers joined Gulfstream Media Group and Allied Kitchen & Bath for an evening dedicated to honoring talented top design industry companies for their innovative works across Florida. More than 70 entries were narrowed down to seven grand prize winners in the following categories: Bedroom/Master Suite, Eco-Friendly Design, Living Room/Great Room, Commercial Spaces, Kitchen, Bath, and Outdoor Spaces/Landscaping Architecture.
All entries were judged by an esteemed panel of industry professionals including Jaclyn Hirschhaut, AHFA; and Alan Hilsabeck, Jr., NKBA. Each submission was judged on functionality, innovation and overall presentation and winners were announced live during the event. The winners are:
- Bath – Allen Saunders, Inc – Allen Saunders
- Kitchen – Michael Wolk Design Associates – Michael Wolk
- Living Room / Great Room – D DePerro Design, Inc. – Danielle DePerro
- Eco-Friendly Design – Joseph Pubillones Interiors – Joseph Pubillones
- Bedroom / Master Suite – D DePerro Design, Inc. – Danielle DePerro
- Outdoor space / Landscaping Architecture – Shuster Design – Louis Shuster
- Commercial Space – Michael Dawkins Home – Michael Dawkins
Each winner will receive editorial inclusion in an upcoming July sourcebook of Gulfstream Media Group, and were presented with an Allied Kitchen & Bath award trophy and framed certificate. Guests of the event enjoyed the formal award presentation, a tour of the Allied Kitchen & Bath deluxe showroom, gourmet food provided by SoLita Las Olas and cocktails by ZU Vodka. Special guests included Bill Feinberg, President of Allied Kitchen & Bath; and Merri Grace McLeroy, Design Editor at Gulfstream Media Group.
About Allied Kitchen & Bath
Allied Kitchen & Bath specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling, design, installation and supervision. They are a one-stop experience – able to answer all questions and satisfy all supply needs including cabinets, countertops, flooring, appliances, plumbing, electric and construction work. The company has been owned and operated for the last 25 years by the Feinberg Family. The family and staff has built an excellent reputation for being a leading design and remodeling company in South Florida; always operating on the basis that personal attention and long-term business relationships are essentials. Allied Kitchen & Bath is located at 616 W. Oakland Park Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please call 954.564.1611 or visit www.alliedkitchenandbath.com.
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