The South Florida business community is rallying unprecedented support for the October 22 Presidential Debate taking place at Lynn University with the official Small Business Partner program. The program features both a certificate of designation for each participating business, and tickets to the exclusive Small Business Partner Presidential Debate Viewing Party, “Vote for Fashion,” presented by Barbara Katz, on October 22 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, from 7-10:30 pm.
This unique patriotic themed event was created by the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, working with Lynn University, the City of Boca Raton, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, General Growth Properties/Mizner Park, and The Buzz Agency. The event will be presented by Barbara Katz, a Boca Raton clothing retailer.
The party will be adjacent to the “Rock the Vote in The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton Live Concert and Screening of the 2012 Presidential Debate, Presented by Xbox LIVE, Featuring Neon Trees,” which is taking place at the Mizner Park amphitheater in Downtown Boca Raton at the same time.
The Boca Raton Chamber enlisted the support of businesses, which each paid $255 to receive the designation as an Office Small Business Partner and receive two tickets to the event, which helps Lynn University offset the costs of hosting the debate. The party will feature a patriotic themed fashion show presented by Barbara Katz (www.barbarakatz.com), food tastings from local restaurants including Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food, Max’s Grille, Oceans 234, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Villagio, with cocktails provide by Potions in Motion.
“The local business community wanted to help support this truly historical event,” said Troy McLellan, President and CEO of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. “We have been overwhelmed with response from the business community and look forward to a community-wide participation in the Presidential Debate festivities.”
Guests of the Presidential Debate Viewing Party will be greeted with an interactive Green Screen Stage with instant customizable photos that can be sent to cell phones or posted on Facebook, sponsored by Digital Images (www.270digital.com), and guests will be able to watch both the Neon Trees concert and the debate live streamed on screens.
“Being in the south Florida business community for over 50 years, Barbara Katz Sportswear is excited and eager to be a part of this premier event in American democracy,” said Susan Baker, chief operating officer of Barbara Katz. “We are pleased that Lynn University and the Boca Chamber offered Barbara Katz such a dynamic opportunity to be actively involved in support of the Boca Raton community. We look forward to participating in what is sure to be an historic event for both Lynn University and Boca Raton.”
Additional event sponsors also include The Buzz Agency (www.thebuzzagency.net), Minuteman Press (www.bocaraton.minutemanpress.com), Potions in Motion (www.potionsinmotion) and Boca Raton Florist (www.bocaratonflorist.com).
Businesses are able to participate in the event by visiting www.bocachamber.com. Benefits include: Listing on the Lynn University 2012 Debate website and on the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce website as an Official Small Business Partner,
Official Small Business Partner Certificate to be proudly displayed in your place of business, 2 VIP tickets to the debate-viewing party in Mizner Park the night of the debate (includes VIP hospitality) - exclusive to Official Small Business Debate Partners, 2 commemorative debate lapel pins, a subscription and recognition in Lynn’s exclusive debate communication, The Debate Insider Newsletter, and a chance to be a featured small business partner in The Debate Insider Newsletter.