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Hurricane Irma

By on September 17, 2017 in Community and Volunteering with 0 Comments

“Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.” – Diane Ackerman Having lived in South Florida for a decade, I became very aware of hurricane season (June 1st through November 30th). I have been obsessed with Hurricane Irma. I still have close friends in Southeast Florida, and my […]

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Thank You, Ken Yerves!

Thank You, Ken Yerves!

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Maxwell In 2006, I got a call from a temp agency. They asked me if I wanted to interview for a company called JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The company is currently  ranked No. 55  by […]

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When Tragedy Hits

By on March 1, 2016 in Community and Volunteering with 2 Comments
When Tragedy Hits

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu While flipping through my Facebook feed, I was shocked to see a former classmate’s world had crumbled apart. Several friends had shared a GoFundMe page to help the Monaco family. I clicked on the link, and I […]

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YATC: Welcome, Class 37!

YATC: Welcome, Class 37!

“You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who never can repay you.” The Youth Automotive Training Center, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, recently kicked off their school year. YATC “trains and educates at-risk youth in basic automotive repair skills, academic remediation, job readiness and life management skills. The goal of the program […]

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Duck Fest Derby Benefiting Kids in Distress

By on April 5, 2014 in Community and Volunteering with 3 Comments
Duck Fest Derby Benefiting Kids in Distress

I recently volunteered at the Duck Fest Derby, which benefited Kids in Distress. My company, JM Family Enterprises, was the presenting sponsor. In the past, I have volunteered for this super fun event held at Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. This year, I got to be part of the Kids Olympics. Kids were given […]

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YATC Cool Wheels Car Show

YATC Cool Wheels Car Show

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In 2006, I started temping at JM Family Enterprises. Every Wednesday, my boss and one of the other women in my department tutored at the Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC). I was […]

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Volunteering JM Family Style

By on October 1, 2013 in Community and Volunteering with 1 Comment
Volunteering JM Family Style

Yesterday, I joined fellow JM Family associates in making a difference in our community. We volunteered at Boca Helping Hands, an organization that serves hot meals and gives grocery bags to those in need. I was familiar with the charity, as I had volunteered there before through the Junior League of Boca Raton. Thus, I already knew of […]

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