A2Z Property Inspection Expert’s licensed and certified team investigates the external and internal soundness of homes and commercial buildings, addressing concerns of buyers or owners researching repair. With home inspections, the team checks everything from structure and foundation to plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. At commercial-building inspections, A2Z ensures everything’s up to code, examining structures from floors to roofs. Techs can also review each structure’s ability to withstand strong winds with wind-mitigation inspections and can test buildings for air quality, lead-based paint, and asbestos. A2Z also ensures homes are safe and sound while their owners are away with home-monitoring services.
Boasting a lineup of more than 80 vendors and featuring fresh fare from fruits and vegetables to coffee, meats, and baked treats, Parkland's Farmer's Market, sponsored by Mercantil Comercebank offers up local goods and family entertainment twice a month. Visitors can chow on Chef's mini cider donuts⎯made from a three-generations-old secret family recipe⎯available in a walk-around cone ($5) or immobile baker's dozen ($7) while exploring the market's booths. Load up on fresh, heart-shaped carbohydrates from Pasta Amore or cured, meat-shaped protein with 2-ounce bags of 100% natural, top-round steak jerky ($5) from Just Another Jerky Vendor. Visitors can meander at their leisure through an extensive selection ranging from cupcakes and spices to specialty teas and fresh-cut flowers. At the opening-day market on November 6, parents and their miniatures will be privy to activities such as free pony rides, jumps in the bounce house, crafts for kids, and live cooking demos for baby sous chefs.
One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.
When you stay at Embassy Suites Boca Raton in Boca Raton, you'll be in the business district and close to Lynn University and Florida Atlantic University. This hotel is within close proximity of Spanish River Park and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 263 guestrooms, featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Your bed comes with cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with double sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies. 27-inch flat-panel televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. The complimentary shuttle will take you to the nearby beach or shopping center.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary manager's reception, held daily at late afternoon. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, audiovisual equipment, and express check-out. Planning an event in Boca Raton? This hotel has 6200 square feet (558 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.
Some of Donn F. Flipse's earliest memories are of him wielding a broom, sweeping up the fallen petals and snipped-off stamen that have gathered around the feet of the floral designers at his family's flower shop. Eight-year-old Donn eventually moved up in rank, escorting arrangements to their destinations in the delivery truck as soon as he got his license. When he graduated college, he almost turned his back on the flower business his father and his grandfather built, but after mentoring under one of the shop's floral designers, he realized, “It was in [his] blood.” In 1990, he opened Field of Flowers in Davie.
The rose, he says, continues to be the most popular flower, although different breeds take the crown every so often—the current favorite is the garden rose, a throwback blossom like what might flourish in a well-tended backyard. Donn's favorites are the rose-like lisanthius and the Canterbury bells, which look delicate but are sturdy and long lasting, much like a quarterback who takes ballet classes.
Field of Flower's team of designers compose striking arrangements using popular flowers as well as rare blooms such as orchids or birds of paradise. The team also crafts design pieces for celebrations, with past creations including a french poodle sculpted from flowers and a Spongebob Squarepants–themed arrangements in which blue gel simulated the ocean, submerging plants in an under-the-sea wonderland.
Navroze S. Mehta and his daughter, Sonali Mehta Rao—the co-founders of MyMela—named their online marketplace after the festive gathering of sellers and buyers common to an Indian town square. Though they envisioned the store as a means by which to empower India’s artisans and forge meaningful connections among people separated by geographies, Navroze recently told Forbes that their inspirations were also personal. “Growing up in India, I was surrounded by the beauty of handcrafted products for both decorative and everyday use,” he says, and Sonali’s internship experiences in India showed her how desperate the makers of those beautiful products had become. Through MyMela, they work together to build a bridge between India’s master craftsmen and America’s customers—one that harnesses the power of a global economy to benefit both sides.
When they purchase their one-of-a-kind necklaces, picture frames, rugs, and other artisanal items, customers can also choose to help fund MyMela loans, a program that supplies interest-free loans to artists who then use the capital to continue their work and increase their quality of life.