Central PBC Chamber Celebrates A Successful Annual Gala

The Central Palm Beach County Chamber 2018 Board of Directors — (Front row) Lorna Kernizan, Ava Parker, Robbin Lee, Judy Sanchez, Lyn Cacella and Kimberly Lea; and (back row) John Powell, Rob Holden, Sal DelGreco, Mickey Smith, Al Malefatto, Carol O’Neil, Andrew McGinnis, Mary Lou Bedford, Frank Gonzalez, John Carter, Laura Trosclair, Marc Strich, Thomas Bean, Roger Manning, Aaron Jones, Deana Pizzo, Matt Chait, Mark Eggen and Eddy Rodriguez. Not pictured: Michael Stone, Caroline Villanueva, David Bates, Dr. Daniel Ghiragossian, Scott Storick, David Leland, Joanne Stanley, Michael Morgan and Carol Barrett. Photo courtesy Tracey Benson Photography

The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala took place on Saturday, May 19 in the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. This year’s theme was “All About You,” where all attendees had a night to celebrate their achievements, have a good time, socialize and network with fellow chamber members and community leaders.

The sold-out event celebrated the night with dancing, live music, a three-course plated dinner, and a video highlighting each sponsor’s participation and impact in the central and western part of Palm Beach County.

The chamber board recognized Laura Trosclair, executive vice president of Mercantil Bank and past chair of the board. Robbin Lee, CEO of Wellington Regional Medical Center and current chair of the board, was the master of ceremonies for the evening, along with John Carter of Minto Communities, chair elect and presenting sponsor representative. The chamber’s Board was recognized for the constant support and leadership each member provides.

Guests participated in the evening’s silent auction and 50/50 raffle, which included an exclusive five-day, four-night vacation for two to Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, donated by Florida Crystals. Wellington residents and Central Palm Beach County Chamber members Eddy and Lisa Rodriguez of SunTrust Bank won the grand prize to the Caribbean.

The evening was a delightful time for all who attended. The chamber thanks all sponsors, members and guests who helped make the event a success.

This event would not be possible without the support of presenting sponsor Westlake by Minto; corporate sponsors Wellington Regional Medical Center, Florida Power & Light, Retreat of Palm Beach, Florida Public Utilities, Mercantil Bank and the Center for Bone and Joint Surgery; chamber partner sponsors Lesser, Lesser, Landy, & Smith PLLC, BB&T, I.T. Solutions, The Palm Beach Post, WGI, Shutts & Bowen, LA Podiatry, Waste Management, the Schumacher Family of Dealerships, U.S. Sugar, Palm Beach State College, Bethesda Health, TD Bank, Florida Crystals, Palms West Hospital, Coast to Coast Pharmacy, Premier Family Health, Independent Imaging, the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, South Florida Radiation Oncology, Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Banyan Printing was the program sponsor and Signs by Tomorrow was the valet sponsor.

For more information about upcoming events, and how to become an active participant in the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, visit www.cpbchamber.com or call (561) 790-6200.