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Greater Boca Raton Chamber promotes Pearson to executive VP

The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce has announced the promotion of Sarah Pearson to executive vice president.

“Sarah’s talent and contributions have been invaluable to our organization,” said Troy McLellan, Chamber president and CEO. “Her innovative thinking and vision will continue to enhance the strategic direction and growth of our Chamber.”

Pearson has been with the Chamber since 2011 and has more than 10 years of experience in the industry.

In July of 2016, she graduated from the Institute for Organization Management – the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Prior to her promotion, she served as the senior vice president of external relations.

In her new role, Sarah will oversee communications, events, sales and foundation departments while guiding the Chamber through a rigorous accreditation process.

A 501(c) 6 nonprofit organization, the Boca Raton-based group is the largest Chamber in Palm Beach County, with a membership of more than 1,400 companies representing more than 55,000 employees in eastern, central and western Boca Raton and beyond. It was founded in 1952.

Infinite Electronics acquires four new companies, one in Delray

Infinite Electronics, a supplier of engineering-grade wired and wireless connectivity products, recently acquired four new companies and one is located in Delray Beach.

It acquired Irvine, Ca.’s  Pasternack Enterprises & Infinite Electronics; Tucson, Az.’s  L-com Global Connectivity; Denton, Texas’ MilesTek; Allen, Texas’  Fairview Microwave and L-com Global Connectivity in North Andover, MA and in Delray Beach.

For additional information about Infinite Electronics and its portfolio companies, visit http://www.infiniteelectronics.com

Celsius Holdings, Inc. approved by NASDAQ Stock Market

Celsius Holdings, Inc., the makers of CELSIUS®, a leading fitness drink ideal for the active lifestyle, has been approved by the NASDAQ Stock Market to list the company’s common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

Look for ticker symbol CELH.

“We are pleased to reach this important corporate milestone. Up-listing to the NASDAQ Capital Market is a major achievement for Celsius and a testament to the business vision. Celsius has made significant progress in all areas of the organization over the last several years as we are expanding our global distribution and gaining a favorable brand image with our consumers,” said John Fieldly, interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Celsius Holdings, Inc. “Transitioning to the NASDAQ supports our evolution as a public company and will allow us to communicate with a broader audience. We believe this increases our appeal to institutional investors, enhances trading liquidity, and broadens awareness of the CELSIUS brand and fundamentally enhances the value of our company. CELSIUS product portfolio is positioned to capitalize on today’s consumer trends and we look forward to our next chapter of our company’s future.”

Celsius Holdings, Inc. was founded in April 2004. It is a global company, with a proprietary, clinically proven formula for flagship brand CELSIUS®.

CELSIUS®’ original line comes in seven sparkling and non-carbonated flavors, and in multi-count powder packets. CELSIUS®› new natural line, is also available in six flavors:  three sparkling – grapefruit, cucumber lime, orange pomegranate and three non-carbonated – pineapple coconut, watermelon berry and strawberries & cream.  The natural line is also naturally caffeinated and naturally sweetened as well.

CELSIUS® has no preservatives, no aspartame, no high fructose corn syrup, is non-GMO, with no artificial flavors or colors, and is very low in sodium. The CELSIUS® line of products is kosher and vegan certified, soy, gluten, and sugar free.

Sold nationally at Fitness Clubs, 7-Eleven stores, Sprouts, the Fresh Market, and key regional retailers such as HEB, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Harris Teeter, Shaws and others. The first university study of the science underlying CELSIUS® products was conducted in 2005, and additional studies from the University of Oklahoma were conducted over the next five years. All studies were published in peer-reviewed journals and validate the unique benefits CELSIUS® provides to the consumer.

For more information, please visit www.celsiusholdingsinc.com

Alternative Home Health Care hires new market manager

Alternative Home Health Care, one of South Florida’s licensed home health agencies, has hired a new market manager, Sonia Carestio, to build its brand throughout the Palm Beach County region.

Sonia Carestio brings over 20 years of experience in the health care industry to her new role.

Carestio will be responsible for the overall success of the Palm Beach County office, including pursuing and obtaining new clientele and developing and maintaining long-term relationships with community partners and referral sources.

Working directly with sales and operations, Carestio will promote the Alternative Home Health Care brand as a market leader through direct community engagement and targeted marketing. In addition, she will manage the performance and quality of team members, while overseeing caregiver recruiting and staffing.

As a development coordinator for Tenet Healthcare of Delray Beach, Carestio streamlined and improved departmental processes and overall business operations and oversaw employee training, quality management, event planning and other projects.

“We are excited to have Sonia join our close-knit team,” Zachary Desmond, executive administrator of Alternative Home Health Care said. “Not only is Sonia passionate and enthusiastic about the health care industry, but she also brings with her key management and business development tools that will help us effectively grow our Palm Beach operations.”