Biz Briefs


Health Center at Sinai Residences names new director of nursing

The Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences of Boca Raton has hired Linda Nelson as Director of Nursing at its Health Center.

Nelson has been a registered nurse since 1983. The Palm Beach Community College graduate has worked in numerous nursing management positions in both skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

“We’re excited to announce Linda as a member of our dedicated team,” said Jay Mikosch, Associate Executive Director of the Health Center at Sinai Residences. “Our Health Center is second-to-none, and Linda’s experience as a manager with a record of high quality resident and guest outcomes will only further enhance the services we provide.”

Nelson said she is excited for new role and building relationships with local healthcare professionals.

“I’m excited to have the chance to lead a truly dedicated team of health care professionals,” she said. “Our residents and guests are our highest priority, and their satisfaction will be how we measure success.”

Aside from relationship building, continued emphasis will be placed on short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and occupational and physical therapy, which is provided to guests recovering from an elective surgery or acute illness following hospitalization.

localgreens open in Delray

Check out recently opened Localgreens in Delray Beach. Founded in 2017 by Restaurateur Dave Magrogan of Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar (located next door to Local Greens), localgreens is the fast-casual answer to the health-minded consumer’s busy schedule.

localgreens combines the convenience of fast food with the nutritional benefits of fresh local ingredients, resulting in a new, affordable lunch and dinner destination.

localgreens will feature an innovative, state-of-the-art kiosk ordering system, allowing customers to effortlessly browse a chef-curated menu of nutritionally-dense options including salads, hot and cold noodle bowls, acai bowls and housemade popsicles, with a majority of ingredients delivered directly from local farms.

The fast-casual concept, whose motto is simply “Live Green. Live Well.”, will utilize the same farm-forward approach as its sister concept, with the menu curated by Corporate Executive Chef Josh Short.

localgreens has both indoor and covered outdoor seating and is located in the Delray Place shopping plaza at 1841 S. Federal Highway #400. Hours are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. For more information, visit

Boca resident named new senior operations VP for ABB OPTICAL GROUP

ABB OPTICAL GROUP, one of the nation’s leading distributors of optical products, has announced that Boca resident Steve Heft has joined the company as senior vice president of operations.

In his new position, Heft will provide strategic and tactical direction for Coral-Springs based ABB OPTICAL GROUP’s distribution centers by leveraging his extensive experience and leadership to achieve ABB’s goals. He will streamline operations for enhanced profitability, productivity and efficiency. Focused on a customer-centric approach, Heft will align all aspects of operations to deliver a best-in-class customer experience.

“Steve brings strong leadership skills, exceptional strategic vision and an impressive track record of operational excellence to ABB,” said ABB OPTICAL GROUP President Brad Weinbrum. “His focus on customer satisfaction and results-focused methodology aligns with our core values. We are thrilled to have him as part of our executive team.”

With more than 20 years of experience in supply chain and operational leadership, Heft began his career in the United States Marine Corps where he led both infantry and logistics organizations, achieving the rank of major. Prior to joining ABB OPTICAL GROUP, Heft directed procurement, distribution, manufacturing, engineering, quality and design organizations in Europe, Latin America and North America.

Boca Raton’s SBA Communications added to S&P 500

Boca Raton company SBA Communications, a cell tower operator, was added to the S&P Dow Jones last month.

The company leases antenna space on cell towers to wireless service provides across the world.

SBA Communications employs 400 people at its headquarters and 1,500 people nationwide. Its new location will into a renovated Beacon Square building off Congress Avenue near the Interstate 95 exit. SBA paid $22.65 million for the property in 2014.

FYZZ receives grant from CRA

Delray Beach’s Family Yoga Zen Zone known as FYZZ has received a business development assistance grant from the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency.

The family friendly yoga studio, which opened in June, is located at 1201 N. Federal Highway in a 2,405-square-foot building.

It has a seven year lease and applied for the rent assistance grant from the CRA. The board approved the year long grant, which will provide the studio $500 per month toward its rent for one year. Total, the business will receive $6,000 toward its rent for the year.

FASTSIGNS® of Boca Raton employee receives Executive Sales Certification

Gary Gladden from FASTSIGNS® of Boca Raton received the Outside Sales Certification Award at the 2017 FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Summit, recently held in St. Louis, Missouri.

This award is presented to sales professionals who complete an extensive certification program including curriculum and activities designed to heighten and expand sales skills. Upon completion of the program, recipients receive the distinction of ‘Certified FASTSIGNS Sales Executive.’ This year, Gladden is one of 27 sales professionals to complete the certification.

“We are so proud of Gary for his outstanding sales achievements; he always goes above and beyond for our customers to ensure they receive excellent service and quality products,” said Chris Kirby, FASTSIGNS of Boca Raton franchisee. “We look forward to continue helping local businesses and organizations solve their visual communications challenges with innovative ideas and creative solutions.”

FASTSIGNS®  is a locally and independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company.

To learn more, visit or call 561-465-2325. FASTSIGNS of Boca Raton is located at 2401 N. Federal Highway and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Delray’s Products on the Go donates 1,000 diaper sets to Hurricane Harvey victims

Products on the Go sent 1,000 of its specially formulated Diaper Changing Kits to folks affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The Delray Beach-based company sells pre-packaged, natural blend diaper sets. In an effort to help those in need, the company’s Little Toes On The Go program is donating signature Diaper Changing Kits, which contain all natural bamboo fiber diapers, natural diaper rash cream, bamboo fiber baby wipes and hand wipes, as well as a changing pad.

The benefit of these kits goes beyond that of a clean diaper, as the additional products included will help keep those living in shelters clean and healthy. Bamboo has antimicrobial elements that will also help reduce the spread of infection.

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