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       Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa Helps

       Local High School Students Claim Their Future In Hospitality

         Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
      participated in the annual 2023 Claim Your Future Showcase
      event hosted by the Business Development Board of Palm
      Beach County (BDB) and the School District of Palm Beach
      County. The event took place on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Palm
      Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, where
      local high school students were introduced to career paths
      available to them in Palm Beach County – such as hospitality.
      This included a presentation with various speakers and an
      exhibitor hall.
                Medicare                                 Stephanie Labarga

                                                           “We  pride  ourselves
                                                           in supporting our local
        open enrollMent                                  schools and helping guide

                                                         them toward a sustainable
                                                         career,” said Stephanie  Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort staff
                                                         Labarga, director of human
                                                         resources for the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island
                    for 2023                             Beach Resort & Spa. “The hotel industry creates so
                                                         many opportunities for students by having an array of
                                                         opportunities with flexible scheduling, being that we are
                                                         a 24/7 operation. We enjoyed talking with the students
                 cHecK For                               about their goals, and hearing their drive and ambition.”
                                                           Superintendent Mike Burke of the school district gave

                   eXcItInG                              opening remarks, followed by Wayne Thomas of Wells
                                                         Fargo who provided a “Financial Literacy” presentation.
                                                         Eugene Spann of CareerSource Palm Beach County
                                                         showcased “Soft Skills,” a critical skill set that’s been
                                                         in high demand throughout the workforce.
          neW PLanS                                         Students put the skills learned to the test in an exhibitor   Marriott Singer Island exterior
                           and                           hall where companies within various industries and   top talent and show local high school students the
                                                         sectors, including health care, agribusiness, aviation/
                                                         aerospace/engineering, manufacturing, government, and
               aLL neW                                   hospitality, were represented. The Business Development   diverse options right here in their backyard,” said
                                                                                                           Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business
                                                         Board hosts and recruits companies to participate in the
                                                         event to maintain a top-notch workforce for the future.
                                                                                                           Development Board of Palm Beach County.
                                                           “Palm Beach County is home to more than 400
                                                                                                             The Claim Your Future Showcase is an annual event held
             BeneFItS                                      corporate headquarters, and new companies are moving     at the beginning of the year and will be hosted again in 2024.
                                                         here daily. The Business Development Board of Palm
                                                                                                                   Photos by Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island
                    YoU are                              Beach County hosts this event each year to help retain                          Beach Resort & Spa

               entItLed to                                                         artS & entertainment


                  maY cHanGe PLanS                                       Palm Beach Opera Guild
          JanUarY 1 tHrU marcH 31, 2023
               caLL WItH QUeStIonS                                To Host 21st Annual Luncheon

           Peter Gratzon                                                      And Opera Interlude

               toP IndePendent                                        March 14 At Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

               medIcare aGent
                                                              Pa l m  Be a c h                                Beginning at 11:30 a.m., guests of the annual
                 561-361-7173                              Opera Guild will                                luncheon will enjoy a shopping spree in the unique
                                                                                                           boutique and auction as well as listening to the sounds
                                                           host its 21st Annual
              c: 561-289-9396                              Luncheon and Opera                              of Tenor Anthony Ciaramitaro during the opera interlude.

                                                                                                              Proceeds from the event go towards Palm Beach
                                                           Interlude on Tuesday,
                                                           March 14, at Four                               Opera Guild, a nonprofit organization comprised of
                                                           Seasons Resort Palm                             women and men committed to supporting the Palm
             time for a supplemeNtal plaN?                 Beach. Chairs of this                           Beach Opera by raising funds  for educational  and
                        choose aNy                         much anticipated                                mainstage programming.

                                                                                                              To learn more about the 21st Annual Luncheon and Opera
             doctor/hospital/No referrals                  event  are Arlette                              Interlude please contact Ann Baskind at (561) 835-7569
                                                           Gordon and Cathy
                aNywhere iN the couNtry                    Solomon. Honorary                               or email Tickets are $385 each.
                                                           Chair is Lois Pope.                             To R.S.V.P. by March 2, or learn more about sponsorship
        appoiNted with major iNsuraNce carriers            Grand benefactors                               opportunities, please visit
                                                           are Ari Rifkin and                                 Dedicated to promoting awareness for opera and the
                    No obligatioN/                         Tova Leidesdorf; and  Chairs are Arlette Gordon and   arts in our community, Palm Beach Opera Guild offers
                         No fees/                          benefactors include  Cathy Solomon.             events throughout the year to provide their members
                    No commissioN                          Barbie and Michael                              with opportunities to volunteer and participate in
                                                                                                           many exciting ways. For more information visit
                                                           Marcovici and Merrill Lynch. International Chair Hermé
          call for iN-home appoiNtmeNt                     de Wyman Miro, in loving memory.      
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