|Posted by Anne Siren on October 19, 2012 at 3:05 PM|
Lighthouse Point – Supporting local business has always been a focus of the LHP Chamber of Commerce. Now the effort is being stepped up with the introduction of “Shop the Point” discount cards that will be mailed to every household. The card makes shoppers eligible for discounts on merchandise, meals and services.
According to Chamber President Mike McLain the discounts are being offered to answer an oft-asked question: “What is the Chamber doing for me?” McLain acknowledges that some professionals like himself who work with a financial brokerage firm, may not be able to come up with offers. But he is encouraging all of his 115 members to participate if they can.
The effort is being organized now. McLain plans to have “Shop the Point” cards in the mail to every residence and LHP business owners by Thanksgiving.
One of the requirements for Chamber membership here is to either live or have a business in the city. Despite that restriction, the 10-year-old organization, still fledging by most Chamber standards, now has 115 members and ‘outsiders’ are constantly asking to join. But, as McClain said , “It would easy to get more members. But the rules are clear.”
JB’s marks a decade by holding a party
Deerfield Beach- JB’s on the Beach, the first upscale restaurant to be built beachside here, is celebrating 10 years next weekend with three days of food and drink offers and continual entertainment including “The Voice” contestant Laura Vivas. Also in the house, magician John Savarese, longtime radio 105.9 broadcaster Paul Castronova, musicians “Uproot Hootanny” and “The Resolvers.” A $30 pass buys two for one drinks, a food discount and raffle opportunities for the entire weekend.
The festivities begin Friday with a rollout of wines from the Castronova Vineyards and a roast pig barbecue. It continues through Sunday.
General Manager Scott Moen, who has been at JB’s helm since the beginning said, “It’s been a good run. I feel lucky we are still here and we look forward to another 10 years.”
The weekend pass is available on line at allaccesspass@jbsonthe beach. Proceeds benefit the Lynn Cancer Institute in Boca Raton.