FAUAA Business Exchange

Support your fellow Owls! All businesses listed here are owned or operated by
FAU Alumni Association members. For more information or to add your business, email BusinessExchange@fau.edu


Ellis Real Estate
Michael Ellis ’04, REALTOR®
www.ellisre.com, mike@ellisre.com, 754-264-4642

Ellis Real Estate is a luxury real estate brokerage representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of asset classes, including single-family residential, new development, and commercial and residential leasing. We are dedicated to providing our clientele with the highest level of service, attention, and discretion. Whether you are searching for a luxury estate home, listing a vacation home, leasing office space, or anything in between, your real estate needs will be met and your expectations exceeded. Fellow Owls will receive a 10% commission credit.


Advanced Professional Services
Joseph Santiago ’97, Director
www.advancedprofessional.com, jsantiago@advancedprofessional.com, 954-725-6112

We understand the unique needs of physicians, other healthcare professionals, clinics, surgical centers and hospitals. As your strategic partner, APS will customize your insurance coverage to best manage your needs. We can provide a complete package to include medical malpractice, legal defense insurance, regulatory and cyber insurance, and workers compensation and commercial insurance coverage tailored for physicians and healthcare providers. It is our ability to assess your risks and obtain insurance at the most favorable rates, while delivering them with unmatched personal attention and unparalleled service that remains our trademark asset. For more information call 866-551-9805 or e-mail info@advancedprofessional.com.

IWD Marketing
Brian Simmons ’00, Managing Partner
www.iwdmarketing.com, brian@iwdmarketing.com, 561-392-0783

IWD Marketing - A Boca Raton Interactive Marketing Agency offering Web Development, SEO, Search Marketing, Web Programming and Graphic Design. Founded in 1998, IWD Marketing is one of South Florida’s most experienced, and well-respected marketing and design firms that has helped local and national businesses develop their web presence. We are fully dedicated to our clients’ needs and combine cutting-edge technology, visual design excellence, and superior customer service into each and every project. Alumni Offer: $100 in Google Ad Credits with any new Search Marketing Campaign or 6 Months Free Hosting with any new Web Development. Call or visit www.iwdmarketing.com.


KM&M International, Inc.
Keith McLaughlin, President
www.KMandM.com, KMMINTL@bellsouth.net, 954-341-9113

KM&M International, Inc. is an independent telecommunications consulting company headquartered in South Florida. KM&M offers global complex wide area data and voice communications network consulting with the focus for clients in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) region. The company, an AT&T Premier Solution Provider, was established in February 1999 providing regional businesses, both U.S. and foreign based, with AT&T network designs, pricing, contracting and implementation services that meet their data and voice communications needs. Keith McLaughlin, President, has more than 45 years in the communications field with 30 years of that time concentrated in the CALA region.


A Little Knight Music
Ted Knight ’74, Owner
www.tedknight.com, knightmusic@bellsouth.net, 561-498-8866

Ted Knight leads bands for weddings and parties all over Florida. The World's Smallest Big Band uses two horns, The Ted Knight Orchestra uses four, and The Ted Knight Big Band is the real thing, 16 to 20 pieces strong. Each of these bands can play pop and rock as well as jazz and swing. Ted also leads Crosswind, featuring rock, reggae and country, and doubles as a DJ. He still plays with musicians he met in the FAU jazz band.


New York Life Insurance Company
Darren W. Auster ’87, Financial Services Professional
www.DarrenAuster.com, dauster@ft.NewYorkLife.com, 561-479-4700

As with most other things in life, the key to achieving your long-term financial objectives is planning. Your goal may be to fund your children's college education, protect your family during your working years, or guarantee your own retirement security. These things won't happen by accident. It's important to determine what you'd like to achieve financially and then map out a strategy that will help you meet those goals. The good news is that it's never too late to start, and we are here to help.

National Securities Corporation
Marshall Isaacson 81, Senior Investment Specialist
misaacson@nationalsecurities.com, 561-237-2505

As senior investment specialist at National Securities Corporation, Marshall Isaacson takes pride in developing client relationships. He has 29 years of experience and enjoys meeting with clients and providing investment plans tailored to their individual needs. Marshall is a firm believer in the importance of education, which helps maintain a timely perspective on the market.

Financial Trust Asset Management, Chartered
Arno O. Mayer ’85, Founder & President
financialtrust.net, amayer@financialtrust.net, 561-391-8188

Arno O. Mayer, CFA, CFP, President of Financial Trust Asset Management, has been providing investment advisory services since 1986. Arno earned his B.A. in Finance from FAU in 1985 and has also earned the following designations: Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in 1989 and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1999. He founded Financial Trust Asset Management in 1989. Financial Trust Asset Management is a fee-only state registered Investment Advisory firm specializing in quantitative investment management. Clients utilizing his firm’s services include foundations, endowments, pension plans, and high net worth individuals as well as other non-affiliated advisors, broker-dealers, and institutional investors.

FARE Accounting Services, LLC
Sharon Ringnalda ’06, President
www.fareaccounting.com, sringnalda@fareaccounting.com, 954-993-8734

FARE Accounting Services, LLC, is your preferred accounting and professional services firm located in South Florida. Whether your business is large or small, private or public, our team of experts can provide the resources and solutions you need to get the job done right. We believe in efficient and affordable services in order to promote the growth of new and/or small businesses. Our multifaceted company was established to offer the best in customer service handling all your accounting and business consulting needs. To speak with an experienced member of our staff, simply contact us at your earliest convenience.

Ribotsky, Levine & Company, CPAs
Elliott Starman ’79, CPA and Managing Partner
RibotskyLevine.com, ewscpa@RibotskyLevine.com, 305-895-0202

For 32 years, Ribotsky, Levine & Company has provided personalized tax, accounting, auditing and consulting services to businesses and individuals. Elliott Starman, our managing partner, joined us in 1982 and led the Firm to outstanding recognition. RLC is now a peer-reviewed member of the FICPA and AICPA and often ranked one of the Top-25 CPA firms by the South Florida Business Journal. Elliott is our liaison to the Alliott Group, a prestigious worldwide alliance of independent accounting and consulting firms. Contact him and get a close analysis and professional consideration of your needs from a fellow Owl!

Kris R. Wall ’01, Associate Vice President/Investments
www.stifel.com/fa/kristopher-wall, wallk@stifel.com, 561-615-5332

Kris has been providing full-service investment planning and investment management services to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations for over a decade in the South Florida area. He works with his clients on a one-on-one basis to determine their needs, risk tolerance, and life goals and design a comprehensive investment plan to help them pursue their financial goals. To attempt to achieve this, he utilizes stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, managed money, alternative investments, college savings plans, retirement plans, options, insurance, and annuities.


Natural Body Trainer
Christopher Carr
’05, ’11, Creator & Operator

http://naturalbodytrainer.com, Chris@NaturalBodyTrainer.com, 954-304-3922
Natural Body Trainer is a licensed accredited Personal Training Certification Agency providing sound fitness education to those FAU students seeking to become a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer. It is our pleasure to prepare our upcoming certified fitness professionals in learning, understanding and using the latest greatest exercise information, through workshops, meetup gatherings, social events, our literature, etc. We outsource personal training clients to our trainers at no cost. The N.B.T. is now providing FAU students with a 20% discount off any of our certification packages. Contact us today at 954-304-3922 or email Chris@NaturalBodyTrainer.com.

Nussentials Corporation
Bonnie Halperin ’74
www.nussentials.com/bonnie, bonnie@nussentials.com, 561-213-5999

Nussentials is a health and wellness company committed to giving millions, making millions and feeding millions. Our mission is to dramatically advance the physical, emotional and financial well being of people all over the world through innovative products, financial opportunity and unprecedented charitable giving.


Anthony J. Horky, P.A.
Anthony J. Horky ’94, Owner
www.horkylaw.com, ahorky@horkylaw.com, 561-989-3206

Business law and litigation law firm that provides business owners with personalized legal services from the boardroom to the courtroom. Efficient and cost-effective representation in the areas of business formation, contract preparation and transactions, commercial real estate and real estate litigation, landlord-tenant leasing and evictions, business torts and contract disputes, and construction law and lien enforcement. Whether you are a startup or an established commercial enterprise, call today to find out how we can help you with your business legal needs.

Law Offices of Stephen Orchard
Stephen Orchard ’98, Attorney
www.orchardlaw.com, info@orchardlaw.com, 561-455-7961

Law Offices of Stephen Orchard specializes in personal and corporate bankruptcy, foreclosure litigation and/or foreclosure defense, short sale representation, and loan modifications, as well as a variety of civil litigation matters including real estate, business, contract, and construction lien litigation. Additionally, the firm offers continued support throughout the rebuilding process such as keeping your home, new home purchase, new business venture, or rebuilding credit. Contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION so you can begin your path to financial freedom.


Race For The Arts
Mary Birch 96, Executive Chairman of the Board
www.RaceForTheArts.org, webmaster@RaceForTheArts.org, 561-301-9391

Race for the Arts in conjunction with Arts for a Complete Education is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness for arts programs in Palm Beach County Schools through sponsorships and a running and walking event. It is our goal to increase audiences and support students in music, drama, dance, photography and other art programs. Additionally, we sponsor an annual student art contest. At the event, students perform along the race route and on stage, and student artwork is displayed for the community to enjoy. Schools that participate are the schools that benefit; please see our website for opportunities.

God's Gift, Inc.
Dr. Ciara L. Bostick ’08, President & Founder
www.godsgiftinc.org, cbostick@godsgiftinc.org, 954-907-9101

God’s Gift, Inc. is 501c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is providing a healthy environment for African-American girls ages 7-17, by promoting a healthy lifestyle by providing mentoring programs, self-esteem workshops, life skills, etiquette classes, college and career preparation, and most importantly helping women and girls to recognize their self-worth. We currently have six afterschool programs at all Broward County unincorporated parks, including: Roosevelt Gardens, Franklin Park, etc. and our “Women of Self-Worth” Scholarship in all Broward County High Schools.


Sweetie’s Jewelry Box
Jessica T. White 14, Owner/ Founder
www.sweetiesjewelrybox.bigcartel.com, Jessica@sweetiesjewelrybox.com, 561-293-9620

We are a fun and unique company that specializes in fashionable accessories that will capture the attention of all ages. Our product line includes: sunglasses, earrings, necklaces and so much more. Sweetie's Jewelry box is a growing company that loves to interact with our customers. Along with selling our wonderful line of jewelry, we also host a variety of events including jewelry parties. We want to ensure that each customer leaves with quality fashionable sweets. To know more about our upcoming events visits us at sweetiesjewelrybox.eventbrite.com or feel free to connect with us on Facebook.


Palm Beach Historic Inn
Caitlin J. Crook
13, General Manager
www.palmbeachhistoricinn.com, palmbeachhistoricinn@gmail.com, 561-832-4009
Built in 1923, Palm Beach Historic Inn embodies the best of Palm Beach. Our thirteen-room B&B provides affordable overnight accommodations for vacationers, families, business travelers, as well as those looking for longer-term stays. The inn, recently renovated in 2012, is a family owned and operated business offering the best location and rates within the 16-mile barrier island. We are conveniently located a block from pristine beaches, excellent restaurants, and luxury shopping on Worth Avenue. Relax and enjoy all of the modern conveniences of home while you experience "Historic Palm Beach." FAU alumni can enjoy up to 10% off reservations.



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