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.


The Back Office, LLC
John P. Colangelo ’11, Regional Manager
www.thebackofficellc.com, john.colangelo@thebackofficellc.com, 561-459-7088

The Back Office, LLC provides small business owners with high quality, affordable solutions for: Bookkeeping, Payroll, Health Insurance (employee benefits), Accounting, Investments, and all the operations that detract an owner from doing what he or she decided to go into business to do. As our name states, we are the state of the art Back Office operations solution to keep business owners informed through accounting, keeping and retaining good employees through our H/R, Employee Benefits and Payroll Solutions, providing retirement income and cash flow through our investment division that includes financial planning and tax attorneys.


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.

SunTrust Bank
Eric R. Gilbert, MBA, Business Relationship Manager/Assistant Vice President
www.suntrust.com, eric.gilbert@suntrust.com, 561-598-9583

Eric Gilbert, Business Banking Relationship manager and Assistant Vice President at SunTrust Bank, has over twenty years of experience in consumer and business banking. Eric earned his MBA in International Business and his BS in Accounting from Johnson & Wales University in Providence. He has twenty years of experience delivering financial solutions where he has helped clients obtain financing, save money on their business accounts, and found efficiency through treasury management solutions. He acts as the liaison between the client and the bank for all of the client's banking needs. You may view Eric's Linkedin profile at www.linkedin.com/pub/eric-gilbert/0/ba1/144.

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.

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!


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.

All-In-One Dental Plan, Inc.
Michael Roberts, MHA ’10, President
allinonedentalplan.com, Michael.Roberts@allinonedentalplan.com, 1-800-310-BRIDGE

Are you looking for a dental plan for yourself or your family? Members of the All-In-One Dental Plan can instantly save thousands of dollars on dental expenses without any limits, waiting periods or deductibles. Anyone can join one of our affordable discount dental plans, including students and seniors for as little as $15 per month! Plan highlights include saving on routine cleanings, fillings, braces, wisdom teeth extractions & much more. FAU students and alumni can receive a 10% discount by using coupon code “faudentalplan” while signing up on our website at http://allinonedentalplan.com or calling us toll-free at 1-800-310-BRIDGE.


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

Anthony J. Horky, P.A. is a business and commercial litigation practice located in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Horky provides legal advice and counseling to business owners and individuals to assist them in resolving disputes before litigation ensues. When litigation is unavoidable, the firm handles matters in the areas of contracts, real estate, landlord-tenant, construction and employment, including mediation, arbitration and trials. The firm is a member of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Horky became a member of The Florida Bar in 1999 and graduated with honors from Florida Atlantic University in 1994.

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.


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.



FAU and the FAUAA do not endorse, nor are they liable for, these companies or their products and services. The companies are posted solely for informational purposes for our alumni. Please contact the companies directly for more information.


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