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The Pantry of Broward’s DWTS of Broward Event Raises a record $91,200 to Help Seniors in Need

The Pantry of Broward Dancing with the Stars of Broward marked its fifth anniversary this month by raising a record $91,200 to help provide food and support services to seniors on low, fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren. The Pantry of Broward and The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL presented the glamorous event in the hotel’s ballroom, with hundreds of guests cheering for their favorite dance pair. QuinnProQuo was proud to partner with Smith & Knibbs PR to create the media strategies and social media campaign. Check out their Facebook page for photos and more! Centerpeices

Competition was intense, as five community leaders and their professional dance partners performed in the event modeled after the popular national TV show.  After weeks of tough training, each pair wowed the crowd with two high-energy dance routines. To win, the pairs had to dazzle the judges and audience — and have a strong showing in raising funds for the event.

Fort Lauderdale Country Club’s Kathy O’Brien and her dance partner Pablo Malco sizzled in disco and tango routines, showcasing precision and style to win the 2013 Dancing with the Stars of Broward championship trophy.  Coming in a close second were Alyssa Lovitt of Timpano Italian Chophouse and her dance partner Bryant Williams.

Check out the Eye on South Florida Video HERE>>

Media Blitz

This year’s celebrity competitors also included Chef Lee Blakley of Wines for Humanity, John Mabry of AutoNation and Luke Moorman of Carroll’s Jewelers. Co-chairs were Gale Butler of AutoNation and Jen Klaassens of The Wasie Foundation, who was a 2011 Dancing with the Stars of Broward contestant and a judge in 2012.  Judges offering commentary on the routines were 2012 champion Susan Renneisen of The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Alex Matar, her professional dance partner from last year’s event, as well as 2012 Dancing with the Stars of Broward celebrity dancers Laurina Anderson, Johnny Williams and Katrina Wright.

“This year’s dancers, their fans and our wonderful sponsors all stepped up to make the event greater than ever,” said Penny Loughan, executive director of The Pantry of Broward.  “The funds raised are vital to our mission of nourishing and assisting seniors who are struggling to get by and, in many cases, coping with the challenges of raising their grandchildren.”

The Celebrity Dancers

In addition to presenting sponsor the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, major sponsors included Publix, AutoNation and The Wasie Foundation.  Pernod Ricard USA and Wines For Humanity provided significant support, and other sponsors included BB&T, Bimini Boat Yard, BNETGraphics, Carroll’s Jewelers, Flowers & Found Objects, FastPrintz Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale Country Club, Miller Construction Company, Postal Centers International, QuinnProQuo, Smith & Knibbs Public Relations, Spector Law Offices, Timpano Italian Chophouse, and Eye on South Florida.

Sponsors 2013

The Pantry of Broward, a non-profit organization, provides food and other support services to more than 425 clients and 166 grandchildren throughout Broward County.  Founded in 2008, The Pantry of Broward agency is a nutritional safety net for local seniors in need, many of whom are raising their grandchildren.   For information and volunteer opportunities visit on the web atwww.thepantryofbroward.org.

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Posted by on June 6th, 2013 at 11:21 am.

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This Valentine’s Day… L❤VE in the Park presented by Publix Aprons Catering

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale invites couples looking for a unique Valentine’s Day experience to attend the second annual LOVE in the Park Presented by Publix Aprons Event Planning Catering. Skip the busy restaurant lines and enjoy a romantic, all-inclusive evening under the stars with your loved one in Huizenga Plaza (32 East Las Olas Blvd, 33301). Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Continue Reading…

Posted by on February 4th, 2013 at 1:00 pm.

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Fancy Jeans Party sponsored by The Wasie Foundation Benefiting Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation

The event is described as The Hottest Party in South Florida “. The one-of-a-kind event focuses on live interactive entertainment and includes an open bar, tasty delights, dancing, surprise appearances, a “Best Dressed Fancy Jeans” contest, a raffle for a chance to win a 2013 FIAT car plus two extraordinary prizes, and a fabulous silent auction. Continue Reading…

Posted by on February 4th, 2013 at 12:33 pm.

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✈ ✈ ✈Exclusive Special Offer: ‘Ban Cancer’ Concert Tickets

LastMinute Lauderdale is offering YOU a Fan Club Member Ticket Price…  LastMinute of course!

  • Ban Cancer Fan Club VIP Tickets: $99 (Reg $125) BUY TICKETS HERE>>
  • Gen Admission $30 (Reg $40) BUY TICKETS HERE>>



Claim your piece of the grass under the stars for a great night of fun, music, & food! The Richard J. Fox Foundation will kick-off prostate cancer awareness month with an outdoor concert, BAN CANCER: Worth It All…for a Cure. The event will feature award-winning Jazz and R&B artists Roberto Perera, Terry Wollman, Melanie Taylor, The Blue Fire Band, White Collar Crime, and Unusual Suspects. In an effort to promote awareness of all cancers, the Richard J. Fox Foundation is teaming up with the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale to host this event.


BAN CANCERVIP Tickets: $99.00 (Regularly $125.00)

  • Reserved seating will be provided close to the stage.
  • Exclusive merchandise
  • Martini bar provided by Johnny V’s
  • Food provided by Ernie’s Bar-B-Q.


General Admission Tickets: $30.00 (Regularly $40.00)

  • First come, first served seating on the grass.
  • Please bring blankets or LOW beach chairs. 2 drink tickets provided
  • Additional beer, wine, and food from Gourmet Food Trucks will be available for purchase.


See Website for more DETAILS

Posted by on September 4th, 2012 at 2:28 pm.

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Sold-out Riverwalk Burger Battle™ announces: Charm City Burger Company takes the Trophy!

On Friday May 11th, Riverwalk Trust presented their sold-out third annual Burger Battle™ hosted by Publix Apron’s Cooking School under the stars on the Riverwalk  at Huizenga Plaza. This sizzling event pitted twenty local restaurants against one another as they used all their creative juices and grilling skills to create the perfect Burger Bite (aka Burger Nirvana) for over 1100 hungry guests along the scenic New River.

Riverwalk Burger Battle™ III

The event exceeded fund raising expectations by $10,000.00 and will benefit the programs and initiatives administered by the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Trust.

Sponsors and VIP guests were treated to 2x Burger Battle winner Georgie’s Alibi sliders, paired with adult milkshakes, craft beers, and a dessert bar by Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets.  Guests enjoyed cool libations from Jack Daniels, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Budweiser as they tried to sample all the burger bites presented by an amazing array of local chefs and restaurants. BIG 105.9 FM’s Doc Reno emceed the Battle as Master of Ceremonies and Community Property performed their unique blend of rock, blues, and soul throughout the evening.

 Returning for the Battle: Big City Tavern on Las Olas, Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill, Hard Rock Café – Hollywood Fl, Johnny V on Las Olas , Morton’s The Steakhouse, Pelican’s Landing at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, ROK:BRGR, Tarpon Bend, The Capital Grille and Timpano Chophouse &  Martini Bar joined by New Contenders:  America’s Backyard, Charm City Burger Company, Duffy’s Sports Grille, Elevation Burger, Grateful Palate, Lauderdale Grill, Rosie’s Bar & Grill, Tap 42 Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen and Tundra Las Olas.

The Burger Battle chef-driven panel of judges awarded:

Charm City Burger Company

 “Best Burger” Trophy and bragging rights

Best ‘Burger Joint’ Burger Award and ‘Burger Nirvana’

Rosie’s Bar & Grill 

Best ‘Bar & Grill’ Burger Award  (2nd Place – Best Burger) 

The Capital Grille

Best ‘Knife & Fork’ Burger Award (3rd Place – Best Burger)


was chosen as the “Fan Favorite” by Burger Battle™ guests

with Timpano Chophouse in 2nd Place and Grateful Palate in 3rd Place

Riverwalk Burger Battle™ III

The Chef driven Judge’s panel included  Sef Gonzalez AKA Burger Beast | Eric Barton, New Times Editor | 2x Burger Battle™ Champ Chef Ron Kerr, Georgie’s Alibi | Publix Apron’s Resident Chef Wes Bonner | Art Institute Culinary Chef Director John “Jack” Kane | Executive Chef Ryan Fletcher, Brio Tuscan Grille | Executive Chef Udo Mueller, Coral Ridge Country Club | Jason Cotter, The Riverside Hotel’s Restaurant Director rounded out with ‘Foodies’ Susan Drinon and Jason Crush.

Presenting Sponsor:

Publix Apron's Cooking School

VIP Experience! Sponsor: JM Lexus

Slider Contest Sponsor: Krystal

Slider Sponsors:

Bank of America  | BB&T Bank | Greenberg Traurig LLP | QuinnProQuo | U-Pull-It | Workscapes

Event Sponsors
Premier Beverage, Jack Daniel’s, Barefoot Wines & Bubbly and Voss

Clear Channel 105.9 | 93.9 MIA

Stephens Distributing, Budweiser

Best Rental  | Brown Distributing | Downtown Development Authority | Georgie’s Alibi  | Middle River Arts | New Times Broward Palm Beach | O-B House | Signs By Tomorrow | Smith & Knibbs Public Relations | Stiles | Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets | The Downtowner Saloon | The City of Fort Lauderdale

BB Judge and Jack

 Find them on Facebook & Follow them on Twitter  and check-in at foursquare

Burger Battle committee: Brad Minto, Chair with Renee Quinn, Judging & Media Liaison, Blaire Lapides, Bryon Gold, Diana Metcalf, Katie Leibick, Kim Spellacy, Lee Feldman, Lisa Scott-Founds, Mark Budwig, Mike Weymouth, Stacy Schwartz


Posted by on May 31st, 2012 at 1:34 pm.

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Join the Winterfest Parade Peddlers at the 4th annual Spin-A-Thon


Join the Winterfest Team for the 4th annual Spin-A-Thon and help benefit Kids in Distress (KID) a leading force in the prevention of child abuse and neglect & Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center which promotes health and well-being of children and youth with special healthcare needs.

The Spin-A-Thon is a fun endurance challenge and a great team-building activity along the New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.  So “gear up” and Support/Join the Winterfest Team for the ride to give kids in our community a brighter and healthier future!

Help get us started with a $10 donation! (or more if you can)

Donate Here: http://spinathon.blacktie-athon.com/QuinnProQuo/donate.cfm

Renée Korbel Quinn

Winterfest Parade Peddlers
Business Strategist | QuinnProQuo

The Marine Industry Cares Foundation brings the marine and local communities together by raising awareness for local charities supporting children and families.

Posted by on March 15th, 2012 at 6:32 pm.

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The 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars of Broward

We are proud to support the Pantry of Broward’s Premier event Dancing with the Stars of Broward County as Social Media Liaison.

Dancing with the Stars of Broward

The 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars of Broward

April 14, 2012 at 6pm

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

An evening of dining and dancing with our five Broward Celebrities

We would like to invite you to support not only a great cause, but a great event. There are plenty of ways for you, your company, school, organization to be involved. For more information regarding sponsorships, program ads, or donating items to our silent auction. For Information Contact:  Terrence@ThePantryOfBroward.org  | 954-358-1481 x113

LIKE our facebook page to keep up to date on the Celebrity Dancers and their Partners!

Five high-profile business and community leaders and their professional dance partners will command the stage to show off their captivating choreography for the fourth annual “Dancing with the Stars of Broward” fundraiser.

The glamorous and charitable evening, modeled after the popular national hit TV show, will feature  Laurina Anderson, ‘The Energy Shifter’ life and energy coach; Marc Cannon, senior vice president of corporate communications, AutoNation, Inc.; Susan Renneisen, director of special events, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Johnny Williams, managing partner, ProMotion Sports & Entertainment and Katrina Wright, vice president of community relations, Bank of America wowing the crowd with glittering costumes and pulse-pounding dance routines. Attendees will be treated to cocktails and dinner plus a silent auction featuring a variety of sports and music memorabilia plus luxury services.

Proceeds will benefit The Pantry of Broward, a non-profit organization that provides food and support services to seniors on low, fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren.

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Voting for the Teams: The audience will vote to eliminate three of the dancers and their partners. The remaining two couples will dance a final dance to determine the evening’s winner. Besides the judges, audience members at the gala will be able to purchase extra votes for their favorite dancers as a way to raise money for the Pantry. One dollar equals one vote. Bring your $$$ Dollar Bills (Credit Card or checks accepted too)! Online Voting available via the links below.

Team Hard Rock: Susan & Alex   Diamonds were a girls best friend….but now we want your VOTES VOTES VOTES… http://bit.ly/TeamHardRock

Team ProMotion Sports: Johnny & Lisa   The Good Ship Lollipop is about to cast off….we need your votes to fill our sail… http://bit.ly/TeamProMotionSports

Team Bank of America: Katrina & Vance   We’re singin in the rain…cast votes for us and keep us a float… http://bit.ly/TeamBankofAM

Team Energy Shifter:  Laurina and Pablo   The new “Fred & Ginger” coming on to earn your votes… http://bit.ly/TeamEnergyShifter

Team AutoNation: Marc & Elizabeth   We are the Chattanooga Choo Choo, carry us home with your votes… http://bit.ly/TeamAutoNation


Dancing with the Stars of Broward Committee

 Awesome Sponsors


Posted by on February 10th, 2012 at 7:07 pm.

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Glam-A-THON™ Queens 2011

Team Supreme Diva ~ Sole Sisters Queen Cathy Danielle

Individual Supreme ~ Queen Laura Grau, Sassy Stilettos

Team Platinum ~ Bosom Buddies Queen Judi Shaffer

Individual & Team Diamond ~ Leah’s Puss in Boots Queen Mary Forman

Individual Platinum ~ Queen Patty Navarro, Patty’s Pink Army

Individual & Team Gold ~ Sisterhood of the Traveling Stilettos Michelle Cuilla

Judge’s Awards:glamtwinkle.gif
Ms. Fashionista Most fashionable outfit ~ Broward Ladies
Glam-bassador Best team name
~ Saving Second Base
Doggie Diva
~ Aspen from Team Bosom Buddies
Pet Royalty
~ Bimmer from Team BCB’s
Stroller Strut most fabulous/stylish/whimsical ~ Breast Pumps

Judge’s Honorable Mentions
Teams that were Outrageous and Fabulous! Candy Kisses Club Diva Treasures DMi Divas ♥Patty’s Pink Army Sassy Stilettos Sole Sisters The La Tee Ta-Tas

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Posted by on November 5th, 2011 at 1:54 pm.

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Glam-A-THON™ Lipstick Lounge at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel

KISSGlam-A-THON’s Lipstick Lounge at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel
400 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
October 6, 2011  | 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Lipstick Lounge, the ultimate Glamapalooza, is not to be missed by any South Florida Diva! On October 6th grab your girls and get ready to be pampered for three luxurious hours at the super trendy W Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach where cocktails, confections and couture collide at the fashion event of the season!

For  a tax-deductible donation of only $40
all Divas in attendance at the Lipstick Lounge will experience first hand the latest runway styles by fashion designer sensation, Nicolas Frizzle, whose haute couture will be complemented by jewelry masterpieces from Charles Albert. You can also visit with South Florida’s TOP make-up and hair salons featured at the event – all who will be showing off their sensational creations on the best model of them all, YOU! Ladies, you will be also be treated to complementary FUZE with cocktails that will put you in a HPNOTIQ trance; all while enjoying delectable delights by the W’s very own signature restaurant, Steak 954 and ingenious culinary creations by the chefs at Publix Apron’s Cooking School. And don’t forget to squeeze your charge cards and check book in your teeniest, tiniest, swankiest purse, because the silent auction items will blow your mind!

In addition to all the above, EVERY guest receives a fab signature swag bag bursting with all the goodies that made Lipstick Lounge famous. The swag bag along has a value of over $150! We have even more surprises planned for you, but you know Divas, we can’t tell all our secrets in one place…so what are you waiting for? The Lipstick Lounge promises to refresh, recharge & renew, so RESERVE tix now! The Lipstick Lounge at the W is a sell out every year and the guest list is super-limited…Click NOW to purchase tickets! http://bit.ly/LipstickLoungeTIX

Hosts: Judith Honorowski and Lisa Pirro

Join us on October 6th and 7th, 2011 – for a teeny $159 per night. Book at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel located at 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

All proceeds from the Lipstick Lounge will benefit Glam-a-Thon, Inc and the LOCAL breast cancer patients and women served by Broward Health Foundation. There is no better way to spend a night out with your besties, than at the Lipstick Lounge on October 6, 2011!

Posted by on September 26th, 2011 at 1:32 am.

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Glam-A-THON™ Tiki Chic-y Poolside After Dark

Glam-A-THON™ Tiki Chic-y Poolside After DarkAloha! We are excited to work with Sarah and her team at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six | Fort Lauderdale, FL on the upcoming Glam-A-THON™ kick-off event October 14th, 2011. Book your Glam Weekend at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six now!

GET READY for Tiki Chic-y Poolside After Dark is a Polynesian themed kick-off party hosted by the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six on Friday, October 14th from 7pm – 10pm (part of the Glam Weekend). Get ready for poolside fun, exotic bites and libations while swinging to the cool vibrations of one of the best surf bands in town…The Cutback Surf Band.

Tiki Chic-y Sponsors
♥Presented by the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
♥Hosted by BB&T Bank Goddess Lacey Brisson
♥Media Socialista: QuinnProQuo
♥ Featuring Tropical Libations by Fuze & Hpnotiq and introducing Bacardi’s Oakheart Spiced Rum
♥Dance to the cool vibes of the Cutback Surf Band
♥Special thanks to Ellis Consulting

Hosts: Sarah Summy & Renee Quinn

Book your Glam Weekend at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

In partnership with the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, special Diva Weekend rates are available for our glam girls and guests during the weekend of October 14th starting at only $119 per night. Raise money while you sleep! For every glam weekend package booked, the Hyatt will contribute $20.00 per room, per night back to the Glam-A-THON™!

Reservation Hotline: 888-421-1442
Code: Glamathon

Glam-A-THON™ Tiki Chic-y Sponsors

Special thanks to our Band

Cutback Surf Band



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Posted by on September 10th, 2011 at 6:06 pm.

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