BUSINESS BRIEFS – Key West Florida Weekly

O’DONNELL

O’Donnell agency merges with rbb

The public relations agency Carey O’Donnell built 26 years ago will become part of a Miami firm. rbb Communications announced an agreement with the West Palm Beachbased O’Donnell Agency to merge its operations with rbb effective June 1. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. O’Donnell Agency was founded in 1995.

The agencies said the agreement strengthens rbb’s presence in the Palm Beach County market where it already represents many businesses in the energy, banking, and professional service sectors.

According to published reports, Ms. O’Donnell plans to start another business that is yet to be announced.

Ms. O’Donnell has been recognized as one of the top public relations professionals in Florida and was named as one of the state’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders by Florida Trend magazine since it introduced the list four years ago. She is in her second year as chair of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and is a past chair of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. She will serve as lead counsel with rbb in the Palm Beach market.

GroovyTek to hold grand opening

GroovyTek will hold an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, to celebrate the opening of its Palm Beach Gardens location, 2000 PGA Blvd., Suite 4440.

There will be refreshments, light appetizers and the opportunity to mingle with community leaders, GroovyTek founders, and trainers, as well as Legend Radio’s Jill & Rich: “The Morning Lounge.” Also on hand will be the company’s Groove mobile, a colorfully branded 1973 Winnebago, ready to offer “pop-up” workshops and training opportunities throughout South Florida.

For more information about GroovyTek, visit www.GroovyTek.com.

Library names two to board, adds counsel

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for Mandel Public Library programs, has added two new members to its board of directors: philanthropist Hon. Ann W. Brown and Senior Director of Development at Florida Power & Light Jill Dvareckas. In addition, current board member Steven Mayans has been appointed legal counsel for the foundation’s board off directors.

The WPB Library Foundation raises money to support free community programs and resources at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach including afterschool homework centers, summer learning, teen college prep, job readiness, and more.

To learn more about the West Palm Beach Library Foundation, visit www.wpblf.org. ¦