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“Love”: We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Jeff Martin for submitting the winning nomination in our “Love” contest.  And the winner is….Liberty Tax Service of Pompano Beach! Here’s Jeff’s winning entry:

Saw the contest in Pompano today magazine and would like to nominate Liberty Tax Service of Pompano Beach.  It is ironic that my relationship began with them by winning a free tax prep at an Adopt a Pet event that they donated to the event. They are now my full time tax accountant.  

For 10+ years, Liberty Tax Service (with two locations in Pompano Beach) has been heavily involved in the community, supporting events and fundraising efforts through the Pompano Rotary Club, Relay for Life, Horses for Heroes, Unity in the Community, and the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, among others.  You see them at many city and community events with Statue of Liberty-costumed staff handing out Liberty crowns and adding to the fun.  They have also sponsored two softball teams. Liberty also gives back to the community through marketing programs. Instead of buying advertising from national firms, Liberty spends nearly its entire marketing budget using local individuals for grassroots marketing.  Many are people who are unemployed, are not able to work full time, or are just starting out in their first job. In turn, their paychecks are then spent at other local businesses. So when you see the Statue of Liberty out in front of their offices, remember that he or she is out there helping to support our community!

Thank you,

Jeff Martin

Pompano Beach seeks artists to create “The Painted Pompano Series.”

Artists who want to show their talent and earn some money may want to participate in a program offered by the City of Pompano Beach.

The City is seeking twelve Florida artists to paint giant fish for a two-year outdoor exhibition called “The Painted Pompano Series” beginning in the winter of 2014-2015. Each artist will be paid $1,500 from the City’s Public Art Fund. The five-foot tall painted pompano fish sculpture will be available to paint in Pompano Beach or at the artist studio. The design of the fish is an enlarged and stylized pompano fish jumping out of the ground or water.

The pompano fish is the City’s namesake and a symbol of identity for Pompano Beach residents. The Pompano Beach Public Art Committee was inspired by this historical icon and so it initiated the Painted Pompano Series.