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211 Broward Hosts Club 211 Connecting Event

The nonprofit agency provides a 24-hour comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals and families in South Florida seeking crisis intervention assistance.

The House on the River in Fort Lauderdale was the venue for an engaging CLUB 211 Connecting Event hosted by 211 Broward and presented by Memorial Healthcare System and Brown & Brown Insurance. Dr. Sharetta Remikie, Chief Equity and Community Engagement Officer of the Children’s Services Council of Broward County served as the CLUB 211 Event Ambassador for the evening.

During the recent event, guests could network with other CLUB 211 members while enjoying cocktails and bites. Dana Somerstein, the Chair of 211 Broward, talked about the organization’s impactful services to the community, and Kevin Robinson from Brown & Brown Insurance spoke about the company’s involvement with 211 Broward. Dr. Remikie, a CLUB 211 ambassador, also gave a speech and shared her reasons for supporting 211 Broward.

Begonia Ajose, Brittany Spano, and Alexander Star

While connecting with other members, individuals who join CLUB 211 can become more familiar with the work of 211 Broward and how the organization supports them and the community. The organization offers different membership levels starting at $211 per year, and the money raised through each membership is used to support the general operations of 211 Broward. Interested individuals can download the 211 Broward App to view the membership directory and join the club. CLUB 211 is presented by Brown & Brown Insurance and Memorial Healthcare System, and Kip Hunter Marketing, The Daily Drip, and Shady Distillery sponsored the recent event.

 Danny Iturrizaga, Kip Hunter, Dana Somerstein, David Gillis, William Spencer, Kenneth King, and Margarethe Sorensen

For more information about 211 Broward, please contact Brittany Spano at brittanyspano@211-broward.org or visit www.211-broward.org

Main photo: Dana Somerstein and Dr. Sharetta Remikie

Photo credits: Downtown Photo

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.