Lynn University’s director of corporate relations to be honored by Boca Chamber
Published Oct. 02, 2013
Barbara Cambia, director of corporate relations at Lynn University, will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 10, with the 2013 Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Award at a breakfast event at 7:45 a.m. at the Via Mizner Golf and Country Club.
“I’m truly honored to be recognized by the chamber in this way,” Cambia said. “I’ve enjoyed all my work with the chamber and appreciate all they have done for Lynn and Boca Raton, and I’m just happy to work with such a wonderful group of people.”
According to the chamber, “The Chairman’s Award is given to a person who is aligned with the chamber’s long standing goal of affecting positive change in the business community. This person also demonstrates outstanding contributions and achievements in business and community service.”
Cambia’s involvement with the chamber began as Lynn University prepared to host the final 2012 presidential debate. As part of the preparation, the university worked with the chamber to develop a Small Business Partner program that allowed local Boca Raton businesses to show their community pride while they helped support the international media event coming to Boca.
For a few hundred dollars a local business was listed as a supporter on the official debate website (a site that saw millions of visitors in the months leading up to the debate), received signage to show its support of the debate to customers and was eligible to have a promotional video created for its marketing needs, among other benefits. Eventually, 208 businesses joined the Small Business Partner program.
But Cambia did not stop there. She has since maintained her high level of involvement, sitting on numerous committees and helping guide several chamber initiatives.
“The 2012 debate was a great event for raising general awareness of Lynn everywhere including our own backyard of Boca,” Cambia said. “I’m hoping my work with the chamber will continue to build on that success.”
Cambia is a member of the tourism committee, is helping guide the chamber’s Boca’s About Service & Kindness (B.A.S.K) program (an effort to improve customer service standards in Boca) and will be participating in a new chamber initiative, The International Alliance Round Table (a group that hosts monthly luncheons for organizations that have business overseas). The group's first lunch is at Lynn University on Nov. 5 and will focus on, “Breaking Cultural Barriers.”
She is also helping organize two chamber luncheons to be hosted at Lynn University in the next two months: the Oct. 3 Trustee Luncheon with Eric Woolworth, president of business operations for the Miami Heat and American Airlines Arena, during which Lynn’s sports management professor Ted Curtis will ask Woolworth some in-depth questions related to managing an NBA franchise; and the Successful Women in Business Luncheon on Nov. 2, featuring Sindee Kerker, criminal justice professor at Lynn.