Tinter Associates Takes Novel Approach to Celebrating 20th Anniversary

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Transportation engineering pros "un-invite" guests to "non-party," donating party costs in guests' names.

Tinter Associates, Inc., "Where Playing in Traffic is Serious Business," is pleased to announce the tremendous success of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The "Un-Invite" concept was the brainchild of South Florida engineering mogul and Tinter founder, Alan L. Tinter, P.E., and the creative staff at marketing firm, InterMedia.

The 800-strong list of invitees received invitation packets to "play in traffic," a take-off on the company's transportation interests. Instead of hosting a physical party, Tinter Associates, Inc. made charitable donations in an amount equal to the costs of the party in the names of its "uninvited" guests or their organizations.

In honor of its 20th anniversary celebrations Tinter Associates, Inc. has donated $5,000 to Kids in Distress, an agency dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, the preservation of the family and the care and treatment of abused and neglected children. Additionally; the company donated $5,000 to United Jewish Community of Broward County, an agency that raises funds to support the crucial work of 30 social and humanitarian agencies that help Jews in need in the South Florida community, in Israel, and around the world.

The "un-invitation" packet contained a mock road sign marked Tinter Traffic Café, with a whimsical invitation message on the back detailing the donation in the "un-invitee's" name in a creative series of quips interspersed with road signs. The packet also contained a musical CD with travel-themed classic 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's rock tunes for "playing in traffic."

"We had originally intended to throw a big bash, a food fest of fine dining, drinks, decadent desserts, music and the usual fare, but we felt that the best way to truly celebrate our 20th anniversary was to involve everyone, including the community," said Mr. Tinter. "These charities are doing wonderful and important work in our community and I think all of our 'un-invited' guests join us in celebrating them as well."

"Un-invitees" read like a who's who in South Florida development, business, industry and community leadership. "I was honored that Tinter 'un-invited' me, and applaud its great idea of having a 'party of parties' that no one is attending," said Ilene Lieberman, Fort Lauderdale Commissioner, District 1. "Their generous gesture is going to two worthy causes," she went on to say.

Mr. Tinter recently presented the checks to both charities. "'Un-invited' guest response has been absolutely effusive," said Mr. Tinter. "They have overwhelmingly loved the idea and have been real sports about it, but it all comes down to helping our community."

About Tinter Associates

Tinter Associates, founded in 1985, is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It provides traffic engineering expertise to both public and private clients in development, local and state government, civil engineering and in the legal realm. Major development accounts include Stiles Development, Pinnacle Housing, Turnberry Associates, Minto Development, and Sea Ranch Properties. Government agencies include Florida Department of Transportation, Cities of Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Aventura, Dania Beach and Southwest Ranches. Legal clients include Broward County Attorney's Office, Ruden, McClosky, Shutts and Bowen, and Holland and Knight. In addition, civil engineering accounts include Craven, Thompson, Metric Engineering, Flynn Engineering, and Winningham and Fradley. The engineering staff cumulatively has nearly a century of experience in the field of transportation engineering, the majority of that time in South Florida. For additional information on Tinter Associates, call 954-484-3633, or visit http://www.tinter.com.

To contact Kids in Distress, call 954-390-7654 or visit http://www.kidsindistress.org. To contact United Jewish Community of Broward County, call (954) 252-6900, or visit http://www.jewishbroward.org.

Note to Editors: Copies of the invitation and pictures of Mr. Tinter presenting checks to organizations are available upon request. Please refer to contact information.

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