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Hoping for the best in Florida’s Hobe Sound

September 11th, 2017

Hobe Sound, located on the western side of Florida on Jupiter Island, didn’t suffer a direct hit by Hurricane Irma. But that didn’t ease concerns of Chicago business and civic leaders who have made the affluent community their home.

“We’re hoping for the best for the people in Florida,” said Chris Reyes, the billionaire co-chairman of Reyes Holdings beer and food distribution company in Chicago.

Reyes, who recently made Hobe Sound his permanent residence, said his home was buttoned down “securely” before the storm. He still has a home in Chicago, where he runs his business and is chairman of the board of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Trisha Rooney, too, said her home, too, was all “locked down” before the storm hit. Now the CEO of R4 Servicess LLC, a records-management company, is bracing for news about the rest of the area. “I’ve grown up going to Jupiter Island and it’s one of my favorite places in the whole world,” she said.

Check out all the other notable Chicago names who count Hobe Sound as a home away from home. It’s here in the Sun-Times.

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