New port authority board members announced
Cocoa Beach resident Tom Weinberg will serve as chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners for 2013.
The former chief of staff for former Florida Sen. Mel Martinez was elected unanimously to the position during the first meeting of the year for the board.
Also elected were Titusville attorney Jerry Allender as vice chairman and Cocoa citrus grower Frank Sullivan as secretary/treasurer.
Titusville attorney John H. Evans begins his first term on the board.
Also serving will be Merritt Island auto dealership owner Bruce Deardoff, the immediate past chairman of the board.
For more information, visit www.portcanaveral.com.
Commodity trading advisor attains ranking
Shared Enlightenment Inc., a commodity trading advisor based in Melbourne, has entered the global CTA-managed futures indices and its CopulaMax NetCreditOps I program and has ranked in first place among all tracked CTA options traders worldwide by 12-month rate of return in 2012, according to the managed futures rankings at AutumnGold.com.
The program accomplished a 47.80 percent rate of return after all fees during 2012, according to the CTA.
An 86-page disclosure document specifying the CTA's background, strategies, trade & risk management methodolgies, performance results, risk disclosures and instructions for establishing speculative and retirement commodities investment accounts is available from the firm.
The CTA, registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and National Futures Association, is providing insightful and enlightening consultations free-of-charge to prospective investors.
Steven T. Slatem, resident of Brevard County since 2005, holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, is qualified via the Series 3 National Commodity Futures Exam, has lived and worked more than 15 years overseas and is the founder of several world-class entrepreneurial ventures.
Shared Enlightenment Inc. can be reached at email@example.com and (850) 388-8737 or (321) 216-6676.
New vice president of managed care
Jeff Sterling has joined Health First as the vice president of managed care, reporting to Joe Felkner, chief financial officer for Health First.
In this newly created role, Mr. Sterling will direct and oversee the entire managed care function of the four Health First hospitals and the Health First Medical Group.
Mr. Sterling most recently served as Regional Director of Managed Care for Universal Health Services, a national, for-profit hospital system based in Pennsylvania. In that role, he was responsible for the Managed Care strategy for the UHS hospitals, physicians, and ancillaries in the Florida and South Carolina markets.
Mr. Sterling has 20 years of experience in the managed healthcare industry, with his experience equally split between hospital and health plan responsibilities.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida.
Mr. Sterling and his wife, Tamara, have relocated to Brevard from Orlando.
45th anniversary awards announced
Larry McIntyre, with Clear Channel Outdoor, received the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, at the Chamber's 45th Annual Installation Banquet held Friday, Jan. 18 at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront.
More than 200 Chamber partners and their guests attended the gala. The theme of this year's gala was focused around the Chamber's 45th Anniversary.
Mr. McIntyre has been a part of the community and Clear Channel Outdoor for 30 years.
His involvement with professional associations include the Brevard County Civilian Military Council, Cocoa Village Playhouse, Community Foundation, Florida's Space Coast Office of Tourism, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce (1995 Chair of the board), and the 2011 chair of Junior Achievement of the Space Coast, to name just a few. He was also a founding member of the Brevard Library Foundation.
Additional awards announced that evening were the Ambassador of the Year, presented to Brenda VanAntwerp, with Two Men & Truck; and the Council/Committee of the Year was presented to the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Capt. John P. Heatherington, Commanding Officer, NOTU, U.S. Navy, administered the oath of office to the new chairman, officers and board of directors.
The major sponsor of the event was AT&T & Florida Power & Light Company.
The additional sponsors of the event were Canaveral Port Authority, Clean Footprint, Craig Technologies, Community Bank of the South, Florida Today, Health First Inc., Intercoastal Insurance Inc., Porter World Trade Inc., PNC Bank, The Cocoa Beach Area Hotel and Lodging Association, Waste Management, Inc. and Wuesthoff Health System Inc.
The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce was established in 1968 and serves the businesses and communities of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Patrick Air Force Base, Port St. John, Rockledge, Suntree and Viera.
For more information, call (321) 951-9998.
Local financial advisor to go to leaders conference
Ayad B. Saad, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Suntree/Viera, has qualified for the firm's 2013 Financial Advisor Leaders Conference.
This conference recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial-services firm.
Mr. Saad was one of only 793 financial advisors who qualified out of the firm's more than 11,000 financial advisors.
The 2013 conference will be held in May at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.
Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work.
The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals - from college savings to retirement - and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy.
Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.
The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8
Sam's Club Morning Mingle: 8-9 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Sam's Club, 450 Townsend Road, Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 459-2000.
MONDAY, FEB. 11
The 4 R's of Networking: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
Power Hour Leads Club meeting: 6-7 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Parrish Grove Inn, 536 Delannoy Ave., Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
Business Resource Council meeting: 8-9 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 454-2026 or (321) 459-2200.
SCORE Small Business counseling: 11 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
'You Got To Eat' Leads Club meeting: Noon to 1 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Red Lobster, 215 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
Viera Suntree Quarterly Social: 5-7 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Duran Golf Club, 7032 Stadium Parkway, Viera. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
Unique Opportunities Leads Club meeting: 8:15-9:15 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Café Unique Restaurant, 607 Florida Ave., Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 454-2036 or (321) 459-2200.
Rising Stars Leads Club meeting: 8:30 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Duran Golf Club, 7032 Satdium Parkway, Viera. For more information, call (321) 504-7776 or (321) 459-2200.
Business To Business Leads Club meeting: 11 a.m. to noon. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Amici's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, 7700 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne/Suntree. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
Network$ Leads Club meeting: 8-9 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Lazy Bean Coffee Company, 226 King St., Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony: 4:30-6 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Viera Discovery Center, 7350 Shoppes Drive, No. 103, Viera. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
Surfside Stars Leads Club meeting: 6:15-7:15 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty, 2200 S. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Viera Discovery Center, 7350 Shoppes Drive, No. 103, Viera. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.