VPs visit local Realtor
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates senior vice president Bill Scott and Weichert lead network vice president Bill Spadea visited the Weichert Realtors - Hallmark Properties in Palm Bay recently.
Mr. Scott and Mr. Spadea visited the office to deliver "The Career Development Summit" to agents from Palm Bay and Melbourne.
They travel to Weichert-affiliated offices throughout the country to bring the program in-person to agents.
The traveling presentations are designed to bolster agent performance by offering information on "how to harness the power of the Weichert tools and getting the appointment in two minutes or less."
The Weichert Palm Bay agency opened in July as one of two locations in Brevard County.
Weichert Realtors - Hallmark Properties is located at 5201 Babcock St., Suite 2, Palm Bay.
For more information, call (321) 821-4310 or visit www.weicherthallmark.com.
New and renewed Chamber partners
The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced its most recent new and renewed Chamber partners.
They are: Florida State Senator Andy Gardiner, Discovery Map, Franklin Special Event Productions, Sun Site Range, March of Dimes, SThorpe.com, Valiant Air Command and Variety Florida the Children Charity.
For more information about joining the Chamber of Commerce, call (321) 459-2200.
Top producers announced
Barbara C. Wall and Nancy R. Taylor, broker/owners of Prudential Sterling Properties would like to congratulate the top producers for December: top listing and sales associate Rae McCabe and top sales associates Beth Patterson. Congratulations for all your success!
Prudential Sterling, founded in 1982, services all of Brevard and Indian River Counties.
Offices are located in both Indian Harbour Beach and Vero Beach.
For more information, call (321) 768-7600.
Governor appoints three to State commission
Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently announced the appointments of Jennifer H. Hobbs, James M. Kuzma and Eugene "Ken" Wolfe to the State Emergency Response Commission.
Ms. Hobbs, 48, of Orlando, is an environmental engineer with InoMedic Health Applications L.L.C.
She succeeds George Danz for a term that began Jan. 9.
Mr. Kuzma, 51, of Cocoa Beach, is the chief operating officer of Space Florida.
He fills a vacant seat for a term that began Jan. 9.
Mr. Wolfe, 55, of Fort Walton Beach, is the emergency management coordinator for Okaloosa County.
He fills a vacant seat for a term that began Jan. 9.
Health studio and yoga joining forces
Beachside Health Studio has announced the grand opening of "Sun Yoga at Beachside Health Studio."
This is a second location to the existing Sun Yoga in Indian Harbour Beach.
Clients will now be able to enjoy a plethora of health and wellness classes at either Beachside Health Studio in Indialantic or Sun Yoga in Indian Harbour Beach.
Each location will offer mat pilates, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and a variety of yoga classes, including Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Purna, Kripalu Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Beginners Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Mommy & Me Yoga and Prenatal Yoga.
Pre-paid memberships will be valid at either studio location for no additional charge.
Each location will continue offering all regularly scheduled classes, in addition to a brand new line up.
Visit www.beachsidehealthstudio.com or contact Karen Shelley at (321) 725-2267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Association has new leadership
The Space Coast Association has installed new leadership for its 1,400-member association.
Realtor Jesse Parrish III of Pruitt Real Estate was installed as the association's 2013 president.
Also installed were: president-elect Mitch Ribak; secretary Melissa Goldman, treasurer Lynn Jones and the following directors: Lisa Durgin, Bill Thomas, Dan Barber, Lynnette Hendricks, Steve Romano, Kaz Cisowski and Bill Kehoe.
The Space Coast Association of Realtors is a professional trade association representing more than 1,400 Realtors and businesses.
New and renewed Chamber partners
The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes its new and renewed Chamber members.
They are: Backwoods Steakhouse, Saigon Restaurant, Phab u'Lous Inc., Lia Sophia Jewelry, Hewett Services, Capital Choice Financial - Anthony Salorio, HTS Computers Inc., Courtyard by Marriott, Sierra Lobo Inc., Rodan & Fields - Donna Hamilton, University of Central Florida, Truly Nolen, iPay Payroll Solutions LLC, Clear Channel, Linda Dale & Company P.A., The Title Station Inc., Crosswinds Youth Services Inc. and Studio 7.
To join the Chamber, call (321) 459-2222.
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.