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Business news - northern Brevard
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Posted: 2013 Apr 26 - 06:19

Arrangements between chambers announced

Palm Bay Chamber members have been invited to attend any Titusville Chamber event.

Some events are free to attend and some have member and non-member rates, as in Palm Bay, but Palm Bay chamber members may attend with "member" rates at the events that charge.

For more information, call (321) 951-9998 and (321) 267-3036.

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 info@sharedenlightenment.com and (850) 388-8737 or (321) 216-6676.

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 recently 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.

For more information, call (321) 951-9998.

Service advisor rejoins wealth management firm


Robert DeVries is rejoining the independent wealth management company, FirstWave Financial, as a service advisor.

In this capacity, Mr. DeVries will serve clients by developing individualized financial plans and assisting in the implementation of their financial strategies.

Mr. DeVries has a Masters in Business Administration in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan. He recently passed his Series 65 exam, which enables him to serve as a registered investment advisory representative of FirstWave Financial.

For more information about FirstWave Financial, call (321) 773-7773 or visit www.FirstWaveFinancial.com.

Titusville Chamber announces new members

The Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its newest members.

They are: Titusville Discount Pharmacy, Dawn Faust-marketing, communications specialist and Space Coast Cancer Center, Aamco Transmissions, Cupcakes on Main, Gas R Us, Worldwide Neon Tiki Tribe, Nadia Alvarez Adult Family Care Home and Grace Equine Rescue, Therapy for Humans, Allstate Insurance Company, 805 S. Washington Ave., Titusville; Chiron Urgent Care, 603 N. Washington Ave., Titusville; and Lifepointe Ministries, 7101 S. U.S. Highway 1, Titusville.

To join the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, call (321) 267-3036 or visit www.titusville.org.

New doctor at medical center

Parrish Medical Center in Titusville welcomes family practice physician Sandra Ogata, MD.

Ms. Ogata received her medical training at the University of Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil, and her Family Medicine residency was completed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

She did general surgery residencies at Lehigh Valley Hospital University of Pennsylvania in Allentown, and at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Dr. Ogata is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Along with English, she is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.

Most recently Dr. Ogata worked in family medicine in South Brevard County.

Dr. Ogata has joined the practice of Space Coast Medical Specialists, at 702 Country Club Drive, Titusville.

For more information, call (321) 268-1995.

Attorney board certification

In 1983, a modest number of Florida attorneys were granted board certification by The Florida Bar. This year, those legal certification pioneers are celebrating their 30-year anniversary.

The Nance Cacciatore Law Firm is proud to claim its founder, Jim Nance, and Sammy Cacciatore as members of this prestigious assemblage.

The Florida Supreme Court approved the Florida Bar's board certification program in 1982, and in 1983 Mr. Nance was among the first attorneys to be certified in civil trial law.

However, The Florida Bar was not the first legal organization to bestow the honor of certification upon him. One year earlier, in 1982, the National Board of Trial Advocacy granted Mr. Nance his first certification in civil trial law, and Sammy Cacciatore in 1983.

The NBTA was founded in 1977 by Theodore Koskoff of Bridgeport, Conn., who was a trailblazer in the field of legal specialization.

Mr. Koskoff's mission for founding the organization was to substantially advance public interest by establishing a genuine trial advocacy certification program. In Koskoff's view, the lack of such programs up until that point had caused the low estate of trial advocacy in the United States, and contributed to the overall diminished state of the justice system.

Therefore, the achievement of board certification is not only an extremely prestigious honor; it also serves as proof that an attorney has upheld the virtues of the legal profession for a significant amount of time. Attorneys must practice law for a minimum of five years, have substantial involvement in the specific field in which they are trying to obtain certification, tried 10 cases in which they are lead counsel, and pass a written examination for civil trial certification.

In Florida, an attorney cannot claim to be a specialist in any form of law without achieving board certification.

Only 6 percent of the Florida Bar eligible attorneys are board certified.

Mr. Nance recognizes that the board certification exam can be very beneficial to an attorney.

Since founding his Melbourne law firm in 1966, James Nance served as president of the Inner Circle of Advocates, which is an invitation-only national organization group of the top 100 plaintiff attorneys, who have obtained million-dollar verdicts in the United States.

Mr. Nance, along with his law partner, Sammy Cacciatore, are the only two personal injury attorneys listed in the 2013 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" for the Melbourne area.

The Nance Cacciatore firm is very active in various charities in Brevard County and Florida.

For more information about James Nance and the Nance Cacciatore Law Firm, visit NanceLaw.com.

New and renewed chamber partners

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced some of its new and renewed Chamber of Commerce partners.

They are: Author Debra John, Canaveral Squares, ASEA, A Novel Cup, Home Lending Source, Rock Paper Simple, Florida Laser Engraving, Atlantic Business Systems, B.P. Davis Property Management Inc., Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Church.

Also: LBS lawn Service, The Advocates Law Office PLLC, Valinda's Bags - Miche Bags, Wild Ocean Seafood Market - Cape Canaveral and Titusville, Government Contracting Resources, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Cocoa Beach Country Club/Community Pool, Aging Matters in Brevard, La Quinta Inn Cocoa Beach, Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera and Sun State Strategy Inc.

To join the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, email dmontano@cocoabeachchamber.com or call (321) 459-2200.

New sales professional

Barbara C. Wall and Nancy R. Taylor, broker/owners of Prudential Sterling Properties, have introduced the firm's newest sales professional, Susan Frederick.

Combining the experience, enthusiasm and hard work of the sales professionals with the powerful and respected Prudential Real Estate brand is a winning combination.

Ms. Frederick can be reached at (321) 890-6625 or greathousingchoices@yahoo.com.

Prudential Sterling, founded in 1982, services all of Brevard and Indian River Counties. Offices are located in Indian Harbour Beach and Vero Beach.

Ribbon cutting ceremony, grand opening scheduled

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Monday, April 29 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the I-95 Chevron, 3580 Garden St., Titusville.

The Chevron is not just another gas station, but a community fun-filled location that will strive for excellent customer service.

There will be sweets and little things you will need on the way to work or on your way home.

Just stop by for a cup of cappuccino, smoothies, ice cream or cupcakes in this community store with a relaxing atmosphere.  

Join in for the grand opening, tentatively planned for April 28 from noon to 6 p.m. 

Admission is free with free entertainment from local artists, free popcorn, coffee, mini goods and ice cream samples.

 Bouncy house, specials and raffles will also be featured.

Come and join the fun and market your business Sunday, April 28 from noon to 6 p.m.

The ribbon cutting will take place on Monday, April 29 at 11 a.m.

Coldwell Banker acquires two local companies

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC, the largest residential real estate brokerage in Florida, has announced that it has acquired the assets of two companies in Brevard County, a new market for the company.

Pruitt Real Estate has two offices and approximately 70 sales associates, and Keldorff, Inc., which does business as ERA Showcase Properties & Investments, has seven offices and more than 100 sales associates.

With the acquisitions of these two companies, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has more than 80 offices and nearly 4,800 sales associates in Florida.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT operates the company-owned brokerage operations of Realogy Holdings Corporation (NYSE: RLGY).

These acquisitions follow on the heels of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's March acquisition of the Luxury Team of Florida Real Estate Group based in Palm Coast, including nine sales centers, which gave the company its entrance into Flagler, Volusia and Osceola Counties.

Recent Palm Bay Chamber renewed members

Renewed members are: Comfort Suites, Melbourne Airport Authority, Atlantic Shores, city of West Melbourne, Crosswinds Youth Services, Kiwi Loco, Manatee Baseball, Palm Bay Ford, Palm Bay Urgent Care, Palms Rehab, R&S Water, Remedy Pawn, Sebastian River Medical Center, Staples, town of Malabar and Truth Revealed Ministries.

For more information or to join the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, call (321) 951-9998.

New and renewed chamber members

The Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its latest new and renewed chamber members.

The new members are: Adams Homes, L&M Technologies, Inc. and Michael A Penney Architect.

The renewed members are: Brevard Business Leadership Network, Florida Today/Cape Publications, Loyd Contracting Co, Inc., Ray Sharkey, SpaceCoastOutdoors.net and Vacation Villas Resort.

The Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce is at 2000 S Washington Ave., Titusville.

For more information or to join the chamber, call (321) 267-3036, email sykes@titusville.org or visit www.Titusville.org.

Open house celebration

North American Office Solutions will hold an open house and celebration Friday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1429 Chaffee Drive, Suite 6, Titusville.

Help celebrate the new office location in Titusville.

There will be product demonstrations, office tours, door prizes and a barbecue lunch.

The Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida will all be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Rebecca Musolff at rmusolff@naos.us/321.269.0247.

Ayad B. Saad joins Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley has announced that Ayad B. Saad has joined the firm's wealth management office in Suntree/Viera at 8150 N. Wickham Road, as a vice president, financial advisor.

Formerly with Edward D. Jones for 15 years, Mr. Saad is a native of Egypt. He holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University and currently lives in Melbourne with his family.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a global leader, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services.

The firm's employees serve clients worldwide, including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

For more information about Morgan Stanley, visit www.morganstanley.com.

Airport announces paperless eBoarding passes

This new passenger check-in option is a timesaving service that allows customers who check in on Delta.com or the Delta App to download boarding passes to their smartphone or other preferred mobile device. Customers then simply present a photo identification and scan their eBoarding pass at the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint.

Delta customers with eBoarding passes can check their luggage curbside at airports, where the service is available, then proceed to the security checkpoint.

While the eBoarding service is currently available only to Delta Air Lines customers, this technology will be offered to other participating airlines in the near future.

Melbourne International Airport serves east Central Florida, including Brevard and Indian River counties, and is responsible for generating more than $1 billion per year in economic activity.

It is among the nation's fastest-growing aviation manufacturing and maintenance hubs, and is the closest international airport to Port Canaveral, one of the world's busiest cruise ports.

The airport currently serves Delta Air Lines and its affiliates, US Airways and Baer Air.

For more information, visit www.mlbair.com.

New members at Titusville Chamber

The Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce presents the following new Chamber members.

They are: The Coffee Shoppe, Adams Homes, Michael A. Penney - Architect PA, L&M Technologies, The Comedy & Magic of Todd Bogue, Veterans Assembled Electronics, The Lawn Ranger, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County, Certified Quality Roofing, Carriage House Assisted Living, Noble Management Company and Alton Builders, Inc., Allstate Insurance Company (Jason Todd), Brevard Grout Cleaning, Chiron Urgent Care, Complete Clean Service, Dr. Terrazzo, Grace Equine Rescue & Therapy for Humans, Lifepointe Ministries, Nadia Alvarez Adult Family Care Home and Worldwide Neon Tiki Tribe.

For more information about the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, call (321) 267-3036.

Chamber trip to Ireland

The Titusville Chamber of Commerce is in partnership with Collette Vacations for an eight-day tour of Ireland, beginning Nov. 9.

Collette Vacations has set up a website for the tour, and there is an informational presentation about the trip scheduled for Monday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Irish Pub in Titusville.

Learn more about the accommodations and planned destinations, such as exploring the Guinness Storehouse, traveling the Dingle Peninsula and spending a night in Ashford Castle.

Published rates are valid until Thursday, May 9.

For more information, call (321) 267-3036.



New partner orientation: 8-9:30 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

Cupcake's ribbon cutting: 4-4:30 p.m. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce at Cupcakes on Main, 13 Main St., Titusville. For more information, call (321) 267-3036.


Gas R Us Mini-Festival Grand Opening: Noon to 6 p.m. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce at Gas R Us Chevron, 3580 Garden St., Titusville. For more information, call (321) 267-3036.


Gas R Us ribbon cutting: 11 a.m. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce at Gas R Us Chevron, 3580 Garden St., Titusville. Festivities continue until 4 p.m. For more information, call (321) 267-3036.

Chamber's Ireland trip informational presentation: 6 p.m. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce at the Irish Pub, 125 Harrison St., Titusville. For more information, call (321) 267-3036.


Executive Committee meeting: 11-11:30 a.m. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2000 S. Washington Ave., Titusville. For more information, call (321) 267-3036.

SCORE Small Business counseling: 11 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. Counseling is by appointment only. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

Board of Directors meeting: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2000 S. Washington Ave., Titusville. For more information, call (321) 267-3036.


'Wednesday Friendsday' tabletop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Cocoa Civic Center, 430 Delannoy Ave., Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.


Titusville Business Connection luncheon: Noon to 1 p.m. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce at the Titusville Public Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville. For more information, call (321) 267-3036.

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