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.
EDC chairman to speak at luncheon
The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce has invited Paul Hanson, chairman of the board for the Space Coast Economic Development Commission to speak at its monthly networking luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, according to Victoria Northrup, Chamber president and CEO.
Mr. Hanson will be presenting the Space Coast Competitive Advantages, also known as the "EDC Playbook," an informative, lively (and even a little humorous) look at perceptions and realities on the Space Coast, from quality of life to education and business.
Mr. Hanson is currently vice president of operations and general manager for Bright House Networks Florida since 2000.
Previously he was vice president of finance and administration for Time Warner Cable's Northeast Ohio Division.
Mr. Hanson has worked in the cable television industry since 1981, serves on the senior management team and has day-to-day responsibility for the company's operations within six counties.
The Chamber networking luncheon is held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 175 Villa Nueva Ave. N.E., off Malabar Road, just west of Palm Bay Hospital.
Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members or at the door.
The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, formed in 1989, has more than 900 active and prospective members and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
For more information about joining the chamber or for reservations for this event, call (321) 951-9998 or visit www.greaterpalmbaychamber.com.
March top producers, listing associates
Barbara C. Wall and Nancy R. Taylor, broker/owners of Prudential Sterling Properties, would like to congratulate its top producers for March.
They are: top listing associate Deborah MacCormac and top listing and sales associate Lynn Raymond. Congratulations for all your success!
For additional information regarding these agents, call (321) 768-7600.
Prudential Sterling, founded in 1982, services all of Brevard and Indian River counties.
Offices are located in both Indian Harbour Beach and Vero Beach.
Better Business of the Month
The Melbourne Regional Chamber and its Better Business Council recently recognized Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, as the April recipient of its Better Business of the Month Award.
The firm was awarded this recognition at the Chamber's monthly Business Breakfast of Champions event at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront.
The award, sponsored monthly by Chamber Trustee Member Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn Marriott, was presented to Steven Audino of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, is one of the nation's premier financial service firms. They are a non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company, one of the nation's largest and strongest financial institutions, also, one of the longest standing institutions serving customers for 134 years.
Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida, established in 1925, is a five-star accredited chamber from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber serves the business communities of south Brevard County and East Central Florida.
For more information, visit www.melbourneregionalchamber.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.
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
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.
Veteran-focused Job Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
Ashley Furniture ribbon cutting: 10-10:45 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Ashley Furniture HomeStore, 4360 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
Government Affairs Committee meeting: 8-9 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
THURSDAY, MAY 2
'Breakfast of Champions:' 7:15-9 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, 3003 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.