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Business news - Beaches
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Posted: 2013 Nov 01 - 06:19

Employment screening company adds executive

Edge Information Management, Inc., a provider of employment screening, electronic I-9 management and drug testing services, has announced the addition of Ray Wynn, account executive.

Under the direction of Addison Sullivan, national sales manager, Mr. Wynn will create new business and dynamic partnerships, while also working closely with existing clients within the Melbourne area.

As Edge's nationwide presence continues to grow, hiring an additional account executive was a necessary task.

Mr. Wynn's past experience consists of more than 23 years of military service in the United States Air Force and 15 years of recruiting, staffing and executive sales.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia Southern University and earned two associates' degrees, one from Columbia Southern and the other from the Community College of the Air Force.

Mr. Wynn continues his service as an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4206, where he serves as a trustee.

Edge Information Management, Inc., incorporated in 1991, is a national provider of numerous employment screening solutions including; criminal background checks, drug screening services utilizing urine, hair, saliva or sweat, electronic I-9 management, employment, education and other credential verifications.

Edge is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background.

Visit www.edgeinformation.com for more information.

Local attorney named 'Lawyer of the Year'

The Nance Cacciatore Law Firm has announced that S. Sammy Cacciatore has been named the 2014 Orlando Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year" in the 20th Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."

Mr. Cacciatore's achievement is of great significance, as only one attorney in each practice area and metropolitan area is recognized with the "Lawyer of the Year" appellation.

Best Lawyers first began the "Lawyers of the Year" designation in 2009, and the selection process is extremely stringent.

Lawyers who are honored as "Lawyer of the Year," are selected based on voting averages that are collected as part of the comprehensive peer-review assessments that are conducted with thousands of leading lawyers yearly.

Attorneys who receive this designation have garnered a high level of respect, among fellow lawyers, for their ability, their professionalism and integrity.

In addition to being named Orlando Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year," Sammy Cacciatore was also included as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.

Since the 1960s, Sammy Cacciatore has been vigorously representing individuals and families who have been harmed through the negligence of others.

In his more than 40-plus years of service, Sammy has helped to change the legal system in Florida by fighting for victims' rights.

To learn more about Sammy Cacciatore and the Nance Cacciatore Law Firm, visit www.nancelaw.com.

Sports Image announces new partner

Sports Image, a leader in the high school sports marketing industry, welcomes a new business partner, Mark Line, who will serve as vice president of sales and marketing for the Brevard County-based business.

Mr. Line is a veteran of the sales and marketing industry with 25-plus years experience, most recently serving as the director of sales for the Jostens Company.

Since 2002, Sports Image has been helping high schools and other grassroots organizations to obtain state-of-the-art equipment and much needed revenue for their athletic programs.

Through its unique sports marketing concepts and existing relationships, Sports Image has given more than $15 million in cash and equipment to schools and organizations in the United States and in Canada.

For more information, contact Bill Wood at (321) 329-5709 or billw@sportsimageinc.com.

Ayad B. Saad joins Morgan Stanley office

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

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

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 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.

Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm, provides a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services, and has more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

For more information, visit www.morganstanley.com.

Laboratory Services opens new location

Parrish Medical Center Laboratory Services has opened a fourth location at 1709 Garden St., Titusville.

Hours of the new Garden Street laboratory are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Community members are invited to tour the new location and enjoy refreshments during a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4-6:30 p.m.

All four of PMC's Laboratory Services locations offer Direct Access Testing , whereby members of the community can receive a variety of lab tests at reduced cost without a physician's order.

Direct Access Testing gives you the freedom to request blood tests whenever you want them. Many of the tests are $20 or less.

It is easy and convenient to get your lab tests performed.

Call (321) 268-6107 to pre-register, or you may also walk-in at any laboratory services location during normal operating hours.

After your test, your results will be mailed directly to your home within five to seven working days. Results are shared with the patient's physician upon request.

For more information and a listing of available tests, visit parrishmed.com/lab.

Key management promotion in Melbourne

Arrow Exterminators, the seventh-largest pest control company in the United States has announced the recent promotion of Thomas Waters to Service Center Manager of Arrow Exterminators' Melbourne, Florida Service Center.

Mr. Waters has been with Arrow Exterminators for just over one year. He previously served as the company's service manager in the Vero Beach Service Center.

A retired semi-pro football player, he has more than 13 years of experience in the pest control industry, where he has held a number of different positions.

Thomas has three children and currently resides in Sebastian.

Visit www.arrowexterminators.com for more information.

Entrepreneur, consultant and professor to address Palm Bay Chamber

The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce has invited Bob Keimer, a Brevard County entrepreneur, trainer and consultant and CEO of The Greatness Zone Group, to speak at its November membership luncheon on Nov. 6.

This company focuses on performance-improvement by helping individuals and organizations identify their talents to achieve exceptional results.

Mr. Keimer will speak about "The Need for "Mayberry Style Selling & Customer Service."

The top three areas he will focus on include:

o Today's consumer is not happy

o Converging trends in sales, marketing and service

o Personal service is still the "edge" for small businesses.

Mr. Keimer is also an adjunct professor at the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business at the Florida Institute of Technology, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in business start-ups, sales, marketing, and management.

The "Business of the Month," sponsored by Joe Raley State Farm Insurance, will also be announced at the luncheon, as well as the "Palm Bay Police Officer of the Month," which is sponsored by Community Credit Union.

The luncheon will be held at the Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 175 Villa Nueva Ave. N.E., off Malabar Road, just west of Palm Bay Hospital.

Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., and the program starts at noon.

Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, formed in 1989, has more than 1,200 active and prospective members and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Greater Palm Bay Chamber is also the only chamber in the United States aligned with an international "sister" chamber in Cashel, Ireland.

For more information about joining the chamber or for reservations for this event, call (321) 951-9998 or visit www.greaterpalmbaychamber.com.

Sorelli Hair Studio & Spa celebration

It began with thoughts written on papers and a vision two sisters, Rose and Grace, realized. Then, their dream of being business owners in the salon and spa industry was established.

It's not an easy road to travel, as any small business owners are well aware; but Rose and Grace have put their hearts and souls into building Sorelli from the ground up.

They are committed to providing professional, friendly, quality services.

Starting with just five employees, the business has now blossomed to more than 30.

They hope to bring Brevard many years of continued service.

Stop by and see them on Saturday, Nov. 2, and join the celebration at Sorelli Hair Studio & Spa, 400 St. Andrews Blvd., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 253-0030 or email sorellihairstudio@yahoo.com.

Wealth coach, specialist and former treasurer is now vice president

Tim Armstrong, wealth coach and retirement plan specialist with FirstWave Financial in Satellite Beach, has been elected vice president of the 54-member Brevard County Estate Planning Council.

The Brevard County Estate Planning Council is the only professional association in Brevard County for estate planning professionals and provides a forum for education, networking and exchange of ideas between members.

As vice president, Mr. Armstrong will serve a one-year term, with responsibilities that include the recruitment of new members and the acquisition of professional speakers for the group's bi-monthly meetings.

He previously held the office of treasurer for the professional organization.

Mr. Armstrong, a certified financial planner professional for FirstWave Financial, recently received the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies.

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

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