Gov. Rick Scott reappoints Nancy Grzesik to Brevard coalition
Gov. Rick Scott has announced the reappointment of Nancy T. Grzesik to the Early Learning Coalition of Brevard County.
Ms. Grzesik, 63, of Melbourne, is the associate director of finance and operations at the Brevard Zoo.
She is re-appointed for a term ending in 2015.
Edge Information Management promotes from within
Edge Information Management, a provider of employment and drug screening services, has announced that it has promoted Norm Gagnon to vice president of compliance & operations, previously the director of compliance, and Marc Giguere from acting director of IT to director of IT.
Mr. Gagnon joined Edge Information Management in 2002 and has been serving as the director of compliance until recently when he was promoted to the vice president of compliance & operations.
He will continue transitioning day-to-day duties to Ryan Fadden, compliance administrator, which includes communicating pertinent regulatory changes to Edge's staff and clients.
Marc Giguere, who has been working with Edge's IT department since 2003, was also recently promoted to the director of IT.
He brings his expert knowledge of technology, software development and project management to Edge's IT department ensuring smooth, future growth of Edge's proprietary internet software, WebScreenSM and the many client-driven integrations slated for 2012.
Mr. Giguere will provide oversight and direction for Edge's internal IT staff as well as any local contract services used for special projects.
For more information, call (800) 725-3343, Ext. 603 or visit www.edgeinformation.com.
Melbourne Regional Chamber awards SERVPRO of South Brevard Better Business of the Month
The Melbourne Regional Chamber and its Better Business Council recognized SERVPRO of South Brevard as the February recipient of its Better Business of the Month Award.
The firm was awarded this recognition recently at the Chamber's monthly "Business Breakfast of Champions" event at the Suntree Country Club.
The award, sponsored monthly by Chamber Trustee Member Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn Marriott, was presented to Claudia Proffitt, of SERVPRO of South Brevard, by Marriott general manager Jim Ridenour.
SERVPRO of South Brevard, owned and operated by John and Kimberly Robertson, specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage.
SERVPRO of South Brevard can also mitigate mold and mildew from homes or businesses.
Serving the area since 1967, their staff is highly trained in property damage restoration.
For more information, visit http://servprosouthbrevard.com/ or call (321) 724-5400, Ext. 222.
CIA Developers expands capabilities and introduces CIA Construction Services
Melbourne-based Industrial Development and property management firm CIA Developers have added construction services to its in-house capabilities with the creation of CIA Construction Services, LLC.
With in-house leasing, property management, maintenance, air conditioning, and now construction, CIA Developers is positioned to even better serve its clients.
CIA is able to offer services directly to its customers without the delay that often accompanies the utilization of third-party companies. CIA Construction Services will build upon the successful values of 30 years of business in Brevard County under the parent company's principles - Buz Anderson, Bruce Ingram and Gary Cunningham II.
CIA partnered with Tony Owen to form CIA Construction Services. Mr. Owen is a Florida-licensed certified general contractor and professional engineer.
As licensed and insured certified general contractors, CIA Construction Services is focused on delivering building and construction projects with quality and integrity.
For more information, please call (321) 723-3400, Ext. 211, email email@example.com or visit www.cia-construction.com.
Travelmax: An authorized Disney vacation planner
Travelmax of Indialantic has been designated by Disney Destinations as an "Authorized Disney Vacation Planner" based on its strong support in selling Disney vacations.
Travelmax has been in business in south Brevard County since 1984 and in Indialantic for more than 10 years and has gained specialized knowledge on vacations to the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Adventures by Disney vacations and Disney Cruise Lines.
At least 50 percent of the frontline leisure travel agents at Travelmax are College Disney Knowledge graduates.
For more information, call (321) 676-1770.
New Chamber members
Welcome new members of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce.
They are: Papa John's Pizza, Wendy Ellis, Good Thymes Country Café, Titusville Chiropractic & Injury Center, Altman's Air Conditioning and Go Native, a beach and surf clothing and sandals retail store in Titusville.
Taste of Titusville
Have you made your reservations for your booth at North Brevard's largest business showcase?
Spaces are going quickly, and more than 20 restaurants have already been registered.
If you don't plan to have a booth, but don't want to miss the fun, you can purchase your tickets now.
For more information, call the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce at (321) 267-3036.
NASA contractor excels in safety
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently presented NASA contractor InoMedic Health Applications with the Voluntary Protection Program STAR award.
The VPP STAR, OSHA's highest award, is presented only to businesses that pass a rigorous inspection for comprehensive safety and health management systems.
Accepting the award was Mike Runion, InoMedic's quality assurance and safety manager at the Kennedy Space Center.
Presenting the award was Keven Yarbrough, a top OSHA administrator in the Florida region. Only 75 businesses in Florida have achieved the distinctive STAR status.
Joining in the ceremony were senior members of NASA Kennedy Space Center and representatives of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
InoMedic Health Applications is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business with specialized employees who provide medical, occupational health and environmental support to the NASA, the Department of Defense, and commercial companies in the aerospace industries.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17
. SCORE Small Business Counseling: 11 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.
. Port St. John Business Connection: Noon. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce at the Port St. John Public Library, 6500 Carole Ave., Port St. John. Call (321) 267-3036 for more information.
. Eighth Annual 4 Under 40 Recognition Gala: 6 p.m. The event is at the Bernard Simpkins Auditorium, Brevard Community College, Cocoa Campus. Cost is $49. An appetizer buffet, cash bar and a comedy lab will be featured. For more information, call (321) 632-8222 or visit www.LEADBrevard.org.
SATURDAY, FEB. 18
. 'An Evening of Coffee and Chocolate' fundraiser: 7-10 p.m. This event, hosted by the Brevard Achievement Center and presenting sponsors Southern Janitor and Viera High School Student Government, is at the Space Coast Convention Center/Holiday Inn-Express, Cocoa. Cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (321) 952-3443 or visit www.coffeeandchocolateevent.com.
MONDAY, FEB. 20
. Monday Networking 'Lunch and Learn': 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce at the Palm Bay Hospital Executive Board Room, 1425 Malabar Road N.E., Palm Bay. Guest speaker will be Paul Edwards with Edward Jones Investments. Call (321) 951-9998 for more information.
. Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20.
. Power Hour Leads Club meeting: 6 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Cara Mia Riverside Grill, 11 Riverside Drive, Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21
. Ambassador meeting: 8:30 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For information, call (321) 724-5400, Ext. 236.
. Facebook 101 & 201: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. The first hour will be "Facebook 101," followed by lunch and sponsor presentation, followed by "Facebook 201." Lunch will be provided. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to set up your laptop and connect to the network. Please RSVP to the Chamber at (321) 459-2200 if attending.
. The Innovators Leads Club meeting: 11:30 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Taranto Real Estate, 2468 Minton Road, West Melbourne. For information, call (321) 960-0729.
. You Got To Eat Leads Club meeting: Noon. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Red Lobster, 215 E. Merritt island Causeway, Merritt Island. Call (321) 459-2200.
. Chamber Alive@5: 5 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Club 52-Melbourne Greyhound Park, 1100 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Cost is $5 at the door for members, and $10 at the door for guests. A cash bar will be available. For information, call (321) 724-5400, Ext. 229.
. New Partner Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Cara Mia Riverside Grill, 11 Riverside Drive, Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
. Rising Stars meeting: 8:30 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Duran Golf club, 7032 Stadium Parkway, Viera. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
. B 2 B meeting: 11:30 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Amici's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, 7700 N. Wickham Road, Suite 120, Melbourne. For information, call (321) 459-2200.
. We Get It meeting: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Silvestro's Restaurant, 2039 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach. Call (321) 459-2200.
. Networking Workshop: 3:30-5 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne Presenter will be Alan Kershaw from Truly Nolen Pest Control/Beach Referral Group. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23
. Beach Referral Group Leads Club meeting: 7:45 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 Highway A1A, Melbourne. For information, call club president Alan Kershaw at (321) 750-3233.
. Network$ meeting: 8:15 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Lazy Bean Café, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Square Mall, Merritt Island. Call (321) 459-2200 for more information.
. Surfside Stars meeting: 6:15 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Lobster Shanty, 2200 S. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach. Call (321) 459-2200 for more information.
. New Partner Welcome Orientation: 8-9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
. SCORE Small Business Counseling: 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.
. Impact Awards: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne. Enjoy "A Night in Monte Carlo" as the Chamber presents awards to local businesses for their impact on the community during the past year. Dress for the occasion. Cost is $50 per person and $750 for a corporate table for eight. To sponsor a table, email Stephanie@melbourneregionalchamber.com or call (321) 724-5400, Ext. 225.