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Business news - north Brevard
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Posted: 2012 Aug 24 - 00:20

Canaveral Port Authority awards contract to Florida commercial real estate firm

The Port Authority has contracted with Lightle Beckner Robison Inc. to provide brokerage and management services on Port Authority Property, including the Maritime Center, former customs building and the International Commerce Center.

Lightle Beckner Robison Inc. is at 1398 S. Babcock St., Melbourne.

For more information, call (321) 722-0707, Ext. 14.

Bertram Yacht appoints new HR senior director

As part of the continued efforts to build an organization with some of the best talent in the boating industry, Bertram Yacht has appointed Doug Reed as senior director of human resources.

Mr. Reed brings more than 30 years of human resources experience and has a proven track record in the development and implementation of lean manufacturing techniques in marine manufacturing.

In his new role, he will lead the human resources organization for Bertram Yacht at the new facility in Merritt Island.

His mandate is to build an organization with some of the best talent the industry has available and develop a rigorous operating culture, based on lean manufacturing and continuous product improvement.

Mr. Reed will work directly with the key members of the Bertram management team, including the president of Bertram Yacht, Alton Herndon; the vice president of manufacturing, Ken Beauregard; and the new vice president of engineering, Robert Ullberg.

Bertram is a brand of Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction and sale of motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive, prestigious brands in the nautical world: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line.

For more information, call (305) 633-8011 or email Jessica.Cortada@Bertram.com.

New Titusville Chamber members

New members of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce are Tractor Supply and Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling.

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

Prudential Sterling Properties' top producers

Barbara C. Wall and Nancy R. Taylor, broker/owners of Prudential Sterling Properties would like to congratulate their "Top Producers for July 2012:" top listing and sales associate Rae McCabe and top sales associate Lynn Raymond. Congratulations for all your success!

Prudential Sterling Properties is the top producing real estate office in Brevard County for 2011.

Prudential Sterling, founded in 1982, services all of Brevard and Indian River counties.

Its office is located in Indian Harbour Beach.

Agents may be reached at (321) 768-7600 for all of your real estate needs.

New development director at Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo has announced that Karen Davis has been hired as the director of development.

Ms. Davis will be responsible for Brevard Zoo's comprehensive development programs, including: capital campaigns, major donor fundraising, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and planned giving.

In her past association with the Zoo, she has chaired the JAZZOO and Safari Under the Stars committees and served on the board of directors.

Ms. Davis received a law degree from Boston University School of Law. She was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for five years and later served as the director of the Office of Consumer Participation for three years.

For the past five years, Davis has been the chief operating officer for Viera Realty Inc., overseeing operations for the sale and marketing of residential real estate in Viera.

For more information, call (321) 254-9453, Ext. 236 or email Lheckerson@brevardzoo.org.

Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Council

The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast has appointed Brian Lightle to the Ad Valorem Tax Abatement Council.

Functioning as an advisory body to the Brevard County Commissioners, council members meet on an ad hoc basis and serve four-year terms.

Lightle Beckner Robison Inc. is a full service real estate firm committed solely to the commercial segment of real estate.

With strict focus on commercial real estate, Lightle Beckner Robison's brokers individually specialize in office, retail, industrial and investment properties, as well as asset and property management.

LBR Inc. serves Brevard county extending across the entire state of Florida.

For more information, visit www.teamlbr.com.

Red Cross introduces regional chief executive officer

The American Red Cross has formally announced that Karen Hagan has been selected as the new regional chief executive officer for the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region.

The American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region serves 13 counties: Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.

Ms. Hagan joined the Red Cross in 1985. Since then she has been the CEO of two Red Cross Chapters, served as the state relations representative in Florida, a disaster response planner for the southern United States, Florida's state disaster specialist and most recently as the state disaster officer for Florida and Georgia.

Requests for more information should be sent to Michele Jones at (407) 516-0890.

Grand opening Saturday

Kayaks by Bo will have its grand opening Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 410 S. Hopkins Ave. (U.S. Highway 1), Titusville.

Prizes, gifts, drawings and food will be available.

For more information, call (321) 474-9365, email kayaksbybo@gmailcom or visit www.kayaksbybo.com.

New and renewed Chamber partners

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes its new partners: DaVinci Teeth Whitening, Billboard Connection, Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley, Barbershop Harmony Society, Foosaner Art Museum, Essentials Spa Viera, RE/MAX Elite, SAIC, Lowe's, Cocoa Kennels, Alpha-Omega Training, Space Florida, Rockledge Christian School, Honeymoon Hill Constructors, Columbia College, Help 2 Insure and Central Brevard Computers.

BUSINESS CALENDAR

SATURDAY, AUG. 25

. Ribbon cutting ceremony: Noon. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Empire Health Mart Pharmacy, 1451 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

. Military Affairs Council's Annual Stars and Strikes Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser: 2-5 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Patrick Air Force Base Bowling Center. Cost is $50 per individual players and $200 for corporate teams. For more information, call (321) 459-2200 or contact Sand Owens at (321) 454-2026 or email sowens@cocoabeachchamber.com.

MONDAY, AUG. 27

. 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.

. Ambassador meeting: 5 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

TUESDAY, AUG. 28

. Coffee Connection: 8 a.m. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce at the Fest Haus, 2855 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville. For more information, call (321) 267-3036.

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

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

. You Got To Eat Leads Club meeting: Noon. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Red Lobster, 215 E. Merritt island Causeway, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

. Nonprofit meeting: 5:30 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

. 'Explore Berlin and Prague' pre-tour briefing: 5:30 p.m. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2000 S. Washington Ave., Titusville. This briefing is for all participants and prospective participants. For more information, call (321) 267-3036.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29

. Rising Stars meeting: 8:30 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Duran Golf Club, 7032 Stadium Parkway, Viera. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

. B2B meeting: 11 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Amici's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, 7700 N. Wickham Road, Suite 120, Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

THURSDAY, AUG. 30

. Network$ meeting: 8:15 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Lazy Bean Café, Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt island Causeway, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

. Surfside Stars meeting: 6:15 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Lobster Shanty, 2200 S. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

UPCOMING EVENTS

. New Partner Welcome Orientation: 8-9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.




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