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Business news - Melbourne
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Posted: 2012 Sep 14 - 00:18

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.

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.

Realtor joins Britton Group

Realtor Richard Hawkes has recently joined Britton Group Inc. The announcement was made by Jim Britton, owner/broker at Britton Group Inc., a full-service real estate firm servicing Central and South Brevard.

Mr. Hawkes has more than 30 years of combined experience in residential construction and real estate in the Melbourne area.

As past president/CEO of Holiday Builders, he has the knowledge and experience to provide a level of professional service that buyers and sellers can depend on.

Mr. Hawkes will concentrate his expertise in residential real estate sales and marketing.

For more information, call (321) 622-4815.

New sales associate

Barbara C. Wall and Nancy R. Taylor, broker/owners of Prudential Sterling Properties, have announced their newest sales professional, Joette Davis.

Joining Prudential Sterling Properties with 23 years of real estate experience, Ms. Davis has a Graduate Realtor Institute designation. She was co-owner and branch office broker for First Choice Realty, Wailua, Kauai.

Licensed in Florida for eight years, she says this is as much like Hawaii as it gets!

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. The office is located in Indian Harbour Beach.

For more information, call (321) 308-3249, (321) 768-7600 or email joette@joettedavis.com.

New lease signed for Driftwood Plaza

Tracy Worrell of Crossman & Company, one of the largest Southeast providers of commercial real estate services, signed a new lease for 909 square feet of commercial space at 3830 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach.

The landlord of Driftwood Plaza leased the space to Young Conservation Corps.

Driftwood Plaza is a Publix-anchored shopping center and is the only option on Melbourne Beach.

Crossman & Company is one of the largest third-party retail leasing and management companies in the Southeast with more than 16 million square feet under leasing and/or management.

For more information, visit www.crossmanco.com or call (407) 423-5400.

Deadline for Berlin and Prague adventure

Come join the members of the Titusville Chamber of Commerce and local residents in experiencing the culture of Germany and the Czech Republic. Enjoy four nights in Berlin and three nights in Prague, starting Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Cost is $2,649 per person (double occupancy) and includes round trip airfare from Orlando International Airport, 4-star hotel accommodations, nine meals, ground transportation, professional tour director and extensive sightseeing and admission fees.

Please reply by Friday, Sept. 14.

For questions regarding the itinerary, location, etc., call (321) 267-3036 or visit www.Titusville.org.

BUSINESS CALENDAR

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

. SCORE Small Business Counseling: 11 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 19

. Viera Leads Club meeting: 8:30 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Melbourne Regional Chamber/Viera, 7720 N. Wickham Road. Suite 113, Viera. For more information, call Collette Wood at (321) 242-4575.

. Money Makers Leads Club meeting: Noon. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Courtyard by Marriott, 2101 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call club president Tom Taranto at (321) 961-2871.

. Viera/Suntree area business council meeting: 4-6 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Brevard Zoo/East Coast Zoological Society, 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. Guest speaker is Mary Bolin, District 4 commissioner. For information, call (321) 622-8998.

UPCOMING EVENTS

. SCORE Small Business Counseling: 11 a.m. Friday, Sept 21. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.




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