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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Melbourne EXIT Realty office gives back to the community
In gratitude for the support shown to EXIT 1st Class Realty by the local community, the real estate brokerage recently surprised teacher Angie Striegal of Clearlake Middle School by donating a basket of school supplies.
EXIT Realty is a real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals.
EXIT's Mind-Set Training Systems offer the industry's best hands-on, interactive sales training.
EXIT is a by-invitation-only company focusing on the business of real estate.
EXIT 1st Class Realty is located at 4865 N. Wickham Road, Suite 104, Melbourne.
For more information, call (321) 259-3990 or visit www.mybrevardfloridahomes.com.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
. SCORE Small Business Counseling: 11 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.
MONDAY, OCT. 8
. TechNovation awards banquet: 6-9 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne. This is a reception and VIP awards dinner kickoff for Fl orida 2012 TechXpo. Register online at www.floridatechxpo.com. For more information, call Cassie Hansen at (321) 724-5400.
TUESDAY, OCT. 9
. Melbourne Business Watch: 9-10 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 East Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call Ryan Allen at (321) 288-0274.
. TechXpo Innovation Exposition: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Clemente Center, Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd, Melbourne. For complete information and registration, visit www.flroidatechxpo.com. For information, call Cassie Hansen at (321) 724-5400.
. Leads R' Us Leads Club meeting: 11:30 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Brio Italiano, 2005 Vernon Place, Melbourne. For more information, call club president Glenda O'Coin at (321) 254-1687.
. TechXpo 'Gateways To International Technology Trade' luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Hartley Room, Florida Institute of Technology campus. Reserve online at www.floridatechxpo.com. Individual appointments with the speakers are available by contacting Christine Michaels at Christine@melbourneregionalchamber.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10
. West Melbourne Business Association meeting: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Buena Vida Estates, 2129 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
. Palm Bay Power Club meeting: 11:30 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at The Knowledge Exchange, 5151 Babcock St. N.E., Palm Bay. For more information, call club president Darby Koller at (321) 473-8998.
THURSDAY, OCT, 11
. Beach Referral Group leads Club meeting: 7:45 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 Highway A1A, Indialantic. For more information, call club president Alan Kershaw at (321) 750-3233.
. Women of Excellence Committee meeting: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. RSVP online at www.melbourneregionalchamber.com. For more information, call (321) 724-5400, Ext. 231.
. Chamber 2040 Networking Social: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at UNO Chicago Grill, 8260 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. RSVP online by Oct. 9 at www.melbourneregionalchamber.com. For more information, call Cassie Hansen at (321) 724-5400, Ext. 231.
. SCORE Small Business Counseling: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 East Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.