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Posted: 2012 Nov 16 - 06:22

New associate attorney at law firm

Sigman Law Firm, P.A., has announced the addition of Sean Harnage as a new associate attorney with the Brevard and Indian River county-based practice.

Mr. Harnage will be expanding upon the firm's practice areas of foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning, family law and Home Owners Association disputes by handling general civil litigation cases, as well as criminal defense cases in Brevard County.

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Harnage was a local law enforcement officer for 16 years and has earned various instructor certificates from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Sigman Law Firm, P.A., is at 1627 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 205, Sebastian.

For more information, call (772) 228.8696 or (321) 285-6582 (Brevard County office number).

New chamber partners

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes new Chamber partners.

They are: Freedom Sailing Adventures, Outdoor Fitness Florida, Florida Property Center, A Health Pond, Interagency Council of Brevard/LEAP and Insurance Assurance.

To join the Chamber, call (321) 459-2200.

New sales professionals 


Prudential Sterling Properties has announced its newest sales professionals, Carolyn Rocco Grande and Nancy Quinn.

Prudential Sterling Properties services all of Brevard and Indian River counties.

Its Brevard County office is located at 2000 Highway A1A, Indian Harbour Beach.

For more information, call (3210 768-7600 or visit www.prudentialsterling.com.

Engineer joins local business


NdtArtemis has announced that 30-year IT veteran, Andy Ziegler, has joined the company as an account manager and Virtual CIO.

Mr. Ziegler is a longtime resident of Brevard County since graduating from Florida Institute of Technology in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science.

He began his career as a software engineer for Harris Corporation, also working for Scientific System Services and Paravant.

He specialized in communication software development and enterprise system management until starting his own IT business with his wife, Patty.

He has earned a wide range of technology certifications, and his experience includes an in-depth knowledge of IT that spans legacy systems, enterprise architecture, local area networks, wide area communications and a variety of technology platforms.

NdtArtemis is a multifaceted, end-to-end IT solutions and managed services provider.

The company helps drive client success, productivity and profitability by solving business-critical challenges through proven processes and innovative uses of technology paired with comprehensive support.

Services include computer network design, installation, monitoring and support, computer product sales, hosted cloud solutions, website and software development, phone systems, structured cabling, fire and alarm systems and more.

The company is headquartered in Melbourne with customers throughout the United States.

For more information, visit www.ndtArtemis.com.

New board of directors' member

Stephanie Franklin was recently elected to The Children's Hunger Project board of directors.

As a member of the board of directors, Ms. Franklin will be involved in strategic planning, while advising and helping to direct fundraising activities and implementation of the organization's goals. These goals are summed up in the local charity's nine-word business plan: See a hungry kid. Buy food. Feed the kid.

Ms. Franklin brings her shared passion and expertise to help address the problem of young children coming to school hungry.

Ms. Franklin, director of membership for the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce of East Central Florida, has been dedicated to helping the business community since moving to Brevard in 2004.

She is the co-chair on the Advisory Council for Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine, is a 2010 Lead Brevard graduate and has served as the co-treasure for the Women's Center Guild of South Brevard and a board member for Friends for Animals Sanctuary.

The Children's Hunger Project is a Brevard County 501 (c) (3) charity that provides packages of food for hungry children so that they can get basic nourishment each weekend during the school year.

To date, the program includes 14 elementary schools in Palm Bay, Melbourne, Rockledge, Cocoa, Satellite Beach and Indian Harbour Beach. Further expansion is planned in the near future.

Nutritious packages of food are discreetly slipped into the backpacks of children that teachers know are undernourished on the weekends.

For more information, visit http://.thechildrenshungerprojec.org, call (321) 373-7083 or email bob@thechildrenshunger project.org.

Japanese company to buy local firm

The board of directors of DTx Inc. has announced that it has agreed to sell DTx to CONTEC Co. Ltd. of Osaka, Japan. The acquisition is expected to close on Dec. 31.

DTx provides embedded systems to leading manufacturers of medical devices, industrial automation and defense applications. CONTEC is a leading provider of industrial control technology, testing and communication electronics.

DTx is headquartered in Melbourne, employs 72 people in the Melbourne area and has sales offices in California, Wisconsin and New Jersey.

The company has excelled in designing, manufacturing, maintaining and providing long-life logistics support for high reliability systems that are embedded into sensitive and regulated environments, such as medical devices.

For more information, email kevin.manuel@DTx.com or call (321) 821-7052.[pic]

Sales professional earns designation

JoAnne Infurna of Prudential Sterling Properties has earned the Fine Homes InternationalSM Specialist professional designation, conferred by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services Inc., a Brookfield Residential Property Services company. 

Ms. Infurna received the designation for meeting the professional standards set by Prudential Real Estate for sales professionals who successfully list, market and transact sales of fine homes.

Prudential Real Estate defines a Fine Home as a residence valued within the top 10 percent of its respective marketplace that is in top show-quality condition.

To qualify for the designation, Prudential Real Estate requires that a sales professional must have listed at least two fine homes or closed one fine homes transaction during the past year; earn five personal elective points based on criteria set by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services; and meet standards for professional sales experience, including at least one year of full-time real estate sales.

Ms. Infurna has seven years of experience in real estate. During the last two years, she has worked at Prudential Sterling Properties, concentrating on upper-tier properties in Lansing Island and Tortoise Island.

Prudential Sterling Properties is at 2000 Highway A1A, Indian Harbour Beach.

For more information, call (321) 308-3259 or visit www.prudentialsterling.com.

Real estate office voted best in area

Barbara C. Wall and Nancy R. Taylor, broker/owners of Prudential Sterling Properties, would like to thank the readers of Hometown News for voting Prudential Sterling Properties as the best real estate company in Indian Harbour Beach for 2012.

Combining the experience, enthusiasm and hard work of area sales professionals with the powerful and respected Prudential real estate brand is a winning combination.

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 at 2000 Highway A1A, Indian Harbour Beach.

Call (321) 768-7600 for more information.

Two join board of trustees

Jim Shaw, chairman of Health First's Board of Trustees, has announced that two additional members have joined the Health First's Board of Trustees: Donald Hagen, a medical educator and Retired United States Naval commander and surgeon general; and Bryan R. Roub, who previously served as chief financial officer of Harris Corporation.

New chief nursing officer hired

Health First has announced that Eddy (Ed) J. Hannah has joined the organization as the new chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care Services at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hannah will replace Bonnie Rudolph, who is retiring as the system's chief nursing officer after 24 years with Health First.

Mr. Hannah will report to J. Stuart Mitchell, Health First executive vice president, chief operations officer.

Mr. Hannah will serve in a dual role: CNO of the Health First system and vice president of Patient Care Services for Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center.

Realtors hold inaugural course

Florida Realtors recently held its first 'military specialist' certification program at the Space Coast Realtors office at 105 McLeod St., Merritt Island.

Rusty Shattuck, sales associate at Homes In Brevard County Realty in Merritt Island and Viera, was the first Realtor to successfully complete all of the requirements to obtain the new Realtor designation of Florida Military Specialist.

He is qualified to work directly with active military personnel, retired military personnel and veterans, with all of their housing needs. He is a Vietnam veteran, as well as an active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8191 in Eau Gallie.

Real Estate top producers

Barbara C. Wall and Nancy R. Taylor, broker/owners of Prudential Sterling Properties, would like to congratulate their top producers for October.

Top listing and sales associate Rae McCabe, top sales associate Lynn Raymond and top listing associate JoAnne Infurna. Congratulations for all your success!

Prudential Sterling Properties is the top producing Real Estate office in Brevard County for 2011. Prudential Sterling's office is located in Indian Harbour Beach.

You can reach agents at (321) 768-7600 for all of your real estate needs.


New president at hired at medical center

Health First has announced that Sean J. Gregory has been named as the new president of Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.

Mr. Gregory will manage the strategy and business development for Health First's 514-bed tertiary hospital in Melbourne. He will also oversee revenue and growth planning, service line growth and development, capital budget, physician relations, and overall planning and strategy for the hospital.

He will work closely with Health First executive vice president and chief operations officer, J. Stuart Mitchell, and the hospital's operational team to ensure that the highest quality and safety is provided for all patient experiences and outcomes.

New and renewed chamber partners

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following new and renewed Chamber members: Crabby Cleaners, Send Out Cards, Upscale Resale, All About You Travel Unlimited, Shouppe & Courtney Team, Pegasus Transportation, Florida Tech, Green Street Financial Services, VA Clinic of Viera, Kreations, AVET Project, FPIS Inc. Brochure Distribution, Glenn's Tire & Repair, Raymond James Financial Services, New Horizons CLC, Webster University-Space Coast Region, Propeller Club of Port Canaveral, Beach Place Guesthouses, Teen Missions International, Phantom Fireworks and the National Kidney Foudation.

To join the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, or for more information, call (321) 459-2200.



NOV. 16

' Small Business Breakfast Club: 7:45-9 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. Howard Tipton, Brevard County manager, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

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


NOV. 19

' 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.


NOV. 20

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


NOV. 22

' Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce closes at noon and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26.

' 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 more information, call club president Alan Kershaw at (321) 750-3233.

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