Japanese firm to buy local company
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.
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.
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.
New chief nursing officer takes over
Eddy (Ed) L. Hannah has joined Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center as the new chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services.
Mr. Hannah will replace Bonnie Rudolph, who is retiring as the system's CNO after 24 years with Health First.
Mr. Hannah will report to J. Stuart Mitchell, Health First executive vice president, chief operations officer.
He will be responsible for planning, organizing and delivering effective, efficient and high-quality patient care across the entire Health First system.
Mr. Hannah is a registered nurse in both Tennessee and Florida. He has completed certification in nursing administration advanced, team specialist certification from North Carolina State University and strategies for successful nursing management from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Hannah also serves as a member of the adjunct faculty for Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University.
MONDAY, NOV. 26
o 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, NOV. 27
o Governmental Affairs Committee meeting: 8 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
o Facebook 101 and 201 seminars: 11 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Brevard Community College's Melbourne campus on North Wickham Road. RSVP to (321) 459-2200 if attending. Lunch will be provided.
o 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.
o 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.
o Nonprofit committee meeting: 5:30 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28
o Unique Opportunities Leads Club meeting: 8:15 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Café Unique Restaurant, 607 Florida Ave., Cocoa Village. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
o 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.
o 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.
o Military Affairs Council's community service awards: 5:30 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Courtyard by Marriott, Cocoa Beach. Tickets cost $30 for civilians and $25 for military. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
THURSDAY, NOV. 29
o Network$ 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. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
o 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.