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, Central Brevard Computers, Palm Tree Café, Twin Rivers Communications, UBS Financial Services - Laughlin McCarthy Group, and Books N Billing LLC, U.S. 1 Golf Center, Casino Party Planner, Porter World Trade Inc., Craig Technologies, Wal-Mart, Florida Memorial Gardens, Island Therapeutic Massage, Florida Air Academy, AAA Auto Club Group, QuikDat, Rodan & Fields Dermatologist Independent Consultant, Send Out Cards, Sabe Spa and Wellness, Sea Esta Villas, Boston Beef & Seafood, Beyond Organic, Rapid Prototyping Services, Chicks for Flicks, PNC Bank, Beach Happenings.com, Suntree Internal Medicine, Oceanbreeze family Chiropractic, Rubber Duckees Pool, Florida Weekly and Outdoor Fitness Florida.
To join the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, call (321) 459-2200 or visit www.cocoabeachchamber.com.
New agents on sales team
Kiser Realty & Investments would like to welcome the following agents to its office and sales team:
o Robin Taylor-Ritchie, broker-associate, longtime resident of Brevard County with 12 years of experience in real estate as a multi- million-dollar producer
o Tracey "Kelly" Lesky, Realtor, is with the "La Cita" group
o Janet Alwine, Realtor, has 28 years real estate experience in the Virginia and D.C. areas, as well as Brevard County
o Terri Clifford, office coordinator
Kiser Realty & Investments, LLC, is at 1355 N. Courtenay Parkway, Suite A, Merritt Island.
For more information, call (321) 453-0004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New chamber members announced
The Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced recent new members.
They are: Kayaks by Bo Inc., Edmund Kindle, Crossroads Marketplace, McGivern Enterprises (remodeling contractor), Brevard Uniform (linen, scrubs and uniforms), Anderson Mfg & Upholstery Inc., Elite Florida AC, LLC, Communication & Events Solutions, Mosquito Lagoon Bait & Tackle, Permitting Plus LLC, The Irish Pub, Coastal Health Solutions LLC, Leader martial Arts & Fitness and Outdoor Fitness Florida.
To join the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, call (321) 267-3036 or visit www.Titusville.org.
Mr. Florida now at fitness center
Island Fitness of Brevard, 325 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, has announced that Ted Taylor, Mr. Florida Over 70, has joined the staff of independent personal trainers.
Ted Taylor has been a body builder since age 18. He is a former Mr. Universe Over 40, Mr. America Over 40, Mr. World Over 50 and, most recently, Mr. Florida Over 70.
Specializing in life extension, he previously owned a gym in Cocoa Beach and is the author of "Stay Fit For Life," a body transformation program.
Island Fitness of Brevard is a locally-owned and operated fitness center, with extensive free weights, top-of-the-line cardio equipment, a variety of classes, free child care, circuit training, the nationally recognized SilverSneakers Program, and fully insured and certified personal trainers.
For more information, call (321) 455-2227 or visit www.islandfitness1.com.
New business on Merritt Island
A Healthy Pond of Orlando, which designs and installs custom ponds in Central Florida, has announced its new location on Merritt Island.
The business will be offering the same services it has in Orlando now here in Merritt Island, plus a retail boutique.
The boutique has more than 10 local artists for all of your outdoor beautification needs: from one-of-a-kind metal art, to custom birdhouses, stained glass pieces, furniture, custom tikis and indoor/outdoor fountains.
A Healthy Pond is at 1870 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island.
For more information, call (321) 663-4628.
Council welcomes new leaders
Brevard's Take Stock in Children Leadership Council has announced the election of two new officers.
Ben Buchanan, a council member for 13 years, will assume the role of chairman. Mr. Buchanan is a vice president at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, with the Gear Buchanan Group, located in Melbourne.
Bill Zoby, who has served on the Council for seven years, is the new vice chairman. Mr. Zoby, a Melbourne resident, is a marketing and sales consultant for consumer products.
Take Stock in Children provides a unique opportunity for low-income, at-risk students in Brevard County to escape the cycle of poverty through education. The program offers students college scholarships, mentoring services and hope for a successful future.
Volunteer mentors meet with their students each week at school throughout the school year.
To learn more about Take Stock in Children, participating on the council, or to become a mentor or supporter, call (321) 633-1000, Ext. 415 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org.
Case management firm has new guardian, manager and counselor
Barbara Whitley of Private Case Management has announced that Candice Kilbourne has joined the staff at Private Case Management as a registered guardian, case manager and counselor.
She has been employed as a social worker for more than six years in Brevard County, counseling various clients and populations. She is knowledgeable of resources and programs available in the community for those in need of services and offers conflict resolution for families.
Ms. Kilbourne can be reached at (321) 674-6070 for assistance or more information.
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 firm
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 hunger project
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 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.
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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.
New chamber members welcomed
The Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Frugalmans LLC and Harbor Pointe Condominiums-Titusville as new members.
To become a member of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, call (321) 267-3036.
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.
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 Coffee Connection: 8 a.m. Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce at the Pink Angel Gift Shop, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville. For more information, call (321) 267-3036.
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 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.