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.
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.
Private Case management business 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 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 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 company
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.
For more information, email kevin.manuel@DTx.com or call (321) 821-7052.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28
o 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.