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Business news - Beaches
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Posted: 2012 Sep 07 - 00:19

New and renewed Chamber partners

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following new and renewed members: Achieve Beautiful Skin, Advanced Books & Tax Inc., Bailey's Treasures, Camping World, CompuPay Inc., Earth Electric, Edward Jones Investments, JAG Window Tinting, Knights of Columbus, Kronic AM, Mary Kay Sales, Paul Davis Restoration, Scrubbs Quality Cleaning, Sovereign Realty Group Inc., Sun-Sational Salon & Spa, the Soup Shop Inc. and Tropic Custom Detailing.

And: Rocket City Retro, Brevard Achievement Center, TLC Engineering, GB Shelter Mortgage, Michael Howard Photography, Seacoast National Bank, Runaway Country Space Coast, Edwards Realty Inc., Triton Welding & Machine Shop, The Perfect Gift, Comfort Inn & Suites Resort, Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard, Space Coast Business Center, Jacobs Ladder Family and Brevard Technology Solutions.

Prudential Sterling Properties' new sales professional

Barbara C. Wall and Nancy R. Taylor, broker/owners of Prudential Sterling Properties, introduce their newest sales professional, Debbie Baird.

For more information, call (321) 289-6115 or email HomesByBaird@aol.com.

Bertram Yacht appoints new HR senior director

As part of the continued efforts to build an organization with some of the best talent in the boating industry, Bertram Yacht has appointed Doug Reed as senior director of human resources.

Mr. Reed brings more than 30 years of human resources experience and has a proven track record in the development and implementation of lean manufacturing techniques in marine manufacturing.

In his new role, he will lead the human resources organization for Bertram Yacht at the new facility in Merritt Island.

His mandate is to build an organization with some of the best talent the industry has available and develop a rigorous operating culture, based on lean manufacturing and continuous product improvement.

Mr. Reed will work directly with the key members of the Bertram management team, including the president of Bertram Yacht, Alton Herndon; the vice president of manufacturing, Ken Beauregard; and the new vice president of engineering, Robert Ullberg.

Bertram is a brand of Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction and sale of motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of some of the most exclusive, prestigious brands in the nautical world: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Mochi Craft, CRN and Ferretti Custom Line.

For more information, call (305) 633-8011 or email Jessica.Cortada@Bertram.com.

Prudential Sterling Properties' top producers

Barbara C. Wall and Nancy R. Taylor, broker/owners of Prudential Sterling Properties would like to congratulate their "Top Producers for July 2012:" top listing and sales associate Rae McCabe and top sales associate Lynn Raymond. Congratulations for all your success!

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.

Its office is located in Indian Harbour Beach.

Agents may be reached at (321) 768-7600 for all of your real estate needs.

New development director at Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo has announced that Karen Davis has been hired as the director of development.

Ms. Davis will be responsible for Brevard Zoo's comprehensive development programs, including: capital campaigns, major donor fundraising, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and planned giving.

In her past association with the Zoo, she has chaired the JAZZOO and Safari Under the Stars committees and served on the board of directors.

Ms. Davis received a law degree from Boston University School of Law. She was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for five years and later served as the director of the Office of Consumer Participation for three years.

For the past five years, Davis has been the chief operating officer for Viera Realty Inc., overseeing operations for the sale and marketing of residential real estate in Viera.

For more information, call (321) 254-9453, Ext. 236 or email Lheckerson@brevardzoo.org.

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.

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 and Central Brevard Computers.

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 joette@joettedavis.com.

BUSINESS CALENDAR

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7

. SCORE small business (free) counseling: 11 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.

MONDAY, SEPT. 10

. The 4 R's of Leads Club Networking: 11:45 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. Please RSVP to the Chamber at (321) 459-2200.

. Power Hour Leads Club meeting: 6 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Cara Mia Grill, 11 Riverside Drive, Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11

. Business Resource Council Board meeting: 8-9 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

. 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.

. 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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12

. New 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.

. 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.

. 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.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

. 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.

. Network$ meeting: 8:15 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Lazy Bean Café, Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.

. 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

. SCORE small business (free) counseling: 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.

. Chamber's Birthday Bash and $2,500 Raffle: 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. Admission is free, and it is open to the public. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.




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