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1 BBN Brevard Business News Vol. 32 No. 6 February 10, 2014 $1.00 A Weekly Space Coast Business Magazine printed in Brevard County, Fla. since 1984 Longtime area resident Weinberg is elected to the Fidelity Bank board By Ken Datzman MERRITT ISLAND Independent banks, often seen as financial first responders for local small businesses, pride themselves on their community roots. Their staffs, their leadership teams, and their boards of directors typically reflect this hometown makeup. And longstanding Fidelity Bank of Florida is a shining example of a deep rooted community institution. Thomas Tom Weinberg, the newest elected member of the board of directors of the Merritt Island based bank, has family roots in Brevard that go back to the 1870s. Weinberg s great grandfather was one of 39 people who incorporated the city of Cocoa. History shows that his grandfather, Morris Weinberg, was a city council member for eight years and served as mayor for two of those years, in the 1920s. Tom Weinberg was born on Merritt Island and attended public schools in the county. Businessman Janson Davis, chairman of the board of directors of Fidelity Bank of Florida and founder of Brevard Accounting Group/ CPA, recently announced Weinberg s election to the board. In addition to a number of civic responsibilities, Weinberg, a fourth generation Brevard Countian, currently serves as chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority and is the elected District 5 Port Commissioner. J. Lamar Roberts, Fidelity Bank s upbeat president and chief executive officer, said Weinberg s board affiliation will play a role in helping the institution grow in Brevard County. As the banking industry continues to recover from the conditions of the past six years, we realize the need to have main street banking as our primary focus, said Roberts. Toward this end, we will increase our presence throughout Brevard County and the addition of Tom Weinberg to our board is a big step in that direction. Weinberg is a career public servant. He received his associate of arts degree in 1969 from Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) and is a 1971 graduate of Florida State University. Working his way up the hierarchy, he held senior management positions in state and local government throughout his career. The positions included serving as deputy Orange County administrator for seven years, until Some 2,000 staff members reported to him. Then he joined the staff of U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez. Weinberg held the posts of state director, deputy chief of staff, and chief of staff Please see Fidelity Bank of Florida, page 19 BBN photo Adrienne B. Roth Merritt Island based Fidelity Bank of Florida will mark its 25th year of business in 2015, making it the oldest community bank headquartered in Brevard County. In 2011, the institution recruited industry veteran J. Lamar Roberts, left, to be its president and CEO. Thomas Weinberg, right, chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority, was recently elected to the bank s board of directors. Businessman Janson Davis, founder of Brevard Accounting Group/CPA, chairs the Fidelity Bank board. PRESORTED STANDARD US POSTAGE PAID BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS, INC

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3 Distinguished Catholic School Educator Awards presented by Bishop Noonan at event in Orlando ORLANDO Twelve educators were recently honored as the best in the Central Florida Catholic educational system. Veteran and new teachers, as well as administrators were all celebrated for their demonstration of excellence in instruction, use of technology, leadership and modeling the Catholic faith. Bishop John Noonan of the Diocese of Orlando compared the Catholic school teachers to the greatest artists, saying they were molding and forming students into the world s future leaders with all the attention, care and love Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel. The Bishop John Noonan Administrator of the Year Award went to Dr. Kathleen Kiley, principal of St. Andrew Catholic School on North Hastings Street in Orlando. I was quite surprised and honored because I was in such great company, said Kiley, a first time finalist. I think I have been blessed with great teachers, administrators and a wonderful pastor with great vision and leadership. Principal Geraldine Gendall, of St. James Cathedral School in downtown Orlando, and Principal Kathleen Walsh, of St. Margaret Mary in Winter Park, were the other finalists for the administrator award. The Distinguished High School Teacher Award was presented to longtime Bishop Moore High School art teacher Vince Balaguer. His fellow finalists were Mary Byrnes and Leyzia Maisonave, teachers at Melbourne Central Catholic High School and Santa Fe Catholic High School, respectively. Barbara Havens of Sacred Heart Catholic School in New Smyrna Beach took home the Elementary Teacher of the Year Award. She was recognized along with Holy Name of Jesus teacher Beth Hamby and Carol Polkowski of St. Joseph Catholic School in Winter Haven, both finalists. The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Teacher Award was a new category honoring teachers relatively new to the profession of teaching with the award being given to Jennifer Jones, a teacher at Church of the Resurrection Catholic School. Amanda Sarasua, from Father Lopez Catholic High, and Jena Love, the second of two teacher finalists from St. Joseph Catholic School in Winter Haven, were also nominated for the new award. It s a great honor, said Jones. It s not something that I ever would have expected. Being a teacher is so much more. I thought it was going to be just about helping the kids grow their faith, but it s really helped me grow and become a stronger Catholic. I wouldn t choose to work any place else, said Kiley. To be able to share your faith with young children and watch them grow from 4 year olds to 14 year olds, in my case, is a beautiful thing. Henry Fortier, Secretary for Education and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Orlando, said the awards were a very small token of appreciation for the service and commitment teachers have in playing a very large role in transforming society. We have the best (teachers). Not just because I m here, not because I have to say that. I have worked in other school systems and I can honestly say that I have the best teachers here in the Diocese of Orlando. Lightle Beckner Robison expands team, Phillip Faircloth joins firm Melbourne based Lightle Beckner Robison recently announced that Phillip Faircloth has joined the firm as senior vice president of investment properties. Faircloth has more than 30 years experience in the real estate industry, having worked in four major U.S. markets implementing successful leasing and disposition strategies for more than 8 million square feet of office, industrial, and medical properties. With Phillip s expertise in investment properties, LBR continues to offer clients a team of specialists capable of meeting every specific commercial real estate need, said Brian Lightle, president and founder of the company, which also has an office in Miami. The full service firm specializes in office, retail, industrial, investment properties and asset/property management. The company serves the entire states of Florida and Georgia. For additional information about the firm, visit Nook class at Barnes & Noble Feb. 13 Barnes & Noble at 1955 W. New Haven Ave. in West Melbourne will conduct a Nook class titled Simple Touch/Glowlight at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of Nook and what you can do with it. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Visit for Advertising Information TOOJAY S CATERING Fueling the Space Coast for five years. 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4 America needs to fast reclaim its world status as the land of opportunity By Erin O Flaherty UCF Forum columnist If America really is the land of opportunity, then it is only fair that everyone truly should have equality while on life s endeavors. Sadly, however, when I reflect on the evolution of our great country, I don t believe we are the land of promise we once were. With the world so full of discrimination, the term land of opportunity often gives people false hope. The American Dream is not as accessible as it is made out to be, with true opportunities for many being far and few between. In today s world, many people discriminate against anything that seems to differ from them. Many have naturally selfish dispositions and are unwilling to listen to opposing beliefs or opinions. As a result, biases, discrimination and a halt of progressive cultural evolution occur. It seems as though people discriminate against anything to help their view or side. BBN Brevard BusinessNews 4300 Fortune Place, Suite D West Melbourne, FL (321) fax (321) PUBLISHER Adrienne B. Roth EDITOR Ken Datzman SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR Bill Roth Brevard Business News is published every Monday by Brevard Business News Inc. Bulk Rate postage is paid at Melbourne, FL and Cocoa, FL. This publication serves business executives in Brevard County. It reports on news, trends and ideas of interest to industry, trade, agribusiness, finance, health care, high technology, education and commerce. Letters to the Editor must include the writer s signature and printed or typed name, full address and telephone number. Brevard Business News reserves the right to edit all letters. Send your letters to: Editor, Brevard Business News, 4300 Fortune Place, Suite D, West Melbourne, FL, 32904, or Subscription Rates for home or office mail delivery are $26.00 for one year (52 issues). Send all address changes to: Circulation Department, Brevard Business News, 4300 Fortune Place, Suite D, West Melbourne, FL, 32904, or Nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, political views and social status seem to be among the most prevalent forms of discrimination. While nearly everyone is affected by discrimination at some point in life, not enough of the population is willing to accept diversity as a necessary proponent in the beneficial evolution of our culture. Many people are stuck in the past. America is set up to be a melting pot of diversity, where everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the American standard. From the outside, this melting pot of diversity seems to bring our country together, upholding the stand part of our motto: United we stand, divided we fall. If those on the outside can accept this diversity, why is it so hard for us to do so? The land of opportunity is far from what it seems. While I whole heartedly attest to the fact that this country offers more freedoms than most, equal opportunities are not showered upon every member of society. The word opportunity can mean something different to everyone. It could mean money and jobs, class mobility, or even freedom, the basis on which this country was born. As far as job opportunities, discrimination plays a huge role in actively diminishing opportunities that should be available to everyone. The gender wage gap continues to be wide, and while we have nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity laws in an attempt to abolish discrimination within the workplace, many of those are ignored. Many employers and hiring managers continue to turn away more qualified people and hire less qualified people with similar views of the manager. When people are close minded like this, it inhibits the growth of our wonderful country. People become angry, and at a certain point, everyone s opportunities are lessened by ignorance. We are so fortunate to have class mobility, a freedom that few countries have. We have the lower, middle, and upper classes as well shades in between. Through class mobility, it is possible for anyone to move between the classes as a reflection of their success, whatever that may be, and monetary value. The principle of this system affords many the hope of changing their lives if they are not happy with their social status. If someone is born poor it does not mean they have to be poor for the rest of their life. Moreover, if someone is born rich, they generally are expected to work (in most cases) to keep their money and status. But even though we hear of success stories within class mobility, opportunities are surely not equal as promised. It usually takes years of higher education to be offered what would be considered a lucrative job. When people who are born poor cannot afford this education or don t have access to helpful resources, they are almost automatically ruled out of moving up in terms of class mobility. This shows that opportunities are not equal, as the land of opportunity hints. The opportunities in America are abundant, but the fine print of these opportunities is that they are not easy to come by without connections or a stable network, which can take decades to build. Americans, of course, have freedom to find these opportunities, but even the freedom is hindered by discrimination and holes in the system. I love my country and I love that our mission has been to be a land of opportunity for all. But our growing population, political movements and unfair biases have offset that goal. I hope we all can open ourselves up to more diversity and acceptance, and return from our current status as the land of unequal and biased opportunity, mostly for those with connections back to the land of opportunity that we are known for around the world. Erin O Flaherty is a senior pursuing a bachelor s degree in accounting and the current Miss University of Central Florida. She can be reached at The Princeton Review names UCF as one of the nation s Best Values in survey The University of Central Florida is again one of the nation s best value universities, according to The Princeton Review s annual analysis of 2,000 institutions around the nation. The Princeton Review, one of America s best known education services and test preparation companies, named 150 Best Value institutions 75 public universities and 75 private colleges with UCF again returning to the annual list. The list was based on surveys of undergraduate institutions concerning their academics, cost of attendance, faculty to student ratio, and financial aid. The company said it also analyzed student survey data collected during the past three academic years. Only the top 10 schools on the list are ranked in order, with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill coming in at No. 1. The Princeton Review s Best Value Colleges for 2014 is posted on the company s website at UCF also was recently named by Kiplinger s magazine as one of the nation s 100 Best Values among public colleges and universities, the fourth consecutive year UCF has made the list. UCF placed 42nd in the annual compilation, the same ranking as Kiplinger s ranks institutions on criteria such as student faculty ratios, admission rates, on time graduation rate, sticker price and financial aid. The list was drawn from nearly 600 public four year schools. The Florida Bar seeks applicants to fill vacancy The Board of Governors of The Florida Bar Association is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy. One lawyer is needed to serve a two year term on the Supreme Court s Bar Admission Committee starting July 1, This committee coordinates the work of the bench, bar, law schools, and bar examiners. The position will be filled during the Board of Governors March 28 meeting. Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may download the application from the Bar s website,, or call (850) , to obtain the form. Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St. Tallahassee, Fla., , by Feb. 28. BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 4 Call Adrienne Roth at for Advertising Information

5 Brevard Business News From: Sent: To: Gerald Whitney Ray on behalf of Attorney General Bondi's Communications Office Monday, January 27, :01 AM Gerald Whitney Ray Subject: News Release: Attorney General Pam Bondi to Host Press Event on First Anti-Human Trafficking Workshop for Florida Businesses NEWS RELEASE Date: Jan. 27, 2014 Contact: Whitney Ray Phone: Attorney General Pam Bondi to Host Press Event on First Anti-Human Trafficking Workshop for Florida Businesses TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Attorney General Pam Bondi will be holding the first anti-human trafficking workshop for businesses on Monday. Prior to the workshop, which is being held at Florida Hospital, she will hold a media availability to discuss the importance of engaging the business community in the effort to stop human trafficking. WHO: Attorney General Bondi and Terry Coonan with Florida State University s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights WHAT: Press event on first anti-human trafficking workshop for businesses WHEN: Monday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. WHERE: Florida Hospital, Werner Auditorium, located at 601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL To learn more about the initiative, please follow this link: # # # Brevard Business News From: Gerald Whitney Ray Sent: Tuesday, January 28, :40 AM To: Brevard Business News Subject: RE: Brevard Public Schools Database for Human Trafficking Facilitation? Bill, Your concerns would be better addressed by Brevard Public Schools. Thank you, Whitney Whitney Ray Press Secretary Office of the Attorney General The Capitol, Suite PL-01 Tallahassee, Fla Office: "Brevard Business News" ---01/28/ :30:03 AM---January 28, Tuesday Dear Ms. McFarland, Ms. Meale, and Mr. Ray, From: "Brevard Business News" To: "Ms. Molly McFarland" "Ms. Jennifer Meale" "Mr. Gerald Whitney Ray" Cc: "Bill Roth \(BBN\)" Date: 01/28/ :30 AM Subject: RE: Brevard Public Schools Database for Human Trafficking Facilitation? January 28, 2014 Tuesday Dear Ms. McFarland, Ms. Meale, and Mr. Ray, As early as August 31, 2009, I expressed concern with a database that the Brevard Public School Board was facilitating. The attachments detail that concern. And the concern continues with two FLORIDA TODAY reports of Wednesday, January 22, 2014, that state in part: An 18 year old high school senior at the center of a dispute over his appearance on a gay pornography website will return to Cocoa High today. Former Heritage High band director James Wilkins was reinstated after an administrative judge determined he was wrongfully terminated and should receive back pay. To that concern, would you please find out what happened to that database? According to reports published by the Brevard Public School Board, there were thousands of names obtained; thousands of children. Thank you, Bill Roth Parent of a Brevard Public School student Special Projects Editor Brevard Business News (321) To Be Continued... Visit for Advertising Information BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 5

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7 Florida Air Academy open house Feb. 17; tour campus, meet with current students Florida Air Academy in Melbourne will host a community open house for prospective students and families at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. Boys and girls looking to enroll in grades six through 12 are invited to take a tour of the school and meet with current students. FAA classes average 13 students. The school, with a challenging curriculum, offers AP and dual enrollment, and a variety of sports options in both middle and high school grades. The school leads the way with a one to one Apple ipad program, harnessing the needs of tech savvy youth to classroom applications. Students can take notes and complete their classroom work and homework on the ipad or ipad Mini, and may purchase their own unit or lease one from the school. We have seen a remarkable improvement in grades, said Melissa Alton, FAA s high school principal. The benefits to both staff and students from ipad have been phenomenal improved communication, more organized students, and instant reviews. We find new options and apps every day. Joe and Katherine Burley, parents of FAA students Maya and Joelle Burley, said, We love it, they love it! The use of the Apple ipad encourages creativity. Our girls are always searching for materials online and are learning significantly more. The Burleys added, We have conversations with our daughters that would never have come up previously, because of articles they find on the Web. As parents, we are big fans of the ipad program at FAA. For further information on the open house or to RSVP, contact the FAA Admissions Department at , extension 1, or visit FAA is located at 1950 S. Academy Drive. Canaveral Port Authority Board elects Weinberg its 2014 chairman PORT CANAVERAL Thomas Tom Weinberg will serve a second consecutive term as chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Board, accepting the job after an unanimous vote during the January Commission meeting. A fourth generation Brevard County resident elected from District 5, Weinberg began his board tenure in January He is a licensed Realtor who has held several local, state and federal positions, including chief of staff for former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez and deputy county administrator for Orange County. Titusville attorney Jerry Allender also will serve a second consecutive term as vice chairman of the board. He was elected to the Port Authority in August 2010 to represent District 1 and begin his term in January Frank Sullivan was elected to the board in November 2010 from District 3 for a term beginning January He is a lifelong Cocoa resident and a third generation citrus grower and shipper. He was voted to serve a second consecutive term as secretary treasurer. Robert Bruce Deardoff, who was elected in November 2010 from District 4 for a term that began in January 2011, continues his tenure on the board. The Merritt Island resident is owner of Island Lincoln Mercury Jaguar Land Rover, as well as several other dealerships. John Evans also continues his board service. He was elected from District 2 in November 2012 and began his term in January He is a Titusville resident, practicing law since junior Achievement new ad ed Strawberry Festival March in Melbourne Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County Inc. s 26th annual Strawberry Festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 15 and 16 at the Wickham Park Pavilion, next to Eastern Florida State College, in Melbourne. The event will include a live auction of fine furniture from the Habitat for Humanity s ReStore. For the youngsters, Manny the Manatee will be there from 12 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. There is no charge for admission. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity s mission of bringing people together to build homes and communities for low income families. To register for the festival, go to or call The Habitat houses are sold to families through no interest loans and at no profit. Habitat holds the mortgages and recycles the principal payments to fund future houses. Visit for Advertising Information BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 7

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9 RUSH Construction to mark 30th anniversary with an event set for Vector Space in Titusville This May, employee owned RUSH Construction Inc. will celebrate 30 years in the general contracting business. In honor of this company milestone, RUSH plans to host a 30th anniversary celebration in mid March at its headquarters in Titusville. This lively Cuban themed event, in collaboration with the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at 6285 Vector Space Blvd. in Titusville. We wanted to take this opportunity to tell more of RUSH s story how founder Eduardo Rabel immigrated to America from Cuba in the early 1960s, and ultimately fulfilled what we know of as the American dream, said William Chivers, president of RUSH Construction. He built the foundation of a truly strong, admirable company that we are working hard to perpetuate far into the future. The Cuban theme just helps tie that piece of our history into the event. RUSH Construction has worked with such clients as NASA, the U.S. Air Force, Parrish Medical Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Barn Light Electric, Central Florida YMCA, Health First Inc., Ron Norris, and the American Police Hall of Fame. With an award winning safety program and litigation free history, RUSH is also a Certified Green Contractor with three LEED accredited professionals on staff. For more information about the company, visit or contact Chivers at Mark Malek to speak at Brevard Paralegal meeting Feb. 13 Brevard Paralegal Association, or BPA, an affiliate of the Paralegal Association of Florida Inc., will host its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Suntree Country Club in Melbourne. The meeting offers those in attendance professional networking and continuing legal education credit. The guest speaker will be local attorney Mark Malek, of Zies, Widerman & Malek. A registered patent attorney, he will talk to the group on Why Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Really are a Big Deal! Separately, now through May the BPA s community service project will help provide school supplies for Brevard County children. Members and guests are asked to bring basic school supplies to the BPA meetings. To RSVP or to receive more information about the dinner meetings, contact Cathie Cummings at The dinner cost is $18.50 for BPA members and $19.50 for guests. Guests may attend without dinner for $7. Annual Molly Mutt Fun Run set for Feb. 16 at Humane Society The Central Brevard Humane Society will host its 11th annual Molly Mutt Fun Run at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Humane Society, 1020 Cox Road in Cocoa. The cost to participate in the run is $7 per hand or two hands for $10. Donations of pet supplies are appreciated. All vehicles are welcome. The run will end at Doc s Bait House, 588 W. Merritt Island Causeway. Event activities will include a drawing, vendor displays, food and music by Berna and the Bern Outs beginning at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best, worst and mystery hands. All proceeds from this event will help raise awareness and financial support for the unwanted and abandoned pets that visit the shelter each year that need a safe and loving forever home. For more information about the event, contact the Central Brevard Humane Society at or visit National Realty recognizes top producers Broker Gale Bray of National Realty of Brevard has announced her company s top Realtors for December. They are: Indialantic office, Carolyn Martin, top lister; Johnnie Stout, top seller; and J.R. Kaiser, top producer. Melbourne: Mike Hanley and Kelli Ryan, top lister; Hanley and Ryan, top seller; and Wassem Mohamed, top producer. Palm Bay: Diane DeYorgi, top lister; Lesly Breson, top seller; and Rina Patel, top producer. Viera: Lee Slovik, top lister; Ray Craig, top seller; and Debbie Schmid, top producer. YOU ARE YOUR MOST IMPORTANT UCF new ad ed INVESTMENT. STUDY BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. Residential Nearby. Online. Kyle Militano 1/27/14 page Visit for Advertising Information BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / RGC1049 Commercial

10 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida looks to rally business community around 20th annual Men Cooking from Heart event; seeks chefs, sponsors By Ken Datzman Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida is in a recruiting mode in the local community. It is seeking volunteer celebrity chefs for the organization s annual fund raising event, Men Cooking from the Heart. Money raised from the charitable program impacts a sizable number of children in Brevard County each year, lifting them to new levels of measurable performance in their lives. Big Brothers Big Sisters will be hosting its 20th Men Cooking from the Heart community gathering from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the Melbourne Auditorium. Individuals and businesses have partnered over the years to put on one of the biggest food tasting celebrations in the region. This event has a long history in the community, said Jay Rudy, a staff analyst with the Brevard County Health Department, who is a member of the Men Cooking from the Heart Committee and a longtime participating volunteer celebrity chef. We are rebuilding the event and reaching out to the business community for their support. We re hoping to attract 100 chefs, men who enjoy cooking whether it s their forte or they have a couple of dishes that are unique. If you used to participate as a chef in this event and haven t in recent years, we would love to have you back. We re recruiting new chefs as well and chefs who cook for a living. I like to tout Men Cooking from the Heart as the best male bonding event in Brevard County, he added. Years ago, Men Cooking from the Heart drew as many as 500 people and showcased an in depth roster of chefs. The first one I was involved in we had 130 chefs at the Melbourne Auditorium. Both wings of the auditorium were filled with chefs. But when layoffs hit the space center, the military cut back, and businesses in the region downsized, the event numbers dropped. A lot of the chefs who took part in the event were from NASA s space shuttle program, said Rudy, a U.S. Air Force veteran. Also impacting attendance was scheduling. Men Cooking from the Heart was held during Daytona 500 race weekend, in late February, and has since moved to March. To rekindle some of the spirit, the Men Cooking from the Heart Committee has reached out to Mary Grace Murphy and Paula Stratton. These women were part of the original group that started the charitable function two decades ago. We brought them back onto the committee for their knowledge, for their contacts in the community, and for their dedication to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rudy said. This will be Rudy s 13th year at the event cooking up his family s secret recipe for Texas Honeycakes. It s a small dessert, about half the size of a brownie. It s a fourth generation recipe of my mother s. It s a fan favorite. Men Cooking from the Heart has had many dedicated volunteer chefs over the years. One of them is Corkey Newman, president of Brevard Old Red Eye Rugby Club. Corkey has been involved in Men Cooking from the Heart almost since day one. He gets the club members involved. He s always recruiting chefs for the event, said Rudy. Newman, an electrical engineer with Honeywell Aerospace and a member of the Cooking from the Heart Committee, has been part of the event for more than 15 years. I went one year and said, It looks like it s more fun on the other side of the table as a volunteer chef. The next year I signed up to be a chef. For many years, Newman cooked his specialty Red Beans and Rice. I m from southern Mississippi. This year, he will be doing a different dish in honor of the 20th anniversary Polynesian theme. I m going to cook a South Pacific Pork Roast, said Newman, a board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. To register as a chef, or to volunteer as a chef runner, or in another capacity, visit Individual event tickets are $50 or two for $90. They are available online or can be purchased at the Melbourne Auditorium the evening of the program. The program includes a silent auction. There is no admission charge for the celebrity chefs. They receive a free Men Cooking from the Heart apron and a copy of the cookbook. Guests will also receive the Men Cooking from the Heart Cookbook, which contains the celebrity chef recipes. Event sponsorships start at $500 and Big Brothers Big Sisters is offering advertisements in its Men Cooking from the Heart Cookbook. A Patron listing is $25 with ad prices going up to $500 for a full page. For details about sponsorships and advertising in the cookbook, contact Jenn Horner, Big Brothers Big Sisters community relations coordinator, at (407) , extension 119. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. The organization holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, and greater confidence. In Brevard County, 192 youngsters are involved in the program, said Horner. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations, and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ( Littles ) with selected volunteer mentors ( Bigs ) BBN photo Adrienne B. Roth Corkey Newman, of Honeywell Aerospace, has been a longtime participating volunteer celebrity chef for Big Brothers Big Sisters Men Cooking from the Heart fund raiser. Newman is on the Big Brothers Big Sisters board of directors and the Men Cooking Committee. Each celebrity chef will receive a Men Cooking apron and cookbook with the recipes. The March 22 event at the Melbourne Auditorium is open to the public and tickets are sold online. and monitors the child s progress. It costs us roughly $1,200 per match per year, said Horner, adding that all the profit from Men Cooking from the Heart goes directly to meet that need. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes surveys substantiate that its mentoring programs are effective. The 2013 Youth Outcomes Survey reflects across the board gains for youth a year after being in a one to one mentoring relationship, as well as when compared to their peers who do not have mentors. Middle school aged mentees outperformed their unmatched counterparts in every other area measured. The largest differences for the mentees when compared to unmatched youth were in the areas of social acceptance, which research Please see Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida, page 15 BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 10 Call Adrienne Roth at for Advertising Information

11 Raymond James veteran investment strategist Saut sees upside market in 2014, with U.S. equities leading the way; marks his 43rd year in a never dull industry By Ken Datzman Investors who stepped up and put money into equities last year were rewarded for the risk they took in the financial markets, which closed out 2013 with strong advances across the best known indexes. Stocks, while they have cooled off of late with a flurry of selling and profit taking by investors, which was anticipated early this year, are still one of the few places where people can actually realize a decent return on their money in the current environment. And as 2014 begins to unfold, this may be another uplifting year for stock market investors, barring any significant policy downside in the nation s capital or a black swan, like a nuclear incident in the Korean peninsula. The globe trotting Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist for St. Petersburg based Raymond James & Associates, says he can t see anything on the horizon, other than the two aforementioned scenarios, that could derail the market in The market history since the 1970s for each year that was up more than 20 percent, shows the year after it on average was up about 14.5 percent, he said. I don t think we are going to be up that much this year, but I do believe we are going to be up somewhere, on a total return basis, between 10 and 13 percent. For investors, the place to be in 2014 is in U.S. equities, said Saut, who is marking his 43rd year in the industry. One of the sectors he favors is health care. Saut said he likes that sector considering the current slow growth environment. The broad health care segment includes insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device businesses, and biotechnology firms. At this stage of the business cycle, GDP (gross domestic product) should be growing faster than it is, said Saut. I m thinking GDP is going to accelerate to 3 percent this year and probably to 4 percent in But that is slower growth than the typical recovery following a recession. So in a slow growth environment, investors are going to pay up for true growth. And growth stocks tend to be clustered in health care and technology. I like the health care complex a lot. Raymond James research team has a strong buy on United Health. Saut also sees inflation on the rise. I think inflation is higher than the official government figure states. The government doesn t include food and energy in the compiling. And they don t include college tuition and a lot of other things consumers pay for, such as insurance. When you tally all these things, inflation is really somewhere around 4 percent in the real world. Saut recently addressed Raymond James clients at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto, where he gave his market outlook for He also met with the local Raymond James financial advisors. The Melbourne and Viera offices of Raymond James & Associates are managed by Brent Peoples. Saut writes an insightful investment strategy column at His audio comment is recorded every weekday, except Wednesday, at 9 a.m. and is made available to the public at at 1 p.m. Saut is well known for his colorful commentary regarding the stock market and makes regular appearances on CNBC, Fox TV, and other business programs. He is widely quoted in leading newspapers, financial magazines, and business publications. BBN photo Adrienne B. Roth Jeffrey Saut, right, chief investment strategist for Raymond James & Associates, recently addressed clients at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto. Brent Peoples manages the local offices of Raymond James & Associates. Saut provided insight and gave his view of what may transpire this year regarding the stock market. He makes regular appearances on CNBC and other business programs and is widely quoted in leading newspapers and business publications. In January, Saut marked his 43rd year in the industry. He said he grew up around the world of investing. My father was a portfolio manager. Saut got his start in the business in January 1971 working for a firm in New York City. I earned $100 a week and was glad to have the job. He joined Raymond James in September 1999 as a managing director of investment strategy. Previously, Saut was managing director of research at Roney & Co. in Detroit, which was acquired by Raymond James & Associates in Roney & Co. had financial advisors in a number of Midwestern states. After Raymond James purchased Roney & Co., Saut said he commuted for five years because I didn t think I wanted to live in Florida. Saut s commute to the Tampa St. Petersburg area changed his mind. It is, forgive me, arguably the most livable part of Florida. It s paradise. That s why I moved there. Saut travels both nationally and internationally for Raymond James and says his calendar is full all the way through He travels extensively in Europe, where he has a big following, as well as in Canada, Latin America, and Asia. He maintains a whirlwind schedule. An example is his recent swing through South Florida, which later in the week brought him to Melbourne. In South Florida, he visited with institututional account clients as well as individual investors, Please see Raymond James & Associates, page 17 Visit for Advertising Information BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 11

12 Health First names Alan Prestwood and Jim Ridenour to Board of Trustees; longtime community volunteers ROCKLEDGE Health First Inc. recently announced that Alan Prestwood and Jim Ridenour have been elected to its Board of Trustees. Their terms began Jan. 1. Prestwood currently serves as the senior vice president of investments with Wells Fargo Advisors in Melbourne. An advisor since 1989, his practice focuses on financial planning and portfolio management. He is a former board member of the Brevard Cultural Alliance, the Masters Workshop and the Carriage Gate Neighborhood Association. Prestwood currently serves on the boards of the Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition and the Evans Center. He is also vice president of the Hosts of Brevard and serves his church in the greeting ministry. He earned his bachelor s degree in business and his MBA from Florida Tech, where he sits on the board of directors for the school s Alumni Association. Ridenour currently serves as the general manager for both the Residence Inn by Marriott in Melbourne and the Courtyard by Marriott in West Melbourne. He joined Marriott International in Ridenour served in the U.S. Air Force as squadron commander, deputy commander for operations, vice wing commander, and director of command and control systems for Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. He is the current vice chairman for advocacy of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida and serves on the Chamber s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Ridenour is also on the boards for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Brevard County Economic Development Commission. Additionally, he is a Medicare representative on the Medical Practitioners for Affordable Care Board. Ridenour is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, the Air Force Association and the Military Officers Association of America. A graduate of Ball State University, he earned his master s degree from Central Michigan University and is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air War College. Breast Friends of Florida to host luncheon Breast Friends of Florida will host its annual Joy of Life luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, A1A in Indialantic. The fifth annual event will host an array of local vendors offering displays of jewelry and clothing, along with health care related products and information. The luncheon is $25 per person. Vendor tables are $75 (includes lunch) and luncheon sponsorship tables are $500 (a table seats 10 guests). Reservations for both vendor tables and corporate sponsorships can be reserved up until March 10. For more information about the organization, call or visit Hwy A1A to South 5th Street Cocoa Beach (321) Tickets: Follow us on February 14-16, 2014 Just $10 Surfside Playhouse new ad ed by A. R. Gurney Directed by Joan Dunn Starring Melia Davis and Bob Gray Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Caution: Contains strong language COMING SOON February 28 March 16, 2014 BASED ON THE NOVEL BY HARPER LEE Attention Businesses! It s time to Switch to CCU! Open a business account that is right for YOUR business. Commuity Credit union 1/13/14 We make it convenient! page 16 NO SWEEPS Required! ¹ - Make your check deposits right at your desk! - Deposit checks using your smartphone for free! - Free mobile apps for Apple & Android products Kick off 2014 right! Call or Click Today! Membership share account with a one-time fee of $5. Membership is available to Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Indian River, Volusia, & Polk County residents. ¹RDC is Remote Deposit Capture. Federally insured by NCUA. BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 12 Call Adrienne Roth at for Advertising Information

13 Small Business Development Center at UCF shows company how to compete for government contracts ORLANDO The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida has reached out to show Dredging & Marine Consultants (DMC) LLC the steps to take to compete for government contracts. The Volusia County based minority owned, licensed engineering firm is led by president, founder and managing member Shailesh Patel. DMC is a multidisciplinary team of engineers focused on dredging and marine related infrastructure and environmental projects. The firm provides services for all project phases including design, permitting and construction. DMC specializes in dredging away muck (fine grained, organic bearing sediment) from waterways, lakes, creeks and other water bodies. Under Patel s leadership, DMC has carved a niche business by taking on challenging muck removal projects to help ensure the best water quality for lakes and estuaries in Central Florida. In its place, muck can be a beautiful thing, said Patel. Because it is high in nutrients, it can be used to as a resource for enhancing soils. DMC also designs waterfront facilities and structures such as marinas, docks, boat ramps, fishing piers, pavilions, boardwalks, seawalls, retaining walls, and rock revetments and provides stabilization to shorelines and canal banks. Additionally, the DMC team provides various environmental services such as plant and animal population assessments, ecological community surveys, and species management consulting. When Patel founded the company in 2002, mostly with his own money and some seed capital from a couple of close friends who became initial investors, DMC s future sustained growth potential seemed limited and, like many upstart businessowners, Patel faced challenges. While he had some success gaining major engineering firm clients, there was significant opportunity in the government market and he needed a strategy and plan to go after it, he said. Finding Solutions for Your Financial Needs Edward Jones pick Katie Dykes up BBN Financial Advisor. 2/3/ U S 1 Unit 3 Rockledge, FL page 12 Katie Dykes Financial Advisor 1240 U S 1 Unit 3 Rockledge, FL Recognizing this, Patel said he sought assistance from the SBDC at Daytona State College, a sub center of the Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida. They referred him to Derek Hudson, a certified business analyst and procurement specialist at the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the FSBDC at UCF. Himself a former Navy Supply Corps officer and consultant on state of Florida projects totaling more than $700 million, Hudson met with Patel and his marketing director and assisted them devising a positioning strategy for competing for government contracts based not only on the company s expertise but also on government socio economic programs including the state of Florida Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification and the state s Disadvantaged Enterprise (DBE) certifications. He also assisted them in registering to sell to multiple government agencies at federal, state and local levels and pointed them toward a method to quickly certify as a Florida MBE and DBE company. As a result, DMC became recognized as a Florida MBE and DBE, a significant competitive advantage in their market. A short time after implementing PTAC s recommendations, and obtaining MBE and DBE certifications, Patel received a phone call from a prime contractor with a contract offer. That benchmark phone call came as a direct result of DMC s being listed as a certified DBE. As an ongoing strategy, Hudson coached Patel regarding identifying teaming and subcontracting opportunities, and made introductions with key personnel within these firms in order to help Patel and his team develop mutually beneficial and profitable business relationships. Since receiving government contracting assistance, DMC s annual growth rate has increased by nearly 15 percent. Today, DMC has an ever growing client list comprised not only of major engineering firms but also of state, local and county government agencies. Patel, in a note to FSBDC at UCF s PTAC program consultant Hudson, said the experience was uplifting. Cut Above Video 11/18/13 page 2 Medical & EMT Supplies Uniforms Shoes Accessories Roses are red new ad 1387 S. 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They participated in its Growth Acceleration Services, receiving a detailed business analysis supported by expert, no cost consulting; they have worked with the FSBDC at Daytona State College s resident certified business analysts on building a robust business plan; and they recently participated in the FSBDC at UCF s Small Business Institute, a program connecting local small businesses to the resources and management expertise of UCF s College of Business Administration and the SBDC at UCF. Based upon his experience with FSBDC at UCF, its sub center at Daytona State College and PTAC, Patel said, the SBDC should be used by both startups and second stage companies as a resource for growth, marketing opportunities, educational training and corporate analysis. With its main office in the National Entrepreneur Center located at the Fashion Square Mall in Orlando, the FSBDC at UCF is part of the UCF Office of Research & Commercialization and the Florida SBDC Network. The FSBDC at UCF provides business seminars and no cost, one on one business consultation to emerging and established businesses. The FSBDC at UCF serves an eight county area that includes Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties, and maintains 10 service centers across Central Florida. Artemis 1/27/14 page 2 Visit for Advertising Information BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 13

14 march to help babies TEAMS FORMING NOW The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies. For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site at or its Spanish Web site at Regions new ad ed March of Dimes 1/27/14 page 13 REGIONS BUSINESS CHECKING CAN GET YOU ROLLING. Because of the determination of business people like you, the wheels of progress are turning. The economy is picking up speed. So if you re looking to grow, Regions can help. With a checking account featuring tools like Online Banking with Bill Pay for Business, Mobile Banking with alerts and a Regions Business Visa CheckCard, all designed to make banking easier. So partner with Regions, and let s keep moving forward together. Visit a branch or call REGIONS. Loans Checking Leasing Treasury Management 2013 Regions Bank. Checking accounts subject to the terms and conditions of the Regions Deposit Agreement. All loans, lines and leases are subject to credit approval. Leasing solutions are provided through Regions Equipment Finance Corporation and De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc. Event Chair, Sean Gregory, President, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center cordially invites you to become a Hero for Babies in Brevard County! Saturday, April 26, 2014 Space Coast Stadium Registration at 7:30 a.m. Join Today at: Our Corporate Sponsors: Health First, Makoto s, Parrish Medical Center & Wuesthoff Health System Dr. Gallagher opens Center for Headache Care in Melbourne; brings wide expertise Dr. R. Michael Gallagher, former director of the University Headache Center in Moorestown, N.J., and former associate director of the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, has opened the Center for Headache Care at 2351 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. in Melbourne. There are two main types of headache: primary and secondary. More than 90 percent of headaches are primary headaches. These include tension, migraine and cluster headaches, said Dr. Gallagher. Dr. Gallagher, who was ranked as a Top Doctor three years in a row by Philadelphia and New Jersey publications, has more than 30 years of expertise in his field. Philadelphia Magazine named him Top Doctor in his practice specialty in South Jersey Magazine also awarded him that honor in Dr. Gallagher has earned a reputation as a pioneer in headache treatment specialty, and as a peer leader through his induction into America s most elite group of doctors as a Distinguished Fellow honoree by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, in He is recognized as a renowned authority in his field. His work has appeared in more than 100 publications. Dr. Gallagher has contributed more than 15 chapters in medical textbooks, including Primary Headache Disorders. He has been involved in 85 clinical research trials. He has held 40 hospital and academic appointments, as well as 35 medical and education advisory board appointments. He s also held leadership roles in national and state headache committees and has made numerous scientific presentations. Dr. Gallagher is a retired colonel serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and National Guard. He holds board certifications in headache management, pain management, and family medicine. West Melbourne, Strawbridge Art League partner to bring fine art into public spaces The City of West Melbourne and the Strawbridge Art League have partnered to bring fine art into public spaces. Through a donation of art by the members of the Florida Art League, the new City Hall of West Melbourne has been transformed into an art gallery of rotating works that can be seen by the public during business hours. This inaugural installation is titled Florida, Florida, Florida and features work in a variety of mediums, such as oils, pastels, watercolor and collage. Subjects include ocean scenes, indigenous birds, and historical landmarks from around the county. This installation will remain in place for eight weeks and then be refreshed with new creations by the Strawbridge Art League. Future shows will include student works, photography, three dimensional art, and themed programs focusing on government and West Melbourne architecture. West Melbourne City Hall is at 2240 Minton Road. Other works by the Strawbridge Art League can be viewed at its new studio and gallery at 2011 Melbourne Court. For additional information about the exhibit, contact Christopher Johnson, City of West Melbourne recreation manager, at BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 14 Call Adrienne Roth at for Advertising Information

15 Foundation to present Gen. Hill Space Achievement Award to retired U.S. Air Force general Thomas Young COLORADO SPRINGS A. Thomas Young has been chosen to receive the Space Foundation s highest honor the Gen. James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, to be presented at a special luncheon co sponsored by Lockheed Martin on May 21. The luncheon is a featured event of the Space Foundation s annual Space Symposium, held here at The Broadmoor Hotel. Young was nominated for the award by retired Gen. Thomas Moorman Jr. of the U.S. Air Force. Moorman is a former vice chief of staff, former head of Air Force Space Command, former chief of staff of the National Reconnaissance Office, director emeritus of the Space Foundation Board of Directors and the 2012 Hill Award recipient. In his nomination, Moorman praised Young s lifetime achievements. Tom s long and distinguished career, and his extraordinary contributions and selfless commitment to the nation s space program, exemplify the achievements the Hill Award seeks to recognize. Named for the Space Foundation s former, longtime chairman, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award is one of the global space community s highest honors. Past recipients have included Edwin Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Norman Augustine and Dr. Sally Ride. The award recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions to the betterment of humankind through the exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space technology, information or resources. Tickets for the award luncheon can be purchased by Space Symposium attendees at During his 20 years at NASA, Young managed numerous technically challenging programs including serving as the mission director of the 1976 Viking landings on Mars. He held a variety of critical leadership positions at the agency, including deputy director of the Ames Research Center; director, Planetary Program, Office of Space Science at NASA Headquarters; and director of the Goddard Spaceflight Center. In the course of his NASA service, he received numerous awards and decorations, including the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (for his contributions to the Voyager Program), the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award, the Distinguished Executive Award and NASA s highest award, the Distinguished Service Medal. Young joined Martin Marietta Corp. in 1982 as vice president of aerospace research, and within eight years, he rose to become president and chief operating officer of the company. Following Martin Marietta s merger with Lockheed Martin, he was appointed to the position of executive vice president of the new Lockheed Martin Corp. Since his retirement from Lockheed Martin, Young has Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida Continued from page 10 ties to grade retention, school engagement, and perceived scholastic competence. One thing that every match focuses on is education, said Horner. It s not that these young people are not remained active across a broad range of scientific, technical and educational endeavors. He is president of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Foundation and a member of the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Astronautical Society and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Over the course of the last 10 to 15 years, Young has become the go to guy to lead reviews of troubled space programs and examinations of critical space policy, organization and management issues. These have included chairing the NASA Mars Independent Assessment Team (2000); the International Space Station Management and Cost Evaluation Committee (2001); and the Congressionally mandated review of the Organization and Management of National Security Space (2008). Young received his bachelor s degrees in aeronautical engineering and mechanical engineering in 1961 from the University of Virginia, and a master of management degree in 1972 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as a Sloan Fellow. smart or are not capable, but that no one has really made it important to them, stressing education, learning and other key areas. There have been a lot of great success stories at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida. CGC offers quality Design Build, New Construction, Exterior & Interior Renovations and Tenant Build-outs for any construction project. Certified new ad ed Helping you build your future, from concept to completion East Palme o Ave Melbourne, FL MCC Building Champions on and off the 11/18/13 field page Visit for Advertising Information BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 15

16 BBN BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA PRESENTS 20th Annual Big Brothers new ad ed Tickets Classic Wood 10/28/13 page 6 After 5 Attire Brevard s largest flooring showroom x119 Nancy R. Taylor Broker/Owner Supported by: OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Nancy taylor 1/27/14 page 8 Aerospace representatives to take part in Florida Space Day; retain, grow, diversify KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Representatives from the state s aerospace industry will visit Tallahassee on March 12 to participate in Florida Space Day and share with legislators the opportunities the industry brings to Florida and the nation s space program. Former astronaut Bob Crippen, pilot of the first orbital test flight of the shuttle program and a former NASA Kennedy Space Center director, will be making scheduled appearances throughout the event. Space related exhibits will be available on the third floor Rotunda of the Capitol. Home to more than 500 aerospace companies employing over 30,000 professionals, Florida must continue to retain, grow and diversify the business of space, said Patty Stratton, chairwoman of Florida Space Day Florida has the third largest space industry in the nation, she added. This year s event is critical, as the state s space industry continues to expand and change to face the dynamic international marketplace. During Space Day, industry leaders and other aerospace supporters will meet with House and Senate members, as well as Gov. Rick Scott, to discuss the state s $9 billion space industry and determine the best strategies for leveraging these markets for Florida s benefit in the years ahead. With Florida s tested capabilities, it is poised to continue capitalizing on emerging aerospace opportunities as well as open new frontiers in exploration and discovery. Aerospace means business and that translates into high tech, high paying jobs for Florida, said Stratton. We want Florida to continue its aggressive stance to create a robust atmosphere for space exploration and business. Florida Space Day participants include Abacus Technology Corp., AECOM Government Technical Service, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, ASRC Aerospace Corp., Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, Astrotech Space Operations, ATK, Bionetics, The Boeing Co., Blue Origin, Brazil Florida Chamber of Commerce, Craig Technologies, D3 Air & Space Operations, and Delaware North Cos. The list continues: Dynamac Corp., Earthrise Space, Economic Development Commission of Florida s Space Coast, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Exelis, Harris Corp., InDyne Inc., Jacobs, Jacksonville Aviation Authority, LJT & Associates, Lockheed Martin, Millennium Engineering & Integration, QinetiQ North America, Space Coast Launch Services, Space Florida, SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, and URS. Visit FloridaSpaceDay, or follow on Twitter to learn more about the event. Brevard Book Club to meet at B&N Barnes & Noble at 1955 W. New Haven Ave. in West Melbourne will host the Brevard Book Club at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. This month s selection is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The Brevard Book Club meets on the fourth week of every month, and meetings are open to the public. The program is free of charge. BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 16 Call Adrienne Roth at for Advertising Information

17 Medical oncologists David Ross and Gregory Hoang join team of doctors at Cancer Care Centers of Brevard In its continued efforts to provide Brevard County residents access to highly trained cancer specialists, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard recently announced that board certified medical oncologists David Ross and Gregory Hoang have joined the medical oncology team at its state of the art cancer centers. Dr. Ross is board certified in oncology and internal medicine. His clinical interests include the research, diagnosis and treatment of breast, colon, lung, head and neck cancers, and other solid tumors. He graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor s degree in biology. After earning his medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean, Dr. Ross completed his fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Florida Health Science Center, where he also served as chief resident in internal medicine. This is a tremendous opportunity for me to work with some of Florida s top cancer specialists and I am excited to be a part of the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard family, said Dr. Ross. With its coordinated and collaborative approach to cancer care, I knew this was exactly where I wanted to be in order to help patients afflicted with this disease. Dr. Hoang is a specialist in hematology and oncology and has nearly 15 years of clinical experience in caring for cancer patients. His clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of lung, colon, breast, head and neck cancers, as well as myelodyslasia and lymphoma. Dr. Hoang is a member of the American Society of Hematology and American Society of Clinical Oncology. We all share a common goal to deliver the most advanced, personalized cancer treatments for our patients in Brevard County, said Dr. Hoang. Cancer Care Centers of Brevard is passionate about its patients and the ability to deliver the most advanced cancer care available. By working together as physicians to educate and treat our patients, we will continue to enhance survival rates. Dr. Hoang attended the University of Florida, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with honors in microbiology. He received his medical degree from the University of South Florida, where he was the recipient of the Francis J. Flannery Medicine Award and the Semmelweis Award for scholarly excellence in medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of South Florida College of Raymond James & Associates Continued from page 11 spoke at various events, did media interviews, and even helped judge a bartenders competition at the Avenue D Jazz & Blues Lounge. He spoke at dinners and luncheons, ranging in size from 50 to 350 people, in Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and West Palm Beach. At one of the dinners, at Caffe Abbracci in Coral Gables, Gov. Rick Scott was present. But Saut said the hospitality surprise of the week came in Melbourne Beach. Saut, who favors bed and Medicine, and his fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of South Florida s H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Drs. Ross and Hoang are outstanding additions to our medical oncology team, said Dr. Ravi Shankar, medical director of Melbourne based Cancer Care Centers of Brevard. We are confident that their enthusiasm and clinical experience will have an immediate impact on the cancer centers and our served communities. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoang, call the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard in Melbourne at or the Palm Bay office at To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ross, call the Cancer Care Centers of Brevard in Suntree or Viera at , or log on to breakfast establishments when traveling, said he found one of the best B&Bs I have ever experienced. He was describing his stay at Port D Hiver Bed and Breakfast in Melbourne Beach. The establishment is owned and operated by Michael and Linda Rydson. Saut also had dinner at La Crepe de France, a newly opened French restaurant in downtown Melbourne. It was fabulous. I highly recommend it, he said. Reviewers at Urbanspoon agree. The restaurant is earning top scores at the online site. House of Lights 12/2/13 page 816 Visit for Advertising Information BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 17

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19 Fidelity Bank of Florida Continued from page 1 of the senator s administration. He ran the senator s seven offices in Florida and one in Washington, D.C. In 2011, Weinberg was elected to the District 5 Seat of the Canaveral Port Authority, and held the position of secretary/treasurer before being elected chairman in March I was encouraged to run for the Canaveral Port Authority seat and was fortunate enough to win 82 of 84 precincts, said the personable Weinberg, who is settling in as chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority. It s a great honor because the Port is a very vibrant economic engine in this county. Certainly, my interest in community banking is long grounded in my interest in civic and public service. Community banking is really important to building a community. When I met with Fidelity Bank President and CEO Lamar Roberts, and heard his philosophy, I knew I wanted to be involved with the bank, said Weinberg. Lamar has a real passion for community banking and I am certain I can add to the strength of the bank s team. Across the nation, community banks fund nearly 60 percent of all small business loans less than $1 million according to the Independent Community Bankers of America. April is Community Banking Month and the Independent Community Bankers of America is encouraging consumers and small business owners to bank locally with a community bank. Representing more than 24,000 locations nationwide and employing nearly 300,000 people, Independent Community Bankers of America members hold more than $1 trillion in assets, $1 trillion in deposits, and nearly $750 billion in loans to consumers, small businesses, and the agricultural community. By driving local economies and creating local jobs, community banks which are small businesses themselves are an integral part of the nation s financial system. There are more than 7,000 community banks across the nation. Organized and opened in 1990, Fidelity Bank is the oldest of three community banks headquartered in Brevard County. In 2011, to refocus the institution and transition it into a more traditional community bank, the board of directors recruited Roberts, an industry veteran, to be its president and CEO. He is one of the most highly regarded bankers in the state, having turned around a number of community banks putting them on the path to growth again, while building others into high performers. Roberts, a native of Georgia, has been the president of six Florida banks including First National Bank of Pasco in Dade City, First National Bank & Trust of Fort Walton Beach, and Florida National Bank of Brevard County over a long career. Locally, Fidelity Bank reached high performance status at the end of the third quarter of 2013, when its return on equity, which measures a corporation s profitability, was 22.4 percent the seventh highest in the state, according to government data. Organized and opened in 1990, Fidelity Bank is the oldest of three community banks headquartered in Brevard County. The results have been noteworthy. Roberts and the Fidelity Bank team are reshaping the institution as it seeks opportunities in the market. There were so many positives here when I came on board, we just needed to focus and strengthen our community banking culture, he said. Roberts has a keen historical perspective of banking over the last half century, having guided financial institutions through up and down economic cycles and gyrating interest rate environments while seeing the industry consolidate. His first banking job was as a part time teller for $1 an hour while attending college in Georgia. At the age of 20 Roberts became a junior lender and was promoted every year thereafter until he was named president of a Florida bank at age 29. Earlier, at age 27 he had been elected mayor and city judge of a Florida municipality. Roberts enjoys telling the story of flying his private plane over cattle ranges to take pictures of herds so he could estimate the head count. The cattle were being used as collateral for agriculture loans. He also served as president of the Florida Bankers Association and held leadership positions with the American Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers of America. The son of a Baptist preacher, Roberts says he has three simple guidelines for building a successful bank. His first rule is to make the bank a great place to work. Create an environment where people enjoy what they do and want to do a good job. We have a Fun Committee that was formed to enhance the enjoyment of working for this organization and to recognize outstanding performance. Quarterly, his bank presents a World Class Service award to an employee who has been nominated by their peers and approved by management. Rule No. 2 is to make the institution a great place to bank have the products that people desire and deliver them with world class service. If you accomplish Rule No. 1 and Rule No. 2, then Rule No. 3 have an institution that shareholders want to own takes care of itself, said Roberts. The Fidelity Bank team and board members are honing such an institution. Weinberg joins other board members who include Janson Davis, one of the organizers of Fidelity Bank; Carolyn Storey, local investor; Russell Barnes, retired president, Pan American Services; Dr. Jeffrey Stalnaker, vice president of medical affairs, Community Hospital Section, Health First; and the newly elected Ken Page, who retired from the U.S. Treasury s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where his last position was assistant deputy comptroller. Page, a graduate of Illinois State University and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, began his career with the OCC in He held a number of management positions in Illinois, Washington, D.C., Georgia, and Florida over the course of a 36 year career. I ve know Ken for many years, said Roberts. He is now a highly sought after banking consultant and a trusted advisor. His expertise, coupled with the efforts of our exceptional staff, will keep us focused on compliance. Complying with regulation is a much larger component of bank operations today than years past. A successful bank in the coming decade will be one for whom regulatory compliance is business as usual and not a daily fire drill, said Roberts. Fidelity Bank has taken a number of initiatives to distinguish itself in the market. The most notable being lending, said Kelly Guldi, vice president of commercial lending. We re lending money in the community. We are aggressively seeking small business loans, particularly for the purchase of owner occupied real estate, said Guldi. The bank is also making residential mortgage loans. We are seeing many banks exiting this business entirely because of regulatory concerns, said Joy Winslow, vice president of Fidelity Bank s Residential Mortgage Department. Helping families achieve their dream of homeownership is the foundation on which our industry was built and we are continuing to provide service in this essential area of banking. Another team member, Sue Eastling Chastain, vice president of business development and a Brevard County banker for more than 30 years, said she enjoys attracting new customers to Fidelity Bank and helping existing clients with their financial challenges. We have raised the level of service at Fidelity Bank, she said. A 10 point World Class Service pledge signed by each employee is displayed in our lobby. Among the notable points are, We will know you by name and use it to address you; if we don t know it, we will learn it, said Eastling Chastain, who is involved in many community organizations including Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, where she is a board of directors member. Roberts says to be successful, community banks must take their place in the cities and towns they serve. Longstanding and successful community banks are staffed with people who are active in the community. The additions of Messrs. Weinberg, Page and Roberts to the team has positioned Fidelity Bank for the future, said Janson Davis, board chairman. We believe we have our finger on the pulse of Brevard County, and we know our team can help Brevard County grow and prosper. Visit for Advertising Information BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS / 19


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