Cocoa Beach Chamber Installs 2013 Officers

By  //  January 24, 2013

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 45th annual Installation Banquet featured, left to right: Keith Houston, Crest Cleaners and Master of Ceremonies; Cindy Dropeski, Intercoastal Insurance, Inc. and 2013 Chairman of the Board; Tom Vani, S&S Enterprises, Inc., 2012 Past Chair of the Board of Directors; and Roy Wright, Health First and 2013 Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

 Larry McIntyre Presented Distinguished Service Award

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its 45th annual Installation Banquet on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront in Melbourne.

The evening began with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the banquet program.  Keith Houston of Crest Cleaners served as Master of Ceremonies.

Recognized as one of the Space Coast’s premier professional and social events, more than 200 chamber partners and guests attended the event which featured a 1968 theme to celebrate the Chamber’s 45th anniversary.

The Chamber’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, was presented to Larry McIntyre with Clear Channel Outdoor, who has shown exemplary leadership and commitment to the community. Above, Tom Vani presents the award to McIntyre. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

During the festivities, the Chamber installed the 2013 Chair, Cindy Dropeski of Intercoastal Insurance, Inc. and the new Board of Directors. The Chamber also recognized its outgoing board members who served terms through 2012.

The Chamber’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, was presented to Larry McIntyre with Clear Channel Outdoor, who has shown exemplary leadership and commitment to the community.

McIntyre has been a part of the community and Clear Channel Outdoor for 30 years. His involvement with professional associations include the Brevard County Civilian Military Council, Cocoa Village Playhouse, Community Foundation, Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce (1995 Chairman of the Board) and the 2011 Chair of Junior Achievement of the Space Coast, to name just a few. McIntyre was also a founding member of the Brevard Library Foundation.

“His efforts truly have had a positive impact on our economy, our businesses and our quality of life in Brevard County,” said Houston.

Additional awards included the Ambassador of the Year, presented to Brenda VanAntwerp with Two Men & A Truck, and the Council/Committee of the Year was presented to the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

New Offers Sworn In

Captain John P. Heatherington, commanding officer, NOTU, U.S. Navy, administered the oath of office to the new chairman, officers and board of directors.

Tom Vani presented Convention & Visitors Bureau Chair Jeanna Merrifield the Council of the Year award. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Sworn in were: Cindy Dropeski, Intracoastal Insurance, Inc.., the Chamber’s 2013 Chairman of the Board; the 2013 officers and directors inducted included immediate 2012 Chair, Tom Vani, S&S Enterprises, Inc..; 2014 Chair-elect, Roy Wright, Health First, Inc.; Moses L. Harvin II, American Services Technology, Inc.; Dr. O.K. Armstrong, III, Armstrong Chiropractic Family Center; Robyn Killary-Greene, Blue Sky Insurance Agency of Brevard, Inc.; Anna Palermo, Bright House Networks LLC; Rosalind Postell-Harvey, Canaveral Port Authority; Brenda Fettrow, YMCA; Dave W. Spain, Comfort Inn & Suites Resort; Nancy Brower, Community Bank of the South; Tom Williamson, Courtyard by Marriott; Dean Rosenquist, Craig Technologies; Lynda L. Weatherman, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast; Sheri Kocher, Florida Power & Light Company; Keith Ried, K.E.R. Bookkeepers;Diana Flett, Melbourne International Airport; Tiffany Johnstonm Progressive Document Destruction; David Russell, Ron Jon Surf Shop Of Florida, Inc.; Ron Nesbitt, Ronald Nesbitt Attorney at Law; Dawn Faust, Space Coast Cancer/ Foundation; Susan Averill, Seacoast National Bank; Dennis Watkins, Select Insurance Group; Beth Courtney, Shouppe & Courtney Team of VALIC Financial Advisors; Jackie Barker, Sky Advertising, Inc.; Jim Kuzma, Space Florida; Tommy Alston, Tommy Alston/Alston Properties (Lifetime Member); Al Trafford,Trafford Realty Co. (Lifetime Member); Leonard Spielvogel (Lifetime Member); Kristi Worley, Waste Pro USA; Jeanna Merrifield, Wild Ocean Seafood Market; Tim Cerullo, Wuesthoff Health System, Inc. and Ralph Golson, Zeeke & Associates, Inc.

This special logo was commissioned by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce specially for their 45th anniversary. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce was established in 1968 and serves Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Patrick Air Force Base, Port St. John, Rockledge, Palm Shores, Suntree and Viera.

The major sponsors of the event were AT&T & Florida Power & Light Company. Additional sponsors included Canaveral Port Authority, Clean Footprint, Craig Technologies, Community Bank of the South, FLORIDA TODAY, Health First, Inc., Intercoastal Insurance, Inc., Porter World Trade, Inc., PNC Bank, The Cocoa Beach Area Hotel and Lodging Association, Waste Management, Inc. and Wuesthoff Health System, Inc.

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce was established in 1968 and serves the businesses and communities of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Patrick Air Force Base, Port St. John, Rockledge, Suntree and Viera.

For information about the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce call Darlene Montano at 321-459-2200 or log on to CocoaBeachChamber.com


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