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HILLSBOROUGH —Hillsborough Community College has received the largest corporate contribution in the school’s history. With the new center, Hillsborough Community College is adding four new training programs, the statement says. Hillsborough Community College serves more than 45,000 students annually on campuses in Tampa, Brandon, Plant City, Ruskin and Ybor City.
SARASOTA — State and local officials committed what could be more than $1 million in financial aid to a company considering Sarasota for a new headquarters. The business, a national roofing company, is on track to receive a total of $1,296,000, a statement says. The business behind Project Mulligan has committed to creating 180 full-time jobs with an average annual wage of at least $58,757, the statement says. Earlier this year, officials committed up to $208,800 in financial aid to two companies also considering relocating their headquarters to Sarasota. Candidates for CEO positions, according to a new survey, often play a personal game of tug-of-war: Nearly three of 10, 29%, score high marks for being pragmatic, and 21% are tops in being creative, but only 8% are good at both. That’s a key takeaway from a new report from management research firm Development Dimensions International, which analyzed 243 CEO finalists in 48 organizations.
The areas candidates struggle in are more of a surprise: At least two of 10, 21%, for example, have difficulty establishing direction for an organization — a key CEO trait. The report found traits many executives possess, such as competitiveness, confidence and resiliency, are “even more pronounced among those preparing for a CEO position.” And on the flip side, the report adds, “most personality de-railers, such as arrogance or volatility, decline in prevalence” among CEO candidates. Homebuilding in Southwest Florida has been on a tear in recent years, but builders are reporting softer sales during the traditional home buying spring season.
The latest caution comes from Bonita Springs-based WCI Communities, which develops and sells homes from Tampa to Naples.
Keith Bass, president and CEO of WCI Communities, told investors during a recent conference call to discuss first quarter earnings that comparisons with last year are difficult. Bass says some residential builders have started to offer price discounts, particularly in areas that aren’t well located. A total of $150,000 in cash awards is up for grabs May 17 at the ninth annual Florida Early Stage Capital Conference. The 20 presenters were selected from a pool of about 100 applicants, according to the statement. Washlava, a Tampa firm behind a patent-pending mobile payment system for self-service laundry.
On the local and regional level, commercial real estate and insurance have traditionally been separate businesses.
But Anthony Emma, Jr., the CEO and managing partner of commercial brokerage Kova Partners, doesn’t see it that way. Kova recently launched a new division called Kova Insurance Group to sell commercial property insurance.
Since Emma relocated permanently to Naples from Rhode Island three years ago, Kova Partners has grown its property management arm to 3 million square feet of space in about 70 buildings in Lee and Collier counties, enough space to fill 52 football fields. To get into the insurance business, Emma invested as a partner in an existing Naples insurance brokerage called Lely Insurance, renaming it Kova Insurance Group.
In the commercial real estate world, insurance falls under the category of common-area maintenance, which also includes taxes. Emma says landlords can control expenses such as insurance, lowering annual premiums on average 10% to 20%.
For example, one client had a policy that was missing a key coverage that wouldn’t have covered half the building if most of it were destroyed. Kova Insurance’s sales will be to a broad clientele that could include business owners who need personal lines to cover their homes, for example.
Originally from Rhode Island, Emma’s brother David persuaded him to join him in buying a condo in Naples in 1996. There are still opportunities for such redevelopment in Southwest Florida despite the recent increase in property values.
Emma says the North Naples area around the intersection of Airport-Pulling Road and Vanderbilt Beach Road currently shows the most promise because of its central location between fast-growing Bonita Springs and tony Naples.
However, Emma is focused on building the brokerage side of his business, which he reasons will weather the next downturn and snag deals for commercial real estate in market dips. Kova was formed in 2014 when Emma’s Insignia Real Estate Companies acquired Colonial Square Management Group in Naples.
Don’t be surprised to see the Kova name appear in Sarasota or Tampa later this year or in 2017, Emma says.
Franklin Street is one commercial brokerage in Tampa that has successfully incorporated insurance sales as part of its services. Franklin Street’s insurance service now oversees a portfolio of more than $10 billion in property values. Franklin Street’s insurance service has targeted a broad swath of the nation and the company now writes policies in 45 states. While commercial real estate is the insurance service’s main focus, Kersting says insurance for high-net-worth individuals is also appealing because individual owners of commercial real estate fall into that category.
Heatherington will be responsible for supervising all accounting and financial functions for the Naples-based real estate firm and real estate investment fund manager. James Kobrick joined the management team of American House Senior Living Communities as vice president of operations. Kobrick will oversee operations for the company in Florida, Illinois and western Michigan, a statement says.
Seminole-based Superior Uniform Group was one of the beneficiaries of more than $12 billion in credit Fifth Third Bank extended in the first quarter. Superior Uniform Group is a manufacturer and seller of a wide range of uniforms, career apparel and accessories for health care, hospitality, public safety, industrial and commercial markets. Founded in 2000, Minneapolis-based Ability Network helps health care providers simplify their administrative and clinical operations.
The Florida flood insurance market, valued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency at just less than $1 billion, is by far the largest of any state nationwide. Tampa-based insurance firm HCI Group wants a piece of that market — even though the risk and potentially large payouts make it notoriously tough to make money in flood insurance. HCI Chairman and CEO Paresh Patel is undaunted: In March, after two-and-a-half years of planning and development, HCI officially launched TypTap, an online residential flood insurance platform. The answer, Patel believes, is to provide a simple website where customers can quickly purchase insurance. Patel says the goal with TypTap is to write 5,000 flood policies this year, and to eventually compete with the National Flood Insurance Program in Florida, the NFIP’s most policy- and payout-heavy state. One sign in the potential market for the company: It’s already written about 4,500 quotes, ranging from Key West to the Panhandle.
But part of becoming an accepted flood insurance provider, HCI Vice President of Investor Relations Kevin Mitchell says, is having “the same or better coverage than the NFIP.” That’s where the $25 million is used, funds that stem from assets of the holding company. One key advantage in the marketplace for TypTap, says Mitchell, is the immediacy of when the policy goes into effect. Being a private insurance firm, TypTap also has a more controlled ability in avoiding rate increases for Florida residents. Mitchell says TypTap, which has no specific meaning but was named partially to signify “not your typical insurance company,” can select the clients who meet their standards.
Many criteria come into play on a case-by-case basis, Patel says, but there are clear situations when it’s smartest to say no. The biggest operational challenge for TypTap is similar to many new businesses: spreading the message. Coupled with word of mouth, the simple usability has proven helpful when customers visit the site. He is at the helm of a company, Sarasota-based Matrix24 Laboratories, which he believes is behind an industry-changing natural pest-control product, EverSafe. A decade in the making, EverSafe is a pouch filled with a little less than two ounces of pellets.
Each pouch, say company officials, can protect one-third of an acre, about the size of an average backyard, for up to a week. To get there, EverSafe needs to address a common, yet perplexing issue that comes up often in consumer products: a crowded market filled with multiple next best things — in this case something to eradicate mosquitoes.
The idea for EverSafe dates back to 2005, when Donna Blethen, a New York native, asked her husband if there was anything he could do to curtail Florida’s most infamous pest. After unofficial yet successful backyard tests with neighbors and friends, the Blethens began to consider the business opportunities. The company invested at least $30,000 in testing new packages before settling on the current pouch system. In late 2014 Blethen made another investment in the company: He and Harry Neal, a fellow executive with the oil and gas company, bought a 17,000-square-foot building just east of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
Matrix24 COO Sarah Ferragu, also the Blethens’ daughter, says the company also looks beyond big-box stores. If you’re the power company, the last place you want an accident to occur is inside the offices of a personal injury law firm. But that’s exactly what happened April 27, when a power line broke and fell on the roof of the law firm of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz in downtown Fort Myers. It could have been even more unfortunate for Florida Power and Light, in terms of the location. When Scott Franklin and other members of the Lanier Upshaw management team sit down to interview a prospective employee for their insurance firm they have a specific list of criteria that person must meet.
Those traits are particularly important at Lanier Upshaw, a full-service, independent insurance company based in Lakeland, with an office in Tampa. For starters, successful staff members at the 75-year-old company are encouraged to think like owners — which they are. Lanier Upshaw employees are also trained on the firm’s team-based approach, which isn’t an empty cliche: Clients are assigned a team that consists of agents, account managers, executives, loss control, safety experts and more. The chamber of commerce couldn’t have written it any better: An April 28 Wall Street Journal story, titled “Get More for Your Vacation Home Dollar,” trumpeted Sarasota over Palm Beach. Another person in the story rents a three-bedroom home on Siesta Key, where she bikes to the beach and does yoga on a deck overlooking a canal. A big downside to all the buzz is price appreciation in Sarasota is lacking compared with other luxury markets.
Tampa corporate attorney David Shear, with a focus on business, banking and real estate law, rarely, if ever, talked about himself.
Even late last month, in the hospital from an illness, he asked a visitor, his colleague and longtime friend Debra Boje, how her elderly parents were doing. In addition to his selfless devotion to friends and family, Shear, say several people who knew him, left his mark on the Tampa and statewide legal community in two places: in mentoring a handful of attorneys who are now managing partners of firms and in working to preserve and expand legal rights for children and orphans. Shear recently chaired the Bay Area legal Services Development Council, and he also endowed the L. A lifelong Tampa resident and champion youth tennis player, Shear went into private practice after he graduated from the University of Florida College of Law. Emilio Sanchez Vicario just stepped off a plane from China, but he looks so fresh he could easily play a quick set of tennis despite the mid-day heat in Naples.
The lively Spaniard just spent 10 days in Nanjing, where he inked a deal to create the third campus of his tennis school, the Academia Sanchez-Casal, which gives students the opportunity to compete internationally. With campuses in Naples and Barcelona, Spain, Academia Sanchez-Casal has become one of the go-to training centers for aspiring tennis stars. Despite its worldwide reputation as a top tennis school, few people in Naples know about the Academia.
Sanchez first came to Naples as a tennis consultant in 2007 at the club, but in 2010 it closed. Then, in 2012, Spanish Bank Sabadell called Sanchez and asked him if he would consider buying the Naples Bath clubhouse and the 38 dilapidated tennis courts. With Sabadell financing, Sanchez-Casal purchased the facility and some residential condos for $3.3 million in 2012.
Still, Sanchez says it took additional investment to bring the clubhouse and tennis courts to top condition.
Most of the students who pass through the school are there for weeklong courses, which cost $1,600 in the summer including room and board. That sense of stability has been crucial in propelling Waterscapes as an independent business.
In 2015, building pools for new homes in Sarasota and Manatee counties, including Neal Signature Homes, made up 50% of Waterscapes’ sales, Collier says. The goal for 2016, Collier says, is to fully establish the brand in Hillsborough and do more work in Lee and Collier.
Waterscapes also has more than 50 model homes with signage that helps generate interest, Collier says. Keeping its focus on satisfying each customer’s individual needs is the best way Collier says Waterscapes can stand out in a competitive market. For Collier, a large part of customer service is “after they start swimming, how well do you treat them?” Waterscapes pools don’t have a lifetime warranty, but the company will respond to customer requests, even after warranty, and analyze each request at no cost.
For example, Collier says he was recently at a customer’s pool in dress clothes and a tie to analyze a problem.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, Joy McCann Culverhouse was often seen on the sidelines of Tampa Bay Buccaneers games, cheering on the upstart team. Not only because she and her husband, Hugh Culverhouse Sr., owned the team and were the people who brought the NFL to Tampa. Also a top area philanthropist, McCann Culverhouse died of pneumonia April 26 at a Tampa hospice. McCann Culverhouse donated more than $30 million to USF, among many other causes, says USF Foundation CEO Joel Momberg. Hugh Culverhouse died in 1994, and McCann Culverhouse continued with philanthropic causes for the next two decades.
Consider the purchase of the 489-room Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport hotel, which New York-based consulting firm LW Hospitality Advisors ranked as one of the largest area lodging deals of the year to date.
At $45 million, the purchase price by the Florida Department of Transportation on a deed posted in January was 21% greater than the amount New York-based Blackstone Group paid in August 2015. But FDOT officials note that the price could have gone up markedly in future years, based on a recent appraisal and Tampa-area hotel appreciation since 2013. Had that occurred, FDOT would likely have been priced out of the market for the 9-acre tract that now contains the hotel and a restaurant. Officials say they plan, eventually, to use the land as an intermodal hub — a nexus for possible light rail trains, buses and other modes of transportation.
FDOT targeted the Doubletree, they say, because of its strategic location near Tampa International Airport and an established road network in Westshore, near to Interstate 75 and Interstate 4. The FDOT deal comes as hotels throughout the Gulf Coast are appreciating significantly in value based on waxing tourism numbers, occupancy gains and double-digit increases in average room rates.
Ratings agency Fitch notes that 2015 saw “peak levels” for hotel revenue and net operating income nationwide. An appraisal of the Tampa hotel, meanwhile, completed shortly before the late December purchase concluded the Doubletree by Hilton was worth $48.8 million, Anthony says. Under terms of a lease with Blackstone affiliate BRE Imagination Hotel Owner LLC completed as part of the sale, FDOT will receive $900,000 in base rent from the investment company from the Westshore hotel through December 2017. The agency also will receive rent equal to 5% of Blackstone’s net cash flow from the 4500 W. FDOT executed the two-year lease term because it expects it will take that long to complete an intermodal analysis aimed at integrating future light rail, buses and other public transportation on or near the Doubletree site.
Mayor Bob Buckhorn and others have said implementing light rail is critical to the transportation needs of the city in the future. The Hillsborough vote against a proposed sales tax that would have raised more than $115 million a year for 30 years came on the heels of a similar defeat by voters in Pinellas County.
But Anthony contends FDOT must look forward years into the future in allocating resources and in planning.
In Miami, for instance, the agency acquired several hotels for eventual inclusion into an intermodal system, says Daniel Lesser, president of LW Hospitality.
FDOT originally sought to acquire the Doubletree in 2014, when the property was owned by GE Capital and fell into receivership. When Blackstone acquired GE Capital assets in a $20 billion commercial real estate portfolio sale, however, the state once again attempted a purchase. Kent Schwarz, a Colliers International Tampa Bay hotel broker, notes the Doubletree makes sense for the agency from a strategic standpoint. JLL’s Rumpel also says the purchase price was in line with other lodging properties of similar caliber.
More than three decades later, Struthers is among the top tier of commercial real estate brokers in Charlotte County.
Last year alone, Struthers completed 37 deals with a transactional volume of $13.5 million, ranking him among the top commercial agents statewide with Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. But my whole focus is not on commissions or number of listings, but on service to the customer.
Struthers decided to shift from residential sales to commercial brokerage work after concluding the Charlotte County market had few commercial agents. Leveraging community contacts made while at GDC with the Kiwanis Club and other civic groups, Struthers began knocking on doors and researching land records, occupational licenses, plats, maps and other property appraiser data. A friend who owned Busy Bee Cabinets and was planning on moving the business to North Port gave him his first commercial listing. Shortly thereafter, Struthers met a fellow agent who introduced him to the CCIM Institute, a group that provides education to commercial agents to further their knowledge base. Today, Struthers is president of CCIM’s Southwest Florida district, which comprises a five-county region including Charlotte and Collier counties. Struthers planned to move from Charlotte to Sarasota County in 2004, but when Hurricane Charley hit and the economic recession set in, Struthers found himself back in his old haunts. Struthers worked for the next six years with the CBRE affiliate in Fort Myers, leaving when the company jettisoned the national flag and became CRE Consultants.
He thought briefly about opening his own company, but concluded that corporate name recognition was worthwhile for the Charlotte market, and he didn’t want to have to focus on administrative tasks. Today, he contends the Charlotte market is recovering, and that site selectors and national retailers and developers are once again scouring properties for sites.
But as Struthers enters his seventh decade — he turns 70 later this month — he’s looking to slow down.
And perhaps not surprisingly, part of Struthers’ deal with Kessinger and Rodriguez is they each have to work toward getting their CCIM designation. Allegedly those licensing requirements are there to protect you and me — the consumers — but that doesn’t hold up either to common sense or analysis. There are a lot of reasons we Florida consumers and workers should be upset by this and want the Legislature to make another try. If other states have found ways to protect consumers from harm caused by interior designers, security guards, childcare workers, make-up artists and other such professions without requiring licenses, Florida might consider doing the same. Likewise, it is unlikely that haircutting, interior design and catering are fundamentally better in Florida — because the state licenses those professions — than they are in others states that don’t require licenses. Florida’s stringent occupational licensing also does not account for the negative effects this practice has on consumers. Occupational licensing reduces jobs and raises consumer costs, and so should be a last resort for resolving problems in a market.
Are there well-documented and consistent complaints from, and harm to, consumers from unlicensed providers? Are there other states that don’t license this occupation and yet don’t have consumer problems? Applying these questions would lead to opening up many occupations to easier entry, more jobs and more competition, and thus more choices for consumers. JLL Income Property Trust, a Chicago-based non-listed real estate investment trust, has acquired the Madison Business Center in Tampa for $28.3 million. The 386,000-square-foot industrial building, at 4406 Madison International Lane, is fully occupied by HD Supply and Masonite, and each business has roughly six years remaining on its current lease.
The cross-docked warehouse, which JLL says it purchased at a going-in cap rate of 6%, is HD Supply and Masonite’s primary distribution center for Central and Southwest Florida. The purchase marks the first along the Gulf Coast for JLL, a REIT with roughly $1.6 billion in overall assets. Prior to the purchase by JLL, Madison Business Center had been owned by Industrial Developments International, of Atlanta.
Madison Business Center becomes the latest in a wave of industrial properties that the JLL fund has purchased since 2013. A Naples property that is part of the tony Moorings Park at Grey Oaks has traded for $38.4 million, which is considered to be the largest real estate transaction in Collier County so far this year.
HCC MP is a partnership controlled by Coral Gables-based Codina Partners, according to state records. Officials from neither Moorings Park nor Codina returned several telephone calls for comment. After more than a year of obtaining approvals and readying the site, Sarasota-based Beneficial Communities and Winter Park developer Tom Settle are preparing to go vertical with an apartment complex in Sarasota County near Interstate 75. The 50 Paramount Apartments, as they will be known, will be built on Paramount Drive adjacent to a pair of office buildings that once housed accounting and consulting giant Arthur Andersen before its implosion in the Enron Corp.
The 284-unit garden-style complex, which will have a resort pool and a host of other modern amenities, should be completed in about a year, Settle says. Insurance brokers and agents at Lykes, who go by the more affable term advisers, have no problem telling potential clients no. While it might cost Tampa-based Lykes the occasional client, the unorthodox sales approach works. The 60-employee company handles a variety of commercial insurance work for clients, mostly midsize businesses, in a range of industries, including agriculture, transportation, construction, banking and hospitality. Lykes Insurance, a unit of Lykes Bros., a business conglomerate and one of the more prominent Tampa area business families, also recently went through some leadership changes.
Taulbee leads in a team-based approach, where a group of executives make key decisions together. The foursome, says Webb, is congenial yet blunt in talking about ideas and company strategy. One area for that is the firm’s three licensed adjusters and two Occupational Safety and Health Administration certified loss control experts. Lykes also does an extensive amount of training with clients on a host of insurance issues and ways to reduce costs. Clients, Webb adds, have saved significantly by making internal changes before getting a new policy agreement. The entrepreneurial base to Lykes Insurance stems from the Lykes Bros., where the portfolio of business interests has varied widely over the last century.


Before Lykes Insurance, Brabson ran Tampa-based Peoples Gas, a Lykes entity that grew into the largest privately owned natural gas distribution company in the country. Married to a granddaughter of one of seven Lykes brothers who founded the original business in 1910, Brabson was brought out of semi-retirement in 2009 to take over the insurance arm.
Brabson was successful, to the point where Lykes family holdings are now merely a handful of the insurance unit’s book of business.
Lykes hired Taulbee in 1985, when he says he was the firm’s “token young guy” coming out of the University of Florida.
Taulbee, used to the speed of business, was jolted by the time it took to move things down the line.
With credit to his measured and methodical insurance executive’s mind, Taulbee says he was research and fact-based on the council, while others, at times, were swayed by groups or factions. Overall, Taulbee says he enjoyed his time on the council, and he believes everyone should do something in civics and for the community, if not run for office. That’s because you’ll have to look hard this year to find Florida banks on the magazine’s annual Best of the Best rankings. Only five Florida community banks appeared on the Best of the Best list this year and just two are based on the Gulf Coast: First Home Bank of Seminole and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Using 2015 data, the magazine selected the banks by asset size and highest return on average assets and return on average equity. Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, in its category of banks from $150 million to $300 million in assets, ranked 18th for its return on average equity of 15.15% Not surprisingly, banks in the oil patch did especially well last year. But as the oil-dependent economies have fallen this year, don’t expect many of these banks to become repeat top performers.
I am not a millennial and I am sure open to criticism for not being “with it,” “modern,” “progressive,” and whatever other adjective is used to indicate those that are riding the wave of the current times. However, the name of the organization, and how freely the term it espouses is used in the article in the Business Observer, is troubling. I can see the millennials’ comeback — just don’t read the article and, for sure, you don’t understand or don’t fit in with the new business environment, and so forth. FORT MYERS — Florida orange producer Alico says sales and profits rose in the first quarter despite industry challenges. Alico says Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam allowed the use of certain fungicides on March 4 that could help the citrus industry. TAMPA — IT security firm ReliaQuest is expanding its corporate headquarters in Tampa and plans to increase its staff by 50% by the end of the year. During the expansion period, ReliaQuest will create 55 new security engineer positions, according to a statement from Florida Gov. Accommodating that growth and maintaining company culture, however, is Murphy’s biggest challenge as the CEO, he says. SIESTA KEY — Henry Rodriguez, the developer behind the Wal-Mart Supercenter and original owner of the 41-acre Bay Street Village and Towncenter in Osprey, bought a historic motel near Siesta Key for $1.9 million.
Rodriguez plans to rebrand the Elephant Ear Suites at 1800 Stickney Point Road, which is comprised of two parcels, as the Siesta Inn & Suites. The buildings, which have 21 units, last sold in 2014 for $1.5 million to New Jersey rental owner Daniel Jones. NAPLES — ACI Worldwide posted a jump in profits following the March sale of Community Financial Services to Fiserv. Headquartered in Naples, ACI manages electronic payments for more than 5,000 organizations globally. The sale of CFS generated $200 million in cash and the company recognized an after-tax gain of $94 million.
Tampa Bay Times Chairman and CEO Paul Tash announced Tuesday that the newspaper has purchased the Tampa Tribune.
The purpose of the purchase is to create “one financially secure, locally owned daily newspaper,” the statement says.
The purchase places the Times among the 10 largest daily newspapers in the country, the post says. The firm opened an office — its 19th sales and rental office — in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, a statement says. NAPLES — Beasley Broadcast Group posted revenue and profit growth in the first quarter, driven in part by its Tampa-St. ECLIPSE with Two helicopters, a submarine and 114 suites (with balconies) It's A designed and equiped to sail to the Antarctic. Farr Yacht Design has released the first 3D renderings of the new Super 12 yachts that will be sailed in the San Francisco Yacht Racing Challenge beginning in July 2017 on San Francisco Bay.
Britton Ward, the lead designer of the Super 12s, said the renderings are a big step in the process leading to the final design. Ward said Tuesday that the entire staff in Annapolis, Maryland, is working on the project so tooling production can begin in May. The Super 12s are a modernized, one-design version of the venerable 12 Meters that were used in the America's Cup from 1958-1987.
The San Francisco Yacht Racing Challenge, also known as the Super 12 Cup, was founded by former America's Cup executive Tom Ehman.
The Fizes Valley and the adjacent tributaries, stretch over 460 kilometers in Transilvania( an historic Principality, once independent, which is currently within the North West of Romania). The District includes nearly two dozen traditional farming villages and is currently under the joint administration of two NGO's - Eco Transilvania and Ecochoice - A under the terms of a five-year contract with the Romanian Ministry of the Environment.
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Consumer protection providing immediate refund will apply if you are an innocent victim of fraud a€“ your claim needs to be made within the 13 months of fraudulent transaction leaving your account.
CHAPSA payments can be sent to most UK bank accounts and will arrive and can be drawn on the same day providing the funds are released before 3pm. Newly qualified yacht engineers can expect $19 to $20 an hour in South Florida and there just aren't enough of them. Launched seven years ago in a hangar-like building near Florida's Turnpike in Miramar, Broward College's marine program aims to prepare students to handle mechanical and electrical needs on yachts a€” everything from engines to air conditioning systems, electric generators to desalinization units. The Marine Industries Association of South Florida pushed for the program, and Broward College increasingly collaborates with association members and other businesses to place students in jobs. In all, the marine industry a€” including yachts and other craft and businesses from manufacturing to sales and service a€” supports more than 136,000 jobs in South Florida, mainly in Broward.
Yacht technicians are just a tiny fraction of that total, which also includes carpenters, captains, salespeople and others.
Indeed, demand for yacht technicians is so strong that the Broward College program, with 55 students enrolled, is nearing capacity in Miramar. Alex Thomson (40) and Pepe Ribes (43) A were swapping the jib top for the Headsail and while neither was in place all the stress went on one forestay causing the main steel pin in the the drum to shear.
Two years after a putsch against the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) a new five-year strategic plan has put the association on a new tack, reports The Irish Times. If nothing else the blueprint serves as written confirmation the ISA no longer sees itself purely in a a€?national governing bodya€? role but in the same boat as the clubs and classes it was set up to serve. The plan is based on the views that were put to a a€?Strategic Review Groupa€? in 2013 that assessed how the association needed to adjust to better serve the sport.
Its author Neil Murphy, a former ISA president, says the underlying principle is moving from a a€?governance approacha€? to one of the principal stakeholders in the sport a€?working together with a goal of encouraging and developing participationa€?. Ita€™s still just a plan on paper a€“ not yet on water a€“ and for this master plan to work it must first get the buy-in of a 17,000-plus strong sailing community, spread across a network of clubs on lakes, rivers and around the coast.
Ita€™s a major step forward on previous strategic plans but Murphy warns a€?it can only work if there is a joint commitment between the clubs and the associationa€?. Irish sailing publication afloat.ie reports, a€?This blueprint looks like a positive step forward not least because it makes an attempt to implement measurable targets for the good of grassa€“roots sailors. AYB discovers major A UK art world websites and BBC propagating identical mythical UK law to justify claims to copyright of photos of Paintings in the public domain. A Art A Collections cannot gain and sell or transfer legal Copyright without creating original art.
The PCF a registered charity claims to have digitised the UK's national collection of oil paintings.
The photographer uses training and skill to photograph a painting and he or she holds copyright in that photographic image. The Museums Copyright Group ignore this ruling when they report on a case in USA, even though the US Judge relied on Lord Oliver's ruling above. BBC involvement "Two sets of permissions are required if the artist is alive, or has been dead for less than 70 years (one from the collection, which retains copyright of the photographic image, and one from the rights holder of the painting).
AYB is the British Foundation with the remit to promote best practices in sales and purchase of used vessels. He was brought back to the beach on the River Teign Rowing Cluba€™s safety rib and given mouth-to-mouth and chest compression on the way back to shore. The rower from Salcombe was taken to Torbay Hospital by ambulance and is understood to be making a good recovery.
Brixham coastguards said the incident happened at just before 3pm: a€?Teignmouth National Coastwatch requested assistance to a male being brought ashore at Teignmouth Beach suffering possible Cardiac Arrest from a rowing event.
Following hot on the heels of a highly successful 2014 edition of the Singapore Yacht Show, the organisers have received a flurry of high-profile repeat bookings for next yeara€™s event, which will be held 23 to 26 April 2015. Missing yachtswomans lifejacket has no emergency beacon fitted, search goes on regardless after yacht is hit by dredger off Felixstowe on Sunday. Footage here of a Sea King Helicopter such as used in this search, being shown to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by her Grandson Prince William. Sunday evening's launch at Anacortes Washington turned into a sidways roll which caused the engine room to flood, despite efforts by the crew to readjust the ships ballast.
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The Harbour master directed him to nearby Kaiula bay which was clearly marked as an anchorage on the local cruising guide as well as the chart. The classic yacht was stripped to the hull, totally rebuilt and lavishly re-equiped with zero speed stabilisers, state of the art A entertainment systems and superb built-in solid wood joinery.
Rolly Marine of Fort Lauderdale and Rybovich Shipyard in Palm Beach collaborated in this re-creation. James Male's father Graham read out a statement beside the British Foreign and Commonwealth office, thanking US coatsguard, the British Government and all thos who tokks considerable risks to seek their lost family members. For three hours on Saturday a qualified instructor led the trainees in sailing tasks and games in brand new dinghies, all this was funded by Sport England.
Taiwan International Boat Show Kicks off with 60 luxury yachts to celebrate the first 60 years of yacht building in Taiwan.
Tens of thousands of visitors visited this grand show that features 168 foreign and domestic exhibitors. The largest yacht at the show was the RP110 model designed by Horizon Yachts, the fifth-largest custom luxury yacht builder in the world, which is also a winner of the 2014 Taiwan Excellence Awards.
Meanwhile, Kha Shing Enterprises presented its latest Monte Fino CAT 45 Sports Fish model, with ample space for fishing and recreation that's specially designed for fishing fans or taking buddies on fishing voyages. Taiwan yacht builders have returned from all over the world for this first boat show that's packed with prestigious international guests. Taiwan yacht parts and components suppliers have also attracted the interest of many international shipbuilding companies.
In addition to overseas visitors, the Boat Show has also attracted visitor registration of executives from over 500 well-known companies in Taiwan. Simon Talbot the skipper and his hard-working crew battled hard to beat close rival Henri Lloyd. They are now top of the 2013-14 Clipper Race overall scoreboard and hot favourites to win the prize.
11pm Saturday night Cranston Firefighters called to the Rhode Island Yacht Club marina, where they discovered a group of yachters cut off by a raging fire. US coastguard and A Department of Environmental Management also attended, A one fireman sustained a back injury.
New Zealander Todd Veroe 36 took a leak on Saturday night while the two crew were sleeping. Enter a large wave and Todd is washed off deck and finds himself swimming as the yacht motors away.
All Schooners have at least two masts which were originally gaff rigged and built in Holland in the Fifteen hundreds.
It is still in early stages, but the idea is that if you use readily available basic cheap diy materials and avoid fancy-priced sea-going marine fittings It is possible to build a simple solar powered floating home with electric drive and basic home utilities, suitable for use on inland lakes and canals. The design is modular, so that a small home can be dis-assembled and transported in a standard Ford transit van. There is currently a DIY manual and various Kits and components to supplement your local supplier. A Yachtsmen from 23 countries came together to put their all in thrillingly close competition all enhanced by the glorious Carribean sunshine andlocal festive atmosphere which was rocking for five days and nights! A luxury yacht is lifted from the water in Kaohsiung Harbor and transported to the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in preparation for the launch of the Taiwan International Boat Show, May 2.
Taiwan's first international boat show, will exhibit 60 boats with a combined market value of NT$7 billion (US$233 million) starting May 8. The vessel was built by the Horizon Group, the leading Taiwan-based luxury yacht builder and the only Asian company among the top 10 brands of the global luxury yacht market. The show will provide an exceptional opportunity for visitors to see various yachts, either at sea from a ferry or by purchasing tickets to enter the indoor exhibition center, Kaohsiung Marine Bureau director Lai Jui-lung said. According to a report carried in the Financial Times last July, Taiwan overtook Germany to become the world's sixth-largest yachtmaker, yet sales are much lower than before the 2008 financial crisis. Most of the world's top yacht makers capitalize on the fact that they are European by trading on their nations' famous histories in seafaring and design, however, the Financial Times quoted a market research firm as saying that Taiwanese boat builders have seen their reputations improve over time. The four-day Taiwan International Boat Show is one of just three luxury yacht shows that are exhibited indoors, along with Boot Dusseldorf and the Genoa International Boat Show, according to Chuang Ming-liao, a board member of the Taiwan Yacht Industry Association. The annual three day event, which is organised by Jersey Marinas on behalf of Ports of Jersey regularly attracts in excess of 30,000 visitors over the weekend and is the largest free-entry event in the Channel Islands and enjoyed not only by the Islanda€™s large boating community but residents and visitors alike.
Although the event has grown in size and popularity since those early days our commitment to support and promote Jerseya€™s valuable marine leisure industry has never waived and remains as strong as ever. RYA is sponsoring "Push the Boat Out", a National Weekend of sailing and windsurfing with open days across the land.
A a€?Push the Boat Outa€™ will take place over the weekend of 17-18 May and will see sailing clubs across the country holding open days and inviting those who live locally to come and a€?have a goa€™ at sailing and windsurfing with an experienced sailor. Whether you are a regular sailor, new to the sport or simply want a day out with the family, Push the Boat Out provides the perfect opportunity for everyone to get out on the water and celebrate a national weekend of sailing. The biggest sailing competition ever in Bulgaria, happened in Bourgas Bay over the last five days. ? 1 of 3 Expand Garage Sale, overview ? 2 of 3 Expand Garage Sale, map ? 3 of 3 Expand Garage Sale, knicknacks Prev NextWelcome to Missouri's 100-mile Garage Sale, every Memorial Day weekend. One woman told a Dexter Chamber of Commerce official, "I drive 100 miles to get to this 100-mile sale." Vendors come from a long way off too, including surrounding states. Looking for a butter churn, used tires, baby clothes, a sewing machine, or paintings by "Uncle Fred"? The project, codenamed Project Mulligan, is split between $1,080,000 from the state’s Qualified Targeted Industry Tax Refund and a local match of 20% to be paid over an eight-year period. While homebuyer traffic has remained strong, Bass noted buyers are taking longer to close on purchases.
In fact, he’s counting on the fact that his firm can help landlords lower insurance premiums.
Emma says he’s confident that it can do that as successfully as its other services such as leasing, property management and investments. Leading the insurance division are the owners of Lely Insurance and seasoned insurance executives, David Bolduc and his uncle Daniel Bolduc.
Commercial brokers often quote these expenses separately from rents because they have little control over such costs. Lower insurance premiums can give landlords a competitive edge in attracting tenants because the gross rents that include common-area maintenance are lower. Insurance brokers sometimes don’t understand the finer points of commercial real estate, Emma says.
He began his career with American International Group where he was responsible for underwriting commercial insurance programs for large companies in New England and Canada.
Many entrepreneurs don’t distinguish between their businesses and personal wealth and seek advisers who can help with both.
Commercial real estate brokerage is a boom-and-bust business and insurance can help smooth out those swings. Once his children were through college, Anthony Emma actively started developing buildings in Naples in 2006 with private-equity investors. He says some of the best deals are for properties that aren’t listed for sale but for which an owner might sell quietly. He’s contemplating expanding commercial real estate and insurance services there, perhaps by acquiring a local firm.
But the insurance division of Franklin Street has grown by double-digit percentages in recent years thanks to clients outside the firm. PEMCO, which has had a presence in Dallas since 2014, will provide its services primarily to small and mid-sized companies.
Cincinnati-based Fifth Third, according to a release, provided the firm with a revolving line of credit and term loan to acquire Bamko Inc., a merchandise sourcing and promotion products company based in Los Angeles. Other tech firms, such as ReliaQuest and Tribridge, have recently grown operations in Tampa.
The publicly-traded company’s investment in the flood insurance unit, including the technology, is more than $25 million. TypTap’s quoting process is a three-step process: type in the Florida address, answer how many months of the year the home is occupied and tell how many flood claims have been reported at the property. TypTap also has quickly amassed a sizable payroll for a startup, with 15 employees since March. With national programs, disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy cause rate increases for everyone, even those in different geographical regions. Then, because of data on each house from its internal software, the company can size up its risk per client.
A couple contributing factors are how many homes they insure in a given area, and if the home has flooded multiple times in the past.
Word of moth, from customers, Realtors, insurance agents and mortgage professionals, has been the solution, so far.
The pellets, after adding warm water, release an insect-friendly scent that can attract mosquitoes from up to 100 feet away. But Blethen believes so much in the EverSafe formula he thinks it can be a $1.5 million business by the end of 2016 and a $40 million business by 2019. To address the challenge of getting heard among the noise, and boost sales, the company has big plans for the upcoming summer. An executive with a firm that invests in oil and gas companies and a part-time inventor, Craig Blethen tinkered around with formulas in his backyard for eight years. Through private investors, Blethen raised around $350,000 in 2013 to bring EverSafe to market.
Home Depot corporate buyers, for example, told Blethen the company’s pyramid package design wouldn’t work for the store’s shelves.
Blethen and Neal, through Ken Neal Corp., records show, paid $825,000 for the industrial building, a former lawn mower supply shop.
It eventually wants to find partners to bring the products to Brazil and countries in Africa, where the need to deter mosquitoes is dire. The firm has 65 employees, including 17 sales agents, and handles about $93 million in premiums a year. Navy pilot veteran, says recruiting and retaining top employees is one of the firm’s competitive edges. The piece stated Naples has grown nearly as expensive as places on Florida’s east coast, such as Miami and Palm Beach, which puts Sarasota and the surrounding area in a prime spot.
One was a couple, baby boomers, who paid $1.5 million for a 5,700-square-foot house in 2007 in Lakewood Ranch, a master-planned community in east Manatee County.
In 2011 Shear and several other attorneys, who had all previously worked for Ruden McClosky, helped Gunster open a Tampa office. He was also president of the Florida Bar Association in 1979 and 1980, when the organization won an American Bar Association award as the outstanding state bar in the country. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bay Area Legal Services to Benefit the L.
It’s tucked away at the Naples Bath & Tennis Club, a development hit hard during the real estate recession. What’s more, Sanchez says it took more time to obtain the licenses to operate the high school in a building adjacent to the clubhouse for the 35 year-round students who pay $50,000 for tuition, room and board. The Chinese have built the facilities at Nanjing University, so there is no capital expense, and Sanchez has partnered with The Samaranch Foundation to open the school.
In an industry full of come-and-go businesses, having the Neal name gave the pool builder an immediate advantage. Now in its sixth year of business, Waterscapes still works heavily with its parent company but looks to expand its client base. Lee and Collier counties made up 27% and already existing homes that add a pool made up 19%. The key to that is to continue with traditional print and digital marketing and building relationships with other builders. It uses Pool Studio, a three-dimensional pool-drawing program to create a rendering of each custom pool. He noticed it and told the customer it was a maintenance issue, so the maintenance company was contacted. McCann Culverhouse was a champion golfer, and one the first women granted a partial sports scholarship — playing on the men’s golf team at Louisiana State University.


Last month, Hillsborough County officials narrowly rejected a sales tax that would have funded studies aimed at bringing light rail to the city.
He found a printing company to acquire Busy Bee’s 12,000-square-foot building within six weeks. Less than 7% of all commercial agents nationwide pass the classes required to receive a CCIM designation. To that end, he’s brought on a pair of younger agents, Natalie Rodriguez and Aaron Kessinger, to train. Or, put another way, it seems unlikely that consumers in all of those states that do not require occupational licenses are suffering from these and other professions, and somehow that suffering stays out of the media and away from the attention of their state legislators. By licensing so many jobs, Florida lawmakers have created high hurdles young Floridians must clear to enter careers and disincentives for skilled workers from other states who might come here and provide competition, better services and lower prices to consumers. The Institute for Justice compared the burden of occupational licensing requirements in each state — as measured by fees, training, tests and limitations — and ranks Florida the fourth most burdensome in the nation.
In many instances, licensing requirements can be replaced with consumers exercising choice among competing providers, which serves consumers well in so many other states. In all, it has acquired 17 industrial assets and allocated $345 million, according to fund data. Instead, a Lykes adviser will reject any query from a possible client who asks them for a quote for new business. Growth has been solid in recent years, says Taulbee, and annual premiums are up to around $125 million.
It also does private risk assessments, surety bonds for contractors, workers’ compensation insurance and employee benefits consulting. The biggest one: Taulbee was named CEO and president in January, after previous top executive John Brabson retired.
It’s a large investment in non-revenue generating positions, but Taulbee says it’s worth it toward the de-commoditizing insurance goal. Pariseau talks to could-be clients about long-term planning for benefits, and tries to avoid being reactive on the news of the day. The company talks to clients about ways to bring down risk, and improve safety before it talks contracts. His mission: Turn Lykes Insurance from a company that mostly does risk protection for other family holdings into a statewide leader among middle market business clients. Taulbee left Lykes in 1995 for an entrepreneurial challenge, when he bought and ran an auto parts distribution company.
After trying multiple recruiting strategies, from search firms to college fairs to industry job boards, the company recently took a different approach: It hired a firm in Texas that finds salespeople in non-insurance industries and recruits them specifically for insurance companies. But one challenge, he adds, is the job took up about 25 hours a week, for what was a $230 monthly stipend. The magazine is the Independent Community Bankers of America’s monthly publication, an organization that represents 6,000 community banks. Come on, folks — have we really degenerated to a reality series world and level of business speak? That compares with net income of $4.2 million on revenues of $60 million in the same quarter one year ago. Brian Murphy, the firm’s CEO, projects 2016 revenue growth of 120%, he told the Business Observer in a previous interview. That compares with a net loss of $162,000 on revenues of $232.8 million in the same quarter one year ago. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions as well as 300 of the leading global retailers use ACI software to execute $14 trillion a day in payments.
ACI used the proceeds to repurchase $60 million of the company’s shares and to pay down debt, according to a statement. As part of the acquisition, at least 100 of the Tribune’s 265 staff members are likely to be let go. The Times already had exclusive marketing agreements with the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning, and with the purchase, it picks up the Tribune’s advertising agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After countless hours of research on and about this breed, here is my version of how this wonderful breed came to be.In the early 1800a€™s Scotsman Bruce McKinsey moved his family moved from the cold damp climates of Northern Scotland to the Grampian Hills of Central Scotland.
They have been described as having a classic look above the waterline while having a modern appendage package with a deep lead bulb with wings and a trim tab to provide exceptional upwind performance. Banks themselves useA CHAPSA to move money around the financial system but there are several situations where individuals use it too. Ita€™s only used for Sterling transactions and payments are unconditional a€“ once theya€™ve been made they cana€™t be recalled without the recipienta€™s consent. That's up from roughly 92,000 jobs in the area in 2010, the association said in an October report. Thomson was right beside the furling drum when the pin sheared watching in dismay as the mast hinged backwards, carrying the sails with it and breaking as it landed. The association lost a quarter of its members in the recession and key yacht clubs are still in choppy financial waters.
That rule was something lacking on a now scrapped 2020 vision document suba€“titled a€?grow the sport, grow the membership, grow the organisationa€™. It saves them money and helps propagate our fine art heritage on the internet to many who might not see it elsewhere. From superyacht builders and yachting lifestyle accessories to brokers and dealers of superyachts, multihulls, day cruisers and sportfishers, a wide variety of companies have already committed to returning again in 2015. The A US coastguard investigation into the cause is ongoing and the usual preventitive measures A have commenced to keep the diesel in A the tanks and out of the sea.
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What that means is, you don't have to search the web for your package, then download it, then install it, then set it up. There were vessels and gear of every shape and size including 40 yachts, sailboats and power-driven boats on display in the column-free North Halls. Over one thousand international media and VIP guests A registered online or accepted invitations to visit the show. Procurement personnel from shipbuilders are here from key players including Sea Ray Boats under the world's largest yacht-making group Brunswick Corporation, renowned U.S. Through the ibon kiosks at 7-Eleven convenience stores, over 10,000 tickets were pre-sold before the show opened.
The fire department recue boat was quickly deployed and the people were saved without injury. The 33.5-meter, 100-tonne Horizon RP110 will be the biggest one on display, according to officials from Kaohsiung City's Marine Bureau. Production at yards in Taiwan reached just US$148 million in 2012, down from US$357 million in 2008. Staging such an event of this scale requires dedication and commitment by all parties involved and we are delighted with the continuing support and enthusiasm for the show, not only with our local business partners and exhibitors but by an ever-increasing number from across the British Isles, Guernsey and France.
Of course, the savvy shoppers will go out Thursday, when the sale starts, but it will last, and prices get better all weekend including Monday, Memorial Day itself.
If you're a collector, this is the place to do it: antique cabinets, radios, vintage dresses, purses, clock, jewelry, lamps, cigar boxes. Still it amazes me that this vehicle still has original bumpers,wheels, spare tire carrier +++ Title still dated from Original Owner June 2, 1952. Because it is considered a company “within the designated high impact sector”, it is eligible for an additional $2,000 per new job from the county.
The $150,000 will be presented among the first, second and third winning companies, a statement says.
He later helped manage a Bermuda-based reinsurance company focused on hurricane and earthquake catastrophe-prone commercial property insurance programs.
Company officials decline to discuss how many quotes have turned into polices or any other sales figures or projections.
TypTap is also attempting to outdo the NFIP by offering higher reimbursement values, Mitchell says. The proprietary plant-based formula, non-toxic and DEET free, then blocks and confuses the insect’s receptors.
It recently began to air radio ads in Southeast markets, and a new advertising and marketing campaign, focusing on testimonials, is also in the works.
The product debuted in summer 2014, and through a friend of a friend, says Craig Blethen, the company landed a deal to get in 350 Home Depot stores nationwide.
Lanier Upshaw does it well, too, with numerous best places to work awards over the last decade.
The organization honors employers who exemplify best practice workplaces and are committed to improving their employees’ quality of life. One person in the story says he and his wife explored the state’s coastline and ultimately paid $4 million for a home on Siesta Key with 200 feet of waterfront.
The median sales price for a luxury home in Palm Beach, in contrast, rose 19% from 2005 to 2015. At each stop Shear counseled other attorneys on career matters, says friend and Gunster attorney Bruce Lamb, where his love of the law always came though.
He declines to share revenues, but says the Naples school is close to breakeven and the Barcelona school posted a profit. The remaining 4-5% of sales, says Collier, were mostly Hillsborough County, primarily with Cardel Homes, a Canada-based homebuilder with operations in Tampa. With that technology, buyers can see their pool from all angles — inside the house, behind the house, an aerial view at any time of day, etc.
She won the women’s state golf championship of Alabama in 1941 and 1947 and won the 1961 Florida Women’s Amateur Title. I tend to carry between 50 and 55 listings at a time, and 55 listings is crazy, but I’m crazy. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature aspire to make Florida one of the most job-friendly states in the nation.
On average, occupational licenses require nine months of training, $209 in fees and an exam.
It is unlikely that requiring long training, fees and testing protects the clients of auctioneers, barbers, caterers, interior designers, security guards and yacht salesmen more than their own, well, common sense would. Who benefits are those already in those professions, for whom expensive and difficult licensing requirements reduces competition and allows them to charge higher prices. Florida, which prides itself on being job-friendly, puts far more burdens on would-be professionals than New Jersey, New York, California and Massachusetts!
Allowing and encouraging voluntary certification by professional groups and independent ratings by business and consumer groups also can be valuable and quickly remove bad actors from the market. The company has offices in Fort Myers, Sarasota and Winter Park, in addition to downtown Tampa.
The company provided 15 top candidates out of 100, and Lykes recently hired three people from the list. Massey and Graham work together as part of the firm’s effort to pair senior brokers with younger, less experienced commercial real estate agents. She also runs the company’s office on Manatee Avenue West and is the president of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee. It is primarily used for very high value payments and is used by corporates who make large numbers of these payments but it can be used by individuals too, although there is normally a charge of A?25 to A?30. Solicitors will useA CHAPSA payments to transfer the purchase price of a house between the bank accounts of those involved. If you give the correct information and your payment goes astray your bank must make immediate efforts to trace the transaction and notify you of the outcome. Broward College is the only college in the tri-county area training them and working with American Boat & Yacht Council, which sets standards and issues certifications. Having just set a new record for sailing Barcelona A to Gibraltar and setiing a new Barcelona World Race course record to the equator, they have now become the slow boat to Brazil with almost enough fuel to complete the limp to Port at Savador de Baha some 370 miles distant. Bookings have been coming in from all over the world, including: Alloy Yachts, AXA Insurance Singapore, Axis Group Yacht Design, Funair, Kingship, Luxury Yachts, MarkAgain, Premium Nautical, Princess Yachts, Reel Torque, Rossinavi, SG Boating, Simpson Marine, Sunbrella and Sunseeker, with many more key players due to sign up in the coming weeks. With dozens of servers and distributed processing, none of our sites can now be interrupted. Just select from our list, click to install and have a cup of tea while it is uploaded to your site and installed for you!
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Lanier Upshaw has won a CareerSource Polk Best Places to Work Award for nine consecutive years.
The first quarter was slightly lagging, he says, but he still expects sales to grow 11% year over year.
The most expensive pool Collier has built in his career, which includes time as an independent homebuilder in Hillsborough County, was $370,000. And requiring insurance for some occupations to cover claims by consumers if they are harmed may also provide protections in some instances. That led him back to Lykes, where the central Florida resident opened the company’s Winter Park office. The one term he served on the council for the Orange County city, an Orlando suburb with a population of about 15,000, was an eye-opening experience for the businessman. After spending time together working the sheep in the fields and watching how McKinseya€™s dogs worked the livestock, Alexander eventually acquired a female Scottish Colley from Bruce and named her Flora.
Ita€™s also sometimes used by people buying or selling a high-value item, such as a car, when they need a secure, urgent, same-day guaranteed payment.
You can scope out a sale before you stop, if you don't have a honking speed-shopper behind you. His doubles partner is Sergio Casal, the school’s co-founder, and his sister is Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, a former top-ranked Grand Slam singles champion. If you give incorrect information and the payment goes astray your bank must make a€?reasonable effortsa€™ to trace the transaction but may charge for doing so. Once the money is in their account, it cannot be recalled without the recipeinta€™s consent. There isna€™t any information as to the demise of Alexander, but he was well into his 80's at this time. This pup would come to be known as "Jet", a black pup with a faint line of white up his face, a white chest and socks.
Both theseA lines worked from the head and didn't have the a€?loose eyeda€? working style of the traditional Collies.If you look at the picture of the Basque Sheepherder, taken at the turn of the century, you can see the resemblance of our modern day McNab in the Black and white dog in the back on the right side. Among Scottish flocks he is the pride of Scottish owners, and is valued, both in the Old World and the New, as one of the best aids money can procure. Here even, in far California, there is one ranch, lying high on the breezy mountains and low in the grassy dells, that for years has relied upon the help given by imported collies and their offspring, and it is of the work these bright dogs do that this article is written.For the history of the collie one must look elsewhere than in a brief magazine sketch. Many wise dogs have journeyed far by land and sea to race over the rugged hills after the nimble sheep, which in these mountain wilds give fleet defiance to the would-be-gatherer. No one but a real Scotch shepherd can train these dogs to the perfection they attain among Scottish flocks under constant supervision. Descended from long generations of workers the puppies take actively to business, and practice amusing tactics of herding on the farm poultry while still too young to be initiated into the graver cares of life; and at first sight of a band of sheep will usually make some move that denotes the shepherd strain. Literally is it true of the collie, Ye cannot serve two masters ; his allegiance must be given to but one, or the valuable animal becomes worthless for the work that nature and training have given him to do.
The breeze is sweet with bloom, and the sunlight falls, a flood of golden glory, over the lavish green of April meadow, as we take the upward trail, a woodland path that rises steeply under the shadow of the Peak, giving but glimpses of the valley home below, and winding through still shadows in the absolute silence of Natures own domains.
Higher we go, and onward, past an old stone cabin, a picturesque bit of ruin in the lap of spring. As we come out from the woods with the Peak still above us, send a swift glance northward, where Sanhedrim and the northern mountains still are capped in glittering snow, rising sharply from green valleys to the sunny sky, their sparkling peaks the only hint of winter in all this summerland. Off he dashes up the hill, makes a wide circle past a dozen ewes, and as they bolt up hill heads them, turns, and deftly drives them down.
Their lambs lie asleep in the warm sun or frolic together on the hillside, bright bits of movement white against the green. A motion of the hand directs the alert dogs, and they join the two bands and send them steadily along the trail.
Two ewes and a lamb go running to the side.Here, Pete!The dog dashes quickly across a little hill, the bright drops sparkling on his black coat as he passes the sheep and turns them. Circling in front again, the dog overtakes, turns them, follows, and turns again, and patiently works them along till his troublesome charges are safely among their fellows.
If sent to hurry the little flock, he dashes at the hindmost, barking his orders.Here the master whistles Fred to the right. Nothing is visible to him, but off scurries the obedient dog, barking frantically, circles, and stops.
Off he dashes, perhaps fifty feet or so ahead, and dropping to the ground with nose between his paws, he waits till the flock is close upon him ; then he springs up and trots ahead again, and once more quietly waits their coming.Fred! The master walks away, and Fred, understanding perfectly that he must keep the flock, swiftly circles round them and brings them to a halt. Here, alone, he holds them, keeping them closely together while Peter and the master gather the other side of the hill, and return two hours later to find the sheep quietly grazing and Fred lying as quietly watching them.Two ewes wander a little too far.
Scarcely rising to his feet, the dog slips quietly through the grass beside them, and they turn and slowly rejoin the band, cropping as they go. Fred trots quietly around his charges, sees that all are safe, then drops down again, watching them ceaselessly with shining eyes, and not a ewe or lamb is missing when the returning master adds his flock.Steadily we climb, through the golden afternoon. Occasionally shy deer peer through the brush, the warm air is sweet with the breath of bloom, and a distant eagle screams as he sweeps in stately circles over the Peak.
The flocks number in the hundreds as we finally reach the summit, where we are met by the shepherd and Tweed, with another band. In go the dogs, and send the sheep briskly down the trail, while Peter, circling far behind of his own accord, often brings in a stray ewe that has slyly dropped out.Yonder is a place where the whole band broke away years ago, and never have forgotten it, but neither have the dogs. With a fierce challenge the collies vigorously meet the flying band, and force them back to the trail more roughly than we have seen them do yet, in punishment, perhaps, for their presumption and past sins.
She has bolted away several times, and given Peter much trouble to bring her in ; but his Scotch is up, as she dashes away again. He springs in before her, and with a dexterous hoist of his body sends her tumbling end over end, which is his own cure for these troublesome bolters, and was never known to fail.
As if shot from a cannon, the ewe bangs against him, and over goes Tweed, howling rolling over and over, down the steep hillside, all four feet kicking at once, in angry protest as they come uppermost ; and his chap-fallen expression, as he struggles to his feet and slinks away, shows that Tweed is both a sadder and a wiser dog. Though all are trained alike in a general way, two collies differ as widely in characteristic methods of work as two men,each possessing a distinct individuality of his own.Ah!
After much hard running the flock is finally under control, but a bunch of lambs has become separated in the confusion, and after circling helplessly, stampedes in wild disorder.
Peter tries his wise best to work the foolish little things back, vainly attempting to head them off.but they jump over him, halfa-dozen in succession, ears and tails flapping wildly as they clear his broad back.
While the master separates the sheep, let us sit on this sunny hillside and watch the collies as they circle round the running lambs. They never bark at them as they would at old sheep, but merely follow and slowly check them by degrees. The little things are both obstinate and foolish, and at first pay no attention to the quiet collies that trot patiently round and round, quietly gather them together, and at last stop their wilr1 run.
Slowly, and with marvelous patience they are turned, jumping over each other, then over the dogs, and it seems a hopeless task even to attempt to take them the half-mile to the corral, but in a couple of hours time Fred and Peter come slowly up to the gate with them, not a lamb hurt or missing, and their first acquaintance made with these gentle protectors and friends. Peter is a favorite, bright even beyond the ordinary collie, his first appearance in the field showing a canine reason.
Then he suddenly spied a huge rock; straight for it he went, and springing into sight upon its top, he stood a moment, one paw uplifted, ears up and nose a-quiver, a pretty picture, gave two quick glances, and was down and with the sheep again, and quietly drove them straight across the field to the hidden gate. Often, till he learned the hills, did he leave the sheep,, and on some high point literally take his bearings, to return to his charge and take them down the better way, justifying his masters assertion that surely the line between reason and instinct is closely drawn in the Scotch collie. He was a ready match for a certain obstinate old ram, that always fought the dogs and delayed their work ; till at last when sent for the flock Peter went first for this old enemy, and there, nose to nose, both heads bobbing excitedly, he would angrily bark and growl, till the conquered ram at last would make a sudden bolt, and the victorious Peter calmly gather in the flock.
A most conscientious dog, his work was done faithfully and well till years disabled him; but Fred, more alert to praise, did best were strangers present, when he abounded in bright ways and brilliant work, done with a comically conscious air of superior excellence. The young man pondered a little, then to the country saddler he went and ordered made from his description little leather shoes. He took to them kindly, like the wise dog he was, wore them gratefully, and after a long days run through flying seed, off would come the shoes, leaving his feet sound and well. Meekly he would let his shoes be donned, regarding his master quizzically the while, and wear them complacently enough in view, but let him be sent for sheep a little out of sight, a little delay would be noticed, then out from behind some bushy clump or sheltering rock Fred would gayly emerge, with many gambols to divert the eye. Clyde closely resembles Fred, whose days are past; and till the present puppy, tiny Tweed, grows to working age, Clyde is the mainstay of the gathering. Help fulfills his name on other portions of the large range ; but either are true types of the working collie, willing and faithful helpers till years disable them. Either one is sent for sheep entirely out of sight in a large field, and patiently hunts till he finds them, then brings them in alone ; and Gyps mother, Bessie, brings in the entire flock from her owners small range just as readily as from the field.
They brought with them their stock dogs, the Fox Shepard, the origin not known, but have survived in Scotland for centuries. McNab returned to the Grampian Hills in Scotland for the sole purpose of getting some of the dogs he was used to working. He brought Peter back with him, leaving Fred to have his training completed, and he was later sent to America. These two dogs were bred to select Shepard females of the Spanish origin, which were brought to this country by the Basque sheepherders, and that cross was called the McNab Shepherds because Mr.
He named this pup Jet he was black with a faint white line up his face, a white chest and a small amount of white on his feet.
Some of these dogs will have a wider strip up the face (Bentley Stripe) and a ring around the neck, there are also instances of pups with brown on their face and legs but will still be mostly black. Alexander McNab and his family raised sheep in Scotland, but longed for a warmer climate and enticed by the news of the West, set out across the Atlantic to America. McNab was not satisfied with the type of working dogs he found locally, and in 1885 he returned to Scotland for the sole purpose of importing the type of dog(s) he had been accustomed to working with. It was said that these two male dogs were bred to female dogs of Spanish origin, which were brought to this country by the Basque sheep herders. I have searched (and continue to search) to find out the type of dog the Basque may have brought with them to California, and my findings were contradicting.



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