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Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce honors community members

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The Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the following special honorees and community dignitaries at its 2012 annual dinner Oct. 5 at The Centre in Palm Harbor. They are:

Law Enforcement Officers of the Year – Deputy Brian Diebold and Deputy James Piper.

Palm Harbor Firefighter of the Year – Lt. Jason Haynes.

East Lake Firefighter of the Year – Lt. Paramedic Jason Gennaro.

Distinguished Veteran of the Year – Brian McParland.

Lifetime Achievement - Murray Smith.

Palm Harbor Chamber Citizen of the Year – Palm Harbor Fire Chief James Angle.

Palm Harbor Chamber Honorary Mayor – Arlene Tracht, Patriot Bank.

Palm Harbor Chamber Ambassadors of the Year – Connie Stewart Schuck, Suntrust Bank; and Jordan Myers, T-Mobile of Palm Harbor.

2012-2013 Chairman of the Board – Connie Stewart Schuck, Suntrust Bank-East Lake.

Executive Board Members – Connie Davis, president/CEO; Jordan Myers, T-Mobile of Palm Harbor.

Palm Harbor Chamber Small Business of the Year – Green-tech Termite and Pest Control.

Palm Harbor Chamber Large Business of the Year – Chick-Fil-A, Palm Harbor.

7venth Sun Brewery is expanding its brewing and tasting room capacity in the adjoining unit at the facility's current location at 1012 Broadway, Dunedin. New equipment will quadruple distribution and the new space will house all the brewing equipment as well as offer additional seating. The original equipment will be used for mixed fermentation, allowing the brewery to expand its Berliner-Weisse and wild fermentation portfolio.

Project completion is expected by year's end.

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Crystal Cleaning by Lavina has marked 10 years of business in the Tampa Bay area.

Owner Lavina Dos Santos, a native of Rio De Janeiro, came to the area in 1998 and worked in the cleaning industry for four years before establishing her own company in 2002.

What began as a two-person venture blossomed into an operation of more than 15 employees fulfilling commercial and residential contracts including the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

The business is located at 3088 Overlook Place, Clearwater.

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Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce honors community members 10/18/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:34pm]
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