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Greater Palm Harbor Chamber names 2012 Small Business of the Year

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Chamber lauds Green Tech Termite

Green Tech Termite and Pest Control Inc. received the "2012 Small Business of the Year" award from the Greater Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards gala Oct. 5 at the Centre in Palm Harbor.

Serving the Tampa Bay area since 1980, Green Tech Termite and Pest Control Inc. is owned by Frank Nabozny. It provides pest control treatments for residential, commercial and industrial accounts. The company specializes in subterranean and dry wood liquid termite treatments and performs fumigations for dry wood termites as well. Treatments for lawns and ornamentals are also offered.

Green Tech Termite and Pest Control Inc. is located at 1395 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor.

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The law offices of Tragos & Sartes, P.L. announce that Peter J. Sartes has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubble Ratings. An AV rating shows a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional performance. The peer review ratings are based on the key areas of legal knowledge, analytical capability, judgment, communication ability, legal experience and general ethics.

Sartes is also listed as a Rising Star by Florida SuperLawyers; is rated Superb by AVVO, an independent lawyer rating service; and is one of Florida's Top Young Lawyers as published in the Wall Street Journal.

Sartes practices in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.

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Zev Buffman, Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. president and CEO, announced the promotion of marketing director Eric Blankenship to chief marketing officer. In addition, marketing manager Megan Brennan has been promoted to director of marketing.

In his new role, Blankenship will continue to lead a marketing department that includes advertising and media buying, promotions, digital media, public relations, group sales, advertising sales and graphic design.

He will take on a more active role in various projects, including the renovation of the Capitol Theater and Ruth Eckerd Hall. He will also work more closely with Buffman on the long-term strategic and financial planning for Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Blankenship joined Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. in 2011, coming from a career in the sports, venue and entertainment industry. He is a Tampa native and a graduate of the University of South Florida.

In her new position as director of marketing, Megan Brennan will oversee the day-to-day management of the marketing department staff. She will take on additional responsibilities including strategic planning and revenue goals for Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc. events.

A graduate of Purdue University, Brennan joined Ruth Eckerd Hall in 2007, coming from Live Nation, where she was the promotions and marketing manager for the North Florida region.

Both promotions are effective immediately.

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