Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Business

Community business: a check for Meals on Wheels

RECOMMENDED READING


Business briefs

AmeriLife, a Clearwater-based national insurance marketing group at 2650 McCormick Drive, recently presented a check for $4,458 to Neighborly Care Network Inc., the non-profit organization that operates the nation's first federally funded Meals on Wheels program for home-bound seniors.

Founded in 1966, the Neighborly Care Network has been providing health, transportation and wellness programs for the elderly, and launched the nation's first Meals on Wheels all-volunteer food delivery program in 1968.

Meals on Wheels provides nutritious, home-delivered meals to as many as 1,000 frail, sick and home-bound Pinellas County residents every day, according to Sandy Narron, Neighborly Care's marketing director.

Throughout the years, the organization has dealt with escalating fuel prices, federal funding restrictions and the increasing demand for assistance, and is grateful for the AmeriLife donation.

"We'll use this contribution to buy gas cards for our volunteers," Narron said. "That way the volunteers may continue to deliver these much-needed meals to our hundreds of clients all across Pinellas County."

The donation was the result of AmeriLife CEO Tim North's most recent community outreach campaign, College Colors: Cheering for Charity. During the fundraiser, AmeriLife employees were able to purchase a season ticket (or donate weekly) to dress casually on Fridays throughout the 2012-2013 college football season and bowl games. The employees also selected the charity for which they "cheered."

• • •

ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association Inc. was honored this month as the American Culinary Federation Inc. Southeast Region Chapter of the Year, and the same chapter, along with four others, received an ACF Chapter Achievement Award at the 2013 ACF Southeast Regional Conference in Louisville, Ky.

ACF Southeast Region vice president Jeff Bacon, who is a certified executive chef and culinary administrator and a member of the American Academy of Chefs, presented the award to the ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association Inc. for its exemplary performance within the community and to the culinary industry over the past year.

In addition, Bacon presented ACF Southeast Region Chapter Achievement Awards to chapters that have maintained or increased a strong membership; held a culinary competition, certification practical test or other ACF-approved event in the last 12 months; nominated an outstanding and dedicated member for a 2013 award; contributed to the community by participating in a fundraising function; and positively represented the chapter and ACF in the community and culinary industry.

Established in 1929, the American Culinary Federation Inc. has more than 20,000 members spanning 200 chapters nationwide. The federation offers educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation and operates a comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States.

Mail business news to Tampa Bay Times, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756; fax to (727) 441-4119; or email [email protected]

Comments
A new threat this shopping season: toys that can spy on kids

A new threat this shopping season: toys that can spy on kids

ST. PETERSBURG — Not all sinister toys are as obvious as a Chucky doll. Many present more subtle threats — choking hazards, high lead content, privacy concerns. And as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks off, consumer advocates are urging s...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Indian automaker plant is latest sign of Detroit comeback

Indian automaker plant is latest sign of Detroit comeback

It has been years since Detroit, birthplace of the American auto industry, was a steady producer of the manufacturing jobs that defined it as the Motor City. But its comeback is entering a new phase.The latest milestone came this week, with the annou...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Big Tobacco’s anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Big Tobacco’s anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Associated PressWASHINGTON — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice. Under court order, the industry for the first time will be forced to advertise the ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Ybor ’s first public school, long gone, still has a story to tell about district’s history

Ybor ’s first public school, long gone, still has a story to tell about district’s history

TAMPAIt’s been more than a century since Ybor City’s first public school was demolished on the plot of land now identified as 1311 E Eighth Ave.For the past 22 years, the popular concert venue New World Brewery took up the space and one next door. No...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Barricades reinforce security for holiday events on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront

Barricades reinforce security for holiday events on St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront

ST. PETERSBURG — World and national tragedies are changing the city’s approach to security for special events at North Straub Park.With the approach of the holidays, concrete barricades have been erected at a section of the park’s perimeter, where Fo...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Copa Airlines to fly daily nonstop from Tampa to Panama next summer

Copa Airlines to fly daily nonstop from Tampa to Panama next summer

TAMPA — Panama’s Copa Airlines, which four years ago became the first airline to offer service between Panama and Tampa Bay, said it is increasing its nonstop service between Tampa International Airport and Panama City to daily flights starting in Ju...
Published: 11/21/17
Irma did not stop tourists from setting record visits to Florida so far in 2017

Irma did not stop tourists from setting record visits to Florida so far in 2017

Despite Hurricane Irma, Florida hit another record high number in tourists visiting the state in the first nine months of this year, according to figures released this week.Visit Florida, the state’s tourism bureau, said 88.2 million visitors came to...
Published: 11/21/17
FCC chairman unveils proposal to repeal net neutrality

FCC chairman unveils proposal to repeal net neutrality

WASHINGTON — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally, setting up a showdown ...
Published: 11/21/17
Crime Stoppers, Straz Foundation still working out Seminole Heights reward money

Crime Stoppers, Straz Foundation still working out Seminole Heights reward money

TAMPA — You can collect $110,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest in the Seminole Heights killings, but for now you’ll have to make two stops.The David A. Straz Foundation announced Monday it would contribute $10,000 to a reward f...
Published: 11/21/17
Hurricane Irma hurt some Tampa Bay home sales even in October

Hurricane Irma hurt some Tampa Bay home sales even in October

Pinellas County home sales took another hurricane-related hit in October as the rest of the Tampa Bay area bounced back from Hurricane Irma.But while prices in all four counties rose once again, the rate of increase continues to slow. Hillsborough’s...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/21/17