Flight school plans open house Sept. 20
Cam's Flight, at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the newly expanded facility.
The flight school has recently been approved to train veterans under the GI Bill. The open house will include displays of aircraft as well as demonstrations. Cams Flight owner Matt Malouf will present a free maintenance and systems seminar.
Representatives from the St. Petersburg Air Traffic Control Tower will offer a presentation on airport operations. The event is open to the public. For information, call (727) 507-8881.
Chamber names its top people of the year
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce has announced that business leader and community patron George Glover has been named the organization's Citizen of the Year and Laurie Bunce, president of Centratel Services, is its Mac Norcross Small Business Leader of the Year.
The Palms of Largo will be celebrated as the organization's Business Member of the Year, a new award category.
Glover is founder, chairman and CEO of Tampa-based Bay Star Hotel Group and a native of the Largo area. Bay Star built and owns Hampton Inn & Suites on East Bay Drive and recently broke ground for the $14-million Holiday Inn Express on Seminole Boulevard. Both properties border Largo's Central Park and are considered a key factor to the city's downtown redevelopment efforts.
Bunce, president of Centratel Telephone Services, has been a member of the chamber board of directors and executive committee for several years. In 2006 she was board chairwoman. She is on the organization's Business/Education Partnership and Economic & Small Business Development committees.
New faces at laser institute, law office
• Dr. Vipul C. Shah has joined the staff of St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute, 43309 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs.
• Joseph Kurek has joined the firm of Baskin Fleece Attorneys at Law, 13577 Feather Sound Drive, St. Petersburg.