Lakeland Chambers awards small business awards
Lakeland Chamber Small Business Awards
the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce received the Small Business of the Month award for October, November and December at the last Board meeting of 2021. Gary Willis, financial adviser to Edward Jones received the October Small Business of the Month award. Willis is from Florida and is celebrating 10 years with Edward Jones. He has built his practice on a solid foundation of experience, expertise and dedication to his clients. This has enabled him to provide a comprehensive service that includes insurance and investment advice. Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub, located in downtown Lakeland at 111 S. Kentucky Ave., received the November award. Molly McHugh’s has been a Lakeland favorite for over 25 years and is a small, generational family business. McLeod Communications won the December Small Business of the Month award. McLeod Communications is a Lakeland public relations firm specializing in communications strategy, media relations, crisis preparedness and more. They work with various organizations in multiple industries to improve their public relations and communications programs.
Amilee Stuckley receives pro bono service award
Amilee M. Stuckey has been recognized by The Florida Bar for his work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients in the 10th Judicial Circuit during a Jan. 20 ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court. Stuckey, a general practitioner in Lake Wales, is a United States Marine Corps veteran who regularly dedicates approximately 185 hours of pro bono work each year to help fellow veterans and others in need. Volunteering with the Veterans Treatment Court and mentoring veterans accounts for approximately 125 pro bono hours per year, but Stuckey also participates in special events with the VFW and Marine Corps League service organizations. Here she helps with powers of attorney and prepares other necessary documents for veterans. All of this is in addition to taking on other pro bono cases, consulting and representing low-income or indigent clients, which is invaluable time spent pro bono work for those in need. . Stuckey’s reputation is that of a tireless worker for veterans and other customers in need. Established in 1981, the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage attorneys to provide free legal services to the poor by recognizing those who engage in public service and to raise public awareness of the substantial pro bono services provided by Florida attorneys to those who cannot pay legal fees. Florida Bar President Mike Tanner will present the 2022 awards.
Breusch new managing director of Tampa Bay Trust
Ian N. Breusch, CFA, is now Chief Operating Officer of The Tampa Bay Trust Company, a division of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Breusch is responsible for overseeing the investment, trust, client services and company-wide trust departments, ensuring that all procedures and systems are operating effectively for the benefit of clients. and employees. He works with S. Albert D. Hanser, Founder and President of The Trust Company and Chief Executive Officer Terence M. Igo, on strategic planning, preparing for the company’s continued growth. While in his previous role as chief investment officer, Breusch led a team of investment managers and analysts across the firm. He continues to manage a group of client portfolios and is a member of the firm’s Asset Management Committee. Breusch earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida Gulf Coast University, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Naples.
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