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Business Briefs: March 7, 2010

President of Harley-Davidson visits St. Augustine

Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine was treated to some special Harley-riding guests last week. Keith Wandell, president and CEO of Harley-Davidson Inc., led a cast of eight senior executives, including Matt Levatich, president of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, to Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine, on their way to Daytona for Bike Week.

Wandell and his executive team roared in to a crowd of Harley enthusiasts. They met customers and dealership associates, listened to the music outside and posed for photos. They took time to congratulate a customer who was purchasing a brand new pink and black Sportster.

Sikes-Kline earns planning certificate of completion

City Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline recently received her certificate of completion from the Metropolitan planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC)-sponsored Weekend Institute for Elected Officials. The MPOAC is a statewide transportation planning and policy organization created by the Florida Legislature that augments the role of Metropolitan planning Organizations (MPO) in the cooperative transportation planning process. Sikes-Kline represents the City of St. Augustine on the North Florida Transportation planning Organization which is the MPO for Northeast Florida.

Florida Hospital Flagler cardiologist earns certification

PALM COAST — Larry Diaz MD, cardiologist at Florida Hospital Flagler, earned his Cardiovascular Disease Board Certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Already board certified in internal medicine, obtaining this additional certification was a very stringent process. Board certification status is one tool a patient can use when deciding on a physician. It tells the health care consumer about the training and examinations in the specialty field that a physician has completed.

For more than 70 years, certification by the ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 19 subspecialties.

Margherite Myers joins Davidson Realty team

Davidson Realty Inc. welcomes Margherite Myers to its team. Myers joins Davidson with more than 10 years real estate experience, having started in the real estate business in Columbia, S.C. “Margherite moved frequently herself and understands the stress involved with buying and selling a home. she excels at keeping the real estate process smooth and stress-free for everyone involved,” Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson said.

Originally from new York, Margherite comes from a large Italian family and is the mother of two grown daughters.

Law offices of Curtis & Hill welcomes Jason Hill

The Law Offices of Curtis & Hill, P.A. has welcomed Jason Hill as shareholder in the firm. Hill will focus on commercial and residential real estate and business law for the firm. Hill earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and juris doctorate from Florida State University. he joined the practice Jan. 1.

The firm, formerly known as Curtis & Associates, P.A., was established by bill Curtis in May 2004 and specializes in business law, estate planning, and commercial and residential real estate. The main office is in the heart of Palencia, 701 Market St., Suite 109 in St. Augustine, with branches in Jacksonville and World Golf Village. for information, call 819-6959 or go to www.CurtisHillLaw.com.

St. Gerard Campus earns accreditation

The National Private Schools Accredication Alliance has fully accredited St. Gerard Campus, a private school in St. Augustine. The fully accredited status means the group believes St. Gerard Campus is committed to professionalism. St. Gerard Campus is a not-for-profit accredited high school and residency for pregnant teenagers. It is supported solely by donations. for information, go to www.npsag.com or www.stgerardcampus.org.

Gullah/Geechee commission elects officers

Emory S. Campbell was re-elected as chairman of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission for a two-year term during its board meeting in St. Augustine on Feb. 19. Two other returning officers were Vice Chairman Eulis Willis of Navassa, N.C., and Treasurer Ralph Johnson of Sunrise. Charles Hall of Sapelo Island, Ga., was elected secretary, replacing Jeanne Cyriaque.

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Business Briefs: March 7, 2010