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Voter registration for the Winter Park and Maitland city elections closes Monday, Feb. 8. To register, visit http://election.dos.state.fl.us/pdf/webappform.pdf. Early voting begins Feb. 22 at the Supervisor of Elections Office, 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando. There will be no early voting at the Winter Park Library this year. The last day to request an Absentee Ballot to be mailed to the voter is March 3. Election day is Tuesday, March 9.

The Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Mindful Body of Maitland, a yoga and wellness center featuring classes, events, workshops, retreats and camps for all ages.

NAI Realvest, a leading area commercial property leasing and brokerage firm, is now accepting applications for paid internship positions that will commence in January. The program is open to students from area colleges and universities with an interest in commercial real estate. Contact Patrick Mahoney at 407-875-9989 or pmahoney@realvest.com.

Allie Schnacky, a fourth-grader at Sunset Park Elementary, is performing in "Broadway Favorites: A Musical Review" at the Theatre Downtown. Following Broadway Favorites, Allie will be performing with the Orlando Philharmonic in the French Opera, "Carmen" at the Bob Carr Center for Performing Arts.

As relief efforts continue in Haiti, Orlando hotelier and philanthropist Harris Rosen is continuing his local fundraising effort, having raised close to half of his $1 million goal for a long-term "Relief-Rebuild-Sustain" program. For more information, call 407-996-6715 or visit www.rosenhotels.com/haiti.

Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has issued a Disaster Declaration to provide relief to Central Florida farms and growers whose crops have been damaged by recent freezing temperatures. Farms in all 67 Florida counties are now able to apply for low-interest Farm Service Agency emergency loans as well as grants available through the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program.

Last week Maitland City Councilman Jeff Flowers of Flowers Labs was at the Chicago Forum of Environmental Lab Accreditation. He was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his past service and attended the ELAB meeting (he is the immediate past chair of ELAB) and the Accreditation Body Committee. His wife June conducted the Laboratory Accreditation System Committee meeting as she is its chair. "The world is safe for environmental laboratory accreditation," he said.

Business Briefs

Emerson International recently negotiated eight lease agreements in Altamonte Springs, Longwood and Winter Park.

Jacqueline Bozzuto, attorney and partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., was elected president-elect of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Central Florida Chapter.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando announces Board of Directors for 2010:

Immediate Past President – Kevin Weiss, Weiss Legal Group.

President – Daniel Coultoff, Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP.

Vice President of Finance – Andy Snitz, Darden Restaurants.

Vice President of Sports & Wellness – Jeffrey Weiss, Brown, Garganese, Weiss &

D'Agresta PA.

Vice President of Development – Jodi Krinker.

Vice President of Children's Services – Tara Harris.

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects was recently awarded a contract to design a new Five Guys Burgers restaurant on Semoran Boulevard near the Orlando International Airport.

Women Playwrights' Initiative (WPI) announces that Rollins College's Department of Theatre & Dance is the 2009-2010 winner of the Wave of Women Writers (WOWW!) award.

Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida recently negotiated a new lease agreement in the Lake Lucien Building at 2201 Lucien Way, Maitland.

Winter Park-based RLF, a leading architecture, engineering and interior design firm, announces two new employees - Carol Doering, IIDA, LEEP AP and David Schowalter - to Interior Design Department.

Seven Florida school projects designed by SchenkelShultz Architecture, Orlando, received ABC Eagle and Merit Awards in the 2009 ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Competition recently presented by the Central Florida chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

Hallie L. Zobel, Esq., partner at Bailey Zobel Pilcher PLC, has joined the Lighthouse Central Florida Board of Directors.

S&W Kitchens, Inc hosted free design seminars and cooking demonstrations for the public this month at its Winter Park showroom. Similar events are planned for S&W's Longwood showroom in March.

Eric C. Boughman became a partner with business boutique law firm, POHL & SHORT, P.A., practicing in commercial litigation.