The North Tampa Chamber of Commerce
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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - JULY 2014
CHECK IT RECORD KEEPING SERVICE
Faye Mill, Professional Guardian and Owner
has been a Professional Guardian for the elderly since 1997, through
the Hillsborough County Courts. This consists of taking complete
charge and responsibility of a person's life. All medical, financial
and living decisions for the best interest and protection of the
Guardians must have specific education,
pass a state exam to earn certification by county and state, a clean
credit record and pass the FBI background and fingerprint exams.
As a Fiduciary, Faye is appointed by The
Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, Social Security Administration, Company
Petition Plans or the client, to manage a client's income. Jessica
works in the office to assure the client's rent and important bills
and obligations are paid on time, and old debts are negotiated and
Faye also provides Health Care Proxy
service for those who do not have family and Personal Representative
Service for families who cannot manage a deceased loved ones assets
It is a privilege to assist and protect
our elderly and our national veterans who are unable to protect
Our Daily Money Management Program assists
with goal setting, clearing bad credit, building good credit and
encouraging a saving plan for the future, helping the client to
Contact Faye Mill at 813-971-1616 or by
CHECK IT RECORD KEEPING - SERVICE WITH A
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2014
OPERATION HELPING HAND
Capt. Robert (Bob) J. Silah, USN (Ret) - Chairman &
Bob & Sherry Markee, Operation Helping Hand Committee
in May 2004 as a special initiative of the Tampa Chapter of Military
Officers Association of America, Operation Helping Hand (Op HH)
is a devoted humanitarian effort dedicated to providing support for
U.S. military active duty personnel wounded/injured abroad and being
cared for at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, and their
visiting families. Now, it also includes those who have been medically
discharged and still receive outpatient care. They arrive with the
following wounds and injuries: blindness, amputations, blast injuries,
burns, brain and spinal cord injuries or a combination of these
injuries referred to as Polytrauma.
Since its inception, Op HH has assisted
more than 1,000 wounded/injured patients and a countless number of
family members. The assistance ranges from roundtrip commercial air
travel for immediate family members to be with their injured loved
ones to paying for rental cars, prepaid cell phones, comfort items and
many other helpful gestures.
A monthly recognition dinner honoring the
patients and their families is held on the 3rd Thursday of every month
at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa. The purpose of these
dinners is to recognize and honor our heroes, along with their
families, and thank them for their military service.
The administrative costs for Op HH total
approximately 3.5 percent of funds contributed. All of the work is
done by volunteers, with no compensation whatsoever.
Since serving as Chairman of Op HH,
Captain Robert (Bob) J. Silah USN (Ret) has been the recipient of the
"Newman's Own" - Selected first out of 177
in national competition;
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce -
Special Humanitarian Award;
The United Way - Volunteer of the Year
The Mayor's Alliance - Community Service
Governor's Point of Light Award;
President's Call to Service Award (from
President George W. Bush);
Tampa Bay Lightning "Community Hero"
Admiral Collins Leadership Award (first
ASAE National Award;
Florida Veterans' Hall of Fame selection
(1 of 6 out of 155 applicants)
Bob also founded and is President of SKY
Sportswear, Inc. In 2012, he was elected to the MOAA National Board of
Directors, which oversees the 400,000 national MOAA members.
For more information about Op HH, visit:
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - MAY 2014
ARACHNE BUSINESS SYSTEMS
James P. Whitaker, PhD - President
is Arachne Business Systems?
We began nearly 25 years ago as a provider of PC network based accounting
systems for small businesses. Initially we concentrated on pre-packaged
systems for retailers and wholesalers. These systems included LANs, PC
hardware, horizontal software, and application software. As the PC industry
changed we responded by gradually moving away from the hardware side of the
business. Instead, we concentrated on the application software. This led us
to begin to develop our capability to provide assistance to the management
of the business beyond simply providing IT products for the business.
To expand our capabilities as business consultants, our President, Jim
Whitaker enrolled in and completed an on-line Doctoral program in
Business Administration. In addition to his academic credentials he has
acquired a Florida Insurance Agents license, a Business Brokers license, he
is a SCORE Certified Mentor and he is an Associate in the Institute for
Independent Business, an international association of business consultants.
These various credentials and certifications position him to provide "cradle
to grave" management consulting assistance to small business owners as they
go from a start up business or seeking a business to buy to ultimately
retiring from that business.
We are presently concentrating on "Baby Boomers" who are considering
retiring and preparing their small business for sale. We include medical
practices in our definition of a small business. We provide a seminar
entitled "Savvy Social Security Planning" as a starting point for any "Baby
Boomer" whether employee or owner. We then provide a range of planning tools
and programs to help the "Boomer" plan for retirement.
For more information about Arachne Business
Systems, contact Jim at
Jim@ArachneBusiness.com, or visit
Arachne Business Systems online.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2014
MEYERTEAM BUSINESS COACHING
Earl C. Meyer, Ph.D., Owner
Business Coaching specializes in helping business owners improve and
grow their operations.
Specific programs include one-on-one
coaching, group coaching, and Guerrilla Marketing workshops for small
companies as well as strategic growth programs for larger companies.
Extended DISC Personal Analysis and Business
Effectiveness Evaluations are also available as standalone assessments. In
addition, hourly consultations can be arranged to address specific business
Dr. Meyer has a Ph.D. in Business and
Technical Education. In addition, he has 40 years of experience in owning
and managing businesses as well as teaching and coaching business owners.
Additional information is
available at www.meyerteam.biz