The Bottom Line
Sunday, September 16, 2012

Housing authority honors Hernandez

The Key West Housing Authority Board recently named Enrique Hernandez as employee of the third quarter. He has worked in the maintenance department since 2004 and is known for his work ethic, positive attitude and technical skills, according to a press release from the agency. This is the second time Hernandez has been recognized as an employee of the quarter.

Lanman joins workforce board

Don Lanman, senior vice president and marketing director of First State Bank, recently was selected by the Monroe County Commission to join the South Florida Workforce Investment Board.

The board initiates state and federally funded workforce development programs. It helps employers and job seekers with employment services and labor market information, and provides training for economically disadvantaged adults, youth and dislocated workers.

Bank welcomes Brown, honors Gordon

First State Bank of the Florida Keys recently welcomed veteran Upper Keys banker Laura Brown as branch manager for the Tradewinds Plaza branch in Key Largo. She has more than 22 years of banking experience in the Upper Keys with Capital Bank.

Brown has lived in Key Largo for more than 30 years and is active in several community service organizations.

The bank also honored maintenance technician Chuck Gordon on his fifth service anniversary. Gordon joined First State in 2007 and is an active volunteer at the bank's community events, states a press release.

Before joining the bank, Gordon served in the U.S. Marine Corps, owned a construction company and was the food and beverage director for a hotel in North Dakota.

Zonta recognizes Garlo, Palomino

The Zonta Club of Key West recently recognized two of its members on their one-year membership anniversary.

Dolly Garlo and Jennifer Palomino have been dedicated and active members of the local service organization for the past year.

Mongo to present at space symposium

Key West resident Mike Mongo was recently selected as a presenting author at 100-Year Starship, a three-day symposium presented by Defense Advanced Research Project that focuses on interstellar transport within the next 100 years.

Mongo is the author of a book entitled, "Humannaires: Mike Mongo's Astronaut Instruction Manual for Pre-Teens" and will be a presenting author at the Houston symposium.