The Bottom Line
Sunday, March 31, 2013

First State honors Henriquez

Lori Henriquez, a loan servicing manager with First State Bank of the Florida Keys, was named employee of the quarter for her professionalism, initiative, work ethic and positive attitude, according to a press release from the bank.

Henriquez has more than 30 years of banking experience. She started with First State in 1992 as a loan operations clerk, and was promoted to her current position in 2006.

"Lori consistently demonstrates professionalism and great initiative. For more than two decades, her friendly demeanor and dedication to her customers and our Bank have made her a valued employee," said Tina Carr, a bank vice president.

Dentist receives new certification

Dr. Bill Goldner, a Key West dentist, has been recognized as a certified provider for the Inman Aligner, which is used to straighten smiles within 6 to 18 weeks. It is worn 16-20 hours per day and is often a quick and inexpensive alternative for adult orthodontics, according to a press release. Goldner has practiced general dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetics for more than 35 years in Key West. In 2010, he added short-term adult orthodontic services to his practice. Goldner practices at Paradise Dental Care and offers free consultations for adults who are unhappy with their smile appearance.

Key West makes Trip Advisor Top 10

Key West recently made TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Island Awards, and is among the Top 10 list of U.S. winners, states a press release from the travel website.

The Travelers' Choice Island Awards are based on the quality and quantity of the most highly rated hotels, restaurants and attractions listed for each island on TripAdvisor gathered during a 12-month period.

Key West was ranked 10th among islands in the U.S. Other winners in the category are:

1. San Juan Island, Wash.

2. Kauai, Hawaii

3. Marco Island, Fla.

4. Anna Maria Island, Fla.

5. Maui, Hawaii

6. Sanibel Island, Fla.

7. Chincoteague Island, Va.

8. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

9. Amelia Island, Fla.

10. Key West, Fla.

Sheriff promotes Hernandez

Geni Hernandez, a major crimes detective in the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, was recently promoted to sergeant. She will be reassigned in the near future as a road patrol supervisor in the Lower Keys, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.