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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Credit union's North marks 5 years

Keys Federal Credit Union recently acknowledged John North, a residential loan consultant, for five years of dedicated service to KFCU. North was drawn to Key West from Orlando in 1992 by his love of boating and fishing. He joined Keys Federal Credit Union in April 2008, and has been helping members finance homes ever since.

"John is a tremendous asset to the credit union and a valued member of the Keys community at large," said Vice President Kathy Houtz. "As current president of Sunset Rotary and member of Key West Association of Realtors and three chambers of commerce, he covers a lot of territory."

KEYS honors Giesler

Ed Giesler has been named Keys Energy Services' Outstanding Employee of the Second Quarter for 2013. Giesler has worked for the utility for more than 13 years and currently serves as a project engineer within KEYS' engineering department. In his current position he is responsible for managing new construction and replacement projects. according to a KEYS press release.

Giesler said "completing projects," is what he finds most rewarding in his job.

Giesler was born in Jasper, Ind. and is a graduate of Purdue University.

He moved to the Florida Keys in 1996 and lives on Cudjoe Key. He and his wife Pam have two adult children, Maureen and Adrian. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and hunting.

The Employee of the Quarter Committee selects an employee four times a year for the award. Employees are nominated by their peers and/or supervisors and the award is based on several factors such as attendance, attitude, efficiency, initiative and job performance.

The Utility Board will recognize Giesler as the Outstanding Employee of the Second Quarter for 2013 during an upcoming meeting. His name will be engraved on a perpetual plaque that hangs in the William Arnold Service Building lobby. He will receive a $250 bonus and an extra day off.

Williams receives nutrition certification

Dr. Ross Williams of Key West recently received certification and diplomate status in clinical nutrition from the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.

Williams recently completed a rigorous, post-doctoral course of study and testing.

The designation places Williams in a select class of physicians who are expertly trained in clinical nutrition and functional medicine.

In order to receive diplomate status, the doctor must attend 300 classroom hours of clinical course work, followed by successful completion of a written examination, in addition to submission of three detailed case histories and one professional journal article.

Williams is a board certified doctor of chiropractic medicine with 27 years of clinical experience providing natural health care through traditional chiropractic, clinical nutrition and functional medicine.

He has been in practice at White Street Healing Arts in Key West since 2002.

For more information, call 305-292-7222.

Sloppy Joe's honors Luc

Sloppy Joe's recently presented the Jean Klausing Award to employee of the month Jean Luc. Luc has been part of the kitchen team at Sloppy Joe's for more than four years. He was recognized for his outstanding performance and dedication to his work.