On November 15, the City Commission recognized a number of long-standing local businesses that have been in business in the City for more than 20 years as of January 2011.
The businesses recognized were Hertz Jewelers, Larry’s Ice Cream, Lawrence of Florida Entertainment and Events, Marstan Construction, Inc., Reading/Learning Clinic of Coral Springs, Romano’s Pharmacy, Runyon’s, Susan Daly, Sears Optical, Syndicon Properties, Inc., Talmage & Cornelius Insurance Services, Inc., Weschler Instruments, Wings Plus and Zippy Lube.
“We’re very thankful for your longevity and service to the community,” Mayor Gold said. “We really appreciate you making Coral Springs your home for your business.”
“Each of you represent an anchor in this community for the number of years that you have been here and created stability,” Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck added.
Officials also recognized a group of 10 employees who won the quarterly applause card. Applause cards are internal awards given to employees who provide premier customer service, and each quarter, employees are chosen in a random drawing and recognized publicly at the meetings.
Employees recognized were: Emrys Blomont (Public Works), Steven Cross (Fire), Victoria Genova (Police), Jon Greenleaf (Police), Katherine Liriano (Police), Loreen Moldoff (Public Works), Patti Patruno (Police), Chris Swinson (Police), Darian Walker (Parks and Recreation), and Bruno Zupp (Parks and Recreation).
“You make us so proud and you make us what we are. Our feelings about the face that you put out in Coral Springs is sincerely appreciated,” Vice Mayor Bruck said.
Lastly, the City Commission recognized Commissioner Larry Vignola for completing the 2011 Institute of Elected Municipal Officials. The Florida League of Cities provides this education program for Florida elected municipal officials and includes 18 hours of instruction and a basic introduction to Government in the Sunshine. Commissioner Vignola completed the program October 14 – 16, 2011 in Tampa.
“The biggest benefit is talking to other cities about ethics, finance and budgeting and see what other cities do to help me better understand what we do better and areas where we could improve,” Commissioner Vignola said.
Photos of these recognitions are available at www.CoralSprings.org/Commission/Recognitions.