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Business hopefuls can head to school


© St. Petersburg Times, published May 20, 2001

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 10-week Entrepreneurial Academy from 5:45 to 9 p.m. June 6. The cost is $195. The lessons include marketing, budgeting, creating business plans, handling legal aspects of running a business, and becoming bankable. For information, call Alvina Miller at 821-4069.

Rep. Waters to speak to health underwriters

State Rep. Leslie Waters, R-Seminole, will speak at a meeting of the Suncoast Association of Health Underwriters at noon May 31 at the St. Petersburg Hilton, 333 First St. S. Waters, a member of the Florida House of Representatives since 1998, is the chairman of the Insurance Committee and a member of the Elder and Long-Term Care Committee. The board of directors for the association will meet at 10:30 a.m., before the lunch meeting. The cost is $13. Reservations are required by Friday. For information, call Suzanne Rawlins at (813) 350-9393.

Boley Centers names new president, CEO

Gary MacMath has been named president and chief executive officer of Boley Centers for Behavioral Health Care Inc., based in St. Petersburg. Before the appointment, MacMath was vice president and chief operating officer of the agency.

SunTrust appoints regional specialist

Jane Baldwin has been named vice president, private client specialist for SunTrust Bank's South Pinellas region, based in St. Petersburg. Before the appointment, Baldwin was a private banker and branch manager for SouthTrust Bank.

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