June Networking Luncheon – Lunch & Learn – Embezzlement-The Hidden Enemy of your Business or Organization

Tucked away, in the small community of Spring Creek is Spring Creek Restaurant, which has been serving local seafood for decades, and whose owners are also some of the most generous people. A big round of applause went to the Lovel family who took up donations for the Eastpoint fire victims, and donated proceeds from this networking luncheon to the cause.

Donations have been very generous, and the small Franklin County community is very appreciative of the support from neighboring counties. At this point, the #1 need is monetary funds to help get displaced families into new living quarters and buy things lacking.

Our president, Courtney Armitage, took over as the announcer today and we think that she now has a new appreciation of Mary Wallace’s task as emcee. Introductions started with Joe Pereria, National Marketing Manager of Guest Services who took over management of Wakulla Springs Lodge. They are no stranger to the hospitality industry as they supply hospitality management services across a wide variety of client sites including government and business dining facilities, museums, hotels, resorts, conference centers, luxury condominiums, senior living centers, health care systems, state and national parks, school and university dining facilities, specialty retail stores, and full-service restaurants. The Lodge will be hosting our August luncheon, something we always look forward to! Chuck Cascio with Eden Springs Nursing Home and Rehab Facility introduced his guest, Dr. William Effinger, a hospitalist at Capital Regional Medical Center, who will shortly be serving as a medical director at Eden Springs. Charlean Lanier brought Kim Powell, RN and Ortho navigator at CMRMC. Susie Wilhelm – Shell Point Realty introduced her new agent Angel Gainey.

Our focus today was on Dennis Scarry, owner of ‘Stop Embezzlement Now’ who talked about three different cases of embezzlement in Tallahassee and taking precautions to protect your business or organization from theft. An overview of his PowerPoint presentation is included here


Our luncheon wouldn’t be complete without our drawing, and we look forward to the August Spotlight – David Rossetti, Exit Realty Café. We appreciate the many items donated by Ironman Motors, Petra Shuff, Superlube, Costco, Capital Health Plan, Capital City Bank,      C & I Property Management, Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, The Shack Coffee Shop (St. Marks), Riverside Café, The Clothesline, Dennis Scarry, Barn’s Liquors, Murphy Business Brokers, The Wakulla News.