Marketing director named
Tracy Clouser is the new director of marketing for Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.
Clouser, who has lived in Wesley Chapel for 13 years, has 19 years of marketing and communications experience with health and human services organizations in Tampa Bay.
She is responsible for marketing and communications related to the new hospital and Health and Wellness Center. Her key responsibilities include branding, service and product line strategy, marketing communications, employee communications, public/media relations, web services and community outreach.
She is a past board member of the American Marketing Association’s Tampa Bay Chapter, the Wesley Chapel Athletic Association, and The Junior League of Tampa.
Hospital gets new marketing director
Michelle Oswald is the new director of marketing for Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. She will be responsible for the strategic development; direction, implementation, and tracking of marketing plans; driving growth through optimized advertising and promotional mix; and overseeing marketing and communications for the hospital, employed physician group, centers of excellence, and outpatient services.
Oswald has more than 15 years of experience in strategic marketing, project management, leadership, and communications.
Wesley Chapel Chamber names executive director
Mary Adele Cluck has been named executive director for the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce.
She was selected after the hiring committee reviewed dozens of resumes from the community and around the country and was chosen for her strong management and organizational skills as well as her many years of involvement with the chamber, states Debra Kaplan, the chamber’s president, in a news release.
Cluck has been on the chamber’s board since 2006 and an executive board member since 2008. She has served the chamber in numerous capacities.
Taylor Morrison gears up for busy year
Taylor Morrison West Florida Division increased sales contracts by 35 percent in the first quarter, compared to the first quarter of 2011.
Traffic from interested buyers also has increased by 33 percent in the first quarter.
As a result, Taylor Morrison has added these new staff members to its team: Karen Weiss, warranty coordinator; Erin Ferguson, sales and marketing coordinator; Tuan Le, senior purchasing agent; Carolyn Tonachio, design studio consultant; and,
Marty Schond, construction employee.
Taylor Morrison has more than 20 active communities in West Florida and more in the works. For more information about Taylor Morrison contact (866) 495-6006 or visit taylormorrison.com.
2012 Parade of Homes winners
The winners of the Tampa Bay Builders Association’s 2012 Parade of Homes include several builders with homes in Northern Hillsborough, Central Pasco and East Pasco.
They were selected from nearly 90 model homes built by 36 homebuilders in more than 50 Tampa Bay area communities.
This year’s new-home showcase boasted a 26 percent increase in entries from last year, and a 70 percent rise from the market bottom in 2009.
An independent panel of home-building experts judged the competition. They considered such factors as site plan, curb appeal, design, materials, outdoor living spaces, architectural detailing and workmanship.
Grand and merit awards were given to area homes in the following price ranges:
Homes priced $151,000-$200,000:
Grand award – Lennar, the Siesta Key at Thousand Oaks, Trinity.
Merit award — Ashton Woods Homes, the Amhurst at Palm Cove, Wesley Chapel.
Homes priced $201,000-$250,000:
Grand award – Lennar, the Hamilton at Live Oak Preserve, New Tampa
Homes priced $301,000-$350,000:
Grand award – Ryland Homes, the Celebration in Pinewood Village at Live Oak Preserve, New Tampa.
Merit award – Standard Pacific Homes, the Chelsea in Peregrina at WaterGrass, Wesley Chapel.
Merit award – Mobley Homes, the Briarwood in Bassett Creek at K-Bar Ranch, Tampa.
Homes priced $351,000-$400,000:
Grand award – Avalon Building Corp., the Antigua in Watermark at Seven Oaks, Wesley Chapel.
Merit award – Standard Pacific Homes, the Venetian in Sterling Oak at Live Oak Preserve, New Tampa.
Homes priced $401,000-$450,000:
Grand award – M/I Homes, the Grandshore at Easton Park, New Tampa.
Homes priced $451,000-$500,000:
Grand Award – Southern Crafted Homes, the Strathmore II at Stonegate, Land O’Lakes.
Merit Award – Homes by WestBay, the Calusa at LakeShore Ranch, Land O’Lakes.
Homes priced $501,000-$550,000:
Grand award – Bakerfield Custom Homes Corp., the Belle Soleil II in Summerglade at WaterGrass, Wesley Chapel.
Merit award – Mobley Homes, the Nantucket V in Bassett Creek at K-Bar Ranch, New Tampa.
Homes priced $551,000-$650,000:
Grand Award – Homes by WestBay, the Key Largo III at Live Oak Preserve, New Tampa.
Homes priced $901,000-$1 million plus:
Merit award – Taylor Morrison, the Tuscany at Ladera, Lutz.
Networking at Lexington Oaks
The Wesley Chapel Business Forum & Networking group meets from 8 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. Mondays, at the Lexington Oaks Golf Club, 26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd. in Wesley Chapel.
There is no cost to attend. Coffee and breakfast are available for purchase.
The group is a gathering of local business leaders in the South Central Pasco and North Hillsborough areas, who are interested in growing their businesses and incomes.
For more information, contact John Roth, the group’s coordinator, by calling (813) 377-2622 or .
Ribbon cuttings in May
Ribbon cuttings and open houses in May include:
–Wesley Chapel Law Group held an open house May 3 at 2412 Cypress Glen Drive, Suite 101 in Wesley Chapel.
–Baja Fresh Mexican Grill held a ribbon cutting May 9 at 2653 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Suite 120 in Wesley Chapel.
–Dash of Salt N’ Pepper held a ribbon cutting May 10 with ARVE Interiors, with wine tastings by Time for Wine at 10335 Cross Creek Blvd., Suite D in Tampa.
–Cabinets & Flooring by PGT will have a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. May 22 at 26240 Golden Maple Loop in Wesley Chapel.
State Business and Professional Women conference
The Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW) will host its annual state conference June 15 through June 17, at the Tampa Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel in Tampa. Keynote speakers include Tallahassee Fire Chief Cindy Dick and Susannah Randolph, director of Florida Watch Action and recipient of the BPW/Florida Glass Ceiling Award 2012.
For more information about the event, contact Christy Crump at or call (850) 528-7099.
Hospital accepting applications
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, expected to open with 80 beds in the fall, is now accepting applications for its medical staff. For more information about submitting a medical staff application, call (813) 929-5496 or email . Professionals interested in employment positions with the hospital should visit http://www.fhwesleychapel.com/careers.html.