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Corporate Report: Dec. 6

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Great Bay Distributors signs deal to distribute Pair O' Dice craft beers
Largo-based Great Bay Distributors reached an agreement with Clearwater's Pair O' Dice Brewing Co. to began distributing the locally brewed craft beers to select area retailers.

“We are excited to announce this new partnership in order to help Pair O' Dice bring its unique and interesting array of beers to retailers in Pinellas County,” Ron Petrini, president of Great Bay Distributors, says in a press release.

Pair O' Dice opened its brewery and tasting room Oct. 31.

E's Best Barbecue Sauces grows to 50 retail stores
Palmetto-based E's Best Barbecue LLC announced that in 18 months in business the company has reached agreements to distribute its E's Best Barbecue Killer and Smoky Finishing Sauces, left, at 50 retailers across five southeastern states.

Myakka Outpost Gift Shop at the Myakka River State Park east of Sarasota, became E's Best's 50th retailer earlier this month. Other retailers that have started to carry the sauce line includes Mazarro's Italian Market in St. Petersburg, Mixon Fruit Farms in Bradenton, Southern Steer Butcher in Clearwater and Reids Fine Foods in Charlotte, N.C.

In addition, E's Best plans to bottle gallon-size quantities, which the company says was based on customer response.

The barbecue sauce business was started in May 2012 after Elmer Hilker was laid off from his communications job at a defense contractor.

Depository Trust & Clearing managing director moving to Tampa
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.'s Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer Marie Chinnici-Everitt has relocated to the firm's Tampa office.

Chinnici-Everitt handles the global marketing and corporate communications functions for Depository Trust & Clearing. In the 18 months since she has been at the company, she has launched a new marketing and brand identity program.

Prior to joining Depository Trust & Clearing, Chinnici-Everitt served as managing director and head of international business planning and enterprise events at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she led international business planning across all marketing and corporate affairs disciplines in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Prior to taking this role in 2011, she was head of marketing for the Global Markets & Investment Banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and before the merger with Bank of America, Chinnici-Everitt headed marketing and communications for Merrill Lynch's corporate and institutional businesses.

Depository Trust & Clearing automates, centralizes and standardizes financial transactions for thousands of businesses worldwide.

Kazakhstan company buying MagneGas production equipment
MagneGas Corp. has received the first half, $276,000, toward the $499,000 purchase of gasification equipment by Kazakhstan's Astana TechCom Inc. Astana has purchased a small Plasma Arc Flow gasification system on wheels to demonstrate MagneGas Technology to energy industries, medical facilities and universities. The final payment and delivery of the equipment is expected in February.

“Since transportation of certain liquid wastes is expensive and problematic, providing customers and distributors the ability to verify liquid sterilization or gasification on-site is an invaluable too,l which we have found accelerates market penetration tremendously,” Ermanno Santilli MagneGas CEO, says in a press release. “We are looking forward to our first unit in Central Asia and are eager to share test results from the energy and medical industries in particular.”

Tampa attorney, Canadian Consul form bi-national chamber of commerce
Canadian Consul General Louise Leger and Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP attorney Andrew McIntosh have formed a Bi-National Tampa/Canada Chamber of Commerce. Leger and McIntosh made the announcement at a reception following The Association of Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) Conference.

“As a Canadian permanent resident, I don't have the right to vote in the United States. I do, however, have the ability to contribute,” McIntosh says in a press release. “The trade relationship between the United States and Canada is strengthened by promoting the exchange of ideas and providing business leaders with tools and structures that facilitate international commerce. I get very excited about business opportunities that create jobs, and that truly is what this partnership is about.”

Leger says the trade relationship between the United States and Canada has generated 535,000 jobs in Florida. Further, he says that 40% of the tourism revenue in Florida comes from Canadians and that last year 31% of all homes in Florida bought by foreigners were bought by Canadians.

From 2005 to 2012, McIntosh — a member of both the Ontario and Florida bars — served as Honorary Consul for Canada.


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