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First National Bankers Bank finalizes merger with Independent Bankers' Bank of Florida

First National Bankers Bank (FNBB) announced Sept. 25 that it has completed its merger with Independent Bankers' Bank of Florida (IBB), expanding its footprint and increasing its customer base across the Gulf South.

Fulcrum Partners adds microsites to expand online presence

Executive benefits consultancy Fulcrum Partners, LLC, which was founded in Florida, announced Wednesday it has revamped its online presence by launching four targeted microsites specific to some of the firm’s individual nationwide office locations.

Florida Business BancGroup acquired by Ark. firm

As part of acquisition, Bay Cities Bank will merge with Centennial, a subsidiary of Home BancShares

Dolan, Dobrinsky and Rosenblum form South Florida law firm

Three top South Florida trial lawyers have joined forces to found the firm of Dolan, Dobrinsky and Rosenblum in Coconut Grove, the trio announced Sept. 25.

MetLife Premier Client Group of Florida introduces Jeremy M. Straub as managing partner

True to its commitment to cultivating top-notch talent, the MetLife Premier Client Group recently named Jeremy M. Straub as a managing partner of MetLife Premier Client Group of Florida.

US LBM Holdings, LLC, acquires Fort Myers-based LouMac Distributors

Continuing its Florida expansion into specialty building products, US LBM Holdings, LLC, said late last week that it has acquired LouMac Distributors of Fort Myers, Florida, from principals Scott Myers and Lou Luongo.

First National Bankers Bank, Independent Bankers' Bank of Florida complete merger

First National Bankers Bank said late last week that it has completed its merger with Independent Bankers' Bank of Florida, based in Lake Mary, Florida, expanding its footprint and increasing its customer base across the Gulf South. Independent Bankers' Bank of Florida is a state-chartered bank providing credit, investment and payment services for community-based financial institutions.

IPC Healthcare acquires Tampa psychiatry practice

IPC Healthcare, Inc., a leading national acute hospitalist and post-acute provider organization, announced Wednesday that it has acquired the Tampa, Florida-based practice of Ashit Vijapura, M.D., providing both acute and post-acute setting psychiatry services.

Sand/Land of Florida gains expansion permit for landfill operations

National Waste Management Holdings Inc. last week confirmed from Hernando that its subsidiary, Sand/Land of Florida Enterprises Inc., has obtained an expansion permit and 10-year renewal for landfill operations from the Department of Environmental Protection.

ValueRich to invest in Florida boat builder Twin Vee Catamarans

ValueRich, a multi-industry company, this month entered into an agreement with recreational boat maker Twin Vee Catamarans Inc. of Juno Beach to invest, manage and transition to ownership once financial goals are met.

Advanzeon Solutions subsidiary enters agreement with All Med

A pharmaceutical management provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Tampa's Advanzeon Solutions Inc. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement with All Med Medical and Rehabilitation Centers to extend its services to additional locations, effective immediately.

Feds allocate $200,000 to study off-hours deliveries in large cities

Using $200,000 in grants from the Federal Highway Administration, New York City and Pensacola, Florida, will study shifting freight delivery and pickups to off-peak hours, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced this week.

Florida Institute to fund Aviana Molecular Technologies diagnostic tool

Two Florida entities will jointly develop a potential diagnostic breakthrough tool as the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Orlando-based Aviana Molecular Technologies.

SugarOak Holdings acquires Metro Atlanta’s Roswell North Building for $5.4 million

In a transaction brokered by Transwestern's Southeast Investment Services Group, Virginia-based SugarOak Holdings has acquired a 58,529-square-foot office building at 8010 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, Georgia, a newly incorporated Atlanta suburb, Transwestern announced Tuesday.

CabbyGo improves taxi, limo and rideshare experience in Miami

Miami-area taxi customers can exercise their power of choice as CabbyGo’s innovative “Taxi” app now enables passengers to hand-pick their driver based on an assortment of factors, the company announced today in Miami.

Choice Hotels expanding with Cambria property in North Miami Beach

New 165-room Cambria hotel is expected to open in 2017 at intersection of 163rd Street and 19th Avenue.

TECO Energy completes sale of coal-mining unit, exits coal sector

TECO Energy said this week that it has closed on the sale of its coal-mining subsidiary, TECO Coal LLC, to Cambrian Coal Corporation, a Booth Energy company. While the sales agreement did not involve an upfront purchase payment, it includes future contingent consideration of $60 million if certain coal benchmark prices reach specific levels in the next five years.

New Jersey's Retro Fitness unveils plans for first wave of Orlando clubs

New Jersey fitness franchise Retro Fitness has signed letters of intent for the first six of 20 Orlando clubs planned for the Orlando market in the next three to five years, the company said this week. Clubs will be situated in Alafaya, Apopka, Casselberry, Clermont, Windermere and Winter Gardens.

Yellowstone Landscape buys Ackman Bros., expands central Florida presence

Two Florida landscaping firms have joined forces to expand their presence and marketing power in the state’s central region, as Yellowstone Landscape said this week that it has acquired Ackman Bros. Landscaping.

CPSM Inc. envisions bright horizon for Florida pool maintenance business

Custom Pool & Spa Mechanics Incorporated (CPSM Inc.), a Florida-based pool and spa industry leader, announced Monday in Palm City that they will purchase a larger facility to accommodate the company’s outstanding growth.

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