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Gainesville’s Amec Foster Wheeler marks park success

Commemorating the successful environmental design provided by the global, Florida-founded engineering firm of Amec Foster Wheeler, the City of Gainesville recently celebrated Cofrin Nature Park’s re-opening with a local celebration.

Florida’s Wellnext ranks as SFBJ’s Healthiest Employer

Backing biking and bake sales, Sunrise-based Wellnext garnered recognition for three decades of wellness awareness and promotion among its personnel recently with a South Florida Business Journal ’s 2016 Healthiest Employer Award.

Sunbelt Forest Products purchases pressure treatment plant

Bartow-based Sunbelt Forest Products, among the Southeast’s largest pressure treatment specialists, recently acquired an Athens, Alabama facility from Georgia-Pacific (GP), upping the firm’s annual manufacturing capacity to over 600 million linear feet of pressure-treated wood.

Florida Quality Roofing tops statewide ‘reader’s choice’ list

From duplexes to detached homes, the Miami area’s family-owned Florida Quality Roofing (FQR) has got it covered, recently voted as being among Florida’s best roofing contractors by the Florida Community Association Journal (FCAJ) readership.

Bloodsworth attains hall of fame status among Lake County alumni

Pulitzer Prize nominee, PR pro and public information officer for the City of Clermont Doris Bloodsworth was inducted into the Lake County Schools Alumni Hall of Fame at a recent ceremony at Orlando’s Mission Inn.

FPL earns kudos for smart grid power solutions

Smart electricity authority ISGAN — the International Smart Grid Action Network — recently honored Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) of Juno Beach with an Award of Excellence for its specialized Automated Fault Mapping Prediction System initiative.

KapStone obtains Central Florida Box Corp.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., a large Illinois-based paper products manufacturer, recently acquired Central Florida Box (CFB) Corp. of Lake Mary, Florida.

Florida’s Ultimate solutions works for national autism center

Weston, Florida-based Ultimate Software, provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions, announced recently that its branded UltiPro platform has been successfully utilized by the nonprofit Anderson Center for Autism to retain talent and evaluate competency.

FLSA change to impact Florida’s small businesses

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will affect Florida’s small businesses come Dec. 1 due to a scheduled update to the law expected to expand overtime benefits to approximately 331,000 workers in the Sunshine State.

Florida’s APS rebrands as KEPRO, including new upgrades

With a newly enhanced pre-admission screening and resident review program (PASRR), APS Healthcare recently refashioned its identity as part of the KEPRO family of companies, stressing the firm’s commitment to service value for Florida members.

Current Florida Zika cases all travel-borne

The Florida Department of Health recently released a report in Tallahassee detailing the incidence of Zika virus outbreaks to date in Florida, stressing that all cases were travel-related and none were acquired locally.

Miami’s Next Group to acquire AIM for storage logistics

Next Group Holdings Inc., a Miami firm bringing banking services to underserved and emerging markets, recently inked an agreement to purchase a controlling interest in AIM, which provides storage software and logistics for national brands.

Florida Chamber approves 14 for state legislature, cheers unopposed incumbents

In efforts to ensure pro-job, pro-business and private sector representation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce this week endorsed 14 candidates for the state House and Senate in Tallahassee, with plans to announce additional backing soon.

Gilchrist Club lures nature buffs, sporting fans with peaceful haven

Enticing experiences beckon prospective members to north central Florida’s elegant Gilchrist Club on Suwannee Lake in Trenton, which recently opened membership eligibility to corporate constituents, offering hunting, water sports, luxurious quarters, fine cuisine and more.

Florida Quality Roofing earns triple industry honors

Florida Quality Roofing recently garnered three “Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing” (S.T.A.R.) Awards from the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA) for the second time at FRSA’s annual exhibition in Orlando.

Chamber Foundation introduces internships for disabled Floridians

Thanks in part to collaboration with Tallahassee-based Able Trust, the Florida Chamber Foundation recently started an internship system for Floridians with disabilities designed to create supported job preparation culminating in successful employment for participants.

Tampa General Hospital gains ACS recertification for trauma care

TGH’s Level I trauma center, treating all patients of all ages, recently earned re-verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), ensuring its continued high level of emergency care for the Gulf Coast patient population.

Florida Chamber urges firms to make websites accessible

The Florida Chamber of Commerce encourages members and businesses to self-check their websites in a time where growing awareness of accessibility compliance — specifically for customers attempting to shop online — can lead to litigation if overlooked.

Florida’s e-Builder ranks in SFBJ’s top private firms

Plantation-based e-Builder, a cloud-based construction management firm, recently earned a spot on South Florida Business Journal’s Top 100 Private Companies list for 2016, featuring those businesses netting highest earnings statewide, for the third consecutive year.

Sheriff warns Destin firms of phone scammers

All Destin area Gulf Power customers are cautioned against giving out any information during telephone calls lately placed by impersonators who are claiming to represent the utility company, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office stated recently.

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