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Scott praises job growth at new Orlando tech center

Gov. Rick Scott hosted an event publicizing his employment initiative at Orlando's Web Benefits Design Corp.'s new Technology Center recently, focusing on Florida job growth and citing Web Benefits Design as an appropriate employer model.

CSX remains among world’s most admired ventures

For six years running, Fortune has named Jacksonville, Florida’s own CSX Corp. among the world’s most admired companies, recently imparting the latest rating based on its reputation for quality management, personnel skills and investment value.

Ashley Global Retail brings style to Tampa with new e-commerce furniture hub

Ashley Global Retail recently unveiled its new sustainably sourced facility in Tampa with a ribbon cutting and open house attended by Gov. Rick Scott, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and hundreds of business leaders and guests.

Miami's Ladenburg Thalmann chairman Frost and wife merit ‘sand in my shoes’ public service award

Miami-based Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. recently announced that the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s “Sand in my Shoes” award was presented to chairman and principal shareholder, Dr. Phillip Frost, and his wife Patricia Frost.

Florida-based Oakridge Global Energy teams with battery experts in Japan

Oakridge Global Energy Solutions Inc. (OGES) recently announced from Melbourne, Florida its new collaboration with IST Co. Ltd. of Tokyo for battery technology consultation to keep OGES ahead of the curve in its industry.

Floridian Federal appeals treatise author Easley lauded for leadership

Miami’s Easley Appellate Practice PLLC recently announced that its principal, renowned Florida attorney and author Dorothy Easley, was listed among the nation’s top attorneys by three pre-eminent regional sources for consistent excellence in appellate law.

Florida’s CNL Healthcare Properties merits highest honor

CNL Healthcare Properties Inc., an Orlando-based senior-oriented real estate investment trust (REIT), was recently selected as Wealth & Finance International’s Healthcare Real Estate Manager of the Year for 2015 from among numerous worldwide nominations.

Cabanas rejoins Fiduciary Trust International in Coral Gables

Fiduciary Trust Company International, a wealth management firm and Franklin Resources Inc. subsidiary, recently revealed from Miami that Michael Cabanas has rejoined the firm to head relationship development for Fiduciary Trust International of the South.

Florida’s Manitowoc Foodservice rings in independence with Wall Street opening bell

Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. President and CEO Hubertus Muehlhaeuser rang Wall Street’s traditional NYSE Opening Bell today to commemorate the firm’s status as an independent publicly traded company, the company announced from New Port Richey, Florida.

Destin-based Century 21 Fine Homes & Estates Blue Marlin names seven new associates

Century 21 Fine Homes & Estates Blue Marlin, located in Destin, Florida, recently welcomed onto its staff seven new professionals with diverse backgrounds, all ready to collaborate in serving the area’s real estate needs.

Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida election forms due today prior to March 11 merger closing

Floridian Financial Group Inc. shareholders desiring input into their benefit choice are reminded that election forms are due 5 p.m. today, as the bank expects to close its merger with Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida March 11.

Cross Country Healthcare SVP Ahern earns lifetime HR achievement award

South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) awarded longtime HR executive Patrick Ahern, Cross Country Healthcare’s SVP of human resources, its 2016 Excellence in Human Resource Lifetime Achievement Award at a recent Fort Lauderdale, Florida ceremony.

Florida surgical product provider AxoGen selects Mariani as CFO

AxoGen Inc., marketer of surgical solutions for nerve injuries, recently announced from its headquarters in Alachua, Florida that Peter Mariani became its CFO as of March 1.

Florida Community Bank branches out in Tampa

Florida Community Bank’s parent company FCB Financial Holdings Inc. recently revealed that the firm’s second full-service banking center opened at 130 South Westshore Blvd. in Tampa, ramping up the company’s total to 47 statewide locations.

Florida's Community Capital Management sees leadership change

Fort Lauderdale’s Community Capital Management Inc. (CCM) recently announced that David Sand has completed his transition to becoming the firm’s Chief Impact Investment Officer (CIIO).

Florida's NextEra Energy reveals CFO shift as vice chair Dewhurst retires

Moray Dewhurst, vice chairman and CFO for Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc., retired effective March 4 after a year-long transition working with incoming EVP/CFO John Ketchum, the company recently announced from Juno Beach.

Bankers Financial Corp. names new president in St. Petersburg

Insurance and IT veteran Robert Menke, bringing a longstanding career record with Bankers Financial Corp., became the firm’s president effective March 7, the St. Petersburg-based company announced recently.

Florida native Martin joins Folds & Walker LLC as legal counselor

Now “Of Counsel” to the full-service law firm of Folds & Walker LLC in Gainesville, sixth generation Floridian Clay Martin will advise the company on real estate transactions, business formation, contracts and government relations.

Southern Wine & Spirits promotes two leaders within Florida ranks

A pair of proven executives has been promoted to helm the forthcoming Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits LLC as Southern Wine & Spirits of America revealed key structural changes recently from its headquarters in Miami.

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