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Pain management expert Leal joins FPRG in Tampa

Florida Pain Relief Group (FPRG) recently announced that long-time pain management specialist and anesthesiologist Dr. Jorge Leal has joined its Tampa practice to assist patients with relief of chronic pain resulting from injury or illness.

Florida Chamber lambasts State Supreme Court workers’ comp ruling

Calling the State Supreme Court’s potentially job-thwarting ruling on workers’ compensation fees a threat to Florida business, the Florida Chamber of Commerce came out with strong disapproval of the decision handed down recently in Tallahassee.

TruStar Energy opens fast-fill CNG station in Fort Myers

Thanks to New York-based developer TruStar Energy, Southwest Florida’s first public CNG fueling station recently opened at 5345 Dividend Dr. in Fort Myers, strategically located on the I-75 corridor midway between Tampa and Fort Lauderdale

CareerSource Pasco Hernando speeds Florida’s workforce connections

Florida’s CareerSource Pasco Hernando, an equal opportunity program linking potential workforce personnel with providers in the Hernando, Florida area, recently launched a website to facilitate and support internship position fulfillment in Pasco and Hernando counties.

Florida Chamber recommends pro-business state house candidates

The Tallahassee-based Florida Chamber of Commerce — standing by its ethic of supporting only the most diligent contenders — recently endorsed over three dozen candidates for the upcoming 2016 Florida House race, with additional future announcements planned.

Four Florida Institute-funded firms to present at forum

Recently selected from among approximately 100 competitors, a quartet of companies supported by The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research will offer presentations at an industry event slated for St. Petersburg May 17.

Florida’s 'best workplace' Revcontent earns accolades inside and out

With rave staff reviews commending its “amazing culture,” Sarasota’s own Revcontent has also scored points from the area business community, with the enterprise recently deemed “Best Place to Work” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Florida Chamber preps students for future prospects with June summit

Filling potential skills gaps between Florida’s current students and their prospective careers while remaining mindful of population growth, the Florida Chamber Foundation will sponsor the 2016 Learners to Earners Education Summit June 2 in Orlando.

Gainesville lawyer Yochim to moderate family law panel discussion

Attorney Karen Yochim of Gainesville-based Alba & Yochim PA will lead a roundtable discussion with four local family law judges 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites.

Berkshire Hathaway’s Florida arm expands to include Prudential Sterling

Extending its local embrace, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty recently acquired the Indian Harbour Beach offices of Prudential Sterling Properties, gaining 65 agents and staff to better serve clients in Indian River and Brevard counties.

Lakeland Chamber to host economics luncheon featuring Ricchiuti

Known for his “highly energetic and vibrant manner,” business professor Peter Ricchiuti will serve as guest speaker at Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce’s special midyear economic update event 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16.

Century 21 Blue Marlin lands six new agents in Destin

Destin-based real estate firm Century 21 Fine Homes & Estates Blue Marlin recently welcomed half a dozen talented agents to its ranks, including Paula Beauchemin, Donna Clark, Steve Clark, Shannon Helmuth, Victoria Hughes and Paul Malsky.

Fahrenheit IT taps Quinn to lead Tampa expansion

Staffing industry professional Bob Quinn, formerly of DISYS, has joined national consulting and staffing business Fahrenheit IT to spearhead the firm’s expansion in Tampa as regional director, the company announced recently from its Denver-area base.

Leadership guru Maxwell to deliver FSC commencement speech

John Maxwell, best-selling author, personal growth coach and internationally acclaimed leadership expert, will speak at Florida Southern College’s graduation ceremony at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow as approximately 350 students receive their degrees in Lakeland.

Sitel to offer 200 positions at Lake City job fair

Customer care business Sitel recently announced that 200 new positions will be available for Floridians, with a job fair scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 12 at 1152 SW Business Point Dr., Lake City.

Florida Vets4Energy: Nation’s economic security, safety at risk due to drilling, oil exploration ban

Vets4Energy in Florida is spreading the word that the current ban on drilling and oil exploration off the Atlantic coast is making America vulnerable.

Floridians expected to see second highest increase in Obamacare premium rates and deductibles

Florida residents enrolled in Obamacare will have to cough up more money to keep their plans.

Jacksonville’s Pontoon tops customer satisfaction tier

For the second consecutive year, Jacksonville-based workforce solutions provider Pontoon announced recently that it has earned the top spot as global MSP provider by HRO Today following an annual “Baker’s Dozen” customer satisfaction survey in Chicago.

FPL sends staffers scurrying in simulated storm drill

Hurricane Alexa isn’t a real storm, but nevertheless she sent Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) workers scrambling in a recent virtual training exercise that simulated a Category 2 storm set along Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Florida Blue Foundation allots almost $75,000 for statewide ESOL grants

Fifteen health literacy and family-oriented programs across Florida will enjoy a boost from the Florida Blue Foundation with nearly $75,000 in grants promised at the recent 32nd Annual Florida Literacy Conference held in St. Petersburg.

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