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Florida-based Availity has an online HIPAA training program

Florida-based health information network Availity, which maintains a hub in Jacksonville, said recently it is offering a low-cost online program that allows medical practitioners to meet HIPAA requirements with flexibility and security.

Tampa's Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II buys AT&T site

Tampa-based Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc. (CVMC REIT II) said it recently acquired a 15.87-acre site in California housing a shell data center and commercial substation for approximately $79.5 million.

Harris Corp. lands $700 million deal with Florida for statewide communications network

From its Melbourne headquarters, technology solutions provider Harris Corp. recently announced a new 7-year, $700 million contract with the State of Florida for a statewide communications network to link public safety, law enforcement, schools and government agencies.

UDT director of sales enablement named to Florida advisory council on small, minority business development

United Data Technologies (UDT) Inc. of Doral said Sales Enablement Director Mariana Lugaro has been named to serve on the Florida Advisory Council on Small and Minority Business Development under the auspices of the state’s Department of Management Services (DMS).

Mattamy Homes has new Tampa-Sarasota president

Jim Birkholz recently joined the privately owned Florida-based homebuilder Mattamy Homes as president of its Tampa-Sarasota arm, with responsibilities that include land acquisition, development, marketing, sales and construction for the firm’s coastal market.

Suspect held in Florida Holocaust Museum break-in

Thanks to state-of-the-art security systems, little was disturbed and no damage occurred after an intruder broke into the Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) in St. Petersburg on Sunday, with the suspect being taken into custody within minutes of the incident.

BLUE Ocean Film Festival coming to St. Petersburg

Blockbuster entertainment potential awaits film buffs as the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit presents over 90 international films in various St. Petersburg venues from Nov. 10-13, with events planned for all ages.

Argus offers new kids’ dental plan in Florida

Not all children can boast about having their own dental policy, but thanks to Tampa’s Argus Dental & Vision, children in Florida can now utilize such a plan through the state’s health care exchange market.

Miami-Dade County leaders lauded for urging Medicaid expansion

The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) recently sent a message to the Florida Legislature urging Medicaid expansion and commending Miami-Dade County Commissioners for advocating equal health care access for approximately 1.2 million uninsured Floridians.

Cohen & Grigsby law firm holding ‘Wills for Heroes’ to thank vets, first responders

In appreciation of the services provided by veterans and first responders, Naples-based business law firm Cohen & Grigsby will be hosting its fifth annual "Wills for Heroes" event on Saturday at Legal Aid Service of Collier County, 4436 Tamiami Trail East, Naples.

Interval International names Miami-based senior vice president

Membership-style vacation package provider Interval International, a branch of ILG, recently promoted longtime team member Marcos Agostini to executive vice president of business development to direct global sales and initiatives from its Miami hub.

Gallagher acquires Florida’s Gabor Insurance

Gabor Insurance Services Inc. and its subsidiary, American Professional Liability Underwriters, headquartered in Miami, were recently acquired by Illinois-based Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Frontier Communications funding ride free days on Cross-Bay Ferry

Telecommunications company Frontier Communications recently entered a sponsorship deal with Cross-Bay Ferry service to provide free one-way ride tickets across Tampa Bay on select Sundays as gesture to highlight Frontier’s dedication to the Tampa Bay community.

Enrollment period underway for Florida Prepaid College Board plans

Economical, prepaid educational plans are now available for selection by Florida families during the 2016-17 open enrollment season for the Florida Prepaid College Board's prepaid tuition plans and prepaid dormitory plans.

Tampa General accredited to treat atrial fibrillation

The Gulf Coast’s Tampa General Hospital recently achieved Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) with Electrophysiology Services accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) for three years after meeting strict criteria and passing an on-site review.

$1.5 million pledge to bolster nursing education at Miami's Nicklaus Children's Hospital

West Coast University recently pledged $1.5 million to a fund to strengthen Nursing Professional Education at Miami’s family-centered Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Donations, volunteer efforts yield new benches at St. Petersburg landmark

Lumber, pails of paint and hours of installation recently yielded scores of new benches for the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, thanks to donations and volunteers who constructed and installed the seats.

Ribbon-cutting to welcome St. Petersburg gift shop to its new home

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 to welcome Pieces Of A Dream Gifts, which offers aromatherapy, apparel and artisan products and is owned by humanitarian and environmentalist Patti Bradfield, to its new location at 2430 Central Ave. 

Latin Builders Association honors Florida Community Bank

Weston-based Florida Community Bank (FCB) was recently honored by the Latin Builders Association with its Mortgage Lender of the Year Award.

Merieux NutriSciences moving its Gainesville laboratory down the road

Merieux NutriSciences food testing laboratory business recently began planning its relocation from the southwestern area of Gainesville to a site approximately one mile east of the city's downtown.

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