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Grand opening event set for Coral Gables banking center

Florida Community Bank is excited to celebrate the grand opening of the new Coral Gables banking center with members of the community and city leaders.

Polk State Aerospace Program Coordinator’s FAA award 50 years in the making

Polk State Aerospace Program Coordinator Mike Courtney has been selected to receive the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Mikros Systems to expand Florida production at Largo plant

Mikros Systems Corporation, a Princeton, New Jersey-based manufacturer of hardware and software for maintenance applications, recently said it is moving forward on the first large-scale commercial order for its production site in Largo, Florida, as it prepares for growth in Florida.

Safariland Group has a new vice president

VIEVU body cameras, digital evidence platforms and other next-generation video technology products will get a boost with the recent appointment of Tarey Gettys as vice president and general manager for Jacksonville-based manufacturer Safariland Group.

St. Petersburg’s CASA representing Pinellas County in national fundraising competition

St. Petersburg’s CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) recently earned the right to represent southern Pinellas County in the national Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge, running in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Fort Myers' Burroughs Home & Gardens welcomes new special events director

Cindy Ekonomou, who has a strong hospitality background in southeast Florida, recently joined the historical Burroughs Home & Gardens in Fort Myers as special events director.

DSW opens new outlet in Port St. Lucie

DSW Inc., which offers shoe shoppers variety, value and convenience, is opening its newest Florida retail store Thursday at The Landing at Tradition in Port St. Lucie.

Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce remembers Herman Echevarria

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FSHCC) issued a heartfelt commemorative message upon the recent passing of Herman Echevarria, whose absence will be felt by the civic organizations to which he belonged.

Florida chamber comments on 14.5% hike in workers’ compensation rates

When attorneys score a bigger take from a claim than injured workers, something is amiss in the state’s workers’ compensation system, Florida Chamber of Commerce leaders said following the recent government-sanctioned 14.5 percent rate increase in the workers’ compensation rate.

FEMA seeks contractors to cope with Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew hurls toward the East Coast, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has begun compiling a checklist of supplies and services for registered contractors to provide in dealing with the powerful storm.

Davie-based International Tool joins construction trade group

Davie-based International Tool, a vendor of high quality industrial power tools, recently joined the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter, a commercial construction trade association which makes its home in Coconut Creek.

Marketing strategist to help guide Florida startups

CONRIC PR & Marketing’s chief marketing strategist, Ryan Sheehy, who has mentored thousands of students in advertising and public relations, will head up a program on SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timed) objectives for entrepreneurs on Oct. 13 at Fort Lauderdale’s Keiser University.

Florida Power & Light shifts to storm mode

With 1.2 million households facing potential power loss, Florida Power & Light Company has launched millions of robocalls and placed over 12,000 workers on standby to respond to Hurricane Matthew.

Stevens Construction to manage Florida Cancer Specialists project in Cape Coral

Stevens Construction, a central Florida firm specializing in commercial health care construction, was awarded a contract to manage the construction of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute's Cape Coral facility at 1030 Commerce Creek Blvd.

Lakeland Regional Health, Mayo Clinic join forces

After a thorough vetting process, Lakeland Regional Health inked an agreement with the Mayo Clinic to share resources for the benefit of patients in a partnership warmly welcomed by leaders of both organizations.

Florida Institute backs Gainesville’s Social Evidence

Gainesville’s Social Evidence LLC, which uses programs developed at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), recently obtained a funding arrangement with The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research of Boca Raton.

American Integrity Insurance ready for post-storm claims in Florida

With approximately 100,000 customers facing post-storm conditions, Tampa-based American Integrity Insurance Company has readied a team to help its clients recover from any damage in the wake of this week’s Hurricane Matthew.

Duke Energy delivering outage data to mobile devices

Duke Energy officials at its Charlotte headquarters and its Florida hub in St. Petersburg said customers impacted by Hurricane Matthew can text OUT to 57801 to report outages directly via their mobile phones.

Florida Power & Light urges caution in wake of Hurricane Matthew

Florida Power & Light (FPL) is cautioning customers to stay safe in the wake of last week’s hurricane damage while the utility company works around the clock to restore power and keep residents updated.

Risk model helping Southeast monitor hurricane-related blackouts

Two insurance businesses are applying their jointly created Blackout Risk Model to keep residents apprised of potential weather-related utility problems following Hurricane Matthew.

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