Jamie Grooms named chief executive officer of Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research
Published: Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 9:52 p.m.
The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research has appointed entrepreneur Jamie Grooms as its chief executive officer. Grooms has been a cofounder of two University of Florida spin-off companies, RTI Biologics and Axogen Inc.
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The Two Men and a Truck Gainesville moving franchise, owned and operated by husband and wife Mark and Saundria Golden, has been awarded Business Partner of the Year by the Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors for contributions to the association.
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Jones Edmunds & Associates has been selected as the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers’ 2012 Grand Engineering Excellence Grand Award winner for the Propellants North Administrative and Maintenance Facility for NASA. Jones Edmunds has offices in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Titusville, Tampa, Sarasota and Winter Haven.
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Florida Credit Union has appointed Laude Arnaldi as senior lender/vice president of commercial lending. He has taken the role of senior lender/vice president of commercial lending in charge of Florida Credit Union’s Commercial Services Department, and has more than 16 years of banking and finance experience. Laude’s office is based in Gainesville, and he will be meeting the needs of businesses in all of FCU’s 13-county service area.
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This year, Dillard’s raised more than $1.6 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities nationally. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Gainesville received a check for $9,870 generated by the Gainesville area Dillard’s stores.
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Saxon Realty announced the addition of George Rafferty Jr. to its office as a Realtor sales associate. Rafferty has prior experience in business development, manufacturing and customer service, and will be working in residential sales and specialty properties.
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Construction manager Charles Perry Partners Inc. has completed the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art’s new David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing at the University of Florida, which will open to the public on March 31. Designed by Le-Huu Partners to achieve LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council, the 26,000-square-foot addition will feature works from China, India, Japan, Korea, and South and Southeast Asia.
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Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish Realtors announced that Beau Beery has been named a board member for the University of Florida Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies. He joins a group of the top 150 real estate professionals from around the state. The Advisory Board’s mission is to advance the quality and visibility of UF’s real estate degree programs.
Alachua County fictitious name filings, new and renewed
Feb. 19- 25
- A Lil Taste of Heaven, 1520 NE Fifth Ave., Gainesville
- Applied Economics Group, P.O. Box 141162, Gainesville
- Armstrong’s New Life Auto Detailing, 1040 SE 19th St., Gainesville
- Blue Moon, P.O. Box 2697, High Springs
- Brooker Florida Travel, 1830 NW 230th Place, Brooker
- Buchanan-Long Family Family Reunion, 1256 SE 12th Ave., Gainesville
- Claypool Lines and Designs, 8404 SW 54th Lane, Gainesville
- Dosbananos, 2114 NE Sixth Terrace, Gainesville
- Dr. B-Magic, 1636 SE 12th Ave., Gainesville
- Fantasy Sport Cuts & Styles, 1207 SW 16th Ave., Gainesville
- Fast Eddies, 1509 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville
- Federal Fleet Maintenance, 312 Claremont Lane, Palm Beach Shores
- Futureflash! Project, 4811 NW 31st Terrace, Gainesville
- Gator Gauntlet, 5745 SE 75th Terrace, No. 305, Gainesville
- Heart & Lung Surgery Specialists, One Park Plaza, Nashville, Tenn.
- Hot Pats! Derby Shorts, 1530 NE 19th Place, Gainesville
- Isential Skincare, 4900 NW 41st St., Gainesville
- Jerry’s Barber and Beauty Salon, 80 N. Main St., High Springs
- Small World Daycare & Learning Center, 1214 NW Fourth St., Gainesville
- The Crafty Gator, 348 Turkey Creek, Alachua
- United Rotorcraft, 7301 S. Peoria St., Englewood, Colo.