BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Melanie Fridl Ross named immediate past president


Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 23, 2012 at 4:10 p.m.

Melanie Fridl Ross has been named 2011-12 immediate past president of the American Medical Writers Association. Ross is director of Health Science Center News & Communications at the University of Florida and is on the adjunct faculty at UF's College of Journalism and Communications, where she teaches news reporting. She also is senior producer of “Health in a Heartbeat,” which airs on public radio affiliates in 18 states and Washington, D.C.

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Honda of Gainesville sales consultant Harris Walters was recently honored by American Honda Motor Co. for achieving Gold level membership in the 2011 Council of Sales Leadership recognition program. This is his third time receiving the award.

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KB Kakes has announced that it will have a grand opening for its new storefront in Alachua on May 9. KB Kakes has been serving the Gainesville and Alachua area for the past 10 years.

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Henry Rabell of Bosshardt Realty Services LLC has been awarded with the 2011 Top Selling Agent at Bosshardt Realty Services and the 2011 Diamond Club Award (for sales of more than $10 million). Henry Rabell and Linda Rabell also were recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 for the second year in a row.

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James Moore & Co., P.L., CPAs and Consultants has announced the addition of Justyna Mueller as a staff accountant. Mueller received a master's of Accounting and bachelor's in Accounting from Stetson University in 2009 and 2008, respectively.

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, announced 152 Florida Guard and Reserve members have nominated their employers for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.The Freedom Award is the Department of Defense's highest recognition for employers supporting members of the Guard and Reserve. Nominated from the Gainesville area are Alachua Sheriff Sadie Darnell and the North Florida South Georgia Veterans Health System.

Alachua County fictitious name filings, new and renewed

Mar. 11- 17

  • A Touch of Jazz Massage Therapy, 607 E. University Ave., Gainesville
  • All Critter Sitters, 2221 NW 54th Terrace, Gainesville
  • Cooper Realty, 1715 SW 78th St., Gainesville
  • Earth Pets of Gainesville, 404 NW 10th Ave., Gainesville
  • Elite Classy Autos LLC, 702 NE 27th St., Ocala
  • Freeway Moving and Delivery, 501 NW 30th Ave., Gainesville
  • Inversiones Berex 59000 CCA, 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Gainesville
  • Inversiones Serex 3000 CCA, 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Gainesville
  • Inversiones Serex 47000 CCA, 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Gainesville
  • J&D Enterprises, 5901 NW 99th Terrace, Gainesville
  • Kidz Shuttle, 236 NW Third Ave., Gainesville
  • Kinesis, 2109 NW 34th St., Gainesville
  • Maxie the Perfect Choice “MPC,” P.O. Box 487, Archer
  • Purplettes Sisterhood, 314 NE 20th Terrace, Gainesville
  • Rudy's Professional Floor Sanding, 4029 NE 17th Terrace, Gainesville
  • South East Gator Liquor, 1425 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville
  • SPF Covers, 1136 NW 90th Drive, Gainesville
  • The Bank Bar & Lounge, 22 W. University Ave., Gainesville
  • The Dive Pub & Grub, 25 NE First Ave., High Springs
  • Tom's Paint and Body, 2027 NE 27th Ave., Gainesville
  • Wellspring Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, 3520 NW 31st St., Gainesville
  • Whoopie Pies, 2184 SE 173rd Court, Silver Springs
  • Willis Cleaning Service, 2600 SW Williston Road, Apt. 1804, Gainesville
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