Alachua County business announcements for the week of Sept. 24, 2012

Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:54 p.m.

The Haile Art Gallery, owned by Sara Landis, held its grand opening on Sept. 28 at 5203 SW 91st Terrace, Suite E, in Haile Plantation. The art gallery encompasses a variety of art, presenting more than 50 pieces that will be available for purchase, and the current display will run through December. Landis has owned and operated four other businesses, including The Perfect Gift and TPG Granite and Cabinetry.

The Gainesville chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association recently installed 14 members to its board of directors. The board's 2012-2013 term officially began Sept. 1. The following professionals will hold their respective terms for one year: Devon Chestnut, president; Julie Frey, vice president; Amelia Bell, vice president, member services; Laura Aguiar, secretary; Amy Douglas, treasurer; Erin Morton, accreditation director; Leah Craig, corporate communications associate; Ginny Lawrimore, social media manager; Maria Copeland, public education coordinator; Morgan McLaughlin, electronic media director; Allison Downey, Image Awards director; Christine Velasquez, assistant director of advancement; and Kevin Coulson, programs director.

The Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for Kids Golf Classic raised more than $30,000 for the Children's Miracle Network at Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida on Sept. 20. The tournament, held at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club, was co-sponsored by Farm Credit and the Florida Forestry Association.

Study Edge, a Gainesville-based tutoring services firm, completed Y Combinator's Demo Day and was named to the Empact100 list for 2012. The list recognizes 100 U.S. companies run by entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Study Edge was founded in 2011 at the University of Florida to provide online review sessions and study materials for undergraduate courses.

RTI Biologics Inc., of Alachua, which prepares allograft and xenograft implants that are used in orthopedic, dental and other specialty surgeries, donated several Allograft Paste implants to Pennsylvania-based CURE International. The paste was used on Sept. 18 during a surgery to remove a large, benign cyst from the pelvic bone of an 11-year-old patient in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Dr. Carol Lippincott was accepted by the U.S. Institute of Environmental Conflict Resolution for membership on their National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals. Lippincott is a professional facilitator with Florida LLC in Gainesville, an organization that specializes in facilitating groups that address complex environmental issues in Florida.

Skanska USA announced that Alba Lopez-Isa has joined its team as director of healthcare planning and development. Lopez-Isa, who is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's in design and a graduate of Florida A&M University with a bachelor's in architecture, has nearly 30 years of experience in health care.


Sept. 24-29

:08 Seconds, P.O. Box 14077

A Christmas to Remember, 6463 Newberry Road

A Gainesville Locksmith, 4749 NW 75th Road

Beach Bound Landscaping, 1648 NW Roberts Road, Jacksonville Beach

Becca Bakes, 403 NW 25th St.

BJ and Son Lawn Care/Powerwashing, 6410 NE 26th Place

Charlie's Roadside Service, 12920 NE Sixth Ave.

Crom Coatings, 250 SW 36th Terrace

CVS Pharmacy No. 4139

Eric Lovvorn Handyman and Tree Service, 18109 SW 111th Ave., Archer

Food Max No. 1, 1304 E. University Ave.

Fordz Buffet, Steaks and Seafood, 14849 NW 151st Lane, Alachua

Jay-Jill Cosmetics, 1144 NE 22nd St.

Jim's Painting & Handyman Services, 10624 NW Ninth Road

Mahi Mahi Discount Stop, 6915 SE 221st St., Hawthorne

Mamma Mia NY Pizza, 490 NE 23rd Ave.

One Mow to Go-Lawn and Garden, 6924 NW 172nd St., Alachua

Prange's Plantscapes and Florist, 3153 NW Ninth Terrace

Puroclean Certified Restoration, 4607 NW Sixth St., Suite A

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