Alachua County business announcements for the week of Nov. 26, 2012

Published: Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 7, 2012 at 5:27 p.m.

Gallery Magazine announced the launch of is Gallery Magazine App, which is dedicated to the fine art, food and culture of North Central Florida as represented by local experts. The app also contains a comprehensive arts events calendar and can be found at and is available on the iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphone and tablet devices.

Margarita V. Purvis was recently named vice president of sales for Area Communications Company. Purvis, who holds a bachelor of science degree in advertising with a minor in marketing from the University of Florida and an associate of arts degree in business administration from Palm Beach College, brings more than 20 years of experience in telecommunication products and services in North Central Florida.

Linda Webb recently joined First American Title Insurance as the company's marketing and sales representatives for Alachua and Marion counties. Prior to joining First American Title, Webb, who holds a bachelor of science in business, worked for the Darr-Schackow Insurance Agency and served as vice president of associate services with Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors.

Jane Muir, of the Uniiversity of Florida, gave a presentation titled "eWITS: Empowering Women in Technology Startups" during the Association of University Technology Managers Leadership Forum, which was selected as the winning presentation for the forum's "A Novel Initiatives Competition." The pilot program, eWiTS, will be launched at UF by the Office of Technology Licensing, UF Tech Connect and the Florida Innovation Hub and seeks to increase the number of women in leadership roles in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries.

The Management of SunState Federal Credit Union recently announced the promotion of Suzanne Friis to senior vice president of operations. Friis, a Gainesville native, has 23 years of credit union and banking experience and has been a member of the SunState team for nine years.

352 Media Group, a local web development and digital marketing company, and Exactech, a local manufacturer for bone restoration products, recently announced that together the two companies raised $24,005 for Movember — a global fundraiser where men grow mustaches to raise money and awareness for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.


Nov. 26-Dec. 1

Automotive Super Sports, 3001 NE 21st Way

Cavis Academic Solutions, 706 SW 16th Ave., Apartment No. 203

Enjoy Western Alachua County, Care of Anne Maria Bello, Newberry

Florida Leisure, 14524 SW 15th Ave., Jonesville

Flowing Stone Jewelry, 6711 SW 82nd Terrace

Gator Park, 2811 NW 58th Blvd.

Gator View, 2811 NW 58th Blvd.

Group59 Technology Services, 25807 N. County Road 1491, Alachua

ICC at North Florida Regional Medical Center, 1 Park Plaza, Nashville, Tenn.

Kenneth Davis Farms, 25310 NW County Road 239, Alachua

Scott Hay Farms, 12910 Millhopper Road

Search, 315 NW 138th Terrace, Newberry

Search Inc., 315 NW 138th Terrace, Newberry

The Bumpkin Patch, 14500 NW 145th Terrace, Alachua

Tienda Mexicana Los Morgado, 130 SW 250th St., Newberry

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