Alachua County business announcements for the week of Jan. 7, 2013

Published: Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 18, 2013 at 5:58 p.m.

Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish Realtors recently announced the promotion of Michael B. Kitchens, CRB, GRI, to president of the company. Kitchens was hired as executive vice president in May 2012, and brings 19 years of real-estate-brokerage experience to his new role.

James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, recently announced that the following individuals have been promoted to associate accountant: Nicholas Bilotta, Wade Durham, Justyna Mueller, Meg Raynor, William (Webb) Shephard and Corinne Turcotte. In addition, Curtis McCallister has been promoted to information systems consulting manager, Larry Neal has been promoted to senior information systems consultant, Caitlan Walker has been promoted to senior accountant, and Kevin Warren has been promoted to senior manager.

John Spence, a professional speaker who graduated from UF's College of Journalism and Communication, will present his "Five Keys to Accountability" on Jan. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Gateway Grand. Spence has delivered training workshops, in which he presents business theory and research in a real-world way, to top companies such as Microsoft, GE, IBM and AT&T. All ticket proceeds benefit United Way of North Central Florida. For more information, visit (333-0854)

SMART Biotechnologies Inc., the newest subsidiary of Xhale Inc., recently appointed Thomas J. Bigger as its new president. Bigger comes to the company with more than 20 years of experience building shareholder value in pharmaceutical companies globally. Bigger most recently held the positions of president and CEO of Paratek Pharmaceuticals in Boston.

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank recently announced the arrival of its new refrigerated van, which was purchased with funds from a matching grant award by The Hussman Foundation through Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief charity in the nation.

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank has provided food assistance to the needy and hungry over the last 25 years through a network of more than 130 local, nonprofit agencies. During its 2011-2012 fiscal year, the food bank says it distributed more than 4.8 million pounds of food to thousands of people in Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Levy counties.


Jan. 7-11

1st Pro Inspections, 20747 NW 166th Place, High Springs

Caring Heart LLC, 3711 SE 18th Ave.

China King, 3230 SW 35th Blvd.

North/Central Florida Accu-Tab Specialists, 3536 NW 10th Ave.

SAS Lawn Care, 15000 NW 132nd Place, Alachua

Servicemaster Maintenance Systems of Gainesville, 4405 35th Terrace, Unit 6

Southeastern Archaeological Research Inc., 315 NW 138th Terrace, Newberry

Southern Custom Cabinetry, 27503 NW 78th Ave., High Springs

The Bob of Jonesville, 7257 NW Fourth St., Suite No. 4

Walkers Enterprise 3124 SW 154th St., Archer

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