Alachua County business announcements for the week of Feb. 24, 2013

Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 6:55 p.m.

Bert Hueser and Gainesville Lighting recently gave large donations of lighting fixtures and lighting accessories to Children's Home Society of Florida's Family Treasures Thrift Shop. With more than four truckloads of donations given so far, Gainesville Lighting has managed to flood the thrift's inventory with more than $40,000 worth of brand new lighting and ceiling fans.

The Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator of Alachua, a program of the University of Florida, has been named a finalist for the National Business Incubation Association's 2013 Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year award in the technology focus category. The program's mission is to provide space, equipment and support services to expedite research and commercial development of promising biotechnologies through start-up companies.

The Federal Aviation Administration recently selected Gainesville Regional Airport CEO Allan Penksa as the 2012 FAA Southern Region Air Carrier Airport Manager of the Year. Through 2012, Penksa, who has been CEO since 2007, oversaw the airport's efforts to welcome several new tenants and capital improvement projects. The airport also recently completed exterior renovations and is in the process of completing a new entrance road to the commercial terminal.

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention has named Jack Rouse Associates, of Cincinnati, as the winner of the museum's exhibit design competition. Together with GWWO Architects, of Baltimore, Jack Rouse Associates will build the museum in downtown Gainesville. The architecture firm has provided designs for the Kennedy Space Center, the Henry Ford Museum, the Washington Monument Interpretive Center and more than 50 other museums, science centers, and visitor centers throughout the U.S. and internationally.


Feb. 24-March 1

Bamboo Hollow Acupuncture, 2801 SE 24th Place

Crepeau Drywall, 414 NW 111th Way

Dreyer's DKI, 4605 NW Sixth St.

Educated, P.O. Box 140504

Gainesville Community Massage, 1215 NE 20th Ave.

Gainesville Veterinary Acupuncture Services, 17307 SE County Road 234, Micanopy

Gardenia Garden Apartments, 1727 NE Eighth Ave.

Gators 4, 6741 W. Newberry Road

How Do You Roll, 4235 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral

Jay's Stop N' Shop Flea Market, P.O. Box 506, High Springs

L&W Landscaping LLC, 4140 NW 37th Place, Suite A

Lauren Homes, 1425 Del Prado Blvd. South, Cape Coral

Lingerie 101.Me, P.O. Box 140504

M2 Battlesports, P.O. Box 519, High Springs

Platinum Finance & Tax, 17124 NW 32nd Ave., Jonesville

Shop N Fill Exxon, 913 SW 104th St.

Step In 2 Learning, 6900 SW 21st Lane

The Wooly, 30 N. Main St.

Urban Heirlooms, Multi Medium Solutions LLC

Walmart Distribution Center No. 7035, 18815 NW 115th Ave., Alachua

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