Alachua County business announcements for the week of March 4, 2013

Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7:02 p.m.

North Florida technology professional Kim Gramman, a business account executive for Gainesville-Ocala, has been named to the Verizon Wireless President's Cabinet, the company's highest award for customer service and sales. The President's Cabinet represents the top one percent of sales and service executives across the country for Verizon.

Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed Brian K. Leslie, chief operating officer and principal of Charles Perry Partners Inc., to the Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority. Leslie, 46, who has been appointed for a term ending July 31, 2014, will succeed Roderick Gonzalez.

All About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology recently welcomed Dr. Jean C. Cook to its practice. Cook, a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has served the greater Gainesville community since 1987.

Cook completed her education and residency at the University of Florida and has served as president of the College of Medicine Alumni Association among other positions at the university.

Dillard's Inc. recently announced that it will make a contribution of more than $1.2 million to local chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities, which was made possible through the sale of Dillard's exclusive Southern Living Christmas Cookbook. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Gainesville received a check for more than $8,000, which was generated by the Gainesville and Ocala Dillard's stores.

Independent sales directors Tawny-Raquel Collins, Nicole Potts and April Weeks, of Gainesville, each recently earned the use of a new Chevy Cruze due to their achievements in operating their independent Mary Kay businesses. Collins, Potts and Weeks took delivery of their new career cars at Gainesville Chevrolet Cadillac.

The American Pharmacists Association has presented its Best Published Paper award to Carole Kimberlin, a professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, for her paper examining the pharmacist's role in patient care.

The paper, published in the July 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, was co-authored by UF researchers Allison Newland Jamison, Stephan Linden and Almut G. Winterstein, a professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy.


March 4-8

352Ink, 327 NW 23rd Ave.

All Tune and Lube, 2930 Waldo Road

Bike Preserve, 4833 SW 91st Terrace

Dawn's Divine Designs, 231 NW 10th Ave.

Funky Feet, 304 SW 174th St., Newberry

Gator Pressure Washing, 130 NW Ninth Terrace, Apartment 107

Gatormaid Cleaning Service, 2226 SE 34th Terrace

Julie Ryan Photography, 5210 SW 97th Way

Massage Health Center, 2929 NW 13th St.

Moe's Southwest Grill, 3832 W. Newberry Road, Suite 1E

Moe's Southwest Grill, 7770 Newberry Road

Moe's Southwest Grill, 3443 SW Archer Road, Suite A2

Northwest Barbershop, 5200 NW 34th Blvd., Suite A

Prayers by Faith Family Ministries, 429 NW Fourth St.

Sizzle Wagon, P.O. Box 2424, Alachua

Southeastern Spine and Neurosurgery, P.O. Box 357010

T-N-T Backyard Bodyshop, 10432 NE Waldo Road

Tiny Blessing Learning Center, 3608 NW 22nd Place

Trendsetters Youth Ministry, 8737 NW 20th Lane

Word Up Campus Movement, 8737 NW 20th Lane

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