Alachua County business announcements for the week for June 3, 2013
Published: Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 4:42 p.m.
The Capital City Bank Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to Kids Count of Alachua County, a nonprofit that provides a free afterschool program for kindergarten through third-grade students in low-performing elementary schools in Alachua County.
Craig DeGarmo, division administrator of nephrology, hypertension and renal transplantation at the University of Florida College of Medicine, was recently selected as member-at-large on the executive council for Administrators of Internal Medicine, a national organization of business administrators in departments of internal medicine at medical schools and affiliated teaching hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.
DeGarmo served in the U.S. Navy for eight years and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration, health-care management, marketing and related support services.
Clay Sweger, vice president of planning at Eng, Denman and Associates Inc., was recently appointed to the Real Estate Advisory Board for the Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at UF. Sweger has been with the professional engineering and surveying company since 2005 and specializes in land use entitlements, master planning, comprehensive plan amendments and zoning changes.
Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group recently announced the hiring of Virginia MacKoul as director of marketing and lease administration. MacKoul, who recently graduated from UF's College of Design Construction and Planning with a focus on sustainability and built environment and urban regional planning, has worked as a marketing intern for the company since 2011.
The Alachua Conservation Trust recently announced the promotion of Tom Kay as the trust's new executive director. Kay, who received a bachelor of science in Environmental Policy & Behavior from the University of Michigan and a juris doctor from FSU, began working at the trust in June and replaces Commissioner Robert "Hutch" Hutchinson in the role.
Donald Bolser, Ph.D., a physiologist in the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, recently received a UF research foundation professorship. Sponsored by UF's Office of Research, the professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members campuswide for distinguished research and scholarship.
The honor includes a three-year salary increase of $5,000 and a one-time $3,000 grant for research support.
Bolser, who analyzes cough and other airway-protective behaviors and their role in health and disease, is also the recipient of the Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence and the C.E. Cornelius Young Investigator Award from UF.
Floridia LLC recently announced that Dr. Carol Lippincott has achieved the Certified Professional Facilitator distinction by passing a multi-stage assessment conducted by a team representing the International Association of Facilitators. Lippincott, who received her doctorate in botany and ecology from the University of Florida, specializes in facilitation of groups addressing issues related to the environment and land use in Florida.
Visit Florida, Florida's official tourism marketing corporation, recently announced the ushering in of new leadership to serve on its executive committee, board of directors and industry committees.
More than 200 Visit Florida partners have been selected to represent the tourism industry for the upcoming term, including the following Alachua County residents: Anne Bello, Visit Newberry Florida president, Visitor Services Committee; Megan Eckdahl, Comfort Inn University director of sales, Visitor Services Committee; Russell Etling, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs cultural affairs programs coordinator, Cultural, Heritage, Rural and Nature Committee; Nancy Fischer, Visit Gainesville director of sales, Meetings & Travel Trade Committee; Jill Lingard, Paddle Florida Inc. vice president, Cultural, Heritage, Rural and Nature Committee; Anna Mikell, Visit Gainesville electronic media manager, Cultural, Heritage, Rural and Nature Committee; Sean Plemons, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs tourism marketing technician, Visitor Services Committee; and Marcia Teague, Baymont Inn & Suites sales manager, Promotions Committee.
ALACHUA COUNTY FICTITIOUS NAMES FILINGS, NEW AND RENEWED
A Joyful Noise Studios, 25152 SW 15th Ave., Newberry
Alachua County School Notes, 9922 SW 86th Terrace
Anything Handy, 3901 SW 38th St.
Big Time Fun Inflatables, P.O. Box 482, Earleton
CMS/Ped-I-Care, 1701 SW 16th Ave.
Dolce Vita Bakery Cafe, 4908 NW 34th Blvd.
Life Coaching for Clarity, 1441 NE 20th Place
Ped-I-Care, 1701 SW 16th Ave.
Swamp City Services, 821 NE 39th St.
The Intelligent Voice, 538 NE Seventh Ave.
The Nemeth Group, 13123 SW Second Place, Newberry
UF Health Shands Emergency Center — Springhill, Shands Legal Services
UF Health Shands Emergency Center Laboratory — Springhill, Shands Legal Services
Victoria Apartments of Gainesville, 6419 Latchstring Court, Melrose
West Designs, 3639 NW 108th Blvd.