BUSINESS ANNOUNCMENTS

Alachua County business announcements


Published: Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 5:54 p.m.

Alachua County's Office of Waste Alternatives has begun collecting unwanted or broken strings of holiday lights for recycling.

The program runs through Jan. 14, and holiday lights can be brought to any of the following locations: The five Rural Collection Centers on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Leveda Brown Environmental Park on Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Alachua County Public Works on Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 374-5213.

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Bosshardt Realty Services LLC recently announced that Hongtao Liu has joined the company as a founding member of the company's new global division. Liu, an industry leader in the Chinese market, holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in business administration.

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The UF College of Nursing recently named Debra Lyon as its executive associate dean and the Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo endowed chair.

Lyon comes to UF from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she served as associate dean for research and as the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey distinguished professor.

Lyon, who holds a doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth, will replace M. Dee Williams, who is retiring in February.

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An affiliate of Quad Equities, a New York City-based real estate investment company that specializes in the ownership, redevelopment and management of retail and multifamily real estate, has acquired a 10-unit apartment complex located at 102 NW 15th St., adjacent to the University of Florida's campus.

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The CSI Academy of Florida's team of crime scene instructors recently returned from training a select group of police in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Africa. The team included the following instructors: Anthony Falsetti, Jon Wierzbowski, Catyana Skory Falsetti and Fernando Gajate.

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Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, a regional public accounting firm, recently announced the promotion of 14 certified public accountants to partners and the naming of four corporate partners. Among those promoted were Lorie Keegan and Lon Stafford of Gainesville.

Keegan provides consulting and taxation services to nonprofit organizations and start-up businesses. Stafford, who has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, provides expertise with audits, financial reporting, and regulatory requirements for governmental entities and nonprofits.

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The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research, located in Gainesville and Boca Raton, and Dawson James Securities Inc., of Boca Raton, recently announced an alliance between the two organizations, which the organizations hope will expand Florida's innovation platform by identifying and assisting qualified startup companies, increasing early-stage funding to such companies, and preparing the companies for long-term capital attraction and growth.

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AGTC, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, recently announced that the company was awarded an additional $657,699 in funding under the Small Business Technology Transfer Program of the National Eye Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health.

This grant will supplement ongoing work under the $8.4 million grant the company was awarded by the institute earlier this year, and it will support expansion of the company's preclinical development work for a gene therapy treatment for achromatopsia.

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America's Swimming Pool Company, a new franchise of the national swimming pool service company, recently began doing business in the area. The company provides swimming pool maintenance programs, pool-equipment diagnostics, repairs, pool chemicals, supplies and renovations. For more information, visit www.gainesvilleflpoolservice.com or call 262-1347.

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Alachua County fictitious names filings, new and renewed

Dec. 16-20

60 North Main, 2679 NW 91st Lane, Branford

Affordable, 414 NE Sixth St.

America's First 3-D Fluorescent Art Museum, 7710 SW 51st Place

Daylight Donuts, 1109 N. Main St.

E-Editing, 1038 NW 142nd Way, Newberry

Grand Illusion, 2443 First St., Fort Myers, Ala.

Graphics & More, 2062 NW 101st St.

Green Apple, 1602-A NE Waldo Road

HG Equipment Solutions, 4613 NW Sixth St., Unit E

Insta-Gator Tree Service, 789 Turkey Creek, Alachua

IT Group, 3800 SW 20th Ave., No. 303

Seminole Club of Gainesville, P.O. Box 357843

Tan U, 3600 SW Archer Road

The Flower Shop, 3749 W. University Ave.

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