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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Lake Mary, Fla. (May 23, 2019) – Thanks to a robust partnership with The LGBT+ Center of Orlando (The Center), Addition Financial has received the first-ever Harvey Milk Diversity in Business Award. This award recognizes a local business that celebrates and promotes diversity and inclusion in their business team.  As a gold-level member of The Center, Addition Financial has supported a variety of ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    (Sanford, FL) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) had the highest percentage of FAFSA completion in the state and won the Large District MVP category for 2019 Florida FAFSA Challenge, a statewide campaign to increase the proportion of Florida high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SCPS was honored for this achievement during an Awards Luncheon on ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla., May 22, 2019 – Walmart this week celebrated the 6th anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with the announcement of more than 226,000 veteran hires since its launch in 2013, including more than 14,000 in Florida. The Veterans Welcome Home Commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran.  “Veterans bring their strong value systems ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (May 22, 2019) – “It’s OK to talk about it… Mental Health Matters.”  That is the message of a mental health awareness campaign brought back this month by Seminole System of Care, a joint initiative of Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and Embrace Families, formerly known as Community Based Care of Central Florida.   The primary goals of the campaign include:Reducing the stigma ...read more
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    Monday, May 20, 2019
    To educate the community on life-saving skills that everyone can administer, Oviedo Medical Center will host a Hands-Only CPR Training. The training, which is not a certified course, will teach participants the two simple steps to saving a life with hands-only CPR.                                       Space is limited. WHERE:                     Oviedo Medical Center                           ...read more
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    Monday, May 20, 2019
    Maitland, Florida: Schwam-Wilcox & Associates and NorthWest Federal Credit Union announce today they will be having a Lunch & Learn with a Question / Answer session and a drawing for a free will package. They will be discussing prenuptial / postnuptial agreements as well as asset and credit protection. This will be a great opportunity to learn some valuable information and network at the same ...read more
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    Saturday, May 18, 2019
    Einstein Advisors are pleased to announce several upcoming community events, and invites the public to attend.  These events provide us with the opportunity to answer your questions about Medicare and your many Medicare options. ____________________________________________ Einstein Advisors will be presenting several free seminars in June to explain how Medicare works, what it covers, and what ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    My grandmother was in foster care back in the 1920s. In reality, there wasn’t much ‘care’ in the system back then. Unprotected by law, orphans and impoverished children were shipped out as laborers to farms and households in rural America. My grandmother spent years working for her keep after being separated from her brother. Although she searched for him as an adult, they were never ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    Company grows to two locations with more than 40 employees in two years Winter Springs, Fla. (May 8, 2019) – With a meteoric rise in success fueled by the UCF Business Incubation Program, ECHO Utility Engineering & Survey has graduated the program just two years after joining. Then, ECHO was simply a dream among a group of friends. They wanted to form their own engineering company, focused on ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    Next Horizon has been recognized as one of the fastest 50 growing businesses in all of Central Florida by The Orlando Business Journal. Each company was chosen based on the rate of revenue growth from 2016 to 2018.   “It is such an honor being recognized by a trusted publication like the Orlando Business Journal and alongside companies that are driving economic growth in Central Florida, ...read more
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    Friday, May 17, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. (May 17, 2019) – Axiom Bank, N.A., a Maitland-based community bank serving customers in Central Florida and beyond, promoted G. Hunt Dawkins to the position of VP, SBA Division Manager. In his new role, Dawkins will lead Axiom’s programs for extending government-guaranteed loans to small businesses.   Dawkins has more than three decades of experience in banking. He joined Axiom Bank ...read more
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    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Local chef, Edwin Cabrera, Executive Chef at AdventHealth Orlando (previously known as Florida Hospital) has created 72 simple and healthy recipes perfect for anyone diagnosed with diabetes. The new cookbook Simply Healthy: The Art of Eating Well, Diabetes Edition inspires and motivates home cooks and food enthusiasts alike with beautiful color photos and easy-to-follow instructions that can be ...read more
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    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    [Tallahassee] - A bill aimed at helping abused and neglected children in dependency court is now Florida law after unanimously passing both chambers of the Legislature.   Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 124/House Bill 115, which streamlines communication related to abused and neglected children who have multiple court cases, sometimes known as “crossover ...read more
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    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Lake Mary, Fla. (May 15, 2019) – When it comes to purchasing your dream home, count us in. Addition Financial is offering a low closing cost option that Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce members can take advantage of today.   With this offer, you can receive a lender credit of 1.5 percent of the loan amount, up to $5,000. This option is available on 15-, 20-, and 30-year fixed ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. (May 15, 2019) – Axiom Bank, N.A., a leading community bank headquartered in Central Florida, has donated $200,000 to the Emory Brain Health Center. This gift will help fund further research aimed at developing new treatments for brain diseases such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s and depression through the Emory Neuromodulation and Technology Innovation Center (ENTICe). “Axiom Bank is ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    On Tuesday, May 14th, The Seminole Source celebrated its 100th day online as a hyper-local news site covering Seminole County; the only publication of its kind in this community. And as a local business leader, we wanted to share the results of our first three months of collected data on readership. That's the beauty of an online publication, we know exactly how many readers we have, who they ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    By Michele Gregoire Gill UCF Forum columnist As a charter school founder, I hear many misconceptions about charter schools. Though I do not believe charter schools are necessarily the solution to the low student engagement and out-of-date curriculum and pedagogy that is the hallmark of many traditional schools, they are an option for some kids, especially underserved kids or those who do not ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    Sanford, Fla. (May 15, 2019) – With the attention on Russian intrusion into voter data in two Florida counties, Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Chris Anderson wants to reassure Seminole County voters, their data is safe and secure. Prior to the 2016 election, several Florida counties received a spearphishing email that, when opened, allowed the sender access to voter data in those ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. (May 15, 2019) – Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently named Van Firios as VP, Commercial Relationship Manager. In this role, Firios will develop commercial relationships and drive revenue growth.  “Van is results-focused and relationship-oriented, with a long track record of serving commercial customers,” said Ted Sheppe, Executive Vice President, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    May 1, 2019 Kim Kamando , America's Digital Goddess, Advice You Can Trust Komando.com: Which identity protection service is best? We compare 5 top brands  ID SHIELD is the #1 CHOICE  By Vince Pontorno, Komando.comREAMSTIME.COM KOMANDO STAFF CHOICE: IDShield When it comes to identity protection and restoration, IDSHIELD provides the most comprehensive service on the market, especially for ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (May 14, 2019) – Central Florida Regional Hospital is now offering patients in Seminole County a newly approved implant that can help reduce the risk of stroke in those with atrial fibrillation (AFib).  The WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure™ (LAAC) device – a small, flexible wire and mesh system – closes off an area of the heart called the left atrial appendage. This is where ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    On Sat., May 18, and Sat., May 25, experts from Central Florida Regional Hospital will join national “Stop the Bleed” efforts as a way to teach people how to save lives during an emergency.Experts from the Central Florida Regional Hospital Level II Trauma Center and local first responders will be on hand to teach shoppers at Seminole Towne Center and Lake Mary Farmer’s Market how to apply a ...read more
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    Monday, May 13, 2019
    ORLANDO – A Seminole County telehealth program by IMPOWER that increases access to mental health care and The Christian Sharing Center’s founder Angie Romagosa, who dedicated decades to helping Seminole County’s underprivileged populations, were named winners at the Florida Blue Foundation’s Sapphire Awards for excellence and innovation in community health. Each of these honorees was awarded ...read more
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    Friday, May 10, 2019
    Seminole Science Charter School is pleased to announce we have been named a 2019 National School of Character. We are one of six schools in Florida to be awarded this honor. “These schools’ representatives, including educators, parents, and students, are working together to create stronger communities focused on character. We are honored to validate their efforts and continue coaching them along ...read more
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    Friday, May 10, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla., May 10, 2019—On Saturday, June 1, residents of Central Florida will be allowed to surrender their exotic pets from 10 AM to 2 PM without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally. The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), will be hosting a Pet Amnesty Day at the Zoo's front entrance. ...read more
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    Friday, May 10, 2019
    Enjoy a very special cocktail party at the Citrus Club on Monday June 3rd. This “happy hour with a heart” is generously sponsored by the Young Executives Committee of the Citrus Club. The networking event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, raffle prizes, and socializing. Proceeds from your $15 fee enhance the lives of our elders of all faiths. Register at ...read more
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    Thursday, May 09, 2019
    Lake Mary Real Estate Sales and prices trending up for the first 4 months of the year. Hi this is Gitta with Gitta Sells and Associate Keller Williams Heritage Realty, selling real estate in Lake Mary since 1988. Over past 4 weeks we have seen mortgage rates trending up and now start to level off again, this is certainly good news for real estate. Unemployment for the Seminole county area is ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    By Indrani Acosta, MD |Medical Director, Stroke | AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute  May is National Stroke Awareness Month which makes it a good time to talk about keeping your brain as well as your heart healthy. Indeed, the link between the heart and brain is significant. And keeping one healthy helps the other stay healthy.  When your brain is healthy, it has adequate blood flow required ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    Our new member, Keosha, has background in both Insurance and Banking. She’s eager to learn the ins & outs of Medicare, and team up with Cesar for a powerful one-two punch. Or more like, daytime-evening, weekday-weekend combo, so that our clients have more available hours to chose from for their one-on-one meeting.  Her dynamic personality, and desire to do what’s best for the customer, will make ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (May. 8, 2019) – The Seminole State College Center for Business Development is searching for volunteer professionals to join the Seminole Advisory Board Council. Subject matter experts in Marketing, Sales, Finance, Human Resources, and Business Consulting who would like to help small business owners reach the next level of success, are encouraged to apply. To become an advisor, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    By Nicole Wills UCF Forum columnist I imagine I was like most kids growing up when it came to my parents’ advice: dismissive at best. As a typical angsty pre-teen, I was convinced that I was always right. I was not rebellious, but I also thought I knew better than my parents when it came to just about everything (besides taxes, insurance and other “grown-up” things). I was determined to ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    Servpro of North Seminole County is excited to announce it has expanded their Benefits Package for current and new employees. Their revised employee benefits will now include incredible discounts from 7 Seminole County Chamber Members for their various services.  Real Estate:      Sharon Infanti, Keller Williams Heritage RealtyMortgage:         David Fairbank, US BankTitle:                 Lisa ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    [Lake Mary, FL, 5/8/19] Lake Mary Life Publishing – Seminole County's premier publishing and marketing company – is thrilled to introduce Drew DeStefano as the newest member of its account executive team. Working in concert with veteran account executives Penny O'Connell, Pam Czopp, and Kristen Denny, Drew will help clients throughout Central Florida develop dynamic advertising, marketing, and ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    Lauren Miller assists fellow Chamber Member, Goldcrest Commercial Business Consultants, https://www.sellorlandobusiness.com/, in filling their office vacancy in Altamonte Springs.   Lauren is the Commercial Real Estate Agent, Property Manager and Client Advisor for the family owned and operated commercial real estate company.   J. Wayne Miller Company owns several buildings in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    As we celebrate Mother’s Day, there’s no better time to reflect on the lessons we learned from our moms. From making the bed to writing a thank-you note, moms teach us countless skills and habits to guide us through life. And if we’re fortunate, that advice includes how to make the most of our money.Here are five pieces of financial wisdom we learned from Mom:1.Spend money for quality. Being ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    Oviedo, Fla. – (May 7, 2019) – Baldwin Park ER, a department of Oviedo Medical Center, opened its doors to the public today. The $9.7 million, 10,358-sq.-ft., freestanding emergency department is expected to serve more than 10,000 residents in Orange County and surrounding areas each year.   Employing 40 staff members and four emergency medical physicians, the ER operates as a full-service ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    OVIEDO, Fla. (May 7, 2019) — Oviedo Medical Center has announced the opening of the Spine Care Center, providing a comprehensive range of solutions for patients suffering from back pain.  “At Oviedo Medical Center, we are committed to offering the safest, most effective surgeries with the latest technology,” said KC Donahey, CEO, Oviedo Medical Center. “The Spine Care Center will ensure each ...read more
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    Monday, May 06, 2019
    (SANFORD, FL) Wicklow Elementary Magnet School for Global Pathways, in partnership with the Dr. Phillip’s Center for Performing Arts will present their production of Disney’s “Aladdin” on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. inside their multi-purpose room. The performance is in conjunction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce Wicklow Elementary Magnet School for Global Pathways as an ...read more
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    Friday, May 03, 2019
    Chandler, AZ – May 1, 2019 - Geneva Financial (Geneva), through its Geneva Gives initiative, today announced the launch of the inaugural ‘Geneva Gives - Hero Award’ nomination period and month-long celebration of everyday heroes.  “Geneva Gives was born out of a desire to make an impact on a very personal level in the communities we serve,” said Telle´ VanTrojen, COO/Partner of Geneva Financial ...read more
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    Friday, May 03, 2019
    Einstein Advisors and Sunshine Pharmacy have launched a community education campaign to help people navigate through the confusion regarding their Health Insurance and Prescription Drug options.   ____________________________________________ Health Insurance can be so complicated, and prescription drug coverage can be confusing and frustrating for many Americans.  In an effort to minimize the ...read more
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    Thursday, May 02, 2019
    As you may have just seen during our special #DisneyParksLIVE stream, we kicked off our 30th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in grand style!    Mickey and Minnie Mouse led a cavalcade of favorite Disney characters down Hollywood Boulevard to celebrate the past, present, and the new, exciting future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios as the park continues to transform into a ...read more
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    Thursday, May 02, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (May 1, 2019) –  Seminole State College of Florida awarded more than 2,600 degrees and certificates during the Collegewide Spring 2019 Commencement on Tuesday, April 30, at Addition Financial Arena (formerly the CFE Arena) at the University of Central Florida.Chris Anderson, Seminole County's supervisor of elections, delivered the keynote address telling the graduates that there ...read more
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    Thursday, May 02, 2019
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (May 2, 2019)-- The Seminole County Sports Hall of Fame (SCSHOF) Selection Committee selected Male Athlete Jim Courier, Female Athletic Contributor Sarah Reece, and Male Athletic Contributor Drew “Bundini” Brown as the 2019 SCSHOF Fame Class. These inductees will be formally honored at the Seminole County Breakfast of Champions, to be held on May 15, 2019 at the Lake Mary ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    By Anjella Warnshuis UCF Forum columnist A few weeks ago I was watching TV when I received one of those calls that you hope never to get. You know, the kind where it feels like the earth has skidded to a stop and your mind goes numb. My daughter answered the call from my mother, who gave instructions to put the phone on speaker. My 62-year-old father had a heart attack. My father, who in my ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    HEATHROW, Fla. (May 1, 2019) – The Seminole State College Alumni Association is pleased to announce Diane Crews as the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Crews will be among several alumni recognized during the Alumni Association’s Annual Legacy Awards on May 9, at the College’s Heathrow Campus. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will include an annual meeting of alumni. Tickets for ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (April 30, 2019) - Seminole State College of Florida Professor Amee Mehta was awarded the Association of Florida College’s 2019 Professor of the Year award.  Mehta is a professor of biological sciences at the College and has been a part of the Seminole State faculty for 12 years. During this time, she has earned two of the College’s most prestigious awards: the Ken Sylvester Faculty ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    -Day-to-day, the average amount of time a customer experienced an outage was less than ever before  -Company moves forward with three-year Storm Secure Underground Program pilot, focusing on cost-effective ways of undergrounding neighborhood power lines, and to enhance reliability and resiliency   JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) more than 5 million customers experienced ...read more
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    Monday, April 29, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla., April 29, 2019—The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is inviting local residents to Spring Into Action by volunteering at three upcoming cleanups. “Creating opportunities for our community to take action is a cornerstone of the Zoo's mission," said Dino Ferri, CEO of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. "We want to help people understand how they can take simple steps ...read more
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    Monday, April 29, 2019
    It was another great month of growth for the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to our team and our members for working with 23 businesses on the value of an investment in our organization.  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:Kim Colegrove - Ladies 327 Supper ClubAmy Kirkland - Seminole State College, Center for Economic DevelopmentBrendan Jones - ...read more
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    Friday, April 26, 2019
    Fifteen remarkable Disney Dreamers and Doers Shining Stars, including three from Seminole County, were selected from more than 400 students in honor of their extraordinary achievements.   LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 26, 2019—Fifteen remarkable local students from around Central Florida are the next generation of Disney Dreamers and Doers Shining Stars in recognition of their strong ...read more
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    Friday, April 26, 2019
    The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools would like to thank the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for their contributions to two Foundation supported programs. With a major focus on prevention and youth services, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office donated $35,000 to the Midway Safe Harbor Community Center and Take Stock in Children – Seminole. Midway Safe Harbor’s after-school ...read more
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    Friday, April 26, 2019
    Honorees will be recognized April 18 at Member Celebration presented by AdventHealth  ORLANDO – Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan has announced Reg Shrigley as the latest recipient of the organization’s highest service honor, the Howard Palmer Award. The award will be presented to Shrigley, a longtime member and team host, during the organization’s Member Celebration presented by ...read more
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    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. (April 25, 2019) – Axiom Bank N.A., a Maitland-based, leading community bank, recently named Denesh Kalia as VP, Treasury Management Manager. In this role, Kalia will develop new business opportunities and enhance product offerings in treasury management and commercial banking.  “Denesh is a strategic leader with extensive experience in the financial services industry and deep ...read more
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    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    AdventHealth, Helix announce the “WholeMe” study, which brings prevention and genomics to forefront as participants gain insight into their heart health.  ORLANDO, Fla. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 25, 2019 — If you knew you carried genes that could increase your risk of an early heart attack, would you change the way you eat? Exercise more? Stop putting off your annual checkups?  AdventHealth ...read more
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    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    Oviedo Medical Center is hosting an upcoming event as part of its May “Doctor Talk” series.   Dr. Christopher Bryant, gynecologic oncologist at Oviedo Medical Center, will conduct a seminar about menopause. He will discuss how women can manage the symptoms of menopause and lead healthier lives. After the lecture, Dr. Bryant will hold an open Q&A.       A light dinner will be served at ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD) invites the public to attend Fire Station 29’s Community Open House located at 2300 Via Loma in Oviedo this Saturday, April 27th from 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.  Come and meet your local firefighters and see SCFD’s newest fire station.  Safety information and community programs will be available on-site.  Planned activities include: Fire Station ToursUnit ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    All- In Construction Services, a residential general contractor, collected and donated over 15 bags of clothes to the Center for Independent Living (CIL) in Central Florida, a non-profit supporting efforts for disability inclusion.  CIL ran a week-long clothing and shoe drive for those in need. Both businesses are members of the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce. All-In Construction ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    By Alvin Wang UCF Forum columnist I admit it. I am not a digital native. I was born in the 1950s and completed my graduate studies in 1980. Because I teach at UCF, I encounter a new group of college freshmen every fall semester—digital natives—who are constant reminders of my immigrant status. So I now find myself washed up on the webbed shores of information technology (IT) where I rely on ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Swollen, stiff and painful joints are common symptoms of arthritis, or joint disease. There over 100 types of arthritis and related conditions that also can affect connective tissues and organs, including the eyes, heart, lungs and skin.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 54.4 million American adults, or about one in four, have arthritis, and that by 2040, ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Join Seminole County Animal Services this Saturday, April 27, for the Paws & Claws Community Pet Event from 10:00a,-2:00pm in the parking lot of the Criminal Justice Center, 101 Eslinger Way, Sanford. The event will feature:Rescue groups and Animal Services with dogs and cats available for adoption;BBQ, hot dog and sausage trucks onsite, and Krysty's Cones ice cream;A giant raffle hosted by ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    Lake Mary, Fla. (April 22, 2019) – This spring, the University of Central Florida recognized Valerie Moses, Senior Relationship Manager at CFE Federal Credit Union, with the 2019 30 Under 30 Award. This award program distinguishes 30 of the university’s alumni under the age of 30 who have demonstrated professional success, community involvement, university impact, and philanthropic support to ...read more
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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    The Joseph Agency represented by Susan and Bob Joseph was just awarded a Top Ten in Business Sales award for national Small Business Legal Protection Plans by the LegalShield Corporate. This award represents excellence in service and sales to the Small Business Community. 
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    Friday, April 19, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (April 19, 2019) - Two honors students at Seminole State College of Florida were named winners of one of the nation’s most prestigious and lucrative scholarships.Hayley Allison Furman and Jane Marie Lozada Foster were awarded the Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship – worth up to $40,000 a year to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or ...read more
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    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    A local volunteer at Oviedo Medical Center recently found himself as a patient after suffering from a persistent UTI and prostate infection. Roger Branson originally was diagnosed with a swollen prostate in November, but after returning from vacation, he developed additional urological issues. Since being treated at the hospital, Branson is currently on his way to recovery.  Men over the age of ...read more
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    Thursday, April 18, 2019
    Florida Blue is currently hiring more than 100 positions in Central Florida for a variety of positions including roles in IT, telesales and member services. Several of the positions offer unique benefits such as three-months paid leave, remote working options and six-month contractor roles.  The state’s leading health insurer is currently hiring up to 50 IT professionals including systems and ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    By Katherine TorresUCF Forum columnistCalling someone who utilizes a wheelchair or someone who has some form of physical limitation “inspirational” is often an off-putting comment.I don’t want to be overly critical of those who use the term since I know they’re trying to be supportive, but have you ever taken the time to ask someone how they feel when you say they’re inspirational?In talking with ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    One of Central Florida’s oldest and best-known nonprofit organizations is celebrating 60 years of providing job training, placement and other critical resources that strengthen the region’s workforce and quality of life.  Goodwill Industries of Central Florida marked the milestone anniversary with an employee appreciation event on March 10. All 1,000+ employees were invited to visit the ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (April 15, 2019) - The Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Seminole State College of Florida is proud to present Flamenco del Sol’s “Carmen” on April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and “Feria de Abril” on April 28 at 2 and 7 p.m. The shows will take place in Harriett’s Theatre (building G) on the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. “Carmen” tells the story of a tragic love triangle ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (April 16, 2019) – Central Florida Regional Hospital recently expanded its surgery offerings with the addition of the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system, an advanced tool for minimally invasive surgery. This is the second robot the hospital has added since 2013, allowing for increased patient volume in complex procedures.  Robot-assisted surgery is one of the most effective ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (April 16, 2019) –  The 2022 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s National Junior Golf Championships are heading to Central Florida. Seminole State College and Seminole County are co-hosting the event which will take place at Timacuan Golf and Country Club in Lake Mary, May 9-12, 2022. The NJCAA, founded in 1938, is the governing association of community ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    SANFORD FL, April 10, 2019 -- Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) set a new monthly record for total number of passengers with 337,476 passengers in March 2019, a 3% increase from the previous record set in July 2018 (327,750 passengers) and a 4% increase from March 2018 passenger volume (323,115 passengers). “It’s gratifying to witness SFB scale new heights so early in the year,” said ...read more
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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    Orlando, Fla. (April 15, 2019) – When Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Road Trip makes its stops in Central Florida, the UCF Business Incubation Program will be well represented.  At the Orlando stop, AireHealth, which is revolutionizing care management and drug delivery for respiratory illness via a connected-portable nebulizer, will be one of eight companies to present. The next day in Melbourne ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Project Dedicated in Memory of Three Team Members   Orlando, FL, April 11, 2019 – Top-ranked CPA firm WithumSmith+Brown (Withum) has partnered with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to establish a new learning lab, which officially welcomed its first students following a recent ribbon-cutting event. Located in building BA1 on the UCF campus, the new center offers students a place to seek ...read more
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    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    WHAT:    Oviedo Medical Center is hosting an upcoming event as part of its April “Doctor Talk” series.   Dr. Mario John, orthopedic surgeon at Oviedo Medical Center, will conduct a seminar about hip and knee pain. He will discuss causes, treatment options and tips for managing pain. After the lecture, Dr. John will hold an open Q&A.       A light dinner will be served at the ...read more
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    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Maitland, FL – Atlantic Bay Works offers all Chamber members up to $1000 off closing cost when financing a purchase or refinance through Stacy Luna. Both Atlantic Bay and Stacy Luna have been in the mortgage industry providing home financing for over 22 years. As a direct lender, Atlantic Bay offers a multitude of lending products including, FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA, JUMBO, BOND, and Senior ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    WHAT:    Oviedo Medical Center is hosting an upcoming event as part of its April “Doctor Talk” series.   Dr. Pedro Ramirez, neurosurgeon at Oviedo Medical Center, will conduct a seminar about lower back pain. In addition to sharing tips for managing pain, he will also discuss treatment options and advances in minimally invasive spine surgery. After the lecture, Dr. Ramirez will hold an open ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Florida customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state  ORLANDO, Fla., April 10, 2019— Building on its commitment to save customers time and money in new ways, Walmart expects to spend an estimated $173 million this year in Florida through the opening and remodeling of 34 stores, as well as the launch and continued expansion of several customer-focused ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    (SANFORD, FL) The School Board of Seminole County, Florida Purchasing and Distribution Services Department has earned the Award of Excellence in Public Procurement for 2019 from the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials, Inc. (FAPPO). Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is one of only eighteen (18) agencies to win the Award. SCPS will receive its official award at the FAPPO 51st ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (April 9, 2019)-- Seminole County Community Services is currently offering funding opportunities for Purchase Assistance, Minor Home Repairs, and Rehab/Reconstruction Programs. Funding is available on a first-come-first-qualified basis until expended for qualified Seminole County residents. Programs include: Purchase Assistance ProgramPurchase Assistance is for qualified ...read more
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    Friday, April 05, 2019
    Winter Springs, Fla. (April 5, 2019) – Companies come to the UCF Business Incubation Program to kickstart their idea and set them up for a lifetime of growth. After three years working through the Winter Springs program, JourneyLabs is graduating this month.The company, which helps clients personalize, automate and scale real-time digital engagement between organizations and people at a reduced ...read more
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    Friday, April 05, 2019
    Einstein Advisors is a new company, but the Carlsons are not new to the industry, nor are they new to the community or the Chamber!  Marianne explains, “Don and I have been married for 40 years, and we’ve been business partners since 2006. This is a natural progression for us, and we are excited to be launching this new venture. We recognize some significant needs in this community, and our ...read more
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    Thursday, April 04, 2019
    To understand my love of the band R.E.M., you have to understand what it meant to grow up in the shadow of Stone Mountain, Georgia, equidistance from Atlanta and Athens, in the 1980s and 90s. Outside of Seattle, no city did more for American music in the 1990s than those twin cities. Had Atlanta and Athens not given us Elton John, OutKast, Widespread Panic, Indigo Girls, Matthew Sweet, the B-52s, ...read more
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    Thursday, April 04, 2019
    March certainly roared with new members. Last month, 26 businesses joined the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:Sharon Infanti - Keller Williams Heritage Realty (two)Kim Colegrove - Ladies 327 Supper Club, Inc.Hilda Cockram - Kiddie Academy of Longwood-Lake MaryLindsay Hinesley - Champion SoftWashPaul Borosky - Quality Business ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    April 1, 2019 (Maitland, FL)-- Hope for More Foundation recently raised $50,000 at their inaugural event, the Lexus of Orlando Anti-Gala presented by Kendrick Law Group benefitting Embrace Families. Today, the first day of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hope for More Foundation board members and volunteers presented Embrace Families with the proceeds from that event, which will help ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    “Government” in all its forms is the largest target market in the world and they spend billions on products and services from small businesses every month.   One of the biggest events of the year in Central Florida to help small businesses connect with government representatives is the Florida PTAC at UCF Reverse Trade Show coming up on May 2, 2019 at the National Entrepreneur Center in ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    Sanford, Florida: PM Graphix celebrated 19 years in business on January 1, 2019! PM Graphix is also honored to have received, by popular vote, the “2018 Best Home-Based Business” award on January 22, 2019 presented by My Sanford Magazine  “I have been using Michele and PM Graphix for the better part of 19 years and am always satisfied with their work. You go girl!!!”- Sennet Williams, Candlelight ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    Lake Mary, Fla. (April 3, 2019) – CFE Federal Credit Union is proud to announce and welcome the addition of Susan Sherman as Principal Relationship Manager for the organization’s Real Estate Lending department.  In her new role, Sherman will be responsible for driving sales of CFE’s mortgage products within the Central Florida community. She comes to CFE with many years of experience in the ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    By Curtis ProctorUCF Forum columnistWe are living in such interesting times. For much of my life I can remember being able to have a conversation with someone, and whether we agreed or disagreed we walked away maybe not seeing eye-to-eye 100 percent but having heard each other.Today our world is so polarizing and few take the time to hear a different point of view, so allow me to discuss feminism ...read more
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    Monday, April 01, 2019
    If there’s one huge gift we as parents can give our kids, it’s the knowledge they need to grow up to be financially stable adults.   As National Teach Your Child to Save Day rolls around this month (April 12), now is the perfect time to start teaching best practices for savings. And with the graduating class of 2019 about to walk the stage, it’s urgent that parents make sure their teens have the ...read more
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    Friday, March 29, 2019
    Altamonte Springs, Florida, (APRIL 12th, 2019) – Farmers Insurance agent Steffanie Rigetta will celebrate her Grand Opening in Altamonte Springs, Florida on APRIL 12th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm “I love being part of this community. It’s a privilege to be able to offer my customers and local residents first–rate customer service, industry-leading insurance products and competitive rates,” said Agent ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Offer Home Warranty to the Buyers (typically 1 year)Gives buyer assurance that if any issues come up, they will get fixed for a nominal fee.Licensed professional will take care of the issue.They aren’t worried about having to come up with additional money later on that they don’t have Have all Disclosures In-Hand Prior to Going on MLSSaves you time and moneyLess chance of buyer’s remorse or ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    Lake Mary/Heathrow/Sanford/Longwood home sales have been in decline. Gitta has a market update that explains how you can navigate through the real estate headwinds in Orlando. Hi everyone! This is Gitta with Gitta Sells & Associates. Orlando home sales for February 2019 have experienced a year over year decline of 5% according to the Orlando Association of Realtors. This is the second year ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Company invites entrepreneurs to pitch new, niche and innovative products at 6th annual event June 18-19, 2019  ORLANDO, Fla., March 26, 2019 – If you’ve ever dreamed of potentially reaching thousands of customers with your American products, now is the time to act: Walmart is accepting applications for its 6th annual Open Call, scheduled for June 18-19 at the company’s Home Office campus in ...read more
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    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Only the second chamber in four-county area accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce  Lake Mary, Fla. (March 22, 2019) – Across the country, chambers of commerce look to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the standards of excellence in their operational procedures and community involvement.  The Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce has now joined the elite ranks of only 200 chambers ...read more
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    Friday, March 22, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (March 22, 2019) –  Seminole State College of Florida installed Georgia L. Lorenz, Ph.D., as its third president during an Inauguration held at the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.  Dr. Lorenz succeeds Dr. E. Ann McGee, who served as president for 22 years from 1996 to 2018, and Dr. Earl S. Weldon, who was the first president hired in 1965 and served for 30 years until his ...read more
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    By Stephen M. Kuebler and Jonathan BeeverUCF Forum columnists How many of us know how to ground an electrical circuit, or what the difference is between a volt, an amp or a watt? Probably very few. So, when we need electrical work done, we call an electrician, because they are certified experts in their field. Not deferring to an expert can bring devastating consequences. People have lost their ...read more
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    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    Lake Mary, Fla. (March 21, 2019) – A major landmark on the UCF campus will undergo a makeover this spring, as the CFE Arena changes its name to the Addition Financial Arena.  This change goes hand in hand with the rebrand of Lake Mary-based CFE Federal Credit Union, who owns the naming rights to the CFE Arena. On May 1, the credit union will change its name to Addition Financial. This name change ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Hiring foremen and pipe crew members as jobs expand   (Sanford, FL) Lee Crest has recently added John Steen as the newest member of the superintendent team and is also hiring experienced pipe foreman and crews. We have been awarded four new jobs in the Central Florida area and continue to acquire more.   Lee Crest is an organization that provides commercial construction management, ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Please call Sharon Infanti from Keller Williams at 407-608-8071 for an immediate showing of fellow chamber members Nancy Vu and Cristina Aguilar’s immaculate Lake Mary Townhome!  To see more details, please visit www.sharoninfanti.com and enter 644 Canyon Stone Circle, Lake Mary, FL 32746   Incredible New Price at $255,000 Gated Community Almost 2,000 sf 3 bed / 2.5 bath 2 car ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    This year’s contest results in UCF’s most ever in Cade Museum contest’s Sweet 16  Orlando, Fla. – The Cade Prize is recognized as one of the top competitions recognizing innovation in Florida. The program receives applications from hundreds of companies in Florida hoping to benamed one of the leaders in innovative inventions.This year, three UCF Business Incubation Program clients have been named ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Join AdventHealth for a free educational seminar in April. With the opioid crisis hitting Seminole County and other parts of the country, it’s time to talk seriously about this major health issue and ways to prevent it from striking more families. Our speakers will present the facts about opioid abuse, share helpful community resources and explain how you can get involved and make a ...read more
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    Friday, March 15, 2019
    The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools received $12,832.77 from CFE Federal Credit Union on March 12, 2019 thanks to everyone who used their SCPS debit cards in 2018. In total, the Foundation has received $139,332.77 since the program began in 2009 to benefit the students and teachers of Seminole County Public Schools. Remember, every time you use your CFE SCPS debit card, a donation ...read more
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    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    By Michele Gregoire GillUCF Forum columnistFeed the birds, tuppence a bag,Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag"Feed the birds," that's what she criesWhile overhead, her birds fill the skies– From the movie Mary Poppins, song by Sherman & Sherman As I write this, there's a male goldfinch pecking at the feeder outside my home office window. A cardinal perches nearby, cracking safflower seeds. And ...read more
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    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla., March 14, 2019— Next week, ride SunRail to the Sanford Station and the Choo Choo to the Zoo will be waiting to take you to the Central Florida Zoo! The shuttle is provided courtesy of FDOT and SunRail, and will travel between the Sanford SunRail Station and the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. The service will be offered during the week of Spring Break only—Monday, March ...read more
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    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Seminole Co. Fla., (March 14, 2019) –A Jacksonville man is in custody in connection with the August 1984 beating and murder of 25-year-old Orlando Navy recruit, Pamela Cahanes.Thomas Lewis Garner (DOB 1/16/60) was arrested without incident Wednesday morning at his home. He was transported to Seminole County and booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility Wednesday afternoon. Garner was, at ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    New Avon, LLC recently recognized the 15 year anniversary of Howie Appel as a Local Independent Avon Representative.  Howie's wife, Marla, attended an expo in 2004 where she signed up for Avon and as a dedicated and loyal husband, Howie joined her in the enterprise. Over the years, Howie and Marla reached both Presidents Club and Honor Society while selling with this 120-year old ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Altamonte Springs- Postnet, a locally-owned print shop, released the 2019 Celebrate Your Grad price list today. Postnet prints invitations, posters, banners, yard signs, and more to help you celebrate your grad. All materials are customized and professionally created.by our friendly team. The price list is free and can be accessed by filling out a form at this ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    For Immediate ReleaseFor More Information Contact:Jackie Avery | Development Director407-834-4022, ext. 227jackiea@christianhelp.org   3 philanthropists are leveraging their giving to help PREVENT homelessness! Together they have provided $30,000 to match all donations to Christian HELP during the months of March and April 2019.Why?Over 40% of families in Central Florida are classified as ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Annual Guns N' Hoses Charity game to be played at 2 p.m. beforeSolar Bears vs. Steelheads at 7 p.m. ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears will host their annual First Responders Appreciation Night and Guns N’ Hoses charity game on Saturday, March 16, when Orlando hosts the Idaho Steelheads at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center at 7 p.m. The seventh annual Guns N’ Hoses game features the Central ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    (OVIEDO, FL) Oviedo High School has earned the first College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Oviedo ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Lake Mary, Fla. (March 12, 2019) – As CFE Federal Credit Union expands its footprint, the Central Florida-based credit union will undergo its next evolution, changing its name to Addition Financial on May 1.  CFE, which stands for “Central Florida Educators,” was founded in 1937 to serve local educators, but since has expanded to serve anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers, or attends ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) Exceptional Student Support Services (ESSS) will host their Annual Transition Fair on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Winter Springs High School Cafeteria, located at 130 Tuskawilla Rd., Winter Springs, FL 32708. Representatives from disability support services, recreational programs, health & wellness, family support ...read more
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    Monday, March 11, 2019
    Contact:   Christopher Snow Utilities, Inc. of Florida 321-972-0366csnow@uiwater.com                                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    UTILITIES, INC. OF FLORIDA PROVIDES NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE TOOLBetter Communication and Control Altamonte Springs, FL – Digital technology underpins almost every aspect of our lives. Mobile phones and social ...read more
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    Sunday, March 10, 2019
    Champion SoftWash has been awarded with the privilege of restoring the Gateway at Riverwalk condominiums to their former glory. The condominium which is home to more than a hundred tenants in downtown Sanford, and overlooks beautiful Lake Monroe is a landmark to the community. After a long wait while the condos transitioned to a new property manager at Bono Management, the decision was made to ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    By Nicole WillsUCF Forum columnistWhen I tell someone that I’m editor in chief of an online magazine, people generally are either impressed, ambivalent or concerned. Impressed or ambivalent used to be the most common, but increasingly their reactions have been mostly of concern.Often it all comes back to one question: “What about ‘fake’ news?”It’s certainly true that the rampant perception of fake ...read more
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    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Bonuses are a portion of nearly $207 million earned nationwide in Q4 store performance-based cash bonuses    ORLANDO, Fla., March 7, 2019 – Today, more than 912,000 Walmart U.S. associates will receive a share of nearly $207 million in cash bonuses, as the company experienced a strong 4.2 percent fourth quarter comp sales growth. Associates are receiving their bonuses in paychecks received March ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    On any given day in Central Florida, there are close to 2,000 children in licensed foster care, and they are all looking for positive role models to influence their lives. Embrace Families, the leading nonprofit agency overseeing foster care, adoption and child welfare services in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, is looking for approximately 100 mentors who are willing to give their time and ...read more
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    Monday, March 04, 2019
    It was an honor being chosen as a GrowFL “Company to Watch” this month. The award ceremony and banquet was elegant and fitting for such a prestigious award. The Next Horizon team was out, in full force, to represent the company and celebrate their shared accomplishments. Without a dedicated staff and some of the best clients in the world, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve such great ...read more
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    Monday, March 04, 2019
    SANFORD, FL – March 3, 2018 – The 2nd Annual St Paddy’s Day Truck Pull & Street Festival takes place in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford on March 16, 2019, at 4:00pm. Attendees can enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors, craft beer, and other activities. For the children there will be face-painting, a balloon artist, and a kid’s zone sponsored by Ladies 327 Supper Club. Musical performances ...read more
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    Friday, March 01, 2019
    (LAKE MARY, Fla.) Markham Mustangs will rally for one of their own when they celebrate Pi Day this month. One lucky faculty or staff member will get a tasty treat…right to their face! Ms. Jenni Meriwether, 8th grade science teacher at Markham Woods Middle School, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Meriwether, who joined Markham in 2006 when the doors opened, has continued to teach ...read more
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    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Daylight Saving Time Water Restrictions Start March 10, 2019.  The following lawn watering rules will be in effect for Seminole County: *No watering is allowed between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on any day of the week. *Residents with odd street addresses water on Wednesday and Saturday. *Residents with even street addresses water on Thursday and Sunday. *Reclaimed water customers may irrigate twice a ...read more
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    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    By Anjella WarnshuisUCF Forum columnistI have many fond memories of listening to former UCF President John C. Hitt talk about the importance of being both diverse andinclusive. The items are equally important because we could be diverse and not get along, or we could be inclusive by all thinking alike—but diverse thoughts are needed for growth.I have always sought out opportunities to learn and ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    What: 64 High School FIRST Robotics teams from around the world including Lake Mary High Schools team Short Sirkit, will bring students, teachers, mentors, sponsors and family members to participate in the FIRST® Robotics Competition. This high-tech sporting event will produce excitement and energy for participants and spectators alike, as teams compete for honors and recognition that reward ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2019) – Through the generosity of over 400 attendees, the Foundation for Seminole State College's 35th Annual Dream Gala raised over $421,000 for student scholarships, faculty program support and areas of greatest need throughout the College.   The gala, presented by CFE Federal Credit Union, was held at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Now accepting applications for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections ScholarshipSanford, Fla (February 28, 2019)– Chris Anderson, the new Seminole County Supervisor of Elections is looking for the best and the brightest in the county to be submitted for one of three $1,200 scholarships from the supervisor’s state association. The scholarships will go to three college juniors or ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Sanford, Fl – Seminole County Public Schools announced that openings are available on the district’s Business Advisory Board, a volunteer organization that provides business and operational counsel to the district’s leadership team. The Business Advisory Board is comprised of senior business leaders and industry professionals who offer their experience within their respective disciplines to ...read more
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    Friday, February 22, 2019
    (ORLANDO, FL) – Results from the latest Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) customer survey revealed a 97% overall customer satisfaction rating. The CFX 2018 Customer Opinion Survey, conducted in December 2018, provided CFX an assessment of customer opinions on various issues and services as well as overall customer satisfaction among E-PASS and cash customers. “Being a customer-driven ...read more
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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    (SANFORD, Fla.) February 19, 2019 – Students at Midway Elementary School will benefit from a statewide investment by AT&T this year, one that seeks to increase understanding of how classroom curriculum translates into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. To provide a critical link from classroom to careers, AT&T is once again working with the Consortium of Florida Education ...read more
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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    The American Diabetes Association® reports that nine out of 10 Americans at highest risk for type 2 diabetes, commonly called adult-onset diabetes,do not know about their health risk. On March 26, American Diabetes Association Alert Day® invites adults and youth to take the free, anonymous Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The online questions such as “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” are ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Taxleaf – Orlando/Lake Mary invites you to our free seminar – “TAX CONSIDERATIONS FOR FOREIGN REAL-ESTATE INVESTORS”. We will look into tax implications for foreign investors buying and selling properties in the US and how the impact can be minimized with the proper tax strategy. Topics include FIRPTA, ITIN, and Corporate Structure. This topic should be of special interest to Realtors, Property ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears will help continue the fight against cancer this Saturday and Sunday as the team hosts Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend, presented by XYMOPrint. The Solar Bears will skate against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in a pair of games on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Medical practices without adequate security prevention will incur an astounding $12-$14 million in data breach costs year-over-year. And it’s 100% avoidable. This eBook shows you exactly what your practice should be doing for security and compliance. CompuTech City has been 100% dedicated to delivering managed IT services for Orlando-area healthcare practices since 2002. We’ve seen it all – and ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2019) – Racquel Asa and her partner danced their way to victory and helped raise $205,000 in this year’s “Dance, Dream & Inspire” competition.  The annual gala was held at Hard Rock Live on Feb. 9 and featured six local “celebrities” performing ballroom dances ranging from the waltz to the Argentinian tango with professional dance partners. Racquel Asa, WFTV ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL.  – ACE Human Resources, LLC finalized dates for their upcoming debut workshop titled "So ... You Want to be a Boss?" for March 4th, 6th and 9th.  The 2.5 hour interactive workshop is intended to equip entrepreneurs who are thinking about hiring with the planning tools, legal guidance, management skills and a structured hiring process to follow. “I've seen too many ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    By Katherine TorresUCF Forum columnistNo matter how much you plan your life out, things are not always going to go as you planned. You may think you know what you want to do in your life, but dreams and passions change and it is important to know that is okay.At the beginning of my senior year at the University of Central Florida, I was meeting with my advisor one last time to make sure I was ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Jeanie Lombardi has joined the agency.  Jeanie is licensed and qualified to help you with Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Annuities, and is anxious to put her energy and expertise to work for the Allgood team and our clients.  She’s an amazing person and we invite all chamber members to get to know ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Sanford, Fla. – (Feb. 12, 2019) – Central Florida Regional Hospital ER at International Parkway will open its doors to the public on February 13, 2019. The $11.6 million, 11,000-sq.-ft., freestanding emergency department is expected to serve more than 7,500 residents from northwest Seminole County and surrounding areas each year.Employing 55 staff members and five emergency medical physicians, the ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    (SANFORD, FL) ePathways will host an Internship Fair on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Noah’s Event Venue located at 720 Currency Circle, Lake Mary FL, 32746. ePathways is in pursuit of local business partners to attend the fair and offer internships to high school students. Internships are needed from across the region and SCPS welcomes employers from Orange, Seminole, and ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    SANFORD, FL & REDWOOD CITY, CA – Today, Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg announced that his office is partnering with OpenGov - the leader in government budgeting, performance and communications - to further increase its effectiveness and accountability.  “One of the key goals as Seminole County Tax Collector was to utilize technology to provide better service for Seminole County ...read more
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    Sunday, February 17, 2019
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Nathan Rudgers has joined the agency.  Nathan is licensed and qualified to help you with Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Annuities, and is anxious to put his expertise to work for the Allgood team and our clients.  He’s a remarkable person and we encourage all chamber members to get to know ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    by Kashif Qureshi, MD The New Year is a time for change. Like most of us, you may feel there's some room for improvement in your life – in your physical fitness, your relationships, or your work/life balance. If there's piece of your puzzle missing, what simple changes might help bring the picture into focus? What can you do to make 2019 the year you really feel whole? Kashif Qureshi, MD, a ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Lake Mary, FL – Patrick Craven, director of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, formerly the (ISC)² Foundation, has joined the Cyber and Network Security Program Advisory Council at ECPI University’s Lake Mary campus. Every ECPI University campus maintains a group of local advisors who meet twice yearly to review curriculum and make recommendations. This helps the University to ensure ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    By Camille DolanUCF Forum columnistThere is nothing in the parenting manual that tells you what to do, well, ever. For me, each day was trial and error, hoping to figure it out as I went along (sorry about that, kids!).Somehow, all three of mine survived their childhood, I survived their awkward adolescent years and I thought all the scary things had passed.Of course, I was wrong.When my younger ...read more
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    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Robin Reininger signs publishing deal to release the new book, Be The Change: A Proven System to Help You CommandChange With Confidence in Your Organization.   Orlando, FL February 14, 2019 – Founder and CEO of hrthought, LLC., Robin Reininger, recently signed a publishing deal to write the forthcoming book titled: Be The Change: A Proven System to Help You Command Change With Confidence in ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    SANFORD, FL, February 6, 2019 – Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) invites residents of the Sanford/Orlando community to a TSA Pre✓® enrollment event from 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m., March 4-8,2019 at the airport’s Welcome Center. TSA Pre✓® is an expedited travel program that allows travelers to streamline their airport experience. The most significant perk offered to Pre✓® ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Seminole County, FL – Seminole County Tax Collector Joel M. Greenberg announced on Wednesday two additions to the Office of Tax Collector. Michelle Ertel, who will join the office as Public Affairs Director and Samuel Armes,as Blockchain and Legislative Affairs Director. “We are excited to welcome Michelle and Samuel to the team and look forward to working with these two dedicated and talented ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Kissimmee workshop will teach businesses the best practices for email and social media marketing ORLANDO, Fla. (February 13, 2019) – If your business isn’t active on social media or utilizing email marketing, it’s time to step into 2019. In this day and age, business starts well before you get the customer in the door – it all starts with a post, tweet or eblast. If your company needs assistance ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    To educate the community on life-saving skills that everyone can administer, Oviedo Medical Center will host a Hands-Only CPR Training. The training will teach participants the two simple steps to saving a life with hands-only CPR.   Space is limited.   WHERE:        Oviedo Medical Center             8300 Red Bug Lake Road             Oviedo, Fla. 32765   WHEN:        Wed., ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Oviedo Medical Center is hosting an upcoming event as part of its February “Doctor Talk” series.   Dr. Esteban Varela, general surgeon at Oviedo Medical Center, will conduct a seminar about hernias. He will discuss the truths andmyths about hernias, as week as available treatment options. After the lecture, Dr. Varela will hold an open Q&A.       A light dinner will be served at the ...read more
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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Construction is well underway for the new state-of-the-art academy that's expecting to open Summer 2019.  While it is being built, Kiddie Academy of Sanford-Heathrow has set-up a temporary office space in the Seminole Towne Center on the second level near Macy's. Families can visit the temporary office location to learn more about Kiddie Academy and to pre-enroll!
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    AdventHealth is taking an innovative approach to make breast-cancer care more convenient and less stressful for patients. At AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs, a team of breast cancer specialists, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and breast cancer surgeons, work together to develop targeted treatment plans for patients based on their individual needs. Patients can access all ...read more
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    Your heart health is crucial to your overall health and our cardiac team at AdventHealth is focused on keeping your heart healthy. Join us on February 26 for a mix and mingle with our team of cardiologists, learn how to best care for your heart and get a behind-the-scenes look at our Cardiac Cath Lab.  Light refreshments will be provided.   Tuesday, February 26 | 5:30-7:00 pm AdventHealth in ...read more
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2019) – One of Central Florida’s oldest and best-known nonprofits is marking a milestone anniversary. Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is celebrating 60 years of providing job training, placement and other critical resources that strengthen the region’s workforce and quality of life.  Since its founding on Feb. 9, 1959 by a small group of disabilities advocates, the ...read more
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and Seminole County Public Schools share a unique relationship in providing school safety to every student, faculty, staff, and visitor that comes onto a public school campus. We are proud to share that long before there was a state mandate, there was a School Resource Deputy or Officer on each SCPS campus. We did this because we know that keeping our students ...read more
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Central Florida Concierge Medical Office Explains the Benefits Of Using a Direct Primary Care Model   Nostalgia Family Medicine and Wellness Center in Longwood, Florida announces their newest online guide located at https://nostalgiamed.com/benefits-of-direct-primary-care/.  This online guide discusses the benefits of using a direct primary care (DPC) doctor.   Dr. Brandon Fletcher, President ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    For Release 1700 02/06/2019InstaDRY is now Evolution Deep Clean New name, Amazing Results and ServiceOrlando— 02/06/2019 — Today we would like to announce that after much research and development, InstaDRY is now Evolution Deep Clean.  The organization has taken on new owners who have been in the industry for quite some time. “The developed service process has brought consistent amazing ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    February 6, 2019, Maitland, FL:WELBRO Building Corporation recently completed the RV One Superstores project in Tampa, FL. This project included 3 separate structures; Tampa RV building, Tampa RV Service Canopy, and the Airstream building.   The new facilities were constructed on the site formally known as “Airstream Ranch” a roadside attraction featuring a row of RV’s sticking straight ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    Maitland, Fla. (February 4, 2019) Gigi Santiago, GigiSantiagoCom Coaching, and Diane Guercio, Holistic Beauty Center, created the Mindful Manifestation Series to explore aspects of intentional living in the daily lives of women who want to claim and manifest their desires and dreams for the life they aspire to live. In the first session, held on January 19, 2019, Santiago, Guercio and those who ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    Oviedo Medical Center is hosting an upcoming event as part of its February “Doctor Talk” series. Dr. Harold Neyra, general surgeon at Oviedo Medical Center, will conduct a lecture about modern weight loss options. He will discuss best health practices, surgical options and key insights into weight loss. After the lecture, Dr. Neyra will hold an open Q&A.     A complimentary dinner will be served ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    The Seminole County Public Schools Purchasing & Distribution Department is pleased to announce a meeting for business and community members to learn how the procurement process works and how to successfully compete for business. Our agenda will include: MissionBusiness HoursPolicies & ProceduresPurchasing staff’s commodities and assignmentsHow to get started as a VendorNavigating our ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    Oviedo Medical Center is hosting an upcoming event as part of its February “Doctor Talk” series.Dr. Justin Mahon, family medicine physician at Oviedo Medical Center, will conduct a seminar about adult vaccine recommendations. In addition to sharing best practices for vaccines, he will also discuss recommended vaccines for adults, why it’s important to continue vaccinating as an adult and how to ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
    Your reactions to the news may have more to do with you than you realize.By Alvin WangUCF Forum columnistAn event unfolded recently at the Lincoln Memorial that captured the attention of the news and social media. Various videos of the event depict a Caucasian high school boy wearing a MAGA hat standing nose-to-nose with a Native American elder who was drumming and chanting an American Indian ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Nostalgia Family Medicine and Wellness Center Has IV Therapy for Men and Women Interested in Revitalizing Their Body Nostalgia Family Medicine and Wellness Center announces their newest patient treatment, Intravenous Nutraceutical Therapy, for men and women looking for optimal health and wellness.  Dr. Brandon Fletcher, President and CEO of Nostalgia Family Medicine and Wellness Center, stated ...read more
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    Friday, February 01, 2019
    (SANFORD, Fla.) On Friday, February 1st, Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) named its 2020 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Sarah Hall of Longwood Elementary! As part of this prestigious award, Ms. Hall will receive a Teacher of the Year ring from Herff Jones, a Disney Annual Pass for herself and each member of her immediate family, and $1,000 from the Foundation for SCPS. Plus, a 1 year lease to a new ...read more
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    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Winter Springs, Fla., January 10, 2019 -- Intersection Technology Solutions, a Central Florida-based technology firm, has been accepted into the UCF Business Incubation Program and will be relocating their offices to the Winter Springs Business Incubator this month. “It is a privilege to be selected amongst so many businesses in our community,” says Erica Martinez-Rose, COO of Intersection ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Taxleaf – Orlando/Lake Mary invites you to our free seminar on the subject of Tax Reform Act and how it affects you. The presentation will be delivered by Mr. Mike Natarus, Senior Partner/COO at TaxLeaf. We will focus on some of the new changes introduced for the 2018 tax year. Topics will cover some of the new Deductions and Credits, new tax incentives, and how you may be able to lower your ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Orlando, Fla. (January 30, 2019) – After 24 years of success in the Washington, D.C. area, Network Specialty Group has expanded to Orlando, becoming the one of the latest companies to utilize the innovative Soft Landing program at the UCF Business Incubation Program.The move is part of an expansion into the private sector after the company has spent it history focused on providing customized ...read more
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    For 15 years straight Howie has been a top performer in his Central Florida District.  His wife, Marla, and he were the only husband and wife team in the District.  Howie lost her to cancer in 2016 and vowed to continue and build on her legacy. 
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    Monday, January 28, 2019
    (SANFORD, FL) Crooms Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) will host their annual “Techfest” conference on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 7:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. at Crooms AOIT located at 2200 Historic Goldsboro Blvd., Sanford, FL, 32771. Students at the conference will attend two workshop sessions to learn about the hi-tech workplace and necessary professional skills, attend a keynote session, ...read more
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    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    It is an honor and a privilege to be among so many fantastic professionals in the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce. We do our very best to surround ourselves with folks who have like-minded values and ethics. Our company is also a part of another fantastic network called the SoftWash Systems. Our company is mentored, trained and supported by AC Lockyer, the owner of SoftWash Systems, and the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Merritt Island, FL and Lake Mary, FL – Fidelity Bank of Florida (“Fidelity” or “Fidelity Bank”) is proud to announce its intent to merge with Central Florida Educators Federal Credit Union (“CFE Federal Credit Union” or “CFE”). CFE is a full-service financial institution that was founded in 1937 and has grown to serve more than 155,000 members who live and/or work throughout Central Florida. ...read more
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    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Did you know heating can cost 2-3 times more than cooling? At FPL, we’re always working to keep your bills low, and helping you find ways to make them even lower. This winter, use energy wisely when the temperature drops. Here are some ways to save energy and money while keeping warm: 1.       Set your heat to 68 degrees with the fan set to "auto" and turn the heat off when you ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    By David James PoissantUCF Forum columnistIt begins like a joke: A teacher, a professor and a federal prosecutor walk into a comic book shop. But this is no joke. We aren’t messing around. We’re dads, and we’re here to clobber some goblins.Justin unscrolls the map. Tyler unboxes the dice. Scott makes notes on his character sheet, and I survey the shop’s selection of hardcore junk food, trying to ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Retailer Launches Cutting Edge Innovations throughout Florida Stores in 2018-2019  ORLANDO, Fla., January 22, 2019 — 2018 was an important year of innovation in Florida Walmart stores, as the company made good on its promise to make shopping easier for Florida customers, saving them time and money through the rollout and expansion of several in-store innovations. The company also supported its ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Sanford, Florida - The Seminole County Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program will host an information session to recruit volunteer child advocates.  The GAL Orientation will take place at the Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center, located at 190 Eslinger Way, Sanford FL.   The session will be offered on Thursday February 7, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  This is a first step in the process prior to ...read more
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    Monday, January 21, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Contact: Hallah Noble Phone: (407)512-4394Email: hnoble@theorlandolawgroup.com    The Orlando Law Group, PL Announces Opening of New Winter Garden Location  Orlando, FL (January 21, 2019) – Beginning January 24, 2019, The Orlando Law Group will open its fourth office at the TD Bank building at 12200 W. ...read more
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    Sunday, January 20, 2019
    (Orlando, FL, January 10, 2019) - MC2 is excited to announce that it has become a part of Stark Technologies Group, a leader in applied building management technologies headquartered in Buffalo, NY. MC2 specializes in building automation with emphasis on direct digital controls, energy management, access control, lighting control and industrial process control applications. They boast a robust ...read more
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    Friday, January 18, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. – Join the Foundation for Seminole State College as we honor the wonderful legacy of giving that philanthropist Harriett Lake created throughout her lifetime.  Over 4,500 of Harriett’s most cherished personal items will be offered for sale for the first time to the public starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2019. All proceeds will have a direct impact on the theatre and arts ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    ORLANDO, FL & WASHINGTON, DC – January 15, 2019 – GrayRobinson, P.A. announced it has acquired Washington, DC based lobbying firm, Eris Group, LLC, effective February 1. The acquisition extends GrayRobinson’s capabilities beyond Florida, and expands its capacity to serve clients with federal lobbying needs. “Bringing together our resources significantly benefits both firms and our clients, ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    By Stephen M. Kuebler and Jonathan BeeverUCF Forum columnistsTechnology advances at breakneck speed. That's exciting to early adopters, who can't wait to get their hands on the latest piece of tech. For some, the rapid onslaught of technology is frustrating. But there are bigger issues that need our attention.Economic pressures often move new technologies into the consumer space before people get ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    ~ The One-Stop-Shop for Digital Magazines Allows Library Patrons  to Browse the Latest Issues of the Most Sought After Magazines ~   Seminole County, Florida— January 15, 2019— Patrons of the Seminole County Public Library System can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    The following Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) have been named a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools:Crooms Academy of Information TechnologyMidway Elementary School of the ArtsMilwee Middle School – Pre-Engineering Magnet  The following Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) have been named a National ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    (SANFORD, FL) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) will host a Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Oviedo High School located at 601 King Street, Oviedo, FL 32765. School Administrators from each school site will be interviewing and offering teacher contracts for instructional critical shortage areas for the 2019-2020 school year on the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Hundreds of people gather in Lake Mary for a beautiful evening of al fresco dining — sampling a delicious array of gourmet food and wines while enjoying live entertainment and community comradery. The impressive lineup of local, talented chefs and restaurants featured includes Cork & Olive, The Vineyard, F&D, Shula’s 347 Grill, and many more Lake Mary culinary staples.     WHAT: The 14th ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 09, 2019
    SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2019) – Central Florida Regional Hospital, an HCA Healthcare North Florida Division facility, has named Trey Abshier, FACHE, as its new CEO. Abshier will begin his new role with the 221-bed Level II Trauma Center facility on Feb 4. He replaces Wendy Brandon, now CEO of UCF Lake Nona Medical Center, a partnership between HCA Healthcare and University of Central Florida. ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 09, 2019
    (Longwood, FL) – When the team at All-In Construction Services gets together for our weekly meeting, things like project updates, processes, and customer relations are always discussed. The company is dedicated to growing and improving every aspect of the services we provide. We also recognize that every renovation client has different needs, expectations, and communication styles. When a client ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    Celebration concludes with FREE Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party on Sunday, Jan. 20 SANFORD, Fla. (Jan.  7, 2019) – A total lunar eclipse will be fully visible in Orlando (if the sky is clear) on Jan. 20-21, 2019. To celebrate this celestial event, the community is invited to join the team at the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College for a series of week-long events during Moon Week 2019. ...read more
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    Friday, January 04, 2019
    Featuring hydroponic, vegetable, and butterfly demonstration gardens; butterfly encounter, children's activities and art contest.  Speakers: renowned gardening experts Tom McCubbin, Orange Co Extension Agent Emeritus, Tres Fromme, nationally recognized garden planner and designer, Hannah Wooten, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Agent.  Also "how to clinics" and “ask the expert” ...read more
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    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    By Nicole WillsUCF Forum columnistI traveled to New York last summer to hear some inspirational women at Her Conference 2018, a development event for college women and recent graduates. I arrived excited to soak up as much information as I possibly could—especially from the speakers who were currently living out my dream career as a writer—and I left with a notebook filled with ideas and quotes to ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    By Anjella WarnshuisUCF Forum columnistWhen our loved ones die and their estates have been settled, we usually expect it to be the end of their giving. Sometimes it is, but oftentimes the ripples of their memories continue in ways we might not expect.Some people make fun of me because I like crocheting. They tease me about being a little old lady. Those people don't realize that when I hold a ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 2, 2019 — Florida Hospital facilities, as well as hundreds of physician practices, urgent-care centers and other medical sites across the country, officially became AdventHealth today as part of a new consumer-centric brand launch.  The change comes several months after Florida Hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health System, announced the organization and its wholly owned ...read more
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    Saturday, December 29, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the team has reached an agreement with Graham Media Group to air two Solar Bears home games on WKMG News 6 during the 2018-19 season. The station will televise the following game dates: Saturday, Dec. 29 vs. Jacksonville Icemen – 7 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 23 vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits – 7 p.m. “We are excited to once again be the ‘Official ...read more
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    Thursday, December 27, 2018
    If you haven’t heard…Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores now offers catering and delivery in the Orlando area (you may have noticed our vans around town).We deliver 7 days a week from 7-7, breakfast is served all day.How do these sound?  Our new Chicken n’ Waffle sandwich with honey mustard sauce on warm, sweet waffle bread.Our new Signature Fried Chicken, hand dipped twice so it fries up golden and ...read more
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    Friday, December 21, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The partners of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP have elected Matthew D. Armstrong, Regina Rabitaille, and Angela D. Shaw to the partnership effective Jan. 1, 2019. Shaw is a former of counsel and Armstrong and Rabitaille are former associates—all joined the Firm in 2018 with the Broad and Cassel combination.  Armstrong practices corporate representation in mergers and ...read more
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    Friday, December 21, 2018
    Longwood, Fla. [December 21, 2018] – FutureCow® recently completed its purchase of a 32,400 square foot warehouse in Seminole County, a move that greatly expands their corporate and manufacturing facilities.   The building, located on 5.5 acres at 5401 Pen Avenue in Sanford, will be transformed from a warehouse space into FutureCow’s new corporate headquarters including its executive ...read more
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    Friday, December 21, 2018
    Orlando, Fla., Dec. 21, 2018 – As part of their mission to use their strengths to make a difference, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation today announced they have made grants and donated more than 10.1 million pounds of food to Orlando-area food pantries and nonprofits helping fight hunger during fiscal year 2018. The food donations and hunger relief support are part of Walmart’s overall $17.8 ...read more
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    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    For Immediate Release                 December 17, 2018            Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. --Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction collected and donated a truckload of toys for the 2018 U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots Program this holiday season. On ...read more
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    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    Fatigue, change in mood, hair and nail changes, weight changes, and memory issues. Sound like signs of aging? Maybe not. These are also signs of a malfunctioning thyroid — a condition that can be easily mistaken for other reasons in older adults. Accurately identifying and treatingthyroid diseases in seniorsrequires special attention. Common thyroid disorders in the elderly ...read more
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    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    (SANFORD, FL) – Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is proud to announce that two of its Magnet Schools, Idyllwilde Elementary Future Ready Academy and Wicklow Elementary Magnet School for Global Pathways, have been approved as candidate schools for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). These schools are currently pursuing authorization to become IB (International Baccalaureate) World Schools. IB ...read more
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    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    By Alvin Wang UCF Forum columnist We tend to think of human development as an unfolding of stages. As we mature from infancy through adulthood, we exhibit common developmental landmarks such as taking our first baby steps, saying our first word, experiencing puberty, and adapting to the vicissitudes of middle- and late-adulthood. One problem with this view is that while it emphasizes our ...read more
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    Thursday, December 20, 2018
    WELBRO Building Corporation has broken ground on the Element by Westin Orlando International Drive.  This 8-story, 165 room hotel, located at the Orlando 360 complex is anticipated to open early 2020.   The hotel will feature 1,200 square feet of meeting space, and indoor pool, business center, and complimentary breakfast.  It will also offer a number of eco-friendly amenities including LED-only ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    (SANFORD, FL) – Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is proud to announce that its Graduation Rate for the 2017-2018 School Year was 91.7%. That’s #1 out of all Central Florida districts, #2 out of the 17 largest districts, and #10 out of all Florida districts. In addition, that’s an increase of 3.1% above the previous year (88.6%, 2016-2017) and remains 5.6% above the state average (86.1%).  
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    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    A holiday gift arrived early for the uninsured in West Orange County and throughout the region in the form of $35,000 donation from the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust to Shepherd’s Hope. The funds will be used to build support for the buildout of the new West Orange Medical Clinic and Administrative Center in Winter Garden, Fla. A large check was presented during a brief ceremony held at the ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    In December, i4 Business Magazine recognized Harry Ellis CEO of the Year in the category of Information Technology (IT). Under Harry’s leadership, Next Horizon has seen record revenue growth and a 95% customer retention rate. By diversifying service offerings and investing in quality professionals, Next Horizon has been able to secure enterprise clients while providing vital services for Central ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    We have some BIG news! Over the last several years, we have heard the following questions in a variety of ways: So...what exactly is the mission of Community Based Care of Central Florida? I can't tell from your name. Community Based Care of Central Florida is a mouthful...can I just call you "CBC"? Are you 4C? No? What's your name again? Community based care is so vague! What does that ...read more
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    Friday, December 14, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2018) – Central Florida Regional Hospitalwas recently awarded an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and ...read more
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    Friday, December 14, 2018
    By Ron Strand-Sorrell   Whether you’re looking to open a personal or business bank account (or both), you have many options from which to choose. On any given day, your mailbox may be stuffed with promotional offers from big banks, community banks and credit unions.   So, how do you choose the one that will best meet your needs? Here are a few elements to consider:   The ...read more
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    Friday, December 14, 2018
    A big Southeastern bank deal announced Monday morning will reshape Atlanta's banking business. Florida's CenterState Bank Corp. (Nasdaq-GS: CSFL) will acquire Birmingham, Ala.'s, National Commerce Corp. (Nasdaq: NCOM) in a $850 million combination, creating a Southeastern regional bank with branches in Florida, Georgia and Alabama and combined deposits of $12.8 billion. Both banks are players ...read more
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    Friday, December 14, 2018
    WTS: Window Tint, Treatments, and More has just been informed that we are currently ranked 5th in the country for residential safety and security film sales. We want to earn the top spot and we only have through the rest of December to make our way to the top, so we are upgrading ALL residential solar film installations to security film for FREE through the month of December. This means you save ...read more
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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    For Immediate Release (December 13, 2018) (Headshot attached)    Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (December 13, 2018) – Ron Whalen, Vice President of Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction, was elected to the Board of Directors of Quest, Inc., a ...read more
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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    For Immediate Release (December 13, 2018) (Headshot attached)    Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla.  (December 13, 2018) - Steve Elliott was promoted to General Superintendent at Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction. A 25-year company veteran, Steve ...read more
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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2018) –  More than 2,800 degrees and certificates were awarded during Seminole State College of Florida’s Fall 2018 Collegewide Commencement on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena.This commencement was Dr. Georgia Lorenz’s first as president of Seminole State. To commemorate the occasion, she delivered the keynote address telling graduates ...read more
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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    Transfer of Osceola County Expressway Authority toll road to CFX is authorized under state law ORLANDO, FL. (Dec. 13, 2018) — The Central Florida Expressway Authority’s Governing Board today unanimously supported transitioning control of the Poinciana Parkway from the Osceola County Expressway Authority to CFX. The transfer goes into effect December 31, 2018. The Board’s approval of the transfer ...read more
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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    By Katherine TorresUCF Forum columnistI have been around sports all my life. My older brother played basketball when we were kids and I always remembered sitting in the stands cheering him on. He loved the sport so much that my parents bought him a basketball hoop so he could play basketball at home whenever he wanted.At the time I was about 6 years old and I thought sports were for boys, so I ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    Still can’t find the perfect gift….well we have the perfect idea! Donate Blood Saturday December 15  at Seminole County Animal Services and we will give you the perfect gift for you or a loved one. Everyone who donates blood will receive a voucher for 1 free dog or cat adoption. That’s right ANY dog or cat and the adoption is FREE but the voucher is good until Valentines Day! So if you or a ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    Sanford, Fla. (Nov. 7, 2018) – After 25 years and more than a million miles on Florida’s highways, the Support Education specialty license plate has a fresh look. While the design is new, the cause remains the same – when a Florida resident purchases or renews their Support Education specialty tag, $20 goes directly back to support schools, teachers and students in the county where the tag is ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    - Fast casual concept opens 4th Orlando area restaurant and offers free chicken salad for a year -   Auburn, AL – Dec. 12, 2018 – Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, has expanded in Florida with its newest restaurant in Lake Mary at 1101 International Parkway, marking the brand’s 4th location in the greater Orlando area. ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures has teamed up with UDR to produce real estate videos of their properties. The first property filmed was Ashton at Waterford Lakes located in the UCF area. The final product will be displayed on the property's main website. Walking Saloon Pictures is located in Altamonte Springs, FL and specializes in producing videos for corporate clients by telling ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    LAKE MARY, Fla. - Dec. 5, 2018 - PRLog -- Pablo Prahl and Jennifer Herrera Co-Owners of A & G Marketing Group Powered by Proforma, are proud to announce that their business has been presented with the Business of the Year Award from The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VHCC)."We are among many other very successful businesses in the area, so it is truly an honor to be recognized as the ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Over the past several days, many people have reached out to me directly regarding the Code Red Drill that occurred at Lake Brantley High School last Thursday morning. I wanted to take a moment to explain the position of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and highlight changes to the drills moving forward.The State of Florida mandates that we conduct exercises as often as we conduct other ...read more
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    Monday, December 10, 2018
    Come Attend the  IGNITE Event Are you excited for the  New Year? The time of year people make a resolution or goal to lose weight, make more money, or change SOMETHING to improve their lifestyle.   Would it interest you to know that 92% of people who make this goal in the New Year fail? In fact 50% give up in just two weeks.   NOT THIS TIME!   Saturday February 23rd at the ...read more
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    Friday, December 07, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – (December 7, 2018) -  Shepherd’s Hope today announced the resignation of President and CEO Marni F. Stahlman, Ph.D., ABD, who has accepted an appointment to join the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Central and Northern Florida as its President and CEO. Stahlman’s last day with Shepherd’s Hope will be Jan. 4, 2019.  The leadership of Shepherd’s Hope Board of Directors has begun a ...read more
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    Friday, December 07, 2018
    The students gateway at home to knowledge  Lake Mary, FL –   ECPI University loves supporting our Orlando schools. Campus President, Mike Fontaine delivered over 20 computers to Casselberry Elementary for those students that do not have access to computers at home. Education, it is the key and having access to knowledge will be these kids gateway to a better life. About ECPI ...read more
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    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    For Immediate Release     December 6, 2018            Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (December 6, 2018) – On November 29, Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground for the new 320-unit Aqua Apartments in Palm Bay, under a $37 million contract with an affiliate of ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    By Camille DolanUCF Forum columnistI remember the moment like it was yesterday. My older son came home from a friend’s house where he’d had his first box brownie.When he told me about them, a rapturous kind of glaze came over his eyes and he told me they were the best brownies he had ever had.As a scratch baker, that was also the moment he crushed my soul.Heretofore, my specialty was saucepan ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    As we round out the end of the year, your Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce had plenty to be thankful for in November as 22 businesses started their investment in the chamber.  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:Kate Crockett - ECPI UniversityKatherine Napier - Avalon Hypnosis - Life and Health CoachingBrady Lessard - CPH, Inc.Harry Ellis - Next Horizon  Make sure ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 04, 2018
    Avon is proud to offer fundraising events for any non-profit 501c3 organization.  They include a candle promo, a stuffed animal promo, and Avon Brochure promo, you have a choice.  Please contact me for details 407-373-4293 or email me at hra246@gmail.com
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    Monday, December 03, 2018
    Lake Mary, FL. (Dec. 3, 2018) – On October 21, 2018, 423 cyclists became community champions in Seminole County. During the 6th annual Champions Ride for Charities, hosted by The Rotary Club of Lake Mary, participants pedaled to raise $35,000, which will positively impact the lives of local residents. “We are thrilled that one of Florida’s most popular rides has also grown into a successful ...read more
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    Monday, December 03, 2018
    James Reed, MD is the newest board-certified physician to join the team at Florida Women’s Center. He joins us from Georgia, where he most recently served as an on-staff OB/GYN in Albany-area hospitals and as a flight surgeon with the Air National Guard. Dr. Reed’s specialties include complete gynecologic care and minimally-invasive, robotic-assisted surgery. He graduated from St. Matthews ...read more
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    Monday, December 03, 2018
    Exciting news! For the eleventh year running, Meals on Wheels, Etc. is participating in the Subaru Share the Love event.  We’re incredibly grateful to Subaru and its retailer, Mastro Subaru of Orlando, for supporting our organization and the seniors we serve.. November 15, 2018, through January 2, 2019, for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s ...read more
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    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Heathrow, Fla.– Merrill Lynch today announced that Financial Advisor Ray White has joined the Hunter Group in the Merrill Lynch Heathrow office.   “We are excited to have Ray as a new addition to the Hunter Group. Ray’s experience will be invaluable as we continue to offer personalized wealth management strategies and tailored advice and guidance to individuals, families and businesses of ...read more
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    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Seminole Co. Fla. (November 29, 2018) - A five-month investigation dubbed “Operation Sundown” by the Seminole County Sheriff Office City/County Investigative Bureau (CCIB) has resulted in RICO and heroin trafficking charges against key figures in two organized distribution networks.“These two groups were distributing approximately 750 baggies of heroin laced with fentanyl every day,” said Sheriff ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Jamaica Gardens Restaurant, located at 203 West S.R. 434, Longwood, FL. 32750 will be offering catering services for all large and small holiday office and home parties!!  Full menu of your favorite Jamaican jerk chicken, jerk pork, oxtail, and yummy sides, as well as all other authentic Jamaican dishes, drinks and desserts!!  Please call 407-774-6473 or 407-864-7184 for details and bookings. ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Orlando, Florida, November 28, 2018– Sentry Technology Solutions, Trusted • Secure • Connected, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sentry Technology Solutions to its 2018 Next-Gen 250 list. The annual list identifies IT solution providers who have embraced emerging technologies and are setting the pace for the rest of the channel in their adoption. Those on the ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    A story byLaurel Ordonez Understanding how your audience will discover and interact with your event for the first time is an important factor in converting a prospect into an actual attendee. To that end, before setting up an event on UNATION, or on other platforms, you will want to begin by placing yourself in the mind of a prospective attendee and to take into account their likely ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Something was wrong.  I could sense it as much as see it.  The perennially-lit windows were now dark, lifeless eyes.  The bustle of activity that was so ubiquitous was absent.  One of the large warehouse doors was open, like a gaping wound, exposing the innards of the building.  Inky shadows spilled from within.  I felt as if I was observing a corpse from my car window as I waited for the traffic ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    Diane Ramirez, the owner of DCS Commercial Cleaning expands her professional services to the Cosmology world. Devina Beauty was created to give an experience for women or men to treat themselves. Now delivering on-demand Certified, Experienced and Professional artists that come to you! Get your glam done from the convenience and comfort of your home, office, hotel or any location that you may ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL – Seminole County Board of County Commissioners and Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD) invites the media to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for SCFD’s new Fire Station 29.  The ceremony will take place on December 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Fire Station 29 service area will encompass the communities of Jamestown, Aloma Woods, 417 & Aloma corridor, portions of Tuskawilla ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Exciting things are happening at Accounting Simplified, and we want to share some important news with you. Loyalty from customers and new business referrals have fueled our continued growth, making a move to a larger office space necessary. We are excited to announce that our team has moved to our new location in Longwood, FL.  We're thrilled and we look at this new location as the start of ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    By David James PoissantUCF Forum columnistThe first time I stood on a stage, I threw up. I was 7 years old, and, 10 seconds into an acting class, fear sent my stomach somersaulting. Years later, I tried a high school acting course. My first scene involved a stage kiss. This sent me into paroxysms of unease that resulted in what I can only imagine was the world’s hardest kiss to watch. By college, ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    By Ted Sheppe Millions of people can say they have achieved the “American dream” of being their own boss. However, being a small business owner brings its own set of unique challenges. One is figuring out when it’s time to graduate from your first Small Business Administration 7(a) loan to conventional financing. SBA loans, as the 7(a) loans are often known, can be a critical first step for ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    SCPS held the swearing-in ceremony for its two new School Board Members, Kristine Kraus and Amy Pennock, as well as incumbents Karen Almond and Dr. Tina Calderone.  In addition, the School Board voted on it's new officers resulting in Dr. Tina Calderone becoming School Board Chair and Karen Almond serving as Vice-Chair.   Kristine Kraus ...read more
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    Friday, November 16, 2018
    ORLANDO, FL — The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) announces the launch of a new portable electronic toll transponder that enables drivers to travel toll roads across 18 states, including Florida, using one transponder and one account. Called E-PASS Xtra, it’s CFX response to the Moving Ahead for Progress in 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which requires all U.S. highway toll facilities to ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    LONGWOOD, FL -- On November 9, 2018, IMPOWER was honored at the 2018 Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP’s) Central Florida Chapter’s “National Philanthropy Day Awards Ceremony & Breakfast” at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. Vice President External Relations Marcie Dearth was called to the stage to accept the recognition of IMPOWER’s The Village Transitional Housing Program as ...read more
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    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Nostalgia Family Medicine announces the recent feature of Dr. Brandon Fletcher, M.D. in the September/October 2018 edition of Central Florida’s premier print publication, Lake Mary Life Magazine.  In his most recent article Dr. Fletcher discusses the basics of medical marijuana in the state of Florida. Dr. Fletcher stated “the medical marijuana bill was passed in the state of Florida in ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Introducing Custom Made Instagram/Snapchat Story Swipe Up Ads by Walking Saloon Pictures. If you're not using swipe up ads on these platforms, you're not using it to it's full potential. Choose from 20 customize-able story posts with your brand colors, your logo, and your product photos. :15 second ads that pack a punch! Introductory rates are starting as low as $99. And ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    Annual Service Project to Help Feed Neighbors in Need  ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Every November, local Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers set out to fight hunger during their annual “Scouting for Food” campaign. This year, the Central Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America collected 70,863 pounds of food for a local network of feeding partners, including Second Harvest Food Bank of ...read more
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    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Please join Sharon Infanti of Keller Williams Heritage Realty at her Open House this Sunday, November 18th from 1 to 3pm!   Raffle Winner takes home 3 hours FREE TOPGOLF for up to 6 people!This beautiful 3,200 SF Ranch Style Home in the fully paved, 24hr gated community of Eagle Rock Ranch boasts 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on a 5 acre lot,  which is fenced and cross-fenced so all of your dogs, ...read more
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    Monday, November 12, 2018
    News Comes as Walmart Reports Hiring 549 Veterans in Orlando, Nearing Goal of Hiring 250,000 Veterans Nationwide by 2020    BENTONVILLE, ARK., Nov. 12, 2018 – Walmart today announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses, becoming the largest U.S. company to make such a commitment. The Military Spouse Career Connection, a new initiative by Walmart to recruit and hire military ...read more
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    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    By Michele Gregoire GillUCF Forum columnistI can still see myself in my eighth grade English class. We are being asked to research a possible career. I pick lawyer because that seems like what is expected of me. But I have no interest in the law. I slump at my desk as the teacher drones on about the assignment, while I secretly compose poems about wanting to be invisible, wishing I could wear a ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures has teamed up with NBA Champions, The Golden State Warriors on an upcoming documentary. The story is based on the newly inducted NBA Hall of Famer, executive Rick Welts for his great contributions to the game on and off the court. Needing fellow inducted NBA Hall of Famer, Grant Hill, Walking Saloon Pictures jumped in and filmed his segment near his ...read more
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    Wednesday, November 07, 2018
    Volusia County Business Incubator brings in top experts for a successful U.S. soft landing  Daytona Beach, Fla. (November 7, 2018) – For many companies, expanding to the United States is a daunting task that affects all aspects of a company’s business.  This month, the Volusia County Business Incubator is bringing together experts from around the country to help businesses looking to establish a ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    Orlando, FL – October 30, 2018 – Hundreds of cheering students, faculty, school board members, and local partners gathered to celebrate and officially dedicate the newly renovated Hillcrest Elementary School for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS). Wharton-Smith and HZ Construction served as construction manager on the project and C.T. Hsu + Associates served as the designer.   Held in ...read more
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    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Valencia College officials have named CFE Federal Credit Union the college’s preferred banking partner.  As part of the five-year agreement, CFE will provide banking services to students, faculty and staff throughout the college, and will also present financial literacy seminars on topics such as budgeting, identity theft prevention and car and home ownership.  Through this partnership, CFE will ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    Nonprofit Hopes to Deliver Memorable Holiday Season to Hundreds of Families in Need   ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2018) – Community Based Care of Central Florida (CBCCF) is seeking help in bringing the holidays to hundreds of Central Florida children and families. Donations of food and gifts are needed to support up to 1,700 children in foster care and local families in need this holiday ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    By Nicole WillsUCF Forum columnistAlthough horror films are inherently gruesome or disturbing, I’ve found them to be a consistent source of my role models: strong heroines who have shaped who I am as well as who I want to be. The lessons I’ve learned from some of the genre’s most iconic heroines have stayed with me through the years, from the power that lies in perseverance to the understated ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    The ER, which is expected to open in fall 2019, will have 24 patient rooms and a number of services available on-site.   OVIEDO, Fla., Nov. 1, 2018 — Florida Hospital leaders broke ground today on an emergency department that will expand the health care system’s network to better serve residents of Oviedo and surrounding communities in Seminole County.   The emergency department will have 24 ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    October was anything but spooky with two dozen businesses joining the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce last month.  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:PJ Anderson - Edward Jones- PJ AndersonSharon Infanti, PA - Keller Williams Heritage RealtyVincent Esson - Liam Fitzpatrick's Irish Restaurant & Irish PubPenny O'Connell - Lake Mary Life PublishingMonti Manji - ...read more
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    Thursday, November 01, 2018
    As part of our annual gift of thanksgiving to the community, Florida Hospital is hosting a FREE CONCERT on the Seneff Arts Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Join three-time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum Christian artist Michael W. Smith for a Night of Praise Concert, featuring performances by Lifelong Worship from the Florida Hospital Church and the Swingin' ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    Annual event raises nearly $400,000 to continue free medical care for the region’s uninsured  Orlando, Fla. (October 31, 2018) –The Great White Way was shining bright in Central Florida on Saturday, October 20, 2018 as 555 guests raised nearly $400,000 to benefit Shepherd’s Hope and its mission of providing free and compassionate healthcare to the uninsured.  This year’s Famous Faces Masquerade ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
    New medical centers offer unlimited $0 copays for primary care doctor visits, mobile and online doctor chats for all Florida Blue members   ORLANDO, Florida, October 31, 2018—Florida Blue members will have access to eight new fully bilingual medical facilities in the Orlando area in 2019 thanks to the addition of Sanitas Medical Centers featuring a unique personalized care model. This expansion ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Sanford, FL – October 25, 2018 marked a significant day for the City of Sanford with the groundbreaking ceremony for the $14 million RiverWalk Seawall, a project which will provide the necessary support for the future and final extension of Sanford’s award-winning RiverWalk from the Central Florida Regional Hospital to Interstate 4.   City of Sanford and Seminole County Representatives ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Amanda is an Associate Attorney at Eclat Law focusing on matters such as Tax Planning and Advice for Individuals, Small Businesses, and Corporations; Start-ups; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Business Transactions and General Civil Litigation. Amanda earned an LL.M, Master of Laws, in Taxation from Boston University where she focused primarily on Corporate and Small Business Taxation as well as ...read more
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    Monday, October 29, 2018
    LAKE MARY, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2018) – HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm celebrating more than a century of service to clients, is growing in Lake Mary to help meet transportation demands, improve mobility and enhance economic competitiveness of Central Florida as a business and education destination. The firm hired Neil Kenis, Chuck Hymes and Maverick Marshall –  three veteran ...read more
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    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    By Anjella WarnshuisUCF Forum columnistWhen I was younger, I was always told: “Children are to be seen and not heard.” “If you have time talk then you’re not working hard enough.” “No talking during study time.”My parents and teachers taught me the importance of working hard and being silent. I talked so little that people sometimes forgot that I was there.In time, I began to see myself as the ...read more
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    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Locations in Poinciana and Winter Garden offer customers new ways to shop  ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 25, 2018 – Shopping is now a whole lot easier for customers at the Walmart Discount Store in Altamonte Springs at 200 S. State Road 434. From fresh paint and new flooring to the addition of self-checkouts and completely transformed departments, the Altamonte remodel is focused on creating a fast and ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2018) – Community Based Care of Central Florida (CBCCF) is the only organization in Florida, and along the East Coast, to be awarded an $8.6 million grant, which aims to create more stability for children in foster care before the critical adolescent years.  The money, which will be distributed over five years through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Health ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Windermere, FL – On Friday, October 19, Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division celebrated the great work being done by local subcontractors and team members on the Orange County Public Schools Site 37 Relief Middle School located in the growing community of Windermere, Florida. The traditional topping out event marks a significant milestone in the completion of the project.    More than 150 ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    For Immediate Release                 October 23, 2018 Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction announced it has broken ground for two luxurious Orlando-area clubhouses. Included are the $2.1 million, 9,715-square-foot facility at The Reserves at Alafaya community in ...read more
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    Monday, October 22, 2018
    Fort Myers, FL – October 5, 2018 – Wharton-Smith employees came together with local subcontractors and Lee County Business Development Manager Ruth Buchanan to officially open our Southwest Florida office located in Fort Myers, Florida. The group celebrated this milestone event in style with a catered BBQ lunch, chair massages, a presentation showcasing all of the exciting projects the company ...read more
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    Friday, October 19, 2018
    Over 1,100 schools participated in the AP Capstone Diploma program, valued by colleges and universities across the U.S. and around the world [Sanford, FL] – At Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS), 108 students have earned the Advanced Placement® (AP®) Capstone Diploma and 33 students have earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ during the 2017-18 school year. AP Capstone™ is a diploma ...read more
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    Friday, October 19, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida has announced the lineup for its 2018-19 Speaker Series, which will include three well-known presenters, Ross Douthat, Dr. Naomi Oreskes and Judy Shepard. The series kicks off in November at the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. All events will begin at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall (building G).  Ross Douthat, Nov. 1  Ross ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is proud to announce the 2020 Teacher of the Year (TOY) Semi-Finalists: Elementary Altamonte Elementary Isabel Carlson Behavior Intervention Goldsboro Elementary Alyssa Costanza Kindergarten Teacher Highlands Elementary Sabra Sanjurjo 4th Grade Teacher Longwood Elementary Sarah Hall Kindergarten Teacher Red Bug Elementary Jaimie McBriarty ...read more
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    Thursday, October 18, 2018
     Oviedo Medical Center is hosting four upcoming events as part of its November Doctor Talk Series:                                Mon., Nov. 5, at 5:30 p.m.Oviedo Medical Center8300 Red Bug Lake Rd.Oviedo, Fla. 32765Dr. Harold Neyra, general surgeon, will conduct a lecture entitled “hernias and your health.” After the lecture, he will hold an open Q&A.  Tues., Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m.Oviedo Medical ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Lake Mary, FL.  October 1, 2018– Taking candy from children is usually frowned upon, but teaching them the value of giving back by donating their excess Halloween candy in support of Operation Gratitude’s Care Package Programs for U.S. Troops, Veterans and First Responders is a win-win for kids, parents, and dentists.   This Halloween, local trick-or-treaters will join kids across the ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Seminole Co. Fla. (Oct. 17, 2018) – Five auto burglars, four of them teen-agers, were apprehended in unincorporated Longwood yesterday morning.Just before 6:30 a.m. Monday, deputies were called to the Whispering Woods subdivision in unincorporated Longwood. Witnesses reported a group of subjects attempting to get into a vehicle. Deputies made contact with a suspicious vehicle and detained three ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Seminole Co. Fla. (Oct. 17, 2018) – Five auto burglars, four of them teen-agers, were apprehended in unincorporated Longwood yesterday morning.Just before 6:30 a.m. Monday, deputies were called to the Whispering Woods subdivision in unincorporated Longwood. Witnesses reported a group of subjects attempting to get into a vehicle. Deputies made contact with a suspicious vehicle and detained three ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    By Alvin WangUCF Forum columnistNo one ever thinks of becoming a dean — yet college campuses load up on them. There are deans of admissions, deans of students, deans of faculty, deans of arts and sciences, engineering, medical schools and more. But that’s a good thing! There are even national associations of collegiate deans.So who are these people? Who ends up being a dean?Let’s start with ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    (SANFORD, FL) – Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is currently holding a School Supply Drive to benefit students in the Florida Panhandle that were directly impacted by Hurricane Michael.     Donations may be dropped off at all SCPS school locations or at the SCPS Educational Support Center located at 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773.   Requested supplies:#2 ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2018) –  The Seminole State College of Florida Board of Trustees has unanimously approved renaming the College’s CFADA Professional Automotive Training Center to the Barbara Miller CFADA Automotive Training Center in honor of her long-term efforts on behalf of the program and at the request of the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association (CFADA).   For over 30 years, ...read more
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    Monday, October 15, 2018
    Inaugural “Fore Our Kids” Golf Tournament Will Be Held Oct. 26  WHAT:                       On Friday, Oct. 26, golfers will tee off in the inaugural “Fore Our Kids” tournament to raise money in support of critical services and assistance designed to strengthen families and prevent child abuse.  Participants can compete as part of a team of four or individually. Golfers must register ahead of ...read more
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    Monday, October 15, 2018
    Local Goodwill Encourages People to Make Donations to Floridians in Need  (ORLANDO, Fla) – Oct. 15, 2018 – In response to Hurricane Michael and the overwhelming generosity of people who want to help, the Florida Goodwill organizations have established a response plan to directly bring much needed support and aide to the communities that have been directly and critically affected by Hurricane ...read more
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    Friday, October 12, 2018
    Do you experience unexplained lower-abdominal pain or discomfort when bending, coughing or lifting? That could be a sign that you have a hernia.If you do, then please join us for a special, free lecture about abdominal hernias followed by a private, non-invasive abdominal-hernia screening. Drs. Rideman, Fiscina and DeAngelis will discuss the latest advances in minimally invasive hernia ...read more
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    Friday, October 12, 2018
    For Immediate Release    October 12, 2018            Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  LAKE MARY, Fla. (October 12, 2018) – Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground October 4 for Phase II of Griffin Farm at Midtown town center, Lake Mary, under an $8 million contract with Unicorp National ...read more
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    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    With innovative technology and multiple specialists in a single location, patients can quickly and conveniently get the cancer-care services they need in one visit.ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 10, 2018 — Florida Hospital is taking an innovative approach to make breast-cancer care more convenient and less stressful for patients.     At Florida Hospital Altamonte, a team of breast cancer ...read more
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    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    This and That Studio has some new designs to choose from. Get ready for the upcoming holidays by painting your own wood sign. We offer open and private paint parties. Schedule your next team building event for a FUN TIME OUT!  You can bring ANY beverage and food. Don't have time to come in for a last minute gift or need nultiple client gifts? Ask us to paint it for you. Follow us on Facebook to ...read more
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    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading Michael relief efforts  BENTONVILLE, Ark. Oct. 11, 2018 – In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1.5 million of cash and in-kind support for relief and recovery. In addition, $1 million from the Walmart 2018 Hurricane Relief Fund held at ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    On Saturday, Oct. 20, Oviedo Medical Center will host a mammogram spa day, giving women the opportunity to have their annual mammograms in a relaxing environment.  In addition to receiving their mammograms, women will enjoy refreshments, gifts, massages and more.  To schedule a 3-D mammogram, call 1-888-454-7974. Patients must have a prescription for a mammogram from their ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Rebekah Arthur, director of events, of the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her first year at Institute for ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    By Katherine TorresUCF Forum columnistTake a second and think of a place. It can be your home, where you work, the last location you visited or your dream vacation spot. Do you have a place in mind?Now picture yourself at that place, but you are unable to walk and you’re using a wheelchair.Would you be able to successfully maneuver around without any issues? Are there any barriers you might ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    Lauren Miller of J. Wayne Miller Company has added a new office space to their listings. Lauren listed for lease the freestanding office building located at 324 Newburyport Avenue in Altamonte Springs. This office belongs to fellow Chamber Member, Goldcrest Commercial.   This beautiful freestanding 2,250 SF office building is ideal for an attorney, accountant, financial planner, ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures has released the first clip of  "story." - a docuseries focused on the backstory and origins of local brands. The first episode will focus on Darren Hollander of Orlando Chiropractic.  In this clip, Darren explains the back story of the music video they did a few years ago. Prior to shooting the music video, he donated to Lil Dicky's kickstarter ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    SANFORD, FLORIDA -- SERVPRO of North Seminole and West Volusia Counties go pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shared on their social media platforms earlier today, they released this statement along with a picture of members of their crew in pink SERVPRO shirts. “In October, we wear pink. We wear it to promote the importance of mammograms and early detection for women. ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is pleased to announce that the Seminole County, Florida Property Appraiser’s Office has recertified their Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration for a second time. Seminole County first earned the certificate in 2005 and then recertified for a first time in 2012. This required re-certification is a ...read more
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    Monday, October 08, 2018
    On Friday, October 26, 2018, from 11 AM to 4 PM, the Early Learning Coalition of Seminole will be partnering with Panda Express to help raise match funds to directly support Early Learning programs. This event will be held at the Panda Express in Altamonte Springs located at 275 East Altamonte Drive. When you come to the Panda Express store location with the event flyer or order online using the ...read more
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    Monday, October 08, 2018
    22 Health would like to announce expanded services and introduce Dr. Jon Mettert and Dr. Dan Ross.   22 Health would like invite you join us at our Open House, on October 16, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This is an opportunity come tour our beautiful facility and meet and greet with Dr. Jon Mettert and Dr. Dan Ross   22 Health 1052 West SR 436 Suite 1070 Altamonte Springs FL. ...read more
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    Friday, October 05, 2018
    October 5, 2018 – Sanford, Fla. – Galileo School for Gifted Learning will hold their first annual fundraising gala event to raise proceeds for their second campus: Galileo Skyway. The event will be held on Friday, October 12th at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena. “We’re incredibly excited to hold this gala for parents and members of the community to benefit continuing Galileo’s ...read more
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    Friday, October 05, 2018
    By Cynthia SchmidtUCF Forum columnistAmericans have a number of rights, and we often confuse which rights we can use where.  The Bill of Rights spells out our rights, but do we have the same rights on, say, the football field, as opposed to at the courthouse?We have the most rights when we are interacting with the government. We have fewer rights when we are in private spaces and dealing with a ...read more
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    Thursday, October 04, 2018
    “Support for Life After Stroke” is the theme of this year’s World Stroke Day on October 29. More than 7 million Americans are survivors of a stroke, the “brain attack” that occurs when the brain is cut off from normal blood supply.If you are a stroke survivor or you help care for a loved one who has had a stroke, these stroke care tips may prove helpful:   Be aware that a change in ...read more
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    Thursday, October 04, 2018
    MAITLAND, FLORIDA, U.S.: Via Airlines is excited to announce further expansion of its network with new nonstop service between its headquarters at the Orlando Sanford International Airport and the cities of Columbia, SC, and Tallahassee, FL. These new cities are in addition to Via Airlines’ current service from the Orlando Sanford International Airport to Baton Rouge, LA, Charlotte, NC, Jackson, ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    As the calendar turned to fall, more than two dozen businesses joined the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce, understanding an investment in a chamber membership is an investment into their business’ successful future.  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:Two from Susan Sherman - US Mortgage of FloridaTwo from Pam Czopp - Lake Mary Life PublishingPenny O'Connell - Lake ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced their Promotional Schedule for the 2018-19 regular season, presented by XYMOPrint, ahead of their season-opening game against the Atlanta Gladiators on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. The list of the Solar Bears 2018-19 Promotional Schedule can be found below. Please note that additional promotions and ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2018) – On Oct. 6, Seminole State College of Florida will host SQLSaturday Orlando, a free training and networking event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, business intelligence and analytics. Approximately 350 IT professionals from across Central Florida are expected at the event in the Wayne M. Densch Partnership Center (building UP) ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    For Immediate Release     October 3, 2018            Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)ORLANDO, Fla. (October 3, 2018) – Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground for the new Banyan Cove senior living apartments in DeLand, under an $11 million contract with an affiliate of Banyan Development. ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    Most employers acknowledge the valuable service the members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Reserves provide to this country. However, not all employers are aware of their obligations under the Uniformed Services Rights & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Generally, USERRA requires employers to reemploy individuals who, because of their service in the Uniformed Services, are absent from work. ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    (WINTER SPRINGS, FL) – Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be hosting a Poker Run Fundraiser to support students in the Winter Springs High School (WSHS) Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program for their upcoming trip to Hawaii to participate in the 77th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Parade. The fundraiser will be held at their VWF post in Winter Springs. The event will take place on ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    Free Walgreens gift cards available to everyone receiving flu vaccines at Florida Blue Centers  Florida Blue is teaming up with Walgreens to offer $0 flu shots at its Florida Blue Centers every Thursday this month between 10 a.m. and noon. The no cost flu vaccines are available to anyone age 18 or older even if they have health insurance through another provider or do not have health insurance ...read more
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    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    OVIEDO, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2018) — Oviedo Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.  The ...read more
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    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Over the past couple of years, the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to expand to serve businesses throughout Central Florida. We've seen our membership nearly double and our geographical footprint focus on new areas of the county.   To continue this success, we're bringing in a familiar name to the chamber to help facilitate new members and new potential customers for ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    Video and film production company recognized as a “Fan Favorite” in two categories at the Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber’s 2018 Ovations AwardsOVIEDO, FL (Sept.  26, 2018) ― Local video and film company, Sacoto Films, was recognized at the 2018 Ovations Awards. Sacoto Films was recognized as a Fan Favorite in the 2018 Ovations Awards for Best Photography/Videography, as well as for Best Social ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears will host the team’s first-ever Alzheimer’s Awareness Night, presented by Bioclinica Research and sponsored by Brown Builders Supply, when the team takes the ice against the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. “We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of highlighting Alzheimer’s Disease awareness and ...read more
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    Monday, September 24, 2018
    On Saturday, Sept. 29, Central Florida Regional Hospital will host a hands-only CPR/AED training in honor of World Heart Day. The training will teach participants how to administer hands-only CPR and how to use an AED.Classes will begin every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., with each class lasting one hour. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.  The free training is sponsored ...read more
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    Monday, September 24, 2018
    Conference to be held November 2-5 in Boston September 17, 2018 – SUNSHINE STUDIO PRODUCTIONS announced today that Founder and CEO, Dan Elzer will be a featured speaker at the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, an annual conference produced by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The REALTORS® Conference & Expo will be held November 2-5 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in ...read more
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    Friday, September 21, 2018
    As the weather heats up, keep your energy bill cool by taking control of how your business uses energy. Here are some top tips from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to help business customers save energy and money like an expert – and beat the heat this summer.   Lighting Consider replacing any traditional incandescent light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) bulbs, or better ...read more
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    Friday, September 21, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2018) –  To encourage students to get a head start in college, Seminole State College of Florida will host three Dual Enrollment information sessions for local high school students and their parents with details on the program, its benefits and ...read more
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    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    By David James PoissantUCF Forum columnistWelcome to the winter of 2010. That’s me in the boots and puffy jacket because this is Cincinnati and it’s February and there’s snow on the ground. I’m a full-time grad student, teaching assistant, and writer. During the day, my wife works. When she comes home, I write. I teach at night. I would write during the day, but I already have a day job. I’m a ...read more
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    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Sanford, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2018) — Next Horizon is pleased to join 50 Florida companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years as determined by GrowFL. Next Horizon was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.     Next ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    Orlando, FL, September 12, 2018One OAK Realty Corp. is thrilled to announce the addition of Vicki Casas and their expansion into  property management. One OAK Realty Corp. now offers full-service property management in Orlando and surrounding communities. We understand the stresses and nuances of owning a property and managing tenants. Our team has built a system that incorporates innovative ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    Seminole Co. Fla., (Sept. 19, 2018) – A Longwood man is charged with three counts of Video Voyeurism on multiple victims.The investigation began August 8 when deputies were called to a residence in reference to a victim who discovered hidden cameras in multiple bedrooms and a bathroom areas she and two of her adult children frequented.Upon reviewing video recovered from one of the cameras, a male ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    This brings breakthrough neurological rehabilitation treatments to Central Florida   LONGWOOD, FL -- NextStep Orlando, a nonprofit activity-based paralysis recovery center located in Longwood, FL, has been accepted as a Community Fitness and Wellness (CFW) Affiliate within the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network® (NRN)and has begun the onboarding process.   The ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Initiative provides free screenings to women in need  ORLANDO, Fla. (September 18, 2018) – Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Each year, more than 250,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed; an average of one woman every two minutes. Unfortunately, many women in Central Florida will forgo this important annual screening because they lack health insurance.  Shepherd’s ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Researchers Learn How to Apply for Federal Grants Orlando, Fla. (September 18, 2018) --- Grant opportunities are plentiful for innovative small businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers, with more than $2.5 billion in federal government grants to be awarded this year. To help businesses receive the funding, The University of Central Florida Business ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00a.m. until 12:00p.m.   SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (September 18,2018)-- Seminole County Fire Department and community partners are hosting free Hands-Only CPR courses on World Heart Day (WHD), Saturday, September 29, from 9:00am until 12:00pm. The training courses can be completed in under an hour, and participants will learn how to administer chest compressions and ...read more
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    Monday, September 17, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2018) –  Seminole State College of Florida has received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the fifth consecutive year the College has been named as a HEED Award recipient.As a recipient of the annual HEED Award, a national ...read more
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    Monday, September 17, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (September 17,2018)—Seminole County Office of Emergency Management offers advice for effectively donating to victims of Hurricane Florence in the wake of the storm. “During previous hurricanes, donated items were challenging to collect, sort, and distribute, while financial donations were used to provide critical commodities and home repairs for individuals with special ...read more
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    Monday, September 17, 2018
    AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR PRESENTED BY THE FLORIDA HOSPITAL ALTAMONTE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCILJoin Florida Hospital for the first event in our free educational series this October. On World Mental Health Day, an expert panel will discuss signs that your loved one may be at risk for suicide, and the steps you can take to keep them safe. We’ll hear from a parent, an ER nurse, a school board ...read more
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    Friday, September 14, 2018
    ATM participation and marketing relationship with FCTI, Inc. delivers surcharge-free account accessfor Axiom Bank cardholders at nearly 8,000 7-Eleven stores.  ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2018) – Axiom Bank, N.A., a Florida-based national bank, and FCTI, Inc. recently launched a multi-year agreement to provide Axiom customers with no-charge unlimited access to cash at 7,934 ATMs located inside ...read more
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Sept.14, 2018 – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs will host a community event on Tuesday, Oct. 2 to celebrate its new name and brand. Beginning Oct. 1, the inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be known as Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs and will continue to provide the same high-quality, post-acute care for patients ...read more
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Lake Mary, Florida (Thursday, September 13, 2018): Smile Design Studio along with its makeover Sponsors are happy to announce today that they will present Seminole County residents with an opportunity to enter to win The Ultimate Makeover Contest. The contest will run from September 15th, through October 31st, 2018. The Smile Design team and Sponsors will choose the grand prize winner from among ...read more
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    “Mental Health Matters” Aims to Reduce the Stigma Around Mental Health  SANFORD, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2018) – “It’s OK to talk about it… Mental Health Matters.”  That is the message of a mental health awareness campaign launched this month by Seminole System of Care, a joint initiative of Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and Community Based Care of Central Florida.   The primary goals of the ...read more
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Beautiful 6 bed facility in Altamonte Springs, with private and semi private rooms. Licensed for standard and Limited Nursing Services. Administrator is a Registered Nurse. Home is secured and has sprinklers, fire alarms and 24 hour staffing. If you need a facility with a home-like environment consider us for your love ones. Assistance with ADL's, Medications, hot meals, activities, and ...read more
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    By Stephen M. Kuebler and Jonathan Beever UCF Forum columnists Ethics is not just for deep philosophical discussion. Check out the news on any given day and you are apt to find a report that makes you wish people acted more ethically. Our contributions to the UCF Forum are a series of conversations about ethics. We are exploring why people should care about ethics, if and how ethics can be ...read more
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Contact:   Chris Snow Utilities, Inc. of Florida 321-972-0366  csnow@uiwater.com                                                                                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  UTILITIES, INC. OF FLORIDA SIGNALS GROWTH WITH NEW LONGWOOD FACILITIES   Altamonte Springs, FL –  Utilities Inc. of Florida (“UIF”) is excited to announce the opening of its new facilities in ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Sept.12, 2018) - Seminole State College of Florida will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with a series of events throughout the 2018-19 academic year. The Stonewall riots were successions of violent confrontations between police and members of the LGBTQ community, when a police raid sparked resistance from patrons and led to several days of demonstrations ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Wiley, the developer of proven workplace assessment-driven solutions Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®,has just announced TeamMechanics as an Opal award-winning Partner in 2018. This award commends TeamMechanics’ commitment to building better workplaces and is one of only a few levels of recognition bestowed on Authorized Partners.   “We are excited ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2018) – Dr. Tina Calderone has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Seminole State College of Florida District Board of Trustees for a four-year term. Calderone was elected to the School Board of Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) in November 2010 and has served continually since that time, including three terms as chair.  Her diverse background includes elements ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    On Saturday, Oct. 27, Central Florida Regional Hospital will host its annual women’s health event, which provides information about women’s health and wellness in a non-intimidating and welcoming environment.This year, all female physician specialists and clinical experts will speak on a variety of topics of interest to women.  The free event will provide one-on-one opportunities with health ...read more
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    Friday, September 07, 2018
    Florida bonuses are portion of more than $200 million earned nationwide in Q2  ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7, 2018 –This week, more than 915,000 Walmart U.S. hourly associates across the country are receiving a share of more than $200 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ Q2 performance. The bonuses were included in Associate’s September 6 paycheck.  Walmart associates earn quarterly bonuses ...read more
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    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (September 6, 2018)    Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515                                                             (Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  SANFORD, Fla.(September 6, 2018) – On September 5, Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction donated $5,820 in collected cash contributions plus 10 boxes of supplies ...read more
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    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    By Michele Gregoire Gill UCF Forum columnistI've always wanted to sing, but I'm not very good. I have a loud, strong voice, but a short range, and I am not always on key.When a School of Rock opened near my home to offer music classes, I took my son on a tour, wishing someone had signed me up for voice lessons when I was a teen.The performance room was incredible. It was like being on stage—amps ...read more
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    Thursday, September 06, 2018
    Join us in welcoming our newest sponsor to the Network..  BLOSSOMS ACADEMY.......Not sure where to turn for your ALF/AFCH CORE TRAINING, CPR IN SERVICE AND MORE ? As a proud sponsor of this network BLOSSOMS ACADEMY is an excellent resource Visit their website for details. https://www.future4u.net Thank you BLOSSOMS ACADEMY for supporting our efforts to bring awareness to the great work that’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    As the challenge to find talent becomes more difficult, it is critical that employers focus on retaining their existing workforce. One of the latest tools utilized to help employers determine why people remain with the organization is the Stay Interview. These interviews help managers identify the keys to retain high performing personnel and alert them to policies, processes or practices that ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    Emmitsburg, MD— Seminole County Chief Administrator of the Office of Emergency Management Alan Harris  graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Executive Academy at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD, after he completed the full curriculum that supports the advancement of the emergency management profession at strategic policy and executive leadership ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is expanding hours to better serve the communities it is in. Starting Sept. 15, all 11 Job Connection Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The new hours aim to reach those residents who can’t receive help from Goodwill because they work Monday-Friday.
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    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (September 5, 2018) - September 11 marks one year since Hurricane Irma made landfall in Central Florida. In the wake of the storm, Seminole County staff and community organizations took measures to fortify public safety and disaster recovery efforts. Here’s how: SHELTERSShelter training courses were refreshed and now include 4 hours of management training and 4 hours of ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    The UCF Forum opinion series will begin its seventh year Wednesday with a panel of columnists offering their opinions on topics that are close to home, international issues, and everything in between.Ten columnists – faculty, staff and one student – on a rotating basis will share their commentary on Wednesdays through the next 12 months.They are replacing the current panel of columnists who have ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    Nearly two dozen businesses decided to close out the summer on a high note by investing in the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:Bob Wingenbach – Complete CommunicationsCesar Hernandez – Allgood FinancialBrittany Rosario - 24 Hour FitnessChristina Clark - Employer's Risk Management AssociationSheila Kramer - Lake Mary Life ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Join us in welcoming our newest sponsor to the Network..  LEGACY PHARMACY...Not sure where to turn for COMPOUNDING AND OTHER PHARMACY SERVICES? As a proud sponsor of this network LEGACY PHARMACY is an excellent resource Visit their website for details. http://www.mylegacypharmacy.com/Thank you LEGACY PHARMACY for supporting our efforts to bring awareness to the great work that’s being done in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Orlando faces South Carolina on Thursday, Oct. 4 at noon; will play Florida on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 in Estero ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears will host a preseason exhibition game against the South Carolina Stingrays on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den at 12 p.m. The contest marks the first-ever ECHL preseason game hosted by the Solar Bears. The preseason game ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Please join us at our Keller Williams Charity Golf Event with Rolex 24 Driving Champions Ricky & Jordan Taylor.  Play "Beat the Pro" with PGA Professional Fulton Allem.  This event will be held October 29th at fellow Chamber Member Heathrow Country Club with all proceeds benefiting Camp Boggy Creek.Please follow this link for information on sponsorship opportunities and to register to ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – (September 4, 2018) – The new school year is underway in Central Florida, and 402 children are in their classrooms thanks to free back-to-school physicals they received from Shepherd’s Hope. This year’s physicals also identified 51 young patients who required specialty follow-up care ranging from otolaryngology (ENT), ophthalmology and cardiology.   It is the fifth consecutive ...read more
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    Friday, August 31, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida’s Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Interior Design has received accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), which appraises programs based on superior educational standards.   Seminole State is the only CIDA-accredited state college in Florida.   “CIDA is the national benchmark for ...read more
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    Friday, August 31, 2018
    The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools would like to thank the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for their contributions to three Foundation supported programs. With a major focus on prevention, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office donated $50,000 to Take Stock in Children – Seminole, the Midway Safe Harbor Community Center and Safe and Drug Free School’s Red Ribbon Week. Take Stock ...read more
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    Friday, August 31, 2018
    The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) and the E-ZPass Group, a network of toll road agencies operating from Maine to North Carolina and west through Illinois , announced today that E-ZPass will be accepted on CFX’s Metro Orlando toll roads starting Saturday, September 1, 2018. In a move to further their commitment to toll interoperability, CFX is the first and only Florida toll agency to ...read more
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    Friday, August 31, 2018
    By Barbara E. Thompson UCF Forum columnist College football season is here. My husband, Jim, and I are loyal fans of the UCF Knights and look forward to the Saturdays when we load our grill, lawn chairs and cooler in the car and head out to our favorite tailgating spot on campus. We wear our latest UCF T-shirts and visors and get set for the unpredictability and excitement of college ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    ORLANDO, FL (August 29, 2018)— Today, Seminole County Leisure Services received the Florida Recreation & Park Association (FPRA) Excellence in Sport Tourism Award for the Mid-Large Market category at the FPRA Awards Banquet in Orlando. The Florida Sports Foundation (FSF) partners with the FRPA to present this award, which is designed to recognize contributors to sports tourism within their ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    ORLANDO, FLORIDA – IBERIABANK (www.iberiabank.com), the 131-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, is pleased to announce that Rick Anderson has been named Executive Vice President and Central Florida President. Anderson has over 27 years of banking experience, starting his career as a management trainee for Barnett Bank. He joined IBERIABANK in 2015 via the acquisition of Old Florida ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Doctors have already performed three procedures to repair spina bifida defects  Orlando, FL (August 28, 2018) – Orlando Health announced today that it is the first hospital system in the state of Florida to perform in-utero surgery to repair spina bifida, a spinal defect developed by the fetus during the early stages of pregnancy. The first surgery took place on May 23, 2018 at Winnie Palmer ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2018) – From a traveling art exhibit that showcases the backbone of Florida to a play that dissects the rigors of society, and then add in a special musical evening with the Orlando Gay Chorus, the 2018-19 Seminole State Fine & Performing Arts season is slated to be full of diversity, value and accomplishments. Packed with concerts, theater productions, gallery exhibits and ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (August 28, 2018)- At today’s regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Meeting, a decision was made to purchase Rolling Hills, a 98 acre former golf course in Unincorporated Longwood, at the purchase price of $3.99 million. Ultimately, Seminole County will redevelop Rolling Hills into a public recreational park. Phase I of the project includes the addition of ...read more
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    Sunday, August 26, 2018
    It’s been a little over a week since we announced Florida Hospital will soon be AdventHealth, and we’ve received great feedback from our community. Thank you for helping us share our great news with fellow Chamber members. If you haven’t seen our announcement video or news release yet, I encourage you to watch this short video or learn more here. We’d love for you to help spread the message by ...read more
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    Sunday, August 26, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Chad Dzieszkowski has joined the agency.  Chad is licensed and qualified to help you with Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Annuities, and is anxious to put his expertise to work for the Allgood team and our clients.  He’s a remarkable young man and we encourage all chamber members to get to know ...read more
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    Friday, August 24, 2018
    TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2018) – Axiom Bank, N.A., a community bank headquartered in Central Florida, recently promoted Scott Amatuccio to Vice President, SBA Manager. In his new role, he will oversee all Small Business Administration (SBA) loans from the initial review to underwriting an approved loan and monitoring the portfolio for its duration.  “Scott has been an integral part of building our ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    Kissimmee, FL – August 17, 2018 – Osceola County Commissioners, project team members and the community gathered together to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Austin-Tindall Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida. The evening began with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, VIP reception and ended with a much anticipated scrimmage match between two football powerhouses in Central Florida - Osceola High ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    By Lisa Roney UCF Forum columnist Choosing to become a professor or teacher of any kind may very well be about something as simple as your reaction to fall. If you were a kid who loved to return to school after the boredom of summer, even if you couldn’t wait for it to arrive each May, maybe that feeling drove you to seek a life in school. Of course, your attitude toward September might have ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    Remember your 5th grade field trip and going on the “Mud Walk”? Now take the next step and join Seminole County Natural Lands for our Swamp Walk and share the experience with your entire family!   Must be at least 7 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  You must wear long pants and closed-toed, tie-on shoes.  We recommend bug repellant and bring a towel to sit on for the drive ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. Aug. 21, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new nonstop service from its newest city Albany, New York to Orlando via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) beginning Dec. 13, 2018. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new routes as low as $59.*   “Allegiant is excited to announce this new service from our newest city, giving Albany-area ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2018) – Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has hired Larry Hartman as Director of Risk Management, Loss Prevention and Safety.  Hartman will develop and implement policies, procedures and training across our six-county network of retail stores, Job Connection Centers and Donation Xpress locations. Working alongside the Goodwill team in these locations, he will play an ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    Longwood, FL: Concord Management introduces WaterVue at Longwood, a unique waterfront community on the serene shores of Lake Fairy. WaterVue at Longwood will have 124 units offering a variety of views from an array of unit types including luxury Lake View Single Suites, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes with unique and spacious floor plans. Construction on WaterVue broke ground March 1, 2018 and ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    WHAT:                 Oviedo Medical Center invites the public to attend its upcoming “Doctor Talk” event on Monday, August 27, where Dr. Lisa Crigler will discuss lower body signs of diabetes in undiagnosed patients.                                                            Dinner will be served to attendees.       WHERE:              Oviedo Medical CenterClassrooms A & B8300 Red Bug Lake ...read more
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    Monday, August 20, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla.(Aug. 20, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida announces recent promotions and new members to its faculty leadership team for the School of Academic Foundations, School of Business, Health and Public Safety and Arts & Communications Department. Frank BonjioneAssociate Vice President, School of Academic FoundationsBonjione previously served as associate dean and interim AVP and ...read more
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    Monday, August 20, 2018
    Seminole Co. Fla., (August 20, 2018) – A Seminole County Detention Deputy was charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery on three juveniles charged as adults and incarcerated at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.Immediately upon learning of this incident, the Sheriff’s Office conducted a thorough criminal investigation of the matter and presented our recommendation to the Office of the ...read more
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    Monday, August 20, 2018
    4-H is a youth education program which provides youth ages 5-18 the opportunity to learn life skills while exploring projects such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), leadership, healthy living, and citizenship/leadership. You can become a member of 4-H by joining a Community 4-H Club, participating in a short term Special Interest Program, participating as an independent ...read more
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    Friday, August 17, 2018
    Heathrow, FL (Aug. 17, 2018) – Over 135 attendees gathered Tuesday, Aug. 7, to welcome the new Seminole State College of Florida president, Dr. Georgia Lorenz, and to celebrate donors who helped the Foundation for Seminole State College achieve record-breaking fundraising success in the past fiscal year.The Foundation enjoyed the largest revenue year in its history, providing $2.3 million in ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2018) – Daniel O’Keefe has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Seminole State College of Florida District Board of Trustees for a four-year term. O’Keefe, 62, of Longwood, has served as the managing shareholder for the Orlando office of Moore Stephens Lovelace (MSL) since 2005.O’Keefe is recognized as one of the top public-sector instructors in the state of Florida ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    By Fernando I. Rivera UCF Forum columnist I am on a quest to visit every Major League Baseball stadium. For me, baseball is more than just a game, it is a continuous source of life lessons and reflection. Plus, I’ve learned a lot about this great country in my travels. For instance, baseball has taught me that part of life is about failure and how to react to that failure. Baseball is a game ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 14, 2018 — Florida Hospital today announced it will soon be AdventHealth, part of a new consumer-centric, national brand based in Central Florida.As part of the brand announcement, the organization unveiled new initiatives that will transform health care, including the creation of the region’s first comprehensive genomic health center.“Florida Hospital was built on a strong ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    August 8, 2018 Lake Mary, FL – GR8 to DON8 thrives on partnerships with companies like Smile Design Studio who help connect the community to the lifesaving message of organ donation and help raise support to educate the community on the importance of registering as an organ and tissue donor. One registered organ donor can save up to eight lives. In 2017, over 34,000 lives were saved through ...read more
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    Monday, August 13, 2018
    WHO:  Seminole County Animal Services, T.E.A.R.S. of Seminole County, Mastro Subaru  and Telemundo31 will be hosting a Clear the Shelter Event this Saturday. WHAT:  All Pet Adoptions at Animal Services & Mastro Subaru are discounted. All DOG adoptions are $10 and all CAT adoptions are $5. All adopted animals will be vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped. WHERE:   Seminole County ...read more
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    Friday, August 10, 2018
    Moore Stephens Lovelace (MSL), a regional certified public accounting and advisory services firm, recently announced that Kevin Murphy has been unanimously approved by the Shareholders to be President of the Firm, succeeding William (Bill) Miller, Jr., who continues serving certain clients of the Firm in his “Of Counsel” role with MSL.   Both Murphy and Miller continue to serve on the Firm’s Board ...read more
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    Friday, August 10, 2018
    August 10, 2018, Orlando, FL:  WELBRO Building Corporation recently completed the construction of Audubon Park K-8 for Orange County Public Schools.  WELBRO provided Construction Management at Risk Services for this multi-story prototype built on an existing 13-acre school site. Construction of the building included approximately 160,000 sf of the following spaces: classrooms, resource rooms, ...read more
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    Friday, August 10, 2018
    Seminole Co. (August 10, 2018) - Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify two suspects posing as water company employees to gain entry to a 95-year-old victim’s home and steal valuables.The investigation began on August 9th, when deputies were called to the victim’s home on Banana Lake Drive. Thursday afternoon she reported that a man came to her door claiming to be with an unnamed ...read more
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    Thursday, August 09, 2018
    Lake Mary, Fla. – Merrill Lynch announced today that Financial Advisor Chad Hunter has been recognized on Forbes’ 2018 "America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" list, published on July 25. In all, 247 Merrill Lynch advisors are included on this year’s list, the most of any firm. “We believe Chad exemplifies what it means to be a leader in the wealth management space,” said Steve Alch, ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 08, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Brian Kirkland has joined the agency.  You may know Brian from his career in radio Broadcasting. He’s a tremendous addition to the Allgood team, and we believe you’ll enjoy reading his story below. ____________________________________________     Brian grew up with the space program in Cocoa Beach which inspired his love for science and science ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 08, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures is introducing a new low cost video package on "Getting to Know" your company with an emphasis on spotlighting up to 3 employees. The all-inclusive package includes (1) :60 version, (1) :30sec version with one featured employee, a logo bumper, and (3) :15sec teaser videos for social media use (Instagram Stories/Snapchat). The benefit of these videos ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 07, 2018
    Seminole County, FL (August 7, 2018) – Seminole County Animal Services received an unexpected donation of $30,957.50 from the estate of an English woman, Marjorie Grimmett. The gracious donation was willed to Animal Services and recently used to acquire and outfit a new mobile adoption unit, which will be placed into use this weekend.  Carole Coleman, Seminole County Animal Services manager, ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 07, 2018
    The UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County will be offering a six week course to those interested in becoming Master Gardeners starting in January. The deadline for applications is October 26th, 2018 and interviews for prospective Master Gardeners will take place October 29th – November 2nd. Master Gardeners are volunteers who have received roughly 70 hours of training and in their first year give ...read more
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    Monday, August 06, 2018
    Florida Hospital thrives on the generosity of community members like you. By partnering with influential business leaders, we dedicate ourselves to the great purpose of healing and enriching lives in Central Florida and beyond.   Since 2016, Florida Hospital for Women’s Pink Out initiative has raised awareness and support for women fighting breast cancer in our community. This year, you ...read more
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    Friday, August 03, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla.(Aug. 3, 2018) – From new programs to Dr. Georgia Lorenz beginning her tenure as president of Seminole State College of Florida, there are a lot of exciting happenings on the horizon at Seminole State for the 2018-19 academic year.    Fall Term classes start Aug. 21, and students can apply online. The admissions application deadline for Full and A sessions is Aug. 14. Two more ...read more
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    Friday, August 03, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla.(Aug. 1, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida welcomes its third president, Dr. Georgia Lorenz. Lorenzmost recently served as the vice president of Academic Affairs at Santa Monica College in California and succeeds Dr. E. Ann McGee, who successfully served the College for the last 22 years. Lorenz brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education to Seminole State ...read more
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    Friday, August 03, 2018
    Seminole Co. Fla., (August 3, 2018) – Hundreds of local school kids have new school uniforms, shoes and clothing thanks to our annual Shop with the Sheriff initiative.  This year’s Shop with the Sheriff is proudly presented by CFE Federal Credit Union and supported by other host sponsors including Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, Florida Cancer Specialists, Wal-Rose Site Development, and ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    Congratulations to Seminole Regional Chamber member, Jehad (Jack) and Rebecca Hannoush, owners of 6 local Edible Arrangement franchises in Seminole and Orange counties.  They have been awarded the prestigious "Pineapple Award" for the South East Region at the National Edible Arrangement Convention in Las Vegas. Jehad and Rebecca have been franchise owners for 14 years with 6 locations in Lake ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    As we end our summer months, the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce has seen another month of growth. In July, more than 20 businesses invested in a membership the chamber.  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:   Bob Wingenbach - Complete Communications, Inc.Tracey Burchard - Success Enterprises Hypnosis and CoachingMake sure you welcome these businesses to our ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    ORLANDO, FL — The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) and the E-ZPass Group, a network of toll road agencies operating from Maine to North Carolina and west through Illinois , announced today that the E-ZPass toll transponder will be accepted on CFX’s Metro Orlando toll roads beginning September 1, 2018. CFX is the first Florida toll agency to join the E-ZPass network bringing the ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    By Kim Nassoiy UCF Forum columnist Yes, I’m one of those people who blow up my friends’ Facebook feeds with all the posts I share. I can’t help myself! If I see something I think is really cool, funny or innovative, I want to show it to everyone. There are the typical self-help and inspirational posts, cute children and funny animal posts, and the amazing-places-to-visit posts. I’ve shared tons ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    Winter Park, Fla. (August 1, 2018) – Wade C. Vose, managing partner of Vose Law Firm, has become board certified in city, county & local government law by the Florida Bar effective August 1, 2018. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar and displays an attorney’s competency and experience in their area of law.  To become board certified in city, county & local ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
      Minuteman Press Longwood has acquired Metrovista. This merger strengthens the company's offerings of complete marketing agency capabilities from concept to delivery under one roof. Visual communication is our business. We offer a broad range of services for branded apparel, G7 Certified Commercial Printing, digital marketing, mailing – Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) or Addressed, promotional ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Florida Blue is currently hiring 140 people for temporary positions for the upcoming health insurance open enrollment period. The positions will be focused on in-bound call center sales at the company’s award-winning call center in Lake Mary.   The positions are for four to five months, and no sales experience is required. Florida Blue will provide paid training, a competitive base pay as well ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    New technology from Varian Medical Systems can treat cancer quickly and with unprecedented precision ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA – July 23, 2018 – Florida Hospital Altamonte is now treating cancer patients using the newly installed TrueBeam System. This advanced technology comes from Varian Medical Systems, and improves radiation therapy for patients with increased precision and speed. This ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    LAKE MARY, Fla. (July 31, 2018) – As back-to-school season ramps up this fall, three local educators will be teaching in style, thanks to classroom renovations donated by CFE Federal Credit Union. As a way of thanking teachers for their dedication, CFE launched its Renovate to Educate Contest earlier this year, selecting one public elementary school teacher from Orange, Osceola, and Seminole ...read more
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    Monday, July 30, 2018
    Orlando, Fla., July 30, 2018 — Melanie Olsen has been named Florida Hospital Marketing Manager for the North Orlando community. In her new position, Melanie will strive to build lasting and impactful relationships with the residents of Seminole County through meaningful interactions and sponsored community events.  Her mission is to educate and inform community members that live, work or play in ...read more
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    Monday, July 30, 2018
    Change reflects evolving technology, expanded technology solution services and serving a wider range of business/client profilesORLANDO –Sentry IT Solutions, a business-driven technology and Telecom Solutions provider, announced today the launch of a new corporate brand identity, name and tagline. The organization will now be known as Sentry Technology Solutions. Included in these changes will be ...read more
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    Friday, July 27, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (July 27, 2017)- At the regularly scheduled July 24 Board of County Commissioners meeting, County Manager Nicole Guillet announced the cancellation of the request for proposals (RFP) for outsourcing Seminole County’s Library Services. In June, Commissioners directed staff to seek proposals in an effort to find cost savings for tax payers. As a result, two proposals were ...read more
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    Thursday, July 26, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (July 26, 2018) – After a nationwide search, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has appointed a new president and CEO. Nima Hodaei took the helm of the nonprofit organization in mid-July, replacing Bill Oakley, who retired June 30 after a 44-year career with Goodwill, including eight years as CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. Bringing more than two decades of ...read more
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    Thursday, July 26, 2018
    By Adam MeyerUCF Forum columnist My wife and I have decided to toss common sense out the window – and adopt a second child from China with Down syndrome.For the past several years we have been challenging ourselves to live differently with our three biological boys (now 12, 10 and 8). We have felt called to live beyond the normal pursuits of our culture, which seem to primarily value the pleasures ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, Florida – 7/25/2018 - Fitness Xperts and X Power Training (XPT) of Altamonte Springs is proud to announce the expansion of their Functional Fitness program into additional space beside their location on Central Parkway, near the corner of Douglas Avenue.  A Ribbon Cutting celebration is scheduled for Saturday, August 4th, from 9:00am- 2:00pm.  Come see why Fitness Xperts was ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Pegasus Insurance Agency would like to announce that Avatar Property and Casualty Insurance Company(Homeowners Insurance) and Hagerty Insurance(Classic and Antique Auto Insurance) have partnered with Pegasus Insurance Agency. "Two companies coming on board with great products and competitive rates," states Owner Mike Kryger. Pegasus Insurance Agency is an independent personal lines insurance ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    From the streets of New York to the final curtain call, guests will bask in the bright lights of this theatrical Broadway event, complete with interactive entertainment, gourmet dining, fine wine and spirits, costume contests, live and silent auctions, dancing and more. The event benefits Shepherd’s Hope and its mission of providing free and compassionate healthcare to the ...read more
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    Monday, July 23, 2018
    By Joan McCainUCF Forum columnistFour years ago, my husband and I took our first born, our daughter Kelly, to college. It felt like a huge moment in our parenting life — because it was. I admit I cried for a few miles on the way home, after a hot, sweaty, whirlwind flurry of moving her into her freshman dorm room. Within a week, I had written her this short note, tucked into a care package of ...read more
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    Sunday, July 22, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Kim Hargis has joined the agency.  Kim brings a wealth of experience to her new role and is already putting it to work for the agency and for her clients. ____________________________________________ Kim has lived in central Florida for over 13 years and has a fascinating career history that includes law enforcement and real estate. She worked as a ...read more
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    Friday, July 20, 2018
         Magical Creamery is Central Florida’s largest ice cream caterer specializing in off-site ice cream sundae parties. If you are looking for an ice cream party to serve your company, school, church or block party, we are the company to take care of your catering needs. We pride ourselves in providing the most unique and affordable ice cream socials/party in the industry.   Every year we serve ...read more
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    Friday, July 20, 2018
    A new free four-week program will help seniors not only learn about the technology, the internet and social media, but how it can benefit their health. The Florida Blue Center in Winter Park Village will offer the free program for anyone over the age of 50 – even if they are not a Florida Blue member. Each Monday beginning on July 23, the program will cover a different topic to help older adults ...read more
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    Thursday, July 19, 2018
     Orlando, Fla. (June 18, 2018) – Florida ranks 47th in the nation for the percentage of uninsured children, with an estimated 27,000 uninsured children living in Central Florida. For their families, back to school physicals are a luxury most simply cannot afford. Shepherd’s Hope, the largest free and charitable clinic in Florida, is stepping up to meet this incredible need by partnering for the ...read more
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    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    Category 1: Clean Water Damage Water damage from clean water is the easiest to manage, but it still requires quick action plus specialized equipment and techniques. Clean water can come from a water heater, dishwasher that malfunctions, the city water supply, a well when a pipe bursts or damaged supply lines to appliances or toilets. When clean water floods your home or business, most flooring, ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (July 17, 2018) – Broad and Cassel LLP, which will combine with Nelson Mullins on Aug. 1, today announced Orlando Partner Michael K. Wilson has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.                  Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar, Wilson has practiced exclusively in construction law and litigation for more than 25 ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Winter Springs, Fla (July 17, 2018) – For the first time in years, residents on the east side of Seminole County won’t have to drive to Lake Mary or Casselberry to renew their driver’s license. Today, Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg opened the agency’s seventh office at 1495 E. S.R. 434, Winter Springs, bringing new services to a previously underserved part of the county.In addition, ...read more
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    Monday, July 16, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla.(July 16, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.The results, released today in The Chronicle’s 11th annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 253 colleges and universities. Only 84 of the institutions that ...read more
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    Monday, July 16, 2018
    Are you or someone you know taking care of an aging or ill parent or family member? Identify a roadmap for your journey as a caregiver and learn helpful resources. Join me at One Senior Place, 715 Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs, TUESDAY, JULY 31, from 10am to 11:30am for "The CareGiving Years", an overview of the Six Stages of CareGiving, presented by Toni Gitles, certified Caregiving Consultant ...read more
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    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Lauren Miller of J. Wayne Miller Company has signed a lease with Asian Healthy House, https://asianhealthyhouse.wixsite.com/asianhealthyhouse, for their last vacancy at 445 W. State Road 436 in Altamonte Springs. Asian Healthy House offers a wide range of oriental therapeutic massage services designed to relax, pamper and improve your well-being. Other current Tenants are Leslie’s Pool Supply, ...read more
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    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (July 12, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida has gone gold again, achieving the highest rating in the Florida College System for performance funding for the second consecutive year. With its gold ranking, Seminole State will receive nearly $4 million in additional funding, up from $3.06 million last year. The State Board of Education recognized Seminole State for its ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    The community grant program enters its fourth year of support for health and wellness initiatives in Central Florida.Orlando, FL (July 11, 2018) – Some of the best ways to keep a community healthy take place outside an exam room, patient care unit, or operating room. The Orlando Health Community Grant Program offers competitive grants to assist in coordinating, enriching and supporting efforts ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    ADA and The Interactive ProcessEmployers are required to provide a reasonable and operative accommodation for employees with a disability. The best and easiest way to reach a point of agreement on an accommodation is to engage with the employee and have an interactive dialogue. The interactive process is an effective way to find a solution to a viable accommodation that will allow the employee ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    ORLANDO, FL. — Using a new customer service initiative launched by the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), Seminole County’s Tax Collector’s Office can now offer residents a one-stop process for resolving tag-registration holds related to unpaid toll notices. Beginning today, Seminole County vehicle owners can pay delinquent Pay By Plate invoices while renewing tags or driver’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    Orlando to host Central Florida K-12 students on Tuesday, Nov. 6 vs. Jacksonville with special 10:30 a.m. start ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears will host their third annual School Day Game on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. against the Jacksonville Icemen at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center. All Central Florida K-12 schools are invited to spend the morning with Orlando’s professional hockey ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Join The Bar Method Lake Mary for a FREE Barre and Bubbly event! Come and enjoy beautiful weather, a mini Bar Method class, local vendors, massage, and mediation session. This month we are taking our Barre in the park event one step further and adding Champagne! We hope to see you there! When: Saturday July 14, 2018 at 9am Where: Liberty Park (455 N. Country Club Rd.) What: Bring friends, a ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that César Hernández has joined our Leadership Team as Agency Chief for our office in Longwood.  César comes to us with a broad array of experience and knowledge in the Financial Services industry, as well as the personality and drive we look for in our leaders. ____________________________________________After a successful career in the Mortgage ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Acquisition Expands Commercial Portfolio; Offers More Lending Options to Business Customers ORLANDO, Fla. (July 10, 2018) – Axiom Bank, N.A. (“Axiom”), a leading community bank headquartered in Central Florida, recently acquired Dallas-based Allied Affiliated Funding, L.P. (“Allied”). This acquisition adds a lender finance line of business, scalable factoring and an asset-based lending platform ...read more
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    Monday, July 09, 2018
    For Immediate Release July 9, 2018            Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  On July 9, Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction kicked off its annual 2018 “Tools 4 Seminole Schools” supply drive which extends through August 24. A program of The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools, a ...read more
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    Monday, July 09, 2018
    Seminole Co., FL – July 9, 2018 – Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) today announced that is joining the Neighbors app ...read more
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    Monday, July 09, 2018
    Seminole State students will learn about STEM career opportunities involving economic sustainability through a grant provided by Duke Energy Foundation   SANFORD, Fla. (July 9, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida has been awarded an $80,000 grant by Duke Energy Foundation to raise awareness and interest in STEM-based careers as they relate to environmental sustainability. The grant ...read more
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    Monday, July 09, 2018
    SANFORD, FL (July 9, 2018) – Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford now offers a minimally invasive alternative to treat carotid artery disease and prevent future strokes.  The new procedure, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), is a clinically proven, minimally invasive and safe approach for high surgical risk patients who need carotid artery treatment. Carotid artery ...read more
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    Monday, July 09, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS), in partnership with the School Breakfast Program, will provide breakfast at no charge to all students for the 2018-2019 school year at the following locations: English Estates Elementary Milwee MiddleGoldsboro Elementary Pine Crest ElementaryHamilton Elementary Spring Lake ElementaryIdyllwilde Elementary Wicklow ElementaryLake Orienta ...read more
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    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    Distinction Accelerates SBA 7(A) Loan Process for Commercial Customers  ORLANDO, Fla. (July 5, 2018) – Axiom Bank, N.A., a leading community bank headquartered in Maitland, was recently named a “Preferred Lender” by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This designation allows it to expedite the loan-approval process for commercial customers.  Customers seeking an SBA 7(a) loan typically ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 04, 2018
    As we kick off the summer, investment in the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce is heating up! In June, 25 businesses invested in a membership the chamber. Thank you to the following members for your referrals: • Susan O'Hearn - Primerica • Brandy Waelt -Profit First Accounting & Consulting • Diane Guercio - Holistic Beauty Center • Luis Rivera - Orlando City SC • Christina Clark - ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 04, 2018
     1 in 6 Central Floridians struggle with hunger!  Children are going to bed with empty stomachs right here in our community, and yet America is the land of plenty.  You can make a difference for just $25. Because of our partnership with Second Harvest, we are able to feed thousands of our client’s children in an affordable way. Help a child be a child and have a free, fun summer without the ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 04, 2018
    There have been a lot of home sales lately. At This and That Studio, we paint cabinets and furniture, as well as wood sign paint parties at our store. Contact us for a free quote to makeover your cabinets. Grab your friends and come paint your own sign or we can paint it for you. Choose from our designs or send us your special orders. Great for all ages and occasions.  Tell your boss you want a ...read more
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    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning, one of Central Florida’s leading AC companies, is proud to announce they were recently honored with four awards from Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems.     The awards Scott’s Air received were:   2017 Central Florida Bryant Dealer of the Year2017 Central Florida Bryant Evolution Dealer of the Year2017 Central Florida One Million+ Award2017 Central ...read more
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    Sunday, July 01, 2018
    Sun Lake Plaza, home to Winn-Dixie and more, will be hosting a free, family-fun event for the community on July 14.  Featuring dozens of exciting events and activities, the Summer Family-fun Festival will be a great gathering for the community.  The event will feature:   A family-friendly business expoFree Zumba Classes for everyone!A free kid’s fun zoneFood trucksMusicPrizes – concert ...read more
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    Friday, June 29, 2018
    (Orlando, FL) – 4 Seasons Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc., based in Orlando, recently received the Dave Lennox Signature Collection Sales Award from Lennox® Industries, an international heating and air conditioning equipment manufacturer. Mike Hart, Lennox’ Vice President of North American Sales, presented the award to Brian Hastings, President of 4 Seasons during LennoxLIVE, an annual ...read more
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    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Last week 25 Seminole County 4-H members toured veterinary hospitals, learned about the admissions requirements to veterinary school, and participated in hand on learning labs. These learning activities were a part of the 2018 Seminole County 4-H Veterinary Science Camp through the UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County office. In May, over 40 youth between the ages of 13-18 interviewed for a ...read more
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    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Collette Rance has been promoted to VP Agent Development.  Collette has served as Agency Chief for Seminole County, but has accepted this Corporate Level position which will focus her efforts on Agent Training and Development. ____________________________________________ Collette Rance has been an educator for most of her adult life, and she excels ...read more
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    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that local digital printing experts XYMOPrint will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2018-19 season. For the previous two seasons, XYMOPrint has been a proud corporate partner of Orlando’s professional hockey team, and was the presenting sponsor of the team’s Hockey Fights Cancer Weekend during the 2017-18 campaign, an element that will ...read more
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    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Two Orlando attorneys honored as Rising Stars  ORLANDO, Fla. (June 28, 2018) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced eight of the firm’s attorneys in Orlando have been named to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list. Additionally, two Orlando attorneys were honored as 2018 Rising Stars by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, which publishes its annual list in July. In all, 37 firm ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    National leader in health insurance to create 125 jobs immediately, more than 260 over next 12 months  Lake Mary, Fla. (June 27, 2018) – As Florida’s senior population continues to grow, the national leader in Medicare sales and marketing, Connecticut-based HPOne, is significantly increasing its presence in the state, opening its third location in Florida.This summer, the company will be opening ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to announce that it remains an “A”-rated district for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, SCPS is ranked #1 out of all Central Florida Districts, tied for 2nd out of all the largest Florida Districts, and tied for 13th out of all Florida Districts overall. “This is a testament to the hard work of our students, families, ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Martha Miller was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, when the Lake Mary and Seminole County Regional Chamber merged to become the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce.  Martha was presiding over an unpredicted growth surge that helped turn the Regional Chamber into a powerhouse community while she also mentored and oversaw the Ambassadors.  In 2016, the Seminole County ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    By Barbara E. ThompsonUCF Forum columnist As I was rushing out the door to go to work one recent morning, I paused for a second on the back steps of my house to find my keys. When I looked up, I noticed a remarkable sight. There is a tall oak tree in the center of my backyard. In 2005, following Hurricane Charley from the summer before, my husband and I planted this tree as a replacement for ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – (June 26, 2018) – Broad and Cassel LLP, which will combine with Nelson Mullins on Aug. 1, today announced the addition of Associate Samantha D’Angelo to the firm’s Affordable Housing Practice Group.  D’Angelo joins the firm after completing her master of laws in taxation from New York University School of Law. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida ...read more
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    Monday, June 25, 2018
    Seminole County,  FL -- The Florida Library Association (FLA) honored outstanding libraries, individuals, businesses and library supporters during its annual conference held May 23-25, 2018 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando.  Award recipients were selected from a large number of applicants for the quality of their service to their local communities, their colleges and universities, and to the ...read more
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    Monday, June 25, 2018
    Seminole County, FL -- The Florida Library Association (FLA) honored outstanding libraries, individuals, businesses and library supporters during its annual conference held May 23-25, 2018 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando.  Award recipients were selected from a large number of applicants for the quality of their service to their local communities, their colleges and universities, and to the ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    By Lisa Roney UCF Forum columnist My mother’s cousin Virginia and her husband, Pat, visited us from time to time when I was a kid. Virginia was my grandmother’s oldest sister’s daughter, so—as we southerners were trained early to calculate—my first cousin once removed. My grandparents had taken Virginia in after her mother died in the flu epidemic of 1918, a time that to me, even in the ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    The competition will be tough for this year's Seminole Business Awards, as nearly 100 nominees were submitted by the community of businesses accomplishing great success working in Seminole County. Over the next week, those companies are compiling the information, which will be reviewed by a panel of judges from chambers of commerce across the country. If you need help, register here for the free ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    The Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce has been selected as one of a few chambers recognized across the country for Communications Excellence. The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives awarded the chamber an Award of Excellence for its Riverside Dash Ambassador program. More than 150 chambers submitted nominations for their projects. The program chronicled runners as they ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Walmart’s new Grocery Distribution Center in Cocoa is hosting a job information session for Orlando-area residents Saturday, June 23. Attendees will learn details on the new perishable distribution center, jobs available, benefits, the application process and have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the management team.  The new $145 million, 550,000-square-foot facility, just a short ...read more
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    Monday, June 18, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (June 18, 2018) - Seminole State College of Florida welcomes Octavius Clark as cross country head coach. Fondly called “Ocky” by colleagues and students, Clark was born and raised in Seminole County and sparked his passion for cross county as a four-year letterman in track & field and cross country at Seminole High School. In addition to his successful coaching experience, Clark ...read more
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    Monday, June 18, 2018
     Sanford, Florida (June 18, 2018) - The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Community Foundation is proud to announce a collaborative, after-school pilot program that identifies high school seniors that are most at-risk of not graduating, or on the verge of not graduating, due to lack of credit hours and/or disciplinary records. This innovative pilot program, referred to as Grad Bound, has been ...read more
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    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    Orlando’s affiliation with Toronto Maple Leafs comes to end after five seasons ORLANDO, Fla. – After maintaining a relationship for the past five seasons, the Orlando Solar Bears and the Toronto Maple Leafs will not be extending their affiliation agreement for the 2018-19 season, both teams announced today. “We want to thank the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies organizations for having us ...read more
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    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    Sanford, FL – June 12, 2018 – This past week, team members from Wharton-Smith partnered with local builders and Habitat for Humanity of Seminole-Apopka (HFHSA) to make one family’s dream of home ownership a reality. As part of the 4th Annual Home Builders Blitz, construction crews worked from sun up to sun down to build a single family home for Sanford resident Malita and her family. A ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    By Fernando I. Rivera UCF Forum columnist May 2, 2018, started like many other days with my usual morning routine: eating breakfast, reading the newspaper, getting kids ready for school, listening to WUCF on the way to work. This particular day I was working with the Coastal Connection team from the Department of Sociology studying the human dimensions of restoration in the Indian River ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – (June 13, 2018) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced the addition of Associate Chip Gray to the firm’s Corporate and Finance Practice Group.  Gray joins the firm after serving as a summer associate at Jones Foster Johnston & Stubbs, P.A., and as a legal intern on the Tax Policy Subcommittee for the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee in ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Combined Firm to Have Over 725 Attorneys Across 11 States and the District of Columbia  Columbia, SC (June 11, 2018): Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and Broad and Cassel LLP announced today that both partnerships have approved an agreement to combine effective August 1, 2018, to be known in Florida as Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel.  Both firms’ partnerships voted overwhelmingly to ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Seminole County (June 13, 2018)–Sheriff Dennis Lemma is among law enforcement, public health, and education leaders featured in a new public service announcement on the opioid crisis in Seminole County and the holistic approach being taken to fight it. On the front lines, Seminole County deputies are now all equipped with Narcan, the opioid inhibitor which has proven successful in saving the ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (June 13, 2018)- Seminole County Leisure Services congratulates the two 2018 Seminole County Sports Hall of Fame inductees, Matt Kuchar and Jim Pigott. Golfer Matt Kuchar, a 1996 Seminole High School Graduate, continued his student-athlete career at Georgia Tech, where he was awarded the Haskins Award in 1998, recognizing the nation’s top collegiate golfer. Most notably, ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    WHAT:                 Oviedo Medical Center is hosting an upcoming event as part of its “Doctor Talk” series.Dr. Christopher Bryant, gynecological oncologist at Oviedo Medical Center, will conduct a lecture about the latest robotic surgery options for women. After the lecture, Dr. Bryant will hold an open Q&A.           A complimentary dinner will be served at the event.           WHERE: ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Do you know that all dogs, cats living in Seminole County are required to have a current rabies vaccine and a county pet license?   Do you ever worry your pet may get lost and you won’t be able to find it?   On June 16, Seminole County Animal Services will reach out to the community to encourage all pet owners to have a rabies vaccine and county pet license for their dogs and cats.   For ...read more
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    Monday, June 11, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Pam Oliver has joined the agency as the Agency Chief for East Volusia.  Pam brings a wealth of experience to her new role and is ready to put it to work for the agency and for her clients. ____________________________________________ Pam has lived in central Florida for over 25 years and has a wide breadth of experience in a number of industries. ...read more
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    Friday, June 08, 2018
    Donation Will Improve Mobility for Central Floridians  ORLANDO, Fla. (June 8, 2018) – Goodwill Industries of Central Florida recently recognized SeaWorld Orlando for its donation of 131 electric scooters to improve mobility for local residents.  “This donation allows us to reinforce our mission of conservation and sustainability,” said Marcus VanVleet, vice president of merchandising at ...read more
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    Thursday, June 07, 2018
    Hurricanes can have a major impact on our lives, disrupting our work or damaging our homes and businesses. DEO is proud to announce a new website, FloridaDisaster.biz, to help businesses in times of disasters. This toolkit streamlines the information and resources available to assist businesses before, during and after a disaster. In 2017, our state was reminded about the drastic impact a natural ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    UCF Business Incubation Program client to utilize high-end technology program for business analysis  Winter Springs, Fla. (June 6, 2018) – In today’s business world, understanding the data of your industry and customers is essential.  Already a leader in the field of business analytics, Winter Springs-based MarketAtomy has partnered with Orlando-based  The HINT Group to utilize Sherloc, the ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (June 5, 2018) - On Tuesday, June 12, the Central Florida community will come together to honor and remember the victims of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy that took the lives of 49 people and impacted countless others two years ago. Orlando City SC - home of Orlando City in Major League Soccer and Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League - will join the City Beautiful’s ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    Oviedo Medical Center recently broke ground on “Baldwin Park ER,” its freestanding emergency room located near Baldwin Park. Slated to open in early 2019, the full-service emergency room will provide 24/7 care for both pediatric and adult patients. Located on a 3.4-acre site, the 10,358-square-foot, one-story facility is expected to serve more than 10,000 Orange County residents a year. The $9.7 ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    Statement from Superintendent, Dr. Walt Griffin to SCPS families:   On June 6, 2018, I was copied on a letter of resignation from Chairman Amy Lockhart.  Since you are a parent of a student in Seminole County Public Schools, I want you to learn this information from the District.  During Chair Lockhart’s tenure, the Board has worked for the children, families and teachers in Seminole County.  ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    By Christal Peterson UCF Forum columnist This may seem like a loaded statement – especially coming from someone who has only lived a quarter of a century – but it is true: No matter what chapter, phase or level you are in your life, you are never too old for a mentor. A mentoring relationship is one in which a more experienced or knowledgeable person helps to guide a less-experienced or ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    Once again, your Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to grow. In May, more than 20 businesses invested in a membership the chamber.  Thank you to the following members for your referrals:   Susan O'Hearn - PrimericaJames Culp - Duke EnergyBrendan Jones - Edward JonesDan Pollock - AT&TJennifer Beecher - ADPTom Tomerlin - City of Lake Mary  Make sure you welcome these ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (June 6, 2018) – On Wednesday, May 30, in the north concourse, beneath the supporter’s section at Orlando City Stadium, Orlando City Soccer Club unveiled its new mural, which was uniquely designed by Seminole State College of Florida alumna Danielle Schwiegerath-Head. Late last year, Seminole State and Orlando City partnered to launch a mural contest, which provided Seminole State ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 05, 2018
    Business consulting firm lives the mantra of seeking outside experts to grow your business  Winter Springs, Fla. (June 5, 2018) – MarketAtomy is in the business of working with companies to help them grow, so it may come as a surprise that it would enter the renowned UCF Business Incubation Program.  Not so fast, says Danna Olivo, CEO/strategist for the company.  “Every business needs someone ...read more
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    Monday, June 04, 2018
    Christian HELP Employment and Resource Center has met its matching gift challenge from an anonymous donor, having raised $100,000. The $100,000 will be dedicated to the Care Management Program, to the purchase of a replacement truck for food distribution for the hungry, and to the care and counsel of over 5,000 clients in the next year. The $100,000 gift challenge is the largest one received ...read more
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    Friday, June 01, 2018
    Orlando, Fla. (June 1, 2018) -- Central Florida’s own Shepherd’s Hope was among 20 recipients to be awarded a grant from Direct Relief and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC).  Over 1.8 Million was awarded through this grant program to support Free and Charitable Clinics in Florida and Texas that were affected last year by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.   These ...read more
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    Friday, June 01, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (June 1, 2018) – The M&A Advisor recently announced the winners of its 10th Annual International M&A Awards, which included the acquisition of Silexx Financial Systems by Chicago Board Options Exchange in the Financials Deal of the Year category.  Broad and Cassel’s corporate team represented the seller in the acquisition. The team was led by Orlando Partner Doug Starcher, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    UCF Business Incubation Program and Veterans Florida works to grow jobs and economy through in-depth training Orlando, Fla, (May 31, 2018) – Over the past few months, the owners of 15 companies started by veterans completed an intensive training designed to bring success and growth in the future. The program, performed jointly by the UCF Business Incubation Program and Veterans Florida, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    For Immediate Release    (May 31, 2018) Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (May 31, 2018) –Roger B. Kennedy Construction proudly ranks sixth largest among Orlando Business Journal’s 2018 “Largest Construction Companies-Local.” The Altamonte Springs-based general ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    For Immediate Release  (May 31, 2018) Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515 (Authorized agency for Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction)   ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (May 31, 2018) – Roger B. Kennedy Construction was named for the sixth consecutive year among Orlando Business Journal’s 2018 “Fast 50” fastest-growing companies. In addition, the company has ...read more
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    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Cards Mark Community Bank’s Second Product Debut in 2018  ORLANDO, Fla. (May 31, 2018) – Axiom Bank, N.A. is listening to its customers’ requests for expanded services and products and is now offering three new credit card options to meet those needs. This is the second product debut this year by the Maitland-based community bank, which introduced the AxiomGO mobile app designed specifically for ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    BIG DENTAL BENEFITS FOR SMALL BUSINESS’http://wwwsmilesbydrfalco.comI would like to introduce you to an employee benefit that allows you and your team to get the quality dental care you deserve. The Smile Design Dental Savings Plan is a Great Investment: No deductiblesNo annual spending limitDental care tailored to your needscosmetic, restorative, orthodontia, implants and so much more no ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (May 30, 2018) – First-time-in-college students can get a head start on their college education with a free math class offered through the Summer Bridge Math Academy at Seminole State College of Florida. The summer program, available through TRIO Connections of Central Florida, a grant program that supports those who are enrolling in college for the first time, allows students to ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Benefit includes free college credit for Walmart Academy training andoptions for Florida associates to earn a college degree without incurring student loan debt            ORLANDO, Fla., May 30, 2018– Walmart today unveiled a new associate education benefit designed to remove barriers to college enrollment and graduation. The program is another step in the company’s commitment to train and ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Sports Foundation named the CFE Federal Credit Union as the title sponsor of the organization’s second annual AutoNation Cure Bowl All-Stars event.   The high school football game features players, marching band members, cheerleaders and trainer aides from their respective schools in Seminole and Orange Counties. Up to 300 students from over 40 high schools are ...read more
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    Friday, May 25, 2018
      For Immediate Release Contact:   Missy Mercado Donor Relations Specialist 407.320.0119 (Sanford, Fla.)   May 25, 2018 – The Duke Energy Foundation is again funding innovative classroom learning across Seminole County Public Schools with a $40,000 grant. This funding supports programs of The Foundation that benefit students of all grades in the areas of science, technology, ...read more
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    Friday, May 25, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Joan Klein has joined the agency as a agent licensed in Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Fixed Annuities, as well as Property and Casualty insurance.  Joan brings a wealth of experience to her new role and is ready to put it to work for her clients. ____________________________________________ After growing up on a small farm in rural ...read more
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    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 SCPS Community Leadership Academy. The SCPS Community Leadership Academy is the ideal way of learning more about the different facets and goals of SCPS. The academy is a 10-month series that meets once a month and will highlight a variety of different topics including: • ePathways & Future-Ready ...read more
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    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    By Adam MeyersUCF Forum columnistThree years ago I read this quote by former NFL coach Vince Lombardi: “I don’t necessarily have to like my players and associates but as their leader I must love them. Love is loyalty, love is teamwork, love respects the dignity of the individual. This is the strength of any organization.”As a leader of a college campus office, this quote had an immediate impact on ...read more
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    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Orlando, FL (May 24, 2018) – IBERIABANK, a 131-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, recently donated $20,000 to two local charities to help provide low interest rate car loans and affordable housing assistance.  Community Based Care of Central Florida (CBC) was awarded a $10,000 grant that will be added to a risk management pool that helps youth in foster care obtain vehicle financing. ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    At its 12th Annual John Young History Maker Celebration, the Historical Society of Central Florida honored Seminole State College of Florida President Dr. E. Ann McGee for her 22 years of service to the College and the community.   During the event, held Tuesday, May 22, at the Orange County Regional History Center, Dr. McGee was presented with the John Young History Maker Award, the highest ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    This event is one of three planned throughout Florida and will take place in Oviedo on June 6.  Oviedo, Fla. (May 17, 2018) - The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce (OWSRCC) has invited the United States Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) to its region to discuss federal regulatory burdens that present barriers to growth with small businesses throughout ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    An employee’s status as full-time, part-time or temporary can be confusing for employers.  Not only does the company have its own idea of what a full-time or part-time employee is, there are other outside influences that define the status of an employee.  Sometimes, those influences don’t define employee status but instead look at the number of hours worked per year.  Applicable Laws Based on ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Seminole Co. (May 23, 2018) - Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify this suspect wanted in connection with a vehicle burglary that occurred in the parking lot of the Seminole County Trail on Markham Woods Road in unincorporated Sanford. The investigation began on May 1, 2018, when the victim contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report that her vehicle had been forcibly entered, and ...read more
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    Friday, May 18, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Mary Hunt has joined the agency as a agent licensed in Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Fixed Annuities. Mary brings a wealth of business experience to her new role and is ready to put it to work for her clients. ____________________________________________ In 2016 Mary Hunt moved to Florida from California where she held a masters level ...read more
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    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    By Joan McCain UCF Forum columnist The other night I dreamt I gave a high school commencement address. While the graduates would not all be headed to college, in my dream state that is whom I addressed. It went something like this: Dear Soon-to-be College Freshman: Here is my advice, brought to you by my two decades of teaching at a university. Tip #1. COLLEGE IS NOT HIGH SCHOOL. This is a ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Orlando hosts Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 13 to start seventh ECHL season ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, in conjunction with the ECHL, have announced the preliminary draft of their schedule for the 2018-19 season. The final 2018-19 Solar Bears schedule will be made available shortly after the NBA schedule is released later this summer. Orlando will open its seventh season of ECHL ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    In a post on his personal blog, philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates described the University of Central Florida as an example of how universities can effectively use online learning to boost access and student success while still keeping tuition affordable. Bill and Melinda Gates visited UCF in October, along with executives from the foundation that bears their names. In a video and ...read more
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    Monday, May 14, 2018
    First U.S. Government Agency to Accept CryptocurrencySANFORD, Fla, May 14, 2018 –Seminole County Tax Collector Joel M. Greenberg, today announced his office will begin accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash for payment for various services starting this summer. For years, paying taxes by credit or debit card meant using a third-party processor with heavy fees. The blockchain allows the Seminole County ...read more
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    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Annual community benefit report details Florida Hospital’s contributions in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.  Orlando, Fla., May 14, 2018 Florida Hospital today released its annual Community Benefit Report, which details the contributions the organization made in Central Florida through charity care, health research and its support of local charitable organizations.   In 2017, Florida ...read more
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    Friday, May 11, 2018
    TAMPA, FL --(Marketwired - April 25, 2018) - UNATION, a Tampa-based technology company focused on event discovery and event promotion, has expanded their business into twelve additional markets throughout the Southeast and Texas, including Miami, Key West, Orlando, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Austin. UNATION launched its iPhone app in ...read more
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    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Training For Warriors, group fitness program, helps several adults lose over 100lbs in 6 weeks Recently Training For Warriors, a fitness and motivation program helping people become their strongest self, concluded a 6-week fitness challenge that helped 13 locals lose a combined 102.6lbs. After opening it’s ‘dojo’ on Lake Mary Blvd last year, Training For Warriors is seeing huge results and ...read more
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    By Jim ClarkUCF Forum columnistThe saved black-and-white pictures are hard to make out and for most of the people there is no information on the back to identify who they are. In one, I am sitting in a highchair with three other children with a cake and candles in front of me. In a second, there is a birthday cake on a card table and I am standing next to a large dog.In my teenage years the photos ...read more
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools’ (SCPS) Dining Services Department will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of May, June, July and August at various Summer BreakSpot locations. The Summer BreakSpots are at locations with corresponding enrichment activities, including the public library, select SCPS schools and recreation centers. Nutritionally ...read more
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    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Participating Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate 100 percent of every Tulip Cookie sold May 10th-24th to Foundation for Foster Children   Orlando, FL (May 10, 2018) – Covelli Family Limited Partnership, part of the largest franchisee of Panera, LLC, is partnering with Foundation for Foster Children to kick off their annual Flower Cookies for Foster Care campaign in 34 bakery-cafes throughout ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Pediatric Residency Program will relieve the physician shortage crisis by training future pediatriciansORLANDO, Fla. (May 2, 2018) – Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and will launch its first Pediatric Residency Program next summer. The Pediatric Residency Program leadership will begin ...read more
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    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Now is the time to prepare for an anticipated active Hurricane Season· Residents should review flood and homeowners insurance policies prior to Hurricane Season to ensure appropriate coverage· Seminole County residents receive a 20% discount on flood insurance because of County’s flood mitigation activities SANFORD, FLA. May 7, 2018 – This week marks National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Seminole ...read more
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    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Firm’s Health Law Practice Group earns top ranking in the state for eighth consecutive year  ORLANDO, Fla. (May 7, 2018) — Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel LLP has once again received recognition by prominent legal guide Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. In total, the 2018 edition highlights 21 Broad and Cassel attorneys as leaders in their respective fields, ...read more
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    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Looking for a fun way to kick off your summer? The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools has teamed up with LEGOLAND to offer discounted tickets in May 2018. Plus $10 from every ticket sold will be donated back to The Foundation to support the students and teachers of Seminole County Public Schools.LEGOLAND Admission Special – Only $40.00 + taxSaves $54 off the gate price plus LEGOLAND ...read more
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    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Michael Shteiman has joined the agency as a agent licensed in Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Fixed Annuities. Michael brings a wealth of business experience to his new role and is ready to put it to work for his clients. ____________________________________________ Michael Shteiman comes to the Allgood Financial team with experience in both ...read more
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    Friday, May 04, 2018
    “Hospital of the Future” Expands Surgical Procedures  OVIEDO, Fla. (May 4, 2018) – The latest in minimally invasive surgical technology has arrived in Oviedo. Surgeons at Oviedo Medical Center, an HCA healthcare North Florida facility, performed the first da Vinci surgery at the hospital this week using the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System. This robotic surgical system is used for a wide range of ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    Seminole Co. (May 1, 2018) - Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify two suspects responsible for an armed home burglary and multiple vehicle burglaries in the 300 block of Moffat Loop in unincorporated Oviedo. The investigation began on April 21, 2018, when one of the victims contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Early that morning she woke to the sound of a door slamming and witnessed ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    SANFORD, FLA. (May 2, 2018) – More than 2,000 degrees and certificates were awarded during Seminole State College of Florida’s Spring 2018 Collegewide Commencement on Tuesday, May 1, at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena.   Dr. E. Ann McGee, president of Seminole State, delivered the keynote address. Wrapping up a 22-year career, this was her last time attending graduation as ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    In April, the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce welcomed 14 businesses to the chamber! This month make a point to introduce yourself to these great new members.  First, thank you to the following members for your referrals:   Roberta Hemphill - Florida Health Care PlansTim Hendricks - Citizens Bank of FloridaKaren Rabon - Edibles Etc.Penny O'Connell - Lake Mary Life MagazinesPam Czopp - Lake ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    By Barbara E. Thompson UCF Forum columnist Equal Pay Day this year was just reached on April 10. This day symbolizes how far into the current year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. For women of color, the dates for Equal Pay Day are even more dramatically different, and for the most part go much further into the year. The observance was originated by the National ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    By Manoj Chopra UCF Forum columnist This past month has been very disheartening for me as an engineer. A confluence of national events of catastrophic failures and stories of inadequate design decisions have shined a negative light on the profession of engineering. This should never happen! This is another way of saying that we must design and build things in such a way that they don’t fail. ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, Florida – May 2, 2018 - Fitness Xperts of Altamonte Springs continues to attract top Trainers as part of their Impressive Team.  American Ninja Warrior finalist, Michal Bander, is the latest addition to the private, neighborhood gym in Altamonte Springs.  Michal is leading the Silver Sneakers classes every Wednesday and Friday mornings.  He has also brought his popular Ninja ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla., April 30, 2018 – Often times, the best ideas are right in our own back yard. So, why not you? Attention entrepreneurs, Walmart is looking to serve up the big break you’ve been looking for during Walmart’s Open Call scheduled for June 13, 2018, in Bentonville, Arkansas. You can apply now for a chance to secure a seat at a table with one of the company’s buyers by ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Longwood, FL (May 1, 2018) –  Nearly 150 passionate community members and business professionals will come together on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Longwood Community Building (200 W. Warren Avenue, Longwood, FL  32750) for the It Takes a Village Breakfast. The annual fundraiser, now in its 3rd year, is hosted by IMPOWER, a mental health and child well-being organization, to directly benefit ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    DeBary, FL – May 1, 2018 –  The Southwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility Biological Nutrient Removal project located near Blue Spring State Park in DeBary commemorated their retrofitted Water Treatment Plant opening in an unusual way -- using toilet paper in lieu of a ribbon for the traditional cutting ceremony. The expanded plant will reduce the Phosphorus and Nitrogen levels in the Blue ...read more
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    Monday, April 30, 2018
    For Immediate Release April 30, 2018  Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction)  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (April 30, 2018) -- Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground for Vestcor Senior Living’s newest community, soon to be Tallahassee’s premier senior living community, under a contract exceeding $20 million with an ...read more
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    Friday, April 27, 2018
    Sanford, Fla. (April 27, 2018) – Over 130 business and community leaders braved dark skies and impending rain to participate in the Foundation for Seminole State College’s 35th annual Dream Cup Challenge Golf Tournament, raising over $45,000 for programs, scholarships and other areas of need at the College.“It is heartwarming to see the strong level of support we receive for this tournament year ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (April 25, 2018) – Harry Ellis never planned to join the family business. His parents had always worked in the Information Technology (IT) field and had built a successful business focused on mainframe and terminal computing. Growing up, Ellis worked in the family business to earn an allowance. So, as he embarked on his college education, Ellis initially thought that IT wasn’t the ...read more
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    The Habit Burger Grill Helps to Raise 10,000 Meals for Central Floridians in Need  iHeart’s RUMBA 100.3 Wins Charity ChallengeTo End Hunger in Central Florida    ORLANDO, FL – April 23, 2018 – The Habit Burger Grill presented Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFBCF) with proceeds from its recent “Make Giving A Habit” charity challenge that took place at ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    College President Dr. E. Ann McGee is set to deliver the keynote address.SANFORD, Fla. (April 25, 2018) – More than 2,000 students from Seminole State College of Florida will cross the stage to receive degrees and certificates this spring, according to the College’s Department of Enrollment Services.Students from each of the College’s four schools will participate in Collegewide Commencement on ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Plans to hire 375 full-time associates for new perishable facility, starting pay at $16.05 per hour  What:The Walmart Cocoa Grocery Distribution Center is hosting a job information session for area residents Saturday, April 28. Attendees will learn details on the new perishable distribution center, jobs available, benefits, the application process and have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) April 25, 2018 – The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools announces Tools 4 Seminole Schools, the new name of their free teacher store. This program of the Foundation, formerly known as A Gift for Teaching - Seminole, offers Seminole County Public Schools teachers an opportunity to "shop" for classroom supplies and materials at no cost to them. Teachers often spend as ...read more
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    Monday, April 23, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – (April 23, 2018) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced the addition of Associate Amanda Gunter to the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group.  Gunter’s background is in commercial and residential real estate, general business law and intellectual property. Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Gunter was a real estate associate with Nishad Khan PL in Orlando. While ...read more
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    Monday, April 23, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (April 23, 2018) – Surrounded by hundreds of students, faculty, staff and supporters of the College community, Dr. E. Ann McGee was honored for her 22-year legacy as president of Seminole State College of Florida by the naming of the E. Ann McGee Student Center. The Student Center, which opened Jan. 2, at the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, is a comprehensive destination for ...read more
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    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Lake Mary, Fla. (April 20, 2018) – This fall, the Colonial High School football players will charge onto the field hungry for victory. To help them bulk up in time for the season, CFE Federal Credit Union donated a refrigerator to the team, fully stocked with nutrient-rich foods and beverages.  “We’ve always known that working out was really critical for our student-athletes, but teams have more ...read more
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    Friday, April 20, 2018
    More than $520,000 raised across Orlando area helps pay for critical medical care for local kids  ORLANDO, Fla. [April 19, 2018] — Today, Walmart presented Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a check for more than $520,000. The funds were generated by more than 75 Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations in the Orlando area last year through customer and member donations as part of the annual ...read more
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    Friday, April 20, 2018
    Large corporations and their leaders today often are confounded by health care and insurance policies — worried about what will happen when essential em-ployees become sick; concerned that missed time at work means more financial burden for employers, employees and families. And there’s one more thing to worry about: This confusing climate gives health care and insurance providers the chance to ...read more
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    Monday, August 24, 2015
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2015) — Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel today announced that Orlando Partner Nicolette Vilmos has been invited to join the Fellowship of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Vilmos will be formally recognized at LCA’s 2015 Fall Conference & Induction of Fellows ceremony in October. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one ...read more
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    AT&T Services, Inc.
    Allegiant Air
    Central Florida Regional Hospital
    CenturyLink
    Deloitte
    Duke Energy
    Fairwinds Credit Union - Corporate
    Florida Blue
    AdventHealth
    GrayRobinson, P.A.
    Hylant
    Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
    Seminole State College of Florida
    University of Central Florida
    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts