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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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    (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
    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
    ~ 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
    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
    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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    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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    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., 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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    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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    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
    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
    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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    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
    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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    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
    (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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    (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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    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
    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    “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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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
    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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
    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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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    (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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    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
    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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    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
     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
    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
    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
    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
    (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
    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
    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Contact: Kim Herbine RDV ICE DEN kherbine@rdvsportsplex.com 407-916-2666 For Immediate Release RDV Ice Den Hosts U.S. Open Professional Figure Skating Championships! Maitland, Fla., May 9, 2018 –Watch professional figure skating in Florida, for FREE! On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 RDV Ice Den will host the 2018 U.S. Open Figure Skating Championships! This event features men’s, ladies, pairs, ...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
    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
    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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    (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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    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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    Monday, April 23, 2018
    Allgood Financial was honored to present a donation to the VEX Robotics Team at the Seminole Science Charter School, in support of their trip to the World Championships later this month!  ____________________________________________The Seminole Science Charter School has much to be proud of, including their Fifth Grade VEX Robotics Team, who will compete in the World Championships later this ...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
    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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    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
    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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    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    HEATHROW, Fla. (April 19, 2018) Seminole State College of Florida’s Interior Design Program has been ranked No. 3 in the nation by Schools.com.  Seminole State offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Interior Design Technology and a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Interior Design. The department’s goal is to provide students a solid educational base, with a pathway to ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Transformational speaker CJ Besa, in partnership with leadership guru John Maxwell, will present “7 Keys to Unlocking Your Destiny” on April 27 at the Orlando REP theater on Princeton Street in the Blackbox theater room.  This will be an interactive workshop that can help any individual ages 18 and older who desires to make an impact in their life and desires to gain clarity on how to recognize ...read more
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    Monday, April 16, 2018
    Surety Bank has unveiled its “Lake Mary Community Discount Card” program.  The discount program allows for small business to participate by providing a discount offer to be printed on a hard-plastic card.  Each card has (8) boxes for a local merchant to participate along with a merchant link printed in the middle that drives traffic to a discount merchant landing page hosted by the bank. ...read more
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    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD HYRBID PHARMACY: RETAIL, PRESCRIPTIONS AND COMPOUNDING  E-Z Healthmart Pharmacy located in Sanford is now open located at 4942 West SR 46, Suite #1014.Our warm environment and well experienced team will ensure that all your pharmacy needs are met.  We have fast and efficient prescription filling and you will be in and out in less than 10 minutes.  No time to come in, we also ...read more
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    Thursday, April 12, 2018
      (SANFORD, Fla.) April 12, 2018 – The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools is proud to announce Jean Vansmith as Executive Director. Vansmith brings over ten years of experience in developing strong relationships and creating partnerships in Central Florida to The Foundation. As Executive Director, Vansmith will be responsible for leading The Foundation by working with businesses ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures teamed up with Viome to film a series of sit down discussions with Dr. Oz and Deepak Chopra. The talk focused on gut health and why fad diets work for some and not all. Filming was set in Lake Nona, FL. Following the talks, Walking Saloon Pictures post-produced the edited pieces.  Walking Saloon Pictures is located in Altamonte Springs, FL and ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    I traveled to Puerto Rico in January, about four months after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20. I had much anticipation to see for myself how the island was doing, not only as my role as a disaster researcher, but as a member of the Puerto Rican diaspora and as a concerned son and friend. Much can be said about the resilient, proud and innovative spirit of the Puerto Rican ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla., April 11, 2018— Walmart today announced it expects to spend an estimated $200 million over the next year in Florida through the opening and remodeling of 43 stores as well as the rollout of several in-store and online innovations designed to help busy customers save time and money. The spend is part of Walmart’s total capital expenditures guidance of approximately $11.0 billion for ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla.(April 11, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida's Board of Trustees today announced Dr. Georgia Lorenz as president-elect. The announcement follows constituent group meetings at Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus with faculty, staff, students, alumni and Foundation Board members, plus a community social event. Three finalists also were interviewed by the College’s Board ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Who loves Robots? Who loves financial stability? In one special night, you can learn more about both!!!   These two great Seminole County are working together for a fundraising event to help SSCS VEX robotics students to World championship! Seminole Science’s 5th grade VEX team, Stingbots Overdrive, has won the Amaze Award at the Florida State Championship and has earned a spot at the World ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that our own David Applewood has been promoted to Agency Chief, and will manage the agency’s corporate office in downtown DeLand.  David brings a wealth of experience in both management and finance to the role, and is an outstanding asset to the company as a whole. ____________________________________________ Allgood Financial is pleased to announce the ...read more
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    Monday, April 09, 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 two job information sessions for area residents Saturday, April 14, and Saturday, April 28. Attendees will learn details on the new perishable distribution center, jobs available, benefits, the application process and have an ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Sanford, FL:  Saturday, April 14th from 6:30pm – 10:00pm Leadership Seminole Class 27 invites the public to attend their signature event, Caribbean Casino Night to benefit Boys Town of Central Florida.   Sponsored by Orlando Sanford International Airport, the event will be held at the Southeast Ramp hangar located at 2151 Spinner Lane in Sanford, FL.  Guests will experience a relaxed ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    By Kim Nassoiy UCF Forum columnist   I believe one of the hardest things in life is building long-lasting relationships.   I hear all the time about couples going through divorce and I think why? And it’s not just couples breaking up. I’ve seen parents and children, siblings or dear friends have a falling out and not speak for years, if ever again.   What makes us turn away from people who ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Sanford, FL – April 2, 2018 – The Smyrna Dunes Park Boardwalk Renovation project met an important milestone last week reaching 88% completion of the new two-mile elevated boardwalk that extends across 73 acres of land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula. Team members from Wharton-Smith, Nature Bridges, DMC Engineers, Zev Cohen and Volusia County gathered to celebrate the ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Gulfport, MS – April 4, 2018 – Wharton-Smith’s Gulf Coast Division was recently selected to build a new 44,000 square-foot, 775-seat performing arts center for the Pascagoula-Gautier School District. The new center will be located at Pascagoula High School and will provide opportunities for the school’s drama performances, speech and debate, band and choir concerts, as well as bringing in ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    HLC Wellness is introducing a new type of yoga to the community HLC Wellness has been providing wellness service to Central Florida for over 12 years and continues to push the envelope with new and natural wellness options to benefit the community.  Soon after the opening success of their salt room in Lake Mary, they began sampling different programs that would work with the salt to further ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    On Saturday, March 31, experts from the Central Florida Regional Hospital Level II Trauma Center and local first responders spent the day teaching shoppers at Seminole Towne Center how to apply a tourniquet and perform other basic first-aid techniques to stop bleeding. The one day event corresponded to national “Stop the Bleed” efforts as a way to teach people how to save lives during an ...read more
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    Monday, April 02, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla.(April 2, 2018) - Seminole State College of Florida's president search committee, assisted by AGB Search, recently selected three finalists vying to become the College’s third president to replace Dr. E. Ann McGee (listed in alphabetical order): · Dr. Edward Bonahue, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Santa Fe College (Florida)· Dr. Todd Holcomb, President, Western ...read more
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    Sunday, April 01, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce that Kim Federline has joined the team and will serve as our in-house expert for Aflac products and services.  Kim’s experience and her knowledge of the Aflac products and systems will benefit the Agency and all our agents who can now offer Aflac to their business and individual clients.   ____________________________________________ Allgood Financial ...read more
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    Saturday, March 31, 2018
    On March 17, 2018, leading fitness brand 24 Hour Fitness opened its doors to their newest location in Lake Mary, Florida at 236 Wheelhouse Lane.The new club represents the first location in Lake Mary, and the 5th location in Orlando. The modern new 37,800 square foot club features high quality amenities and numerous programs to help its members meet their fitness goals. To celebrate the ...read more
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    Friday, March 30, 2018
    Project is part of the retailer’s investment in serving today’s customers  OVIEDO, Fla. – March 30, 2018 – Oviedo residents got their first look recently at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter at 5511 Deep Lake Road. In addition to the physical changes inside, customers now have access to Walmart’s free Online Grocery Pickup service.  For the first time, Oviedo residents will be able to ...read more
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    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    Orlando, FL – Covelli Family Limited Partnership (CFLP), part of the largest franchisee of Panera, LLC, is pleased to announce they are celebrating 20 Years in Florida with the opening of their 80th bakery-café in the area. Panera Bread will open their doors at 6:30AM on April 4th at 4054 Conroy Road in Orlando.  The new location will feature a drive-thru and is conveniently located near the Mall ...read more
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    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    Lake Mary, Fla. (March 28, 2018) – From developing predictive models to interpreting data, UCF graduate students had the chance to put their data analytics skills to the test, as CFE Federal Credit Union launched its inaugural Lending Analytics Competition. From October 2017 to January 2018, teams used data sets to predict lending risks facing the credit union industry. This competition culminated ...read more
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    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    Company streamlines commercial construction specialtiesfor general contractors ORLANDO, Fla. (March 28, 2018) — Central Florida based commercial shading company Window Interiors and Division Ten Specialties are combining to form Interior Specialties.  The new company provides a single point of contact to commercial general contractors for a wide array of interior specialties, such as motorized ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    March 28, 2018            Contact: Ken Cristol, Cristol Marketing Company 407-774-2515(Authorized agency for Roger B. Kennedy Construction) Roger B. Kennedy Construction starts $40 million Ecco on Orange apartments Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground for the upscale Ecco on Orange apartments, under a $40 million contract with an affiliate of LeCesse Development ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    APOPKA, Fla. – March 28, 2018 – Apopka and southwest Seminole County welcomed its first Walmart Neighborhood Market at 820 Balmy Beach Drive on Wednesday, March 28. This creates the convenience of a smaller format to complement the community’s existing Walmart Supercenter. The new store employs about 95 full- or part-time associates.  The 41,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market offers a wide ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (March 28, 2018)-- Seminole County officials and contractors are working to repair a small depression forming on the south side of Long Pond Road, near the intersection with Orange Ridge Drive in Longwood. March 16, 2018: County staff initially responded to reports of a ground depression on Friday, March 16. The County continued to monitor the depression and underlying ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (March 27, 2018)--Seminole County Animal Services recently launched the BFF 100 Program, which allows Bright Futures Scholarship candidates to foster and train a shelter pet while fulfilling 100 qualifying community service hours. This week, three pairs of pets and students will graduate the pilot program.   The student/dog pairs, Gabi and Wendy, Brad and Snoopy, and ...read more
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    Monday, March 26, 2018
    Cartridge World of Altamonte Springs announces their new spring pricing available through June 30, 2018.  Consumers are invited to take advantage of this money saving pricing for ink and toner cartridges on top brands, like HP, Canon, Dell, Samsung, Lexmark, Epson, and Brother.  This Cartridge World store is located at 851 West State Road 436, Suite 1059 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.   ...read more
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    Friday, March 23, 2018
    By Joan McCain UCF Forum columnistEvery product, business or organization, from Pop-Tarts to Purina to PTAs, needs innovation to thrive and survive. Innovation is dependent on ideas. And generating ideas is essential to the bottom line.Then why do so many executives do it incorrectly?Brainstorming, a conference technique for stimulating ideas and spontaneous discussion, is a science. That’s ...read more
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    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla.(March 22, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida's president search committee, assisted by AGB Search, today selected three finalists following two days of interviews on Seminole State’s Heathrow Campus on March 21 and 22.  The finalists (in alphabetical order) vying to become the College’s third president to replace Dr. E. Ann McGee are: · Dr. Edward Bonahue, Provost and Vice ...read more
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    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    * SAVE THE DATE *  OLG to host Open House event for new Altamonte Springs location on Wednesday, April 25, from 4-7 p.m.; ribbon-cutting to be at 5.  ORLANDO, Florida -- The Orlando Law Group will hold an Open House and ribbon-cutting for its new Seminole County location, OLG founder and managing partner Jennifer Englert announced.  The event will be held on Wednesday, April 25, from 4-7 p.m. ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    Employers Association Forum (EAF) has fielded many questions over the years surrounding the topic of how employers can cope with the death of an employee. The death of an employee is always an emotional affair, whether the death occurred at home or at work. It’s easy to overlook daily practices and procedures when you’re trying to determine what to do for the personal family and the work family; ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    WHAT:                 Oviedo Medical Center invites the public to attend any of its upcoming “Doctor Talks” events as a way to receive direct access to an expert in a specific healthcare field.     On Thurs., March 22, Dr. Ian Martinez will discuss the symptoms and treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD.     On Tues., March 27, Dr. Mario John will discuss causes for hip and ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    Central Florida Regional Hospital Joins First Respondersto Teach Life Saving Techniques  WHAT:                       On Sat., March 31, 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 ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. – (March 21, 2018) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced the addition of Donald L. Cunningham, Jr. in Orlando as of counsel in the Affordable Housing and Tax Credit Practice Group. Cunningham brings 35 years of legal experience in public financing, affordable housing, and other diverse areas of law.  During his career, Cunningham has represented various private ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (March 21, 2018) – Two Seminole State College of Florida students — Rafael Braga Gomes and Desiree Mazza — have been named to the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Florida Academic Team. Students named to PTK’s All-Florida Academic Team represent the state’s most outstanding in academic achievement, leadership and service to their communities. PTK is an international honor society for ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    ISO 45001 is an important new safety & health management system  ORLANDO (March 20, 2018) – A Fisher Phillips partner played a significant role in helping to formulate the new ISO 45001 standard for occupational health and safety that was announced today by the International Organization for Standardization or ISO. Because of his extensive knowledge and experience regarding workplace safety ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Seminole County, FL   The UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County Master Gardeners will be hosting a Garden Tour April 21, 2018 from 9am – 3pm. This self-guided tour will take place at private gardens throughout the county, where Master Gardeners will be available to offer information during this event. Pre-registration is required, and tickets can be purchased at ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Join Seminole County Animal Services, T.E.A.R.S. of Seminole County and local rescue groups for the Paws & Claws Community Pet Event   Saturday April 7  from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Located on the beautiful grounds of the Criminal Justice Center 101 Eslinger Way        and 17-92 in Sanford Come enjoy the day with your dog, on leash only please. (No flexi leashes) What’s happening during ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    FP Advocacy LLC gives voice to clients before legislative and regulatory bodies ORLANDO (March 20, 2018) – Fisher Phillips announced that it has launched an advocacy company. FP Advocacy LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the national labor and employment law firm. The new organization is headed by attorneys Benjamin Ebbink in Sacramento and Rick Grimaldi in Philadelphia. Both lawyers have ...read more
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    Monday, March 19, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (March 17, 2018) – The Seminole State College of Florida Raider Softball team swept visiting Lakehawks from Lake–Sumter State College during a doubleheader on Saturday, March 18. The two wins also earned Head Coach Courtney Miller a coveted 1,000 career win milestone. After the game, which concluded Seminole State’s inaugural Homecoming Week, the crowd, including many former ...read more
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    Friday, March 16, 2018
    Career Fair to provide information on open positions, resume and interviewing advice   Florida Blue is currently hiring nearly 500 positions across the state and will host a Career Fair on March 28 in Winter Park to provide more details about open positions, information on how to apply for them and assistance with resume and interview preparation.   More than half of the open positions are for ...read more
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    Thursday, March 15, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) On Thursday, March 15th, Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) named its 2019 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Samantha Neff of Idyllwilde Elementary! As part of this prestigious award, Mrs. Neff will receive a Teacher of the Year ring from Herff Jones; a Mousecar from Walt Disney World Resort – their version of the Oscar and a Disney Annual Pass for herself and each member of her ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    The J. Wayne Miller Company assists Legal Firm with new Office Lease and Financial Firm with purchase of Office Condo.  The J. Wayne Miller Company is dedicated to finding your ideal business location.   J. Wayne Miller Company is family owned and operated for over 35 years in Commercial Real Estate. Saving Business Owners valuable time searching and negotiating, Lauren Miller is a dedicated ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    By Adam MeyerUCF Forum columnistWhenever I need a good laugh or a light TV moment, I find relief by watching Whose Line is it Anyway?I am fascinated by the concept of improvisation and how quickly the comedians can create things off the cuff and pull together some interesting skits and stories. Even when it does not make sense or there is a clear fail, there is power, wonder and humor in watching ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (March 14, 2018) – In honor of her contributions to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, Seminole State College of Florida President Dr. E. Ann McGee has been honored with the society’s Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award. The Bennett Awards honor retiring college presidents who have provided consistently outstanding support to PTK chapters and advisors throughout their ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    Edward Jones Financial Advisor Announces Grand Opening"I am excited to have opened the second Edward Jones office in Longwood," Brendan Jones said. "I know the people of this community have come to rely upon our firm to provide them with sound investment advice that is geared toward individual investors. I will strive to continue our tradition of excellence here."Brendan has been with Edward Jones ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (March 8, 2018) - With the help of our generous donors, MSR Holdings raised over $5000 for Hurricane Irma relief efforts led by the Second Harvest Food Bank. Hurricane Irma caused catastrophic flooding and damage in Florida and throughout the Caribbean last year. We believe organizations that are deeply-rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (March 13, 2018) – After 44 years of service to Goodwill and eight years as president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Bill Oakley has announced his plans to retire, effective June 30. The search for Oakley’s replacement will commence immediately, led by executive search firm Korn Ferry.  Oakley joined the nonprofit in 1974, serving in leadership roles at Goodwill ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) Exceptional Student Support Services (ESSS) will host their Annual Transition Fair on Saturday, April 7, 2018 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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    Thursday, March 08, 2018
    Seminole Co. (March 8, 2018) - Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify a man suspected of placing a skimming device on multiple ATMs throughout Central and South Florida.The investigation began on February 16, 2018, when the branch manager of a Longwood bank contacted the Seminole County Financial Crimes Task Force to report placement of the device. During the initial ...read more
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    Thursday, March 08, 2018
    Florida bonuses are portion of more than $560 million earned nationwide in Q4 performance-based bonuses and tenure-based one-time cash bonuses  ORLANDO, Fla., March 8, 2018 – Today, more than 890,000 Walmart U.S. associates are receiving a share of more than $560 million total cash bonuses, including:   More than $160 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ Q4 performance, andMore than ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    By Jim ClarkUCF Forum columnistI have had to face the fact that my students know more about technology than I do. And when something goes wrong with the technology during class, I know that a student will call out, “Click on the lower left-hand corner” or “You need to minimize that screen.”As a history teacher, I have long criticized President Warren G. Harding who is considered one of our least ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    Learn what social networks your customers are on and the best strategy to reach them, keep them, and get them to share your content and drive your marketing message. Our local panel of digital marketing experts will talk about various platforms, analytics, and share some of the latest trends in social media. Our panel of experts will discuss the ins & outs of marketing your business with ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures teamed up with Orlando Chiropractic in telling their back story. Owner and chiropractor, Darren Hollander, opened up on why he became a chiropractor, starting a business during the recession, his love for comic books, and his vision for the future.  You can watch the first teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfeTfmY9Wqw   “Story” is a unique ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 07, 2018
    Seminole Co. (March 7, 2018) - Investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify a man suspected of fraudulently purchasing furniture. The investigation began on March 2, 2018, when one of the victims contacted the Seminole County Financial Crimes Task Force to report fraudulent charges made in his name.During the initial investigation, it was determined that over the past few months the ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    UCF Business Incubation Program and Veterans Florida to showcase veteran business owners  Orlando, Fla, (March 6, 2018) – Over the past two years, the UCF Business Incubation Program and Veterans Florida have partnered to work with veterans to become entrepreneurs, creating new businesses and new job opportunities.   What:Veterans Entrepreneur Showcase, an afternoon of networking, speakers and ...read more
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    Friday, March 02, 2018
    Lake Mary Club Represents Company’s 5th Location in Orlando   LAKE MARY, FL –– Residents of Lake Mary, Florida will soon have a new place to stay in shape, achieve personalized health solutions, and meet their fitness goals with the opening of a brand new 24 Hour Fitness club in the heart of Lake Mary, Florida. The fitness leader prides itself on creating friendly and supportive ...read more
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    Friday, March 02, 2018
     SANFORD, Fla. (March 2, 2018) – Seminole State College of Florida announced, Thursday, March 1, that it has renamed its Oviedo Campus in honor of the late Robert and Jane Lee for their financial contribution and commitment to the College. The renaming was presented to the Lee family, their guests and members of the College community at an intimate luncheon, held on what will now be known as the ...read more
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    Friday, March 02, 2018
    SANFORD, FL (March 2, 2018) — Central Florida Regional Hospital, an affiliate of HCA North Florida, will bring state-of-the-art emergency care to northwest Seminole County in Fall of 2018 with the opening of a freestanding emergency department at 4525 International Parkway, on a 28-acre site at the intersection of International Parkway and Wilson Road. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Friday, ...read more
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    Thursday, March 01, 2018
    Sanford, Florida - The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is excited to announce philanthropic support for the continued advancement of its educational programs after being awarded three grants for 2018. The Zoo applied for and was awarded over $75,000 in grants from Walmart Foundation, Wayne M. Densch Charities, Inc., and Spectrum News to continue to spread the Zoo's message of conservation ...read more
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    Thursday, March 01, 2018
    (SANFORD, FL) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) will host a Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Lake Mary High School located at 655 Longwood Lake Mary Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746. School Administrators from each school site will be interviewing and offering teacher contracts for instructional critical shortage areas for the 2018-2019 school year on the ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2018) – With more than 400 guests in attendance, the Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida raised a record-breaking $436,000 during its annual Dream Gala at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary on Feb. 24. The proceeds benefit students, programs and other areas of need at the College. “Our community stepped up again in a huge way for Seminole State,” said John Gyllin, ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    It is the School Board’s intent to name the new Seminole High School 9th grade center. You can submit names to the School Board Clerk in writing by US mail, postmarked 3/21/18 to Jill Mahramus 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd. Sanford, FL 32773, by email at jill_mahramus@scps.us, or by facsimile at 407-320-0281 by the deadline of 3/23/18. A notice of intent to name will be posted to the School District ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    By Manoj ChopraUCF Forum columnistMy work requires me to walk to different parts of the campus. As I recently made my way from my office to my classroom and the administration building for meetings, I felt that I could make these brief micro-journeys more pleasurable by listening to music. So I started looking into purchasing some new headphones.I had a decent pair that I was using for working ...read more
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    Monday, February 26, 2018
    WHAT:                       On March 7, Central Florida Regional Hospital will host a Doctor Talk on thyroid health presented by Aleksandra Clayton, M.D., a family practice physician with Lake Mary Family Physicians.A light dinner will also be served.To make your reservation, call 1-800-445-3392.WHEN:                       Wednesday, March 76 p.m.  WHERE:                     Central Florida ...read more
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    Friday, February 23, 2018
    The College’s Forensics Team took home 11 awards, including third place overall, and first and second place in Parliamentary Debate.SANFORD, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2018) – The Seminole State College of Florida Forensics Team (speech/debate) received multiple awards in the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) Forensics Championship Feb. 1-3, at Tallahassee Community College, earning ...read more
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    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    Seminole Science Charter School is incredibly proud to announce that our 5th grade VEX team, Stingbots Overdrive, has won the Amaze Award at the Florida State Championship and has earned a spot at the World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky in April. Despite having a very rough day with many technical difficulties, our students stayed calm and worked together to earn the respect of the judges ...read more
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    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    Seminole Co., Fla. (02/22/2018) – Casselberry Police this morning announced a 12-year-old female student has been arrested for posting an online threat to shoot and place destructive devices at three Seminole County schools:  Casselberry Elementary, South Seminole Middle School, and Sterling Park Elementary.Casselberry investigators determined the threat originated from a cell phone and located ...read more
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    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    City College in Altamonte Springs is holding a Career & Resource Fair Wednesday April 18th  from 11:00 a m to 1:00 p m. We would like to invite Seminole County Chamber Members to participate by either setting up a table to speak to our students about jobs or resources that might be beneficial to them. Lunch will be provided to vendors, please let us know how many people will attend from your ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    By Barbara ThompsonUCF Forum columnistA few weeks ago I was sitting outside a classroom in UCF’s Teaching Academy, waiting for a group to finish a session. It was around 6 p.m., and I had arrived early with the hope of relaxing for a few minutes before leading a workshop.As an educator on topics associated with diversity and inclusion, my work largely consists of facilitating workshops and ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    What is Fun Run?A fitness event where the entire school runs to raise funds!  Our students go out into the community and receive pledges (per lap) or flat donations on the weeks leading up to Fun Run.  Students receive incentives from the school and parents are welcomed to join in the fun.  The week of the event is an exciting one at Galileo as special guests arrive each morning to motivate our ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    Daytona Beach, Fla. (February 22, 2018) –The Volusia County Business Incubator Powered by UCF Business Incubation Program will host a career fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, February 26, in its facility at Daytona Beach International Airport, 601 Innovation Way, Daytona Beach.  The career fair is open to anyone looking for great opportunities to work with the Incubation Program’s client ...read more
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    Friday, February 16, 2018
    Free telephone and in-person counseling services available for both English and Spanish speaking individuals  FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida Blue, in partnership with New Directions Behavioral Health, is offering support to all those affected by the recent tragic event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.  The company is providing its employees and as well as the South ...read more
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    Friday, February 16, 2018
    Allgood Financial is seeking to hire 5 agents for their Seminole County office in the next 30 days, and is offering some unique incentives to attract the quality personnel we want to bring into the company. ____________________________________________ Allgood Financial is an independent Financial Services company, serving clients throughout the state.  We have offices in DeLand, Port Orange, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    Not sure where to turn for AFFORDABLE ESTATE PLANNING, ASSET PROTECTION AND MORE? As a proud sponsor of this network GUARDIAN LAW is an excellent resource. Visit their website for details. http://guardianlaw.business.site/. Thank you Guardian law for supporting our efforts to bring awareness to the great work that’s being done in the PRIVATE HOME ASSISTED LIVING AND ADULT FAMILY CARE HOME ...read more
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    Thursday, February 15, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2018) – The Seminole State College of Florida Athletics Department recently announced the addition of men’s and women’s cross country to its list of sports programs. Starting Fall 2018, both teams will begin intercollegiate competition in the sport.   After analyzing the Seminole State Athletics Department’s budget and gauging perspectives from various athletic directors ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Conversational Artificial Intelligence to Provide Members with  Convenient Access to Credit Union Information and Support  ORLANDO, Fla. (February 14, 2018) – FAIRWINDS Credit Union is offering its members a digital experience that is more convenient than ever before with the launch of the FAIRWINDS Virtual Advisor.  In partnership with Abe AI, an Orlando-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    By Lisa RoneyUCF Forum columnist“Reader, I married him”—the classic line from Jane Eyre—may have been the main referent for unusual marriages for more than 100 years. Well, reader, I married him, too, but not until I was 49. What constitutes an unusual marriage constantly shifts.In a way, I represent a trend. The U.S. Census Bureau has shown that the average age of marriage has been rising for ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    February 12, 2018--The Hylant Orlando office “Justice League team” ran into frigid waters at the Aquatica wave pool in Orlando on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 to support the Special Olympics Florida.  As a corporate sponsor of the Polar Plunge, Hylant gave $7,500 while employees raised an additional $8,500 with a total donation of $16,000 to help individuals with intellectual and ...read more
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    Friday, February 09, 2018
    For Immediate Release                (Issued February 9, 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 participated in a February 8 Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting event for their recently ...read more
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    Friday, February 09, 2018
    Seminole Co., Fla. (Feb. 9, 2018)-A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive March 12, 2018, to examine all aspects of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Verification by the team that Seminole County Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art ...read more
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    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    Back in the day, a woman speaking of her personal health could land her in a mental asylum or subject to bloodletting by leeches. Mothers were hush-hush with their teen daughters about their changing bodies, and older ladies gave nary a whisper about their joint pains. In the centuries long before employee wellness programs and biometric screenings, some diseases were blamed on night air and ...read more
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    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    Nonprofit Reaches More Than 47,500 with Job Training Programs, Places 8,100 in Jobs, and Opens 2 Job Connection Centers                                 ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Goodwill Industries of Central Florida marked another successful year in 2017 by providing more than 47,500 people with resources and training to help them find meaningful work, opening two Job Connection Centers, and ...read more
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    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2018) – Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP today announced Orlando Partner Nicolette Vilmos has been named to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 23rd Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board and an Orlando director for the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Florida Network Board, the premier advocacy group for women in ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Sale of Handbags raised money for Florida Hospital Foundation Cardiovascular Institute  Determined to make a difference and educate women on the dangers of heart disease, Elizabeth Scovil launched Elizabeth Scovil Handbags and Accessories as a vehicle to prevent heart disease and help save lives. Her stylish and beautifully handcrafted bags are all made in the United States and come with vital ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Sanford facility provides necessary care, resources to patients with heart attack symptoms   SANFORD, Fla. (February 7, 2018) — The American College of Cardiology has recognized Central Florida Regional Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Central Florida Regional Hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI in ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    ORLANDO, FL – Families who want care from a Nemours board-certified pediatrician for their child’s flu symptoms will now find it even easier to be seen at a Nemours Children’s Urgent Care thanks to expanded hours that recently went into effect. Locations in Lake Nona, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Sanford and Waterford Lakes are now opening earlier. The change comes at a time when many emergency ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Hamilton Elementary School is one of four first place awards for Zyscovich Architects Winter Park, Florida - February 7, 2018 – The Florida Educational Facilities Planners’ Association (FEFPA), the state’s leading authority on educational design excellence, has just awarded Zyscovich Architects four First Place awards for: Seminole County Public Schools’ Hamilton Elementary School of Engineering ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (February 7, 2018) – Axiom Bank, a leading community bank headquartered in Central Florida, is starting the new year with four new faces on its Board of Directors. Kathryn Pemble, Charles Johnson, Gary Hopkins and Vernon Braddock became Directors on Jan. 5, 2018.As former President of C1 Financial in Tampa and current President of Baldwin Pemble Advisors, Pemble brings 30 years of ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    In conjunction with Purchasing Month, Seminole County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will be hosting our Annual Vendor Fair from 9:00AM to 11:00AM on March 8, 2018 in the Board of County Commissioners’ Chambers, 1101 East First Street, Sanford, FL 32771. Registration will be via RSVP and there is no charge for this fair. The theme will be “Bridging the Gap with the Vendor Community”. Our ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Sanford,  FL. The Sky Powersports Group, today announced  plans to expand in Sanford, Florida with its fifth dealership.  The company has targeted a vacant 3.5 -acre parcel at the Northwest corner of S.R 46. Development began in January by McKee Construction and is scheduled to open in late June joining existing locations in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Longwood and Port Richey.  The 30,000 square foot ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Community leader, mom and finance executive looks to continue her service to Seminole CountyLake Mary, Fla. (February 1, 2018) -  Amy Pennock has spent her professional career giving back to the Seminole County community. From serving on multiple boards of non-profits to volunteering for her daughter’s softball team, Pennock has made a difference in her community.Today, Pennock stepped up to the ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    Leadership Seminole is pleased to announce our latest guest presenter, Lee Cockerell, retired Executive Vice President of Operations for the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort. He will kick-start our morning with lessons on leadership strategies and exceptional customer service.The Leadership Summit, taking place on February 23, 2018, offers an interactive day of learning valuable leadership skills and ...read more
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    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Aflac welcomes you to their open house event  Maitland, FL: New Seminole chamber member Kim Federline welcomes you to the open house of the Aflac regional offices in Maitland. This open house will offer an after hours networking, light refreshments, and an employment workshop you won’t want to miss – completely free.  Every year, Aflac performs a comprehensive workforce study to identify and ...read more
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    Friday, February 02, 2018
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb.2, 2018) – Axiom Bank is responding to the needs of the community by donating $2,500 to the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness and its Welcome Home Project, which aims to get permanent housing for 129 people.  “This donation will fund the move-in for one person,” said Jessica Ludvigsen, Axiom Bank’s Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. “Our goal is to give someone ...read more
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    Friday, February 02, 2018
    Seminole Co. Fla., (Feb. 2) - The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) today announced the selection of its School Crossing Guard Program as the 2017 Florida School Crossing Guard Program of the Year by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).  The SCSO Program took home top honors for their exceptional performance and proactive community outreach programs.  The Program was recognized ...read more
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    Friday, February 02, 2018
    Seminole, Co. – (February 2, 2018) Seminole County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public for help identifying three burglary suspects.The investigation began on February 2 at approximately 3:30 a.m. when deputies responded to multiple business burglaries that occurred near the intersection of Hunt Club Blvd. and S.R. 436. Upon arrival, deputies observed broken glass to each ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    Sustainable build yields 15,500+ pounds of construction waste diverted from landfills Orlando, FL, February 1, 2018 – WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum) a leading certified public accounting and advisory firm, has completed the relocation of 110 team members from its East Concord Street and Altamonte Springs locations to 200 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL. The top-30 nationally ranked firm ...read more
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    Thursday, February 01, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2018) – Through a partnership with LYNX, students, faculty and staff at Seminole State College of Florida can now enjoy unlimited rides on LYNX buses for free. The service begins today. “We are excited to partner with LYNX to offer free public transit to our students and employees,” said Dr. Jan Lloyd, associate vice president of Student Development who spearheaded the ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    Tampa, FL –– On January 19, 2018, Wharton-Smith’s Tampa-Water/Wastewater Division held a Topping Out Party to mark the completion of the first phase structural work on the Three Oaks Wastewater Treatment Plant Oxidation Ditch Improvements project. More than 70 people attended including representatives from Lee County, the Three Oaks Wastewater Plant and project engineers CDM Smith, as well as ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    Each year, one-third of people older than 65 will fall. Many of these seniors will suffer a fracture, brain damage or other debilitating injury. Each day, an average of 75 older adults will die from the effects of a fall. Falls cost our healthcare system upwards of $30 billion every year. “This is an important topic that we always bring up with seniors and their family” says Hoffman.  We can't ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    Altamonte Springs, FL - Walking Saloon Pictures is teaming up with River Oaks Animal Hospital located in Apopka, FL. The team will produce a video story about the importance of dental hygiene in animals. Walking Saloon Pictures will be filming the process of the examination and the necessary dental procedures. Filming begins this Friday.  Visit Walking Saloon Pictures for more ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    MEDIA CONTACT:   Erin Power  FRLA Press Secretary  850-224-2250 ext. 225 epower@frla.org FOODSTOCK FLORIDA EXPANDS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH TWO  COUNTY SHOWCASES TO CELEBRATE LOCAL RESTAURANTS,  AGRICULTURE AND HOSPITALITY  FOODSTOCK Florida is a multi-city series of restaurant rallies, social events, educational food exhibits, and live music to benefit the Grand Tour Foundation  (Orlando, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    ORLANDO, Jan. 30, 2017 – Why is Florida such a good place to make a scary movie?That’s one of the topics filmmakers will discuss as part of free workshops sponsored Feb. 8 by UCF’s College of Arts & Humanities to kick off the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford. The Feb. 8-11 festival will feature 80 short films from 10 countries along with 15 UCF student exhibition films and two student ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    SEATTLE, OMAHA & NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – January 30, 2018 — Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced today that they are partnering on ways to address healthcare for their U.S. employees, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and reducing costs. The three companies, which bring their scale and complementary ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    Cartridge World Altamonte Springs Invites Consumers to New Retail Location   Cartridge World in Altamonte Springs, Florida announces their new retail location at 851 West State Road 436, Suite 1059 in Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714.  Their new location is in the building right next door to their former retail location within Seminole County.  Customers will find a variety of ink and toner ...read more
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    Monday, January 29, 2018
    Today, JPMorgan Chase announced a $20 billion, five-year comprehensive investment to help its employees and support job and local economic growth across the United States.   The firm has always believed that lending and investing in employees and local communities and businesses is the highest and best use of our capital – this long-term commitment aims to maximize our impact. Due to the ...read more
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    Friday, January 26, 2018
    New facility designed for patient convenience with physicians, pharmacy, labs, radiology and more in one location with extended hours  LAKE MARY, Fla. – GuideWell Medical Center became the latest addition to Lake Mary’s thriving Rinehart Health Corridor today with its official grand opening at 707 Platinum Point in Stirling Center. The 14,000-square-foot, two story medical center was specially ...read more
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    Friday, January 26, 2018
    Allgood Financial is pleased to announce the opening of their third location, and their first office location in Seminole County.  Located in the historic Longwood Village Inn, at 300 North Ronald Reagan Blvd., this beautiful executive office space provides meeting and conference space for the agents and clients of Allgood Financial.   ____________________________________________ Allgood ...read more
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    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Christina Alvarez and Kevin Ross-Andino are excited to serve as the president-elect and treasurer of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida!Orlando, FL January 24, 2018:  The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, Inc. (the “HBACF”) is a non-profit organization  incorporated on September 3, 1991. This group of Hispanic attorneys recognized the immense need for support and ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    UCF Business Incubation client’s platform, Ana By Datanautix, analyzes data and feedback quickly and completely    WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (January 24, 2018) — For any business, it’s critical to understand your customers. When you are a high-profile NBA team, with hundreds of thousands of passionate fans, listening must be a foundation of the business.  That’s why the Orlando Magic have entered ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    By Kim NassoiyUCF Forum columnistOne of the greatest blessings in my life is being a mom.I have a son and daughter, now in their 20s. From the moment I found out I was expecting, the joy of having a new life to love and cherish was overwhelming. Each step of the way—hearing the heartbeat, seeing the sonogram, picking out names and preparing their rooms—only made me fall more in love. I remember ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    (SANFORD, Fla.) Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to announce its 2019 Teacher of the Year Finalists & Grade-Level Winners:Samantha Neff, K-5th Math Instructional Coach, Idyllwilde Elementary Mrs. Neff is a product of SCPS herself. She began her teaching career with SCPS 17 years ago as a Kindergarten teacher. Since then, she has taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Currently, she ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Company will apply federal tax savings to prevent rate increaseAverage residential customer will save $187 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Duke Energy Florida today announced that customers will directly benefit from the new federal tax law and avoid a rate increase for power restoration costs associated with the company’s response to last September’s Hurricane Irma. Instead of increasing customer ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Seminole County (January 24, 2018) - Seminole County investigators charged a woman with three counts of fraud after she unlawfully used a credit card belonging to her former employer, and conducted fraudulent transactions totaling more than $100,000.The investigation began in February 2017 when the victim reported that a former employee, Desiree Cirrincione, 34, of Oviedo, fraudulently added ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    Christian HELP Employment and Resource Center in Casselberry is launching the Love thy Neighbor Campaign. This campaign will raise funds to help connect 100 people with jobs during the month of February.     In Seminole and Orange county combined, over 56,000 people remain unemployed. In the past 25 years, Christian HELP has connected over 120,000 people with jobs. To learn more about the ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    The Orlando City Commissioner is one of only three alumni from two-year colleges across the country to be selected for the award in 2018.SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2018) – Orlando City Commissioner and Seminole State College of Florida alumna Patty Sheehan has been honored with a 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The award is given to alumni who ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    The 10-bed unit adds to Florida Hospital’s NICU network — which includes units in Orlando, Winter Park, Daytona Beach, Celebration and Altamonte.  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Jan. 23, 2018 — Florida Hospital Altamonte is providing an important new service in Seminole County that will allow its tiniest and most vulnerable patients to get care closer to home.The hospital debuted its new ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    The dreaded task of asking for your money…People are funny about money. Asking for payment can be fairly awkward and often uncomfortable. However, handling collections is a necessary evil in any business. Otherwise, how would you profit and pay your own bills? You simply must get paid for the services you provide.As one of Florida’s top employment agencies, we go over the 7 best practices for ...read more
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    Monday, January 22, 2018
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. – January 22, 2018 – Walmart and The Miami Foundation announced $4.9 million in grants to Mercy Corps to support Puerto Rico relief and recovery efforts in the continued aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The funding includes a $3 million dollar grant from Walmart and a $1.9 million dollar grant from the Walmart Puerto Rico Relief Fund administered by The Miami Foundation.* ...read more
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    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    Allgood Financial has launched a new marketing campaign at the Seminole Towne Center shopping mall.  Chamber members can see the new banner and additional displays during the Chamber’s Business After Hours event at the mall on February 8th.   ____________________________________________ Seminole Towne Center is a fantastic venue for marketing businesses of all types, and Allgood Financial is ...read more
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    Friday, January 19, 2018
    SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2018) –Seminole State College of Florida dedicated its new Student Center to all past, present and future Seminole State students in a ceremony Friday, Jan. 19, at the College's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. Elected officials, community leaders and members of the Seminole State family gathered outside the entrance of the new Student Center as Seminole State President Dr. E Ann ...read more
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    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    Florida Power & Light announced that customers will not pay a surcharge for Hurricane Irma restoration as previously expected because of federal tax changes that begin this year. Instead of implementing a surcharge as originally planned, FPL now plans to apply federal tax savings toward the $1.3 billion cost of Hurricane Irma restoration. This means customer rates will decrease beginning March 1, ...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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    Seminole State College of Florida
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