What's New

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HONORS/AWARDS

-- The Alhambra Dinner Theater was chosen third Best Dinner/Show Theatre in Florida by Florida Monthly Magazine.

-- Lewis, Longman & Walker PA marketing director Patricia Hackenschmidt was inducted into the 2002-2003 International Who's Who of Professionals.

-- Landstar System Inc. announced three of its wholly owned subsidiaries earned Logistics Management & Distribution Report 2002 Quest for Quality Awards for delivering outstanding transportation services.

-- Serenata Beach Club has been awarded two Aurora Awards for the best recreational clubhouse facility in the Southeast and for the interior design-merchandising of the clubhouse.

NEW VENTURES

-- Paul J. Mangus, former regional investment executive for Bank of America, has announced the formation of Windsor Capital Consultants LLC.

DONATIONS

-- The University of North Florida received a $100,000 gift from Compass Bank to fund endowed scholarships in international business. The gift is eligible for a $50,000 match in state funds through the Florida Challenge Grant program.

-- Skinner Nurseries employees donated their time and material to Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, also known as HabiJax.

CONTRACTS

-- Lifetime Steel Building Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide a new 18,000-square-foot structure for Dusty's Inc. in Tampa.

-- Edwards Construction Services has been awarded a construction services agreement by the Hines Co. for Palencia Clubhouse and Sales Center for approximately $10 million.

BUILDING/DESIGN

-- The Atkins Group, a Jacksonville design and development company, will break ground in the fall on an 11,000-square-foot office building at Cormorant Park, a medical and professional office campus on San Jose Boulevard, south of Interstate 295. The estimated cost is $1.3 million.

-- The Stellar Group has opened a new Refrigeration Parts and Service regional office in Hartford, Conn.

COMMUNICATIONS

-- U-Save Auto Rental of America Inc. has selected Empire Communications Group of Jacksonville to build the branding program for its national franchise operations.

-- Mainline Communications Inc. has been named the only official authorized dealer of Iwatsu telecommunication systems for Duval, St. Johns, Baker, Nassau and Clay counties.

-- Americasmart Atlanta, a national wholesale buying venue for the apparel, accessories, gift and home furnishings industries, has joined The Robin Sheperd Group as one of the agency's newest clients.

-- The Tourist Development Council, along with the County Commission of Madison County selected Gold & Associates to create and execute a multimedia campaign to promote tourism.

RELOCATIONS

-- Douglas D. Chunn PA has relocated to 1 Independent Drive, Suite 3201, Jacksonville.

MARKETING

-- Local GarageTek Franchise elected Mark D. Berman to lead marketing and communications efforts for the Southeastern Franchise Regional Association.

-- Parker Associates has been retained by the city of Jacksonville to develop strategic marketing recommendations for attracting homebuyers to the 500-acre Springfield Historic District in Jacksonville.

LEASES

-- Vicki Harr of Harr & Associates represented the following: Tile Market of San Marco in leasing 4,400 square feet at 1728 Hendricks Ave. for showroom and warehouse use; the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office in leasing about 10,000 square feet of office space at the Corporate Plaza of Deerwood, 8647 Baypine Road, for the North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and Northeast Florida Investigative Service Center offices; Cheesecake Cafe in subleasing 1,500 square feet of retail space from Barnies' Coffee & Tea Co. at 9802-15 Baymeadows Road, Baymeadows Village Shopping Center.

-- Metro Square95 office park has leased 5,800 square feet to Baptist Physician Services Inc. …