Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Morning Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Morning Briefing

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WINN-DIXIE TAPS VICE PRESIDENT

Mark Matta joined Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. as senior vice president of human resources, the company announced yesterday.

He was most recently senior vice president of human resources at OfficeMax Inc. in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Prior to that he was vice president of human resources at The Sherwin-Williams Co. Matta reports directly to Al Rowland, president and CEO of the Jacksonville-based grocery chain.

WIRELESS INTERNET ZONES EXPAND

Jacksonville is expanding its wireless internet zone (WIZ) to reach three additional areas, for a total of five zones.

According to the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, City Council allotted $125,000 to expand the WIZ. The new zones are: East Jacksonville near A. Phillip Randolph and Jessie Streets; West Jacksonville along Jammes Road south of 103rd Street; and the Justina Road area of Arlington.

The WIZ connects residents of lower-income neighborhoods who have limited access to technology and the Internet. Visit www.jaxwiz.org for more information.

CORNERSTONE HONORS 2 COMPANIES

The Cornerstone Regional Development Partnership awarded two local companies with industry appreciation awards yesterday at its quarterly luncheon at the Adam's Mark hotel.

The winner in the service sector was The Stellar Group, a design, construction and mechanical services firm with more than 750 employees throughout North America. It is one of the top 25 design/build organizations in the United States.

The winner in the manufacturing sector was Naval Air Depot Jacksonville, which employs more than 3,900 workers spanning more than 124 skilled trades. Both companies have strong charitable involvement.

ST. JOHNS LAND SALE PROCEEDING

Rayonier Inc. said yesterday its $39.9 million sale of 8,465 acres of land and timber in St. Johns County to the St. …

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