Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (BGCCF) and the Town of Eatonville hosted a Construction Kick-Off event at the current Eatonville Branch location of BGCCF on Ruffel Street. Slated to replace the current mobile structure, the upcoming Joe R. Lee Branch promises to enhance the overall Boys & Girls Clubs experience for children in the Eatonville community. For more information, call 407-841-6855 or visit www.bgccf.org.
Whole Foods Market will be the only major retailer to offer Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, fresh, harpoon-caught swordfish from Nova Scotia during July and August, while supplies last.
For the first time in 43 years, the Y unveiled a new brand strategy — and a new logo — to increase understanding of the impact the organization makes in the community. They hope that more people take advantage of the YMCA's unique capacity to foster lasting personal and social change.
As they head to college this fall, 123 Florida students will take with them scholarships from the Burger King Scholars program. Over $1.2 million was donated nationwide and throughout parts of Canada in the company's 10th year of the program. One of the winners, Michaela Anderson, is from Winter Park High School and was awarded $1,000. She will put that to use this fall as she heads to the University of South Carolina.
The "A Bag's Life" contest invites Floridians to break out their camcorders and create a one-minute video promoting the recycling and/or reuse of free plastic shopping bags. Entries can be submitted at www.abagslife.com and are being accepted in two categories — with top-prize, second and third place winners in each.
A new facility dedicated solely to innovative therapy for individuals with aphasia, or the loss of speech resulting from neurologic injury, has been established at the University of Central Florida with an anonymous $25,000 donation. For more information on the The Aphasia House, call 407-882-0468 or e-mail www.ucfspeechlanguagetherapy.com.
Paw In Hand Match is a contestant in the Pepsi Refresh Project and is campaigning for your votes now through the end of July. It is an online website that offers owners that need to surrender their pets an alternative to shelters. You can vote once a day, every day at www.RefreshEverything.com/PawInHandMatch.
Mitchell's Fish Market, a Ruth's Hospitality Group restaurant, announced that it will donate 10 percent of sales from the Chef's Feature at all 20 locations during July and August to benefit the Oxfam America Gulf Coast Spill Response Fund.
Holler Honda is encouraging the community to join in its special "Christmas in July" clothing drive benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Visit the showroom at 2211 N. Semoran Blvd. to get information on how to help a child in need throughout July. To learn more about the Coalition and desired donations, visit www.centralfloridahomeless.org.
Winter Park-native and design expert Rebecca Builder announced the opening of Rebecca Builder Residential and Commercial Interiors and nest home located at 163 E. Morse Blvd. in Winter Park. The combined retail shop/design showroom offers a place where homeowners can seek professional advice as well as purchase home furnishings and accessories. Call 407-599-9700 or visit www.rebeccabuilderinteriors.com.
Mercantile Capital Corp. reports the dollar volume of commercial loans it closed in June was up more than 284 percent over the same period last year.
NAI Realvest recently negotiated a sale of the four-story 2200 Lucien Way building near Maitland Center for $3.45 million.
Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist received state and national recognition as one of the foremost Intellectual Property law firms in the nation. Visit www.addmg.com for details.
Former Senator and HUD Secretary Mel Martinez will join the JPMorgan Chase & Co. as its Chairman of Florida, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Dixon Hughes PLLC, has named Timothy Richie, CPA, as an audit member in the Healthcare Services Group in Orlando.
The multi-family division of Palmer Electric Company has completed its nearly $3 million contract with general contractor PCL Construction Services Inc. for wiring Marriott's Lakeshore Reserve at Grand Lakes located on the hospitality giant's Grand Lakes campus in Orlando.
RLF, a leading Winter Park-based firm, is proud to announce that Director of Design Steven M. Langston has received Board Certification from the American College of Healthcare Architects.
Melrose-Sovereign Companies, which ranks as one of the largest residential management firms in Florida, was recently awarded a contract to manage Park Aire Condominium in downtown Winter Park.
Lighthouse Central Florida announces it has been honored as a recipient of The Able Trust's Beverly Chapman Award for partnering with the National Statler Center for Careers in Hospitality Service to assist visually impaired individuals who seek careers in Orlando's hospitality industry.