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Carlton Fields announces milestones

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt announced Tampa shareholder Kenneth A. Tinkler received the Paul S. Buchman Award from the City, County and Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar; Tampa shareholder Nathaniel L. Doliner received the Tampa Bay Cardozo Leadership Award from the Cardozo Society of Tampa Bay; and retired Tampa and St. Petersburg shareholder George Barford was appointed to the Eleventh Circuit Credentials Committee of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. In addition, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Tampa, was recognized as a leading law firm in The BTI Brand-Elite 2014: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firm report.

Speak Up names Cole to board of directors

Speak Up Tampa Bay Public Access Television Inc. announced the election of Nancy Cole to its board of directors.

Mercer named top public works leader

Clearwater Public Utilities Director Tracy Mercer was named to the American Public Works Association 2014 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year.

Sims Crane awarded for clean safety record

Sims Crane & Equipment Co. received Mosiac’s Silver Safety Award for three years of accident-free work at The Mosaic Company’s Florida phosphate mining and processing facilities. The award cited Sims for its “Excellence in Safety Leadership and Performance.”

Dehlawi included in honors program

The American Society for Clinical Pathology honored Ashraf Dehlawi, chief clinical officer at Morphogenesis Inc., Tampa, with inclusion in its 40-Under-40 honors program.

St. Pete General honored for ER service

St. Petersburg General Hospital was named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by Women’s Choice Award.

Entrepreneur of the Year finalists named

Ernst & Young LLP has just announced the finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 in Florida. In the Tampa Bay area, they included: Health Care category, Jeff W. Bak, President and CEO, HealthPlan Services, Inc., Tampa; Distribution and Manufacturing category, Michael Benstock, CEO Superior Uniform Group Inc., Seminole; Technology category, Barry Shevlin, CEO, Vology, Oldsmar; Family Business category, Michael A. Wynn, President, Sunshine Ace Hardware, Bonita Springs; Technology category, Arnie Bellini III, CEO, and David Bellini, COO, ConnectWise, Tampa; Retail and Consumer Products category, Todd Christopher, Founder and CEO, Vogue International, Clearwater; Emerging category, Bobby Harris, President and CEO, BlueGrace Logistics, Riverview; Services category, Scott V. Dols, CEO, Big Truck Rental LLC, Tampa; Family Business category, Larry C. Morgan, CEO, Morgan Family Ventures, Tampa; Retail and Consumer Products category, Mark B. Pentecost, President and CEO, It Works!, Bradenton.

Robbins elected to real estate lawyers college

R. James “Jim” Robbins Jr., managing shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, was elected to The American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Cooper joins Hometown Mortgage

George Cooper joins Homeowners Mortgage in Tampa as mortgage loan officer.

Dillard joins Stanley Consultants

Stanley Consultants announced Paul Dillard has joined the firm as a designer in its Tampa office.

Home Res-Q earns HomeAdvisor Award

Home Res-Q Inc., New Port Richey, announced it has been selected as a winner of the 2014 Best of HomeAdvisor Award.

Law named to tech forum board

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC/Fowler White Boggs, Tampa, announced Rhea F. Law will serve as a member of the board of directors of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum

Youfit Health Clubs opens in Carrollwood

St. Petersburg-based Youfit Health Clubs has just opened its 19th club in the Carrollwood area, at 14350 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.

Berkshire Hathaway earns real estate honor

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Tampa, was named Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year in 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study.

Gerwitz renamed to admissions committee

Tampa attorney Jerry M. Gerwitz has been reappointed to a two-year term on the Supreme Court’s Bar Admissions Committee.

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