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Business restructuring

Focus Management Group, 5001 W Lemon St., Tampa, has been appointed investment banker and adviser to Tarpon Industries Inc. and its subsidiary, collectively Tarpon Industries, under an order entered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Construction

Hennessy Construction Services, 2300 22nd St. N, St. Petersburg, announces these new contracts. Childs Park YMCA Community Center for the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg will consist of 15,000 square feet and will have multipurpose rooms, meeting rooms, a city of St. Petersburg micro library, a St. Petersburg Police substation and an office for the Junior Rattlers football league at 601 45th St. S, St. Petersburg. Project cost is $2,443,552. Palm Harbor YMCA, phase two expansion for YMCA of the Suncoast, is an 11,200-square-foot addition and renovation project that will include an expanded wellness center, group exercise, aerobics, multipurpose and social activity rooms and a clerestory lobby. Project cost is $1,862,686.

Direct marketing

PrimeNet, 2100A Palmetto St., Clearwater, was recognized by the Midwest Direct Marketing Association with the 2008 Exceptional Service Award. The award recognizes distinguished customer service, exemplified leadership and commitment to excellence.

Financing

Monroe & Giordano, 777 S Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 140, Tampa, has arranged financing for $1.3-million on Winward Lakes manufactured home community, consisting of 210 sites on 30 acres in Tampa.

Insurance

Italiano Insurance Services, 3021 W Swann Ave., Tampa, a Fidelity partner agency, received Agency of Year designation from the National Flood Insurance Program.

Investigative services

Ethos Investigative Service, 17 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S, St. Petersburg, has added mortgage fraud investigations to its roster of risk mitigation services. Ethos investigates claims for banks, financial institutions and private mortgage insurance companies.

Manufacturers

Stinger Systems Inc., 2701 N Rocky Point Drive, Suite 1130, Tampa, announces that the Canyon County Sheriff's Office in Caldwell, Idaho, has purchased Stinger Systems' S-200 electronic immobilization device.

Public relations

John Heagney Public Relations, 2006 Arcadia Road, Holiday, has been retained by Catenac Custom Homes, a Tarpon Springs-based, independent franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, to provide public relations services. Catenac Homes builds in the communities of Grand Cypress on Lake Tarpon, Tarpon Springs, the Champions's Club in Pasco County and on customer-owned home sites in northern Pinellas and southern Pasco counties.

Real estate

Osprey Real Estate Services, 360 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, announces that United Insurance Management LC has leased the ninth floor, or 15,182 square feet of office space, at Osprey's First Central Tower building at 360 Central Ave.

DataMentors 2319 Oak Myrtle Lane, Suite 104, Wesley Chapel, has been selected by Doral Bank of Puerto Rico to provide data quality and business intelligence analytics software to enhance customer service.

Universities

The University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg, broke ground for the university's new science and technology building. The new facility will be designed to meet all standards for LEED certification. The building will consist of 35,000 square feet of classrooms, teaching labs and research labs. Reynolds Smith & Hills designed the building and the facility will be constructed by Creative Contractors.

Bankruptcies

chapter 7

Kachurak Enterprises Inc., d/b/a Let's Eat! Fishhawk, 2206 Jaudon Road, Dover. (8:08-bk-09193)

Chillin Pepperz Investments Inc., c/o Robert Cartwright Jr., d/b/a Break 50 Paintball, 10725 58th Lane, Pinellas Park. (8:08-bk-08977-MGW)

The listed businesses have filed bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 7 filings are for companies whose assets are being liquidated to pay creditors.

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Working: Tampa Bay business briefs 06/28/08 [Last modified: Saturday, June 28, 2008 4:31am]

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