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Fahlgren Martin has won the $5-million advertising account of the Southeast Cadillac Dealer Marketing Association. The Tampa office, Fahlgren Martin Benito, will split the work with the Atlanta office, the company stated, boosting the agency's total Cadillac billings to $10-million. Fahlgren Martin Benito has worked with Cadillac for more than four years and is the agency for the Florida, Kentucky and Indiana dealer associations.

The Ocala/Marion County Economic Development Council has retained Pearson, Thomas/LKW, Bayport Plaza, Suite 800, 6200 Courtney Campbell Parkway, Tampa, for advertising services. The council seeks to attract new industries to the Ocala/Marion County community, as well as help established area businesses to expand. The organization is financed primarily through private memberships and contracts with the city of Ocala and Marion County and is governed by a 26-member board of directors.


Williams Architects Chartered, Robert J. Aude, 1445 Court St., Clearwater, has been selected to design 26,000 square feet of office space in Arbor Shoreline Office Park for the national headquarters of Lincare Inc., a health care provider with 109 offices throughout the United States. The company has also been selected to design the 300-seat church sanctuary for Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Tampa.


Scott Buick Inc. of Pinellas Park has been judged winner of the grand award in the National Dealer Safety Awards competition for 1992. The safety awards program is sponsored by the Dealers Safety and Mobility Council of the Highway Users Federation and Automotive Safety Foundation. Scott Buick was selected for its voluntary program to provide a total of 70 cars for driver education to 15 high schools in Pinellas County; for its active support of student involvement in the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) organizations; for its special support of two countywide traffic safety campaigns; the "Drive Smart Tampa Bay" safety awareness program and the "Safe Kids" program, which encourages greater use of infant and child safety seats.


Ed Seifried Construction Inc. has been awarded the contract for the renovation of the orthopedic operating room at Edward White Hospital. Ed Seifried Construction Inc. has also been awarded the contract for construction of the Thin Film Lab at the Reflection Free facility for Essilor of America Inc.

Itasca Construction Associates of Tampa has completed construction of office space for Katz Communications Inc. The 2,200-square-foot facility is located at the Waterford Plaza owned and managed by Oxford Properties Florida, Tampa.

Provident Co.s Inc., 2963 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater, has completed a lobby renovation at United Bank of St. Petersburg's 49th Street office.


Electrical Contractors Inc. has been selected by Biltmore Construction Co. to handle the electrical work for the renovation of Jenny Murphy Hall at Florida State University. The historic renovation involves gutting the 65,000-square-foot structure, preserving only the building's facade. All interiors of the six-story dormitory, including walls, floors, structural, mechanical and electrical systems, will be replaced with new materials.


Marketech Business Marketing Communications, 515 Bay St., Tampa, has received top honors in the agency promotion category of the Walton Awards, sponsored by the Business Professional Advertising Association. Marketech's self-promotion entry was an advertising and direct mail campaign, which was customized for specific industries.


Cypress Productions, Tampa, has completed production for MTV. MTV called on Cypress to shoot footage of the Guns 'nRoses concert during its national tour in December. Cypress Productions is a full-service video production company.


Harris, Barrett, Mann and Dew, Suite 1500, Southtrust Bank Building, 150 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, has announced the opening of an office in Sun City Center, 707 Del Webb Blvd.


City Slickers Cichlids has opened at 7101 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. City Slickers carries the largest retail selection of freshwater cichlids on the central West Coast of Florida.

News of Florida companies may be sent to Piper Jones, Business News Department, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg 33731. Photos may be sent, but not all will be used, and they cannot be returned.