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The Acorn Group, 11333 Maybrook Ave., Riverview, has been selected for marketing and advertising by Reliable Transmission Service in Riverview.


Kimbrough Associates Architects, 6550 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, has been selected by Eckerd College to renovate four buildings into the new student Campus Center, which will have lounges, meeting rooms, a grill, a convenience store, exercise rooms, student government/student affairs offices and an outdoor dining/entertainment pavilion.

Oliveri Architects Inc., 32845 U.S. 19 N, Suite 200, Palm Harbor, has been selected by Clearwater Mitsubishi for additions and renovations to its showroom and offices.


Complete Property Services Inc., 140 Pine Ave., Oldsmar, has been selected for renovations at Holiday Inn Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 105,000 square feet, $2.2-million.

Hennessy Construction Services Corp., 2300 22nd St. N, St. Petersburg, has been selected to design and build a new clubhouse for Dunedin Country Club, 14,000 square feet; $1-million.

Scherer Construction & Engineering of West Florida Inc., 2152 14th Circle N, St. Petersburg, has been selected by the Sembler Co. for construction of Hollywood Video in St. Petersburg, 6,960 square feet, $309,000.


Lloveras, Baur and Stevens, 29228 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, has been selected to provide consulting engineering and land surveying services for Longhorn Steakhouse in Largo.


Clinical Studies Ltd., a Providence, R.I.-based professional investigator organization that specializes in geriatric, central nervous system, endocrine and women's health research, has opened its ninth Florida location at 1387 Oakfield Drive in Brandon.

Premier Medical Consultants Inc. has opened at 2401 West Bay Drive, Building 100, Suite 120, Largo.


GoldStar Management Co., 34072 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor, has been selected for homeowner association management by the Reserve of Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor.


St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce received two awards of excellence and an award of merit at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in Atlanta last month. The awards of excellence were for the chamber's 1996 Book Essential and its newsletter. The award of merit was for its 1996-97 Pinellas County Newcomer and Relocation Journal.


CLW Realty Group, 2502 Rocky Point Drive, Suite 695, Tampa, has announced the following lease transactions: Aetna US Healthcare in Atlanta, 117,749 square feet; and Aetna Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, 38,000 square feet.

Daniel Realty Corp., 201 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1400, Tampa, has announced the following lease transactions: AT&T, 201 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1518, Tampa, 3,264 square feet; Ellis and Diaz, 201 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 280, Tampa, 4,297 square feet; Hill & Knowlton, 201 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1611, Tampa, 3,680 square feet; HIP Health Care Plans of Florida Inc., 3030 North Rocky Point Drive W, Suite 850, Tampa, 22,336 square feet; Payment Systems Inc., 3030 North Rocky Point Drive W, Suite 800, Tampa, 23,019 square feet; and Shear, Newman, Hahn & Rosenkranz, 201 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1000, Tampa, 24,503 square feet.

Garcia, Meyers & Co., 15950 Bay Vista Drive, Suite 250, Clearwater, has announced the following lease transactions: TechForce Corp., 5725 Rio Vista Drive, Suite 5725, Clearwater, 30,000 square feet; TerraCom Development, 4524 Oak Fair Blvd., Suite 230, Tampa, 3,071 square feet; Glutes, Guts & Glory, 1146 94th Ave. N, Suite 1146, St. Petersburg, 2,800 square feet; and First American Home Care, 7421 114th Ave. N, Suite 209, Largo, 3,688 square feet.

Hayes & Associates Inc., 3700 Ulmerton Road, Largo, has announced the following lease transaction: Pride of Florida Inc., 4502 107th Circle, Largo, 2,900 square feet. The company also announced these sales: A&M Engineering Plastics Inc., 10461 through 10491 75th St. N, Largo, 16,000 square feet; and Gulf to Bay Air Systems, 4502 107th Circle, Lot 8, Largo, 28,600 square feet.

Ross Realty Group Inc., 20505 U.S. 19 N, Suite 502, Clearwater, has announced the following lease transactions: PACE Center for Girls Inc., 5001 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, 7,505 square feet; Reflections, 40347 through 40351 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs, 5,000 square feet; Rahilly, 5555 West Linebaugh, Tampa, 3,000 square feet; and Glassparts Inc., 5100 Ulmerton Road, Largo, 3,000 square feet.

Vector Realty & Management Inc., 526 Central Ave., Suite 200, St. Petersburg, has announced the following lease transactions: Lawrence Supply Co., 5008 E Broadway, Tampa, 3,600 square feet; Tampa Bay Engineering Inc., 18167 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 2,264 square feet; Heritage Southeast Medical Group, 5100 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 4,097 square feet; The "C" Note, 526 Central Ave., Suite 100, St. Petersburg, 3,700 square feet; GSA, 4950 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 5,960 square feet; Carter, Stein, Ford, Schaaf & Towzey, 501 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 5,430 square feet; and Bayfront Enterprises, 6025 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, 2,900 square feet. The company also announced the following sales: Ideas for Medicine Inc., 3101 37th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 25,000 square feet; Seminole Family Restaurant, 6864 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, 3,700 square feet; Abass Mohammed Hashemi, 8802 N 12th St., Tampa, 1.2 acres; Mordechay/Shoshana Einy, 12021 E Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, 3,600 square feet; Dimensional Art Inc., 1150 19th St. N, St. Petersburg, 15,000 square feet; and General Purpose Corp., 5601 116th Ave. N, Pinellas Park, 7,000 square feet.


Sykes Enterprises Inc., 100 N Tampa St., Suite 3900, Tampa, announced it has opened its second technical support call center in Bismark, N.D. The company also completed negotiations to acquire Traffic N.V., a strategic specialty documentation and translation company based in Belgium, for $1.8-million.

TTN Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tadiran Telecommunications Ltd., has relocated its corporate headquarters to a 79,000-square-foot facility at 6021 142nd Ave. N in Largo, which will house its sales, marketing, engineering and service operations to support TTN's MultiGain Wireless Local Loop System.

_ News of bay area companies may be sent to Lisa Pelamati, Company Notes, Times Business News Department, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.