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COMPANY NOTES

AUTOMOTIVE

Ferman Automotive Management Services, management company for Ferman Motor Car Co. in Tampa, has moved its headquarters to 1306 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

BANKING

Raymond James Bank has received approval from Office of Thrift Supervision to move its headquarters from Spring Hill to St. Petersburg. The bank is constructing a 24,000-square-foot building in Carillon office park. The building will include a full-service branch, administrative offices and Raymond James Trust Co. The bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial Inc., whose headquarters also are in Carillon.

CONSULTING

Gerson Goodson Inc. in Clearwater has been selected by Apollo Hair Systems in Largo to conduct a behavioral performance interview with sales staff and by Florida Metropolitan University to evaluate the master's of business administration program and to help the university develop an executive master's of business administration program.

GLE Associates, 1451 Channelside Drive, Suite 200, Tampa, has been selected by the Bay County Board of Commissioners to perform indoor air quality investigations of county buildings.

Safety Consulting International Inc., a company designed to help businesses with safety and health issues, has opened at 13780 82nd Ter. N, Seminole.

CONTRACTING

Creative Contractors Inc., 620 Drew St., Clearwater, has finished a $6.5-million construction management contract to improve indoor air quality and make interior renovations at W.D. Sugg Middle School in Bradenton. Project architect was Long & Associates in Tampa.

MISCELLANEOUS

American Building Materials Inc., a retail distributor, has opened at 11654 Corporate Lake Blvd., Unit 2, San Antonio, Fla.

Winn-Dixie pharmacies soon will feature Mayo Clinic health information centers with free literature and health tips on more than 100 common illnesses, diseases and health questions. The pharmacies also will carry Mayo Clinic books and CD-ROMs.

Proven Edge Inc., 9501 International Court N, St. Petersburg, has formed a partnership with Service Corps of Retired Executives Association. The small business software publisher will give 389 SCORE chapters a copy of Proven Edge software to run their small business service centers.

Lenox Place and La Place apartment communities in Tampa and Orlando now are managed by Southern Management and Development in Knoxville, Tenn., formerly known as RMC Realty Companies Ltd.

Volt-Guard Inc., a manufacturer of surge protectors at 400 23rd St. S, St. Petersburg, has opened a retail center at its facility.

PROFESSIONAL

A Web site on the diet drugs Fen-Phen and Redux designed by Joseph H. Saunders and Sitelogic Inc. in Tampa for the law firm of Fernandez & Saunders, 3491 Gandy Blvd., Suite 200, Pinellas Park, has been ranked 20th out of 4,000 sites reviewed by Red Street Consulting in Acton, Mass., Internet consultants for the legal profession.

Pinellas County has announced the following winners of its Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards: ZAZ Catalogs has received Best New Recycling Program Award; Morton Plant Mease Health Care, Most Improved Award; Val-Pak, Gold Award; GTE Directories Inc., Honorable Mention; the West Co. and Honeywell Inc., Platinum Award; AEGON/Western Reserve Life and St. Petersburg Times, Diamond Award; Jim Komar, Individual Award; Val-Pak Recycling Committee, Group Award; and Sandy Shores Ventures, Recycling Entrepreneur Award.

PUBLICATIONS

Weekly Planet has moved to 1310 E Ninth Ave., Tampa.

PUBLISHING

American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service has approved CPA Exam Review, designed by Bisk-Totaltape Publishing, 9417 Princess Palm Ave., Tampa, for 12 hours of college credit.

REAL ESTATE

Colliers Arnold, 121 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater, has announced the following lease transactions: Johnston Card and Gift Shop Inc., 14512 McCormick Drive, Tampa, 2,500 square feet; Pinellas County, 400 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 10,296 square feet; V.W. Contractors, 12001 44th St. N, Clearwater, 12,000 square feet; MCA Mortgage, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, 2,175 square feet; Bay-Tech Industries Inc., 14500/14510 McCormick Drive, Tampa, 7,500 square feet; AMA Technologies, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 518, Tampa, 2,251 square feet; Paramount Dental Plan Inc., 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 513, Tampa, 2,558 square feet; and Look Smart and Nail Smart, 2454 McMullen-Booth Road, Suites 203-204, Clearwater, 2,250 square feet. The company also announced the following sales: Acquivest Corp., 6201 80th Ave. N, Pinellas Park, 80,519 square feet; Ty Equity Group, 2020 Brandon Blvd., Brandon, 40,100 square feet; and James C. Weese, 12590 Walsingham Road, Largo, 10,350 square feet.

Faison, 400 N Ashley Drive, Suite 2500, Tampa, has announced the following lease transactions: Coverall North American Inc., 1715 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa, 2,306 square feet; and Carter, Belcourt and Atkinson, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, 2,030 square feet.

STAFFING

RHI Management Resources has opened at 500 N West Shore Blvd., Suite 500, Tampa.

TECHNOLOGY

CompuLink Corp., 1205 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg, has moved its Network Installation Services Inc. division to a new 20,000-square-foot building at 9601 16th St. N in St. Petersburg.

Lucent Technologies has opened a 450-employee, 100,000-square-foot NetCare Data Services Center at 11399 16th Court N, off Roosevelt Boulevard, in St. Petersburg. The company said it expects to add 70 associates in the next year. Lucent opened a facility in Pompano Beach in December and plans to open one in Altamonte Springs this spring.

Qualitative Marketing Software Inc., 28050 U.S. 19 N, Suite 500, Clearwater, has formed a licensing agreement with VNU Marketing Information Services' Precision Marketing Group in New York City. Through the agreement, VNU PMG companies Claritas, National Decision Systems, Spectra Marketing and Trade Dimensions/National Research Bureaus will have access to geographic coding technology that will allow them to link addresses to geography for use in consumer marketing applications.

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