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The University of Florida launches a new branding and advertising campaign

The University of Florida has partnered with national branding agency 160over90 to develop a branding and advertising campaign true to its mission: to serve the citizens of Florida, and to make significant contributions within an increasingly global community.

Named “For The Gator Good,” this campaign is taking an unusual approach to highlighting the University’s accomplishments by turning the lens away from the school and focusing on the positive effects of its research throughout the state and across the globe. Shining a light on UF’s agricultural developments, medical advancements, social change, and more, the campaign will kicked-off with a nationally televised teaser spot, with more to come. Throughout, there is a universal call-to-action for peer institutions, students, alumni, and supporters of all levels to champion a cause of their choosing, and help be part of the solution.

CareerSource NCFL Board of Directors Approves Contract Transition 

The board of directors of CareerSource North Central Florida approved a short-term plan to transition services provided by the Alachua and Bradford Career Centers from the Institute of Workforce Innovation (IWI) to Focused Management Solutions (FMS). FMS will provide workforce services during the short-term transition while CareerSource pursues a long-term solution.

The transition marks the end of a five-year contract between CareerSource NCFL and the IWI. In a press release, CareerSource NCFL Board Chair Thomas McIntosh said, “This is the best course of action for our clients and the region to ensure continuity and commitment to a high level of service.”

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group Co-Brokers Sale of Publix Anchored Center The Esplanade

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group, in conjunction with CBRE’s Jacksonville office, announced the successful brokerage of the Esplanade at Butler Plaza, a Publix anchored retail center.

The co-brokerage saw Regency Windsor Capital Inc. sell the center to Esplanade Capital LLC, a partnership led by Daniel Halberstein. In a press release, Halberstein’s group noted that it has retained Front Street to continue leasing the project.

The renovation and leasing efforts of Front Street have brought Esplanade occupancy from 50 percent to over 95 percent. 

Lucky’s Market Set To Open Gainesville Location in Fall 2014

The first Florida location of Lucky’s Market, a grocery store that provides affordable organic, local, specialty and gluten-free items, will open in Gainesville in early November 2014. The planned location at 1459 NW 23rd Ave. will be approximately 30,000 square feet and will employ 200 people.

Lucky’s Market, which was started in 2003 in Boulder, Colo.,by Trish and Bo Sharon, will include fresh seafood, a bakery, ready-to-eat meals, a juice bar and an extensive wine selection.

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Kara Bolton Homes Set to Move to Haile Village Office Location

Kara Bolton Homes announced that the company has purchased a new office in Haile Village a few blocks from Haile Village Town Center. The deal was brokered by the Beery Rainsberger Group at Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors.

“Choosing an office location near residences to help home buyers see many options in one succinct location is the basis for locating in the Haile Village. It will be a great addition to the village,” Bolton said.



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