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• Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Hershel Vinyard is scheduled to speak to the NAIOP Northeast Florida Chapter at its Nov. 4 lunch meeting at the Omni Downtown. Vinyard is a Jacksonville resident and formerly worked for BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards. For more information, visit, email [email protected] or call 730-8075.

• The University of Florida College of Medicine–Jacksonville plans to establish the nation’s first partnership with a nonprofit community hospice, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, for an endowed professorship in pediatric palliative care. The announcement is planned at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the College of Medicine Learning Resources Center at 653-1 W. Eighth St.

• Speaking of UF-Jacksonville, Giles-Mcivor Inc. will handle its tenant construction for a medical facility at Kernan Square at 12620 Beach Blvd. It’s a $279,700 project. Giles-Mcivor also will do the build-out for LabCorp at Prado Walk at 2545 Riverside Ave. That project is $85,000. The City issued the permits Wednesday.

• Daniel Properties received the construction go-ahead for a 12,500-square-foot education center at its 3725 Belfort Road campus. Hashman Construction Inc. will build the $1.6 million project.

• Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health, was installed Thursday as chairman of the Florida Hospital Association. Among the trustees installed were Doug Baer, president and CEO of Brooks Health System; Bob Brigham, CAO of Mayo Clinic; Tim Goldfarb, president of Shands HealthCare; and Joseph Gordy, president and CEO of Flagler Hospital. The association consists of 205 hospitals and health systems from across the state.

• Daigle Creative hired Carol Galbicsek for its public relations team. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Central Florida.

• Ruby Tuesday at The Avenues mall will add a new open patio with tables. A building permit for the $30,000 project was issued Wednesday. F&G Construction is the general contractor.

• Jacksonville-based Lender Processing Services Inc., which provides integrated technology, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, reported that it ranked seventh on the FinTech 100 list of top financial services technology providers named by American Banker, Bank Technology News and IDC Financial Insights.

• Gov. Rick Scott appointed Cranford “Ron” Coleman Jr. and Mary Ellen Webb to the District Board of Trustees of St. Johns River State College. Coleman, of Orange Park, is the principal and chief executive officer of BARONCO Management Consultants Inc. He was appointed for a term that began Wednesday and ends May 31, 2014. Webb, of East Palatka, has been the vice president and regional market manager of Northeast Florida for TD Bank since 2010. Her term began Wednesday and ends May 31, 2015.

• The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors reported that closed sales of single-family residences and condos rose a little less than 1 percent to 1,315 in September from the year before. There were 701 traditional sales in September and 614 lender-mediated sales. Inventory decreased 32.4 percent to 11,011 properties, down from last September’s 16,280. The median sales price dropped 6.5 percent while lender-mediated prices rose 4.9 percent. Combining the two property-type sales resulted in a 4.6 percent median price drop overall.



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