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May 2017
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is hosting its 5th Annual Brownfield Symposium in Sebring, FL, Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8. FDEP invites all interested parties to the free event to learn about grants, loans, cleanup and successful Brownfield sites. For more information, call Terry Cerullo or Martha Avila at 239-344-5600.Register for the event at www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2707486/SD-Event-Registration-Form-Brownfields-Symposium.
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The Highlands County Economic Development Commission will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting: Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 a.m.Location: Devtech Inc.118 South Lake AvenueAvon Park, FL 33825
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April 2017
Adventist Health System (AHS), which includes Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center with locations in Sebring and Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula, has been named a 2016 Most Wired health system, based on the results of HealthCare’s Most Wired survey. This year marks the fourth year in succession that AHS has received the honor.The survey was conducted by the American Hospital Association (AHA) between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2016. Respondents completed 680 surveys, representing...
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Pictaio Aerospace has relocated from Dubuque Iowa. Explains CEO, Chris Lord, “Recently we teamed with ELA Aviation (a Spanish Gyroplane manufacturer of 20 years) and decided that the best location for us is at Sebring Airport.”Pictaio Aerospace has been in the Gyroplane business since 2012 offering sales, service, and training. Pictaio Aerospace is the only company to train the FAA in gyroplanes. Chris is one of a select few FAA pilot examiners in the USA, a test pilot for numerous a...
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October 2016
October 21, 2016 - South Florida State College has been awarded a nearly $5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to launch a postsecondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project called “Re-Engineering Our Future.” This project will create educational opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students in the college’s service district of DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties. “SFSC is thrilled and honored to have be...
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