Florida insurer AvMed has extended by two years its contract to offer the SilverSneakers senior fitness program to its members in two Miami-area counties. AvMed, which has some 31,000 members in Broward and Dade counties, began working with SilverSneakers in 2010.
Nashville-based architecture and engineering firm Gresham Smith has opened the doors to an office in Tallahassee. The outpost is the firm's fifth in Florida and sits just 75 miles from one in Chipley. It will focus primarily on transportation work in northern Florida and southern Georgia.
“Our staff is eager to utilize our new workspace to establish a local presence, become more engrained in the community and start working together with local stakeholders. With an office in Tallahassee, we’ll be able to better identify the infrastructure solutions that will support the economic development interests of the region and improve quality of life for residents.”
AT&T today announced that AT&T Southeast (BellSouth Telecommunications) has reached a handshake on a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America in contract negotiations.
Additionally, AT&T and CWA have reached tentative agreements on two other smaller Southeast regional agreements covering AT&T Billing Southeast and Southeast Utility Operations.
The three-year agreements, terms of which were not disclosed, include wage increases in each year and modest pension increases. Paperwork is being finalized, AT&T said in a release.
The three agreements will be submitted to the union's membership for a ratification vote, and collectively cover more than 22,000 AT&T wireline employees in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The agreements come on the heels of tentative agreements AT&T reached on July 21 in wireline contract negotiations for the AT&T Midwest region and AT&T Corp. (CWA Telecommunications and Technology Office), where contracts expired on April 7.
Health care enterprise software company OnFocus has signed a contract to network the eight facilities under the umbrella of Orlando Health in Central Florida. The news comes two weeks after OnFocus execs said they had hooked up with hospital systems in Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Healthways says it recently began working with Medicare administrators in Pennsylvania and Florida to market fitness programs to their members. Word of the deals comes a month after Healthways said its Prime Fitness program will be marketed through the large Anytime Fitness chain of gyms.
Joe Cashia's Vivere Health fertility clinic venture is investing $3 million to add a surgery center to its Orlando-area laboratory. The move comes about eight months after Vivere opened its center there and six weeks after Cashia said his team is making a similar move in New Orleans.
As in many other industries, technology has a habit of quickly replacing old equipment in the music business. But with many musicians and listeners yearning for the feel and sound of vintage instruments, a small company out of Gainesville, Fla., has found a way to reconcile those two trends.
ToneRite, which is one of the hundreds of companes exhibiting at the Summer NAMM conference this week, has created a device capable of simulating the amount of vibrations guitar strings would receive after being played vigorously for more than 30 years.
The main idea behind the device is to provide guitar players with a string vibrator that is able to recreate the vintage sound of 1970s-era electric and acoustic guitars — something that normally takes decades to develop — in a matter of days.
ToneRite, which launched its first product in 2007, now has about nine employees and a range of products for different instruments. According to ToneRite global relations manager Andrew Solomon, the device his company is named for “fuses together tradition and technology,” which he said is something the music industry tends not to do.
Tourism officials in Pensacola, Fla., have chosen Bohan Advertising to market their region — which is home to the Blue Angels, among other things — to the wide world for three years. Gulch-based Bohan will officially begin working on the account in October.