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September 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESEPTEMBER 21, 2022 CONTACT:Jennifer KoukosChief Communications Officer(863) 840-0300jkoukos@gladeselectric.com GLADES ELECTRIC PARTNERS WITH CONEXON CONNECT TO DELIVER HIGH-SPEED FIBER BROADBAND ACCESS TO FLORIDA’S HEARTLAND MOORE HAVEN, Fla. – Glades Electric Cooperative has selected Conexon Connect as a partner to deploy high-speed internet access to all cooperative members, closing the digital divide for many in Florida’s Heartland. Conexo...
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From the Highlands-News SunBy KIM MOODYSeptember 10, 2022SEBRING — Highlands County will soon be getting some much needed apartments. The Spanish Moss ECO Apartments officials broke ground on the new project in Spring Lake on Duane Palmer Boulevard on Aug. 26.According to owner and general contractor Brad Kortbein, the property will consist of four buildings when all is said and done. The apartments will consist of one bedroom, one-and-a-half baths; two bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, and ...
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Ready Window (or Ready Window Sales & Service) closed on 12537 Distribution Blvd. Lake Placid, commonly known as the old Georgia Pacific building, on August 5th, 2022. Ready Window, a glazing contractor, was founded in Miami in 1987.  They specialize in sales, service, and installation of windows and exterior doors for any size residential or commercial project.  They originally covered the Dade/Broward County area, but with steady growth over the years, they have extend ...
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July 2022
April 27, 2022 – The Aspen Institute announced today that South Florida State College (SFSC) was among the 25 semifinalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, adding a milestone in the award selection process. The $1 million Aspen Prize is the nation’s signature recognition of community colleges that are improving and achieving equitable outcomes for students. In years past, only 10 finalists have been named on the road to the winner, and this change is d...
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March 2022
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONFACT SHEET – ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS(SBA DISASTER DECLARATION DUE TO DESIGNATION BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE)FLORIDA Declaration 17376(Disaster: FL-00174)Incident: FREEZE, FROST, AND ICEoccurring: January 23 - 31, 2022in the Florida counties of: Broward, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Saint Lucie, and Sarasota; and the contiguous Florida coun...
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SBA Working Capital Loans Available in Florida for Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration Due to Freeze, Frost and Ice in JanuaryRelease Date: March 23, 2022 | Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333 Michael.Lampton@sba.gov | Release Number: 22-217, FL 17376ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are available in Florida for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and m...
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