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Achievers

Storie recognized for 20 years at Averitt

Averitt Express honored associate Joe Storie of Plant City for 20 years of service.

Clegg acquires Hopf and Hopf in Tampa

Clegg Insurance Group, a Florida-based insurance agency headquartered in Clearwater, has acquired Hopf and Hopf Inc., an insurance agency in Tampa.

Air Animal receives CARTUS Impact Award

Air Animal Inc., Tampa, received the 2014 CARTUS Impact Award for developing, integrating, and managing pet relocation services for CARTUS’ corporate accounts and relocating pet owners, nationwide and worldwide.

USAmeriBank appoints Ide, LeComte

USAmeriBank, Clearwater, announced the following appointments: David Ide as chief investment officer & economist and Richard LeComte as senior vice president, specialty lending manager.

Fixsen, Leuthauser elected shareholders

Trenam Kemker announced two attorneys have been elected shareholders of the firm: Roxanne Fixsen, based in the St. Petersburg office, and Stephanie Leuthauser, based in the Tampa office.

Lozano made a managing broker

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group announced Lisa Eve Lozano as managing broker of the firm’s St. Pete Beach office.

Vology earns additional certification

Vology Inc., Tampa, an IT solutions provider, has received additional certification in Design and Development for its ISO 9001:2008 quality management system.

Foley, Lardner ranked in ‘Best Law Firms’

The Tampa office of Foley & Lardner LLP has received seven metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in the 2015 edition of U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The rankings include corporate compliance law, corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, mergers and acquisitions law, real estate law, securities/capital markets law and tax law.

Hancock Bank receives 5-Star rating

BauerFinancial Inc., awarded its 5-Star rating to Hancock Bank based on the company’s strong capital, asset quality, profitability, proactive risk management and sound business practices for the quarter ending June 30. Hancock Bank has several locations in the Tampa Bay area.

Burr, Foreman ranked in ‘Best Law Firms’

Burr & Forman’s office in Tampa was recognized in the 2015 U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list as a Tier 1 law firm in a number of practice areas for the Tampa area, including commercial litigation, environmental law, litigation — securities, and technology law.

DeLaura joins St. Petersburg ad firm

Paradise Advertising, Digital, & Entertainment, St. Petersburg, announced the addition of Anthony DeLaura as associate creative director — design, motion & experience.

Brandon hospital earns ‘A’ safety score

Brandon Regional Hospital announced it was recognized with an “A” safety score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Luce named a director at Lennar division

Lennar’s Central Florida Division, active in more than 60 communities in the Tampa, Lakeland, Orlando, Clermont and Melbourne markets, recently named Steve Luce director of entitlements and due diligence.

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