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Corporate Report: June 21

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Ygrene Energy Fund Florida widens Lykes Bros. partnership
Ygrene Energy Fund Florida, which provides property upgrade programs for Floridian governments, has reached a new strategic joint venture with EcoAsset Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Tampa's Lykes Bros. Inc., the largest private landowner in Florida. The agreement is expected to generate additional investment to support the increased development of new Ygrene-administered Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs across the state.

Ygrene's clean energy programs allow regional governments to encourage hurricane protection, energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation projects that are then repaid over time through annual property taxes.

Ygrene Energy Fund has been working with EcoAsset Energy Solutions and Lykes Bros. Inc. since 2010 to partner with local governments in creating their own localized PACE programs. This expanded partnership provides additional resources.

“We see increasing momentum throughout Florida to implement PACE districts, and our new joint venture with EcoAsset Energy Solutions enables Ygrene to bolster local resources and operations to meet this rising demand,” Stacey Lawson, CEO of Ygrene Energy Fund, says in a news release.

BayCare, CHS Health Services partner, create on-site health centers
Clearwater-based BayCare Health System and CHS Health Services of Reston, Va., have agreed to co-manage two onsite health centers dedicated entirely for the BayCare Health System's employees.

These centers, known as TeamCare, will offer a broad range of services, such as urgent and primary care, chronic condition and disease management, screenings, laboratory services, pharmacy and wellness education.

The new facilities have already opened near the campuses of St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa and Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.

The BayCare Health System, which employs 21,000 people, has a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services, including imaging, labs, behavioral health and home health care.

CHS Health Services operates more than 130 on-site health centers for large employers nationwide.

Sebring Software hires adviser ProActive Capital Group
Sarasota-based Sebring Software Inc. has appointed ProActive Capital Group as its new capital markets advisory and digital media strategies firm. The company is responsible for increasing Sebring Software's awareness in the investment community.

“With strong growth momentum we felt that now was the opportune time to embark on a significant new program so that we can achieve a fair valuation that clearly reflects the intrinsic value of our initiatives,” Leif Andersen, president and CEO of Sebring Software, says in a press release.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co. named a best accounting firm for women
Sarasota-based Kerkering, Barberio & Co., certified public accountants was selected as one of the best public accounting firms for women according to the 2013 Accounting MOVE Project. Participating firms were ranked on the range, depth and success of programs and workplace culture. The MOVE methodology focuses on four factors: money, opportunity, support for a work/life balance and entrepreneurship. Kerkering, Barberio & Co. was recognized as the only firm in the MOVE Project to have achieved parity (50% or greater female) at every management level with more than half of the firm's shareholders being women.

HMA agrees to lease Munroe Regional Medical Center
Naples-based Health Management Associates Inc. signed a letter of intent to lease Ocala's Munroe Regional Medical Center. The hospital operator hopes to bring Munroe Regional into a clinical affiliation with the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital.

The two companies are developing a definitive agreement with the goal of adopting the agreement in the fourth quarter.

Under the lease agreement, Health Management will keep Munroe Regional's existing charity care policy, and the hospital will operate under the guidance of a local board of trustees. Munroe Regional will also begin paying property taxes for its facilities.

With 421 licensed beds, Munroe Regional Medical Center admits more than 21,000 patients each year, treats more than 101,000 in three emergency departments and sees another 51,000 outpatient patients.

Tampa's FrankCrum selects Haneke Design as creative agency
Human resources company FrankCrum has chosen Haneke Design to produce its creative work, including print and online media campaigns, resource guides, payment calculators, sales support kits and print collateral materials. Haneke Design has offices in Tampa and Denver.

International Display Advertising expanding to Brazil, Mexico, Canada
St. Petersburg's International Display Advertising Inc. has announced plans to market its digital advertising displays worldwide this year starting with Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The company says it chose Canada and Mexico due to their close proximity to the United States, favorable trade rules because of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the high proliferation of U.S.-based restaurant franchises. Brazil was chosen as the firm's entry point in South America because of the country's strong growth rate.


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