Turnstile Media Group has promoted Community Media Managing Editor Jenny Andreasson and Associate Editor Isaac Babcock. Andreasson will join fellow Turnstile publication Professional Artist magazine as its new assistant editor on Nov. 26. Babcock steps into the role of managing editor of Turnstile’s Community Media division, which publishes the Winter Park-Maitland Observer, Seminole Voice and Baldwin Park Living magazine.
Jeffrey J. Lehman, M.D., F.A.C.S., of The Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates in Winter Park was named the 2012 Otolaryngologist of the Year from the Network of Florida Otolaryngologists, and is currently the only surgeon in Orlando performing transoral robotic-assisted lingual tonsillectomies, a new procedure to treat sleep apnea.
Winter Park design firm Masterpiece Design Group (MDG) capped off a successful 2012 design campaign by winning two prestigious Aurora Awards for design excellence at this year’s annual Southeast Builders Conference in Orlando. The Auroras were presented to MDG for two model homes in the Greater Tampa Bay area by builder Homes by WestBay and highlighted a banner year for the full-service design firm that provides a broad spectrum of services for both builder and private clients throughout the country.
Coralia Leets Jewelry Design has launched a new website to better serve customers. CoraliaLeets.com has a whole new shopping process, zoom features and social media sharing capabilities.
Two of Central Florida’s most successful community banks will combine their organizations. New Traditions National Bank will become a subsidiary of Old Florida Bancshares Inc., which owns and operates Old Florida National Bank and Mercantile Capital Corporation. Under the terms of the merger agreement, the stock-for-stock transaction is valued at about $45 million. The agreement is subject to regulatory and New Traditions shareholder approvals and other customary closing conditions. The merger is expected to close in late 2013. As a result of the merger, the combined assets of Old Florida Bancshares will reach about $1.05 billion, including $685 million in loans, $967 million in deposits and capital of $123 million.
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