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February 2018
FREE business webinars offered by the Small Business Development Administration. MARCH SCHEDULE Process Improvement and Working SmarterFriday, March 2, 2018 from 11am to 12pm ESTHow do you improve the work processes in your office or small business? This class focuses on applying “Lean” process improvement to add efficiencies to your business and improve your bottom line potential.Learn ideas about making your work processes flow better, faster, cheaper? We can show you how...
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Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation ...
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To Our Community Business Leaders: As we continue to move forward with recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma, and as we also look to the future and our need to enhance our economic resiliency in the wake of such events, please join us for a workshop: Business Continuity in the Face of Disaster Recovery WorkshopThursday, February 156:30 to 8 a.m.Bert J. Harris Ag-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875View the Event Flier Here The workshop is hosted by the U.S. Economic ...
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January 2018
Relive the 1960’s era at Sebring’s Aviation Expo with a ride on the original N3079G Batcopter from the Batman TV series. In 1996, pilot Eugene Nock bought the famous helicopter, which was used in the 1966 "Batman" movie and several TV shows. He’s been sharing one of the most famous aircraft of all time at events with the rest of the world ever since the purchase of the unique Bell helicopter.“What we have is an icon in the aviation world as well as the coll...
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December 2017
In a recent article published by USA TODAY, Highlands County ranked eighth in the nation for employment gains in 2017.  Only one other Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) made the list of “Top 25 cities adding (and losing) the most jobs in 2017.” The Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fla., MSA ranked 17th on the list. Employment statistics are published by MSA. The Sebring MSA covers all of Highlands County.  As noted in the article, 1,625 (+4.8 per...
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The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners' Economic Development office announces that Commercial Real Estate Development Consultants (CREDC) has contracted to buy 7.74 acres on U.S. Highway 27 in Sebring with plans to develop it into a new retail site. The site is located at 1625 U.S. Highway 27 North, which is directly across from The Shops at Shelby Crossing plaza. The county's economic development office worked closely with CREDC and its partner Kent Lemmon, princip...
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