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© St. Petersburg Times, published December 6, 2000

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa. The guest speaker will be Gerald Colen, an attorney and Civil War buff. His topic will be "Jewish Experience in the Civil War." He will discuss Jewish participation on both the Union and Confederate sides. Call Sally Israel, (727) 343-1652.

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The Internet Business Association International Inc. will host a holiday gathering at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Joy, 11921 N Dale Mabry in Tampa. This event is a membership drive and charity fundraiser for the Farmworker Mission at Joy. Admission is free. All donations will go to the Beth-El Presbyterian Farmworker Mission in Wimauma. Call (813) 963-1251.

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The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 115th annual meeting at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Marriott Waterside Hotel. The speaker will be Dave Barry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and best-selling author. Barry is a humor columnist with the Miami Herald. Thechamber's chairman, Bill McBride of Holland & Knight, will turn the gavel over to the chairman elect, former Gov. Bob Martinez of Carlton Fields. Call Beth Leytham, (813) 276-9455.

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The Westshore Midday Business & Professional Women will meet at noon Dec. 14 at the Centre Club, 123 S Westshore Blvd. in Tampa. Keith Blouin of the Hillsborough Literacy Council will present a program. Lunch is $18 for guests. Call Donna Carrillo, (813) 932-0085.

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The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, announces that A. Edward McGinty has become counsel to the firm, resident in its Tampa office. McGinty concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and real estate transactions.

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The law firm of Trenam Kemker announces three new hires: Edward B. Carlstedt, Dawn A. Carapella and Brigid A. Smith have joined the litigation department. Carlstedt will concentrate his practice in general civil litigation, antitrust and construction law. Carapella has joined as an associate practicing in bankruptcy and creditors rights.

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Grubb & Ellis Co., a commercial real estate services firm, announces the appointment of Celeste Kuhla as an office leasing representative in the office services group of its Tampa operation. Kuhla has more than 12 years of experience in commercial office leasing.

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Rowe Architects Inc. announces that Sandy O'Mahoney has joined as its finance manager. O'Mahoney has extensive experience in similar roles for other bay area architectural and engineering firms. The architecture firm provides design services for all project types and has experience working on education, law enforcement, transportation, office, restaurant and historic restoration projects.

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Digital Video Arts, a post-production company, welcomes Lynn Leone as the new director of marketing. In this position, she will oversee sales and marketing initiatives and will serve as the client contact for ad agencies, independent producers and others needing creative editing and animation for television, cable programs, commercials, corporate videos, and other post-visual or audio production needs.

- Information for Business Briefs should be sent to Suzanne Scruggs, 1000 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602, or faxed to her at (813) 226-3381.

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