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  • 15 Jul 2019 1:43 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Brad Jeffers has been named the general manager for The Lake Club, admired as the most exclusive village in Lakewood Ranch. In his position, Jeffers will oversee various aspects of Lake Club living and work closely with other members of the team to ensure resident and builder satisfaction and goal success. Jeffers comes to The Lake Club with a years of experience in hospitality, club management, and community governance, including years spent managing clubs, such as The Ritz-Carlton Club, and implementing hospitality programming throughout Colorado. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality, Restaurant and Travel Administration from Southern Illinois University and is a designated Florida Community Association Manager.

  • 15 Jul 2019 11:17 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    BRADENTON, FL – July 15, 2019 – Blake Medical Center welcomes new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Kimberly Hatchel.  Hatchel will be responsible for the overall direction of nursing services, provision of clinical care and program direction for the department of nursing in collaboration with physician and healthcare leaders.

    Hatchel comes to Blake from Lexington, Kentucky, where she has been serving as the Market CNE and Senior VP for Saint Joseph Health, a market of 8 hospitals. She was previously in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she served as the chief nursing officer (CNO) for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children's Hospital, a 690-bed acute care hospital in the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) system. In 2017, she was awarded the Nurse Administrator of the Year by the March of Dimes in Las Vegas.

    Prior to that, Kim served as the CNO at Medical City McKinney in Texas, where she was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business and the recipient of Studer's "What's Right in Health Care Award" for improvement in overall emergency services. She credits her experience at HCA's Clinical Services Group, as assistant CNO, where she developed her passion for hospital throughput and health information technology. She utilized this experience to implement organizational change, successfully improving throughput metrics and implementing an all-electronic documentation platform across more than 160 emergency departments.

    “Kim is a great addition to our senior leadership team,” said hospital President and Chief Executive Officer, Randy Currin.  “She brings outstanding experience, a well-suited leadership style and passion for excellence.  We are very pleased to have her here at Blake.”

    Hatchel received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Her master's degree in nursing and health care administration is from University of Phoenix and her doctorate in nursing practice is from Vanderbilt University.


  • 10 Jul 2019 11:40 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Mauldin & Jenkins is pleased to announce Jeff Dorris, CPA, as the Director of the Firm’s SALT Practice. Jeff joined the Firm in June 2019, after over a decade of service at UPS.

    “Jeff will provide additional expertise to our State and Local Tax Practice,” said Jeff Fucito, Partner in Charge of the Atlanta office. “His practical experience will be an asset to our clients in implementing and managing solutions to minimize tax exposure.”

    Jeff’s experience in State Income Tax, Sales and Use Tax, Personal Property Tax, as well as Credits and Incentives allows Mauldin & Jenkins to expand their footprint into the multi-state realm to create a nationwide SALT practice. Jeff enjoys state tax planning and organization restructuring to reduce the client’s overall state tax burden.

    Jeff is a licensed CPA and is actively involved in the accounting profession.

    Contact Jeff and learn more about our SALT Practice by visiting our website at www.mjcpa.com.


  • 03 Jul 2019 10:34 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


    Icard Merrill Shareholder Mike Foreman was honored by The Florida Bar for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law. The 50-year members were recognized at the Bar’s 69th Annual Convention in Boca Raton during a luncheon hosted by the Senior Lawyers Committee. To be recognized, attorneys must be members in good standing of The Florida Bar, active or inactive, and attain their 50th anniversary of admittance to the practice of law in 2019. Foreman joined the Bar in 1969. His legal practice focuses on estate and trust planning and administration, guardianships, and real estate, with a particular emphasis on planning for incapacity, family wealth planning, fiduciary relationships, accountings, and health care advance directives.


  • 03 Jul 2019 8:41 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County has announced the promotion of two key staff members as the agency prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. Michael Doyle has been named Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Yolanda Mancha has been promoted to Vice President for Advancement. Both will play instrumental roles in enhancing and expanding the organization’s infrastructure and programmatic opportunities that help thousands of youth at six Boys & Girls Clubs across Sarasota and DeSoto counties.

    Mancha started working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County in 2016 as the agency’s Director of Advancement, and, in the past three years, has reinvigorated the organization’s execution of resource development strategies. Doyle joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County in 2014, and, over the past five years, has directed the agency’s vision of resource development strategies. In his new role, Doyle will work closely with President/CEO Bill Sadlo to assess community needs, identify growth opportunities and secure support for new initiatives. 


  • 03 Jul 2019 8:40 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, recently selected Kristen Lessig Schenerlein for the position of program director. In her new role, Lessig Schenerlein will execute and oversee all programming content, including all monthly programs in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Pinellas, Marion and Sebring counties. She will also recruit and train program volunteer ambassadors, identify and implement new programs and organize and lead the nonprofit’s Distinguished Speakers Series, among other responsibilities.

    Most recently, Lessig Schenerlein served as the association executive director of youth development for the Sarasota Family YMCA. She also worked as the executive director for The Center of Anna Maria Island Inc. and was a co-founder and executive director of Virginia-based Sportable Richmond Adaptive Sports and Recreation. In ad dition, she is a consultant with the Patterson Foundation as an engagement member for its Suncoast campaign for grade-level reading and a 2017 graduate of Leadership Manatee through the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. 


  • 03 Jul 2019 8:39 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $60,000 from the Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation in support of the award-winning GoodPartner Coach program. The GoodPartner Coach program offers individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment with job training and case management services. The goal of the program is to enable those who may have been overlooked elsewhere to gain positive personal and workplace behaviors and skills, feel the pride of earning a paycheck and move toward self-sufficiency, build a work history, and develop the experience and skills to position them for higher-paying jobs outside of Goodwill. Team members participate in a career needs assessment and the development of an individualized case management plan, then go through training components to reach desired outcomes. This is the ninth year that Goodwill has received funding from the French Foundation for this purpose. 


  • 02 Jul 2019 2:08 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


    BRADENTON, FL – For Kashani Abnar, 22, earning her high school diploma didn’t work out so well the first time around. But, thanks to a partnership of Goodwill Manasota and Manatee Technical College – along with financial and coaching support from Goodwill – she was finally able to walk the stage, collect her GED, and take the next step toward a better future.

    Abnar left high school in 11th grade, enrolling in an alternative school program where she did very well, going from six to 18 credit hours in just one year. But when she turned 18, she was no longer eligible for the program and was told she would have to pursue her GED on her own.

    She began working at Goodwill Manasota’s Mecca location in April 2017. Like all employees at Goodwill, she began meeting with a GoodPartner Coach shortly after beginning her new job. The first goal Abnar identified was to earn her GED and, at that time, MTC was providing a GED class at her work location. Her leadership team was flexible, enabling her to work toward her diploma while both on and off the clock.

    Abnar completed her work toward her GED at the MTC West Campus in Bradenton, which was close to her home. Goodwill covered the cost of the vouchers needed to take her GED Ready tests and, after that, she passed all four of her GED test subjects. Although she had technically missed the deadline to walk for graduation, an email from her GoodPartner Coach to MTC paved the way for an exception to made. In the end, Abnar enjoyed walking the stage at the end of May (with two proud Goodwill GoodPartner Coaches in attendance) as well as a work celebration with the team that had supported her through her educational journey.

    While studying at MTC, Abnar’s GoodPartner Coach encouraged her to research career training programs, to review job descriptions and pay scales. She has decided to pursue her paralegal certification, and will begin classes in January 2020. Her certification is being funded by Goodwill’s Rick and Coni Fawley Scholarship Fund.

    The organizations have worked together well in recent years. In 2018, when MTC’s North Campus in Palmetto closed, Goodwill provided community room space for MTC’s GED classes at three Manatee County Goodwill locations. Additionally, Goodwill team members and community members served through the free Job Connection career services program who have earned their GED with assistance from the Fawley Fund can receive additional funds to support earning a technical certification – for free – at MTC, just as Abnar is doing.

    “By earning their GED, community members can make more money, increase their job satisfaction, and have the possibility of attending college, if that is their goal,” said Margie Genter, vice president of Goodwill Manasota. "Our Goodwill Works, GoodPartner Coach and Goodwill® U programs are focused on providing team members with the tools and resources to be successful at work, to enjoy personal growth, and to achieve their life goals. We congratulate Kashani for her efforts and look forward to seeing great things in her future."

    Genter also noted that Goodwill provides nearly 20,000 hours of on-the-clock training to its team members annually. Any employees who wish to earn their GED through the Goodwill-hosted MTC classes can participate for up to 90 minutes weekly while on the clock and complete the rest through computers at a Goodwill Job Connection center or at home.

    “Goodwill has helped me immensely in reaching my goals, starting with the team leader coach at Mecca who allowed me to change my schedule in order to make it to class every weekday night,” said Abnar. “My GoodPartner Coach was also there to help me stay motivated along the way. Another way Goodwill has supported me was in providing funds for school - how amazing is that?”

    For more about Goodwill, go to experiencegoodwill.org or call (941) 355-2721.

    PHOTO ID: Kashani Abnar (center) during her graduation at MTC with Goodwill GoodPartner Coaches Diana Olivieri (left) and Shirley Walker

  • 02 Jul 2019 2:03 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


    Icard Merrill Litigation Attorney Anthony J. Manganiello has been listed in the 2019 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. Manganiello was named as a Legal Elite Up and Comer, which recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 who have exhibited leadership in the law and in their community. The list of 1,126 honorees includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys. Manganiello is listed as a Legal Elite Up and Comer in the Civil Trial category. He has a diverse litigation practice with a special emphasis on personal injury, automobile accidents, wrongful death, products liability, and complex civil litigation. He received his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his B.A. in Environmental Science from the University of Florida.

    ONLINE LINK: 
    http://icardmerrill.com/anthony-manganiello-named-to-florida-trends-legal-elite/


  • 02 Jul 2019 1:00 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Williams Parker has announced attorney Michael J. Wilson has been reappointed to serve as co-director of the Federal Tax Division of the Florida Bar for the 2019-2020 term. Wilson, a member of Williams Parker’s management committee and the firm's treasurer, practices tax, corporate and business law handling sophisticated tax planning and tax controversy matters and advising clients on significant business transactions. He serves as outside general counsel to businesses of all sizes in many industries. He is certified as a tax specialist by the Florida Bar and handles federal, state and international tax planning matters. Wilson also represents clients during the tax audit process, before the Internal Revenue Service Appeals Office, before the Internal Revenue Service National Office in requests for rulings and technical advice, before the Florida Department of Revenue in audits, appeals, and ruling requests, and before the United States Tax Court and the Con gressional Joint Committee on Taxation. 


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Hook Kids on Fishing

 

Anglers for Conservation (AFC)

 a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, in partnership with Fisherman’s Village, is coordinating its engaging Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 10am- 12:00pm at Fishermen's Village (1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda).

 Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The first 100 kids registered and complete the training will receive a free rod and reel to take home! Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.

 This hands-on, conservation-minded program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, boating safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habitats and conservation, and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

 Community support also provided by Fisherman's Village, King Fisher Fleet, local bait and tackle shops, and local Captains, Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Coastal Angler Magazine, Diiachi Hooks, Fish Florida Foundation and Rio Villa Bait & Tackle

AFC’s mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation practices. For more information, please visit www.AnglersForConservation.org.

 Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Theresa at tellershaw@aol.com or call me 321-433-3340/302-6260

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Heather Sears at Heather@AnglersForConservation.org or 321-474-8202.

Hook Kids on Fishing

 

Anglers for Conservation (AFC)

 a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, in partnership with Fisherman’s Village, is coordinating its engaging Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 10am- 12:00pm at Fishermen's Village (1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda).

 Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The first 100 kids registered and complete the training will receive a free rod and reel to take home! Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.

 This hands-on, conservation-minded program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, boating safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habitats and conservation, and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

 Community support also provided by Fisherman's Village, King Fisher Fleet, local bait and tackle shops, and local Captains, Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Coastal Angler Magazine, Diiachi Hooks, Fish Florida Foundation and Rio Villa Bait & Tackle

AFC’s mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation practices. For more information, please visit www.AnglersForConservation.org.

 Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Theresa at tellershaw@aol.com or call me 321-433-3340/302-6260

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Heather Sears at Heather@AnglersForConservation.org or 321-474-8202.

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