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  • 26 Jun 2018 2:50 PM | Deleted user

    VENICE, FL: Caldwell Trust Company has reached into its deep bench of professionals to promote two staff members from trust associate to trust officer according to R. G. “Kelly” Caldwell, CEO/president. “Once again we’ve been able to watch our staff members grow, and we’re gratified to see them move up so capably within the company,” he said. The new trust officers are Kimberly Evener and Marci Sweat.

    Kimberly Evener began her financial career in 2001 in New Jersey while still in high school. She relocated to Florida in 2003 and joined Northern Trust Company in 2004, beginning as a senior teller and departing in 2016 as a trust associate. While with Northern she took two AIB courses (Ethical Issues for Bankers, Principles of Banking) as well as classes for Trust School—Session 1. She joined Caldwell in 2016 and graduated in 2017 from the Florida Bankers Association's three-year program, Florida Trust & Wealth Management School, earning her FBA certification. She is currently working towards the American Bankers Association designation of Certified Trust and 

    Financial Advisor (CTFA), the recognized standard of excellence for trust and wealth advisors.

    Kimberly Evener is based in Caldwell’s Sarasota office, reporting to Jan Miller, executive vice president and trust officer. To reach her, email kevener@ctrust.com or phone 941.926.9336.


    Marci Sweat began her financial career in 2008 with Northern Trust Company in Sarasota, where she remained for over nine years, departing as officer and account manager on the Wealth Management Advisory Team. While with Northern she attended Northern Trust School as well as three years of the Florida Trust and Florida Graduate Trust & Wealth Management School–Grad I and Grad II, sponsored by Florida Bankers Association, graduating in 2014. She was elected class president during her third year of trust school. She joined Caldwell Trust Company in 2017 and is based in the Venice office.

    Prior to their move to Florida, Marci and her husband Jim owned a successful real estate company in South Haven, Michigan, which they sold in 2006.  Marci is currently working toward the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). To contact her, email msweat@ctrust.com or phone 941.493.3600.

    To learn more about Caldwell Trust Company, call 1.800.338.9476 (toll-free), 941.493.3600; (Venice) or 941.926.9336 (Sarasota); email info@ctrust.com or visit www.ctrust.com.

    Established in 1993, Caldwell Trust Company is an independent trust company that manages a billion dollars in assets for clients throughout the United States. The company offers a full range of fiduciary services to individuals including services as trustee, custodian, investment adviser, financial manager and personal representative. Additionally, Caldwell manages 401(k) and 403(b) qualified retirement plans for employers.


  • 25 Jun 2018 4:31 PM | Deleted user

     MANATEE COUNTY, FL (June 25, 2018) – Manatee County has three openings for the Tourist Development Council (TDC), a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of Tourist Tax Revenues.

    The TDC is comprised of nine members who make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners concerning the effective operation of the projects set forth in the Tourist Development Plan and the uses for which Tourist Development Tax revenues may be spent.
     
    The TDC is seeking one member who is an owner/operator (General Manager) of a motel, hotel, recreational vehicle park or other tourist accommodation in the County and subject to the 5 percent resort tax in Manatee County. Another two seats are available for applicants who are involved in the tourist industry and who have demonstrated an interest in tourist development; however, the applicants must not be subject to the 5 percent resort tax in Manatee County. All applicants must be registered voters in Manatee County. 

    The hotelier term expires June 30, 2021; the interested citizen terms expire June 30, 2022.

    Applications are due July 17 and may be found online at www.mymanatee.org/advisory_boards
     
    The TDC meets on the third Monday of every other month at 9 a.m. at various locations throughout Manatee County. 
     
    For more information, call Monica Luff at the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, (941) 729.9177 ext. 3944  or via e-mail her at  Monica.Luff@mymanatee.org


  • 25 Jun 2018 2:36 PM | Deleted user

    Punta Gorda, FL – Fishermen’s Village will play host as the location for the 1st Annual International Culture Fest, Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, 2018. The event is proudly presented in cooperation with the Cultural Heritage Center of Southwest Florida.

    The event kicks off Friday, July 13 from 5pm-9pm with a variety of music genres presented by The Ragady Lapsey Band in Center Court. At 8 pm, Natacha Zamor from TampaBay Afrofit with be performing a Cultural Dance, the Chakacha.

    On Saturday, July 14 from 10 am-4 pm, visitors to Fishermen’s Village will experience multi-cultural entertainment, arts & crafts, and traditional cuisine. Featured countries and cultures from around the world will be - Asia, Africa, Caribbean Islands, Europe, Middle East, Hispanic/Latin. A highlight of Saturday’s event will be the “Parade of Cultures” at 11 am.

    Participating organizations represented at the International Culture Fest include: Blanchard House Museum, Caribbean Cultural Coalition, Hispanic-American Citizens Council, Sushila Cherian -Indian Culture, Islamic Society of SWFL, New World Celts, and more.

    The event is free and open to the public. Fishermen’s Village is located off Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda, FL. Visit www.fishville.com for more details or call 941 639-8721


  • 22 Jun 2018 8:30 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Sirius Day Spa has announced two locations opening in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Karen and Richard Medford, multi-franchise owners indicated the Lakewood Ranch location has started construction and will be open by September. Located at the Green in Lakewood Ranch, Sirius Day Spa shares the development with prominent neighbors, Earth Fare and L.A. Fitness. The second location, at University Town Center, also neighbors to L.A. Fitness. Sirius Day Spa UTC, will be opening in University Park and is expected to open shortly after. Sirius Day Spa offers a membership program including dollar for dollar credit, for all 40+ services including massages, teeth whitening, blow bar and styling, manicure-pedicure, facials, waxing, body wraps and more. Sirius Day Spa is offered by The Leonosio Group, founders of Massage Envy, Amazing Lash Studios, The Joint Chiropractic and Red Line Athletics, and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. 

  • 18 Jun 2018 4:08 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    SARASOTA, FL – Icard Merrill is pleased to announce that ten of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to the list of 2018 Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice, attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

    Icard Merrill attorneys selected to the list of 2018 Super Lawyers are:

    • §  Charles J. Bartlett, Business Litigation
    • §  Drew Clayton, Securities Litigation
    • §  Thomas F. Icard, Jr., Construction Litigation
    • §  Robert G. Lyons, Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • §  William W. Merrill III, Land Use/Zoning
    • §  Alyssa M. Nohren, Real Estate
    • §  Jaime L. Wallace, Family Law

    Selected to 2018 Florida Rising Stars are:

    • §  G. Matthew Brockway, Land Use/Zoning
    • §  Bradley J. Ellis, Land Use/Zoning
    • §  Anthony J. Manganiello III, Personal Injury – Defense

    Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators such as experience, transactions, honors, certifications, professional activity, and community service. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The final published list represents no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state.


  • 13 Jun 2018 11:26 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Conditioned Air Company of Naples, LLC today announced the promotion of Tim Dupre to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Dupre will assume the CEO responsibilities from long-time Conditioned Air CEO and Partner Theo Etzel, III, who will provide continued leadership to the company as Chairman.

    “This announcement is the culmination of several years of discussion, strategic planning, leadership development and execution,” Etzel said. “Tim is a partner in Conditioned Air and is the perfect person to take over the helm. He shares our dedication to ethical business practices and employee empowerment and will do a wonderful job in continuing to grow this organization. Tim actually has been handling the responsibilities of the role of CEO for the past two years. He is a young man who truly has earned this promotion.”

    Conditioned Air is the region’s largest air-conditioning contracting and service firm with more than 345 employees across Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties.

    A 20-year veteran of Conditioned Air, Dupre learned the basics of general construction working for his grandfather who was a local contractor. He joined Conditioned Air after high school and worked his way up through the firm working on several different types of projects like custom homes, multi-family, light commercial and production housing.

    In 2011, Dupre was promoted to General Manager of the firm’s Sarasota Division which has experienced tremendous growth, boosting its local employment from less than 10 initially to 56 today. Dupre has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2015 working closely with Etzel on a number of strategic and growth initiatives.

    “I am thankful to Theo for his vision in building the company’s culture and brand,” Dupre said. “I look forward to further building upon our proud tradition of behaving with honesty, integrity and respect and providing the highest possible standard of service.”

    Based in Naples, Conditioned Air provides expertise in light commercial and residential HVAC systems, including design, engineering, estimation, installation and maintenance of new construction, refrigeration, indoor air quality and dehumidification systems.

    Conditioned Air has earned numerous honors, including the 2010 National Residential Contractor of the Year Award from the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and the prestigious Business Ethics Award from the Uncommon Friends Foundation in 2011.


  • 11 Jun 2018 9:27 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, has broken ground on the new 12,000-square-foot building for Cast-Crete USA, Inc., the largest manufacturer of precast lintels and sills in the nation. With other locations throughout Florida, the company will return to Sarasota with this new two-acre prime site. The pre-engineered metal building will contain 1,000 square feet of executive office space and an 11,000-square-foot construction products distribution facility with a warehouse and a large outdoor asphalt storage area. The facility will also feature state-of-the-art rebar fabrication lines. Located off Claxstrauss Drive in Sarasota east of Interstate 75 and Fruitville Road, the $1.2 million project is slated for completion in fall 2018. Formed in 1955, Cast-Crete USA pioneered the use of precast U-lintels. The company engineers products for the residential, commercial and institutional construction industries. Cast-Crete USA distrib utes its precast concrete products, rebar and other products used in concrete masonry construction through a statewide network of distribution facilities. 

  • 11 Jun 2018 8:46 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    USRowing will be partnering with Visit Sarasota and the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates (SANCA) to bring the USRowing Youth National Championships back to Florida for the next three years, the organizations announced on Sunday.

    Nathan Benderson Park, which hosted the 2017 World Rowing Championships last September, will play host to the event from 2019-2021.

    “Visit Sarasota County is thrilled to welcome youth rowers from across the U.S. back to our community for the next three years,” said Visit Sarasota County President Virginia Haley. “USRowing has been instrumental in helping Sarasota County achieve our status as a world-class rowing destination. We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership and are dedicated to producing outstanding events for the Youth National Championships.”

     USRowing’s goal in seeking a three-year agreement was to provide the best, most consistent racing experience for the athletes and coaches, provide cost stability and savings to re-invest into the event, spur venue and community development around the sport of rowing, and develop greater commercial and sponsorship programs in association with the local organizing committee to support the sport.

    “We are excited to partner with SANCA and Visit Sarasota in bringing this premier event back to Sarasota,” said USRowing Chief Executive Officer Patrick McNerney. “Nathan Benderson Park is a beautiful facility and will provide our young athletes with a world-class racing experience to end their racing season.”

    Nathan Benderson Park is striving to play a significant role in the development of the sport. Hosting national championships such as the USRowing Youth National Championships and winter training for collegiate teams will help prepare athletes to enter onto the international stage.  

    Hosting the USRowing Youth National Championships for three consecutive years provides SANCA with the opportunity to raise the bar, providing an enhanced experience for the coaches and athletes each year,” said SANCA/Nathan Benderson Park CEO President and CEO Stephen V. Rodriguez. “We look forward to providing the athletes and coaches a memorable and first-class racing experience in Sarasota, Florida.”

    Dates for the 2019 regatta will be released later this summer.


  • 05 Jun 2018 3:03 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Joe Hwang has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.  Andy Guz, Chief Executive Officer of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center said, “We welcome Joe’s leadership and patient-centric style.  He’s coming on board at an exciting time as the hospital is in the midst of our largest expansion to date.  Joe is a strong complement to the hospital’s team.” 

    Joe most recently served as Associate Administrator at The George Washington University Hospital, where he was responsible for the Patient Logistics Center, Laboratory and Transfusion Services, Rehabilitation Services, Environmental Services, Food Nutrition Services, and Wound Healing and Limb Preservation.  Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Administrator at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton.  During his career, he has held a number of leadership roles at Lehigh Valley Health Network, where he also completed his Administrative Fellowship.  He completed an Administrative Residency with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

    Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from New York Institute of Technology and his Master of Health Administration from The Pennsylvania State University.

    Joe is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Manatee and is actively involved with the American Heart Association Suncoast Heartwalk.  He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


  • 05 Jun 2018 1:18 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Jake Young has been named SNN Sports Director.  He replaces Don Brennan who moved to co-anchor the SNN Morning Edition, weekdays starting at 6am.

    Young is a graduate of Kent State University. Previously, he worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in Bradenton.  

    "He has big shoes to fill," said SNN Vice President and General Manager Charles Cusimano.  "We love his enthusiasm, energy and intimate knowledge of sports," he added.

    Young joins Grant Boxleitner, Hallie Peilet and Chief Meteorologist Justin Mosely weeknights on SNN Evening Edition, starting at 5pm.


Recent Member News





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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