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  • 27 Aug 2019 8:59 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Sarasota-based Firmo Construction has been recognized in Business Observer’s 2019 Top 500 in the region, as well as one of the top fastest growing companies. The list ranks the 500 largest companies by gross revenues for consistency and comparability. Firmo ranked as the 35th fastest growing company in Sarasota and beyond.

    Established in 2003, Firmo Construction was formed with the purpose to design and build in a sustainable, forward-thinking manner. The construction management firm is licensed in over 15 states. An early adopter of USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system, Firmo began implementing sustainability and efficiency practices into projects, and is known for projects such as the expansion of Rosemary Square in Downtown Sarasota, the ground-up build of Hampton Inn and Suites by SRQ Airport and the build-outs for White Sands Physical Therapy and Center For Sight. Firmo has been expanding its expertise towards the Southern Gulf Coast region.  


  • 21 Aug 2019 8:32 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


    Goodwill Manasota earned significant recognition during the recent Goodwill Industries International summer conference. The organization won the “Retail Excellence: Market Leadership by Share of Used Goods” award (for the sixth consecutive year) for having the highest market penetration of its donor market, the “Retail Excellence: Market Leadership by Donations” award (for the fifth year in a row) for capitalizing on the highest proportion of its available used goods market, and the "GILPS Organizational Safety" award (its first), recognizing the organization’s commitment to positively influence safety policies and practices that strengthen its Goodwill. The organization is evaluated in the medium-sized agency category, which includes Goodwill agencies with revenues between $26.9 and $57.3 million. During the annual conference, Goodwill Industries International recognizes Goodwill agencies that have maximized revenues, capitalized on the highest proportion of the available used goods market and been efficient in running their operations. 


  • 21 Aug 2019 8:27 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has been recognized as the Large Agency of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The organization was selected based on growth in the number of children served, quality and length of mentoring matches, and increased revenues, which ensure the agency can continue to grow and serve more children. The agency also made key strategic decisions that have allowed it to innovate and grow over the past year. The winning agency has focused on growing the number and maintaining the quality of mentoring relationships (“matches”) between caring adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and youth (“Littles”). This past year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has served over 1,800 youth across a 10 county footprint.  


  • 20 Aug 2019 12:18 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Inc. magazine revealed that Liquid Bottles is No. 1,111 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within theAmerican economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow,and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.“Justin and I believe in taking the right risks at the right times. We are really proud that our decisions have resulted in a successful business that allows us to take care of our families.” Adam Wait, Owner.

    “We started literally out of my garage. It’s amazing that we have grown so fast. The cornerstones of our business are having the products our customers want in stock at affordable pricing and providing our customers with a personalized service experience.” Justin Hertz, Owner.

    Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

    “The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.” The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation. Liquid Bottles, LLC is one of the largest wholesale packaging distributors in the country, headquartered in Bradenton, Florida. We stock over 1,000 SKUs of glass and plastic bottles and other packaging, including a large variety of closures which are used in several industries such as CBD, Beverage, Nutraceuticals, E-liquid, Cosmetics, and Food. Our team of packaging specialists prides themselves on delivering an exceptional and personal service experience, assisting customers in the selection of high-quality products at very competitive prices. With warehouses in Florida and California, we are able to stock the products that manufacturers, copackers, and retailers want and ship them same day for orders paid by 2 pm ET. Liquid Bottes … Fast Delivery. Personal Service. Competitive Pricing.


    https://www.inc.com/profile/liquid-bottles

  • 20 Aug 2019 8:29 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Inc. magazine has named DeAngelis Diamond No. 3881 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents an inside look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become a hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

    The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. DeAngelis Diamond is an innovat ive, award-winning, national construction management firm, specializing in commercial, multifamily, and healthcare construction with more than 20 years of general contracting experience across the United States and in the Caribbean Islands. 


  • 15 Aug 2019 2:37 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    SARASOTA, FL – Icard Merrill is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Shareholder Charles J. Bartlett was also named the Best Lawyers 2020 Real Estate Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Sarasota. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as a "Lawyer of the Year." Bartlett was previously named Sarasota Construction Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in 2018.


    Icard Merrill attorneys selected to the list of 2020 Best Lawyers are Charles J. Bartlett (Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate), Michael J. Furen (Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law), Thomas F. Icard, Jr. (Construction Law, Mediation), Robert G. Lyons (Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs), William W. Merrill III (Administrative/ Regulatory Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning), and Jaime L. Wallace (Family Law ).

    The Best Lawyers in America was first published in 1983 with the core mission of highlighting the top legal talent in America. The selection process is exhaustive. Nominated attorneys are divided by geographic region and practice areas, and are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise. The top attorneys exemplify a standard of excellence and influence. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed.


  • 13 Aug 2019 1:36 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that it has been ranked one of the Top 300 Accounting Firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA 300).  In all, there were more than 550 participating firms.  The list includes national, regional and local accounting practices.  The rankings and the accompanying analysis create a comprehensive picture of the state of the accounting profession today.

    “The IPA 300 is a prestigious group, and we are proud to have made it into the ranking.  We believe our success is a result of the relationships we have built with the people who have helped us grow – our clients, staff and the community we serve,” said Rob Lane, Managing Shareholder.

    About Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

    Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida and offers a wide range of services to businesses, organizations, and individuals.  The firm has been serving clients since 1972.  Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has three locations:  1990 Main Street, Suite 801, Sarasota, FL; 9423 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch, FL; and 4350 West Cypress Street, Suite 930, Tampa, FL. For more information, visit kbgrp.com or Facebook.com/KBGRP.


  • 12 Aug 2019 3:39 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    DeAngelis Diamond was just voted as Best Commercial Builder for the Gulfshore Business 2019 Best of Business Awards! They have won this award for the sixth consecutive year in a row! Congratulations to the entire team!

  • 07 Aug 2019 11:35 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Alicia M. Phidd, Esq. was voted in as a board member to Crowley Museum and Nature Center in May 2019. The Crowley Museum and Nature Center is a 501(c)3 community organization founded by Jasper Crowley and Edna Truchot in 1974, to celebrate Old Florida, pioneer history and artifacts through a museum, pioneer cabin, blacksmith shop, working sugar cane mill and more. A half-mile boardwalk takes visitors through five Florida habitats including Maple Branch Swamp, and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh ends with a two-story observation tower overlooking the marsh and the Myakka River.

    Phidd is the general counsel of Sarasota Sports Management, which owns Sarasota Metropolis FC, and has been practicing law for more than 15 years.

    Crowley Museum and Nature Center


  • 07 Aug 2019 10:39 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    One of the largest medical schools in the country is investing in more radio stations.

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, or LECOM, is purchasing WZZS from Solmart Media for $279,000.

    LECOM, which has a campus in Lakewood Ranch, bought WSRQ-FM last December. ABC7 partners with WSRQ to give listeners daily first alert weather forecast reports.

    Right now, its frequencies can be heard in Manatee County and parts of Sarasota County. If this deal gets regulatory approval, the acquisition will extend WSRQ’s reach to the north, south and east.


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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