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  • 06 Aug 2019 1:47 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    The site has been shaped and bunkers put into place, and The Concession Golf Club is now letting Mother Nature take the lead as the growing phase has begun on a $2 million expansion at the private golf club in the Bradenton/Sarasota area. The all-new Par-3, 9-hole short course and 1-acre putting course is designed by Jack Nicklaus’ team at Nicklaus Design.

     

    Construction of the new playing facility commenced in March on the 8-acre space, tucked into a beautiful natural setting within the championship course. Sprigging and sodding was completed in late June, and now the grounds team stands by at the TifGrand Bermuda fairways and TifEagle Bermuda greens take shape.

     

    “This course is designed to be fun and challenging for our members and even people who may be new to golf,” explained Terry Kennelly, superintendent for The Concession Golf Club. “We’ve had a great time designing and implementing representations of some of golf’s most famous holes around the world.”

     

    Hole #3 has a very deep stacked sod bunker and green reminiscent of St. Andrews famous “Road Hole” (#17) in Scotland, using new Permaedge® artificial sod technology. Hole #9 is a take-off of California’s Riviera Country Club’s challenging #6, which has a surprise bunker right in the middle of the green.

     

    The highly anticipated facility has been given its own name and identity, The Gimme, to distinguish it from the championship course. In a nod to that famous moment of sportsmanship in golf at the 1969 Ryder Cup between the U.S. team’s Jack Nicklaus and Great Britain’s Tony Jacklin, the “Gimme” signifies that short putt that Nicklaus conceded to Jacklin, resulting in the first Ryder Cup tie and a moment forever etched in golf history. The course will have signature markings on each of its flagsticks to signify that “gimme” distance, adding to the jovial atmosphere of play.

     

    “We have created a Par-3 course equal in its quality and visual impact to The Concession’s championship course and complements its challenging nature with a family-friendly design that caters to beginners, juniors, seniors and die-hard golfers alike,” shared Chris Cochran, Senior Designer with Nicklaus Design. “It has been a great experience getting to work with old friends, Bruce Cassidy, Senior (President), Terry Kennelly (Superintendent) and Jerame Miller (shaper) on this long-awaited project.”

     

    The Gimme Par-3 and it’s partnering Snake Acre Putting Course will open to Concession Golf members on November 1 for a members-only tournament.

     

    To accompany the new course construction, a special Social Membership option has been established for local golf enthusiasts who are interested in exploring club membership. For details, contact Membership Director Brian Weimann at 941-322-1922 or visit TheConcession.com.

     

    LINK TO CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS AND PLAN

     

    About The Concession Golf Club

    The Concession Golf Club is located at 7700 Lindrick Lane on the border of Sarasota and Manatee counties, just six miles east of 1-75 on University Parkway. Named "Best New Private Course of 2006" by Golf Digest magazine, The Concession golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus in association with Tony Jacklin. This 18-hole par 72 golf course is set on 520 acres of ruggedly pristine land dotted with massive oaks and majestic pines. It totals 7,470 yards and runs three miles from tip to tip. For more information, visit TheConcession.com or call 941-322-1922.


  • 06 Aug 2019 8:36 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Bank of America presented Manatee County Habitat for Humanity with $15,000 in funding to support one of their many home builds. The funding will directly benefit the organization’s initiatives that help provide affordable housing and promote the economic mobility of Sarasota/Manatee residents. Jamie Kahns, Bank of America Sarasota/Manatee market manager, and Mike McCoy, Bank of America Sarasota/Manatee market president, presented the check to Manatee County Habitat for Humanity at the Bradenton Marauders baseball game, where McCoy threw out the first pitch.

  • 31 Jul 2019 11:36 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Matt Walsh, editor and CEO of Observer Media Group, publisher of the Business Observer, has been inducted into the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame, run by the Florida Press Association. 

    Walsh, a career-long newspaperman; his wife, Lisa; his in-laws, David and Ruth Beliles; and a group of investors became newspaper entrepreneurs in 1995, when they purchased the Longboat Observer. David Beliles had recently retired from a 42-year newspaper career, and Lisa, too, worked in newspapers like her father and grandfather.  The family is now in newspaper generation four: Emily Walsh, one of three Walsh children, is the publisher of four of the publications, including the Longboat Observer.

    From starting with the Longboat Observer, Observer Media Group, based in Sarasota, is one of the largest family-owned and operated community media companies in the state. The company has more than 125 employees, with papers and websites in the Sarasota area, outside Orlando, in Palm Coast and in Jacksonville. Matt Walsh launched the Business Observer in 1997 in Sarasota. The paper expanded to Tampa in 2001 and Fort Myers-Naples in 2005.

    Prior to Observer Media Group, the Walshes — they met at the University of Missouri's journalism school — worked at several publications nationwide. Early on, that took the young couple to Brookings, S.D., at the Daily Register. When a snowdrift hit the second floor of their townhouse, Lisa Walsh decided it was time to move to Florida.

    Matt Walsh then held three newspaper leadership roles in the Sunshine State:

    • An editor on the business desk at the Miami Herald in the early 1980s, during the South Florida crime wave. He worked with Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen, among many other characters;

    • Editor of Florida Trend Magazine, based in St. Petersburg. It was at Florida Trend, Walsh said in a speech after his induction, where he met business owners and CEOs statewide and developed a passion for the entrepreneurs that drive the state’s economy; and

    • Southeast Bureau Manager of Forbes Magazine, where Walsh worked remotely out of their garage in St. Petersburg.


  • 31 Jul 2019 10:56 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Children First received a $1,500 grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation upon being nominated by Doug Sutter, President of Sutter Roofing.  The grant will go toward the agency’s Families First Institute, an award-winning initiative aimed at strengthening our community’s most economically vulnerable families.

    Sutter Roofing, a four-generation family owned business, credits its core family values with its longevity and success. “We built our business on principles of trust and integrity, and I am very thankful for Sutter Roofing’s partnership with Enterprise Holdings. For the second year in a row, we are able to bring collective support for our community’s most economically vulnerable children and families,” says Mr. Sutter.

    “The courses offered by our Families First Institute are life-changing,” says Children First CEO Philip Tavill. “Whether a single mom is being mentored as she re-enters the workplace or a father is learning how to speak English as a second language, these classes help to reduce the effects of poverty through education, information, guidance, and support.”

    The Enterprise Holdings Foundation was established in 1982 to give back to the communities where partners and employees live and work. Since then, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation has contributed over $350 million to thousands of local nonprofits focused on initiatives like community improvement and education. Children First is deeply appreciative to the Foundation and Sutter Roofing for the positive and enduring change this grant will bring for local children and families living at-risk.


  • 31 Jul 2019 10:20 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    FCCI Insurance Group was recently named one of Florida Trend magazine’s “Best Companies To Work For.” This year marks the company’s 11th year on the list, ranking No. 14 in the “Large Companies” category. The annual list is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine; 100 companies are ranked in small, medium and large employer categories. Companies that chose to participate underwent an evaluation of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The process also included a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

  • 31 Jul 2019 8:46 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    The School District of Manatee County has been named to the Forbes list of Best-in-State Employers for 2019. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile the first-ever ranking of employers by state. The District remains the largest employer in Manatee County with approximately 7,000 employees, and is ranked No. 173 on the list. It is also the only employer based in Bradenton, Florida to be ranked. The survey is based on a vast sample of more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people. 


  • 31 Jul 2019 8:29 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    U.S. News & World Report spotlighted Sarasota Memorial Hospital among 57 “standout” hospitals, with strong ratings in all nine procedures and conditions it evaluated in this year’s “Best Hospitals” study. As part of the annual report, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals for their handling of nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions: colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, COPD, heart failure, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, knee replacement and hip replacement. SMH also received a “high performer” specialty ranking for overall orthopedic care. The results earned SMH national spotlight as a “standout” hospital and the No. 1 “Best Regional Hospital” in the Sarasota-Bradenton-North Port metropolitan area. 

    Now in its 30th year, the annual “Best Hospitals” rankings are calculated based on several factors, including survival, patient safety, nurse staffing and other care-related quality indicators in 16 specialties. In recent years, U.S. News added the ratings for 9 surgical procedures and treatments for chronic conditions commonly needed by Medicare patients. Out of more than 4,500 hospitals, barely 1% got top ratings across the board.


  • 30 Jul 2019 1:31 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Lakewood Ranch, July 30, 2019 — Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

    Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication. 

    The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call, to EMS transport and continuing through hospital treatment and discharge. The initiative provides tools, training and other resources to support heart attack care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines. 

    LWRMC earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment through emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries in heart attack patients coming into the hospital directly or by transfer from another facility.

    “LWRMC is dedicated to providing optimal care for heart attack patients,” said Lyn Swann, Director Cardiovascular Services, LWRMC. “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in cardiac care through Mission: Lifeline.”

    “We commend LWRMC for this award in recognition for following evidence-based guidelines for timely heart attack treatment,” said Tim Henry, M.D., Chair of the Mission: Lifeline Acute Coronary Syndrome Subcommittee. “We applaud the significant institutional commitment to their critical role in the system of care for quickly and appropriately treating heart attack patients.”



  • 26 Jul 2019 11:09 AM | Dan Sidler (Administrator)

    Sarasota, FL – July 26, 2019 – Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s will work to strengthen its entrepreneurial capacity and increase its mission impact with earned-income strategies developed and implemented through its participation in Margin & Mission Ignition 2019, an initiative of The Patterson Foundation.

    As one of three regional organizations selected for Margin & Mission Ignition, Neuro Challenge Foundation will work with No Margin, No Mission, a social enterprise and national consulting firm engaged by The Patterson Foundation, over a 30- month process. No Margin, No Mission will work with each nonprofit to develop and implement business plans for revenue-generating ventures.

    “It’s a profound honor to be one of the organizations selected to receive the support, training, expertise and confidence of the No Margin, No Mission team,” said CEO Robyn Faucy-Washington. “Neuro Challenge has been a solution leader in our area for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers for more than ten years; we are grateful that they share our vision that we can do more, for more.”

    Throughout the process, the organizations participating in Margin & Mission Ignition will come together to learn from and share with one another based on their experiences.

    “Over the years, Margin & Mission Ignition has proven to be a game-changer for organizations who have demonstrated the leadership, willingness, readiness, capacity and culture to develop earned-income streams,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. “These three organizations are embarking on a rigorous process that should heighten their mission impact through enhanced revenue. The Patterson Foundation is honored to support this thrivability journey.”

    For more information about The Patterson Foundation’s Margin & Mission Ignition 2019 initiative, please visit thepattersonfoundation.org. Join the conversation on social media by using #TPFMarginMission.

    For more information about Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, please visit www.NeuroChallenge.org.

    About Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s
    Neuro Challenge Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. All services and programs are provided free of charge. Visit
    NeuroChallenge.org for more information.

    About Margin & Mission Ignition 2019

    An initiative of The Patterson Foundation, Margin & Mission Ignition 2019 is an opportunity for local nonprofits in our region to develop and implement earned-income strategies to strengthen mission impact. For more information about The Patterson Foundation’s Margin & Mission Ignition initiative, please visit thepattersonfoundation.org or join the conversation using #TPFMarginMission on social media.

  • 25 Jul 2019 1:25 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Sarasota, FL, July 24, 2019– After 40 years known as Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, the group has rebranded as 360 Orthopedics. The original name dates back 40 years and is a reflection of when the physicians treated patients in one location. Over the past eight years, the group has grown to add locations in Lakewood Ranch and Venice.  The new name, 360 Orthopedics, is a reflection of growth as well as a 360 degree approach in treating patients and the wide range of available treatment options.

    The logo colors of green and blue were chosen to reflect core values of the brand.  Green represents balance, renewal, healing, and growth while blue denotes stability, trust, strength, and reliability. Bright green and blue are evocative of the Suncoast’s gulf waters and majestic palm trees. The symbol “360” depicts a patient-centric full circle of care with an all-encompassing consideration of the patient lifestyle. A message of “hope” is subtly aligned in the “6” of the logo, a mission central to the treatment process.

    Jeffrey Silverstein, MD/President says “Our new name 360 Orthopedics is a depiction that patients are the center of our comprehensive orthopedic care. We continue to provide the same high level of expertise and technology as in the past”. Further, Managing Partner Gregory Farino, MD said “As we continue to grow, we are adding new services, physicians, and technology to better serve our patients regionally”.

    The rebranded 360 Orthopedics also embodies another important message as a footprint serving patients along the entire Suncoast. The physicians and staff at 360 ORTHOPEDICS remain committed to provide the highest level of comprehensive, compassionate, and professional care.  The mission of 360 Orthopedics is to get patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life.

    For more information about this topic, please contact Sandi Wall, CMO/Marketing Director at 941.951.2663 / ext. 213 or email at Swall@360-orthopedics.com  


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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