Movers, Shakers and Headline Makers

By Hannah Wallace July 31, 2004

Positions Taken

A. J. Long, chief financial officer, VenVest, Inc.

Rosanne Knorr, copy director; Nanette Dynan, media and account coordinator; Sylenda Schade, art director; Charles Westcott, art director; and Bernadette Serafini, production assistant, Grapevine Communications. (photo of Sylenda in August)

Catherine Munkelwitz, broker liaison, U.S. Assets Group's residential

Developments, including The Founders Club and Orchid Beach Club.

Rosemary Chastain, project manager; Stephen J. Panzarino, senior architect, The ADP Group. (photo)

R. Gardner Sherrill, vice president of trust new business, Northern Trust Bank. (photo)

Joyce Wagle, consumer lender, Riverside Bank.

Tim and Dove Barratt, new owners, Turner Photography. (photo-but it shows 3 people and none are id'd)

Randy Johnson, manager, Lanning Tire in Venice.

Gail Forest, design coordinator at Carriage Run; and Jennifer Starr, design coordinator at Ashley Trace and Charleston Point, both at Neal Communities' University Place.


Clarke Advertising & Public Relations won a National 2004 Silver ADDY award for its Tervis Tumbler campaign. The company also won four 2004 District Gold Addy Awards, two Silvers and a Charlie Award.

Bob Furman of Furman's Inc., a 40-plus year franchisee of Burger King, received the company's 2004 Award of Excellence.

Nancy Engel celebrated 20 years as executive director of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council.

Susan Robinson of Key Concierge, LLC, received the 2004 Rookie Small Business Person of the Year award from the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce.

Orion J. Marx is one of 50 planners from among 2,200 nationwide invited to join the Select Planner Group of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation/Sagemark Consulting.

Sarasota-based GravityFree designed the Pinnacle Award-winning Web site for Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club in Naples. Pinnacle Awards are given by the Building Industry Association.

Terri Behling, director of media relations, KSC Advertising and Public Relations, earned her Accreditation in Public Relations from the Universal Accreditation Board. (photo)

Diane Lawson, director of marketing with Sarasota Commercial Management, earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute.

The 5th Annual Harold L. White ALS Golf Invitational raised $131,000 for ALS research. The event is named for the late founder of the Wilde Automotive Group.

Grapevine Communications announces 12 new clients: Franklin Lighting, Grand Oaks Preserve, Ram Development for Broadway Promenade, Decorating Resources, Dooley Mack Constructors, Homes of Distinction, ReEmployAbility, Vista Bay Point, the ADP Group, Dr. Chambers M.D., The Blackpoint Group and Corporate Realty & Development. The company also donated more than $100,000 in pro bono work for area nonprofit agencies.

Serbin Printing won four local 2004 ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation of the Suncoast for its Ca d'Zan large-format picture book and Harbour Walk at The Inlets brochure.

Stephen A. Smith & Associates received a District ADDY Award for its packaging design for Annie's Bag-of-Bones.

Neal Communities sponsored the Randy Rankin Scholarship Golf Classic to benefit the scholarship program managed by the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History Manasota branch.

Moving and Opening

Lisa Elias has opened Elias Promotional Marketing Inc. at 6150 S.R. 70 E., Bradenton. (photo)

Riverside Bank has opened a branch at 211 S. Tamiami Trail on Venice Island.

Clark Road Properties, LLLP, has purchased 3355 Clark Road, Sarasota, a 16,000-square-foot medical building for $2.64 million. Third Federal Savings is the current tenant.

Wayne Murray has purchased 2269 Porter Lake Drive, Sarasota, the former Oddy Perfection Engine Shop in Interstate Industrial Park, for $1.04 million.

IAM Healing Arts Center has opened at 1918 Robinhood St., Sarasota. (2 photos)

Heatherwood Construction will open its new 714-unit Bee Ridge Self-Storage complex at the corner of Bee Ridge and Sawyer roads in November. 

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