Fast Track

By Hannah Wallace May 31, 2010


Jim Orlando, president, DooleyMack Constructors, LLC.

Mindy Pieper, executive director, Venice Mainstreet.

Julie A. Horstkamp, real estate attorney, law firm of Berlin-Patten, PLLC.

Bryan Hatfield, private banker, Wells Fargo Private Bank.

David Kraft, promoted to executive director, business services, Karen Magee & Associates.

Ryan W. Owen, litigation associate, law firm of Adams and Reese LLC.

Brad Bailey, promoted to zoning administrator, Sarasota County government.

Alisa Westberry and Russ Elmy, promoted to vice president, M&I Bank Florida Region.

Sara Normandeau, commercial lines agent, RTI Insurance Services of Florida.

Linda D. Benware, head of school, State College of Florida Collegiate School.

Jennifer Bement, public relations specialist, Southeastern Guide Dogs.

Donna Wolski, client

relations assistant,

Grapevine Communications.

Nikki Taylor, promoted to strategic partnerships and special events coordinator, The Concession Golf Club.



Gov. Charlie Crist has appointed Darla Furst of Michael Saunders & Company to the Florida Real Estate Commission.

Judi Gallagher of Judi Gallagher & Associates was named 2009 Purveyor of the Year by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. She is Sarasota Magazine’s contributing food and wine editor.

A partnership between Trinity Graphics of Sarasota and Tervis Tumbler netted three ADDY Awards at the American Advertising Federation Suncoast Chapter’s ADDY Award Gala. At the same event, Knight Marketing won five ADDY Awards.

Neal Communities won 24 awards in the 2010 Parade of Homes sponsored by the Home Builders Association Manatee-Sarasota.

The Knot magazine has named Barbara Banks Photography to its “Best Of” featured photographers on Florida’s West Coast.

Fishman & Associates was named the 2009 Heavy Equipment Dealer of the Year by NISSCO Restaurant Dealer Group.

Bob Hite received the Premier Volunteer award from The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

Jamie Purmort and Russ Bobbitt of Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency have been officially designated as Certified Workers Compensation Advisors.

Barron’s magazine has named Scott G. Pinkerton of Pinkerton Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisers LLC one of this year’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors.

Christopher Z. Staine of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP has joined the construction law committee and the legislative issues subcommittee of the Florida Bar Real Estate Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.

The Manatee Chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS has been presented with the 2009 national Chapter Excellence Gold Award.

Lea Graf of Plum & Company earned her Certified Public Accountant license from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida has designated Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota as a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery and knee and hip replacements.

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is now an officially accredited Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure facility.

Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch Urgent Care Centers received the Certified Urgent Care Designation from the Urgent Care Association of America.

Dr. Alessandro Golino was named Blake Medical Center’s 2010 Doctor of the Year.

Thomas Chipain of received his Charted Retirement Plans Specialist professional designation from the College of Financial Planning.

Comfort Suites University Park/Sarasota earned a 2010 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International.       

Greg Owens of Keller Williams On The Water in Palmetto has been designated a Certified Distressed Property Expert.     

Dr. David Freeman of Freeman Orthodontics has achieved board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.

Angela Massaro-Fain, Jay Logan and Glen W. Murray have been appointed to the board of directors, Junior Achievement of Sarasota County.

Tom Seguin received the 2010 Kent C. Schulz Distinguished Leader Award from the Leadership Manatee Alumni Association.

Maryline Odea and Nancy Spinks of Prudential Palms Realty have received the Emeritus Award from the Sarasota Association of Realtors.

Chris Ayles, director of instruction at TPC Prestancia, has been named Teacher of the Year of the Southwestern Chapter of the North Florida Section of the PGA of America.

Bennett Contracting of Bradenton celebrated its 10th anniversary in March.

ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design is celebrating 20 years of business in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties.



Flickful, a company that develops promotional videos for small businesses, has opened in Sarasota.

Goodwill’s Job Connection Service has moved to

3105 N. Tamiami Trail

in Sarasota.

The Out-of-Door Academy broke ground in April on its state-of-the-art fitness center and maintenance complex. Construction is expected to be completed this fall.

Dustin Stroth has launched VanishOdor, an environmentally conscious cleaning product for boat and RV owners.


The Rosario Golf Academy at Caddyshanks, an indoor golf facility, has opened in the University Plaza on Cooper Creek Boulevard in Sarasota.

Cityscapes International Realty Group has moved to 1765 Ringling Blvd., Suite 200, in Sarasota’s Rivo Executive Office Buildings.

Keyboards & More of Bradenton has opened a new location at 8734 S.R. 70 in Lakewood Ranch.

Soicher Marin Gallery has launched to expand its home furnishing and interior design business.

Suncoast Chiropractic & Wellness Center has moved to 5881 Whitfield Ave., Suite 201, in Sarasota.

Assisted Home Care of Desoto County has expanded its business to Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Nbisuncontrol has purchased Glass Film, Inc. of Bradenton. Both companies are now located at 2858 Clark Road in Sarasota.

Michael and Ruth Harshman have formed Impact Mediation in Sarasota.

Nikki Sedacca has opened 530 Burns Gallery in Burns Court, Sarasota.

Mercury Printing has moved to 29 N. Orange Ave. in downtown Sarasota.


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