Fast Track

By Hannah Wallace June 30, 2010


James “Jim” Nichols, franchise development manager, Signs Now.

Tiffany Stephenson, development officer, ShelterBox USA.

Charmaine Engelsman-Robins, public relations and marketing director, Wildlife Center of Venice.

Matthew Schwartz, director of public relations, cPR-Carpenter Public Relations.

Carol Bridwell, manager of donor relations and marketing, Van Wezel Foundation.

Laurel M. Corriveau, community relations manager, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County.

David Patterson, field operations manager, and Frank Hammer, certified arborist, Biological Tree Services.

 Ed Davis, director of sales and marketing, Holiday Inn Express in Bradenton.

C. Ross Morrision, M.D., and James B. Parker, M.D., primary care physicians, Intercoastal Medical Group.

Dennis L. Stover, vice president of philanthropy, New College Foundation.

Timothy Knight, president, Suncoast Chapter of the National Construction Specifications Institute.


IntegraClick of Sarasota has been named one of the 100 Best Privately Held Internet Companies by JMP Securities.

Lars A. Hafner has joined the Florida College System Council of Presidents steering committee.

Maggie Mooney-Portale has joined the board of governors, Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division in the 12th Circuit.

Wayne Forbis has joined the board of directors, Florida division of Air Conditioning Contractors of America.

Prudential Palms Realty received the 2009 Gibraltar Circle Award from the Prudential Real Estate Network.

Dr. Mona Jain received the Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Award from the University of South Florida.

Ashley’s Food Delivery has planted more than 13,000 trees since launching its Plant-A-Tree program on Earth Day 2009.

Lea Graf of Plum & Company, CPAs received her Florida license as a Certified Public Accountant.

Alan Reynods, CEO of WilsonMiller, has become a member of the Florida Council of 100, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides advice on key Florida issues from a business perspective.

Sterling Park received an Award of Excellence from the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Gateway Bank on University Parkway has become Sarasota’s first LEED-certified banking center.

Jonathan Parks Architect has been honored with two design awards from the American Institute of Architects’ Gulf Coast Chapter.

Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.

Sarasota-based Suffolk Construction has been awarded a contract to design and construct a data center at the Naval Weapons Station Charleston in South Carolina.

Virginia Orenstein has been appointed board chair of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

Congressman Vern Buchanan received the 2010 National Policymaker Award from Goodwill Industries International.

Sarasota County budget director Steve Botelho received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association.

Todd Beckwith of Westfield Sarasota Square received the Westfield Works Wonders award from Westfield Corporation.

Eric Mower and Associates received two District ADDY Awards and moved on to the national competition for its All Faith Food Bank PSA and print advertisement.


Custom Climate Concepts has opened new base offices at 2282 72nd St. E. in Sarasota.

Michael Saunders & Company has opened a new full-service real estate office at 101 Taylor St. in downtown Punta Gorda.

Smile Smart Dental Center has opened at 7270 E. 55th Ave. in Bradenton.

USF Sarasota-Manatee is moving its south Sarasota County campus from Venice to 5920 Pan American Blvd. in North Port.

Lost Kangaroo Pub has reopened at 406 12th St. W. in Bradenton.

Discount Rx Direct has opened at 8313 Lockwood Ridge Road, University Square Mall, Sarasota.

Hockey International is moving the MJHL Jacksonville Ice Dogs and the SEJHL Tampa Bay Bolts to the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex.

Elite Fitness and Wellness has opened at 4801 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

DooleyMack Constructors of Sarasota has opened an office in Syracuse, N.Y.

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