Fast Track

By Hannah Wallace July 31, 2010


Gene Ross, news director, ABC 7.

Ron Maloney, executive vice president, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County.

Candice McElyea, promoted to director of marketing and public relations, Lisa Barnott, director of publications, events and community affairs, Jimmy Stewart, director of sales and project management, Lakewood Ranch Communities.

Stan Welch, project manager, MyGreenBuildings.

Mike J. Bellinger, business development account executive, DooleyMack Constructors.

Christopher Doyle, vice

president of marketing,

Teltronics, Inc.

William Gunnin, executive director, North Port Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nishit Patel, attorney, Van Ness Law Group.

Salvatore G. Scro, partner, Tannenbaum Scro, Attorneys at Law.

Gerard “Gerry” D. Radford, president and CEO, Tidewell Hospice.

Pam Hoffman and Michelle Bowling, purchasing agents; Jeannette Thompson, CADD specialist; Elisa LaBram, pre-start design liaison; Phil Chmieleski, private client group manager; John Cannon Homes.

Sam Davidson, director of marketing, Westfield Southgate.



Michael Klauber of Michael’s On East has been named Tourism Leader of the Year by the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau. Other winners are Jeff Merkle, ResortQuest, Guest Service Excellence-Management award; Eric Bell, Euphemia Haye, Guest Service Excellence-Front Line award; and Mae Cavazos of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Guest Service Excellence-Heart of the House award.

Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston and Alison Smith of Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex have been named the 2010 Developmental Coaches of the Year by the U.S. Figure Skating and Profesional Skaters Association.

Voalté of Sarasota has been named in Healthcare Informatics magazine’s “Up and Coming” list.

Erich Hofer has been appointed to the board of directors at Sunovia Energy Technologies.

Hyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton has been recognized as one of the world’s best hotels by Expedia Insiders’ Select list.

Port Manatee has earned four marketing and communications awards from the Transportation Marketing and Communications Association and the Hermes Creative Awards, as well as two Communicator Awards for its Web site and e-newsletter.

J. Ronald Skipper of

Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A. has been named board member emeritus of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Parks Robinson, owner of Fit2Run, has received a 40 Under 40 award from Sporting Goods Business magazine and SportsOneSource Media Group.

Grapevine Communications has been awarded the 2010 Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Award by The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

H. Hamilton “Chip” Rice Jr. and Dennis M. Stotts are included in 2010 Florida Super Lawyers; and Lori Dorman has been appointed to the 12th Circuit Grievance Committee for the Florida Bar. All are with the law firm of Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

A renovation by Rock Solid Construction Group of Sarasota was featured in Kitchen & Bath Makeovers, the summer publication of Better Homes & Gardens.

Mullet’s Aluminum Products of Sarasota received the 2010 Award of Excellence in three categories from the Aluminum Association of Florida.

Digital Image Business Solutions received an American Advertising Federation award for design work done with Bradenton Christian Reformed Church.

DwellGreen has been named program administrator for the City of Sarasota and Northport’s Get Energy Smart Retrofit Program.



Fox Business Group has opened a career planning division for local job seekers.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen has opened a new location at 999 Cattlemen Road, Suite E, in Sarasota.

The Naked Florist Event & Floral Designs Studio has opened at 425 Central Ave. in Sarasota.

Mr. Sandless wood floor refinisher has opened a new store at 4679 Hackamore Road in Sarasota.

Yoga SRQ has opened at 405 S. Pineapple Ave. in Sarasota.

Manasota Small Business Experts has opened at 4855 48th St. W. in Bradenton.

Sunovia Energy Technologies has moved to 106 Cattlemen Road in Sarasota.

Jeff Howard is opening Extra Innings, an indoor baseball and softball training center, at 717 Cattlemen Road in Sarasota.

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has opened a venue at 1012 N. Orange Ave. in Sarasota.

Special Care Transportation, homecare and companion service, opened at 2510 11th Ave. E. in Bradenton.


Send Fast Track notices to Susan Burns, editor, Biz941, 330 S. Pineapple Ave., Suite 205, Sarasota, FL 34236 or [email protected] Deadline is 10 weeks prior to publication.

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