Fast Track

By Ilene Denton January 1, 2011

Positions Taken

Tom Haney, president of CB|CPC, Clickbooth LLC.

Al Carson, COO, and John Goda, chief marketing officer, MGA Insurance Group’s P&C Division.

Carolyn Kappenmacher, board of directors, Literacy Council of Manatee County.

Maurie West, certified public accountant, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Leslie Rod Lacktman, director of program development, Youth Experiencing Arts Inc.

Wendy Smith, vice president of human resources, JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc.

Tom Frank, director of operations, SouthTech Solutions, Inc.

William Woeltjen, chief financial officer, Memorial Health Care System.

Carmen Weyland, supervisor, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Michael Rego, first vice president, Home Builders Association Manatee-Sarasota.

Hope Kerkof, community relations manager, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity.

Jim Hammar, manager, Michael Saunders & Co.

Frances Lane, insurance agent, First Benefits Group, Inc.

Rick Brown, service manager, United Electric.

Kelly Pflugner, Tad Drean, Joe Herbert, attorneys, Icard Merrill.



Robert Bartolotta was honored by the International City/County Management Association for 35 years of municipal management service.

Cannons Marina on Longboat Key has earned two prestigious honors from Grady-White Boats, the Grady-White Boats’ Admiral Circle and Service Excellence Awards, for the 2010 model year.

Ben Petro has won the Karl Durgin Award for Excellence in Operations for his service and dedication to the ITN mission.

Chef Paul Evans of the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club earned the top award at Americas Food & Beverage show in Miami Beach.

George H. Mazzarantani has been elected as the first vice president of the Florida Regional Planning Council Association (FRCA) Policy Board.

The Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) recently bestowed its highest safety honor on Manatee County Area Transit.

Laura Mancinelli won first place in the Florida Auctioneers Association Rookie Bid Calling Contest.

Lisa M. Bradley has been appointed president of Manasota ARC for the 2010-2011 year.

The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch received Best Television Commercial and Best Direct Mail Piece/Overall Direct Mail Campaign awards at the 2010 National Active Retirement Association (NARA) Awards.

Dr. Alan H. Porter was named to the Best Doctors In America 2010-2011 for the 14th consecutive year.

J. Michael Mott has earned the Master Elite Status with Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group.

Christine Huxtable has recently been presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company.

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International has recognized the Bradenton Area CVB and Insight Strategies, Inc., with a Silver Adrian Award for Advertising.

Scott Dennis and Bob Harrigan are each celebrating 25 years at ABC 7.

The Hearing Loss Association of Sarasota has named Alexander Magnus Boakes and Lee D. Ibsen to the board of trustees.

RIGHT ACCORD Private Duty-Home Health Care has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

Stephen R. Dye has recently been awarded the Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating by the national attorney rating firm of Martindale-Hubbell.

Libby’s Café + Bar has been named a 2010 Zagat Guide Top American Restaurant, as well as earning the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Rick Helbing of Suncoast Advisory Group was recently honored with a Five Star designation by Crescendo Business Services.  

Renee Snyder, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, was named Woman of the Year by the 2010/2011 board of directors of the National Association of Professional Women.


Moving and Opening

Empire Ballroom Dance Studio has opened in the Rosemary District at 1370 Boulevard of the Arts.

iBusinessSolutions has moved to a larger office building in Lakewood Ranch at 5218 Paylor Lane.

Magnolia Palm Orlando has opened at 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive in Sarasota.

Yesner & Boss has opened a Sarasota law office at 1819 Main St., Suite 215.

Life Legacy Video has opened at 1111 133rd St. E. in Bradenton.

Stephen Culp Cardiology has moved to 3830 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.

The Translation Link has opened a Global Reach division at its offices at 100 Third Ave. W. in Bradenton.

Re-Source Stores have opened at 5735 and 4540 14th St. W. in Bradenton.

SRQ Wealth Management is the new name for the financial planning firm of Stephen J. Martin and Karin A. Grablin at Two N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 410 in Sarasota.

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