Fast Track

By Ilene Denton February 1, 2011

Positions Taken

Lynn Rasys, development director, The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (PMP/Suncoast).

Virginia E. Ray, director of business operations, Sarasota YMCA.

Elliott Falcione, director, Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

David Juchnowicz, fleet manager, Gardenmasters of SW Florida.

David Gibson, retail services executive, RMC Property Group.

Attorney Brady Sharrer, legal and trust associate, Caldwell Trust Company.

Aimée Losurdo, tax manager, Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Certified Public Accountants.

Sy Wolf and Tracey Preston, sales center staff, Venetian Golf & River Club.

Robyn Lynn La Porta, marketing and P.R. director, Sterling Practice Works.

Tad Murray, general manager, EXIT Creative Realty.



Sarasota Jungle Gardens celebrates its 70th year in business.

Salt & Light Productions has won its second Emmy Award, this one for a short documentary for Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC).

Eric Basinger has been appointed as chair of the Tampa Bay Partnership’s Economic Development Council.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co. was honored by the Leading Edge Alliance with the Edge Award for the Outstanding Young Professionals Program.

Teri Hansen and Molly Jackson were awarded the “She Knows Where She’s Going Award,” Jillian Nixon was named “Girl of the Year” and Jean Cooper received the “Visionary Award” from Girls Inc.

Manatee County Lt. Jerome Ruffing was recently awarded the Henk Koning Exemplary Award by the National Career Academy Coalition.

Barry Grooms has been presented the 2010 “Realtors of the Year” award by the Manatee Association of Realtors (MAR).

Ian Black has been appointed to the 2011 board of directors for the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance (LRBA).

Joan M. Erni has been awarded a seat on the board of directors for the Relocation Directors Council. 

Carol L. Myers has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefit Counsel (ACEBC).

The Friendship Centers in Sarasota and Venice have earned National Institute of Senior Center accreditation.

Landscape Contractor Magazine honored Robert Davie & Associates its “Best of the Best-Theme Project.”

Michael Jones has recently been acknowledged by America’s PremierExperts as one of the leading experts in his field.

Orbeco-Hellige, Inc. was presented with the prestigious SHARP Award for its implementation and operation of an exemplary safety and health management system.

The Literacy Council of Sarasota recently recognized Christopher, Smith, Leonard, Bristow & Stanell, P.A. CPAs for eight years of in-kind services.

Linda Emery of Michael Saunders & Company has been presented the 2010 Commercial Realtor of the Year award by the Sarasota Association of Realtors Commercial Investment Division (CID).


Moving and Opening

The Loft Ristobar has opened at 5911 Fruitville Road in Sarasota.

TonyH2O Gallery and World Headquarters has opened Tony Ludovico Gallery at 50 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

Vytale Med Spa LLC has opened at 2914 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.

The ReSource Stores have been opened at 5735 and 4540 14th St. W. in Bradenton.

Kumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Restaurant has opened a new location at 17945 Tamiami Trail, at U.S. 41 and Pan American Boulevard in North Port.

The Doug Poll Group has launched its new business at 5317 Fruitville Road, Suite 301, in Sarasota.

Lynn Zemmer has opened Edgewater Real Estate at 104 Historic Bridge St. in Bradenton Beach.

Riverside Pharmacy, 2110 Manatee Ave. E., in Bradenton, was recently opened by Dr. Monalisa Pansuria, pharmacist.

iBusinessSolutions has relocated to 5218 Paylor Lane in Sarasota.

1st Choice Industries has opened a new 1st Choice Interiors & Displays division in Sarasota.

Square 1 Burgers & Bar has opened across from Sarasota Memorial Hospital at 1737 S. Tamiami Trail.


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