Fast Track: September 2012

By Beau Denton August 31, 2012

Fast Track (left to right): Cynthia Riddell, Stephanie Hawkins, Patricia Entsminger, Hamilton "Chip" Rice, Jeffrey R. Mccurdy, Stewart Moon


Paige C. LeMay, CEO, Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

Ross Vollmer, vice president-senior loan administrator, First America Bank.

Paul Hudson, managing director-private client adviser, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

Clayton Johnson, president, Manasota Commercial Construction Company.

Cynthia Riddell, partner, law firm of Syprett Meshad.

Frank Maggio, promoted to assistant vice president; and Stephanie Hawkins, registered representative, Insignia Bank.

Jacqueline O’Sullivan, CFO, Sunovia Energy Technologies.

Marilyn Schott, CEO-team leader, Keller Williams Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch.


Winners of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2012 Frank G. Berlin Jr. Small Business Awards are: Critical Care and Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota, Small Business; Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Nonprofit Organization; Conservation Enterprises Unlimited, Think Green Business; Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida, Young Business; Circus Sarasota, Cultural Organization; Key Sailing, International Business; Wendy Ellis, Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital, Woman Entrepreneur; Sam Davidson, Westfield Southgate, Young Professional.

Anne Lee of First Bank has been named campaign chair of the United Way of Manatee County.

Tracey Scalzo of EuroTech Cabinetry was awarded first place in the Small Kitchen Category of the 2012 National Kitchen and Bath Association design competition.

Mark Barnebey of Blalock Walters received the 2012 Ralph A. Marsicano Award from the Florida Bar; and H.Hamilton “Chip” Rice of Lewis, Longman & Walker received an award, named for Rice, for mentoring of future local government lawyers.

Jeffrey R. McCurdy and Manual Pineiro Jr. have joined the Community Foundation of Sarasota County board of directors. Margaret Callihan of SunTrust Bank is the new chair.

Tommy Taylor has been elected chair of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation board of directors.

ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design ranked No. 89 on Lawn & Landscape magazine’s annual Top 100 list.

The Gulf Coast Association of Health Underwriters has elected George Jenkins president.

Bridgette Halliburton, Stewart Moon and Deborah Pfeifle are new Realize Bradenton board members.

Patricia Entsminger of Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential.


Concrete Technology of the Suncoast has opened at 1248 Northport Drive in Sarasota.

Florida Patio Furniture has opened a factory showroom at 408 Seventh St. W. in Palmetto.

Dr. Naomi Fontaine has relocated her chiropractor practice to 4001 Swift Road in Sarasota.

Uniquely You, a mastectomy boutique, has opened at 707 60th St. Court E., Suite B., in Bradenton.

The law firm of Lewis, Longman & Walker has moved to 101 Riverfront Blvd., Suite 620, in Bradenton.

Toyota of Lakewood has opened at 5959 E. S.R. 64 in Bradenton.

Kristina Miller and Scott Rupp have launched the public relations firm, millerrupp, in Bradenton.

The YachtSea Grille has opened at 101 Riverfront Blvd. in Bradenton.

Webtivity Designs has moved to 101 Riverfront Blvd., Suite 650, in Bradenton.

Fastsigns has opened at 4874 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton.

Mannatees Sports Grill has opened at 7423 Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton.

Shelley Lister has launched The Lister Consulting Group under her Abitar LLC umbrella.


Drew Smith - “This market is the hotbed of green building in Florida, and has been for quite some time.” (COURTESY)Drew Smith

Two Trails, Inc.

Drew Smith, president of the Sarasota green building consulting firm Two Trails, Inc., is proud that two of his clients—Josh Wynne Construction and Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County—won major green building awards at the 2012 International Builders Show in Orlando. Smith says Sarasota County government’s establishment of a sustainable building program in the mid 2000s and Lakewood Ranch’s mandate that all new construction be green-certified have made this “a highly green-saturated market, which is fantastic.”

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