One Liners Sarasota and Manatee: Children First, Coca-Cola and more

► Philip Tavill, chief executive officer of Children First, was honored by the National Head Start Association with the Sargent Shriver Excellence in Community Service Award. (Pictured above)

Wisconsin-based Menard, which owns more than 300 Menards stores across 15 states, closed on the agricultural land in Myakka City, paying $10.3 million. 

► The Sarasota Orchestra completed the $14 million purchase from Wal-Mart Stores of a vacant 32-acre site, at 5701 Fruitville Road. 

► Timothy J. Rudge has joined Shumaker’s litigation and disputes service line as a senior lawyer in the firm’s Sarasota office. 

Trader Joe’s plans to open at 8473 Cooper Creek Blvd., Bradenton. 

Midflorida Credit Union opened at 1320 Cortez Rd., Bradenton. 

Sarasota-based health care startup Omeza Holdings named Cynthia Flowers as chief executive officer and president. 

► Sprouts Farmers Market plans to open in the One Main Plaza development currently under construction in Sarasota. 

► Steve Horn and Jag Grewal, of Ian Black Real Estate represented Capstone Group Holdings, and Ringling and Orange 3 in the sale of seven properties, in downtown Sarasota, for $32 million.

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida promoted Theodore “Teddy” Mejeur to Sarasota territory general manager. 

Kimberly Evener, director of client services for Forza Wealth Management, in Sarasota, was awarded the certified trust and fiduciary adviser professional certification from the American Bankers Association. 

Sarasota-based hydraulic cartridge valve manufacturer Helios Technologies obtained a $150 million loan from PNC Capital Markets.

Virginia-based development company Orange Pineapple bought seven parcels, totaling approximately 3.1 acres, near the intersection of Ringling Boulevard and Orange Avenue, in downtown Sarasota, for $32 million. 

RE/MAX Platinum Realty plans to expand to Siesta Key with the opening of a new office, at 6633 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota.

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