Off the beaten path

Photos by Penny Rogo Michael Saunders is an iconic member of the Sarasota business community, you may know her by her colorful scarves. The woman with a man’s name built her waterfront luxury real estate business during a time when women needed a male signature to get a $5,000 loan. She’s a leader that doesn’t

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► The Sarasota YMCA Schoolhouse Link program received a grant of $2,000 from the Millie Rice Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support the educational needs of homeless youth.  ► M/I Homes promoted Kevin Archer to vice president of operations in Sarasota. ► Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties will start

►J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp., a Venice-based commercial construction company, broke ground on the new 23,437-square-foot Manatee County headquarters for RSP USA, a full-service marketing services provider.
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► The International Union of Police Association purchased an office building for $2.6 million located in the RidgeGate Center at 5632 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota for its new headquarters. ► Minnesota-based Key Surgical LLC acquired Sarasota-based Encompas Unlimited. ► Interior Logic Group acquired Sterling Manufacturing, a Sarasota-based countertop and cabinetry business. ► Venice-based PGT Innovations

► Goodwill Manasota promoted Gray Videnka to vice president of the foundation and marketing, and Tony Lapera was named vice president of information technology.
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► Neal Signature Homes sold out its sites at The Inlets, a waterfront luxury community in Bradenton. ► Sean Williams joined Carlson Studio Architecture as principal in charge of the Sarasota office. ► Bank of Tampa opened a downtown Sarasota office at 1858 Ringling Blvd., the bank’s first branch in Sarasota County. ► Winnebago Industries

►Tavistock Development announced tenants for The Green at Lakewood Ranch will include Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Verizon and Starbucks.