One Liners Sarasota & Manatee

►Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently received an Arts Appreciation Grant of $15,000 from Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

►Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, completed the aquatic amenity for The Haven, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the lives of those with unique abilities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

►Dr. Justin Sirianni, a pain management specialist with Coastal Orthopedics in Bradenton, recently earned board certification in both pain management and anesthesiology from The American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Justin Sirianni

►The Atlanta Braves announced a partnership with CoolToday for the naming rights of their new Spring Training ballpark, slated to host its first game on Sunday, March 24, with the Braves taking on the Tampa Bay Rays.

►Nicole Rissler is the new director of Sarasota County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department.

►Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has named Mary Beth Hudson as the new branch manager of the company’s Siesta Key office.

Mary Beth Hudson

►The Fountains shopping center at 4808 to 4848 14th Street West in Bradenton sold for $7.35 million.

►First Home Bank opened a branch at 2033 Main Street, Suite 101, in Sarasota.

►Matt Beall has been named president of Bradenton-based Bealls Stores.

►Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy received a grant in the amount of $34,550 from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

►Carla Rayman has been elected as the new global chair of the Global Business Council for the REALTOR Association of Sarasota and Manatee.

►John H. “Jack” Minge III, CEO of Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, announced his retirement.

►The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization formally began its transition to The Bay Conservancy, the entity the City of Sarasota will rely upon to implement the Master Plan of the City’s 53-acre bayfront site.

The Everglades University – Sarasota Campus partnered with Goodwill Manasota and its Veterans Services Program to collect business clothing for the “Suits for Vets” program.

“Suits for Vets” program

►Ed Suchora was named president of the Sarasota division of M/I Homes.

The Sarasota YMCA received a grant of $132,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support its new effort, the Street REACH program.

►Danielle Mikesell, senior vice president of marketing and product management for PGT Innovations, has been appointed to serve on the board of the All Star Children’s Foundation.

►Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has named Mary Beth Hudson as the new branch manager of the company’s Siesta Key office.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s  Communications and Marketing department has won seven awards from the Association of Florida Colleges Communications and Marketing Commission.

Kevin Cooper, president and CEO of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, was named vice president for communications and strategic initiatives at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

►Nicole Rissler is the new director of Sarasota County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department.

►State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota has named Colleen Burgess director of nursing programs.

Colleen Burgess

►The Fountains shopping center at 4808 to 4848 14th Street West in Bradenton sold for $7.35 million.

►First Home Bank opened a branch at 2033 Main Street, Suite 101, in Sarasota.

►Raul Elizalde, Sarasota investment advisor and investment columnist for Forbes.com, was recognized with the 2018 Five Star Wealth Manager award.

►Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy received a grant in the amount of $34,550 from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

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