One Liners Sarasota/Manatee: Grillsmith, Dick Vitale and more

News from around Sarasota and Manatee Counties

►Grillsmith is opening at 6240 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, approximately two blocks north of Stickney Point Road. (Pictured above)

Cardel Homes opened its newest Florida community, Worthington, in Sarasota off Palmer Boulevard, a gated community and holds 156 homesites with island or wetland view options.

A Washington, D.C.-based development firm plans to acquire the largely vacant L3 Harris Technologies site in Sarasota and remake the 46½-acre property into a major distribution hub.

►Sara Krusenstjerna has been named development director at Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood.

►Mister Sparky has purchased the former location of Manatee River Harley Davidson in Bradenton to serve as the corporate headquarters for its southwest Florida operation; the 18,881-square-foot property is located at 624 67th St. Circle E. and sold for $3 million.

Brian D. Hall

Brian D. Hall was named senior vice president and community president for CenterState Bank’s Sarasota/Manatee market.

Sarasota-based Brilliant Harvest designed and installed the new solar energy system at Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, which will produce approximately 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy a year, and will result in Girls Inc. becoming net-zero energy meaning 100 percent of its onsite energy consumption will be offset.

►University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s director of global engagement, Amela Malkic, has been named president of the Mid-Florida chapter of the Fulbright Association.

►The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired Anna Pohl as general manager of the Bradenton Area Convention Center and Powel Crosley Estate.

►Amanda R. Kison, a lawyer in the Sarasota law firm of Bentley & Bruning, has achieved board certification in business litigation by the Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

►The Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners confirmed Mike Mylett as the new director of Sarasota County’s Public Utilities Department.

►Todd Haner was named the new chief nursing officer, and Stormy Dulovich was promoted to assistant chief nursing officer, at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

Kristi Hoskinson

►Kristi Hoskinson, marketing and community relations consultant for FCCI Insurance Group, was appointed board chair of the Team Tony Cancer Foundation, a Sarasota-based nonprofit organization that provides free peer-to-peer cancer support and resources to cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers in the local community.

►Bulk Nation Holdings, owner of Bulk Nation Foods of Florida, recently purchased Sarasota-based health food chain Richard’s Foodporium.

►Pinnacle Community Association Management in Sarasota has promoted Heather Hamilton to president.

Attorney Stephen D. Rees Jr. has been appointed to the Manatee County Historic Preservation Board.

►Icard Merrill lawyer Drew Clayton was inducted as the 72nd president of the Sarasota County Bar Association.

Florida native Therese “Teri” Berkes has joined the Sarasota office of

Re/Max Alliance Group as a member of Adam Chicoine’s team.

Basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale received the “Payton’s Hero” award from the Payton Wright Foundation for his dedication to fighting pediatric cancer.

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