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 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, 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.