One Liners Sarasota and Manatee: Equity Lifestyle Properties, Sunz Holdings and more

►Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announced a new $100,000 challenge pledge, from an anonymous donor, toward the permanent protection of Orange Hammock Ranch.

►Equity Lifestyle Properties, which owns the Colony Cove mobile home community in north Manatee County, acquired 4.6 vacant acres in Ellenton for $2.2 million.

►Stratum Health System, in Sarasota, the parent company of Tidewell Hospice, named Alan Weldy its chief legal and compliance officer.

Kathleen Cramer

►Kathleen Cramer was named executive director of Turning Points, a nonprofit with a mission to prevent and reduce homelessness, in Manatee County.

►Damon Romanello, CEO of Studio-plus, was recently appointed to Pines of Sarasota’s board of directors.

►Susan McLeod and Michael Shelton joined the Art Center Sarasota’s board of directors.

The master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch and Zilber Residential Group, the multifamily division of Zilber, announced plans to open Estia at Lakewood Ranch, a new single-family rental community.

►Curb Appeal Auto & Marine Detailing leased 3,000 square feet of office-warehouse space located at 6234 Clarity Court, Sarasota, from Pallet Dude.

Christina Bowman

►The Sarasota Southside Rotary Club awarded Sarasota Military Academy executive director Christina Bowman with the Rotary Club Vocational Service Award.

►Little Man Holdings purchased a 2,086-square-foot office condominium unit, located at 3277 Fruitville Road, Unit A-2, Sarasota, from trustee E. Larry Sewell and Michael W. Hawkins.

►Watercrest Senior Living Group named Collin Baranick executive director of Watercrest Sarasota Senior Living Community, in Sarasota.

►Taylor Morrison has unveiled its new, 18-hole championship golf course within the Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch community.

►The Library Foundation of Sarasota County hired Alisa Mitchell as its executive director

►Sunz Holdings named Rick Leonard president of the company.

►Latitude 27 Capital, a Sarasota-based private investment firm, acquired the assets of JK Jewelry, a central New York company.

►The Sarasota office of Current Builders was selected as the general contractor for the Gallery 3100 residential project in St. Petersburg.

►360 Orthopedics, in Sarasota, named E.J. Ledesma its CEO.

►Centauri Specialty Insurance Holdings, in Sarasota, and its subsidiaries named Marcia Lamb its chief financial officer.

Andrea Knies, a member of the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, was recognized with the Joe Curley Rising Leader Award.

►DeAngelis Diamond, a construction management firm, added Scott Beck as division manager of the Sarasota market, concentrating on the Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa regions.

Money management firms, Forza Wealth Management, in Sarasota, and K-Mack Financial, in Lakewood Ranch, merged, and will retain the Forza Wealth Management name.

►Mark Lukas, a Sarasota area developer, acquired the 13-acre Bath and Racquet Club in Sarasota for $5.5 million.

►Tervis named Ian Black Real Estate as the exclusive listing agent for the drinkware company’s 118,849-square-foot manufacturing campus at 201 Triple Diamond Blvd. in North Venice.

Midge McCarthy,

►Midge McCarthy, a broker-associate with Re/Max Platinum Realty in Sarasota, earned the graduate, Realtor Institute, designation from the National Association of Realtors.

►Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, announced the sale of Beneva Oaks, a 40-unit apartment property located in Sarasota for $3,100,000.

►Neal Communities, a private homebuilder, contributed $50,000 to help fund the Brain Health Initiative, the second of three contribution installments, for a total pledge of $150,000.

►Centerstone, a behavioral health care provider in Bradenton, was awarded a $4 million annual grant over two years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to expand and improve community health care.

Duke Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy, announced east Manatee County will be the site of one of three new solar power plants, which will consist of approximately 227,000 single-axis tracking solar panels, capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 23,000 homes at peak production annually. community health care.

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