One Liners Sarasota: Southwest Airlines, Earth’s Ally and more
News from around Sarasota County.
► The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods, an independent and assisted living community in Sarasota, completed a nearly $150,000 renovation of its independent living community.
► Construction on the Metropolitan, a 200-unit apartment community on the site of the former Manatee Inns, in Bradenton, by developer Pearl Homes, is expected to begin in the second half of 2021.
► Children First named Andrea Johnson, vice president, IT architect for JPMorgan Chase, to its board of directors through a new partnership with BoardLead Tampa Bay.
► Southwest Airlines added nonstop services between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport and Gerald R. Ford International Airport, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
► Firmo Construction, based in Sarasota, completed the ground-up construction of the three-story Tru by Hilton by Interstate 75 and State Road 70 in Bradenton.
► Jewish Family and Children’s Service of the Suncoast appointed Christa Mannarino as chief development officer.
► Earth’s Ally, a Sarasota-based company that sells a natural line of organic gardening products, began a retail partnership with Lowe’s.
► Pedcor Cos., based in Carmel, Indiana, acquired The Palms at Cortez, a 92-unit apartment complex in central Bradenton, for $12.05 million.
► The Forestar Group started construction of Star Farms, at Lakewood Ranch, a 700-acre gated neighborhood.
► Architecture firm CMSA Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer moved to its new corporate headquarters at 2724 Fruitville Road, Suite 102, Sarasota.
► New College of Florida named Patricia Okker, a dean at the University of Missouri since 2017, as its president-elect.
► The Community Foundation of Sarasota County named Ranata Reeder as vice president of knowledge and equity.