One Liners Sarasota: Southwest Airlines, Earth’s Ally and more

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.

Andrea Johnson

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.

CMSA Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer moved to its new corporate headquarters.

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.

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