One Liners Sarasota and Manatee Counties: GTE Financial, Step Up Suncoast and more

CTO17 Sarasota sold an 18,120-square-foot retail property, at 1900 Fruitville Road, in downtown Sarasota, for $4.65 million to an undisclosed buyer. (pictured above)

The University of South Florida appointed Deborah Stevens as director of the Office of Early University Programs, which is based on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.

The Bay Park Conservancy, the nonprofit organization responsible for overseeing the redevelopment of 53-acres of city-owned land along Sarasota Bay into a public park, announced Charles D. Hines has joined its board of directors.

Todd D. Kaplan

Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen and Ginsburg, named lawyer Todd D. Kaplan as a shareholder.

Michael Cuffage, the former president and CEO of CAN Community Health in Sarasota, will return to the organization as a board member.

The Manatee County clerk of the circuit court and comptroller and Manatee County government earned a triple-crown medallion from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Save Our Seabirds, a bird rescue center in Sarasota, appointed Aaron Virgin as its new chief executive officer.

Sarasota-based Roper Technologies, which designs software, will sell its subsidiary Zetec to Quebec-based Eddyfi/NDT in a $350 million deal.

Tim Self, an investment adviser for LPL Financial and director of Gulfside Wealth, was named to the board of directors of First Step of Sarasota.

The Sarasota County Economic Development Corp. named Erin Silk as vice president of business development services, and Lisa Krouse as CEO.

GTE Financial opened a new Community Financial Center in Lakewood Ranch.

GTE Financial opened a new Community Financial Center in Lakewood Ranch, making it the first Community Financial Center in the area.

Mademoiselle Paris, a French bakery, will be adding a second location in the Wells Fargo Advisors Building on Main Street, in Sarasota.

The board of directors of Step Up Suncoast named Amy Yount Tittle as the agency’s next president and CEO.

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport president and CEO, Rick Piccolo, was named to the University of South Florida board of trustees.

Connecticut-based William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance acquired Sarasota-based Key Solutions Real Estate, a family-owned brokerage with 44 professional sales associates.

Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida acquired Sarasota-based Sabal Palm Bancorp, parent company of Sabal Palm Bank, in a deal valued at $53.9 million.

Firmo Construction, a commercial construction management firm, headquartered in Sarasota, is expanding its operations in southwest Florida with the opening of a new office in downtown Fort Myers.

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