One Liners Sarasota and Manatee: Ballard Partners, Sage Restaurant and more

Sarasota County’s Child Protection Center’s Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program celebrated its 30th anniversary of educating the community on reducing child abuse. (Pictured above) 

All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota has named Timothy Taylor chief financial officer. 

MSD Engineering, an engineer-owned structural and forensic engineering company located in Manatee County, announced the creation of an additional engineering firm called Florida Structural Forensics. 

Hunter G. Norton

Shumaker partner Hunter G. Norton, in Sarasota, has been appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for a term ending July 1, 2026. 

Ballard Partners, a Florida-based firm, has opened a Sarasota office, led by firm partner Todd Josko as managing partner. 

Construction is underway on 81 Oaks, a 98-unit assisted living and memory care community in Sarasota County, coming in 2023, with a plan to offer 41 independent living apartments in Phase II and 57 villas and cottages in Phase II in 2024.

Child welfare agency Safe Children Coalition named Robin Jensen as a new vice president of child welfare. 

Senior commercial real estate advisor Peter Bartys, of SVN Commercial Advisory Group, managed the sale of five office condos at 63 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota.  

The Realm Restaurant Group has reopened Sage Restaurant.

The Realm Restaurant Group has reopened Sage Restaurant after its annual, three-week fall hiatus, with a new seasonal menu for fall, which includes a number of new entrees, appetizers and cocktails.

Arlington Properties, an Alabama-based developer, bought an 8.5-acre parcel in Sarasota approved for a five-story, 180-unit multifamily complex, at 3045 Broadway Ave., just off of University Parkway near U.S. 301, for $9 million.   

Mythic Design Company, a Manatee County-based web design and SEO agency, will expand its services through a new partnership with accessiBe that will help clients become more accessible. 

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation received a $250,000 gift from Eliza and Hugh Culverhouse for its employee hurricane relief fund. 

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