One Liners Sarasota and Manatee: ServisFirst Bank, Compass Florida and more

A Sarasota-Manatee chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network filed for affiliation by a group of Sarasota businesswomen, including three members of Ian Black Real Estate and representatives from Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Gulfside Bank, and others. (Pictured above)

Tidewell Hospice, a member of Empath Health, in Sarasota, appointed Gary Butler, executive director of the Military Heritage Museum, in Punta Gorda, to the Tidewell Hospice Board of Trustees.

George Nicolopoulos joined ServisFirst Bank Sarasota as vice president, commercial banking.

Allen and Kaye Butler were named the 2024 Distinguished Citizens of the Year by the Manatee River Fair Association. 

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County purchased a piece of property at 100 S. Washington Blvd., in downtown Sarasota, for $6 million. 

A Sarasota couple, Jerry and Karen Kolschowsky, has donated $25 million to Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, to be used for innovation, education and research. 

The Tidewell Foundation, in Sarasota, named Delesa Morris as its new President. 

Bill Haley, who spent nearly 40 years with Cummins, an engine manufacturing company, has been named chief logistics and supply chain officer with All Faiths Food Bank, in Sarasota. 

Manatee County commissioners voted unanimously to buy Crooked River Ranch, along the Manatee River, for $11.2 million. 

New College of Florida, in Sarasota, has taken its first steps to acquire the land beneath its East Campus it leases from the Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority. 

Caragiulos Italian American plans to move to 1833 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. 

Compass Florida added The Michelle Ward Properties Group, led by Michelle Ward, and her team of 19 agents, to its Sarasota office. businesswomen, including three members of Ian Black Real Estate and representatives from Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Gulfside Bank, and others.

Solmart Media, a Sarasota-based Latino-owned and -operated radio station company, has acquired a radio station owned by Salem Media Group with reach in the Tampa-Clearwater and Orlando markets.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has a named industry veteran Mark Sherwin as its general manager. 

Pezzi, a tech startup with offices in Tampa and Sarasota that uses artificial intelligence to create accounting software for small businesses, has raised $120,000 from undisclosed investors. 

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