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Jessika Arman Earns Million Dollar Guild Recognition

Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Realtor Jessika Arman of RE/MAX Platinum Realty has earned the Million Dollar Guild (GUILD) Recognition from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. The GUILD recognizes residential real estate professionals performing in the million-dollar and above market. GUILD members must first earn the exclusive Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation and demonstrate experience and proficiency in working with affluent customers. The Institute only awards GUILD recognition to professionals who have provided verified and notarized documentation of sales performance in the top 10% of their markets and above the million-dollar threshold. Arman specializes in luxury waterfront properties on the barrier islands. […]

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Williams Parker Adds Three Attorneys

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Williams Parker announced the addition of attorneys Nicole F. Christie, Nicholas A. Gard, and Bailey S. Lowther to the firm. Christie represents clients in residential and commercial real estate matters. She represents developers, investors, lenders, and individuals in connection with purchase and sale transactions and the development of subdivisions, condominiums, and real estate investments. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida College of Law and her B.A. from Lafayette College. Gard focuses on corporate and tax law. His experience includes work on a variety of tax matters, including federal tax litigation, tax disputes with the […]

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Halfacre Construction Company Names New Partners

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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Reed Giasson and Tom Rees Now Partners. Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company recently named Reed Giasson and Tom Rees as partners. In their new roles, the two will work alongside Halfacre Construction President Jack Cox to strengthen local relationships and strategize future growth and lead various projects for the company. Giasson joined Halfacre Construction 18 years ago as a carpenter. He advanced from that position to lead estimator, to a field superintendent, to a project manager and later became a vice president. With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Giasson has overseen all aspects […]

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Neal Communities Adds Two To Marketing Team

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Christine McKelvey And Lara Bommersheim Join Neal Communities. Neal Communities recently welcomed Christine McKelvey as a marketing manager and Lara Bommersheim as a marketing coordinator. In their new roles the duo will assist with the execution of marketing plans and programs, participate in the development of strategies and help develop marketing materials, such as ad campaigns, press releases, e-blast campaigns and direct-mail campaigns.

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Three New College Students Win Fulbright Awards

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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New College Now Up To 86 Fulbright Recipients. Three students at New College of Florida were awarded prestigious Fulbright grants for 2018 and will study and work in Taiwan and Croatia. Miles Iton (Homestead, Fla.) received a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Taiwan. Megan Bailey (Miramar, Fla.) and Liliana Solomon (South Orange, New Jersey) received Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships, to Taiwan and Croatia, respectively. All are expected to graduate on May 18. New College now has 47 Fulbright recipients in the last 10 years, and 86 in its history. The College has had more Fulbright recipients per student than almost any […]

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Caldwell Trust Company Promotes Three

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Scott Antritt, Sonya Kristie and Sheryl Vieira Now Vice Presidents. Caldwell Trust Company has promoted three of its staff members to vice presidents according to R. G. “Kelly” Caldwell, CEO/president. “We’re always pleased when we can fill positions from within the company and these three dedicated employees have made it easy for us to do that. We congratulate each one of them.” Scott Antritt (scott@ctrust.com 941.926.9336) and Sonya Kristie (sonya@ctrust.com 941.926.9336) were promoted to vice president and trust officer. Sheryl Vieira (sheryl@ctrust.com 941.493.3600) was promoted to vice president of marketing and PR. Besides professional performance, all three are also heavily […]

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Aimee Cogan Named To Barron’s Top Financial Advisors

Monday, May 14, 2018

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Aimee Cogan One Of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2018 State-By-State. Morgan Stanley announced that Aimee Cogan, a Managing Director in the Firm’s Sarasota Wealth Management office, has been named to Barron’s list of “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2018 State-by-State.” The “Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients. “I am extremely proud that Aimee Cogan is representing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management on this list,” commented Giovanni Renteria, […]

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Vincent Academy Receives $250k Grant

Friday, December 8, 2017

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The Able Trust Presents $250K Grant to Vincent Academy. The Able Trust presented a $250,000 strategic grant to Sarasota’s Vincent Academy. The grant gives the Vincent Academy the ability to establish an on-site “Employment Placement” program, staff a community/business liaison position, and help individuals gain the confidence and the skills necessary to join the workforce and find success in the Sarasota community. Further, the grant, which will be awarded over a three-year period, allows the Vincent Academy to establish and develop relationships with the Sarasota business community and give individual members a chance to join or rejoin their chosen careers. […]

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Dolphin Tower Reconstruction Wins Award Of Excellence

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Post Tensioning Institute (PTI) Bestows Award Upon Dolphin Tower For Reconstruction Efforts. At 2017’s PTI Awards Unveiling in Atlanta, GA, which recognizes excellence in post tensioning applications, the Dolphin Tower team received the Award of Excellence for their efforts in saving the building. In 2015 the same team was a finalist for the Award of Excellence. Some comments from the Jury were: “Post tensioning saves the day and the building.” “Only through the innovative use of post-tensioning was this building salvaged.” “What they did here was just spectacular.” Click HERE to download the full story.

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Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos Adds Attorneys

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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Chris Fowler and Alexandra Salerno Glauser Join Norton Hammersley. Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos announced the addition of Chris Fowler and Alexandra (Ally) Salerno Glauser to the firm’s team. “Our firm is actively growing to continue satisfying the needs of our clients,” said Sam D. Norton, shareholder of Norton Hammersley. “We are pleased to have Chris and Ally join us with their experience and backgrounds to help build out and expand our tax and estate planning, and real estate and transactional practices.” A graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in business administration and Florida International University College […]

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Edward Bertha Sr. – Korean War Veteran

Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Thank You Dad For Your Service. Edward Bertha Sr. entered the Korean War as a youngster in his very early 20’s. The stories he reluctantly tells are both fascinating and horrifying. At age 88 he still is emotionally and physically scarred from the experience. This day is to you Dad, and all the others who sacrificed to make the world a better place for all of us. Love you

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242nd Anniversary Of The United States Marines

Friday, November 10, 2017

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All Men Are Created Equal Then Some Become Marines. The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps is on the 10th of November 1775. That was the day when the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines with the following decree: That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates as with other battalions, that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good […]

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Attorneys from Icard Merrill Make Best Lawyers List

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Attorneys from Icard Merrill Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018. Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. (Icard Merrill), announced that six of its attorneys were recognized by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018. In addition, three attorneys received Best Lawyers 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” awards. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. The Icard Merrill attorneys chosen for Best Lawyers in America 2018 are: Charles J. Bartlett, Michael J. Furen, Thomas F. Icard Jr., Robert G. Lyons, William W. Merrill III, and Jaime […]

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Williams Parker’s Erin Hope Christy Appointed President

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Erin Hope Christy Appointed President Of The Young Lawyers Division. Williams Parker announced that attorney Erin Hope Christy was appointed president of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Sarasota County Bar Association. The mission of the YLD is to integrate young lawyers into the legal profession by stimulating their interest in bar association activities, social and educational programs, and public service projects and by providing young lawyers with a voice in the state and local bar associations. Christy focuses her practice in the areas of real estate and land use. She handles complex residential and commercial real estate matters, […]

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Sheila Espinol Selected To 40 Under 40

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Sheila Espinol Selected To Business Observer’s 40 Under 40. The Business Observer has released its annual 40 under 40 identifying find the region’s top up-and-coming young professionals. Sheila Espinol who has owned and run an estate sale business for six years made the list. Her company, Premier Estate Sales of Florida, works with clients who are selling the full contents of a home, resulting from downsizing to relocating to a divorce or death. Her firm also sells non-home items, from automobiles to boats to planes. Espinol, a native of the Philippines, came to Florida 13 years ago by way of […]

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