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Business Observer

by: Robin Hartill Managing Editor

+ Sanctuary manager earns PCAM designation
Sheila Connell, general manager at the Sanctuary condominium, recently earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation from Community Associations Institute (CAI).
Fewer than 10% of managers nationwide have attained the designation.

Connell has served as the Sanctuary’s general manager for the past nine years and is the director of the West Florida chapter board of directors of the CAI and the board liaison for the Management Education Committee.

+ SYC introduces Farm-to-Fork initiative
Sarasota Yacht Club (SYC) has implemented a new Farm-to-Fork initiative that includes more local fresh produce on its menu and new vegetarian offerings.

SYC has partnered with Honeyside Farms, which will provide approximately 75% of its produce. The new menu includes a “Daily Chef Vegetarian Inspiration” that will give vegetarian diners different options each day.

“The impact of this partnership can be seen from both an economic and a health perspective,” said SYC General Manager Bernhard Kloppenburg in a prepared statement. “We are helping the local economy by purchasing our produce from a local, family-owned business, and we are supporting healthier lifestyles for our members by providing them with the best produce our area has to offer.”

+ The Met on St. Armands to host Feed-a-Family event
The Met on St. Armands Circle, 35 S. Blvd. of the Presidents, will host Feed-a-Family benefit with holiday portraits, including pictures with Santa Claus, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, to benefit All Faiths Food Bank.

The husband-and-wife team of Salvatore Brancifort and Jennifer Soos-Brancifort will provide portraits and a complimentary 8-inch-by-10-inch photo. Additional sizes will be available for purchase.

To reserve a session time with an optional donation to All Faiths Food Bank, call The Met at 388-3991.

+ Moore’s celebrates 46th anniversary
Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway, celebrated its 46th anniversary Nov. 21, and it will kick off the start of its 47th season with anniversary specials during December.

According to Moore’s co-owner Alan Moore, stone crab season started out slowly this year but is beginning to improve, with the supply of both medium and large crabs starting to increase.

“I think it will straighten itself out in the next three or four weeks,” he said.


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