+ Cegnar Team of Keller Williams wins six awards
The Cegnar Team of Keller Williams of Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota accepted six awards for the month of November during the office’s monthly team meeting held by team leader Brandon Kekich.
The team, which includes Angie Cegnar, Marty Garcia, Lee Forbes, Nancy Curtis, Cheryl Shoultz, Cynthia Miner, Mary Cross, Amy Pistner, Lynn Marvin and Stane Cegnar, has won awards before but never this many. The awards given to The Cegnar Team for the month of November are: Most Closed Volume; Most Listing Volume — $6,697,400; Most Listing Units — 12; Most Written Units — six; and Most Closed Units — six.
+ Tidewell Hospice CFO earns executive credential
Tidewell Hospice EVP/Chief Financial Officer Gerry Radford recently qualified to become a Certified Hospice Executive. Radford joins a select number of individuals who have attained this professional credential, recognizing the highest level of knowledge and achievement in hospice administration.
The Advanced Hospice Executive Certificate program is only available to hospice and home-care administrators and senior managers who have significant experience in the field. Candidates are required to read books on leadership, strategic thinking and organizational management. In addition, understanding of the health-care industry and proficiency with the Medicare conditions of participation must be demonstrated.
+ Grapevine ranks in top 25 advertising agencies
For the sixth year in a row, Grapevine Communications, Sarasota’s leading full-service advertising agency, has been named one of the top-25 advertising agencies in Southwest Florida by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Grapevine ranked as the 17th largest agency in a seven-county region, which includes Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties, as determined by the total number of employees — a ranking that is up two spots from last year. Grapevine is the only agency headquartered in the Sarasota-Manatee region to make the list.
In addition to new employees, Grapevine added 35 new clients in 2009. Visit
+ Three builders selected for The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch
Three of Sarasota’s most renowned locally owned and operated builders — Anchor Builders, Gilbraltar Homes and John Cannon Homes — have been exclusively selected to build in The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch.
The builders will focus primarily on The Forest’s no-repeat rule requirements of the Architectural Review Committee. Developers for the project want each of the homes to showcase the owner’s individual style, and, as a result, no two homes will be exactly alike.
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12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
26 LWRBA March Executive Briefing
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.