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Business Observer 04.22.10


+ Doctors purchase Wachovia building
Two East County physicians, Dr. Arun Khazanchi and Dr. Harvey Mishner, purchased recently the former Wachovia Bank building, 11505 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch. Wagner Realty agent Ken Clanton facilitated the sale.

The doctors have opened Lakewood Ranch Professional Center in the space.

+ Prudential Palms announces winners
Sister companies Prudential Palms Realty and Lakewood Ranch Realty announced last week its agents who received national recognition from Prudential Real Estate.

The awards were presented at Prudential Palms Realty and Lakewood Ranch Realty’s annual awards breakfast recently held at the Historic Asolo Theatre.

In addition to the award categories, top-producing newcomer, Ken Ipox, received the “Rookie of the Year” award for reaching all of his sales goals.

The national award categories and winners include:

Chairman’s Circle — Gold
: Jim Soda Group, Lisa Morris, Michael and Cynthia Bowers, and Sylvia Zimmerman

Chairman’s Circle — President’s Circle: Pamela Baker, Marty Benson, Andrew Bers Team, Rudy Dudon, Gary Hoskins, Sara LaPlante, Linda A. Page, Doug Parks, Teri Sax, Sherman Michel Team, Patricia Tan and Carla Rayman Team, and Wellman Moffat Team

Chairman’s Circle — Leading Edge Society: Hoyt Beaty, Cashi Team, Cutmore Team, Evans Team, Greg Hudson, Katie Klomp, Glenn Rausch, Jerry Richter and Mitchell Team

Chairman’s Circle — Honor Society: Michael Bruno, Pam Charron, Kim Gilliland, Charlene Hutson, Meyer Team, Michelle Musto, Ellen Quinn, Simon Team and Ziad Sleit

For more information on Prudential Palms Realty, call 926-7000 or visit

+ S.R. 64 Walmart begins renovations
Walmart, 6225 S.R. 64 E., recently began an extensive renovation project that will include a full remodel of the store.

The new design is based on feedback from customers and will feature a clean, open look with wider aisles, low-profile shelving, and new paint scheme and lighting.

The store will remain open during the renovations, including all departments and services. Maps of the store layout will be available at the entrance, and directional signage will be located throughout the store. The majority of construction and moving will be completed during the overnight hours to make shopping easier for customers.

The project should be complete by June.

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