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Sarasota Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 5 years ago


by: Nick Friedman Managing Editor of Arts and Culture

+ Clickbooth celebrates 10 years of business
Clickbooth, the subsidiary of the Sarasota-based IntegraClick, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The celebration culminated with a carnival-themed party, complete with rides, games, an employee dunk tank and prizes for employees, friends and family of Clickbooth.

The online marketing company was established in 2002 and has more than 100 employees.

+ 24-hour vet clinic adds Jacovino to staff
Critical Care and Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota has added Dr. Joe Jacovino to the medical staff of its 24-hour emergency veterinary clinic and intensive care unit.

Jacovino joined CCVSS in September, following completion of a rotating small-animal medical and surgery internship in Greensboro, N.C. He received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles and earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of Tampa.

+ Children’s World earns national recognition
Sarasota-based independent retailer Children’s World and Children’s World Uniform Supply has been named the 2012 national runner-up for the nationwide Independent Small Business of The Year Award, which honors the best locally-owned businesses in the nation. The award, which is sponsored by Independent We Stand, was given based on criteria such as customer service and supporting the local community.

The business, which opened in 1964, provides school, work and sport uniforms, as well as promotional products, custom embroidery and toys and games for families.

+ Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota appoints executive chef
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has announced the appointment of Dwayne Edwards as its new executive chef. Edwards brings a breadth of culinary and hospitality experience to the position, with more than a decade of experience in the United States.  According to the resort’s general manager, Brad Jencks, “With so many exciting things in store for the Ritz-Carlton’s culinary operations, we are thrilled to have Dwayne taking the helm and look forward to his insight and experience to guide us through our food and beverage program’s exciting evolution.”

+ Grapevine Communications expands design staff
Grapevine Communications announced that it has added two design professionals to its full-time staff.
Michael Cronin, the firm’s new senior art director, is an alumnus of Ringling College of Art and Design. He has worked as a graphic designer, art director and visual communicator for small and large advertising and design firms.

Matt Sheils, Grapevine’s new webmaster, has an extensive background in web and graphic design, photography and videography

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