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Community Manatee Movers and Shakers, 11/8/12


Dick Woodall Named Director Sales & Marketing at Beacon Aviation Insurance Services, Inc.

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Beacon Aviation Insurance Services, Inc., focuses on Workers’ Compensation for FBOs, municipal airports, flight schools, charter operations and companies that operate corporate business jets throughout the United States and Internationally.

Dick comes to Beacon Aviation Insurance with multiple years of experience in commercial insurance and he spent 10 years in the United States Air Force as a Training and Education Manager, specializing in multi-location flying squadrons.

At Beacon Aviation Insurance, Dick will be responsible for enhancing each client’s relationship and ensuring that all customers understand the scope and ability of Beacon’s national offerings.

“Dick’s combined military and insurance background will be a tremendous asset to Beacon Aviation Insurance as we grow and diversify our product lines,” said John Cunningham, President of Beacon Aviation Insurance Services,Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Announce 2012 Magnetic Men of Manatee

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County proudly announce the 2012 Magnetic Men of Manatee.  On November 16th Florida Community Bank presents “Little Wishes…Big Dreams”, a black tie affair benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County.  This annual event is set to honor the 2012 Magnetic Men of Manatee and will feature fabulous food, live entertainment, silent and live auction items and casino tables. 

The event will be held at the Bradenton City Centre on Friday, November 16th.  Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:45 p.m.  After the live auction and short program, Summer Smith of Bay News 9, will present the 2012 Magnetic Men of Manatee.  Chosen for their personal achievements, community involvement and philanthropy, these seven men will be introduced and brought up on stage to form the Magnetic Men of Manatee.  This year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County will honor Chris Pennewill, Jr., Ernie Lisch, Mark Goodson, Tim Vining, Stewart Moon, Jr., Dr. Joe Ganey, Chris Ciaccio and Will Robinson.

Tickets can be purchased for $130 per person and the attire is black tie.  There will also be a diamond chance drawing sponsored by Suncoast Gem Laboratories.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 761-2582.

SWAT Supports "Sister" at Bank Merger Celebration


The women of SWAT - Successful Women Aligning Together  - attended a Social held at the BMO Harris Bank in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.  The women of SWAT were honored to be a part of the celebration of what was previously known as M and I Bank and is now BMO Harris Bank.  This event was yet another sucessful way for the women of SWAT to network their businesses within  the community while supporting a fellow SWAT sister, Cherri Kessler, a representative of BMO Harris on the bank merger.  

SWAT is a growing group of dynamic women that supports one another in business, personal growth and development. The members of SWAT network and build relationships, meet other professional women, learn marketing techniques, make business relationships, and build business. We also Have Fun! Lunch time meetings in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Manasota. Evening events and socials throughout Manatee County

Clean Beach Council to deliver Clean Beaches awards to Manatee Nov. 14

Anna Maria’s pristine beaches will receive national recognition later this month when the Clean Beaches Coalition delivers five “Blue Wave” flags to Manatee County.

The public is invited to an open ceremony on Wed., Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Coquina Beach when Concession Clean Beaches Coalition Founder Walter McLeod will deliver five Blue Wave flags that will be flown over the public beaches being recognized:

  • Cortez Beach
  • Manatee Beach
  • Coquina Beach  
  • Holmes Beach  
  • Anna Maria Beach

The beaches were certified by the Washington D.C.-based council in May. The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (BACVB) was presented with the “BLUE WAVE” flag at its National Tourism Luncheon on May 9. The certification designates Manatee County Beaches as healthy and clean.

After the ceremony, everyone is invited to help with Adopt-A-Shore Cleanup of Coquina Beach hosted by Keep Manatee Beautiful.

The Blue Wave program is the first national environmental certification for beaches.  Now in its 13th year, the program is recognized as a reliable benchmark for well-maintained beaches and eco-friendly tourism. For more information on the Clean Beach Council, visit www.cleanbeaches.com.

For more information on the BACVB, call (941) 729-9177, ext. 243, visit www.BradentonGulfIslands.com, follow us on Facebook at “Visit Bradenton Gulf Islands” and Twitter @VisitBradenton. For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.

The Bridge Street Merchants Host Veteran’s Day Celebration

The Bridge Street Merchants will be hosting their First Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration on Sunday, November 11th 2012 on Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach on the south end of Anna Maria Island.

They are pleased to announce that they have coordinated with the Bradenton Beach Mayor John Shaughnessy who will be giving an honor and remembrance speech along with recognition of our local veterans with a commemorative Veteran’s Day plaque.

 In addition, each Veteran will receive a collection of gift certificates and offers from area businesses.

The Palma Sola VFW Post 10141Flag and Color Guard will also be in attendance in full uniform to support their fellow veterans during the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, which will be played by a local musician.

The Bridge Street Merchants have been diligently working with MacDill Air Force Base to coordinate an aerial show of support with a military flyover along the Bradenton Beach coastline. At the time of this press release the event organizers have received promising word from MacDill that it will happen but confirmation may not come until the day of the event based on aircraft availability.

This event is being held at the Bridge Street Market Square at 11:30 am on Sunday November 11th with an open invitation to all veterans and current service members their families and guests.

Animal Services "dog wash" Scheduled Saturday in Palmetto

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If you want to do something fun this weekend, please come to Palmetto Animal Services to wash dogs that have not been bathed since our last dog wash unless there were any accidents. This is a fun event and the dogs get scrubbed and loved for a short time with animal lovers.  The gates do not open until 10am but be ready. Bring cameras and take pictures so we can send them to our local media.

Dog walkers, please coordinate walking with bathing so we can make sure all dogs in adoptions get a bath and not missed.  Click here to sign up to help with this project.

The shelter in Palmetto is located at: 305 25th St. W., Palmetto, Florida. The phone number is 941-742-5933.

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Grant from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Sarasota, Florida: Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is honored and pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation in the amount of $265,000, capping a $900,000 campaign to implement electronic health records in its seven health centers.

Planned Parenthood affiliates have been designated as essential community health care providers through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The transition from a paper chart system to electronic health records is vital to Planned Parenthood’s growth and presence in health care reform, facilitating the ability to work within health care exchanges and to collaborate with other health care providers.

Planned Parenthood CEO Barbara Zdravecky said that “electronic health records will help our Planned Parenthood provide better quality of care for our patients, improve our ability to conduct billing for medical services, and improve the ability of our clinicians and other health center staff to access patient records throughout our service area."

Planned Parenthood staff launched the first phase of the system, an electronic practice management component in early April and anticipates transitioning to the full electronic health records system by summer of 2013.


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