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  • 31 Aug 2020 9:19 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    SECURITY ALARM CORPORATION announces launch of the best remote security camera solution with cellular self-monitoring video surveillance for jobsites and remote structures: Construction Sites; Industrial Parks; Supply and Material Stockpiles; Outbuildings; Vacant Properties.  Please click on link below for full information. 

    https://securityalarmcorp.com/pdf/SAC_Jobsite_Cameras.pdf

  • 27 Aug 2020 2:43 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    August 27, 2020 (Sarasota, FL)– Suncoast Credit Union has awarded Children First a $10,000 grant to provide scholarships for the most at-risk children and families in Sarasota County. Scholarships are one of the agency’s highest priorities, creating every opportunity for children living in poverty to make important cognitive, social, and developmental gains so they are on par with their peers and ready for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

    As the exclusive provider for Head Start and Early Head Start services for Sarasota County, Children First provides year-round early childhood education for approximately 900 children and their families.

    “In addition to providing comprehensive care and services for our children, scholarship support also allows parents and caregivers to receive the opportunities and education needed to work towards self-sufficiency and strengthen the entire family. We are deeply grateful to Suncoast Credit Union for their partnership in transforming lives,” says CEO Philip Tavill.

    About Children First:

    Founded in 1961 and ranked in the top 1% out of over 1,800 Head Starts nationwide, Children First strengthens children and families by improving the quality of their lives through a comprehensive approach to development, education, health, and well-being. At 15 sites throughout Sarasota County, Children First offers full-day preschool, infant and toddler care, and nutrition and health care assistance to children ages birth to five years old from low-income families. Through Children First, the children receive the social, emotional, and cognitive skills needed to enter kindergarten and elementary school on track. For more information, call (941) 953-3877 or go to childrenfirst.net.


  • 27 Aug 2020 9:23 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    JFCS of the Suncoast has disbursed $475,727 since April to families in Sarasota and Manatee counties experiencing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. JFCS established the JFCS COVID-19 Emergency Hardship Fund in late March as the pandemic began to impact the community. A $250,000 lead gift from the Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust initially funded the program. “We established the emergency fund to prepare for the COVID-related need that we knew was coming,” said Arthur Lerman, JFCS CEO. “The response to the announcement of available funding was overwhelming operationally and emotionally. The actual need exceeded our expectations, and the stories we have heard are heartbreaking. JFCS greatly appreciates the partnership we have with our funders that allowed us to make this program possible.” 


  • 27 Aug 2020 9:22 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    As communities and organizations across the country continue to make adjustments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Goodwill Manasota is working to address current and urgent needs with a new program. Through Community Connection, which was launched in May, community members can access information and referrals for employment, food, housing, clothing, veterans’ services, financial needs, medical services, academic services, counseling services, technology services, and more. These services can be provided face-to-face or virtually, depending upon customer preference. "With the impacts of the coronavirus, we knew that we were going to have a lot of people looking for services that did not necessarily include employment and we also wanted to ensure that those seeking our services had choices about how to access assistance from us," said Margie Genter, vice president of mission services for Goodwill Manasota. "While this program is similar to the information and r eferral programs we have always had, we rounded out the program with a virtual option as well as an intensive customer service component that enables us to consistently learn and improve, and benefit quickly from customer feedback." 


  • 26 Aug 2020 9:15 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Shutts and Bowen is proud to announce that 122 attorneys were recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including the “Best Lawyers” category as well as the “Ones to Watch” category. Among them are several partners who were also selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields, including Sarasota partner John Patterson (Corporate Law; Real Estate Law). 


  • 26 Aug 2020 9:14 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Williams Parker is pleased to announce several of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. The attorneys named to the 2021 list include Charles D. Bailey, Jr. (Land Use and Zoning), John T. Berteau (Trusts and Estates), Ric Gregoria (Trusts and Estates), Michele B. Grimes (Real Estate Law), J. Michael Hartenstine (Real Estate Law), Patrick W. Ryskamp (Real Estate Law), William M. Seider (Real Estate Law), James L. Turner (Real Estate Law and Trusts and Estates), and E. John Wagner, II (Tax Law).  


  • 26 Aug 2020 9:05 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Asolo Repertory Theatre has been awarded $5,000 from Manatee County as part of the CARES Act, which provides funding to help businesses recover from COVID-19 by preparing CDC-compliant operations. Asolo Rep will apply the money toward the cost of a Reme Halo Air Purifier and touchless faucets to be installed at the theatre’s Robert and Beverly Koski Center, which is located in Manatee County. “As we continue to recover from the pandemic and look forward to our 2020-2021 season, this support goes a long way toward reassuring our staff and visiting artists that their wellbeing is our upmost concern,” said Asolo Rep Managing Director Linda DiGabriele. “This new equipment will greatly aid in the safety of the actors and production personnel who work in the Koski Center.” 


  • 25 Aug 2020 10:56 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Sarasota-based commercial construction management firm, Firmo Construction, has added a Superintendent, Project Manager, and Director of Marketing & Communications to its expanding team. In response to its increase in regional construction projects, as well as new builds in Florida’s panhandle, the team behind Firmo has found itself experiencing an incline this past quarter, resulting in the addition of Jeff Bryde as Superintendent, Brittany Edwards as Project Manager, and Nicole Miskovic as its first Marketing & Communications Director. “With a 20 percent increase in our commercial construction development pipeline this year in comparison to last, our team is enthusiastic and fortunate to experience a new stage of growth during this time,” said Eric Collin, Owner and President of Firmo Construction. “We’re excited to bring these three experts in their field on board as they support us in a new stage of evolution in ou r company,” said Stefan Baron, Vice President of Operations at Firmo Construction. “Together, they bring decades of additional leadership to a team with a mission to deliver business owners’ visions in our region and beyond." 


  • 25 Aug 2020 10:55 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Doctors at Sarasota Memorial Hospital are the first in southwest Florida to offer a new, minimally invasive procedure to help those in our community in need of hemodialysis. The Ellipsys System offers a minimally invasive way to create the vascular access needed for dialysis, replacing a more complex surgery and helping patients with kidney failure to begin their needed dialysis treatment sooner with fewer risks for complications. With just a few needle pokes, the Ellipsys System has now helped two patients at Sarasota Memorial get ready for their necessary dialysis treatments.

    “This is really no different than placing a really big IV,” says Dr. Wagner. “We don’t have to destroy any anatomy to create a good fistula and the vein should not have any scarring on it.” No scarring means the fistula can be accessed again and again for dialysis treatment, without risk of the blood vessels collapsing. The procedure takes about 30 minutes or less, requires no general anesthesia, and results in less trauma, pain and infection risk than the surgical approach. 


  • 24 Aug 2020 11:51 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Atlanta‐ August 24, 2020– Southeastern-based CPA firm Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, is proud to
    announce the appointment of five new firm partners, effective Sept. 1.
    We are extremely excited to welcome these five individuals as partners in Mauldin & Jenkins and would like to congratulate all of them. We have many talented people and each of these individuals has demonstrated great success in delivering exceptional client service, their commitment to our core values, and strengthening the accounting profession. –
    Hanson Borders, Managing Partner, Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

    Brandon Smith‐ Atlanta, GA
    Brandon Smith, CPA, joined Mauldin & Jenkins in 2008, after studying Accounting and Information Systems at Georgia Southern University. As a Partner based in the Atlanta office, he works with organizations throughout the Southeast to help deliver a blend of capacity building,
    management consulting, and traditional accounting services.
    Brandon’s experience includes evaluating internal control, cybersecurity, and risk management policies and practices. He helps organizations implement and expand established frameworks to meet operations, reporting, and compliance objectives. Brandon is enthusiastic about
    transformative technologies and the impact they have on our clients and the accounting profession. He is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), Georgia Planned Giving Council, and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. He is also a volunteer instructor for Nonprofit University’s certificate programs. 
    Brandon resides in downtown Atlanta with his partner Morgan, a tax attorney and advocate for low income taxpayers.

    Ross Cannon‐ Atlanta, GA
    Ross W. Cannon, CPA, is a Partner in the Entrepreneurial Services practice of Mauldin & Jenkins. Ross graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Accounting from Georgia Southern University in 2006. He began his career with Mauldin &
    Jenkins shortly after graduation. Ross lives with his wife Jennifer in the Vinings area of Atlanta. Since joining Mauldin & Jenkins, Ross specializes in providing attestation services for a wide range of industries, including not-for-profit organizations, healthcare entities, affordable
    housing, higher education, employee benefit plans, and middle market businesses. Ross also provides accounting, tax and consulting services to individuals, corporations, and partnerships. Ross is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the
    Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA). Ross serves on the Leadership Council and the A&A Advisory Council for the GSCPA. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Institute on Aging. He also serves as the area chairman for the Smyrna Chapter of
    Ducks Unlimited and as state treasurer for Georgia Ducks Unlimited.

    Lacey Heath‐ Birmingham, AL
    Lacey Heath is a Partner with Mauldin & Jenkins. She graduated with a Master’s in Accounting from Auburn University in 2005, and joined Mauldin & Jenkins shortly after. Services provided to clients include financial statement audits, internal audits, and tax services.
    She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Alabama and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.
    Lacey and her husband Matthew reside in Birmingham, AL. Outside of the office Lacey attends The Church at Brook Hills.

    Jameson Miller‐ Chattanooga, TN
    Jameson Miller, CPA, CISA, CISSP is a Partner in the Chattanooga, TN, office and has been with the Firm since 2006. Jameson graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2007. Jameson is a licensed Certified Public Accountant,
    with the state of Tennessee, a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
    His experience includes audits for financial institutions, public SEC companies, manufacturers, not for profit organizations and higher education Institutions. Additionally, he has extensive
    experience performing information systems regulatory compliance and framework reviews, 
    SSAE 18 System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reporting, and Technical audits and cybersecurity assessments for information systems. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), ISC2, and ISACA. He previously
    served on the board of directors for the Chattanooga Chapter of the TSCPA as chair of the Career Awareness and the Community Service committees. He currently serves as the treasurer/secretary on the Board of Directors of the Cumberland Trails Conference. Jameson resides in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, Ashley, and two sons, Fox and Ozzie. They
    are avid outdoor enthusiasts and in their spare time enjoy hiking and backpacking. Together they have completed over 460 miles of the Appalachian Trail (Springer Mountain, GA to Damascus, VA), and over 200 miles of trails within the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

    Hope Pendergrass‐ Macon, GA
    Hope M. Pendergrass, CPA, is a Partner with Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC. She graduated from Wesleyan College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and joined Mauldin & Jenkins immediately thereafter. Her expertise covers a wide variety of state and local governments. She is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s, the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and is involved in the Georgia Government
    Finance Officers Association. She also serves on the GFOA's Special Review Committee and performs reviews of Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) as part of GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program. Hope holds the AICPA
    Advanced Single Audit Certificate after passing the AICPA Advanced Single Audit Exam. Most recently, she was named Mauldin & Jenkins’ lead compliance audit technical partner. Hope enjoys community service work and has volunteered with various organizations in the
    middle Georgia area including United Way of Central Georgia, Distinguished Young Women of Monroe and Bibb Counties, and Wesleyan College. Hope and her husband, Derrick, live in Macon with their son, Corbin.

    Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC, is a Top 100 Certified Public Accounting firm providing assurance, tax, consulting and advisory services since 1918. The firm has eight offices located across the Southeast, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. For more
    information, please visit
    www.mjcpa.com.

Recent Member News





Hook Kids on Fishing

 

Anglers for Conservation (AFC)

 a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, in partnership with Fisherman’s Village, is coordinating its engaging Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 10am- 12:00pm at Fishermen's Village (1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda).

 Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The first 100 kids registered and complete the training will receive a free rod and reel to take home! Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.

 This hands-on, conservation-minded program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, boating safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habitats and conservation, and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

 Community support also provided by Fisherman's Village, King Fisher Fleet, local bait and tackle shops, and local Captains, Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Coastal Angler Magazine, Diiachi Hooks, Fish Florida Foundation and Rio Villa Bait & Tackle

AFC’s mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation practices. For more information, please visit www.AnglersForConservation.org.

 Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Theresa at tellershaw@aol.com or call me 321-433-3340/302-6260

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Heather Sears at Heather@AnglersForConservation.org or 321-474-8202.

Hook Kids on Fishing

 

Anglers for Conservation (AFC)

 a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, in partnership with Fisherman’s Village, is coordinating its engaging Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 10am- 12:00pm at Fishermen's Village (1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda).

 Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The first 100 kids registered and complete the training will receive a free rod and reel to take home! Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.

 This hands-on, conservation-minded program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, boating safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habitats and conservation, and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

 Community support also provided by Fisherman's Village, King Fisher Fleet, local bait and tackle shops, and local Captains, Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Coastal Angler Magazine, Diiachi Hooks, Fish Florida Foundation and Rio Villa Bait & Tackle

AFC’s mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation practices. For more information, please visit www.AnglersForConservation.org.

 Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Theresa at tellershaw@aol.com or call me 321-433-3340/302-6260

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Heather Sears at Heather@AnglersForConservation.org or 321-474-8202.

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