Rectrix expands at Mass. airport

November 3, 2012 

MANATEE -- Rectrix Aviation, which operates a private jet service at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, has expanded its services as a provider at Worcester Regional Airport in Massachusetts.

The fixed-based operator is now an official service provider at Worcester Regional Airport, which is owned and operated by Massport.

"Worcester is an ideal location between Boston and New York, and we're excited to mark the official launch of business operations here," said Rich Cawley, president and CEO of Rectrix Aviation.

Rectrix recently won a multi-million dollar contract from Massport to develop fixed-base operations services at Worcester Regional Airport and L.G. Hanscom Field. The development will create nearly 100 new jobs and each location will be large enough to accommodate large corporate aircrafts, the company said. Rectrix also is investing about $5 million to develop 27,000 square feet of hangar and office space in Worcester.

The Worcester and Bedford facilities are expected to be completed within two years and both will qualify for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification standards that were established by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Brawn on the Beach on Dec. 9 at the BeachHouse

BRADENTON BEACH -- The BeachHouse is hosting its second amateur strongman competition, Brawn on the Beach, beginning at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at the BeachHouse Restauran.

Event proceeds will benefit Hope Family Services. Contestants will compete in five categories for cash prizes. The categories include a truck pull, farmer's walk, log lift, husafell stone lift and atlas stone lift.

Pre-registration is $35 at City Fitness in Bradenton, $50 beginning at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. First prize is $500, second prize is $250 and third prize is $125.

There will be music by DJ Chris Grumley as well as food and drink specials. For more information on sponsorships and participation, contact the BeachHouse Restaurant at 941-779-2222 or Ashley Chiles at achiles@chilesgroup.com. To pre-register, contact City Fitness at 941-746-4443 or visit www.cityfitnessbradenton.com.

MGA Insurance receives Chamber awards

SARASOTA -- MGA Insurance Group received the Investing in the Future and the Attaining a Milestone Anniversary of Service awards from the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. The awards were presented to MGA Insurance Group at the "Winner's Circle" event prior to the Greater Sarasota Chamber's 92nd annual meeting and luncheon recently.

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant relocates

SARASOTA -- Ceviche Sarasota is moving to a more centrally located

home near Main Street and Palm Avenue at 55 Palm Ave. Ceviche will continue to operate without interruption in its current site until the move takes place in early 2013.

The 11,500-square-foot facility is inside the historic MiraMar Plaza and will feature a central lounge with live entertainment, intimate dining room and outdoor patio. Decor includes a sunken brick courtyard with a waterfall and a glass-walled lounge. There will also be additional on-site parking.

The current location at 1216 First St. is listed for sale by Wagner Realty.

-- Herald staff report

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