ANNA MARIA ISLAND -- The Charity Chowder Challenge put on by Bridge Street merchants and the Bridge Street Market as a chowder cook-off competition has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3.
Participants will prepare their favorite chowder. Tasting is $5 and happens 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. To enter the competition or for more information about the weekly market and its monthly charity food challenges contact Melissaenders76@yahoo.com or phone 215-906-0668.
The first-place winner will get a wooden cutting board emblazoned with the Bridge Street Merchants and Relay for Life logos. All proceeds from the Chowder Challenge will benefit the American Cancer Society's 2013 Relay for Life team sponsored by Sea-renity Spa & Boutique.
Boyd receives Aetna Chairman award
BRADENTON -- Boyd Insurance and Investment received the Aetna Chairman Award based on premier service and dedication to their clients.
Accepting the award were Financial Services and Benefits Manager Kim Reed and Benefits Assistant Monica Blair. This is the fourth consecutive year that the agency has received the award.
Tow to Go service offered Super Bowl weekend
MANATEE -- Gold Coast Eagle Distributing is offering its Tow to Go program for Super Bowl weekend, providing free rides and a free tow to those who may have had too much to drink. The number to call is 855-286-9246. The program is available Feb. 1, 2, and 3.
Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment event set
MANATEE -- Local residents are invited to sell their gently used children's items and receive 70 percent of the profits at Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment Feb. 24-28 at the University Square Plaza on Lockwood Ridge Road and University Parkway.
Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment specializes in name brand and boutique brand children's and maternity clothing, high-quality toys, baby equipment and furniture. Following the event, some consignors will donate children's items to local charities like The Least of These Children's Clothing Closet and to local foster families through the Safe Children Coalition.
Second Pittsburgh Pirates job fair held today
BRADENTON -- The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the second McKechnie concessions job fair at Pirate City today. Numerous positions are open for 2013 Pirates Spring Training. Appli
cations are also being accepted for the Bradenton Marauders season.
The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested applicants will be interviewed on the spot.
NetWise signs first Diamond level concierge client
BRADENTON -- Insured Solutions, a PEO and insurance broker based in Atlanta, recently became NetWise's first Diamond level concierge client.
As a Diamond level concierge client, Insured Solutions will receive consulting and training on how to best integrate technology into their business.
NetWise Technology is a provider of Enterprise Workflow systems. NetWise primarily services clients in the employee leasing, banking, real estate and professional services markets.