Hob Nob Bar-B-Que Feb. 28

February 2, 2013 

MANATEE -- The 25th annual Hob Nob Bar-B-Que will be on Feb. 28 at Dolphin Aviation, 8191 N. Tamiami Trail.

The event will be from 5:30-9 p.m. and is hosted by the Bradenton-Area Economic Development Corp.

Special musical appearance by country music star Matthew Huff is planned. Cost is $65 for EDC investors, $75 for others.

Register online at www.ThinkBradentonArea.com.

Barrier Island Realty opens third office on key

LONGBOAT KEY -- Barrier Island Realty has opened a third location on Longboat Key at 4030 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The other two offices are on the north end of Longboat Key at 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive, and within the Cedars Tennis Resort. For information, call 941-387-8888.

Nancy Havens relocates dentistry practice

SARASOTA -- Nancy Havens, DDS, has recently relocated her general dentistry practice to Benevista Dental in the Intercoastal Medical Complex at 943 S. Beneva Road, Suite 310.

A dentist in the Sarasota area for almost 20 years, she also serves as a forensic odontologist.

Benevista Dental is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call 941-957-3703.

Community Associations Day celebrated March 22

MANATEE -- The 2013 Community Associations Day, sponsored by the West Florida Chapter of the Community Institute, will be on March 22 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

The annual educational expo and trade show event's theme is "Celebrating 25 Years of Partnership through Education" with a retro '80s theme.

Board members and community association managers who are looking to satisfy credits toward educational requirements can register for free for the Board of Directors Certification Course and continuing education courses offered throughout the day.

Anyone living in, serving or managing community associations such as condominiums, cooperatives and homeowner associations should attend. Vendors supporting community associations will have more than 150 booths set up during the show with experts on hand to address your questions. Food will be available and prizes awarded.

For information or to pre-register, please visit www.caiwestflorida.org or call 941-927-1910.

Residential development site sold for $38,000

PALMETTO -- Cheesman, LLC has recently closed on the purchase of a 3.65-acre residential development site at 9216 36th Ave. in Palmetto from Regions Bank for $38,000. Michael Gallatin, with the Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Group, handled the transaction.

SmartHouse Integration given innovation award

SARASOTA -- The Consumer Electronics Association has named SmartHouse Integration the Platinum, Mark of Excellence Award winner for Innovation. The awards were presented at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The custom installation company's award was based on a backyard home theater designed and installed in Sarasota. This is the fourth Mark of Excellence Award presented to SmartHouse Integration in the past four years.

-- Herald staff reports

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