State College of Florida president to address Manatee Chamber of Commerce

February 14, 2013 

BRADENTON -- Carol Probstfeld, president of State College of Florida, will be guest speaker for the Manatee Chamber lunch at 11:30 a.m. March 8 at the Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth Street West, Bradenton.

Questions will be taken from the audience. The cost is $25 for Manatee Chamber members; $35 for non-members; and $20 for nonprofit Manatee Chamber members.

Reservations required to Lisa at 941-748-3411 or

IT Pro Camp set for Keiser University

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Keiser University will be hosting the second IT Pro Camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 6151 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch.

The mission of IT Pro Camp is to serve IT professionals and students with a focus on IT Pro related technologies through a conference style learning environment. The event consists of breakout sessions lasting an hour in length and attendees have an opportunity to choose from four separate tracks.

Registration is free but required to attend the event:

Breakfast and lunch will be provided and parking is free of charge to attendees.

Rosedale Golf & Country Club gets a makeover

EAST MANATEE -- Rosedale Golf & Country Club recently completed a multi-year renovation of its clubhouse, trading its dated "Florida casual" look for at makeover highlighted by dark woods, traditional details and a rich color palette.

Prompted in part by member request and by management's desire for an updated style, the extensive renovation project included all new carpeting, furniture, paint, wall coverings and artwork. Major purchases were made from U.S. companies, and all five of the project's subcontractors were from the local area.

Total budget for the interior renovations was $300,000, with additional funds being spent for a new heating and air conditioning system.

Originally built in 1995, the 22,000-square-foot clubhouse is the social centerpiece of the country club, a place where members meet for lunch and dinner, socialize with neighbors and enjoy elaborate Sunday brunches. It is also a popular venue for wedding receptions, banquets and other special events.

SCORE awards luncheon scheduled for Feb. 27

SARASOTA -- The Manasota SCORE Annual Awards Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Michael's on East, 1212 East Ave.

Keynote speaker will be W. Kenneth Yancy Jr., CEO of the national SCORE Association. Yancy also serves on the Small Business Advisory Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to the Client

of the Year award, SCORE mentor awards will be presented, including the Platinum Leadership Award and Service Awards.

Reservations are requested by Feb. 22. The $25 guest fee can be paid online at or by check mailed to SCORE, 2801 Fruitville Road, Sarasota 34233.

Information: 941-955-1029.

-- Herald staff reports

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