Business briefs: NFL's Sanders to build home in Parrish

August 27, 2013 

NFL's Sanders set to build home in Parrish

PARRISH -- Tracy "Ace" Sanders, a Bradenton native and wide receiver for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, has decided to build a new home in the Gamble Creek community of Medallion Home.

Sanders was born in Bradenton and played football for Manatee High School. Since then, Sanders went on to play college football for the University of South Carolina and then was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Medallion Home, owned by Carlos Beruff, is beginning construction on Sanders' new home, according to an announcement from the home builder.

"We would like to officially welcome "Ace" to the Medallion Family and look forward beginning construction on a home for an accomplished, local role model in our Manatee County community," the company said in a press release.

Engine repair company relocates

BRADENTON -- Small Engine Repairs has recently moved to a new, bigger location, on Lena Road in Bradenton.

The business which sells, services and repairs all types of small engines, including lawn mowers, pressure washers, chain saws, weed wackers, generators, blowers and dirt bikes now has a showroom to display equipment for sale as well as a 3250-square-feet workshop for service and repair work.

The new location on Lena Road next to Veteran Air is only a block away from the former workshop.

For customers who cannot bring their equipment into the workshop themselves, Small Engine Repairs, offers a pick-up and delivery service.

Expo set for next week

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance along with the Greater Sarasota Chamber and the Longboat, Lido, St. Armands Key Chambers of Commerce are hosting the Fifth Annual East Meets West Regional Business Expo.

The event takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 North Tamiami Trail.

The first 500 guests will receive a goodie bag and everyone can enjoy some tasting samples from local restaurants.

The expo is an opportunity to learn about special events, local businesses and enjoy networking.

Musician Steve Sipes will entertain, and a cash bar will be offered. Admission is $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

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-- Herald staff reports

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