The 23rd Annual Business Partners in Education Awards will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sept. 6 at Freedom Village.
The awards breakfast, sponsored by Freedom Village Retirement Community,6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton, recognizes the businesses, government and community organizations that support students and schools through Business/Education Partnerships.
Freedom Village will provide breakfast. The public is welcome to help recognize the organizations who have contributed time, energy, supplies, money, and training to Manatee County public schools. Reservations are required by Aug. 31 to Jahna at 941-748-4842, ext. 172 or via email JahnaL@ManateeChamber.com.
Presenting sponsors are Freedom Village,AM PM Mailing Service, Palm Printing and Tropicana.
Communications leaders honored
SARASOTA -- Grapevine Communications' Founder and President Angela Massaro-Fain has been named 2013 "Business Woman of the Year" for business services.
Grapevine was also designated as one of the "Top 25 Ad Agencies in Southwest Florida."
The Tampa Bay Business Journal chose Massaro-Fain from more than 300 entries from seven regional counties on Florida's Gulf Coast. From those entries, 50 finalists were selected to win one of 11 specialty categories.
This is the 10th year of the magazine's annual awards honoring the region's most successful businesswomen.
Finalists were chosen in the following categories: Business Services, Education, Entrepreneur, Financial Services, Health & Wellness, Legal Services, Manufacturing, Media, Nonprofit, Technology and Young Business.
Grapevine's 2013 recognition as one of the "Top 25 Ad Agencies in Southwest Florida" by the Tampa Bay Business Journal marks the agency's 10th consecutive year with the acknowledgement.
Sarasota schools hire Fawley Bryant
BRADENTON -- Fawley Bryant Architects has been selected by Sarasota County Schools for the design and construction administration of a new 30,000-square-foot addition to the existing campus at the Bay Haven School of Basics Plus.
The $8 million multi-phased project includes campus planning and spatial re-purposing with construction set to begin in April and completed in August 2015.
Bay Haven School was built in Sarasota to accommodate population growth resulting from the 1920s real estate boom and reflects the Mediterranean Revival Style. Similar in design, its sister school is Southside Elementary.
Bay Haven School's campus reflects the advice of nationally renowned land planner John Nolen, city planner of Cambridge, Mass., who recommended locating schools in the
outlying residential areas. The new addition, which is to include a cafeteria, media center, music room and classrooms, will reinforce the character of the campus by creating a multi-purpose courtyard around the historical main building.
Originally designed for 600 students, Bay Haven School opened in 1926.
Judge rejects BP's request to suspend payments
NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge has rejected BP's latest request to suspend settlement payments to Gulf Coast residents and businesses while a former FBI director leads an independent investigation of the program, which compensates victims of the company's 2010 oil spill.
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's order Wednesday says an internal probe by the claims administrator's office didn't find credible evidence of fraud involving employees of the settlement program's claims center in Mobile, Ala.BP said it received a tip that someone who worked at the center helped people submit fraudulent claims in exchange for some of the settlement money.
-- Herald staff and wire reports