Business briefs: Fawley Bryant designs pediatric clinic in Sarasota

September 11, 2013 

Fawley Bryant designs clinic for pediatric practice in Sarasota

SARASOTA -- Fawley Bryant and Tandem Construction recently completed design and construction of an office for Pediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Associates, located in IntegraClick Park on North Honore Avenue in Sarasota.

The practice includes exam and procedure rooms and an audiology testing lab. A new beach-themed aesthetic was designed to make going to the doctor more fun for young patients.

Suncoast Workforce to host brand party

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Suncoast Workforce will hold a brand beach party at its annual meeting at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club on Sept. 26.

The program will include a fast-paced, presentation by Andrea Syverson, President of IER Partners, Inc. IER is a national consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, brand marketing, new product development, and creative thinking. Clients include household names such as Hallmark, Hershey Foods, Ben & Jerry's, Celestial Seasonings, Wolferman's and Boston Proper.

The presentation will cover creating a purpose-driven brand, the power of beach ball culture, leveraging brand touch points and why brand ambassadors are your best asset. Businesses will learn how put these best practices into place to improve the customer experience.

The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd., Bradenton,

Keynote Address: Suncoast Workforce Brand Beach Party

Registration is $45 if completed by Sept. 13. After Sept. 13 and by Sept. 20, registration is $50.

Registration is available online at For more information, contact Tracey Barta at or at 941-358-4080 extension 1111.

Fading Syria worries send oil prices lower

Prices for crude oil ended lower Tuesday after Syria made concessions that could defuse the showdown over its chemical weapons. Oil fell $2.13, or 2 percent, to $107.39 a barrel. It had traded over $110 a barrel on Friday.

The price of oil has been rising for two weeks following President Barack Obama's call for military action against Syria because of its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians.

By Tuesday, the tensions had faded after Syria accepted a proposal from Russia that the country give up its chemical weapons. In other energy futures trading, wholesale gasoline fell 7 cents to $2.74 per gallon, natural gas lost 2 cents to $3.58 per 1,000 cubic feet and heating oil retreated 5 cents to $3.07 per gallon.

Herald staff and wire reports

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