Business briefs: Symposium on women's health set

September 28, 2013 

SARASOTA -- The Center of Integrated Medicine and Plexus Worldwidewill host a free symposium on "Women's Health in the 21st Century."

The symposium will take place Oct. 8 at Keiser University in Sarasota, from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include sessions about "The Benefits of Thermography for Breast Health & Beyond." and

"The Top 5 Natural Ways to Better Breast Health."

Registration is at 6:00 pm and the presentations will begin at 6:30 pm. Complimentary refreshments courtesy of Plexus Worldwide will be provided.

The symposium will be held in the Keiser University Auditorium, 6151 Osprey Drive in Sarasota. Participants should register with The Center of Integrated Medicine at 941.752.4838.

Plant sale set for October

PARRISH -- The Florida Native Plant Society and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program will hold their 12th Annual Native Plant Sale Oct. 12.

The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at Sweet Bay Nursery, 10824 Erie Road. A large selection of native trees, shrubs, grasses, blooming wildflowers and mulch will be for sale.

Experts will be available to answer questions.

Harry's to open for season

LONGBOAT KEY -- Harry's Restaurant, Deli & Wine Shop, and Catering will reopen for their 35th season Oct. 3.

Harry's Restaurant debuts with the "Sensational Seafood Extravaganza Prix Fixe" for $24.99. Three courses inspired by the international travels the Harry's team enjoyed include the Crispy Yellow Fin Tuna Roll, Stock Island Squid, Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp with a Twist, Seared Sea Scallops, Macadamia Nut Crusted Snapper and Key West Florida Lobster Risotto.

Harry's first Wine Tasting of the season is Oct. 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Patio at Harry's Restaurant for $20.00 per person.

Sarasota EDC names new board members

SARASOTA -- The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County has installed three new members to its Board of Directors.

Terms will begin Oct. 1 for Teri Hansen, President and CEO of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation; Patrick Dorsey, Publisher of Herald Tribune Media Group; and Victor Young, President and co-owner of Lamborghini Sarasota, BMW of Sarasota and co-owner of MINI of Wesley Chapel.

EDC's incoming Chairman of the Board is Rod Hershberger, President and CEO of PGT Industries, Inc. He replaces Benjamin Hanan, of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

Two members are leaving the Board after several years of service. Laura Spencer CFO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, had served on the Board of Directors since 2007 and as Secretary since 2009. Also leaving is C.J. Fishman, who served

as Board Chairman during the height of the economic turmoil and was a strong advocate of South Sarasota County. He also served as Vice Chair and two terms as Past Chair.

-- Herald staff report

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