MANATEE COUNTY -- Jill Gass, executive director of We Care Manatee, was named a finalist in the Clinical Professional -- nonphysician category of the 2013 Health Care Heroes Awards.
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner Oct. 17 at The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club at 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. The dinner will take place from 6 to 9 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Business Journal's Health Care Heroes Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact on the quality of health care in their community.
Awards are presented in the following categories: Community Outreach, Health Care Educator, Health Care Innovation and Research, Medical Professional -- NonPhysician, NonAcute Care Professional, Physician, Team, Veterinarian, Volunteer, Lifetime Achievement and Philanthropist of the Year.
All finalists will be honored on stage for their contributions to care.
Special event keynote speaker Rick Homans, president and CEO of Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. will headline the event with MediFuture 2024: Envisioning the health care ecosystem of the future, and providing the road map to reach it.
Cutting Loose Salon opens in Lakewood Ranch
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Cutting Loose Salon is now open in Lakewood Ranch.
The salon , on 5820 Ranch Lake Boulevard, No. 112, features services such as the French Method of hairdressing, hair cutting, coloring, styling and chemical services, such as perms, relaxers, keratin complex and Brazilian blow smoothing treatments.
The 2,600-square-foot salon is the third area location, offering Mac computers and outlets in the color café, so clients can charge their cellphones. Cutting Loose Salon was recently voted "Young Business of the Year" by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and one of the top 200 salons in the country by Salon Today magazine. For appointments, call 941-404-7100.
First Bank offers vintage car show
BRADENTON -- To help support the United Way of Manatee County, the Bradenton Herald, First Bank, Publix and Bill Lee's Professional Automotive Services will serve as a sponsor for the Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at DeSoto Square Mall.
All participant and vendor fees from the show will be donated directly to the United Way of Manatee County and are non-refundable.
Featuring vehicles of all types, the show will feature prizes for each class, people's choice prizes and door prizes throughout the day. Celebrity judges will judge the cars, trucks and motorcycles.
Food, drinks and other
items will be available at vendor booths.
Participant entry fees are $20 per entry for registration on the day of event. All entrants should arrive at 9 a.m.
Registration forms for participants and vendors can be found on the United Way website at uwmc.net.
For questions or additional details, please contact the United Way at 941-748-1313 or Bill Lee at 941-729-6000.
Publix prepares for grand opening
BRADENTON -- There will be a ribbon cutting and grand opening event for the new Publix at Lakewood Commons on Oct. 17.
The ribbon cutting will take place at 7:45 a.m. and the new grocery store will open to the public at 8 a.m.
-- Herald staff reports