Business briefs: Bradenton manufacturer partners with disaster speaker

March 27, 2014 

BRADENTON -- Stop Rubbernecking, the manufacturer of the SRN1000 Privacy Barrier System, has formed a partnership with a nationally known emergency management and response education speaker and trainer.

Eddy Weiss, CEO of C4L & Associates, is working with his team to introduce the privacy barrier to clients across the country. The SRN1000 provides a barrier to accident scenes, disaster areas, restricted zones and hazardous areas.

Weiss and his team make more than 700 presentations annually to disaster response agencies throughout the United States.

After seeing the SRN1000 at an industry conference in late 2013, Weiss and his team began field-testing the product and are now using it in demonstrations around the country.

The SRN1000 System, built in Bradenton, is a durable, easily transported system of convertible barrier screens and tripods that sets up in less than five minutes and can be assembled by just one person.

The barrier provides privacy for victims of car crashes and discourages "rubbernecking" -- the tendency of other drivers to slow down or stop their vehicles to look at an accident, which can sometimes lead to additional accidents involving more drivers.

Administrative offices for Boys & Girls Clubs moved

BRADENTON -- Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County will move its administrative office to 1215 Manatee Ave. W. on Monday.

The telephone number will remain 941-761-2582. Additionally, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County will maintain their mailing address (P.O. Box 280, Bradenton, FL 34206).

The clubs serve more than 6,000 young people at seven locations -- Daughtrey Elementary School, Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary School, Harllee Middle School, Lincoln Memorial Middle School, Southeast High School and the DeSoto and Palmetto Clubs.

For more information or to arrange a tour, call 761-2582 or visit

N. River Body Therapies relocates to Palmetto

PALMETTO -- North River Body Therapies has relocated its facility from Ellenton to Palmetto.

Nicole Deitrick, founder of North River Body Therapies, said the location allows her to expand services to include outdoor yoga and tai chi, and even outdoor spa treatments and parties.

After rehabilitating the original hardwood floors, painting and decorating, the business is now open. It offers a variety of services to the public including massage therapy, massage cupping, Ashiatsu, reflexology, skin care and acupuncture.

A grand opening celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19.

Chamber to host power connection luncheon

MANATEE COUNTY -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will host a power networking lunch for Chamber members April 2.

The lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mexicali Border Café, 7303 52nd Place E. in Bradenton. Attendees will be offered an opportunity to give a brief commercial on their business.

Cost is $12 for members, $17 for others. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Jen Bartolone at 941-748-4842, ext. 122.

-- Herald staff reports

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