Lane Bryant coming to University Park; Friday's business briefs

April 4, 2014 

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Lane Bryant, a clothing retailer for plus size women, plans to open a store at 8129 Cooper Creek Blvd. in the Shoppes at University Town Center. Signs that read "COMING SOON" fill the windows of the space, but an opening date has not been announced. The University Park location will serve as the fourth in Sarasota-Manatee.

Sarasota Ritz-Carlton to host 'success coach' Walsh

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota Ritz-Carlton will host "success coach" Bill Walsh, CEO/founder of business coaching/venture capital firm Powerteam International, for a presentation April 15.

Attendees will learn how to build a successful company, network with local business executives and become an inspiring leader. Tickets are free and will include a digital EVMP Success Pack containing a copy of Walsh's new book, "The Obvious," a $97 value. To register for tickets visit

Key Glass ranks among nation's biggest glaziers

BRADENTON -- Nationally recognized on the Big List of the USGlass Magazine for being one of the biggest glazing contractors in the nation, Key Glass ranked 35 out of 38 based on 2013 sales. Key Glass anticipates 2014 to be a busy year with projects slated in the retail, healthcare, and educational sectors."Ranking in 2013 is an honor with the tightening of the margins, heightened safety requirements and accelerated project schedules. By meeting these demands we are fortunate to have a healthy backlog in 2014," said Greg Burkhart, managing member of Key Glass. To view Key Glass's portfolio of projects go to

Webtivity opens satellite office in downtown St. Pete

BRADENTON -- Webtivity Marketing & Design, headquartered in Bradenton, has opened a satellite office on Central Avenue in the Grand Central District near downtown St. Petersburg. For details, see

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, IMG form partnership


emy is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car as its official rental car supplier, providing special rates for IMG Academy guests for rentals originating out of Florida. As the official rental car supplier, Enterprise Rent-A-Car guarantees IMG Academy guests will receive the best pricing available. Rates and discounts apply to all rentals originating in central and southwest Florida, including Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, Ft. Myers and Naples.

"We are excited to become part of the IMG Academy family, providing their guests and employees with our vehicles and transportation services for rates lower than even our lowest available retail rates," Rob Wilson, who oversees operations in southwest Florida for Enterprise Holdings, said in a statement Thursday. "Aligning our world-class services with a world-class institution like IMG Academy is what makes this the perfect alliance."

Since opening its first Florida location in Orlando more than 40 years ago, Enterprise has grown to nearly 450 rental offices and more than 5,000 employees across the state. It adds an estimated 1,500 new employees statewide each year, including graduates recruited from more than 30 local universities.

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