Business briefs: Rick Fawley receives Leadership Manatee award

April 25, 2014 

Kent Schulz

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Rick Fawley

MANATEE -- Rick Fawley, president of Fawley Bryant-Architecture, Interiors and Design, was named the 2014 recipient of the Kent C. Schulz Distinguished Alumni Award. The award is Leadership Manatee's top alumni recognition. It was created 19 years ago in honor of Kent Schulz, a community leader who lost his life to cancer.

Fawley, a graduate of the Leadership Manatee Program, has distinguished himself in Manatee County through his service and leadership. He has served on numerous committees and boards in the community, including Goodwill Industries and the Manatee Education Foundation. Fawley Bryant, founded in 1993, is based in Lakewood Ranch, and also has offices in downtown Bradenton.

Past recipients of the Kent C. Schulz Distinguished Alumni Award is a Who's Who of community leadership: Jaymie Carter, Rose Carlson, Amanda Edge, Tom Seguin, Bob Bartz, Betsy Benac, Darrell Turner, John Vita, Edie Bustle, Connie Shingledecker, Diana Davis, Linda Agresta, Ruth Lawler, Cliff Walters, Robert King, Gerry Russell, Bob Sweat and Brenda Rogers.

Manasota SCORE offers workshop on websites

SARASOTA -- Argosy University will offer a Manasota SCORE Specialized Workshop, "Use Websites to Boost Sales," on May 5.

The workshop, at 5250 17th St., covers the benefits of a Web presence and the key elements of website design. Information presented will help participants determine whether to do-it-yourself or hire a professional website developer and understand how to develop a complete Internet strategy.

The workshop will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fee is $25. Register online at

Timeco Systems moves to downtown office

BRADENTON -- Timeco Systems Inc. has recently leased 4,050 square feet of office space in the Bradenton Financial Center.

Timeco Systems Inc. will take up space at 1401 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 1010. Angela Varga and Debra Cooper with Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Group handled the transaction.

Halfacre Construction completes center

SARASOTA -- The Friendship Centers' Caregiving Center, which has been under construction for six months, debuted a new look with help from the Halfacre Construction Co. team.

The Caregiving Center is home to the Living Room Adult Day Services, the Caregiver Resource Center and The Road Scholar Program. Halfacre Construction Company began the renovation began last fall.

The building, 1888 Brother Geenen Way in Sarasota, was constructed in 1980. Changes to the 6,500 square foot space include extensive structural and design changes.

-- Herald staff reports

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