Business briefs: Manatee Chamber offers Boomers partnership opportunities

June 14, 2014 

MANATEE -- In an effort to help businesses meet their workforce needs, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Boomerswork to help retain the talent of retired Baby Boomers by matching them with short-term project work with local companies.

Boomerswork, headquartered locally, is an online service that matches retired or semi-retired boomer managers and executives with employers seeking experienced people for part-time and contract assignments.

"Many Baby Boomers are eager to put their talents to work without the commitment of a full-time position. Our partnership with Boomerswork will capitalize on the unique opportunity for short-term and contract projects within local companies," said Jacki Dezelski, Executive Vice President of the Manatee Chamber.

For more information, contact Jacki Dezelski at 941-748-3411 or Tim Hearon at 941-444-5793 or visit boomerswork.com/manatee.

Medallion Home owner buys acreage from Neal

MANATEE -- A company controlled by Medallion Home owner Carlos Beruff has purchased acreage near its Twin Rivers development on Rye Road North.

Beruff purchased 70.7 acres of fully-entitled residential land from Neal Land Ventures, one of several companies operating under the umbrella of Manatee County residential builder and developer Pat Neal. Through Cottages Twin Rivers LLC, Beruff, a Bradenton home builder, paid $2.09 million, according to county property transfer records.

The land lies on the west side of Rye Road N. between Upper Manatee Road and Golf Course Road.

John Neal, president of Neal Land Ventures, said the land is approved for the construction of 139 single-family housing units. It was previously known as Southern Oaks. Although the land could have been developed as a Neal community, Neal said he had an "early discussion" with Beruff that led to the sale.

Neal Land Ventures purchased the property in June 2012 for $650,000, according to county property records.

According to the Medallion Home website, Twin Rivers encompasses about 1,800 acres. The site advertises home prices starting at $304,000.

Neal Homes opens model at Concession

MANATEE COUNTY -- Neal Signature Homes has opened its newest model -- The Dominica II -- located at The Concession, a gated golf-course community located between Sarasota and Manatee counties.

The Dominica II offers 3,873 square feet of open living, with outdoor entertaining areas, an infinity edge pool and spa, and an oversized gourmet kitchen. The model includes three bedrooms

plus a den, a mud room, club room, and a three-car garage.

"The design details in this model are more rustic than we have traditionally done," said Charlene Neal, president of Charlene Neal PureStyle. "We are showing painted board and batten, slate tile, and a large focus on the spectacular outdoor living area."

Stock markets rebound after three days of decline

NEW YORK -- The stock market rose Friday, clawing back from three days of declines. Shares of technology companies got a lift after Intel said business demand for computers had picked up.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,934 as of 2:05 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 24 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,757. The Nasdaq composite gained 12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,309.

Intel jumped $1.92, or 6.9 percent, to $29.88 after the company said late Thursday that sales of business computers have been stronger than expected, and raised its revenue forecast. The company also said it expects higher profit margins. The news made Intel one of the top stock gainers in the S&P 500 index on Friday.

Helped by Intel, shares of technology companies saw the highest gains among the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500. The sector rose 0.6 percent, compared with a 0.2 gain for the overall index.

In U.S. government bond trading, the yield on the 10-year note rose to 2.61 percent early Friday from 2.60 on Thursday. The yield on a bond rises when its price falls.

-- Herald staff and wire reports

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