Neal Communities stays on pace for record sales year

July 8, 2014 

Neal stays

on pace for

record year

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Neal Communities stayed on pace through June for what could be the best sales year ever for the 44-year-old Manatee County homebuilder.

Last month, the company sold 62 homes, down from 77 in May and 88 in April, but enough to push its total for the first half of 2014 to 445. The total puts Neal on pace for a record-breaking sales year. In 2013, Neal had its best year to date, posting 826 sales.

The company has plans to build 1,014 homes this year and is projecting it will start 14 new communities from Lee to Manatee County. According to a Neal news release, the company expects to sell its 10,000th home this summer.

The big sales numbers come as Neal Communities pushes toward a peak production level of nearly 1,600 homes in 2017. Company president Pat Neal has said he expects his company to stay at a high level of construction volume through 2019 or 2020.

Karwash for Kids benefit on State Road 64 E July 16

BRADENTON -- Clear Sunset Car Wash and Detail Center will host "Karwash for Kids" from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 16 at 6415 State Road 64 E. Car wash prices will be rolled back to $1.

Children from Dream Oaks Camp will be there to meet, food and beverages will be provided and all proceeds and donations will benefit Foundation for Dreams and Dream Oaks Camp.

For more information: call 941-746-9274, or go to clearsunsetcarwash.com.

Keiser University plans career fair in Sarasota

SARASOTA -- Keiser University-Sarasota Campus is hosting its fourth annual career fair on Sept. 4.

Employers will have the opportunity to meet Keiser's students and graduates who are training for their new careers, seeking job opportunities, or looking for an organization to volunteer their time.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with employers and not-for-profit organizations about jobs and internships. The career fair runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 4 at the campus, 6151 Lake Osprey Drive.

There is no registration fee, but space is limited. To reserve space, contact Director of Student Services Violetta Huesman at vhuesman@keiseruniversity.edu or 941-907-3900 ext. 233 for an application form.

LRBA to hold networking social on Wednesday

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is holding its next networking social from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the ComCenter Lakewood Ranch, 9040 Town Center Parkway.

The summer event offers socializing, appetizers and door prizes. Members can attend at no cost; non-members, $20. To register: www.lwrba.org/event-909313

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