MANATEE -- National Doughnut Day is Friday and Dunkin’ Donuts’ franchises are giving away a free doughnut to honor the day.
Customers will be offered a free doughnut of their choice while supplies last with the purchase of a beverage excluding bottled cooler beverages.
National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.
Construction spending edges up in April
Construction spending inched up for the second straight month in April -- 0.4 percent thanks to increases in private nonresidential and home-improvement spending, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday in an analysis of new Census Bureau data.
Association officials noted, however, that the gains were tempered by sluggish homebuilding and declining levels of public investment in construction.
“Overall economic conditions seem better than they have been for several years, which normally leads to well-rounded construction growth,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “But these figures may be deceptively positive, masking weakening public sector demand and still-weak demand for residential construction.”
Creative Electric opens for business, residential work
BRADENTON -- Scott McBride, a master electrician, has opened Creative Electric.
Creative Electric is an electrical service company which offers residential and commercial electrical services. The company specializes in comprehensive electrical services including installation, upgrades, and repair solutions. Services offered include hanging ceiling fans, a custom-designed landscape lighting system, rewiring an entire home or commercial structure.
For more information, call (941) 567-4880.
Cosmetic business founder to show skincare line
SARASOTA -- The founder of the Canadian-based Niko Cosmetics, Inc. will be demonstrating a new organic skincare line at SkinSmart Dermatology June 10 and June 13.
Niko Papadatos, the company’s chief executive officer and founder, will be demonstrating the Niko True Organic skincare line from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days at 5911 N. Honore Ave., Suite 210.
Niko True Organic is made from the Kakadu plum, a fruit native to Australia that is rich in antioxidants.
-- Herald staff, wires