Panera to host job fair next week
MANATEE -- Harmony Food Services, a franchise of Panera Bread, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9.
The job fair will be at the Center for Culinary Arts at Keiser University at 6151 Lake Osprey Drive, near the Mall at University Town Center. The job fair is for the October opening a Panera Bread bakery-cafe near the mall on Cattlemen Road.
Applications will be accepted for all positions including bakers, associates, managers and catering positions. Interviews for qualified applicants will be held at the same time. The company plans to hire a minimum of 20 people each day during the job fair. The company plans to hire 40 to 50 people for that location, according to a news release.
Interested applicants should be prepared to present a resume and references. Full- and part-time positions will be available with orientation and training to start the following week in anticipation of opening in October.
Executive opens boutique wealth management firm
SARASOTA -- A managing executive has left PNC Wealth Management to open a boutique wealth management firm.
R. Scott Collins has launched Fiduciary Wealth Advisors in Sarasota. Collins launched the company to offer investment advisory services and financial planning services.
Collins has served as the president of the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council, chairman of the trusts and estates section of the Sarasota Bar Association, chairman of the board of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, and treasurer of the YMCA Foundation of Sarasota County. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Asolo Repertory Theater, and he is on the Board of Directors of Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Happy Gospel Church expands in East Manatee
EAST MANATEE -- Happy Gospel Church has purchased more than 6 acres, including a large building at 5215 Lorraine Road, to expand its operations.
The 6.38-acre parcel contains church and educational space. The majority of the more than 16,000-square-feet building will serve as the main church. The building and grounds will be renovated next month, with the objective of launching a new church campus in September, called "Happy Gospel Church
-- Herald staff reports