BRIO to open hiring center for Mall at UTC
UNIVERSITY PARK -- BRIO Tuscan Grille announced this week the restaurant will hire for its Mall at University Town Center location starting next week.
The Italian restaurant will set up a hiring center at Keiser University, 6151 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch, with hiring beginning Monday, according to the restaurant's website. Job seekers can also apply online at workatbrio.com.
BRIO is looking for servers, bartenders, cooks, dishwashers and more for about 130 jobs available for its new location in the Mall at University Town Center.
The restaurant is scheduled to open with the new mall Oct. 16.
iPhone repair store to open in Mall at UTC
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Smartphone repair and accessory business iAccessorize will open a kiosk inside the Mall at University Town Center.
The company is advertising on the job website Indeed for repair technicians for iPhones and Samsung products.
This will be the first location in Florida for the company, which has kiosks at malls in Deer Park, Flushing and Yonkers, N.Y.
The kiosk should be able to capitalize on business from the Apple Store opening inside the mall for customers looking for repair alternatives.
Nelson homes unveil Lakewood Ranch models
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Nelson Homes Inc., an independently owned and operated Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise, has opened two models valued at more than $2 million in the last 90 days.
The Ravenna, the company's newest model, was unveiled this week at The Lake Club. The model boasts four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms plus a den and clubroom with wet bar. Totaling more than 6,500 square feet, the home offers a large lanai, pool and spa with phantom roll-down screens and a great room and dining area on an estate-size home site.
The Modena model, which opened in May at The Concession, sits on a one-acre home site and has four bedrooms, four and half bathrooms with a den.
It Works! recognized for fast growth
PALMETTO -- Direct sales health and nutrition company It Works! Global has been recognized for the second year in a row as one of the nation's fastest-growing companies in being named to the Inc. 500 list for 2014.
It Works! moved up to No. 290 from last year's placing at No. 438. According to an It Works! press release, the company tracked 1,565-percent growth in 2014. It Works! also ranked No. 22 in the Inc. 500 consumer products and services category. Revenues for It Works! in 2013 were $456 million, according to the company.
Founded in Michigan in 2001, It Works! moved to the Bradenton area in 2011. It recently moved into a new office building in Palmetto.
-- Herald staff reports