wins market recognition
MANATEE COUNTY -- Goodwill Manasota was recently recognized for having one of the highest market-penetration scores at the Goodwill Industries International summer conference.
The local chapter received the "Market Dominance by Share of Used Goods" award at the conference in Orlando.
Market penetration is determined by the number of people who shop at and donate to a particular Goodwill region, divided by the size of the relevant market population. Goodwill Manasota received the award last year and continued to hold the top spot this year in the medium-sized agency category, which includes Goodwill agencies with revenues between $19 million and $41 million, one of the largest categories.
Sarasota tech firm acquires two companies
SARASOTA -- Technology company Roper Industries, Inc. has acquired Strategic Healthcare Programs LLC and Innovative Product Achievements LLC as part of its Medical and scientific imaging segment.
SHP, headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., delivers data to more than 3,000 health-related organizations, such as home health and hospice. SHP analyzes and benchmarks clinical, financial, operational and patient satisfaction data.
IPA, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., is the leading manufacturer of automated surgical scrub dispensing equipment for acute-care hospitals and other healthcare providers. IPA's products are installed in more than 650 hospitals.
Including the previously announced Foodlink software deal, Roper has invested $303 million in acquisitions during the third quarter.
CareerSource Suncoast launches new website
BRADENTON -- CareerSource Suncoast has launched its redesigned website at careersourcesuncoast.com.
The site was built on a platform that allowed for more eye-appealing graphics, intuitive navigation and fresh, easy-to-read content. The website can also be viewed on any tablet or mobile device.
"The use of digital technology is important to any businesses for reaching their customer base," said Ted Ehrlichman, CareerSource Suncoast president and CEO.
Cellairis to open repair store in Mall at UTC
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Cellairis Wireless, a cell phone repair and accessory store, will open in the Mall at University Town Center.
The Alpharetta, Ga., company is known for working with celebrities for its accessories, including Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson and Lily Kwong, while also repairing cell phones.
The company was named by Entrepreneur magazine as the 66th top franchise of 2014 out of 500 franchises.
The company has a kiosk at DeSoto Square mall.
-- Herald staff and wire reports