Foot surgery center earns accreditation
BRADENTON -- Cortez Foot Surgery Center has received certification from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Status as an accredited organization means Cortez Foot Surgery Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care set by association.
Cortez Foot Surgery Center was established in 1988 expanding on the services of Cortez Foot and Ankle Specialists.
Bealls and Guy Harvey to present donation to Mote
BRADENTON -- Guy Harvey and representatives from Bealls will meet with Mote Marine's Bob Hueter on Sunday to make a donation and talk about conservation efforts.
Afterward, Harvey will be on hand to sign autographs. The check presentation begins at noon Sunday and Harvey will sign autographs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bealls Department Store, Creekwood Crossings Plaza, 7365 52nd Place East, Bradenton.
Bealls and Guy Harvey are donating $2 for every Guy Harvey item sold in their East Bradenton and Port Charlotte stores to Mote Marine Laboratory Nov. 29 through Dec. 7.
Guy Harvey will sign autographs for customers at the Port Charlotte location from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
First Bank staff raises money for United Way
BRADENTON -- First Bank staff raised more than $4,600 during the 2014 Annual United Way Employee Campaign in October.
First Bank also continued with its "Plus 1 Club," an initiative that allows employees to contribute a dollar more per pay period than last year. For each additional dollar contributed, employees had their names entered into a special drawing for prizes.
During the campaign in October, First Bank employees also took part in the United Way Day of Caring, helping to freshen up the Village of the Arts in Bradenton. About 200 community volunteers participated in the effort.
Port to ship Honda models to Middle East
JACKSONVILLE -- American Honda Motor Co. will use JaxPort to export new Acura MDX and TLX models to the Middle East. This is the first time the models have been available in the part of the world.
The cars are made in Honda's plants in Alabama and Ohio and arrived in Jacksonville by truck. Last year the company shipped 40,000 cars from those plants through the port.
The port is the leading site of vehicle exports in the United States, according to a spokeswoman. In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 278,455 vehicles came into the port and 326,715 were exported from the port.
-- Herald staff and wire reports