Wilde Honda wins dealership award again
SARASOTA -- Wilde Honda Sarasota, 7333 S. Tamiami Trail, has won the Honda President's Award for performance for the 13th consecutive year.
The President's Award demonstrates a yearlong commitment to customer satisfaction, service, and sales. More than 1,000 Honda dealerships participated in the 2014 program, with only 125 earning top dealership honors.
Wilde Honda's service department earned the 2014 customer service excellence award for exceptional performance in parts and service. It also earned the fixed first visit award given to the top repair facilities that consistently diagnose and resolve a customer's service issue the first time the vehicle is brought in for repair.
Sarasota County hospital board welcomes member
SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board appointed Tramm Hudson to the governing board's at-large Seat 2.
Hudson will serve on the unpaid nine-member hospital board until the election in 2016, filling a seat vacated by Richard "Dick" Donegan.
Last month, Donegan announced plans to step down after serving the past six years on the hospital board and nine years on Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation's Board of Trustees.
Hudson, 62, is a retired Sarasota banker. He serves on the hospital board's investment committee, and was one of several applicants for the seat.
A resident of Sarasota since 1986, Hudson served three terms as chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota County. In 2005, he served as chairman of Workforce Florida, the governor-appointed board that oversees labor and job training programs statewide, and in 2006, was a Republican candidate for Congress in Florida's District 13.
Apple Watch app added in iPhone update a surprise
IPhone owners are finding a surprise when they update their operating systems.
A new app for the Apple Watch appears on the first home screen, causing some annoyance while sparking a backlash.
Some iPhone owners have taken to social media to complain and seek advice on how to delete it. You can't.
The Watch app, like Apple apps for stocks, weather, maps and health, can't be removed from the phone. Some users call such apps "spam" or "bloatware."
Apple released its seventh iOS update last week for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The operating system also includes a new Activity app for viewing fitness data and achievements from Apple Watch.
Besides being a permanent addition, the watch app has caused consternation because it's an advertisement for the device. The app has videos showcasing what the Apple Watch can do.
The Apple Watch will be available April 24.
-- Herald staff and wire reports