Chamber networking event at port Aug. 6
PORT MANATEE -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will hold its Ship-Shape Showcase networking event at Port Manatee Aug. 6.
The event is geared to giving Manatee area businesses a forum in which to promote their products and services at booth displays.
The three-hour event will be at the port's main administrative building at 300 Tampa Bay Way. It will include a narrated bus tour of the port, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The event starts at 4 p.m.
Information about renting booth space or attending the event is available through the chamber at 941-748-4842.
Woolf in concert at new Gettel Hyundai dealership
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Gettel Hyundai of Lakewood will host a grand opening event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 5921 E. State Road 64.
Local favorites Matt Walden and Sam Woolf will perform. Walden will open for Woolf at 6 p.m. and Woolf's concert will begin at 6:15 p.m. Afterward, he will be available for photos, interviews and autographs.
The event will be catered by Polo Grill and is free to the public.
Texas couple buy $1.32M home in The Concession
EAST MANATEE -- A chief executive of a Fort Worth-area medical equipment company and his wife are the latest couple to purchase a multimillion-dollar home in The Concession.
On July 6, William and Jeanne Monast of Keller, Texas, paid $1.32 million for a model home built by Anchor Builders in the exclusive gated golf community. Located at 8325 Lindrick Lane, the 3,582 square-foot home sits on an acre on the northern edge of the subdivision. It was built in 2014.
William Monast is the CEO of National HME, a company that sells durable medical equipment to the hospice industry.
The Monast's home is one of three to sell in The Concession this year and the second in the past month. On June 30, a 5,000-square-foot home at 8309 Lindrick Lane sold for $2.2 million to Jonathan and Sharon Michael of Dunlap, Ill. Jonathan Michael is the CEO of RLI, an Illinois insurance company.
Mall event to benefit Women's Resource Center
UNIVERSITY PARK -- The Mall at University Town Center's Brighton Collectibles handbag and accessories store will host a give-and-get event to benefit the Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County.
The WRC is a nonprofit working to empower and educate women in Sarasota County.
Shoppers who donate a gently-used handbag through Sunday will receive $25 off of a purchase up to $150 and $50 toward a purchase of $151 or more at Brighton Collectibles. The offer is available for each donated handbag and all manufacturers are accepted.
This year's goal is to collect 65 handbags during the event, with a national goal of 10,000 handbags donated.
-- Herald staff reports