PALMETTO -- The Bradenton Yacht Club is set to close for annual maintenance.
Last weekend, the club's property was struck by lightning, causing a break in the water main. Repairs to the water main were completed over the weekend and the club reopened for a week, but it will close again from Aug. 25-30 for annual maintenance.
General manager Ken Nyhus said the club usually conducts maintenance over the summer slow time. Carpet cleaning, painting and what Nyhus called a "deep cleaning" of the facility will prepare it for the busy season. The club has about 535 seasonal and residential members combined, Nyhus said.
During the deep clean, the swimming pool, pool restrooms and fuel docks will be open to members. Those in need of fuel can call dock master Brent Mitchell at 941-374-2310.
The club also will offer a limited poolside dining menu with a member charge bar from noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 29-30.
Gateway Bank to hold two job fairs
BRADENTON -- Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida will pair with CareerSource Suncoast to host two hiring events.
The first job fair will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 24 in Bradenton at 1112 Manatee Ave. E. The second hiring event will be 12:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 in Sarasota at 3660 N. Washington Blvd.
Interviews will be held for a loan operations clerk whose primary function is to perform clerical and administrative responsibilities in the loan operations department.
All candidates must be screened by CareerSource Suncoast prior to the events. Visit any career center to be screened: Bradenton; 1112 Manatee Ave. E., Sarasota; 3660 N. Washington Blvd. or Venice at 897 E. Venice Ave.
Visit Orlando launches new tourism campaign
ORLANDO -- Visit Orlando is looking to tug on the world's collective heart strings with a new marketing campaign focused on the emotional connections made when tourists visit.
The campaign, called "Orlando -- the Never Ending Story," is a global platform for visitors to tell their stories and share their memories of the region.
The new marketing effort was officially launched Thursday during a Visit Orlando luncheon. Members got a look at some of the new marketing materials, including a television commercial, that will play in key markets around the country.
The campaign includes a website, OrlandoStories.com, where people can submit stories and photos, and promotes use of the MyOrlandoStory social-media hashtag for all visitors, domestic and international, to share their memories on outlets such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
-- Herald staff and wire report