Small Business finalists announced
MANATEE -- The Manatee Chamber has named the finalists for the 36th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year.
Winners will be revealed at an awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. The cost is $38. Table sponsorships are available. For more information or reservations, contact Lisa Reeder at 941-748-3411 or ManateeChamber.com/events.
The 2015 finalists are:
Anthony's Cooling-Heating-Electrical; Blue Door Spa & Salon; Clare Controls, LLC; Clean As A Whistle of Manatee, LLC; Clear Sunset Car Wash & Detail Center: Cloud Termite and Pest Control; CS&L CPAs; DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Manasota; Euphemia Haye Restaurant; Hide-Away Storage Services; Jose M. Goldberg, DDS, PA; Money Mailer of Manatee and Sarasota County; Off 5th Avenue Salon; Overturf's Floor & Fabric Care; Rice's Appliance, TV & Outdoor Power Products; Road Signs, Inc., dba Now That's A Wrap; SouthTech; Sports & Activities Directory; The Ranch Grill; and Tracey Vita's School of Dance.
First Watch supports No Kid Hungry with fall menu launch
BRADENTON -- First Watch, a breakfast, brunch and lunch chain headquartered in Lakewood Ranch, will donate 10 cents of every pumpkin pancake breakfast ordered this month to Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry Campaign.
First Watch donates 25 cents to No Kid Hungry from each kid's meal sold throughout the year. According to Share Our Strength, the initiative has raised $28 million since its 2008 launch.
"This business isn't just about being able to serve our customers breakfast, brunch and lunch every day -- it's a community that works hard and is dedicated to helping feed the 1 in 5 kids in the U.S. who struggle with hunger every day," said Chris Tomasso, chief marketing officer for First Watch.
Fall dishes will be available until Sunday, Nov. 8.
Blue Bell will be restocked at Publix by end of November
MANATEE -- Publix joins many other stores in restocking Blue Bell as it returns to shelves in what the company describes as a "phased" roll out.
"We are happy to share that Blue Bell is coming back, and soon, all our stores will be carrying their product," according to an email from Publix spokesperson Brian West. "They are doing a phased rollout and we expect all our stores to at least a limited offering of Blue Bell items by the end of November."
Flavors first restocked include chocolate, vanilla, butter pecan, great divide and cookies and cream.
-- Herald staff reports