Commercial real estate company ERES opens office in downtown Sarasota

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Asolo Repertory Theater welcomed Margot L. Curry as the new Director of Finance and Human Resources. Curry is a key member of Asolo Rep’s leadership team, working closely with management in strategic decision-making and operations. In this role, Curry will work to improve Asolo Rep’s financial strength and stability through a diversified revenue model as the organization continues to manage the impact of the pandemic.

Bank of America named Erik Vatter Chairman of Bank of America Sarasota-Manatee. As Chairman, Vatter is responsible for connecting the banking and investment resources offered by the bank’s eight lines of business to the people and businesses of Sarasota/Manatee. He will also lead Bank of America’s effort to deploy resources to address social concerns, enhance economic opportunity and build strong communities, as well as support local employee health, safety and engagement.

Based at Lakewood Ranch Half Acre Construction Company recently added Matt Ward as an assistant project manager to his growing team. In his new role as Assistant Project Manager, Ward will support project coordination and management, perform administrative duties including RFPs and RFIs, prepare estimates, facilitate communication between office staff and field and will ensure projects are on schedule and on schedule. budget. Most recently, Ward was the project coordinator for Tommy’s Express Holdings.


ERES Companies, a commercial real estate company, announced the opening of its Sarasota office, located in the downtown Sarasota building at 1819 Main St., Suite 1000. The location will serve as a hub for ERES Capital, l private equity investment of the organization. and development center.


Members of Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) did well at the FPRA’s Golden Image Awards, with recognition taking place at the 83rd Annual Conference in Orlando earlier this month. CWC-FPRA Members Sharon Kunkel, April, and Kim Livengood, APR, CCRP won top honors in two of the three professional divisions in addition to other awards won by chapter members.

Jordyn Caldwell, Sierra Schumann, Yadira Gonzalez, CCA Initiative Coordinator Josephine Eisenberg, DIAL Program Coordinator Marlon Wilson, Jonathan Lee and Lauren David celebrate the end of the DIAL internship program on August 10th.


Americans for the Artsthe Sarasota County Community Foundation and the Interuniversity Alliance (CCA) recently announced the success of the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) program in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Five Sarasota/Manatee interns out of a total of 39 national finalists were selected for the program, now in its 30th year, and participated in a summer internship at an arts and cultural organization. Interns received a summer work allowance of $4,500 before taxes, more than 30 hours of professional development workshops, as well as artistic activities, lively discussions and more. They also have access to the national cohort of DIAL interns and the strong network of DIAL alumni.

Regional winners of the CCA DIAL Internship Program and the arts organizations they have served with are Jordyn Caldwellwho is currently finishing her final year at George Mason University to study film and media, has worked with The Sarasota Ballet; Lawrence Davida New Florida College senior minor in museum studies and major in environmental studies with an emphasis on urban studies and the environment, interned at the Sarasota Art Museum; Yadira Gonzaleza music student from Florida State Collegeplanning to study music business at Florida Atlantic University, worked with Manatee Performing Arts Center; Jonathan Leea Guatemalan-American artist originally from Chicago based in Sarasota, and an incoming junior at New Florida College studies theater and dance, intern at the CreArte Latino Cultural Center; and Sierra Schumann (they), a multimedia artist from Los Angeles County and currently a student at Ringling College of Art and Design specialized in illustration, served to Ringling Museum with the historical theater of Asolo.

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