Business Briefs: Car sales event to benefit 13th Avenue Dream Center
BRADENTON, Mar 20, 2013 (The Bradenton Herald - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Manatee Community Federal Credit Union is hosting an affordable car sales event at the 13th Avenue Dream Center, 201 13th Ave, W., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will raise money for the center's "Dollar for Dreams" campaign designed to enhance the Dream Center's mission of providing a clean and safe learning environment that will allow central Bradenton youth to gain self-confidence and self-reliance skills that will help them achieve their dreams.
Manatee Community will donate $200 for every sale to the Dollars for Dream campaign supporting the 13th Avenue Dream Center.
Information: 941-748-7704, ext. 102.
Wetherington Homes to break ground
EAST MANATEE -- Lee Wetherington Homes is about to break ground on its newest community in Marshall's Landing, off State Road 70 in Manatee County.
The waterfront enclave of 37 homes has 34 sites available, and Lee Wetherington Homes will break ground on a new model there within 60 days. Every home in the gated community is designed to have a waterfront view.
Dale Key of Sandals Realty Sarasota will be the onsite sales representative for Lee Wetherington Homes.
Lee Wetherington Homes' new model in Marshall's Landing, the Osprey, will have an Island Colonial theme. Prices will start in the low $500s and homes will be from 2,300 to 4,000 square feet. The two-story Osprey model is expected to be complete before the end of this year, but homes are available for sale immediately.
Lee Wetherington Homes has built more than 4,000 homes in its nearly 40 years of building in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Lee Wetherington Homes is a locally owned and operated company based in Lakewood Ranch.
E's Best Sauces featured at celebrity chef event
PALMETTO -- E's Best Smoky Mountain Finishing Sauces were prominently featured in a recent Celebrity Chef event at the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, in Brandon. The celebrity series cooking class featured chef Chad Ward, from The Food Network's
"Chopped Grillmaster" series. Chef Ward served E's Best sauces with his short ribs entree.
E's Best, 1906 5th St. W., also announces the addition of seven new Florida retailers now selling E's Best Smoky Mountain Finishing Sauces: DG Ace Hardware stores (Clark Road. and U.S. 41) in Sarasota, Growers Hardware In Palmetto, Shaner's Land & Sea Market in St. Petersburg Beach, Bayway Country Store & Butcher Shoppe in St. Petersburg, Ricks Custom Meats in Lithia, and the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium in Brandon. E's Best also just completed its fourth bottling run in February.
"Asking retailers to carry a new product is always a challenge and we have a special appreciation for all of those who have said "yes" to E's Best. We are also humbled and thrilled that our sauces were part of such a prestigious Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium Celebrity Chef event. Thanks to Emporium owners Dave and Karen West, and Chef Ward for including our sauces alongside his award-winning menu," said Elmer Hilker, president.
E's Best weekend tasting events with its retailers are in demand, averaging 16-20 bottles sold per 2-hour event. E's Best Smoky Mountain Finishing Sauces are currently being carried by 32 retailers
in several southern states. A complete list of retailers is on the website, www.ebestbarbecue.com.
E's Best Barbecue, LLC is dedicated to demonstrating and upholding Christian principles. A share of proceeds from every bottle of sauce sold supports Christian outreach ministries. For more information,email email@example.com.
-- Herald staff reports
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