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Free Press (Sara/Mana edition)

Buchanan Automotive Group shows

growth in Automotive News rankings

Sarasota's Buchanan Automotive Group has emerged as one of the fastest growing dealership groups in the country, according to rankings released by Automotive News. Based on total new car sales for 2003, Automotive News ranked Buchanan Automotive 42nd in the country. The rank represents a 21.6% rate of growth from Buchanan's 2002 rank of 51st.

Roofing contractor wins Firestone

Inner Circle of Quality Award

Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida was presented with the 2004 Master Contractor Award and the Inner Circle of Quality Award by Firestone Building Products Co. The awards recognize Sutter Roofing Co.'s superior workmanship on roofing projects during 2003, and its ongoing commitment to quality roofing system installations.

Gallery for Metropolitan Sarasota Bay

opened at 1150 Ritz Carlton Drive

The Sales Gallery for the Metropolitan Sarasota Bay opened to the public in April. The Metropolitan Sarasota Bay sales gallery features a high drama reception area and design center in addition to several vignettes of full-size residence features, including a model kitchen with family room, master bath with rain forest shower and soaking tub, etc. For more information, call (888) 660-1515 or visit the Web site

PGT Industries chooses Webster

University for MBA Cohort

PGT Industries has chosen Webster University for their student MBA cohort. About 20 students will meet at PGT Industries in the company's classrooms. At a part-time pace, the program will take each participant about three years to complete.

Grapevine Growth

adds new clients

Grapevine Communications has gained 12 new clients in the past six months. Those clients include Franklin Lighting, Grande Oaks Preserve, RAM Development for Broadway Promenade, Decorating Resources, Dooley Mack Constructors, Homes of Distinction, ReEmployAbility, Vista Bay Point, the ADP Group, Dr. Chalmers, The Blackpoint Group and Corporate Realty & Development. Massaro-Fain and John Fain established the agency in 2002.

OTS names KSC Advertising and

Public Relations as agency of record

The Old Temple Study Foundation, based in Sarasota, has named KSC Advertising and Public Relations as its agency of record. The foundation is dedicated to the education and historic preservation of Malta, located in the Mediterranean.

Local Web developer helps client

win Pinnacle Award for best site

Local Web developer and Internet business solutions provider, Gravity-Free, designed a Web site for Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club that won a Pinnacle Award for Best Industry Website. The Web site,, is a combination of content and vibrant images that clearly translates Miromar Lakes' marketing message to its target audience.


opens for business

Sue Haggard has started a new online real estate subscription service called The service offers detailed pre-foreclosure information pertaining to all real estate foreclosure suits. The service can be found at


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