Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

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Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

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Local firms win regional Addys

Members of the Southwest Florida chapter of the American Advertising Federation won Addy awards at the regional level.

AdFed Suncoast chapter winners, announced in February, went on to the regional competition. Regional winners next compete at the state level.

The Ringling College of Art and Design won two Charlie Awards for having the highest-scoring work in each advertising media division of the Fourth District Addy Competition. Those wins were for Best of Advertising, Arts and Sciences for its admissions calendar and Best of Public Service for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Behind the Story.

The Ringling College of Art and Design's Design Center won six gold Addys and five silvers.

Nickel Communications won three silver Addys.

BoostDFM, Clarke Advertising & Public Relations, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Knight Marketing and Miles all won one silver each.

In the student competition, students at Ringling won 11 Gold and six Silver Addys. The Best in Show District Addy was presented to Ringling students Jack Dess and Christina Hernandez for their "Crayola Brighten" project.

Manatee small business finalists

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards finalists have been named.

The finalists are: Anna Maria Historic Green Village, Clean As A Whistle of Manatee, Cortez Heating & Air Conditioning, Creations by L, CS&L CPAs, Duncan Real Estate, Gator Air Conditioning, Grapevine Communications International, Hide-Away Storage Services, L.A. Events, Leadership Simplified, Manatee Learning Academy & Learning Unlimited, Pet's Life Naturally, Richards Plumbing Repair, Robbins Insurance & Financial Services and Tim Lester International Realty.

The winners will be announced at an awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 22 at the Renaissance on 9th. …

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