May 2013 has been a memorable month for Team Duncan as well as for the residents and visitors of Anna Maria Island.  It feels like there is always something to look forward to when you live in Paradise as most of us do.  This month started off with Food and Wine on Pine May 4th 2013, this fun-filled unique event has great music, fabulous local artists, and you guessed it food and wine.

That same weekend May 5th, 2013 was also the event local brides to be wait for, The 6th Annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Wedding Festival which showcased the best catering, boutiques, cakes, ceremony sites, DJs, florists, Jewelers, photographers, venues, spas, you name it.   This event is great for anyone to attend.  How can you go wrong when you have the areas best of everything all featured at the same event?


Speaking of Manatee County’s best, May is also the month that Manatee County announces the  Small Business of the Year Award.  Team Duncan was honored to be nominated and make it to the finals this year!!!  We would like to congratulate and support the 2013 winners.The Awards went to:Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery, NetWeave Social Networking, Suncoast Business Technologies, LLC, Johnson PhotoImaging,We also want to give our praise to our fellow finalists:

Advanced Technology Services & Support, Jerry Solomon
Canada Med Services / Discount Prescription Services, Dulcy Kushmore
Clean As A Whistle of Manatee, LLC, Deborah Cassidy
DuncanReal Estate, Darcie Duncan
Epoch Solutions, Inc., Patti & Eric Brown
Grapevine Communications, Angela Massaro-Fain & John Fain
HHHT Auto Care, Inc., Traci Intyre
Holiday Inn Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, Mohammad Gharavi and Jiten Patel
It Works! Global, Mark Pentecost
Jose M. Goldberg, DDS, PA, Jose M. Goldberg
Key Glass, LLC, Greg, Sheril and Justin Burkhart
L.A. Events, Inc., Lisa Arrigo Hoban
LED Lighting Systems, LLC, Robert & Jane Burns
Manasota Flooring, Bob Tiffany and Chris Quattlebaum
Manatee Painting Contractors, Inc., David Dillingham, Jr. and Danny Dillingham
Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders     , Trevor Gooby
Rayco Electric, Inc. Raymond Felske and Bryan Hindman
Scroggins Insurance Agency, Inc., Wayne & Sandy Scroggins
Statewide Protection Associates, LLC, Travis Savoie and Lance Biddle
Two Trails, Inc. – Green Building Consulting, Drew & Debbie Smith
University Animal Clinic, Dr. Robert Rill, Jr.
Williams Wealth Management Group, Derek R. Williams

We are proud to be grouped with these other fantastic businesses  here in Manatee County!


I almost forgot a personal favorite of Team Duncan.  The 2013 Pace Center for Girls Duck Race.  This event is so much fun every year!  Events include the Ducks in Paradise “Ducktail Party:” at Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast offering great  food, music, games, and auctions.  There is the main event the following day Lucky Ducky Race for PACE at the new Bradenton Riverwalk! Food, entertainment & lots of family fun culminating in over 15,000 rubber ducks racing down the Manatee River in the heart of Bradenton!

If you were not able to participate this year, you will want to make sure that you stay in town next year during the month of May.  Although Team Duncan is exhausted, each one of these events was an event to remember.  Fantastically put together by our areas finest.  Have your friends and family come down and join you!  If they need a place to stay you can always have them contact my team.  Our Vacation Rentals book fast so this is the Prime Time to book for 2014 Spring Events.

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