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in Tennessee" during a family vacation. She even bought a Christmas ornament in the gift shop, she added, and commented at the time "on how nicely run the shop was." Since then, the firm has received accolades from county staff for its operation of the North Port resort. Warm Springs Attractions of Port Charlotte, with a sole proprietor listed at the time as Robert Zabler, also bid on the short- term operation. Angelshot LLC is identified in the state's Division of Corporations filings as BizZoom Real LLC, whose principal address is 505 Orange Ave., Unit 101, in Sarasota. The reg- istered agent is Cross Street Corporate Services LLC with an address of 200 S. Orange Ave. in Sarasota. The managing member is James Abrams of 2727 Dick Wilson Drive in Sarasota, according to the company's 2014 annual report. The BizZoom website says Abrams has "cre- ated national brands in multiple industries," including consumer products and services, contractor services, training and financial services. His first company, it adds, became publicly traded first on the NASDAQ and later on the New York Stock Exchange, and that company eventually achieved more than $900 million in revenue. The website adds that Abrams and his long- time business associate, Terry Nicholson, formed BizZoom Inc. in 2012 as "a small pri- vate equity firm that invests in and grows successful consumer products and services." Friends of Warm Mineral Springs Inc. filed its incorporation papers with the state in June 2013. Although its principal address is in Lake Worth, its mailing address is 12301 Durango Ave. in North Port. The organization's website says its mission is "To Educate the public and provide for Restoration, Preservation and Stewardship of these vital historical and natural resources in perpetuity." The registered agent for the company, as updated on the Division of Corporations website in September 2013, is William Delp of Lake Worth. Mike Ange of North Port is listed as vice president, and Dr. Juliette Jones of 12301 Durango Ave., North Port, is listed as secretary. % Share stories via e-mail, post to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest SHARE Sarasota News Leader May 30, 2014 Page 41

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