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July 30, 2019 | Issue #89
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Ambassador of the Quarter
Congratulations to Taura Hammil on being selected as the Chamber Ambassador of the Quarter! Taura is a vibrant young professional in the Manatee-Sarasota area, making waves in the small business community as the Office and Sales Project Manager at Calusa Kitchen & Bath. Coupled with the business owners’ 30+ years of construction experience, Taura uses the arsenal of skills acquired from her previous journey as store manager at Escape Countdown to provide a fresh and innovative perspective in design. Taura has been a member of the Sarasota Chamber and the Young Professionals Group for three years and became a Chamber Ambassador last November. 
Young Professional Development Opportunity
WHEN: Friday, August 23 | 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites Sarasota | 202 N. Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, FL 34236
The 2019 Young Professional (YP) Summit serves our region's young professionals (21-40 years old). Join us for this half-day event focused on learning new ways for you to grow personally, professionally, and as a leader in the community that we love. At this year's “Refresh” themed Summit, attendees will first hear a keynote by AJ Lee from Game On Nation, and then have the opportunity to participate in three different breakout sessions.
Breakout Session 1
Emotional Intelligence the Key to Effective Relationships
Devon Dash, Axiom Strategic
How to Give a Killer Presentation to any Crowd!
Chris Fils, Raymond James
Breakout Session 2
Don't Share That: How to Positively Brand Yourself on Social Media
Ty DeMeza and Caitlin Moore, Grapevine Communications Advertising Agency
Hashing Out Medical Marijuana
Gail Farb, Williams Parker
Shelli Freeland Eddie, Sarasota County Government
Breakout Session 3
Presenting Yourself with Confidence
Will Luera, FST Improv
Going Green: Sustainable Living and Eco-Friendly Alternatives
Sara Kane, Sarasota County Government
Steve Phelps, Indigenous Restaurant
Rae Dowling, FPL
Chamber/YPG Members - $60
Non-Members- $75
Connect. Promote. Support.
Thursday, August 8
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Carlisle Inn - Sarasota
3713 Bahia Vista St | Sarasota, FL 34232
Presented by:
Learn how our two neighboring counties work together and what’s in store for the future of our region- Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis and Manatee County Administrator Cheri Coryea join us to present a look at their respective counties, including recent successes and what’s to come . Find out more about the work each county is doing independently, as well as together, in order to impact our region and build the framework for cultural and economic growth into the future.
Members - $30
Non-Members - $40
Wednesday, August 21
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sarasota Lanes, LLC
2250 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
The 2019 Greater Sarasota Chamber Bowling Tournament welcomes bowlers of all skill levels!

This exciting night includes the following: networking opportunity, 2 games of bowling (shoes included), a complimentary drink ticket, food, prizes, and much more! The tournament is set for teams of 5 or individuals who we’ll place with 4 others, allowing bowlers of all skill levels to participate.
Team of 5 Individual Bowler
Member - $175 Member - $40
Non-Member - $250 Non-Member - $55

Social Attendee (Non-Bowler) - $15