Chamber Buzz weekly news & updates
August 6, 2019 | Issue #90
Maximize Your Membership
Welcome to the Chamber Team Linda
We are excited to welcome Linda Forrest to our Chamber Team as our new Membership Investment Representative! As a native Floridian originally from Lakeland, she moved to Sarasota County in 2001. Linda became known around Sarasota during her twelve-year tenure with the Herald-Tribune. After graduating from State College of Florida where she studied English, she wrote and published a memoir, 'She Ain't My Sister.' The book's focus is on child abuse, which is why Linda has served as both a 'BIG' with the Big Brother, Big Sister program and has volunteered with the Child Protection Center. Linda is an avid beach lover and even named her puppy 'SummerBreeze.' She is fortunate to have two daughters who live nearby and anticipates the arrival of her third grandchild.
Do you know someone who is interested in joining the Chamber? If so, contact Linda Forrest today!
Announcing the Young Professional of the Year Award Finalists
WHEN: Friday, August 23 | 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites Sarasota | 202 N. Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, FL 34236
The Young Professional Year of the Year Award recognizes a young professional in the Sarasota region that has demonstrated outstanding leadership personally, professionally, and in our community. Based upon scoring criteria, the individuals who qualified as finalists are:
Kate Honea
Principal Dancer and Assistant Ballet Mistress
Sarasota Ballet
Angelica Hull
Youth and Family
Program Manager
The Ringling
Jenny Townsend
President and Owner
Music Compound
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, AJ Lee from Game on Nation will speak on "Seizing the Moments that Matter: Rest. Fuel. Move." Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in three different breakout sessions.  Read more about the breakout sessions here.
Chamber/YPG Members - $60
Non-Members- $75
Presented by:
Connect. Promote. Support.
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: Member - $175 | Non-Member - $250
Individual Bowler: Member - $40 | Non-Member - $55
Social Attendee (Non-Bowler) - $15
The 2019 Sarasota Chamber Golf Classic welcomes golfers of all skill levels. This exciting day includes networking, 18-hole game and cart, complimentary beverages and snacks, lunch, contests and prizes, award reception and much more! The tournament is a scramble format, allowing golfers of all skill levels to participate. 
Friday, September 20
11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Founders Golf Club
3800 Golf Hall Drive | Sarasota, FL 34240
Member - $700 | Non-Member - $820
Individual Golfer:
Member - $175 | Non-Member - $235
Awards Reception Only: $40