ISSUE NO. 87 | July 9, 2019
In Memory of Gregory Hall
Our Chamber Team sends our condolences to the family and friends of Gregory Hall. Gregory, a beloved member of our community, passed away at the end of June at age 59. Known professionally as an architect in Sarasota, Gregory was also an active Chamber Member and Leadership Sarasota County Alumni. After graduating from the Leadership Class of 2003, Gregory served on the Leadership Council for four years. We honor his professional work, community engagement and undeniably kind and generous personality, which leave a deep and lasting impact on our community.
July Bridge Magazine
The July Bridge Magazine is here! Read about the 2019 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards winners, new Chamber staff, upcoming events, member news and more!

Interested in reading previous editions of the Bridge Magazine? Click here.
Tuesday, July 16 | 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
1945 Fruitville Road | Sarasota, FL 34236

Please join us as we hear from Kristi Hoskinson, from FCCI Insurance Group, speak on the power of resiliency. What makes a person thrive during transition and change, maintain flexibility during tough times, and perform their best in the midst of difficulties? It’s the degree of resilience – the capacity we all have to prepare, recover, and adapt in the face of adversity, stress, and challenge.

Kristi will share easy-to-apply techniques to build our resilience capacity, improve our productivity and performance, and manage difficult situations with confidence, professionalism, and strength. Plan today for a stronger tomorrow.

Chamber Members - Complimentary
Non-Members - $20
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For more information or questions, please contact Tim Thomas, Events Coordinator.
Thursday, July 18
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Gaia Stone Gallery of Sarasota
1955 Northgate Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34234

Make connections with Chamber business professionals! Meet us at our after-hours event, Chamber Connect--held bi-monthly on the third Thursday at various locations throughout Greater Sarasota. You are invited to enjoy light appetizers, drinks and door prizes in a laid-back atmosphere perfect for meeting your next customer or client. 

This is an event you don't want to miss and a great way to kick-off and early start to the weekend! 

Chamber Members - Complimentary
Non-Members - $20
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Thursday, July 25
Topic: Establishing a Work/Life Balance for Working Parents
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CitySide Apartments
700 Cocoanut Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Join us for the next YPG ProDev series event, which will address work/life balance for working parents!

Speaker Kathleen Sullivan has over 30 years of experience working as a manager and leader. She possesses a Master's Degree from Tufts University and is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Business "Head Start Fellows" Program. Ms. Sullivan is the current Vice President of Programs at Children's First Inc.

Please Note: Registration includes lunch. The deadline to register is Monday, July 22.

YPG/Chamber Members - $15
Non-Members - $20
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Upcoming Events
Wednesday, July 10 | 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 11 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16 | 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 18 | 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
To book your ribbon cutting, please fill out the Ribbon Cutting Form . For more information or questions, please contact Tim Thomas at
(941) 556-4031.
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