ISSUE NO. 75 | April 9, 2019
New Members
March 2019
A warm welcome to our March New Members! We are excited to welcome the following organizations to the Chamber:
Leadership Sarasota County Applications Now Available
Leadership Sarasota County is now accepting applications for the Adult and Youth Leadership Classes of 2020. Applications are due by Friday, May 31st.
The Adult Leadership Sarasota County program is a ten-month program tailored for up and coming leaders who want to use their knowledge, skills and relationships to advance and deepen their community impact. Participants will gain unique exposure to Sarasota County's key issues and players while broadening their network with diverse leaders from business, civic and nonprofit sectors.
The Youth Leadership Sarasota County program is a nine-month, hands-on program for rising high school juniors. Over the course of the program, selected students will visit various locations throughout Sarasota County to explore the diverse facets of Sarasota's social, government and business environments. The program is designed to develop positive leadership qualities.
For more information or questions, please contact Sara Rachon, Programs Coordinator.

Thursday, April 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites Sarasota
202 N. Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, FL 34236
Rise and shine! Meet us at the Good Morning, Sarasota breakfast event at the Embassy Suites Sarasota to jump-start your morning with Chamber business professionals.
We welcome you to enjoy a light breakfast, coffee/juice and door prizes in a laid-back atmosphere perfect for meeting your next customer or client. Held bi-monthly at various locations throughout Greater Sarasota.

Chamber Members - Complimentary
Non-Members - $20
This is an event that you won't want to miss!
Hosted by:
Wednesday, April 10
11:45 a .m. - 1 p.m.
SpringHill Suites
1020 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34234

Hungry for new business?  Leverage your lunch with the power of business connections and referrals at our Power Hour Lunch. Hosted the second Wednesday of every month, you are given the opportunity to join us at various Chamber Member locations where each guest is invited to make an introduction to the group and pitch an "elevator speech" about their business. 
Let's network and have lunch together! 

Please Note: Power Hour Lunches sell out at around 40 attendees. To secure your spot, please register prior to the event. As a courtesy to your fellow members, please contact Tim Thomas if you are registered but can no longer attend, so those on waitlists can experience the event. Thank you!

Chamber Members - $20
Non-Members - $35
Hosted by:
Food provided by:
Tuesday, May 7
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Art Ovation Hotel Sarasota
1255 North Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

As the times are changing, so is Leadership Sarasota. Leadership continues to evolve and grow and offers many exciting programs and events for the Sarasota community.

This year's awards will recognize the varied leadership our alumnus are providing to our community and beyond in three unique categories:

  • Lifetime of Leadership Award
  • Impact in Action Award
  • Leadership Sarasota Dedication Award

We look forward to an exciting reunion celebrating over 33 years of friendship and leadership!

Leadership Alumni - $65
Future Alumni/Late Registration - $75

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Presented by:
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 10 | 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 18 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 18 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 25 | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Thursday, April 11 at 9:30 a.m.
3315 University Parkway, Suite 101
Sarasota, FL 34243

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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