ISSUE NO. 84 | June 18, 2019
CHAMBER BUZZ 
Congratulations Winners
TOP HONOR SMALL BUSINESS ​OF THE YEAR
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HOSPITALITY & TOURISM ​ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
 

NON-PROFIT ​ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: Hyatt Regency Sarasota
 

PRODUCTS & SERVICES ​BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ​BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center


​RETAIL BUSINESS ​OF THE YEAR
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Leadership Graduation
Thank You 2019 Leadership Chairs
Last week, the Adult Leadership Class of 2019 graduated from the Leadership Sarasota County Program. 35 graduates were honored at the evening event at Michael's Wine Cellar.

The night included comments from Heather Kasten, Chamber CEO/President, and Chris Pfahler, Adult Leadership Program Co-Chair; and a photo slideshow. Graduates also swapped class superlatives, adding to the celebratory atmosphere and highlighting the group's close bonds.
A special thank you to the 2019 Adult Leadership Program Co-Chairs, Chris Pfahler and Taylor Aultman, for all of their hard work and dedication to the program.
For more information or questions, please contact Sara Rachon , Programs Coordinator.
FEATURED EVENTS
Wednesday, June 26 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
GROVE Restaurant Patio Ballroom
10670 Boardwalk Loop | Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Join us for the Sarasota Summer Showcase! We have  SOLD OUT of booths, but we encourage you to attend this event where you'll have the opportunity to network with hundreds of Chamber members, meet new business customers, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by 5 Chamber member restaurants, a cash bar and more!
Please Note: This is a complimentary event, and no pre-registration is required.
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For more information or questions, please contact Tim Thomas, Events Coordinator.
Thursday, June 20
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
The Circus Arts Conservatory
2075 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, FL 34239

Rise and shine!  Meet us at our Good Morning, Sarasota breakfast event at The Circus Arts Conservatory 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. This is an event that you don't want to miss!

Chamber Members - Complimentary
Non-Members - $20
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Tuesday, July 16
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Topic: Building Your Professional Resilience for a Stronger Tomorrow
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
1945 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34236

Please join us as we hear from Kristi Hoskinson from FCCI Insurance Group on resiliency. Kristi will discuss how good professionals and great professionals are distinguished by their level of resiliency – their ability to prepare for, recover from, and adapt in the face of adversity, stress, and challenge.

Resilient individuals thrive with change, demonstrate flexibility, and follow their heart as they pursue their passion and dreams. Learn how to manage your energy, honor boundaries, and be intentional about developing yourself both personally and professionally, to transform your life and build greater resiliency. Plan today for a stronger tomorrow.

Chamber Members - Complimentary
Non-Members - $20
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Upcoming Events
Thursday, June 20 | 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25 | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10 | 11:45 a.m. to 1 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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