ISSUE NO. 74 | April 2, 2019
CHAMBER BUZZ 
Ribbon Cuttings
March 2019
Congratulations to our member companies who celebrated their grand openings, relocations or expansions with a Chamber Ribbon Cutting!
MAXIMIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Celebrate Your Business with the New Ribbon Cutting Form!
Do you have an upcoming grand opening, renovation or expansion of your business? Take advantage of your membership benefits to celebrate the opening of your business with the new Ribbon Cutting Form! The new Ribbon Cutting Form has all of the information that you need to book your Ribbon Cutting, including tips, resources and FAQ's so that you are able to make the most of your event.

To book your ribbon cutting, follow three easy steps:
Step One: Go to the Chamber website. Click on the Membership tab, go to Membership Benefits and select Ribbon Cuttings.
Step Two: Scroll down to the ribbon cutting form and read all of the information on how to maximize your ribbon cutting. Hit submit once the form is complete.
Step Three: Once the ribbon cutting form is submitted, Tim Thomas, our Events Coordinator, will reach out to you within 24 to 48 hours to review and confirm your ribbon cutting details.
FEATURED EVENTS

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 restaurants 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
Thursday, April 4 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 8 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 18 | 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.
801 Apricot Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237

To book your ribbon cutting,
contact Tim Thomas at (941) 556-4031.
Partnering to Build Your Business