ISSUE NO. 80 | May 14, 2019
CHAMBER BUZZ 
Welcome New Members
April 2019
A big welcome to our April new members! We are excited to welcome the following organizations into the Chamber community:
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Member Spotlight: Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
Meet Eric Troyer, CPA
As the largest independently-owned CPA firm in Southwest Florida, Kerkering Barberio places great emphasis on identifying and retaining the brightest talent to serve their diverse client base. This focus is embodied in shareholder Eric Troyer, CPA, who practices in the firm’s audit and assurance division, serving construction, manufacturing and not-for-profits.
Born and raised in Sarasota, Eric went to college in the Midwest but was drawn back to the sunshine and opportunity offered in his hometown, accepting his first accounting job with Kerkering Barberio in 2004. He’s celebrating his fifteenth year with the Sarasota accounting firm this year and was promoted to shareholder in 2018.

Eric was initially drawn to the accounting profession because he enjoyed business and seeing what makes companies successful, but today, his greatest sense of accomplishment comes in serving many of the area’s not-for-profits. As the father of three children, he sees the value that these organizations bring to our community daily through their hard work to make Sarasota a better place.

As for the future with his own organization, Eric understands personally the importance of drawing talent to our area and developing future leaders from within. He’s proud to do his part in continuing Kerkering Barberio’s mission to assist clients in achieving their personal, business and financial goals.
FEATURED EVENTS
Friday, June 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Blvd. of the Arts | Sarasota, FL 34236
Register now to join us as we honor the finalists and recognize the winners of the 2019 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards on Friday, June 14th!

Join us at the Awards Luncheon to find out the Small Business of the Year, which will be chosen from the five category winners. Click here to view the Small Business Awards Finalists.
Chamber Members - $55
Non-Members - $75
Gold Table (Full Table of 10) - $775
Silver Table (Half Table of 5) - $525
Presented by:
For more information or questions, please contact Tim Thomas, Events Coordinator.
Limited space available!

Thursday, May 16
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Bird Key Yacht Club
301 Bird Key Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236

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 and complementary beer and wine in a laid-back atmosphere perfect for meeting your next customer or client.

Chamber Members - Complimentary
Non-Members - $20
This is an event that you don't want to miss and a great way to kick-off an early
start to the weekend!
Hosted by:
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!
Whether you choose to exhibit or attend, you can expect to start your summer with over 200+ new business contacts and enjoy music, food, and drinks. 

Members and non-members are invited to attend this FREE start of the summer hoorah to get the season started off right! 

Please visit our website for information on exhibiting a booth. **Please Note: Limited number of booth opportunities remain**
Presented by:
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, May 15 | 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 16 | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 6 | 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12 | 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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