ISSUE NO. 83 | June 11, 2019
Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Young
Professional of the Year
The 2019 Young Professional Summit serves our region’s young professionals (21-40 years old). Join us for this half-day event focused on learning new ways for you to grow personally, professionally, and as a leader in the community that we love. This year’s theme is “Refresh” and will be on Friday, August 23 rd  from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Sarasota.

Nominations are now open for the Young Professional of the Year Award, which will be presented at the August Summit. Please follow the link below to nominate a young professional who meets the criteria below.

Eligible applicants must be:
  • A member in good standing of the Sarasota Young Professionals (YPG) or work for a Chamber Member organization.
  • Between the ages of 21-40.
  • Working in a professional capacity in Sarasota County for at least 30 hours a week.
Presented by:
For more information or questions, please contact Sara Rachon , Programs Coordinator.
Vern Buchanan Exclusive Membership Event
WHEN: Monday, June 17 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Gold Coast Eagle Distributing
7051 Wireless Ct | Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240

Join us for an informative session with US Representative Vern Buchanan. Congressman Buchanan will provide an update on our region and will be presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award. This prestigious award is given annually to members of Congress based on their support of critical business legislation.
** Please Note: No registration is necessary, this event is free to attend.
Tuesday, June 18 | 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Topic: How to Evolve from Ordinary to EXTRAordinary Customer Experiences
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
1945 Fruitville Road | Sarasota, FL 34236
Join us at this 50 minute interactive keynote to gain skills that will help you create a Wow! customer experience every time. Learn a revolutionary way of thinking and creative tactics that will guarantee that your customers have a positive and memorable experience with every interaction. Leave this experience with the skills needed to create a lasting impression and consistent customer loyalty.
Chamber Members - $15
Non-Members - $25

**Please Note: Breakfast is included with your registration.
Presenting Sponsor:
Media Sponsor:
Food Catered by:
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
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! 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!
Presented by:
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, June 12 | 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, June 14 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18 | 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Thursday, June 20 | 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.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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