DYNAMIC SYMPOSIUM CONVERSATIONS ON REGIONAL ISSUES
About the SRQ SB2 Symposium Series: Sarasota and Bradenton
SB2 is a bi-monthly community and business initiative produced by SRQ Magazine featuring a series of collaborative symposiums on key regional issues and topics. Hosted as a breakfast series in Sarasota at The Francis, SB2 focuses on the collaboration between Sarasota and Bradenton and catalyzes relevant and future-focused regional dialogue through a a keynote presentation and facilitated panel discussion with representatives from both counties on topics impacting our regional economy: from education to the environment, from economic development to philanthropy and from healthcare to tourism. Each symposium features an in-depth keynote presentation from a notable regional expert in the field who joins the panel to expand on the context of the topic and deliver fresh perspective on how our community fits into the broader picture of the state, region and country. Topics, opening presentations, panelists and speakers will be confirmed one to two months in advance of the symposium date as relevant community dialogue evolves.
Now, you can become an SB2 member when you buy season tickets to the 2016-17 series. For $189/individual member, you will receive tickets to all six bimonthly breakfast symposia starting in September of 2016 and wrapping in July 2017, And, as a bonus, your season pass also gives you two VIP member tickets to SB2 Rumbles Cocktail events at the Powel Crosley Estate in November of 2016 and February of 2017. Click "Buy Tickets" to purchase your season pass.
Sarasota Breakfast Series
Hosted at The Francis
1289 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida
Breakfast buffet 7:30am – 9:00am
Bradenton Cocktail Series
Hosted at the Powel Crosley Estate
8374 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres 5:00 – 7:00pm
Good Coast: A Good Place to Work, Live, Play and Give (Sarasota)
Dive into the business and quality of life opportunities on the West Coast of Florida created by the strong giving voice of our philanthropic region.
President & CEO, Ph. D, Florida Philanthropic Network
President & CEO, Goodwill Manasota
Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, Mariash Lowther Wealth Management
President & CEO, Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
Senior Vice President for Philanthropy, Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Good Education: Learning for a Lifetime (Sarasota)
Adaptations in Innovative Thinking in K-100+ Learning. In the Classroom | Internships | Lifelong Learning
President, Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
Dr. Larry Thompson
President, Ringling College of Art and Design
Good Culture: Burgeoning Arts (Sarasota)
Arts Organizations Creating Energetic Spaces for Creativity. SMOA | Asian Art Wing | Modern Dance | Players | Bayfront 20/20
Good People: The Tourism Economy (Sarasota)
2016 in Tourism: Impact of Tourism on Quality of Life. Tourism | Economy | Report
President & CEO, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
President & CEO, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
General Manager, The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Executive Director, Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Good Hand: Building Capacity in Our Independent Sector (Sarasota)
Fundraising, Innovation and Non-Profit Consultants. Foundations | Mission Alignment | ROI
President & CEO, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation
President & CEO, Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Good Growth: Economic Indicators (Sarasota)
Join us for a discussion of the regional indicators leading economic growth. Topics include: diversification of the marketplace, workforce readiness, jobs, the expanding healthcare and innovation sector and economic development priorities.
Director of GrowFL
Vice President of Business Development, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County
President and CEO, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Director of Economic and Business Development, Sarasota County
Executive Director, Sarasota Manatee Manufacturers Association
Inspiring Transformation: The Power of Changemakers (Sarasota)
Join us as we meet the minds behind some of the region's most inspiring organizations. These leaders have challenged conventional thought to bring about change for the benefit of the region and for the local community.
Director of Community Foundations, Knight Foundation
Founding Director, Realize Bradenton
Chairman, Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees
Dr. Michael Crosby
President & CEO, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
The Tourist Agenda: Making the Most of a Travel Economy (Sarasota)
Join us as we discuss the perks and challenges of living and conducting business in a major tourist region. We will explore how to make the most of the seasonal tourist effect and the best way to market to tourists and locals alike.
Executive Director, Bradenton Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Chief Marketing Officer, VISIT FLORIDA
General Manager of The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Fredrick "Rick" J. Piccolo, A.A.E
President, Chief Executive Officer, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Director of Sales and Marketing, FL Division, MPH Hotels
Foundations: The Basis of Giving (Sarasota)
Join us as we explore how foundations impact the philanthropic climate of our region. Learn about the resources available to family foundations, community foundations and the organizations that benefit from them the most.
President & CEO, Central Florida Foundation
President and CEO of Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Principal, Blalock Walters, P.A.
CEO/President, Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation
President/CEO & Trustee, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation
SRQ Kicks Off 2017 Annual Home of the Year Competition!
Calling all builders, architects, designers and landscape companies —the 13th Annual SRQ Home of the Year Competition is officially open! SRQ MEDIA is thrilled to produce this prestigious annual architecture and home design program recognizing truly exceptional residential spaces from Venice to Anna Maria Island. We are bracing ourselves to be blown away by gorgeous homes across the…
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Voting Open for the 9th Annual Best of SRQ Local Competition!
It is election season and SRQ Magazine wants your voice to be heard. The 9th annual “Best of SRQ Local” Readers’ Competition is officially open! It is time to sound the alarm, rally the troops, take to social media and VOTE for your favorite Sarasota establishments and causes to be recognized in one of our most popular editions…
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An Evening of Kismet and Connection At SRQ SkillSHARE, October 20
SRQ Studios was full of powerful and inspirational women looking to further their professional network at the third SRQ SkillSHARE Mentorship Summit on Thursday October 20, 2016. Powered by the Women in Business Initiatives, mentors from the Leadership Circle collaborated and exchanged insight and guidance with women throughout the Sarasota and Bradenton communities. “Our team was thoroughly energized by…
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