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SB2 | STATE OF THE ECONOMY AND LOCALPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

"FUELING TODAY'S ECONOMIC ENGINES FOR THE FUTURE"
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020  |  11AM REGISTRATION— 11:30-1:15PM PROGRAM
THE HYATT REGENCY, SARASOTA


The SRQ State of the Regional Economy luncheon and panel discussion will explore the forecast on the horizon of small business, regional economic trends and economic development. This economy-focused SB2 panel discussion and luncheon will delve into marketplace resiliency, the economic health of the region and will serve as a forum where pressing local business-related matters may be discussed. As a focus this year, the panel discussion will focus on the talent pipeline and workforce needed to continue to fuel the economic engines in the region. The luncheon will culminate with the SRQ Localpreneur of the Year program at which we will honor the finalists and winners of the annual cometition recognizing business leaders who have forged a successful path for their entrepreneurial endeavors in our region.

Featuring a BrandStory Presentation by  Eric Collin, President of Firmo Construction. Featured panelists include Elliott Falcione, President and CEO of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (BACVB); Rick Konsavage, General Manager of The Resort at Longboat Key Club; Chris Laney Workforce Education Director of CareerSource; Donal O'Shea, President of New College; and Brian Mariash, Wealth Management Advisor of Mariash Lowther Wealth Management Group.

 

 


THE PROGRAM — LOCALPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARDS


SRQ MEDIA believes in cultivating our locally-invested business economy by recognizing the entrepreneurs whose companies have made impactful contributions to the Sarasota and Bradenton market region. The Localpreneur of the Year program recognizes entrepreneurs who are driving successful, locally-owned businesses with purpose and passion and who have earned the respect of their peers in the following areas: corporate acumen, innovation, philanthropy, leadership and community impact. Each year, the community nominates hundreds of individuals they feel best capture the spirit of a “localpreneur”. Judges from New York City and Denver jury the final applications submitted by the honorees to identify the top five winners who best capture the spirit of the Localpreneur of the Year. Those individuals are announced and recognized at the Annual SB2 State of the Regional Economy and Localpreneur of the Year Awards Luncheon in February of each year.

 

THE PLATFORM — SB2 LUNCHEON SYMPOSIA


SB2 is a community, philanthropic and business initiative comprised of a series of three annual luncheons devoted to key regional topics in philanthropy and the economy. SB2 focuses on the collaboration between Sarasota and the Bradenton Area and catalyzes relevant and future-focused regional dialogue through a keynote presentation and facilitated panel discussion with regional representatives from both counties and nationally on topics impacting our local economy.

Each luncheon 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. Adding to the engagement-centric atmosphere, SB2 will also feature an awards ceremony during each luncheon celebrating local changemakers, passionate localpreneurs and philanthropic good heros. Topics, opening presentations, panelists and speakers will be confirmed one to two months in advance of the symposium date as relevant community dialogue evolves.

The February luncheon symposium focuses on the regional economy and its prominent drivers in tourism, arts, healthcare and small business. The July Transformation in Philanthropy and December Philanthropic Agenda luncheon symposia focus on the independent sector.

 

Speakers

Sponsors

event sponsor

Longboat Key Club Catalist Realty Waterworks Firmo Construction LLC

series sponsor

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Hyatt Regency Sarasota CareerSource Suncoast New College of Florida

series sponsor

JFCS PSAV Sue Ellen's Floral Boutique

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Location

1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL

Contact

Ashley Grant

SVP, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement
ashley.grant@srqme.com

 

Aidee Rodriguez

Partner Services and Programs Coordinator
aidee.rodriguez@srqme.com

 

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