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SKY Academy at YMCA of Southwest Florida

YMCA of Southwest Florida operates two A-rated, tuition free, public charter middle schools- SKY Academy, which stands for Strength and Knowledge at the YMCA. SKY Academy supports middle school students... Dec 1, 2021

Embracing Our Differences Brings 'Bucket Fillers' Virtual Reading Initiative to 8,200 Students

This month, through a partnership with Sarasota County Schools, the School District of Manatee County and the Early Learning Coalitions of Sarasota County and Manatee County with generous support... Nov 30, 2021

SKY Academy at YMCA of Southwest Florida

YMCA of Southwest Florida operates two A-rated, tuition free, public charter middle schools- SKY Academy, which stands for Strength and Knowledge at the YMCA. SKY Academy supports middle school students... Nov 29, 2021

Learn More About Trade Mark Interiors

From Plans to Pillows®, Tracee Murphy and her team at Trade Mark Interiors specialize in creating beautiful spaces that reflect your style of living and working. Designing a home is a very personal... Nov 22, 2021

Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival

November 12th-15th, 2021  The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is a visual and cultural arts festival held on Siesta Beach every November. Celebrating our 11th year, the festival has hosted over 300,000... Nov 10, 2021

Design Your New Space with Trade Mark Interiors

From Plans to Pillows®, Tracee Murphy and her team at Trade Mark Interiors specialize in creating beautiful spaces that reflect your style of living and working. Designing a home is a very personal... Nov 10, 2021

Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival

Celebrating its 11th year, November 12-15, The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is a visual and cultural arts festival held on our #1 rated Siesta Beach. The Classic hosts over 300,000 attendees... Nov 8, 2021

Fifth Third Bank’s new regional president, Jim Weiss

Jim Weiss may be new to South Florida, but he already knows his way around the state. As the new regional president for Fifth Third Bank, Weiss brings a decade of experience in Florida banking.  Weiss... Nov 5, 2021

Children First Named Top Place of Employment in Sarasota-Manatee for Third Consecutive Time

Children First has been recognized as a top employer in Sarasota-Manatee in the “Best Places to Work” competition for the third consecutive year. Hosted by independent firm Best Companies Group... Nov 4, 2021

There's Never Been A More Important Time to Quit Tobacco

Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, as part of the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program, offers free tobacco cessation sessions to help individuals quit all forms of tobacco.  These... Nov 3, 2021

International Sand Sculpting Festival Returns November 12-15

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is a visual and cultural arts festival held on Siesta Beach every November. Celebrating our 11th year, November 12 - 15, 2021, the festival has hosted... Nov 2, 2021

The Blues Sound Better in Bradenton

The 10th anniversary of the Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend, presented by BMO Harris Bank, will be held at LECOM Park on Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4, 2021, with an outstanding lineup of... Nov 1, 2021

Chief Executive Officer, Centerstone - Florida, Melissa Larkin-Skinner

Melissa Larkin-Skinner, MA, MBA, LMHC Chief Executive Officer, Centerstone – Florida Delivering care that changes people’s lives is Centerstone’s mission and what guides... Oct 28, 2021

There's Never Been A More Important Time to Quit Tobacco

Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, as part of the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program, offers free tobacco cessation sessions to help individuals quit all forms of tobacco.  These... Oct 27, 2021

Sailor Circus Academy Presents Soarin'

Joing the Sailor Circus Academy's Gold Troupe as their students present Soarin', a showcase offering the students their first opportunity to perform under the bright lights of the Sailor Circus arena to... Oct 22, 2021

Make an Impact This Holiday Season: Donate to the JFCS Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior Campaigns

For the past 16 years JFCS of the Suncoast has been spreading holiday cheer to many of its clients through its annual Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior campaigns. Both programs provide donated holiday... Oct 22, 2021

Make an Impact This Holiday Season: Donate to the JFCS Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior Campaigns

For the past 16 years JFCS of the Suncoast has been spreading holiday cheer to many of its clients through its annual Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior campaigns. Both programs provide donated holiday... Oct 21, 2021

Make an Impact This Holiday Season: Donate to the JFCS Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior Campaigns

For the past 16 years JFCS of the Suncoast has been spreading holiday cheer to many of its clients through its annual Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior campaigns. Both programs provide donated holiday... Oct 21, 2021

Make an Impact This Holiday Season: Donate to the JFCS Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior Campaigns

For the past 16 years JFCS of the Suncoast has been spreading holiday cheer to many of its clients through its annual Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior campaigns. Both programs provide donated holiday... Oct 21, 2021

Children First Named Top Place of Employment in Sarasota-Manatee for Third Consecutive Time

Children First has been recognized as a top employer in Sarasota-Manatee in the “Best Places to Work” competition for the third consecutive year. Hosted by independent firm Best Companies Group... Oct 20, 2021

Learn More About The Florida Center for Early Childhood

Imagine you are a young child, dependent on others, but unable to communicate your needs. This was Luna’s story, as she struggled with a developmental disability impacting her daily life. She began... Oct 19, 2021

Investments, Taxes, Inflation, Retirement & Estate Planning - Do You Have It All Figured Out?

Perhaps your situation has changed, or you’ve been trying to navigate your financial future on your own. Are you looking to preserve wealth or evaluate a business or real estate opportunity? Do you... Oct 18, 2021

Striking Out the Stigma of Mental Illness

Sunshine from Darkness, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the funding of mental health research and local mental health services and programs, is proud to present its 2021 Inspiring... Oct 12, 2021

The 2021-2022 Season at the Van Wezel is Finally Here

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall welcomes audiences back for an exciting 2021-2022 season! All single tickets are ON SALE NOW. Make sure to check out the lineup, especially the Sarasota premieres! Enjoy... Oct 11, 2021

Experience True Luxury at Sirius Day Spa, Salon & Med Spas

Voted Best Spa by the Herald Tribune 2020 & 2021, and Best of SRQ 2021 Gold, Sirius is the place to be for the best in Aesthetics, Hair Designers & Master Colorists, Expert Massage Therapy, Lashes,... Oct 11, 2021

Celebrating the Past & Defining the Future

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast, Inc. (JFCS) is 35 years in the making. Present-day JFCS of the Suncoast was founded in July of 1986 to address a growing need to... Oct 8, 2021

The Event at TerraNova Partners with Local Charities for a Next-Level Philanthropic Event

The Events at TerraNova team is excited to announce a charity-equestrian competition during their inaugural event. The Event at TerraNova will showcase three-day eventing at its new state-of-the-art facility... Oct 7, 2021

The Event at TerraNova Partners with Local Charities for a Next-Level Philanthropic Event

The Events at TerraNova team is excited to announce a charity-equestrian competition during their inaugural event. The Event at TerraNova will showcase three-day eventing at its new state-of-the-art facility... Oct 7, 2021

Children First Named Top Place of Employment in Sarasota-Manatee for Third Consecutive Time

Children First has been recognized as a top employer in Sarasota-Manatee in the “Best Places to Work” competition for the third consecutive year. Hosted by independent firm Best Companies Group... Oct 6, 2021

Dive in to Vertical | Design+Build

Vertical | Design+Build brings over 50 years of experience designing and building award-winning, high-end custom homes along Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast. The design and build process provides... Oct 6, 2021

New Name for Longstanding Financial Firm: Same Focus on You & Your Goals

Allegiant Private Advisors is now Mariner Wealth Advisors. Since 1997, Allegiant was built to be your advocate and that mission continues under the Mariner Wealth Advisors name. A local office of wealth... Oct 5, 2021

The Originals 'Set The Bar' Cocktail Competition is Back

Representatives of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals (SMO) announces the return of the in-person Set The Bar Cocktail Competition, scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Ed Smith... Oct 5, 2021

Don’t miss the 2021-2022 Season at the Van Wezel!

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall welcomes audiences back for an exciting 2021-2022 season! All single tickets are ON SALE NOW. Make sure to check out the lineup, especially the Sarasota premieres. Enjoy... Oct 4, 2021

Announcing SmartHouse Integration as Home of the Year Sponsor

We are thrilled to announce SmartHouse Integration as a 2022 Home of the Year Sponsor. SmartHouse Integration was founded in 1998 to answer the call for technology in the home builder market. They are... Oct 1, 2021

Cofounder and CEO of The Selah Way Foundation, Elizabeth Fisher Good

For the last twenty-five years I have been passionate about the root of sexual abuse. My Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, combined with my own personal journey, has led me into ministry,... Sep 28, 2021

ASID-FLWC 2021 Chapter Weekender Recognizes Impactful Design at Awards Gala

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) - Florida West Coast Chapter (FLWC) advances the ever-evolving interior design profession and promotes the value of impactful interior design. This past... Sep 28, 2021

Tech-Driven Real Estate Company is Providing New Resources to Sarasota Residents

Compass, a leading real estate technology company, is making its way to the sunny beaches of Sarasota. Founded in 2012, Compass provides services that help real estate agents grow their businesses and... Sep 27, 2021

Tempted To Do Italian Every Night This Week

You don’t have to fly 5,000+ miles overseas to get a real deal Italian-cooked meal. Members of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals—also known as 941 Originals—represent a sleu of locally-owned... Sep 21, 2021

There's Never Been A More Important Time to Quit Tobacco

Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, as part of the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program, offers free tobacco cessation sessions to help individuals quit all forms of tobacco.  These... Sep 20, 2021

Striking Out the Stigma of Mental Illness

Sunshine from Darkness, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the funding of mental health research and local mental health services and programs, is proud to present its 2021 Inspiring... Sep 20, 2021

In Conversation With Veronica Thames

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders features a roundtable discussion among representatives from local non profit organizations. Below is an excerpt from the conversation... Sep 15, 2021

Claim your $49 Neuropathy Special Today with The Roots Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy can be an agonizing and painful condition that is a result of nerve damage, and, if not treated, can result in a person being confined to a walker or wheelchair. Neuropathy can be... Sep 13, 2021

Free Tobacco Cessation Sessions

There’s never been a more important time to quit tobacco.  Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, as part of the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program, offers free tobacco cessation... Sep 8, 2021

Compass Expands to Sarasota

Compass, a leading real estate technology company, announced its launch in Sarasota with 10 top agents. Founding agents joining Compass in Sarasota include: Jennifer Linehan, Sara Ferguson, Pam Charron,... Sep 7, 2021

4 Tips for Credit Card Balance Transfers

Are you paying a high interest rate on your credit card? If so, there may be something you can do about it by making a balance transfer to a card with a lower Annual Percentage Rate (APR). Depending on... Sep 6, 2021

Join us for The Event at TerraNova Equestrian Center

Join us for The Event at TerraNova, a US Equestrian and internationally-sanctioned event hosting a range of competition levels, including Starter through the internationally-ranked CCI1*-S, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S... Sep 6, 2021

Travel Round the Retailers at the UTC Mall with 'Passport to Shopping' Offer

Whether you're in town for business, visiting your Florida friends and family or enjoying a vacation, The Mall at University Town Center is extending a warm welcome. Visitors and shoppers alike, that live... Aug 27, 2021

In Conversation with Arthur Lerman

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders features a roundtable discussion among representatives from local non profit organizations. Below is an excerpt from the conversation... Aug 25, 2021

Win Big at The Bazaar with Locally-Curated Gift Basket Giveaway

Every time you visit the award-winning indoor market/shopping mall, The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime, from now until Tuesday, August 31, 2021, you can be entered to win a $200+ Bazaar Gift Basket... Aug 20, 2021

In Conversation with Kristie Skoglund

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders features a roundtable discussion among representatives from local non profit organizations. Below is an excerpt from the conversation... Aug 18, 2021

Turn Up a Tuesday at CMX CineBistro Siesta Key

Tuesdays just got a whole lot sweeter because of CMX CineBistro Siesta Key. Appropriately dubbed 'Tempting Tuesday,' take advantage of $5 movie tickets, for any show, all day long. Grab the kids for... Aug 13, 2021

In Conversation With Rick Yocum of Humane Society of Manatee County

Published in the July edition of SRQ Magazine, In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders features a roundtable discussion among representatives from local non profit organizations. Below is an excerpt... Aug 11, 2021

Have Fun in the 941 with Fins Frenzy: Daily Happy Hour

Summer's halfway over, but the happy hour fun doesn't have to stop. Take a drive down to Venice for a change of scenery and enjoy some delicious lite bites and drink specials at Fins Frenzy, Fins at Sharky's... Aug 9, 2021

In Conversation With Debbie Mason

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders features a roundtable discussion among representatives from local non profit organizations. Below is an excerpt from the conversation... Aug 4, 2021

In Conversation With David Sessions of Willis A. Smith Construction

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation: The State of Real Estate showcases five local experts in the real estate and construction field. Below is an excerpt from the discussion in which David... Aug 2, 2021

Get Down on an All You Can Eat Fish Fry at Venezia Restaurant & Bar

You don't technically have to have a room at Wyndham Hotel Venezia's resort-style boutique property in order to visit and dine in at the Venezia Restaurant & Bar inside. On Fridays, head... Jul 30, 2021

In Conversation With Bill Sadlo

    Published in the July magazine, In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders features a roundtable discussion among representatives from local non profit organizations. Below is an excerpt... Jul 28, 2021

In Conversation with Alexandria Twigg of Lucido Global of Keller Williams Realty

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation: The State of Real Estate showcases five local experts in the real estate and construction field. Below is an excerpt from the discussion in which Alexandria... Jul 26, 2021

TerraNova Equestrian Center Brings International Equestrian Events to Southwest Florida

Tucked into the picturesque countryside of Myakka City, TerraNova Equestrian Center is a welcoming setting for all levels of horse enthusiasts to enjoy equestrian sports. The team at... Jul 26, 2021

Enjoy 'Museum Free Day' at SAM

This summer take advantage of some fun in the 941 by joining Visit Sarasota on the last Sunday of the month, this month and next, for Museum Free Day at Sarasota's newest art institution, Sarasota... Jul 23, 2021

In Conversation With Veronica Thames

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders features a roundtable discussion among representatives from local non profit organizations. Below is an excerpt from the conversation... Jul 21, 2021

In Conversation With Budge Huskey of Premier Sotheby's International Realty

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation: The State of Real Estate showcases five local experts in the real estate and construction field. Below is an excerpt from the discussion in which Budge... Jul 19, 2021

Tour the City All Summer Long With Visit Sarasota and Discover Sarasota

This summer take advantage of some fun in the 941. Visit Sarasota is rolling out special deals and offers all season long through valued partners of their 'Live Like a Local' campaign. Choose... Jul 16, 2021

Tile On! Move your home project forward at Florida Design Works

There are three important words in the tile industry right now: We have stock. Nearly every industry is facing supply shortages, increased freight expenses and long lead times, including the home improvement... Jul 15, 2021

In Conversation With Philip Tavill

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders features a roundtable discussion among representatives from local non profit organizations. Below is an excerpt from the conversation... Jul 14, 2021

In Conversation With Darcie Duncan of Duncan Real Estate

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation: The State of Real Estate showcases five local experts in the real estate and construction field. Below is an excerpt from the discussion in which Darcie... Jul 12, 2021

Wine It Up at Mattison's Forty-One With Discounts Through Visit Sarasota

This summer take advantage of some fun in the 941. Visit Sarasota is rolling out special deals and offers all season long through valued partners of their 'Live Like a Local' campaign. Choose... Jul 9, 2021

In Conversation With Cheryl Mendelson

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation with Non Profit Leaders features a roundtable discussion among representatives from local non profit organizations. Below is an excerpt from the discussion... Jul 7, 2021

In Conversation With Ben Graham of Michael Saunders & Company

Published in the July magazine, In Conversation: The State of Real Estate showcases five local experts in the real estate and construction field. Below is an excerpt from the discussion in which Ben... Jul 5, 2021

Quit Tobacco Today with Free Cessation Sessions

There’s never been a more important time to quit tobacco.  Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, as part of the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program, offers free tobacco cessation... Jun 30, 2021

BROADWAY is BACK at the Van Wezel!

Subscribers save on select shows, get the best seats in the house and renew before the general public. The curtain is rising on the Van Wezel’s long-awaited subscription season, and productions like... Jun 10, 2021

Quit Tobacco Today with Free Cessation Sessions

There’s never been a more important time to quit tobacco.  Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, as part of the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program, offers free tobacco cessation... Jun 7, 2021

Legislative Update: Ensuring interior Designers Maintain Their Right to Practice

On July 1, 2020, a new Florida State Interior Design Registry took effect to govern regulated interior designers in the state of Florida. ASID and IIDA (International Interior Design Association) worked... Apr 29, 2021

In the Know: Key Highlights from the ASID 2021 State of Interior Design Report

In this month's BrandStory the ASID Florida West Coast Chapter shares inights from the ASID 2021 Economic Outlook and State of Interior Design Report. The report reviews the state of interior design including:... Apr 22, 2021

Ahead of the Trend

With the overall economic outlook being positive for 2021 and 2022, spending has sustained the interior design industry overall, according to ASID research published in their Outlook and State of Interior... Apr 15, 2021

Design Impacts Lives

Featured in the April BrandStory, ASID is a community of designers, industry representatives, educators, and students who believe that Design Impacts Lives. The American Society of Interior Designers... Apr 8, 2021

In Conversation With 2020 Top Doctor Dr. Daniel M. Cooper

For the January 2021 edition of SRQ Magazine, we interviewed 2020 Top Doctors on current topics. Below is an excerpt from this published in the In Conversation marketing feature in which Daniel M. Cooper,... Feb 1, 2021

The Caldwell Trust Company Promise

As our founder wrote, “Standards for fiduciaries mandate a level of unwavering conduct, loyalty and personal integrity matched by few other disciplines in this changing and uncertain world.”... Dec 21, 2020

Sailing Home Sarasota

Sailing is like life. Every story with a happy ending has some scary chapters, or you wouldn’t read the book. On the, “Key Breeze,” feel free to throw all cares to the wind, as your family... Sep 24, 2020

A Different Type of Financial Planner: Your Most Trusted Advisor

Unfortunately the financial services industry has historically revolved around a sales culture, and the client often suffers. Allegiant Private Advisors is different. The firm’s independent, fiduciary,... Aug 10, 2020

The Value of an Independent Fiduciary Advisor

Trust is paramount when it comes to money matters, and one word makes working with Allegiant Private Advisors a safer option for clients: fiduciary.  What does this term mean? Simply stated, being... Jul 27, 2020

Humble and Fortuitous Beginnings

What many may not know is that PGT Innovations’ humble beginnings were in the form of a porch enclosure company known as Vinyl Tech, started in 1980 with just three employees out of Venice. “What’s... Apr 20, 2020

A True "Cents" of Community: Advancing Education

Achieva Credit Union has been in Sarasota for 10 years and has been proud to be a GOOD neighbor every step of the way. The SRQ March BrandStory highlights several of the many of Achieva Credit Union’s... Mar 19, 2020

Why Mentoring Matters

Many promising students get sidetracked and step away from their education when hurdles appear, not knowing where to turn for help. Mentoring matters for these students. A study showed that at-risk young... Feb 27, 2020

The Ringling Calls for Call for Donations of "Books and Bags for Kids"

Donate new suitcases, blankets, books, and toiletries for children in foster care at The Ringling. These items will be given to children during the Manatee County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association’s... Jan 4, 2020

BELIEVE in a Social Network of Services

Your zip code could be a more reliable predictor of your health than your genetic code. To better understand how the cultural aspects of our lives effect our physical health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation... Dec 25, 2019

Foster Angels project

'Tis the Season of Sponsoring! The Foster Angels program ensures each child has a gift under their holiday tree by matching sponsors to the children’s wish lists. This year we will be serving just... Dec 4, 2019

Showing Community Care

Each of us cares for our community in a unique way. For donors working with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, it means being a resource during challenging times, with a mindset to listen to... Dec 4, 2019

The Guest Experience: Authentic Hospitality From the Ground Up

“What inspires me as a General Manager everyday is the opportunity to create an experience—make people feel good and really be happy to be here,” says General Manager... Nov 28, 2019

Making a Difference Every Season

With the holiday season quickly approaching there’s definitely something in the air - Something truly meaningful and heartwarming. It’s the sound of over 1,000 cats and kittens Cat Depot rescued... Nov 27, 2019

A Focus on Community

Year after year, the Hyatt Regency Sarasota staff gives their time to All Faith’s Food Bank, participates in the SE Guide Dog Walks and hosts the Turkey Trot to benefit ALSO each year—donating... Nov 21, 2019

Staying Awhile: A Unique Company Culture To Be Proud Of

The Hyatt Regency Sarasota’s company culture and relationship with their employees remain different than any other hotel chain. While there are a number of other hotel properties downtown available... Nov 14, 2019

A Helping Paw

Immediately following Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas Humane Society desperately needed to empty its shelter in order to make room for animals requiring refuge on the devastated islands.  In addition... Nov 13, 2019

Selby Gardens: Exploring the Master Site Plan

Since 2017, the leadership at Selby Gardens has participated deeply with its surrounding neighbors, hosting more than 60 meetings and workshops, listening to the input from neighborhoods and developing... Sep 18, 2019