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"It's an honor to represent the 700 employees who design, decorate and build Tervis drinkware with American hands and values."

- Rogan Donnelly, Tervis

[Manufacturing]  Tervis Represents Florida at Made in USA Event
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

A Tervis Tumbler sat on a table at the White House on Monday alongside American-made products from 49 other states of the union. As President Donald Trump issued a proclamation for the first “Made In America Day,” the Venice-made product stood in for the interests of Florida.

Rogan Donnelly, Tervis president, joined other manufacturers at a special ceremony in Washington, DC. “It's an honor to represent the 700 employees who design, decorate and build Tervis drinkware with American hands and values,” says Donnelly. While Tervis officials made clear on social media that participation in the event should not be seen as a political message, they also touted the invitation to represent the Sunshine State at an event designed “to highlight American-Made products that stimulate the economy and create jobs for American workers.”

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both took the opportunity to boast about a record number of actions aimed at loosening regulations on American manufacturers. Trump repeated a major pledge of his campaign, to renegotiate trade agreements with nations overseas to better serve US companies. Specifically, he said he would demand reciprocity in tariffs, stating that countries that charge for certain American products to be imported should see like assessments levied when the same products come into the United States. “We’re going to have a level playing field,” says Trump. “I say level, but if the table’s slanted slightly toward us, I’d accept that also.” 

Tervis over the past decade stepped up production in Venice, expanding facilities and adding lines of products. Tervis tumblers and other products, while often made with materials produced overseas, get assembled exclusively at a plant in North Venice. Company officials also noted that all products were designed here and that Tervis employs in-house artists to create the original wraps and other elements decorating the glasses.

Trump at the ceremony stated that, as president, he will support policies that benefit companies doing their product creation here. “When we purchase products made in the USA, profits stay here, revenue stays here and jobs, maybe most importantly of all, stay here,” Trump says. “No longer are we going to allow other countries to break the rules, steal our jobs and drain our wealth. And it has been drained.” 

[Daily Shop]  Mapping Out Florida's Whimsy
Shelby Schwartz, shelbys@srqme.com

Functional and playful in design, Catstudio’s Florida dish towel, found in Gidget’s Coastal Provisions —a treasure trove for quintessential tropical gifts—acts as a whimsical map, pointing out all things special to the Sunshine State. The towel pays homage to Florida with colorful and creative designs screen-printed by hand, covering the front in an extremely busy fashion. The towel highlights vibrant cities as well as quieter destinations, jumping dolphins next to swaying palms and other quirky elements such as a lizard boating in the Gulf. A miniature Ringling is even incorporated into the bustling landscape, posing as a symbol of Sarasota’s arts and culture. Framed with hand embroidery, this towel is great for drying dishes, starting up a conversation or as an eye-catching gift.  

Gidget's Coastal Provisions, 5242 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, 941-343-7646.

[Foxy Lady]  Flirty in Pink
Phoebe Ray

Gift your wardrobe a seriously darling addition with the Julie Brown Selina dress in pink ($132). Part of her 2017 Spring collection, this lightweight dress is equal parts spicy and flirty, with the option for a modest one-shoulder look or a more sultry full off-the-shoulder look. Boasting a tantalizing shade of pink, this dress transitions beautifully from a day at Siesta Beach to catching the sunset over a romantic dinner date.  Julie Brown never fails to design creations that make you feel beautiful and chic any time of day.

Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan 

Foxy Lady, 481 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236. 941-388-5239

Foxy Lady

[Exec Moves]  Castro Joins Williams Parker

Williams Parker has announced that Colton F. Castro has joined the firm, where he will focus on estate planning and estate and trust administration. Castro received an LL.M. in Taxation, his J.D. and B.A., and an Estate Planning certificate from the University of Florida. Williams Parker has one of Florida’s largest and most sophisticated estate planning and administration practices. The firm’s estates and trusts attorneys are regularly engaged to provide the legal framework to address business succession, estate planning, tax planning and retirement planning goals as part of the smooth transition of clients’ businesses and estates to future owners and beneficiaries. This includes both lifetime and postmortem planning. When necessary, Williams Parker estate and trust attorneys represent clients, or their fiduciaries, in litigated estate and trust administration proceedings and in tax controversies involving estate and gift tax matters. The firm also has substantial experience working with family offices and a long history of coordinating with non-Florida lawyers and handling the Florida-specific portions of client representations. 

Williams Parker

[Exec Moves]  Brooke Chase Places Passe with Rinnai

Richard Miller of executive search firm Brooke Chase Associates has announced the successful placement of Anthony Passe as Territory Sales Rep in Austin, TX with Rinnai. Passe will be responsible for implementing sales plans, developing new business opportunities and conducting ongoing comprehensive product training to all sales outlets, distributors, gas utilities, builders, etc. He will manage the sales team functions and outputs to ensure the team is effectively maximizing every opportunity to achieve Regional and Corporate Sales objectives. Passe’s most recent position was as regional account manager with HD Supply. Rinnai America Corporation is the No. 1 brand in North America in the tankless gas water heater category and continues to lead the market by providing cutting-edge technology, innovative products and creative marketing programs. 

Brooke Chase Associates

[TODAY]  PERFORMANCE: The Blue Eyed Bettys , July 18 – August 20

With Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on fiddle, and Ben Mackel on guitar, The Blue Eyed Bettys delight with their contemporary bluegrass sound. An original music group formed while performing in the hit FST Cabaret show Poems, Prayers, and Promises, audiences are snapped to attention with their powerful vocals, three part harmony, inventive storytelling, and natural onstage chemistry. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.floridastudiotheatre.org

Florida Studio Theatre , 1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota

[SOON]  BUSINESS: SB2 GOOD HAND: Building Capacity in Our Philanthropic Sector , July 20, 7:30-9:00am

Join SRQ Magazine for the last SB2: Breakfast Symposium of the season on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 7:30 am-9:00 am at The Francis, Downtown Sarasota. Keynote David Odahowski, President & CEO of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundationwill give us insight on building capacity in the philanthropic sector. Special guest panelists include: Roxie Jerde of The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Stacey Corley of Ringling College of Art and Design, Veronica Brandon Miller of Goodwill Manasota, Susie Bowie of Manatee Community Foundation and Heidi Brown of the Jewish Family and Children's Service. Moderated by SRQ MEDIA Executive Publisher Wes Roberts. Tickets are $35/per person and includes a delicious breakfast buffet provided by The Francis. Reserve your spot online at SRQSB2.COM.

The Francis, Downtown Sarasota, 1289 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Art Making , July 20, 5-8pm

Drop by the Children’s Welcome Center in the Visitors Pavilion which has been transformed into an art studio for the evening. Instructors will teach you how to become comfortable will many different materials that artists use. This event is free and all ages are encouraged to participate. For more information please visit www.ringling.org

The Ringling, 5401 Bayshore Rd., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: Michelle Kasanofsky presents To All the Men I've Loved Before , July 20 – July 21

Kasanofsky will serenade audiences with her favorites from male composers and songs about men and relationships like “Fever,” and “The Lady is a Tramp.” Featuring her dad and son.

Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Ave. W., Venice

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Chamber Connect , July 20, 5am - 6:30pm

Make connections with Chamber business professionals at this bi-monthly event. Enjoy light appetizers, a cash bar and door prizes in a laid-back atmosphere perfect for meeting your next customer or client. They will be networking over complimentary hors d'oeuvres, as well as a cash bar, to kick off an early start to the weekend.

Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar - St. Armands , 325 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

[SOON]  DANCE: Timeline , July 20 – July 21

Join SCD for the debut of a new solo danced by Stephanie Bastos, who performs with the aid of a prosthetic leg. The riveting work is based on Stephanie Bastos’ life and will kick off the SCD summer performance series.

New College of Florida, Black Box Theatre (Hamilton Center), 5850 General Dougher Place, Sarasota

[SOON]  BUSINESS: YPG Summit: "Thrive" , July 21, 8am - 12:30pm

Learn new ways to grow personally, professionally, and as a leader in the community with the Sarasota Young Professionals. Nominations are currently being accepted for the Young Professional of the Year Award. Registration is now open: $50 for YPG Members, $65 for non-members.

USF Sarasota - Manatee , 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, SMC-C305, Sarasota

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Kettle of Fish at the Van Wezel , July 21, 9am-5pm

Kettle of Fish, one of the hottest live acts in Southwest Florida, play festival music that features blues, soul and funk with the energy of rock ‘n roll. Making classics new again and their originals sound like classics, from blues to bluegrass and from Hank Williams Jr. to Jimi Hendrix, Kettle of Fish promises a night of good times and good music.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Shrek the Musical , July 21 – July 22

Based on the Oscar-Winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek the Musical is a hilarious show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Manatee Performing Arts Center , 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton

[SOON]  THEATER: Nick Drivas presents Love at First Sight , July 22 – July 23

Join Nick Drivas as he shares memorable stories from his life, ranging from his first car to his first love, while performing Great American Songbook favorites like “Come Fly With Me,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” and “The Way You Look Tonight” during this fun and reminiscent journey called that will have audiences smiling for the entire ride.

Pinkerton, 140 Tampa Ave. W., Venice

[SOON]  THEATER: Dorian and The Furniture , July 23, 8pm

Now a staple of the Summer Cabaret Festival, Venice Theatre's resident sound designer and technician is back for a night of his favorite mellow rock tunes.

Pinkerton, 140 Tampa Ave. W., Venice

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Conversation-The Age of Bronze: Past and Present , July 25, 10:30am

The ability to cast tools, weapons and works of art in bronze was so important to the development of civilization that we refer to an entire era as The Bronze Age. Explore the processes used to create works in the collection and the methods of casting developed in different cultures. Less formal that a lecture presentation, Conversations are designed to be programs where staff and guests can share research projects or topics of special interest. All Conversations take place in the Chao Lecture Hall in the Center for Asian Art.

Museum of Art Chao Lecture Hall, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Chamber University: SEO Basics - Get Found Online (with Shana Tibi) , July 25, 3:30pm - 5pm

Learn expert tips from First Page Advantage's Shana Tibi on how to "be the answer for a Google search." Bring your laptop, as hands-on instruction will be provided on how to stand out online above competitors. Complementary for Chamber Members; $10 for non-members.

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce , 1945 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota

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