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SRQ DAILY Aug 6, 2018

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"This is a unique opportunity for biomed professionals, researchers, companies, teachers, students and others to hear firsthand from university researchers who successfully took their biomedical research from concept to production to the commercial market"

- Allen Carlson, UF Innovation Station

[Innovation]  BioMed Event to Bring UF, USF Together
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

An event featuring presentations from research in the biomedical field marks the first-in-the-region joint effort of scientists from the University of Florida and University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. 

The event, titled “BioMed: Research to Reality — Discovery, Innovation, Commercialization,” will feature Dr. Christine Schmidt, chair of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Biomedical Engineering at UF, and Dr. Christopher Passaglia, a chemical and biomedical engineering professor at USF. The experts will discuss real-world applications for research done at the universities, and the event will also discuss the business side of launching BioMed products in the marketplace. 

Allen Carlson, Sarasota County regional director for the UF Innovation Station, says the event came together because of the Gainesville university’s presence here. The Innovation Station worked closely with Schmidt to organize it. Carlson said the original planning team for the event comprised of CORE at Lakewood Ranch, the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation and the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance.

“USF-SM learned about the initiative and requested participation,” Carlsen says, “which we gladly accepted.”

The event will take place Wednesday with a luncheon from 11:30am-1pm and later a cocktail reception at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Admission will cost $25, or $10 for students and grade school teachers. The presentation will be repeated at both the luncheon and reception.

“This is a unique opportunity for biomed professionals, researchers, companies, teachers, students and others to hear firsthand from university researchers who successfully took their biomedical research from concept to production to the commercial market,” says Carlson.


[Healthcare]  Venice Regional Announces Leadership Transitions

Following the state’s recent approval allowing Venice Regional Bayfront Health to proceed with building a replacement hospital in South Sarasota County, Bayfront Health Network CEO Joe Mullany has announced a leadership addition to facilitate the project. Current Venice Regional CEO Bob Moore will transition to a role focused on completing the replacement hospital project, while Karen Fordham will assume the post of hospital CEO. Moore joined Venice Regional as CEO in 2017. He previously served as CEO at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Fordham has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare operations, mostly at hospitals in her home state of Michigan. Most recently, she served as CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Under her leadership, Huron Valley Sinai Hospital achieved a 4-star HCAHPS rating—the only hospital in the Detroit Medical Center system to do so. The leadership transition will be effective September 1. With the community’s support, Venice Regional received state approval in July to proceed with building a 200-plus-bed hospital on East Venice Avenue, one-quarter mile east of Jacaranda Boulevard. Construction is slated to begin in late 2018 or early 2019, with a projected opening in early 2021. 

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

[Business]  Beach Snoballs on St. Armands Hosts Grand Opening

Beach Snoballs, a hand-crafted shaved ice shop that serves authentic New Orleans-style Snoballs with a beachy island twist, celebrated its grand opening this past Sunday, August, 5, at 28A S. Boulevard of the Presidents in Sarasota. The shop, found on St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota, serves more than 65 flavors, including natural and sugar-free options, served alongside a variety of toppings. Adults 21 and over can also indulge in “Spiked Snoballs,” as each Snoball flavor can be infused with various kinds of alcohol. The operation is owned by celebrity co-owners Desmond Howard, a Heisman Trophy winner, Superbowl XXXI MVP and ESPN football analyst, and Tripp Welborne, a University of Michigan Wolverines alum and first-team All-American. 50 percent of all proceeds from the re-opening event will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. 

Beach Snoballs

[Real Estate]  Phelan Joins RE/MAX Alliance Group Bradenton Office

Gill Phelan has joined RE/MAX Alliance Group as a realtor in the Bradenton office. He is owner and developer of Grand View Estates in Costa Rica with his wife, Myrna, a native of Costa Rica. Phelan started in the building trades in 1971 and studied construction at the Milton Hershey School in Hersey, Pennsylvania. Since then he has used his knowledge to renovate and resell homes, and was the owner of Horse Valley Enterprise Custom Woodworking in East Waterford, Pennsylvania, for 10 years. In 2007, he started development on Grand View Estates, a private residential community in the hills of Cimarrones, Costa Rica. He also provides custom construction services to buyers of the homesites. The Bradenton office is located at 3007 Manatee Avenue West. RE/MAX Alliance Group is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida and the #16 RE/MAX franchise in the United States. 

RE/MAX Alliance Group

[TODAY]  THEATER: Wakey, Wakey , August 3 – September 2

How do we confront the uncomfortable inevitability of death? Obie-award-winning playwright Will Eno chooses to celebrate life’s lingering gifts with an uplifting mix of gratitude, absurdity and humor in a profound rumination on life and humanity.

Urbanite Theatre, 1487 2nd St., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: The Turn of the Screw , August 7 – August 26

1840: an era charmed by superstition, madness, and the writings of Sigmund Freud led Henry James to write one of the most chilling ghost stories of all time. A young governess arrives at a seemingly idyllic country house to look after two orphaned children. But shortly after her arrival, she realizes they are not alone. She risks everything to keep the children safe, until she begins to question her sanity, and the children’s innocence.

Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: On Golden Pond , August 8 – August 19

This 1979 play by Ernest Thompson focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. The play explores the often turbulent relationship between a daughter and her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. It is the winner of numerous Tony and Drama Desk Awards.

Players Centre for Performing Arts, 838 North Tamiami Tr., Sarasota.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: YP Summit: "Thrive" , August 10, 8am-12pm

The third annual Young Professionals summit is a half day conference geared toward helping local young professionals develop personally and professionally as leaders in the community. The summit will feature keynote speaker Trey Lauderdale, founder and CEO of Voalte, speaking on the work/life balance. In addition to the keynote presentation, attendees will select breakout sessions from two tracks: personal development and professional development. 

The Westin Sarasota, 100 Marina View Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  GALLERY: VOLUMES , August 12 – October 9

This summer light and sound come into play with a special installation by the artist Ezra Masch. VOLUMES harnesses the speed of light to reveal the volume of sound and space. This immersive audio and visual installation will feature a 3-d grid of LED lights that will fill the interior of the Ringling’s Monda Gallery.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota

[SOON]  MUSIC: Ricky Nelson Remembered , August 18

Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Ricky Nelson emerged from “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” to establish himself as one of the most important rock artists and influential musicians of the last 50 years, selling over 140 million recordings. The Nelson Family Legacy continues as Ricky’s twins Matthew and Gunnar Nelson present an interactive, multi-media rock & roll concert experience, taking the audience on a musical journey down memory lane. 

Sarasota Opera, 61 North Pineapple Ave, Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged , August 21 – September 23

Pour the pirate sherry, braid the raven hair, polish up the handle of the big brass door, and celebrate Gilbert & Sullivan’s most beloved songs. Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged has delighted audiences across the US with lovingly loopy renditions and joyfully irreverent excerpts from HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, and The Pirates of Penzance. Last seen at New York’s 54 Below, this isn’t your grandmother’s Gilbert & Sullivan!

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Making Strides Kick Off Celebration , August 23, 5:30pm-7pm

Don’t miss the 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick off Celebration at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. Celebrate survivors, hear from Team Leaders and learn more about the mission of the American Cancer Society. If you have been thinking about starting a team, becoming a sponsor or you just wish to know more about the programs and services the American Cancer Society provides in our community, the Kick Off celebration is the place to start. Light refreshments will be served and complimentary valet parking is available.

Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, 1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr., Sarasota.

[SOON]  FOOD: German American Social Club Sommerfest, August 25 , August 25, 6:00 PM

This is one party you won’t want to miss! Come down and celebrate everything you love about summer at this shindig hosted by the German American Social Club of Sarasota. Enjoy friendly conversation with other Sarasota locas. Kick your feet up and relax with an ice-cold beer. Enjoy lively dancing and music provided by DJ Bustin Justin. You’re guaranteed to have a good time at this casual summer bash! Authentic, delicious German food will be provided by the Schnitzel Trailer, and proceeds will go toward benefiting students studying German both here and abroad. You can purchase tickets in advance on their website.

Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen Road Sarasota, FL 34232

[SOON]  GALLERY: Elsewhere , August 30 – October 5

This juried exhibition opens with a reception on August 30th.

Art Center Sarasota, 707 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

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