« Back To SRQ Daily Archive

SRQ DAILY Sep 24, 2018

Monday Business Edition

Please allow images to view this email properly

Monday Business Edition

"These grants go to the heart of our mission as a Foundation to ensure world-class healthcare throughout our community."

- Mason Ayres, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation

[Health]  Sarasota Memorial Upgrades Cath Lab Equipment
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

While X-ray technology for more than a century has allowed physicians to peer inside patients, it’s always come with a level of risk, with exposure to radiation. That’s why chemotherapy patients can only have so many doses of radiation in a lifetime.

“There’s debate about just how much radiation exposure is safe,” says Sarasota Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Kim Savage. “Technically any amount of radiation can be harmful.”

While X-ray techs and patients don’t get exposed to that type of concentrated radiation, they still look for ways to cut down exposure with every equipment upgrade. New upgrades to Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s three cardiac catheterization labs, which use X-ray machines to explore the interior of patients’ hearts in an effort to cut down heart attack risks, substantially cut down the hazards tied to a mission of healing.

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation invested $2 million toward new improvements to the labs. In addition to reducing rad counts, modern equipment also should advance the diagnosis ability and treatment capacity for heart attack victims. 

“These grants go to the heart of our mission as a Foundation to ensure world-class healthcare throughout our community,” says Healthcare Foundation President Mason Ayres.

As the Foundation covered those upgrades, it also issued $370,000 to upgrade radiologists imaging software, which in addition to improving the catheterization lab performance also will help spot warning signs of strokes. It’s all part of a wider investment in technology to keep SMH competitive with the best hospitals in the world. 

Rendering of the Siemens Artis-Q, x-ray equipment purchased using a more than $2 million grant awarded to upgrade one of three catheterization labs at SMH.

[Healthcare]  Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Reports Success with MAT

As a Joint Commission accredited nonprofit providing an integrated system of mental health, substance abuse and criminal justice services serving the community, Sarasota-based Coastal Behavioral Healthcare (CBH) works to provide support and relief in one of the key cities in the nation suffering from the opioid epidemic. While CBH offers a variety of services and treatments, the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid and Alcohol Addiction is highly recommended. And since CBH began offering this program six months ago, there has been a steady increase in participants, highlighting the growing need for care in the Sarasota area. This program combines ongoing therapy and the use of vivitrol, a non-addictive antagonist therapy—or blocking medication—used to help people maintain abstinence while recovering from an opioid or alcohol dependence. The vivitrol injection lasts for 28 days and blocks the release of dopamine, helping patients prevent relapse and focus on counseling. 

Coastal Behavioral Healthcare

[Real Estate]  Crabtree Receives Realtors Honor Society 11 Year Pin

Michelle Crabtree, realtor with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Lakewood Ranch office, was presented with the Florida Realtors Honor Society, 11th year pin. The 155,000-member Florida Realtors established an Honor Society 30 years ago to recognize members of local boards and associations whose members are active in the state association. The recognition is for participation at the local and national levels of the Realtor organization activity in National Association of Realtor's institutes, societies and councils; for designations earned; for educational activities; and for political involvement. Crabtree is a third-generation Sarasotan and has been a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker since 1982. She currently serves as a director for the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee and is chair of its RPAC Committee. She was 2016 Chair of the Association’s Communications Committee. Crabtree was director on the Sarasota Board of Realtors (SAR) 2008-2010 and received the SAR “Meritorious Service Award in 2007. She was the Sarasota Women’s Council of Realtors “Business Women of the Year” for 2009 and was also chapter president in 2007. In addition, Crabtree is a “Five Star Real Estate Agent – Best in Client Satisfaction” for 11 years. 

Premier Sotheby's International Realty

[Food]  Bijou Welcomes Atriano, Gissinger as Managers

Bijou Cafe has welcomed two new managers to the restaurant, Ivet Atriano and Jeffrey Gissinger. Atriano has been with the Bijou for more than five years and has been promoted to day manager and event coordinator. Gissinger has been a Sarasota resident for six years and most recently worked at Louies Modern on Palm Avenue. He will be filling the position of night manager and assisting Atriano with on- and off-premise events. 

Bijou Cafe

[Business]  Michael's On East Ballroom Renovation Complete

Michael’s On East has completed a two-week renovation of the facility’s ballroom. Following months of planning with a focus on functional design, co-proprietors Michael Klauber Philip Mancini have announced that the transformation of the space is complete. A versatile space for professional functions and formal occasions, the Michael’s On East Ballroom hosts up to 550 guests for a seated event or 1,000 guests for a reception. The space is also easily partitioned for smaller functions. Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design has been the design partner for Klauber and Mancini for more than three decades during the creation and renovation of all Michael’s venues over the years. 

Michael's On East

[Theater]  Asolo Repertory Theatre Unveils New Website

Asolo Repertory Theatre has proudly launched a new, completely redesigned website. As the theatre embarks on its 60th season, this new website is designed to provide patrons with a much-improved, intuitive web experience. The newly designed site features a streamlined ticket-buying platform, with an easy-to-read and navigate calendar feature. This is particularly helpful given Asolo Rep's rotating repertory producing model, with up to three plays rotating on and off the Mertz stage, two often on the same day, throughout the season and another production running in the Cook Theatre in April. The website will also offer behind-the-scenes content, including video, photos, casting, and insight into the world of each play to enrich patrons' experience in the theatre. Learning more about the theater's various outreach programs has also been simplified, with an easy-to-navigate drop-down menu highlighting ways to engage beyond the stage. 

Asolo Repertory Theatre

[SRQ Events]  Photos Available - 9/20 Where The Votes Are

Senior Editor Jacob Ogles held another successful Where the Votes Are on the morning of September 20. His insights and findings from the August 28, 2018 primary sparked interesting dialogue within the attendees. Data discussed ranged from state and local races to regional voter population demographics.  

Click for photos!

[Upcoming Marketing]  In the Spirit of Giving, SRQ Magazines December 2018 Edition

SRQ Magazine is honoring the organizations that are giving back to our community with our December In The Spirit of Giving section.


Click here for more info!

[TODAY]  MUSEUM: Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection , September 9 – December 2

Explore two exhibitions selected from one of the world’s finest private collections of French art, “Imaging Text: French Drawings for Book Illustration” and “17th and 18th Century French Paintings,” from The Horvitz Collection. Features 60 drawings and 10 related prints for book illustration, created between the 16th and 19th centuries, as well as a selection of 10 paintings. Subjects range from mythological and religious scenes to more playful genre imagery.

The Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: 16th Annual Forty Carrots Free Community Speaker Event , September 25, 9am-12pm; 7pm-8:30pm

Forty Carrots Family Center's Annual Free Community Speaker Event presented in partnership with Community Foundation of Sarasota County returns for a 16th year featuring best-selling author and parenting expert, Dr. Michele Borba. She will be discussing “How to Cultivate Mentally-Healthy, Resilient, Empathetic Children (Despite a Trophy-Giving, Anxiety-Driven, Helicoptered and Bubble-Wrapped Culture)” and “UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World.” In these free presentations, parents and educators will learn how to shift children's focus from I, me, and mine, to us, we and ours. With examples from years of research, Dr. Michele Borba will offer a framework that yields successful, happy kids who grow up to be kind, moral, courageous and resilient adults.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, 2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota; 1 Ram Way, Sarasota.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: 2nd Annual Grey Matters, A Symposium on Alzheimers Research , September 28, 11am-2pm

Don't miss out on this year's amazing Grey Matters Luncheon Symposium benefitting The Roskamp Institute. This year's Alzheimer's Disease-Research based Symposium will focus on lifestyle, wellness and healthy aging. For information or to be added to this year’s waiting list please call Megan Micale at (941) 552-9832.

Michael's on the Bay at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 South Palm Ave., Sarasota.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Real Men Wear Pink Reveal Party , September 29, 5pm-7pm

Join the American Cancer Society as they reveal the 2018 Real Men Wear Pink of Sarasota–Manatee. The candidates will participate in a fashion show, hosted by the tenants of the Mall at University Town Center. Come out and see which men in our community are dedicated to raising funds and awareness to help fight breast cancer. Light refreshments will be served.

The Grand Court at The Mall at UTC, 140 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota.

[SOON]  THEATER: Raisin , October 3 – November 11

Taking place in the 1950s on the South Side of Chicago, the story revolves around a working class black family aspiring to a better life after the death of their father. Hope is sparked by the arrival of a $10,000 life insurance check. But conflicts arise when mother and son want to spend the money in different ways. 

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 1012 North Orange Ave., Sarasota.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: SkillSHARE October 4 Mentoring Summit , October 4, 5-7:30pm

Made for speed, SkillSHARE is the basics of mentorship concentrated into mini-sessions that encourage honest interactions and allow for spontaneous connection. This event is a way to meet like-minded professionals, make valuable connections and get straight to your most burning questions about career and personal development. Each participant will be paired with several mentors for mini-sessions. Lasting from 10-12 minutes, each mini-session is unstructured, allowing for conversation, guidance and direction from each mentor.

SRQ Studios, 331 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Beer, Bands & BBQ , October 6, 12pm-7pm

Music Compound is ready to kick off the fall season with the 4th annual Beer, Bands & BBQ. This will be a day for the whole family, with craft and domestic beers, local BBQ favorites, top local bands and local businesses supporting the talent. Not only will there be traditional BBQ to look forward to but also BBQ with a twist, with menu items such as BBQ chicken pizza and more. At this event, everyone can enjoy the music that they love with different genres playing each hour.

Music Compound , 1751 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232

[SOON]  MUSIC: Piano Grand III , October 6

Don Bryn, Joseph Holt, Andrew Lapp, Thomas Purviance and Jonathan Spivey; this year joined by Genevieve Beauchamp, Avis Romm, Lee Dougherty Ross, Milana Strezeva and Aza Torshkoeva. Five Steinway Concert Grand pianos direct from New York and featuring ten renowned pianists performing familiar classics and popular songs.

Sarasota Opera House, 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.

[SOON]  GALLERY: Cycle One: Lerner, Jounquil, Onghena , October 11 – November 16

The first exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Natalie Lerner, daughter of Leslie Lerner, features a series of intimately scaled etchings and graphite on paper drawings. Miami-based installation artist Brookhart Jounquil brings his mesmerizing and illusory glass- and light-based sculpture. An Onghena, brings her diaristic take on traditional and contemporary printmaking to create a series of daily prints.

Art Center Sarasota, 707 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota.

[SOON]  DANCE: SCD + NOW Ensemble , October 11 – October 14

Sarasota Contemporary Dance kicks off the season with their live music and dance collaboration, "SCD + NOW Ensemble." NOW Ensemble is a dynamic group dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. This evening-length performance, led by Mark Dancigers (Composer) and Leymis Bolaños Wilmott (Choreographer), will feature a world premiere composition and choreographic work inspired by Joan of Arc and, by popular demand, a restaging of "Dreamfall," co-choreographed by longtime company dancer, Xiao-Xuan Dancigers.

Jane B Cook Theatre - FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

[SOON]  GALA: Key to the Cure , October 11, 5:30pm-9pm

Don’t miss Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundations's Key to the Cure on October 11. In partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, Key to the Cure has raised more than $1,500,000 to further research for women’s cancer services, which include breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. Proceeds are reserved for SMH Cancer Care Programs and continue to benefit the prevention and treatment of women’s cancers including state-of-the-art technology and surgical approaches.

Saks Fifth Avenue , 120 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: Pirates in Paradise , October 13, 9am-4pm

Aargh!  Listen up, Matey!  Don’t miss the 80th Annual Flower Show presented by the Scallywags of the Sarasota Garden Club. Enjoy a fun flower show both inside and out as you view the creative and beautiful floral designs, the lush and diverse horticulture and the stunning photography. While enjoying the flower show, be sure to stroll through the acre-plus of botanical gardens, a real Pirates Treasure you won’t want to miss. Avast ye! You ain’t done yet! Don’t miss the Annual Plant Sale & Gardenfest in conjunction with the Flower Show with a variety of plants and flowers propagated by club members priced typically lower than retail.

Sarasota Garden Club , 1131 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Coco Fusco: Twilight , October 14 – February 17

A solo exhibition presenting recent video projects by internationally acclaimed writer and interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco. Works explore the current political and social climate in Cuba as the Revolution enters its twilight years. Fusco will be premiering her lasted video project currently in production. This newest project, made possible by her 2016 Greenfield commission at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, is a short video-essay on contemporary Cuba that reflects on the anxieties emerging as the country faces an uncertain future. Fusco will also be unveiling a new sculpture on The Ringling’s grounds.

The Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota.

[SOON]  GALA: An Evening in India , October 19

The world needs saving, and Poonam Maini believes the world can do it together. Join Poonam Maini and the Share Care Global team for this second annual fundraising gala. This year’s program of focus is a girl’s home designed to help spark a change in the lives of 10 troubled youth. Participation will allow Share Care Global to encourage women and children to live their most authentic lives.

Michael's On East, 1212 South East Ave., Sarasota.

[SOON]  HEALTH: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer , October 20, 7am

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks raise awareness and funds to help save lives from Breast Cancer. The event at Nathan Benderson Park, will raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and help people reduce their risk and find it early when it is easier to treat. From the opening ceremony to the post walk entertainment, the Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors and an opportunity to honor loved ones lost. It’s a day that won’t be forgotten and should not be missed.

Nathan Benderson Park , 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235


Join SRQ MEDIA as we celebrate 20 years of superlative 
coverage, community engagement and living hyper-local at 
LaStrada | SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival!

Dolphin Street, Downtown Sarasota, FL 34236

SRQ Media Group

SRQ DAILY is produced by SRQ | The Magazine. Note: The views and opinions expressed in the Saturday Perspectives Edition and in the Letters department of SRQ DAILY are those of the author(s) and do not imply endorsement by SRQ Media. Senior Editor Jacob Ogles edits the Saturday Perspective Edition, Letters and Guest Contributor columns.In the CocoTele department, SRQ DAILY is providing excerpts from news releases as a public service. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by SRQ DAILY. The views expressed by individuals are their own and their appearance in this section does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. For rates on SRQ DAILY banner advertising and sponsored content opportunities, please contact Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or via email

Copyright © 2020 by SRQ Media Group, 331 South Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.
Powered by Sarasota Web Design | Unsubscribe

Read More

Sarasota County will open beaches Monday to limited use

Sarasota County will open beaches Monday to limited use

Jacob Ogles | Apr 23, 2020

Biker Breakdown

Kory Souza Creates Custom Motorcycle Art

Brittany Mattie | Apr 15, 2020

Piano Planter

The Story of a Piano's Visit to Selby Gardens

Brittany Mattie | Apr 15, 2020

A Beacon of Light

A Longboat Key Home Rocks the Atrium

Brittany Mattie | Apr 15, 2020