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SRQ DAILY Dec 3, 2018

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"We do well with the regular millionaire."

- Evan Guido, Aksala Wealth Advisors
 

[Where The Votes Are]  Younger Voters Underwhelm in Sarasota-Manatee
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

Generation Z voters in Sarasota and Manatee counties turned out to vote at higher rates than Millennials, but older voters still control the ballot box here. SRQ’s newest Where The Votes Are analysis of election trends finds, even with a major Senate and gubernatorial race at stake, less than half of voters under age 40 cast ballots in this year’s midterm.

It’s a dynamic that weights the influence of the region’s oldest and most politically active residents. While voters age 60 and over represent a little less than half of all registered voters in the voters eligible to vote in this year’s general election, they made up more than 58 percent of all voters who participated.

Voters in their 20s demonstrated the weakest voter turnout; just over 37 percent of registered voters came out in that age group. Meanwhile, more than 80 percent of voters in their 60s and 70s voted in the November 6 election. In fact, voters in their 90s boasted a better turnout rate than voters in the 30s, 20s or teens.

If there’s hope for youth turnout in the numbers, it’s that those newly registered voters under the age of 20 came out at a significantly higher rate than voters in their 20s.

But Sarasota remains a region already dominated by seniors, just in the make-up of the electorate. Nearly 277,000 of the region’s nearly 561,000 registered voters were older than 60 at the time of the election.

The numbers will be further discussed at an upcoming Where The Votes Are workshop on Tuesday, December 4. The event will be held at SRQ’s Downtown Sarasota headquarters, with doors opening at 7:30am, and a presentation at 8am. A $5 cover includes coffee, donuts and a precinct-by-precinct analysis of the November 6 election results from the Senate and Gubernatorial recounts to city and county referenda results. 

[Finance]  Guido Helps Clients Throw Off Corporate Shackles
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

Striking out on your own can be terrifying, but financial advisor Evan Guido did just that when he opened a new firm in Lakewood Ranch. Aksala Wealth Advisors now operates to serve the “millionaire next door.”

Guido wants to serve the successful people looking toward a comfortable but prudent retirement. “We do well with the regular millionaire,” he says, namely the person who made a fortune, but not one so big that it couldn’t all evaporate if mismanaged.

A staple of Downtown Sarasota for years, he dealt with many who enjoyed a high level of service but did not need the billionaire’s treatment. When he decided to open his own firm, he bought a business condo in San Marco Plaza in a booming part of the Gulf Coast accessible to those still growing their wealth. 

With a name that Guido came up with by spelling Alaska backwards, Aksala’s website explains the company’s core strategy “centers around rising dividend portfolios, providing our clients a current income stream that can increase over time.”

“Our portfolios also offer you a prudent way to participate in the wealth-building process over the long term—so you can retire with confidence,” the site continues.

The company combines wealth management and retirement income planning. Clients will learn about tax- and cost-efficient financial planning principles, and about how to discern investment fads from responsible practices.

The goal at Aksala will be helping clients throw off the shackles of proprietary products and corporate politics.

“It’s just focusing on solutions,” Guido says. “That’s at the heart of it.”

He believes there’s still a strong interest in personalized services, despite a very real “Amazon-ification” of the asset management game.

The good thing about technology, Guido says, is that he can work with independent developers capable of creating the best trading tools from a garage. He wants to employ the modern resources available in the field. “You can deposit checks with pictures now,” he says.

For the moment, Guido boasts a staff of four and seeks to grow a client list to about 100 families. “I want to leave a legacy here,” Guido says. 

[Imbibe]  Chilled Huladaze
Britt Mattie

Whichever holiday you and your squad celebrate this festive time of year, drink it down with the newly-released Tommy Bahama original “Happy Huladays,” as a special craft cocktail for the season. A drink of this light and wholesome nature is a refreshing alternative from a thicker eggnog, hot cocoa or other traditional wintertide drinks. With a combination of Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, cranberry ginger syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice, TB’s recipe says to top it off in a chilled martini glass with some Prosecco for a sparkling touch that’ll tingle your taste buds and have you feeling the holiday spirit in no time. The handcrafted “Happy Huladays” cocktail can be enjoyed now and into the new year at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. And if the feeling moves you, test out your own bartending skills at home using the recipe provided above. Cheers, SRQ imbibers!  

Photo provided by Tommy Bahama.

St. Armands Circle, 300 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, 941-388-2888.

[Philanthropy]  Manatee County Migrant Education Program Receives Grant for Mobile Health Program

The School District of Manatee County’s Migrant Education Program was recently awarded a grant of $5,330 from the Cassidy Family Foundation Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation in support of Las Familias Saludables Mobile Health Program. Las Familias Saludables will provide a series of four educational events designed to reach Manatee’s migrant students and their families. Informational sessions include presentations from the Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County and Unidos Now. The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County will also have its mobile unit on site to conduct blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings and testing for STD/HIV and Hepatitis A, B and C. A prevention educator will be able to answer health-related questions in a more private setting and provide referrals.

Las Familias Saludables is scheduled for December 6, 4pm–6pm, during the annual Migrant Resource Fair at East Coast Migrant Head Start; December 8, 11am–2pm, during the annual Migrant Resource Fair at Tillman Elementary; January 12, 11am–1pm at Falkner Farms; and January 26, 11am–1pm at Falkner Farms.

 The Migrant Education Program currently supports 444 migrant students in grades, Kindergarten through 12. 

School District of Manatee County Migrant Education Program

[Real Estate]  Rutstein Ranked Top RE/MAX Commercial Real Estate Agent in Florida

Stan Rutstein of the RE/MAX Alliance Group Bradenton Office has been ranked the #1 RE/MAX Commercial Real Estate agent among RE/MAX Top Producers in the state of Florida this year to date, and #15 among RE/MAX Top Producers in the United States this year to date. This is Rutstein's 17th year in commercial real estate in the state of Florida. He brings over 45 years of national and international business experience to the commercial real estate industry, and currently represents sellers, tenants, landlords, buyers, national retailers and developers working on large or small housing developments, shopping centers, banks, and hotel developers looking for sites and areas of opportunity. Rutstein has covered and completed projects in West Palm Beach, Naples, Fort Myers, Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Ocala and Winter Park, and is qualified to research and give direction for the entire State of Florida. 

RE/MAX Alliance Group

[Business]  Gulfside Names Self Investment Services Director

Tim Self has been named investment services director of the new Gulfside Bank. Self will be senior vice president, operating under the dba of Gulfside Investment Services with securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Self has been active in the community since 1996, including a variety of nonprofit board positions. He recently received the Action and Impact award from Leadership Sarasota and is a National Board Member of Sertoma, Inc.    

Gulfside Bank

[Real Estate]  Neal Signature Welcomes Reed as Collingtree New Home Sales Associate

Neal Signature Homes, a Lakewood Ranch-based luxury homebuilder, recently welcomed Lois Reed as a new home sales associate at Collingtree, a neighborhood of estate homes inside Country Club East in Lakewood Ranch. In her new role, she is responsible for sales, tours and models within the luxury home community as well as assisting potential homebuyers with home sites in the Highlands, Prestbury and Eaglescliffe neighborhoods. An accomplished new home sales professional with more than 30 years of experience, Reed brings a wealth of real estate and market knowledge to Neal Signature Homes. The Ohio native has a background in real estate law and has worked for several regional and national builders in Florida and Texas. 

Neal Signature Homes



[SRQ Events]  Catch Yourself in the SB2 Philanthropic Agenda and Good Hero Awards Photos

SRQ Magazine welcomed the community into their new SB2 location hosted at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota last Thursday, November 29 to kick off the season of SB2 Symposia. Guests heard a thought provoking presentation by keynote Mark Brewer of the Central Florida Foundation, followed by an engaging panel discussion with local knowledge powerhouses - Roxie Jerde, Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Mark Pritchett, Gulf Coast Community Foundation; Teri Hansen, Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation; Susie Bowie, Manatee Community Foundation and Brian J. Mariash, Mariash Lowther Wealth Management. The luncheon culminated with the Good Hero Philanthropic Award Ceremony where SRQ Magazine and Award Sponsor JFCS of the Suncoast celebrated six special honorees who, through their gifts have made an indelible impact on our community. Thank you to everyone who attended, it was a fantastic start to the season. Don't miss - SB2 | Regional Economic Summit on January 24, 2019. Tickets @ SRQSB2.COM 

See all the photos here!

[TODAY]  MUSEUM: Woodblock Prints from Post-War Japan , November 18 – May 5

In the wake of the Second World War, woodblock prints emerged as a channel of diplomacy and friendship between Japan and the U.S. Printmaking continues to be a vibrant and ever-changing art form well into the 21st century. This exhibition draws the Ringling Museum of Art’s extensive holdings of postwar Japanese prints and local collections. On display will be works by key artists including Onchi Koshiro, Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Saito Kiyoshi, Yoshida Chizuko, and Hoshi Joshi, including a number of new acquisitions and never-before exhibited pieces.

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

[TODAY]  THEATER: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder , November 7 – January 13

Monty Navarro may be distant heir to the family fortune, but there are several deadly ways to jump the line of succession. Along the way, Monty has to juggle his mistress, his fiancée and the constant threat of landing behind bars. It will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

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

[TODAY]  GALLERY: By the Sea , November 9 – December 10

This group exhibition celebrates the beauty of glistening waterscapes with inspired artwork. Sarasota-based and nationally acclaimed artist Linda Richichi presents oil and pastel paintings along with Florida Landscape artist Gary Borse and other gallery talents. This show aims to not only highlight nature’s beauty, but also use the space as a platform for conversations about conservation.

530 Burns Gallery, 530 Burns Ct., Sarasota

[TODAY]  THEATER: The Music Man , November 17 – December 29

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this American institution with its one-of-a-kind score features fast-talking salesman Harold Hill, who brings trouble to River City, Iowa when he cons the townspeople into buying instruments for an imaginary band—but his plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when his heart is stolen by the town librarian. Tony Awarded-nominated Jeff Calhoun directs.

Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota.

[TODAY]  THEATER: Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul , November 28 – January 13

After several years of requests from theater patrons, Sheldon Rhoden will reprise the role of Marvin Gaye. This original show begins in the 1950s at the start of Gaye's career with Motown and follows its twists and turns until his untimely death in the mid-1980s.

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

[TODAY]  THEATER: Guitar Girls , November 28 – March 31

A celebration of female singer-songwriters who have used their music to give themselves a voice in contemporary America. Artists like Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, and Carly Simon have made indelible marks on the music industry.

Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota

[TODAY]  GALLERY: Cycle 2: Art Center Instructors, McMennamy and Gatzambide , November 29 – January 4

Art Center Instructors exhibition will feature the talented local and visiting Art Center Sarasota instructors. A second gallery will offer Stephen McMennamy, an Atlanta-based artist, his first solo exhibition featuring his time-based video collages. Artist Peter Gatzambide will exhibit a recent series of assemblage paintings and works on paper in his first solo exhibition at Art Center Sarasota.

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

[SOON]  GALLERY: Inspired Juried Show & Women's Contemporary Artists , December 4 – January 11

Two exhibits open up in the four galleries, including an all-media juried show featuring artists from all around the region. Women's Contemporary Artists is a group of women artists from Florida's Gulf Coast. Opening reception on December 5.

ArtCenter Manatee, 209 9th St. W, Bradenton.

[SOON]  GALA: Sonata a Due , December 4

The Field Club as La Musica kicks off its 33rd season, with its own spin on a gala event. Take in the beauty of the bay and the historic mansion during the cocktail reception. Sit back and relax while a duo of our musicians performs a recital. Cap the evening with an exquisite dinner in the Club’s flagship dining room with designed by architectural icon Tim Seibert.

The Field Club, 1400 Field Rd., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: All Shook Up , December 6 – December 23

One part Shakespeare (Twelfth Night) and a whole bunch of the great Elvis Presley and you have the makings of Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical Theatre heaven. So, “Don’t Be Cruel,” grab that “Hound Dog” and “Love Me Tender,” this holiday season. Because, everyone needs a hunka hunka “Burning Love” for Christmas.

The Players Centre for Performing Arts, 838 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota.

[SOON]  DANCE: Voices of SCD , December 6 – December 9

"Voices of SCD" is a truly unique platform that provides rising choreographers in the field of dance with an opportunity to set work on SCD dancers and premier that work during SCD's main stage season. This performance provides the audience with an equally exciting and rare opportunity to see the early stages of bold contemporary choreographers that will make up the next generation. Choreographers are selected by adjudication through SCD's Summer Intensive Program. This year's selected crop happen to all come from within the company - so if you want to know more about the pulse behind Sarasota Contemporary Dance, you do not want to miss this!

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

[SOON]  SEMINAR: PINC 2018 , December 6, 8am-8pm

PINC is People, Ideas, Nature, and Creativity. It's a one-day, conference-style experience that attracts creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, specialists, designers, artists, scientists, and any one looking to stimulate their minds and souls. It's an opportunity to participate in an eclectic mix of fundamental pieces that create the human experience.

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

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: "Hi, I'm Rich..." , December 9 – December 10

Join masterfully musical and wickedly funny Rich Ridenour, the Pops Orchestra and local singing star and this year’s second runner up in the Ms. Florida pageant, Lauren Nielson, to brighten the stage and the holiday spirit.

Sunday- Riverview Performing Arts Center Monday- Neel Performing Art Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota 5840 26th St. W, Bradenton

[SOON]  THEATER: Church and State , December 12 – December 30

It’s three days before Charles Whitmore’s Senate re-election and he’s decided to finally tell the public exactly what’s on his mind, no filters. What could possibly go wrong? A fast-paced dramedy about faith, politics, and “The Twitter.”

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

[SOON]  THEATER: Straight White Men , December 12 – March 1

Monty Navarro may be distant heir to the family fortune, but there are several deadly ways to jump the line of succession. All the while, Monty must juggle his mistress, his fiancée, and the constant threat of landing behind bars. Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

Florida Studio Theatre , 1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota

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