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SRQ DAILY Apr 15, 2019

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"The goal of First 1,000 Days is to weave the fabric of our social safety net so tight that no one falls through the cracks."

- Teri Hansen, Barancik Foundation

[Health]  Barancik, SMH Tout Expansion of First 1,000 Days
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

A pilot program aimed at helping babies born into poverty just expanded its staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Now the philanthropic force behind First 1,000 Days Sarasota County hopes to set an example on the best ways to help young families in need.

Chuck Barancik, vice chair of the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, says it caught him by surprise to learn 52 percent of babies at SMH were born into poverty. Staff at the foundation suggested an effort to bring nonprofits, government entities and hospital agencies together to help mothers, particularly those who had little or no access to prenatal care.

“Our horizon has been broadened with this ‘First 1,000 Days,’ which was conceptualized by staff,” says Chuck Barancik. “This has been met with tremendous community support.”

The new effort was among the most exciting efforts Chuck and wife Margie Barancik shared during an exclusive interview with SRQ Media Group.

On Thursday, SMH officials and the Barancik Foundation announced the program would bring on Dr. Chelsea Arnold as a program director and Chanel Roberts as patient navigator. The two will further build and oversee the Patient Navigator Pilot Program for First 1,000 Days.

A navigator program emerged as an early recommendation made by First 1,000 Days partners to improve the system and care and better connect families with resources. The initiative will be funded fully through philanthropic support during a three-year pilot program.

“The goal of First 1,000 Days is to weave the fabric of our social safety net so tight that no one falls through the cracks,” says Teri A Hansen, president and CEO of Barancik Foundation. “Chelsea and Chanel play key roles in achieving this goal and we are grateful to the leadership of Sarasota Memorial Hospital for their commitment to this initiative.”

Hospital officials showed equal enthusiasm.

“Sarasota Memorial is excited to be the backbone organization for First 1,000 Days,” says Pam Beitlich, executive director of Women and Children’s Services at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. “We understand that being a new mom is amazing, and it’s a lot. Coordinating and navigating available services will make all the difference.” 

[Horizon Mortgage]  Business Spotlight: Kelly Gilliland, VP of Horizon Mortgage Company

2019 marks the impressive 40 year anniversary for Horizon Mortgage Company. Grown to be one of the most trusted and sought-after mortgage lenders in the region. For the past 19 years, Kelly Gilliland, VP of Horizon Mortgage Corporation has successfully assisted commercial real estate clients with permanent financing, construction financing, mezzanine financing, including equity raises and joint venture partnerships. She’s closed on numerous commercial mortgage placements including the Aqua Condominium Project $15,500,000 construction loan, the Princess K Hotel $18,000,000 construction loan in St. Petersburg, the $9,000,000 construction loan for the State Street Residences mixed-use condominium project in downtown Sarasota, a $35,000,000 revolving line of credit for the acquisition of a portfolio of credit tenant properties and ground leases throughout the U.S., as well as the $24,000,000 refinance of Lakewood Ranch Main Street.

Kelly Gilliland is very well known for her level of service that she provides for her clients.  Many of her clients consider her as their financial advisor in the real estate sector due to her extensive knowledge, expertise and level of service. She has many long-term, repeat clients including clients with whom she works with on an exclusive basis to handle all of their financing needs. Gilliland grew up in Sarasota and is also a Florida Licensed Real Estate BrokerShe has 19 years of experience in placing debt for properties across the State of Florida and U.S. with banks, life companies, permanent lenders and private lenders, for all types of properties ranging from self-storage facilities, residential subdivisions, condominium project, assisted living facilities, medical office buildings, retail, industrial, restaurants, office buildings, mixed-use projects, health clubs, mobile home parks, hotels and apartment complexes.  

Horizon Mortgage | 6771 Professional Parkway West, Suite 202, Sarasota, FL 34240 | (941) 365-0450

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[Business]  Brooke Chase Associates Places Bandy with Kentucky Trailer

Sarasota-based executive search firm Brooke Chase Associates has announced the successful placement of Mark Bandy as Vice President of Safety and Environmental with Kentucky Trailer. Reporting directly to the COO, Bamdy will develop, implement and oversee all safety and environmental initiatives in a complex multi-site manufacturing environment, building a stronger behavior-based safety culture and developing the company’s environmental programs. He will work with all facility leaders to promote a Safety-First environment in all manufacturing tasks, implementing best practices with the objective of reducing overall claims frequency and costs. 

Brooke Chase Associates

[Business]  Balandra Named to Destinations International 30 Under 30

Visit Sarasota County (VSC) has announced that Enriqueta Balandra has been named one of Destinations International’s (DI) 30 Under 30 recipients. A Sarasota native, and VSC’s project manager, Balandra will have the opportunity to engage with DI, a leading tourism industry organization, in professional development opportunities throughout 2019 and beyond. She was one of only two Floridians selected.

Since starting with VSC in 2017, Balandra has been promoted from project coordinator to project manager, changing her responsibilities to help manage advertising efforts. She also currently serves as director of special events for the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), and earned an FPRA Image Award on behalf of VSC for the promotion Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week in 2018. 

Visit Sarasota County

[Travel]  SRQ Airport Reports Continued Traffic Growth Through March

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) passenger traffic for the month of March was up 33% over March 2018 with 197,889 passengers traveling through the airport. This follows 13 straight months of traffic increases with year-to-date traffic up 36.5%. Passenger traffic is expected to show continued growth through the remainder of 2019. Over the past 12 months, the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport has added two new air carriers, Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines, 23 new routes and 18 new destinations including Ashville (AVL), Baltimore (BWI), Cincinnati (CVG), Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (LCK), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Grand Rapids (GRR), Harrisburg (MDT), Indianapolis (IND), Melbourne (MLB), Nashville (BNA), Philadelphia (PHL), Pittsburgh (PIT), Richmond (RIC), Syracuse (SYR), Traverse City (TVC) and Washington, D.C. (IAD). 

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

[Education]  Breslin Appointed President of Sarasota Middle School

Sarasota County Schools has announced the appointment of Dr. Laurie Breslin as principal at Sarasota Middle School, where she has served as interim principal since October. Prior to her tenure at Sarasota Middle School, Breslin was an assistant principal at Booker High School. Before joining Sarasota County Schools, she served as an assistant principal at Palmetto High School from 2016–17 and Manatee High School from 2010–16. She is an effective leader in curriculum and instruction and has a proven track record of improving student achievement. 

Sarasota Middle School

[TODAY]  SEMINAR: Dance for Parkinson , April 15

Following a co-taught course in Spring 2019, entitled “Dance, Brain, & Parkinson”, Dance Professor Leymis Bolaños Wilmott and Psychology Professor Peter Cook will host, in collaboration with Parkinson Place, the second annual Dance for Parkinson workshop and conversation that is open to the public.

College Hall, College Hall 351 College Dr., Sarasota

[TODAY]  PERFORMANCE: Black or White Makes my Music Right , April 14 – April 15

From the Blues to the British Invasion and beyond, this special evening will celebrate the creative cross-fertilization of black and white music. Featuring the Soul Sensations band, with vocalists Ariel Blue, Jnana Cooper, Michael Mendez, Dana Merriwether, Randall Morgan, Leon Pitts and Latraia Savage.

Westcoast Black Theater , 1646 10th Way., Sarasota

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Timothy Enos on School Saftey , April 16

Timothy Enos is the Chief of Police for the Sarasota County School system.  He was sworn in as chief in November 2018.  Sarasota County School district decided to create its own police department in response to security concerns following the Parkland shooting in February 2018.

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center , 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Sailor Circus 70th Anniversary Spring Show , April 18 – April 27

These performances will be held for two weekends Thursday, April 18-Saturday, April 20 and Thursday, April 25 – Saturday, April 27. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Spring show.

Sailor Circus , 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota

[SOON]  GALA: FOMCAS Casino Night , April 20

Are you an animal lover? Get tickets for Casino Night, a fabulous event benefitting the shelter animals of Manatee County. Casino Night is Saturday, April 20th 7:00 pm at Manatee Performing Arts Center. Authentic gaming tables, a poker tournament, amazing silent and live auction items including a stay in Las Vegas, local resort stays and fun excursions and experiences. Fabulous food and cash bars. Tickets are $75 general and $100 for VIP. Everybody gets a goodie bag. Visit fomcas.org to attend Casino Night and help the Friends of Manatee County Animal Services fundraise to help local shelter animals.  

Manatee Performing Arts Center

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Gershwin and Chopin , April 21 – April 22

Hailed by Gramophone as a "star of the future" and acclaimed by Piano Magazine for the "elegance and rapturous beauty" of his music-making, pianist Igor Lovchinsky has performed solo recitals in the United States, Europe and Canada.

Fischer/Weisenborne, 7459 Cabbage Palm Ct., Sarasota

[SOON]  FOOD: Easter Brunch and Family Fun , April 21

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is offering some family fun for Easter, including an egg-cellent Easter Brunch at the popular Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen. In addition to the usual fabulous menu options, Executive Chef James Baselici has created several specialty items for Easter.

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club , 5325 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Pioneers of Climate Science , April 23

An entertaining talk about the basics of climate science through stories from the lives of scientists, from Benjamin Franklin to Jennifer Francis. Jim Eachus is the organizer of Sarasota Climate Change Meetup.  He is a retired computer geek with a PhD in theoretical physics.  Jim will show slides, tell stories, and disagree with the most powerful man on the planet.

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center , 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota

[SOON]  GALA: An Emerald Evening , April 25

Join NAMI Sarasota County for an evening to raise awareness and support youth and family mental health programs in our community. The event will include dinner catered by Michael's on East, open bar, live auction, and music and entertainment by the one and only Jonathan Cortez.

Michael's On East Ballroom, 1212 East Avenue, Sarasota

[SOON]  FESTIVAL: A Journey Through India , April 26 – April 28

Created in collaboration with local community partners, the festival will celebrate the performing and visual arts, literature, flavors and thought of historical and contemporary India. Friday, April 26, the festival will kick off with a Bollywood dance party in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Saturday, April 27, look forward to a day-long program of cultural exploration, including a series of lectures from scholars speaking on various aspects of Indian culture; music and dance performances by community groups; art-making and other activities for families; and a market featuring local food and artisan vendors. Sunday, the Festival culminates with a free, celebratory morning Hatha yoga event on the Ca’ d’Zan terrace.

[SOON]  HEALTH: Relay For Life Of Venice , April 26 – April 27, 7:00pm - 7:00am

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is the world’s largest movement to end cancer. Money raised from Relay For Life helps the American Cancer Society save lives by funding ground breaking research to discover cancer’s causes and cures and help people facing cancer today with free programs and services. People form teams and raise money together leading up to the event. Then, everyone comes together for a night of fun that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers loved ones lost to cancer, and unites us in our commitment to fight back against the disease.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Evolving/Revolving , May 2 – May 5

"Evolving/Revolving" is becoming SCD's annual homage to the 'upbringing' of Sarasota Contemporary Dance. The final performance of the season will be comprised of diverse, new works by past company collaborators and/or dancers as well as works brought back by popular demand. This year's production will feature Gerri Houlihan, Pamela Pietro, and an aerial work by SCD Co-Founder, Rachael Inman.

Jane B. Cook Theatre, FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Hear Me Roar Women in Business Leadership and Awards Luncheon , May 2, 10:30am-1pm

Join us for the 2019 Hear Me Roar Awards and Leadership Luncheon taking place on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 10:30am to 1pm at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota. Every year, this incredibly powerful event features a nationally-recognized keynote speaker, a noted luminary who has made a significant impact in their field and the announcement of the winners of this year’s 2019 Women in Business Competition. We are thrilled to announce this year's Keynote Speaker Geralyn Lucas, author, breast cancer survivor and inspirational speaker and this year's 2019 Trailblazer Award Recipient, Journalist and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Butler Gilliam. Stories collected over the course of the past year's Women in Business initiative will be shared along with the announcement of the 2019 inductees into the Women in Business Leadership Circle who will engage in the science and art and mentorship through regional programming aimed to empower women—from 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th-grade girls in Sarasota and Manatee counties to professionals looking to expand their capacity for leadership. Tickets online through March 25.

Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers , May 2

Named one of the ‘Top 10 New Country Artists you Need to Know’ by Rolling Stone Country, Phoebe Hunt is an accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music.  Phoebe is skilled at taking seemingly disparate elements and pulling them together in a dazzling kaleidoscope of lush, coherent sound and rhythm patterns. The result is music that swells, crashes, and breathes organically under Phoebe’s soulful, plaintive voice.

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center , 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota

[SOON]  THEATER: Sweeney Todd- The Demon Barber of Fleet Street , May 4 – June 1

This murder and revenge in 19th Century London has shocked audiences. Unjustly imprisoned for 15 years, barber Sweeney Todd returns to take his revenge on the judge who took him from his family. When he partners with Mrs. Lovett and opens a barber practice above her meat pie ship, Todd’s need for vengeance increases. Their notoriety soars until Todd comes face to face with the judge. This thrilling theatrical treat is Sondheim at his very best.

Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

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