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SRQ DAILY May 13, 2021

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"Traditional job fairs have not proved successful at filling our industry's staffing needs."

- Dannette Lynch, Regional Director for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA)
 

-Head Over Heels, as seen in SRQ's May/June 2021 edition. Click photo for the full article.
[Politics]  Sarasota Congressmen Vote Out Liz Cheney
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

Months after the election, disagreements over who should lead House Republicans continue to shake the caucus. Representatives in the House, including both of this region’s congressmen, voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney as GOP caucus chair.

Rep. Greg  Steube, R-Sarasota, said it was an important move if the GOP hopes to take back the House in 2022. Democrats right now hold a narrow six-vote lead, and Steube said it will take unity and focus to take back the chamber for the first time since his own 2018 election.

“Today, I joined my colleagues in voting to remove Liz Cheney as the chair of the House Republican conference,” he said. “Our vote shows Republicans see the bigger picture – the party and our conference is united to win back the House in 2022 and fight back against the destructive, radical left policies coming from Nancy Pelosi and the Biden Administration. I hope that our next conference chair will represent the majority of the Republican conference’s conservative values and embrace the America First Agenda that the mass majority of Americans support.”

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, also voted to remove Cheney. As co-chair of the Florida Delegation and a member in the running to lead the Ways and Means Committee.

Buchanan spokeswoman Sally Dionne said the Congressman also voted for the change to reset the party.

“He supports a united leadership team,” Dionne said.

Cheney has found herself at odds particularly with the wing of the party most loyal to former President Donald Trump, who on Wednesday released a statement calling her a “bitter, horrible human being.” Cheney has been critical of Trump’s insistence the 2020 presidential election as stolen.

Notably, Steube was among Representatives who challenged several slates of electors when the results of the election in Congress were certified. But Buchanan was not, and was among few Florida Republican representatives who neither joined a lawsuit challenging results in court nor objected to the results in Congress.

But the two did come together on whether the caucus needs to move past this. New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is likely to take over as GOP Conference Chair. 

[ShopTalk]  Girls Night Out with PAINT Nail Bar x Olala Events
Brittany Mattie, brittany.mattie@srqme.com

Discover luxe goods and services at this indulgent beauty and wellness pop-up, Girls Night Out. Come mingle with the ladies of PAINT Nail studio and Olala Events on Saturday, May 22, 5:30-8:30 pm for the last Olala pop-up market of the season. A lineup of local vendors will include Sonoran Aesthetics Wellness with a Botox presentation/demonstration, essential oils for sale from Rockstar Roll-on, handmade jewelry from Apana, waxing from Wax Dreamz, sweet treats from Lula's Brownies, a gorgeous flower bar to make your own bouquet/arrangement from Roaming Petal, facial products and reflexology from Spa Angeli, eyebrow shaping and more.

Champagne will be flowing, nails will be painted and faces will be pampered. Treat yourself next Saturday and RSVP here. 

Photo courtesy of Olala Events

PAINT, Nail Bar, 1417 1st St, Sarasota

[ShopTalk]  In The Limelight at The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime
Brittany Mattie, brittany.mattie@srqme.com

Every sunny 3rd Saturday of the month, The Limelight Pop Up market happens at The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime's outdoor courtyard with different guest vendors, live music by Sean Adam Walsh and food from Best of SRQ's food truck winner, Hamlet's Eatery. Support 25+ local vendors and artisans this Saturday May 15, from 10 am - 3 pm. Shoppers can look forward to meeting representatives from Ellention animal shelter Animal Network, as well as acquire specialty items from Myakka’s Gold Apiary, The Sugar Board, Marla Katz Pottery, Copper & Sage, Siesta Key Sea Bee Dee, Pour It On Creations and Aquarius Collection.

For more information visit BazaaronApricotandlime.com  

Photo courtesy of The Bazaar, 821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota

[Book Show]  The Madeby Gallery on the campus of Ringling College of Art and Design is hosting the Family Time Book Show

The May 26 Zoom Family Time Book Show is a fun family time to view and purchase outstanding books illustrated and written by Ringling College of Art and Design students and alumni. The show will feature picture books for the very early learner to unique novels for adults and books for everyone in between. After the May 26 Zoom show, the books will be displayed online and available for purchase at www.madebygallery.com. The show runs through Friday, June 18, 2021. 

Click here for more information.

[Animal Rescue]  Humane Society of Sarasota County Plans Events to Celebrate National Pet Month

The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) is proud to announce plans to celebrate, educate, raise awareness, and boost pet adoptions for “National Pet Month,” celebrated throughout May. Anna Gonce, executive director of the Humane Society of Sarasota County said, "We’re excited to bring this celebration into this community, and we can’t wait to help our amazing shelter pets find loving homes as we empower our pet parents on their journey!” 

Click here for more information.

[New Merger]  Merged Florida-Based Health Systems to Be Known as ‘Empath Health’

Empath Health and Stratum Health System announced that their merged organizations will be known as Empath Health. The two not-for-profit care organizations have joined together in a merger of equals to create the country’s largest not-for-profit health system delivering non-acute care and services through its skilled, medical and holistic programs to individuals with chronic, advanced and terminal illnesses and those experiencing grief. 

[Expansion ]  UBS Advisor Scott Zelniker Expands Private Wealth Management Practice to Sarasota

UBS announced today that Scott Zelniker, CRPC®, CRPS®, a Private Wealth Advisor in the firm’s New York City office, has expanded his Private Wealth Management (PWM) practice to Sarasota. 

Scott specializes in multigenerational wealth planning, asset management, risk management, business succession planning, philanthropy and family governance. His 13-person team manages $1.5 billion in assets and has decades of experience serving the complex needs of ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families. With this move, Scott will continue to serve clients in both Florida and New York from UBS’s Sarasota office, while his business partner Peter Dorfman will remain in New York City and continue to serve clients from there.  

“We’re thrilled that Scott is moving to Sarasota and expanding his practice to the local area,” said Greg Kadet, Greater Florida Market Head at UBS Wealth Management USA. “His presence will create a positive impact in our growing community and allows us to provide individuals, families and businesses in Sarasota with the ultra-high-net-worth experience of a 30-year industry veteran.”

“After commuting between New York and Florida for more than 15 years, I’m delighted to make Florida my home and bring my team’s experience, energy and knowledge to Sarasota,” said Scott. “Over the last year, we’ve seen a tremendous increase of wealthy retirees and families moving to Sarasota, which according to research[1], is rated as the top place to retire in Florida. Our team is looking forward to serving the needs of these new residents and existing clients locally.” 

Click here for the Sarasota branch.

[New Hire]  Tom Knight Announces First Step COO

Regional mental health and substance abuse nonprofit First Step announced the appointment of Tracey Weeden as Chief Operating Officer. Serving alongside First Step CEO Tom Knight, Weeden will lead on all program operations as the organization continues to evolve.   

Click here for more information.

[Job Opportunity ]  Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association to Host an Innovative Event to Help Hospitality Industry Hire Employees

On May 18, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) Suncoast Chapter will host an innovative recruiting event that will allow restaurants and hotels to meet with community resource organizations that can help them connect with and hire future employees. “Traditional job fairs have not proved successful at filling our industry’s staffing needs,” said Dannette Lynch, Regional Director for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA). “This unique event will bring together a myriad of career resources groups that have a workforce looking for employment with hotels and restaurants looking for the right people to add to their teams. Our local hospitality industry has so much to offer job seekers, and we hope that they will take advantage of that. This event is free to attend. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 9:00 a.m. Attendees must register in advance online. 

Click here for more information.

[New Hire]  Tracy Wolfe Joins Sisterhood For Good Advisory Board of Directors in Key Role as Vice Chair

Sisterhood For Good Inc. (SFG), is pleased to announce that Tracy Wolfe has been appointed to its Advisory Board of Directors leadership team. 

Click here for more information.



[SOON]  FOOD: The Ringling Grillroom: May's Wine Dinner , May 27, 6:30pm

The Ringling Grillroom's Chef Curtis Hawk and Mendocino Wine team up to bring you a delicious four-course dinner and wine pairing on May 27 at 6:30pm. First Course - Amuse Bouche Scallop-Kiwi Ceviche with Crispy Cumin-Dusted Tostones Paired with Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc. Second Course - Salad Grilled Peach Salad with Bibb Lettuce, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Crispy Shallots and White Balsamic-Vanilla Vinaigrette Paired with Moniker Chardonnay. Third Course - Pasta Slow Braised Osso Buco with Creamy Rosemary-Parmesan Polenta, Sautéed Swiss Chard, and Gremolata Paired with Moniker Cabernet Sauvignon. Fourth Course - Dessert Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte Paired with ZinPhomaniac. $69 per person. To reserve your seat at this event, call 941-360-7390.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: How Financially Successful People Build & Preserve Wealth , May 20, 4pm-6pm

No good happens by rushing things, especially when it comes to investing. In this presentation, you’ll learn what destroys wealth, how successful investors create wealth, and how to alter behavior to work toward being successful. Join ACE Instructor and Wealth Advisor Joe Walsh in person on Thursday, May 20, from 4pm to 6pm for this discussion. Register at sarasotacountyschools.net/ace. Joe is a volunteer instructor. Your $25 registration fee supports ACE, a program of the Sarasota County Schools system.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Virtual: Florida Public Relations Association Central West Coast Chapter: May Master Class: Balance , May 25 – May 27, 12pm-1pm

The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) is hosting “May Master Class: Balance,” a three-part virtual event providing advice and strategies to successfully balance one’s professional and personal lives. Each session will take place on Zoom from noon to 1pm from May 25 – 27. The first session, on May 25, will focus on “Professional” balance and feature Carolyn Maue, executive coach, consultant and president of The Maue Center. A successful entrepreneur and communicator, Maue is an expert in dealing with “people” issues in the workplace, consistently yielding positive change and growth for the organizations she serves. Since 2004, The Maue Center has been assisting companies in maximizing human potential in the workplace, through executive coaching of leaders and their teams to build leadership capacity. The second session, on May 26, will focus on “Team” with Blair Bloomston of Game On Nation. In this interactive virtual training, Bloomston will demonstrate Game On’s Lead With Laughter approach, which teaches how to build authentic connections with teams through positive, appropriate, and uplifting humor. The course also focuses on communication techniques to strengthen trust, camaraderie, and empowerment by encouraging best practices like celebration and collaboration to help teams stay connected and inspired. The final session on May 27, focuses on “Self.” Jamie Coffey of Be Hummingbird will guide attendees through a series of tangible wellness practices to incorporate into daily life, in order to better manage stress. Through breathing exercises, deskside stretches, simple meditations, and other tools, Coffey will share simple ways to be more productive professionally, more content personally, and how to enjoy each moment with a greater sense of ease. Tickets for the program are $30/FPRA members, $45/guests; one ticket is good for all three days of the Master Class and the video recordings. To register, visit cwcfpra.com/events.

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Let's Save Siesta Key Public Meeting , May 19, 7pm

Let's save Siesta Key by becoming our own town. Do you believe Siesta Key has a voice worth hearing? We stood up against the dredging of Big Pass and were not heard. The development of the Promenade will create even worse traffic, we spoke but were not heard. Now four large proposed projects that require special exception for density and height are trying to be built, we are not being heard. We believe our community of residents and businesses deserve to have a voice that is heard. The next public meeting will be held on  May 19, 2021 at 7pm at Siesta Chapel, 4615 Gleason Avenue with guest speaker and topic to be determined. Get involved at www.savesiestakey.org to donate, volunteer and learn.

[SOON]  THEATER: Virtual: Florida Studio Theatre: Reimagined: The Making of an Adaptation , May 13, 11am

Kate Hamill is one of the most widely produced playwrights in America today. Well known for her contemporary adaptations of such works as Sense and Sensibility, Dracula, Emma, and more, Hamill is an expert at mining the subject matter of these classic works to transform them into exciting modern-day retellings. Hear from the playwright on May 13, 2021 at 11am as she shares about her personal approach to the adaptation, how she invigorates new life into older material, and her most-recent work, The Party.

[SOON]  FILM: The Ringling: Great Art On Screen: Botticelli: Florence and the Medici , May 13, 6:30pm

Travels into the heart of the Renaissance in Florence with Botticelli. This program will take place outside in the Benfer Courtyard, located just outside of the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion on May 13 at 6:30pm. Tickets will be available starting 30 days prior to the screening date. Available seating will be marked to ensure social distancing. Due to rising COVID cases and safety concerns this event is subject to cancellation. Ticket holders will be notified and refunded if the screening is canceled.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Virtual: Ringling College of Art and Design: Commencement Ceremony , May 13, 3:30pm

On behalf of the Ringling College of Art and Design community, we would like to invite you to our virtual Commencement Ceremony honoring the Classes of 2021 and 2020. This year’s Ceremony is scheduled for 3:30pm on Thursday, May 13, 2021 and will continue to be accessible for viewing on our website through the summer at www.ringling.edu/commencement. We are pleased to announce our Commencement speaker for this year, Aubrey O’Brien. Aubrey graduated from Ringling’s renowned Interior Design program in 2009 and went on to establish her own design firm, Aubrey O’Brien Inc. In her address, Aubrey plans to encourage the graduates to take risks, step out of their comfort zones, and travel the path that takes courage. Armed with their Ringling education, professional experiences, and their intuition, they will go on to accomplish great things. The online Ceremony will proceed as follows: Invocation, The National Anthem Vocalist, President’s Remarks, Introduction of Student Speaker, Student Address, Introduction of Commencement Speaker, Commencement Address, Conferring of Degrees, Announcing of Degree Recipients, Charge to Graduates and Benediction.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Virtual: The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast's PMP Alumni: At Home with Ilya Gringolts , May 13, 11am

The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast’s PMP Alumni: At Home free virtual recital featuring violinist and PMP alumn Ilya Gringolts will be released on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11am. Ilya Gringolts first joined The Perlman Music Program as a Summer Music School student in 1998. He is first violinist of the Gringolts Quartet, which he founded in 2008. In the summer of 2020, along with Ilan Volkov, Ilya co-founded the I&I Foundation to promote contemporary music and grant new commissions to young composers. Ilya was named a BBC New Generation Artist at the outset of his career. In 1998, he won the International Violin Competition Premio Paganini, and still stands as the youngest winner in the competition’s history. After studying violin and composition in St. Petersburg, Ilya studied with Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School of Music. llya holds faculty positions at the Zurich University of the Arts, and the renowned Accademia Chigiana in Siena in 2021. Ilya performs on a Stradivari 1718 "ex-Prové" violin. All Perlman Suncoast virtual performances are free and available at PerlmanSuncoast.org or on the PerlmanSuncoast YouTube channel.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Sarasota Chamber: Trustee Reception hosted by Bird Key Yacht Club , May 13, 5pm-6:30pm

Join us for the May edition in the exclusive Corporate Trustee event series to be held at Bird Key Yacht Club on Thursday, May 13 from 5pm to 6:30pm. Gain valuable visibility, build your business and grow your network by mingling with fellow Corporate Trustees, Community Builders, Economic Drivers and Chamber Champions. Register now to maximize your membership and develop your business. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Pre-registration is required. In order to protect you and your fellow members, we will kindly ask you to observe and respect the following precautions: Face coverings will be required at this event. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and while attending event. (Except while eating and drinking.) Practice social distancing. If you are around other people, keep 6 feet between you when possible. Avoid handshakes, hugs and close contact.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: The Ladybug's Lament Book Launch and Ladybug Release , May 13, 5:30pm

Join Vicki Chelf, the author and illustrator of a new children’s book, “The Ladybug’s Lament,” and a multimedia project called the “Bug People Project" and Natalie Laughlin Tanner, a co-founder of the project and narrator of the audible version of “The Ladybug’s Lament" at 1731 Cunliff Lane, Sarasota for a book launch and ladybug release on Thursday, May 13 at 5:30pm. Come listen to the book with original music and songs. This event is the first in a series and will teach children a love of self and nature.

[SOON]  THEATER: Virtual Talk: Van Wezel: My Fair Lady , May 13 – May 16

Meet the Broadway and National Tour stars of the Tony Award winning revival of Lincoln Center Theater's My Fair Lady. Your purchase includes access to view the Video On Demand from 12am on May 13 through 11:59pm on May 16. Featuring: Laura Benanti (Eliza Doolittle), Shereen Ahmed (Eliza/Tour), Rosemary Harris (Mrs. Higgins), Jordan Donica (Freddy Eynsford-Hill) and Sam Simahk (Freddy/Tour). The Broadway Cast Reunion Series gives audiences a chance to do what they may never have done before: visit “backstage” with the cast and hear personal, hilarious, unscripted stories and gossip – as the casts really let their hair down. Viewers can even ask questions via the chat feature. Tickets are $15.

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