Maximize Your Membership with Special Advertising in the Sarasota Chamber Annual Report

They say in order to keep moving forward, you must be willing to look back. As 2015 comes to a close, we are taking a look back on the past year as we prepare for the Sarasota Chamber Annual Report. The 2015 Annual Report will be featured in the February 2016 edition of SRQ I The Magazine.

The report is intended to keep the community informed of The Chamber’s hard work and what it means to be a member. Read about how The Chamber has been fulfilling its role as an active voice for business, building a better community, creating member opportunities and developing our economy.

Annual Report

With an additional printing of 5,000 copies distributed to member organizations and added to new member packets throughout the year, participation in this section hits two major audiences: SRQ Magazine readers and the strong readership of The Greater Sarasota Chamber members throughout the year. There are ways for you to maximize this visibility as well. We encourage you to promote your business by participating in SRQ’s special advertising section in the Annual Report. Continue reading “Maximize Your Membership with Special Advertising in the Sarasota Chamber Annual Report”

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LEAP to Louisville: a Recent Inter-County Visit with Local Leaders

Bridge 1In late-September, 35 community leaders traveled to Louisville, Kentucky as part of the Leadership Expedition to Accelerate Progress (LEAP). The trip, hosted by The Chamber’s Sarasota Tomorrow Initiative in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, serves as an opportunity for area leadership to learn more about the successes of peer and aspirational communities that might be emulated locally. As in years past, the Sarasota delegation included elected officials, City/County staff, local for-profit and non-profit CEOs, key education leadership, and other key civic and business stakeholders.

Insights gained from past trips have helped local groups collaborate to create the successful Precision Machining program at Suncoast Technical College, explore new public art efforts, launch the Talent4Tomorrow initiative to improve our region’s educational attainment and workforce development outcomes and create the Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 effort to maximize that key area of our community.

In the sixth iteration of the inter-city best practice visit concept, Louisville was selected for the strides made in education & workforce development, waterfront reimagining, targeted cluster incubation and acceleration, place making, and tourism branding. While its economic output, unique assets, and population make the area more of an aspirational city, as opposed to a peer community, these types of areas still offer insight to numerous themes that could be adjusted to fit Sarasota’s local scale. Continue reading “LEAP to Louisville: a Recent Inter-County Visit with Local Leaders”