From the Cattle Ranch to Lakewood Ranch: Why Learning our Local History Makes Sense for Today's Business
Local historian and Executive Director at Historic Spanish Point John McCarthy joins us to dive into the history of our region. John will uncover the factors that influenced local entrepreneurs as they helped this community prosper, and how those lessons apply to today’s business.
About John McCarthy, Executive Director of Gulf Coast Heritage Association and Historic Spanish Point
John is a native Floridian and has lived in Sarasota for most of his life. John received his BS from Goshen College (Indiana). Prior to joining the team at Historic Spanish Point, John has served as the Executive Director of SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence), a community data and engagement organization. In 2012 John retired after working 33 years with Sarasota County Government, having served as Environmental Specialist, County Historian and Director of Parks and Recreation. John is a frequent presenter of local history lectures, tours and has written a number of articles for Sarasota Magazine. In May of 2017 John was awarded the Hero of History award by the Historical Society of Sarasota County for his dedication to sharing local history. John’s work in various communities within Sarasota County was recognized by the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) with their Citizen of the Year Award for 2018.
Members $27 // Non-members $37
$37 starting Friday, Feb. 21st or at the door for members & non-members
This luncheon is in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch
Cancellations made 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf, and special meal requests must be selected upon registration in order to be guaranteed at the luncheon.