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  • 08 Feb 2019 8:56 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    During the week of February 18th-22nd, PDQ on SR 70 in LWR will be offering a 20% discount to all Alliance members!!

    Thank you to Mark Dennis for this generous offer!

  • 05 Feb 2019 2:22 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    It is with great pleasure we invite the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance members to be our guest for the LECOM Suncoast Classic Golf Tournament held at the beautiful Lakewood National Golf Club, just a few minutes from our LECOM Bradenton campus. 

    Tournament Dates:  Thursday Feb 14th, Friday Feb 15th, Sat Feb 16th or Sunday Feb 17th

    Please follow the link below for specific event details and to submit your request to attend one of these days.  Daily event passes are limited and on a first come first serve basis, so please RSVP right away!

    Your Day Pass can be picked-up at the will call in the LECOM Concierge Tent upon arrival.  Parking is free.

    LECOM Suncoast Classic 1 day pass A

    Hope to see you on the course!


  • 29 Jan 2019 12:06 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


    SARASOTA, Fla. (January 29, 2019) – Visit Sarasota County (VSC) has promoted Ellen Thomas to senior meeting sales manager, and appointed Amanda Walker leisure group sales manager and Allison Jones group sales coordinator. The growth of VSC’s sales department will allow the tourism bureau to better identify, attract and entertain conferences, meetings and groups, resulting in extended stays, large bookings, and an upsurge in first-time visitors to the area.

    “It was important for us to grow the sales team for Visit Sarasota County so that we are able to help keep our hotels full during the midweek period,” said Kelly Defebo, VSC’s director of sales. “The business traveler becomes intrigued with all we have to offer here, and often they end up returning so that they can enjoy our amenities with their spouse or families on vacation.”

    With the promotion to Senior Meeting Sales Manager, Thomas will lead a team devoted to marketing the destination to meeting professionals and leisure group planners. This will allow VSC to enhance and expand its efforts to strategically target qualified contacts who bring meetings and groups to Sarasota County.

    In the newly appointed position of Leisure Group Sales Manager, Walker will work to secure accommodations and community activities for the social, military, educational, religious and fraternal (SMERF) groups market as well as for weddings and travel agents. Previously with The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota sales department, Walker has extensive knowledge of the area, and is passionate about sharing it with these groups. 

    As Group Sales Coordinator, Jones assists Thomas and Walker in acquiring leads and showcasing qualities that make Sarasota the best destination for group conferences, meetings and events. A native, alumna of Riverview High School and recent graduate from the University of Florida, Jones is excited to continue to build relationships within the community to enhance her role with VSC.  

    About Sarasota County

    Visit Sarasota County leads and supports the tourism industry in Sarasota County by providing the highest quality, and most innovative, marketing programs and promotions to ensure the continued growth of tourism and travel from visitors around the world. It is the mission of VSC is to make Sarasota County the must experience destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast. To learn more, visit www.visitsarasota.com.



  • 28 Jan 2019 9:14 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Sarasota, FL, January 25, 2019—Brian Bonacci, owner of TeamLogic IT with offices in Naples, Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch serving SWFL, is pleased to announce several staff changes. Due to the company’s significant growth over the last few years, several organizational changes have been made to support the growing number of clients seeking managed IT services for their organizations.

    Russell Barrick is the newest member of the TeamLogic IT technical team. He joined the company as a Technical Support Specialist. Other staff promotions include:  Matthew Thomas, Director of Technical Services; Samantha Howard-Russo, Client Experience Advocate; and Joy Garafola, Account Executive.

    Bonacci said, “Since opening in 2011 we have been focused on providing proactive technology management and support to businesses of all sizes.  I am extremely proud of our team members and their personal and professional growth. They are highly skilled and caring individuals who go above and beyond to help our clients maximize their productivity while reducing their cybersecurity risks.”

    TeamLogic IT has been recognized as one of the top MSPs on the Channel Futures MSP 501 Worldwide Rankings.

    About TeamLogic IT                                                                    

    TeamLogic IT provides clients the IT support needed to run their businesses more efficiently by leveraging the latest technology solutions including managed services, cybersecurity, business continuity, and cloud computing. With a national presence, TeamLogic IT helps companies minimize downtime and improve productivity across single or multiple offices.

    Contact:

    Brian Bonacci 941-548-9388

    TeamLogic IT

    202 N. Rhodes Ave Suite 101

    Sarasota, FL 34237

    Email: bbonacci@teamlogicit.com

    Website: www.teamlogicit.com/SarasotaFL


  • 21 Jan 2019 9:04 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


    Popular annual event to feature authentic Cajun food, New Orleans-style music and dancing, and more

    SARASOTA, FL – Goodwill Manasota and Michael’s On East invite the public to the most anticipated event of the season: the Mardi Gras Gala. This event features authentic Cajun food, open bar, fabulous live auction items, New Orleans-style music, and dancing. The 2019 Mardi Gras Gala will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 6-10 p.m. at Michael’s On East (1212 East Avenue S., Sarasota).

    This is the fourteenth year of the event, which was conceived by Michael’s On East co-proprietor Philip Mancini. Guests dress in beads and masks and enjoy New Orleans style drinks and dinner offerings such as Crawfish Étouffée, crab cakes, Jambalaya, Oysters Bienville, and much more.

    Co-chairs are Tim Schalch and Megan Baers, who are both Goodwill Ambassadors – community members who have made a commitment to share the mission of Goodwill Manasota with the greater community by volunteering at events, speaking on its behalf, creating new fundraisers, and introducing Goodwill to their friends, family and colleagues. Major sponsors include CS&L CPAs, NDC Construction, and Seaside Bank.

    “For all of us at Goodwill Manasota, not only is the Mardi Gras Gala a lot of fun, it’s also a wonderful celebration of lives we have helped to change through our employment services and other crucial programs,” said Goodwill Manasota vice president Gray Videnka. “The proceeds of this event help those with barriers to employment find career opportunities and move toward self-sufficiency. We are grateful to our generous event sponsors and supporters for helping to make our work possible.”

    Tickets are $150 per person and this event will sell out quickly; visit experiencegoodwill.org or call (941) 355-2721, ext. 251 for reservations or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

    Photo ID: Goodwill staff members (from l-r) Adrian Gessen, Morgan Howell, Pavitra Ciavardone, Donna Evans and Gray Videnka are excited to welcome guests to the Goodwill Manasota Mardi Gras Gala

    About Goodwill Manasota

    Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With philanthropic donations and revenue generated by the sales of donated goods, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities, veterans, seniors, and those with other barriers to employment by providing jobs, job skills training, and free career services. For more information or for a listing of locations, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org or call 941-355-2721.


  • 03 Jan 2019 2:07 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


    Contribution of $7,500 from M.E. Wilson will support reintegration into civilian life and free career services for area veterans

    BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $7,500 from M.E. Wilson to support its Veterans Services Program, which provides full case management and vocational services that address barriers to employment, disabilities, mental health issues, housing, education and training. The program, which was created in 2013, helps veterans to navigate a wide array of available programs and to secure the benefits to which they are entitled.

    "M.E. Wilson and its employees are proud members of the Sarasota-Manatee community and we firmly believe in giving back,” said Robin Moch, CIC, a partner with M.E. Wilson. “We are confident that Goodwill will put our contribution to very good use in serving our returning heroes and their families.” 

    The Veterans Services Program was created to help eliminate barriers to employment, provide opportunities for higher-paying positions for veterans and their families, and connect veterans with needed social services. The program is staffed by veterans, ensuring those who seek help are receiving it from those who understand the challenges they face.

    “Goodwill Manasota is so proud to be able to honor and assist the men and women who have so bravely and selflessly served our country,” said Margie Genter, vice president of mission services. “We thank the team at M.E. Wilson for this generous donation, which will be used to help area veterans with needs regarding housing, family, education and other challenges while also helping them to become more self-sufficient and productive members of society.”

    For more information about Goodwill’s veterans program, go to experiencegoodwill.org or call (941) 355-2721, ext. 451.

    Photo ID: Goodwill Manasota vice president Gray Videnka (left) with Robin Moch, a partner at M.E. Wilson

    About Goodwill Manasota

    Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2017, Goodwill Manasota served 11,672 people, placed 555 people in jobs, assisted 360 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce, and provided 19,540 hours of on-the-clock training for its employees. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 41 million pounds out of the landfill. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota, in essence, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org


  • 20 Dec 2018 8:39 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    In 2019, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is committed to making 250 new matches between Bigs and Littles in SRQ/Manatee, and inspiring potential in every young person in our mentoring programs.  Interested in becoming a mentor and changing a child’s life for the better?  Contact Shelly Van Dusen (Sarasota Office) at 941-331-4376 or Andrea Delsanto (Manatee Office) at 941-746-7000.


  • 14 Dec 2018 10:34 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Allegiant Private Advisors, an independent firm offering fiduciary-level financial planning and investment advisory services, today announces the promotion of Benjamin W. Jones, CFP, AIF to the role of president. Jones, who currently serves as Allegiant’s chief investment officer, will formally transition into the leadership position by the year’s end. Allegiant Private Advisors Co-Founder Martin Kossoff, CFP, AIF, who has served as President since the firm was established in 1997, will assume the role of chairman.

    Jones joined Allegiant Private Advisors in 2005, and has been active in the community through local nonprofit organizations and professional associations, including the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Young Leaders Alliance, the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Forty Carrots Family Center. He is an alumnus of Leadership Sarasota, was named to the prestigious 40 Under 40 list by the Gulf Coast Business Review in 2009, and recognized in Forbes’ Top 1,000 Next-Generation Wealth Advisors List in 2018.


  • 14 Dec 2018 10:20 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


    Local nonprofit recognized for maximizing revenue to support mission of changing lives through the power of work

    SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota earned significant recognition during the Goodwill Industries International summer conference in Austin, Texas. The organization won the “Retail Excellence: Market Leadership by Share of Used Goods” award for having the highest market penetration of its donor market, and “Market Leadership by Donations” award for capitalizing on the highest proportion of its available used goods market.

    Goodwill Manasota has received the “Market Leadership by Share of Used Goods” for five years running; this was Goodwill’s fourth “Market Leadership by Donations” award. The organization is evaluated in the medium-sized agency category, which includes Goodwill agencies with revenues between $26.9 and $57.3 million, one of the largest categories.

    During the annual conference, Goodwill Industries International recognizes Goodwill agencies that have maximized revenues, capitalized on the highest proportion of the available used goods market, and been efficient in running their operations. Goodwill agencies turn donated goods into revenue; this revenue is used to strengthen the community by offering services and programs that assist people in all walks of life, whether they are trying to find employment, better themselves through education, or transition from military to civilian life.

    “We are extremely proud of our organization and the great things that we are able to do because of the leadership from our board of directors and hard work of our professional team, powered by the generosity of our community,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “We are pleased to be recognized as a top achiever in the Goodwill system, generating revenue that stays in our local community to help support job training and placement, and other needed services for people with disabilities, veterans, seniors, or others with barriers to employment.”

    To learn more about Goodwill, call (941) 355-2721 or go to experiencegoodwill.org.

    Photo ID: Goodwill Manasota president and CEO Bob Rosinsky (left) and vice president Donn Githens with the Goodwill International Industries awards

    About Goodwill Manasota

    Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2017, Goodwill Manasota served 11,672 people, placed 555 people in jobs, assisted 360 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce, and provided 19,540 hours of on-the-clock training for its employees. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 41 million pounds out of the landfill. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota, in essence, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org






Hook Kids on Fishing

 

Anglers for Conservation (AFC)

 a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, in partnership with Fisherman’s Village, is coordinating its engaging Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 10am- 12:00pm at Fishermen's Village (1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda).

 Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The first 100 kids registered and complete the training will receive a free rod and reel to take home! Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.

 This hands-on, conservation-minded program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, boating safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habitats and conservation, and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

 Community support also provided by Fisherman's Village, King Fisher Fleet, local bait and tackle shops, and local Captains, Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Coastal Angler Magazine, Diiachi Hooks, Fish Florida Foundation and Rio Villa Bait & Tackle

AFC’s mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation practices. For more information, please visit www.AnglersForConservation.org.

 Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Theresa at tellershaw@aol.com or call me 321-433-3340/302-6260

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Heather Sears at Heather@AnglersForConservation.org or 321-474-8202.

Hook Kids on Fishing

 

Anglers for Conservation (AFC)

 a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, in partnership with Fisherman’s Village, is coordinating its engaging Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 10am- 12:00pm at Fishermen's Village (1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda).

 Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The first 100 kids registered and complete the training will receive a free rod and reel to take home! Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.

 This hands-on, conservation-minded program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, boating safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habitats and conservation, and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

 Community support also provided by Fisherman's Village, King Fisher Fleet, local bait and tackle shops, and local Captains, Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Coastal Angler Magazine, Diiachi Hooks, Fish Florida Foundation and Rio Villa Bait & Tackle

AFC’s mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation practices. For more information, please visit www.AnglersForConservation.org.

 Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Theresa at tellershaw@aol.com or call me 321-433-3340/302-6260

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Heather Sears at Heather@AnglersForConservation.org or 321-474-8202.

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