June 2012 Agenda

By Beau Denton May 31, 2012

Father’s Day: JUNE 175 Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Awards luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts. $45 for members; $60 for nonmembers. To register, visit

6 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Networking Social, 5-7 p.m. at The Broken Egg, 6115 Exchange Way, Lakewood Ranch. Free for members; $20 for nonmembers. Register at

12 Manatee YPG June Social, 5-7 p.m. at Gecko’s Grill & Pub at Braden River Plaza, Bradenton. Free for MYP members; $5 for nonmembers. Cash bar. No RSVP required. For more information, call Lindsey Leech at (941) 748-4842 ext. 133 or e-mail [email protected].

14 Manatee Chamber Small Business of the Year Awards,  11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. $35. Reservations required by June 1 at, or contact Lisa Reeder, (941) 748-4842, ext. 123. [email protected].

14 Assignment Downtown Council of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, “Developing Housing Downtown: What Will It Take?” Panelists include Brad Baker of Bramar Development, Jim Bridges of Jebco Ventures, Tom Mannausa of T. Mannausa & Company and Pat Neal of Neal Communities, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts. $30 advance; $35 after June 6. Must RSVP by June 11 at Contact Valorie Hillerich, [email protected] or (941) 556-4046.

15 Sarasota County Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Seminar, 8 a.m.-noon at State College of Florida’s Center for Innovation and Technology, 7131 Professional Parkway E., Lakewood Ranch. Free. Register at

17 Father’s Day


July 1-Sept. 4

Community Foundation of Sarasota County accepting 2012-2013 Adult Learner Scholarship applications.

For eligibility details, visit or call (941) 556-7150.


Reader Meter

“Would you like to see the Sunshine Skyway rest areas developed into a commercial center with a boat basin, shops, restaurants and residences?”







SOURCE: Biz(941) reader poll.



Ignore Women At Your Peril

Women represent the majority of the online market, particularly affluent boomer women. Of women with household incomes of $75,000 or more, 94.3 percent regularly access the Internet, and 22 percent of all women shop online at least once a day.

SOURCE: Branding Magazine, Dec. 19, 2011, “2012 Digital Design Trends Through the Consumer Behavior Lens.” 

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