Good News Friday: Biz(941) Supports - November 8, 2013

By Beau Denton November 7, 2013

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Suncoast Food and Wine Fest

November 9

Calling all foodies! Join us at the 12th annual Suncoast Food and Wine Fest held at the Sarasota Polo Club and enjoy live entertainment while sampling hundreds of international wines and gourmet food from dozens of Sarasota-Manatee restaurants. Proceeds benefit Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch. For information, visit



Equality Florida Suncoast Gala

November 10

Enjoy cocktails and live entertainment at the Francis and support the LGBT community at Equality Florida’s annual Suncoast Gala. Proceeds benefit Equality Florida. For information, visit



USF Sarasota-Manatee 20th Anniversary Brunch

November 10

Join us on campus at USF Sarasota-Manatee for their 20th anniversary brunch, featuring a variety of selections from Sarasota’s best restaurants in a beautiful bayfront setting. Proceeds support local USF students in their academic pursuits. For more information, call (941) 359-4737 or visit



National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

November 12

This annual luncheon honors the dedicated nonprofit organizations and benevolent supporters committed to improving our beloved community. Presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals SW Florida Chapter and held at Michael’s On East. For information, call (941) 921-5410 or visit



Show Boat

November 12 - December 29

Asolo Repertory Theatre launches its 2013-2014 season with the unforgettable songs and dazzling choreography of the beloved American classic musical, Show Boat. For information, visit



Introducing the Arts & Cultural Alliance “Arts Leadership” Program

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, in conjunction with Sarasota Magazine, has developed the “Arts Leadership” program to ensure that the next generation of business professionals has an appreciation and understanding of the arts and its importance in our community. Running through May 2013, several Sarasota businesses and firms have selected one of their employees to attend a series of educational programs, attend an arts performance and interact with patrons and members of the organization’s boards of directors. The 2013 participating arts organizations are: Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Ballet and the Asolo Repertory Theatre. The 2013 businesses sending “students” are: Adams & Reese, BB&T, Caldwell Trust, Canandaigua Trust, JPMorgan Chase, Gulfshore Media, Icard Merrill, Northern Trust, PNC, Purmont & Martin, US Trust.

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