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Photos From the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation's Hob Nob Bar-B-Que

The business group's 29th annual event drew 900 to Dolphin Aviation.

03/01/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Local Innovators in Virtual Reality Technology

Ringling College and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation present "Seeing the Future in Virtual Reality."

02/20/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's 97th Annual Breakfast

Wendy Walker of Leadership Florida addressed a large turnout at Sarasota's Ritz-Carlton.

02/15/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Celebrates at 54th Annual Dinner

Gathering at Polo Grill and Bar, Chamber members looked back on their 2016 accomplishments and outlined their goals for 2017.

02/09/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Local Builders Group Hosts 65th Annual Dinner

The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange welcomes members to its annual celebration.

02/08/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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The Manatee Chamber of Commerce's Pancakes and Politics Legislative Preview

Business leaders turn out to hear elected officials talk about the upcoming state legislative session.

02/07/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Membership Luncheon

More than 200 attend annual event at Polo Grill and Bar.

02/01/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Manatee Chamber's 2017 State of the Ports

Business leaders hear from port, airport directors on state of region's access hubs

02/01/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Catholic Charities Gala

The annual black-tie affair took place at the Ritz.

01/30/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Photos From Our 2017 Unity Awards Celebration

941CEO honors champions of diversity in the workplace and community.

01/26/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Sarasota Opera Gala

"A Japanese Affair" was the theme for the annual gala at the Ritz-Carlton.

01/23/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Hermitage Muse Luncheon

Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater, was the guest speaker at the luncheon at Michael's On East.

01/18/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Ringling College Library Association Platinum Appreciation Dinner

Inspirational speaker Liz Murray told dinner guests her story of moving from homelessness to Harvard.

01/12/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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GeneroCity

Selby Gardens' Great Room by the Bay was the setting for this first-ever event involving nonprofits.

01/11/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

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Sarasota Ballet Celebration of Two Worlds Gala

The celebration dinner was part of an event that welcomed international music and dance artists to the opera house.

01/09/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Huge fundraisers, generous grants and plenty of holiday cheer in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

12/29/2016 By staff

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PINC Sarasota 2016

Speakers from around the world tell their inspiring stories of accomplishment at a daylong conference.

12/20/2016 Photography by Lori Sax

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Debutante Ball

The 35th anniversary ball welcomed 19 debutantes and their families.

12/19/2016 Photography by Lori Sax

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Men, Whiskey and Watches

The annual event benefits the Child Protection Center.

12/19/2016 Photography by Lori Sax

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Easter Seals 70th Anniversary Gala

The gala at the Ritz celebrated the organization's work in "Helping Abilities Shine."

12/12/2016 Photography by Lori Sax