Q & A

Retiring Visit Sarasota County President Virginia Haley on the Past, Present and Future of Local Tourism

"I think there are endless possibilities because of the assets we have here."

02/17/2023 By Kim Doleatto


Foundation Announces 2022 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute Class

Class members will take part in seven training sessions from May through June.

05/03/2022 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber’s Leadership Sarasota Class of 2023 Applications Are Now Open

The chamber is accepting applications for both its adult and youth programs.

04/11/2022 By Staff


Shumaker Attorneys Selected to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

They are Jade Davis and Samantha Peckham.

03/14/2022 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber Adult Leadership Program Announces Upcoming Class

This year's program had a record number of applicants.

08/25/2021 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber to Honor Four Individuals at Leadership Event

The honorees are Chris Gallagher, Joe Hembree, Jennifer Vigne and Mark Gordon.

07/06/2021 By Staff


Leadership Sarasota Applications Are Open

Applications for both the adult and youth programs will be accepted through June 1.

06/17/2021 By Staff


Class of 2022 Leadership Sarasota County Applications Available

Leadership Sarasota County is a program of the Sarasota Chamber.

04/13/2021 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber’s Adult Leadership Program Holds Drive-Through Graduation

The graduates include Julia Heide, Sarasota Magazine's director of marketing and events.

08/03/2020 By Staff


Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Fall 2019 Executive Academy Is Open for Registration

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 28.

05/30/2019 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber’s Leadership Program to Honor Outstanding Leaders at Awards Luncheon

The awards will take place Tuesday, May 7.

05/03/2019 By Staff


Chamber of Commerce Class to Focus on Vagrancy, Premises Liability

The session will be led by Elizabeth Dumbaugh from THG Consultants.

03/15/2019 By Staff


New Training Program Focuses on Improving Communication Skills

State College of Florida is offering a new two-day class that covers "breaking through the communication barriers."

03/14/2019 By Staff

Professional development

Applications Open for Leadership Development Program

Gulf Coast Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute through Friday, March 15.

02/19/2019 By Staff

Professional development

College Offers Day-Long 'Leadership Boot Camp' Course

The class will cover how to manage priorities, "building a powerful day," "the art of moving groups" and more.

02/14/2019 By Staff


Air Conditioning Executive Speaks at National Conference

W. Theodore Etzel, III, the chair of Conditioned Air, recently presented at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

12/07/2018 By Staff


Sarasota Citizens' Academy Returns in January

The eight-week course teaches participants how municipal government operates through interactive learning sessions with a different city department each week.

10/29/2018 By Staff


Literacy Campaign Leader Selected for Statewide Education Program

Beth Duda, the director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for The Patterson Foundation, was recently selected for Leadership Florida Education Class IV.

10/16/2018 By Staff


Education Foundation President Accepted Into State Leadership Program

Education Foundation of Sarasota County president Jennifer Vigne was recently accepted into Leadership Florida’s Education Class IV program.

10/03/2018 By Staff


Business Development Workshop for Those in Newtown and North Sarasota Starts Sept. 11

The class will focus on assessing one's entrepreneurial skills, determining whether one has a strong business concept and how to grow a business.

08/28/2018 By Staff