SRQ’s Modern Home Symposium: *INSPIRE, November 8

*INSPIRE— Modern Home Symposium
Thursday, November 8, 2018

5:30PM – 7:30PM
SRQ Studios, 331 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
$5 cover includes a drink and light bites


Join SRQ MEDIA this November, for *INSPIRE, Modern Home Symposium as we dig deeper into one of our most anticipated annual publications, Modern Home magazine, which published in the July 2018 edition of SRQ magazine. Come hear about the inspiration behind some of Sarasota’s most iconic home designs.

Meet the panelists:

David Young

David Young, DWY Landscape Architects

David W. Young, ASLA, founded DWY Landscape Architects in 1999 and has dedicated his talent and career to creating meaningful spaces that touch the lives of the people who encounter them. He believes it is important for people to reconnect with nature and considers landscape architecture the perfect platform for this to occur. David has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards for environmental sustainability and design excellence from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and was presented the FLASLA Environmental Sustainability Award of Honor in 2012.

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Steve Murray, Murray Homes

Since moving from London in 1999, where he ran a successful construction and real estate business, Steve has built Murray Homes into one of the most unique and qualified luxury home build, land development and waterfront construction companies in Sarasota. With a specialism in Bird Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key, West of The Trail, and Lakewood Ranch, Steve’s unique knowledge of residential waterfront and luxury home construction and renovation is second to none. Murray Homes has built over 120 exceptional homes and estates in the Sarasota area.


Nathan Cross, NWC Construction

Nathan Cross, Owner and President, NWC Construction is an NAHB Certified Green ProfessionalNAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist and a NAHB Certified Graduate Remodeler. He is dedicated to the home building industry and the people it serves. His commitment to excellence, superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, and personal service has earned him a long list of industry awards and designations, including 2011 Florida Home Builders Remodeler of the Year and 2009 Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando Builder of the Year.

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Timothy Del Vescovo, Del Vescovo Design Group

Timothy A. Del Vescovo is the founding principal of Del Vescovo Design Group, a full service architecture and interior design firm.  He is a licensed, award-winning interior designer. Mr. Del Vescovo was formally educated in an architecture curriculum focused on Classical architectural principles as well as Bauhaus / Modernist theories.

Modern Home magazine and the accompanying symposium celebrates the innovation, creativity and inspiration of thought-provoking residential homes on the Gulf Coast by recognizing modern lifestyles, architecture, design and furnishings in the region. We are eager to explore the new, upcoming projects brought to life by our local architects and custom home builders.

Click here to check out last years’ Modern Home magazine.



SRQ Magazine’s 2018-2019 Seasonal Guide to Arts + Culture


SRQ Magazine is proud to present the 2018-19 Season Culture Primer, the premier index of community arts and culture for the coming year! Culture Primer is tucked into your October 2018 edition and designed as a gorgeous removable guide to the cultural must-do’s in the area.

This season’s debuts from varied stages include: A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder; Elf- the Musical; The Music Man; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Circus by the Sea; “John Denver-Coming Home”; Microplastics; Knights; The Nutcracker; Jay Leno; Raisin; Sarasota Chalk Festival and many more!

Humor, artistic talent and a pinch of magic bring the Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice communities to life for a season of unforgettable hits.

For the full list, click the cover below.

Without further ado, SRQ Magazine invites you to sit down, relax, and enjoy a show, we’ll see you there!

-The SRQ team

Click Here  to access the full pages of the OCTOBER 2018 SRQ digital edition.

BRANDSTORY PARTNER | Sabal Palm Bank Embodies Community, SRQ Magazine, October 2018


“As a community bank, our mission is the community; we live it and breathe it everyday, in everything that we do.”

SRQ Magazine invites you to meet the team at Sabal Palm Bank, as the featured BrandStory Partner in this October’s 2018 edition of SRQ Magazine.

The passion for community at Sabal Palm Bank goes beyond a mission, it’s a lifestyle. Through economic ups and downs, Sabal Palm Bank has adapted and thrived, developing programs to support their clients and the community from within, even when times get tough. Relationships with clients grow into partners, Plant Parents and the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch are two of many that demonstrate Sabal Palm Bank‘s commitment to growing local.

Read the full story about how Sabal Palm Bank embodies community by clicking on the  BrandStory link below.

Contact for additional information on BrandStory Partnerships.

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WRAP UP: 9/20—Where the Votes Are: Primaries Bring Out Voters


Bright and early Thursday, September 20 SRQ Magazine’s Senior Editor Jacob Ogles hosted the most recent installment of Where the Votes Are at SRQ Studios. Local political watchers gathered early to examine the voter turnout and demographics of the recent Sarasota City Commission runoff race from Districts 2 and 3.

Jacob presented his findings on local residents’ voting patterns over the course of this election and subsequent runoff. Guests enjoyed Five-O Donuts and hot coffee over political banter–and this particular Where the Votes Are fostered a healthy amount of conversation, interaction and questions from the audience. In case you missed out on Jacob’s presentation, we’ve got you covered!

SRQ‘s Findings: 

1. The District 72 race outcome looks to depend largely on independent voters. Both Democratic State representative Margaret Good and Republican State representative Ray Pilon have won races in the past. Independent voters made up 14% of the voter population in February but only 9% in August.

2. Voter turnout rates for both Sarasota County and Manatee County were much higher than they have been in years at 32% each. This year has the potential to be record setting with voter turnout.

3. The Republican Candidate for Governor RonDeSantis performed well throughout the Manatee and Sarasota region.

4. The Democratic Candidate for Governor Andrew Gillum trailed Gwen Graham locally but he won elsewhere through Florida.

5.  Even in minority districts like District 70, black and Hispanic voters are heavily outnumbered at the polls, white voters participate at a higher rate in primary elections.

6. While there were notable gains in young people voters, particularly around the city of Sarasota, both the population and participating electorate remain dominated by voters 60-89 years of age.

SRQ Media is dedicated to steadfast reporting on all political issues facing Sarasota, and with each installment of Where the Votes Are, we are pleased to bridge the gap between local media and the people that make up our great community. If you’ve never attended Where the Votes Are, join us next time. We’ll save a cup of coffee and Five-O Donut for you!

To view a gallery of images from Where the Votes Are, click here.  If you would like a copy of SRQ Magazine’s findings, please complete the form below so we can send you the Where the Votes Are handout and presentation notes from the event.

SRQ MEDIA Digital House—25 Days of Christmas: Special Holiday Shopping Program, Closing Oct.19

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Join us for a special digital holiday shopping program with the 25 Days of Christmas.

Each of the 25 standalone e-postcards will feature a single product from a participating retailer in the days leading up to the holidays. Choose one or multiple days as part of your holiday promotional plan for this season.

Standalone Product Feature | Social Media Lift | Targeted Links

Space closing:  October 19, 2018.

12 of the 15 spots are already reserved, so let us know quickly if you’d like to participate.

Contact your SRQ Media marketing representative or contact Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or to reserve your space today. SRQ Media Digital House connects you to our readers through a powerful digital platform.


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In Your Mailbox: SRQ Magazine’s October 2018 Issue is Here!


As SRQ Magazine celebrates its 20th Anniversary this month, we cheer the opening of the 2018-19 Arts & Culture season! Take a peak at the hot-of-the-presses October edition with a special insert Culture Primer, which shows exactly why our local arts and culture organizations keep us on our toes yet again this year with another exceptional collection of performances and exhibits—and a few delightful twists.

Read on and enjoy! #LOVELOCAL


  • Culture Canvas: Our Senior Editor’s interpretation of 2018-19 Arts & Culture highlights for the coming year—preview what not to miss to make your theatrical, artistic, vocal and experiential picks of the season.
  • Rebel With a College: To understand Dr. Larry Thompson is to approach paradox. How an out-of-the-box candidate transformed a regional arts school and turned it into an international powerhouse.
  • The Song Remains the Same: From its origins in the furtive backrooms of early juke joints, the blues went on to influence country, bluegrass, folk and everything in between. Sarasota keeps the muddy water flowing with these three jam bands.

SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • Chamber Titan vs. Legal Eagle: A national climate of political divisiveness reached the Sarasota area this fall—U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, faces well-funded Democrat David Shapiro in the Nov. 6 election, and with partisanship high and outside dollars flowing, the fight for District 16 tests the 12-year incumbent and the true reach of a promised “blue wave.
  • It’s a Jeep Thing: The Sarasota Jeep Club celebrates its one-year-anniversary with a growing community bound by adventurous spirit.
  • Role Reversal: Figure model turned dance photographer Sorcha Augustine channels magic in front of the lens as well as focusing it.
  • Dismounting the Ladder: There’s an empty cubicle and full kegs of beer on Corporate Ladder Brewing Company’s rebellious resume.

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • Skate of the Union  Bradentucky Bombers suit up for the pros after a banner year.
  • Unfunded Mandate  In the aftermath of a trying year, state funding for the arts hits alarming lows.
  • Artistic License: Mark Gagnon navigates his own artist’s path.
  • RSVP: October brings no shortage of things to do and see, with contemporary dance, exotic exhibitions, award-winning musicals and more just a ticket away.

CARGO- The Goods, Design Dossier, Retail Therapy, Antique Story, Nest, Books

  • In the Pink  Get in on the color pink movement for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Nobody Puts Honey in the Corner  Sarasota Honey Co. celebrates local buzzy bumblers and raw honey at its family-owned and community-driven apiary.
  • In Record Time  Find a blast from the past 1960s record player at this antique bazaar on Fruitville.
  • Book It  Leave room for reading this month, with new releases about the raven masters of the Tower of London, ancient folklore and the history of the Vanderbilts.

FORAGE- At the Table, Foodarama, Restaurants, Foodie Life

  • Feast or Famine: Sneak into the chambers of St. Armand’s swanky new Prohibition-themed clam bar, Speaks.
  • Concierge Cocktails: These liquored libations found on hotel bars’ menus top the charts for sublime taste, exquisite presentation and off-the-cuff ingenuity.

RECONNOITER- Case Study, Agenda

  • Free Ride: Does public transit have a future in the age of Uber? Sarasota’s iRide failed. SCAT and MCAT merger talks faltered.


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SRQ Magazine is proud to present the 2018-19 Season Culture Primer, the premier index of community arts and culture for the coming year! Culture Primer is tucked into your October 2018 edition and designed as a gorgeous removable guide to the cultural must-do’s in the area.

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click Here  to access the full pages of the OCTOBER 2018 SRQ digital edition.

SRQ Magazine’s Annual Philanthropy—In the Spirit of Giving, December 2018

SRQ Magazine’s Annual Philanthropy Edition Arrives this December!

If there’s one thing Sarasota does incredibly well, it’s giving back.
Now, share your story with our readers!

In our December 2018 issue, SRQ Magazine is thrilled to honor the organizations that are giving back to our community. Our In The Spirit of Giving section celebrates the charitable and nonprofit establishments that are dedicated to helping good causes around Sarasota, as well as the good corporate citizens whose companies are giving back. This is an amazing opportunity for nonprofit organizations to share their mission and work as well as for companies to share their Giving Back initiatives in the community.

Join us to celebrate local philanthropy!

Space closing: Friday, October 12, 2018.

Click to view last year’s In the Spirit of Giving special section.

Contact your Business Development Executive or Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement Ashley Grant at 941-365-7702 x204 or to reserve your space today. SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

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