SRQ MEDIA Expands | Meet Hannah Peterson

SRQ MEDIA is growing its strategic marketing capacity with the addition of Digital Marketing and Engagement Manager Hannah Peterson.

Hannah manages the company’s strategic digital marketing, communications and engagement across all platforms. She works with CEO/President Lisl Liang to develop, strategize and implement marketing programming to support the company’s Women Who Roar and SB2 | Giving Coast Symposia community engagement programs and events as well as the many notable reader competitions produced by SRQ MEDIA such as Best of SRQ Local, Home of the Year, Good Hero and the newly launched 35 Under 35 Awards. With her background in broadcast, Hannah also engages with the video production team to launch new series that extend the storytelling reach of the company’s programs. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Hannah graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Electronic Media and Broadcasting. In college, she interned for WDIV in Detroit and afterwards worked for an international women’s nonprofit organization doing digital marketing and event production.

SRQ MEDIA Expands  |  Meet Barbie Heit

SRQ MEDIA is growing its editorial management capacity with the addition of Managing and Branded Content Editor Barbie Heit.

Barbie oversees the copy for the editorial and branded content divisions of SRQ MEDIA. She works closely with CEO/President Lisl Liang to develop the company’s branded content programs including In Conversation and BrandStory in collaboration with clients to produce stories in print and online. Barbie also strengthens and facilitates  key facets of editorial production including deadlines, pitching and the copyediting and fact-checking of SRQ Magazine and its sister publications. Originally from the New York/Connecticut area where she raised her four children (two sets of twins), Barbie relocated to Sarasota, FL in September 2020. With over 30 years of experience as a children’s book writer and editor, she is thrilled to begin this new chapter in her career at SRQ MEDIA.

Nominate the Good Hero in Your Life

Do you know a local philanthropic hero? SRQ Media invites the community to nominate individuals with hearts of giving who have made a significant impact with local nonprofit organizations — from volunteers and board members to individual staff members and donors. We will recognize our annual Good Hero Philanthropic Award recipients at the SB2: Philanthropic Agenda Luncheon and Good Hero Philanthropic Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

Nominate your hero by September 17th!

35 Under 35 Nominations NOW LIVE!

We are proud to introduce the SRQ Magazine 35 under 35 Competition where we’re recognizing young professionals who are innovators, scientists, creatives, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists who are leaders in their field. Could you or someone you know be one of our first honorees? There’s only one way to find out. Nominate someone by September 3rd!

Thank you to our Presenting Partner | Fifth Third Bank

July 2021 BrandStory: Fawley Bryant Architecture

Learn about the dynamic minds behind some of the region’s most iconic designs in Fawley Bryant Architecture’s July BrandStory. Now online and available to read and download, the BrandStory delves in to how one of the most trusted firms in Southwest Florida has expanded and evolved with new owernship, cutting-edge technology and laser-sharp strategic vision.


April 2021 BrandStory: ASID Florida West Coast Chapter

Featuring the 2020 Design Awards Showcase, the ASID Florida West Coast Chapter’s April 2021 BrandStory focuses on the organization’s community of interior designers, industry representatives, educators, and students. Highlighting key updates, trends, and luminaries who are making an impact in the design world, the printed BrandStory is accompanied by a virtual presentation of the ASID 2020 Design Awards, produced by SRQ MEDIA’s Moving Stories division.

Click here to watch the video

March 2021 BrandStory: Achieva Credit Union

This month, the SRQ March BrandStory featured Achieva Credit Union. Achieva has always focused on what matters most — you, your family, and your financial well-being — but this past year, that focus has been even more important.

They have had to constantly adapt to new circumstances, work harder to help clients as they navigate difficult challenges, and find new ways to serve the community when getting together wasn’t possible.

Read Achieva Credit Union’s Story Here.

Vote For the Best of SRQ Local 2021

Voting for the Best of SRQ Local 2021 Competition is officially open! Recognize and celebrate your favorite locally owned establishments by sharing your votes for the Best of SRQ. Votes will be accepted until February 17 and the winners will be featured in our April 2021 magazine.  

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Each year over 200 local establishments receive Best of SRQ Local awards in a variety of categories. CLICK HERE to vote for your favorites for the Best of SRQ 2021!

IN YOUR MAILBOX: SRQ Magazine’s January 2021 Health and Wellness Edition!

The SRQ January edition is jam-packed with healthy ways to jumpstart your year and feel your best. Drink a glass of fresh squeezed fruit or delicious smoothie at SaraFresh Juices new brick and mortar location in the Rosemary District. Looking for a new hobby? We’ve got six local outdoor enthusiasts eager to share their secret spots and best beginner tips on everything from surfing to birdwatching. Zumba becomes a virtual vision with Zoom classes and online shopping has never been more enticing with cruelty-free and vegan one-stop-shop Virtually Harmless. And to treat yourself after heading out on a new exercise adventure, an authentic from scratch bakery and round-up of Sarasota’s best taco spots. Let’s ring in the new year fresh and fit!







Read all our feature articles in SRQ Magazine’s January 2021 edition.