Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Holidays From SRQ!

On Monday, December 23, we celebrated the holidays with a pot luck brunch in the office. We enjoyed our meal so much that we decided to share our menu with you, just in time make some final additions to your brunch menu. Have a wonderful holiday week and a happy New Year! We can’t wait to share the January edition of SRQ magazine with you and start off 2014 right.

Ashley Ryan’s Bittermilk Mimosa
Light and floral with Champagne, OJ and a hint of Elderflower   
Ashley Ryan’s Breakfast Casserole
Comfort food recipe with Sage Sausage, Eggs and Sharp Cheddar Cheese  
Pat’s Crustless Quiche Lorraine
A traditional quiche recipe with Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomato 
Jacob’s Corn Casserole
A secret recipe that only Jacob’s wife knows
Jay’s Meatless Jambalaya
A Caribbean Jambalaya recipe with Onions, Bell Peppers and Shrimp 
Wes and Lisl’s Chicken of the Office
A delicious Roasted Chicken brined, basted and ready to be enjoyed 
Ashley Grant’s Rum Cake
A family recipe that uses a bottle of Dark Spiced Rum, Whipped Cream and homemade Brown Sugar Prailines

SRQ’s Holiday Party

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On Wednesday, December 11, SRQ celebrated our holiday party and the grand opening of our newly renovated office space. Our publisher, Wes Roberts made it official by cutting the ribbon, surrounded by the SRQ staff, Chamber president, Steve Queior, and vice president of membership, Heather Kasten. Fortified with champagne and wine from Bijou Cafe, delectable appetizers from Michaels on East and friends from around the community, the event had a great turnout and proved to be an especially festive occasion. Our art manager, Evan Sigmund got some great shots of guests, who were pleasantly surprised to see a slide show of photos streaming live immediately after the pictures were taken. We would like to thank everyone for their attendance and support in helping to make this event such a big success.

Space Closing: February Roundtable

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The Caregiver and Senior Resources Roundtable gives businesses the opportunity to share their valuable insight. Readers look forward to learning what local resources are available to help them with making a successful transition; everything from trusts, wills and wealth management, to caregiver services. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage our older readers seeking information. The Caregiver and Senior Resources Roundtable will run in the February edition of SRQ magazine. Profiles include a 250-300 word Q&A, a 250-300 word Company Profile, a Profile Photo, Company Logo and Contact Info. The space closing date for the Caregiver and Senior Resources Roundtable is Thursday, December 19, 2013. Contact our sales division at 941-365-7702 x211 or for more information.

SM2: Regional Sports Innovation


On Thursday, November 21, SRQ magazine hosted the second event in its 2013-14 series of SM2: Regional Collaboration breakfast symposiums on working to attract, grow and diversify the sports and health innovation industry. This gathering of approximately 100+ regional leaders and entrepreneurs throughout Sarasota and Manatee County generated synergies on efforts both counties are making to support sports innovation. During the discussion, the audience received insight on opportunities for regional collaboration between Sarasota and Manatee Counties for current and future development in the sports and health innovation industry. The collaborative mix of perspectives from panelists Chris Ciaccio, Elliott Falcione, Nicole Rissler and Patrick Calhoon catalyzed a comprehensive and enlightening discussion.

Two of our panelists provided some great feedback on the event:

“It is truly great to see the collaboration and enthusiasm between both counties regarding our sports segment business and how many acknowledge this segment as vital to our economic sustainability.”

 – Elliott Falcione, Executive Director of Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

“I thought it was a very diverse group of attendees that were interested in learning about what Sports Tourism is doing for our region. My hope is that they all left with at least one piece of information that can help their business take advantage of this growing economic driver.”

Nicole Rissler, Director of Sports of Sarasota County Sports Commission

The next event in the 2013-14 series of breakfast symposiums, SM2: Regional Healthcare and Aging, takes place on Thursday, January 16, 2013 at The Francis (7:30am-9:00am). Tickets are $35/person and available online at (ticket price includes full breakfast buffet). For sponsorship opportunities contact Ashley Grant at 941-780-2008 x204 or We look forward to seeing you there!