Monthly Archives: August 2015

New Special Section: November 2015 Has Lots of Reasons to Celebrate


Sometimes, the stars align in just the right way. When planning out the special sections in the upcoming November edition of SRQ | The Magazine, we wanted to recognize local businesses that take care of others. Wouldn’t you know, November is National Caregiver and National Hospice/Palliative Care Month and Veteran’s Day is celebrated on November 11th?! There simply isn’t a better time to get the word out on the wonderful organizations and businesses that care for others—especially those that have cared for and served us.

We’re proud to include Lending A Hand to the November edition of SRQ! Businesses that serve the elderly, support caregivers and veterans are the perfect fit for Lending A Hand. This special section is a chance to salute our veterans, communicate your expert level of care for those with special needs or highlight the ways you support our community’s caregivers.

November has a lot to celebrate. We hope you’ll join us!

For more information, contact GROWMYBUSINESS@SRQME.COM


SRQ House+Home is Underway for November 2015


Each November, SRQ | The Magazine celebrates some of the finest examples of house and home design along our beautiful coast! The House + Home special section showcases talented designers, best in class landscaping businesses and home services experts from Sarasota to Bradenton and beyond.

If your company’s mission involves getting local houses in tip top shape, this special section the perfect place to advertise your home-centric brand. We can’t wait to share your company with our readers and introduce them to the gorgeous interiors, impeccable spaces and enviable exteriors from the home market in our region.

If you’re interested in being part of this opportunity, contact GROWMYBUSINESS@SRQME.COM 

Seasons Greetings! Join the SRQ Holidays At Home Gift Guide

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‘Tis the season to get ready for the holidays! Before you know it, bells will be ringing and lights will twinkle outside along the streets. As shoppers prepare their lists this November, be sure they’re ready to shop local! We’re introducing the Holidays At Home gift guide in the November 2015 edition of SRQ to promote local stores and wares for every gift giver in town.

Editorially inspired, this special section is designed with “making a list and checking it twice” in mind. Each participant will feature a product image of their choosing, a brief section of copy (enticing buyers to get the perfect gift at their shop), and contact information (a great way to share your holiday hours!).

Options are available for full, half and quarter pages. We hope you’ll join us for a holiday shopping experience like none other! And since Holidays At Home is brought to shoppers by the same people delivering the very best ways to live local every month, we know they’ll be ready to gift fabulous finds from the Gulf Coast to everyone on their list.

If you’d like to join the list of premier shops in Sarasota and beyond, let us know at GROWMYBUSINESS@SRQME.COM

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

The SRQ Team

Limited Availability: Bal Masque Harlequin VIP Club Memberships



There’s nothing better than getting the VIP treatment. For Bal Masqué, held at the historic Sarasota Opera House on October 3, 2015, we’re taking it to a new level. With an exclusive set of benefits, including private bar and reserved performance seating, the Harlequin Club is ideal for client entertaining or hosting your favorite group of friends for an unforgettable evening. A portion of proceeds from each Harlequin Club membership supports a beneficiary of the purchaser’s choice.

This year, Action Realty, Sarasota YMCA, Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Mariash Lowther Wealth Management, Dr. Christina M. de Guia of CMDpsych, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty have reserved their memberships. Time is running out to join and space is limited in this elite group.

For more information, visit the Bal Masqué website.

See you in the Garden!

More Reasons to Love SRQ Daily

2014-SRQDAILYMasthead-OpEdEarlier this month, we announced new columnists joining the the weekend edition of SRQ Daily. They are local influencers in various fields with a finger on the pulse of our community. We know that in order to live local, it is important to listen and learn local, as well. These columnists are sharing their thoughts, views and musings on the issues facing our community and ways to make it even better.
Today, we’re happy to announce two more guest columnists that are joining the roster! Ian Black is the owner of Ian Black Real Estate. He is a longtime advocate for a strong business environment along the Gulf Coast. Diana Hamilton is no stranger to SRQ Daily. A previous guest columnist, Diana has worked tirelessly as an activist in Sarasota and has just returned to the area a hiatus since the Spring. Both monthly columns will run on the first Saturday of each month.
Don’t miss community updates, news and key events happening in Sarasota, Bradenton and beyond. Sign up today to receive your very own copy of SRQ Daily to your inbox each morning at SRQMAG.COM.
Happy Reading!

SRQ Building of the Year Submissions Extended

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In preparation of the inaugural SRQ Building of the Year Competition, the submission dates have been extended to make way for more entries! As the skyline continues to grow, we’re making room for as many participants as possible. If you are contemplating entering, you’ve got plenty of time!

Submissions will be accepted through September 25, 2015 with late entry submissions through October 7th.

Plans are underway to include a Reader’s Choice award, an exciting way to increase buzz on your project and ensure that it will be featured in the winners’ gallery in the January 2016 edition of SRQ!

For more information on categories and requirements, visit our website at SRQMAG.COM/BOTY.

SRQ is Pedaling for a Cause This Week!

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This week, we are participating in something incredibly awesome, the Good Wheels program by Goodwill Manasota. As a master of partnership in our community, Goodwill is pairing up to raise money and awareness for another worthy organization, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. This week, members of the SRQ Media team are putting the pedals to the metal to help contribute to these amazing causes.

But guess what? You can, too! Stop by our offices this Thursday and Friday (August 20th and 21st) to pedal for a cause and raise funds. As part of a generous contribution from The Patterson Foundation, each new online donor’s gift to Good Wheels will be matched (up to $250 per donor, per organization). Your donation can do twice the amount of good when you give.

We’re inviting you – the friends of SRQ to come by and support us as we ride to raise funds for this worthy cause.

We’ll enjoy beer and wine at our office for the peddlers, spectators and donors. Who needs happy hour when you can join us and burn off a few of the day’s calories AND give back to a great cause? Anyone wanting to drop by our office to pedal or make a pledge that will assist in delivering hot meals to those in our community are welcome!

We hope you’ll join us!

For more information, visit