Monthly Archives: February 2017

Reserve Your Tickets 2017 Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon, April 27


SRQ Magazine will host the third annual Women in Business Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The Francis in downtown Sarasota. We will recognize this year’s Women in Business nominees, our judges, keynote speaker, past Leadership Circle ambassadors and the “Hear Me Roar” Trailblazer Award recipient and announce the finalists and winners who will be inducted into this year’s esteemed 2017 WIB Leadership Circle.

To purchase your tickets to the SRQ Women in Business Hear Me Roar Leadership and Awards Luncheon and for more details on the program, visit SRQHEARMEROAR.COM.

Reserve Your Tickets SB2 | GOOD CULTURE, March 30


Join SRQ Media for our dynamic SB2: GOOD CULTURE–Burgeoning Arts breakfast symposium on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 7:30am–9:00am at The Francis, Downtown Sarasota. Local community leaders will give us insight on arts organizations creating energetic spaces for creativityKeynote, Nathan Schwagler, Co-Director of the Dali Museum, will discuss the museum’s expertly curated collection of Salvador Dali works to delight and educate visitors as well as provide unique inspiration for events, programs and special exhibits that serve as an active resource in the cultural life of the community and the world at large. Special guest panelists include: Steven High, Executive Director, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Jeff Rodgers, Director of Education, South Florida Museum; Anne-Marie Russell, Executive Director, Sarasota Museum of Art; Tom Barwin, City Manager, City of Sarasota and Board Member of the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization.

Tickets are $35/per person and includes a mouth-watering breakfast spread provided by The Francis. Reserve your spot online at SRQSB2.COM.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT: Modern Home Magazine Symposium, March 9

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SRQ MEDIA invites you to the Modern Home Magazine Symposium on Thursday, March 9 from 5:30-7:30 pm at SRQ Studios. Hear from our community’s most notable forces in design/construction and the inspiration behind some of Sarasota’s most iconic homes.

Structured as a conversation addressing the inspiration behind Sarasota’s modern residences, the symposium will allow for each participant to elaborate on their creative and structural process. Learn from the greats and their projects in home design that illustrate cutting-edge technique, exquisite design and of the moment or classically inspired modern trends. 

Meet the Participants
Mark SultanaDSDG Architects
Steve Murray, Murray Homes
David Young, DWY Landscape Architects
Nathan Cross, NWC Construction
Steven Bradley, Risdon on 5th
John Pichette, Halflants + Pichette Studio for Modern Architecture
Timothy Del Vescovo, Del Vescovo Design Group 

$5 cover includes one glass of wine or beer and light bites. Please RSVP to

The Modern Home Symposium is sponsored by Tempus Pro Services, a premier home automation company in Southwest Florida.



An Empowering Evening of Connection and Collaboration at SRQ SkillSHARE, February 9


The February 9, 2017 class of SkillSHARE mentors and participants. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

The SRQ Media Studio hosted a powerhouse group of women from a variety of professions and backgrounds at the February 9 SkillSHARE Mentorship Summit. Women in Business Leadership Circle mentors along with community guest mentors exchanged experience-based guidance with participants in moving rounds of deep dive engagement and dialogue.

“SRQ Magazine was thrilled to host another incredible evening of connection, brainstorming and mentorship at the recent SkillSHARE. Filled with highly engaged professional women from a myriad of fields, the night was filled with connection, valuable insights and a wealth of ‘Aha moments,'” said Ashley Grant, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for SRQ MEDIA.


Strategically paired with highly experienced mentors, participants sought counsel on everything from navigating various career paths and business expansion to maintaining a business and work life balance with four rounds of 15-minute concentrated mini-sessions designed to pick up where the small talk ends.

“As a young professional, I realize that the true benefit of mentorship is the opportunity to challenge your worldview and define what you want from your career and life. To be able to speak with and gain insight from a network of strong female leaders is a lifetime opportunity,” said SkillSHARE mentee Michelle Williams.


We couldn’t help but notice a spark in the room, which was undoubtedly the spirit of connection, collaboration and empowerment. Mentors and mentees alike so delighted in learning and engaging with each other that time was extended during each session to allow for more in-depth and insightful conversations.

“Growth happens when someone has the courage to tell you the truth – what you’re excelling at, where the opportunities are, and most importantly, what you need to stop doing. I’ve been privileged over the years to have many respected women hold up this truth-telling mirror up for me. I’m honored to do the same and help women continue to grow as leaders in business,” said SkillSHARE guest mentor Julie Henry. 


“SRQ Skillshare was a unique night of connecting. The speed element of multiple mentees/mentors kept it fun and fast paced.  As a mentor, it not only felt good to give back, but some of the connections were great for me and exposed me to businesses in the area that I was not yet familiar. SRQ is excellent in finding fun ways to invest in the community,” said mentor Elizabeth Fisher of Selah Freedom


The SRQ MEDIA team would like to thank the extraordinary mentors and passionate participants who created innovative conversations and lasting impressions. Your questions were as thought provoking as they were courageous.

The next SkillSHARE Summit will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm. To submit your application to participate in the June 2017 SkillSHARE, please click here to register .

If you would like to learn more and get engaged with the SRQ Women in Business initiative, consider joining us for the 3rd Annual Hear Me Roar Awards and Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, April 27 from 10:30 am-1:30 pm at The Francis. We’ve got an amazing guest Keynote Speaker and Trailblazer Award winner. Get the details and purchase your tickets at SRQHEARMEROAR.COM before they sell out!

Click here for more photos from the February 2017 summit!

Reserve Your Tickets SB2: Rumble, Has Our Region Failed Young Professionals? February 28


SRQ MEDIA invites you to attend the launch of our brand new initiative, SB2: RUMBLE on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Powell Crosely Estate from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Has Our Region Failed Our Young Professionals?
Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged when the rhetoricians take the stage at SRQ’s SB2 Rumbles!

Can You Rock The Sway?
Join us at the Powel Crosley Mansion for lively debates on issues that some consider “too hot to handle” where our modified Oxford-style debate gives us civil discourse designed to sway through both factual information and rhetorical skill. Attendees are asked their position on the topic of the day before and after the debate. The success of the participants is judged on those they sway from their initial positions. SRQ launched SB2 to bring together our two sister-counties with collaborative programming, now, with our Rumbles, we will inspire a return to respectful disagreement, an admiration of the art of rhetoric and a reminder that we should always challenge our own preconceptions in the face of overwhelming evidence.

Tickets: $25/person; Students $15/person, use “YOUNGRUMBLE” for the promo code.

Buy your tickets today at SRQSB2.COM.

Thank you to Leadership Sarasota and Alumni for partnering with SRQ Magazine on the February 28 program.

IN YOUR MAILBOX: The Foodie Issue is Here!


Grab your forks and unfurl your napkins—pull up a seat at our table as we eat our way through the hottest foodie trends, from matcha to kwek kwek, oodles of noodles to huevos rancheros.

Cover Feature: The Miracle of Eggs

Staff writer Phil Lederer takes you on a global tour of the world’s most important ingredient: the egg.

Feature: Spring Teasers

Managing Editor Aviel Kanter investigates up-and-coming foodie trends making their way to tables near you.

Feature: PINC Mind Meld

Expand your horizons and push your boundaries with snippets from the speakers that headlined the 2016 PINC conference.


Out and About

    • Nonprofits seek to engage Millennials in programming.
    • Camping out with Mason Ayres.
    • The Casmer-GrandPré family gets creative.
    • What’s in store for the Sarasota Opera stage post-Verdi.
    • SB2 Keynote speaker Stacy Carlson.
    • Expanding horizons at NewGate School.
    • How will Trump’s tariffs affect Gulf Coast business?
    • Under 30’s Gabriel Hament and Frank Cirillo actively engage.
    • Tim Raines’ precision and ingenuity on canvas.



    • Havana swag and style at Mojo’s Real Cuban.
    • Tender street meat from BulGoGi Sarasota.
    • Poke takes the stage at five local eateries.
    • Firing up with Danni and Tom of Polpo Pizza Co.
    • After being cooped up for years, backyard chickens take a stand.


Hunting and Gathering:

  • Feast your eyes on seven food-centric epicurean books.
  • Talking heels and entrepreneurship with Tatyana Sharoubim.
  • Wander through the lush wonderland of Cozy Shade Lane.

Dispatch: Mimi Cirbusova’s notes from the America’s Promise Alliance and GradNation summits.

Body Dimensions: Orthopedic surgeons weigh in on the framework that keeps us moving.

Parting Shot: Food meets art with a masterpiece dish from LUX LIFE’s Dish + Art feature.