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In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s May 2018 Women Who Roar Edition Has Arrived!

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It’s Roar Time! SRQ’s Women in Business Leadership initiative celebrates it’s fifth anniversary with a Roaring Retrospective. May’s Special Tribute Edition showcases participants who share their stories of insight, inspiration and empowerment, as we recognize their success as influential and impactful leaders in Sarasota & Bradenton.

FEATURES:

  • STEM VS. STEAM: Few acronyms developed such ubiquity in the world of education as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Meanwhile, the concept of STEAM (adding an ‘A’ for Arts), gains ground.
  • His Stand: Novelist David Baldacci on assassinating illiteracy.

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

  • Of Tech and Tesserae: From computer science pioneer to celebrated mosaic artist, Dr. Ken Knowlton blurs the lines.
  • Detail Work: The tiny parts in medical devices come from a Sarasota firm.
  • The Right Strings: Jack Dezelski at the Manatee Chamber is ready to Help Ya, Help Ya, Help Ya.
  • Point. Click. Drive?: How will new online companies reshape the Gulf Coast car market?
  • Stepping Stones: The Studdiford’s put their hearts behind the new foundation helping local college-aspiring kids.
  • Shear Genius: Fashion Focus Academy attracts cutting-edge coaching from the best in the industry.
  • 30 Under 30: The Marketing Guru, Marissa Rossnagle and The Constant Colleague, J. Barton Lowther.

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

  • All For One: On the public-private partnership that brought international sculpture to Sarasota, and what this means for the future.
  • Dressed to Impress:  New Ringling Museum exhibition gives a behind-the-seams look at the work of costume designer extraordinaire Miles White.
  • Conjuring the Canvas: Journey to another world with the art of Barbara Krupp.
  • The Stuff of Magic: Amongst writers, directors, actors and audiences, one man helps bring them all together.
  • Art Sheet: Events not to be missed this month.

CARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Antique Story, Nest

  • Lucky Lavender: Immerse yourself in the it color of the year.
  • Endless Summer: Jacob Shields dives into the ins and outs of what makes this community shred.
  • You’re Just the Type: Sarasota Vintage Typewriters take you on a journey through history.
  • Book It: Broadening horizons and exploring the unknown, these thought-provoking picks will be great for your reading lists.

FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, 5 Ingredients, Pantry, Foodie Life

  • All in the Family: Pazzo Southside offer a homey spot for Italian-American comfort food.
  • Jarring Nibbles: Feast on creative bites served in trendy glass jars.
  • Coconut Crazed: Learn how to get your coconut fix in a trichotomy of different forms.
  • 4141. S Tamiami Trail: Strip Mall Findings–Amongst the overlooked and undersung, scope out these choice options.

RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

PARTING SHOT-

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 pages of the MAY 2018 SRQ digital edition.

 

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SRQ Magazine: We Salute You! Honoring Our Veterans this, July 2018

We salute companies, organizations and programs supporting veterans in our own backyard. Share your work with the readers of SRQ Magazine this July! Contact us today!

 

SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your space in this year’s salute to local companies, organizations and programs that support veterans. Space Closing: May 10th

SRQ MAGAZINE—Live Local. Love Local |  Sarasota and Bradenton

SRQ Magazine: Women Who Roar: Tribute to Influential Leaders, May 2018 Edition!

Share your stories of insight, inspiration and empowerment with our readers. This May we recognize your success as an influential female leader in Sarasota and Bradenton in the Women Who Roar sponsored marketing section. Women have been contributing their passion, financial leadership and pioneering spirit to our hometown since the famous Chicagoans Marie Selby and Mable Ringling arrived, and their legacies continue today. Share your story this May and grow our LOVE LOCAL community.

 

SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your space in this year’s tribute to strong women in healthcare, business, philanthropy, arts and culture, retail, wealth management, finance, law, government, architecture and science. Space Closing: April 11

SRQ MAGAZINE—Live Local. Love Local |  Sarasota and Bradenton

In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s April 2018 Best Of SRQ Local Edition Has Arrived!

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SRQ readers/voters set a groundbreaking record in this 10th annual Best of Local SRQ Competition! Meet all the hometown favorites and local businesses who came out on top doing what they do best for our close-knit community! #LOVELOCAL

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

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

  • For Your Consideration: Sarasota Film Festival searches high and low for the audience’s viewing pleasure.
  • Between The Lines:  An intimate interview with poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.
  • Art Sheet: Events not to be missed for April 2018.

CARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Antique Story, Nest

  • Earth Kind: A modern hippie’s guide to Earth Day shopping.
  • Circle to Cube: Transforming a small lot into an enviable piece of modern property.
  • Burl Bowl Raconteurs Trees that tell stories make for antique bowls at Crissy Galleries.
  • Book It: Broadening horizons and exploring the unknown, these thought-provoking picks will be great for your reading lists.

FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, 5 Ingredients, Pantry, Foodie Life

  • Local Bakeries Rise: Exploring the rise of local bakeries include culinary restaurants’ behind-the-scenes stories—Jim’s Small Batch Bakery in A Small Batch for Big Hunger, OfKors Bakery in Rising Stars, Morton’s Gourmet Market in Stirring Things Up, and Sugar Cubed Pastry Lab in Sweet Tooth Science.

RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

PARTING SHOT-

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 pages of the APRIL SRQ digital edition.

 

SRQ Magazine: #SRQ20 Love Local I The Commemorative Anniversary Book

Get Squared for SRQ’s 20th!

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, SRQ MEDIA will produce the very special and collectible square LoveLocal#SRQ20 | The Commemorative Anniversary Book featuring sections devoted to the most magical local things to see, do, taste and enjoy in our area inviting the reader to celebrate SRQ and engage with the community.

LoveLocal#SRQ20 | The Commemorative Anniversary Book will have a print run of 30,000 copies which will be distributed at high-traffic locations from Venice to Lakewood Ranch, from Siesta Key to Downtown Bradenton and from Siesta Key to Downtown Sarasota at select prime retail boutiques and restaurants, new condominiums and new home communities, visitor centers and accommodations, luxury rentals, private schools, businesses and arts and culture organizations.

Each chapter hosts limited spots for participants—from real estate to philanthropy and from health and wellness to dining and shopping.

Social Media Bonus— Advertisers in the LoveLocal#SRQ20 book will also be invited to join the #SRQ20 Instagram social media program which displays imagery and photos posted by readers at participating establishments at SRQ produced events and online 24-7.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to leverage powerful local influence and credibility from the LIVE LOCAL—LOVE LOCAL team!

Space Closing: Friday, April 13, 2018
Materials Deadline: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

LoveLocal#SRQ20 will be published in April 2018 and will enjoy significant exposure through the #SRQ20 Instagram program and live anniversary events through December 2018,—plus distribution through 60+ accommodation and luxury rentals, new homes and newcomers and prime retail locations.

 

 

SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your space in the commemorative #SRQ20 LOVE LOCAL book.

SRQ MAGAZINE—Live Local. Love Local |  Sarasota and Bradenton

In Your Mailbox: SRQ Magazine’s March 2018 Issue!

FMAR18-ITB SPREADS + COVERMarch’s issue features a special supplement for the 2018 Home of the Year Awards– meet the stunning spaces designed by this year’s competition winners. Also dive in to Spring Home Portfolio featuring fresh new design trends and influences on creating gorgeous residential living spaces from local home builders, designers and professionals.

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F-MAR18-CultureCity-ImageCULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • Search Conductors: Inside a season of Finding Maestro at Venice Symphony
  • Bird’s Eye View: Nature photographer, Dr. Gerald Barrack talks technique, technology and the perfect spot for the perfect shot
  • Art Sheet: Events not to be missed this month

F-MAR18_CargoCARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Nest

  • Factory Fashion: Goods inspired by Selby Garden’s Warhol: Flowers in the Factory experience
  • Yummy to the Core: Design Dossier on stretchtastic leggings that will have you signing up for an extra Pilates class
  • Global Antique: “Old Wold Wine” takes on a whole new meaning with this 20th century Italian globe bar
  • Book It: a Florida fiction recommendation from Brant’s Used Books and a new release by Alex Hutchinson

F-MAR18-Forage-SpreadFORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, 5 Ingredients, Pantry, Foodie Life

F-MAR18-WanderlustWANDERLUST- Weekend Getaway Stories 

  • Royal Treatment: A family vacation to the famous Don CeSar “Pink Castle” in St. Pete Beach, Florida

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RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

  • Incentives Assault: Will Sarasota need a new way to attract business?F-MAR18-BackPageGet in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s issue today!

-The SRQ team

Click here to access the pages of the March SRQ digital edition

 

SMARTgirl Class of 2018 Roars at Annual Mentorship Summit and Luncheon, April 6

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SMARTgirl Class of 2018. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan 

On March 16, SRQ MEDIA hosted the second annual SMARTgirl Leadership and Mentorship Summit at the Hyatt Regency engaging over 60 girls from both Sarasota and Manatee Counties with 28 mentors representing our region’s many diverse industries from graphic design, programming and virtual reality to theatre, marine biology and medicine. The luncheon consisted of a curated mentoring program aimed to engage the young women in soft skills training, mentorship and career imaginings.

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SMARTgirl students from Girls Inc. eager for their workshops at SMARTgirl. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

“SMARTgirl is all about the power of connection and possibility.  In connecting these young girls with mentors who can show them real-life examples of opportunities they may not have been aware of or felt were out of reach, we can help to make their dreams a viable reality and set them on a course of success and fulfillment,” Ashley Grant, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships of SRQ MEDIA stated.

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SMARTgirl Mentor and Owner of Pineapple Yoga Studio, Claudia Baeza engaging with SMARTgirl student Rezlyn Krueger during Dream Career Incubator Workshop. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan 

 

The summit kicked off with the Dream Career Incubator workshop where girls were able to ask questions, get advice and gain real world experience about their dream career from our mentors. Hailing from organizations such as Mote Marine Laboratory, State College of Florida, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Humane Society of Manatee County, SIFT Bakehouse, Ringling College of Art and Design, the Sarasota Police Department and Pineapple Yoga, our mentors were eager to share their bank of knowledge with the next generation of women leaders. 

“This event is about helping girls achieve their dreams. Each of us determines our own happiness, and if we are able to help one girl believe in herself and understand she can conquer any challenge ahead to make her dreams reality, then we have helped her on the journey to true happiness,” explained Women In Business Leadership Circle Member and SMARTgirl Mentor, Joy Randels.

 

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SMARTgirls search for matching beads during Intro to Coding Workshop. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

After a quick snack break, the girls were back in action and onto the Coding Adventure Worksop. Their mission: To plan their dream adventure based by utilizing a series of bead codes for each selection, which included a rocket ship as a mode of transportation and a unicorn as an adventure buddy. Once the girls chose a coding sequence from each category, they created their very own bracelet using the beads to reflect each coding sequence.

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Girls form a superpower group to create team logo, name and mission. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

In between workshops and the luncheon, participants formed teams based on their chosen superpower preferences and collaborated with girls from other groups to develop a name, logo and mission as a team.  The result?  Strategic teamwork, analysis and amazing artwork.

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India White speaks on overcoming obsticles during 2018 SMARTgirl Luncheon. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

Between bites of decadent alfredo chicken pasta, participants heard from 3 power house speakers, all emphasizing that we have the power to succeed through empowerment, tenacity and spitfire determination.

Our first speaker, India White, was presented with a huge semi trailer of very sour lemons at a very young age and made the choice, in spite of incredible odds, to become a super achiever. India explained how at the age of 16 she found herself homeless finding refuge at the Sarasota YMCA Homeless Shelter. Refusing to feel sorry for herself, India viewed her circumstances as an opportunity to start fresh and change her life for the better.

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Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Vigne from the Education Foundation of Sarasota County gives a powerful message to the SMARTgirl Class of 2018. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

SMARTgirl Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Vigne from the Education Foundation of Sarasota County gave an uplifting presentation on S—M—A—R—T girl with 5 life principles everyone should live by.

  • S- Start your day with a daily affirmation.
  • M- Make good choices.
  • A- Accept yourself.
  • R- Respect yourself.
  • T- Take time to laugh.
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Careeer Ninja Speaker, Ria Persad of StatWeather reminds SMARTgirls to follow their dreams. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan 

“SMARTgirl embodies who we are as women: resilient and smart, full of hopes and aspirations.  SMARTgirl gives young women access to role models, encouragement and a blueprint for making their dreams come through. SMARTgirl teaches girls to overcome and to be successful in life,” explained CEO of StatWeather and SMARTgirl Career Ninja Speaker, Ria Persad. She went on to encourage each and every girl to follow their dreams whether it takes a few months or 20 years to achieve. She ended her speach with 3 powerful words: ” Never Give Up.”

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Coding expert, Andrea Cannistra displays Dream Adventures on the screen during the luncheon. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan  

To close things out, Andrea Cannistra from atLarge, Inc. took the stage to present the 2018 SMARTgirl Coding Adventures based off of the bracelets particpants had created earlier in the day. Girls raised their hands high in the sky for a chance to come on stage and see their adventure coded right before their eyes.

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SMARTgirl mentors and participants work together during Superhero activity. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

We live in a society that puts pressure on girls at a very young age. 12-year-olds are already going on diets and many believe that they’re valued more for their appearance than abilities. As mentors, community leaders and most importantly, fellow women, we need to break this cycle and help these young women realize that they are more than their looks, more than what society tells them to be. We need to create the standard and guide them along so that they surpass all expectations. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to mentor at SMARTgirl. It wholly reinforced the idea that instead of competing with one another, we need to educate and empower each other. Female empowerment is a force to be reckoned with, said SMARTgirl Mentor Kristen Hogentogler when asked why she thought it was important to mentor.

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Career Ninja Speaker, Ria Persad and SMARTgirl Mentor Shana Nichols pose with students at 2018 SMARTgirl Luncheon. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan 

We would like to thank the Hyatt Regency, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, New Balance of Sarasota and University Park and PSAV for investing in over 60 futures and creating a dynamic day for each of these young women.

We would also like to thank the Sarasota YMCA, Girls Inc., Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County and Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida as our founding partner organizations for engaging many of the girls who were in the room. 

For a full gallery of photos from the SMARTgirl Luncheon click here.

To view the 2017 SMARTgirl video click here.