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Join us for SB2: Transformation in Philanthropy

Have you purchased your ticket to SB2: Transformation in Philanthropy?

Join SRQ MEDIA at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 11:30am-1pm for SB2: Transformation in Philanthropy luncheon and panel discussion. 

SB2: Transformation in Philanthropy will deeply explore new practices that are changing the face of the nonprofit world through innovative approaches, strategic mission development and groundbreaking initiatives that strengthen impact.

TICKETS for SB2: Transformation in Philanthropy can be purchased for $55/person online at

Thank you to the SB2: Transformation in Philanthropy event sponsor CoolToday and to the 2019-2020 SB2 Series sponsors: Merrill Lynch Mariash Lowther Wealth Management, JFCS of the Suncoast, The Hyatt Regency Sarasota and PSAV for their support for this community program.

SB2 is a community and business initiative produced by SRQ MEDIA featuring a series of collaborative luncheons, modified oxford style debates and powerful parleys on key regional issues and topics. For more information or for panelist interview requests please contact SVP of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement Ashley Grant at 941-365-7702 x204 or via email at

In Your Mailbox: the July/August SRQ & Modern Home Issue!

  • Vegan Garden PartyAt home with the plant-based, wine aficionados and AirBNB hosts of The Bungalow in Gillespie Park.
  • Summer Sizzlers: As the UV index increases, and articles of clothing decrease, we find invigorating ways to not only beat the heat, but seize it.
  • The Revivalists: With a breath of fresh air, Libby’s Neighborhood Brasserie is back, revived and with a new persona.

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

  • Game TimeEscape Reality Downtown is cracking the case on pure adult fun.
  • Better than BowlingAxe-Throwing gets the edge for indoor “axe-citement” this summer.
  • Whale You Make Me a Mojito? The Wandering Whale breaches the streets of Sarasota and brings the party curbside.

CULTURE CITY: Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Art-sheet

  • Making a Scene: From NYC to SFF, a budding horror filmmaker crafts an award-winning debut with The World is Full of Secrets.
  • Drawn TogetherAt the Sarasota Chalk Festival, the dusty trail is home.
  • Lay it DownOn a not-so-quiet corner of the Ringling College campus, a local band defines its sound.

CARGO: The Goods, Design Dossier, Retail Therapy, Antique Story, Nest, Books

  • Desk Man-icureAll the accouterments to outfit a modern and masculine workspace.
  • Walking on SunshineA Tuttle Elementary teacher celebrates local beaches with wearable pride in Landmark Shoes.
  • Morris CodeOddly beautiful things transpire when a NYC celebrity photographer, artist and rock musician moves in with a British ecologist, avid historian and humanitarian entrepreneur.

FORAGE: At the Table, Foodarama, Restaurants, Foodie Life

  • Variety SocietyTake one down, pass it around at 99 Bottles: Taproom & Bottle Shop.

GIVING COAST: Stories from the Forefront of Regional Independent Nonprofits 

  • From the Fabric of India to the Boys and Girls Clubs 2019 Florida Youth of the Year.

Flip Book: Turn it Over to the Modern Home Issue!



  • Beyond the Name: Between high-rises going up downtown and historic homes going down in Burns Court, the development of the local built environment takes center stage.


  • Custom CarvedIf you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him, maybe you can hire Greg Pennenga.


  • Modern OutdoorsBuoy up your backyard dwelling for a sun-drenched setting that not only invites, but inveigles you to stay.


  • A Life in PicturesCelebrating 10 years of the Sarasota 10×10 speaker series with Michael Halflants.


  • Living PagesFrom Frank Lloyd Wright to the advent of hortitecture and the art of outdoor living, dive into these architectural treatises and titles.


  • AI & ArchitectureLocal architects Guy Peterson and Damien Blumetti discuss the growing role of artificial intelligence in the craft and art of experiential spaces.

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 July SRQ digital edition plus the August Modern Home flip book.

The SRQ Good Hero Philanthropic Awards are now open

Do you know someone who’s making a real difference? Someone whose passion for giving back has had a positive impact on our community? Nominate them for the SRQ Local Hero Award. It could be an engaged staff member, volunteer, board member or donor patron who went above and beyond this past year to make our region a better place to live, work and play.

The winner will be announced at the SB2: Philanthropic Agenda and Awards Luncheon on Wednesday November 6 at The Hyatt Regency Sarasota. Panelists will explore the organizations and individuals who are changing the face of the nonprofit world through innovative approaches, strategic alliances and groundbreaking initiatives that foster and employ engagement to make a difference.

Thank you to SB2: Philanthropic Agenda and Awards event sponsor JFCS of the Suncoast and to the 2019-2020 SB2 Series sponsors: Merrill Lynch Mariash Lowther Wealth Management, JFCS of the Suncoast, The Hyatt Regency Sarasota and PSAV. Photos from the 2018 SB2: Philanthropic Agenda and Awards Program are available on CLICK SRQ.

Click Here to Nominate a Local Hero


SRQ MEDIA hosted SkillSHARE: Mentoring at the Speed of Life on Thursday June 13, 2019. Powered by the Women in Business Initiative, SkillSHARE is a speed mentor summit focused on management, entrepreneurship, philanthropic engagement, professional development and business growth.  

SkillSHARE leverages the art and science of mentorship to create a meaningful program that engages insightful interactions between local women professionals in challenge areas while also inviting spontaneous connections. 

SkillSHARE is a type of ‘potential incubator’,” says SRQ MEDIA Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement Ashley Grant, “where women of all ages and walks of life can come and connect with others in a safe environment to brainstorm creative solutions to challenges, learn practical tools to pursue their passions, and explore intelligent risk-taking all in an encouraging and supportive space that celebrates growing to each person’s full potential whether that be personal, professional or both. It is a very powerful thing to see these incredible women realize through the magic of connection and collaboration that the sky is the limit for them and we are so proud and thrilled to be able to facilitate this process.”

SRQ MEDIA would like to thank the mentors and mentees who participated in the program! We loved watching you connect.

Click here to view photos

Submissions Are Now Open for the 2019 SRQ MEDIA Top Doctors Medical Resource 

SRQ MEDIA invites medical professionals to nominate their peers in the medical community that are making an impact in their field. The submissions will be compiled to produce the Top Doctors Medical Resource of 2019, a reputable, well-rounded list of regional medical providers in the Greater Sarasota region including Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, Palmetto and Palmetto Bay and North Port. The peer-to-peer survey is now online and nominations will be accepted until July 1, 2019The Top Doctors Medical Resource results will be published in the November 2019 edition of SRQ Magazine.

The Top Doctors Medical Resource of 2019 will be created in partnership with Colorado-based research company, DataJoe, LLCDataJoe, LLC provides data research, tools, and solutions for more than 75 publishers across the country and has more than 50 years of combined research experience in the publishing space. DataJoe’s research has appeared nationally in prestigious city and regional magazine titles providing lists ranging from doctors and attorneys to licensed real estate agents and others. They have been located in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the past 15 years.

Top Doctors Medical Resource seeks to be a credible guide based on peer recognition. Submissions must be completed by a medical professional practicing in the Greater Sarasota area and nominations will remain anonymous. A full list of submission guidelines are listed within the Top Doctors Medical Resource survey.

The Top Doctors Medical Resource survey can be accessed at: