SRQ Magazine’s Annual Philanthropy—In the Spirit of Giving, December 2018

SRQ Magazine’s Annual Philanthropy Edition Arrives this December!

If there’s one thing Sarasota does incredibly well, it’s giving back.
Now, share your story with our readers!

In our December 2018 issue, SRQ Magazine is thrilled to honor the organizations that are giving back to our community. Our In The Spirit of Giving section celebrates the charitable and nonprofit establishments that are dedicated to helping good causes around Sarasota, as well as the good corporate citizens whose companies are giving back. This is an amazing opportunity for nonprofit organizations to share their mission and work as well as for companies to share their Giving Back initiatives in the community.

Join us to celebrate local philanthropy!

Space closing: Friday, October 12, 2018.

Click to view last year’s In the Spirit of Giving special section.

Contact your Business Development Executive or Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement Ashley Grant at 941-365-7702 x204 or to reserve your space today. SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

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Calling all Foodies—Join us for Good Eats at LaStrada: SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival, October 20


If you’re a foodie, you’ll love our sneak peek at the Food Trucks coming to our LaStrada Street Festival on Saturday, October 20th!

SRQ MEDIA brings you a night of sensory delights with La Strada our 20th Anniversary Street Festival. It begins just as soon as you step out of the car with the delicious scent of delectable dishes.

Let’s dive in:


Take a tour down memory lane with PB & Jelly Deli, they have reinvented the classics to create a bite that is savory, sweet and reminds you of the best part of home.

Kuwai Venezuelan Street Food

Travel to South America with Kuwai Venezuelan Street Food. No passport required! This dynamic brother duo brings the authentic flavors of their homeland to Sarasota with amazing sandwiches and sauces.

24301463_1737745776267272_3202022582583849635_n.jpgFly back home for a nosh at WingWay. Serving up delicious wings and fries with 27 different flavors to choose from, you could be here all night.


Now that you’re back, relax for a minute with the sweet and savory offerings at Tropical Crepes and Waffles. Embrace our local paradise and try a bubble waffle, delicious crepe, waffles on a stick and more!


Still feeling fruity? Bowl’d Life is our next stop! Take your pick from acai bowls, pitaya (dragonfruit) bowls, smoothies, avocado toast, and a quinoa bowl this truck is anything but basic.

27972987_2077504372483847_6602521662262045221_n.jpgDripping with decadence, Fillaburger is not to be forgotten. Get your burger stuffed with mac ‘n cheese or pulled pork. Try the Cali burger with a side of hot and crispy fries.


There’s always room for dessert with Sweet Niche Baking Company. Satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade cupcakes and cookies.

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For the love of tacos…no festival night would be complete without them. Enter  Tamiami Tacos, a hidden gem in Bradenton but the secret is out! You won’t be able to get enough of Chef Robert’s tacos made with love.


Ride the FLAVORWAVE all the way to the sweet end with Kona Ice Sarasota. Celebrate the opportunity to mix and match up to all 10 flavors or choose your favorite.


Bring the family out for a magical #LOVE LOCAL evening celebrating 20 years in our hometown!

LaStrada | SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2018
6:00PM to 11:00PM
Dolphin Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
(located between S. Orange Ave. and S. Pineapple Ave., South of Ringling blvd.) 


Advance Admission | $10/person online
At the Door Admission | $15/person
Kids 12 and under, free

VIP Ticket | $45/person, includes access to the SRQ Studio VIP space, featuring exclusive live performances, catered bar and bites

Reserved Festival Table | $150, includes admission for six and reserved table street-side for the evening

SRQ MEDIA would like to thank 20th Anniversary Season Sponsor Ringling College of Art and Design for its support of this monumental milestone. We would also like to thank LaStrada event sponsors, Sarasota FordSabal Palm BankMarina JackAloft SarasotaAl Purmort InsuranceGold Coast Eagle DistributingChillounge Night, Popcraft and Sir Speedy Printing.

A portion of the proceeds will go to support our exclusive LaStrada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival Nonprofit Partner, Suncoast Charities for Children.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information please contact Associate Producer of Marketing, Events and Programs, Rebecca Brey at or 941-365-7702 x221.

Deadline Extended— SRQ’s Annual LOVE LOCAL | Hometown Guide, Now Closing Sept 28

Love Local | Hometown Guide is a carefully curated book of vibrant images and quotes that comes with a powerful social media engine. Love Local | Hometown Guide is SRQ‘s love letter to our local community, featuring pages devoted to the most magical things to see, do, taste and enjoy in our region. Through this publication we invite the reader to celebrate the people and places of our hometown.

SRQ MEDIA will debut this special square collectible, Love Local | Hometown Guide, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at LaStrada, SRQ MEDIA’S 20th Anniversary Street Festival.

Vast Distribution—Love Local  | Hometown Guide will have a print run of 30,000 copies, distributed through 60+ high-frequency locations including hotels, accommodations, venues, the SRQ Airport, rental car locations, and arts and culture organizations.

Powerful Social Media—Advertisers in the Love Local | Hometown Guide will receive significant exposure featured in SRQ MAGAZINE’S LOVE LOCAL Instagram channel. Your gorgeous Instagram images will also appear on the official #LOVELOCAL Reel, on-screen during all events produced by SRQ MEDIA from October 2018 to September 2019.

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

Space Closing: Friday, September 28, 2018

Materials Deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or to reserve your space in the Love Local | Hometown Guide.

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BRANDSTORY PARTNER | Firmo Construction Celebrates 15 Years, SRQ Magazine, September 2018

“It’s not just the construction; it’s a collaboration.”

SRQ Magazine invites you to meet the creative team of Firmo Construction | Modern. Sustainable. Innovative. As the featured BrandStory Partner in this September’s 2018 edition of SRQ Magazine.

Firmo Construction has been raising the bar in Sarasota construction for 15 years and shows no sign of slowing. An early adopter of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certifications, their sustainable portfolio reflects award-winning projects spanning across commercial construction, high-end custom homes, adaptive reuse, tenant improvements, and hospitality.

Read more about the past, present, and exciting future for Firmo Construction by clicking on the full BrandStory below.

Contact for additional information on BrandStory Partnerships.

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In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s September 2018 Trendsport Issue Is Here!


Summer is coming to an end and Fall is around the corner—giving new life and a sense of revival to the same old staples lead us to Sarasota-Bradenton’s keenest innovations for 2018. Enjoy September’s special edition of Trendsport—highlighting the cultivated creations from around town. We have a sneaking suspicion you’ll enjoy what we discovered on our scavenger hunt to bring you the latest and greatest trends. #LOVELOCAL


  • Trendsport: Cultivated trends and the keenest creations of 2018.
  • Rosemary Rising: With decades of false starts behind it, the north Sarasota district now booms. Rosemary is in the midst of a long-awaited investment, revival and vibrancy.

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

  • More Than Coffee: Local artist and small business owner Tracy de Chevron Villette fosters community at The Clever Cup in Gulf Gate.
  • Flying The Crystal Skyes: Sarasota travel agency Admiral Travel International books lush and lavish jet for safari adventure
  • Triumph In Tandem: Heidi Brown values human equity in her work at Jewish Family and Children’s Service.
  • A Strange And Beautiful Flower: Judy Alexander unites community and creativity at the Bazaar on Apricot & Lime
  • The Sun + The Siren: CEO of Tri Sirena shares her story of protective sports gear apparel
  • Green No Longer: With a change in leadership and bold plans for expansion, the future looks rosy for PINC.
  • Empathy Epidemic: An interview with Forty Carrots Community Speaker Michele Borba on raising empathetic kids.

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

  • A Theory of Evolution: Saying goodbye to Ringling International Arts Festival means more contemporary performance, not less.
  • Passing The Baton: After a yearlong search, Venice Symphony welcomes a new music director and a new chapter with conductor Troy Quinn.
  • Call To The Wild: In her Rosemary studio, Grace Howl embraces the anarchic side of artistic expression.
  • Bright Ideas:  Ringling College students shine at 2018 SOURCE Awards for lighting design.
  • ArtSheet: Events not to be missed this month.

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

  • Motorcycle Mania:For the thrill-seeking daredevils vying to ride in style at full-throttle.
  • Malbi In Mind: Drape yourself and your home in coveted provisions from this Italian downtown boutique.
  • Game Night: Challenge yourself to a pursuit of good old-fashioned fun with this mid-century Maj Jongg set.
  • Book It: Between sci-fi epics and World War II heroes, questionable personality tests and Southern alchemy.

FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, Three Way, Pantry, Foodie Life

  • As Seen On TV: Behind the Chef Rolf brand is a real tale of happenstance and adventure.
  • From Kingston With Love: From oxtails to Audrey’s and from Sarasota to Palmetto, local Jamaican eateries bring Caribbean flavors.
  • Trois Souffles: Whet your appetite with varying takes on the souffle and have a hand in baking the French masterpiece yourself at home.

RECONNOITER- Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

  • Tariff Tension: Will tariffs help or hurt Gulf Coast commerce?


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 SEPTEMBER 2018 SRQ digital edition.

Fall House+Home Portfolio – SRQ Magazine’s November 2018 Edition

Everyone loves a good home story!

So this November, share yours with SRQ Magazine’s 60,000+ readers in print and online. We’re looking to our home builders, renovation specialists, interior designers, designers and contractors to share the top home design trends and notable recent residential home projects in our annual Fall House+Home Portfolio. When you participate in our Fall House+Home Portfolio special marketing feature, you receive an article (interview and article written by SRQ’s content marketing team), corresponding photo and a display ad!

Space Closing: Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Click to see last year’s House+Home Portfolio.

Contact your Business Development Executive or Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or to reserve your ad and interview today. SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

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

2018-19 Season Culture Primer, SRQ Magazine’s October 2018 Edition

SRQ Magazine is proud to present the 2018-19 Season Culture Primer, the premier index of community arts and culture for the coming year!

Published as a special insert to our special 20th Anniversary October edition of SRQ Magazine, Culture Primer designed as a gorgeous removable guide to the cultural must-do’s in the area. Local arts and culture organizations in Sarasota and Manatee can share their season highlights with our readership when they reserve their space.

Space Closing: Friday, September 7, 2018.

Click to view last year’s Culture Primer.

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or to reserve your full-page ad and featured event highlights. SRQ Magazine’s Content Marketing Division engages you with our readers powerfully in print and strategically online.

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