BRANDSTORY PARTNER | Sabal Palm Bank Embodies Community, SRQ Magazine, October 2018


“As a community bank, our mission is the community; we live it and breathe it everyday, in everything that we do.”

SRQ Magazine invites you to meet the team at Sabal Palm Bank, as the featured BrandStory Partner in this October’s 2018 edition of SRQ Magazine.

The passion for community at Sabal Palm Bank goes beyond a mission, it’s a lifestyle. Through economic ups and downs, Sabal Palm Bank has adapted and thrived, developing programs to support their clients and the community from within, even when times get tough. Relationships with clients grow into partners, Plant Parents and the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch are two of many that demonstrate Sabal Palm Bank‘s commitment to growing local.

Read the full story about how Sabal Palm Bank embodies community by clicking on the  BrandStory link below.

Contact for additional information on BrandStory Partnerships.

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WRAP UP: 9/20—Where the Votes Are: Primaries Bring Out Voters


Bright and early Thursday, September 20 SRQ Magazine’s Senior Editor Jacob Ogles hosted the most recent installment of Where the Votes Are at SRQ Studios. Local political watchers gathered early to examine the voter turnout and demographics of the recent Sarasota City Commission runoff race from Districts 2 and 3.

Jacob presented his findings on local residents’ voting patterns over the course of this election and subsequent runoff. Guests enjoyed Five-O Donuts and hot coffee over political banter–and this particular Where the Votes Are fostered a healthy amount of conversation, interaction and questions from the audience. In case you missed out on Jacob’s presentation, we’ve got you covered!

SRQ‘s Findings: 

1. The District 72 race outcome looks to depend largely on independent voters. Both Democratic State representative Margaret Good and Republican State representative Ray Pilon have won races in the past. Independent voters made up 14% of the voter population in February but only 9% in August.

2. Voter turnout rates for both Sarasota County and Manatee County were much higher than they have been in years at 32% each. This year has the potential to be record setting with voter turnout.

3. The Republican Candidate for Governor RonDeSantis performed well throughout the Manatee and Sarasota region.

4. The Democratic Candidate for Governor Andrew Gillum trailed Gwen Graham locally but he won elsewhere through Florida.

5.  Even in minority districts like District 70, black and Hispanic voters are heavily outnumbered at the polls, white voters participate at a higher rate in primary elections.

6. While there were notable gains in young people voters, particularly around the city of Sarasota, both the population and participating electorate remain dominated by voters 60-89 years of age.

SRQ Media is dedicated to steadfast reporting on all political issues facing Sarasota, and with each installment of Where the Votes Are, we are pleased to bridge the gap between local media and the people that make up our great community. If you’ve never attended Where the Votes Are, join us next time. We’ll save a cup of coffee and Five-O Donut for you!

To view a gallery of images from Where the Votes Are, click here.  If you would like a copy of SRQ Magazine’s findings, please complete the form below so we can send you the Where the Votes Are handout and presentation notes from the event.

SRQ MEDIA Digital House—25 Days of Christmas: Special Holiday Shopping Program, Closing Nov.7

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Join us for a special digital holiday shopping program with the 25 Days of Christmas.

Each of the 25 standalone e-postcards will feature a single product from a participating retailer in the days leading up to the holidays. Choose one or multiple days as part of your holiday promotional plan for this season.

Standalone Product Feature | Social Media Lift | Targeted Links

Space closing:  November 7, 2018.

12 of the 15 spots are already reserved, so let us know quickly if you’d like to participate.

Contact your SRQ Media marketing representative or contact Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or to reserve your space today. SRQ Media Digital House connects you to our readers through a powerful digital platform.


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In Your Mailbox: SRQ Magazine’s October 2018 Issue is Here!


As SRQ Magazine celebrates its 20th Anniversary this month, we cheer the opening of the 2018-19 Arts & Culture season! Take a peak at the hot-of-the-presses October edition with a special insert Culture Primer, which shows exactly why our local arts and culture organizations keep us on our toes yet again this year with another exceptional collection of performances and exhibits—and a few delightful twists.

Read on and enjoy! #LOVELOCAL


  • Culture Canvas: Our Senior Editor’s interpretation of 2018-19 Arts & Culture highlights for the coming year—preview what not to miss to make your theatrical, artistic, vocal and experiential picks of the season.
  • Rebel With a College: To understand Dr. Larry Thompson is to approach paradox. How an out-of-the-box candidate transformed a regional arts school and turned it into an international powerhouse.
  • The Song Remains the Same: From its origins in the furtive backrooms of early juke joints, the blues went on to influence country, bluegrass, folk and everything in between. Sarasota keeps the muddy water flowing with these three jam bands.

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

  • Chamber Titan vs. Legal Eagle: A national climate of political divisiveness reached the Sarasota area this fall—U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, faces well-funded Democrat David Shapiro in the Nov. 6 election, and with partisanship high and outside dollars flowing, the fight for District 16 tests the 12-year incumbent and the true reach of a promised “blue wave.
  • It’s a Jeep Thing: The Sarasota Jeep Club celebrates its one-year-anniversary with a growing community bound by adventurous spirit.
  • Role Reversal: Figure model turned dance photographer Sorcha Augustine channels magic in front of the lens as well as focusing it.
  • Dismounting the Ladder: There’s an empty cubicle and full kegs of beer on Corporate Ladder Brewing Company’s rebellious resume.

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

  • Skate of the Union  Bradentucky Bombers suit up for the pros after a banner year.
  • Unfunded Mandate  In the aftermath of a trying year, state funding for the arts hits alarming lows.
  • Artistic License: Mark Gagnon navigates his own artist’s path.
  • RSVP: October brings no shortage of things to do and see, with contemporary dance, exotic exhibitions, award-winning musicals and more just a ticket away.

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

  • In the Pink  Get in on the color pink movement for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Nobody Puts Honey in the Corner  Sarasota Honey Co. celebrates local buzzy bumblers and raw honey at its family-owned and community-driven apiary.
  • In Record Time  Find a blast from the past 1960s record player at this antique bazaar on Fruitville.
  • Book It  Leave room for reading this month, with new releases about the raven masters of the Tower of London, ancient folklore and the history of the Vanderbilts.

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

  • Feast or Famine: Sneak into the chambers of St. Armand’s swanky new Prohibition-themed clam bar, Speaks.
  • Concierge Cocktails: These liquored libations found on hotel bars’ menus top the charts for sublime taste, exquisite presentation and off-the-cuff ingenuity.

RECONNOITER- Case Study, Agenda

  • Free Ride: Does public transit have a future in the age of Uber? Sarasota’s iRide failed. SCAT and MCAT merger talks faltered.


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SRQ Magazine is proud to present the 2018-19 Season Culture Primer, the premier index of community arts and culture for the coming year! Culture Primer is tucked into your October 2018 edition and designed as a gorgeous removable guide to the cultural must-do’s in the area.

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 full pages of the OCTOBER 2018 SRQ digital edition.

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.

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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.

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