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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 growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your space in the Love Local | Hometown Guide.

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

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SRQ Hosts SPRINGboard Marketing Camp For NewGate Students, February 21

 

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NewGate Montessori IB visits the SRQ Studio for SPRINGBOARD Marketing Camp.

 

The SRQ Studio was full of vibrant and energetic elementary school students eager to learn at our interactive SPRINGboard Marketing Camp last week hosting first, second and third graders attending NewGate School. The workshop was in preparation for NewGate Montessori IB’s Entrepreneur Fair in which students create, develop and sell a product of their choice.

“We started the Entrepreneur Fair because students really did not have a lot of experience with money,” says NewGate elementary teacher Cheryl Allen. “They have the choice to either work in groups or on their own. They still get that teamwork element though because they are so excited to buy each other’s products. We have a $15 per child start-up budget so that we can have an even playing field for each student and they have to figure out how to make that money work. They pay the class back 20% of their profits for rent and advertising and then we go on a field trip with it.”

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SRQ Photographer, Wyatt Kostygan works with students on photographing their inventions. 

 

The morning started with a workshop touching on the ins and outs of advertising. From there, teams filled out their marketing, photo and design worksheets unique to each of their avant-garde inventions. Students then got to sit in the director’s chair and take charge of a photo shoot for their product, choosing the angle and background color for their promotional image. From there, students worked with our design team to build an full-page ad for their product. The SRQ staff went through the step-by-step production process, touching on what to consider when building an ad such as font, product placement and effective taglines. By the end of the workshop, these young entrepreneurs were able to see their vision come to life in their very own advertisement.

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“Spending the morning with NewGate’s young entrepreneurs was a thrill for our team,” says SRQ MEDIA CEO and President Lisl Liang. “When we launched SPRINGBoard to power out-of-the-box community engagement, we had no idea that two years later, we’d be doing a consumer deep dive with the founder of the GooBalloon. Doing a mind meld with six, seven and eight-year-olds about white space, sans serif, zippy headlines and branding resulted in the creation of “The Brookie: Brownie Meets Cookie” and my favorite, “Flying Pretzels: The Most Flying-est Snack’. Our crew loved every minute!”

 

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“We’re planning to formalize the SPRINGboard Marketing Camp half-day program to offer other elementary and middle schools the opportunity to engage their students in the art and science of advertising production, design and creative thinking,” says Liang.

We would like to thank NewGate Montessori IB students and faculty for allowing us t0 share our craft with you.

If you are interested in scheduling a SPRINGboard Marketing Camp with SRQ MEDIA please email madeline.crotts@srqme.com. 

Winners Recognized at the 2017 HOTY Awards Ceremony

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The March 2017 edition of SRQ Magazine has officially hit newsstands and with it comes one of our most popular features, the annual SRQ Home of the Year Competition. We recently hosted our SRQ Home of the Year winners and contributors at SRQ Studios for an awards ceremony and celebration where we distributed the very first launch copies of the magazine which were snapped up within minutes.

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SRQ Sales and Business Development Associate, Suzanne Munroe (right) congratulates Dales Parks of D Parks Architects (left) and photographer Wayne Eastep (center) on their winning project. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan.

This year SRQ Magazine received over 40 entries in the categories of Overall Home Over $2 Million, Overall Home $1-$2 Million, Overall Home Under $1 Million, Renovation/Remodel, Landscape Design/Pool, Sustainable/Green Home, Bathroom and Kitchen. Each year the competition delivers the most stunning examples if architecture, construction, design and landscaping. Contestants submitted their projects along with photos and a written concept statement to present their submission—including significant techniques and materials used and challenges encountered along the way.
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Josh Wynne and his team at Josh Wynne Construction (center) win big at the 2017 Home of the Year Awards Ceremony. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

Our panel of qualified judges hailed from regions outside the geographic area of the HOTY competition and represented excellence in the areas of architecture and interior design. They reviewed entries based on innovation, functionality and overall design aesthetic to name SRQs Home of the Year Platinum, Gold and Silver award winners. The SRQ Home of the Year Competition is presented by SRQ Magazine and sponsored by Tempus Pro Services, a remarkable company that handles full-scale home automation throughout Florida’s West Coast. Their team is skilled in designing whole home systems that cover everything from digital networking to security, lighting and audio/visual. Thank you for your continuous support of this ever growing competition!
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Jacob Broadway from Tempus Pro Services, Home of the Year sponsor, speaks to attendees about the company and the services they provide. Photo Credit: Wyatt Kostygan

To view a gallery of photos from this year’s Home of the Year awards ceremony, click here. And to view the amazing homes and survey the incredible talent of the architects, builders and landscape companies in Sarasota and Bradenton, pick up your copy of the March 2017 edition of SRQ Magazine today!

If you can’t get enough of gorgeous homes (like us), you should join us for the upcoming Modern Home Symposium on March 9th 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. A $5 cover includes one glass of wine or beer and light bites. Please RSVP to rsvp@srqme.com.

2016-2017 SB2 Season Launches on Sept 22 with Good Growth: Economic Indicators at 7:30am

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Regardless of what business you’re in, the current economic climate is a hot topic and of critical importance in the community. From diversification of the marketplace, workforce readiness, jobs, the expanding healthcare sector and economic development priorities, this massive topic is dominating  C-suite discussions.  Join us as we take look at the economic indicators currently leading our region’s growth and diversification at SB2 Good Growth: Economic Indicators on Thursday, September 22, 2016  at 7:30 am at The Francis. SRQ MEDIA is an organization that prides itself in facilitating relevant conversation and events that challenge us to think and “do” differently.

Introducing Keynote Speaker Tammy Sweet

Tammie Sweet serves as Director for GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and leads the program throughout Florida, which helps local communities build entrepreneurial efforts centered on the Economic Gardening philosophy. This philosophy embraces strategies to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state. A 20–year veteran of economic development, Tammie holds numerous awards for her leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship. Tammie is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Collier and was part the Leadership Florida Class XXV. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Florida Virtual School and is former Chairman of the Florida Economic Development Council.

Meet our Good Growth Panelists

We are excited to announce our powerhouse line–up of panelists who share a common dedication to economic growth within the region.

If you’ve ever attended SB2 before, you know that these events start early (7:30 AM kickoff), but that the hot coffee, friendly faces of fellow movers and shakers in the community and unbeatable conversation are well worth the wake-up call. Don’t wait, purchase your tickets today by visiting SRQSB2.COM.

The 2016-2017 SB2 series is loyally supported by CS&L CPAs, The Resort at Longboat Key Club and Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport 

 

 

 

SRQ MEDIA’s GOOD | GALA- The Independent​ Spirit Awards, Coming October 8

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SRQ MEDIA is officially kicking off season with our annual philanthropy awards evening GOOD | GALA – The Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 8pm to midnight recognizing non-profit achievements and innovation. Join us at the Historic Sarasota Opera House in downtown Sarasota for an evening of giving good stories highlighted by performances of live music, contemporary dance, circus arts and visual art installations featuring Main Stage performances by the Artist Series, Moving Ethos, The Players, Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Sarasota Orchestra, Swingtide Combo and the Circus Arts Conservatory.

Before the curtain opens, a tempting spread of inspired bites provided by Boca Kitchen will fill the Opera House with sustainable, fresh, local flavors for the discerning palate.

The Independent Spirit Awards
Juried by notable figures in Florida’s engaged philanthropic network, The Independent Spirit Awards recognize innovation, sustainability and integrity in our region’s non-profit sector. Organizations are nominated by readers who share their good story with us. These stories capture the ways in which each non-profit positively impacted a life, a family or a friend through hope, inspiration and caring. Finalists and winners in each of the following categories will be announced and recognized on stage: animal welfare, children and families, arts and culture, education, medicine and health and human services.

We would like to give special recognition to Mariash Lowther Wealth Management as the presenting sponsor for the Children and Families
 category of the Independent Spirit Awards.  As a company, our mission is to educate, connect and contribute. This event is a great opportunity for us to do all three as we connect with many of the great nonprofits in town all in one room, contribute to the gift of recognition as well as educate the community on all the good that is being done here every day,said  Senior Vice President of Wealth Management Brian Mariash.

Share your good story and help us honor our non-profits by going clicking here.

Supporting Giving Back Locally
The soul of the SRQ GOOD | GALA is a one-of-a-kind celebration, but at its heart is the Sarasota and Bradenton community. A portion of ticket proceeds from the GOOD | GALA will be set aside through the SRQ Media Gives Back Foundation to benefit each of the winners of the SRQ Independent Spirit Awards (SRQISA). Aside from monetary support, Independent Spirit Award winners will receive considerable promotion to connect with readers and future patrons through SRQ MEDIA’s powerful engagement platforms.

We hope you will join us at GOOD | GALA to recognize and celebrate this year’s Independent Spirit Award (SRQISA) award winners. Tickets are on sale now at SRQGALA.COM—purchase online.

Reserve your VIP Harlequin Package online and join us at the private GOOD | GALA VIP Party at Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm.

Kick off the season with stellar performances and a night of giving good!

—The SRQ Team

SRQ MEDIA Welcomes Nicole Carbon and Michael Adno; Editorial Contributors

SRQ MEDIA takes pride in delivering vibrant local content to our readers, which wouldn’t be possible without the help of our hardworking and talented writers. That is why we are so excited to welcome our two newest editorial contributors to the team: Nicole Carbon and Michael Adno. Their attention-grabbing articles will be gracing the pages of SRQ magazine for your reading pleasure in the coming months.

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Meet Nicole Carbon, Contributing Writer.

Meet Nicole: After residing in Pennsylvania, South Florida, California and North Carolina, Nicole Carbon finally made her way back to Florida, and is happy to call beautiful Sarasota home. For over a decade she has been writing for both print and online media outlets about fabulous food, wine, cocktails, hotels, and other lifestyle-related finds. You may recognize Nicole from a few of her TV appearances on local NBC and Fox news affiliates as well as Cooking Channel’s Eat Street. As a self-proclaimed food connoisseur, Nicole admits to constantly getting star struck by local and celebrity chefs. She keeps a healthy balance in her life with regular Bikram yoga, meditation practices and by lacing up her running shoes. In her off time, you can find Nicole eating and drinking her way throughout the Gulf Coast and sharing her food finds.

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Meet Michael Adno, Contributing Writer.

Meet Michael: Michael Adno is an avid artist and writer currently based in New York City. He is a first-generation American and a native to the Sarasota area. Michael ventured from Florida to the Big Apple to study at New York University and serves as a contributing editor for At Large magazineHis work has appeared in a number of publications including Oxford American and Autre and Huck magazines. His project Cracker Politics: The Limits of Colonial Knowledge has garnered numerous fellowships and awards for its unique historical undercurrents. Michael is continuously expanding his portfolio and is looking forward to a fellowship at Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, FL later this year.

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Nicole and Michael. We are happy to have you on the SRQ Team!

Our Resolution: Live Local in 2015, January Edition of SRQ Is Here

The January 2015 Edition of SRQ Magazine hits newsstands on New Years Day.

The January 2015 Edition of SRQ Magazine hits newsstands on New Years Day.

Happy New Year! We’re not shy about sharing our resolution: celebrating the region by living local! And the January edition of SRQ is full of reasons to celebrate. We are taking a deep look into some of Sarasota’s most precious cultural gems; the circus, theater, locally designed art and artists, the decisive art of sports and the creativity of fine cuisine. SRQ is proud to provide you a peek into the creative process of fashion design with Edward Wilkerson, creative director of international fashion brand Lafayette 148 New York. Especially significant, this feature story embodies our partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue for the Women In Business program and Lafayette 148 New York’s support of our very own local business leaders through their Women We Love campaign.

Join us for an inspired look at the legacy of John Ringling – our city’s undeniable patriarch. Masterfully imagined by Senior Editor Jacob Ogles, this feature has changed the lens with which we view our great city. We wish you a healthy, happy and fulfilling New Year. Join our resolution and purchase your copy of SRQ Magazine today and live local.