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+ SCVB wins top award for US Airways insert
The Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with Sarasota resident Harry Leopold, Pace Communications and ChappellRoberts, has won Best in Show, the top honor in the Destination Management Organization category, in the SASI-ONE (Shop America Salutes Innovation) Awards.

SASI-ONE recognized the collaborators for the 48-page, four-color special insert in the November 2011 US Airways in-flight magazine. 

In addition to the magazine’s being distributed in the airline’s seat-back pockets, it is online
at and, garnering additional exposure.

Furthermore, the special insert provided a special QR code, which directed visitors to a landing page with more information on special arts and cultural guides in Sarasota County.

The SASI-ONE Awards for shopping and cultural-tourism marketing excellence recognize prominent leaders in the tourism industry for their vision and commitment. The awards were presented Jan. 17 in Orlando.  

+ State to host information session for condo owners
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes will host a free seminar next week, to enable condo owners to learn how to become certified as board members and how to understand their boards’ responsibilities, as well as budgets, reserves and financial reporting.

The seminar, which will include question-and-answer sessions and educational materials, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30, in the Commission Chambers on the first floor of the Administration Building, located at 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Reservations are not necessary.

Those interested in attending may contact Patrick Flynn at 850-717-1471 or by email at [email protected].

+ Correction
A photo in the Jan. 19 issue, taken during the Jan. 17 Siesta Key Condominium Association meeting, incorrectly identified Harry Hopes as Mark Wuest. Hopes is president of the Horizons West condominium complex board of directors.



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