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Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Chamber salutes businesses, prepares for new leadership

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Outgoing Sarasota Chamber President and CEO Steve Queior is recognized by Rep. Vern Buchanan for his 13 years of service.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Andrea Knies and Mimi Cirbusova

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Charles Murray of PPi Technologies Group receiving the award for Hiring Our Neighbors from Jon Thaxton.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Charlie D. Bailey, 2016-17 chair-elect of the board, welcomes guests to the 96th annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon Friday, Oct. 7 at Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Plymouth Harbor President and CEO Harry Hobson presents the award for Investing for the Future to John McLain, Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Drayton Saunders, Michael Saunders and Company, and Richard Carlisle, Community Aids Network.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Joe H. Hembree leads the audience into the Pledge of Allegiance.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

John Acevedo and Dr. Stephen Nicholas of the Community Aids Network.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

John Cranor and Sarasota County School Board member Jane Goodwin

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Easter Seals Southwest Florida President and CEO John Waters and Chris Pfahler, development director for Sarasota Crew.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Katie Klauber Moulton and Jim Paulmann

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Cooper addresses the crowd in his first appearance in his new role.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Cooper addresses the crowd in his first appearance in his new role.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Cooper and Jon Thaxton

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Lisl Liang accepts the Chair's Cup Award for 2016. Liang is the first to win the award twice.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Missy Cooper and Anna Foster

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Nora Patterson and Sarasota County Commissioner Carolyn Mason

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Rick Piccolo, Jim Boyd and Ablie Kaminsky

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Rob Lane, Rep. Vern Buchanan, outgoing Sarasota Chamber President and CEO Steve Queior and John Dart.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Awards for businesses during the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Salute to Business 96th annual membership meeting and luncheon Friday, Oct. 7 at Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Guests give a standing ovation to outgoing Sarasota Chamber President and CEO Steve Queior.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Rep. Vern Buchanan gives a legislative update for guests during the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Salute to Business 96th annual membership meeting and luncheon Friday, Oct. 7 at Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Wes Robers presents the awards for Attaining Milestone Anniversaries of Service to Jim Paulmann of Santec Consulting, Mark Byers of Florida Power & Light, and Tom Waters of Easter Seals Southwest Florida.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2016 Salute to Business

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 |

Raymond Menendez of Daily Eats receives an award for Hiring Our Neighbors from Jon Thaxton.

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