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Longboat Key Chamber celebrates new location

Longboat Key Chamber celebrates new location

The Longboat Key Chamber had its grand opening reception at its new location in the Mediterranean Plaza (located behind Publix). Business owners on Longboat Key, St. Armands and Sarasota gathered for the event, which culminated in a Happy Birthday wish to Patricia Martin, owner of Pampered Moves in Sarasota. Yvonne Schloss, owner of Sunglass Express […]

March 31, 2013 | Posted in Business, Key Events, Top Box | Read More »

Town commissioner inquiry into sitting on Chamber Board clears conflict

Town commissioner inquiry into sitting on Chamber Board clears conflict

MELISSA REID Associate Publisher mreid@lbknews.com At last month’s commission workshop, Vice Mayor David Brenner inquired to Town Attorney David Persson whether there would be a conflict of interest if he served on the Board of Directors of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. Town Attorney Persson’s associate Maggie Mooney-Portale responded in a letter dated Feb. […]

March 10, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town commissioner inquiry into sitting on Chamber Board

Town commissioner inquiry into sitting on Chamber Board

Vice Mayor David Brenner inquired to Town Attorney David Persson whether there would be a conflict of interest if he served on the Board of Directors of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce.

March 4, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Chamber hosts networking luncheon

Chamber hosts networking luncheon

Chamber member Robert Dinan with John Wojtyna of Aqua Plumbing and Air. Ed Nugent of Cornerstone Signs & Graphics with Brad Fries of Accutech Restoration and Remodeling and Eugene Gundlach of Universal Window Solutions. John Antenucci of A&B Asset with Greg Wall of Greg K. Wall AIA. Shelia Lewis of Siesta Key Sports Rental with […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in In the news | Read More »

A tale of two towns

A tale of two towns

Contrary to the constant incantations coming from the Town Commission and the LLSA Chamber of Commerce, the residents residing in the northern reaches of our community really would rather not rely on commercial developers or academics to tell us what we will or will not do with our real estate. When I read that the town does not have the money to include the residents in any north end development study, I think of the half million the town just spent for a lot adjacent to Bayfront Park. The current commissioners seldom use the word resident, preferring instead to dwell on commercial interests. Who pays the taxes?

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A very merry Christmas at the Centre Shops

A very merry Christmas at the Centre Shops

It was a fun-filled evening for all as The Centre Shops of Longboat Key in conjunction with Kitchens by Kerrie owner Kerrie Lehnert hosted a “Chamber After Hours” mixer. Shop owners donned in their holiday attire merrily greeted guests, and wine and appetizers were served to the tunes of the season. Photos by Jeanette Billings.

December 9, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Triathlon plan pulled from Longboat

Triathlon plan pulled from Longboat

National media attention as well as possible traffic headaches will not occur on Longboat Key now that Revolution 3 Triathlon withdrew a request from the town to hold the biking component of a triathlon on Gulf of Mexico Drive next year. The group approached the Town Commission Nov. 7 and told commissioners that Longboat Key would be featured prominently in a CBS nationally televised half-hour show.

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

God Bless America

God Bless America

As part of the observance of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the town of Longboat Key will again install 2,977 American flags in the town’s right-of-way in remembrance of those who died in the attacks and their aftermath that day. The flags will be installed on the afternoon and evening of Sept. 10 […]

September 11, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

New friends made at East Meets West III

New friends made at East Meets West III

  The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance partnered with the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armand’s Key Chamber, and The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6 to present East Meets West III, an after-hours business exposition at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. It was a […]

September 10, 2011 | Posted in Business, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

LLSA Chamber drive creates worthy contacts

LLSA Chamber drive creates worthy contacts

The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce’s “Bring Your Own Guest Membership Drive” luncheon Aug. 11 was “worth its weight in gold,” said Chamber member Joe Landolfi of Manson Roofing. Landolfi said he could personally attribute three recent contracts to his chamber membership. The event was held at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach’s […]

August 19, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »