SARASOTA, Fla. (November 13, 2012) – The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce has presented Sarasota Trophy and Awards with the Insignia Award for the month of November 2012. This award recognizes the achievement of quality customer service and commitment to the community.
Sarasota Trophy and Awards opened its doors in 1984, after Ken Levanti and his father, Robert, purchased an existing trophy distributor. At the time, they were the first in the area to install laser engravers for retail work in the late 80s. In 2001, Ken bought out his father’s stake to become the sole owner/manager. Today, the shop offers a variety of trophies, plaques, crystal and marble awards, nametags, and much more. Over the years, the shop has built its reputation on exceptional customer service and its commitment to providing Sarasota with innovative trophies and awards individually designed to fit the needs of each customer.
The Insignia Award is sponsored by Insignia Bank which holds the distinction of being the highest initially capitalized bank in the history of the Sarasota/Bradenton market and is a locally owned community bank. It remains one of the higher ranked banks by Bauer rating services with a three star rating and continues to retain its capital levels well over the highest capital status by regulatory measures as “Well Capitalized.” The bank continues to lend as evidenced with over 20% loan growth last year alone and plans on doing so again this year and is one of the faster growing banks from a deposit perspective in the market. Insignia Bank takes its role as a Community Bank very seriously, and as a result, it is proud to be the sponsor of the Insignia Award.
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce presents the Insignia Award to a company or organization each month in recognition of its quality service and commitment to the community under The Chamber’s Code of Ethics. Recipients are recognized at the popular after-hours event, First Monday.
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce is a 1600 member, not-for-profit organization that exists to maximize our members’ success, the community’s competitiveness, and the area’s economic strengths. For more information, call 941-955-8187 or visit online at www.sarasotachamber.com.