Going Above and Beyond
Sarasota, Fla. (January 2013) – The Sarasota Young Professionals Group (YPG) recognized outstanding members of its organization last week, honoring those who have demonstrated their commitment to our community through philanthropic and civic engagements.
Those honored applied and were accepted in the YPG’s Leadership Circle, an incentive program for members designed to thank and reward members who have gone above and beyond within the organization and the greater Sarasota region. Leadership Circle recipients participated in YPG volunteer events at various Chamber member non-profits, sit on a YPG committee as well as a board outside of the organization.
YPG rewards the recipients with free and or discounted events and activities in the region and free professional development classes taught by professors from area colleges and universities.
The 2013 Leadership Circle recipients are: Neal Alfano (Cap Brand Marketing), Kelsey Anderson (Sam Snead’s), Melissa Barber (Sarasota Schools), Jessica Bringas (Discount Prescription Services), Raymonda Burgman (New College of Florida), Jason Chachula (Nobel Biocare), Sam Davidson (Westfield Southgate), Rebecca Dean (Manatee Schools; Chair, YPG Leadership Circle), Sarah Dolyak (Northwestern Mutual), Sean Duade (Ambo Foods), Chris Laney (Digital Frontiers Media), Michael Long (student), Frank Maggio (Insignia Bank), Joe Marra (Brides Against Breast Cancer), Manasa Narasimman (student), Jon Pierce (USarasota), Peggy O’Connor (Suncoast Workforce Board), Misha Rubenstein (Spiral Enterprises), Arturo Santos Jr. (Bradenton Beauty and Barber Academy), Kareen Ver Helst (Community Haven), Gabriele Vest (Grapevine Communications), Valarie Wadsworth (Michael Saunders & Co.), Ben Wagner (Sarasota yacht Club), Peggy Wessel (D’Luxe Cleaning ), and Courtney Wise (Take Care Advisor).
The Young Professionals Group is a Program of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce a not-for-profit organization that exists to maximize its 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 or www.SarasotaYPG.com
The YPG Leadership Circle is sponsored by Argosy University and Webster University. The Young Professionals Group is sponsored by Ludwig-Walpole Insurance Agency, Insignia Bank, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, USF and USarasota.