SARASOTA, Fla. – The Gulf Coast Builder’s Exchange (GCBX), a not-for-profit trade organization, recently hosted its holiday networking social where members donated gifts to benefit 150 children at the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County, a nonprofit that enables young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
On Wednesday, Dec. 2, over 150 GCBX members and guests gathered at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, donning their holiday attire with gifts in hand to celebrate the upcoming year. Members also socialized with existing and potential members during the event.
“We are extremely thankful for the philanthropic spirit of our members,” said Mary Dougherty-Slapp, executive director for the Lakewood Ranch-based trade organization. “It’s through events like these that we can not only shine a spotlight on our successes over the past year but also give back to the community that enables our members to operate successful businesses.”
The GCBX’s next event is its Sporting Clay Tournament on December 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Knights Trail Park in Nokomis. For tickets and information, visit www.GCBX.org.
About The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange
The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange was established in 1952 and is a not-for-profit corporation operating as a trade organization. Under the guidance of a volunteer Board of Directors, the organization’s philosophy of “members working with members” has been successful in helping individual members grow. This success has become the foundation for the continued development of the organization.
The GCBX membership is comprised of over 400 companies in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. It includes some of the most respected contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, service providers and businesses in construction‑affiliated industries. For more information, visit www.GCBX.org.