SARASOTA, Fla. – The Gulf Coast Builder’s Exchange (GCBX), a not-for-profit trade organization, recently hosted a New Year networking social to join current and prospective new members and preview a private piece from the Sarasota Opera.
On Thursday, Jan. 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. almost 100 members gathered at the Sarasota Opera, prior to the opening show of the season, Aida, that Saturday. The event, catered by Nelli’s Deli, featured the stunning snippet by two of Sarasota Opera’s singers as well as networking.
“Our commercial contractors support arts and culture in our community,” said Mary Dougherty-Slapp, the executive director of the Gulf Coast Builder’s Exchange. “Sarasota’s arts and culture organizations attract people and companies from around the globe so there is a natural synergy between businesses and groups like the Sarasota Opera.”
The GCBX’s next event is the newly formatted 7th annual GCBX 500 on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Andersen Race Park in Palmetto. There will be great spectator and driver activities, including an endurance race for drivers. For tickets, 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 300 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.