Annual Awards Announced

The Siesta Key Chamber announced its 2023 Board of Directors, 19 award nominees, award recipients, and community donations at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Dinner, held January 25 at Marina Jack.

Award Recipients: Small Business – Key Sailing; Large Business – CB’s Saltwater Outfitters; New Member Business – Sun Served Bespoke Picnics; Business Person – Sean Altice, Altez Vacations; Shining Star – Kade Nelson, Tropical Sands Accommodations; Community Partner – Christine Robinson; Volunteer of the Year – Peter Barnhart; Shawn McLoughlin Siesta Selfless – Wendall Jacobsen; Service & Leadership – Lisa Cece; and Visitor Center Volunteer of the Year – Jeanne Holpp.

Siesta Key Chamber Board of Directors: Mike Gatz, Board Chair; Steve Cavanaugh, Immediate Past Chair; Eric Fleming, In-coming Chair; Gabe Garcia, Treasurer, Doug Black, Secretary; Kara Altice Montes, Kathy Elliott, Wendall Jacobsen, Mason Tush, Helene Hyland, Syd Krawczyk, Angela Carlson, Nathan Reid, and Jerry Williams. Helene Hyland and Mason Tush were recognized for six years of board service.

Community Donations: Due to the continued success of the Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand-Sculpting Festival held November 11-14, 2022, the Chamber made a $10,000 donation to the Ringling College of Art Scholarship Program and a $3,200 donation to the SRQ Vets.