2017 Board Officers & Directors

Chair:                              Mark Smith, Smith Architects
Chair-Elect:                    Wendall Jacobsen, Beach Bazaar
Immediate Past Chair:   Alana Tomasso, Midnight Cove
Treasurer:                       Maria Bankemper, Best Western Plus - SK Gateway
Secretary:                       Nikki Logan Curran, Mattison's Forty-One

Joye Argo, Studio F Digital Marketing
Stephanie Brown, Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Kathleen Elliott, Signarama
Eric Fleming, Law Offices of Eric Fleming, PA
Helene Hyland, Coldwell Banker
Al Maio, Commissioner, District 4
Bob Stein, Siesta Key Island Visitor
Debbie Szczesny, My Siesta Concierge, LLC
Chris Tenaglia, SunTrust Bank
Mason Tush, CB's Saltwater Outfitters

Thank you to Kay Kouvatsos, Keith Martin, Bob Shaffer, Brad Stewart, and Aledia Tush for your service to the Board and the Chamber!.


January Events Summary

Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

On January 27th, the Chamber hosted its annual meeting and awards dinner at TPC Prestancia.  It was a fun evening filled with delicious food, great company and plenty of awards honoring some of our fantastic members.  Thank you to all who submitted award nominations, all who attended, and TPC for hosting.  
Congratulations to all of our award winners!


Esther Quiles - Volunteer of the Year
(Esther Quiles with Alana Tomasso)

Rich Craig - Sharon Cunningham Visitors Center Volunteer of the Year
(Rich Craig with Mia Leone)

Maria Bankemper - Business Person of the Year
(Mark Smith with Maria Bankemper)

Studio F Digital Marketing, LLC - 
Small Business of the Year
(Joye Argo and John Froberg with Mark Smith)

Mattison's Restaurants & Catering - 
Large Business of the Year
(Chef Paul Mattison, Ann Frescura, and Mark Smith)

Jerry Dillon - Community Partner of the Year
(Jerry Dillon and Brad Stewart)

Rosalind Hyman - Siesta Key Village Association Service Recognition Award 
(Russell Matthes, Rosalind Hyman, and Mark Smith)

Photo Credit: Trebor Britt, Siesta Sand Newspaper 



Save Our Siesta Sand Project:

For more information and to sign up to receive the SOSS2 newsletter, please go to  Also here is the link to the library of information collected about this project. and a direct link to the Army Corps own study


The Siesta Key Chamber has some fun and exciting events planned for 2017! Below is a full calendar of SKCC events and dates to be aware of, so please be sure to mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!



2/3 -   Luncheon at Culver's Restaurant

2/13 - BCE - LeBarge Tropical Sunset Cruise

2/14 - Village Valentine Stroll

2/25 & 2/26 - Siesta Village Craft Fair



3/3 -   Luncheon at Blase Bistro & Blase Pizza

3/16 - BCE at Painting with a Twist



4/7 -   Luncheon at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

4/15 - Easter Egg Hunt & Games

4/20 - BCE at Best Western

4/29 & 4/30 - Siesta Fiesta



5/1 -   Golf Tournament

5/5 -   Luncheon at The White Horse Pub

5/18 - BCE - Kayaking with Greg

5/29 - Memorial Day (Office Closed)



6/2 -   Networking Breakfast at SKOB

6/15 - BCE at Key Solutions Real Estate



7/4 -   July 4th (Office Closed)

7/4 -   Fireworks Celebration at Siesta Beach

7/7 -   Luncheon at the Italian Grill

7/20 - BCE at Florida Underwater Sports



8/4 -   Networking Breakfast at Village Cafe

8/17 - BCE Ice Cream Social at Abel's Ice Cream



9/1 -   Luncheon at CeviChela

9/5 -   Labor Day (Office Closed)

9/21 - BCE at SRQ Media & SRQ Magazine



10/6 -   Luncheon at Sun Deck/Siesta Beach Pavilion

10/19 - BCE Speed Networking event at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

10/31 - Safe Treats for Kids Halloween Event

TBD - Chamber Volunteer Trolley Tour of accommodations



No Luncheon or BCE

11/10 - 11/14 - Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival

11/23 - Thanksgiving (Office Closed)

11/25 - Light up the Village Holiday Parade



No Luncheon or BCE

TBD - Volunteer Holiday Cocktail Party

TBD - Member Holiday Dinner

12/25 - Christmas (Office Closed)


To Download or Print the Full Calendar, CLICK HERE