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CONTENTS A Chamber Welcome.................................................................... 5 Board of Directors...................................................................... 6-7 Area Map...................................................................................... 8 Area Overview............................................................................... 9 Weather...................................................................................... 10 Area History........................................................................... 11-12 Oscar Scherer State Park ............................................................ 13 Conservation Foundation of Gulf Coast...................................... 14 Legacy Trail History................................................................ 16-17 Historic Spanish Point.................................................................. 19 Our Beautiful Gulf Beaches.................................................... 20-21 Osprey Real Estate...................................................................... 23 Osprey Nokomis Chamber Focus................................................ 24 Our Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beginning........................................................... 25 Local Services.............................................................................. 27
Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce For general inquiries or questions about the Chamber, please email: email@example.com Mailing address: P.O. Box 1225, Osprey, FL 34229 ÂŠ 2019 All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without the written permission of the Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce. This guide is intended for use as a reference. Great effort has been made to review and edit the contents. It is believed to be accurate as of the publication date, but the Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce warrants no portion of this guide.
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WELCOME TO OSPREY, NOKOMIS AND LAUREL Whether you are visiting or making your home here, you’ve made the right choice. These prosperous and growing communities just South of Sarasota and North of Venice are famous for their sensational beaches on the Island of Casey Key. Take a drive down Casey Key Road with its beautiful trees, lush foliage, and gorgeous ocean vistas, you’ll feel like you are in Old Florida. If you’re an adventurous visitor, you’ll love kayaking at Oscar Scherer State Park where you’ll surely catch a glimpse of an alligator. If you like hiking or biking, the Legacy Trail is a must-do. Boating and fishing aficionado? Check out the lntracoastal Waterway, and be sure to tie up at one of the dockside restaurants along the way for a burger and a brew. If you are a history buff and wonder how Osprey got its name visit beautiful Historic Spanish Point and take a ride on“Magic.” If you are a visitor or relocated here or perhaps you have your own business you’d like to promote, you should check out the “Greatest Little Chamber in Paradise.” Visit our redesigned website
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ospreynokomisflorida.com for helpful info including locations of our Chamber breakfast on the first Thursday or a “Mix-n-Mingle“ on the third Thursday of the month hosted by one of our member restaurants or businesses. You’ll meet a dynamic group of business owners, some of whom are volunteer directors and officers who help make the Chamber run like clockwork. The Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce has had an interesting history and evolution since it was founded in 1965. Maybe you’ll meet one of the old-timers to tell you about it. Our partnership with Visit Sarasota is really putting us on the map and giving us exposure both countywide and nationwide. Once again, welcome to paradise! And just remember, your Chamber of Commerce is here for you whether you’re just visiting or staying for good. As my term as Board President is ending, I know that you’re in good hands with the dedicated Board of Directors and other volunteers who will continue the work of the Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce. Warmest Regards,
Jim Jester President 2017-2019
Board of directors Bix Mannion President and Treasurer Bix is the Manager of Trustco Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Osprey Office. He is also the founder of Tidewell Hospiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blue Butterfly program which provides grief support for families, children and teens 5 - 18 who have experienced the death of a significant person. He has a 16-year-old daughter, Grace, and enjoys portrait painting and outdoor sports.
Jim Jester Immediate Past President Jim Jester is an Agent and Manager of Wichert Insurance Services of Florida, LLC in Sarasota, Florida, a full service personal and business lines writer. Jim has been an agent since 1969 and was Agency Principal and President of Jester Agency for forty-four years in Ohio.
Sandy Keith Secretary Sandy Keith and her husband have raised their family here in Osprey and love this area. They have called Osprey their home since 1991 and have two established businesses here. Lighthouse Property Management (LPM), which has been voted Platinum level honors for Management of Community Associations in 2019, 2018, 2016 2015 for the state of Florida, and Lighthouse Realty, a real
estate brokerage. Sandy and Lloyd are committed to serving our local community. Sandy is an outdoor enthusiast enjoying paddle boarding or kayaking in the Sarasota Bay or biking on Casey Key and the Legacy Trail. Sandy serves as Secretary on the ONCC Board and is involved in many other community organizations over the years.
Tiffany Smiley Facebook Chairman Tiffany Smiley is the General Manager of the Hampton by Hilton Hotel Venice Bayside and has over 25 years of hospitality experience working with Marriott and Hilton brands. Tiffany is our Chairman of Facebook and continues to highlight our member businesses and special events. Tiffany and her husband Jeff have lived in this area for over 9 years and plan to make it their forever home!
Jennifer Moseley Membership Chairman Jennifer Moseley is the owner of Our Town America of Greater Sarasota. Jennifer partners with locale businesses to welcome new movers to the Osprey/Nokomis area. Our Town America is the #1 new mover welcome program in the country with over 70 franchises nationwide. Our Town has been welcoming new movers to the Greater Sarasota area for 18 years. Jennifer has been a sales and marketing leader for over 25 years and also works
with local small businesses by reaching their target audience with several direct mail options, email marketing and Every Door Direct mail at extremely affordable rates. Jennifer and her husband Rick have lived in Osprey for 4 years and plan to be here for life!
William E. Rich, III Financial Advisor for the InCompass Group. Bill is a Florida native and graduate of the University of South Florida. With over 22 years of experience in the financial industry, he understands that each unique financial situation deserves an equally unique approach. â&#x20AC;?My goal is to provide families and business owners with assistance in building their financial freedom. I have the skills, knowledge and experience required to help my clients recognize and appreciate the risks involved in reaching their established goals. My personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for each and every client.â&#x20AC;? Bill is a Registered Investment Advisor and holds his insurance license for life, health and annuities, and he is currently securities and insurance licensed in Florida and California.
Dennis Bragg Dennis Bragg is Co-Owner of Live Well Global with Partner Barb Schust, dedicated to Health-WellnessProsperity. They moved from Michigan in 2002 to enjoy a lifestyle of FunFreedom-Friends on the Gulf Coast. Dennis serves on the ONCC Board as well as Angels Thrift Board of Directors.
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Scott Parks A Florida native, Scott has been in banking 43 years and is the Branch Manager of CenterState Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Osprey office, a full-service community bank. Scott enjoys spending time with his family, including hanging out by the pool, grilling and dining out. He is a past president of the North Manatee Sertoma Club.
Gail Gold Gail Gold is an insurance agent with WhitCo Insurance Agency in Nokomis. She has been in the insurance business for 37 years. Gail is originally from Chicago and has been living in Sarasota County for 40 years. Her favorite activities are playing tennis, bike riding, swimming and playing the cello. She is a proud member of the Pops Orchestra of Manatee and Sarasota.
Dawn Gorrill Dawn is a Mortgage Loan officer for BB&T Home Mortgage and has been in the Mortgage industry since 1997. She specializes in Residential Lending. First time home buyer programs to construction to permanent loans. Her knowledge and experience has helped several people achieve the dream of home ownership over the last 20+ years. Dawn is originally from Connecticut and has lived in Sarasota county since 1987.
Osprey and Nokomis are neighboring communities nestled between Sarasota and Venice. The area is known for its small-town sense of community, while having all of the conveniences of city life nearby. Outdoor life is one of the big draws to the community. We are home to Oscar Scherer State Park, the Legacy Trail, and Nokomis Beach. Another picturesque setting is Casey Key â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with its beautiful homes and breathtaking views it has become a celebrity favorite. Important Phone Numbers Emergency (general) 911 Better Business Council (West Florida) 727-535-5522 Coast Guard (Emergency) 941-794-1261 (Non-emergency) 941-794-1607 Fishing & Hunting Licenses 941-362-9888 Sarasota/Bradenton Intl. Airport 941-359-2770 Sarasota County Information Call Center 941-861-5000 Sarasota Memorial Hospital 941-917-9000
SCHOOLS LeBunnies Early Learning Preschool (6 mo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 yr) 941-488-2639 Laurel Nokomis School (k-8) 941-486-2171 Pine View School (2-12) 941-486-2001 Venice High School (9-12) 941-488-6726
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The Weather is Great! On average, there are 255 sunny days per year in Osprey and Nokomis. The July high is around 90 degrees. The January low is 52. Osprey and Nokomis get an average of 54 inches of rain per year.
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Area History The Osprey/Nokomis area has been home to prehistoric humans, homesteaders and land barons. Land that was originally deemed as swamp land has become home to international businesses and beautiful homes with the added allure of tranquil recreation areas and beautiful beaches. Jesse Knight, a cattleman, is regarded as the first settler of the local area, arriving with his family in 1868, after having already grazed his cattle here. John Webb had arrived as a “homesteader” at Spanish Pont the year before, and he received his grant
John Webb and his wife settled at Spanish Point in 1867.
of 144 acres in 1882 under the 1862 Homesteaders Act. In turn, he also initiated the first post office in the area, known as Osprey in 1884. In 1910 Bertha Palmer, a renowned Chicago socialite and widow of a wealthy businessman, bought a large Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
tract of land in the area. Across these lands lay a right-of-way for the Seaboard Air Line Railway, which would soon become the Bertha Palmer railroad connection to Nokomis. Bertha Palmer went on to acquire a ¼ of the land in Sarasota County, and established her home at Osprey Point, adjacent to Spanish Point. In 1918, Dr. Fred H. Albee, an innovative orthopedic surgeon from New York City, bought 112 acres of land in Nokomis, Albee and his wife Louella built an inn, The Pollyanna, along the new highway. Dr. Fred Albee continued to build up the area when he established the Florida Medical Center in 1933. The center attracted patients for treatment and surgery from throughout the U.S. and foreign countries and occupied five buildings. Later, this facility became the core of an Army Medical Hospital in World War II. The access to the Seaboard Airline Railroad with its “Orange Blossom Special’ from New York was an extra benefit. Also, a Stinson airplane, The Reliance, served as a private air ambulance for the center. 11
In December 1964, the area got its first tourist attraction, known as “Floridaland”. Built on a 50-acre site just south of Blackburn Point, where the beautiful Southbay development now stands, Floridaland featured 10 attractions in one place for one admission price. Hourly shows in the Old West town were held in the Golden Nugget Saloon and the sheriff would arrive to save the day by overwhelming a band of bank thieves in a street shoot out to the delight of the park’s visitors. There were also pretty can-can girls, a stern wheel riverboat, and exotic tropical gardens. One of the highlights of Floridaland was the porpoise and sea lion shows which performed throughout the day in the Porpoise Pool. In July 1967, The Holiday Inn – a 100-room hotel complex built to spearhead further commercial
development of the area, opened at Floridaland. Although the amusement park closed in the summer of 1971, the hotel remains, Under British ownership it has become Bentley’s Boutique Hotel and has 138 rooms, including a restaurant, lounge, coffee shop, swimming pool and tiki bar. As an area favorite, it was at full capacity during the peak holiday season of 2014.
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Oscar Scherer State Park There is a special relationship between the home of Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast and our local State Park Oscar Scherer. Both properties were once owned by the Burrows family. In her will, Elsa Scherer Burrows (1884-1955) left the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 460-acre South Creek Ranch to the state in memory of her father Oscar Scherer (who invented a process for dyeing leather in 1872). After a year of preparation, Oscar Scherer State Park opened to the public in 1956. Three decades later, realtor and environmentalist, Jon Thaxton began campaigning for the state to purchase and
protect adjoining Florida scrub-jay territory. With help from The Nature Conservancy, Sarasota County and wide public support, the state purchased an additional 922 acres from the adjacent Palmer Ranch in 1991. The park now preserves more than two square-miles of natural land in a rapidly developing region and provides resource-based recreation for over 100,000 visitors annually. Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
The park provides fifteen miles of trails for hiking and bicycling. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along South Creek, at tidal blackwater stream, which flows to a nearby bay. Freshwater and saltwater fishing are both available in the park, along with a swimming hole at Lake Osprey. The Lester Finley Barrier Free Nature Trail is accessible to those with sight, hearing or mobility impairments. There is also a wheelchair accessible fishing dock, butterfly observation area and drinking fountain. Oscar Scherer State Park has 104 campsites, which include a picnic table, grill/ campfire ring, electric hookup, and water hook-up. For more details visit: www.FloridaStateParks.org/ OscarScherer 1843 S.Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-483-5956
Conservation Foundation of Gulf Coast at bay preserve Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves and protects our wild places forever, protecting clean drinking water, providing natural flood protection, preserving wildlife’s home, and creating beautiful places where people can relax and have fun. Their headquarters are located at Bay Preserve, 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey. This beautiful park is open to the public from dawn to dusk and is permanently conserved, providing public access to Little Sarasota Bay, now and forever. Visitors are encouraged to picnic, play a game of bocce, explore the children’s Discovery Zone, launch a kayak, fish from the dock, and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the majestic oaks and the sparkling bay. Conservation Foundation is proud to host Sarasota Crew, and if you visit in the afternoon you might see their young rowers on the bay. The historic Burrows-Matson House overlooks the bay and is named for its first and last owners. Dr. Waters Burrows and his wife Elsa Scherer Burrows built the home and boathouse in 1931. In 1955, the widowed Mrs. Burrows donated a portion of the South Creek Ranch to create Oscar Scherer State Park, named in honor of her father. Knowing the first owners were conservationists, the last owners, J. Richard and
Cornelia Matson sold their home to Conservation Foundation at a generously discounted price in order for Bay Preserve to be permanently protected for the public’s enjoyment. Conservation Foundation was able to purchase Bay Preserve with the help of a State of Florida grant from the Florida Forever fund. To date, Conservation Foundation has protected 11,370 acres in the five coastal counties Manatee to Collier. Hours: Bay Preserve: Dawn to dusk Burrows-Matson House: Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast 941-918-2100 www.conservationfoundation.com 400 Palmetto Avenue Osprey, FL 34229
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legacy trail history... Then...anD now The Legacy Trail is the largest public recreation project ever constructed in Sarasota County. Sarasota Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poplar multi-use path has over 210,000 users per year. This converted railroad track, is a gift of significant historical and environmental lands which promotes a sense of community among Sarasota County residents and provide a place for visitors and residents to use and enjoy. Uses include viewing wildlife in different habitats, bridges over waterways and relaxing in a mostly undeveloped environment. The first passenger coach ran on the brand-new Seaboard Air Line Railway Sarasota to Venice extension on November 12, 1911. The Venice Train Depot, built by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, was opened March 27, 1927. The railroad helped Venice survive during the Florida real estate bust and the Great Depression. The cadets and faculty of the Kentucky Military Institute traveled by rail to winter classes in Venice from 1933 to 1970. The railroad also transported patients to Dr. Albeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Florida Medical Center from 1932 to
1942. Many servicemen and goods were transported over the rails to Venice and the Army Air Base during WWII (1942-45). On April 30, 1971, the last passenger train arrived in Venice. Limited freight service continued until January 1992. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus used the Seaboard Air Line / Legacy Corridor to reach its winter quarters in Venice from 1960 to 1992.
Sarasota County purchased and restored the Venice Train Depot. The restored Depot was dedicated October 24, 2003. The Historic Depot serves as an historical resource with tours by the Venice Area Historical Society and as a regional transportation hub for Sarasota County Area Transit. The Depot now serves as a trailhead for the multi-use trail. In 2004 after more than a decade of planning, the county’s $11.75 million purchase of the scenic CSX railroad corridor was accomplished in partnership with The Trust for Public Land and celebrated on April 4, 2005. At nearly 12.5 miles long, the 100-foot-wide CSX corridor stretches from just south of Clark Road in Sarasota to Center Road in Venice. The Legacy Trail links to the Venetian Waterway Park (VWP) at the historic Venice Train Depot at the Venice Avenue Bridge, where trail users can continue south on VWP mainland trail to the Shamrock Park Nature Center or cross the Intercoastal Waterway to
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the VWP island-side trail and south to Caspersen Beach and Park. It is about 15 miles from the trail’s beginning point near Sawyer Loop Rd. in Sarasota to either of the southern trailheads at Caspersen Beach or Shamrock Park. The Venice Area Historical Society is a great source for information about the Venice Train Depot and The Legacy Trail corridor. The Legacy Trail offers several areas to stop, rest and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Trailheads/Rest stops offer access points with parking. For more information check out the Friends of Legacy Trail’s website: friendsofthelegacytrail.org Additionally, users will find rest stations every mile that have places to sit and relax. Hours: Dawn until dusk, 365 days a year Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
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Historic Spanish Point Discover a piece of old Florida where prehistoric middens, pioneer homesteads, and lush gardens await. One of the last remaining protected coastal properties open to the public, this expansive outdoor museum will take you back in time to the old charm that brought you to Sarasota County in the first place. Explore the tranquil trails, breathtaking bay vistas, and over 5,000 years of history. Historic Spanish Point is one of the largest intact, actively preserved archaeological sites of the prehistoric period on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Discover prehistoric shell
mounds, explore how early pioneers established homesteads, and relax in the many formal gardens of the early 20th-century Chicago socialite, Mrs. Bertha Palmer. Visit this hidden oasis on Little Sarasota Bay at your own leisure, or enjoy docent-led walking, tram, or boat tours to immerse yourself in the rich history of the area. Take a step back in time, soak in the lush landscapes, and savor a piece of Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past at Historic Spanish Point; where people have gathered for over 5,000 years. Historic Spanish Point was the first in Sarasota County to be designated as a historically significant location by the National Register of Historic Places; a program of The United States Department of Interior. For more information go to: www.historicspanishpoint.org Historic Spanish Point 337 North Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-966-5214
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Enjoy our beautiful Gulf public beaches The narrow island of Casey Key is one of Sarasota County’s hidden gems and is an isolated and exclusive enclave just off the sleepy mainland town of Nokomis. This narrow key is home to many exclusive estates as well as two of our nicest public beaches, with easy access to both the Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico.
OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL SPORTS Whether you are into silent water sports, boating, fishing from the shoreline or from our break wall, known as ‘the jetty’; searching for seashells or shark’s teeth or just relaxing on the beach, we have it all! Just minutes from U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) in Nokomis via Albee Rd., you can easily drive or bike to our sparkling aqua blue public beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Both of our public beaches, Nokomis Beach and North Jetty Beach, which have lifeguards, restrooms, and refreshment facilities are located on beautiful Casey Key and offer something for everyone. Rent a kayak or paddleboard. Or go on a guided tour with a local outdoor recreational water sports specialist. For more information on these ‘silent sports’ check out the OUTDOOR RECREATION section in this directory. Want to watch a
professional baseball game? Don’t miss an opportunity to catch the Atlanta Braves in action at their new facility in North Port.
BOAT TRAILERED ACCESS TO OPEN WATER Trailer your boat to easy public access and parking at either Blackburn Point Park on Blackburn Pt. Rd. in Osprey or just over the Albee Road Bridge on Casey Key in Nokomis. Blackburn Point Park has public restroom facilities, shaded picnic table areas, and fishing or bird watching docks.
to remain within the Intracoastal Waterway channels markers. To protect our wildlife please respect our Florida state law prohibiting feeding any wildlife. This includes our water birds, sea mammals, and alligators. Help protect our precious birds. Dispose of your trash appropriately. Fishing line and plastic entangles innocent bird life and kills birds.
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Remember to follow the local waterway speed limits. Our Sarasota Bay and Intracoastal Waterway are also home to wonderful marine life. In addition to local fish, we have manatee, dolphins, turtles, sea birds, and other sea-life sharing the water with you. Manatees are very slow-moving vegetarians that eat mostly sea grasses. They float near the surface therefore can easily be injured by boat motors. Please keep an eye out for our Manatee zones and reduce speed to ‘no wake.’ Also, remember both jet skis and motor boaters are to respect the ‘no wake’ speed anytime you are outside of the Intracoastal Waterway. Sarasota Bay is lined with large oyster beds and shallow areas just outside of the Intracoastal Waterway channels, therefore it’s safest
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osprey real estate By Bryan Guentner From the first US homesteaders in 1867, The Webb Family in Osprey and the Knight Family in Nokomis, the Osprey-Nokomis real estate was recognized for its natural beauty as much as its potential. The area real estate is very diversified from the $90,000 bungalow to the $16,500,00 Casey Key Estate. Sorrento East, Sorrento Villas, and Sorrento Shores are all notable communities with non-waterfront villas starting at $135,000, homes starting at $225,000, and waterfront homes starting at $450,000. These subdivisions were developed starting in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Southbay Yacht and Tennis Club is a wonderful waterfront community with a great clubhouse, it’s own marina, tennis club and miles of walking trails. This subdivision used to be the home to the jumping porpoises of Floridaland, the first theme park in Florida prior to Disney World. Prices range from $350,000, for nonwaterfront homes to $1,200,000, for Bayfront homes. The Oaks subdivision and Historic Spanish Point were once part of the original Bertha Palmer Real Estate holdings. At one point in 1910 she had purchased and owned over 80,000 acres of land in the Sarasota County area with her estate and Florida home located in Osprey. Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
The Oaks is now a private club and community of about 700 homes with two gorgeous golf courses. Prices range from $450,000 to over $2,500,000. Once known as Treasure Island, Casey Key retains its old Florida image and is a slice of paradise for CEO’s, Celebrities, and third and fourth generation winter residents. With its private beachfront properties and sparkling blue-green aqua waters, Casey Key is one of Florida’s gems with properties ranging in price from $1,000,000 to $16,500,000. There are many other wonderful new and old communities in the Osprey and Nokomis area. The chosen communities’’ above had a huge impact and /or historical significance to the Osprey-Nokomis area.
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Osprey Nokomis Chamber Focus The core purpose of the Osprey Nokomis Florida Chamber of Commerce is to encourage and promote a positive, balanced, vital economy and preserve those unique qualities that are good for business and make the Osprey Nokomis area a very special place in which to live, work and play. In addition to our monthly breakfast meeting and evening socials, the Osprey Nokomis Chamber supports a major local community Fundraiser, Haunted Trails.
Haunted Trails Event at Oscar Scherer Park â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Frightfully Fun Time for the Howl Family!â&#x20AC;? A Spooky Haunted Woods Trail for those who dare to be scared! And, a Trick-or-Treat Trail for the more cautious. This event offers lots of activities for kids, costume contests, spooky sounds, and more! Held at the end of October. Sponsored by Oscar Scherer State Park, Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department and Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce.
OUR CHAMBER’S BEGINNING On January 19, 1965, almost fifty-four years ago now, a group of Osprey businessmen filed the necessary paper work with the Florida Department of State Business Registration to create Osprey’s first Chamber of Commerce. I was in the second grade at Osprey Elementary School; the theme park Floridaland (now SouthBay) had only been open for a year, and Osprey still had a community youth recreation center, a well-equipped softball field, and enough family-owned retail stores to provide for most all of our needs. The formation of the Osprey Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. came just in time to assist the community in one of its most challenging times. The widening of US 41 created a great freeway for motorists speeding through Osprey in route to Venice, but it split the quaint fishing village of Osprey in two, and took away valuable real estate necessary for Osprey’s small –town commercial store fronts, such as Bernie’s Hardware (my first job) or Tachney’s grocery store, to survive. And if the federal highway ‘s impacts were not enough, local governments, including Sarasota County and the Sarasota County School District piled on more. First there was the struggle by Osprey Chamber members and parents to keep one of the last remaining neighborhood schools in Sarasota County from being closed. Osprey Elementary School (we students called it “Osprey Tech”) now the historic Spanish Point visitor’s center was under fire, as it did not Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
fit the School District’s new model for larger schools. School officials suggested the lack of minority children in the all-white student body, and the age of the building, as reasons to close the school and destroy the building. Then there was the demise of our community youth recreation center and soft ball fields, which were located on the east side of Glenwood Avenue where Church Street intersects. At the time, the park and Osprey’s two churches and two bars (coincidence?), were the heart of Osprey’s social activity. Unfortunately, the County did not see it that way, and sold the land where the ball field and community youth center were to a developer. During these times of division and contention, the Osprey Area Chamber of Commerce kept the community united and reminded us of our roots, and the need to carry on. Osprey has changed a great deal since the 1960’s, but as the French proverb reminds us, “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. Osprey still needs a Chamber of Commerce to advocate for jobs, economic development, infrastructure, and above all else, to tell the tales of our storied past, and rich heritage that distinguish Osprey from any other place.
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Nokomis Michele Miller 227 Albee Rd. W. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-412-0064 home2suites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ florida/home2-suites-by-hilton-nokomisSRQSTHT/index.html
LOcal services Island House Apartment Motel Inc
Hometown News USA
Staci Anderson 205 Casey Key Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-488-1719 islandhouse.org
Ken Burke 8374 Market Street, Ste 191 Lakewood Ranch FL 34202 941-400-9678 email@example.com
Accountants & Bookkeeping
Jazzy Dogs Publishing LLC
HARLOFF, C.P.A., P.A. Dean Harloff 438 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-954-2322 harloffcpa.com
JPL Controller & Accounting Services, LLC John Lauffer 1080 Bay St Nokomis, FL 34275 812-322-7687 jplaccounting.com
Advertising & Marketing
Jeff Johnson 204 Millet Pl Nokomis, FL 34275 941-726-0344 firstname.lastname@example.org restaurantplacematssuncoast.com
Our Town America Jennifer Moseley 727-452-5854 ourtownamerica.com
Vilardo Communications Barbara Vilardo Nokomis, FL 34275 941-894-7020 email@example.com prwordsmith.blogspot.com
Fresh. PR & Marketing, Inc Trish Ivey Sarasota, FL 34232 941-914-6671 firstname.lastname@example.org freshprsarasota.com
Branch Banking & Trust Company 28
Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS #1134556 Office: (941) 225-4540 Mobile: (941) 685-0295 email@example.com www.bbt.com/dgorrill OspreyNokomisFlorida.com
LOcal services Air Conditioning & Heating Grace Air Conditioning & Heating, LLC Lisa Thaxton 85 Marlin Rd. Venice, FL 34293 941-822-7231 firstname.lastname@example.org graceairconditioning.com
Art Gallery & Studios Galleria Mare Ria Neilson 801 Tamiami Trail S. Nokomis, FL 34275 952-457-0987 galleriamare.com
Association Management Lighthouse Property Management Sandy Keith, Public Relations 460 N. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-460-5560 lighthousepropertymanagement.net
Automotive Services 1 Stop Car and Truck Repair John Yunker 401 Venice Bypass Venice, FL 34285 941-485-4061 1stopcarrepair.com
Banking & Finance BB&T Scott McGarry 400 U.S. 41 Bypass N. Venice, FL 34285 941-485-7755 bbt.com
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LOcal services CenterState Bank Scott Parks, Branch Manager 1307 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-918-2265 email@example.com centerstatebank.com
Liberty Savings Bank Danielle Bachar 8383 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 101 Sarasota, FL 34238 941-927-3629 firstname.lastname@example.org libertysavingsbank.com/hsa.aspx
Trustco Bank Bix Mannion 1300 South Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-918-9380 email@example.com trustcobank.com
Barber Shops Sport Clips Haircuts of South Sarasota Nick Choat 8378 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34238 941-702-5451 haircutmensouthsarasotafl.com
Bars, Cafes, Food Vendors & Restaurants By-The-Bay BISTRO LLC Susan Pohlmann 3976 Destination Dr. Unit 103 #103 Osprey, FL 34229 941-444-1940 firstname.lastname@example.org by-the-bay-bistro.com
LOcal services Cafe Evergreen Annette Weinberger 801 Tamiami Trail South Nokomis, FL 34275 941-412-4334 cafeevergreen.net
Captain Eddie’s Seafood Adam Myara 107 E. Colonia Lane Nokomis, FL 34275 941-484-4623 captaineddiesseafood.com
Chaz 51 Bistro Charles Amherst 103 Triple Diamond Blvd. Suite 2 North Venice, FL 34275 941-484-6200 chaz51.com
Clever Monkey Craft Grill & Bar Chris Lazzari 1272 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-786-1834 email@example.com clevermonkeycraftgrill.com
Frankie’s Pizza and Italian Ristorante Chalane Sutherland 1072 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-966-4453 frankiespizzasarasota.com
J’Oasis Food Truck Joellen Whatman 1079 N. Tamiami Trail #411 Nokomis, FL 34275 419-961-6264 foodtrucksin.com/sarasota
Paradise Grill Mary Beth Hansen 1097 N. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 786-1524 paradisegrillfl.com
Pop’s Sunset Grill Judy Rogers 112 Circuit Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-488-3177 popssunsetgrill.net
Creative Menu • Daily Specials Sports Bar • 40+ TVs 1272 S. Tamiami Tr, Osprey 941.786.1834 clevermonkeycraftgrill.com Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
LOcal services Shark Tooth Beach Concessions Justin Bloomquist 208 S. Casey Key Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 703-472-0776
The Breakfast Cottage Bob and Brenda Hoover 2301 N. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 941-313-9529 thebreakfastcottage.com
Triple B BBQ Matthew Ashley North Port, FL 34291 941-889-8409
Waterfrontoo Restaurant Eric Lagopoulos 2205 N. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 941-918-4591 waterfrontoo.com
Car Wash & Auto Detailing Red’s Expert Auto Detailing Red & Mona Hynch 402 Laurel Rd. E. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-716-7129 redsautodetailing.com
Community Services Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department Steve Kona 111 Pavonia Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-488-8855 nokomisvfd.com
Sarasota County Government – Rob Lewis, Director Rob Lewis Sarasota, FL 34236 941-861-5000 scgov.net
When & How Concierge Services, LLC
Robert Searle 401 Johnson Lane Suite 103 Venice, FL 34285 941-882-1420 complogic.com
Gulf Coast Executive Business Center LLC Dorinda Wilkinson 871 Venetia Bay Blvd. Suite 200-240 Venice, FL 34285 941-483-3838 gulfcoastexecutivebiz.com
Wendy Kreiss-Parkin 263 Southhampton Dr. Venice, FL 34293 941-525-2947 whenandhowconcierge.com
Education LeBunnies Early Learning Academy Miriam Jato 101 Old Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 941-488-2639 lebunniesearlylearning.com
LOcal services The Language Studio of Southwest Florida
Lisandra Tayloe 1505 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 401B Venice, FL 34285 941-321-2748 languagestudio.us
FireStar Capital Investments Corporation
Hayden Lipp, Registered Investment Adviser
Palm Island Electric Matt Brooker Venice, FL 34293 941-468-6375 firstname.lastname@example.org palmislandelectric.com
Randi Sanders 941-408-3677 firestarcapital.com
Hayden Lipp Sarasota, FL 34238 941-586-3959 haydenlippadvisor.com
We Make Your Business A Business Professional Meeting Rooms Fully Furnished Executive Offices Virtual Office and Mail Handling Service Information: 941-483-3838 or 941-284-4443 Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm www.gulfcoastexecutivebiz.com Meeting room reservations: email@example.com 871 Venetia Bay Blvd, Suite 200-240 • Venice, FL 34285 2nd floor Merrill Lynch Building Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
LOcal services William E. Rich – The InCompass Group Bill Rich 3277 Fruitville Rd. Bldg B Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-0013 ext. 311 firstname.lastname@example.org incompassgroup.com/william-rich
Friends of the Chamber Jerry Grens 941-320-4490 email@example.com
Susan Straus 941-966-2606 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness & Dance
Golf & Country Clubs
Anytime Fitness Osprey
Golf In Venice | Calusa Lakes Golf Club
Michael Springer 1276 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-441-9600 anytimefitness.com/gyms/4727/ osprey-fl-34229
Peace, Love, & Hoopiness Hoop Fitness LLC Heather Kirkendall Nokomis, FL 941-234-6808 peaceloveandhoopiness.com
Floral & Wedding Services Always an Occasion Florist & Decor Dawn Hoaglund 249 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice, FL 34285 941-488-5080 alwaysanoccasionflorist.com
Weddings of Venice Lynn Sturman Mison 1740 E. Venice Ave. #17 Venice, FL 34293 941-376-2705 venicegardensofedenfl.com
Kim LeBlanc 1995 Calusa Lakes Blvd. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-484-8995 email@example.com golfinvenice.com
Mission Valley Golf and Country Club Kim Sullivan 1851 Mission Valley Blvd. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-488-9683 missionvalleycc.com
Hair Salon & Spa Hair Alchemy Osprey Beauty Salon Tara Wheeler 1066 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-966-2200 hair-alchemy.com
Health & Wellness Beach Life Wellness Institute Lana Devettori 301 Albee Road W. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-244-2006 beachlifewellness.com
LOcal services Flexible Athlete – Julstro Muscular Therapy Julie Donnelley 3023 Proctor Rd. Sarasota, FL 34231 919-886-1861 flexibleathlete.com
Live Well Global Dennis Bragg Nokomis, FL 34275 941-780-3095 firstname.lastname@example.org livewellglobal.com
Young Living Essential Oils Karen Gerner By Appointment Venice, FL 34285 941-716-0962 email@example.com myyl.com/karengerner
Your Total Body Wellness Center Beth “Annie” Stockdale 800C East Venice Ave., Suite C Venice, FL 34285 941-468-7091 firstname.lastname@example.org yourtotalbody.co
Health Care Services Axis Physical Therapy Timothy Loy 696 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-918-2947 myaxispt.com
Contemporary Hearing Blair Post 242 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34285 941-244-9300 contemporaryhearing.com Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
InStride Therapy Inc Doris Berkey 1629 Ranch Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-412-9333 instridetherapy.org
Island Medical Staffing/Island Home Companions Jina Marie Costa 264B Miami Avenue W. Venice, FL 34285 941-525-8764 email@example.com islandmedicalstaffing.com
Moricz Orthodontics Caylee Keller 458 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-451-7005 firstname.lastname@example.org moriczorthodontics.com
Total Therapy Florida, LLC Maryane Bolduc 1076 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-918-9575 totaltherapyfl.com
Home Improvement & Repairs Calusa Kitchen & Bath Austin Kennedy 6120 Porter Rd. Sarasota, FL 34240 941-342-6111 email@example.com calusakitchen.com
LOcal services Coastal Living Remodelers William Mackay 2305 N. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 941-375-6300 coastallivingremodelers.com
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Sarasota Amy Franz 2506 N. Tamiami Trail #104 Nokomis, FL 34275 941-445-5728 sarasota.outdoorlights.com
Independent Business Distributors Lynn Sturman Mison: Independent Amway Business Owner Lynn Sturman Mison Osprey, FL 941-376-2705 amway.com/taiinternational
Insurance Barnett Family Insurance / Allstate Jay Barnett and Kathy Leavitt 997 N. Tamiami Trail Suite C Nokomis, FL 34275 941-882-5140 firstname.lastname@example.org allstateagencies.com/jay.barnett
Gail Gold Insurance Agency Gail Gold 115 North Tamiami Trail #1 Nokomis, FL 34229 941-244-0804 gailgoldinsurance.com
Insurance Service of Sarasota Inc Erica Davis 873 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-966-5606 inservsarasota.com
K2 Insurance PLLC Karen Baker 1531 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 703 Venice, FL 34285 941-412-4826 k2insurancepllc.com
LOcal services Karen C Gerner: Health Insurance Agent Karen Gerner By Appointment Venice, FL 34285 941-716-0962 email@example.com karencgerner.com
Wichert Insurance Services of Florida James Jester Jr. 2268 Gulf Gate Dr. Sarasota, FL 34231 941-356-6955 firstname.lastname@example.org wichert.com
Legal Services Law Office of Sharon M. Guy, PA Sharon M. Guy 8586 Potter Park Drive Sarasota, FL 34238 941-552-5766 sharonguylaw.com
Mattress Stores Mattress by Appointment Jeff Howell 3449 Technology Dr. #308 North Venice, FL 34275 941-479-0345 mattressbyappointment.com/locations/ fl/northvenice
Mortgages BB&T Home Mortgage Dawn Gorrill 160 Pointe Loop Drive Venice, FL 34293 941-225-4540 email@example.com bbt.com/dgorrill
Flagstar Bank Home Lending Maria Masucci 1990 Main St. Suite 750 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-780-3300 mariamasucci.com
Gulfside Mortgage Services
Jerry Thomas 480 Outer Drive Ellenton, FL 34222 502-836-5537 jerrydthomas.wearelegalshield.com
Christian Moran 1062 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 941-485-4222 gulfsidemortgageservices.com
Moving & Storage
Bethany Chapman 201 Triple Diamond Boulevard N. Venice, FL 34275 941-966-2114 firstname.lastname@example.org tervis.com
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Chad Coatney 115 Corporation Way STEA Venice, FL 34285 941-451-9904 moverswithmanners.com
LOcal services Museums & Historical Landmarks Gulf Coast Heritage Association Historic Spanish Point John McCarthy or Mimi Cirbusova 337 N. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-966-5214 historicspanishpoint.org
Musicians & Music Teachers Innerwave Music
Friends of Oscar Scherer State Park Inc Tony Clements 1843 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-483-5956 friendsofoscarscherer.com
Koppert Family Foundation Eldon (Tim) Koppert 419-606-6134 koppertfoundation.org
United Way South Sarasota County
George DeJong 1000 Myrtle Ave. Venice, FL 34285 941-321-7024 innerwavemusic.com
Maryann Terry 157 S. Havana Rd. Venice, FL 34292 941-484-4811 uwssc.org
Nail Salon & Spa
Venice Relay For Life American Cancer Society
Celebrity Nails LLC Ngan Nguyen 1262 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-918-0441 celebritynailsspa.business.site
Non-Profit Organizations Arri’s House Vicki Mosher 217 Collins Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-961-9283
Brittney Hoogland 2970 University Pkwy #104 Sarasota, FL 34243 941-365-2858 cancer.org
Office Equipment Imagenet Consulting Inc. Kelly Milligan 6341 Porter Rd. Suite 3 Sarasota, FL 34240 813-341-1320 imagenet.com
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast Suzanne Gregory 400 Palmetto Ave. Osprey, FL 34229 941-918-2100 email@example.com conservationfoundation.com 38
LOcal services Outdoor Recreation & Sports Entertainment Atlanta Braves Spring Training Complex Mike Dunn 14906 Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 34287 941-413-5000 braves.com
Silent Sports Outfitters Ryan Nowakowski 2301 N. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 312-620-1748 firstname.lastname@example.org silentsportsoutfitters.com
Painting Contractors Brennan Painting & Wallboard Repair Tim Brennan 1460 Everest Rd. Venice, FL 34293 941-716-3793
Pet Boarding & Grooming Bayside Pet Resort of Osprey Angeline Pantazis 718 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-244-4930 baysidepetresort.com
Pharmacies Sarasota Apothecary
Village Pharmacy of Nokomis Jeffrey Young 1095 N. Tamiami Trail Suite B Nokomis, FL 34275 941-488-8800 youngpharmacies.com
Photography Turner Photography Darrell / Donna Williams 158 Padova Way North Venice, FL 34275 941-488-7300 turnerflorida.com
Plumbing Leland Plumbing Jay Leland 440 North Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-966-2158 lelandplumbing.com
Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air Michelle Egan 15584 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34240 941-322-1911 wimpysplumbing.com
Pools & Pool Care NYs Finest Pool Service James Crowley Nokomis, FL 941-484-8148 nysfinestpoolservice.com
Jillian Dano 8620 S. Tamiami Trail Suite N-P Sarasota, FL 34238 941-218-4090 sarasotaapothecary.com Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
LOcal services Postal and Package Shipping The UPS Store Nokomis FL #6467 Michael Lester 1079 North Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 941-882-3711 nokomis-fl-6467.theupsstorelocal.com
Printing Services PS Printing Services Pete Wenzel 241 S. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 941-484-7212 psprintingvenice.com
Venice Print Center, Inc. Randy Kendrick 2021 Tamiami Trail South Venice, FL 34293 941-496-9009 email@example.com veniceprintcenter.com
Real Estate Services Coldwell Banker Nancy Page Cooper
Kings Way Realty 871 Venetia Bay Blvd., Suite 227 Venice, FL 34285
Michael Saunders Gail Bowden 1626 Ringling Blvd. #500 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-343-4515 gailbowden.com
Michael Saunders Janet Oberholtzer 110 Nokomis Ave. N. Venice, FL 34285 484-798-7824 janetober.com
RE/MAX Platinum Realty Robin Vaccai 307 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 941-716-9867 venicehomesandrentals.com
REMAX Platinum Realty Bryan Guentner 428 South Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-929-9090 firstname.lastname@example.org platinumrealtyflorida.com
8181 S. Tamiami Trail Suite B Sarasota, FL 34231 941-404-8127 nancysellsfloridahomes.com
Keller Williams Realty Select Laurel Moon Group Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941-780-6222 email@example.com laurelmoon.homes
Living and Loving the Florida Life! Nancy Page Cooper 941-404-8127
8181 S. Tamiami Trail Suite B, Sarasota, FL 34231
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Osprey Pro Screen
Ingrid Kozak, REALTOR 412 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-586-6219 firstname.lastname@example.org propertybyingrid.realtor
Mark Shannahan 201 Hills Rd. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-400-0662 email@example.com ospreyproscreen.com
Venice Area Board of Realtors, Inc.
Marlene Merkle 680 Substation Rd. Venice, FL 34285 941-484-0614 vabr.org
Seaside Springs Retirement Community
RV Dealerships & Services Gerzeny’s RV World of Nokomis Ed Davidson 2110 N. Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 941-966-2182 rvworldinc.com
Bang Lake 1301 South Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229 941-441-4200 firstname.lastname@example.org seasidespringsretirement.com
Sweet Life Home Care Richard Rogers 262 Tamiami Trail South, Suite A Venice, FL 34285 941-244-2217 sweetlifehomecare.com
The Art of Maximizing Your Rejuvenation Potential 1530 Dolphin St. #8 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-281-8445 Rejuvenate528.com Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce
LOcal services Skin Care Spa
SERVPRO of Venice and Port Charlotte
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Paul Maggio 1515 S. Tamiami Trail Suite #2 Venice, FL 34285 941-484-7777 servprovenice.com
Sheri Suiter, PA 1530 Dolphin St. # 8 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-281-8445 email@example.com Rejuvenate528.com
Trophies & Engraving Suncoast Engraving and Awards Stewart Clark 121 Miami Ave. W. Venice, FL 34285 941-485-0310
Window & Auto Tinting Suntrol Company Susan Murphy 1011 South Tamiami Trail Nokomis, FL 34275 941-485-0010 sarasotaflwindowtinting.com
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Video Services Sam Gold Video Sam Gold 115 North Tamiami Trail #1 Nokomis, FL 34275 941-356-2559 samgoldvideo.com
Water & Mold Removal Services KoalaTec Restorations Zach McBride 5671 McIntosh Rd. Sarasota, FL 34233 941-451-8776 damagerepairsarasotafl.com
Myco-Tek Restoration Inc Joseph Tine 325 Laurel Rd. E. Nokomis, FL 34275 941-484-7791 mycotekrestoration.com 42
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