Robert Blalock - Bradenton AttorneyBob Blalock, principal and attorney in Banking LawReal Estate,Business & Corporate, and Estate Planning practice groups, will serve as one of the featured panelists at the upcoming SRQ Magazine Symposium: “Foundations – the Basis of Giving”.  The discussion will explore how foundations impact the philanthropic climate of our region. Learn about the resources available to family foundations, community foundations and the organizations that benefit from them the most. The program and breakfast will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 7:30am-9am at The Francis, 1289 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida.

Bob Blalock has a long-standing commitment to non-profits in our communities.  Bob has served as Chair or President of the following organizations: The Ringling Museum, Sarasota Symphony, Manatee Community Foundation, Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation, and United Way of Manatee County. He has also served as a Trustee of Westover School, Middlebury, Connecticut, New College of Florida and its Foundation, as well as various private foundations.

The SRQ SB2 Symposium series is a bi-monthly community and business initiative produced by SRQ Magazine featuring a series of collaborative symposiums on key regional issues and topics. Hosted as a breakfast series in Sarasota at The Francis, SB2 focuses on the collaboration between Sarasota and Bradenton and catalyzes relevant and future-focused regional dialogue through a a keynote presentation and facilitated panel discussion with representatives from both counties on topics impacting our regional economy: from education to the environment, from economic development to philanthropy and from healthcare to tourism. Each symposium features an in-depth keynote presentation from a notable regional expert in the field who joins the panel to expand on the context of the topic and deliver fresh perspective on how our community fits into the broader picture of the state, region and country. Topics, opening presentations, panelists and speakers will be confirmed one to two months in advance of the symposium date as relevant community dialogue evolves.

For more information about the event, contact Ashley Grant at 941-365-7702 x205 or Mary Darby Guidroz at 941-365-7702 x221 or purchase tickets at

To contact Bob Blalock, call 941.748.0100 or email


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