For more than 90 years, Blalock Walters remains dedicated to our legacy of giving back to the communities in which we live and prosper. Our attorneys have led as presidents or chairs of many of the area’s major civic and charitable organizations including: Goodwill Industries Manasota, Goodwill Foundation, Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota Orchestra, United Way, Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, and the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation.
We also serve on various Boards of cultural and educational institutions in the Manatee-Sarasota region including: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, New College of Florida and its Foundation, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Bishop Museum of Science and Nature (formerly named South Florida Museum) and Realize Bradenton.
Celebrating International Women's Day with community partners of Manatee County Habitat for Humanity.
Sarasota Chamber Small Business of the Year Finalist L to R Amanda Tullidge, Matt Plummer, Jill McGarry
Anna Maria Island Community Center's Big East fundraiser
Attorney Will Robinson and our real estate team have been helping Manatee County Habitat for Humanity close on their homes for nearly a decade, but each time is as exciting as the first!
Attorneys Mark Barnebey (far left) and Marisa Powers (far right) joined City of Palmetto officials in helping serve City staff during their Employee Appreciation Luncheon
Sisterhood for Good “Spring Sensations” Fashion Show. L to R: Jenifer Schembri, Jill McGarry, Ann Breitinger, Amanda Tullidge
Robert and Emily Stroud support Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Orchid Ball
Fred Moore enjoyed supporting the Manatee High School Lacrosse Booster Club golf tournament
Will Robinson, Mark Barnebey and Scott Rudacille at the Early Learning Coalition fundraiser
Manatee Community Foundation “Spirit of Manatee” Awards. Bottom: Jill McGarry, Jenifer Schembri. Top: Anthony Bartirome, Charles Johnson, Matthew Lapointe, Dana Gentry
Annual HOB NOB, presented by Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation. Jenifer Schembri
Tidewell Foundation Signature Luncheon; L to R: Jodi Ruberg, Jenna Meltzer, Mark Clare, Anne Chapman, Robert Stroud
Manatee Chamber of Commerce Manatee Young Professionals MVP Awards Dinner; L to R: Chuck Johnson, Jill McGarry, Dan VanEtten, Taylor Falkner, Jenna Meltzer, Mark Barnebey
Bob Blalock receives the Robert P. Bartz Award for Outstanding Leadership
PACE Center for Girls Luncheon; First Row Anne Chapman, Marisa Powers, PACE graduate Sandra. 2nd Row luncheon guest, PACE student, Jill McGarry, Taylor Falkner, Jenna Meltzer
Blalock Walters Honored as Employer of the Year
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce and Manatee Young Professionals held their annual MYP MVP Awards on February 17th, 2022 at Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.
Blalock Walters was awarded “Employer of the Year” for implementing creative and intentional initiatives to attract and retain young talent to the Bradenton/Sarasota area. When addressing the crowd, the award announcer said this about the firm:
“This year’s winner serves as a great example of an employer committed to the growth and development of young professionals – and how an employer can positively impact our local talent pipeline by implementing strategies that encourage young professionals to work, play, contribute and stay local.
At this company, one-third of the workforce is under the age of 40. Attracting and retaining bright, young talent is key to the continued excellence that this business strives for on behalf of its clients. Even more so is taking the time to grow this talent by teaching them real-world skills needed in their field and fully integrating them into the culture and values of the company.
This business has implemented mentorship programs, employee perks programs, a corporate wellness program, annual performance reviews, and team celebrations. This business also offers outstanding benefits, compensation, recognition, and professional development opportunities.
Once their young associates complete onboarding and orientation, they are paired with a senior-level mentor, referred to as a “Champion.” These Champions have an important responsibility to ensure a young associate’s success and to inspire them to make a positive difference within the company as well as in the community.
Since its inception over 95 years ago, this company has remained dedicated to the legacy of giving back to the community. Their tagline is “We Make a Difference” and this not only applies to their clients, but also to their employees and our community. This business has a culture of encouraging its employees to find out what they are passionate about and become involved in the community, and vows to support the charitable paths their employees want to take. Congratulations to this year’s MUP MVP Employer of the Year, Blalock Walters, P.A.”
Congratulations to all the nominees and honorees, including real estate attorney Amanda Tullidge, one of this year’s Individual Business nominee.
Business Individual of the Year
Katie Howard, Insurance Time of Bradenton, Inc.
Non-Profit of the Year
Danielle Visone, Tidewell Hospice
Entrepreneur of the Year
Katy Kopstad, Sea Breeze Coffee and Tea
Employer of the Year
Blalock Walters, P.A.
MYP MVP of the Year
Mitch Lomazov, Excellence Performance
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