We the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (MSBIA) and our fishing tournament Sarasota Slam, has been implicated by association with a now infamous video of 3 young men dragging a shark by boat. The video tape footage revealed one of the men in the video was wearing one of our fishing shirts, they are not a member of the MSBIA. We are making this statement because our association has been under attack via social media, emails and phone calls from the public and from media outlets, both local and beyond. We want the public to know that the MSBIA does not stand for nor condones this type of behavior and has been swift in its actions in banning these young men from participating in the Sarasota Slam. We are providing information to the Florida State Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), and cooperating with their investigation. We will be not providing any names, or any other information, except to the appropriate authorities. We take pride that our tournament is safe and family friendly, donates a portion of proceeds to charity, and follows all NOAA and Billfish Foundation rules and regulations. We expect all anglers in the tournament to also comply with FWC Commission rules and regulations.


CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE - Sales & Marketing Awards

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Name: CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE - Sales & Marketing Awards
Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
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Event Description:
AHOY ALL MSBIA MEMBERS! Your Sales Team has been Charting their Course to Success and your Marketing Team has been making the way for Smooth Sailing. We look forward to you joining us on October 20th to celebrate their success!

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For more information about the Sales or Marketing Awards, please contact Loretta@ms-bia.org

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Event Sponsors:
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
on Sarasota Bay
1000 Blvd of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
Date/Time Information:
We cast off Thursday, Oct, 20th at 6 pm 
6pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner & Awards
Contact Information:
Loretta Mattie
Banquet tickets are $75/per person. 
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