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.


X-treme Networking-Meet the Builder

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Name: X-treme Networking-Meet the Builder
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association is currently preparing for one of our most exciting events! Back by popular demand is X-treme Networking-Meet the Builder.

This is the perfect opportunity to sit down with local builders and promote your business one on one. Similar to the concept of speed dating, each associate will get to meet 7 builders for 5 minutes each. You will have the opportunity to pick from the builders that are participating.

Click Here for the sign up sheet with the participating builders.

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Date/Time Information:
August 31st, 2017
Contact Information:
Rebecca Queen
$250 for members
$400 Vendor Opportunity
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