Posts Tagged ‘Sarasota’

Discussion Panel with Front Row Tampa Bay during the RNC

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota, in cooperation with Front Row Tampa Bay, has asked our VP/Creative Director, Jerry Chambless to be part of a panel discussion during the Republican National Convention (RNC).  The panel’s purpose is to give an up-front & personal account of having their businesses operating in Sarasota, relations with local businesses & educational organizations such as Ringling College & what type of economic impact it has with business, lifestyle, culture, etc., in this region as well as all of SW Florida.

The segment, titled Sarasota Innovation Panel, will feature Dr. Larry Thompson of Ringling College, Pat Redmond, CEO of Tervis Tumbler, Jeff Hazelton, President of Lucid Global & Jerry Chambless, VP & Creative Director of Illum.   Innovation & key partnerships will be the topic as well as decisions to head quarter the unique businesses out of Sarasota County & what opportunities that may hold for the businesses.  Jerry stated that he was honored to have been asked to represent Sarasota’s businesses & looked forward to expanding awareness to all that Sarasota has to offer.

Front Row Tampa Bay is built around the Republican National Convention, to promote regional & Florida businesses while giving business leaders prime meeting & networking opportunities around this unique event.  The four day programming event will be live-streamed to targeted influencers & business interests across the nation.  Programming will include focus on the key business sectors & leaders from Florida & Tampa Bay, commentary from top political leaders & a look at life in Tampa Bay and Florida.

The Sarasota Innovation Panel segment will be airing on Thursday the 30th, at 10:30 am.  To view these streaming panel interviews & discussions, visit http://frontrowtampabay.com/ daily.

Timely Updates

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

We know it has been a while since our last posting about the company, what we’ve been up to & what’s to come.  It seems that our company’s information gets waylaid for the benefit of our clients work & life in general.  Well this past year has been quite busy for the Illum staff.  We have been diligently working on our e-motion studio’s children’s project; we are piecing together our animatic for the first video, working out the scenes & timing.

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The principals of Illum went & had a baby girl which we are all excited about.  Jerry & Michelle took some time away from the company to focus on Nya’s first several months of life.  Nya is a special addition to the Illum family.

Speaking of expanding families, our Animation Director, Joe & his beautiful wife Jada are expecting their first child.  Jada is due in October & though we have been relentless they decided to wait to see what they are having but our bet is a bouncing boy.  We couldn’t be happier for the couple.

Illum’s design division has been working with several clients, most notably SaraPath Diagnostics, formerly Sarasota Pathology.  The campaign has been a long one; we have completely retooled their marketing direction, renamed them & given them a completely new identity.  From corporate packaging to sales staff tools, from courier vehicles to building signage, from in-house requisitions to a soon to be published revitalized web site, Illum has assisted in the coordination & expansion of nearly every department.

Our creative director, Jerry has been working on assisting the expansion of film to Sarasota’s area.  He has been speaking with several local directors about possible projects here & with the expansion of Florida’s tax incentive, the future looks promising.  He has also spoken on a couple of panels about film in our area.  The latest was with the Economic Development Council & the Sarasota Film Commission on the business of film in Sarasota County.  Jerry shared the panel with Brad Battersby from Ringling College & Mark Famiglio from the Sarasota Film Festival.