Plymouth Harbor was represented in force at the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon on November 1.  CEO Harry Hobson was there with members of his senior leadership team.

r-l: Harry Hobson, Nick Gladding, Joe Devore, Garry Jackson, Becky Pazkowski, Tom Hopkins, Plymouth Harbor Board Chair, Gordon Okawa, Tena Wilson, Mary Allyn, Jody Hudgins, Trustee, and Tom Barwin.

Of course, Plymouth Harbor, now celebrating its 47th year serving the community, has been a long-time member of the Chamber, but there was a reason for such an enthusiastic showing at this event.  Plymouth Harbor was honored as one of the Chamber’s Salute to Business “Top 9.”

This is the 2nd Annual Salute to Business where the Chamber recognizes members in three areas: Attaining Milestone Anniversaries of Service (years in business), Investing in the Future (capital investments to facilities), or Hiring Our Neighbors (hiring within the past year).  Plymouth Harbor was recognized for Investing in the Future as one of the top 3 in that category.  “Plymouth Harbor is known as a top quality residence,” said Steve Queior, Executive Director of the Greater Sarasota Chamber.  “We are proud to be able to honor such an excellent community for having the foresight to continually invest in its facility at its beautiful location to nurture its well-deserved reputation for excellence.”

Gratefully accepting the award, Harry Hobson stated, “I believe that there is greater risk in standing still than moving forward in this competitive environment, because standing still clearly translates to taking steps backward and jeopardizing your future.”  He went on to point out that, “In our field, expanding our wellness programming and developing a new assisted living/memory support center are two prime examples of how we choose to embrace and ensure Plymouth Harbor’s future and stay in a leadership capacity.”

A video highlighting Plymouth Harbor’s commitment to the future was shown to over three hundred business and community leaders from across the country gathered at the luncheon that day.  It was a proud day for Plymouth Harbor, but in terms of our mission, nothing out of the ordinary for this extraordinary community.