Take Care Advisor‘s Courtney R. Wise, MSG, Executive Director, has been named as a finalist for the 2010 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business “Young Professional of the Year” award. This program was established to honor greater Sarasota’s small business entrepreneurs. More than 500 attended the luncheon, at the Sarasota Ritz-Carlton, that recognized 23 local small business leaders.
Congratulations to the 2010 Winners of the Frank Berlin Sr. Small Business Awards:
- Young Professional of the Year: Frank Maggio
- Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award: Janet Solomon
- Cultural Organization of the Year: Sarasota Orchestra
- Non-Profit Organization of the Year: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast ( Joy Mahler)
- Think Green Business of the Year: Willis A. Smith Construction (David Sessions, John LaCivita )
- Technology and Innovation Award: Sunovia Energy Tech
- Young Business of the Year: International Construction Consultants
- Small Business of the Year: Grapevine Communications Int’l Inc.
Since 1921, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce has been serving nearly 1,800 members, of which an overwhelming majority are designated as small businesses. It is important for the small businesses within our community to have a voice.
Take Care Advisor and Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care are proud members of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Courtney is a member of the Young Professional Group. Courtney supports the Young Professional Group by participating in various committees such as the volunteer committee. Not only is Courtney a strong business leader, she also believes in the importance of giving back to the local community, especially through volunteering. Outside of YPG, Courtney is a Big Sister in the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program, reinforcing her mentoring efforts.
In 2009, Courtney was recognized by Biz941 as one of 25 “People to Watch.”
Courtney received a Master of Science in Gerontology degree from the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology in Los Angeles, California. She previously worked for the L.I.F.E. Program and completed field work by providing information, referrals, and care management services for older adults at the Freda Mohr Multipurpose Senior Center in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles.
Courtney formerly worked for a private duty geriatric care management company in Pasadena, California assessing client needs in conjunction with clients and/or family, physicians, and ancillary health care providers. Prior to her graduate studies, Courtney graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a minor in Gerontology. Courtney grew up in Sarasota, Florida and moved back from Los Angeles to join the Take Care Advisor team.