Ask any small business owner what propelled them into taking a dream fraught with personal risk and endless hours and then packaging up for the whims and wiles of public consumption.
Chances are, the answer that propels the trigger finger is pure passion.
For Suzanne Andrews, the merry, energetic founder of Mother’s Cupboard Spice Shoppe, the reply is no different. Her passion for all things ‘food’ combined with her genuine love of people has resulted in a burgeoning business focused on: Fresh, peak-of-flavor, preservative-free ‘clean’ food and ingredients that are as delicious as they are healthful.
Now, while this mouthful of a lineup does include Suzanne’s heralded spices and proprietary mixes, we’re not just talking spices here.
Maestro Ken Bowermeister, music director and conductor of The Venice Symphony since 2009, will be retiring his post after the 2015-2016 season. Maestro Imre Palló guest conductor during the 2014-2015 season will be come interim conductor starting in 2016.
Recognized today as an outstanding cultural organization in the South Sarasota County area, the Venice Symphony's recent growth is greatly due to Bowermeister's leadership. With Bowermeister's departure, the Venice Symphony will be venturing upon a new journey with the next individual to lead the orchestra until a permanent conductor is found. Born in Hungary, Imre Palló began studying music at an early age with the support of his godfather, composer Zoltán Kodály. Part of his music education involved studying with Hans Swarowsky at the Vienna Academy of Music.