Originally from Virginia, owners Don and Vanessa Baugh have been a vibrant part of this community since they relocated to the Sarasota/Manatee area in 1999, and they never miss an opportunity to give back to the community that has been so good to them.
Some of the not-for-profits we proudly support include:
- Girls, Inc.
- Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, Board Member
- Lakewood Ranch Kiwanis, Board Member
- Meals on Wheels
Don and Vanessa Baugh are also an integral part of the economic engine that drives the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Lakewood Ranch communities, and they are actively involved in:
- LECOM - College of medicine
- American Business Women's Association
- Association of Bridal Consultants
- Downtown Partnership Association of Sarasota
- EDC of Sarasota County
- eWomen Network
- Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce (GSCC), past Board member
- GSCC Small Business Council, past Chairman
- Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, past Board Member
- Manatee Chamber of Commerce
- Manatee County Republican Executive Committee
- Small Business Strategy Group
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Council
- Women with Moxie
Vanessa is currently the County Commissioner for Manatee County's District 5.