We the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (MSBIA) and our fishing tournament Sarasota Slam, has been implicated by association with a now infamous video of 3 young men dragging a shark by boat. The video tape footage revealed one of the men in the video was wearing one of our fishing shirts, they are not a member of the MSBIA. We are making this statement because our association has been under attack via social media, emails and phone calls from the public and from media outlets, both local and beyond. We want the public to know that the MSBIA does not stand for nor condones this type of behavior and has been swift in its actions in banning these young men from participating in the Sarasota Slam. We are providing information to the Florida State Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), and cooperating with their investigation. We will be not providing any names, or any other information, except to the appropriate authorities. We take pride that our tournament is safe and family friendly, donates a portion of proceeds to charity, and follows all NOAA and Billfish Foundation rules and regulations. We expect all anglers in the tournament to also comply with FWC Commission rules and regulations.


MSBIA Annual Main Events

Parade of Homes
Manatee & Sarasota Counties

Runs all year around on ParadeofHomesInfo.com

2017 Promotion begins February 18, 2017

We’re pleased to offer this outstanding collection of Gulf Coast properties – quality built luxury homes in a wide range of prices to meet your particular needs. From private gated communities, custom golf course homes, waterfront or beachfront properties, to affordable family-oriented urban developments, you’re sure to find your perfect West Coast Florida home here.

2017 Sarasota Slam
August 2nd - 5th
@ Marina Jack in Sarasota

Associate Appreciation Night & Trade Show

September 12, 2017

This event is one of the best for meeting builders and other industry businesses and is totally FREE!

Bring plenty of business cards to exchange in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
Don’t Miss Out On This FREE Event!

The Food will be cooked on-site, the Beer & Wine will be Frosty and there will be several auction items to bid on & door prizes for you to WIN! Come as you are straight from the jobsite/office & bring your co-workers. And the best part is…that it’s all FREE for building industry professionals.

2017 Parade of Homes

starts February 18th!

Sarasota Slam

August 2 - 5, 2017 

The Sarasota Slam has become one of West Central Florida’s most endeared fishing tournaments. We understand and appreciate that the anglers are what make the event. We appreciate and love having them back year after year.

After 10 years, this event has already made a name for itself in the fishing community. Anglers are greeted by an amazing location and staff and treated to a top-notch event. More than 500 anglers competed and reeled in over $500,000 in cash prizes over the years.

The tournament also reaches out to the community by supporting local organizations. Visit our Community Outreach Page for more information.

2017 Associate Appreciation Night & Trade Show

September 12th

Spring Fling Golf Tournament

May 5, 2017
Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch

Every spring we pick an awesome golf course to get out of the office and enjoy a day entertaining members, clients, bosses, future business partners and sometimes just a bunch of friends that need to let off some steam. It's not about who wins, it's who has the most fun. 

Thank you to our

2017 Premier Annual Sponsors: