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November 15, 2018
Michael J. Furen will be honored at
The Argus Foundation’s
17th Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards
The Argus Foundation is a non-profit organization established in Sarasota in 1983 that seeks to bring together business leaders from diverse industries and leverage their talents and experience to benefit the community and facilitate communications between the public and private sector.
The award was presented posthumously to William Merrill, Sr., in 2016. He had an enormous influence on shaping Sarasota’s legal community having served as president of the Sarasota Bar Association and developing some of our region’s biggest condominium complexes. Merrill was involved with some of the most important land sites in Sarasota County, including what is now the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, the former Sarasota Quay land and once co-owned the land that was purchased for the Mall at University Town Center. He was a Shriner, a Mason, an Eagle Scout and a chairman of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 90. Merrill was a charter member and Elder at Church of The Palms.