Faces in business: Laurie Pike

April 30, 2014 

Pike

Title: Co-chair

Company: Sarasota Manatee Hotel Committee

What was the best business advice you ever received?

Never give up. Always strive for the "yes, I can."

If you could choose another profession, what would it be?

I'd love the opportunity to work with younger people in our community, specifically with our high school/college students as they are our future. What they think and the way to move forward is going to be important.

What's the biggest risk you have taken in your career?

Thirty years ago I was working in the hotel business in Oklahoma City and decided that if I wanted to make it really big in the tourism and hospitality business I needed to be in Florida, thus I sold my home, packed my bags and drove here.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?

Take my RV and tour the USA, starting in the Wyoming-Utah area.

-- Angie Monroe

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