Public Relations manager at Visit Sarasota County earns accreditation

Lynn Hobeck Bates, 941-955-0991 Ext. 103
[email protected]


SARASOTA, Fla. (July 30, 2014) –  Lynn Hobeck Bates, the Public Relations Manager at Visit Sarasota County (VSC), recently earned professional accreditation in public relations, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR). Bates now joins more than 5,000 professionals nationally that represent an elite group of highly skilled public relations professionals committed to practicing with exemplary ethical standards.
         The accreditation examination is administered by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), which is an alliance of eight national and statewide professional associations dedicated to furthering the field of public relations and the development of public relations professionals. 
Bates is a member of the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) and the Public Relations Association of America (PRSA).
         For media inquiries, please contact Lynn Hobeck Bates at 941-955-0991 Ext. 103 or [email protected].

About Sarasota County
Located on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named "America's Best Beach" in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed "Home of the American Circus," Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit or call (941) 706-1253.