Politics

Panel to Discuss November Ballot Initiatives

Participants will discuss the possible extension of the Legacy Trail, whether to allow most felons who have served their time to vote and more.

08/20/2018 By Staff

Economic development

Eleven Local Companies Named State 'Companies to Watch' Finalists

The awards, now in their eighth year, honor 50 second-stage companies from around the state.

08/20/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Names New Chief Financial Officer

The foundation recently hired Christine Stobaugh, previously the chief financial officer at Grain Management.

08/17/2018 By Staff

Deals

Selby Gardens Signs CEO to 10-Year Contract

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Board of Trustees recently inked a 10-year contract with chief executive officer and president Jennifer Rominiecki.

08/17/2018 By Staff

R.I.P.

Longtime Restaurateur, Philanthropist Dies at 65

With the death of Steve Seidensticker, Sarasota has lost a giant.

08/16/2018 By Susan Burns

Au Revoir

Three Local Boutiques are Shuttering

You'll find huge sales and more offerings this weekend from Vintiquity Lane and Clever Rose; plus, Bohemian Bliss moves on.

08/16/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Disasters

New Loans Help Businesses Affected By Red Tide

If you own a small business in Manatee or Sarasota County and have been impacted by red tide, you are eligible to apply until Friday, Oct. 12.

08/16/2018 By Staff

Construction

Construction Company Picked to Add New Building at Bradenton School

Halfacre Construction Company was recently picked to build a structure at Gene Witt Elementary School.

08/15/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

United Way Picks New Sarasota President

United Way Suncoast recently hired Sue Wetzel.

08/15/2018 By Staff

Finance

Financial Adviser Named to Top 'Next-Gen' Wealth Managers List

Allegiant Private Advisors chief investment officer Benjamin Jones was recently recognized by Forbes.

08/15/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Human Services Center Adds Five New Board Members

The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center recently added P.J. Brooks, Roger Capote, Lou Murray, Roy Truby and Gail Welch to its board.

08/14/2018 By Staff

New hires

Economic Development Corporation Hires Manager to Assist Established Businesses

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation recently hired Elizabeth Cordes.

08/14/2018 By Staff

Honors

Supervisor of Elections Outreach Manager Named 'Young Professional of the Year'

The Sarasota Young Professionals Group named Rachel Denton as its 2018 Young Professional of the Year on Friday.

08/10/2018 By Staff

Education

Pilot Program Delivers School Supplies to At-Risk Children

Sarasota's Children’s Guardian Fund recently launched a new back-to-school shopping pilot program with the help of a $10,000 gift from an anonymous donor.

08/10/2018 By Staff

Human resources

Talk Covers Six Ways to Attract and Retain Quality Employees

Patricia Mathews of Workplace Experts will speak at an upcoming meeting of the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association.

08/10/2018 By Staff

Technology

City Installs New Digital Kiosk on Main Street

The City of Sarasota recently installed a digital kiosk that allows users to browse local amenities and helps them find their way around.

08/10/2018 By Staff

Marketing

Public Relations Professionals Win Statewide Awards

Tara Poulton and Sharon Kunkel recently won Golden Image Awards from the Florida Public Relations Association.

08/10/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Community Foundation Marketing Manager Accepted Into Leadership Florida Program

Murray Devine joins 45 other young, emerging leaders chosen from across the state to participate in the program.

08/09/2018 By Staff

Pot Preview

Sarasota Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Friday

"This is somewhere I’d be as comfortable inviting my mother in as I would my friends."

08/09/2018 By Audrey Warne

Politics

County Commission Candidates' Forum Takes Place Monday

Wesley Ann Beggs, Mike Consentino, Al Maio and Lourdes Ramirez have been invited to participate in the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations event.

08/08/2018 By Staff