Finance

Bank Co-Founder Returns as Senior Relationship Strategist

PNC recently hired Susan Brennan, one of the early founders of the bank's Sarasota office.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Environment

State Approves Re-Nourishment Plan for Lido Beach

The state recently gave final approval for a permit that will allow the City of Sarasota's plan to restore Lido Beach shoreline to go forward.

06/21/2018 By Staff

Leadership

Young Professionals Summit Set for Aug. 10

Voalte founder and CEO Trey Lauderdale will serve as keynote speaker at the event, discussing the balance between work and life.

06/21/2018 By Staff

Mark Your Calendars

The Ninth Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Takes Place November 9-12

In 2017, the festival welcomed more than 60,000 attendees and brought in $9 million in economic impact from tourists.

06/21/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

New hires

Former Vern Buchanan Aide Joins Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota recently hired Danny Bilyeu as the organization's construction administrator.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Nonprofit SCOPE Shutting Down

The organization was created 20 years ago to study local issues and provide comprehensive data and reports to local leaders.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Shark Tale

Mote Locates Five Whale Sharks in Southwest Florida Waters

All five of the polka-dotted gentle giants were found offshore of Longboat Key and New Pass.

06/20/2018 By Megan McDonald

Deals

Private Equity Firm Buys Nebraska Telecommunications Company

Sarasota's Grain Management is acquiring Great Plains Communications.

06/19/2018 By Staff

Education

Governor Appoints Real Estate Broker to New College Board

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed Garin Hoover to the Board of Trustees of New College of Florida.

06/19/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

Tervis Names New Chief Financial Officer

The popular insulated cup manufacturer Tervis recently promoted Hosana Fieber.

06/18/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

Florida's unemployment rate dropped from 3.9 to 3.8 percent last month, equaling the national figure.

06/18/2018 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Magazine Top Doctors Party 2018

The annual event celebrated the top doctors and dentists in the community as ranked by Castle Connolly Medical.

06/18/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Planning

Bayfront Redevelopment Team Plans New Round of Public Forums

Presenters will discuss the master planning process, the current modified masterplan and next steps.

06/15/2018 By Staff

Honors

Small Business Award Winners Announced

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced winners of its annual small business awards.

06/15/2018 By Staff

Technology

Digital Marketing Summit Takes Place Next Wednesday

Experts from Google, Constant Contact and Market Momentum are participating in the Manasota SCORE event.

06/14/2018 By Staff

New hires

Law Firm Names New Associate Attorney

Dunlap & Moran, P.A., a firm with offices in Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch, recently hired attorney Sarah Campbell.

06/14/2018 By Staff

Real estate

New Lakewood Ranch Neighborhood Wins Commission Approval

Solera is a new Lakewood Ranch neighborhood projected to include 675 new single-family homes on 278.4 acres.

06/14/2018 By Staff

Art Advocate

The Exchange Awards $250,000 to Local Students and Arts Organizations

The organization has awarded more than $8 million in grants since its inception.

06/13/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Promotions

Air Conditioning Company Selects New CEO

Conditioned Air, a Naples company that operates in Sarasota and Manatee counties, recently promoted Tim Dupre.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Services

New Pet Resort Opens in Lakewood Ranch

Bayside Pet Resort recently opened its third facility in the area.

06/13/2018 By Staff