Weekly Planner

Beer Bingo, Chicken Keeping and More Local Dining Events

Including a Meal Prep Class, Beer Garden and the Farmers Market

11:31am By Giulia Heyward

Limelight

CAN Red Ribbon Gala

Guest speakers Billy Porter and MJ Rodriguez performed a duet at the fund raiser for CAN Community Health.

03/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

New College of Florida Scholars Inaugural Luncheon

New College of Florida held its Scholars Inaugural Luncheon last week at Michael's On East, raising funds for 23 one-semester scholarships.

03/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Construction

Habitat for Humanity Completes Two Homes Funded By State Housing Program

Habitat for Humanity received $500,000 from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program to build three homes in Sarasota.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Education

Jewish Day School Leader Speaks at National Conference

The head of school for Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently led a session at a conference in Atlanta.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Wealth management

Financial Adviser Ranked Among the State's Best

Scott Pinkerton of Venice's Pinkerton Private Wealth was recently recognized by Forbes.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Technology

New Partnership Aims to Improve Job Descriptions, Workforce Development

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is partnering with CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Rises

The University of Michigan's index of consumer sentiment rose from 93.8 in February to 97.8 this month.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Politics

Former Lawmaker to Speak at Republican Club Dinner

Former state Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, will discuss the American Constitution and the federal court system on Thursday, March 21.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Law

Chamber of Commerce Class to Focus on Vagrancy, Premises Liability

The session will be led by Elizabeth Dumbaugh from THG Consultants.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Grant Boosts Preschool for Children With Developmental, Behavior Disorders

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded $300,000 to expand The Florida Center for Early Childhood's Starfish Academy.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Education

Manatee County Teacher of the Year, Support Employee of the Year Picked

Braden River High School's Debra Hartline and Myakka City Elementary School's Amanda Keeney were recently honored.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Wealth Management Executive Joins Big Brothers Big Sisters Board

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast recently added Daniel Carter to its board of directors.

03/15/2019 By Staff

BUSINESS OF FASHION

Fashion Mega-Influencer Blair Eadie Has Made Sarasota Her Second Home

Eadie, who has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and just launched a collection with Nordstrom, shares the secrets to her success, the trends she’s most looking forward to for spring, and why she loves Sarasota.

03/14/2019 By Megan McDonald

New hires

Education Foundation Names New Student Support Director

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County recently hired Holly Gray.

03/14/2019 By Staff

Education

New Training Program Focuses on Improving Communication Skills

State College of Florida is offering a new two-day class that covers "breaking through the communication barriers."

03/14/2019 By Staff

Get lucky

Everything You Can Do in Sarasota on St. Patrick's Day

From pub crawls to cruises, celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style.

03/14/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Education

Workforce Development Nonprofit Offers New Auto Technician Training

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is again partnering with four dealerships to provide a fast-track path to becoming an automotive technician.

03/13/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Board Elects Three New Members

The nonprofit's board recently added Lisa Krouse, David Sessions and Peter Soderberg.

03/13/2019 By Staff

Politics

Luncheon to Offer 'Big Ideas for Improving Water Quality'

Next month's Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon will feature a panel that includes Margaret Good, Jon Thaxton and Chuck Walter.

03/13/2019 By Staff