Education

Half-Day Workshop Focuses on Creativity and Innovation

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is offering the workshop on Friday, Feb. 1.

12:50pm By Staff

Environment

City Staff to Offer Update on 100 Percent Renewable Energy Pledge

Sarasota's sustainability department will offer an update on the city's "Ready for 100" plan on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

12:21pm By Staff

Tie a Ribbon On It

Tony Orlando Heads to Sarasota for First Live Performance at the Van Wezel

The Grammy nominee will perform on Jan. 28 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

01/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Finance

Federal Reserve Economist to Discuss U.S. Manufacturing on Feb. 1

The Global Interdependence Center, the Financial Planning Association of the Suncoast and Cumberland Advisors are hosting a talk by William Strauss.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Visitors and Revenue From Airbnb Up in 2018

Roughly 100,000 visitors booked lodgings through Airbnb in Sarasota County in 2018, generating $22.8 million in revenue for local hosts.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Names New Chief Innovation Officer

Alex Beavers will work to create new ventures, license agreements, products and services that are based on the inventions, discoveries and intellectual property created at Mote.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Marketing

Educational Events Intended to Help Hospitality Businesses Hurt By Red Tide

Visit Sarasota County is helping hospitality businesses learn how to use Google My Business to communicate with customers concerned about red tide.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota Officials Named to Top Posts in State Republican Party

State Sen. Joe Gruters and Sarasota County Commissioner Christian Ziegler were recently named chairman and vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Gala 2019

The glittering event took place at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

01/14/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

New hires

Workforce Development Nonprofit Names New Program Manager

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative recently hired Shauna Donahue.

01/11/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Legacy Trail Overpass Opens

The new overpass at Laurel Road was built by the Florida Department of Transportation.

01/11/2019 By Staff

JOY RIDE

Testing Out Gotcha, Sarasota's New Ride-Share System

The i-Ride has gotten a makeover.

01/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Technology

Three Social Media Hotshots Find Their Niche—and Their Audiences

How did fashion star Blair Eadie, comic Tiffany Jenkins and guitar man Sean Daniel become such social media powers?

01/10/2019 By Staff

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Dolphins at Bayfront Park

This month: that iconic statue.

01/10/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

New hires

Law Firm Names Two New Partners

Jesse Butler and Andrew Douberly recently joined Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.

01/10/2019 By Staff

Deals

Moving Company Partners With National Firm

Sarasota's Yarnall Moving and Storage Solutions recently began a new partnership with National Van Lines, Inc., an interstate moving company.

01/10/2019 By Staff

Stage Act

Actor Richard Henry Dies Onstage in Record-Breaking Numbers in Killer Comedy

The actor plays all members of the D’Ysquith family in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Florida Studio Theatre until Jan. 13.

01/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Civil rights

NAACP's Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Takes Place Feb. 2

The event begins at 9 a.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Bradenton.

01/09/2019 By Staff

New hires

Manufacturer Names New Senior Vice Presidents

PGT Innovations recently announced new roles for Bob Keller, Scott Gates and Rob Moulds.

01/09/2019 By Staff

Civil rights

Floridians Affected By Amendment 4 Begin Registering to Vote

'Today is a new day,' says Demetrius Jifunza, the founder of the Sarasota chapter of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, the group that led the effort to pass Amendment 4.

01/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker