Business

Travel

SRQ Airport Reports 12 Percent Increase in Passengers Year Over Year

The 12-month activity through October 2022 totals 3,779,254 passengers, which is a 39 percent increase over the same period last year.

11/28/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Three Local Donors Give $1 Million for Hurricane Ian Relief

Plus, more grants and donations from local organizations.

11/28/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Foundation Names Susie Bowie Its New CEO

Plus, Ringling College Library Association hires Lauren Kurnov as executive director and Project Pride SRQ and Sarasota Pride merge.

11/28/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Arts and Cultural Alliance Names Hayley Peace Sarasota Youth Poet Laureate

Plus, Sarasota Art Museum names a new senior curator and Gov. Ron DeSantis makes two local judicial appointments.

11/14/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Season of Sharing Kicks Off 23rd Year

The Season of Sharing fund offers residents one-time financial assistance for basic living expenses.

11/14/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Warren R. Colbert Named Ringling Museum Board Chair

Plus, Caldwell Trust held a grand opening for its new downtown Sarasota office and Visit Sarasota County hires new marketing staff.

11/07/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Provides Nearly $1 Million in Hurricane Relief

Plus, Ringling College receives a strategic partnership grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

10/31/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

UnidosNow Executive Director Luz Corcuera to Retire

Plus, JFCS of the Suncoast hires a new president and CEO and Manatee County Schools superintendent Cynthia Saunders announces her retirement.

10/31/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Barancik Foundation Provides $644,000 for Immediate Hurricane Ian Relief

Plus, grants from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

10/17/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Realize Bradenton's Johnette Isham Announces Retirement

Plus, Sarasota County hires a new fire chief and La Musica names pianist and educator Wu Han its new artistic director.

10/17/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Opens Sarasota Philanthropy Center in Downtown Sarasota

The center, located on State Street, is an extension of Gulf Coast's Venice HQ.

09/21/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives More Than $220,000 in Grants

Plus, ALSO Youth begins construction on an expanded Manatee County space funded by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

09/19/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Van Wezel Names New General Manager

Plus, 40 Sarasota County students are named National Merit finalists and a new Brazilian jiu jitsu facility is set to open in Lakewood Ranch.

09/19/2022 By Staff

You Teach Me and I'll Teach You

Sarasota Now Has a Pokémon Store

Poke Ballers Mart caters to people of all ages who are obsessed with Pokémon cards, games and shows.

09/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

CenterPlace Health Names New CEO

Plus, The Sarasota Ballet names a new chief strategy and advancement officer and All Faiths Food Bank hires a new CFO.

09/12/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Selby Gardens to Receive $2.5 Million Gift from Estate of Longtime Volunteer

Plus, the Barancik Foundation awards a $1 million grant to Safe Children Coalition and more.

09/12/2022 By Staff

Journalism

'Community News Collaborative' Launches to Expand Local News Coverage

The project will create print, video and audio content for syndication to more than a dozen news outlets across the Gulf Coast.

09/12/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

CenterPlace Health Receives Grant for Behavioral Healthcare

Plus, the Education Foundation of Sarasota is awarded a $15,000 grant from Bank of America and more.

09/02/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Dr. Washington Hill Receives National Medical Association 2022 Distinguished Service Award

Plus, Suncoast Waterkeeper hires Dr. Abbey Tyrna as its new executive director and Beth Graves is named marketing and communications director at WBTT.

09/02/2022 By Staff

Conservation

Community Collaboration Permanently Protects 191 Acres in Sarasota County

The property is a birding hotspot, and a portion of the land is part of the largest floodplain marsh in the Myakka River basin, called Tatum Sawgrass Marsh.

09/02/2022 By Staff