Data

Florida No. 1 in Ranking of Growth of Women-Owned Businesses

Florida recorded the fastest growth in new women-owned businesses in the country between 2007 and 2018.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Education

Economics Professor Wins Federal Reserve Institute Scholarship

Kristen Zaborski of State College of Florida earned a scholarship to attend the Federal Reserve Institute held at the University of San Diego in June.

08/21/2018 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Data

Workshop Offers Tips on Business Performance Metrics

The Aug. 14 workshop will cover balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, money ratios and more.

08/07/2018 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Magazine Takes Home Three Journalism Awards

Sarasota Magazine won three second-place awards in this year's Sunshine State Awards contest.

08/07/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.9 Percent

The American economy added 157,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate declined from 4 to 3.9 percent.

08/03/2018 By Staff

Data

American Consumer Confidence Up in July

American consumer confidence ticked up slightly in July, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Index issued by The Conference Board.

08/02/2018 By Staff

Data

Manufacturer's Sales Up

Sales of impact-resistant doors and windows manufactured by North Venice's PGT Innovations totaled $169 million in the second quarter of this year.

08/01/2018 By Staff

Services

Fast-Track Training Program for Automotive Technicians Starts This Month

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is partnering with eight local automotive dealerships to provide a pathway for aspiring automotive technicians.

08/01/2018 By Staff

New hires

Wealth Management Firm Adds New Financial Adviser

Venice's Pinkerton, Harkins & Mehserle Private Wealth recently hired Brad Patton.

07/31/2018 By Staff

Marketing

Print Company Owner Earns 'Franchisee of the Year' Award

Eileen Rosenzweig, who owns Sarasota's Sir Speedy franchise, was recently named the company's "Franchisee of the Year," its most prestigious award.

07/25/2018 By Staff

Education

Sheriff's Office Deputy to Share Business Safety and Security Strategies

Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Russell Younger will share tips during a free upcoming workshop for business owners.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Deals

Company Buys Door, Window Maker for $360 Million

North Venice's PGT Innovations is buying the Phoenix-based company Western Window Systems from a private equity company for $360 million.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Education

Veterans Nonprofit Accepting Applications for Entrepreneurship Training

The Veterans Florida program is intended for veterans who own their own business or who are considering starting a new business.

07/20/2018 By Staff