New Hires

New College Appoints Dwayne Peterson Director of Career Center

Dwayne Peterson will provide leadership for developing, implementing and evaluating career exploration and education.

08/20/2019 By Staff


State College of Florida to Offer Technology, Leadership Workshops

Classes will be held August 19 and September 20.

08/16/2019 By Staff


Registration Is Open for Sarasota County's 2019 Sustainability Workshop

The theme of this year's workshop is "Growing Greener Generations."

08/16/2019 By Staff


Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.3 Percent

So far this year, 128,000 people have entered the workforce.

08/16/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Sweet Sparkman Architects Adds Michele Demperio as Firm Partner

Demperio has worked at the firm for 15 years.

08/15/2019 By Staff


Florida Sets Record Tourism Numbers

The state welcomed 68.9 million travelers from January-June 2019, the highest number of visitors during any six months in Florida’s history.

08/15/2019 Photography by Staff

Public Relations

Local PR Association Announces Board, Celebrates Member Achievements

Kim Livengood, APR, CPC, will be the chapter's president for 2019-20.

08/15/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Venice Regional Bayfront Health Names Chief Financial Officer, Laboratory Director

Danny Warren Jr. has been hired as CFO and Irene Przetocki as laboratory director.

08/14/2019 By Staff

Unity Awards

Nominate Now for the 2020 Unity Awards!

We're shining a light on the individuals dedicated to bringing our communities together in our tenth annual Unity Awards.

08/13/2019 By Staff


Perrone Construction Hires Director of Operations

Sam Canham, a veteran of the U.S. Army, has been involved in the construction industry for more than 15 years.

08/13/2019 By Staff


Williams Parker Attorney Selected as Florida Institute of CPAs Emerging Leader

Koepsel focuses on corporate and tax law.

08/09/2019 By Staff

Public Relations

Local PR Chapter Takes Home 16 Awards at State Conference

The chapter also earned a collective honor for membership.

08/09/2019 By Staff


Finalists Announced for Manatee Chamber's Business and Education Partnership Awards

The awards recognize the businesses, organizations, schools and individuals who work together to enhance the education of students in Manatee County.

08/09/2019 By Staff


Port Manatee Awarded More than $1.4 Million to Bolster Security

The award will be joined by a 25 percent port match of $475,000, totaling $1.9 million in investments.

08/07/2019 By Staff


Sarasota Young Professionals Group Names Finalists for Young Professional of the Year

They are Sarasota Ballet's Kate Honea, The Ringling's Angelica Hull; and Music Compound's Jenny Townsend.

08/07/2019 By Staff

New Hires

New College Appoints New Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Loretta Shields joins New College after lengthy HR career at Kent State University.

08/05/2019 By Staff


Goodwill, Axiom Bank Partner to Help 'Unbanked' Employees

According to NerdWallet, not having a bank can cost individuals or households hundreds of dollars each year—and those who are unbanked can least afford the expense.

08/05/2019 By Staff


Bank of America Presents $15,000 to Manatee County Habitat for Humanity

The funding will directly benefit the organization’s initiatives that help provide affordable housing and promote the economic mobility of Sarasota/Manatee residents.

08/05/2019 By Staff


PGT Innovations Reports 2019 Second Quarter and First Half Results

Net sales increased 17 percent, to $199 million, and net income decreased 24 percent, to $17 million.

08/02/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Community Day School Hires Marketing Coordinator

In her new role, Lindsay Sweeting is responsible for all marketing and outreach efforts, oversight of special events and social media.

07/31/2019 Photography by Staff