Business

Adventures in Reading

Move Over, Amazon—Sarasota's Got Several Great Brick-and-Mortar Bookstores

These local shops help book lovers get their fix.

05/30/2018 By Kay Kipling and Allison Forsyth

Data

Graduation Gift Spending Predicted to Reach $5.2 Billion

Americans will spend an estimated $5.2 billion on graduation presents for high schoolers and college students this year, according to a new survey.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Public Relations

Seminar Covers 'How to Practice PR Without Losing Your Soul'

The class will be led by Dick Martin, an author and former public relations lead at AT&T.

05/25/2018 By Staff

New hires

Air Conditioning Company Names New Construction Services Director

Conditioned Air, which operates in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties, recently hired Jon Kunz.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Finance

Bank Hires Two

IberiaBank recently hired Kimberly Hopper and Brad Severson.

05/22/2018 By Staff

Openings

New Business Brokerage Launches

Keller Williams on the Water Sarasota recently launched KW Business Brokers.

05/22/2018 By Staff

Deals

Energy Giant Buys Florida Electricity and Gas Companies

NextEra Energy, Inc., the Jupiter Beach-based parent company of Florida Power & Light, is purchasing Gulf Power and Florida City Gas.

05/21/2018 By Staff

Data

Study Says Allowing Felons to Vote Would Boost Florida's Economy

Allowing felons who have served their sentences to vote in Florida elections would generate $365 million in economic impact, according to a new study.

05/17/2018 By Staff

Honors

Manatee County Visitors Bureau Hands Out Tourism Awards

The 2018 winners include Karen Riley-Love and Patrick Moreo.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Deals

Phosphate Giant Moving Its Headquarters to Florida

Mosaic is moving its corporate headquarters from Plymouth, Minnesota, to Hillsborough County.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Data

Manatee County Tourism Up

The total number of visitors to Manatee County exceeded 3.1 million in 2017.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Deals

Furniture Maker Leases Huge New Space

Windward Design Group recently signed a long-term lease for a 281,276-square-foot industrial facility.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Finance

Wealth Management Firm Promotes Three

Venice's Caldwell Trust Company recently promoted Scott Antritt, Sonya Kristie and Sheryl Vieira.

05/08/2018 By Staff

New hires

Venice Builder Names New Office Manager

Venice's J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. recently hired Christina Charlotte, the daughter of owner Jeff Charlotte.

05/08/2018 By Staff

Trade

Study Suggests Proposed Tariffs Could Cost Florida Jobs

The study estimates Florida would lose 7,128 jobs if the Trump administration's proposed tariffs on Chinese goods are put into place.

05/04/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Drops

The American economy added 164,000 jobs last month while the nation's unemployment rate dropped from 4.1 to 3.9 percent.

05/04/2018 By Staff

Data

Floridian Consumer Confidence Rises

After two months of declines, consumer confidence among Floridians increased in April.

05/03/2018 By Staff

Data

Venice Manufacturer's Sales Up

PGT Innovations' sales totaled $140.3 million in the first quarter of the year, 24 percent more than last year's first quarter results.

05/01/2018 By Staff

Marketing

Public Relations Professionals Honored

The local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association recently announced winners of its 2018 Image Awards.

04/30/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Dual-Concept Hotel Opens in June

The hotel's owner also plans to build an adjacent Comfort Inn & Suites with 110 suites and rooms.

04/30/2018 By Staff