New hires

Realtor Joins Anna Maria Island Office

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Kathy Marshall for its Anna Maria Island office.

10/12/2017 By staff


Organization Picks Firm to Create Master Plan for Sarasota Bayfront

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization recently selected the urban design firm Sasaki to create a master plan for 42 acres on the Sarasota bayfront.

10/12/2017 By staff


Latin Chamber of Commerce Throws Party on Oct. 28

The gala includes live music from Voces Libres and a keynote speech from Manatee County schools superintendent Diana Greene.

10/12/2017 By staff

Smart Giving

How Three Companies Created Win-Win Partnerships with Nonprofits

Three satisfying strategies.

10/12/2017 By Ilene Denton


Retail Trade Group Expects Bump in Holiday Spending

The National Retail Federation expects an increase in holiday retail sales of between 3.6 and 4 percent from last year's numbers.

10/11/2017 By staff


Port Container Volume Up 52 Percent

The port moved 39,726 20-foot-equivalent container units during its most recent fiscal year.

10/11/2017 By staff


Event Honoring Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney Rescheduled

The Republican Party of Sarasota will hold a dinner honoring the former vice president and his daughter on Friday, Jan. 19.

10/11/2017 By staff


Grant to Help Nonprofit Plan Art and Events for Bradenton Riverwalk Expansion

The City of Bradenton recently began moving forward on an eastward expansion of the Bradenton Riverwalk.

10/11/2017 By staff

The Seen

Photos From the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting

The chamber held its 97th annual membership meeting at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

10/11/2017 Photography by Lori Sax


Tampa Company Acquires Sarasota Human Resources Firm

CoAdvantage Corporation recently acquired Sarasota's Progressive Employer Management Company.

10/11/2017 By staff

Health care

Englewood Hospital Named One of America's 'Best Places to Work'

Englewood Community Hospital was recently ranked No. 43 in Modern Healthcare’s list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

10/10/2017 By staff


Meals on Wheels Grows Board of Directors

The Meals on Wheels of Sarasota board of directors recently elected two new members: Adria Maria Jensen and David Harrold.

10/10/2017 By staff

Rethinking Retail

As Digital Sales Grow, Shopping Centers Face a Seismic Threat

Local retailers and developers are rethinking their business strategies.

10/10/2017 By Justine Griffin


Downtown Sarasota Alliance Adds Board Members

The Downtown Sarasota Alliance board of directors recently appointed three new members: Shay Atluru, April Dipierro and Brett Henson.

10/10/2017 By staff

Hurricane Maria

Federal Government to Help Florida Pay for Sheltering Displaced Puerto Ricans

The state has opened three Hurricane Maria disaster relief centers—two in Miami and one in Orlando.

10/09/2017 By staff

The arts

Sarasota Theater Selects New Marketing, Communications Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired John Secor as its marketing and communications director.

10/09/2017 By staff

New hires

New Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician Joins Sarasota Practice

Kathryn Gard, M.D., recently joined Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's First Physicians Group.

10/09/2017 By staff


Bradenton Office Building Sells for $500,000

Bradenton's JRMS Properties, LLC last month purchased a 2,840-square-foot medical office building.

10/09/2017 By staff


7 Social Media Strategies That Will Pay Off for Your Business

In less than a decade, social media has gone from a teenage fad to an indispensable part of nearly every layer of business.

10/09/2017 By Vicki Dean


Publix Media and Public Relations Manager to Speak in Sarasota

Brian West of Publix Super Markets will be the guest speaker at the local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association's next luncheon.

10/09/2017 Photography by staff