New hires

Wealth Management Firm Names New Research Assistant

Sarasota's Allegiant Private Advisors recently hired Cameron Dees.

02/21/2018 By Staff

New hires

Law Firm Adds New Health Care Attorney

The Sarasota law firm of Williams Parker recently hired Dr. Steven Brownlee in its expanding health care practice.

02/20/2018 By Staff

Finance

Accountants Earn New Nonprofit Certifications

Jeff Gerhard and Regina Klein of CS&L CPAs recently earned the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Not-for-Profit Certificate II.

02/15/2018 By Staff

New hires

Window, Door Manufacturer Names New Vice President

Venice's PGT Innovations recently hired Ted Rock.

02/13/2018 By Staff

Law

Sarasota Attorney Earns 'Lawyer of the Year' Honor

Richard Gans of Fergeson Skipper, P.A. was recently named the Best Lawyers 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for trusts and estates law.

02/07/2018 By Staff

Education

Manatee County Judge Retires From University Teaching Job After 30 Years

Douglas Henderson recently retired from a part-time teaching job he had held at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee since 1978.

01/31/2018 By Staff

Finance

Sarasota Accounting Firm Names New Shareholder

The certified public accountant Chris Wailand was recently named a shareholder in the Sarasota firm of Piper, Hawkins & Company.

01/29/2018 By Staff

What I've Learned

Former Wyeth CEO Robert Essner Shares the Secrets to His Long Career

Essner and his wife, Anne, now split their time between their Lido Shores home and an apartment in New York.

01/25/2018 By Susan Burns

Don't Tread on Me

Greg Steube Fights for Guns and Individual Rights

The state senator is stirring up controversy.

01/25/2018 By Tony D'Souza and Pam Daniel

The Funny Farm

Inside Daredevil Bello Nock's Sarasota Retreat

Superman has his Fortress of Solitude. Batman has his Batcave. And Sarasota’s own Bello Nock—who is about as close to a superhero as you can get and still be human—has his Funny Farm.

01/25/2018 By Robert Plunket

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox: Farewell to Our Fearless Leader

Mr. Chatterbox pens an ode to Pam Daniel.

01/25/2018 By Robert Plunket

Strictly von Schmidt

Remembering Longtime Sarasotan Eric von Schmidt

If you’ve loved folk music from the 1960s on, you probably owe a debt to Eric von Schmidt.

01/25/2018 Photography by Kay Kipling

Law

Sarasota Law Firm Names New Partner

Jeffrey Guy recently became a partner at Kirk-Pinkerton, PA.

01/23/2018 By Staff

Unity Awards 2018

Judge Charles Williams and Attorney Charlie Ann Syprett Stand Up for Diversity

Williams and Syprett launched the Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee. Their efforts earned them one of our 2013 Unity Awards; here's an update.

01/23/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Unity Awards 2018

Vickie Oldham Wants to Preserve the History of Newtown

Oldham and a team of professionals and volunteers have produced a book, a report, installed 15 historical markers, conducted oral history interviews and inventoried 150 historic Newtown structures.

01/23/2018 By Susan Burns

Unity Awards 2018

Embracing Our Differences Fosters the Spirit of Inclusion and Diversity

Last year, the nonprofit received more than 10,000 entries from 115 countries and 48 states before 45 winners were chosen.

01/23/2018 By Susan Burns

Unity Awards 2018

Easter Seals CEO Tom Waters Follows His Passion for Philanthropy

From his first job with the United Way to his role as CEO of Easter Seals of Southwest Florida, Waters has followed that passion.

01/23/2018 By Anu Varma

Unity Awards 2018

After Hurricane Maria Devastated Puerto Rico, a Group of Sarasotans Got to Work

The need remains great, and the group has no plans to stop.

01/23/2018 By Anu Varma

Unity Awards 2018

These Three Doctors Want to Make Healthcare Accessible to All

Newtown residents now have access to regular, affordable health care in their own neighborhood at Sarasota Memorial’s Health Care System’s Jean & Alfred Goldstein Health Center.

01/23/2018 By Susan Burns

Unity Awards 2018

Meet Tarnisha Cliatt, CEO of the Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce

Cliatt surveyed the local landscape for African-Americans in business and decided she would found a black entrepreneurs club “to network with people who look like us.”

01/23/2018 By Anu Varma