Honors

Local Communications Director Picked for State Leadership Training

Branan Jacobs, the director of communications for MagnifyGood, was recently selected as a member of Leadership Florida Connect Class VIII.

07/19/2017 By staff

What I've Learned

How Loyalty and Thousands of Potholders Helped Build a Real Estate Empire

Merle Whitehead created RealtyUSA, the largest independent real estate company in New York.

07/19/2017 By David Hackett

Game On

A Sports-Inspired Company Turns Execs into Business Champions

“We want our audience to take part in an experience that lets authentic conversation and truth come to the surface.”

07/19/2017 By Sylvia Whitman

Biz Rules

How to Manage Rising Workers' Comp Costs

The number of workers’ compensation claims in Florida increased 24 percent from May 2015 to May 2016 and premiums paid by Florida businesses rose 14.5 percent.

07/19/2017 By Susan Burns

Feature

How to Find and Keep Workers

17 winning strategies.

07/18/2017 By David Hackett

Honors

Human Resources Association Recognized for Growth, Outreach

The Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association was recently presented with the Excel Platinum Award by the Society for Human Resource Management.

07/10/2017 By staff

Management

Sarasota Company Helping Nonprofit Find Fundraising Executive

Sarasota's MBJ Group, a talent management company, is spearheading the search for a vice president of philanthropy for Sarasota's All-Star Children’s Foundation.

07/10/2017 By staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Two Sarasota Summer Scandals

A new MTV reality show set on Siesta Key reminds our columnist how things can go wrong during a Sarasota summer.

06/28/2017 By Robert Plunket

Global Good

Sarasota Friends Adopt a Tanzanian Children's Home

A group of Sarasotans have raised thousands of dollars to help homeless children in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.

06/28/2017 By Ilene Denton

"Why I Care"

Susan Jones Helps Ease Hunger

Jones and her husband have made the food bank a philanthropic priority for 20 years.

06/28/2017 By Ilene Denton

Phil's Window

Phil Barco is a One-Man Show at Davidson Drugs

“You should see all of the women that come in to flirt with him. Women in their 40s, their 50s, their 60s. They absolutely love him.”

06/28/2017 By Tom Bayles

From the Editor

From the Editor: Listening to Muslims

This month, we meet with Sarasota's Islamic community

06/28/2017 By Pam Daniel

What I've Learned

What Former McDonald's Global Marketing Officer David Green Has Learned

"Nothing can take the place of being passionate, persistent and honest about the company and its products."

06/23/2017 By David Hackett

Education

Mentoring Group Offers Business Plan Workshop

The business mentoring group Manasota SCORE is offering a “Plan Your Way to Success with 1-Page Business Model Canvas” workshop on Saturday, June 24.

06/23/2017 By staff

Tail Waggers

Kelly and Robert Ison Make Healthy Treats for Dogs

Annual demand exceeds 10,000 pounds.

06/21/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Deals

Five Tips for Buying a Business

How to make sure you’re ready to own.

06/20/2017 By Sylvia Whitman

Leadership

New 'Kindness at Work' Speaker Series Starts Friday

The first luncheon event will feature Jaime DiDomenico of Cool Today and Plumbing Today, Brian West of Publix and Margarita Valenzula of Culver's.

06/19/2017 By staff

Backyard Bedouins

Step Inside a Sarasota Couple's Kazakhstani Yurt

Wayne and Patti Eastep's backyard yurt is a reflection of their time spent with a nomadic Bedouin tribe.

06/01/2017 By Pam Daniel

Off the Clock

Dr. Randall Morgan Sings the Blues

Orthopedist Randall Morgan fronts the R&B band Soul Sensations.

05/31/2017 By Ilene Denton

Money Talks

Brother, Can You Spare a Raise?

Wages are finally rising here, but the region still trails the state and nation.

05/12/2017 By David Hackett