New hires

Children's Foundation Picks New Vice President

Sarasota's All Star Children's Foundation recently hired Beth Bush as its new vice president of philanthropy.

09/07/2017 By staff

Surviving the Storm

How Your Business Can Survive a Natural Disaster

Local experts share their tips and resources.

09/06/2017 By Kevin Allen With Susan Burns


Monthly Classes Cover How to Grow a Business

Manasota SCORE will be holding a series of workshops at Sarasota County libraries, beginning 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6.

08/31/2017 By staff

The Criminal Justice System

Road to Redemption

Formerly incarcerated residents struggle to rebuild their lives and overcome the stigma of serving time.

08/28/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Women's Networking Group Meets Thursday

The next SWAT (Successful Women Aligning Together) luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10.

08/08/2017 By staff


Selby Gardens CEO Picked for Leadership Florida Training

Jennifer Rominiecki, the president and CEO of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, was recently named to the Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class XXXVI.

08/03/2017 By staff


Business Coach Earns 'Master Trainer' Designation

David Kauffman recently became one of 10 people in the world to earn the prestigious title of master trainer with Personality Insights Inc.

08/01/2017 By staff

Heat Index

Goodbye, Gregg Allman

Sarasota Blues Festival producer Barbara Strauss remembers Gregg Allman.

07/26/2017 By Barbara Strauss

No Screens Allowed

Typewriter Socials are the Perfect Mix of Nostalgia and Hipster-Cool

Typewriters aren't dead. Just ask Harry Styles—or the retirees at Alderman Oaks.

07/24/2017 By Rick Morgan

Female Factor

Four Local Businesswomen Share Their Best Career Advice

Four achievers on what they’ve learned about success, balance and identity.

07/19/2017 By Vicki Dean Photography by Alex Stafford


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


How to Find and Keep Workers

17 winning strategies.

07/18/2017 By David Hackett


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


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