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


Five Tips for Buying a Business

How to make sure you’re ready to own.

06/20/2017 By Sylvia Whitman


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


Business Mentoring Group Recognized as 'Chapter of the Year'

SCORE, a national nonprofit that encourages business mentoring, recently selected Manasota SCORE as its Chapter of the Year in the Mid-Sized Market category, and No. 2 Chapter of the Year overall.

05/04/2017 By staff

People Person

Populism Inspires Sarasota Resident Jerry Springer's TV Show—and His Politics

Springer estimates that he’s done 200 shows a year for 26 years, with an average of 10 guests a show, which means roughly 50,000 Americans have appeared on TV with him.

04/26/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Why I Care

Why I Care: Gene Rose Feeds the Homeless

An encounter with a homeless man caused Gene Rose to start volunteering at the Salvation Army.

04/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Fairy Godmother

Christine Mayer Helps Girls' Prom Dreams Come True

Mayer spends much of prom season in a room in a school board building she calls “The Closet,” helping hundreds of girls find the dress of their dreams.

04/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Mr. Chatterbox

Our Humor Columnist's Picks for the Best of Sarasota 2017

Joe Gruters, Steve Bannon, Jesse Biter, Betty Schoenbaum and Katherine Harris all make Mr. C's list.

04/26/2017 By Robert Plunket

Act II

A Local Singer Discovers Her Half-Brother—and Revives Her Career

Twinkle Schascle Yochim and her half-brother Tony LeClerc make beautiful music together.

04/26/2017 By Dennis Maley

Crisis Management

Airlines Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Former British Airways communications executive says United, Delta showed power failures.

04/11/2017 By David Hackett

Off the Clock

Off the Clock: Attorney Rob McLain Practices Japanese Jiu Jitsu

He's a lawyer warrior.

04/10/2017 By Ilene Denton

On the Hook

Freedom is Sweet for the Liveaboards Off Bradenton Beach

Living's not easy, though.

03/31/2017 By Isaac Eger

Incredible Journey

A Local Sailor Crosses the Atlantic With His 14-Year-Old Grandson

Joe Barnette and his grandson, Robbie, sailed from the Bird Key Yacht Club to England.

03/31/2017 By Ilene Denton

What the Carpenter Built

Joe Volpe Has Big Plans for Sarasota Ballet

Joe Volpe rose from the bottom to lead the Metropolitan Opera. Now he's laying plans for Sarasota Ballet's future.

03/29/2017 By Scott Vogel

Mr. Chatterbox

Our Humor Columnist Shops for Trump Merchandise

Mr. C sets out to examine some important questions about Trump merchandise: Is it any good? What does it say about the family that has created it? And where can you buy it in Sarasota?

03/29/2017 By Robert Plunket

The Art of Ashes

Sarasota-Based Eternal Ware Creates Pottery Out of Human Remains

A rise in cremations sparks a business opportunity.

03/29/2017 By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell