Local Companies Semi-Finalists for Shark Tank-Style Competition

VenturePitch SWFL recently selected 10 semi-finalists for its most recent investment contest, a list that includes one Sarasota company and one Venice company.

03/14/2018 By Staff


Restaurant Delivery App Adds New Loyalty Program

Bite Squad recently launched a new loyalty program, Bite Club, that offers customers rewards for using the service.

03/02/2018 By Staff


Report Finds Ocean Acidification May Harm Stone Crab Population

New Mote research finds that widespread ocean acidification caused by climate change could damage Florida's stone crab population and industry.

02/27/2018 By Staff


Mote Marine Hires Two Researchers for Keys Facility

Mote Marine Laboratory recently hired postdoctoral research fellow Heather Page and staff biologist Abigail Clark.

02/20/2018 By Staff


Sarasota Manufacturer Buys Italian Company

Sarasota's Sun Hydraulics, which makes hydraulic valves and other industrial equipment, on Monday announced that it is acquiring Faster Group.

02/20/2018 By Staff


New Educational Facility at Robinson Preserve Opens

Manatee County last week opened its new Mosaic NEST (Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology) facility at Robinson Preserve.

02/19/2018 By Staff


Environmental Summit Takes Place April 25-27

The keynote speaker will be environmental historian and author Jack Davis.

02/16/2018 By Staff

Big Moves

Mote Moves to the Mainland

The exhibits will total more than 1 million gallons and will feature sharks, coral reefs, manatees, sea turtles, otters, seahorses, jellyfish and myriad other marine species.

02/09/2018 By Isaac Eger


Former Siemens President and CEO to Speak in Sarasota

Eric Spiegel, the former president and CEO of Siemens USA, will speak at the 98th annual Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Feb. 16.

02/09/2018 By staff


Mote Announces Plans for New $130 Million Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium plans to build a new $130 million aquarium on 5 acres of land at Nathan Benderson Park.

02/08/2018 By Staff

New hires

Printing Company Adds Two New Partners

Renee Phinney and Charles Zweil recently joined the commercial printing company Palm Printing.

02/06/2018 By Staff


Engineering Software Company Building New Sarasota Office

The Canada firm Codeware, Inc. recently picked Kellogg & Kimsey, Inc. to build a new corporate office building in Sarasota.

02/01/2018 By Staff


Airbnb Launches New Option to Pay for Trips in Installments

Last year, 67,000 guests stayed in Airbnb accommodations in Sarasota County, generating $13.3 million in revenue for local hosts.

01/16/2018 By staff


Free Class Offers How-To on Electric Vehicles

The course will cover how types of electric vehicles work, considerations for those interested in buying one, the charging infrastructure around Sarasota County and more.

01/08/2018 By staff


Tech Company Inks Deal to Provide Camera Equipment to European Company

Vislink, a subsidiary of Sarasota's xG Technology, Inc., recently landed a $1 million-plus deal to provide camera transmitters, camera control equipment and more to France's AMP Visual TV.

01/05/2018 By staff


Window and Door Maker to Debut New Products

PGT Innovations plans to launch four new products at the 2018 National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show.

01/04/2018 By staff


Sarasota Tech Company Merges with European Firm

Sarasota's Star2Star Communications announced Wednesday a $500 million merger with Blueface, a communications company based in Dublin.

01/03/2018 By staff


Local Airbnb Income Almost Doubles

More than 67,000 guests stayed in Airbnb lodgings in Sarasota County in 2017, generating $13.3 million in revenue, up from $6.7 million in 2016.

12/28/2017 By staff


Tech Company Completes First Delivery in New U.S. Army Contract

Integrated Microwave Technology, LLC, recently completed delivery of hand-held intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance receiver devices.

12/27/2017 By staff


Federal Communications Commission Votes to Eliminate Net Neutrality

The move will allow internet service providers to block content, charge customers more to access certain content and offer certain content at higher or lower speeds.

12/14/2017 By staff