Tourism

Visitors and Revenue From Airbnb Up in 2018

Roughly 100,000 visitors booked lodgings through Airbnb in Sarasota County in 2018, generating $22.8 million in revenue for local hosts.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Names New Chief Innovation Officer

Alex Beavers will work to create new ventures, license agreements, products and services that are based on the inventions, discoveries and intellectual property created at Mote.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Technology

Grant Will Help Libraries Build Seven 'Creation Stations'

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded $947,544 to the Library Foundation for Sarasota County and the Sarasota County library system.

12/17/2018 By Staff

New hires

Mote Marine Names New Vice President

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium recently hired Kevin Cooper, currently the president of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

12/13/2018 By Staff

Stellar

Where to Watch Tonight's Geminids Meteor Shower

The best viewing is away from city lights.

12/13/2018 By Jonathan Davide-Goodman

Education

New Grant Intended to Improve Teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

A $5 million federal grant awarded to the University of Florida will be used to boost education in 11 Florida counties, including Sarasota and Manatee counties.

12/11/2018 By Staff

New hires

Tech Company Names New CEO

Sarasota's Revcontent recently hired Omar Nicola as the company’s next chief executive officer.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Technology

Tech Company Signs New Deal with California Phone Maker

Sonim, which makes rugged cell phones for use in demanding and hazardous environments, recently inked a new deal with Sarasota's MTech.

11/21/2018 By Staff

SOIL SISTER

Five Questions With Detroit Dirt's Pashon Murray

The cofounder of Detroit Dirt has appeared in Ford commercials and spoken at the White House. Now, she's coming to Sarasota.

11/20/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Technology

Free Marketing Workshop Covers Live Chats and Chatbots

Sarasota's Nextiny is offering the class from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.

11/15/2018 By Staff

Science

Mote Hires Leader for New Red Tide Institute

Mote Marine Laboratory recently hired Cynthia Heil as the director of its Red Tide Institute, which was established last month.

11/13/2018 By Staff

Crunching the numbers

Number of Sea Turtle Nests on Local Beaches Declines

This year's number remains the third highest recorded in the past 37 years.

10/31/2018 By Giulia Heyward

What I've Learned

Venice Resident David Crane Pioneered Closed Captioning

In addition to leading the development of closed captioning technology, Crane is a multi-Emmy Award-winning technical manager for NBC's Olympics coverage—and owns a landscaping business with his son.

10/25/2018 By David Hackett

Deals

Sarasota County and Mote Agree to Terms for Land for New Aquarium

The deal will allow Mote Marine Laboratory to move forward with plans to build its new Science Education Aquarium on 11.5 acres at Nathan Benderson Park.

10/25/2018 By Staff

Politics

Ride-Share Companies Offering Free Or Discounted Trips to the Polls on Election Day

Both Uber and Lyft are offering free or discounted rides to the polls on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Technology

Manufacturer Selects New Chief Information Officer

PGT Innovations recently hired John Engelstad.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Technology

Workshop Covers Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing

SCORE Manasota and CareerSource Suncoast are partnering to present the class on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

10/11/2018 By Staff

Networking

Co-Working Space to Celebrate Milestone Friday

Bradenton's Station 2 Innovation is holding a free open house to celebrate the three-year anniversary of its opening from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.

10/10/2018 By Staff

Honors

Tech Company a Finalist for 'Most Innovative Culture' Award

Sarasota's Revcontent was recently named a finalist for the "Most Innovative Culture" award for technology providers by Digiday.

10/09/2018 By Staff

Dream Homes

Five Must-Haves For Your Smart Home

The latest high-tech home products.

09/27/2018 By Ashley Cooper