Food

First Watch to Introduce New Data, Offers Program

First Watch Restaurants, Inc., based in University Park, is planning to introduce new transaction data capturing and promotion tracking to all of its restaurants.

09/20/2016 Research by staff

Tech Tools

Stay Organized with These 4 Business Apps

Four apps without which our tech writer would be completely lost.

09/08/2016 By Kevin Allen

Technology

Drone Regulations Go Into Effect

New Federal Aviation Authority regulations for drones went into effect Monday.

08/30/2016 Research by staff

Tech

Free Talk on Search Engine Optimization, Social Media and More

Scott Carvin, the founder and CEO of Tampa's SEO Services Expert, will offer a free interactive talk on topics such as search engine optimization, social media marketing and web design.

08/15/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Research Documents Impact of 'Upbeat and Sincere' Responses By Hotels on Travel Websites

Hotels that provide upbeat and sincere replies at sites like Expedia and TripAdvisor can be perceived as genuine and caring toward guests, according to new research by professors at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

08/12/2016 Research by staff

Tech

FAA Finalizes Drone Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration last month finalized the first operational rules for the routine commercial use of drones.

07/20/2016 Research by staff

Tech

Presentation Focuses on 'Technology Opportunities in Government Programs'

The Suncoast Technology Forum will offer a luncheon presentation on "Technology Opportunities in Government Programs" on Tuesday.

07/18/2016 Research by staff

Biz Rules

To BYOD or Not to BYOD?

Bringing your own device to work requires strong company policy.

07/11/2016 By Kevin Allen

Tech Tools

Three New Tech Innovations for Business and Pleasure

Writer Kevin Allen shares what's new on the tech horizon.

06/30/2016 By Kevin Allen

Retail

Walmart Brings Smartphone Payment Option to Florida

Walmart Pay allows customers to pay in Walmart stores with their smartphones.

06/23/2016 Research by staff

Technology

Court Rules in Favor of FCC Net Neutrality Rules

A D.C. Circuit court ruled Tuesday in favor of the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Rules, commonly known as net neutrality.

06/14/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Communications Company Purchases Old Jeff's Salad Restaurant

Whenever Communications LLC recently purchased the 1,610-square-foot retail building that was formerly Jeff’s Salad Company for $650,000.

06/10/2016 Research by staff

Finance

Credit Union Named Finalist in $100,000 Grant Competition

The Wells Fargo NEXT Seed Capital Award Selection Committee has named Manatee Community Federal Credit Union as a finalist in a competition for a $100,000 grant.

06/07/2016 Research by staff

Tech

Manatee County Mobile Device Company Expands

MTech MDM is expanding its headquarters in the Bradenton area and plans to create 46 new jobs over the next five years.

06/03/2016 Research by staff

Technology

Social Media Advertising Discussion Scheduled for June 21

Kevin McNulty will discuss how social media advertising is different from a regular social media program, the ad types that various social media platforms offer and more.

05/31/2016 Research by staff

Engineering

UF Innovation Station Names First Director

Allen Carlson, the retired CEO of Sun Hydraulics, joined the new UF Innovation Station Sarasota County this week as its regional director.

05/13/2016 Research by staff

Tech

Florida Officials Push Frontier Communications to Improve Service

Attorney General Pam Bondi and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam have received hundreds of complaints about the company.

05/10/2016 Research by staff

Tech

WordPress Conference Comes to USF in July

A free and open-source content management system, WordPress has millions of users worldwide.

04/26/2016 Research by staff

Tech

Local Entrepreneur Offers Startup Tips in Fortune Article

Joy Randels recently wrote an article for Fortune that includes a number of tips on how to build a startup outside of Silicon Valley.

04/26/2016 Research by staff

Events

DaVinci’s Faire, BarCamp Event Features Inventors, Robots and More

The event includes an 'unConference' with a large range of speakers who sign up on the fly, plus a fair that showcases makers, inventors, gamers, robots, drones and more.

04/26/2016 Research by staff