Deals

Target Buys Same-Day Delivery Service

The Minneapolis-based corporate retailer is purchasing Shipt for $550 million.

12/13/2017 By staff

Technology

PGT, Cruise Car Leaders Honored with Economic Development Corporation Awards

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County recently presented its two major annual awards.

12/07/2017 By staff

New hires

Furniture Retailer Names New Customer Experience Manager

Sarasota's JMX Brands, which sells Amish furniture online under the brand name DutchCrafters, recently promoted Alex Miller.

12/06/2017 By staff

Food

Food Delivery Service Adds 50-Plus New Restaurants

Bite Squad, which launched in Sarasota and Bradenton in August, now offers delivery from more than 130 area restaurants.

11/28/2017 By staff

Deals

Army Awards Contract Worth Almost $12.6 Million to Subsidiary of Sarasota Company

A subsidiary of Sarasota's xG Technology, Inc., will supply handheld intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance receiver devices.

11/27/2017 By staff

Tourism

Vacation Rental Company Expands to Anna Maria Island

The vacation rental management company Vacasa and Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc. recently forged a new partnership.

11/22/2017 By staff

Virtual Insanity

Thanks to Augmented Reality, You Can Now Bring Your Tervis to Life

Just in time for the holidays, Tervis introduces the first design in its new line of Augmented Reality tumblers.

11/15/2017 By Ella Melzer

Technology

New App Helps Drivers Find Parking Spots

Parker helps drivers find public parking spaces in downtown Sarasota and Southside Village, at Lido Beach and on St. Armands Circle.

11/15/2017 By staff

New hires

Online Furniture Retailer Names New Business, Finance Manager

Sarasota's JMX Brands recently promoted Ross Wiemken.

11/14/2017 By staff

Technology

Twitter Doubles Character Count for All Users

Twitter last week officially increased the number of characters users can post in a single tweet from 140 to 280.

11/13/2017 By staff

Rescuing the Reefs

Pioneering Research at Mote Marine Laboratory May Save the World's Dying Coral

Scientists are fighting to save the Florida Reef Tract, the contiguous United States' only coral reef—and the third largest reef system in the world.

11/01/2017 By Tony D'Souza

Technology

Google Grant and Volunteers to Assist Goodwill

One thousand Google employees will volunteer with Goodwill organizations to provide training and career coaching.

10/27/2017 By staff

Openings

New Bradenton Co-Working Space Opens

Connect Bradenton, a new co-working and meeting center, recently opened at 600 Old Main St., Bradenton.

10/25/2017 By staff

Technology

College to Offer Virtual Reality Degree

Sarasota's Ringling College of Art and Design will begin offering a degree in virtual reality development next fall.

10/19/2017 By staff

Love this stuff

Local Execs Share Their Latest Obsessions

This month: Twitter, stamps and kids' water bottles.

10/18/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Technology

Is Your Website Accessible to the Disabled?

The Trump administration shelved Americans with Disabilities Act website guidelines, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

10/11/2017 By Susan Burns

Marketing

7 Social Media Strategies That Will Pay Off for Your Business

In less than a decade, social media has gone from a teenage fad to an indispensable part of nearly every layer of business.

10/09/2017 By Vicki Dean

Communications

Sarasota Company Helping Restore Cell Service in Puerto Rico

A vessel loaded with vehicles, equipment, relief materials and personnel from Sarasota's USA Groups departed for San Juan this week.

10/06/2017 By staff

Food Forest

Rolf Hanson Starts Sarasota County Schools' First Sustainable Food Forest

At Bay Haven elementary school, learning grows on trees.

09/27/2017 By Rick Morgan

Retail

Furniture Manufacturer Named to List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies

JMX Brands was recently ranked No. 2,449 on Inc. magazine’s 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

09/25/2017 By staff