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Achieva Credit Union Names Susan Lacey Regional Market President

In her new role, Lacey will expand her focus more to strategy and growth initiatives.

03/31/2022 By Staff


Orioles Economic Impact in Florida Tops $545 Million Since 2015

Sarasota County’s most recent analysis measures the total impact created by the Orioles’ year-round operations in Sarasota.

03/31/2022 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Launches Inaugural Grand Expo

The event will connect local chamber members’ products and services and non-profit organizations to businesses and the residential community.

03/30/2022 By Staff

In the Spotlight

Award-Winning Actor Ving Rhames Visited WBTT This Week

Rhames is a golden-globe winning actor best known for his roles in "Pulp Fiction" and the "Mission Impossible" film series.

03/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth


Florida JobLink to Host Job Fair in Sarasota Today

The fair will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hamption Inn Conference Center.

03/30/2022 By Staff

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Caldwell Trust Company Adds Banker to Board of Directors

Lowman most recently served as president of Pilot Bank.

03/29/2022 By Staff


Orioles to Host Mayors Feed the Hungry Food Drive Today

The organization will collect donations for local families in need at the Orioles-Rays game at 1:05 p.m.

03/29/2022 By Staff


FPL Donates $300,000 to Mote SEA

The funding will sponsor the new science education aquarium's planned Eastern indigo snake and gopher tortoise exhibit.

03/29/2022 By Staff


Sarasota-Manatee Originals Announce Ongoing Sysco Sponsorship

Sysco will offer discounts, buying incentives and rewards to SMO members.

03/28/2022 Photography by Staff


Healthcare Foundation Raises More Than $235,000 at Women in Medicine Luncheon

Proceeds from the luncheon will help support the expansion of the genetics counseling program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

03/28/2022 By Staff

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Van Wezel Foundation Promotes Suzanne Hudson-Smith

Hudson-Smith has been named director of leadership and legacy giving.

03/28/2022 Photography by Staff

Oil and Gas

AAA: Gas Prices Are Down 6 Cents From Last Week

Pump prices remain 93 cents per gallon more than the 2022 low and 1.93 per gallon more than the lowest price in 2021.

03/28/2022 By Staff


DeSantis Signs 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Into Law

The bill bans discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools.

03/28/2022 By Megan McDonald

Easy Rider

I Tried Sarasota's New Veo Scooter Rental—and Liked it

The new "micro-mobility" program lets riders rent bikes and scooters for an hourly rate.

03/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

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Gulf Coast Community Foundation Announces Promotion and Growth

Jennifer Johnston and Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens have been named directors of community leadership.

03/24/2022 By Staff

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Neal Land Hires Four

They are Andy Richardson, David Goben, Daniel Johnson and Anthony Goodrich.

03/24/2022 By Staff


Community Foundation Awards More Than $281,000 in Grants

The funding was distributed to 16 organizations in the foundation's Equity and Access competitive grant cycle.

03/24/2022 Photography by Staff

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Next-Mark Hires Three

They are Kristen Lundy, Travis Cornwell and Andrew Fabian.

03/24/2022 By Staff


Tidewell Foundation Unveils Patriot Plaza Art at Special Event

The Patterson Foundation donated the glass monument that once stood at Patriot Plaza to the Tidewell Foundation and the Tidewell Honors Veterans Program.

03/24/2022 By Staff


Neal Communities Acquires HITEK Truss Company

Neal Communities decided to acquire HITEK due to the supply chain and labor constraints impacting the housing market.

03/24/2022 By Staff