Fast Track

Mainsail Corporate Housing Names Director of Sales

Melissa Mitchell will join the Tampa-based housing company, which offers fully furnished apartment homes across the U.S., including Anna Maria Island.

02/03/2021 By Staff

Acquisitions

Local Tech Firm Acquired for $437 Million

Star2Star Communications is headquartered in Manatee County.

02/02/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee Receives $4 Million Gift

The funds come from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

02/02/2021 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Artist Gale Fulton Ross Is a ‘Freedom Fighter at the Easel’

For 50 years, Fulton Ross has been visually telling the stories of the Black community and its icons.

02/02/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Listening to Black Voices

Activist Barbara Nell Langston on the History of Newtown and the Importance of Voting

“I live the village life, which is Newtown,” she says. “I live the stories of this community, and I love it here.”

02/02/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Fast Track

Sarasota County Schools Announces Leadership Changes

Chris Renouf has been named assistant superintendent/chief academic officer, and Dr. Harriet Moore has been named director of innovation and equality.

02/01/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Day School Receives $500,000 Gift

The contribution will name The Rodkin Family Lower School Building—the preschool—on the school’s new 8.8-acre campus.

02/01/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Dr. James Stewart Appointed to New College Board of Trustees

Stewart’s appointment for a two-year term from 2021 to 2023 by the Florida Board of Governors is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

02/01/2021 By Staff

Education

USF, Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce Launch ‘Shadow an Executive Day’

The mentoring program that matches students from the Sarasota-Manatee campus with local executives.

01/29/2021 By Staff

Openings

VensureHR Announces Opening of Sarasota Location

The Sarasota office will also serve as VensureHR’s second East Coast operation and sales hub.

01/29/2021 By Staff

The pandemic

Remote Learning Has Challenged Students, Teachers and Parents Alike

Roughly one out of every five students is currently participating in remote learning in Sarasota County.

01/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

James Rieser Appointed Sarasota Police Chief

Rieser joined the department in April 1992.

01/29/2021 By Staff

Health News

How to Figure Out Where You Are in Line for the Covid-19 Vaccine

Don't know where you are in line for the Covid-19 vaccine? Sarasota County has launched a system to help.

01/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Fun new exhibits at Mote and the Bishop, ballet and contemporary dance performances, choral concerts and more.

01/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Participants Selected for Virtual Nonprofit Board Institute

The 36 participants will begin the four-week program on Feb. 2.

01/28/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

John Horne Appointed to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees

Horne is the owner of Anna Maria Oyster Bar.

01/28/2021 By Staff

Parks and Rec

Foundation Seeks Specialty License Plate to Support Florida State Parks

If passed, bills in the Florida House and Senate will authorize a specialty license plate to provide significant funding to protect and preserve Florida’s state parks.

01/27/2021 By Staff

Grants

Forty Carrots Receives Grant to Help Fund Program for Incarcerated Parents

The grant will provide funding for Forty Carrots' parenting programs at Sarasota County jail.

01/27/2021 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota Police Chief Resigns

Bernadette DiPino's resignation will take effect on 5 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 29.

01/27/2021 By Staff

Construction

Local Construction Company to Convert Luxury Hotel in Fort Myers

Over the next year, Firmo will execute a top-to-bottom conversion of the eight-story, 6,500-square-foot property.

01/26/2021 By Staff