Technology

Workshop Covers Digital Marketing for Small Businesses

Nick Choat, a small business owner and a business mentor with Manasota SCORE, is offering a tutorial on Tuesday, July 10.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Politics

County Commission Races the Focus at Upcoming Forums

The next two meetings of the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club will feature debates between candidates running for Sarasota County Commission.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Education

University Names New Veteran Services Administrator

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee recently hired Carlos Moreira.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Retail

Consumer Confidence in Florida Drops

A consumer confidence index created by the University of Florida declined by 1.9 points between May and June.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Construction Spending Up

Total construction spending in America ticked up by 0.4 percent between April and May, according to new data published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Education

New College Named One of America's Most Affordable Small Colleges

New College of Florida was recently ranked No. 7 in a list of America's 20 most affordable small colleges.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Politics

Forum for County Commission Candidates Set for Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations has invited Republicans Alexandra Coe and Christian Zeigler and Democrat Ruta Maria Jouniari to the forum.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Names New Vice President

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently hired Veronica Thames as its senior vice president for talent and innovation and chief operating officer.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Still No. 6 in Ranking of Best States in Which to Start a Business

Texas was ranked as the top state in which to start a business, followed by Utah, Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma and then Florida.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

College Wins State Grant to Fund Workforce Training Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida recently awarded a $201,500 grant to Manatee Technical College.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Disasters

Researchers Reduce Number of Predicted Atlantic Hurricanes

Researchers at Colorado State University are reducing the number of Atlantic hurricanes they are predicting for this year from seven to four.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Law

More Than Three Dozen Local Attorneys Earn 'Super Lawyers' Ranking

Super Lawyers rates attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

06/29/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Manatee County Foundation Selects New Director of Philanthropy

The Manatee County Foundation recently hired Jennifer Abbott, who previously worked at Forty Carrots Family Center.

06/29/2018 By Staff

Data

Manufacturing Orders Down

New orders for American manufactured goods decreased by $1.4 billion between April and May, a decline of 0.6 percent.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Planning

New Downtown Crosswalk Activated

The City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation activated a new pedestrian crosswalk signal on U.S. 41 on Thursday.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Angola's Ashes

A Newly Excavated Settlement Highlights Florida’s History as a Haven for Escaped Slaves

Called one of the most significant historical sites in Florida and perhaps the U.S. by Florida historian Canter Brown Jr., Angola is a story of struggle, tragedy and, ultimately, survival in the quest for freedom.

06/27/2018 By Isaac Eger

Education

New Manatee County Schools Superintendent Approved

Cynthia Saunders will serve as superintendent following Diana Greene, who was recently named superintendent in Duval County.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards Over $5.8 Million in Grants

The money will be used to support efforts to improve infant health, address homelessness and more.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Blackburn Point Bridge

It's one of the few remaining swing bridges in Florida.

06/27/2018 Illustrations by John Pirman

Female Factor

11 Political Newcomers Jump into the 2018 Election Cycle

A record 527 women were running for Congress as of April, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, most of them Democrats. Florida—and Sarasota and Manatee—are following the trend.

06/27/2018 By Megan McDonald