Bradenton Area EDC to Promote Sports Performance Industry With Netherlands

More than a dozen sports-related businesses from The Netherlands are expected to participate in a delegation to Manatee County 2021.

10/05/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Ian Black Real Estate Hires Assistant Property Manager

Diana Grandy will handle all aspects of tenant and landlord coordination.

10/05/2020 By Staff


Regal Cinemas Closing Due to Pandemic

The closure affects 40,000 American jobs and includes theaters in downtown Sarasota and Bradenton.

10/05/2020 By Staff


Today Is the Last Day to Register to Vote in Nov. 3 Election

The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections has extended office hours for the Oct. 5 voter registration deadline.

10/05/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

UnidosNow Executive Director Luz Corcuera Joins Florida Policy Institute Board

The Florida Policy Institute is dedicated to advancing state policies and budgets that improve the economic mobility and quality of life for Floridians.

10/02/2020 By Staff


Local Funders Collaborate to Fulfill Matching Grant for Solar Power Expansion

Drawing on the concept of impact investing, a pilot program invites nonprofits to apply for below-market loans to adopt on-site solar power. As funds are paid back, they are reinvested.

10/02/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

Leadership Sarasota County Creates Sensory Garden for Florida Center for Early Childhood

The garden was inspired by the word "transformation," and includes caterpillars and butterflies as prominent features throughout.

10/02/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Venice Regional Bayfront Health Names Kelly Enriquez CEO

Enriquez will be responsible for strategic and operational oversight of Venice Regional and Gulf Coast Medical Group.

10/02/2020 By Staff

Amendment 2

Should Florida Raise Its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour?

Workers and labor advocates say people can't live on $8.56 an hour. Opponents say raising the state's minimum wage will hurt small businesses.

10/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Citizens Can Participate Remotely in October Sarasota City Commission Meetings

The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

10/01/2020 By Staff


Cross-College Alliance Announces Changes Brought on by Pandemic

The Alliance's five institutions will assume responsibilities previously overseen by manager Linda de Mello.

10/01/2020 By Staff


Another 787,000 Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Employers—including Walt Disney World—continue to cut thousands of jobs, and U.S. personal income declined by almost 3 percent.

10/01/2020 By Staff


All Faiths Food Bank Expands to Meet Growing Need

Since mid-March, the food bank has reported a 120 percent increase in distribution and a nearly 45 percent increase in new clients at its mobile pantries.

09/30/2020 By Staff

Work Experience

Ringling College Students Design Dog Toys For Local Pet Retail Store

The college's Collaboratory program gave students the chance to work with DOGPerfect stores and gain real-world job experience.

09/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go on a Fun Beginners' Fishing Trip

Sarasota Saltwater Adventures offers weekly fishing charters for the family or for solo fishermen and -women.

09/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Listening to Black Voices

Economist, Black History Scholar and Professor James Stewart on Reparations and Economic Equality

"Disparities must be addressed in order to put people of color on the same footing as white citizens," Stewart says.

09/29/2020 By Heather Dunhill


Port Manatee Receives Homeland Security C-TPAT Recertification

The certification allows fewer customs examinations and accelerated processing of cargo.

09/29/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Lisa Berger Named Executive Director of Perlman Music Program/Suncoast

Berger was previously executive director of Art Center Sarasota.

09/29/2020 By Staff

The Calm Before The Storms?

It's Quiet in the Tropics Right Now—But Probably Not For Long

This time of year has traditionally been the most dangerous for storm activity on the Gulf Coast.

09/29/2020 By Bob Bunting


Ringling College Receives 'Houdini' Certification

Houdini is a 3D animation software application used for film and TV, game development, motion graphics and virtual reality.

09/28/2020 By Staff