New hires

Nonprofit Living Center Hires Seven

Plymouth Harbor recently hired Stephanie Leathers, Marty Martel, April Gillespie, Brian Bly, Elizabeth Goldsmith, Sande Esparza and Alena Scandur.

02/02/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Steady

The American unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent while the economy added 200,000 jobs in January, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

02/02/2018 By Staff

Living on the Edge

Do Rising Car Loan Defaults Signal a Precarious Economy?

Last year, the rate of delinquencies on subprime auto loans rose to 9.7 percent for auto lenders not affiliated with banks or credit unions, up from just 5.8 percent in 2012.

02/02/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Networking

Economic Development Corporation Holds Barbecue Feb. 22

Tickets are $65-$75.

02/02/2018 By staff

Superbowl LII

Mote Manatees Predict the Winner of Super Bowl LII

The yearly tradition of manatees Buffett and Hugh picking the winner continues.

02/01/2018 With Ashley Cooper

New hires

Latino Nonprofit Selects New Manager for Education Initiatives

UnidosNow, a Sarasota nonprofit dedicated to helping Latinos achieve the American Dream, recently hired Juan Arcila.

02/01/2018 By Staff

Technology

Engineering Software Company Building New Sarasota Office

The Canada firm Codeware, Inc. recently picked Kellogg & Kimsey, Inc. to build a new corporate office building in Sarasota.

02/01/2018 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Orchestra Black & White Gala

The gala dinner at the Municipal Auditorium also offered music from the orchestra's wind quintet and string quartet.

02/01/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Politics

Former Colin Powell Aide to Speak in Sarasota

Retired U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson will speak at the annual dinner of Florida Veterans for Common Sense.

02/01/2018 By Staff

Planning

Open Houses on Sarasota Bayfront Redevelopment Set for Next Week

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization is hosting three open houses next week.

01/31/2018 By Staff

Education

Manatee County Judge Retires From University Teaching Job After 30 Years

Douglas Henderson recently retired from a part-time teaching job he had held at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee since 1978.

01/31/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Early Childhood Nonprofit Picks 2018 Leadership

Children First recently named PGT Innovations CEO Jeff Jackson as the nonprofit's board chair for 2018.

01/29/2018 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in State House Special Election Starts Saturday

Early in-person voting in the state House special election involving Democrat Margaret Good, Republican James Buchanan and Libertarian Alison Foxall begins Saturday, Feb. 3.

01/29/2018 By Staff

Finance

Sarasota Accounting Firm Names New Shareholder

The certified public accountant Chris Wailand was recently named a shareholder in the Sarasota firm of Piper, Hawkins & Company.

01/29/2018 By Staff

Limelight

Catholic Charities Gala

Chandeliers ornamented the annual gala, which helps provide emergency shelter for homeless families and affordable housing for low-income families.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Limelight

Forks and Corks Grand Tasting

Sarasota-Manatee Originals showed off their best fare, and vintners vied for Best of Show medals at the annual grand tasting.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Limelight

Circus Arts Gala

A Winter Wonderland theme transformed the circus tent with snowflakes and a decor featuring lots of white.

01/29/2018 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Construction

Door, Window Manufacturer Selects Builder for New Facility

PGT Innovations recently awarded the contract to build a new building at its glass processing facility to J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp.

01/26/2018 By Staff

Data

U.S. Drops in 'Best Countries' Ranking

The United States dropped from seventh to eighth in the latest ranking of the world's top countries by U.S. News & World Report.

01/26/2018 By Staff

New hires

Nonprofit That Offers Affordable Rides to Seniors Names New Development Director

ITNSunCoast recently hired Stacy Prouty.

01/26/2018 By Staff