Economy

Workforce, Recession Top Concerns for Florida's Small Businesses

Government regulations and healthcare costs also made the list, according to a new Florida Chamber of Commerce study.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Jobs

North Port Area Chamber to Host Multi-Industry Job Fair

More than 40 employers from the area will be on-site to meet with job seekers.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Transportation

DeSantis Announces Plan for Expansion of Florida’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Using funds from the 2018 multi-state Volkswagen settlement, the plan will increase the number of charging stations along major thoroughfares throughout the state.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Professional Earns Public Relations Accreditation

Melanie Reda is the manager of digital strategy at FCCI Insurance Group.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Awards

PGT Innovations Named to Forbes’ 'Top Employer' List

The full list includes 1,431 companies across the U.S. in 25 industry categories; in the state of Florida, PGT Innovations was one of only 185 companies to make the list.

07/24/2019 By Staff

New Hires

The Ringling Hires Senior Director of Development

Mark Terman has more than 30 years of development experience.

07/23/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Magazine's Women of Influence

The annual event welcomed dozens of women to the Ringling College campus for panels, cocktails, conversation and more.

07/23/2019 Photography by Evoke Studios

Homelessness

City, Local Agencies Collaborate to Start Homeless Court

This specialized court handles homeless individuals charged with minor criminal activity.

07/23/2019 By Staff

Closings

Sarasota YMCA to Close Fitness Centers

Members will have access to both fitness centers through 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019.

07/23/2019 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Magazine Wins Four Society of Professional Journalists Awards

The awards recognize the best in Florida journalism.

07/22/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Foundation Announces Promotion, New Hire

Heidi Kellman has been named director of philanthropy administration and Michelle Young has been named senior philanthropic advisor.

07/22/2019 By Staff

Education

Five New Members Appointed to New College Foundation Board of Directors

Three of the five new board members are New College alumni.

07/22/2019 By Staff

Environment

City Moves Forward With Ban on Single-Use Straws, Polystyrene Containers

A final vote will take place at the city commission's August meeting.

07/22/2019 By Megan McDonald

Politics

Margaret Good Announces Congressional Bid

Good, a Democrat, will challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan in the 2020 election.

07/22/2019 By Staff

Jobs

CareerSource Suncoast Will Host Job Fair on July 24

The event will take place place at Bayside Community Church in Bradenton; more than 40 employers will be on-site to meet with job seekers.

07/19/2019 By Staff

New Hires

University Names New Associate Director of Development

Clara Reynardus de Villanueva will join the USF Sarasota-Manatee Advancement team to expand relationships within the community in support of the university’s fundraising efforts.

07/19/2019 By Staff

Election Night

Committee Picks Brand New Art for Brand New Roundabouts

As the City of Sarasota grows, so does its public art collection.

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts

Awards

Selby Gardens Honored By American Public Gardens Association

The gardens received the prestigious Program Excellence Award.

07/18/2019 By Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Protects 543 Acres in the Myakka Region

Conserving the land enables the core of the 2,500-acre Tatum Sawgrass marsh to be restored, and will reduce flooding downstream, increase habitat for animals, and improve the health and vitality of the Myakka River.

07/18/2019 By Staff

Awards

PGT Innovations Recognized as Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award Finalist

The Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes collaborate on the statewide awards to recognize the state’s high-performing manufacturers.

07/17/2019 By Staff