Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Builders Exchange Members Donate to Women's Rehabilitation Facility

Prodigal Daughters offers rehabilitation for women suffering from addiction, human trafficking and abuse.

12/15/2019 By Staff

Awards

Joe and Barbara Najmy Receive John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award

The Najmys have been active in giving and fundraising locally.

12/15/2019 By Staff

Road Work

Traffic Lanes Open on St. Armands Circle Following Roadwork

Work for the project will continue along John Ringling Boulevard; however, crews expect to accomplish that work without extended lane closures.

12/14/2019 By Staff

Government

Moran Chosen as 2020 Sarasota County Commission Chair

Alan Maio will serve as vice-chair.

12/13/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

JMX Brands Makes Furniture Today's Leading E-Tailers List

The small business had estimated total sales of $10 million to $14.9 million in 2018.

12/13/2019 By Staff

Grants

All Faiths Food Bank Receives $165,000 in Grants

The funds are in support of the food bank's mobile distribution and children, family and veterans programs.

12/13/2019 By Staff

Franchising

Local Entrepreneur Offers Franchise Opportunities for Athletics Program

Stacey Horton is the founder of Major Cheer, an after-school cheer program.

12/12/2019 By Staff

Awards

Heather Young Named Sarasota County School District 2020 Teacher of the Year

Young is a 22-year veteran teacher.

12/12/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Day School Receives $500,000 Gift

The funds will be used to create an endowment fund for scholarships and to support the building of the school's new Offutt Art Studio.

12/11/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota County School Board Appoints Jody Dumas as Assistant Superintendent

Dumas will also serve as the school system's chief operating officer.

12/11/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

All Faiths Food Bank Names New Director of Philanthropy

Plus, the Food Bank’s director of health and nutrition programs, Adeana Osika, has been selected as a member of Feeding America’s Nutritious Food Revisioning Task Force.

12/11/2019 By Staff

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Recognizes Tervis

Tervis has an 83.72 percent recycling rate and is striving to be zero-waste by 2022.

12/11/2019 By Staff

Acquisitions

PGT Innovations to Acquire NewSouth Window Solutions

The Venice-based manufacturer acquired NewSouth for $92 million in cash, subject to adjustments.

12/10/2019 By Staff

Jobs

Cool Today Park to Host Job Fair

Park management will be interviewing for all open 2020 seasonal staff game-day positions.

12/10/2019 By Staff

Trademarks

Selby Gardens Receives Trademark

The gardens has received "The Living Museum®" trademark from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

12/10/2019 By Staff

Closures

Selby Public Library to Close for Repairs Starting Dec. 15

For full library services, users can visit the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library in Newtown.

12/10/2019 Photography by Staff

Limelight

Celebrating Bruce

The retirement of Bruce Rodgers, executive director of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, was an occasion for remarks, videos and more.

12/10/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Reality Check

We Tried It: An Hour in Virtual Reality

Exploring the ethereal world of virtual reality at Escape Reality, a V.R. bar and retro arcade

12/10/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Philanthropy

The Patterson Foundation Invests $250,000 in the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The foundation has contributed more than $1.5 million to the campaign since 2013.

12/09/2019 By Staff

Neighborhoods

County Neighborhood Services Department to Introduce 'Neighborhood Pointers' Program

Miranda Lansdale will introduce the program at the next Council of Neighborhood Associations meeting on Dec. 13.

12/09/2019 By Staff