Grants

Easterseals Southwest Florida Receives Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Grant

The $6,500 grant will be used to provide respite care and case management services to Lakewood Ranch families.

09/25/2019 By Staff

National Coffee Day

Kahwa Coffee Will Donate Proceeds From Coffee, Tea Sales on Sept. 29

One hundred percent of the proceeds from every coffee and tea drink sold at local Kahwa cafes will go to All Faiths Food Bank.

09/25/2019 By Staff

Elections

Ballots for Nov. 5 City of Venice General Election Scheduled for Mailing

A total of 5,177 ballots are scheduled for the initial mailing, followed by daily mailings through Monday, Oct. 28.

09/25/2019 By Staff

Human Resources

Local Human Resources Association Announces Annual HR Conference, Expo

The event will take place Friday, Oct. 11, at Laurel Oak Country Club.

09/25/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Appoints Education Officer

In her new role, Nicole Light will develop and enhance the foundation’s support for educational opportunities across the community.

09/24/2019 By Staff

Appointments

Angel Colonneso Appointed to Florida Supreme Court Commission

Colonneso is the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.

09/24/2019 By Staff

Volunteering

The Ringling Seeks Docents

Docent training runs March 2020 through February 2021.

09/23/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Joel Schleicher Named Chair of Florida Talent Development Council

Schleicher, of Sarasota, is the founder and executive chairman of Focal Point Data Risk.

09/23/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Cuban Ballet School Names New Board Members, Administrative Director

Administrative director Ian Tanzer is a retired professional dancer with experience in accounting and nonprofit finance.

09/23/2019 By Staff

Limelight

A Taste of Downtown September 2019

The Sarasota Opera presented its sixth annual Taste of Downtown, and participants sang the praises of a couple dozen top restaurants that served bites of their best fare.

09/23/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Politics

Vern Buchanan Hires Bradenton Resident as Press Secretary

Before joining Buchanan's office, Chloe Conboy worked as a digital content producer for ABC7.

09/20/2019 By Staff

Economy

Florida Job Growth Remains Strong

The state added 213,000 private-sector jobs in August.

09/20/2019 By Staff

Good Deeds

PGT Innovations’ Team Members Assemble and Donate Backpacks for Local At-Risk Children

For the 10th consecutive year, PGT Innovations donated backpacks and school supplies, with this year’s contribution totaling $6,000

09/20/2019 By Staff

Education

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Creates Scholarship Fund

A portion of the proceeds from the Siesta Key Crystal Classic will benefit student scholarships at Ringling College of Art and Design.

09/20/2019 By Staff

Farmers Market

Sarasota Farmers Market Returns to South Lemon Avenue

The market will return to its original footprint Oct. 26.

09/19/2019 By Staff

Events

Feld Entertainment COO to Keynote Bradenton Area EDC Annual Update

The event will be held Nov. 7 at Feld Entertainment Studios.

09/19/2019 By Staff

Openings

Marshalls Will Open in Venice

The 20,000-square-foot store will add approximately 60 full-time jobs; a grand opening takes place Oct. 3.

09/18/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

American Dreams Restaurant Group Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Schlingmann will be responsible for overseeing and enhancing day-to-day operations.

09/18/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Kristi Hoskinson Named Team Tony Cancer Foundation Board Chair

Hoskinson joins the established 11-member board and will serve as an advocate for the organization in the community.

09/18/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Provides $250,000 for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The gift will strengthen the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s support for medium- and long-term recovery efforts in regions affected by Hurricane Dorian.

09/18/2019 By Staff