Fast Track

Easterseals Happiness House Hires Community Engagement Director

Carie Rasmussen, formerly of the Herald Tribune Media Group, will lead community engagement, communications, special event production and more.

10/17/2019 By Staff

Networking

Sarasota and Manatee Chambers to Host Business Expo, Networking Event

The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

10/17/2019 By Staff

Appointments

Bradenton Attorney Appointed to 12th Circuit Court

Since 2017, Stephen Matthew Whyte, of Bradenton, has been the general counsel of the Manatee County Clerk and Comptroller.

10/17/2019 By Staff

Mental Health

State Hires First-Ever Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator

In one of her first tasks, Darcy Abbott will be deployed to the Panhandle to assist with coordinating mental health services for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Green Places

Local Organizations Launch New Sustainability Initiative

Partners for Green Places is a collaborative movement and grant program designed to inspire organizations and nonprofits to implement sustainable measures.

10/16/2019 By Staff

The Bay

Bay Park Conservancy Shares Fundraising, Site Plan Progress

The conservancy is two-thirds of the way to its $20 million private fundraising goal.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

All Faiths Food Bank Names New Chief Financial Officer

Michael Zeibell joined the food bank in 2018 with 35 years of experience in the food business, including 15 as a CFO.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Volunteering

Child Protection Center Seeks Volunteers for Intervention Program

The organization is seeking volunteers for its Children’s and Families Supervised Visitation Program.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Awards

Local Firm Wins WebAward for Sarasota EDC Website Redesign

The site was scored in categories for design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Ship Shape

Port Manatee Breaks Fiscal Year Cargo Records

Among other accomplishments, the port topped 10 million tons of total annual throughput for the first time in its 50-year history.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Neighborhoods

Council of Neighborhood Associations to Celebrate 58th Anniversary

A gathering will take place Nov. 1 at the Bayfront Community Center.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Halfacre Construction Company Names New Senior Project Manager

Rick Milhoan has more than 28 years of project management experience.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Announces 2020 'Principal of the Year'

The school system also named the 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Environment

New Report Details Local Auto Emissions Trends

Emissions from driving in the Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., metro area grew more slowly than population between 1990 and 2017, which means emissions per person have decreased.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Airport Traffic Up 51 Percent in September

Traffic for September 2019 was up 51 percent over September of 2018, and year-to-date passenger numbers are up 40 percent so far.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Limelight

SPARCC Amazing Raise and Raise the Roof

The Raise the Roof party at Michael's On East was the culmination of a fund-raising scavenger hunt.

10/14/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Fast Track

Sara Brunow Named Asolo Rep Education and Engagement Director

Most recently, Brunow was the 
director of community engagement at Houston's Theatre Under The Stars.

10/11/2019 By Staff

Manufacturing

PGT Innovations Launches New iLab

The iLab team will provide solutions to customers with projects that require new and inventive features, custom needs, or one-of-a-kind products.

10/11/2019 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota GOP Names Sen. Lindsey Graham 2019 Statesman of the Year

Graham will be honored at the Republican Party of Sarasota County's November dinner.

10/11/2019 By Staff

Awards

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Wins eTSY Award at Annual Tourism Summit

The CVB earned an award for best use of video.

10/10/2019 By Staff