Partner Assumes Top Role at Insurance Agency

Russ Bobbitt of Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency recently assumed the role of president and chief executive officer from Jamie Purmort.

03/08/2018 By Staff


New Whole Foods Opens Jan. 31

Whole Foods Market’s University Station store will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, becoming the chain's second Sarasota location.

01/10/2018 By staff


Builder Completes Amenity Center in Englewood Neighborhood

Neal Communities recently unveiled the new resort-style amenity center at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club.

11/27/2017 By staff

New hires

Law Firm Names New Marketing Coordinator

The Sarasota office of the business law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, recently welcomed Jan Oglesby.

10/03/2017 By staff

New hires

Venice Nonprofit Picks New CEO

Loveland Center recently hired Patrick Guerin III.

09/22/2017 By staff

New hires

Employment Law Attorney Joins Sarasota Firm

Patrick Duggan recently joined Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP's Sarasota office.

09/19/2017 By staff


Former SeaWorld Attorney Joins Sarasota Law Firm

Attorney Jodi Ruberg recently joined the Sarasota law firm Kirk-Pinkerton, PA, where she’ll focus on commercial litigation.

08/31/2017 By staff


Land Planning Firm Hires New Director

Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC—a subsidiary of the business law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP—recently hired Joel Freedman as its director of land planning.

08/23/2017 By staff


Groundbreaking for New Venice YMCA Preschool Set

The new 10,000-square-foot building will include a 12-classroom preschool for children ranging from infants to 5 years old.

08/02/2017 By staff

Health care

Surgeon Named Sports Medicine Provider at Bradenton School

Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management's Dr. Arthur Valadie recently became the official sports medicine provider for the athletes at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School.

07/31/2017 By staff


Dental, Nail, Pet Businesses to Join Whole Foods and Others in New Shopping Strip

Great Expressions Dental Centers, Lee Nails, Banfield Pet Hospital, Greenwise Dry Cleaner, Wawa and Zoë’s Kitchen will join the new Whole Foods Market in Sarasota's University Station shopping strip.

07/26/2017 By staff


Assisted Living Facility Expanding

Halfacre Construction Company recently broke ground on a 35,000-square-foot addition to the Cypress Creek Assisted Living Residence in Sun City.

07/25/2017 By staff


Electrical Contractor Hires 18 Local Students

Bright Future Electric recently hired 18 interns at a Gulf Coast Builders Xchange hiring event for local high school students.

07/24/2017 By staff

Health care

Construction Completed on New $1.7 Million Dental Company Facility

The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company recently completed construction on a 12,000-square-foot Lakewood Ranch building for Dental Care Alliance.

07/11/2017 By staff


Sarasota Company Helping Nonprofit Find Fundraising Executive

Sarasota's MBJ Group, a talent management company, is spearheading the search for a vice president of philanthropy for Sarasota's All-Star Children’s Foundation.

07/10/2017 By staff


Amazon Buying Whole Foods

Amazon is purchasing the grocery store chain Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion.

06/16/2017 By staff


Leaders Discuss Local Impact of Legislative Session

Five local leaders will discuss the impact to the region from the recently concluded session of the Florida Legislature on June 22.

06/16/2017 By staff


Builder Hires New Chief Estimator

The Venice construction company J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. recently hired Ryan Nunnelley as its new chief estimator.

04/19/2017 By staff


Homebuilder Given 'Defender of Faith and Freedom Award'

Pat Neal, the CEO and chairman of the board at Neal Communities, was recently recognized by the Florida Faith & Freedom Coalition with its 2017 Defender of Faith and Freedom Award.

04/10/2017 By staff

Health Care

Physician Tests New Use for Spinal Cord Stimulators

An interventional pain management specialist at Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management is participating in a new study examining the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulators in treating neck and upper extremity pain.

04/07/2017 By staff