Sarasota's Karins Engineering Group, Inc. recently added Samantha Cummins to its business development division to further grow the company's portfolio of structural engineering design and restoration consulting projects.
Goodwill Manasota recently picked its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Peter Crowley is the chairman of the board, with immediate past chair Rob Morris holding the title of chair emeritus and Drayton Saunders serving as secretary and treasurer.
Goodwill Manasota, in partnership with United Way of Manatee County, Turning Points and Fixmylawnmower.com, is offering a free weekly small engine repair course, graduates of which are guaranteed an interview with a local employer and a free tool kit.
The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently launched its Heart & Soul Capital Campaign, an effort to raise $6 million to transform the organization's 2.5-acre, two-building campus at 10th Street and Orange Avenue.
The unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities dropped from 10.8 to 8.7 percent nationally and from 16.2 to 11.7 percent in Sarasota County in the past year, while the rate rose in Manatee County from 9.4 to 11.3 percent.