Economic Development

Florida Economist Bullish

He tells an Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County luncheon that better times are coming.

05/05/2017 By David Hackett

Intelligence Matters

A Retired CIA Officer Talks Russia, the 2016 Presidential Election and More

“I understand that people have a lot of questions right now. That’s why I agreed to meet you.”

04/17/2017 By David Hackett

Crisis Management

Airlines Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Former British Airways communications executive says United, Delta showed power failures.

04/11/2017 By David Hackett

Siesta Sanctuary

Siesta Key Beach is Home to One of the Most Consequential Conservation Areas in Sarasota County

A sliver of beach is a lifeline for the imperiled snowy plover.

03/29/2017 By David Hackett

Change Agent

Can the "Prince of Darkness" Become a Beacon of Hope?

The 48-year-old Venice accountant has a reputation as the money man behind scores of Florida political campaigns.

03/29/2017 By David Hackett

Meating Agenda

6 Boss Butcher Shops

Our guide to local meat spots that are a cut above.

03/15/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and David Hackett

Set the Screen

March Madness at Five Great Sarasota Sports Bars

Travel on down to these great spots for watching the NCAA basketball tournament.

03/14/2017 By David Hackett

Rolling in Dough

Firenza Wants to Be the Chipotle of Pizza

A Sarasota entrepreneur takes a slice of a growing $46 billion pizza market.

03/03/2017 By David Hackett

Road Trips

For Avid Golfers, Alabama's Golf Trail is a Glorious Getaway

Spend a few days on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and you'll discover one of the best-kept secrets and values in regional golf.

03/01/2017 By David Hackett

Economy

Economist Arthur Laffer Bullish on Trump, Economy

Speaking at Caldwell Trust Company in Sarasota, ex-Reagan advisor sees much better days ahead.

02/22/2017 By David Hackett

What I’ve learned

What the Founder of Kane's Furniture Has Learned Over His 66-Year Career

This Sarasota furniture retailer beats the tests of time.

02/14/2017 By David Hackett

Economy

BMO Chief Economist Sees Reasons for Optimism

Douglas Porter tells Sarasota audience he is cautiously hopeful, despite potential pitfalls

02/07/2017 Edited by David Hackett

Fore!

It's a Great Time to Be a Golfer in Southwest Florida

Reasonable prices: check. Abundant places to play and practice: check. Clubs that value their customers: check.

11/30/2016 By David Hackett

Tweet, Tweet

This is the Best Spot for Bird-Watching in Sarasota

The Celery Fields are a hub for bird life.

11/30/2016 By David Hackett

The CEO

Meet Chris Brown, the Deal Addict

After building up a portfolio of prime Sarasota properties, Chris Brown keeps looking for the next investment.

11/30/2016 By David Hackett Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

What I’ve learned

How Lakewood Ranch's Ted C. Abrams Turned Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Around

Within seven months of Abrams' start date, the company was profitable.

11/21/2016 By David Hackett