Media

Radio Station Shifts Format

The Sarasota radio station WSRQ is changing its programming from talk radio to music beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, June 29.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards Over $5.8 Million in Grants

The money will be used to support efforts to improve infant health, address homelessness and more.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Retail

Fourth of July Cookout and Picnic Spending Will Top $6.9 Billion

That’s down from last year’s estimated $7.1 billion in spending, according to new survey results.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Public Relations

Seminar Covers 'How to Practice PR Without Losing Your Soul'

The class will be led by Dick Martin, an author and former public relations lead at AT&T.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Politics

School Board Debates Set for June 7 and 21

The next two Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheons will feature debates between candidates for the Sarasota County School Board.

05/23/2018 By Staff

Health care

American Birth Rate Hits Record Low

The number of births in America hit a 30-year-low in 2017.

05/18/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Home Sales Down

The number of sales of single-family homes in Florida declined in the first quarter of this year when compared to the first quarter of 2017.

05/16/2018 By Staff

Technology

Digital Marketing Workshop Takes Place May 22

Manasota SCORE mentor Nick Choat will offer a guide to digital marketing for small businesses at Manatee Technical College.

05/14/2018 By Staff

Education

Grant Used to Encourage High School Girls to Pursue Tech Careers

University of South Florida professors recently received a grant to create summer workshops for ninth and 10th grade girls.

05/03/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Giving Challenge Raises More Than $11.7 Million

The money was raised in 24 hours to support 636 organizations located in or serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

05/02/2018 By Staff

Technology

Online Advertising Company Joins Coalition for Better Ads

The Sarasota company Revcontent recently joined the Coalition for Better Ads as a board member.

05/02/2018 By Staff

Events

Manatee Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Small Business Week

Throughout the week, the Chamber will highlight the impact small businesses have on the area's economy and community.

04/27/2018 By Staff

Health care

New Partnership Aims to Improve Prenatal Care, Early Childhood Services

Thirty-two nonprofits, foundations and health care agencies recently launched a new initiative, First 1,000 Days Sarasota County.

04/23/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sales of Single-Family Homes Down

Sales in both Sarasota and Manatee counties declined in March when compared to sales in March 2017.

04/23/2018 By Staff

Services

New Dry Cleaning Franchise Opens This Month

Sarasota's new Tide Dry Cleaners franchise is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, April 28.

04/02/2018 By Staff

Education

School Tax Referendum to Be Discussed March 8

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon panel will discuss the upcoming Sarasota County school tax referendum vote.

02/27/2018 By Staff

Retail

Forum to Weigh Civil Rights, Religious Freedom

March 14 event asks, “Can a Cake Shop Refuse to Make a Cake for a Same-Sex Wedding?"

02/20/2018 By Staff

Education

'Entrepreneur Expo' to Be Held Feb. 21

The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota event is designed to demonstrate the benefits of owning and managing a business.

02/11/2018 By Staff

Retail

Valentine's Day Spending Expected to Reach $19.6 Billion

If correct, that total would represent an increase from last year, when Americans spent $18.2 billion on Valentine's Day gifts.

02/07/2018 By Staff

New hires

Printing Company Adds Two New Partners

Renee Phinney and Charles Zweil recently joined the commercial printing company Palm Printing.

02/06/2018 By Staff