Data

Retail Group Anticipates Rise in Holiday Spending This Year

The National Retail Federation estimates that holiday retail sales will increase by 4.3-4.8 percent, for a total of between $717.5 billion and $720.9 billion.

10/04/2018 By Staff

Education

School Moving to Jewish Federation Campus in 2021

The Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently inked a long-term lease with The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

10/01/2018 By Staff

Marketing

Workshop Aims to Help Businesses Create Eye-Catching Videos

Google trainer Pamela Starr will lead an upcoming Manasota SCORE workshop, "Sharing Your Story Through Video."

09/27/2018 By Staff

Education

Florida No. 47 in Ranking of 'Best States for Teachers'

To compile the rankings, Wallethub looked at teachers' salaries and income growth, tenure protections, overall school quality, teacher turnover and more.

09/25/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Education Foundation Adds Six New Board Members

Nancy Harris, Kent Hayes, Anne Rollings, B.J. Ivey, Michael Feltovic and Stephanie Hawkins recently joined the nonprofit's board.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida No. 1 in Ranking of Growth of Women-Owned Businesses

Florida recorded the fastest growth in new women-owned businesses in the country between 2007 and 2018.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Homebuilder Confidence Steady

America's Housing Market Index reading is 68 this month, the same as in June. It had risen as high as 74 last December before declining.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Retail

Back-to-School Spending Projected to Reach $82.8 Billion

That's down from last year's estimated spending of $83.6 billion.

07/19/2018 By Staff

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