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


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


'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


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


U.S. Drops in 'Best Countries' Ranking

The United States dropped from seventh to eighth in the latest ranking of the world's top countries by U.S. News & World Report.

01/26/2018 By Staff


International Tourism to the U.S. Drops

Total global travel volume increased by 7.9 percent between 2015 and 2017, while America's share dropped from 13.5 percent in 2015 to 11.9 percent last year.

01/24/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Home and Condo Sales Increased in December

The number of closed sales of single-family homes and condos in Florida rose between last November and December.

01/24/2018 By Staff


Holiday Spending Increased in 2017

Retail sales last November and December increased 5.5 percent over November and December of 2016, according to the National Retail Federation.

01/18/2018 By staff


Free Workshop Helps Nonprofits Prevent Sexual Harassment

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation workshop will be led by Jennifer Compton, a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

01/16/2018 By staff


Airline Cancels Plans for Sarasota-Pittsburgh Flights

Elite Airways announced that is scrapping plans to offer flights between Sarasota and Pittsburgh.

01/12/2018 By staff


Advertising Group Accepting Annual Award Submissions

AdFed Suncoast is accepting submissions for the next round of American Advertising Awards through Thursday, Jan. 18.

01/04/2018 By staff


Sarasota Tech Company Merges with European Firm

Sarasota's Star2Star Communications announced Wednesday a $500 million merger with Blueface, a communications company based in Dublin.

01/03/2018 By staff


Sarasota County Home Sales Down, Condo Sales Up

The number of closed sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County declined by 10.1 percent between October and November.

12/20/2017 By staff


Manatee County Seeks Input on Proposed Planning Changes

Manatee County government is looking for input on proposed changes to its comprehensive plan and land development code.

12/19/2017 By staff


Americans Plan to Spend an Average of $967 During Holidays

That's according to survey results published by the National Retail Federation.

12/19/2017 By staff


Workshop Covers Residential Solar Energy

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering a free workshop on residential solar power on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

12/07/2017 By staff


'Holiday Fiesta' Set for Wednesday

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce party benefits the children of the emergency shelter at Manatee Children's Services.

12/07/2017 By staff


Neighborhood Groups Hold Holiday Potluck Party Next Week

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is throwing its annual holiday potluck party at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11.

12/05/2017 By staff


Builders Trade Group Holds Holiday Social Dec. 6

The celebration includes food and a cash bar.

11/28/2017 By staff