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

Data

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

Leadership

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

Tourism

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

Marketing

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

Deals

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

Data

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

Construction

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

Data

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

Energy

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

Networking

'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

Networking

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

Networking

Builders Trade Group Holds Holiday Social Dec. 6

The celebration includes food and a cash bar.

11/28/2017 By staff

Retail

69 Percent of Americans Plan to Shop This Weekend

That portion includes shoppers who plan to spend on Cyber Monday.

11/17/2017 By staff

Philanthropy

Foundation to Support Nonprofits' Startup Plans

The Patterson Foundation is helping the Humane Society of Manatee County, the Peace River Wildlife Center, the Prospect Riding Center and Satchel’s Last Resort.

11/16/2017 By staff

Data

Florida Still No. 1 State for Foreign Real Estate Buyers

A new report finds that 22 percent of all foreign buyers who recently bought residential property in the United States purchased property in Florida.

11/15/2017 By staff

Honors

Lakewood Ranch Business Group Holds Awards Luncheon Nov. 17

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is holding its annual Sandies Members’ Choice Awards luncheon at Polo Grill and Bar.

11/14/2017 By staff

Technology

Twitter Doubles Character Count for All Users

Twitter last week officially increased the number of characters users can post in a single tweet from 140 to 280.

11/13/2017 By staff

Planning

City Climate Change Plan Outlines Threatened Infrastructure

The report predicts that the local sea level will rise by between 6.4 inches and 2.4 feet by 2050.

11/13/2017 By staff

Nonprofits

United Way Receives Grant to Increase Access to Affordable Financial Services

The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund recently awarded a Bank on Fellowship to United Way Suncoast to advance banking access efforts.

11/02/2017 By staff