Classes

Free Workshop Highlights Resources for Small Businesses in Manatee County

A workshop titled "Market. Management. Money. Manatee: Local Resources for Success" runs 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

08/24/2017 By staff

Deals

Bank Leases Downtown Space for New Office

The Bank of Tampa recently leased 3,361 square feet of space in the building located at 1858 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.

08/15/2017 By staff

Data

Retail Jobs Down

The number of American retail industry jobs dropped by 1,700 between June and July.

08/08/2017 By staff

Leadership

Applications for Nonprofit Board Training Program Due Friday

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for the second class of its Gulf Coast Board Institute.

08/04/2017 By staff

Data

Florida Consumer Confidence Up

Consumer confidence among Floridians rose in July, according to new data released by the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

08/02/2017 By staff

Data

White-Black Homeownership Gap Widens

The rate of black homeownership fell to 42.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017, while the rate of white homeownership rose to 71.9 percent, the widest gap in America since World War II.

07/18/2017 By staff

Data

Online Retail Sales Up

Overall, retail sales changed little between May and June, but were up last month by 3.2 percent over June 2016.

07/18/2017 By staff

Philanthropy

Information Sessions for Nonprofits Begin July 18

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is hosting a series of information sessions that detail local resources for nonprofits, grant opportunities and partnership possibilities.

07/14/2017 By staff

Finance

Investment Firm Named to Top 300 List

Sarasota's Cumberland Advisors was recently recognized as one of America's top 300 registered investment advisory firms by the Financial Times.

07/06/2017 By staff

Data

Fourth of July Cookout Spending Expected to Rise

Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year.

06/23/2017 By staff

Education

Mentoring Group Offers Business Plan Workshop

The business mentoring group Manasota SCORE is offering a “Plan Your Way to Success with 1-Page Business Model Canvas” workshop on Saturday, June 24.

06/23/2017 By staff

Environment

City Commission Approves Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

The Sarasota City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a plan to transition to 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations by 2030.

06/20/2017 By staff

Tourism

Business Travel Association Predicts Major Losses This Year

The Global Business Travel Association is predicting that the United States will lose more than $1.3 billion in travel-related expenditures in 2017 due to "mounting geopolitical uncertainty."

06/08/2017 By staff

Education

University Ranks Highly for New Patents

The University of South Florida was recently ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide for the number of U.S. patents it was granted in 2016.

06/06/2017 By staff

Marketing

Online Marketing, Social Media Discussed at Upcoming Luncheon

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is holding a luncheon event that will cover online marketing and social media on Thursday, June 8.

05/31/2017 By staff

Retail

Mall Begins Offering Text-Ahead Valet Service

The Mall at University Town Center recently began offering a text message valet parking service that allows shoppers to send a message to have their valeted vehicle ready before they exit the mall.

05/26/2017 By staff

Planning

Sarasota County Starting New Round of Neighborhood Grants

Sarasota County is requesting proposals from neighborhoods to fund projects that improve their communities.

05/23/2017 By staff

Education

Nonprofit Launches New Science, Arts and Technology Summer Camps

Manatee County's Take Stock in Children recently launched a new business entity to provide learning experiences for local youth.

05/11/2017 By staff

Data

Small Business Owners More Optimistic

Eighty-eight percent of small business owners are optimistic about the near-term outlook on the national economy, according to the latest survey results published as part of the PNC Economic Outlook.

05/08/2017 By staff

Technology

New Website Created to Connect Florida Entrepreneurs

The Florida High Tech Corridor Council recently created a new website where entrepreneurs can learn about and connect with fellow entrepreneurs for advice on starting, growing or expanding a business.

05/05/2017 By staff