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

Honors

Business Mentoring Group Recognized as 'Chapter of the Year'

SCORE, a national nonprofit that encourages business mentoring, recently selected Manasota SCORE as its Chapter of the Year in the Mid-Sized Market category, and No. 2 Chapter of the Year overall.

05/04/2017 By staff

Education

School System Wins Award for Financial Aid Push

Sarasota County Schools recently won the top award among large school districts in the 2017 Florida FAFSA Challenge, a campaign to encourage more high school seniors to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.

04/25/2017 By staff

Networking

Lakewood Ranch Group Holds Annual Golf Tournament

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is holding its ninth annual golf tournament, The Ranch Scramble, on Friday, April 28.

04/19/2017 By staff

Crisis Management

Airlines Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Former British Airways communications executive says United, Delta showed power failures.

04/11/2017 By David Hackett

Law

Business Meetup Focuses on Workers' Compensation

Manasota SCORE’s next Success Strategies for Business Owners Meetup will focus on workers’ compensation and how employers can protect themselves.

04/07/2017 By staff

Retail

Paint Retailer Opens Fourth Location

Sarasota’s Benjamin Moore paint retailer recently opened a new store in Lakewood Ranch.

04/05/2017 By staff

Finance

Property Tax Payment Deadline Is Friday

Delinquent taxpayers must add 3 percent to their payment after March 31.

03/29/2017 By staff