Finance

Property Tax Payment Deadline Is Friday

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

03/29/2017 By staff

Planning

Sarasota County Revamping Development Code

Sarasota County is asking for public input into its Unified Development Code, which updates and brings together land development and zoning regulations.

03/29/2017 By staff

Meating Agenda

6 Boss Butcher Shops

Our guide to local meat spots that are a cut above.

03/15/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and David Hackett

Taxes

Volunteers Provide Free Help with Tax Returns

The United Way, along with several partners and sponsors, is helping provide volunteer tax assistance for anyone who earned less than $64,000 in 2016.

03/14/2017 By staff

Unemployment

State Presentation Covers New Unemployment Insurance System

Representatives from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity are visiting to introduce a new program that allows employers from across the country to respond to state unemployment insurance requests for information.

03/13/2017 By staff

Finance

Class Covers How to Apply for a Business Loan

Manasota SCORE, a business mentoring group, is offering a new workshop, How to Apply for a Small Business Administration Loan.

03/03/2017 By staff

Transportation

Pre-Check Program Enrollment Available at Sarasota Airport March 13-17

The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is holding an enrollment event for the Transportation Security Administration's Pre✓ expedited screening program March 13-17.

03/02/2017 By staff

Wake Up

5 Great Sarasota Coffee Shops

Five of our favorite caffeine-capable coffee counters and their bodacious bean-based beverages.

02/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Networking

Environmentally Minded Happy Hour Is Tuesday

Sarasota Green Drinks, Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Sarasota County and others are hosting "Reclaiming Your Green: A Business Networking Event" on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

02/24/2017 By staff

Data

Almost Half of Florida Households Can't Afford 'Basic Needs'

Forty-four percent of Florida households "could not afford basic needs such as housing, child care, food, health care, and transportation in 2015," according to a new United Way of Florida report.

02/23/2017 By staff

Data

Sarasota Companies See Growth on the Horizon

CEOs at 74 Sarasota County companies estimate that they will add 1,000 new jobs over the next three years, according to survey results released Wednesday by the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County.

02/15/2017 By staff

Retail

Valentine's Day Spending Expected to Drop

U.S. consumers will spend less on Valentine's Day this year than in the last two years, according to the results of a new survey published by the National Retail Federation.

02/08/2017 By staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Generous donations, outstanding volunteers and scholarships for LGBT students in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

02/02/2017 By staff

Education

New College Again Recognized for Return on Investment

New College of Florida was recently named one of the country’s top colleges for return on investment by The Princeton Review.

02/02/2017 By staff

Education

New Business Development Classes Start Jan. 31

The SunTrust Foundation, Wells Fargo, Sarasota County, the City of Sarasota, CareerSource Suncoast and Manasota SCORE are partnering to offer a new series of Introduction to Business Development classes.

01/25/2017 By staff

On Tap

A Brewery Cookout, a Food Truck Rally and the Second Annual Seafood and Music Festival

This week's roundup of great grub gatherings.

01/17/2017 By Riley Board

Education

New Business Starter Workshops Begin Jan. 7

Manasota SCORE will present an updated version of its Simple Steps for Starting Your Business workshop series at the Robert L. Taylor Community Center.

12/28/2016 By staff

Transportation

Airport Authority Picks Chairman

The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority last month unanimously elected commissioner John Stafford as the group's chairman for 2017.

12/27/2016 By staff

Education

College Creates Office of Community Engagement

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee recently established an Office of Community Engagement and appointed an administrator and program coordinator.

12/20/2016 By staff

Transportation

Anna Maria Island Companies Launch Bike Share Program

Three companies recently launched a new bike share initiative for Anna Maria Island residents and visitors.

12/12/2016 By staff