Data

Restaurant Industry on Track to Lose $240 Billion This Year

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 3 million food service employees are still out of work because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

09/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fresh-squeezed fun

Bradenton Fruit Farm Is Reopening With an Arts and Craft Fair

After closing its doors for two months, Mixon Fruit Farms is celebrating its reopening with a family-friendly craft fair this Saturday, June 6.

06/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Weekly Planner

A Sarasota 'Safari,' a Chili Cook-Off and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a wine tasting at Artisan Cheese Company and a food fair that is part of Transition Sarasota's Eat Local Week.

10/23/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: June 6-12

Summer Circus Spectacular, "Around the World in 80 Days" at the Asolo Rep and more.

06/06/2019 By Ilene Denton

Construction

Number of Housing Starts Down in February

The number of new residential construction projects begun in the U.S. declined by 8.7 percent between January and February.

03/28/2019 By Staff

Deals

Florida Realtor Group Inks Deals With Agencies in Spain, Dubai

Florida Realtors recently signed memorandums of understanding with the Spanish International Realty Alliance and the Dubai Land Department.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Education

Workforce Development Nonprofit Offers New Auto Technician Training

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is again partnering with four dealerships to provide a fast-track path to becoming an automotive technician.

03/13/2019 By Staff

Season's greetings

4 Farms Worth the Drive

Southwest Florida's growing season is in full swing. Check out a handful of our favorite local agricultural pit stops.

03/12/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Gardening

Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Garden Events

Gardens in Paradise, a Venice home and garden tour and more.

03/04/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Free Class Covers How to 'Close Up' Your Florida Home

Unoccupied homes in Florida are targets for mildew growth, storm damage, pests and other issues.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Education

DeSoto County Joins Regional Grade-Level Reading Effort

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently expanded to DeSoto County.

02/13/2019 By Staff

Deals

Real Estate Company Opens Downtown Office

PropLogix, which employs more than 110 people, recently moved its operations back to downtown Sarasota.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Housing Starts Up

The Sarasota-Bradenton market produced 1,310 new single-family housing starts during the final quarter of 2018, up 5.5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017.

01/28/2019 By Staff

Education

Half-Day Workshop Focuses on Creativity and Innovation

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is offering the workshop on Friday, Feb. 1.

01/16/2019 By Staff

Health

Teen Vaping Up in 2018

The number of American high school students vaping nicotine rose dramatically between 2017 and 2018, according to new survey results.

01/10/2019 By Staff

Finance

Accounting Firms Merge

Walters & Associates CPAs and Bobbitt Pittenger & Co. PA recently merged and will now operate under the name Walters & Associates, CPAs.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Florida Home Sales Up

Florida Realtors recorded 20,578 single-family home sales last month, up 3 percent from a year before.

12/20/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops for Fourth Straight Month

The November reading of 95.1 represents the lowest figure for the University of Florida survey in the last 13 months.

12/19/2018 By Staff

Retail

Bookstore Sales Up in October After Two Months of Declines

Bookstore sales totaled $699 million in October, up 7.7 percent from $649 million in October 2017.

12/17/2018 By Staff

Health care

American Life Expectancy Drops Again

Life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third straight year, declining from 78.7 in 2016 to 78.6 last year.

11/29/2018 By Staff