Politics

Panel Discussion Covers Future of Cuba and the Caribbean

The event includes a former U.S. diplomat, the director for the Americas Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, two congressional representatives and more.

02/14/2018 By staff

Tourism

Report Finds Camping Industry on the Rise

A new report on millennials' travel habits finds that "after years of decline, the camping industry is growing."

01/19/2018 By staff

Data

Homebuilder Confidence Drops Slightly

American homebuilders were slightly less confident about market conditions in January than in December, according to this month's Housing Market Index.

01/19/2018 By staff

Health care

Expansion and Renovations at Mental Health Nonprofit Completed

J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. last month completed a 1,800-square-foot crisis stabilization unit expansion and a 9,500-square-foot renovation of an existing unit for Centerstone.

01/15/2018 By staff

Data

Number of Retail Jobs Down

The number of American retail jobs decreased by 20,200 in December.

01/08/2018 By staff

Data

Growth in Health Care Spending Slows

The rate of growth in American health care spending dropped from 5.7 percent during the first decade of the new century to 3.6 percent during the period of 2010-2016.

01/03/2018 By staff

Deals

Builder Purchases Property for New Headquarters

Maurice Opstal of Stellar Development Inc. recently purchased the two buildings located at 59 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota, for $550,000.

12/28/2017 By staff

Repairs

Free Car Technician Training Program Expands

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is partnering with six local automotive dealerships to offer a free short-term technician training program at Suncoast Technical College.

12/14/2017 By staff

Transportation

City Approves Paid Parking Plan for Downtown Garages

Drivers can park in the garages for up to three hours for free. An additional hour will cost $3 and additional hours beyond that will cost $1.

12/11/2017 By staff

Tourism

Workshops for Next Round of Tourist Development Arts Grants Take Place Wednesday and Thursday

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions.

12/01/2017 By staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Continues Upward Trend

Americans’ consumer confidence increased between October and November after also increasing between September and October.

11/30/2017 By staff

Retail

More Than 174 Million Americans Shopped Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The average spending per person between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday was $335.47.

11/29/2017 By staff

Rock Your Retreats

Eight Ways to Rock Your Offsite Meeting

Before investing your time and money, here are eight steps to ensure your meeting gets the results you want.

11/20/2017 By Vicki Dean

Technology

New App Helps Drivers Find Parking Spots

Parker helps drivers find public parking spaces in downtown Sarasota and Southside Village, at Lido Beach and on St. Armands Circle.

11/15/2017 By staff

Manatee County

Salvation Army Needs Thanksgiving Donations

Need expected to be greater this year due to Hurricane Irma.

11/07/2017 By staff

Education

First 16 Students Complete 'Express' Plumbing, Electrical Training Program

The individuals recently graduated from a new training course created by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and Manatee Technical College.

10/31/2017 By staff

Culture

Economic Impact of the Arts the Topic at Oct. 25 Luncheon

Johnette Isham and Jim Shirley will discuss the impact of the arts, culture and creative industries on our regional economy.

10/19/2017 By staff

Technology

College to Offer Virtual Reality Degree

Sarasota's Ringling College of Art and Design will begin offering a degree in virtual reality development next fall.

10/19/2017 By staff

Agriculture

Florida Citrus Industry Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma

A survey of growers conducted after Irma put total fruit loss at more than 50 percent.

10/13/2017 By staff

Data

Retail Trade Group Expects Bump in Holiday Spending

The National Retail Federation expects an increase in holiday retail sales of between 3.6 and 4 percent from last year's numbers.

10/11/2017 By staff