Builders Xchange Chili Cook-Off Set for Wednesday

The Gulf Coast Builders Xchange, a local industry trade group, is holding its fourth annual Chili Cook-Off at Conley Buick GMC.

10/28/2016 Research by staff

Pumpkin Craving

Your Definitive Guide to Local Pumpkin Treats

From pumpkin beer and coffee to pumpkin pastries, here's a mix of both classic and innovative local pumpkin delights.

10/26/2016 By Lana Allen

Health care

Second Health Innovation Week Coming Soon

The second annual Health Innovation Week, organized by the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County and the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation, is set for Nov. 7-11.

10/25/2016 Research by staff


Construction Litigation the Topic of Oct. 28 Lunch Panel

The Gulf Coast Builders Xchange is hosting a lunch panel titled "Learn From the Past, Plan for Your Future" on Friday, Oct. 28.

10/17/2016 Research by staff


Southwest Florida City Ranked No. 3 in List of America's Fastest-Growing

Lehigh Acres, located south of Sarasota County, was ranked No. 3 in a list of the country's fastest-growing cities compiled by the finance website WalletHub.

10/03/2016 Research by staff


Manatee Commission to Vote Tuesday on New Palmetto Hotel

The Manatee County Commission will vote on Tuesday on whether or not to enter into an agreement to build a new 250-room hotel on property adjacent to the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

09/23/2016 Research by staff


Lennar Acquires Fellow Homebuilder WCI Communities

The Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corporation announced Thursday that it has acquired WCI Communities, Inc., a homebuilder based in Bonita Springs.

09/22/2016 Research by staff


Payroll, HR Company Launches New Partnership with Florida Blue

Sarasota's Progressive Employer Management Company recently signed a partnership deal with the health insurance provider Florida Blue.

09/21/2016 Research by staff


Orioles Instructional League Offers Free Games Through Oct. 11

The Baltimore Orioles are currently hosting the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota, with games that are free and open to the public through Oct. 11.

09/19/2016 Research by staff

Walk This Way

Two Sarasota Spots Ranked in List of Top 10 Most Walkable Florida Neighborhoods

The real estate brokerage firm Redfin on Tuesday released its ranking of Florida’s 10 most walkable neighborhoods and Sarasota earned two spots in the listing.

09/14/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Two Sarasota Spots Ranked in List of Top 10 Most Walkable Florida Neighborhoods

The real estate brokerage firm Redfin on Tuesday released its ranking of Florida's 10 most walkable neighborhoods and Sarasota earned two spots in the listing.

09/13/2016 Research by staff


Orioles Bring Amateur Baseball Tournament to Sarasota

The Baltimore Orioles will host the Wilson Premier Classic, an amateur baseball tournament, Sept. 15-18 at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park.

09/13/2016 Research by staff


Culinary Program Ranked Among Country's Best

Keiser University’s Center for Culinary Arts, located at Keiser's Sarasota, Melbourne and Tallahassee campuses, was recently ranked 18th in a listing of the 50 best culinary schools in the United States by Best Choice Schools.

09/09/2016 Research by staff


Wine Company Launches In-Home Tasting Events in Sarasota

Sarasota's Darlene Nicholson was recently named a wine consultant for The Traveling Vineyard, a national business that organizes in-home wine-tasting experiences.

09/01/2016 Research by staff


State College Offers Export Financing Seminar Aug. 25

State College of Florida is offering an export financing seminar in conjunction with the Sarasota County and Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporations.

08/24/2016 Research by staff


North Port Ranked Highly for Job Growth

Forbes recently ranked North Port as the country's 10th best city for job growth.

08/22/2016 Research by staff


Local Housing Starts Up

According to data released by the housing research firm Metrostudy, 1,492 single-family home units were started in the Sarasota and Bradenton area during the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 17.6 percent compared to the year before.

08/16/2016 Research by staff


County Exploring North Trail Park Possibilities

Sarasota County's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department is asking for community input on a future neighborhood park at the corner of 46th Street and North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

08/10/2016 Research by staff


Insurance Agency Opens West Villages Office

Key Agency, Inc., an insurance agency founded in 1952, recently opened its fourth office.

08/10/2016 Research by staff


Transporation Nonprofit Picks New Board Leaders

iTNSunCoast, a Sarasota nonprofit that provides transportation to anyone 60 or older and to adults of any age with vision impairments, recently held its annual meeting and elected officers for next year.

08/09/2016 Research by staff