Retail Imports Up More Than Expected

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase during the holiday season.

01/16/2017 By staff


Venice Company to Build New Animal Medical Center Facility

The Venice commercial construction company J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. was recently picked to build a new facility for the Animal Medical Center of Lehigh Acres.

01/13/2017 By staff


Life Skills Course Intended to Help Women Grow Professionally

More than 3,000 women have graduated from the Women’s Resource Center's six-day Challenge program.

01/12/2017 By staff

Walk This Way

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Ranks No. 10 in the Country for Pedestrian Danger

And Florida accounts for more pedestrian deaths than any other state.

01/11/2017 By Jasmine Respess


Sarasota Area the 10th Most Dangerous for Pedestrians in the Nation

The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area ranks as the 10th most dangerous region for pedestrians in the country, according to data released Tuesday by Smart Growth America.

01/10/2017 By staff


Florida Consumer Sentiment Increases

Consumer sentiment among Floridians increased between November and December, according to the latest survey results published by the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

01/05/2017 By staff


Advertising Groups Challenge New Data Privacy Rules

A coalition of advertising trade associations on Tuesday filed a petition asking that the Federal Communications Commission reconsider new rules created to protect consumer privacy.

01/04/2017 By staff


Tech Business Acquires U.K. Wireless Video Company

Sarasota's xG Technology, Inc., a provider of wireless communications for use in challenging operating environments, will close its acquisition of Vislink Communication Systems on Monday, Jan. 9.

12/29/2016 By staff


Advertising Awards Submissions Due Jan. 13

The Suncoast chapter of the American Advertising Federation is now accepting entries in its American Advertising Awards contest.

12/29/2016 By staff


Local Airbnb Hosts Earned $9.5 Million in 2016

Florida hosts using Airbnb to rent out properties earned $273 million in supplemental income and hosted 1.5 million visitors in 2016.

12/29/2016 By staff

Florida Jobs

State Releases Unemployment Stats for November

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up 0.1 percent from October.

12/16/2016 By staff


Retail Imports Expected to Rise

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be up 3.2 percent this month over the same time last year as stores bring in the last of the merchandise for the holiday season.

12/13/2016 By staff

New hires

Executive Search Firm Places Client with Water Heater Maker

The Sarasota-based executive search firm Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., recently placed Mark Frederico as the sourcing and materials manager with Eemax, Inc., a Connecticut-based water heater manufacturer.

12/13/2016 By staff

Health care

American Life Expectancy Drops Slightly

Life expectancy for Americans dropped from 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015, according to new numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics.

12/09/2016 By staff


Housing Starts Up in October

The rate of privately owned American housing starts increased by 25.5 percent between September and October, and the rate increased 23.3 percent between October 2015 and October 2016.

11/18/2016 By staff

Gherkin Time

Happy National Pickle Day

A history of pickles and a recipe for deep-fried pickle spears to celebrate National Pickle Day.

11/14/2016 By Megan McDonald


Miami Wine Distributor Leases Sarasota Office, Warehouse Space

PW West Coast LLC recently leased 2,500 square feet of Sarasota office and warehouse space.

11/04/2016 By staff


Management Company Partners with Swiss Insurer

Progressive Employer Management Company, a Sarasota-based provider of payroll services, human resources, workers’ compensation and employee benefits for small and mid-sized companies, recently partnered with Zurich Insurance Group.

11/03/2016 Research by staff


Applications Available for Free 'Introduction to Business' Course

A combination of local government agencies, workforce development organizations and businesses are partnering to offer a Community Entrepreneur Opportunity Introduction to Business Development Course that runs Jan. 31-March 21.

11/02/2016 Research by staff


Sarasota Brewery Aims to Expand Into Georgia

The Sarasota brewery JDub's Brewing Company recently announced that it hopes to begin selling its beer in the state of Georgia soon.

10/28/2016 Research by staff