Class of 2022 Leadership Sarasota County Applications Available

Leadership Sarasota County is a program of the Sarasota Chamber.

04/13/2021 By Staff


Healthcare Foundation Awards $266,200 in Grants

The grants will aid the purchase of new technology and provide support to First Step of Sarasota.

04/12/2021 By Staff


Study: Wages Increase 12 Percent Within First Year for 'Bridges to Careers' Participants

Additionally, in 2020 CareerEdge trained 184 workers and assisted 523 workers in earning raises.

04/09/2021 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Small Business Awards

The application deadline is Monday, April 19.

04/07/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

City of Sarasota Revisiting Mask Mandate

The city commission voted 3-2 on Monday to begin reinstating the expired mask mandate.

04/06/2021 By Staff


U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships Comes to Sarasota-Bradenton in July

Roughly 2,700 players and coaches (plus spectators) will be in attendance.

03/30/2021 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber Presents Inaugural 'Spirit of Sarasota' Award

Rae Dowling, area manager with Florida Power & Light, was honored for her development and promotion of Sarasota's business community.

03/30/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Mark Goodson to Local SCF Board of Trustees

Goodson, of Palmetto, is the retired President of Goodson Electric.

03/26/2021 By Staff


Registration Open for 'State of Talent' Conference on May 12

The event will take place virtually this year.

03/25/2021 By Staff


DeSantis Announces Two New 'Get There Faster' Initiatives

The initiatives would target both K-12 students and adult learners.

03/22/2021 By Staff


Grant Allows Food Bank to Make High-Impact Energy Improvements

The $27,000 in funding comes from the Southface Institute and was facilitated by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

03/18/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Achieva Donates $60,000 to Local Education Orgs During Pandemic

The total includes $25,000 to the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.

03/17/2021 By Staff


CareerEdge Offers Grants to Help Close Skills Gap, Build Companies’ Talent Pipeline

Employers may request grants of $15,000 to $50,000 to implement training programs up to 12 months in duration.

03/12/2021 By Staff

Commercial Real Estate

Palmetto Property Sells for $4.2 Million

The sale of the property, currently occupied by a Walgreens, was managed by SVN Commercial.

03/12/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

JFCS to Provide 1,800 Meals to Community Members Impacted by Covid-19

The meals will come from Paradise Grill; those in need are encouraged to show up at any of the locations at the appropriate date and time.

03/12/2021 Photography by Staff

Shine On

Solar Co-Op Launches in Sarasota-Manatee

Co-op members will learn about solar energy and leverage their numbers to purchase individual top-quality solar systems at a competitive price.

03/11/2021 By Staff

Daylight Savings Time

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, March 14

It's a good time to changing out batteries in smoke alarms and weather radios.

03/10/2021 By Staff


City of Sarasota Offers 'How-To' Sessions for Vendors

The city's offerings will allow vendors to learn detailed information about how to do business with the City of Sarasota.

03/08/2021 By Staff


USF Launches Cybersecurity Major at Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Course topics include cybersecurity analytics, cybersecurity threat intelligence, database management and more.

03/05/2021 By Staff

Neighborhood Guide

From New Urbanism to Suburbanism, Venice Is a Tale of Two Cities

There's John Nolen’s celebrated walkable design downtown...and then there's the gated communities off the island.

03/03/2021 By Kim Hackett Edited by Kim Doleatto