Construction

Phase II of Cattlemen Road Construction Begins in October

The project includes widening Cattlemen Road and Palmer Boulevard and reconstructing South Packinghouse Road from Cattlemen to Palmer.

09/24/2021 By Staff

Science

Sarasota Department of Health Receives Funding to Address Dementia on Local Level

The health department will lead implementation of public health action on dementia.

09/23/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

The Oaks Club Hires New General Manager

Bruce V. Zahn Jr. has been named general manager; Holly Farrell has been named assistant general manager.

09/20/2021 By Staff

Innovations

Sarasota Design Firm Launches Negative Pressure ULPA Filtration System

The portable system turn can any emergency or non-emergency healthcare setting into a negative pressure isolation environment.

09/16/2021 By Staff

Commercial Real Estate

T-Mobile, Mr. Brews Lease Space in Venice

T-Mobile leased space in Jacaranda Plaza and Mr. Brews near CoolToday Park.

09/15/2021 By Staff

Grants

CareerEdge Receives $25,000 Grant from Truist

The funding will be used for CareerEdge's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) "Bridges to Careers" training.

09/14/2021 By Staff

Environment

Celebrate 'National Cleanup Day' in Sarasota This Weekend

North and South Sarasota County parks and beaches will have community cleanup events on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8-10 a.m.

09/13/2021 Photography by Allison Forsyth

Scholarships

Selby Foundation Awards $820,000 in Scholarships for 2021-2022 School Year

The foundation’s selection committee reviews eligible student applications submitted each spring.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Upcoming Events

2021 East Meets West Business Expo Takes Place Sept. 14

More than 70 exhibitors will be present at Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance/Longboat Key Chamber annual tradeshow event.

09/03/2021 By Staff

Breaking News

Florida Judge Strikes Down DeSantis' Ban on Mask Mandates in Schools

More Florida children are hospitalized with Covid-19 right now than at any other point in the pandemic.

08/27/2021 By Megan McDonald

Leadership

Sarasota Chamber Adult Leadership Program Announces Upcoming Class

This year's program had a record number of applicants.

08/25/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sweet Sparkman Has Hired 10 New Staffers Since Pandemic Began

Company leaders credit the growth to a variety of factors, including a red hot housing market and an expansion of the firm’s scope of services.

08/25/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Public Relations Association Announces 2021 Board, Officers

Melanie Reda of KSC Inc. has been named president of the board.

08/24/2021 By Staff

Utilities

New Bill Payment Options Available for Sarasota County Utilities Customers

The new website will offer a "Pay Now" function to make quick payments without registering an account, plus other features like autopay.

08/23/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Empath Health Announces New Senior Executive Team

The positions will serve the new nonprofit created by the merger of Empath Health and Stratum Health System.

08/19/2021 By Staff

Events

South Venice Civic Association to Host 20th Annual Business Expo

The event will take place Aug. 28.

08/19/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

All Faiths Food Bank Receives Match for Autumn Harvest Campaign

The Rakay Family Foundation is currently offering up to $100,000 in one-to-one matching funds for gifts made through Sept. 30.

08/17/2021 By Staff

Sustainability

Registration Open for Sarasota County's 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

The online event will be held Nov. 10 and feature speakers Meg Lowman, Rob Greenfield and Tai Simpson.

08/11/2021 By Staff

Top lobster

Where to Find a Great Local Lobster Roll

The price of lobster has risen this year, but it's still easy to find a tasty, affordable roll in Sarasota.

08/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Philanthropy

Barancik Foundation Board Approves $3 Million in Grant Funding

The money aims to strengthen workforce development programs, reinforce health equity efforts, and jump-start efforts to restore local waterways.

08/09/2021 By Staff