Groundbreaking

Jewish Federation Holds Groundbreaking at Larry & Mary Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life

The federation has raised $15.3 million of its $25 million goal through its "JFED Proud & Strong" campaign.

10/29/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Gives $250,000 to Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Since 2012, The Patterson Foundation has contributed more than $4.75 million to CDP to support efforts for major disasters.

10/29/2020 By Staff

Economy

Gross Domestic Product Spiked By a Record 7.4 Percent in Third Quarter 2020

However, that growth is largely in response to Q2's unprecedented shutdowns, experts say.

10/29/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

All Faiths Food Bank Receives $95,000 to Support Mobile Pantries, Covid-19 Response Efforts

The food bank's Mobile Pantry program provides access to fresh produce, meats and groceries to those in need.

10/28/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

FourThought Financial Hires Two

Alet Filmalter and Carter Couchot have joined the firm as planner and client relationship manager, respectively.

10/27/2020 By Staff

Grants

Tidewell Receives CareerEdge Grant to Fund Hospice Certification for RNs, CNAs

The grant will fund training and examination fees for 22 RNs and 10 CNAs.

10/23/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Schools Extends Face Covering Policy

But the vote attracted passionate responses from both sides.

10/21/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Suncoast Charities Announces New Board Members

Greg Linehan has been named board chair; Lucy Nicandri is the organization's executive director.

10/20/2020 By Staff

Awards

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Announces ‘Sandies’ Awards Finalists

Winners will be announced during a virtual presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

10/20/2020 By Staff

Take a Peek

Ringling College Students Get Creative with The Quarantine Films

With in-person classes shut down last spring by Covid-19, filmmakers took on solo works instead.

10/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Hiring Nurses for New Fruitville Road Emergency Department

The freestanding emergency department will open on Dec. 1, 2020.

10/19/2020 By Staff

Awards

Visit Sarasota County Receives Meetings Destination Recognition

This is the sixth year that Visit Sarasota County has received the award.

10/16/2020 By Staff

Transportation

Last Week for Public to Comment on MPO Transportation Plan

The Sarasota/Manatee MPO's Long Range Transportation Plan includes a list of all transportation projects anticipated to be funded through 2045.

10/16/2020 By Staff

Jobs

More Than 885,000 People Filed for Unemployment Last Week

The U.S. also surpassed 8 million known cases of Covid-19, and 8 million Americans are now considered poor.

10/15/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Impact100 SRQ Announces Five Grant Finalists

The organization will award three of the finalists a $114,000 grant next month.

10/14/2020 By Staff

Jobs

CareerEdge Offers Tuition-Free Plumbing Fast-Track Training

The training addresses the needs of plumbing employers that want to recruit and rapidly train people for a very specific skill set.

10/13/2020 By Staff

Education

PLANit Sarasota Joins Statewide Effort to Promote Education After High School

“Talent Strong Florida” raises awareness and builds consensus around the need for education beyond high school and aims to erase educational attainment gaps.

10/09/2020 By Staff

Elections

Early Voting Is Underway in Sarasota-Manatee

Early voting runs through Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily.

10/09/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Layoffs Will Continue Without More Aid, Economists Say

More than 804,000 Americans filed for unemployment last week.

10/08/2020 By Staff

Grants

Grant Enables Goodwill to Subsidize Security Guard Training

Funding from the Evans Family Charitable Fund of Manatee Community Foundation will underwrite Class D Security Guard License training.

10/06/2020 By Staff