Real estate

Homebuilder Confidence Steady

America's Housing Market Index reading is 68 this month, the same as in June. It had risen as high as 74 last December before declining.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Education

Veterans Nonprofit Accepting Applications for Entrepreneurship Training

The Veterans Florida program is intended for veterans who own their own business or who are considering starting a new business.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Parking Garage Planned for Downtown Bradenton

The garage, which will house roughly 500 spaces, will cost $13.8 million.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Finance

Venice Man Honored for Volunteer Work with Investment Education Nonprofit

Phil Crocker was recently recognized for his volunteer service with BetterInvesting.

07/20/2018 By Staff

New hires

Manufacturer Names New Vice President

North Venice's PGT Innovations recently hired Raoul Quijada as vice president and corporate controller.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Food

New Lucky's Market Coming to Venice

The Colorado-based supermarket chain Lucky's Market plans to open a new store in Venice within the next two years.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Retail

Back-to-School Spending Projected to Reach $82.8 Billion

That's down from last year's estimated spending of $83.6 billion.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Appointments

Advertising Group Selects New Board President

Shane Hughes, the creative director at Michael Saunders & Company, was recently named the board president of AdFed Suncoast.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Deals

Apartment Complex Sold for $38 Million

A Wisconsin firm recently purchased The Point at Bella Grove, a Manatee County apartment complex, from an Atlanta company.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Events

Creative Conference Returns for Fifth Year in December

PINC (People, Ideas, Nature, Creativity) will return for its fifth year from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Emergency Department Recognized By Nurses Association

Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Emergency Care Center recently won a Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association.

07/18/2018 By Staff

Finance

Trust Company Promotes Two to Trust Officer

Venice's Caldwell Trust Company recently promoted Kimberly Evener and Marci Sweat.

07/18/2018 By Staff

Construction

Number of Housing Starts Tumbles

The number of new residential construction projects dropped by 12.3 percent between May and June.

07/18/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Goodwill Offers 'Mental Health First Aid' Training

The program was created to give employees skills to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

07/17/2018 By Staff

Finance

Financial Adviser Outlines Uncertainties About the Direction of the Economy

David Kotok, the chairman and chief investment officer at Sarasota's Cumberland Advisors, recently shared his insights into the global economy.

07/17/2018 By Staff

New hires

Lakewood Ranch Real Estate Office Adds New Agent

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Kati Connell.

07/17/2018 By Staff

Media

Networks to Air Footage From Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

This week, Fox Sports and CBS Sports are beginning to broadcast footage from this year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix.

07/17/2018 By Staff

Food

New Palmetto Supermarket Opens

Detwiler's Farm Market is opening its new location in Palmetto at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 18.

07/17/2018 By Staff

Sports

Builders of New Spring Training Facility to Celebrate Milestone

The team building the new Atlanta Braves spring training facility in North Port is holding a topping off ceremony this Friday, July 20.

07/16/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida's Gross Domestic Product Tops $1 Trillion

Florida's annual gross domestic product topped $1 trillion last week, according to research by the Florida Chamber Foundation.

07/16/2018 By Staff