Sustainability

Sarasota County Wins National Award for Solar Energy Efforts

Sarasota County scored high marks for permitting, planning, zoning and community education processes related to solar energy adoption.

07/28/2020 Photography by Staff

Health News

SMH Named a 'Standout' Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

The hospital was also recognized for its high performance in caring for Medicare patients.

07/28/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Bradenton Property Sells for $2.4 Million

Sarabay Plaza is a 37,601-square-foot retail property located at 6513 14th St. W.

07/28/2020 By Staff

Development

Port Manatee Advances $8.3 Million Dockside Yard Expansion

The project will nearly double the size of the port's dockside container yard.

07/28/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

SVN Commercial Advisory Group Exceeds $10 Million in Sales in Q2

The group completed four deals exceeding $1 million each during the second quarter of 2020.

07/27/2020 By Staff

Events

Sarasota Chamber Announces August 2020 Virtual Events

All events will be held via Zoom.

07/27/2020 By Staff

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Named a 'Best Maternity Hospital'

The list—compiled by Newsweek in partnership with Leapfrog—includes 231 hospitals across 36 states.

07/27/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

The Ringling Names New Board Members

Jeffrey R. Hotchkiss will serve as board chair and Dr. Sarah Pappas will serve as vice-chair.

07/27/2020 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Magazine Wins 29 Awards at Florida Magazine Association’s Annual Charlie Awards

The honors include Best Magazine Website and top excellence awards in writing and design.

07/27/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Bank of America Names Sarasota-Manatee-Area Youth to Student Leaders Program

Anayeli Alvarado and Maya Dean-Elois will participate in the six-week paid summer internship program.

07/24/2020 By Staff

Sustainability

Partners for Green Places Offers Webinar on Low-Cost Solutions for Energy Savings

Participants will learn how investing in sustainability can provide significant savings and drive the community toward a greener future.

07/24/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through July 31

Face coverings continue to be required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces within city limits.

07/24/2020 By Staff

Technology

Women’s Resource Center, Goodwill Partner on Digital Equity Pilot Program

The organizations have launched a pilot program for 10 low-income women that provides devices, Internet service, technology support and digital skills training.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Professional Earns Public Relations Accreditation

Andrea Knies is the communications director for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and the co-founder of Compass Rose History Experiences.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Blalock Walters Expands Tax Law, Corporate and Health Care Practice Groups

The firm has hired Bonita Wang, who represents clients in all aspects of business and corporate transactions.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

USF Names Director of Facilities for Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Daniel LaForge will be responsible for providing leadership in the planning, design, construction and management of the campus’ physical environment.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Elections

Early Voting Scheduled for August 18 Primary

Early voting will run from Saturday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 16 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Unemployment Claims Increase as 1.4 Million People File for Benefits

Claims rose last week for the first time in three months as COVID-19 cases surged in the U.S.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Editors' Picks

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07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Music Compound Hires Education Coordinator

Elisha Jennings will provide support and assistance to students, parents, teachers and program stakeholders.

07/22/2020 By Staff