New hires

Sarasota Neighborhood Association Names New General Manager

The Meadows Community Association's Board of Directors recently hired Frances Rippcondi.

02/08/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Mote Announces Plans for New $130 Million Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium plans to build a new $130 million aquarium on 5 acres of land at Nathan Benderson Park.

02/08/2018 By Staff

Retail

Valentine's Day Spending Expected to Reach $19.6 Billion

If correct, that total would represent an increase from last year, when Americans spent $18.2 billion on Valentine's Day gifts.

02/07/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Report Puts Goodwill's Statewide Economic Impact at $1.3 Billion

Goodwill Manasota’s local economic impact was calculated at more than $92.1 million—a 13.1 percent increase over 2016.

02/07/2018 By Staff

Style

Salon Promotes Six Employees

Cutting Loose Salons recently promoted six stylists at its Lakewood Ranch and University Parkway locations.

02/07/2018 By Staff

Law

Sarasota Attorney Earns 'Lawyer of the Year' Honor

Richard Gans of Fergeson Skipper, P.A. was recently named the Best Lawyers 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for trusts and estates law.

02/07/2018 By Staff

Honors

Nominations Open for 2018 Small Business Awards

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2018 Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards until 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19.

02/07/2018 By Staff

Public relations

Lunchtime Presentation Focuses on Crisis Communications

Joseph Grano, Jr., president and founder of Sarasota's Next-Mark, LLC, will speak to the Greater Sarasota Coaches Alliance on Monday, Feb. 19.

02/06/2018 By Staff

Health care

Memory Care Facility Changes Name, Adds Assisted Living Residences

Autumn of Sarasota, a memory care community located in Sarasota, recently changed its name to Aravilla, and is adding an assisted living community on the same property.

02/06/2018 By Staff

Open House

Parade of Homes Kicks Off Feb. 17

More than 100 homes are featured in the annual open house extravaganza.

02/06/2018 By Staff

New hires

Printing Company Adds Two New Partners

Renee Phinney and Charles Zweil recently joined the commercial printing company Palm Printing.

02/06/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Bradenton Apartment Complex Opens Next Week

The developers behind Grand Palms Senior Living are celebrating its grand opening at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15.

02/06/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Luncheon Speaker to Discuss Civility, Integrity and Citizenship

Harvard Law professor and author Noah Feldman will deliver the keynote at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Better Together luncheon.

02/06/2018 By Staff

Data

Survey Shows American Consumer Confidence Up

Americans' consumer confidence increased in January after a decline in December, according to the newest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.

02/05/2018 By Staff

Finance

Trust Company Names New Associate

Venice's Caldwell Trust Company recently hired Luis Morales in its Sarasota office.

02/05/2018 By Staff

Finance

Lunchtime Presentation Covers Cryptocurrency

Ryan Moseley of Moseley Investment Management, Inc. will lead a non-technical presentation on cryptocurrency at an upcoming luncheon

02/05/2018 By Staff

Education

New Company Delivers Kids' Activity Boxes with Global Themes

Little Global Citizens delivers boxes filled with kids' storybooks, cultural activities and crafts, language tools, music, toys and more, themed around a different country each month.

02/05/2018 By Staff

Transportation

Sarasota Politician Named to Amtrak Board

President Donald Trump on Friday appointed state Rep. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, to the Board of Directors of Amtrak.

02/02/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Van Wezel Foundation Selects New Chief Operating Officer

The 501(c)(3) that supports arts education at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall recently promoted Jim Selinski.

02/02/2018 By Staff