Retail

Holiday Gift Card Spending Expected to Rise

Americans plan to spend $29.9 billion on gift cards this holiday season, up from $27.6 billion last year, according to new survey results.

12/07/2018 By Staff

Services

Air Conditioning Executive Speaks at National Conference

W. Theodore Etzel, III, the chair of Conditioned Air, recently presented at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

12/07/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Habitat for Humanity Names New Major Gifts Officer

Jay Berman will be responsible for cultivating donors to support the nonprofit's goal of raising $7 million to build Hammock Place, a new 40-home neighborhood.

12/07/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Unchanged

The American economy added 155,000 new jobs last month and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

12/07/2018 By Staff

Environment

Chef Lends Support to Sustainable Seafood Movement

Steve Phelps, the chef and owner of the Sarasota restaurant Indigenous, recently added his name to the Portland Pact for Sustainable Seafood.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sales Gallery for New Downtown Condo Building Opens Next Month

Sales of condos in DeMarcay, a new luxury project set to be built at 33 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, will begin in January.

12/06/2018 By Staff

New hires

Tech Company Names New CEO

Sarasota's Revcontent recently hired Omar Nicola as the company’s next chief executive officer.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Health care

Dentist Opens New Office in Lakewood Ranch

Dr. Allison O'Brien is celebrating the opening of her new dental office with a ribbon cutting next week.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Publishing

Professor's Business Writing Guide Translated Into Chinese

A Taiwanese company recently published a translation of 'Business Writing: What Works, What Won’t' by University of South Florida professor Wilma Davidson.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Finance

Wealth Management Firm Launches New Division for Businesses, Nonprofits

The Venice firm Pinkerton, Harkins & Mehserle Private Wealth recently launched FourThought Institutions.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Sports

Air Conditioning Company Buys Naming Rights to New Braves Ballpark

CoolToday recently purchased the naming rights to the Atlanta Braves' new spring training facility in North Port.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Construction

Builder Completes Nonprofit's New Aquatic Therapy Facility

Halfacre Construction Company recently completed construction on a new aquatic amenity for The Haven, a nonprofit that serves children and adults with disabilities.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Data

Crime Flat in Sarasota County, Up in Manatee County

The number of crimes reported in Sarasota County remained flat during the first half of 2018, while rising by 8.9 percent in Manatee County, according to new stats.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Boating

New Marina Opens

The marina at One Particular Harbour Margaritaville has 55 wet slips and an enclosed boathouse capable of housing 128 vessels.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Environment

Climate Change Conference Set for Jan. 25

Topics will include the implication of rising sea levels for Florida, the effect of climate change on hurricanes, whether climate change worsens red tide and more.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Names New Controller and Marketing Professional

The foundation recently hired Marcia Saulo and Kelly Carlstein Buehler.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Coldwell Banker Names New Branch Manager

Mary Beth Hudson will lead Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Siesta Key office.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Environment

Hurricane Season Ends

The Atlantic hurricane season ended on Friday with a total of 15 named storms, above the annual average.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Media

Tourism Development Nonprofit Names Two New Communications and Content Staffers

Visit Sarasota County recently hired Britney Guertin and Adam Cellini.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Data

Local Poverty Rates Decline

The percentage of households living in poverty in Sarasota and Manatee counties declined between 2016 and 2017, according to new Census data.

12/03/2018 By Staff