Oh, The Places You'll Go

The CDC Is Loosening Its Rules for International Travel

Here's what locals want to do—and where they want to jet—when they feel safe.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

State Vaccination Sites are Transitioning From Pfizer to Johnson & Johnson

Beginning April 6, one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines will replace two-dose Pfizer at state-supported sites.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Work Health

Twenty-One Employers Designated 'Healthy Sarasota County Worksites'

Many of the employers also have tobacco free worksite policies.

04/02/2021 By Staff

Market Report

Second Young Entrepreneur Market Will Be Held April 10

Twenty local entrepreneurs, all under the age of 17, will be selling wares ranging from baked goods to art.

04/02/2021 By Staff

Health News

City of Sarasota to Hold Blood Drive at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex

All donors will receive a tie-dye T-shirt and a $10 e-gift card, plus a free wellness checkup including a Covid-19 antibody test.

04/02/2021 By Staff

Health News

Center For Sight Accepting Applications for Free Cataract Surgeries

The practice will perform 100 free surgeries for individuals who have no health insurance or other means to pay for surgery.

04/01/2021 By Staff

Events

Sarasota Chamber Announces Spring-Summer 2021 Events

They include the 31st annual Frank G. Berlin Sr. Foundation Small Business Awards on June 25.

04/01/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Scott Hopes Named Acting Manatee County Administrator

Hopes will be responsible for overseeing the county's 1,900 employees and implementing the Manatee Board of County Commissioners’ policy decisions.

04/01/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

JFCS Names Chief Development Officer

In her new role, Christa Mannarino will raise funds, work with supports and expand JFCS’s base of support for its programs.

04/01/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Selby Gardens Receives Gift for Media Center, Virtual Programming

The gift—an undisclosed amount—will launch the Deb Kabinoff Media Center at the gardens.

03/31/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Forestar Hosts Groundbreaking for Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch

The 700-acre, gated neighborhood is planned to be a "resort ranch" with 1,500 single-family homes, paired villas and townhomes.

03/31/2021 By Staff

Jobs

Goodwill Manasota Expands Supported JobsPlus Program

The program helps provide employment for individuals with severe disabilities.

03/31/2021 By Staff

Economy

Sarasota Chamber Launches 'Opportunities For All' Program

Focusing on small and minority-led businesses, the program is designed to assist owners with navigating resources to help their business grow.

03/31/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Corporate/Nonprofit Partnership Forms Local Supply Chain for PPE

To date, this partnership has distributed 140,000 masks, 14,500 pairs of gloves, and 1,200 bottles of hand sanitizer to 33 local organizations

03/31/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Women & Medicine Educational Luncheon Raises More Than $140,000

The funds from the eighth annual luncheon helped fund a new bone density scanner at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

03/30/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Certified Collectibles Group Promotes Two

Harshen Patel has been named vice-president of Certified Guaranty Company and Scott Heller to vice-president of sales at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.

03/30/2021 By Staff

Sports

U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships Comes to Sarasota-Bradenton in July

Roughly 2,700 players and coaches (plus spectators) will be in attendance.

03/30/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Chamber Presents Inaugural 'Spirit of Sarasota' Award

Rae Dowling, area manager with Florida Power & Light, was honored for her development and promotion of Sarasota's business community.

03/30/2021 By Staff

Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank Prepares to Launch Eighth Annual Campaign Against Summer Hunger

This year's goal is to raise $1.6 million and reach 35,000 children in Sarasota and DeSoto counties.

03/30/2021 By Staff

Hurricane Season

FPL Announces Sarasota-Area Improvements Ahead of 2021 Hurricane Season

The energy company says that it has strengthened the energy grid serving Sarasota and is planning multiple improvements.

03/29/2021 By Staff