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

Crime

January Panel Will Focus on Jail Overpopulation

The first Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon of 2019 will feature a panel discussion about inmate overpopulation in Sarasota County.

11/30/2018 By Staff

Health care

Number of Uninsured Children Rises

The portion of children in Florida who are uninsured rose from 6.6 percent in 2016 to 7.3 percent last year.

11/30/2018 By Staff

Deals

Former Furniture Store Sold for $1.4 Million

Hoke Investment Company, LLC, recently merged Pelican Cottage and The Flamingo’s Nest Furniture Store into one new store, Pelicans and Flamingos.

11/30/2018 By Staff

Construction

Fast-Track Training for Heating and Air Conditioning Installers Begins in January

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning companies are partnering with CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and Manatee Technical College on the classes.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Transportation

County Considering Changes to Bus Routes

Sarasota County Area Transit is hosting public workshops to gather input on possible changes to bus service in North Port, Venice, Sarasota and Longboat Key.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Foundation Names New Communications and Learning Officer

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently hired Murray Devine, who previously worked for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Health care

American Life Expectancy Drops Again

Life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third straight year, declining from 78.7 in 2016 to 78.6 last year.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Awards

Business Group Honors 'Lifetime Achievement' Recipients

The Argus Foundation recently honored attorney Michael Furen and posthumously recognized businessman and former City Commissioner Gil Waters.

11/28/2018 By Staff

Retail

Great Grandson of Bealls Founder Named Retailer's Next President

Matt Beall is the great grandson of the Bradenton company's founder, Robert Beall, who started the company in 1915.

11/28/2018 By Staff

Health care

Parkinson’s Nonprofit Leader Named Vice Chair of National Alliance

Robyn Faucy-Washington of the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s is slated to become the chair of the Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations in 2020.

11/28/2018 By Staff

Retail

Average Spending By Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers Tops $313

That's down from last year, when shoppers spent an average of $335.47 over the holiday weekend.

11/28/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Number of Housing Starts Declines

The number of new residential construction projects begun in the U.S. in October was 2.9 percent below the October 2017 number.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota County Home Sales Drop

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County were down in October when compared to October 2017, according to new data.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Latino Nonprofit Expanding College Readiness Program

UnidosNow, a Sarasota nonprofit that works to empower Latinos to achieve the American Dream, is expanding its Future Leaders Academy initiative.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Education

School Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School was recently presented with the School of Excellence Award from Keep Sarasota County Beautiful.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Technology

Tech Company Signs New Deal with California Phone Maker

Sonim, which makes rugged cell phones for use in demanding and hazardous environments, recently inked a new deal with Sarasota's MTech.

11/21/2018 By Staff