Real estate

Sales of Existing Homes Decline

Sales of existing homes in America declined in June for the third straight month.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Education

Sheriff's Office Deputy to Share Business Safety and Security Strategies

Manatee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Russell Younger will share tips during a free upcoming workshop for business owners.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Drink

Sarasota Festival Discussed in National Article on Whiskey Tourism

Sarasota's annual Whiskey Obsession festival recently earned a mention in a Forbes feature on the growing industry of whiskey tourism.

07/24/2018 By Staff

New hires

Englewood Real Estate Office Adds New Agent

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Jillian Marie-West.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Deals

Company Buys Door, Window Maker for $360 Million

North Venice's PGT Innovations is buying the Phoenix-based company Western Window Systems from a private equity company for $360 million.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Construction

Real Estate Marketing Firm Plans New Bradenton Headquarters

RSP USA recently hired J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. to build a new 23,437-square-foot headquarters.

07/23/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Manatee County NAACP Holding Fundraising Dinner Aug. 11

The event will feature Florida Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg.

07/23/2018 By Staff

Wealth

Florida No. 2 in Ranking of States Based on Income Inequality

The North Port, Sarasota and Bradenton region ranked No. 12 in a list of the most unequal metropolitan areas in the country.

07/23/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Hippotherapy Center Holding Dedication Ceremony for New Facilities

InStride Therapy, which offers horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, is celebrating from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

07/23/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Home Sales Up in Sarasota County

The number of single-family Sarasota home sales totaled 798 in June, up 1.7 percent from the June 2017 number.

07/23/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Homebuilder Confidence Steady

America's Housing Market Index reading is 68 this month, the same as in June. It had risen as high as 74 last December before declining.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Education

Veterans Nonprofit Accepting Applications for Entrepreneurship Training

The Veterans Florida program is intended for veterans who own their own business or who are considering starting a new business.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Parking Garage Planned for Downtown Bradenton

The garage, which will house roughly 500 spaces, will cost $13.8 million.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Finance

Venice Man Honored for Volunteer Work with Investment Education Nonprofit

Phil Crocker was recently recognized for his volunteer service with BetterInvesting.

07/20/2018 By Staff

New hires

Manufacturer Names New Vice President

North Venice's PGT Innovations recently hired Raoul Quijada as vice president and corporate controller.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Food

New Lucky's Market Coming to Venice

The Colorado-based supermarket chain Lucky's Market plans to open a new store in Venice within the next two years.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Retail

Back-to-School Spending Projected to Reach $82.8 Billion

That's down from last year's estimated spending of $83.6 billion.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Appointments

Advertising Group Selects New Board President

Shane Hughes, the creative director at Michael Saunders & Company, was recently named the board president of AdFed Suncoast.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Deals

Apartment Complex Sold for $38 Million

A Wisconsin firm recently purchased The Point at Bella Grove, a Manatee County apartment complex, from an Atlanta company.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Events

Creative Conference Returns for Fifth Year in December

PINC (People, Ideas, Nature, Creativity) will return for its fifth year from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.

07/19/2018 By Staff