Elections

Poll Workers Needed for 2020 Elections

Workers are needed for both the Aug. 18 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Gardens' President and CEO Appointed to Visit Florida Board of Directors

Rominiecki will represent the Tampa Bay region and serve a four-year term beginning July 1.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Health Department Will Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Englewood Thursday

DOH Sarasota will have 100 COVID-19 tests available for this testing opportunity.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Jane Goodwin Named President of Florida School Boards Association

Goodwin is the most recent past chair of the Sarasota County School Board.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

May Housing Market Down 43.5 Percent Over Last Year

Both Sarasota and Manatee counties saw a decline in sales and supply, causing median prices to rise again.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Travel

Airlines Bring Back, Add Flights at SRQ Airport

SRQ leadership says the airport is beginning to see signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Local Realtor Recognized Nationally

Coldwell Banker realtor Roger Pettingell ranks No. 61 on the REAL Trends' list of the top 250 real estate agents in the U.S.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Restock

Anna Maria Island-Wide Beach Renourishment Project to Begin in July

Island beaches, from Holmes to Coquina, will be restocked with fresh, white sand.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Fitness

Row House, a Boutique Rowing Studio, Opens in Sarasota

The new studio offers low-impact, high-energy workouts centered on the rowing machine, or ergometer.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Names New Board Chair, Trustees

Doris Johnson succeeds Marian Moss as board chair; new trustees are Mona Rankin and Dona Scott.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Visit Sarasota County President Re-Appointed to Visit Florida Board of Directors

Virginia Haley currently serves as the 2019-2020 Chair of the Visit Florida board.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Grants

Goodwill Manasota Receives $23,000 Grant to Support Key Staff Positions

The grant will fund one Job Connection employee and cover the cost of one-and-a-half Veterans Services Program team members for two months.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Jobs

For 13th Straight Week, Unemployment Claims Top 1 Million

Though the numbers are decreasing from an all-time high in April, experts say weekly filings are still more than twice the worst week of the Great Recession.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Design

Sweet Sparkman Will Design 'Touchless' Bathrooms at SRQ Airport

The move will help the airport continue to modernize and improve its restrooms and inhibit the spread of germs.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Awards

Lakewood Ranch Wound Center Recognized with National Award

The Center of Distinction award recognizes medical centers that achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Receives Multiple Grants

The funding totals $35,895.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Manufacturing

CGI Commercial Adds First-Ever Non-Impact Products to Portfolio

CGI Commercial is part of the Venice-based PGT Innovations family of brands.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Vimvest Names New National Sales Director

Stephen McLeod will direct all of the activities related to advisors seeking to simplify, amplify, and solidify their businesses through Vimvest’s financial technology offering.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial, Suncoast Blood Centers Urge Blood Donations

Sarasota Memorial Hospital says it has seen a "slight uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations."

06/16/2020 By Staff

Construction

Halfacre Construction Company Begins North River Church Expansion

The $2.4 million project is scheduled for completion at the end of October 2020.

06/16/2020 By Staff