Tourism

Selby Gardens Raises $31.5 Million for Phase One of Its New Master Plan

That includes a $5 million gift from Drs. Joel Morganroth and Gail Morrison Morganroth.

01/31/2019 By Staff

Real estate

New Home Sales Increased Between October and November

The number of sales of new single-family homes in November remained 7.7 percent below the November 2017 rate, according to new data.

01/31/2019 By Staff

Construction

Manufacturer Opens New 28,000-Square-Foot Connector Building

The new structure creates a large continuous space for PGT Innovations' glass processing operations.

01/31/2019 By Staff

Environment

Forum Covers Environmental and Health Impacts of Phosphate Mining

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County is hosting the forum on Monday, Feb. 11.

01/31/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Project Wins County Commission Approval

The Sarasota County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a series of agreements with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium for its new Science Education Aquarium.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Media

Talk By New Yorker, CNN Contributor Rescheduled

Jeffrey Toobin's Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon has been changed to Thursday, March 7.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Real Estate Firm Adds New Sales Associate

Ian Black Real Estate recently hired Doug Sullivan, the former president and chief executive officer of Stonewood Holdings.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Health care

Blood Bank Joins National Testing Cooperative

SunCoast Blood Bank recently joined the National Blood Testing Cooperative, which provides testing services at cost.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Florida Tax Revenue Generated Through Airbnb Totaled $89.5 Million Last Year

Thanks to an agreement hammered out in 2017, the company last year transferred $1.1 million to Sarasota County on behalf of its hosts.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Health care

Meeting Will Focus on 'Medicare for All' Proposals

Representatives from National Nurses United, a union that represents more than 150,000 registered nurses in the U.S., are discussing the topic on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Food

New Downtown Restaurant Opens

The new downtown Sarasota restaurant Sage opened Tuesday at 1216 First St., Sarasota.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Deals

Real Estate Company Opens Downtown Office

PropLogix, which employs more than 110 people, recently moved its operations back to downtown Sarasota.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourism Nonprofit Expands Sales Team

Visit Sarasota County recently promoted Ellen Thomas and hired Amanda Walker and Allison Jones.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Politics

Report Estimates Federal Shutdown Cost the Economy $11 Billion

The partial shutdown of the federal government that ended last Friday led to $11 billion in reduced economic activity, according to new estimates published by the Congressional Budget Office.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Housing Starts Up

The Sarasota-Bradenton market produced 1,310 new single-family housing starts during the final quarter of 2018, up 5.5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017.

01/28/2019 By Staff

Retail

American Spending During Super Bowl Expected to Reach $14.8 Billion

American adults plan to spend $81.30 on average while watching the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams play in Super Bowl LIII.

01/28/2019 By Staff

New hires

Latino Nonprofit Names New Special Projects Coordinator

UnidosNow, a Sarasota nonprofit dedicated to helping Latinos achieve the American Dream, recently hired Corey Naeger.

01/28/2019 By Staff

Events

'Creativity Conference' Scheduled for March 29-31

The Florida Creativity Conference is presented by the Florida Creativity Alliance, Inc., the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Florida Studio Theatre.

01/28/2019 By Staff

Environment

Historian's Talk Will Raise Money for Maritime Museum

Historian Jack E. Davis, recently featured in Sarasota Magazine, will speak at a fundraiser for the Florida Maritime Museum on Thursday, March 14

01/25/2019 By Staff

Data

Survey Finds Small Business Owners Concerned About 'Economic Uncertainty'

Florida small business owners are concerned about economic uncertainty, according to new survey results published by the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

01/25/2019 By Staff