Real Estate

Local Realtor Association Reports Rise in Sales, New Listings

It's a seller's market right now.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Local Black-Led Nonprofits Join National 'Give 8/28' Day

The annual giving day is hosted by the Young, Black and Giving Back Institute and is the culmination of Black Philanthropy Month.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

SMH Nurse Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Jean Lucas is the chief nursing officer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital's new Venice hospital, scheduled to open in fall 2021.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Scholarships

Foundation Awards More Than $600,000 in Scholarships

Gulf Coast Community Foundation has provided 527 scholarships to 294 local students for the 2020-21 academic year.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Transition Sarasota Receives $10,000 Donation

The funding comes from international vegetable seed company Enza Zaden.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Venice Approves Mask Ordinance

The ordinance follows those currently in place in the city of Sarasota and on Longboat Key.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Awards $2.7 Million

Funding focuses on supporting health and human service needs, building equity for communities of color, and protecting the environment.

08/24/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Public Relations Association Announces 2020-21 Board

Eleni Kouvatsos of First Watch Restaurants, Inc. was named board president.

08/24/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

All Star Children's Foundation Names Chief Program Officer, Chief Research Officer

Dr. Kristin Hoffman and Dr. Sharon Ghazarian both previously worked for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

08/24/2020 By Staff

Awards

Siesta Key Beach Named No. 1 in the Country, No. 11 in the World by TripAdvisor

Our beloved beach once again receives big honors.

08/24/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Sarasota-Manatee Region Unemployment Rate Hits 9.4 Percent in July

The biggest job losses were in the leisure and hospitality industry.

08/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

University Town Center Covid-19 Testing Site Now Offering Antibody Tests

There is a total capacity of 200 antibody tests per day; additionally, the site will continue Covid-19 testing, with a capacity of 1,200 tests per day.

08/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Extends Mask Ordinance

Face coverings are required at indoor and outdoor public places in the city where social distancing is not possible through Oct. 28.

08/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Downtown Holiday Parade Cancelled

The parade's board of directors cites the "precarious public health situation" as the reason for the cancellation.

08/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Florida Covid-19 Deaths Top 10,000

Florida is the fifth state in the country to pass the grim milestone, behind New York, New Jersey, California and Texas.

08/20/2020 By Staff

Restoration

Halfacre Construction Company Completes Water-Resistant Project at Phillippi Estate Park

The team followed strict guidelines to protect the 1,756-square-foot basement inside the mansion.

08/20/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Jobless Claims Jump Back Above 1 Million

After dipping below the million mark for the first time since March, jobless claims rose again last week—a sign of the market's fragility, experts say.

08/20/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

CryoXL Adds Business Development Director

Kottemann, who previously worked with the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is responsible for expanding CryoXL's existing partnerships

08/19/2020 By Staff

Jobs

CareerEdge Offers Tuition-Free HVAC Installation and Maintenance Fast-Track Training

Graduates are guaranteed jobs with the participating employers at an average starting wage of $15 per hour.

08/19/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

A Life Story Foundation Announces New Business Model in Wake of Covid-19

The foundation will move from fundraising via large-scale events to using digital platforms to create content, awareness and sponsorship opportunities for donors.

08/19/2020 By Staff