Real estate

New Home Starts Up

The Sarasota and Bradenton markets saw 1,276 new single-family home starts in the fourth quarter of last year.

05/29/2018 By Staff

New hires

Law Firm Adds Three New Attorneys

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen recently hired Nicole Christie, Nicholas Gard and Bailey Lowther.

05/29/2018 By Staff

Architecture

Modernist High School Walkway Restored

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation recently restored a covered walkway designed by modernist architect Paul Rudolph.

05/29/2018 By Staff

Data

Graduation Gift Spending Predicted to Reach $5.2 Billion

Americans will spend an estimated $5.2 billion on graduation presents for high schoolers and college students this year, according to a new survey.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Education

New College Names New Vice President

New College of Florida recently hired Kristie Harris.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Magazine a Finalist for Three Sunshine State Awards

The winners, chosen by the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will be announced in August.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Public Relations

Seminar Covers 'How to Practice PR Without Losing Your Soul'

The class will be led by Dick Martin, an author and former public relations lead at AT&T.

05/25/2018 By Staff

New hires

Former TV Producer Joins Michael Saunders Office

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Wendy Egan in its Siesta Key office.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Environment

Sarasota One of America's Cities Most at Risk From Climate Change

Sarasota trails only Miami Beach in a new ranking of American cities most at risk from climate change.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Home Sales Down, Condo Sales Up in Sarasota

The number of sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County dropped by 5.3 percent between April 2017 and April 2018.

05/24/2018 By Staff

New hires

Air Conditioning Company Names New Construction Services Director

Conditioned Air, which operates in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties, recently hired Jon Kunz.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns This Summer

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will return this summer for the 34th year, with events scheduled to take place June 23-July 4.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Data

Population Up in Sarasota, Manatee Counties

Sarasota County's population rose by 1.5 percent between 2016 and 2017, while Manatee County's grew by almost 2.7 percent.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Data

National Home Sales Drop Slightly

Sales of new single-family homes in America declined by 1.5 percent between March and April.

05/23/2018 By Staff

Retail

Mall Hosts Expo for Women June 3

The free event includes beauty, wellness and fashion stations, with makeup and hair care offerings, massages and more.

05/23/2018 By Staff

New hires

Construction Company Names Two New Partners

Lakewood Ranch's Halfacre Construction Company recently added two new partners, Reed Giasson and Tom Rees.

05/23/2018 By Staff

Politics

School Board Debates Set for June 7 and 21

The next two Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheons will feature debates between candidates for the Sarasota County School Board.

05/23/2018 By Staff

Deals

Seven Downtown Properties Change Hands

Sarasota's Cross Street Parcels Land Trust recently purchased seven parcels of downtown property valued at almost $10.7 million.

05/23/2018 By Staff

Data

Crime Down in Sarasota County

The overall crime rate in Sarasota County declined by 7.1 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to new data.

05/22/2018 By Staff

Finance

Bank Hires Two

IberiaBank recently hired Kimberly Hopper and Brad Severson.

05/22/2018 By Staff