Retail

Florida Consumer Confidence Rises

After four months of declines, consumer confidence among Floridians increased in December.

01/02/2019 By Staff

Public relations

Visit Sarasota Executive to Discuss Challenges of Marketing During Red Tide

Erin Duggan, the vice president of Visit Sarasota County, will speak at the next luncheon of the Central West Coast chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

01/02/2019 By Staff

Politics

County Commissioner to Outline Top Priorities for 2019

Mike Moran will speak at a Sarasota Republican Club dinner that runs 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17.

01/02/2019 By Staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox's New Year's Resolutions

"Fortunately, I have reached the age where you can exercise sitting down and it’s still considered legitimate."

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Nonprofits

$1.5 Million Federal Grant Will Support 'Healthy Families' Program

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently awarded the money to JFCS of the Suncoast.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Health care

Grant Will Help Mental Health Program for Children

Compeer Sarasota was recently awarded a $95,000 grant to serve children 5 to 17 years old.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Services

Car Wash Hires New General Manager

Tommy’s Express Car Wash, which opened in Sarasota in October, recently hired Dana McCaffrey.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Education

Well-Known University President to Headline Gulf Coast Community Foundation Luncheon

Freeman Hrabowski III, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a leader in promoting diversity in science and math, is speaking in Sarasota on Friday, March 8.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Year in Review

Our Editors' Favorite Stories of 2018

11 pieces that made us proud.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Trade

County Commissioner Picked Again to Lead Port Manatee Board

Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh was recently elected to a third consecutive one-year term as chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Longboat Key Office Adds New Realtor

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Cindy Fischer.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Deals

Restaurant Property Sold for Almost $1.1 Million

The parcel currently contains the Peruvian restaurant Inkawasi, but the land will be redeveloped in 2019.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Surviving Season

Nine Ways to Survive the Busy Months in Sarasota

From mastering roundabouts to dabbling in CBD, here's how to stay sane during season.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Acquires New Robot to Treat Lung Cancer Patients

The robot includes a flexible endoscope that doctors use to navigate and search delicate, distant branches of the lung.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Down

Collections were down by 12 percent in October when compared to October 2017, a drop-off likely due to red tide.

12/26/2018 By Staff

New hires

Venice Real Estate Office Adds New Agent

Jennifer Zayszly recently joined Michael Saunders & Company.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Finance

Accounting Firms Merge

Walters & Associates CPAs and Bobbitt Pittenger & Co. PA recently merged and will now operate under the name Walters & Associates, CPAs.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Deals

Building Housing Downtown Pizzeria Sold for $355,000

John Rattigan recently purchased 2,539 square feet of commercial space located at 2289 and 2291 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, from Michael and Lisa Fasanelli.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Realtor Joins Michael Saunders Office in Venice

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Margaret Kennedy.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Nature

New Park Opens

West Villages Florida recently opened its first public park, Blue Heron Park.

12/21/2018 By Staff