Honors

Lakewood Ranch Manager Named 'Lifestyle Director of the Year'

Monaca Onstad, Lakewood Ranch’s director of community relations, was recently honored by the National Association of Home Builders.

01/30/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Michael Saunders Adds Agent in Palmer Ranch Office

Amy Rakouskas recently joined Michael Saunders & Company's Palmer Ranch team.

01/30/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Early Childhood Nonprofit Picks 2018 Leadership

Children First recently named PGT Innovations CEO Jeff Jackson as the nonprofit's board chair for 2018.

01/29/2018 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in State House Special Election Starts Saturday

Early in-person voting in the state House special election involving Democrat Margaret Good, Republican James Buchanan and Libertarian Alison Foxall begins Saturday, Feb. 3.

01/29/2018 By Staff

Finance

Sarasota Accounting Firm Names New Shareholder

The certified public accountant Chris Wailand was recently named a shareholder in the Sarasota firm of Piper, Hawkins & Company.

01/29/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Turnover in the Restaurant Industry Remains High

The turnover rate for employees in the restaurant industry exceeded 70 percent for the second straight year, according to a new report from Upserve.

01/26/2018 By Staff

Construction

Door, Window Manufacturer Selects Builder for New Facility

PGT Innovations recently awarded the contract to build a new building at its glass processing facility to J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp.

01/26/2018 By Staff

Data

U.S. Drops in 'Best Countries' Ranking

The United States dropped from seventh to eighth in the latest ranking of the world's top countries by U.S. News & World Report.

01/26/2018 By Staff

New hires

Nonprofit That Offers Affordable Rides to Seniors Names New Development Director

ITNSunCoast recently hired Stacy Prouty.

01/26/2018 By Staff

Politics

Panel to Debate Constitution Revision Commission

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel will include developer Carlos Beruff, tax collector Barbara Ford-Coates and professor Mary Adkins.

01/26/2018 By Staff

Construction

Assisted-Living Facility Announces Modernization Project

The Pines of Sarasota assisted-living facility in Sarasota will undergo a major renovation intended to modernize the facility.

01/25/2018 By Staff

Beauty

Salon Training Academy Expands, Undergoes Renovations

The owners of Sarasota's Fashion Focus Hair Academy recently renovated the salon training facility to coincide with the 30th anniversary of its founding.

01/25/2018 By Staff

Law

Real Estate Attorney Becomes Partner, Shareholder at Sarasota Firm

Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC recently named William McComb a partner and shareholder.

01/25/2018 By Staff

Health care

Medical Society Names 2018 President

The Manatee County Medical Society recently picked Inda Mowett, M.D., as its 94th president.

01/25/2018 By Staff

Leadership

Goodwill Offers Workshop on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The free workshop is intended to help organizations identify and address harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

01/24/2018 By Staff

New hires

Nonprofit Picks New Director of Development

Manatee Community Action Agency, Inc., a nonprofit that provides services to low-income families and their children, recently hired Jill Gass.

01/24/2018 By Staff

Energy

Trump Approves New Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

The move is intended to help domestic solar manufacturing companies, but The Solar Energy Industries Association criticized the tariff.

01/24/2018 By Staff

Data

International Tourism to the U.S. Drops

Total global travel volume increased by 7.9 percent between 2015 and 2017, while America's share dropped from 13.5 percent in 2015 to 11.9 percent last year.

01/24/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Home and Condo Sales Increased in December

The number of closed sales of single-family homes and condos in Florida rose between last November and December.

01/24/2018 By Staff

Health care

Thoracic Surgeon Joins Physicians Network

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System recently hired Dr. Paul Chomiak, M.D.

01/23/2018 By Staff