Politics

Congresswoman From Orlando Headlines Democratic Party Dinner

Rep. Val Demmings, D-Orlando, will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual Kennedy-King Dinner of the Sarasota County Democratic Party on Sunday, Feb. 24.

02/18/2019 By Staff

Networking

Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's 'Party in the Park' Takes Place March 13

The party includes live music, networking activities and games, food, drinks and more.

02/15/2019 By Staff

Retail

2018 Holiday Shopping Totaled $707.5 Billion

Retail sales were up by 2.9 percent over 2017, below a projected increase of 4.3 to 4.8 percent, according to new statistics.

02/15/2019 By Staff

Retail

New Pet Store Opens Saturday

The pet supplies, accessories and grooming store Pet Supermarket is opening a new store at 3476 Clark Road, Sarasota.

02/15/2019 By Staff

Construction

Builder Breaks Ground on New Group Home for Nonprofit

Halfacre Construction Company recently started construction on a project for The Haven.

02/14/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Nonprofit That Works to End Sex Trafficking Names Four New Staffers

Selah Freedom recently hired Paula Meyer Besleris, Meiko Tayloris, Sarah Frazer and Dede Jones.

02/14/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Bradenton Realtor Named President-Elect of State Association

Barry Grooms, a co-owner of Bradenton's SaraBay Suncoast Realty Inc., was recently installed as the 2019 president-elect of Florida Realtors.

02/14/2019 By Staff

Education

Realtor Association Accepting Scholarship Applications

Each year, the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee awards scholarships to six local students.

02/14/2019 By Staff

Professional development

College Offers Day-Long 'Leadership Boot Camp' Course

The class will cover how to manage priorities, "building a powerful day," "the art of moving groups" and more.

02/14/2019 By Staff

Health care

Cardiac Care Office Adds New Physician

Heart Rhythm Consultants, P.A., recently hired Dr. Antonio Moretta.

02/13/2019 By Staff

Entertainment

Music and Motorcycle Festival Starts Friday

The 21st annual Thunder By the Bay takes place Feb. 15-17 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.

02/13/2019 By Staff

Networking

Economic Development Corporation's Annual Barbecue Set for March 7

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation is hosting its 31st annual Hob Nob Bar-B-Que from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7.

02/13/2019 By Staff

Education

DeSoto County Joins Regional Grade-Level Reading Effort

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently expanded to DeSoto County.

02/13/2019 By Staff

Retail

Valentine's Day Spending Predicted to Reach $20.7 Billion

Just 51 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Valentine's Day this year, down from 55 percent last year and a high of 63 percent in 2009.

02/12/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Sales of Houses and Condos Up in 2018

The number of sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County increased by 0.5 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to new figures.

02/12/2019 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Nonprofit Names New Development Director

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently hired Barbara Evans.

02/12/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Ship Delivers Nearly 48,000 Metric Tons of Cement Manufacturing Materials

The shipment was the first delivery made under a new agreement between Port Manatee and a New York terminal operator.

02/12/2019 By Staff

Preview

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's "Hush, Hush" Season Announcement

The 2019-20 season includes four shows new to the WBTT stage, including a world premiere musical.

02/12/2019 By Kay Kipling

Conferences

USFSM to Host Conference on Opioid Abuse

Manatee County has been especially hard hit by the opioid crisis, with one of the nation’s highest rates of opioid overdose deaths.

02/11/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Benjamin DeMarsh Joins Dunlap & Moran, P.A.

His areas of practice at Dunlap & Moran include real estate transactions, real estate litigation, and development and governmental regulation.

02/11/2019 By Staff