Fast Track

Bonnie Lee Polk Named Partner at Williams Parker

Polk, a litigation attorney, focuses on clients involved in estate, trust and inheritance disputes.

05/13/2021 By Staff

Events

Local Public Relations Association to Present Master Class on Balance

Featured speakers include Carolyn Maue, Blair Bloomston and Jamie Coffey.

05/12/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Opera Names Director of Marketing

Stephen Baker was most recently the director of marketing and audience development for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

05/12/2021 By Staff

Awards

USF Associate Professor Marie Byrd Wins Research Award

Byrd has focused her scholarship on the intersection of race and gender for school-aged Black girls and the resulting complexity of their social, emotional and academic development.

05/12/2021 By Staff

Commercial Real Estate

TeKswamp Leases 10,000-Square-Foot Industrial Building in Sarasota

TeKswamp LLC sells refurbished electronics on eBay, Amazon and NewEgg.

05/12/2021 By Staff

Education

Ringling College, Patterson Foundation Launch Patriot Plaza Virtual Tour

The virtual tour is available to teachers, home schoolers, and students in Sarasota County through EdExploreSRQ.

05/12/2021 By Staff

Mental Health

Van Wezel Education Department Announces New 'Teen Voices' Program

The program was developed in response to the need for creative outlets for teen and young adults, particularly during the pandemic.

05/11/2021 By Staff

I, Robot

New Technology Allows Hospital-Bound Seniors to Explore The Ringling

The Ohmni telepresence robot is controlled by patients via a tablet and allows them to move independently and interact with others.

05/11/2021 By Staff

Education

New College Foundation Raises $500,000 During 'O’Shea Formula' Event

The funds raised during the virtual event will be directed to the Donal B. O’Shea Scholarship Endowment.

05/11/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Selby Gardens Receives $1 Million Donation

The funds will be used for the endowment of the gardens' Master Plan for its downtown Sarasota ampus.

05/11/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Gardens Names Vice President for Visitor Engagement, Chief Museum Curator

Dr. David Berry has consulted as curator of Selby Gardens’ Orchid Show and has served in a senior leadership capacity at The Ringling since 2011.

05/10/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Bay Park Conservancy Hires Chief Experience Officer

Jeannie Perales was previously vice-president for museum exhibits, learning and engagement at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

05/10/2021 By Staff

Grants

Community Foundation Awards More than $320,000 in Grants

Funding will support equitable access to education and health care.

05/10/2021 By Staff

Events

Junior League to Hold Annual Celebration May 18

At the event, annnual awards will be presented and the league's new management team and board members will be welcomed.

05/07/2021 By Staff

Health News

Banyan Pediatric Care Opens in Sarasota

Banyan provides skilled nursing for special needs children ages birth to 21 in a childcare setting.

05/07/2021 By Staff

Commercial Real Estate

Forest Plaza LLC Purchases 24 Acres in North Port

Price Boulevard Commons LLC sold the property at 1800 E. Price Blvd. for $400,000.

05/07/2021 By Staff

Internships

Sarasota Chamber Program Accepting Applications for Summer Internship Program

The eight-week program provides an opportunity for local employers to benefit from interns while also providing access to cross-cultural, career-oriented experiences.

05/07/2021 By Staff

Arts

The Ringling Named a 2021 Blue Star Museum

The Blue Star Museums initiative provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer.

05/07/2021 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Educator Named 2022 Florida Teacher of the Year Finalist

Kari Johnson is a kindergarten teacher at Fruitville Elementary School.

05/06/2021 By Staff

Politics

DeSantis Signs Into Law Controversial New Voting Bill

The new law limits the use of ballot drop boxes and restricts vote-by-mail procedures. Republicans say it cracks down on potential fraud; Democrats say it's voter suppression.

05/06/2021 By Staff