Grants

Port Manatee Awarded $813,090 Federal Security Grant

The funds will enable the port to make multiple security-related enhancements.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Awards

St. Armands Garage Recognized for Sustainability

The garage was lauded for its LED light harvesting system, electric vehicle charging stations, bicycle parking and bike repair station, state-of-the-art rooftop solar panel and more.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Florida Shatters Its Single-Day Record for COVID-19 Cases With 10,109

There were 106 new positive cases in Sarasota County and 160 in Manatee County. Sarasota Memorial Hospital also reported a record number of hospitalized patients, with 56, including 16 in the ICU.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Another 1.4 Million People Filed for Unemployment Last Week

However, the U.S. added 4.8 million jobs in June, the Department of Labor reported, although those numbers were compiled before COVID-19 cases began rising in states including Florida.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

SMH Reports All-Time High in COVID-19-Positive Patients

Hospital leadership adds that there has been a noticeable increase in younger people getting the virus from community spread.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Science

Brain Health Initiative Seeks Nominations for Youth Scholar Program

Brain Health Scholars will work remotely with scientists and clinicians from the Brain Health Initiative for about 20 hours throughout the summer and fall.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Nicole Zimmerman Joins AtLarge as Director of PR and Communications

In her new role, Zimmerman is responsible for leading and growing the recently rebranded firm’s public relations and communications efforts.

07/01/2020 By Staff

#SOURQ

Sarasota Chamber Launches 'Support Local' Campaign

The campaign focuses on driving customers to local small businesses, particularly in the restaurant and retail industries.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Selby Gardens Reverts to Phase One Reopening Status

The move comes after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Longboat Key Closes Public Beach Parking, Restrooms

The move is to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Health

Sarasota Memorial, Doctors Hospitals Named to '100 Top Hospitals' List

Both healthcare systems were chosen from 3,134 hospitals across the country.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Foundation Issues More Than $867,400 in Grants

The grants will provide support to serve those vulnerable populations who have been disproportionately impacted in the wake of the recent crises.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Elections

Voter Registration/Party Change Deadline Nears For August 18 Primary

The last day to register to be eligible to vote or change party affiliation is July 20.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Education

University of South Florida Consolidation Takes Effect July 1

Consolidating from three separately accredited institutions is a requirement of a Florida law passed in 2018 and amended in 2019.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Scott Guinn Named Director of Development for Sarasota Opera

A former singer, Guinn first joined Sarasota Opera in 2006 as a studio artist.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Health Department Adds Second Day of Testing in South County

The second by-appointment drive-thru testing event will take place at Heron Creek Middle School on Thursday, July 2.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Grants

Child Protection Center Awarded Grant From COVID-19 Response Initiative

The $7,500 grant will support CPC’s Children and Families Supervised Visitation Program.

06/29/2020 By Staff

Scholarships

The Oaks Women's Club Awards Scholarships to 16 High Schoolers

The 2020 awards are based on academic excellence, financial need, extracurricular activities, leadership skills and level of community service.

06/29/2020 By Staff

Finance

Stifel Adds Four Advisors, Opens New Office in Venice

The new hires represent $935 million in client assets.

06/29/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

FCCI Insurance Group Names Cina Welch as President and CEO

Welch has been with FCCI since 1998.

06/29/2020 By Staff