Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints PGT Innovations Board Chair to Florida Building Commission

Rod Hershberger co-founded Venice-based PGT and retired as its CEO in 2017.

09/15/2020 By Staff

Affordable Housing

Wells Fargo Grants $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Sarasota

The grant will support the renovation of a home for a family that deserves relief from poor housing conditions and the daily stress of housing instability.

09/15/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

PNC Names Regional Head of Florida for PNC Wealth Management and Hawthorn

Lisa Simington will lead PNC's personal asset management efforts.

09/15/2020 By Staff

Grants

Van Wezel Foundation Granted $575,000 for Arts Education in Fiscal Year 2020

Additionally, the foundation generated more than $1 million in contributions through support of its Inspiration Gala.

09/15/2020 By Staff

Food Drive

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee Providing Fresh Produce in Manatee County

Locations will be set up near six Title I schools, but anyone living in Manatee County can participate.

09/14/2020 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Passenger Traffic for August at 43 Percent of 2019 Level

Passengers totaled 58,115 for August 2020, compared to 135,467 passengers in August 2019; overall, passenger traffic is down 34 percent year over year.

09/14/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

CareerEdge Hires Workforce Program Coordinator

Kathryn Whalen will assist with workforce development initiatives, lead fast-track training programs, work with business and community partners and coordinate special projects.

09/14/2020 By Staff

Solar Energy

Nonprofit Solar Co-Op Launches in Sarasota County

The co-op is free to join and open to homeowners and business owners in Sarasota County.

09/14/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through Sept. 18

Face coverings continue to be required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in city limits whenever proper social distancing cannot be maintained.

09/11/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Lemur Conservation Foundation Names New Executive Director

Deborah Robbins Millman has more than 20 years of for-profit and not-for-profit experience in management, strategic development and animal advocacy.

09/11/2020 By Staff

Tourism

Visit Florida Launches In-State Tourism Marketing Campaign

Set to run through Nov. 22, the integrated campaign aims to inspire Florida pride among residents while introducing them to unique experiences available in-state.

09/11/2020 By Staff

Mental Health

Local Experts to Participate in Mental Health Roundtable

The LWN Live With Nature Foundation's streaming event will focus on mental health and the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

Achieva Credit Union Donates to Sarasota-Manatee Food Banks

The credit union raised $51,747 for Sarasota's All Faiths Food Bank and $37,479 for Bradenton's Salvation Army.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Jobs

More Than 850,000 People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

The unemployment rate was at 8.4 percent, and nearly 30 million people were receiving some type of unemployment benefits in the week ending Aug. 29.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Neal Land & Neighborhoods Announces New Neighborhood at North River Ranch

Builders will release homesites for sale over phases, with home sale prices for the initial phase falling in the mid-$200s.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

New Chair, Vice-Chair Elected to New College Board of Trustees

Mary Ruiz will serve as chair and Ron Christaldi as vice-chair.

09/09/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Orioles to Host Food Distribution Drive at Ed Smith Stadium

The first event will take place this Saturday, Sept. 12, in the stadium's East Lot.

09/09/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Neal Communities Breaks Sales Record in August 2020

The company made 136 sales in August, up 71 percent year-over-year and surpassing its previous all-time monthly sales record of 124 sales in March 2019.

09/09/2020 By Staff

Grants

Community-Based After School Program Expands Services

A $50,000 grant from the Barancik Foundation will support SOAR's educational programs through summer 2021.

09/09/2020 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota's Revcontent Named a 'Florida Company to Watch' by GrowFl

Together, the 2020 GrowFL "Companies to Watch" finalists represent nearly 3,000 jobs and generate $670 million in revenue.

09/09/2020 By Staff