Construction

Venice Restaurant Undergoing Renovations

Venice's J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. last month began remodeling the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery located in Venice.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Deals

Phosphate Giant Moving Its Headquarters to Florida

Mosaic is moving its corporate headquarters from Plymouth, Minnesota, to Hillsborough County.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Technology

Web Design Firm Opens New Sarasota Office

The St. Louis company Engage recently opened a second office in Sarasota and hired two new staff members.

05/14/2018 By Staff

Environment

New Campaign Encourages Locals to 'Skip the Straw'

Skip the Straw Suncoast is a new campaign created to eliminate the use of single-use plastic straws and food containers.

05/14/2018 By Staff

Technology

Digital Marketing Workshop Takes Place May 22

Manasota SCORE mentor Nick Choat will offer a guide to digital marketing for small businesses at Manatee Technical College.

05/14/2018 By Staff

Education

Three New College Students Win Fulbright Grants

Three students at New College of Florida recently received Fulbright grants for 2018 and will study and work in Taiwan and Croatia.

05/14/2018 By Staff

Appointments

Nonprofit Names New Board Chair

Dean Miller was recently named chair-elect of the JFCS of the Suncoast board of directors.

05/14/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Road Resurfacing Project Begins in Late May

The City of Sarasota will begin resurfacing a 1.4-mile stretch of Osprey Avenue between Siesta Drive and Bahia Vista Street later this month.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Deals

42,000-Square-Foot Rosemary District Property on the Market

Located at the northeast corner of Cocoanut Avenue and Fourth Street, the property has administrative site plan approval for 62 residential units.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New 'Passport' Created to Boost Cortez Businesses and Nonprofits

The Florida Maritime Museum and nearby merchants will soon offer a "Cortez Passport" intended to encourage visitors to explore the area.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Honors

Realtor Named 'Advocate for Social Good'

Maria Rocha was recently honored by Giveback Homes, a social change organization in the real estate industry.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Data

Manatee County Tourism Up

The total number of visitors to Manatee County exceeded 3.1 million in 2017.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Deals

Furniture Maker Leases Huge New Space

Windward Design Group recently signed a long-term lease for a 281,276-square-foot industrial facility.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Deals

Companies Pay Almost $1.2 Million for New Office Space

Murray Homes and The Murray Group recently purchased a 4,000-square-foot building located at 2900 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

05/10/2018 By Staff

History

Presentation to Highlight Significance of Newly Discovered Archaeological Site

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a talk by John McCarthy.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Goodwill Adds Three New Board Members

New to the Goodwill Manasota board are Mike Bryant, Jacqueline Moore and Allen Weinstein.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Food

Almost 90 Restaurants Participating in Savor Sarasota Promotion

Visit Sarasota County's annual Savor Sarasota event runs June 1-14.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Health care

Company Introduces High-Tech Opioid Dispenser

Robrady Design recently launched Pill, a "smart" drug dispenser it says could be used to combat the opioid addiction crisis.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Moving Ahead with Plans for Venice Hospital

A judge on Tuesday recommended that Sarasota Memorial Hospital be allowed to open a new hospital in Venice.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Planning

Judge's Ruling Lets City Move Ahead with Big Pass Dredging

The initial Lido Key renourishment will take 950,000 cubic yards of sand from Big Pass.

05/09/2018 By Staff