Hurricanes

Blood Donations Needed as Hurricane Dorian Moves Towards Florida

OneBlood and the Suncoast Blood Bank are urging people to donate ahead of the storm.

08/28/2019 By Staff

Shopping

Visit Sarasota County Launches Promotional Discount Initiative

From September 1-30, 2019, visitors and locals can take advantage of big savings on hotels, attractions, restaurants, shops and more.

08/28/2019 By Staff

Grants

Teen Court Receives Grant From Bank of America Client Foundation

With the funding, Teen Court of Sarasota plans to serve more than local 400 youth.

08/28/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Residence Inn Planned for Fruitville Road

The 11-parcel assembled block sold for $2,939,000.

08/28/2019 By Staff

Awards

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Wins 'Board Team of the Year,' 'Core Service Program' Awards

The awards were presented by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and its Florida Area Council.

08/27/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

State College of Florida Names Danielle Lutz Head of New Venice Collegiate School

Students who graduate from SCFCS Venice will earn both their high school diplomas and an associate degree.

08/27/2019 By Staff

Awards

Goodwill Announces Honorees for Community Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner

This year’s honorees are veterans advocate Kevin Henault, philanthropist Charles L. Slater, and Goodwill community partner Turning Points.

08/27/2019 By Staff

Education

Booker Middle School Recognized as a 'School of Distinction'

The school was recognized for its performance during the 2018-19 school year.

08/27/2019 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A 1920s Laurel Park Bungalow

The walled swimming pool is sensational.

08/26/2019 By Staff

Law

Manatee County Bar Association Elects 2019-2020 Board Members

Charles W. Telfair has been named president.

08/26/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

CVS Pharmacy Sells in Venice

The 12,946-square-foot property was sold to a private investor for $3 million.

08/26/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Pinkerton Private Wealth Hires Two, Promotes Two

Among them is Donna Guinta, who has been named the firm's COO.

08/26/2019 By Staff

Hospitality

New Book by USF Sarasota-Manatee Professors Examines Hospitality Research Method

The book explores a methodology popular in social science and business research.

08/26/2019 By Staff

Networking

Chamber Accepting Registration for 'Engage Sarasota' Program

The nine-month program features a variety of lunchtime networking events.

08/26/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Bank of America Presents $20,000 to Harvest House

The funding will support Harvest House's affordable homes repair project.

08/26/2019 By Staff

Economy

Chances of a Recession in Florida Are Increasing

The odds of a recession have increased from 20.8 percent in April to 34.2 percent in July, according to the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

08/23/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Professional Earns Public Relations Accreditation

In earning her APR, Erin Hoffer of KSC Inc. joins more than 5,000 other professionals nationally.

08/23/2019 By Staff

Market Report

Real Estate Closed Sales, Pending Sales and Median Prices Were Up in July 2019

Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 28,142 last month, up 10.4 percent from July 2018.

08/23/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Hermitage Artist Retreat Appoints New Development Director

The former director of philanthropic planning for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Sara Krusenstjerna brings extensive, experience in development, fundraising, and community relations.

08/23/2019 By Staff

Elections

Florida to Join the Electronic Registration Information Center

The state has also provided $5.1 million for elections cybersecurity ahead of the 2020 election.

08/22/2019 By Staff