Deals

Law Firm Buys Lakewood Ranch Building for New Office

A company affiliated with the law firm Berlin Patten Ebling recently purchased a multi-tenant office building in Lakewood Ranch for $3.5 million.

02/27/2019 By Staff

Data

Manufacturer's Sales Up 37 Percent in 2018

Net sales at PGT Innovations were up 37 percent last year over the previous year, according to new data released by the company on Wednesday.

02/27/2019 By Staff

Education

Booker Middle Principal Picked for National Arts Education Nonprofit Board

LaShawn Frost was recently selected to serve on the board of the Arts Schools Network.

02/26/2019 By Staff

New hires

Manatee County Names New Acting County Administrator

The Manatee County Commission voted Tuesday to appoint Cheri Coryea as the county's acting administrator, effective Friday, March 1.

02/26/2019 By Staff

Through the Years

Big Hair, Neon and More: 40 Years of Fashion

Let's take a (sometimes cringey) walk down memory lane.

02/26/2019 By Staff

40th Anniversary

Remember When You Could Buy a Siesta Key Penthouse for $219,000?

Our Homes 200 advertising section premiered in 1981, showcasing homes for sale at $200,000 and up (“the loftier price brackets,” explained our publisher).

02/26/2019 By Staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Eight Sarasotans Who Shaped Our Past

The secret lives only Mr. Chatterbox knows.

02/25/2019 By Robert Plunket

From the Editor

From the Editor: 40 Years of Stories

You, dear readers and advertisers, have been our friends through all the years.

02/25/2019 By Susan Burns

Disasters

Insurance Claims for Hurricane Michael Damages Near $5.7 Billion

Florida property and business owners have filed almost 146,000 claims related to damage caused by last year's hurricane.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Free Class Covers How to 'Close Up' Your Florida Home

Unoccupied homes in Florida are targets for mildew growth, storm damage, pests and other issues.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Food Bank to Kick Off Summer Anti-Hunger Campaign on March 31

All Faiths Food Bank will launch its annual Campaign Against Summer Hunger with its first ever walk across Sarasota's Ringling Bridge.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Deals

Benefits Company Leases New Office Space

Taylor Collins, the owner of Professional Benefits, recently leased suite B in Shady Ridge Office Park.

02/25/2019 By Staff

40th Anniversary

A Look Back at 40 Years of Sarasota Magazine Covers

From our early days as Clubhouse Magazine to now, here's a retrospective of our favorite covers. (That hair! That fashion!)

02/25/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Orioles’ Annual Economic Impact at $92 Million

The analysis measures the total tourism impact created by the Orioles, combined with the club’s business operations and spending in Sarasota County.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Review

Circus Sarasota 2019 Offers Thrills, Laughs and Beauty Under the Big Top

This year's edition of the circus brings new international acts to the one-ring show.

02/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Philanthropy

Community Foundation Awards Grants to Unity Award Winners' Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded grants to nonprofits that this year’s award winners devote their time to.

02/22/2019 By Staff

Finance

Wealth Adviser Recognized By Forbes

Matthew Otto, the managing director and partner of the Otto Group at HighTower, was recently ranked among the top wealth advisers in the state of Florida.

02/22/2019 By Staff

Health care

Medical Office Adds New Physician Assistant, Physician Liaison

Allure Medical's Lakewood Ranch office recently hired Adriana Naidel and Cayla McCrory.

02/22/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Home Sales Down Statewide in January

Home sales were down 6.2 percent and townhouse and condo sales were down 10.9 percent last month.

02/22/2019 By Staff

Education

Professors Win Arts Education Grants

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee professors Helene Robinson and Phillip Wagner were recently awarded Pilot Research Grants of $5,000 each.

02/22/2019 By Staff