Data

Unemployment Rate Rises

The American economy added 213,000 jobs in the month of June while the unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent, according to new data.

07/06/2018 By Staff

New hires

Former Physical Therapy Executive Joins Real Estate Office

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Joan Williams.

07/06/2018 By Staff

Technology

Workshop Covers Digital Marketing for Small Businesses

Nick Choat, a small business owner and a business mentor with Manasota SCORE, is offering a tutorial on Tuesday, July 10.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Politics

County Commission Races the Focus at Upcoming Forums

The next two meetings of the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club will feature debates between candidates running for Sarasota County Commission.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Education

University Names New Veteran Services Administrator

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee recently hired Carlos Moreira.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Nonstop Flights Between Sarasota and Chicago Start in December

American Airlines will offer nonstop flights between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and O'Hare International Airport.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Retail

Consumer Confidence in Florida Drops

A consumer confidence index created by the University of Florida declined by 1.9 points between May and June.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Construction Spending Up

Total construction spending in America ticked up by 0.4 percent between April and May, according to new data published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Education

New College Named One of America's Most Affordable Small Colleges

New College of Florida was recently ranked No. 7 in a list of America's 20 most affordable small colleges.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Politics

Forum for County Commission Candidates Set for Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations has invited Republicans Alexandra Coe and Christian Zeigler and Democrat Ruta Maria Jouniari to the forum.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Design

Architecture Firm Names New Principal

Sarasota's Sweet Sparkman Architects recently promoted architect John Bryant.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Arts

Embracing Our Differences Selects New Executive Director

The nonprofit recently named Sarah Wertheimer as executive director; she has served as the organization's associate executive director since 2014.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Names New Vice President

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently hired Veronica Thames as its senior vice president for talent and innovation and chief operating officer.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Still No. 6 in Ranking of Best States in Which to Start a Business

Texas was ranked as the top state in which to start a business, followed by Utah, Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma and then Florida.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

College Wins State Grant to Fund Workforce Training Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida recently awarded a $201,500 grant to Manatee Technical College.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Disasters

Researchers Reduce Number of Predicted Atlantic Hurricanes

Researchers at Colorado State University are reducing the number of Atlantic hurricanes they are predicting for this year from seven to four.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Claws Renewed for Third Season

The TV network TNT announced Monday that its show Claws, set in Manatee County, will be renewed for a third season.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Meals on Wheels Names New Board Members, Officer

Meals on Wheels of Sarasota recently added Debra Douglas, Ralph Hall and Jim Hastings to its board and named Jody Maxwell treasurer.

06/29/2018 By Staff

Law

More Than Three Dozen Local Attorneys Earn 'Super Lawyers' Ranking

Super Lawyers rates attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

06/29/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Manatee County Foundation Selects New Director of Philanthropy

The Manatee County Foundation recently hired Jennifer Abbott, who previously worked at Forty Carrots Family Center.

06/29/2018 By Staff