Health

Sarasota Memorial Makes List of 57 'Standout' Hospitals

The results earned SMH the No. 1 “Best Regional Hospital” ranking in the Sarasota-Bradenton-North Port metropolitan area.

07/30/2019 Photography by Staff

Heat Index

Luxury Sales Get Real

The ultra-luxury home sale market is sizzling.

07/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Grocery Haul

Costco Is Opening in Bradenton

The store will open Aug. 21 at 8 a.m.

07/29/2019 By Staff

Awards

Lee Wetherington Homes CEO Named Florida Certified 'Master Builder'

Florida Certified Master Builders must meet strict requirements and demonstrate a proven track record of building expertise, business stability, integrity and exceptional customer service.

07/29/2019 By Staff

Health

Manatee Neurologist to Speak on Parkinson's and Sleep Issues

Dr. Sanjay Yathiraj's talk is part of the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's Distinguished Speaker Series.

07/29/2019 By Staff

Awards

Village on the Isle CEO Named LeadingAge Florida Advocate of the Year

Joel Anderson was the award's inaugural recipient.

07/29/2019 Photography by Staff

Grants

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $2.3 Million in Grant Funding

The grants are designed to strengthen organizational programming to support emerging needs in the community.

07/29/2019 By Staff

Education

New College of Florida is Named ‘Best Buy’ in 2019 Fiske Guidebook

New College has appeared on Fiske’s “Best Buy” list since 2003.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Finance

Selby Gardens Is Debt-Free For the First Time

The gardens has zero long-term debt and a zero balance on its line of credit, which formerly totaled more than $2 million.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Omeza Expands With New Hires

The Sarasota-based startup also closed a $7 million funding round this month.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Cruise Control

Sarasota's Cruise Car Wins Hong Kong Disneyland Contract

This is the first time Cruise Car has sold directly to Disney.

07/25/2019 Photography by Staff

Philanthropy

Local Nonprofits Embark on Entrepreneurial Initiative

Three organizations join a new cohort of Margin & Mission Ignition, an initiative of The Patterson Foundation focused on developing and implementing earned-income plans.

07/25/2019 Photography by Staff

Robocalls

House of Representatives Passes Bill Cracking Down on Robocalls

Area code 941, which covers most of Florida’s 16th congressional district, received more than 44 million scam robocalls in 2018.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Accreditation

Historic Spanish Point Receives Highest National Museum Recognition

Historic Spanish Point opened to the public in 1982, and first achieved American Alliance of Museums accreditation in 2002.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch No. 1 in the Nation for Housing Starts

The master-planned community led the nation for the second quarter of 2019.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Health

Intercoastal Medical Group Introduces New Hematology and Oncology Specialty

Fellowship-trained, board-certified medical oncologist Penny Heinrich, M.D., will be joining Intercoastal to create the new specialty.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Economy

Workforce, Recession Top Concerns for Florida's Small Businesses

Government regulations and healthcare costs also made the list, according to a new Florida Chamber of Commerce study.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Jobs

North Port Area Chamber to Host Multi-Industry Job Fair

More than 40 employers from the area will be on-site to meet with job seekers.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Transportation

DeSantis Announces Plan for Expansion of Florida’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Using funds from the 2018 multi-state Volkswagen settlement, the plan will increase the number of charging stations along major thoroughfares throughout the state.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Professional Earns Public Relations Accreditation

Melanie Reda is the manager of digital strategy at FCCI Insurance Group.

07/24/2019 By Staff