Grants

Goodwill Manasota Receives $23,000 Grant to Support Key Staff Positions

The grant will fund one Job Connection employee and cover the cost of one-and-a-half Veterans Services Program team members for two months.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Jobs

For 13th Straight Week, Unemployment Claims Top 1 Million

Though the numbers are decreasing from an all-time high in April, experts say weekly filings are still more than twice the worst week of the Great Recession.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Design

Sweet Sparkman Will Design 'Touchless' Bathrooms at SRQ Airport

The move will help the airport continue to modernize and improve its restrooms and inhibit the spread of germs.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Awards

Lakewood Ranch Wound Center Recognized with National Award

The Center of Distinction award recognizes medical centers that achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Receives Multiple Grants

The funding totals $35,895.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Manufacturing

CGI Commercial Adds First-Ever Non-Impact Products to Portfolio

CGI Commercial is part of the Venice-based PGT Innovations family of brands.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Vimvest Names New National Sales Director

Stephen McLeod will direct all of the activities related to advisors seeking to simplify, amplify, and solidify their businesses through Vimvest’s financial technology offering.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial, Suncoast Blood Centers Urge Blood Donations

Sarasota Memorial Hospital says it has seen a "slight uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations."

06/16/2020 By Staff

Construction

Halfacre Construction Company Begins North River Church Expansion

The $2.4 million project is scheduled for completion at the end of October 2020.

06/16/2020 By Staff

Scholarships

USF Invests $20 Million in Student Aid Due to COVID-19

The university has begun awarding the We Got U-SF Scholarship and Waiver to nearly 22,000 eligible undergraduate and graduate students

06/16/2020 Photography by Staff

Awards

Buchanan Names Congressional Teacher Award Recipients

The awards, which recognize outstanding local teachers, are now in their sixth year.

06/16/2020 By Staff

Openings

Barnes & Noble to Open at Mall at University Town Center

The store opens June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

06/16/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Expands Sarasota Area Non-Profit Matching Funds Program

In the program’s next phase, the trust will seek contributions from private donors, with a goal of increasing the total annual match and making the program available year-round.

06/15/2020 By Staff

Education

Education Foundation Names In-Demand and Ritchey Legacy Scholars

Raeanna Michael, Dea Hadziabdic, Jasmine Urzua-Alba and Myles Woodard each received scholarships.

06/15/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Selby Gardens Moves to Phase Two Reopening, Extends Dali Exhibit

In this phase, select indoor areas at both campuses will be open to the public.

06/15/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Military Academy Teacher Wins Army Instructor of the Year Award

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Morris "Ben" Weiss was honored for his effectiveness and dedication to the classroom and the community.

06/15/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Citywide Public Health Emergency Extended Through June 19

The emergency order also directs the reopening of Payne Park Skate Park on Tuesday, June 16.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Vote

Candidates Qualify for District Election

With more than two candidates qualifying for District 2 and District 3, a first election for those seats will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Grants

Goodwill Receives Grant to Support GoodPartner Coach Program

The Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation has granted $60,000 in funding.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Sustainability

Partners for Green Places Awards $161,379 in Matching Funds

The funds will help 10 local environmental and human service agencies to implement water and energy efficiency upgrades at their facilities.

06/12/2020 By Staff