Tourism

Ed Smith Stadium Named Top Spring Training Facility

A data firm analyzed 36,000 online reviews of 23 spring training stadiums to arrive at its rankings.

02/28/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

New Participatory Drumming Center Opens on Siesta Key

Positive RePercussions, a group drumming center, recently opened at 5049 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota.

02/28/2018 By Staff

Finance

Financial Adviser Named to 'Best-in-State' List

Merrill Lynch financial adviser Brian Mariash was recently included in the Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" list.

02/27/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Sarasota Company Begins Construction on Orlando Hotel

Stellar Development, Inc., recently began work on a new Holiday Inn and Suites.

02/27/2018 By Staff

Education

School Tax Referendum to Be Discussed March 8

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon panel will discuss the upcoming Sarasota County school tax referendum vote.

02/27/2018 By Staff

Data

Retail Federation Expects Growth in 2018

The National Retail Federation expects sales to grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent in 2018, with growth in online and non-store sales at around 10 to 12 percent.

02/26/2018 By Staff

New hires

Goodwill Names New Operations Director

Goodwill Manasota recently promoted team member Rolf Halverson to director of donated goods operations.

02/26/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Airbnb Plans to Expand 'Experiences' Program

The program connects travelers with curated arts, culinary and outdoors activities in the areas they're visiting.

02/26/2018 By Staff

New hires

Health Care Nonprofit Names New Development Director

Sarasota's Coastal Behavioral Healthcare recently hired Marlene Hauck.

02/26/2018 By Staff

Fitness

College Holding Info Session on Personal Trainer Certification

State College of Florida is holding a free info session on its personal trainer certification program at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14.

02/26/2018 By Staff

Survey

What Do You Think Should Happen to the Sarasota Bayfront?

The Bay Sarasota and Sasaki are seeking feedback for ways to improve 53 acres along U.S. 41 between Boulevard of the Arts and 10th Street.

02/26/2018 By Staff

Banking

'Financial Inclusion' Summit Happens Wednesday

The keynote speaker will be Anthony Barrows of Ideas42, a team of academics and researchers who study behavioral science to help address social issues.

02/23/2018 By Staff

Health care

Rapid Medical Test Maker Partners with Australian Company

Sarasota's RPS Diagnostics recently partnered with Atomo Diagnostics to create new tests to diagnose febrile acute respiratory infections.

02/23/2018 By Staff

Health care

Pediatrician Recognized for 'Medical Home' Processes

Sarasota's Weiss Pediatric Care was recently recognized for using evidence-based processes to build long-term coordinated care relationships.

02/23/2018 By Staff

Politics

State Lawmaker to Speak at Next Republican Club Dinner

State Rep. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, will speak about "the past, present and future of the GOP" during the Sarasota Republican Club's next dinner.

02/23/2018 By Staff

Retail

Amish Furniture Retailer Picks New Customer Experience Manager

Sarasota's JMX Brands, which sells Amish furniture online under the brand name DutchCrafters, recently hired Amanda Stutzman.

02/22/2018 By Staff

New hires

Convention and Visitors Bureau Names New Director of Cultural Affairs

The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hired Judith Tilton.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Sports

Report Estimates Orioles' Economic Impact at $97 Million

The report looks at the club’s marketing and promotion of Sarasota tourism to its fan base across seven states and more.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Cars

Lexus Dealership Named 'Dealer of the Year'

Wilde Lexus Sarasota recently won the 2018 DealerRater Lexus Dealer of the Year Award.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Picks Design and Construction Team for New Cancer Facilities

The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board on Monday selected Flad Architects, Brasfield & Gorrie, CPPI and Willis Smith Construction to work on the project.

02/22/2018 By Staff