Leadership

New Business Development Course Starts Jan. 23

The free 10-week course focuses on the core basics for new and aspiring small business owners.

01/11/2018 By staff

New hires

Gourmet Grocery Store Picks New Catering Chef

Morton’s Gourmet Market recently hired Michelle Wolforth.

01/10/2018 By staff

New hires

Real Estate Firm Adds New Agent to Main Street Office

Andrea O’Brien recently joined Michael Saunders & Company.

01/10/2018 By staff

Tourism

Airline Adds New Routes Between Sarasota, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh

The new Allegiant flights will operate twice weekly, with fares beginning at $48.

01/10/2018 By staff

Politics

Trump Administration Reverses Course on Florida Offshore Drilling

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday announced that his department is removing Florida waters from consideration for expanded offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/10/2018 By staff

Retail

New Whole Foods Opens Jan. 31

Whole Foods Market’s University Station store will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, becoming the chain's second Sarasota location.

01/10/2018 By staff

Nonprofits

New Partnership Helps At-Risk Youth Through Job Training

Goodwill Manasota is launching a new partnership with Replay Outreach in an effort to help at-risk youth.

01/09/2018 By staff

The arts

Circus Conservatory Names New Fundraising Leader

The Circus Arts Conservatory recently hired Zoltan Karpathy as the organization's vice president of philanthropy.

01/09/2018 By staff

Construction

Demolition Begins on New Residential Development

Crews recently tore down three buildings in Sarasota's Golden Gate Point.

01/09/2018 By staff

Real estate

Homebuilder Sets New Sales Record

The Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilder Neal Communities broke its all-time sales record in 2017.

01/09/2018 By staff

Health care

Planned Parenthood Picks New CEO

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida recently hired Stephanie Kight, who follows outgoing CEO Barbara Zdravecky.

01/09/2018 By staff

Construction

Florida Chief Financial Officer to Speak in Sarasota

Jimmy Patronis will speak at the annual awards dinner of the Gulf Coast Builders Xchange.

01/09/2018 By staff

Data

Number of Retail Jobs Down

The number of American retail jobs decreased by 20,200 in December.

01/08/2018 By staff

Honors

Manatee Chamber of Commerce Names 'Outstanding Leadership' Award Recipient

Business and community leader Cliff Walters will receive the inaugural Robert P. Bartz Award for Outstanding Leadership.

01/08/2018 By staff

Transportation

Free Class Offers How-To on Electric Vehicles

The course will cover how types of electric vehicles work, considerations for those interested in buying one, the charging infrastructure around Sarasota County and more.

01/08/2018 By staff

Health care

Medical Company Breaking Ground on New Facility

Mercedes Medical's new headquarters will be located in Lakewood Ranch's CORE (“Collaboration Opportunities for Research and Exploration”) project.

01/08/2018 By staff

New hires

Elections Supervisor Names New Communications and Voter Outreach Manager

The office of Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner recently hired Rachel Denton.

01/08/2018 By staff

Retail

New Office Furniture Store Opens Jan. 11

Sarasota's new Office Furniture & Design Concepts is the second location for the company, which is headquartered in Fort Myers.

01/08/2018 By staff

Construction

Homebuilding Executive Offers Free Guide on Picking Quality Contractors

Ricky Perrone of Nautilus Homes recently created a free guide intended to help buyers research and hire qualified, ethical and professional building contractors.

01/05/2018 By staff

Deals

Tech Company Inks Deal to Provide Camera Equipment to European Company

Vislink, a subsidiary of Sarasota's xG Technology, Inc., recently landed a $1 million-plus deal to provide camera transmitters, camera control equipment and more to France's AMP Visual TV.

01/05/2018 By staff