Unity Awards 2018

Meet the Winners of Our 2018 Unity Awards

Our champions of diversity inspire us every day.

01/23/2018 By Anu Varma, Susan Burns, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Unity Awards 2018

A Small Group of Dedicated Sarasotans Wants to Create a More Humane System for Dealing with Sarasota's Homeless Problem

Creating an Effective Crisis Response to Adult Homelessness distills the complicated needs of the homeless by creating a coordinated entry system so that all agencies dealing with the homeless are using the same data and strategies.

01/23/2018 By Susan Burns

Unity Awards 2018

Vickie Oldham Wants to Preserve the History of Newtown

Oldham and a team of professionals and volunteers have produced a book, a report, installed 15 historical markers, conducted oral history interviews and inventoried 150 historic Newtown structures.

01/23/2018 By Susan Burns

Unity Awards 2018

Embracing Our Differences Fosters the Spirit of Inclusion and Diversity

Last year, the nonprofit received more than 10,000 entries from 115 countries and 48 states before 45 winners were chosen.

01/23/2018 By Susan Burns

Unity Awards 2018

These Three Doctors Want to Make Healthcare Accessible to All

Newtown residents now have access to regular, affordable health care in their own neighborhood at Sarasota Memorial’s Health Care System’s Jean & Alfred Goldstein Health Center.

01/23/2018 By Susan Burns

Philanthropy

$1.5 Million in Donations to Help House Homeless

The donations will go toward 'rapid rehousing,' a program for people who need support for 18 months to two years.

01/22/2018 By Susan Burns

Tagging Along

I Tried It: Tagging Sharks in Sarasota Bay

A New College professor has been conducting the first-ever survey of shark activity in Sarasota Bay.

12/27/2017 By Susan Burns

What I've Learned

Life Lessons from Former Universal Studios CEO Bob Gault

Life lessons from Bob Gault, former top exec at Universal Studios and Sea World.

12/27/2017 By Susan Burns

After Irma

Business Lessons From Hurricane Irma

How local companies weathered the storm.

12/06/2017 By Susan Burns and David Hackett

Into the Wild

Some Lucky People Don't Just Work at Myakka—They Live There

“Your back yard is the park."

11/29/2017 By Susan Burns

Networking

Advertising Group Holds Social Hour on Dec. 7

AdFed Suncoast is inviting marketing professionals, designers, copywriters, photographers, art directors and anyone in a creative profession to attend Addys & Absolut @ Aloft.

11/27/2017 By staff

Trailblazing

Is Sarasota's North Trail on the Brink of a Makeover?

Highway improvements, new businesses and multimillion-dollar projects may finally revitalize North Tamiami Trail.

11/27/2017 By Susan Burns

Power Player

County Commission Chair Paul Caragiulo Became a Social Media Hero After Hurricane Irma

Caragiulo tracked FPL's progress on his Facebook page.

10/30/2017 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

Are Your Corporate Sponsorships Paying Off?

Picking the right nonprofit.

10/25/2017 By Susan Burns

Technology

Is Your Website Accessible to the Disabled?

The Trump administration shelved Americans with Disabilities Act website guidelines, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

10/11/2017 By Susan Burns

Out of Sight

What Happened to the Idea of Affordable Downtown Housing?

Downtown Sarasota is in the midst of a building boom while also facing a critical affordable housing shortage.

09/27/2017 By Susan Burns

Irma

Holing Up at the Aloft Sarasota During Hurricane Irma

The Aloft Hotel in downtown Sarasota took in Sarasotans—and their furry family members—who were seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma.

09/12/2017 By Susan Burns

Surviving the Storm

How Your Business Can Survive a Natural Disaster

Local experts share their tips and resources.

09/06/2017 By Kevin Allen With Susan Burns

Rosemary in Bloom

Your Guide to the Rosemary District

It's the city's fastest-changing neighborhood.

08/28/2017 By Susan Burns

New Hotel

A Sneak Preview of the Brand-New Westin Sarasota

The Westin Sarasota opens Friday.

07/25/2017 Edited by Susan Burns