Susan Burns is the editor in chief of Sarasota Magazine, recognized nationally and in Florida for its editorial and design excellence. A journalist in Sarasota and Manatee counties for 36 years, Susan has been covering the people, issues, trends, events and places that define the region. She was also the founding editor of (941)CEO, a bi-county business magazine and the enewsletter Biz Daily. In addition to Sarasota Magazine, the top-awarded magazine in the state in 2019 and 2020, she is leading Sarasota Magazine through a major expansion into the digital world. She started her career as a daily newspaper reporter at the Bradenton Herald.

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

Biz Rules

How to Manage Rising Workers' Comp Costs

The number of workers’ compensation claims in Florida increased 24 percent from May 2015 to May 2016 and premiums paid by Florida businesses rose 14.5 percent.

07/19/2017 By Susan Burns

Religion

"We Are Not the Other"

Voices of Muslims in Sarasota.

06/28/2017 By Susan Burns

Neighborhood Guide

Where to Live on St. Armands, Lido and Longboat Keys

Looking for a home on one of these beautiful keys? Here’s some inside info on neighborhoods to browse—and some of the neighbors, too.

05/15/2017 By Robert Plunket, Ilene Denton, Susan Burns, and Cooper Levey-Baker