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.

Unplugged

What Do Working Women Really Want?

Eight high-powered women put down their smartphones and pair up for candid conversations.

10/20/2016 By Susan Burns and Sylvia Whitman Photography by Matt Holler

Greater Good Awards

Meet Our 2016 Greater Good Awards Winners

Announcing our champions of corporate giving.

10/17/2016 By Susan Burns, Ilene Denton, and Sylvia Whitman Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Dream Homes

The Most Expensive Homes in Sarasota

The magnificent 10—and the people who own them.

09/28/2016 By Susan Burns and Cooper Levey-Baker

Good Vibrations

Downtown Sarasota's HuB is Home to More Than 50 Companies

Sarasota's HuB has evolved into an online community of thousands from all over the world.

09/08/2016 By Susan Burns

Power Players

Meet the 25 Most Influential Men and Women in Sarasota Today

Each of the 25 power players on our list wields major clout in our community.

08/31/2016 By Susan Burns, Tony D'Souza, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Kay Kipling, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Bars

Cocktails at The Colony

Remembering a long-ago summer behind the late, great resort’s bar.

07/08/2016 By Susan Burns

Best Bars

The Best Bars in Sarasota/Manatee

Life gets brighter, easier and a lot more fun in a great bar. Life gets brighter, easier and a lot more fun in a great bar. Here’s your guide to the region’s 31 best.

06/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace, Susan Burns, Tim Dorsey, and Margo Rometo

Burning Question

How Did Sarasota's Massive New Vue Win Approval?

The new Vue condo project has caused an uprising.

05/20/2016 By Susan Burns

Game Changer

A New College Grad Wins an Epic Environmental Battle

Rob Bilott has spent 18 years fighting DuPont.

05/03/2016 By Susan Burns

The New Migration

A New Wave of Prominent African-American Retirees is Enriching and Changing Our City.

A welcome wave of African-American retirees is making its mark on our city.

04/29/2016 By Susan Burns Photography by Barbara Banks

Sunny Side Up

First Watch Ranks No. 1 for Growth Among Daytime Restaurants

Coffee, pancakes and doughnuts are making restaurant revenues fatter.

04/18/2016 By Susan Burns

A Stubborn Man

NCF Alum Rob Bilott Battles a Chemical Polluter

A New College alum wages an 18-year battle against a chemical polluter.

04/01/2016 By Susan Burns

Inspiration

John Saputo Shares What Inspires Him

John Saputo, owner and president of Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, shares what keeps him motivated.

03/14/2016 By Susan Burns

What's New Downtown?

Aloft Sarasota Now Open

Starwood Hotels and Resorts opens newest Aloft.

02/04/2016 By Susan Burns

Article

Michael Eisner Opens 2016 Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series

Former Disney exec Michael Eisner kicks off the 2016 Ringling College Library Association Town Hall lecture series.

01/20/2016 By Susan Burns

Legislature

Proposed Bill Bans LGBT Discrimination in Florida

State Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo) is watching to see if her bill banning LGBT discrimination gets out of committee, onto the agenda and becomes law.

01/11/2016 By Susan Burns

Inspiration

Stephen Knopik, CEO of Bealls, Shares What Inspires Him

Stephen Knopik, CEO of Bealls, shares five things that inspire him.

01/11/2016 By Susan Burns

Champions of Diversity

Meet the 2016 Unity Award Winners

Meet our 2016 champions of diversity.

01/11/2016 By Susan Burns and Anu Varma

New Year's Resolutions

Local Business Leaders Share Their Goals for 2016

It’s the New Year, time for resolutions and self-improvement in business and life.

01/11/2016 By Susan Burns

Article

Biz(941) November-December 2015

People to Watch, what's hot in commercial real estate and more.

11/05/2015 By Susan Burns