The arts

Director of Concert Series to Retire Next June

John Fischer will retire from the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota in 2019 after serving as the organization’s managing director for 17 years.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Florida Airports High in On-Time Holiday Travel Ranking

Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers was ranked No. 3 in the nation and Tampa International Airport was ranked No. 4.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Downtown Hotel Opens

The new Embassy Suites By Hilton houses 180 units, including two-room and studio suites.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Disasters

Hurricane Michael Insurance Losses Total Almost $4.3 Billion

Florida property and business owners have filed more than 131,000 claims related to damage caused by the storm.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Design

Architecture Firm Adds Two New Designers

Sarasota's Hall Architects recently hired Christopher Wenzel and Douglas Driscoll.

12/13/2018 By Staff

New hires

Mote Marine Names New Vice President

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium recently hired Kevin Cooper, currently the president of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

12/13/2018 By Staff

Politics

Talk on Local Election Results Rescheduled

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner's planned presentation on the November results was delayed by the statewide recounts.

12/13/2018 By Staff

Planning

New Nonprofit Will Work with City to Oversee Bayfront Redevelopment

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization is transitioning into a new organization, The Bay Conservancy.

12/13/2018 By Staff

Deals

Medical Office Park Sold for $5.9 Million

The Miami company CRG Bradenton HPE, LLC, recently purchased the property at 6020 State Road 70 E., Bradenton.

12/13/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Big Brothers Big Sisters Leader Honored for Work Helping Missing Children

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently gave Joy Mahler the John and Reve Walsh Award.

12/12/2018 By Staff

Finance

Manufacturer Makes $4 Million Stock Grant to Employees

PGT Innovations, a maker of impact-resistant doors and windows, will offer a one-time grant of restricted stock to more than 3,000 of its employees in January.

12/12/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Federal Grant Will Boost YMCA Program for Homeless Youth

The Sarasota YMCA recently received a $132,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to support its Street REACH program.

12/12/2018 By Staff

Beauty

Wellness Center Begins Offering 'Cryoskin' Treatments

The new procedure uses sub-zero temperatures for non-surgical face lifts, fat elimination and cellulite reduction.

12/12/2018 By Staff

The Bay

New Photos: A Closer Look at the Plans for Downtown's Bay Development

The Bay will include a new performing arts hall, a promenade, a children’s playspace, amphitheater, three pedestrian bridges across U.S. 41 and, most happily, green space to enjoy the bayfront.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Stylish New Rosemary District Hotel Opens

The Sarasota Modern, the new Rosemary District hotel designed as a tribute to the Sarasota School of Architecture, opens for business this week.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Longboat Key Office Adds Three New Realtors

Kelly Baldwin and Ryan and Theresa Skrzypkowski recently joined Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Data

Sarasota Named One of the Nation's Top 100 Retirement Destinations

The city was recently named one of the country's top 100 places in which to retire by Where to Retire magazine.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Boating

Sarasota Yacht Club Receives 'Platinum' Distinction

Only 30 yacht clubs in the country have been named a "Platinum Club of America" by the Club Leaders Forum.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Education

New Grant Intended to Improve Teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

A $5 million federal grant awarded to the University of Florida will be used to boost education in 11 Florida counties, including Sarasota and Manatee counties.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Florida the Top Destination for Americans Moving Out of State

According to new data, the state is the No. 1 destination for people moving away from Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and 10 other states.

12/10/2018 By Staff