Food & Drink

Local Domino's Owner to Compete for Fastest Pizza Maker Title

Rene DeGuia has been with Domino’s for 27 years and won the World’s Fastest Pizza Maker competition in 2000 and 2005.

05/12/2016 Research by staff

Regulations

Workshops Address New 'Puppy Mill' Rules

New guidelines affect commercial establishments, such as pet stores, but include exemptions for hobby breeders, animal shelters and animal welfare organizations.

05/11/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Florida Realtors Reports Positive First Quarter Housing Numbers

Median prices and new listings are up in the first quarter.

05/11/2016 By staff

Giving

North Port Gets New Goodwill Donation Center

The center will be located at 2250 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port.

05/11/2016 Research by staff

Higher ed

USF to Break Ground on New $1.6 Million Student Commons Area

The area will feature a lounge with more amenities and furniture, including a gaming area, new television monitors, a coffee bar, study carrels, a pool table and foosball and ping pong tables.

05/11/2016 Research by staff

Openings

Sarasota Payroll and HR Company Expands in Texas

Sarasota's Progressive Employer Management Company recently opened the doors to an all-new office in Coppell, Texas.

05/11/2016 Research by staff

Tech

Florida Officials Push Frontier Communications to Improve Service

Attorney General Pam Bondi and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam have received hundreds of complaints about the company.

05/10/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Local Real Estate Inventory Up

For single family homes in Sarasota County, inventory is up 5.6 percent from last March.

05/10/2016 Research by staff

Education

School Board Debate Scheduled for June 2

School Board member Caroline Zucker and Teresa Mast, who are running against each other, will appear, as will Eric Robinson and Cindy Hill, opponents in a race for a second seat.

05/10/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Builder Confidence in 55-Plus Market Dips, But Still High

Builder confidence in the single-family 55-plus housing market remained in positive territory for the first quarter of 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

05/06/2016 Research by staff

Honors

Pure Barre Head Instructor Picked for Lululemon Summit

Chaz Glunk, a Sarasota native and former dancer with the Sarasota Ballet, was one of 100 participants chosen from more than 2,500 applicants worldwide to attend.

05/06/2016 Research by staff

Honors

Realtor Earns New Home and Residential Construction Certifications

Realtor Lisa Bouck recently earned the Certified New Home Specialist and Residential Construction Certified designations.

05/06/2016 Research by staff

Retail

Florida Retail Federation Predicts Big Mother's Day Spending

Total spending nationally is expected to reach $21.4 billion, with 84 percent of consumers celebrating the holiday.

05/06/2016 Research by staff

Food & Drink

No County Decision on Food Truck Rules Yet

The Sarasota County Planning Commission voted Thursday to delay a decision on how best to loosen county rules that govern food trucks.

05/06/2016 Research by staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Granola bars, donations and fundraisers galore.

05/05/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Bradenton Area to Be Showcased on How to Do Florida

The television series will feature the area during its season seven premiere, which will air in June.

05/05/2016 Research by staff

Higher ed

USF Veterans Center Opens May 23

The center will be a place where veterans can learn about educational benefits under the Veterans Administration, ask about scholarship opportunities or seek counseling.

05/05/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

This Week's Big Deals

$5.9 million for vacant commercial land in Bradenton and $1.3 million for a Sarasota apartment complex.

05/05/2016 Research by staff

Biz Supports

Men, Whiskey & Watches Visits Venice

Whiskey tastings, classic cigars and high-end watches at the Venetian Golf Club. Basically the perfect guys' night out.

05/05/2016 Research by staff

Data

UF Survey Finds Consumer Mood Falling

Consumer sentiment decreased in April, according to the University of Florida's most recent consumer survey.

05/04/2016 Research by staff