Openings

FemCity Launches in Sarasota

FemCity is a members-only organization that hosts local business programs and events for groups of women and entrepreneurs.

04/19/2022 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Former J&J Executive Marilyn Thompson on Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Culture

Marilyn Thompson also weighs in on the Will Smith/Chris Rock altercation and its broader implications for the Black Community.

04/12/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Expansions

Milwaukee Engineering Firm Expands Footprint in Sarasota

GRAEF-USA Inc. has acquired Erickson Consulting Engineers.

03/14/2022 By Staff

Acquisitions

Sarasota-Based SouthTech Acquired by Thrive

For almost three decades, SouthTech has provided IT support to more than 275 companies in southwest Florida.

03/09/2022 By Staff

Business

Venice Window and Door Maker Names New Chief Financial Officer

John Kunz will take on the role at PGT Innovations later this month.

01/06/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

LWRBA Announces New Board Members, Annual Luncheon

The alliance will host its Annual Membership Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 28.

12/08/2021 By Staff

Relocations

Rumble Announces New U.S. HQ in Sarasota

The Sarasota County Commission voted to give an $825,000 Economic Development Incentive Grant to the video platform, which is popular with conservative viewers.

11/02/2021 By Staff

Card Bards

Sarasota Women Launch 'Socially Twisted,' a Hilarious New Card Game

Twisted tales win the round in this card game, which can be played in person or online.

05/05/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Events

Virtual Event Will Examine How the Global Economy Is Likely to Evolve

The Global Interdependence Center is hosting a presentation and Q&A session with the coauthors of "The Great Demographic Reversal: Ageing Societies, Waning Inequality, and an Inflation Revival."

04/21/2021 By Staff

Networking

A New Nonprofit Connects Young People with Disabilities

Trevor Kelliher, who has cerebral palsy, created All Friends Network during the pandemic, a free app and social network for those with developmental disabilities who want to make friends.

04/05/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Sponsored Content

Businesses Should Not Be Foolin’ Around When It Comes to Labor and Employment Law

On April Fool’s Day, legal and tax professionals will host a complimentary, one-hour Zoom panel discussion addressing what has already changed and for what other possible changes employers may want to prepare.

03/19/2021

Start Them Young

Bazaar on Apricot & Lime to Host Young Entrepreneur Market

The market will be held Jan. 23, 2021, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

11/25/2020 By Staff

Amendment 2

Florida's Minimum Wage Will Rise to $15

Low-wage workers and labor activists on Tuesday celebrated the passage of an amendment that will gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

11/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sponsored Content

Dealing with COVID Cancellations? Reschedule Your Event at GROVE

This Lakewood Ranch event space is perfect for any occasion, at any size.

07/29/2020

Economy

Economic Outlook is Positive, Says Florida Chief Economist

The state currently has a 3.1 unemployment rate; the probability of a recession has dropped to 21.2 percent.

01/10/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

David Bullock Named Interim CEO of Sarasota EDC

Bullock is the former Longboat Key town manager.

12/16/2019 By Staff

Franchising

Local Entrepreneur Offers Franchise Opportunities for Athletics Program

Stacey Horton is the founder of Major Cheer, an after-school cheer program.

12/12/2019 By Staff

Leadership

Sarasota EDC President and CEO Steps Down

Mark Huey led the organization for almost nine years.

12/05/2019 By Staff

Benevolent Bling

Online Jewelry Retailer Takes Steps to Reduce Harmful Plastic Pollution

Sarasota's Ornata Jewelry partners with TerraCycle recycling program to help eliminate unnecessary waste.

11/18/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Lectures

'Dreamers & Doers' Speaker Series Kicks Off This Month

The first speaker in the series is former Procter & Gamble CEO AG Lafley.

11/13/2019 By Staff