Fast Track

Dr. Washington Hill Receives National Medical Association 2022 Distinguished Service Award

Plus, Suncoast Waterkeeper hires Dr. Abbey Tyrna as its new executive director and Beth Graves is named marketing and communications director at WBTT.

09/02/2022 By Staff

Va Va Vroom

A New 'Car Condo' Business Breaks Ground in Lakewood Ranch

Luxe Dream Garage I broke ground this weekend and is slated for completion next year. A second building, Luxe II, will soon follow.

08/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Business boost

A Huge New Industrial Park Is Headed to Palmetto

Scheduled for completion next year, the roughly 38-acre site will house three warehouse building and aims to be a "kickstarter the local economy," according to its developers.

07/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Withering on the vine

Extreme Heat, Droughts and Inflation Are Hitting Winemakers Hard

And, in response, wineries are consolidating and cutting costs.

07/20/2022 By Bob McGinn

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