Philanthropy

Gettel Foundation Donates $50,000 to Local Food Banks

Along with several other food banks, All Faiths Food Bank and Food Bank of Manatee each received a $10,000 check.

11/17/2020 By Staff

Air-Conditioned Exploration

We Tried It: City Sightseeing By Trolley

Discover Sarasota Tours offers trolley tours in the heart of the city for all tastes and interests.

08/13/2019 By Olivia Letts

Vroom Vroom

Inside the New World of Autonomous Vehicles

We'll be safer, but also less free.

07/31/2019 By Rich Rescigno

Retail

Jaguar Dealership Wins 'Outstanding Dealer Award'

Wilde Jaguar Sarasota recently received the award from Jaguar Clubs of North America.

03/29/2019 By Staff

Education

Workforce Development Nonprofit Offers New Auto Technician Training

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is again partnering with four dealerships to provide a fast-track path to becoming an automotive technician.

03/13/2019 By Staff

Retail

New Lamborghini Dealership Opens

Automobili Lamborghini America recently opened a new store at 5141 Clark Road, Sarasota.

02/21/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Jaguar Dealership Begins Offering Electric Car

Wilde Jaguar Sarasota recently began offering the new zero-emissions, all-electric 2019 Jaguar I-PACE.

11/05/2018 By Staff

Honors

Economic Development Corporation Announces Award Winners

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County last week recognized the CEOs of the Observer Media Group Inc. and Dealers United.

09/19/2018 By Staff

Services

Fast-Track Training Program for Automotive Technicians Starts This Month

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is partnering with eight local automotive dealerships to provide a pathway for aspiring automotive technicians.

08/01/2018 By Staff

Cars

Lexus Dealership Named 'Dealer of the Year'

Wilde Lexus Sarasota recently won the 2018 DealerRater Lexus Dealer of the Year Award.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Living on the Edge

Do Rising Car Loan Defaults Signal a Precarious Economy?

Last year, the rate of delinquencies on subprime auto loans rose to 9.7 percent for auto lenders not affiliated with banks or credit unions, up from just 5.8 percent in 2012.

02/02/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Repairs

Free Car Technician Training Program Expands

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative is partnering with six local automotive dealerships to offer a free short-term technician training program at Suncoast Technical College.

12/14/2017 By staff

Workforce development

Ten Students Complete New Automotive Technician Training Program

The program was offered by the workforce development nonprofit CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, Suncoast Technical College and Gettel Automotive.

09/27/2017 By staff

Road Warrior

When Should a Senior Citizen Stop Driving?

A 76-year-old puts his skills to the test.

09/27/2017 By Robert Bowden

Repair

New Fast-Track Training Program Assists Aspiring Auto Mechanics

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative recently began partnering with educational institutions to provide short-term programs that more quickly help individuals find apprenticeship-based occupations.

06/12/2017 By staff

Honors

Sarasota Restaurant Picks Up 28th Straight Award From AAA

Sarasota's Michael’s on East was recently awarded its 28th consecutive Four Diamond Rating by AAA.

03/13/2017 By staff

Fabulous Flying Ford

Video: Flying in a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor Plane

The Experimental Aircraft Association brings the historic plane to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

02/03/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Manufacturing

Car Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Emissions Test Violations

Volkswagen this week agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts and pay $2.8 billion in fines and penalties for cheating on diesel emissions tests.

01/12/2017 By staff

Transportation

Tow to Go Available Through Jan. 2

The AAA program, begun in 1998 by Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, provides a safe ride home for impaired drivers.

12/22/2016 By staff

Transportation

Gas Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of gas in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area has risen by 20.6 cents—9.9 percent—in the past month, according to numbers posted by AAA.

12/15/2016 By staff