New Hires

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Elects New Chair and Appoints Two Board Members

The organization is setting its sights on the future of Nathan Benderson Park.

06/06/2019 By Staff

Government

County Names New Parks and Recreation Director

Sarasota County recently hired Nicole Rissler as the new director of the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department.

11/09/2018 By Staff

Deals

Sarasota County and Mote Agree to Terms for Land for New Aquarium

The deal will allow Mote Marine Laboratory to move forward with plans to build its new Science Education Aquarium on 11.5 acres at Nathan Benderson Park.

10/25/2018 By Staff

Planning

Panel to Discuss Benderson Rowing Facility, Public-Private Partnerships

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is discussing concerns about public funding for projects like the rowing park on Jan. 8.

01/02/2018 By staff

Construction

Builders Group Networking Social to Be Held at Rowing Park

The Gulf Coast Builders Xchange is holding its fall networking social from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.

08/28/2017 By staff

New hires

Rowing Park Nonprofit Picks New Leader

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc., the nonprofit that manages Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, recently hired Stephen Rodriguez as its president and chief executive officer.

07/21/2017 By staff

Media

NBC Sports Group to Broadcast Some of This Fall's Rowing Championships

Portions of the 2017 World Rowing Championships, hosted by Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, will be broadcast by the NBC Sports Group.

06/07/2017 By staff

Tourism

Rowing Youth Championships Coming to Sarasota

Nathan Benderson Park will host the USRowing Youth National Championships June 9-11.

06/01/2017 By staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 15-21

Sarasota Ballet presents Jewels, free screening of Frozen at Benderson Park and more.

12/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: Nov. 3-9

Cine-World Festival, free family festival at Bay Preserve, the Medieval Fair opens, and lots more.

11/03/2016 By Ilene Denton

Footy's Notebook

Aussie Rules Football Championships Kick Off in Lakewood Ranch This Weekend

Sarasota-Bradenton hosts yet another massive sports event this weekend.

10/13/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Weekly Planner

Eat Like a Local Restaurant Week, Retrobaked's Third Anniversary Extravaganza and More Local Food Events

Including two local restaurant weeks and a Craft Beer Festival.

10/05/2016 By Lana Allen

Sports

Rowing Park Hosts One-Year-Out Event for World Championships

The team organizing the 2017 World Rowing Championships will mark one year from the beginning of the event during its One Year Kick-Off event on Friday.

09/19/2016 Research by staff

Sports

Congressman Named Honorary Chairman for Rowing Championships

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, recently agreed to serve as honorary chairman for the 2017 World Rowing Championships, which take place at Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park next Sept. 23-Oct. 3.

09/09/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Rowing Park Hires New President and CEO

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc., the nonprofit that manages Nathan Benderson Park, recently hired Robert Sullivan as the organization’s president and CEO.

08/11/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Rowing Park Nonprofit Hires Program Manager

Meghan Farrell recently joined Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates as the new program manager for Nathan Benderson Park.

08/05/2016 Research by staff

Biz Daily

SANCA Promotes Jessica Shorin to Director of Business Development

Jessica Shorin will be the community face of Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center.

05/17/2016 By staff

Tourism

Rowing Park Nonprofit CEO Resigns

Paul Blackketter—the president and CEO of Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, the nonprofit that oversees Nathan Benderson Park—resigned Thursday.

04/28/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Rowing Park COO Joins Sarasota County Parks Department

Sarasota County's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department recently hired Nicole Rissler as its new deputy director of operations.

04/04/2016 Research by staff

941CEO Daily

This Week's Good Deeds

Big donations to Easter Seals Southwest Florida, USF Sarasota-Manatee's veterans' programs and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast.

03/17/2016 Research by staff