Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns This Summer

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will return this summer for the 34th year, with events scheduled to take place June 23-July 4.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Deals

Haircut Franchise Leases New Space

The sports-themed hair care franchise Sport Clips Haircuts recently leased 1,120 square feet in North Port.

04/23/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Four Local Sporting Events to Receive State Grants

The Florida Sports Foundation in February approved 32 grants for sporting events, including four in Sarasota County.

04/16/2018 By Staff

Fine find

Green Bay Packers Fan Finds Luck at Goodwill

A helmet worn by former Packers cornerback Tyrone Williams in the 1998 Super Bowl cost one local fan $4.99.

03/02/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Tourism

Ed Smith Stadium Named Top Spring Training Facility

A data firm analyzed 36,000 online reviews of 23 spring training stadiums to arrive at its rankings.

02/28/2018 By Staff

Sports

Report Estimates Orioles' Economic Impact at $97 Million

The report looks at the club’s marketing and promotion of Sarasota tourism to its fan base across seven states and more.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Education

Sports Academy Looking to Hire 250-Plus

Bradenton’s IMG Academy is looking to fill more than 250 full-time, part-time and summer job openings during a career fair on Thursday, March 22.

02/19/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Construction Company Building $3.4 Million Golf Facility

Sarasota's DM Constructors, LLC recently began construction on a new golf entertainment venue in Vero Beach, Florida.

02/11/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Braves to Play Most of 2019 Spring Training in Orlando Before Move to North Port

The team will play its first spring training game in its new North Port stadium at the very end of the April 2019 spring training season.

01/31/2018 By Staff

Appointments

Women's Sports Museum Picks New Board President

Beth Green was chosen to lead a board that is raising money to build the first standalone museum dedicated to women’s sports in the country.

01/12/2018 By staff

Entertainment

Treetop Ropes Course Company Expands to Brooksville

TreeUmph! Adventure Course, which opened its first treetop ropes course in Bradenton in 2013, recently celebrated the opening of its newest course in Brooksville.

12/19/2017 By staff

Tourism

Report Puts Economic Impact of Powerboat Grand Prix at $36.2 Million

That's down from last year's impact, which was measured at $37.2 million.

09/01/2017 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

Tourism

Sarasota Among America's Top 20 Cities for Sports and Adventure

Sarasota was ranked No. 15 in a list of America's top 20 destinations for sports and adventure.

08/23/2017 By staff

Tourism

Visit Sarasota County Logo Painted on Water Tower

A new Visit Sarasota County logo was recently painted on a large blue water tower near I-75.

08/17/2017 By staff

Health care

Surgeon Named Sports Medicine Provider at Bradenton School

Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management's Dr. Arthur Valadie recently became the official sports medicine provider for the athletes at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School.

07/31/2017 By staff

Tourism

First Sports Event Showcase Set for Aug. 15

The showcase will feature area sports events and allow for local businesses to learn more about the events and create new partnerships.

07/31/2017 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

Game On

A Sports-Inspired Company Turns Execs into Business Champions

“We want our audience to take part in an experience that lets authentic conversation and truth come to the surface.”

07/19/2017 By Sylvia Whitman

Sports

Local Golf Pro Wins Ohio Tournament

Sue Ertl, the head golf teaching professional at University Park Country Club, recently won the senior division title at the 2017 Ohio Women’s Open.

07/05/2017 By staff