Sports

BMX Track Grand Opening This Saturday

Sarasota County is celebrating the grand opening of the BMX track at the Sarasota County Youth Athletic Complex on Saturday, Aug. 27.

08/23/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Research Documents Impact of 'Upbeat and Sincere' Responses By Hotels on Travel Websites

Hotels that provide upbeat and sincere replies at sites like Expedia and TripAdvisor can be perceived as genuine and caring toward guests, according to new research by professors at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

08/12/2016 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

Tourism

Mixon Fruit Farms Expands Operation

A new farmhouse and recreation area target group meetings.

08/05/2016 By staff

Transportation

Frontier Airlines to Begin Nonstop Service From Punta Gorda

Frontier Airlines will begin nonstop flights from Punta Gorda Airport to Chicago, Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey, in late October.

07/26/2016 Research by staff

Travel

Tampa One of 10 American Cities Selected for Scheduled Flights to Havana

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday proposed to select eight U.S. airlines to begin scheduled flights between a number of American cities—including Tampa—and Havana.

07/07/2016 Research by staff

Sports

Tickets Now Available for BMX World Cup

Tickets for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, scheduled for Oct. 8-9, are now on sale at the event's new website. Prices range from $15 to $135.

06/16/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

County Marks Completion of Siesta Renourishment

Sarasota County celebrated the completion of a $21.5 million South Siesta Key Beach renourishment project on Monday.

06/13/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Siesta Key Beach Ranked No. 2 in the Nation

Stephen Leatherman, known as 'Dr. Beach,' recently released his 2016 list of America’s Best Beaches. Siesta Key Beach came in at No. 2 in the new rankings.

05/26/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Seafood Shack Makes New Hires

Cortez's Seafood Shack recently appointed Eddy Shorter as assistant dockmaster and Dawn Ferguson as assistant food and beverage manager.

05/13/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Bradenton Area to Be Showcased on How to Do Florida

The television series will feature the area during its season seven premiere, which will air in June.

05/05/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Developer Purchases 21-Unit Hotel, Plans Upgrades

Developer and entrepreneur Henry Rodriguez purchased the Elephant Ears Suites for $1.9 million on Monday.

05/04/2016 Research by staff

Jobs

Resort at Longboat Key Club Looking to Hire

The resort is looking for bartenders, hostesses, line cooks, stewards and yacht detailers, as well as employees in the banquet, concierge, events, maintenance and sales departments.

05/04/2016 Research by staff

Hospitality

USF Professor Studies Effectiveness of Hotel 'Flash Sales'

Katerina Berezina's study, 'The Managerial Flash Sales Dash: Is There Advantage or Disadvantage at the Finish Line?' appeared in the April issue of the International Journal of Hospitality Management.

05/02/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Report Details $22.5 Million Economic Impact of De Soto National Memorial

In 2015, 316,270 visitors spent $16 million in communities near the park.

04/27/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

Study Shows Economic Impact of Sarasota Half Marathon

Temple University’s Sport Industry Research Center recently released an economic analysis of the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon & Relay.

04/19/2016 Research by staff

Space Race

Corporate Meetings Bring Big Business to Sarasota-Manatee

Corporate meetings are big business.

01/11/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

Photo of the Week: Unconditional Surrender

Love it or hate it, people flock to the Unconditional Surrender statue in downtown Sarasota.

08/13/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

Article

Sarasota Real Estate News: January 2014

Rosie O'Donnell buys a home on Casey Key, plus more news and notes from the top of the market.

01/06/2014 By Ilene Denton