The art of the deal

Restaurants Extend Savor Sarasota Deals

As happens most years, many Savor Sarasota restaurants will keep offering the deals through at least the end of the month.

06/14/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Get with the program

Here Are All 16 Restaurants Participating in Savor Sarasota for the First Time This Year

Bavaro's, Rudolph's, Reyna's and Speaks are just some of the new eateries offering Savor Sarasota deals beginning next week.

05/20/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Awards

Visit Sarasota's Enriqueta Balandra Selected for Destinations International Foundation's ‘30 Under 30’ Program

Balandra will receive networking opportunities and professional development throughout the year.

04/18/2019 By Staff

Savor Save

Savor Sarasota Returns Again in June

During the event, dozens of restaurants will offer prix fixe meals for $16 at lunch and $32 at dinner.

04/16/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

Tourism Nonprofit Expands Sales Team

Visit Sarasota County recently promoted Ellen Thomas and hired Amanda Walker and Allison Jones.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota Added to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

The Sarasota area was added to the trail because of the Lido Beach "wade-ins"—protests created to push Sarasota to desegregate local beaches.

01/22/2019 By Staff

Marketing

Educational Events Intended to Help Hospitality Businesses Hurt By Red Tide

Visit Sarasota County is helping hospitality businesses learn how to use Google My Business to communicate with customers concerned about red tide.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Public relations

Visit Sarasota Executive to Discuss Challenges of Marketing During Red Tide

Erin Duggan, the vice president of Visit Sarasota County, will speak at the next luncheon of the Central West Coast chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

01/02/2019 By Staff

Media

Tourism Development Nonprofit Names Two New Communications and Content Staffers

Visit Sarasota County recently hired Britney Guertin and Adam Cellini.

12/03/2018 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

Retail

'Shoptember' Retail Promotion Returns

The promotion is intended to encourage retail business during a typically slow month, slower than usual this year because of red tide.

09/05/2018 By Staff

Food

Restaurants Extend Savor Sarasota Offerings

Savor Sarasota ended last week, but a number of eateries are continuing to offer their special menus.

06/18/2018 By Staff

Eat Your Heart Out

Savor Sarasota Details Unveiled

Close to 90 eateries are participating in the restaurant promotional campaign, offering multi-course meals for just $16 at lunch and $32 at dinner.

05/15/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Food

Almost 90 Restaurants Participating in Savor Sarasota Promotion

Visit Sarasota County's annual Savor Sarasota event runs June 1-14.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Honors

Ski-a-Rees Recognized for Tourism Contributions

The Sarasota Ski-a-Rees Water Ski Show Team recently received Visit Sarasota County's Voice of Sarasota Award.

05/07/2018 By Staff

Data

Number of Visitors, Economic Impact of Tourists Both Up

More than 1.2 million visitors stayed overnight in a paid lodging in Sarasota County during Visit Sarasota County's most recent fiscal year.

11/21/2017 By staff

Tourism

World Rowing Championships Generated $18.7 Million in Local Economic Impact

Organizers had predicted that the event would generate $25 million in economic impact for the region.

11/16/2017 By staff

Retail

'Shoptember' Returns

Visit Sarasota County is again partnering with stores and shopping districts for Shoptember, a month-long promotion intended to encourage retail business.

09/01/2017 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

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