Deals

Boat Maker Launches New Partnership with Colorado Dealer

Manatee County's Chris-Craft recently added Colorado's Action Water Sports to its dealer network.

9:48am By Staff

Politics

'Meet the Leaders' Event Focuses on Upcoming Legislative Session

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County event will feature state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and political analyst Susan MacManus.

9:42am By Staff

Education

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

The foundation is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 scholarship program through Monday, March 4.

9:36am By Staff

Politics

$15 Minimum Wage Could Be on Next Year's Ballot

John Morgan announced Tuesday that organizers have collected enough signatures to begin the process of placing a potential constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot.

01/22/2019 By Staff

New hires

Real Estate Firm Names New Sales Associate, Marketing Director

Ian Black Real Estate recently hired Zoë Carvel and Katie Hawkins.

01/22/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Home and Condo Sales Drop in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County declined by 17.5 percent last month, when compared to a year prior.

01/22/2019 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

Data

Florida Unemployment Rate Steady

Florida's unemployment rate held steady at 3.3 percent last month, according to new numbers.

01/21/2019 By Staff

Science

Climate Change Conference Takes Place Friday

Topics will include the implication of rising sea levels for Florida, the effect of climate change on hurricanes, whether climate change worsens red tide and more.

01/21/2019 By Staff

Real estate

New Home Staging Business Launches

Marybeth Flynn recently opened Flynn Design Style.

01/21/2019 By Staff

Retail

Consumers Increasingly Expect Free Shipping With Online Orders

Three quarters of consumers expect free shipping on orders under $50, according to a new National Retail Federation survey.

01/21/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Sarasota Magazine's 'Party With a Purpose' Takes Place Jan. 29

Our third annual GeneroCITY event brings together more than 50 local nonprofits.

01/18/2019 By Staff

Education

School Opens New $2.5 Million Sports Facility

The Out-of-Door Academy recently opened Fox Field House, a new 12,300-square-foot practice and competition space for the school's student athletes.

01/18/2019 By Staff

The Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Selects New CEO

Cheryl Mendelson will take on the new role next month.

01/18/2019 By Staff

Education

State Grant Will Fund New Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently awarded $3.6 million to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.

01/18/2019 By Staff

Media

Printing Company Opens Sarasota Location

SpeedPro Imaging Affinity Solutions recently opened a new office in Sarasota.

01/17/2019 By Staff

Planning

Myakka City Town Hall to Address Concerns About Traffic, Accidents

Representatives from several local agencies, as well as state Rep. Tommy Gregory, R-Bradenton, are planning to attend.

01/17/2019 By Staff

Deals

Yacht Club Picks Construction Firm for $340,000 Renovation

J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. was recently awarded the contract for renovations to a 2,200-square-foot outdoor dining area for the Bird Key Yacht Club.

01/17/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Tax Collections Down Again

Tourist Development Tax collections were down by 5.9 percent last November when compared to November 2017, according to new numbers.

01/17/2019 By Staff