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

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

Tourism

Visitors and Revenue From Airbnb Up in 2018

Roughly 100,000 visitors booked lodgings through Airbnb in Sarasota County in 2018, generating $22.8 million in revenue for local hosts.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Names New Chief Innovation Officer

Alex Beavers will work to create new ventures, license agreements, products and services that are based on the inventions, discoveries and intellectual property created at Mote.

01/14/2019 By Staff

JOY RIDE

Testing Out Gotcha, Sarasota's New Ride-Share System

The i-Ride has gotten a makeover.

01/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Education

Well-Known University President to Headline Gulf Coast Community Foundation Luncheon

Freeman Hrabowski III, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a leader in promoting diversity in science and math, is speaking in Sarasota on Friday, March 8.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Technology

Grant Will Help Libraries Build Seven 'Creation Stations'

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded $947,544 to the Library Foundation for Sarasota County and the Sarasota County library system.

12/17/2018 By Staff

Education

New Grant Intended to Improve Teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

A $5 million federal grant awarded to the University of Florida will be used to boost education in 11 Florida counties, including Sarasota and Manatee counties.

12/11/2018 By Staff

New hires

Tech Company Names New CEO

Sarasota's Revcontent recently hired Omar Nicola as the company’s next chief executive officer.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Technology

Tech Company Signs New Deal with California Phone Maker

Sonim, which makes rugged cell phones for use in demanding and hazardous environments, recently inked a new deal with Sarasota's MTech.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Technology

Free Marketing Workshop Covers Live Chats and Chatbots

Sarasota's Nextiny is offering the class from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.

11/15/2018 By Staff

Design

Interior Design Firm Recognized for Work on Wealth Management, Tech Spaces

Sarasota's Space as Art Interior Design recently won three design excellence awards from the American Society of Interior Designers.

11/01/2018 By Staff

Technology

Goodwill Manasota Launches Financial Literacy App

The app, Show Me the Good Money, focuses on managing a checkbook, accumulating wealth and more.

10/26/2018 By Staff

What I've Learned

Venice Resident David Crane Pioneered Closed Captioning

In addition to leading the development of closed captioning technology, Crane is a multi-Emmy Award-winning technical manager for NBC's Olympics coverage—and owns a landscaping business with his son.

10/25/2018 By David Hackett

Retail

Online Sales Up 8.9 Percent Year-Over-Year

Overall retail sales increased by 3 percent between September 2017 and last month, according to new data.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Politics

Ride-Share Companies Offering Free Or Discounted Trips to the Polls on Election Day

Both Uber and Lyft are offering free or discounted rides to the polls on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Technology

Manufacturer Selects New Chief Information Officer

PGT Innovations recently hired John Engelstad.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Technology

Workshop Covers Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing

SCORE Manasota and CareerSource Suncoast are partnering to present the class on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

10/11/2018 By Staff

Networking

Co-Working Space to Celebrate Milestone Friday

Bradenton's Station 2 Innovation is holding a free open house to celebrate the three-year anniversary of its opening from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.

10/10/2018 By Staff

Honors

Tech Company a Finalist for 'Most Innovative Culture' Award

Sarasota's Revcontent was recently named a finalist for the "Most Innovative Culture" award for technology providers by Digiday.

10/09/2018 By Staff