Biz Bites

Biz Bites: Boca Kitchen, Bar and Market

Boca is a new downtown destination for chic locavores.

01/23/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Rolling in Dough

Firenza Wants to Be the Chipotle of Pizza

A Sarasota entrepreneur takes a slice of a growing $46 billion pizza market.

01/23/2017 By David Hackett

Wherever Flour Flies

Meet Panera Bread's Head Baker Tom Gumpel

Gumpel is responsible for "wherever flour flies."

01/20/2017 By Ilene Denton

Bottoms Up

These Bar Tools Will Help You Mix Like a Pro

Barware to celebrate.

01/03/2017 By Jackie Rogers

Talk

Meet Che Wise-Jarvis of Steri-Straw

The Steri-Straw inventor aims to change germy, old-fashioned straw dispensers.

12/28/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Talk

From Software Designer to Catering Company Owner

Lance Thompson, owner of the Sarasota Catering Company, started his career in banking software.

12/22/2016

Style

New Sarasota Hair Salon Opens

Hair colorist and stylist Mamie Katsarelas and colorist and stylist David Michael Greb recently opened a new hair salon: Shine Hair Design Studio.

12/14/2016 By Staff

You Do What?

Meet the Couple Behind Kombucha 221 BC

Aneta and Eric Lundquist brew, bottle and sell seven flavors of kombucha.

12/13/2016 By Ilene Denton

Biz Bites

Biz Bites: Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

Fish favorites in a charming creekside location.

12/08/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Retail

Weekend Event Brings 200-Plus Indie Vendors to Sarasota

Sarasota's Atomic Holiday Bazaar returns for the 11th straight year this weekend, bringing together more than 200 independent vendors selling clothing, jewelry, furniture, prepared food and all sorts of other items.

12/07/2016 By Staff

Off the Clock

Here's How Architect Jerry Sparkman Decompresses

Architect Jerry Sparkman taps into his musical side on the dobro.

12/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Apocalypse Now

Grapevine Communications' Robert Holzer is the Ultimate Zombie Fan

Holzer is a zombie super-fan.

11/16/2016 By Ilene Denton

Talk

Five Questions with New Tervis Prez Rogan Donelly

It’s all in the family for Tervis’ new president.

10/21/2016 By Hannah Wallace

You Do What?

Tony Brezel Breeds and Trains West German Shepherds

The dogs are bred from a line of champions and sold to dog lovers all over the world.

10/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

Business Class

Wallets That Work

Innovative accessories for cash and credit cards.

09/23/2016 By Jackie Rogers

Biz Bites

Biz Bites: Main Street Trattoria

You'll find indulgent, affordable Italian fare in Lakewood Ranch.

09/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Off the Clock

FCCI Chief Risk Officer Cina Welch Loves a Great Adventure

For FCCI’s chief risk officer Cina Welch, vacations mean daring adventures.

08/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Fitness

Grand Opening for Evo Athletics Takes Place Aug. 6

Evo Athletics is a new, locally owned, 32,000-square-foot air-conditioned facility that offers gymnastics, cheerleading and Ninja Warrior classes for children ages 3 and up.

07/19/2016 Research by Staff

Biz Bites

Mediterraneo Offers Up Classic Italian Fare in an Elegant Setting

Mediterraneo is a primo business lunch spot.

06/23/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

You Can Find Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks in a Bradenton Strip Mall

Sandwich heaven at Bradenton’s South Philly Cheesesteak.

05/02/2016 By Hannah Wallace