Data

Fourth of July Cookout Spending Expected to Rise

Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year.

06/23/2017 By Staff

Health care

Venice Hospital Names New CEO

Venice Regional Bayfront Health recently appointed Bob Moore as its chief executive officer.

06/23/2017 By Staff

New hires

Realtor Association Picks New CEO

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee recently selected Jeffrey Arakelian as the group's new chief executive officer.

06/23/2017 By Staff

Planning

Panel to Discuss STOP!, New Urbanism and More July 6

Panelists will discuss the new citizens' group STOP!, the New Urbanism planning philosophy, public approval for new developments, traffic and more during the next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon.

06/23/2017 By Staff

Food

Local Restaurant Group Hires, Promotes

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals recently promoted Sarah Firstenberger to the role of executive director and hired Maggie Wood as event manager.

06/23/2017 By Staff

What I've Learned

What Former McDonald's Global Marketing Officer David Green Has Learned

"Nothing can take the place of being passionate, persistent and honest about the company and its products."

06/23/2017 By David Hackett

Education

Mentoring Group Offers Business Plan Workshop

The business mentoring group Manasota SCORE is offering a “Plan Your Way to Success with 1-Page Business Model Canvas” workshop on Saturday, June 24.

06/23/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Donations galore in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

06/22/2017 By Staff

Honors

Grade-Level Reading Program Recognized

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently received a variety of accolades during Grade-Level Reading Week in Denver.

06/22/2017 By Staff

Technology

New Website Connects Users to Pop-Up Classes

Sarasota's Laura Daniel Gale recently launched Talent Pool SRQ, a website that allows users to sign up for pop-up classes on topics as wide-ranging as raw food, collaborative painting, calligraphy and juicing.

06/22/2017 By Staff

Education

New College Aims to Grow Student Enrollment, Faculty and Staff

New College of Florida recently announced plans to grow student enrollment and faculty positions by 50 percent and staffing positions by 20 percent by 2023.

06/22/2017 By Staff

Tourism

New Longboat Key Resort Opens

Longboat Key's new Zota Beach Resort opens for business Friday.

06/22/2017 By Staff

Real estate

Florida Home Sales and Prices Up

Sales of single-family homes in Florida totaled 27,850 in May, up 7.6 percent from May 2016, according to new data released by Florida Realtors.

06/21/2017 By Staff

New hires

Investment Firm Picks New Vice President

The Sarasota investment advisory firm J.L. Bainbridge & Company, Inc. recently hired D. Ryan Thompson as vice president.

06/21/2017 By Staff

Retail

New Goodwill Book and Art Store Opens

Goodwill Manasota's new Manatee Book & Art Store, whose inventory includes 17,000-20,000 books and a large selection of art, opens for business Thursday.

06/21/2017 By Staff

Deals

Venice YMCA to Acquire Charlotte County Facilities and Programs

Venice's SKY Family YMCA has secured a new deal to acquire the Charlotte County Family YMCA, which includes child care centers and fitness facilities in North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.

06/21/2017 By Staff

Tail Waggers

Kelly and Robert Ison Make Healthy Treats for Dogs

Annual demand exceeds 10,000 pounds.

06/21/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Deals

Vacant Industrial Property Changes Hands

Sarasota's Kamur USA, LLC recently purchased a 3.7-acre parcel of vacant industrial land for $340,000.

06/20/2017 By Staff

Data

Rate of Housing Starts Drops

The rate of new housing starts dropped by 5.5 percent between April and May and in May stood at 2.4 percent below the May 2016 rate.

06/20/2017 By Staff

Deals

Five Tips for Buying a Business

How to make sure you’re ready to own.

06/20/2017 By Sylvia Whitman