Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Several donations and special gifts in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Education

Applications Open for Leadership Development Program

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Sports

Brewery to Offer Growlers at Baseball Stadium

Darwin Brewing Co. is launching a new partnership with LECOM Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Bradenton Marauders.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Deals

Multi-Family Complex Sold for $445,000

A Chicago couple recently purchased the four-unit multi-family complex located at 2027 Fiesta Drive, Sarasota, for $445,000.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Data

Almost Half of Florida Households Can't Afford 'Basic Needs'

Forty-four percent of Florida households "could not afford basic needs such as housing, child care, food, health care, and transportation in 2015," according to a new United Way of Florida report.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Planning

Millennials Conference Returns Next Month

Millennial Con 2017, a free conference "by millennials, for millennials," will take place on Thursday, March 30, at State College of Florida.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Data

Americans Plan to Save, Rather Than Spend, Tax Return Money

A record low number of Americans plan to spend their tax returns this year, according to survey results released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation.

02/22/2017 By Staff

Public Relations

'Upping Your Presentation Game' the Topic at March Luncheon

The local Florida Public Relations Association chapter is hosting a presentation by a communications manager for the broadband and entertainment company Cox Communications on Wednesday, March 15.

02/22/2017 By Staff

Technology

New Southwest Florida Town Inks Exclusive High-Speed Internet Deal

CenturyLink, Inc. will be the exclusive broadband provider at the new Southwest Florida town of Babcock Ranch, providing fiber internet connectivity with speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.

02/22/2017 By Staff

Data

Home and Condo Sales Prices Up in January

The median sales price for Sarasota County single family homes increased to $250,000 in January, while the median in Manatee County increased to $279,000.

02/22/2017 By Staff

Networking

Environmentally Minded Happy Hour Is Next Week

Sarasota Green Drinks, Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Sarasota County and others are hosting "Reclaiming Your Green: A Business Networking Event" on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

02/22/2017 By Staff

Economy

Economist Arthur Laffer Bullish on Trump, Economy

Speaking at Caldwell Trust Company in Sarasota, ex-Reagan advisor sees much better days ahead.

02/22/2017 By David Hackett

Finance

Sarasota Investment Firm Hires New VP

The Sarasota investment advisory firm Path Financial last month hired Oxana Saunders as its vice president.

02/21/2017 By Staff

New hires

North Port City Manager Named Assistant County Administrator

Jonathan Lewis recently accepted a conditional offer to serve as an assistant administrator with Sarasota County government.

02/21/2017 By Staff

Construction

Homebuilder Breaks Ground on New Amenity Center

The Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilder Neal Communities last month broke ground on a new resort-style amenity center at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club.

02/21/2017 By Staff

Events

Big Manatee County Networking Event This Thursday

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation is holding its 29th annual Hob Nob Bar-B-Que on Thursday, Feb. 23.

02/21/2017 By Staff

My Latest Craze

Here's What Spark Growth Founder Sara Hand is Loving Right Now

Seven things she's grooving on.

02/21/2017 By Isaac Eger

Marijuana

'Business of Marijuana' to Be Discussed at March Luncheon

"The Business of Marijuana" will be the topic of debate at the next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon, which takes place on Thursday, March 2.

02/21/2017 By Staff

Honors

Cortez Bottarga Wins National Food Award

The Anna Maria Fish Company's Cortez bottarga recently won a 2017 Good Food Award in the Preserved Fish category.

02/20/2017 By Staff

Politics

Citizens' Group Hosts City Commission Forum Feb. 27

STOP!, a newish citizens group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, will host a forum for Sarasota City Commission candidates on Monday, Feb. 27.

02/20/2017 By Staff