Infrastructure

Water Treatment Plant Wins State Award

The Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority recently received the Outstanding Class A Water Treatment Plant Award from the Florida section of the American Water Works Association.

04/28/2017 By Staff

New hires

Girl Scouts Council Names Former Sarasota Mayor as CEO

The Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida recently named former Sarasota mayor and city commissioner Mary Anne Servian as the Girl Scouts council’s new chief executive officer.

04/26/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Bradenton Nonprofit Launches New Interactive Exploration Site

Realize Bradenton recently launched WalkBradenton.com, a new website that highlights places in Bradenton to eat, shop, visit and more.

04/25/2017 By Staff

Trade

Colombian Official Visits Port Manatee

Port Manatee and Colombia are looking to expand commercial ties following a visit to the port by Juan Barrera, the general deputy director for the United States of ProColombia USA.

04/24/2017 By Staff

Networking

Lakewood Ranch Group Holds Annual Golf Tournament

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is holding its ninth annual golf tournament, The Ranch Scramble, on Friday, April 28.

04/19/2017 By Staff

Politics

City Commission Candidates Forum Is Thursday

On Thursday, April 20, the Downtown Sarasota Condo Association is hosting a forum with the three remaining Sarasota City Commission candidates: Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde.

04/18/2017 By Staff

Marketing

North Port Picks Marketing Firm to Help with Economic Development

Sarasota's Grapevine Communications, an advertising, marketing and public relations agency, was recently chosen to provide marketing services for the City of North Port.

04/11/2017 By Staff

Politics

City Commission Runoff Debate Is April 17

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is holding a panel discussion with the three remaining Sarasota City Commission candidates: Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde.

04/06/2017 By Staff

Planning

Downtown Sarasota Forum Concentrates on 'Optimal Living'

The Downtown Sarasota Condo Association is hosting a "forum on optimal living" with several representatives from local government, business groups, nonprofits and more.

04/05/2017 By Staff

Planning

Neighborhood Groups to Discuss Surplus Lands Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a town hall on surplus lands policies and how they may be changed.

04/04/2017 By Staff

Readiness

Hurricane Preparedness Event Helps with Business Recovery Plans

Manatee Technical College is hosting a free hurricane preparedness event on Thursday, April 27.

03/30/2017 By Staff

Finance

Property Tax Payment Deadline Is Friday

Delinquent taxpayers must add 3 percent to their payment after March 31.

03/29/2017 By Staff

Planning

Sarasota County Revamping Development Code

Sarasota County is asking for public input into its Unified Development Code, which updates and brings together land development and zoning regulations.

03/29/2017 By Staff

Transportation

City Launches Free Downtown Shuttle Service

The City of Sarasota is launching a new free downtown shuttle service, i-Ride, on Wednesday, March 29.

03/28/2017 By Staff

Planning

Rosemary District Planning Initiative Holds Celebration, Fundraiser Thursday

The Rosemary District Grassroots Planning Initiative, a project of the Rosemary District Association, is holding a celebration and fundraiser at Mandeville Beer Garden.

03/27/2017 By Staff

Data

Greater Sarasota Area the 10th Fastest-Growing in America

The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton region ranked as the country's 10th fastest-growing metropolitan area between mid-2015 and mid-2016, according to data released Thursday by the United States Census Bureau.

03/23/2017 By Staff

Planning

City Shares Video Preview of New St. Armands Parking Garage

The City of Sarasota on Wednesday posted to Twitter a three-dimensional video rendering of the new parking garage planned for St. Armands Circle.

03/15/2017 By Staff

Networking

Next Latin Chamber Mixer Is March 30

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is holding its next Conexiones networking mixer at Mr. Tequila.

03/14/2017 By Staff

Unemployment

State Presentation Covers New Unemployment Insurance System

Representatives from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity are visiting to introduce a new program that allows employers from across the country to respond to state unemployment insurance requests for information.

03/13/2017 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in Sarasota City Commission Race Ends Saturday

Early voting in the Sarasota City Commission race runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Saturday, March 11.

03/09/2017 By Staff