Florida Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Florida's unemployment rate in December held steady at 4.9 percent, unchanged from November, according to figures released last Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

01/23/2017 By Staff


Business Alliance Holds Luncheon Meeting Jan. 25

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance will welcome its 2017 Board of Directors at its Annual Membership Luncheon, which runs 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.

01/20/2017 By Staff


Construction Company Breaks Ground on New Manatee County Utilities Building

The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company recently broke ground on a new 7,200-square-foot building for the Manatee County Utilities Department.

01/18/2017 By Staff


New Citizens' Group Schedules Town Hall Meeting for Jan. 23

The STOP! event will focus on the need to create more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and to increase public input into the city’s planning and approval process.

01/18/2017 By Staff


City Commission Candidates Square Off Feb. 2

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is hosting a forum for candidates running for the two Sarasota City Commission at-large seats up for grabs in the city's March 14 elections.

01/17/2017 By Staff

New hires

Economic Development Corporation Hires Enterprise Florida Veteran

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation recently appointed Max Stewart to a new position: director of business development.

01/11/2017 By Staff


Sarasota Area the 10th Most Dangerous for Pedestrians in the Nation

The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area ranks as the 10th most dangerous region for pedestrians in the country, according to data released Tuesday by Smart Growth America.

01/10/2017 By Staff

Off the Clock

Tim Beury Loves Rugby

Tim Beury spreads his passion for rugby coaching with the Sarasota Surge Youth Rugby Academy.

01/03/2017 By Ilene Denton


Sarasota County Files Lawsuit Over 'Defective Work' at Ed Smith Stadium

Sarasota County last month sued Rhode Island's Gilbane Building Company, alleging that the company performed "defective work" on concrete flooring and walls at Ed Smith Stadium.

12/27/2016 By Staff


Ag Commissioner to Address Business Group Jan. 12

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam will speak to attendees at The Argus Foundation's 2017 Annual Meeting, which takes place Thursday, Jan. 12.

12/27/2016 By Staff


Tow to Go Available Through Jan. 2

The AAA program, begun in 1998 by Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, provides a safe ride home for impaired drivers.

12/22/2016 By Staff


Job Recruiter Earns New Certification

CareerSource Suncoast talent consultant Sean Tingler recently earned the Certified Internet Recruiter designation through AIRS, a recruitment training company.

12/20/2016 By Staff

Business Expansion

Einstein Pets Adds International Distribution

The Sarasota pet food manufacturer has partnered with PetLondon.

12/16/2016 By Staff


Latin Chamber Picks 2017 Leaders

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce this week announced its 2017 executive team and board of directors.

12/14/2016 By Staff


Anna Maria Island Companies Launch Bike Share Program

Three companies recently launched a new bike share initiative for Anna Maria Island residents and visitors.

12/12/2016 By Staff


New Ellenton Movie Theater Moves Forward

The Manatee County Planning Commission on Thursday approved plans for a 34,000-square-foot movie theater and 22,800 square feet of additional commercial space set to be built on 7.3 acres of land near the Ellenton Premium Outlets mall.

12/09/2016 By Staff


Workforce Development Program Receives $100,000 Donation

United Way Suncoast recently provided $100,000 in funding to the workforce development organization CareerEdge Funders Collaborative.

12/09/2016 By Staff


City Approves Quay Redevelopment Proposal

The Sarasota City Commission voted Monday to approve a development agreement for 695 residential units, 175 hotel rooms, 38,972 square feet of office space and 189,050 square feet of commercial space at the former site of the Sarasota Quay.

12/06/2016 By Staff


Civic Group Throws Holiday Party Next Week

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is throwing its annual holiday party at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12.

12/05/2016 By Staff


County Awards Neighborhood Improvement Grants

The money will go toward projects focused on improving neighborhood character and environment.

11/30/2016 By Staff