Politics

County to Begin Negotiations to Make Interim Administrator Permanent

The Sarasota County Commission on Tuesday directed the county attorney to begin negotiations with interim county administrator Jonathan Lewis to hire Lewis as the next county administrator.

12/15/2017 By Staff

Public health

Panel Discussion Covers Opioid Abuse Crisis

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club's Jan. 4 luncheon will include a panel discussion about the region's opioid abuse crisis.

12/15/2017 By Staff

New hires

Sarasota Bayfront Planning Group Picks Managing Director

The Board of Directors of the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization recently hired William Waddill.

12/15/2017 By Staff

Honors

Manatee Chamber of Commerce Recognized for Educational Work

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce recently received a Leading Light award from the Sunshine State School Public Relations Association.

12/14/2017 By Staff

Energy

City Holding Community Meetings on Renewable Energy Pledge

The city's "Ready for 100" plan calls for the city to make its operations 100 percent renewable by 2030 and for the entire city to operate on renewable energy by 2045.

12/14/2017 By Staff

Events

Women's Networking Group Meets Next Week

The Anna Maria Island chapter of S.W.A.T. (Successful Women Aligning Together) meets every third Thursday of the month.

12/13/2017 By Staff

New hires

Newtown Redevelopment Office Selects New Manager

Sarasota's Newtown Redevelopment Office recently hired DeAndrae Spradley.

12/12/2017 By Staff

Deals

European Commercial Property Company Buys Westfield Malls

Unibail-Rodamco announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Westfield—which owns two malls in Sarasota—for $15.7 billion.

12/12/2017 By Staff

Planning

State Wants Input on Affordable Housing

Florida's Affordable Housing Workgroup is asking for public input on what the state can do to address affordable housing needs.

12/12/2017 By Staff

Transportation

City Approves Paid Parking Plan for Downtown Garages

Drivers can park in the garages for up to three hours for free. An additional hour will cost $3 and additional hours beyond that will cost $1.

12/11/2017 By Staff

Data

Local, Regional and National Economic Forecast to Be Discussed in January

The 2018 Economic Forecast Breakfast features economist Hank Fishkind.

12/11/2017 By Staff

Construction

Developer Breaks Ground on 16-Unit Downtown Project

Sarasota's Seaward Development recently broke ground on its new 7 One One Palm project.

12/11/2017 By Staff

Environment

Forum Focuses on Phillippi Creek Fish Population and Stormwater Management

The next Sarasota Bay Fisheries Forum takes place 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.

12/07/2017 By Staff

Data

American Homelessness Up

The number of Americans who are homeless has increased for the first time in seven years.

12/07/2017 By Staff

Technology

PGT, Cruise Car Leaders Honored with Economic Development Corporation Awards

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County recently presented its two major annual awards.

12/07/2017 By Staff

Networking

'Holiday Fiesta' Set for Wednesday

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce party benefits the children of the emergency shelter at Manatee Children's Services.

12/07/2017 By Staff

After Irma

Business Lessons From Hurricane Irma

How local companies weathered the storm.

12/06/2017 By Susan Burns and David Hackett

Networking

Neighborhood Groups Hold Holiday Potluck Party Next Week

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is throwing its annual holiday potluck party at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11.

12/05/2017 By Staff

Transportation

Construction Company Completes Airport Tower

The tower is anticipated to be operational by next summer.

12/05/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Airline to Offer Nonstop Flights Between Sarasota and Pittsburgh

The airline will fly between the two cities on both Friday and Monday, with fares beginning at $199 each way.

12/04/2017 By Staff