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

Environment

City Commission Approves Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

The Sarasota City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a plan to transition to 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations by 2030.

06/20/2017 By Staff

Networking

Latin Chamber Holds Mixer

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is holding its next Conexiones event on Thursday, June 29

06/20/2017 By Staff

Health care

Women's Networking Group Honors Optometrist

The Lakewood Ranch chapter of S.W.A.T., Successful Women Aligning Together, recently honored Dr. Ashley Masuga of InFocus Family Eyecare.

06/19/2017 By Staff

Events

Intern Networking Event Happening Wednesday

Sarasota's S-One Holdings Corporation is partnering with seven local companies to bring together interns in the Sarasota and Bradenton area for social networking.

06/19/2017 By Staff

Health care

Grand Opening for New Sarasota Memorial Newtown Facility Set

The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is holding a grand opening ceremony for its new Newtown clinic from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

06/19/2017 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota Ranked No. 9 in List of Affordable Vacation Home Destinations

The real estate brokerage Redfin recently ranked Sarasota as No. 9 in a list of the country's 15 most affordable beach towns for buying a vacation home.

06/16/2017 By Staff

Openings

Manatee County Schools Looking to Hire 50-Plus Support Staff

Manatee County Schools is holding a Support Staff Job Fair on Wednesday, June 21, in Bradenton.

06/16/2017 By Staff

Honors

Sarasota Chamber Issues Small Business Awards

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of this year's Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards.

06/15/2017 By Staff

Surviving the Storm

How Your Business Can Survive a Natural Disaster

Local experts share their tips and resources.

06/14/2017 By Kevin Allen With Susan Burns

Media

Former City Commissioner Announces New Public Affairs Show, Website

Former Sarasota Mayor and City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell announced Friday that she will launch the Suzanne Atwell Show, a blend of social media content, digital videos and a half-hour public affairs program.

06/09/2017 By Staff

Environment

Free Green Building Design Class Takes Place June 14

University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences extension office in Sarasota County and the county's sustainability department are offering a free class in local green building design.

06/09/2017 By Staff

Construction

Sarasota Courthouse Restoration Begins

Sarasota County recently started work to restore Sarasota's Historic Courthouse, the 91-year-old building that houses the main office of the Sarasota County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller.

06/08/2017 By Staff

Opportunity Costs

Can a Neglected Waterfront Restaurant in Nokomis Be Rehabbed?

The former restaurant overlooking Dona Bay has been vacant for decades.

06/08/2017 By Vicki Dean

Politics

Sheriff Wins Republicans' 'Elected Official of the Year' Award

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight was recently chosen as the 2017 Elected Official of the Year by the Republican Party of Sarasota County.

06/07/2017 By Staff

Awards

Historical Society Honors 'Hero of History'

The Historical Society of Sarasota County recently awarded John McCarthy with its Hero of History award for his personal passion for history and for his long career in county government.

06/06/2017 By Staff

Research

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops Again

Florida consumer confidence dropped in May for the second month in a row, according to new research published by the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

06/05/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns June 24-July 4

Last year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival generated $37.2 million in economic impact for the area, according to the nonprofit that produces the event.

06/05/2017 By Staff

Retail

Walmart Hires More Than 10,000 Florida Veterans

Walmart last week announced it has hired more than 10,000 veterans in the state of Florida since introducing its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013.

06/01/2017 By Staff