Tourism

Workshops for Next Round of Tourist Development Arts Grants Take Place Wednesday and Thursday

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions.

12/01/2017 By Staff

Politics

Democratic State House Primary Ends Tuesday

Voting ends in the Democratic state House primary race between Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

12/01/2017 By Staff

Transportation

Palmetto Shipping Company Adds New Port Manatee-Mexico Route

World Direct Shipping is doubling its number of routes between the Mexican state of Veracruz and Port Manatee.

12/01/2017 By Staff

Networking

Economic Development Corporation Annual Meeting Happens Tuesday

The meeting was originally scheduled for September, but was pushed back because of Hurricane Irma.

12/01/2017 By Staff

Events

Holiday Parade Celebrates Circus Legends

The Sarasota Holiday Parade is honoring the 65th anniversary of the release of the film The Greatest Show on Earth.

11/30/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Orchid Show Breaks Revenue Records

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' recent orchid exhibition, The Orchid Show: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, set double-digit revenue records for the gardens.

11/30/2017 By Staff

Deals

Sarasota Office Suite Sold for $175,000

SAP Sons, Inc., recently purchased a 1,170-square-foot space in a Stickney Point Road office building.

11/30/2017 By Staff

Construction

Bayfront Planning Organization Hits $2.1 Million Fundraising Goal

Nearly 60 donors have invested in a planning initiative to reimagine Sarasota's bayfront and many foundations also provided financial support.

11/29/2017 By Staff

Video

Economic Experts Discuss 'What's Ahead'

Watch video of a recent 941CEO and iHeartMedia panel discussion featuring five top economic experts.

11/29/2017 By Staff

Media

Gulf Shore Media Announces Staff Changes for 2018

941CEO's parent company announced Tuesday that Pam Daniel will retire from her longtime roles as editorial director and editor-in-chief of Sarasota Magazine, effective February 2018.

11/28/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Real Estate Agent Joins Downtown Advocacy Board

The Downtown Sarasota Alliance recently added Holly Sylvester to its board of directors.

11/28/2017 By Staff

Data

Local Home Sales Increase After Hurricane Slowdown

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota and Manatee counties were up in October after September declines caused by Hurricane Irma's landfall.

11/22/2017 By Staff

Construction

Hospital Board Picks Architect, Builder for New $225 Million Venice Hospital

The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board recently voted to work with Flad Architects and Gilbane Building Company.

11/22/2017 By Staff

Honors

Lakewood Ranch Business Group Presents Members' Choice Awards

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance last week announced the nine winners from the organization's annual Sandies Members’ Choice Awards.

11/22/2017 By Staff

Data

Number of Visitors, Economic Impact of Tourists Both Up

More than 1.2 million visitors stayed overnight in a paid lodging in Sarasota County during Visit Sarasota County's most recent fiscal year.

11/21/2017 By Staff

Labor

Manatee School District Strikes Tentative Deal with Teachers' Union

If the agreement is approved, the salary for a beginning teacher with a bachelor's degree would rise from $38,285 to $39,094.

11/21/2017 By Staff

Construction

Intersection at Ringling Boulevard and Orange Avenue to Close Monday

Construction on a new roundabout there is expected to be completed by next May.

11/21/2017 By Staff

Networking

Business Groups Hold Expo Nov. 28

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce are partnering to present the East Meets West Regional Business Expo.

11/20/2017 By Staff

Data

Students Say Area Has Job Opportunities, But Few Plan to Stay

Sixty-nine percent of high school students say the area has enough job opportunities, but only 16.7 percent say they plan to stay, according to a new survey.

11/20/2017 By Staff

Trade

Ecuadorian Officials Discuss Strengthening Port Manatee Ties

An Ecuadorian trade commissioner and business development manager recently visited Port Manatee.

11/17/2017 By Staff