Irma

Community Foundation Establishes Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has established a disaster relief fund that will help those whose lives have been upended by Hurricane Irma.

09/12/2017 By Staff

Irma

More Than 150 Shelters Still Open in Florida

As of Wednesday morning, more than 150 Hurricane Irma shelters remained open in Florida, housing more than 20,000 total residents.

09/12/2017 By Staff

Irma

Total Damages From Hurricane Irma Estimated at $100 Billion

The weather forecasting site AccuWeather is estimating that Hurricane Irma has caused roughly $100 billion in damages.

09/12/2017 By Staff

Surviving the Storm

How Your Business Can Survive a Natural Disaster

Local experts share their tips and resources.

09/06/2017 By Kevin Allen With Susan Burns

Politics

Dates for Special Election to Replace State Rep. Alex Miller Set

Miller, R-Sarasota, recently resigned from the Florida Legislature after serving less than a year.

09/05/2017 By Staff

Honors

Economic Development Corporation Holds Annual Meeting Next Week

The program will include the presentation of several of the corporation's annual awards.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Real estate

Breakfast Event Focuses on Downtown Real Estate

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee's Commercial Investment Division is holding a breakfast panel discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

08/29/2017 By Staff

Environment

City's Climate Change Plan to Be Discussed Tuesday

The city has projected that global warming could raise daily high temperatures by as much as 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050.

08/28/2017 By Staff

New hires

Sarasota County Names Interim Administrator

The Sarasota County Commission voted to designate assistant county administrator Jonathan Lewis as interim administrator after current administrator Tom Harmer leaves the job.

08/25/2017 By Staff

Classes

Free Workshop Highlights Resources for Small Businesses in Manatee County

A workshop titled "Market. Management. Money. Manatee: Local Resources for Success" runs 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

08/24/2017 By Staff

Networking

Latin Chamber of Commerce Gathers Aug. 31

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is holding its next Conexiones networking mixer at BMO Harris Bank.

08/23/2017 By Staff

Law

Land Planning Firm Hires New Director

Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC—a subsidiary of the business law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP—recently hired Joel Freedman as its director of land planning.

08/23/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Sarasota Among America's Top 20 Cities for Sports and Adventure

Sarasota was ranked No. 15 in a list of America's top 20 destinations for sports and adventure.

08/23/2017 By Staff

Transportation

Salvadoran Business Officials Tour Port Manatee

Officials from Salvadoran business organizations recently toured Port Manatee and discussed the possibility of expanding the port's commercial ties to El Salvador.

08/22/2017 By Staff

Planning

County Commission to Discuss Recycling Facility Near Celery Fields Wednesday

The commission is set to discuss whether to rezone 16 acres of property near the Celery Fields to allow for the construction of a recycling center.

08/18/2017 By Staff

Transportation

Free Class Covers Electric Vehicles, Charging Infrastructure

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Sarasota County’s sustainability department are leading a free class on electric vehicles.

08/18/2017 By Staff

Planning

Diverging Diamond Interchange Now 'Substantially Complete'

All six eastbound lanes and six westbound lanes are open to traffic.

08/14/2017 By Staff

Passings

Venice Chamber of Commerce Leader Dies

Venice Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO John Ryan died Saturday after a heart attack.

08/14/2017 By Staff

Honors

Manatee Chamber Celebrates Top Small Businesses

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce honored four winners at its 38th annual small business of the year awards.

08/11/2017 By Staff

Environment

Manatee County Recognized for Cutting Energy Use

Manatee County has reduced its kilowatt hours nearly 7 percent over the past five years.

08/11/2017 By Staff