Data

Almost Half of Florida Households Can't Afford 'Basic Needs'

Forty-four percent of Florida households "could not afford basic needs such as housing, child care, food, health care, and transportation in 2015," according to a new United Way of Florida report.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Planning

Millennials Conference Returns Next Month

Millennial Con 2017, a free conference "by millennials, for millennials," will take place on Thursday, March 30, at State College of Florida.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Data

Americans Plan to Save, Rather Than Spend, Tax Return Money

A record low number of Americans plan to spend their tax returns this year, according to survey results released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation.

02/22/2017 By Staff

Economy

Economist Arthur Laffer Bullish on Trump, Economy

Speaking at Caldwell Trust Company in Sarasota, ex-Reagan advisor sees much better days ahead.

02/22/2017 By David Hackett

Finance

Sarasota Investment Firm Hires New VP

The Sarasota investment advisory firm Path Financial last month hired Oxana Saunders as its vice president.

02/21/2017 By Staff

Events

Big Manatee County Networking Event This Thursday

The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation is holding its 29th annual Hob Nob Bar-B-Que on Thursday, Feb. 23.

02/21/2017 By Staff

Taxes

Volunteers Provide Free Help with Tax Returns

The United Way, along with several partners and sponsors, is helping provide volunteer tax assistance for anyone who earned less than $64,000 in 2016.

02/17/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Tourism Hits New High

Florida set a new record for tourist visitation in 2016, according to new numbers announced by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday.

02/16/2017 By Staff

Data

Sarasota Companies See Growth on the Horizon

CEOs at 74 Sarasota County companies estimate that they will add 1,000 new jobs over the next three years, according to survey results released Wednesday by the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County.

02/15/2017 By Staff

Data

Retail Imports Expected to Increase

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports during the first half of 2017 are expected to increase 4.6 percent over the first half of 2016.

02/14/2017 By Staff

Networking

Latin Chamber of Commerce Holds Mixer

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is holding its next Conexiones networking event on Monday, Feb. 27.

02/14/2017 By Staff

Jobs

Home Depot, Culver's, Spectrum and More Holding Hiring Events This Week

CareerSource Suncoast is helping organize a number of hiring events taking place this week.

02/13/2017 By Staff

Planning

North Port Hosts First Economic Development Summit

The event starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.

02/13/2017 By Staff

Incentivize It

How to Use State and Local Business Dollars to Grow Your Company

Reminder: Florida is one of the friendliest business tax states in the nation.

02/13/2017 By Kevin Allen

Honors

Sarasota Financial Adviser Named to Top Advisers Group

Aimee Cogan, a managing director and financial adviser in Morgan Stanley's Sarasota office, was recently named to the firm’s Chairman’s Club.

02/10/2017 By Staff

Deals

Claims Adjuster Moves Offices

Nick and Pam Ierulli of N&C Claims Service, Inc. recently leased 2,400 square feet of newly remodeled office space at 1999 Lincoln Drive, Sarasota.

02/09/2017 By Staff

Retail

Valentine's Day Spending Expected to Drop

U.S. consumers will spend less on Valentine's Day this year than in the last two years, according to the results of a new survey published by the National Retail Federation.

02/08/2017 By Staff

Finance

Sarasota Financial Services Company Opens Puerto Rico Office

Lendacy, a financial services company based in Sarasota, recently opened a second office in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

02/07/2017 By Staff

Economy

BMO Chief Economist Sees Reasons for Optimism

Douglas Porter tells Sarasota audience he is cautiously hopeful, despite potential pitfalls

02/07/2017 Edited by David Hackett

Data

Florida Consumer Sentiment Continues to Rise

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose another one-half point between December and January, up to 97.8, the highest reading since March 2002.

02/03/2017 By Staff