Retail

69 Percent of Americans Plan to Shop This Weekend

That portion includes shoppers who plan to spend on Cyber Monday.

11/17/2017 By Staff

Tourism

World Rowing Championships Generated $18.7 Million in Local Economic Impact

Organizers had predicted that the event would generate $25 million in economic impact for the region.

11/16/2017 By Staff

Politics

U.S. House Passes Tax Cut Plan

The bill cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, eliminates the estate tax in 2024 and drops many personal deductions, among other things.

11/16/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Still No. 1 State for Foreign Real Estate Buyers

A new report finds that 22 percent of all foreign buyers who recently bought residential property in the United States purchased property in Florida.

11/15/2017 By Staff

Data

Jobs Number Rebounds After Hurricane Losses

After losing 33,000 jobs in September, the American economy added 261,000 jobs during the month of October.

11/03/2017 By Staff

Manufacturing

Window and Door Manufacturer's Sales Dip Due to Hurricane Irma

The storm caused a 2 percent drop in PGT Innovations' net sales during the third quarter of this year.

11/02/2017 By Staff

Nonprofits

United Way Receives Grant to Increase Access to Affordable Financial Services

The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund recently awarded a Bank on Fellowship to United Way Suncoast to advance banking access efforts.

11/02/2017 By Staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Rating Hits Highest Point in Almost 17 Years

Americans' consumer confidence increased between September and October, according to The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index.

10/31/2017 By Staff

Finance

Financial Industry Panel Focuses on 'What's Ahead'

941CEO is hosting a panel discussion with five financial industry experts.

10/31/2017 By Staff

Retail

Halloween Spending Expected to Total $9.1 Billion

That number would mark an 8.3 percent increase over last year's spending.

10/30/2017 By Staff

Networking

Chamber Expo Set for Nov. 8

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Manatee Chamber of Commerce are holding their annual Chamber Expo at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

10/30/2017 By Staff

Data

Americans Plan to Spend an Average of $967 During Holidays

That's according to new survey results published by the National Retail Federation on Friday.

10/27/2017 By Staff

Data

Gender Wage Gap to Be Discussed Friday

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is hosting a panel discussion focused on the wage gap between men and women.

10/27/2017 By Staff

Irma

Small Business Administration Offering Irma Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to businesses, nonprofits and homeowners.

10/26/2017 By Staff

Data

Real Estate Sales Down in September Due to Hurricane Irma

Real estate sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties were down 16.8 percent in September when compared to September 2016.

10/23/2017 By Staff

Data

Number of Florida Jobs Declines, But So Does Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate in both Sarasota and Manatee counties dropped between August and September.

10/20/2017 By Staff

Culture

Economic Impact of the Arts the Topic at Oct. 25 Luncheon

Johnette Isham and Jim Shirley will discuss the impact of the arts, culture and creative industries on our regional economy.

10/19/2017 By Staff

Law

Land Use Attorney Appointed Chair of Chamber of Commerce Board

Charlie Bailey was recently appointed as the chair of the 2017-2018 Board of Directors of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

10/19/2017 By Staff

Finance

Bank Promotes Employee to Chief Credit Officer

Premier Community Bank recently promoted Cabot Hart.

10/18/2017 By Staff

Law

Tax Attorneys Named to 'Best Lawyers' List

Five shareholders in the Sarasota law firm Fergeson Skipper were recently honored.

10/16/2017 By Staff