Data

American Optimism About Home Sales Drops

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index decreased by 1.5 percentage points in July, after matching its all-time high in June.

08/15/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Seminar Explores Future of U.S.-Cuba Relations

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is hosing a seminar titled “What Now, Cuba?” on Sept. 11.

08/15/2017 By Staff

Deals

Bank Leases Downtown Space for New Office

The Bank of Tampa recently leased 3,361 square feet of space in the building located at 1858 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.

08/15/2017 By Staff

Classes

Free Financial Literacy Workshop for Young Professionals Is Thursday

In partnership with the Sarasota Young Professionals Group, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is offering a free event focused on financial literacy for young professionals.

08/11/2017 By Staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Sees Record Container Traffic

Just 10 months into its current fiscal year, Port Manatee has already broken its record for container shipments in a full year.

08/09/2017 By Staff

Giving

Sarasota Financial Adviser a Finalist for Community Service Award

Jonna Keller, managing member of First Security Investments, LLC, was recently named one of three national finalists at the Invest in Others Awards.

08/09/2017 By Staff

Data

Retail Jobs Down

The number of American retail industry jobs dropped by 1,700 between June and July.

08/08/2017 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Steady

The American economy added 209,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent.

08/04/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Consumer Confidence Up

Consumer confidence among Floridians rose in July, according to new data released by the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

08/02/2017 By Staff

Deals

Private Equity Firm to Make Majority Investment in First Watch

Advent International, a global private equity firm, recently announced that it will make a majority investment in First Watch Restaurants Inc.

08/01/2017 By Staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Exploring Commercial Opportunities with Ocala Businesses

Port Manatee executives and business leaders from Ocala are exploring possible commercial ties to bridge the 120 miles between the port and Central Florida.

08/01/2017 By Staff

Manufacturing

Local Executives Ring Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Executives from North Venice's PGT Innovations rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.

08/01/2017 By Staff

Data

Gross Domestic Product Up in Quarter Two

America's gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017.

07/28/2017 By Staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Up

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved in July after declines in both May and June.

07/27/2017 By Staff

Honors

Four Sarasota County Businesses Named to State 'Companies to Watch' List

Sarasota's AdRizer, Big Top Brewing Company and Clickbooth and North Port's Lightspeed Voice were recently included among 50 Florida businesses selected as Florida Companies to Watch by GrowFL.

07/21/2017 By Staff

Retail

Back-to-School Spending Expected to Rise

Survey results suggest back-to-college spending will hit an all-time high this year, while back-to-school spending will also increase.

07/19/2017 By Staff

New hires

Sarasota Law Firm Adds New Trusts, Estate Associate

The Sarasota law firm Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen recently hired Colton Castro.

07/18/2017 By Staff

Data

White-Black Homeownership Gap Widens

The rate of black homeownership fell to 42.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017, while the rate of white homeownership rose to 71.9 percent, the widest gap in America since World War II.

07/18/2017 By Staff

Data

Online Retail Sales Up

Overall, retail sales changed little between May and June, but were up last month by 3.2 percent over June 2016.

07/18/2017 By Staff

Deals

Three-Story Office Building Sold for $23.5 Million

Sarasota's Sarasota Commerce Center 2, LLC recently purchased a three-story office building on almost 11 acres.

07/13/2017 By Staff