Hospitality

Presentation Focuses on How Businesses Can Connect to Millennials

The Suncoast chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is hosting a presentation on how to connect your business to millennials on Wednesday, July 12.

07/10/2017 By Staff

Data

Greater Sarasota Area Tops for Young Entrepreneurs in New Ranking

The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton region was recently ranked as the country's top city for young entrepreneurs by the finance and investing website MoneyRates.com.

07/07/2017 By Staff

Finance

Investment Firm Named to Top 300 List

Sarasota's Cumberland Advisors was recently recognized as one of America's top 300 registered investment advisory firms by the Financial Times.

07/06/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida No. 6 in Ranking of Best States in Which to Start a Business

The financial research website WalletHub created the list by examining data points related to a state's overall business environment, access to financing and business costs.

07/05/2017 By Staff

Data

American Consumer Confidence Up Slightly

American consumer confidence ticked up slightly during the month of June, according to new survey results published by The Conference Board.

06/29/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns

Last year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival generated $37.2 million in economic impact for the area, according to the nonprofit that produces the event.

06/28/2017 By Staff

Finance

Sarasota Company Earns New IRS Certification

Sarasota's Progressive Employer Management Company recently received the Certified Professional Employer Organization designation from the Internal Revenue Service.

06/26/2017 By Staff

Data

Fourth of July Cookout Spending Expected to Rise

Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year.

06/23/2017 By Staff

New hires

Investment Firm Picks New Vice President

The Sarasota investment advisory firm J.L. Bainbridge & Company, Inc. recently hired D. Ryan Thompson as vice president.

06/21/2017 By Staff

Data

Rate of Housing Starts Drops

The rate of new housing starts dropped by 5.5 percent between April and May and in May stood at 2.4 percent below the May 2016 rate.

06/20/2017 By Staff

Networking

Latin Chamber Holds Mixer

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is holding its next Conexiones event on Thursday, June 29

06/20/2017 By Staff

Data

Father's Day Spending Expected to Rise

Father's Day shoppers are expected to spend $134.75 on average for the holiday, with total spending expected to reach $15.5 billion.

06/14/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Insurance Agent Picked for National AARP Council

Englewood's Carolyn Pope, the owner of Pope Insurance, was recently selected by UnitedHealthcare to serve on a forum created to gather information to enhance products and services that benefit AARP members.

06/14/2017 By Staff

Data

Retail Import Growth Slows, But Is Expected to Rise

The National Retail Federation is predicting that imports at America's major retail container ports will hit a new high later this summer.

06/13/2017 By Staff

Politics

State Senator Speaks in Sarasota July 20

Florida Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, the chair of the state Senate's Appropriations Committee, will speak at The Argus Foundation's next Meet the Minds luncheon.

06/12/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Business Travel Association Predicts Major Losses This Year

The Global Business Travel Association is predicting that the United States will lose more than $1.3 billion in travel-related expenditures in 2017 due to "mounting geopolitical uncertainty."

06/08/2017 By Staff

Research

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops Again

Florida consumer confidence dropped in May for the second month in a row, according to new research published by the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

06/05/2017 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Financial Adviser Picked to Contribute to Forbes

Raul Elizalde, the president and chief investment officer at Sarasota's Path Financial LLC, was recently selected as a guest columnist for Forbes.com.

06/02/2017 By Staff

Data

138,000 Jobs Added in May

The American economy added 138,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.3 percent.

06/02/2017 By Staff

Data

Graduation Gift Spending Expected to Reach New High

A new survey found that consumers expect to spend $5.6 billion on graduation gifts this year.

06/02/2017 By Staff