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

Education

College Picks New Dean of Nursing

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota recently hired Roseanne Fairchild as the college's new dean of nursing and health professions.

07/18/2017 By Staff

Education

New College Again Named a 'Best Buy'

New College of Florida was recently named a "Best Buy" in the 2018 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

07/17/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Grants for job training, new clinic flooring and more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

07/13/2017 By Staff

Politics

Legislative Summit Scheduled

The purpose of the summit is to bring together a wide range of community members to discuss and establish the region’s priorities for the 2018 Florida legislative session.

07/12/2017 By Staff

New hires

Selby Foundation Has a New Executive Director

The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation selected Carol Butera as its new executive director earlier this year.

07/06/2017 By Staff

Food

College to Open New Café Run By Faculty, Students

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee faculty chefs, students and professors are opening a new café on the college's campus.

07/03/2017 By Staff

New hires

College Names New Finance Director

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota recently hired Lou Woroch as its director of finance and controller.

06/28/2017 By Staff

New hires

Human Services Center Hires New Marketing, Development Assistant

The Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center recently hired Sarah Glendening.

06/27/2017 By Staff

Honors

Grade-Level Reading Program Recognized

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently received a variety of accolades during Grade-Level Reading Week in Denver.

06/22/2017 By Staff

Education

New College Aims to Grow Student Enrollment, Faculty and Staff

New College of Florida recently announced plans to grow student enrollment and faculty positions by 50 percent and staffing positions by 20 percent by 2023.

06/22/2017 By Staff

Deals

Venice YMCA to Acquire Charlotte County Facilities and Programs

Venice's SKY Family YMCA has secured a new deal to acquire the Charlotte County Family YMCA, which includes child care centers and fitness facilities in North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.

06/21/2017 By Staff

Leadership

New 'Kindness at Work' Speaker Series Starts Friday

The first luncheon event will feature Jaime DiDomenico of Cool Today and Plumbing Today, Brian West of Publix and Margarita Valenzula of Culver's.

06/19/2017 By Staff

Openings

Manatee County Schools Looking to Hire 50-Plus Support Staff

Manatee County Schools is holding a Support Staff Job Fair on Wednesday, June 21, in Bradenton.

06/16/2017 By Staff

Politics

Leaders Discuss Local Impact of Legislative Session

Five local leaders will discuss the impact to the region from the recently concluded session of the Florida Legislature on June 22.

06/16/2017 By Staff

New hires

College Names New Assistant Finance Director

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota recently hired Shan-Mei Phillips as the college's assistant director of finance.

06/13/2017 By Staff

Repair

New Fast-Track Training Program Assists Aspiring Auto Mechanics

CareerEdge Funders Collaborative recently began partnering with educational institutions to provide short-term programs that more quickly help individuals find apprenticeship-based occupations.

06/12/2017 By Staff

Environment

Free Green Building Design Class Takes Place June 14

University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences extension office in Sarasota County and the county's sustainability department are offering a free class in local green building design.

06/09/2017 By Staff

Giving

Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant for Trauma-Related Services

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded a $1 million grant to Sarasota's All Star Children’s Foundation, which is building a center for trauma-focused clinical services.

06/08/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Major donations support new arts and education ventures, therapy for low-income families and much more.

06/08/2017 By Staff