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

Education

University Ranks Highly for New Patents

The University of South Florida was recently ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide for the number of U.S. patents it was granted in 2016.

06/06/2017 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

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Volunteer projects, technology grants and more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

06/01/2017 By Staff

New hires

School Picks New Donor Relations Specialist

Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently hired Iris Starr to serve as its community advancement leader.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Appointments

College Foundation Adds Three to Board

Three new people recently joined the board of the State College of Florida Foundation: Dianne Anderson, Robert Klingbeil and Barbara Najmy.

05/19/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Student celebrations, new scholarships and barbecue fundraisers in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

05/18/2017 By Staff

Giving

University Graduate Makes Record Donation

Bill Mariotti recently announced that he will donate $3.5 million to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee after he dies.

05/16/2017 By Staff

Politics

Lawmaker Provides Legislative Wrap-Up Tuesday Evening

Florida Rep. Wengay Newton, D-St. Petersburg, whose district includes portions of Palmetto, Bradenton and Sarasota, is offering an informational wrap-up on the state Legislature's recently concluded 2017 session.

05/15/2017 By Staff