Marijuana

'Business of Marijuana' to Be Discussed at March Luncheon

"The Business of Marijuana" will be the topic of debate at the next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon, which takes place on Thursday, March 2.

02/21/2017 By Staff

Politics

Citizens' Group Hosts City Commission Forum Feb. 27

STOP!, a newish citizens group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, will host a forum for Sarasota City Commission candidates on Monday, Feb. 27.

02/20/2017 By Staff

Planning

North Port Hosts First Economic Development Summit

The event starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.

02/13/2017 By Staff

Politics

Florida House Speaker Appears in Sarasota Ahead of Legislative Session

Florida House of Representatives Speaker Richard Corcoran will speak at The Argus Foundation’s next Meet the Minds luncheon.

02/13/2017 By Staff

Honors

League of Women Voters Picks '2017 Woman of the Year'

The League of Women Voters of Sarasota County recently selected former Sarasota County Commissioner Shannon Staub as the group's 2017 Woman of the Year.

01/31/2017 By Staff

Construction

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking on New Tax Collector Facility

Local officials, builders and leaders on Thursday celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Mid-County Tax Collector Office.

01/26/2017 By Staff

Politics

City Commission Candidates Square Off Feb. 2

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is hosting a forum for candidates running for the two Sarasota City Commission at-large seats up for grabs in the city's March 14 elections.

01/24/2017 By Staff

Planning

New Citizens' Group Schedules Town Hall Meeting for Jan. 23

The STOP! event will focus on the need to create more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and to increase public input into the city’s planning and approval process.

01/18/2017 By Staff

Manufacturing

Chemical Company Receives Manatee County Tax Exemption

The Manatee County Commission on Tuesday approved a tax exemption worth $1.2 million over eight years for Allied New Technologies 2, Inc.

01/13/2017 By Staff

New hires

Local Lobbyist Picked to Lead Defense Contractor Group

The Florida Defense Contractors Association recently appointed Bradenton's Gene Moran as the group's executive director.

01/09/2017 By Staff

Politics

Town Hall Lecture Series Tickets Go on Sale Monday

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan are among the speakers who will appear.

01/06/2017 By Staff

Technology

Advertising Groups Challenge New Data Privacy Rules

A coalition of advertising trade associations on Tuesday filed a petition asking that the Federal Communications Commission reconsider new rules created to protect consumer privacy.

01/04/2017 By Staff

The 115th Congress

Buchanan Introduces Seven New Bills on Congress's First Day

The Sarasota Representative is focusing on job creation and tax reform.

01/03/2017 By Staff

Politics

Congressman Outlines 2017 Priorities

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, on Wednesday outlined his policy priorities for 2017, pledging to cut taxes, eliminate "unnecessary regulations" and prevent "massive benefit cuts" for Medicare and Social Security recipients.

12/28/2016 By Staff

Politics

Ag Commissioner to Address Business Group Jan. 12

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam will speak to attendees at The Argus Foundation's 2017 Annual Meeting, which takes place Thursday, Jan. 12.

12/27/2016 By Staff

Events

Civic Group Throws Holiday Party Next Week

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is throwing its annual holiday party at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12.

12/05/2016 By Staff

Planning

County Awards Neighborhood Improvement Grants

The money will go toward projects focused on improving neighborhood character and environment.

11/30/2016 By Staff

Law

Attorneys Form Marijuana Law Practice Group

The law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, which has offices in both Tampa and Sarasota, recently created a new practice group dedicated to marijuana law.

11/28/2016 By Staff

Politics

Court Ruling Blocks Overtime Expansion

A federal judge last week blocked an effort by the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the number of American workers eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay.

11/27/2016 By Staff

Politics

Election Wrap-Up Takes Place Nov. 17

Kevin Griffith, the vice chair of the Sarasota County Democratic Party, and Joe Gruters, the chair of the Republican Party of Sarasota and a Florida co-chair of Donald Trump's campaign, will discuss the results of Tuesday's elections.

11/08/2016 By Staff