Politics

Early Voting in City Commission Race Begins

The top two vote-getters among the final three candidates, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde, will earn a seat on the commission.

04/28/2017 By Staff

Marketing

North Port Picks Marketing Firm to Help with Economic Development

Sarasota's Grapevine Communications, an advertising, marketing and public relations agency, was recently chosen to provide marketing services for the City of North Port.

04/11/2017 By Staff

Politics

Homebuilder Given 'Defender of Faith and Freedom Award'

Pat Neal, the CEO and chairman of the board at Neal Communities, was recently recognized by the Florida Faith & Freedom Coalition with its 2017 Defender of Faith and Freedom Award.

04/10/2017 By Staff

Politics

City Commission Runoff Debate Is April 17

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is holding a panel discussion with the three remaining Sarasota City Commission candidates: Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde.

04/06/2017 By Staff

Planning

Downtown Sarasota Forum Concentrates on 'Optimal Living'

The Downtown Sarasota Condo Association is hosting a "forum on optimal living" with several representatives from local government, business groups, nonprofits and more.

04/05/2017 By Staff

Planning

Neighborhood Groups to Discuss Surplus Lands Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a town hall on surplus lands policies and how they may be changed.

04/04/2017 By Staff

Economic development

'Florida Companies to Watch' Applications Available

GrowFL, the state of Florida’s "economic gardening" program, is now accepting applications for its annual Florida Companies to Watch awards program.

04/03/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Sarasota County Strikes Deal with Airbnb on Bed Tax Collections

Sarasota County recently reached an agreement with Airbnb that will allow the Sarasota County tax collector to begin reporting, collecting and remitting Tourist Development Tax money on short-term Airbnb rentals.

04/03/2017 By Staff

Politics

Ranked Choice Voting Reforms to Be Discussed April 9

The Election Reform Committee of Sarasota's Peace Education and Action Center is hosting an educational meeting about ranked choice voting, a system that allows voters to rank multiple preferred candidates in local elections.

03/31/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Visit Florida CEO Coming to Sarasota

Visit Florida president and chief executive officer Ken Lawson will speak in Sarasota as part of Visit Sarasota County's National Travel & Tourism Week Luncheon & Awards on Thursday, May 11.

03/30/2017 By Staff

Finance

Property Tax Payment Deadline Is Friday

Delinquent taxpayers must add 3 percent to their payment after March 31.

03/29/2017 By Staff

Construction

233-Unit Apartment Complex in East Sarasota Moves Forward

The Sarasota County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a request to rezone an almost-18-acre property at the corner of Honore Avenue and DeSoto Road to make way for a new 233-unit apartment complex.

03/24/2017 By Staff

Politics

City Commission Vote-By-Mail Ballots Start Going Out

In the first round of voting, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch earned 21.2 percent of the vote, Hagen Brody won 19.6 percent and Martin Hyde received 14.6 percent.

03/24/2017 By Staff

Politics

Congressman to Discuss Tax Reform March 31

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, will discuss tax reform at The Argus Foundation's next Meet the Minds luncheon.

03/24/2017 By Staff

Politics

Chamber of Commerce Honors Congressman

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday presented Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, with its Spirit of Enterprise Award.

03/21/2017 By Staff

Politics

Congressman Holding Town Hall Saturday

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, is holding a public town hall at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

03/16/2017 By Staff

Unemployment

State Presentation Covers New Unemployment Insurance System

Representatives from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity are visiting to introduce a new program that allows employers from across the country to respond to state unemployment insurance requests for information.

03/13/2017 By Staff

Honors

Congressman Wins Award From National YMCA Group

The national YMCA presented Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, with the Congressional Champion Award Wednesday for his work supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

03/09/2017 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in Sarasota City Commission Race Ends Saturday

Early voting in the Sarasota City Commission race runs 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Saturday, March 11.

03/09/2017 By Staff

Politics

Citizens Group Posts Video of City Commission Forum

STOP!, a citizens’ group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, recently posted full video of its City Commission candidates' forum on YouTube.

03/07/2017 By Staff