Tourism

Longboat Key Resort Ranked No. 5 in the State

The Resort at Longboat Key Club was recently ranked as the fifth best Florida resort in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

10/26/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Sustainable Tourism Conference Starts Thursday

The four-day event celebrates the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism.

10/23/2017 By Staff

Tourism

How Local Travel Agents Stay Relevant in the Era of Online Everything

Ryan and Malaka Hilton say travel agents offer plenty of advantages.

10/06/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

Downtown Sarasota Ghost Tours Start Oct. 12

The tours will include supernatural stories that range from Sarasota's bootlegging and circus days to modern times.

10/02/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Unveils $67 Million Long-Term Site Plan

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens released details of a 10-year, $67 million master site plan created to increase green space at the gardens by 50 percent.

10/02/2017 By Staff

Retail

Bradenton Brewery Expanding

Motorworks Brewing last week added a slew of new equipment and is adding more in the weeks to come, with plans to double its production capacity.

09/26/2017 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Closes Original Location, Opens New Eatery Nearby

Gecko’s Hospitality Group recently closed its original Gecko’s Grill & Pub location at The Landings and opened a new location down the road.

09/25/2017 By Staff

Hospitality

Sarasota Restaurant Reopens After Remodel

Sarasota's TooJay’s now has a counter area with nine seats, as well as more contemporary details throughout.

09/21/2017 By Staff

Honors

Bayfront 20:20 Leader to Be Recognized as 'Boundary Crosser'

Michael's on East co-proprietor Michael Klauber will be honored with the 2017 Boundary Crosser leadership award by SCOPE.

09/20/2017 By Staff

Retail

'Shoptember' Returns

Visit Sarasota County is again partnering with stores and shopping districts for Shoptember, a month-long promotion intended to encourage retail business.

09/01/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Economic Impact of Powerboat Grand Prix at $36.2 Million

That's down from last year's impact, which was measured at $37.2 million.

09/01/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Elects New Board Leaders

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens recently appointed new officers to its governing board of trustees.

08/31/2017 By Staff

Law

Former SeaWorld Attorney Joins Sarasota Law Firm

Attorney Jodi Ruberg recently joined the Sarasota law firm Kirk-Pinkerton, PA, where she’ll focus on commercial litigation.

08/31/2017 By Staff

Construction

Company Breaking Ground on New Mall Restaurant

Sarasota's Firmo Construction is breaking ground on the new Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar restaurant in the Westfield Siesta Key mall.

08/31/2017 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Meal Delivery Company Expands Into Sarasota, Bradenton

The Minneapolis-based restaurant delivery service Bite Squad is expanding its service area to Sarasota and Bradenton.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Sees Record Tourism Numbers

Florida saw a record number of visitors during any six-month period in the state's history during the first half of 2017.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Construction

Builders Group Networking Social to Be Held at Rowing Park

The Gulf Coast Builders Xchange is holding its fall networking social from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.

08/28/2017 By Staff

Tourism

2018 Thunder By the Bay Dates Set

Suncoast Charities for Children this week announced the dates and location for next year's 20th annual Thunder By the Bay Motorcycle Festival.

08/25/2017 By Staff

Food

Mote Launches New Aquaculture Research Project

Scientists at Mote Aquaculture Research Park recently launched a new study on how to farm almaco jack fish.

08/24/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Sarasota Travel Agent Recognized as Egypt Expert

Malaka Hilton was recently recognized for the 15th consecutive year as an Egypt specialist in Travel + Leisure's 16th annual "A-List."

08/24/2017 By Staff