Tourism

Sarasota Among America's Top 20 Cities for Sports and Adventure

Sarasota was ranked No. 15 in a list of America's top 20 destinations for sports and adventure.

08/23/2017 By Staff

Planning

County Commission to Discuss Recycling Facility Near Celery Fields Wednesday

The commission is set to discuss whether to rezone 16 acres of property near the Celery Fields to allow for the construction of a recycling center.

08/18/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Visit Sarasota County Logo Painted on Water Tower

A new Visit Sarasota County logo was recently painted on a large blue water tower near I-75.

08/17/2017 By Staff

Hospitality

Doughnut Shop, Barbecue Restaurant Coming to New Bradenton Building

A building under construction in Bradenton will house Shipley Do-Nuts’ first Florida store and the first location for the new restaurant Boneyard BBQ.

08/17/2017 By Staff

Nonprofits

Mote Marine Board Picks New Leaders

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s Board of Trustees recently elected Robert Essner as chairman, James Ericson as vice-chairman and Nigel Mould as secretary.

08/16/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Ethical Ecotourism Nonprofit Recognizes Local Operators

The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism recently recognized several ecotour operators in Sarasota and Manatee counties for their outstanding business practices.

08/16/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Seminar Explores Future of U.S.-Cuba Relations

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is hosing a seminar titled “What Now, Cuba?” on Sept. 11.

08/15/2017 By Staff

Awards

Suncoast Charities Leader Honored

Lucy Nicandri, executive director of Suncoast Charities for Children, was recently presented with the first annual David R. Mills “Service Above Self” Award.

08/07/2017 By Staff

Construction

Company Holds Groundbreaking for New Pet Resort

J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. recently broke ground on the Lakewood Ranch location of Bayside Pet Resort.

08/04/2017 By Staff

Honors

Selby Gardens CEO Picked for Leadership Florida Training

Jennifer Rominiecki, the president and CEO of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, was recently named to the Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class XXXVI.

08/03/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Visit Sarasota County Hires New Visitor Experience Manager

Erin Hurter will oversee visitor services programming and volunteers.

08/03/2017 By Staff

Hospitality

Colony Property to Become St. Regis Resort

Longboat Key's shuttered Colony resort will become a St. Regis resort, according to the owner and developer of the property.

08/02/2017 By Staff

Deals

Private Equity Firm to Make Majority Investment in First Watch

Advent International, a global private equity firm, recently announced that it will make a majority investment in First Watch Restaurants Inc.

08/01/2017 By Staff

Tourism

First Sports Event Showcase Set for Aug. 15

The showcase will feature area sports events and allow for local businesses to learn more about the events and create new partnerships.

07/31/2017 By Staff

New hires

Ringling Museum Selects New Asian Art Curator

Rhiannon Paget will oversee Asian art exhibitions and collections, including publications, collection development and research.

07/28/2017 By Staff

Deals

Dental, Nail, Pet Businesses to Join Whole Foods and Others in New Shopping Strip

Great Expressions Dental Centers, Lee Nails, Banfield Pet Hospital, Greenwise Dry Cleaner, Wawa and Zoë’s Kitchen will join the new Whole Foods Market in Sarasota's University Station shopping strip.

07/26/2017 By Staff

New Hotel

A Sneak Preview of the Brand-New Westin Sarasota

The Westin Sarasota opens Friday.

07/25/2017 Edited by Susan Burns

Honors

Four Sarasota County Businesses Named to State 'Companies to Watch' List

Sarasota's AdRizer, Big Top Brewing Company and Clickbooth and North Port's Lightspeed Voice were recently included among 50 Florida businesses selected as Florida Companies to Watch by GrowFL.

07/21/2017 By Staff

The Arts

Theater Director to Take on New 'At Large' Role

Florida Studio Theatre associate director Kate Alexander is resigning from the theater's board of trustees and stepping away from day-to-day operations in order to take on a role as associate director at large.

07/21/2017 By Staff

New hires

Rowing Park Nonprofit Picks New Leader

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc., the nonprofit that manages Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, recently hired Stephen Rodriguez as its president and chief executive officer.

07/21/2017 By Staff