Profiles

Tri Sirena Sun Protective Clothing Keeps Triathletes Safe in the Sun

After being diagnosed with stage II melanoma at age 25, triathlete Stefani Schuetz needed to find sun-protective clothing to continue competing. So she made her own.

11/17/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Love this stuff

Local Execs Share Their Latest Obsessions

This month: Twitter, stamps and kids' water bottles.

10/18/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Design

Inside GravityFree CEO Scott Heaps’ Office

“We tend to have a bunch of space stuff.”

07/17/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Innovators

JellyTank Manufactures Desktop Jellyfish Aquariums

Brock and Blake Gratton presold 1,200 presold JellyTanks in May.

07/10/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Tail Waggers

Kelly and Robert Ison Make Healthy Treats for Dogs

Annual demand exceeds 10,000 pounds.

06/21/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Retail

Six Local Execs Share Their Favorite Toys

Standing desks, Instant Pots and more.

06/13/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Weed the People

Joint Legislation: A New Law Group Helps Employers Navigate Marijuana Regulation

The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick has established a Marijuana Law and Policy Group to guide clients, especially business owners, through the myriad and ever-evolving intricacies of state and federal marijuana law.

04/07/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Innovator

Sarasota-Based Quasar Bio-Tech Manufactures Light-Based Skincare Products

Baby Quasar harnesses medicinal light therapy for skincare.

02/10/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Career Path

From Disney Performer to Special Assistant to the President at Ringling College

Follow Jamie Coffey's unique career path.

02/06/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

Biz Bites: Boca Kitchen, Bar and Market

Boca is a new downtown destination for chic locavores.

01/25/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Talk

Meet Che Wise-Jarvis of Steri-Straw

The Steri-Straw inventor aims to change germy, old-fashioned straw dispensers.

12/28/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

Biz Bites: Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

Fish favorites in a charming creekside location.

12/08/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Talk

Five Questions with New Tervis Prez Rogan Donelly

It’s all in the family for Tervis’ new president.

10/21/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Talk

Alok Sharma's MobileNerd Helps Computers Process Data-Heavy Software

Sharma, who splits his time between Sarasota and San Francisco, says MobileNerd’s virtual desktop app works for everyone, everywhere.

09/26/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

Biz Bites: Main Street Trattoria

You'll find indulgent, affordable Italian fare in Lakewood Ranch.

09/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Career Path

Oil, Fast Food, Luxury Furniture: Here's Home Resource Founder Michael Bush's Career Path

The owner of Sarasota luxury furniture retailer Home Resource started in the oil industry.

09/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

Mediterraneo Offers Up Classic Italian Fare in an Elegant Setting

Mediterraneo is a primo business lunch spot.

06/23/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

You Can Find Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks in a Bradenton Strip Mall

Sandwich heaven at Bradenton’s South Philly Cheesesteak.

05/02/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

Drago's Brings Cuban Flavors to Downtown Bradenton

Drago's is a great place to grab a quick cup of coffee or sit down with a killer hot-pressed Cuban.

03/14/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Good Deeds

Local Businesses Doing Good Things

Applause and accolades for local businesses.

02/17/2016 By Hannah Wallace