Data

Florida Home Prices Up, But Sales Are Flat

Median sales prices for homes increased in February, while sales of single-family homes remained relatively flat, according to new data released by Florida Realtors on Wednesday.

03/22/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Public Relations Executive to Help Judge National Awards

The Public Relations Society of America, which has more than 21,000 members, recently named Sarasota's Scott Carpenter, president of cPR, to its national judges’ panel for its Silver Anvil Award.

03/22/2017 By Staff

Construction

New Preschool Construction Contract Awarded

The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company was recently selected to build the new preschool at the SKY Family YMCA in Venice.

03/22/2017 By Staff

Retail

Mall Launches New Series of Weekly Fitness Events

The Mall at University Town Center is launching its new UTC Fab & Fit Club from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 26.

03/22/2017 By Staff

New hires

YMCA Makes Interim President Permanent

The Sarasota YMCA recently named Laura Gilbert as the organization's president and chief executive officer. She has served as the interim president and CEO since last October.

03/22/2017 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

Info

Common Mistakes Employers Make

Sarasota's Progressive Employer Management Company is hosting a free webinar on common mistakes that employers make to help them ensure their employment practices comply with federal and state laws.

03/21/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Anna Maria Island Festival Highlights Beaches, Food Trucks

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is holding the Beach 'n Food Truck Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

03/21/2017 By Staff

Data

Infant Mortality Declines

The infant mortality rate in the United States improved between 2005 and 2014, declining 15 percent, according to new numbers released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

03/21/2017 By Staff

Seniors

Local Initiatives Featured at Aging in America Conference

Representatives from The Patterson Foundation and its partners are in Chicago this week, presenting information about local aging initiatives to more than 3,000 experts convening for the 2017 Aging in America Conference.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Data

Venice Manufacturer Posts Record Sales

Venice's PGT Innovations posted record sales of $458.6 million in 2016, according to a financial update issued by the company last month.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Legal

Law Firm Opens Lakewood Ranch Office

The law firm Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl recently opened a new office in Lakewood Ranch.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Music, Art and Theater Festival Returns in May

The eighth annual Harvey Milk Festival will run May 11-13, culminating with a 10-band music festival in downtown Sarasota's Five Points Park on Saturday, May 13.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Higher Ed

College to Offer Degree in Risk Management and Insurance

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is adding risk management and insurance to its undergraduate degree programs in the College of Business this fall.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Deals

Two Downtown Sarasota Office Condos Sold

Sarasota's AGR Property Management, LLC recently purchased two office condos for $310,000.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Article

Financial Adviser Ranked in Magazine's Top 1,200 List

Scott Pinkerton, managing partner of Pinkerton Wealth Management Group, was ranked among Barron’s top 1,200 financial advisers for 2017 in the magazine's March 4 issue.

03/17/2017 By Staff

Construction

36th Local Goodwill Center Opens

Goodwill Manasota recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest attended donation center, located at 1160 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice.

03/17/2017 By Staff

Deals

Office Condo Property Sells for $430,000

Denver's Paeleo 8 Investment LLC last month purchased a four-unit office condo suite totaling 6,039 square feet in Paleo Park of Commerce, 8221 Vicela Drive, Sarasota.

03/17/2017 By Staff

New hires

New College Picks New Provost

New College of Florida recently selected Barbara Feldman of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts as its next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

03/17/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Several donations, free meals for students on spring break and much more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

03/16/2017 By Staff