Trade

Ecuadorian Officials Discuss Strengthening Port Manatee Ties

An Ecuadorian trade commissioner and business development manager recently visited Port Manatee.

11/17/2017 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in State House Democratic Primary Begins Nov. 25

The special election was called because of the resignation of former state Rep. Alex Miller, R-Sarasota, who quit after serving less than a year in office.

11/17/2017 By Staff

Networking

Economic Development Corporation Reschedules Annual Meeting for Dec. 5

The meeting was originally scheduled for September, but was pushed back because of Hurricane Irma.

11/17/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Hit New High

The Sarasota County tax collector's office collected almost $21.3 million in Tourist Development Tax money during its most recent fiscal year.

11/17/2017 By Staff

Retail

69 Percent of Americans Plan to Shop This Weekend

That portion includes shoppers who plan to spend on Cyber Monday.

11/17/2017 By Staff

Tourism

World Rowing Championships Generated $18.7 Million in Local Economic Impact

Organizers had predicted that the event would generate $25 million in economic impact for the region.

11/16/2017 By Staff

Politics

U.S. House Passes Tax Cut Plan

The bill cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, eliminates the estate tax in 2024 and drops many personal deductions, among other things.

11/16/2017 By Staff

Construction

Roundabout Coming to Ringling Boulevard and Orange Avenue

Construction begins Monday, Nov. 27, and is expected to be completed by next May.

11/16/2017 By Staff

Philanthropy

Foundation to Support Nonprofits' Startup Plans

The Patterson Foundation is helping the Humane Society of Manatee County, the Peace River Wildlife Center, the Prospect Riding Center and Satchel’s Last Resort.

11/16/2017 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Political Activist Contributes to Book Analyzing 2014 Elections

Edward James III co-wrote a chapter in the just-published Races, Reforms, & Policy: Implications of the 2014 Elections.

11/16/2017 By Staff

Retail

Mall Christmas Attraction Returns

The Mall at University Town Center's holiday attraction, Santa's Flight Academy, will run through Christmas Eve.

11/15/2017 By Staff

Health

New Venice Fitness Center Opens

The new Planet Fitness takes up 20,000 square feet and offers cardio machines and strength equipment, specialty training equipment and more.

11/15/2017 By Staff

Technology

New App Helps Drivers Find Parking Spots

Parker helps drivers find public parking spaces in downtown Sarasota and Southside Village, at Lido Beach and on St. Armands Circle.

11/15/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Still No. 1 State for Foreign Real Estate Buyers

A new report finds that 22 percent of all foreign buyers who recently bought residential property in the United States purchased property in Florida.

11/15/2017 By Staff

Networking

Construction Trade Group Hosts Sporting Clay Tournament

The Gulf Coast Builders Xchange is holding a sporting clays tournament from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17.

11/15/2017 By Staff

New hires

Online Furniture Retailer Names New Business, Finance Manager

Sarasota's JMX Brands recently promoted Ross Wiemken.

11/14/2017 By Staff

Style

Sarasota Salon Celebrates One Year in Business

Shine Hair Design Studio is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an all-day open house and client appreciation event on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

11/14/2017 By Staff

Data

Local, Regional and National Economic Forecast to Be Discussed in January

The 2018 Economic Forecast Breakfast features economist Hank Fishkind.

11/14/2017 By Staff

Honors

Lakewood Ranch Business Group Holds Awards Luncheon Nov. 17

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is holding its annual Sandies Members’ Choice Awards luncheon at Polo Grill and Bar.

11/14/2017 By Staff

Promotions

Real Estate Firm Picks New Regional Marketing Director

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty recently promoted Shelley Whiteside.

11/13/2017 By Staff