Data

Florida Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Florida's unemployment rate in December held steady at 4.9 percent, unchanged from November, according to figures released last Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

01/23/2017 By Staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Reps to Discuss Spring Training Relocation Tuesday

Representatives from Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves will attend the next Sarasota County Commission meeting to "publicly introduce themselves and express their desire to relocate spring training operations to Sarasota County."

01/23/2017 By Staff

Beer

Brewery Taking Over and Converting University Town Center Bar

Sarasota's JDub's Brewing Company last week announced that it will take over the University Town Center World of Beer bar and restaurant.

01/23/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Nonprofit Living Center Adds New Board Member

Myron Robinson recently joined the Board of Trustees for the nonprofit Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay.

01/23/2017 By Staff

Technology

Conference Focuses on Investment and Technology

The next 3.0 Leaders conference, scheduled to take place Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 23, will explore the role of investment in the private, nonprofit and public sectors.

01/23/2017 By Staff

Manufacturing

Manufacturer Looking to Fill 100-Plus Jobs

North Venice's PGT, a manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, is holding a hiring event for more than 100 positions.

01/23/2017 By Staff

Deals

Partners Purchase Osprey Space for New Italian Restaurant

Giovanni Migliorini, Carlo Piras and Maurice Connaughton recently purchased a unit at the entry of the Bay Street Town Center, 3976 Destination Drive, Osprey, for $310,000.

01/20/2017 By Staff

Talks

Award-Winning Historian the Guest Speaker at March 2 Luncheon

Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning historian David McCullough will be the featured guest at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s 2017 Better Together luncheon.

01/20/2017 By Staff

Construction

New Company Aims to Assist Developers From Start to Finish

Jane Bennett, Karin Silver and Pearl DeBrular recently teamed to launch Beyond the Bluprint, a new company that provides strategies for new development.

01/20/2017 By Staff

Education

Chef Partners with Culinary Program for Global Food Demos

The London-born chef James Arnsby recently launched a new program in which he offers international cooking demonstrations at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee's Culinary Innovation Lab.

01/20/2017 By Staff

Networking

Business Alliance Holds Luncheon Meeting Jan. 25

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance will welcome its 2017 Board of Directors at its Annual Membership Luncheon, which runs 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.

01/20/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Gala season is in full swing.

01/19/2017 By Staff

New hires

Attorney Joins Firm as Shareholder

Paula Lozano recently joined the law firm Walters Levine, which has changed its name to Walters Levine & Lozano, as a shareholder.

01/19/2017 By Staff

Health Care

Sports Commission, Health Care System Forge New Partnership

Visit Sarasota County earlier this month announced a new partnership between the organization's Sarasota County Sports Commission and the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.

01/19/2017 By Staff

Networking

Next Women's Networking Group Meeting to Focus on Relationships

Valerie Lipstein will serve as the guest speaker during the next meeting of the networking group Sarasota County - Over 40 Females.

01/19/2017 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota Area Ranked No. 10 in List of 'Hottest' Real Estate Markets

The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton region was recently ranked as the No. 10 "hottest" real estate market of 2017 by the real estate research website Trulia.

01/19/2017 By Staff

Marketing

Communications Director Earns Employee of the Year Honors

Grapevine Communications—a Sarasota advertising, marketing and public relations agency—recently named director of communications John Butzko as the company's 2016 employee of the year.

01/19/2017 By Staff

Events

Paralympics Athlete to Be Featured at 941CEO's 2017 Unity Awards

Jacqui Kapinowski, an American Paralympian who competed in wheelchair curling at the 2010 Paralympics and in rowing at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, will be the featured speaker at our 2017 Unity Awards.

01/18/2017 By Staff

Construction

Construction Company Breaks Ground on New Manatee County Utilities Building

The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company recently broke ground on a new 7,200-square-foot building for the Manatee County Utilities Department.

01/18/2017 By Staff

Planning

New Citizens' Group Schedules Town Hall Meeting for Jan. 23

The STOP! event will focus on the need to create more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and to increase public input into the city’s planning and approval process.

01/18/2017 By Staff