The City of Sarasota is holding a dedication and ribbon cutting to rename Pineapple Park as Paul N. Thorpe Jr. Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22.
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.
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.
The parent company of Fortunoff Backyard Store recently leased 14,670 square feet of retail space in Sarasota.
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.
Sarasota's first Westin hotel is set to open on Friday, July 28, with reservations for stays beginning Monday, July 31.
Maria Caruso selected as new CFO.
Ryan Bates recently opened Sarasota's first Window Genie, a national franchise that specializes in residential and light commercial window cleaning and more.
Branan Jacobs, the director of communications for MagnifyGood, was recently selected as a member of Leadership Florida Connect Class VIII.
L.A. Fitness will lease 34,000 square feet in The Green at Lakewood Ranch, a new 525,000-square-foot mixed-use development.
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida chief executive officer Barbara Zdravecky announced last week that she will retire in January 2018.
Survey results suggest back-to-college spending will hit an all-time high this year, while back-to-school spending will also increase.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota recently hired Roseanne Fairchild as the college's new dean of nursing and health professions.
The Sarasota law firm Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen recently hired Colton Castro.
The rate of black homeownership fell to 42.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017, while the rate of white homeownership rose to 71.9 percent, the widest gap in America since World War II.
Overall, retail sales changed little between May and June, but were up last month by 3.2 percent over June 2016.
Lakewood Ranch's Get Fit Fuel recently began offering a new customizable healthy meal plan service, in addition to its traditional offerings.
The showcase will feature area sports events and allow for local businesses to learn more about the events and create new partnerships.
Dennis Zink was recently reelected to serve another term as Manasota SCORE’s chapter chair.
New College of Florida was recently named a "Best Buy" in the 2018 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.