Retail

Mall Hosts Pre-Mother's Day Event

The Mall at University Town Center is holding its first All About Mom event from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 6.

04/25/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Bradenton Nonprofit Launches New Interactive Exploration Site

Realize Bradenton recently launched WalkBradenton.com, a new website that highlights places in Bradenton to eat, shop, visit and more.

04/25/2017 By Staff

Education

School System Wins Award for Financial Aid Push

Sarasota County Schools recently won the top award among large school districts in the 2017 Florida FAFSA Challenge, a campaign to encourage more high school seniors to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.

04/25/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Series Shot in Sarasota Premieres Friday

Sugar, the Dylan McDermott series shot in Sarasota with Ringling College of Art and Design students and graduates and coproduced by the Ringling College Studio Lab and Semkhor Productions, will premiere at the Sunscreen Film Festival.

04/25/2017 By Staff

Planning

Miami Climate Change Expert Speaks in Sarasota

James Murley, the chief resilience officer for Miami-Dade County, will speak on “Enhancing Local Sustainability Through Resilience Planning.”

04/25/2017 By Staff

Data

Mother's Day Spending Expected to Top $23 Billion

Mother’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an average of $186.39 for the holiday, up from last year’s $172.22.

04/24/2017 By Staff

Technology

Mobile Device Repair Company Opens Third Location

The space will provide repair services for iPhones, iPads and other devices such as laptops and computers.

04/24/2017 By Staff

Trade

Colombian Official Visits Port Manatee

Port Manatee and Colombia are looking to expand commercial ties following a visit to the port by Juan Barrera, the general deputy director for the United States of ProColombia USA.

04/24/2017 By Staff

New hires

Restaurant Group Selects New Sales and Marketing Director

TableSeide Restaurant Group recently named Melissa Darpino, a Los Angeles catering and events specialist, as its new director of sales and marketing.

04/24/2017 By Staff

Honors

Financial Adviser Named 'Woman of the Month'

Jennifer Lee, owner and financial adviser at Modern Wealth, was recently named Woman of the Month by the Lakewood Ranch chapter of Successful Women Aligning Together.

04/24/2017 By Staff

Technology

Innovation Showcase Takes Place Saturday

DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp takes place 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday, April 29, at Manatee Technical College.

04/24/2017 By Staff

Honors

Law Firm Managing Partner Picked for Regional Business Leadership Group

Stuart Levine, the managing partner of Walters Levine & Lozano, was recently selected to join the CEO Council of Tampa Bay.

04/21/2017 By Staff

New hires

Jewish Housing Council Names New Development Director

The Jewish Housing Council Foundation recently hired event planning and fundraising professional Johnette Cappadona as its new director of development.

04/21/2017 By Staff

Honors

Public Relations Professional Wins Pair of Awards

Kim Livengood of Sarasota's Eclipse Agency was honored with two awards during a recent luncheon held by the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

04/21/2017 By Staff

Transportation

Port Extends Shipping Deal for Mexican Produce

Port Manatee recently extended its agreement with Palmetto's World Direct Shipping to maintain weekly service between the port and the Mexican state of Veracruz for up to five more years.

04/21/2017 By Staff

Construction

Builder Celebrates 'Topping Off' of New Mixed-Use Downtown Building

Jackson & Associates General Contractors Inc., along with the developers, condo owners, building tenants, construction crew and project contributors, recently held the "topping off" ceremony for 1500 State Street.

04/20/2017 By Staff

Data

Retail Sales Up Slightly in March

American retail sales increased by 0.3 percent between February and March, according to calculations released last week by the National Retail Federation.

04/20/2017 By Staff

New hires

Orthopedic Office Picks New Workers' Compensation Manager

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates recently hired Kim Kirtley as its workers' compensation development manager.

04/20/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Peanut butter and jelly food drives, free skin cancer screenings and new uses for plastic shopping bags in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

04/20/2017 By Staff

Environment

College Hosts Climate Change Workshop

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is hosting an interactive workshop on climate change and sustainability on Friday, April 21.

04/20/2017 By Staff