Unity Awards

2017 Unity Awards

Nominate the people and companies who champion diversity in our community.

10/07/2016 By 941CEO Staff

The Inside Outsider

Can Carlos Beruff Play the Business Card to Win Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate Seat?

Manatee County homebuilder Carlos Beruff has a rags-to-riches story and powerful friends. Are they enough to win Marco Rubio's U.S. Senate seat?

08/16/2016 By Tony D'Souza

You Do What?

Charlotte Osterman Designs Prints for Top Clothing Designers

Sarasota's Charlotte Osterman designs prints for designers like Diane von Furstenburg, Rachel Roy and more.

04/27/2016 By Ilene Denton

What I've Learned

Allen Carlson Shares His Biggest Career Lessons

The former Sun Hydraulics CEO shares the advice he's learned over his career.

04/25/2016 By Kim Hackett

Handcrafted Success

JMX Brands CEO Jim Miller Shares His Strategy for Success

Jim Miller's fast-growing JMX Brands uses technology to sell Amish furniture.

04/22/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Evan Sigmund

The CEO

Ramesh Bulusu Takes Charge at Sarasota-Based MyUs

Ramesh Bulusu tackled big data and customer service to make Sarasota’s MyUS the world’s largest exporter of consumer packages.

03/15/2016 By David Ball Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Inspiration

John Saputo Shares What Inspires Him

John Saputo, owner and president of Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, shares what keeps him motivated.

03/14/2016 By Susan Burns

Newcomer

En-Vision America Opens Palmetto Office

David Raistrick and his En-Vision America open a local office.

03/14/2016 By Michelle Baruchman

Innovators

Dr. Monica and Torsten Bolbjerg Create Qure4U Online Health Platform

Dr. Monica Bolbjerg and her husband, Torsten, have created the Qure4U online platform to help users be more engaged with their health.

01/11/2016 By Lori Johnston

Inspiration

Stephen Knopik, CEO of Bealls, Shares What Inspires Him

Stephen Knopik, CEO of Bealls, shares five things that inspire him.

01/11/2016 By Susan Burns

Think Drinks

Sarasota's Vic Motto Advises Winery Owners on Biz Strategies

Vic Motto reinvented his life as a global wine consultant.

01/11/2016 By Ilene Denton

The CEO

Rapid Pathogen Screening CEO Robert Sambursky Shares His Path to Success

This ophthalmologist marries medicine and business to lead a Sarasota biotech firm.

01/11/2016 By David Ball

What I've Learned

Comfort Keepers Founder Kristina Butler on What She's Learned From Her Business

Kristina Butler,co-founder of the multibillion-dollar Comfort Keepers, on confidence, money and moving on.

01/11/2016 By Megan McDonald

Off the Clock

Attorney David Silberstein Teaches High School Golf

Attorney David Silberstein took his love for golf and dedication to helping young people and turned it into a volunteer role as high school golf coach.

01/11/2016 By Ilene Denton

Champions of Diversity

Meet the 2016 Unity Award Winners

Meet our 2016 champions of diversity.

01/11/2016 By Susan Burns and Anu Varma

New Year's Resolutions

Local Business Leaders Share Their Goals for 2016

It’s the New Year, time for resolutions and self-improvement in business and life.

01/11/2016 By Susan Burns

Article

Off the Clock: Good Sport, Dr. Daniel Lamar

DR. DANIEL LAMAR of Coastal Orthopedics is aiming for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as team physician for the U.S. men’s soccer team.

10/30/2015 By Ilene Denton

The CEO

Resurrection Man, Ed Burr

Jacksonville’s Ed Burr promises to bring the Sarasota Quay back to life.

10/30/2015 By David Ball

Movers & Shakers

People to Watch 2015

Biz(941)'s People to Watch lists the newest up-and-comers and movers-and-shakers in Sarasota-Manatee.

10/30/2015 By Susan Burns Photography by Barbara Banks

Article

Business Class: Give an Experience

Stylist Jackie Rogers shows us the best holiday gifts for the executive in your life, and where to find them in Sarasota.

10/29/2015 By Jackie Rogers