October 22, 2016


A Sarasota version of TED talks inspires ideas

PINC — People, Ideas, Nature and Creativity — made its American debut in Sarasota. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Sarasota's county commission votes against Project Mulligan

When a North Carolina roofing company announced it was looking to relocate, Sarasota County and Enterprise Florida put together a $1.6-million incentives package to lure it. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Course correction: USF's medical simulation center switches strategies

USF's medical simulation center switches strategies. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Economic realities: The Tampa Bay Times buys the Tampa Tribune

For decades, the Tampa Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times vied aggressively for readers and advertisers. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Advantages: A private school focuses on helping low-income students

In Hillsborough County, only six of every 10 high school graduates from low-income families go on to college, vs. eight in 10 among their more affluent peers. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Oh Suzanne: Chalet Suzanne still awaits a buyer

The restaurant sits empty. The inn no longer takes reservations. And the airstrip where Robert Redford once arrived in a biplane now attracts only wildlife. For years, Chalet Suzanne in... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Southwest Florida: Residential boom

St. Petersburg's city-owned waterfront has proved to be a catalyst for growth. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Ferry service across Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman has been trying to line up $1.4 million in public support to pay for a six-month test-run of the ferry service between Tampa and St. Petersburg. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Flesh, blood and plastic: A look at patient simulators in medical training

Sarasota-based CAE Healthcare is hoping a study that touts the benefits of patient simulators that can talk, breathe, blink and respond to medications and treatments will translate into sales. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Groceries are ‘Shipt' home

An Alabama grocery delivery service targets Publix shoppers. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Port of call: Urban living in Tampa's Channel District

The last time that Port Tampa Bay began work on a master plan to guide growth and development, the idea of creating a large mixed-use community would have seemed far-fetched. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

A grow-slower plan at FGCU

FGCU becomes more selective. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Third time's a charm? Empty 24-story building gets makeover in Fort Myers

A downtown Fort Myers eyesore gets a makeover. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Johnson & Johnson to open North American shared services headquarters in Tampa

Global healthcare leader to generate 500 new jobs and $23.5 million in capital investment by 2018. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Looking up: Retired home buyers boost sales for WCI

A surge in retired buyers is boosting WCI's sales and profit. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015


Three years ago, Lakeland's Carol and Barney Barnett, members of the family that founded Publix, pledged to donate $1 million annually to boost the number of Florida children who are able to read well by the end of third grade. Read more »
Published on 8/21/2015

Branching Out: Rural King plants its roots in southwest Florida

Originally a midwest farm-supply chain, Rural King is expanding in Florida. The 55-year-old family company has added stores in Hernando, Citrus, Lake, Lee and Polk counties. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Cloud nine: Tampa Bay IT firm scores big with NASA contract

A Tampa Bay IT company hopes to score big with a new NASA contract. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

An artists' draw: The Warehouse Arts District

A roughly 16-block area on the outskirts of downtown St. Petersburg has become a haven for artists. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Cyber threats: USF takes aim at cyber criminals

In November 2013, Tech Data CEO Robert Dutkowsky wrote Gov. Rick Scott about one of the company's “most urgent and important” needs: Cybersecurity. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

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