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The first 100 days: How will Ron DeSantis transition to governing

Tallahassee will be abuzz in early 2019 with a new Florida first family. Some priorities, echoing outgoing Gov. Rick Scott, could be a boost for businesses.   

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by: John Haughey
Government

Company, behind an empathetic model, aims to conquer senior living surge

The senior living sector in 2019 will be anything but static, from fancy food options to new home styles. How will the industry handle a sticky labor shortage?

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by: Mark Gordon
Strategies

Conglomerate, with new CEO at helm, aims to continue success streak

Roper Technologies focuses on consistent execution of its strategy, says CEO Neil Hunn.

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by: Grier Ferguson
Strategies

Airport poised for more growth in 2019 after airline, flight additions

Big buzz fluttered around Sarasota Bradenton International Airport in 2018 around new airlines and new routes. The airport, its CEO says, is on a continued upward swing.

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by: Grier Ferguson
Growth

Hotel group trades traditional hotel shuttle for Uber

Scarlett Hotel Group started an Uber program for guests first in Omaha, then in Sarasota in late summer 2018.

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by: Business Observer
Coffee Talk

Seagate Development building some extra space

Site work begins for new storage units in Estero and Ave Maria.

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by: Business Observer
Coffee Talk

Trust company names assistant vice president

Most recently, Reppard Gordon was branch administrator and executive vice president at Premier Community Bank of Florida - Sarasota/Manatee.

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by: Business Observer
Sarasota-Manatee

Firm acquires area company's businesses for $225 million

Sarasota-based Roper's scientific imaging businesses include Princeton Instruments, Photometrics and Lumenera.

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by: Business Observer
Sarasota-Manatee

Wealth management firm names new principal

Luke Nicholas will continue to serve Allegiant Private Advisors clients as portfolio manager. 

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by: Business Observer
Sarasota-Manatee

Airport reports record-breaking November

Southwest Florida International Airport passenger count up 5.6% in November and year-to-date

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by: Business Observer
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