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Enzymedica Wins 7 “Best Of” Honors

Enzymedica, a market leader in natural solutions for digestive health and wellness, continued its winning streak this year by announcing four of its best-selling products were named favorites by consumers […]

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Open

Sarasota County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now accepting applications for those unable to pay rent or utilities due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19. Click here for a list […]

City of North Port Named #8 Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business

North Port, Florida – With Florida’s magical tax scores on its side and a decent income per capita at over $35,000, North Port isn’t doing too bad for itself at […]

Opportunities for All – Now Accepting Applications for Summer Internship Program

The Opportunities For All (OFA) Summer Internship Program will assist in matching minority interns and businesses for a fully-funded eight (8) week internship experience. ​ The Opportunities For All  Summer […]

Sarasota County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Sarasota County is a recipient of U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance funding. Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance, plus an additional three months […]

Shifting Migration Patterns Open New Opportunities

Maybe it’s the Tom Brady Effect. Likely it’s the extremely attractive nature of our community, and Florida in general, for people with the ability to truly choose where to live […]

Update on the Targeted EIDL Advance

Effective immediately, applicants can send a request for reevaluation of a Targeted EIDL Advance application that was declined to the following email address: [email protected] Applicants should follow these instructions when […]

Paycheck Protection Program Extended to May 31

As President Joe Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law this week, extending the Paycheck Protection Program an additional two months to May 31, 2021, and then […]

Governor Signs Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19

Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/SB 72 – Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19. The bill provides crucial liability protection to individuals, businesses, educational institutions, religious organizations, and health care […]

SBA to Increase Lending Limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, […]

Zipkord Solutions Partners with Popular Mechanics on Licensed Tech Tools Product Line

ZipKord Solutions, a leading innovator of technology products and accessories, has launched a line of top-quality, solution-based gadgets and inventions with Popular Mechanics called the “Tools for Those Who Tinker” […]

Omeza Announces Local Clinical Trial Site

Expanded Indications Trial to Investigate Chronic and Complicated Wounds Omeza, a Sarasota-based advanced wound care company, recently announced a partnership with local physician Dr. John Yee as a sub-investigator for […]

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