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  • Human Resources

Sarasota-Manatee HR Association Receives Highest SHRM Award

[Sarasota, FL], July 7, 2017 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association (SHRA) its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the chapter’s accomplishments in 2016. The award aligns individual chapters and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for [...]

  • Sharon Hillstrom

Calling all businesses in Manatee County’s health economy

From medical equipment manufacturing to pharmaceutical research, health care innovations to nutraceutical breakthroughs, businesses related to life sciences are finding a home in Manatee County. A climate and lifestyle that attracts top talent, and a lower cost of doing business compared to traditional life sciences [...]

  • university of south florida sarasota-manatee

Record-setting freshman class arrives this fall at USF Sarasota-Manatee

MANATEE - Officials at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee say this year’s freshman class will be the school’s largest ever. This fall, 114 students will comprise USFSM’s Class of 2021. That is the most since the school began offering four-year degrees in 2014. That [...]

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