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State College of Florida a Regional Powerhouse for Academics, Career Education

Photo credit: State College of Florida BY SHARON HILLSTROM Touring the new Library & Learning Center at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) brought home to me how the institution has grown to be a regional powerhouse for academics, leadership and career education. [...]

Downtown Bradenton Redevelopment Is More than Just Talk; It’s Real

Photo credit: Realize Bradenton BY SHARON HILLSTROM I received an email recently alerting me that the Bradenton Blues Festival scheduled for Dec. 1 is already one-third sold out. Last year, the nationally recognized, world-class blues experience sold out 12 days in advance and drew 3,000 [...]

Manatee County Applies Winning Strategies for Talent Attraction, STEM Learning

BY SHARON HILLSTROM Andrew Newman is quite a catch. He is a college-educated, skilled employee with three professional internships under his belt. He also happens to be a big fan of the Bradenton area. Sun Hydraulics Corp. successfully wooed Newman from Missouri to a mechanical [...]

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