USF set to study public perceptions of SRQ
SARASOTA -- USF Sarasota-Manatee's College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership is conducting a satisfaction study for Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
Students in the college's research methods class are working under the leadership team to investigate customers' perceptions of the airport as well as their behavioral patterns, including their reasons for choosing the local airport, how they book their tickets, and their travel destinations.
The students are collecting data during a pilot period, devoting 10 hours each to the study as part of a class assignment. After this time, professors will analyze the students' data and revise the questionnaire. During November, a new group of students will continue the study.
The final report will be delivered May 2015.
Center For Sight hosting grand opening at UP center
UNIVERSITY PARK -- Center For Sight is hosting a grand opening and fashion eyewear trunk show at its newly expanded University Park location.
The celebration will take place from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 2 at 5409 University Parkway. The event will feature gifts and door prizes, refreshments, a meet -and-greet with the doctors, and a one-day-only trunk show offering 30 percent off designer eyewear.
Vendors from Costa Sunglasses, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Fendi and Marc Jacobs are expected to attend.
Attendees will also receive 30 percent off eyewear from Center For Sight's optical gallery, a special promotion that continues through Oct. 31.
The newly expanded University Park location will offer extended evening and weekend hours.
Neal's Woodland Trace selling in October
MANATEE COUNTY -- Neal Communities recently broke ground on its Woodland Trace development.
Off Tuttle Avenue, just north of University Parkway, in Manatee County, the development offers 45 homesites within 29 acres.
The community will offers more than 14 acres of open space including eight acres of wetland preserve.
Sales for the community will begin in early October from another area Neal community, Woodbrook.
-- Herald staff reports