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Born in Taipei, Taiwan and traveling the world before settling in Florida, Ellie Finehout connects people who are socially distancing due to the pandemic. She hosts virtual events like conferences, happy hours and client engagement events, which cannot happen in...

The Shuffle

New Company
First Home Bank
Former Company
First Home Bank
New Position
President, Residential Mortgage Division
Former Position
Chief administrative officer


Katherine Robinson has long found benefits from natural methods to calm her mind, but it wasn’t until a sudden illness that she began to realize it might be her professional calling as well. Once she had that “a-ha moment,” she...

Idea Stacking

"As an alum of USFSP, and a teacher, I watched the board meeting to see if anyone would address the destruction of the USF college of education. The local county superintendent spoke, representing all of the superintendents in the Tampa Bay region. He was clear and succinct and raised a disturbing picture about the university decision to close the college of education undergraduate programs. USF leadership at the meeting failed to respond to his remarks with any due consideration. No mention of that in this article."

from "USF Provost: St. Petersburg campus needs to do more to retain and graduate its students" - Marvin Hancock

"This is Not an issue of property values, NIMBY (not in my neighborhood) or the residents objecting to affordable housing in our neighborhood. We welcome any income level and only object to the density and scope of this project. Give us 30 or 40 units and 3 stories or less and there would be no fight ir objections. There is a glaring lack of supporting infrastructure, roadways, local shopping, public transportation etc to support 95+ proposed units and between 4 and 7 stories. This is an issue of building density and rezoning that does not fit the needs or voices of the community."

from "Legal challenge puts hold on planned affordable housing project" - Sean Urban


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