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Ward Smith's father was Hugh Smith, the longtime news anchor for WTVT - he spent 27 years with what was then Tampa Bay's CBS affiliate. Ward himself is well-known in the community - he's an actor, director, singer and standup...

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Metropolitan Ministries
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Habitat for Humanity Pinellas and West Pasco
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Director of Corporate Partnerships
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Development Manager

A lifelong St. Petersburg resident, Lucinda Grant has spent over 30 years giving back to the city she calls home. Working with the City of St. Petersburg in various departments throughout the years most recently being promoted to Parks &...

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"It would be really great if the St Petersburg Trolleys could do a tour of the Shine Murals. That would raise money and be safer for people trying to drive in unknown locations looking for the murals. I am in a meetup group that would be very interested in doing this."

Explore Tampa Bay Startups

Company Sector Location Last Round Raised
Milagro AI Health Care Tampa / International Seed Over $2MM
Guidesly SaaS Seed $1MM to $2MM
WizeCare Technologies Health Care Tampa / International Series A $1MM to $2MM
Miventure Technology Orlando, FL Seed Under $500,000

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