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Seven things to know about the Tech Data deal

The former CEO of Tech Data Corp. will be one of the biggest winners following the announcement early Wednesday that Apollo Global Management plans to buy the Clearwater-based IT distribution firm for $5.4 billion.

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PSTA moving forward with Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit, despite opposition

Plans submitted to the Southwest Florida Water Management System by H.W. Lochner, Inc. show that PSTA plans to move forward as planned with the Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) despite formal opposition from the City of South Pasadena and the City of St. Pete Beach. The BRT route is expected to open to riders in late 2020/early 2021.

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New details emerge about museum expansions as Pinellas commissioners advance funding

Three St. Petersburg museum projects that could bring thousands of additional visitors and millions of additional tourism dollars to the area are one step closer to getting funding from Pinellas County.

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Media

Episode #059: Tony DiBenedetto, Think Big For Kids [St. Pete X]

Thinking Big: Tony DiBenedetto talks founding Tribridge, pivots and evolutions, and life after

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Culture

Thursday: Creative Pinellas’ greatest hits show

The 2019 Arts Annual Fundraising Gala & Art Show, happening Thursday at the Creative Pinellas headquarters and gallery in Largo, will bring together 31 of these grantees, working in all disciplines and all media.

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The Shuffle

Zachary Duffy
Morgan Hill Partners

Zaps

The Hustle

Cassie Palmer

Cassie Palmer became her own boss in September 2019. This independent marketing consultant has a wide range of skills including social media marketing, photography, event planning, content creation, public relations and graphic design.

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St. Pete tech consulting firm grows its talent bench

Morgan Hill Partners, a St. Petersburg consulting firm that works with growth-stage companies and financial sponsors, has added four operational partners.

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Influencer

Marc Blumenthal
Synapse

Focus: Local business

Tech Data sells to Apollo for $5.4 billion

Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq: TECD), the largest company by revenue in the Tampa-St. Pete area, is being acquired by private equity firm Apollo Global Management in a deal valued at $5.4 billion.

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Florida Funders invests $917K in Bridge

Bridge, a Tampa technology company with an ecommerce beverage alcohol store, received $917,000 from Florida Funders, a venture capital fund and crowd-funding platform.

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