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Tampa Bay Wave’s new board chair on what Wave needs most

Alex Sink officially became board chair earlier this month, after serving about three years on the board of Wave, a Tampa nonprofit that services and houses growing startup tech companies — a sector that’s viewed as key because of the high-skill, high-wage jobs it creates. Wave is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the Tampa Bay area, supporting more than 250 companies that collectively raised more than $150 million in capital since 2013.

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Here’s what USF is looking for in its new president

The search for the University of South Florida’s new president is officially on. On Tuesday, the USF Board of Trustees approved the position description developed by the university’s search committee to find its new president. But Genshaft won't leave empty-handed...

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Business briefs: Pinellas residents face federal fraud charges, and more

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged three Pinellas County residents with fraud.

David Dreslin, a CPA who lives in Seminole; Michael Toups, a former broker who lives in Belleair; and his wife, Leslie Toups, a journalist and marketing professional, are named in the SEC complaint filed Monday in federal court in Tampa.

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Culture

December’s cultural calendar: Art, music and the holidays

The holidays are here at last, right on time, and December’s arts and culture calendar is stuffed stocking-full of music, theater and other Christmas-themed stagecraft.

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The Hustle

Sara Fludd (Pop Goes The Waffle)

Sara Fludd has been cooking for as long as she can remember. Full of ambition, and with a mind full of business ideas, she transformed her talents into a pop-up shop with a unique menu: Waffles!

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Profile

St. Petersburg Library System

Residents of St. Petersburg have countless resources at their fingertips and around the city, provided by the St. Petersburg Library System.

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The Shuffle

Bobby Eagle
Tech Data

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Influencer

Diane Bailey Morton
Warehouse Arts District

Focus: Recession Recovery

St. Pete 10 years after the recession: ‘Downtown real estate is going crazy’

A decade after the Great Recession of 2008, commercial real estate in St. Petersburg is booming.

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ACUMEN: Healthcare

For the Poor, Obamacare Can Reduce Late Rent Payments [CityLab]

A first-of-its kind study suggests that Medicaid expansion under the ACA boosts financial outcomes—and keeps people from losing their homes.

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