Global Tampa Bay highlighted in Brookings report

A 2014 trade mission to Chile by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and then-Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is cited in a new national report as an example of how regions should collaborate to grow their global business interests.

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Tampa-St. Pete business, civic leaders talk innovation at Synapse Summit

Arnie Bellini, the founder of ConnectWise, plans to create thousands of technology jobs and invest millions of dollars in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor envisions city government as a catalyst for innovation.

Tampa Bay Lightning owner and startup support Jeff Vinik wants to get the word out that the area is a great place to do business.

All three shared their visions during the Synapse Summit, a conference celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship held earlier this week in downtown Tampa.

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St. Pete City Council gets sneak peek at 2020 Firestone Grand Prix

Work begins Monday to turn downtown St. Petersburg streets into a temporary race track, as organizers gear up for the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix.

The St. Petersburg City Council Thursday approved a resolution setting this year’s race dates — Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15. It’s the 16th year St. Petersburg has hosted the race, which draws worldwide media attention to the city.

There are several notables about this year’s race, Kevin Savoree, president and CEO of Savoree Green Racing Promotions, told the City Council.

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Meet SVP Tampa Bay Class of 2020: Feeding Tampa Bay

In 2019, Feeding Tampa Bay rescued and distributed 50 million meals. On any given day, Feeding Tampa Bay’s 40 trucks are traveling throughout the 10-county area, “rescuing” food that would otherwise be thrown away, from retail partners like grocery stores and even farmers themselves.

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Artist Neverne Covington’s paintings are ‘seething with life’

You may not have Neverne Covington’s art hanging on your living room wall, but there’s a good chance it’s on the bookshelf, in the garage … or even behind the door marked “Crisper” in the refrigerator.

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The Shuffle

Susan Maurer
Axiom Bank


The Hustle

Mo Eppley

Mo Eppley, the founder of MityMo Creative and Tangible Labs, is truly "mighty" in the St. Pete community.

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Local Habitat for Humanity dedicates 600th home

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco celebrated the dedication of its 600th home in Largo’s Ridgecrest neighborhood Thursday and announced the launch of its new website,, developed in partnership with local marketing firm Stevie & Fern.

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Jill St. Thomas
Tampa Bay Tech

The Work Around

Banyan Cafe on Central

New Series: Switch up your daily grind with what’s brewing at local work hotspots. The Catalyst and The Work Lodge are partnering to profile office alternatives around St Pete.

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Washlava deepens its executive bench

Washlava, a Tampa technology company focused on creating a cashless laundry network, has added two leaders to its executive team.

Kelly Friar was named chief marketing officer and Sean Pomeroy is the new managing director of higher education.

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