Chicken Salad Chick founder shares her best business advice with Working Women of Tampa Bay

Stacy Brown turned an obsession with chicken salad into a $30 million business that will open its first St. Petersburg location later this year.

Fast casual restaurant Chicken Salad Chick is slated to open at 1221 4th St. N., the site of the former China City.

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Planned tech hub advances as Pinellas County starts looking for designers

Plans for a freestanding home for the Tampa Bay Innovation Center Incubator are moving forward, as Pinellas County officials have begun seeking bids for architectural services to design the building.

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Four trends ReliaQuest CEO Brian Murphy is keeping his eye on in 2020

Leading internet security experts will share their insights this week in Tampa, at the ReliaQuest P3 2020 User Conference.

P3, which stands for “plan, partner, propel,” is a conference focused on improving outcomes, not vendor exhibits, a spokeswoman for the Tampa information technology company said.

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Spindrift: Bill Creelman [How I Built This With Guy Raz]

Bill Creelman graduated from college in 1996 with a business plan — to sell smoked fish from Nantucket. But over time, that idea morphed unpredictably into a brand that sold cocktail seasonings and supplies.

After selling that company to liquor giant Diageo, Bill wanted to stay in the beverage industry.

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With Jobsite’s ‘Midsummer,’ composer Jeremy Douglass enters a new era

Is Jeremy Douglass growing up? Don’t hold him to it, but yeah, it kind of looks that way.

“In four or five years, I’m going to be 50,” says the piano-playing, composing-and-arranging St. Pete wunderkind. “And there’s something inherently wrong about a 50-year-old man loading gear into a club.”

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The Shuffle

John Atkins
Skyway Capital Markets


The Hustle

Nory Pouncil (Wellness in Color)

Nory Pouncil is done with excuses. She's tired of brands not taking women of color seriously, and through her business, she's doing something about it. The young entrepreneur - an Afro-Latina from Honduras - started Wellness In Color help brands effectively reach and represent women of color in the wellness space.

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Tampa Bay

ICYMI: Latest regional competitiveness report finds economic disparity in Tampa Bay

There’s a widening economic gap in the Tampa Bay region, according to a new report from the Tampa Bay Partnership and other organizations.

While the eight-county Tampa Bay region is a leader in net migration of people into the area, new business creation, rising home values and export growth, the area lags in household income and average wages, among other factors.

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Mark Sforzini
St. Pete Opera

Focus: Elections

Who Will Win the Reality Game? [Slate]

A propaganda expert’s lessons from the 2016 presidential campaign.

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The Tricky Business of Making Ride-Hail Work for Kids [Wired]

Kango is just one of the startups vying to be “Uber for kids,” building an optimized, app-based twist on the neighborhood carpool by contracting part-time drivers who transport the youths in their personal cars. To succeed, these companies must not only overcome the struggles faced by powerhouses like Uber and Lyft, but also ace the more difficult test of taking solo minors along for the ride.

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